March 6, 2014 |
In a Big East tournament preview, Emily Leer and Devon Kane each scored 23 points, and Villanova closed out its regular season with an 81-64 victory over Marquette at the Pavilion. The teams will play again Sunday in the first round of the tournament in Rosemont, Ill. Villanova (22-7, 12-6 Big East) is the No. 4 seed, Marquette (20-9, 11-7) the No. 5. The Wildcats shot 64.0 percent (16-25) from the floor and hit eight three-point baskets. West Chester 86, Kutztown 74 - Brittany Sicinski (Downingtown West)
March 4, 2014 |
As another winter storm rumbled toward the region Sunday night, schools closed, officials declared emergencies, plow trucks rolled - and winter-weary residents searched for salt, all the while yearning for signs of spring. Philadelphia public and Archdiocese schools announced they would close Monday. So did Lower Merion, Radnor, Upper Darby and other suburban districts. Several in Chester County announced two-hour delays. In South Jersey, the list of Monday closures included Cherry Hill, Lenape, and Washington Township schools.
March 1, 2014 |
A bill in the works that might allow West Chester University to pull out of the financially struggling State System of Higher Education might come with a steep price of its own, the head of the university's faculty union warned Thursday. If West Chester became state-related, rather than being part of the 14-school system, tuition could go up and less money might be available to retain full-time faculty, said Lisa Millhous, a professor and president of the school's chapter of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties.
February 28, 2014 |
Philadelphia's Dawn Staley will coach the U.S. women's under-18 team at the FIBA Americas championships this summer. Staley, the South Carolina coach who won three gold medals playing for the U.S. national team, also coached the United States to a gold at the 2007 Pan American Games. She will be assisted by Louisville coach Jeff Walz and Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico. Staley is having a stellar season at South Carolina, leading the Gamecocks to a 25-2 mark. They've already clinched a share of the program's first Southeastern Conference regular season title and can win the league outright on Thursday.
February 20, 2014 |
WEST CHESTER The West Chester University freshman who made the shot of a lifetime during a halftime challenge Saturday - but lost out on the cash prize because it took him two tries - has $10,000 headed his way. From Pizza Hut. "[We] know greatness when we see it," Pizza Hut's official Twitter page wrote to Jack Lavery on Tuesday afternoon. "We have a check for $10K and free pizza for a year for you. What say you? #PayJackLavs" Lavery, an 18-year-old from Horsham whose story erupted on social media and radio talk shows, was still reeling from the news a few hours later and said he was humbled by the gesture.
February 19, 2014 |
WEST CHESTER An international fugitive accused of scamming an elderly Chester County man out of more than $260,000 has been arrested in the Dominican Republic and deported to Pennsylvania to face charges, according to law enforcement officials. Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said Jack Mayer stole the money from an 84-year-old East Caln Township man by telling him he had won a $3.5 million sweepstakes, and needed to pay the taxes and fees before receiving his prize.
February 17, 2014 |
Brittany Sandone (Souderton) led the Cabrini women's basketball team (19-4, 13-1 CSAC) with 22 points, including a three- pointer to send the game to overtime, as the Cavaliers scored a 69-62 win over visiting Neumann (14-9, 11-4 CSAC). Sandone led four Cavaliers in double-figure scoring, Erica Marvel (Oxford) led the Knights with 17 points. Jessica Schlesman (Boyertown) added 13. Rosemont 74, Centenary 63 - Liz Coyne (Downingtown West) earned her 17th double-double, scoring 19 with 16 boards to lead the Ravens (10-12, 8-6 CSAC)
February 13, 2014 |
SEXY Singles Week is an annual rite of summer in the Daily News . But readers often ask us, "What about sexy couples?" "Why do you ignore married people?" You know what? They've got a point. Marriage gets a bad rap. Most of what you read or hear about it concerns divorce or diminishing sex drives. Not to mention state laws that let some people marry but others not. Online dating and social media have made this an age of endless possibilities, and monogamy gets short shrift.
February 10, 2014 |
Update 6:30 a.m. - Peco reports 62,700 customers without power, 33,300 in Chester County -- About one in five households in Chester County remained without electricity three days after a massive midweek storm hit the region, bringing down snow-laden trees and branches that took out power lines. More than 5,000 utility workers were repairing the system through the day Saturday, bringing the number of households without power below 100,000 for the first time. By 11 p.m. Saturday, the outage map on the Peco website showed more than 39,000 customers without power, about 18.4 percent of the utility company's 206,200 households in Chester County.