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Westminster Hires Kim Eldridge as New Head Women's Lacrosse Coach

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College has named Kim Eldridge as the head coach of its new women's lacrosse team that is expected to make its debut in the 2017 season.


Alabama, Pennsylvania snack food companies announce merger

Saturday, July 23, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The parent company of Golden Flake Snack Foods Inc., a longtime Birmingham, Alabama firm known for its potato chips and other snack foods, is being acquired by Utz Quality Foods Inc. of Hanover, Pennsylvania.


Ex-Pennsylvania treasurer charged in corruption case

Thursday, July 21, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A second former Pennsylvania state treasurer is facing federal charges in a long-running pay-to-play investigation.


Wolf signs bill allowing production of industrial hemp

Thursday, July 21, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A new law is on the books that could eventually lead to the return of the production of industrial hemp in Pennsylvania.


Remembering Pittsburgh broadcasting legend and Mercer County native Bill 'Chilly Billy' Cardille

Thursday, July 21, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Bill Cardille, a local Pittsburgh TV personality nicknamed "Chilly Billy" who hosted late-night "Chiller Theater" as well as "Studio Wrestling," has died. He was 87.


Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls to increase by 6 percent

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Motorists will soon see higher prices when paying to travel the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


WC Partners to Make Education Accessible to Sri Lankan Students

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Last month, Westminster College hosted a representative from Scholarships for USA with hopes of furthering learning opportunities for Sri Lankan students.


Softball: Titan Players Have Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience in South Africa

Monday, July 18, 2016

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College junior Nicole Anderson (Oakmont, PA / Riverview), senior Emily Lindsey (Freeport, PA / Freeport), and graduate Alexis Sheffer (Seneca, PA / Cranberry) recently traveled to Cape Town, South Africa for international competition, while also assisting in local community service projects and clinics, with an organization called Beyond Sports.
 
"South Africa was the experience of a lifetime and also a reality check," Sheffer said. "The culture over there is completely different from the United States; some families live in shacks with holes in the roof, with no running water. How fortunate are we to take all of this for granted every single day?"
 
"The sport I love took me half way across the world," Anderson said. "The games reminded me of when I was younger and everyone just played to have fun."
 
The Westminster student-athletes competed against three different teams (won all three games) and teamed up with the Softball Federation of South Africa to provide softball coaching clinics for local youth.
 
"To play softball against national teams was fantastic," Sheffer added. "All of the players, umpires, and spectators welcomed us on day one and enjoyed the competitiveness and intensity we all played with. The clinics that were held touched my heart. The innocence of children cannot be explained and I wish nothing more but the absolute best for the young girls who attended the softball clinics."
 
Anderson said, "They were just as excited to have us there as we were to be there. During the clinics we met children who had nothing but love for the game. They wanted to learn all that they could about the sport, but they also wanted to learn about us."
 
They also were able to enjoy various excursions, including a safari, cage diving with sharks, District Six museum, Castle of Good Hope, Robben Island, and one of the 7 wonders of the world - Table Mountain.
 
Sheffer added, "I will never forget this once in a lifetime experience and more importantly I will never forget the little souls that said, 'We want to play softball just like you when we grow up.'"
 
"We made connections and friendships that will last a lifetime," said Anderson. "My life has forever been changed by this trip."
 
Beyond Sports is an international education and service-learning organization that uses sports as a vehicle to explore the world and create meaningful cross-cultural relationships.


Cleveland gets ready for Republican National Convention

Sunday, July 17, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) - Two days out from the official start of the Republican National Convention, security in downtown Cleveland appears ready for the thousands of political delegates and news media heading to the city.


2016 – 2017 WC Celebrity Series Season Announced

Saturday, July 16, 2016

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Featuring magic, music, and Broadway hits, the Celebrity Series at Westminster College announces its performances for the 2016 - 2017 season.


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