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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.
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.
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 11, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
"Yes, girlfriend," Maggie Balint said as she extended her hand to an Avon Grove softball teammate, Olivia Kunitsky, in foul territory. "Give me some," the senior said, smiling at the freshman in a way that said, "Atta girl. " Kunitsky had just caught a pop-up bunt close to the fence at Twin Valley Middle School after bursting out of her crouch and getting in position to make the play. It was a small interaction - a pitcher wanting to give her catcher a high-five after putting forth some extra effort - and even smaller in the grand scheme of the game.
NEWS
June 4, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
Update: Chester County Coroner's Office also has confirmed the identity of the body. The body of a woman found Monday attached to a cinder block in a popular Chester County swimming hole was identified Thursday as that of a 24-year-old teacher, described as "outgoing and sociable. " District Attorney Tom Hogan said that the body of Ryan Stevyn Benjamin, of East Vincent Township, had been thrown into the Pigeon Creek pond in East Coventry Township "like a piece of trash. " The District Attorney's Office said that the woman was a graduate of Juniata College and a prekindergarten teacher.
NEWS
May 22, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
West Chester Borough agreed to give up its years-long fight to collect more than $1.7 million in sewer fees from the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer under a court agreement announced Friday. Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, which Pfizer bought in 2009, used to operate a plant in West Chester. It agreed in 1984 to pay the borough for the life of the Goose Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The sewer plant was built in the late 1980s, largely to handle wastewater from the Wyeth plant. Wyeth demolished its plant a decade ago, but continued to pay the borough, based on the agreement.
NEWS
May 21, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Henry S. Starr, 89, of Broomall and then West Chester, who had successive careers with a telephone company and as an assistant funeral director, died Monday, May 9, of complications from dementia at Moravian Manor in Lititz, Pa. He and his wife, Margaret Lewis Starr, had moved to Moravian Manor last December to be near family. Known as "Bud," Mr. Starr was born in Norristown and graduated from Norristown High School in 1944. A year later at age 18, he enlisted in the Coast Guard.
SPORTS
May 21, 2016 | By Erin McCarthy, STAFF WRITER
Katie O'Donnell watched her first NCAA lacrosse tournament from a stroller. Her mother, Jen, a former West Chester lacrosse player and referee, carted her daughter to games as a toddler. When she got older, Katie O'Donnell remembers sitting on the sidelines, enamored watching the University of Virginia's Amy Appelt speed across the field. O'Donnell isn't on the sidelines anymore. The sophomore midfielder for Penn State has played a key role in the team's success so far in the NCAA tournament.
NEWS
May 15, 2016 | By Rick Brown, For The Inquirer
LAKELAND, Fla. - It had been three years since the West Chester University women's lacrosse team made it to the NCAA tournament. That was the longest drought in the program's history. The Golden Rams, once perennial contenders for the Final Four, had every intention of making a return trip. Unfortunately, that goal will have to wait another season. Rollins' Megan Curry scored with 31 seconds remaining Friday to lift the fifth-seed Rollins Tars past the fourth-seeded Golden Rams, 9-8, in the first round of the NCAA Division II South Regional.
SPORTS
May 13, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Brian Verratti showed why he's been a four-year fixture in Neumann-Goretti's starting lineup in the fourth inning of Tuesday's Catholic League game against Bonner-Prendergast. Following his two-out RBI single, the centerfielder stole second base and then, when he noticed the defense sleeping on a throw back to the pitcher, raced to third. "Honestly, he's one of the toughest kids I've ever coached," N-G third-year manager Kevin Schneider said. "He's a true, hard-nosed kid from South Philly.
NEWS
May 9, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
George T. Ekdahl, 96, of West Chester, an avid dog breeder, owner, and trainer of dogs for field trials, died Monday, April 25, of pneumonia at Chester County Hospital. Mr. Ekdahl was born in Chicago and reared in Columbus, Ohio. At age 14, he bought his first bird dog and entered it in a field trial, beginning a lifelong fascination with the sport, according to American Field, a magazine about sporting dogs.In the 1950s, Mr. Ekdahl bred, showed, and trained champion Weimaraners, but he found his calling in breeding and field-training English setters.
NEWS
May 2, 2016
ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016 Sestak principles My dad taught his children to stand up for what they believed, no matter how uncomfortable. None of the accomplishments of my brother, Joe Sestak, have made me more proud than his journey this year. My hope is that Joe and people like him give others hope and encouragement to stand for what they believe. And, just as important, may those beliefs always be spoken with truth. |Ann Sestak Bielli, West Chester
NEWS
April 27, 2016 | By Will Bunch, Daily News Columnist
SHE WAS MAYBE 4-foot-10 when she stood on the curb on her tippy toes, this wispy 19-year-old West Chester University sophomore named Caitlin Renner, who sported a couple of nose rings, clear-framed glasses, a bright floral skirt. Looking across a narrow asphalt demilitarized zone at a seemingly endless stream of Donald Trump supporters, she made the classic peace sign with her left hand while shouting the slogan on the blue placard she clutched in her right: "Love over hate!" She also held a few tiny flower buds at the end of her fingertip.
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