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July 26, 2014 | By Allison Steele, Ben Finley, and Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writers
A troubled patient opened fire on a caseworker and psychiatrist in a small office at a unit of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Delaware County on Thursday afternoon, police said, leading the doctor to draw his own weapon and shoot the assailant. The confrontation left the caseworker, 53-year-old Theresa Hunt, dead and the 52-year-old psychiatrist, a veteran doctor at the hospital whom sources identified as Lee Silverman, with a graze wound to the head. The patient, Richard Plotts, was in critical condition Thursday night from three gunshot wounds.
NEWS
October 21, 1997 | By Nancy Petersen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Jean Shaw, wisps of gray hair flying and stepping lively with the help of her colorful cane, showed up yesterday at the Housing Authority of Chester County,, ready to sign on the dotted line. The attraction? The opening in late December or early January of the Denney-Reyburn Building, a former factory at the edge of the borough's historic district that the authority is converting into 63 one-bedroom apartments for low-income senior citizens. It's a project that Shaw said she had been following closely since it was announced last year.
NEWS
July 28, 1994 | For The Inquirer / JOAN FAIRMAN KANES
Sunday was a day music - of rock and folk and blues - as West Chester hosted the 12th annual Turk's Head Music Festival.
SPORTS
May 27, 2009 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
West Chester exited the NCAA Division II World Series in an 8-6 loss to Cal-San Diego yesterday at the U.S. Baseball Training Complex, but the Golden Rams went out with a bang. The Rams (46-12) staged a furious rally from an 8-1 deficit as Matt Baer hit a grand slam with two outs in the top of the ninth. Matt Rossman took a three-hitter into the ninth inning for the Tritons (40-14) before West Chester came alive. San Diego held on to post the victory thanks to RBI singles by Josh Tanner and Brandon Gregorich in the bottom of the eighth.
SPORTS
November 16, 1992 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
West Chester, the Eastern Division champion of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, and Rowan College, the New Jersey Athletic Conference titlists, were selected yesterday for the NCAA postseason football playoffs. The Golden Rams (9-1) will meet New Haven (10-0) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Farrell Stadium in West Chester in one of two first-round games in the NCAA Division II East Region. West Chester was ranked in a seventh-place tie in last week's Division II poll; New Haven was fifth.
NEWS
May 31, 1992 | By Inga Sandvoss, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
The offices of the Chester County Chamber of Business and Industry will move to 17 E. Gay St. in West Chester tomorrow. Chamber Chairman Albert Eastburn said the move was necessary because of the growth of chamber activities and the need for more space. The chamber was previously at 750 N. Pottstown Pike in Exton. The new telephone number is 436-7696. The Chester County Development Council's annual meeting on June 26 will feature James Herr, president and chairman of the board of Herr Foods, as the keynote speaker.
NEWS
September 26, 1993 | For The Inquirer / DAVID J. JACKSON
St. Agnes Roman Catholic Church held a walk Wednesday as part of its 200th- anniversary celebration. John Gerding-Oresic (left), dressed as John Hannum, and Joe Carroll, dressed as Daniel Fitzpatrick, led the marchers from the Friends School to the church on West Gay Street. Hannum donated the land for the church, and Fitzpatrick was one of the original trustees.
NEWS
November 24, 1991 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, Special to The Inquirer
There are two possible plans to redistrict the Borough of West Chester to "modernize" the way the students are assigned to the district's 11 elementary schools. At the monthly meeting of the Pupil Services Committee of the West Chester school board Wednesday night, members of the Borough Study Committee presented the plans. "The school board decided that the committee should research the borough community and look for a way to modernize the way it is districted to make the borough not so divided," said Pauline Leland.
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July 30, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
The West Chester Area school board decided Monday how it will redraw its voting boundaries into regions, marking the latest step in the district's move away from the at-large system it has used since its consolidation in 1966. The board voted, 6-2, to approve the new map, which divides the 75-square-mile district into three regions of about 36,000 residents each. It keeps West Chester Borough in one region, a previous point of contention. Approval of the map means the new voting system could be in place in time for next year's primary elections in the district, which has almost 12,000 students.
SPORTS
July 18, 2014 | BY KEN DUNEK, For the Daily News
I MIGHT HAVE been the luckiest player in pro football history. Unfortunately, there are two kinds of luck. My "Walter Mitty" career began as an undrafted free agent with the 1980 Eagles. Fresh out of Memphis State (now the University of Memphis), I was a converted power forward on the basketball team who chose football in his senior year as a last chance at realizing my childhood dream of being a professional athlete. You see, the NBA wasn't looking for any 6-6 white centers, but the NFL did have a need for 245-pound tight ends who could run a 4.6 40-yard dash.
NEWS
July 15, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Every week, bags of trash wait on curbs in Coatesville to be carried away. Inevitably, some of the muck ends up on the street. The city partially blamed that garbage for the flood of feral cats that invaded Coatesville at this time last year. So, within the next week, residents will receive two new 96-gallon bins for their trash and recyclables - with a lid that will keep everything inside and, city officials hope, make Coatesville a little cleaner and more attractive to visitors.
NEWS
July 14, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gwen Resch has two families. Yes, the 14-year-old from Linwood, N.J., has a mother, father, and older brother. But she also has her "dance family," a far-reaching network of friends from across the region who share her passion for Irish dancing. "When you go to dance, that's a part of the experience," Resch said of constantly reconnecting with her dancing friends. "My favorite part. " While Resch sees most of her local dance mates three or four times a week, when they practice at the Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dance, she was going to be part of a wider ensemble Saturday.
NEWS
July 13, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gwen Resch has two families. Yes, the 14-year-old from Linwood, N.J., has a mother, father, and older brother. But she also has her "dance family," a far-reaching network of friends from across the region who share her passion for Irish dancing. "When you go to dance, that's a part of the experience," Resch said of constantly reconnecting with her dancing friends. "My favorite part. " While Resch sees most of her local dance mates three or four times a week, when they practice at the Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dance, she will be part of a wider ensemble Saturday.
NEWS
July 12, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
The former director of a now-defunct West Chester charter school is being investigated for theft after an employee reported finding scores of questionable transfers in the school's bank accounts, court documents show. LaMont McKim, who in 2005 founded Sankofa Academy Charter School with his wife, had sole control of finances at the grades 5-12 institution, a board member told borough police. Police executed a warrant last week to seize the school's financial records. McKim does not have a publicly listed phone number and could not be reached for comment.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there Seven years ago in August, Sue was at home in Phoenixville, clicking through Match.com bachelors. One was handsome, with an exceptionally witty profile. He was also a decade younger - not who she usually went for - but Match has this flirty little wink thing that requires no words and seemed fun and harmless. "What the heck," Sue thought. On the other end of the Internet, Mark, who lived in Malvern, looked up the profile of the winking woman. It was well-written and funny, and her picture was beautiful.
NEWS
July 9, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
In the rural reaches of Chester County, a group of Democrats discontented with the direction of the county party has proposed a bold move: secession. It's a startling turn for a group that for decades has made inroads in solidly Republican territory. Their counterparts in Montgomery, Delaware and Bucks Counties have leveraged those gains and now boast the majority of registered voters. Chester County is growing at a faster clip than any of them, and the latest registration figures put the party within striking distance of the GOP. But a festering feud last month led to a shake-up among party's top leaders and sowed discontent at a time when some say the party needs to unite behind Tom Wolf's campaign for governor.
NEWS
June 25, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
The West Chester Area School District's board moved Monday to delay until later this summer its vote on how to redraw its voting regions, which could change the way residents vote and campaign during school elections as early as next year. The board voted, 8-0, to send back to committee a map that would have divided the 75-square-mile district, which includes parts of Chester and Delaware Counties, into three regions of about 36,000 residents each. Later this summer, the school board's ad hoc electoral committee will further discuss how best to divide the district.
NEWS
June 14, 2014 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
A delicate plan to save West Chester's Barclay Grounds from development suffered a setback Thursday when the Chester County commissioners pledged just a fraction of the grant money requested, leaving a $375,000 gap. The commissioners said they would consider giving more to preserve the land - a tree-shaded plot long used as a park - but only if the borough puts up its own cash for the project. "This is a highly unique situation, for us to even be involved in an open-space project in the borough," said Ryan Costello, commissioners chairman.
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