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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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January 31, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Episcopal Academy junior Nick Alikakos barely recognized what he saw last spring when he looked in the mirror during what he hoped would be an important recruiting period. Mononucleosis struck him in February and by April had leeched 25 pounds from his 6-foot-7, 200-pound frame. "I just looked really sick and weak," he said. "I was just thinking, 'How am I going to get back to being myself?' " Alikakos, who earned the Inter-Ac's most outstanding player award just before being diagnosed, missed about a month of school and was subsequently limited during AAU play with Team Final.
NEWS
January 29, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
A former corrections officer who pleaded guilty in November to charges he smuggled heroin and other drugs to inmates in Chester County Prison was sentenced Wednesday to at least three years in prison. Douglas A. Keck, 46, of Pottstown, had pleaded guilty to six felony counts for possession of controlled substances and possession with intent to deliver. Keck was arrested in March for smuggling heroin, Xanax, and a pain medicine to inmates housed in the prison block to which he was assigned.
NEWS
January 23, 2016
West Chester University will get an interim president April 1 - Christopher M. Fiorentino, the school's vice president of external operations. Fiorentino - who has his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in economics from Temple University - has spent more than 20 years at West Chester as a faculty member, dean of the college of business and public affairs and vice president, a post he's held since 2013. The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's 14-university State System of Higher Education announced his appointment on Thursday.
NEWS
January 15, 2016
Talking on a cellphone while driving in the Holland Tunnel to Jersey City, N.J., resulted in the arrest of a man wanted on a warrant in West Chester, a Port Authority Police Department spokesman said Wednesday. The arrest happened about 7 p.m. Tuesday night, after police pulled over a U-Haul rental van in the tunnel. A police statement said the driver, Mitchell Neil Thompson, 24, of 1205 Elm St. in Reading, had been driving erratically because he was busy with a cellphone. "The fingers of his right hand were manipulating the screen and his eyes were not on the roadway," the statement said.
NEWS
January 14, 2016
A woman who lives in a West Chester group home for people with special needs started a fire in the building Monday night, causing about $25,000 in damages, police said.Diana Grove, 53, of the 100 block of Price Street, was arrested Monday. She was charged with arson and reckless endangerment on Tuesday and is being held at Chester County Prison. After using a lighter to set a fire in an upstairs bathroom around 8:30 p.m., she called police. She told them she set the fire intentionally, because her housemates would not let her sleep, police said.
NEWS
January 12, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Jacqueline Denny Starr, 91, of West Chester, a retired professor of home economics at Cheyney University, died Friday, Jan. 1, of respiratory failure at Cathedral Village in Philadelphia. Born in Reading, Mrs. Starr was the youngest daughter of Rosannah C. and Harold P. Denny. Known as "Jackie," Mrs. Starr grew up in West Chester and graduated from West Chester Senior High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in home economics from Cheyney University, and a master of arts degree in clothing and textiles from Columbia University.
NEWS
January 8, 2016
The man whose body was found hanging in a West Chester park on Monday morning was a 56-year-old resident who lived nearby, police said Wednesday. William James Little lived half a mile from Marshall Square Park, where someone walking a dog found his body and called police around 6:50 a.m. Monday. The Chester County Coroner's Office has ruled his death a suicide. Shortly after police received the call, students arrived at the nearby Henderson High School for their first day back after the holiday break.
NEWS
January 8, 2016
West Chester Mayor Carolyn Comitta is running for a seat in the state House, she said Wednesday. Comitta, a Democrat, seeks her party's nomination for the seat in the 156th district, which includes portions of West Goshen, East Goshen, Westtown, Birmingham and Thornbury Townships and the Borough of West Chester. The Democratic nominee will challenge incumbent Republican State Rep. Dan Truitt, who is in his third term. "I am proud to be the candidate who listens, who celebrates diversity and inclusiveness and who brings people together to consider all points of view and get things done," Comitta said.
NEWS
January 6, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
A passerby walking a dog discovered the body of a man hanging in a West Chester park near a school Monday morning, police said. Police received a call around 6:50 a.m. about a white male hanging from a swing set in Marshall Square Park near Henderson High School. Police said the man lived in the West Chester area, but declined Monday afternoon to identify him or give his age, pending notification of his family. The death appears to have been a suicide, Detective Bob Kuehn said.
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