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November 16, 1987 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the end came, it was with stunning suddenness. After playing 100 minutes of soccer Saturday night at Upper Moreland High School in a first-round PIAA Class AA state playoff game, Kennett and Wyomissing were still tied 1-1. Through four 20-minutes periods and two 10-minute overtimes, the two teams had watched balls bounce off crossbars, watched goalies make spectacular saves and watched each team's leading scorer break free for 1...
BUSINESS
February 13, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Metals manufacturer Carpenter Technology Corp. plans to relocate its headquarters to Philadelphia from Wyomissing, Berks County, to increase contact with its customers, the company said in a statement Thursday. Carpenter, which produces and distributes titanium alloys and other premium metals, said it is in the process of reviewing Philadelphia locations for its approximately 100-person headquarters office. Nearly 2,300 staffers will remain at a Reading facility near the company's current headquarters after the move, which the company aims to complete in late 2016.
NEWS
November 14, 1994 | By Brian Miller, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It is not a stretch to say that the PIAA state Class AA soccer championship was decided Saturday evening at Owen J. Roberts. Great Valley, which won the state Class AAA crown last season and looked ready for a solid run at the Class AA championship, was beaten by Wyomissing, 2-1. Despite the score, the Spartans' quarterfinal victory was extraordinarily thorough, as Wyomissing's superior size and breathtaking speed were just too much for the...
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March 17, 1986 | By Gary Miles, Inquirer Staff Writer
Saturday night's game at Coatesville against Wyomissing turned out to be a victory for the Springfield boys' basketball team, but it sure didn't end prettily. Marred by a bench-clearing brawl with 12 seconds left to play, the 61-51 victory in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class AA state tourney second round boosts the Spartans into tomorrow's quarterfinal round. Springfield will face GAR of Wilkes-Barre at Schuylkill High in Slatington, at a time to be determined.
SPORTS
November 5, 2000 | By Joe Fite, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Jenkintown's Jackie Carleton definitely played her best tennis of the season and perhaps of her high school career and took the PIAA State Class AA singles championship for the third consecutive year at the Hershey Racquet Club yesterday. "I'm happy about it," Carleton said. "I probably played the best at this one. I was used to the courts and I just played better. The matches were a little bit tougher this year, but it seemed like the draw had a little bit more depth. But I didn't have that many difficult matches.
NEWS
June 25, 1991 | By Ralph Vigoda, Inquirer Staff Writer
David W. Magill, who at 43 already has nine years' experience as a school superintendent, last night was named superintendent of the Lower Merion School District, one of the state's wealthiest. At the same time, Magill submitted his resignation to the school board in the Wyomissing School District in Berks County, where he has been superintendent since 1982. Wyomissing board President Judith Stoudt said Magill would be released from his contract, which had four years remaining.
NEWS
November 11, 1991 | By Adam Gusdorff, Special to The Inquirer
The Bucks County soccer express keeps rolling, with Central Bucks East and Holy Ghost Prep each advancing to the semifinals in their state tournaments. East (23-1-1) moved on in the AAA draw after beating Hempfield, 3-1, Saturday night at Marple Newtown. Ghost (19-3-2) continues in AA play after defeating Wyomissing, 1-0, in Allentown. C.B. East, ranked second in the state, dominated play from the outset despite a lot of calls that went against it. "I have to give our kids a lot of credit for keeping their composure in the first half," coach Jim Sleicher said.
BUSINESS
May 16, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. agreed to buy Meadows Racetrack & Casino, near Pittsburgh, from Cannery Casino Resorts L.L.C. for $465 million, the Wyomissing, Pa., company said. Meadows, in Washington Township, is the second casino in Western Pennsylvania - where new Ohio casinos have cut into revenue - to come under a sales agreement. The sale of MTR Gaming Group Inc., which owns Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, is scheduled for completion in the second half of this year. Meadows opened in 2007 and has 3,317 slot machines, 61 table games and 14 poker tables.
NEWS
May 29, 2010
District 1's singles championship hopes fell short Saturday in the PIAA state boys' tennis championships at the Hershey Racquet Club. In Class AA, Lower Moreland's Drew Hoffmann had to withdraw before the start of the championship match against District 5 champ Peter Riley of Tussey Mountain. Riley was awarded the title on a walkover. "It was an illness," Lower Moreland coach Jeanette Hausman said. "They said it might have been kind of an electrolyte problem. We're waiting for him to get out of the hospital [Hershey Medical Center]
SPORTS
December 14, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
About a decade ago, Troy Gore and a few other Philadelphia firefighters began discussing a plan to bolster the lives of teenagers at a Northwest Philly school where students were sometimes ridiculed for wearing "corny uniforms. " While responding to an emergency call from Imhotep Charter, at 21st and Godfrey, they approached Mama Christine Wiggins, the school's founder and CEO, about starting a football team. Wiggins eventually green-lighted the proposal, putting the coordination duties in the hands of Gore, Lamont Belvey, and the other firefighters.
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BUSINESS
August 5, 2016 | By Harold Brubaker, STAFF WRITER
Penn National Gaming Inc. bought Rocket Games Inc., a San Franciso developer of social casino games, for $60 million in cash, plus potential incentive payments to certain Rocket executives over the next two years, the Wyomissing, Pa., casino operator said Wednesday. Among Rocket's 50 social casino games is Viva Slots Vegas, which has an audience of more than 200,000 daily players, according to Penn National, whose Penn Interactive Ventures is based in Conshohocken and operates www.hollywoodcasino.com , HollywoodSlots.com, and Hollywoodraces.com.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Metals manufacturer Carpenter Technology Corp. plans to relocate its headquarters to Philadelphia from Wyomissing, Berks County, to increase contact with its customers, the company said in a statement Thursday. Carpenter, which produces and distributes titanium alloys and other premium metals, said it is in the process of reviewing Philadelphia locations for its approximately 100-person headquarters office. Nearly 2,300 staffers will remain at a Reading facility near the company's current headquarters after the move, which the company aims to complete in late 2016.
NEWS
May 25, 2015 | The Inquirer Staff
Plumstead Christian tennis ace Kyle Seelig will end his decorated high school career the same way he began it - as a state champion. Seelig defeated Andre Fick of Wyomissing, 6-1, 6-3 in the Class AA singles final Saturday at the Hershey Racquet Club. Seelig, who knocked off Luke Phillips of Carlynton, 6-3, 6-1 in the semifinals, also won a state title his freshman season and was named a high-school All-American. He took the next two years off from high-school play, competing in USTA tournaments.
NEWS
May 18, 2015 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeanne Ray Willig, 92, a retired state administrator and dedicated gardener, died Thursday, May 14, at Lankenau Hospital of complications from a stroke. A longtime resident of Lower Merion, Mrs. Willig was born in Wyomissing, Pa., and moved with her family as a teenager to Philadelphia. She graduated from Olney High School, where she edited the student newspaper. She worked for years alongside her high school sweetheart and, later, husband, Paul Willig, at the family delicatessen, Paul & Irv's, in Brewerytown.
BUSINESS
March 11, 2015 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Shares in Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. climbed $4.06, or 12.5 percent, after the Wyomissing, Pa., company announced a hostile, $4.1 billion offer for the real estate holdings of Pinnacle Entertainment Inc., a Las Vegas casino company. It was the biggest one-day gain for Gaming & Leisure Properties since the real estate investment trust was spun off from Penn National Gaming Inc. in the fall of 2013 to own most of Penn National's real estate. The stock closed at $36.43. Pinnacle owns 15 casinos and announced last fall that its board had decided to split into two companies, one to own its real estate and one to operate its casinos.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2015 | By Anndee Hochman, For The Inquirer
They met in a Bible study class. He proposed at a Barnes & Noble bookstore, kneeling in the aisle with a ring concealed behind a magazine. They married, had a girl, then a boy, and figured their family was complete. That's when the storybook ended and the real story began. Gavin was born at 30 weeks - a morsel of a baby, weighing just over 3 pounds. His body temperature fluctuated; he wasn't gaining weight; he was prone to infection. At first, Karen and Adam thought his struggles were due to prematurity.
FOOD
November 21, 2014 | By Michael Klein, Philly.com
Fast-casual - the segment of dining that includes create-your-own meals (e.g. Subway and Chipotle) - is exploding. Jeff Hettinger, his son Steven, and business partner Felix Mailetta - who also have Viva Bistro in Wyomissing - slow-roast brisket, pork, chicken, and turkey, shred it, and add toppings and sauces for salads, rice bowls and sandwiches. Hence the name Shredwich . The first location opened last month in Saint Davids Square (550 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne, 610-688-5700)
BUSINESS
May 16, 2014 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Gaming & Leisure Properties Inc. agreed to buy Meadows Racetrack & Casino, near Pittsburgh, from Cannery Casino Resorts L.L.C. for $465 million, the Wyomissing, Pa., company said. Meadows, in Washington Township, is the second casino in Western Pennsylvania - where new Ohio casinos have cut into revenue - to come under a sales agreement. The sale of MTR Gaming Group Inc., which owns Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie, is scheduled for completion in the second half of this year. Meadows opened in 2007 and has 3,317 slot machines, 61 table games and 14 poker tables.
SPORTS
December 14, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
About a decade ago, Troy Gore and a few other Philadelphia firefighters began discussing a plan to bolster the lives of teenagers at a Northwest Philly school where students were sometimes ridiculed for wearing "corny uniforms. " While responding to an emergency call from Imhotep Charter, at 21st and Godfrey, they approached Mama Christine Wiggins, the school's founder and CEO, about starting a football team. Wiggins eventually green-lighted the proposal, putting the coordination duties in the hands of Gore, Lamont Belvey, and the other firefighters.
NEWS
May 19, 2013 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Arthur Henshey Moss, 82, of Wayne, who practiced law in Philadelphia for 40 years, died Thursday, May 9, of complications from pneumonia at his home. Before retiring in 2000, Mr. Moss spent four decades with the firm of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads. He started as an associate and became a partner. Mr. Moss was a corporate and securities lawyer whose specialty was municipal finance. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Association of Bond Lawyers. The firm's chairman, Richard L. Scheff, said Mr. Moss would be remembered as a quiet man who knew how to "brighten your day" as well as for his legal acumen.
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