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June 26, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Winning pitcher Jess Elper also had two hits and two RBIs yesterday as the Berks County team beat the Olympic Colonial team, 5-4, in the Carpenter Cup softball tournament at FDR Park. The win left Berks County 3-0 in the double-elimination tournament and advanced it to Monday's second-round game against Delaware South, also 3-0. Berks County also defeated the Inter-Ac team and the Suburban One American/Continental team yesterday. Also advancing from yesterday were Olympic Colonial, Suburban One League American/Continental, Delaware North and Mercer County.
NEWS
August 28, 2010
SINKING SPRING, Pa. - An elderly man and his wife have been found dead in a Berks County home where an SUV was left idling in the garage. A relative found the bodies of John and Jane Schlott inside their home around 9:30 a.m. Friday. Police say they appear to have died late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Firefighters found high levels of carbon monoxide inside the home. Investigators say the SUV eventually ran out of gas. Authorities say that the man and the woman were found in separate bedrooms and that they did not know if the vehicle had been left running intentionally.
NEWS
December 31, 2008
HARRISBURG - A sailor from Sinking Spring in Berks County, Pa., was killed in waters off the coast of Bahrain when his inflatable boat struck a moored barge, the Defense Department said. Master-at-Arms Seaman Apprentice Joshua Seitz, 19, died Thursday. Two other sailors riding with Seitz survived and were in stable condition. Lt. Laura Stegherr, a Navy spokeswoman, said yesterday that the three sailors were on a routine patrol when they hit the barge near the Mina Salman pier in Bahrain.
NEWS
November 3, 2011
A man who had been arrested for DUI was found dead hours later after setting his Berks County house on fire and then shooting himself as the flames raged, the Reading Eagle reports. ( http://bit.ly/ttpbfR ) The newspaper says Jeffry Hollowbush, 62, was pronounced dead at the scene from a shotgun wound by Berks County Deputy Coroner Gretchen Weyant. About two or three hours before he set his Pike Township home ablaze, Hollowbush was involved in had crash and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, State Police told the Eagle.
NEWS
June 24, 2013 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
HAZEN, Ark. - Arkansas State Police say two Pennsylvania children were killed and three other people were injured yesterday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in eastern Arkansas. A state police report says 8-year-old Karen Espinoza and 10-year-old Alex Espinoza died in the crash near Hazen just before 1:30 a.m. yesterday. Both were from Reading, Berks County. The report says the two were passengers in a vehicle that was westbound on I-40 when it went off the roadway and overturned several times.
NEWS
October 19, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A volunteer equipment coach at a Montgomery County high school was one of two men found shot dead Friday morning inside a parked vehicle in Berks County, authorities said. Steven E. Mixon, 27, of Pottstown, volunteered with the Pottsgrove High School football team and was a 2006 graduate. The other man was identified as Joseph E. McCullough, 20, also of Pottstown. "The initial stages of this investigation indicate that there are no other persons involved in this crime and therefore there are no concerns for public safety," Pennsylvania state police said in a brief report.
NEWS
January 15, 1986 | By Robin Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
The waste-disposal plan that Mayor Goode has hailed as a solution to Philadelphia's trash crisis has met its first legal challenge. The lawyer for a group opposing the construction of a trash-to-steam plant in Berks County to burn Philadelphia trash has formally asked Caernarvon Township officials to revoke the building permit issued for the plant, saying its issuance violated at least five sections of the township's zoning law. Norman Klinger,...
NEWS
April 18, 2013 | By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer
The stone walls of the house Thomas Rutter built in Berks County have remained sturdy over centuries - from the colonial period and American Revolution to the Civil War and on to the present. Within them, Rutter and his descendants were first to plot the course, in the early 1700s, of the iron industry in Pennsylvania, and later supplied munitions to George Washington's Continental Army. At the Pine Forge Mansion, overlooking the Manatawney Creek, the Rutters spoke out against slavery and turned their home into a stop on the Underground Railroad network that helped thousands of African Americans find freedom.
SPORTS
June 23, 1994 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Not many points were given for style in last night's Carpenter Cup baseball championship game at Veterans Stadium. Ocean-Monmouth County won its first title by defeating Berks County, 10-5, in a game that included 13 errors. Both teams were making their first appearance in a final - both joined the tourney field in 1992 - and each appeared to have title-game jitters. "Both teams looked a little tired," said Ocean-Monmouth coach Ernie Leta of Lacey Township. "But our guys deserve a lot of credit.
NEWS
June 15, 1994 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The depth that has enabled the Olympic/Colonial to win three Carpenter Cup baseball titles in eight years was on display again yesterday at Veterans Stadium. With 18 of the 19 players who batted reaching base at least once, the Olympic/Colonial routed Pennsylvania's Inter-Ac/Bicentennial, 13-4, in a first-round game in the Carpenter Cup. The Olympic/Colonial improved its Carpenter Cup record to 17-4, the best in Cup play. The Olympic/Colonial will face Berks County in a second-round game tonight at 8. All 25 players participated yesterday for the Olympic/Colonial, which is made up of players from the Olympic Conference's American and National Divisions and the Colonial Conference.
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June 26, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
WYOMISSING, Pa. - The doors are locked at Valley Forge Flag Co. Employees must ring a newly installed doorbell and wait outside the dark tinted windows for someone to let them in. Inside, phones are ringing. The Berks County flag manufacturer, one of the nation's largest, has been fielding angry calls since making headlines Tuesday when it announced it would no longer make the Confederate battle flag. The decision came in the wake of the June 17 killing of nine black church members in Charleston, S.C., and growing public opposition to a flag seemingly embraced by alleged shooter Dylann Roof and others as a symbol of white supremacy and slavery.
SPORTS
June 11, 2015 | By the Inquirer Staff
Andrew Wenger tallied the only goal of the match as the Union defeated Reading United, 1-0, in a friendly Tuesday at Don Thomas Stadium in Exeter, Berks County. Wenger was one of nine former Reading players to suit up for the Union. Goalkeeper John McCarthy, who also played for Reading, got the start in goal after sitting out the last six Major League Soccer matches. Reading is a player developement club for the Union.
NEWS
May 16, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
They went by the artful nicknames of "Pudge," "Cream," and "Pizza," but law enforcement officials said they were nothing but "thugs" connected to two homegrown, violent street gangs, intent on dominance, that terrorized a community for months. On Thursday, officials announced the arrests of 34 people connected with the gangs Straight Cash Money Gang and Brothas From Anotha, which operated in Pottstown, Montgomery County, and whose tentacles reached into Berks County and Philadelphia.
FOOD
April 3, 2015 | By Joy Manning, For The Inquirer
On Easter Sunday, after the sugar crash from too much candy, dinner traditionally revolves around a big, glossy ham. It may look picture-perfect as a holiday centerpiece, but if that ham came from the supermarket, its origin story is probably not so pretty. Luckily, there are options in locally produced hams with backstories you can feel good about. Ember Crivellaro, who runs Country Time Farm in Berks County with her husband, Paul, wants those who buy her hams to know what kind of life the pigs had. Because pictures speak louder than words, she carries a small collection of photographs in her wallet.
NEWS
March 7, 2015 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
About half of Pennsylvania's 67 counties have stopped honoring federal demands to detain county jail inmates beyond their eligible release dates, ending the practice of holding them solely to accommodate Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigations, according to "A Changing Landscape," the first comprehensive study of "ICE holds" in Pennsylvania. The 51-page study, released this week by the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Center for Social Justice of Temple University's Beasley School of Law, is based on a survey sent to county officials in August.
NEWS
February 26, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pet owners in Berks County will soon have a new state of the art veterinary hospital in their area. Humane Pennsylvania has acquired a new building adjacent to the Humane Society of Berks County in Reading, it announced Tuesday. The facility will act as the group's headquarters as well as that of Humane Veterinary Hospitals Reading. The extra space will be used to expand medical services that will allow the group to seek accreditation by the American Animal Hospital Association, the accrediting body for small animal hospitals in North America.
NEWS
October 19, 2014 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A volunteer equipment coach at a Montgomery County high school was one of two men found shot dead Friday morning inside a parked vehicle in Berks County, authorities said. Steven E. Mixon, 27, of Pottstown, volunteered with the Pottsgrove High School football team and was a 2006 graduate. The other man was identified as Joseph E. McCullough, 20, also of Pottstown. "The initial stages of this investigation indicate that there are no other persons involved in this crime and therefore there are no concerns for public safety," Pennsylvania state police said in a brief report.
SPORTS
June 17, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Kevin Mohollen and Nick DiGregorio each had two hits and a pair of RBIs Sunday as the Delaware County all-stars beat the Philadelphia Public League, 9-1, in the first round of the Carpenter Cup baseball tournament at Ashburn Field in South Philadelphia. Mohollen, a Strath Haven senior, went 2 for 4 and scored a run. DiGregorio, a Ridley junior, finished 2 for 3 with a run. In other Carpenter Cup action: Boyertown junior Dalton Hughes delivered the game-winning sacrifice fly in the seventh inning in Berks County's 2-1 win over the Suburban One League American and Continental stars.
NEWS
March 17, 2014 | By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police in the Bahamas are investigating the stabbing of a Berks County businessman found dead at an island resort. The body of Carl Yerger, 45, of Ruscombmanor, was discovered early Friday on the grounds of his hotel in Bimini, a popular deep-sea fishing destination 50 miles off the Florida coast. Royal Bahamas police said Saturday that Yerger had been stabbed multiple times and that four male suspects were in custody but had not yet been charged. Yerger's widow, Rebecca, said police told her her husband was killed in a random act of violence.
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February 20, 2014 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
DON TOLLEFSON got sober 131 days ago, but rock bottom was waiting for him last night in a Bucks County prison cell. Yesterday, the former Philadelphia TV sports anchor was jailed on allegations that he used his "good-guy" celebrity status and off-the-grid charities to scam more than 100 people out of about $100,000 and dupe the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania, the Salvation Army and a memorial foundation for slain Montgomery County police officer...
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