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August 8, 2011 | Staff report
A Delaware County man was shot and killed on a sidewalk in Chester early Saturday morning near the intersection of 7th and Lloyd Streets. Gregory George, 37, of Chester, died of multiple gunshot wounds around 12:36 a.m. The Delaware Co. Medical Examiner said ruled the death was ruled a homicide. George, who was pronounced at the scene, was president of a single-family housing construction business, according to records.      
NEWS
December 21, 1989 | Special to The Inquirer / PAOLA NOGUERAS
Walking the line at West Chester University Saturday was an exercise in victory, relief and gratitude for many graduates. Their pride was tempered by gratitude for the love and support from family, friends and significant others during the many years of hard work and learning.
NEWS
January 24, 1988 | By Gail Krueger-Nicholson, Special to The Inquirer
Scarlette and Chester can come home. Scarlette, an 11-year-old chestnut Shetland pony, and her dark gray son Chester, 6, will be moving a few miles from their boarding stable in Corner Ketch to their own two-stall barn in Guthriesville, thanks to the East Brandywine Zoning Hearing Board. On Wednesday, the board granted Jeff and Jacqueline D. Shaw permission to build a new home for Scarlette and Chester 4 feet closer to the side lot lines than normally allowed under township zoning.
SPORTS
March 30, 1989 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Chester basketball team usually lives or dies with its transition game. But last night against Penn Wood in the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinal at the Palestra, the Clippers relied on their half-court offense to pull out an 89-88 win. The victory advanced Chester (29-2) to the Class AAAA state final against Brashear, an 88-52 winner over Ambridge in the other semifinal last night. The final is set for 8 p.m. Saturday at HersheyPark Arena. Chester and Penn Wood (27-5)
SPORTS
March 12, 2008 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
The Palestra is sacred basketball ground, an arena revered throughout the country as one of basketball's meccas and where many hoops destinies have been achieved. Not for Chester, one of the area's most revered high school basketball programs - and a team chasing destiny this season as possibly the greatest in school history. The Clippers will face Pennsbury tonight at 7:30 in the PIAA Class AAAA state semifinals. A victory for Chester (31-1) would mean a second straight trip to the state championship at State College on Saturday against the Norristown-Moon winner.
NEWS
September 24, 1989 | By Mark Fazlollah, Inquirer Staff Writer
Justice in Chester has a frantic rhythm never envisioned in the law books James Dolan studied back at Villanova University. That's what Dolan, the 40-year-old assistant public defender assigned to Chester's district courts, likes about his job. Justice delayed, the adage goes, is justice denied. Delays are few in Chester's courts, which Dolan likens to television's People's Court. Dolan's boss, Nicholas G. Theodore, head of the Delaware County Public Defender's Office, describes Chester court operations as "seat-of-the-pants justice.
NEWS
August 25, 1988 | By Terence Samuel, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 45 percent of those in Chester who signed petitions circulated recently by Project V.O.T.E., a Chester group trying to change the form of city government in Chester, were not registered to vote. As a result, the petitions have been declared invalid by the Delaware County Registration Commission. Project V.O.T.E. turned in 1,415 signatures on Aug. 9. The signatures were on petitions asking the county Board of Elections for a question on the November ballot to change the form of city council elections from at-large races to district races.
SPORTS
March 20, 1996 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Kobe Bryant might play his last game in a Lower Merion uniform tonight. Or he might have another game left: the Class AAAA state championship on Saturday. Chester might earn a shot at its second state title in three years tonight. Or the Clippers might suffer their second straight loss to Bryant and the District 1 champion Aces. Lower Merion and Chester will tangle at 7:30 p.m. at the Palestra in the PIAA state semifinals, a game that already has been sold out. The winner will face the Erie Cathedral Prep-Erie McDowell semifinal survivor in the state finals Saturday in Hershey, Pa. Bryant, the all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania history, scored 34 points in the Aces' 60-53 victory over Chester in the District 1 final March 1. He has earned plenty of individual honors, but he badly wants a state title.
NEWS
August 26, 2011
The city of Chester has ordered residents in flood-prone areas to evacuate by noon Saturday, officials said Friday night. The order covers the 600 and 1300 blocks of Park Street, and the 1300 and 1400 blocks of Kerlin Street. Residents can find shelter at Showalter Middle School at 10th and Lloyd Streets. Fire and police personnel will assist residents with evacuations, officials said. Buses will transport residents to the shelter starting at 10 a.m. Electricity to the evacuated areas will be turned off at noon.
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May 17, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writer
When John Linder captured the mayor's seat in Chester in 2011, he stood among the city's unified Democratic council - the first in more than a century - and vowed to change a community burdened by problems. Together, the five-member council planned to tackle Chester's climbing homicide rate, its failing schools, and the $5 million debt that qualified the Delaware County city as "financially distressed. " Then came the intra-party fighting. Now, on the cusp of another mayoral election, Linder stands apart from the council.
NEWS
May 16, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
West Chester University's former chief budgeting officer contends that the school falsely reported deficits or near break-even budgets for three years to get more state funding, then "squirreled away" millions of dollars in unreported funds to use if it succeeded in withdrawing from the State System of Higher Education. In a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, Colleen Bradley said she was fired for speaking out about the university's "misuse and waste of public funds by high-level state government officers.
NEWS
May 15, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chester E. Smith, 90, of Chestnut Hill, a family physician for more than 50 years, died Friday, May 1, at home of complications from leukemia. In 1959, Dr. Smith opened a home office on East Willow Grove Avenue in Chestnut Hill. He continued seeing patients as a solo practitioner well into his 80s. When his patients could not get to his medical office, he made house calls or visited them in assisted-living facilities. "He was one of a dying breed of doctors," his family said in a tribute.
NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chester J. Minarcik Jr. wanted to be a Presbyterian minister and a physician. "He wanted to be passionate about both," said son Drew. "But he felt it would be harder to take time off from a medical career" to pursue his ministerial studies. So he graduated first from a seminary and then from a medical school. "He was tremendously giving of himself," his son said. On Friday, April 24, Dr. Minarcik, 68, of Moorestown, director of Child Neurology Services of Southern New Jersey there since 1992, died of a heart infection at home.
NEWS
May 3, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Scott McClay would help out a customer he knew couldn't afford a purchase. He had a great sense of humor, and was described as the ultimate teammate and the glue that held his family together. A huge hockey fan, the manager of a Rite-Aid store in Chester once treated a coworker to a Flyers game. That coworker, Tariq Mahmud, 25, would later engineer the botched robbery that led to McClay's murder. On Friday, Mahmud, 25, who had called McClay his friend, and two codefendants were sentenced to life in prison without parole.
NEWS
April 29, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
A correctional officer at the Chester County Prison was arrested Monday on charges from alleged collusion with inmates and civilians in a long-term drug-smuggling scheme, the county district attorney said. Officer Douglas Keck, 45, of Pottstown, was repeatedly paid to obtain heroin and prescription drugs from friends of inmates and deliver them to former inmate Ray Gibase, 36, who distributed them inside the prison, officials said Monday. An arrest warrant has been issued for Gibase, a fugitive from a halfway house.
NEWS
April 20, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Standing in front of about 100 people - black, white, Latino, Indian, male, female, young, old - Lisa Croft talked about the elephant in the room. "It's not just there to sit and look pretty," she said. "Sometimes we need courageous people to . . . say what that elephant is. " That was the essence of the discussion at the daylong "Courageous Conversation" at West Chester University on Saturday. The diverse crowd talked about "implicit" biases: ingrained beliefs that can influence behavior, often subconsciously.
NEWS
April 10, 2015 | By Kate Harman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first time Olivia Rogers remembers facing against Avon Grove's Maggie Balint, it was snowing. Rogers and the West Chester East softball team saw Balint staring down at them again on the pitcher's mound Tuesday. It was a balmy 70 degrees. Twenty-four hours later, in conditions closer to their first meeting, the Ches-Mont League foes met again. Wednesday's weather didn't make a difference. For the second time in as many days, West Chester East defeated host Avon Grove, beating the defending District 1 Class AAAA champions, 2-0, in dramatic fashion.
NEWS
April 9, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Terence Farrell, chairman of the Chester County Board of Commissioners, sent a text message to the county's 911 center that read: "Help! I'm trapped. " He said he was hiding from burglars in his home. Farrell sent the fake message Tuesday to test a new system that will allow residents in Chester County who are not able to call 911 in an emergency to text for help. Chester County became the first in the five-county Pennsylvania region to allow residents to text for help when it launched its Text-to-911 system Tuesday.
BUSINESS
April 9, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Universal Pasteurization Co. L.L.C., a Lincoln, Neb., provider of cold-storage and outsourced food-processing services, will spend $10.8 million to open a facility in East Whiteland Township, Chester County, Gov. Wolf said Tuesday. Pennsylvania economic-development officials offered the company incentives including $102,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits and a $22,950 Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania grant to train its staff, which is expected to number at least 51. Universal Pasteurization specializes in high-pressure processing, a cold pasteurization technique in which foods already in their final packages, such as lunch meats, fresh-cut fruits, and deli salads, are subjected to high water pressure to extend shelf life.
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