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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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BUSINESS
September 20, 2016 | Mike Zebe, Staff
The Riddle HealthCare Foundation, part of Main Line Health, Media, has elected John Feehery to its board. He is an otolaryngologist with Providence Ear, Nose & Throat Associates in Chester and an attending physician in the Division of Otolaryngology at Riddle Hospital. The foundation provides a philanthropic venue for members of the community to support Riddle Hospital. Nandini Natrajan has been appointed to the volunteer board of trustees of Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, a Marlton nonprofit.
NEWS
September 19, 2016
ISSUE | PORNGATE Remove the guilty judges and prosecutors Former U.S. attorney Peter Vaira's commentary was right on the mark ("Beemer's task: Get truth out about porn scandal," Wednesday). Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane paid a very high price for going after the old-boy legal system in the state. These judges and prosecutors (as far as I can tell, all men) charged, tried, or sat in judgment of people they were ridiculing in their emails. And, as Vaira pointed out, these were officials who knew better, and their behavior compromised the judicial system.
SPORTS
September 12, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
IT'S OFFICIAL. Lane Johnson was not suspended by the close of NFL business Friday, so he will start at right tackle Sunday in the Eagles' opener against the Cleveland Browns. "Getting ready to play, man," Johnson said after Friday's practice. "I didn't think this day would come. " The Eagles decided last week that since Johnson's suspension hadn't been announced and the season was at hand, they would file away the plan they spent much of the preseason working on, in which left guard Allen Barbre practiced and played at right tackle, with rookie Isaac Seumalo fighting veteran free-agent signee Stefen Wisniewski for Barbre's former spot.
NEWS
September 9, 2016
ISSUE | COLLEGE An 'F' for Swarthmore Life itself is the school of hard knocks. Delaying the experience, as Swarthmore College does for its freshmen, works to deny our youth the most valuable of lessons ("1st semester, no grades," Tuesday). In creating a faux-world for new students, Swarthmore's take-a-pass freshman offerings reek of the kind of political correctness that produces citizens fearful of everything. |Avrum Fine, West Chester, filmamerica@comcast.net
BUSINESS
September 6, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Software start-ups may be fishing for a few young engineers in Philadelphia. But it's the Chester County suburban-family lifestyle that hooked the software department of a Chicago fin-tech firm that looks to bring hundreds of engineering and development jobs to the edge of Valley Forge National Historical Park over the next few years. "I moved here from Chicago with my family" to grow the tech shop for Envestnet Inc. , a publicly traded company that makes software for investment firms, chief operating officer Josh Mayer told me from his new office in Chesterbrook.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
August 31, 2016 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Staff Writer
Two months after a massive dresser recall prompted by the deaths of six toddlers, Ikea is balking at a Philadelphia judge's order to turn over internal documents it gave to federal safety regulators. The company missed an Aug. 19 deadline to give the records to lawyers for a West Chester mother who sued after her 2-year-old son was crushed by his Ikea dresser in 2014. On Monday, the mother's lawyers asked Judge John Younge to fine Ikea $1,000 a day until it complies with his order.
SPORTS
August 30, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, STAFF WRITER
Mike Watkins is not surprised by Max Bryson's bruising and effective rushing style. That's because Watkins, Bishop McDevitt's rookie head coach, has watched the quarterback shine on the pitch. "If he sees a seam, he takes it and goes," Watkins said. "I've seen him do the same thing in rugby. " Bryson, a third-year starter at QB, is a member of the Blackthorn Rugby Football Club. He joined his brother, Sean, in playing for the program's men's squad over the summer. The boys' sister, Emily, plays the sport at Millersville.
SPORTS
August 26, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
WEST CHESTER'S football team opens its season Sept. 3 at Bentley (Waltham, Mass.). The Golden Rams, who went 7-4 last season, have been picked to repeat as East Division champs in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Which means this should be an exciting time, as they get ready to embark on a journey that could bring them more good things. Instead, it has turned into a painfully conflicted time for a group of college student-athletes who suddenly have to deal with a tragedy that seems totally incomprehensible.
NEWS
August 21, 2016 | By Samantha Melamed, Staff Writer
Maker Nancy Salamon, 66, of West Chester's Clay Born pottery. She has been making hand-painted ceramics in whimsical, nature-inspired themes for 40 years, and this summer, she launched a new line of coordinating textiles digitally printed with her designs. Her start Salamon says she wandered into a clay studio while attending Antioch College and was instantly enamored. But she didn't start out intending to be a painter, too. "When I had to take painting classes, all I wanted to do was paint pictures of pots," she said.
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