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April 22, 1986 | Special to the Daily News by Alex Lloyd Gross
Vincent J. Ferraro, 21, of Shelmire Avenue near Lawndale, was killed early today when the car he was driving struck a utility pole on Rising Sun Avenue near Adams Avenue in Olney. Police said the impact of the crash sheared the left side of the frame and the top off the car. Police said Ferraro was driving north on Rising Sun when the accident occurred. He was dead on arrival at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northern Division.
SPORTS
February 15, 1991 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Olney lost to Ben Franklin, 65-56, in a first-round Public League playoff game yesterday afternoon on its home court for a simple reason. Olney couldn't handle the press. The Electrons, from the outset, used a stifling full-court press on the Olney guards, causing turnovers and building a lead that Franklin never lost. The Trojans also couldn't overcome foul trouble. Their center, 6-foot-8 sophomore Jason Lawson, picked up three quick fouls in the first five minutes and sat out the rest of the first half.
NEWS
July 25, 1986 | By VINCE KASPER, Daily News Staff Writer
In an effort to resolve a controversy over the posting of Korean-language street signs on N. 5th Street in Olney, a member of the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations is trying to convene a meeting next week for the neighborhood's business, civic and Korean leaders. Ida Chan, a human-relations commissioner, said yesterday that she hoped the meeting would allow both sides to discuss the matter harmoniously. The leaders were unable to do that at a meeting Tuesday night, when about 150 Olney residents - some shouting ethnic slurs - demanded that the Koreans remove the signs or they would.
NEWS
October 23, 2009
A FEW YEARS ago, we'd get off of the R8 train at Olney to find that our car windows were busted. We were told by a business across the street that schoolkids vandalized the cars. Now it's the station being vandalized, glass-block windows were broken, along with the frames. Someone had to be there for quite a while to break that glass. Every morning, there is more damage, even graffiti on the trash can. I don't understand what goes through a person's mind to do something like this.
NEWS
March 21, 1986 | By Robert J. Terry, Inquirer Staff Writer
A suspected robber and a Philadelphia police officer exchanged gunfire in an alley in the Olney section yesterday, seconds after a woman was held up at gunpoint nearby, police said. Neither the suspect nor the policeman was hit by the bullets, and the suspect was arrested a short time later, police said. Detective Lt. Richard Strohm of the Northwest Detective Division gave this account: At 8:10 a.m., Anna Marie Ponterelli, 29, a student technician at the Albert Einstein Medical Center's Northern Division in Olney, parked her car in the 5300 block of North Marvine Street and got out to walk to the hospital.
NEWS
July 27, 1987 | By JOSEPH GRACE, Daily News Staff Writer
William Russell said his son, Barry Williams, 22, was sitting alone on the steps of the family's Olney rowhouse when five or six white youths holding pipes and knives walked up and said, "It's nigger night. " Within moments Saturday night, Barry's brother, Tyrone Williams, 20, who came out of the house to help, was stabbed once in the back, according to Russell and police. Within minutes, Russell said, as he and his wife came to their sons' aid, a crowd of white youths and adults milled about on 7th Street near Chew Avenue, yelling racial slurs.
NEWS
April 3, 1990 | By Jamie Catrambone, Special to The Inquirer
The Olney boys' coaches probably never thought their sense of direction would help them in a track meet. That is until Saturday morning, when the team embarked on its trip to the Pennsylvania State Track Classic, one of the biggest meets of the outdoor season. Instead of traveling to Council Rock High School, the site of this year's classic, however, Olney's bus was moving to another destination, North Penn High School. The reason, Olney coach Herm Baker said, was some miscommunication among the staff at his school.
NEWS
August 12, 1997
People are getting excited about the far-reaching structural changes planned this fall for Olney and Audenried high schools. And no wonder: The two schools are implementing sweeping strategies to build smaller learning communities, address the problems of disruptive students, and increase class length for freshmen. Daily News education writer Kevin Haney reported last week that Olney will break its 2,900-student school into seven mini-schools. Audenried is instituting an "empowerment community" to provide students who have behavioral or academic problems with intensive instruction.
SPORTS
January 17, 1992 | by Ted Silary, Daily News Sports Writer
Donyell Miller's family has lower-level season tickets for the 76ers. Since Miller, a senior forward at Olney, is 6-3 and 220 pounds and rebounds like a tiger against much-taller opponents, care to guess whom he idolizes? "Charles Barkley," Miller said. "He's always been my favorite. For someone of his height (6-4 3/4)to be a successful inside player in the NBA, it's very unusual. "It seems as though I'm shaped like Barkley. I can do some of the same kinds of things. The guys on the team sometimes call me 'Little Charles.
NEWS
March 11, 1988 | By Tom Infield, Inquirer Staff Writer
The refined, green-eyed Austrian woman who owns and operates the Universal Bookstore in Olney doesn't get around very much. She walks to and from home, and does her shopping in the neighborhood, which once was predominantly German-speaking. She has never learned to drive, and ventures to Center City, oh, once or twice a year - "if that often. " She has very little firsthand knowledge, then, of how distinctive - maybe even unique - her little bookshop is. "Is it?" asks Ingeborg Bitny, her German-accented voice rising in genuine surprise and appreciation.
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June 18, 2016
An unidentified man was found shot to death inside a car Thursday afternoon in the city's Olney section, police said. About 2:10 p.m., the victim was found shot in the face inside a silver Pontiac Grand Prix in the 5100 block of Arbor Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics. Police reported no arrests. - Robert Moran  
NEWS
June 17, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
Two Philadelphia police officers were injured when their patrol vehicle got into a crash with a civilian car about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday in the city's Olney section, police said. The 35th District officers were responding to a call to assist other officers when the crash occurred at Third Street and Tabor Road, police said. The officers, whose conditions were not immediately known, and the civilians, who were in stable condition, were taken by medics to Einstein Medical Center.
NEWS
June 7, 2016
YOUR RECENT editorial, " Charter Schools Office rightly exercising its power ," (May 23) demands a response in the interests of fairness. ASPIRA acknowledges the legitimate concerns of the School Reform Commission and the Charter Schools Office in taking all necessary steps to ensure renewed confidence in ASPIRA's business model and practices going forward. But these concerns have no bearing on ASPIRA's success in educating our community's students. Ours is a record of outstanding achievement.
NEWS
June 5, 2016
Olney Charter hopes to follow a major breakthrough with a solid run in the PIAA Class 4A state tournament. With Thursday's 5-4 triumph over Father Judge, the Trojans became the first Public League member to defeat a Catholic League school in a District 12 baseball final since the Catholic League joined the PIAA in 2008-09. "It was pretty awesome," Olney coach Dan Karlyn said. "That was one of our goals coming into the year, to show we could compete with and beat teams outside the Public League.
SPORTS
June 4, 2016 | By Amanda Johncola, STAFF WRITER
Archbishop Wood defeated Franklin Towne Charter, 16-0, at La Salle High to earn its third consecutive District 12 Class 3A title. Sean Hughes was the winning pitcher, giving up one hit in four innings pitched and striking out four. Bobby Heck went 2 for 3, scoring two runs and driving in two for the Vikings, while Joey Lancellotti went 2 for 2 with a run scored and four RBIs. District 12 4A. Sean Vega hit an RBI single in the top of the third to bring in Giovanni Ortega for the winning run in Olney's 5-4 victory over Father Judge at George Washington.
SPORTS
June 2, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Dan Karlyn could have turned to one of two other hurlers instead of going with ace Cesar Loya on three days' rest. But the Olney Charter manager knew that having Loya on the mound Tuesday afternoon would give the Trojans their best shot at claiming their first Public League baseball crown in nearly five decades. "He's just a gamer," Karlyn said. "He wants the ball, wants the spotlight. He's been our best pitcher all year. " Sticking with Loya was the right move as Olney leaned on the senior righthander to beat Frankford, 4-1, for top honors at Richie Ashburn Field in FDR Park.
NEWS
June 2, 2016 | By Julie Shaw, STAFF WRITER
A 20-year-old woman who was fatally struck by an SUV on Roosevelt Boulevard last week was identified Tuesday by police as Christelle Charles, of Clarkson Avenue in Olney. It was about 5 p.m. Friday when Charles was hit by a 2012 Chevy Equinox in the outer southbound lanes of the boulevard near Bingham Street in Olney, not far from her home. The initial investigation showed she was crossing the outer southbound lanes of the boulevard, where there was a crosswalk, but was going against a red light, police said.
NEWS
May 30, 2016
Motorcyclist dies after Phila. crash A 23-year-old man died Saturday afternoon after his motorcycle crashed on Roosevelt Boulevard early in the morning, police said. About 12:40 a.m., the driver of the 2005 Suzuki motorcycle was riding on C Street and crossing the boulevard, at the border of Olney and Feltonville, when he lost control, police said. The motorcycle slid down onto the road and skidded into a 2004 Nissan Murano SUV that was traveling in the opposite direction on C Street and was about to turn left onto a southbound lane of the boulevard.
NEWS
May 29, 2016
A 20-year-old woman was in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle on Roosevelt Boulevard in the city's Olney section Friday afternoon, police said. The woman was struck on the southbound side of the boulevard near Bingham Street shortly before 5 p.m., police said. The woman was transported by medics to Einstein Medical Center. The southbound lanes of the boulevard at F Street were shut down for the police investigation. There was no immediate word about the driver. - Robert Moran
SPORTS
May 16, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Last season, after lining out to second base for the final out, Olney Charter's Giovanni Ortega got an up-close look at Franklin Towne Charter's celebratory dogpile near the mound. Ortega and the error-prone Trojans squandered a four-run lead in bowing to the Coyotes, 9-7, in the Public League final at Campbell's Field in Camden. Fueled in part by last year's disappointment, Olney is 10-1 in league action and determined to be on the receiving end of Public League chairman Barry Strube's first-place trophy presentation this time.
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