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August 5, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
WEST LAWN, Pa. - Cody Brown is the only pitcher for the Brooklawn Senior American Legion team that regularly takes his hacks at the plate. Brown showed why after powering Brooklawn with his bat and arm to Thursday's opening 9-3 win over Pennsylvania state champion Spring City in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals at Ted Palka Park's Owls Field. Brooklawn (38-7-1) will play the winner of Thursday's late game between host West Lawn and Virginia in Friday's final game, scheduled to begin around 7:30 p.m. Spring City (36-7)
SPORTS
August 20, 1997 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Shillington, the Pennsylvania champion, and state runner-up Spring City each fell one run short yesterday in their quests to reach the American Legion World Series. Both teams lost in regional championship games. Shillington was nipped by Severna Park (Md.), 3-2, in the Mid-Atlantic Regional in Hagerstown, Md. Spring City was edged by Bristol (Conn.), 5-4, in the Northeast Regional in Middletown, Conn. The Red Sox from Berks County lost, 13-3, to Severna Park in Friday's opening round.
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August 6, 2010 | By Don Beideman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Spring City scored six times in the eighth inning Friday and beat host West Lawn, 10-8, to stay alive in the Amerian Legion Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament. Dan Larkin had a pair of hits and two RBIs to highlight the six-run inning that erased an 8-4 West Lawn lead. The Red Sox (37-8), who bowed to Brooklawn, 9-3, in their tournament opener on Thursday, will play at noon Saturday in the third round. The regional championship game is Monday. Although Spring City jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first three innings against West Lawn, the tournament hosts took a 7-3 lead with a five-run fourth and a two-run sixth.
SPORTS
August 10, 1997 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Spring City, on the verge of winning its first American Legion state championship, let an inspired Shillington squad off the ropes yesterday and saw its title hopes dashed with a pair of draining defeats. Shillington, a team Spring City had beaten earlier in this double-elimination tournament, came back to win, 7-6, in yesterday's first game at Bear Stadium. Then, with its pitching staff stretched to the limit, Shillington held off Spring City, 6-4, to win its first state crown.
NEWS
May 15, 1988 | By Sergio R. Bustos, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spring City motorists were recently declared winners in the Pennsylvania's Mayors' Safety Belt Challenge, while Kennett Square motorists placed second in the same contest. For the competition, communities were grouped according to population, and then each group was judged in two categories. More than 30 communities - divided into five groups - participated in the six-month, statewide contest. Category A in the contest ranked communities according to the percentage of drivers wearing safety belts.
SPORTS
August 6, 2010 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
WEST LAWN, Pa. - Cody Brown is the only pitcher for the Brooklawn Senior American Legion team who regularly takes his hacks at the plate. Brown showed why after powering Brooklawn with his bat and arm to Thursday's opening 9-3 win over Pennsylvania state champion Spring City in the Mid-Atlantic Regionals at Ted Palka Park's Owls Field. Brooklawn (38-7-1) will play the winner of Thursday's late game between host West Lawn and Virginia in Friday's final, scheduled to begin around 7:30 p.m. Spring City (36-8)
SPORTS
August 7, 2010 | By Don Beideman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spring City scored six times in the eighth inning Friday and beat host West Lawn, 10-8, to stay alive in the Amerian Legion Mid-Atlantic Regional tournament. Dan Larkin had a pair of hits and two RBIs to highlight the six-run inning that erased an 8-4 West Lawn lead. The Red Sox (37-8), who bowed to Brooklawn, 9-3, in their tournament opener on Thursday, will play at noon Saturday in the third round. The regional championship game is Monday. Although Spring City jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first three innings against West Lawn, the tournament hosts took a 7-3 lead with a five-run fourth and a two-run sixth.
NEWS
May 5, 2016 | By Anndee Hochman, FOR THE INQUIRER
THE PARENTS: Eliza Schondra, 32, and Matt Schondra, 33, of Spring City THE KIDS: Wyatt Charles, 5; Scarlett Elizabeth, 4; Emmett Kirk, 2; Bridgett Celia, born December 8, 2015 THE DATE ELIZA FOUND OUT SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH THEIR FOURTH: April 1, 2015… but it was no joke. The guy across the room at Montana West had already met Eliza's first qualification: He looked good with his cowboy hat on - and off. For Matt, the first trial came later, when he invited Eliza to join friends in Collegeville for a NASCAR race party.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in this region's communities. Location has served Spring City well during much of its history. Situated along the Chester County side of the Schuylkill, with Royersford and Montgomery County on the opposite bank, the borough took advantage of the water to become an industrial powerhouse. At one time or another, until recent years, Spring City produced stoves, flags, paper, glass, and cloth. Calling it home were two movie theaters, an amusement park, and horse racing, as well as trolley lines and rail service to Philadelphia and Reading.
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September 3, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
A Chester County man who fatally shot his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend last summer was sentenced to 45 to 90 years in prison Thursday. Zachary David Ludwig, 23, of Spring City, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder and related charges at the Chester County Justice Center in West Chester. Angry about his ex-girlfriend's relationship, Ludwig confronted her boyfriend, Nicholas Mruczek, 20, outside the latter's apartment in North Coventry Township and shot him once in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun around 2 a.m. July 15, 2015.
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May 5, 2016 | By Anndee Hochman, FOR THE INQUIRER
THE PARENTS: Eliza Schondra, 32, and Matt Schondra, 33, of Spring City THE KIDS: Wyatt Charles, 5; Scarlett Elizabeth, 4; Emmett Kirk, 2; Bridgett Celia, born December 8, 2015 THE DATE ELIZA FOUND OUT SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH THEIR FOURTH: April 1, 2015… but it was no joke. The guy across the room at Montana West had already met Eliza's first qualification: He looked good with his cowboy hat on - and off. For Matt, the first trial came later, when he invited Eliza to join friends in Collegeville for a NASCAR race party.
NEWS
April 13, 2016 | By Dan Geringer, Staff Writer
Mark Antunes drove his Tacoma pickup down a dirt road near Spring City in Chester County to the tree line at the edge of a farm field, where nine of his 100 honeybee colonies awaited his inspection. The hives looked like weather-beaten wooden filing cabinets that had seen too many winters. A few bees entered and left through narrow slots at ground level, but there was no hint of the thousands inside until Antunes pried off the roof with his hive tool - a nine-inch steel crowbar - and exposed the vast army of female worker bees, too busy at their day jobs to notice the intruder, much less sting him. He wore netting over his face but worked barehanded, using a paper-fueled smoke blower to confuse the bees.
BUSINESS
March 13, 2016
Home: Spring City. Family: Wife, Beverly; children, Christine Jerzerick, 24, Paul Jr., 21. Diplomas: University of Florida, psychology; management training at Kellogg and Wharton schools of businesses. Career path: Rose through ranks at Wyeth-Ayerst, then held senior executive posts at Aventis Behring before it was acquired by CSL. Other jobs: Plumbing, welding, hanging drywall, driving an 18-wheeler, playing trombone at the opening ceremonies for Disney World in Orlando.
NEWS
February 3, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
The Rev. Canon Stephen W. Price, 73, of Downingtown, an Episcopal clergyman who crusaded for racial equality, social justice, and affordable housing for seniors, died Sunday, Jan. 24, of complications from a lung transplant at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. A native of Danbury, Conn., Father Price found his calling to the priesthood early in life and fervently dedicated himself to its pursuit, his family said. He earned a bachelor of arts with honors from Wesleyan University and a master of divinity with honors from Yale Divinity School.
NEWS
January 13, 2016 | By Robert Moran, STAFF WRITER
Police are seeking the public's help to identify suspects who shot a paintball gun at a taxi driver in Center City last month, resulting in the driver losing permanent sight in his right eye. Arshad Khan, 38, of Chester County, has been unable to work since the attack Dec. 19 on 16th Street at Market Street, said his attorney Jordan Schlossberg. Khan had pulled up to a red light at Market in the northbound lanes of 16th at 12:37 a.m. with a fare in the backseat when he heard a bang and saw the splash of paint on the left side of his cab. He rolled down his window and someone in a black sports-utility vehicle to the left of the cab fired the shot that hit Khan in the eye. Khan, who is married with two daughters, including a 9-month-old, was hospitalized at Hahnemann University Hospital in serious but stable condition.
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October 13, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Todd Beringer ignores the wails and screams drifting out from behind the crumbling buildings. "Help me," moans a woman's voice. But Beringer is used to it: This isolated spot on a rural Chester County road is home to Pennhurst Asylum, the haunted attraction built on the grounds of the former Pennhurst State Hospital. The wails are just a recording, and inside, actors are putting on masks and makeup for the night. In the five years since Pennhurst Asylum opened, the haunted house has been recognized by national judges of Halloween thrills.
NEWS
July 19, 2015 | By Ben Finley, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Nicholas Mruczek lay bleeding from a shotgun wound to his chest, he told his roommate that he was dying and to tell his father that he loved him. Mruczek also named the alleged shooter - "Zach," who previously dated Mruczek's girlfriend. Mruczek would repeat the name a couple more times early Wednesday: to police when they arrived at his Chester County apartment near Pottstown and to an emergency room nurse before he went into surgery, according to records. Later that day, police arrested Zachary David Ludwig, 22, of Spring City, charging him with attempted murder and recovering a sawed-off shotgun from a stream.
BUSINESS
June 10, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
The CEO relinquishes power, changes compensation to a "badge" system of rewards for skills, and has "governance" sessions in place of daily meetings. Welcome to the trademarked workplace known as Holacracy. Zappos.com founder Tony Hsieh embraced the Holacracy ethic so deeply that last month the online shoe company executive asked all employees to adopt it, or leave with pay. And 86 percent of Zappos employees stayed. Notable departures included the company's chief technology officer; vice presidents of customer service, human resources, and recruiting; and Alexis Gonzales-Black, who co-led the transition to Holacracy.
NEWS
April 13, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Brainy Philadelphia-area students won 13 of 30 finalist awards Saturday at the state Odyssey of the Mind championships in Berwick. The winners go to the world finals next month at Michigan State University. The competition, founded by design scholars at what's now Rowan University in 1970s, has spread across the Americas, Europe, and east and central Asia. It drew 150 teams from across Pennsylvania. A team of mostly eighth graders from Masterman Middle School in Philadelphia won for the second year in a row, said civic activist Brett Mandel, who coached the group with Chris Powers, a teacher at Powel School in West Philadelphia.
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