July 27, 1989 |
Fort Washington will host the Lower Montco American Legion championship game today at 5:30 p.m at Germantown Academy (located on Morris Road and Scheaff Lane), by virtue of its pair of victories in the league's double- elimination tournament format. The Golden Generals, who won the league regular-season title for the fifth straight season with an 18-6 record, won their opening game on Monday behind a sensational outing from Jim Carter. Carter tossed a 2-hit shutout as the Generals won by a 2-0 score over Huntingdon Valley.
June 23, 1994 |
It looks as if Warminster has Fort Washington's number. In a Lower Montco American Legion game that had 18 walks in just 5 1/2 innings (because of darkness), the Warriors got timely hitting and dropped the visiting Golden Generals, 5-4, Tuesday night at Munro Park. It was the second time this season that Warminster had beaten Fort Washington by that score. It was an ugly game that only Warriors coach Frank Fisher could love. Generals coach Lou Lombardo was so disenchanted with his team that he made everyone, including the scorekeepers, do 50 pushups after the game, and would not comment.
July 4, 1991 |
Fort Washington took third place in the Quakertown Shootout, an eight-team American Legion tournament that began last week. But Golden Generals coach Lou Lombardo was happy with his team's finish - its highest in four years in the tourney - and with some other developments. For one thing, Lombardo was able to use a lot of players. An average of 16 players saw action in each of the three games of the tournament. "That will really help our depth," said Lombardo, whose team is 20-4-1 overall.
August 1, 2001 |
Bustleton's Post 810 just bided its time. One play here. One play there. No need to worry. The strategy worked for Bustleton. After falling behind early, it scored three runs in the ninth inning to upend Fort Washington yesterday, 8-6, in the first round of the American Legion Region 3 tournament at Roslyn Park. With its win yesterday, Bustleton earned the right to continue in the winners' bracket of the eight-team tournament. It will play Kennett, a 15-3 winner over J. P. Mascaro, at 4 p.m. today at Roslyn Park.
August 10, 1989 |
Fort Washington may have been stormed in the opening round of the double- elimination American Legion Region 3 tournament, but the Golden Generals didn't surrender until the following day. "We were slightly embarrassed the first day, but we came back roaring," Fort Washington manager Lou Lombardo said. "The first game we were like Carl 'The Truth' Williams and Downingtown was Mike Tyson. But we fought hard against both Upper Darby and Roche the next day. " Fort Washington was routed, 22-1, by Downingtown in the opening game of the tournament Aug. 2. The Whippets torched 6 Golden Generals pitchers for 24 hits - 4 doubles and 20 singles.
August 7, 1986 |
The last time Fort Washington qualified for the Region 3 American Legion playoffs, Chuck Rittenhouse was a backup shortstop and occasional relief pitcher and Mike Gilronan was the batboy. That was in 1981, when the Generals won the Region 3 title and went on to split four games in the state playoffs, finishing their memorable season with a 34-8 record, their best ever. Now, five years later, Rittenhouse is an assistant coach with manager Lou Lombardo, Gilronan is the Generals' second baseman and the record for most wins in a season is in jeopardy.
November 25, 2014 |
Turns out the idea of prerecorded video job interviews needs more time to gain acceptance. Nearly five years after forming a Fort Washington company specializing in providing businesses with that high-tech hiring option, the founders of Async Interview won't disclose revenue or even whether the company is profitable. "For the industry as a whole, it's been a longer adoption," said Ehud Israel, chief technology officer at Async. "It's a kind of new concept. " But so, at one time, was the idea of interviewing job candidates over the phone, a concept offering greater efficiencies and cost saving over in-person interviews that took about 10 years to catch on, Israel said.
May 21, 1987 |
Patty Zaffarano won both the Democratic and Republican nominations for District Justice in Fort Washington over Conrad "Joe" Gordon and Daniel Rothman. All three candidates had cross-filed for the election. Zaffarano gained 44 percent of the Democratic vote and 52 percent of the GOP vote. Gordon finished second on both tickets, gaining 29 percent of the Democratic vote and 25 percent of the Republican vote. Rothman finished last with 26 percent of the Democratic vote and 22 percent of the GOP vote.
December 5, 2013 |
Ocwen Financial Corp., which won a $3 billion auction in bankruptcy court for Residential Capital L.L.C.'s loan-servicing unit, handed out pink slips Tuesday to nearly half its workforce in Fort Washington and laid off employees in 10 other locations. Ocwen notified 244 in Fort Washington, who work mostly in residential mortgage servicing, that their jobs will be eliminated, beginning in the first quarter and continuing through next July. An additional 307 people will continue to work in Fort Washington in mortgage servicing, information technology, and administrative positions, Ocwen spokesman Rick Gillespie said.
July 18, 2013 |
Johnson & Johnson's top executives said Tuesday that they hope U.S. regulators will soon certify that their factory in Fort Washington is ready to resume making medicine. The McNeil Consumer Healthcare facility, which made iconic brands such as Tylenol and Motrin, needs the Food and Drug Administration and a federal judge to say the company has complied with a consent decree before it can make the liquid versions of those once-popular nonprescription medications. The plant ceased production in April 2010 after dozens of product recalls, some of which involved strange smells and floating particles in liquid medicine.