November 7, 2015 |
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - This season probably didn't start out quite the way Penn State wide receiver Geno Lewis expected. Last season, playing behind DaeSean Hamilton, Lewis logged 55 catches for 751 yards. But the 2015 season began slowly for the 6-foot-1, 205-pound redshirt junior, who went four games without a single catch. In nine games, he has made nine catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns, both of which came in the Lions' last two games. "I've been through a lot harder things in life than not playing football," Lewis said.
November 7, 2015 |
In a project that shows how shopping centers are evolving, a 111,000-square-foot Wegmans market is set to open at 7 a.m. Sunday as the centerpiece of a $100 million development in Glen Mills, Delaware County. The project, to be built in two phases on the 38-acre site where Route 202 and Route 1 meet, will house six other buildings besides Wegmans, and will be called Brandywine Mills. Peter Miller, president of Carlino Commercial Development of West Conshohocken, which is financing the project, said centers are focusing more on services than clothes.
November 4, 2015 |
The national leader in sacks in major college football did not start a single game in high school, received no scholarship offers from any Football Bowl Subdivision school, walked on at Penn State where he did not start a single game until his fifth year in the program, and failed to appear on any national radar before the 2015 season began. Now Carl Nassib, who went from a 6-foot-5, 218-pound defensive end during his senior year at Malvern Prep to a 6-7, 272-pound powerhouse at the same position for the Nittany Lions, is an all-American candidate, a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award which honors the top defensive player in the country, and a folk hero in Happy Valley.
October 31, 2015 |
Last weekend in the Middle Atlantic Conference the top four teams squared off, with Stevenson knocking off Widener, 31-20, and Delaware Valley handing Albright its first setback of the season, 28-23. That still has left the race for the conference title up in the air. Entering this weekend, Albright, Delaware Valley and Stevenson remain tied for first place (all are 6-1, 5-1 MAC), and the top five teams are separated by just one game. If there is a team that might a slight edge, it is Delaware Valley.
October 27, 2015 |
A PHILADELPHIA MAN was listed in serious condition at Paoli Hospital last night after he was injured in a hit-and-run crash near West Chester University, police said. Surveillance video shows a dark-colored SUV or minivan striking Sayid Murphy, 21, as he walked down High Street near Norfolk Avenue about 12:30 a.m. yesterday, West Goshen Township police said. Police found Murphy - who the campus newspaper the Quad reported is not a West Chester student - lying in High Street's center turn lane.
October 25, 2015 |
Jerry Jung, 80, of West Chester, a longtime stockbroker in Philadelphia, died Sunday, Oct. 18, of congestive heart failure at Paoli Hospital. Mr. Jung was born in Port Richmond, the fourth of eight children of Chinese immigrant parents. He worked as a boy in his parents' hand laundry business at a time when starched shirts and curtains were the rage. Warmed by a potbelly stove, the family lived in a one-room apartment above the laundry. "Living in such close quarters with nine other people, Jerry learned to appreciate everything he had and to work hard for everything he wanted," his family said.
October 15, 2015 |
Los Angeles-based JRK Property Holdings has purchased the Jefferson at Westtown, a 252-unit apartment complex in West Chester, a company official said. The investment and management group closed Sept. 30 on the 18-year-old property, which it plans to renovate extensively, James Bloomingdale, JRK's head of acquisitions, said Tuesday. Bloomingdale declined to identify the seller or disclose its purchase price. JRK also owns the Venice Lofts apartments in Philadelphia's Manayunk section.
October 15, 2015 |
The Grateful Alive Band generates enough energy to rally a Deadhead - at least according to one fan who lives at St. Martha Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Downingtown. But evidence of the band's impact on audiences at veterans' hospitals and nursing homes isn't measured in decibels, bongs, or beer bottles - rather, in foot-bouncing, hand-tapping, seat-swaying, and singing, even among those watching the performance from a horizontal position. Among a population suffering from ailments and sometimes boredom, the treat of live music - from polkas to platinum - by a cadre of musicians their own age can often be enough to transform them from "just OK" to even "joyful.
October 11, 2015 |
With 50 seconds remaining in its game against Coatesville - the 11th-ranked team in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer - West Chester East relied on its kicker. From 27 yards out, Nick Phillips did not disappoint. The senior connected on a game-winning field goal to give the host Vikings a 31-30 win Friday night in a Ches-Mont League National game. Jon Jon Roberts threw two touchdowns and ran for two. CHES-MONT LEAGUE NATIONAL Downingtown West 27, Bishop Shanahan 16: Thomas Mattioni threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the sixth-ranked hosts to a 6-0 start this season.
October 9, 2015 |
After a still unexplained one-year hiatus, the renowned West Chester University Poetry Conference at West Chester University will resume in 2016 with a new program director, poet R.S. "Sam" Gwynn. Now entering its 21st year, the four-day poetry gathering has attracted poets from around the world for its intensive workshop sessions, acclaimed teachers, and traditional focus on craft. "I want to make the conference so attractive in its offerings that it'll be hard for people not to come," Gwynn, 67, said by phone.