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September 21, 2014 | By Jane M. Von Bergen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Unemployment rose in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware in August, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday. In New Jersey, as the first of Atlantic City's casinos shut their doors, 800 more people became jobless, compared to July, and the unemployment rate rose from 6.6 percent from 6.5 percent. New Jersey payrolls dropped by 900 jobs over the month, even as they expanded by 3,000 jobs since August, 2013. Pennsylvania's jobless ranks grew by 6,200 statewide as the employment rate rose to 5.8 percent in August from 5.7 percent in July.
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August 20, 2012 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
  A for-profit company that runs alternative-education schools in the region said it was prepared for students to arrive next month - despite laying off its staff in July. "They are open and ready to go," said Alan E. Casnoff, an attorney who represents Delaware Valley High School. He said the school had agreements in place with suburban districts for its campuses in Reading and Warminster but does not have a signed contract with Philadelphia for the two sites it has operated in the city.
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September 13, 2012 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A for-profit Philadelphia education firm whose records recently were subpoenaed by federal authorities has settled a lawsuit with three former teachers. Documents filed in court Wednesday said the instructors who had been laid off by Delaware Valley High School had reached a settlement with that embattled company, which runs alternative-education programs for school districts in the area. In a suit filed in the Court of Common Pleas in March, the three said they were owed nearly $20,000 in back wages for their work at Delaware Valley's former disciplinary school on Kelly Drive during the 2010-11 academic year.
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August 17, 1989 | By Edward Kracz, Special to The Inquirer
There was a magical presence in the air at Lackawanna County Stadium last Thursday that wasn't present at Arlington Stadium in Texas. On the same night Texas Rangers pitcher Nolan Ryan lost a chance for his sixth career no-hitter on a one-out ninth-inning single by the Detroit Tigers' Dave Bergman, the Delaware Valley baseball team was attempting to gain a berth in the gold-medal round at the Keystone Games. There wasn't any Bergman in the Delaware Valley lineup, however. And all the magic was in the other team's dugout.
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August 2, 1990 | By Tom Sheridan, Special to The Inquirer
Josh Tyler hit a three-run homer and scored four runs and John Leith pitched six-hit ball over six innings as Delaware Valley crushed Philadelphia, 19-3, at Lafayette College yesterday in the opening round of the scholastic baseball competition in the Keystone State Games. Delaware Valley took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning by capitalizing on the wildness of Philadelphia starting pitcher Dave Miller. Ed Rush led off with a walk. After a fielder's choice, Tyler, from Upper Perkiomen High School, drew the second of seven walks that Miller would give up in his three-plus innings.
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November 18, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Delaware Valley's Kyle Schuberth (Monsignor Bonner) ran for 235 yards and three touchdowns as the Aggies (7-3, 6-3 Middle Atlantic Conference) scored 33 unanswered points in the second half on their way to a 50-28 demolition of Widener (6-4, 6-3) on Saturday afternoon in Doylestown. Delaware Valley's Aaron Wilmer (George Washington) was 18 for 30 for 310 yards and tossed a pair of TDs while also rushing for 75 yards and a score. Both passing TDs went to Rasheed Bailey (Roxborough) who finished with four catches for 104 yards.
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August 8, 1991 | By Beth Onufrak, Special to The Inquirer
The Philadelphia and Delaware Valley baseball teams in the Keystone State Games opened play against each other yesterday, just like last year. And Chestnut Hill Academy's David Miller and West Chester East's John Leith were the starting pitchers, just like last year. The result, however, was nothing like last year. Riding the left arm of Miller, Philadelphia won, 5-3, at Allentown's Bicentennial Park, avenging a 20-3 defeat of a year ago. "I just wanted to get a little revenge," admitted Miller, who struck out seven and walked four.
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October 3, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Delaware Valley is the only Middle Atlantic Conference football team ranked nationally in Division III. The Aggies (4-0, 3-0 MAC) also are the only undefeated team overall in the conference after Saturday's 41-23 win over previously unbeaten Stevenson University. Del Val is No. 16 in the American Football Coaches Association Division III poll and No. 21 in the D3football.com poll. The Aggies will visit Lycoming (3-1, 3-0 MAC) on Saturday in a battle for first place. Field hockey.
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August 8, 1992 | By Adam Gusdorff, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Pitching and defense, as expected, were the strong points of the Delaware Valley scholastic baseball team when the Keystone State Games began on Wednesday. But both the coaches and the players were surprised by the potent hitting, which led the team to a gold medal. The offense was shaky in the first game, but was outstanding in the final three as the team outscored its opposition by a combined 35-6. Del Val defeated Capital, 12-2, yesterday afternoon for its second gold medal in the last three years.
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November 16, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Widener scored 21 points in a decisive third quarter and captured its league-record 20th Middle Atlantic Conference title with a 44-28 victory over Delaware Valley at Leslie C. Quick Jr. Stadium. Widener (10-0, 9-0 MAC) is headed to the NCAA tournament for the 14th time in school history. With the score deadlocked 14-14 at halftime, Widener went 62 yards in just over three minutes before Seth Klein connected with Anthony Davis (Chester) on a 20-yard touchdown pass for a 21-14 lead.
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May 18, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Columnist
Imhotep Charter's Naseir "Pop" Upshur is working tirelessly to become the best' high school tight end in the country. Weightlifting on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Speed training on Tuesday and Friday. "There are no days off for me," the 6-foot-3, 235-pound junior said. Upshur is one of the top prospects in the country, boasting scholarship offers from 40-plus Division I programs. That list includes Alabama, Arizona State, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, South Carolina, and USC. And Chip Kelly's old team, Oregon, recently joined the hunt to land the four-star recruit.
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May 13, 2015 | BY SOLOMON LEACH, Daily News Staff Writer leachs@phillynews.com, 215-854-5903
THE SCHOOL REFORM Commission voted yesterday to renew the charters of 12 schools and not to renew two others. Delaware Valley Charter High School and Universal Bluford Charter School were not renewed based on recommendations from district staff. Both schools will remain open, pending an appeal process that could take more than a year. Delaware Valley, located on Old York Road near Wagner Avenue in Olney, opened in 2000 and has 696 students. According to the district, the school failed to meet academic standards, with declining reading and math scores over the last three years.
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May 13, 2015 | By Martha Woodall and Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writers
During a special meeting devoted to charter schools, the Philadelphia School Reform Commission voted Monday to begin the process of closing two for academic and management shortcomings. One of the schools - Universal-Bluford, an elementary with nearly 600 students - is run by Universal Cos., the nonprofit founded by music mogul Kenny Gamble. In a 4-1 vote, the SRC voted not to renew Bluford's charter for five years. It was the first time a school run by Universal has been targeted for closure.
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April 29, 2015
LAST WEEK was bad for Holocaust deniers. Oskar Groening, the "accountant of Auschwitz," testified he had personally seen up to 1.5 million Jews "murdered in Auschwitz. I was there," he said. Elsewhere, Thursday marked the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, carried out against Armenians (Christians) by someone. Who? Turkey (Muslims) will get mad if I say. Earlier this month, Pope Francis rattled Turkey's cage when he called the slaughter "the first genocide of the 20th century.
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March 23, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
HORRIFIC SCENES from a killer drought in the African valley where he was raised inspired Elijah Korich to become a champion for life. Korich, 64, is the founder and quiet force of nature behind Keiyo Soy Ministries, a faith-based organization that pulls resources from congregations in and around the city in support of its guiding principle: To improve the quality of life in western Kenya, especially through clean water. This morning, Korich will hold his Walk for Water, a 5K race on the Schuylkill River Trail, now in its sixth year, which serves as the annual linchpin in his fundraising efforts.
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February 19, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Devin Booker had 18 points and seven rebounds as No. 1 Kentucky picked up its defense in the second half and extended the best start in school history Tuesday night with a 66-48 victory over Tennessee in Knoxville, Tenn. Kentucky is 26-0 for the first time, though the Wildcats finished the 1953-54 season with a 25-0 mark. It also matches the best start for a team coached by John Calipari, who won his first 26 games at Massachusetts in 1995-96 and was 26-0 at Memphis in 2007-08. Andrew Harrison scored 14 points and Trey Lyles added 10 for Kentucky (13-0 SEC)
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February 3, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last summer, Posh was just another stray cat, living out his days at Quakertown's "Last Chance Ranch. " Now, the chunky feline with deep green eyes has a home in a Delaware Valley College dorm. Posh playfully crawled last week across an organic chemistry notebook left open on the dorm-room desk. "No one's real favorite, except for, I guess, his," observed Russell Desmond, a West Chester sophomore and aspiring veterinarian who with his roommate, Nate Borger, shares custody of the cat. A couple of doors down, Sarah Boughton clutched Isla, a white rabbit that loves to hop around the room but that never scales the baby gate barring the doorway.
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January 20, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pasquale A. Dougherty, 68, of Springfield, Delaware County, a civil engineer, died Monday, Jan. 12, of colon cancer at home. He had lived in Springfield since May and before that in Mechanicsburg and Upper Darby, the latter for 30 years. Known as Pat, Mr. Dougherty worked in the highway industry and retired July 30, 2014. He had been found to have cancer in 2012 but did not let it slow his activities. "He loved being an engineer," said his wife, Elizabeth King Dougherty. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering in 1968, and a master's in transportation engineering in 1975, both from Villanova University.
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January 7, 2015 | By Ryan Lawrence, Daily News Staff Writer
JIMMY ROLLINS is relocating to the West Coast for the 2015 season, but his foundation is staying put in Philadelphia. The Rollins Family Foundation announced yesterday that it will stay active in the Delaware Valley despite the shortstop's trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers last month. The foundation plans to expand and partner with Los Angeles-based organizations, too. "Over the years the foundation has helped to improve the lives of children in the tri-state area but we feel our new mission is our most important work thus far. We made great progress in 2014 and look to continue to build on that momentum," Rollins said in a press release from the Rollins Family Foundation.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Royal Farms , the Maryland-based gas station/ fried chicken/convenience store chain, is expanding in Delaware County, the home base for rival gas station/hoagie/convenience store chain Wawa Inc. Ignoring the informal arrangement under which Lima-based Wawa, Altoona, Pa.-based Sheetz , and other family-owned regional chains have divided the East Coast so that they rarely compete, Royal opened a store on Kirkwood Highway in the aging suburban...
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