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August 7, 1996 | By Bill Price, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Harvey C. Waltz, 71, of Glenmoore, a retired veterinarian who was active in the community, died Monday at Brandywine Hospital. Dr. Waltz owned and operated the West Chester Animal Hospital on Route 100 in West Goshen for 43 years, specializing in small animals. In 1992, he sold the business and retired. A lifelong resident of Chester County, he was born and raised on a family-owned farm in Whitford, West Whiteland Township, and graduated from West Chester High School in 1942.
NEWS
July 23, 2016 | By Daniel Block, STAFF WRITER
The crowd watching Donald Trump's speech on the tavern television was spare and subdued. But they liked the message Thursday night, as well as the messenger. Some 15 people who turned out for a "watch party" of Trump supporters at Ryan's Pub in West Chester spoke of a dismay over the nation's trajectory and a belief that the Republican nominee could change that. "I'm worried for my children," said Joe Mottola, 59, an Exton resident who owns an IT company. "I'm worried about my grandchildren, and I see him as a beacon for the future.
NEWS
October 7, 1996 | For The Inquirer / DAVID SWANSON
Bob Hope greets one of about 300 buyers of his book, "Bob Hope's Dear Prez, I Wanna Tell Ya! A Presidential Jokebook," at the Chester County Book Co. in West Goshen.
NEWS
November 21, 2012
A 21-year-old West Chester University student was fatally injured while crossing the street in the 600 block of South Bolmar Street in West Goshen just after 5 p.m. Monday, West Goshen police reported. He was identified as Joseph M. Pietroforte of Nazareth, Pa., who had turned 21 on Saturday. "He was a third-year student studying criminal justice" in the College of Business and Public Affairs, said Pamela Sheridan, spokeswoman for the university. "He was walking to work at a nearby trucking company," she said.
REAL_ESTATE
October 5, 2008
$4.15 Million 153 76th St. Avalon Cape May County Settlement date May 2 202 Carter Dr. West Goshen Chester County Settlement date June 12 45 Manning Lane Cherry Hill Camden County Settlement date June 4 237 S. 18th St. Unit 9c-E Philadelphia Settlement date June 16 99 Buck Rd. Lower Southampton Bucks County Settlement date not available All sales recorded June...
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June 22, 2011 | By NATALIE POMPILIO, pompiln@phillynews.com 215-854-2595
Kandie Esterl and her 20-year-old daughter, Kellie Caldwell, stopped their car on Route 322 in West Goshen yesterday to visit the burned-out wooded area where "Jackass" star Ryan Dunn and his friend were killed in a fiery crash Monday morning. Caldwell, a huge fan of the "Jackass" film and TV offerings, will turn 21 in September. Her mother wanted her to be able to pay her respects - and to come away with a warning. "I wanted her to see it so she can see what speed and drinking does, even to good people," said Esterl, of Downingtown.
NEWS
March 27, 2014 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writer
    For the second time in recent weeks police were called to the Chester County SPCA to remove a volunteer from the premises of the troubled agency. Volunteer Leslie Celia was found in "violation of policy" and told she was no longer permitted at the shelter, according to the police report. "As of yet, we have not received any information from the shelter, but we will be looking into it," said Stephen Bazil, board member. Ashley Dec, Shelter Operations Manager did not return calls for comment.
NEWS
June 30, 2012
Red-light cameras soon will be legal in some Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties communities, under a bill that was poised for legislative approval Friday. A bill to continue Philadelphia's red-light camera program past its scheduled expiration Saturday was broadened in the Senate to include Pittsburgh, as well as Philadelphia-area towns with more than 20,000 people and accredited police departments. That would include Falls, Middletown, and Warminster Townships in Bucks County; West Chester and Tredyffrin, West Goshen, and West Whiteland Townships in Chester County; Chester, Media, and Haverford, Radnor, Springfield, and Upper Darby Townships in Delaware County; and Norristown and Abington, Horsham, Lower Merion, Lower Providence, Montgomery Township, Upper Dublin, and Upper Merion Townships in Montgomery County.
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
July 30, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
The West Chester Area school board decided Monday how it will redraw its voting boundaries into regions, marking the latest step in the district's move away from the at-large system it has used since its consolidation in 1966. The board voted, 6-2, to approve the new map, which divides the 75-square-mile district into three regions of about 36,000 residents each. It keeps West Chester Borough in one region, a previous point of contention. Approval of the map means the new voting system could be in place in time for next year's primary elections in the district, which has almost 12,000 students.
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July 23, 2016 | By Daniel Block, STAFF WRITER
The crowd watching Donald Trump's speech on the tavern television was spare and subdued. But they liked the message Thursday night, as well as the messenger. Some 15 people who turned out for a "watch party" of Trump supporters at Ryan's Pub in West Chester spoke of a dismay over the nation's trajectory and a belief that the Republican nominee could change that. "I'm worried for my children," said Joe Mottola, 59, an Exton resident who owns an IT company. "I'm worried about my grandchildren, and I see him as a beacon for the future.
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
May 15, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
West Goshen Township officials voted Wednesday to accept a settlement agreement that would limit Sunoco Logistics' pipeline construction but that critics say would make fighting future pipeline projects more difficult. The 5-0 decision by the Board of Supervisors came a month after the board tabled the vote after hearing from angry residents who wanted more from the deal with Sunoco Logistics. About 50 people attended Wednesday's meeting. After the April meeting, the board reviewed the agreement based on residents' concerns about safety and about the township's ability to contest future pipeline plans, said Theodore Murphy, vice chair of the Board of Supervisors.
NEWS
April 3, 2015 | By Caitlin McCabe, Inquirer Staff Writer
Joseph Deal loved adventure. Richard Poch seemingly spent nearly half of his life in or around a plane. On Sunday, the men, both certified pilots, boarded a small, single-engine craft at the Brandywine Airport in Chester County as part of a routine flight review conducted every two years to test a pilot's skills. They traveled not even half a mile before their plane abruptly crashed. "Joe was a kind soul and a wonderful man," Deal's family said in a statement Wednesday, after police publicly identified the men as the pair killed in the early-afternoon crash.
NEWS
March 13, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chester County residents packed a municipal meeting Wednesday to share their concerns about Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P.'s potential next steps following its decision to drop its request for state permission to go around local zoning laws for its pipeline project. West Goshen Township officials told about 70 residents at Wednesday's Board of Supervisors meeting that settlement talks between the township and Sunoco Logistics about the company's plans in the town were continuing and included safety concessions on the company's part.
BUSINESS
January 12, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities.   Like love and marriage, West Goshen and West Chester go together like a horse and carriage. It's not that West Goshen Township, which surrounds the Chester County seat, can't stand on its own. It's simply that West Chester's growing restaurant scene and other amenities have made it a destination for those living in the towns nearby. The fact that West Goshen is just minutes away from the borough's downtown gives its residents a head start on parking.
BUSINESS
January 11, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Population: 21,866 (2010). Median income: $71,055 (2010). Area: 12 square miles. Settlements in the last three months: 87. Homes for sale: 35. Days on market: 43. Median home price: $399,465. Housing units: 7,703 mostly single-family homes, most 15 to 35 years old. School district: West Chester Area. SOURCES: U.S. Census Bureau; City-Data.com; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach HomExpert Market Report; Betty Fennelly, Weichert Realtors; Kit Anstey, BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors
NEWS
September 4, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
In response to Sunoco Pipeline L.P.'s plans for a pumping station, a Chester County town passed a series of amendments to its zoning code Tuesday that will make it harder for pipeline companies to win approval for their projects. Under the amendments West Goshen Township supervisors approved at a special public hearing, the township will restrict pipeline companies to industrial areas, require them to prove their projects are necessary as public utilities, and force them to meet a series of requirements regarding safety and emergency planning.
NEWS
July 30, 2014 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
The West Chester Area school board decided Monday how it will redraw its voting boundaries into regions, marking the latest step in the district's move away from the at-large system it has used since its consolidation in 1966. The board voted, 6-2, to approve the new map, which divides the 75-square-mile district into three regions of about 36,000 residents each. It keeps West Chester Borough in one region, a previous point of contention. Approval of the map means the new voting system could be in place in time for next year's primary elections in the district, which has almost 12,000 students.
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