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NEWS
February 10, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charlie Vogel is a familiar face - a celebrity of sorts - in the Hershey's Mill retirement community in East Goshen, Chester County. In a dozen years or so, he has done more than 100 interviews for the community's Channel 20 TV station, which reaches 1,700 homes. Among his most memorable guests were former Phillies manager Charlie Manuel, Phillies second baseman Chase Utley, Phillies' Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn, and TV weather forecasters Herb Clarke and Cecily Tynan. Vogel also interviewed Bill Campbell, the famed Philadelphia sports broadcaster who called Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game in 1962.
REAL_ESTATE
February 8, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Donna Talis has lived in her beloved West Chester townhouse for a quarter-century, and has spent the last dozen or so years transforming the 1980s-era residence off West Chester Pike. A little patience in purchasing exactly what she wanted, plus some do-it-yourself gumption, helped her cap off the work in the fall with a new master bathroom that incorporates elements of universal design such as a low-barrier shower and open shelving. Working with the same contractor, James C. Schell, Talis did the renovations on a modest budget but made a big impact on the quality of her living space.
NEWS
February 8, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
  A man who coached basketball in West Chester and taught English in Coatesville was arrested Thursday night for having a sexual relationship with his 17-year-old student in 2008. Mark V. Hostutler, 35, of East Goshen, an assistant boys' basketball coach at West Chester East High School and an English teacher at Coatesville Area High School, was charged with four counts of corruption of minors and four counts of endangering the welfare of children. The victim told police that as a 17-year-old student in the Coatesville school district, Hostutler gave her alcoholic drinks - Amaretto and Coke - and had sex with her three different times in June 2008 at his home.
NEWS
January 21, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
A Chester County man has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter for shooting his stepfather in a June 2013 argument. After a weeklong trial in West Chester, the jury also convicted Deviane Scott, 21, of Caln, of aggravated assault, simple assault and possession of an instrument of crime in the death of 36-year-old Joseph Durham. Jurors deliberated for about five hours Friday night before returning the verdict after 10 p.m.In reaching its decision, the jury rejected the prosecution's recommendation of a first-degree murder conviction and the defense's request for an acquittal.
SPORTS
January 15, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Roosevelt Jones scored a season-high 23 points, Kellen Dunham added 21 and Butler upended No. 21 Seton Hall, 79-75, in overtime on Tuesday night in Newark, N.J. Dunham and Jones scored nine of the first 10 points in the overtime for Butler (13-5, 3-2 Big East), which blew a late seven-point second-half lead. Sterling Gibbs led Seton Hall (13-4, 3-2) with 30 points before fouling out with 2 minutes, 8 seconds left in overtime in the Pirates' first loss at home. Miami 90, Duke 74 - Angel Rodriguez scored 24 points and the Hurricanes (12-4, 2-1 ACC)
SPORTS
January 5, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Kellen Dunham scored a season-high 28 points, including a pivotal three-pointer with just more than 2 minutes left that helped Butler (11-4, 1-1 Big East) hold off No. 15 St. John's, 73-69, Saturday in New York. Shorthanded St. John's (11-3, 0-2) played its first game since second-leading scorer Rysheed Jordan left the team to deal with "personal and family matters" back home in Philadelphia. Swarthmore 81, Roanoke 79 - Sam Lebryk scored a career-high 24 points and set up teammate Andrew Kaufmann's game-winning shot from downtown with five seconds left as Swarthmore (6-5)
NEWS
December 31, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nine-year-old Alex Collins sent his mother into the office of Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh in West Chester earlier this month for what he thought was the last step in applying to win a hunting and fishing trip with a sheriff. But there was a problem. The contest was for kids almost 600 miles away, at the sheriff's office in Chester County, South Carolina. "He was very upset when he realized it was the wrong Chester County," said Alex's mother, Leslie. The family saw the contest on the Chester County Sheriff's Office Facebook page and assumed it was the Pennsylvania county.
SPORTS
December 22, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Devin Booker had 19 points, and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game's first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA in Chicago on Saturday. Aaron Harrison added 15 points, and the Wildcats (12-0) handed the Bruins (8-4) one of their most-lopsided losses ever. The first meeting between the storied programs in eight years turned ugly as soon as the game started, with Kentucky dominating UCLA in every possible way. Kansas 96, Lafayette 69 - Freshman Kelly Oubre Jr. had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Frank Mason added 14 points and nine assists to help No. 10 Kansas (9-1)
NEWS
December 18, 2014 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
More than 500 students in the West Chester Area School District will be asked to change schools next year under a redistricting plan approved by the school board. Passed Monday night, 8-1, the plan changes boundaries for the 16 district schools, with the goals of easing crowding and bringing more balance. It will affect less than 5 percent of overall district enrollment, officials said. "I feel good that it's behind us and I feel positive about the process," Superintendent Jim Scanlon said Tuesday.
NEWS
December 15, 2014 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
The story of West Chester investment adviser Rich Weinstein shows that sometimes even the White House is no match for one angry citizen with a fast Internet connection and plenty of determination. Last week, Weinstein's relentless archive-diving on the intellectual origins of the Obamacare health insurance law helped put MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, often hailed as an "architect" of the plan, in the dock for hours of embarrassing interrogation from the U.S. House Oversight Committee.
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