August 5, 2016 |
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.
February 13, 2016 |
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.
May 25, 2015 |
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.
May 18, 2015 |
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.
March 11, 2015 |
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.
January 8, 2015 |
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.
November 21, 2014 |
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)
May 16, 2014 |
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.
December 14, 2013 |
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.
May 19, 2013 |
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.