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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.
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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.
SPORTS
October 11, 1990 | By Frank Lawlor, Inquirer Staff Writer
The West Chester Rams are redefining what it means to be snakebitten. The grim chronology started with a 13-12 loss Sept. 22 at Delaware, where a last-minute two-point-conversion attempt failed after the Rams suffered a delay-of-game penalty. The next week, against Millersville, the Rams muffed two punt snaps within their 10-yard line in the fourth quarter, leading to a 24-17 loss. Still, nothing could have prepared coach Rick Daniels for what happened in West Chester's first home game Friday night.
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June 15, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Betty Ann Garnett was young, she and her friends were not allowed in the local YMCA, so the Star Social Club was one of their community hangouts. Her father, who was a member, would sit her in a booth and buy her a soda and potato chips. As a young woman, Garnett danced to the jazz of famous and local musicians at the West Chester club. Over the decades, its lineup was impressive: Count Basie. Fats Waller. Duke Ellington. B.B. King. "It was a jumpin' place, the Star," Garnett, 84, said.
NEWS
June 13, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
North Penn has been successfully living on the edge in the PIAA Class AAAA baseball playoffs. Kevin Manero's squad rallied to beat Pennsbury, 2-1, in the quarterfinals. It also overcame a 1-0 deficit against Shaler in the semis, tying things in the seventh inning and winning in the eighth, 3-1, on shortstop Mike Christy's two-run home run. As a result, the Knights are in position to claim their second title in three seasons and third overall. North Penn (22-4) will clash with District 2's Wyoming Valley West (17-1)
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June 6, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
In recent seasons, North Penn has had several pitchers emerge from the shadows and become a frontline starter as a senior. Brian Maher, Mike Bradstreet, and Dylan Borowski are among that group. James Witner has continued that tradition. After previously toiling in relative anonymity, the 6-foot, 160-pound righthander is the ace for a Knights squad that is two wins away from its second PIAA Class AAAA state title in three seasons. In his second start in as many days, Witner twirled a complete-game five-hitter as North Penn nipped Suburban One League rival North Penn, 2-1, in a taut quarterfinal Thursday afternoon at Spring-Ford's Ram Stadium.
NEWS
June 5, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
With the starting outfield cemented for St. Joseph's Prep last season, Dan Schuhl had to wait to become a full-time contributor. "He sort of came out of the bullpen for us," Hawks coach Joe Falcone said. This year, the 5-foot-10, 165-pounder not only earned a starting spot but also worked his way up from near the bottom of the batting order to the No. 2 position. "I went on a good streak during the regular season," Schuhl said. "I had, I think, eight straight hits and a few sacrifices.
NEWS
June 2, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Chester County school district is ramping up the fight against the Keystone Exams, while more than half of Pennsylvania's state senators have signed on to a bill that would put a moratorium on using the tests as a high school graduation requirement. This week, a widely shared letter by Jim Scanlon, superintendent of the West Chester Area School District - which consistently ranks in the top 10 percent in testing statewide - put a spotlight on opposition to the tests, which have outraged hundreds of parents, students, and educators across the state.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Alyssa Herion made a decision. It was 2013, and she was a sophomore on the Avon Grove softball team. The Red Devils had a freshman pitcher named Maggie Balint. But she wasn't the Maggie Balint yet. Not the ace who struck out 358 batters in a single season, becoming Gatorade player of the year in Pennsylvania. No, not yet. Back then, Balint was just a first-year varsity player who had a lot of potential but was at times erratic. Back then, the Red Devils didn't win many games, either.
NEWS
May 24, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bullet holes mar a shooting range in the basement. One dank room, according to a sign, is a vault for combat weapons. A silhouette of a lone soldier is painted on the stairwell wall. But when a group of West Chester residents enters the National Guard Armory, they see the arching, vaulted ceiling; the hall fit for a stage; the balcony that looks like it was made to be a light booth. They see a theater. "The first time I walked in, I went, 'This is a theater-in-waiting,' " said Tim Blair, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts at West Chester University.
NEWS
May 20, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jamar Saunders had a D average and was in a Chester gang. Brian Foster had a quick temper and was prone to settle disputes with his fists. That was six years ago, before a session in court changed all that. In their cases, it was the Chester High School Youth Court. They say it gave them second chances, introduced them to mentors, and improved their communication skills. Now those erstwhile self-described "troublemakers," the two Chester residents are back in court. This time, however, it is as Chester High Youth Court advisers.
NEWS
May 16, 2015 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
West Chester University's former chief budgeting officer contends that the school falsely reported deficits or near break-even budgets for three years to get more state funding, then "squirreled away" millions of dollars in unreported funds to use if it succeeded in withdrawing from the State System of Higher Education. In a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, Colleen Bradley said she was fired for speaking out about the university's "misuse and waste of public funds by high-level state government officers.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Horace Pippin died in West Chester in July 1946 at age 58, the New York Times obituary praised the painter as a "noted Negro artist, who taught himself to paint. " The Times then reported that "the simplicity of the primitives he produced" had led Chester County critic Christian Brinton to compare Pippin to "Pittsburgh road digger John Kane, famed housepainter artist. " Even in death, Pippin was presented not on his own terms, but in relation to a white artist in a comparison made by a white critic.
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