WCN 24/7's TOP 10 Stories of 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Athletics dominated the headlines in 2013 at Westminster College and in Lawrence and Mercer counties.  Our students, staff and faculty selected this year's top stories for 2013 on WCN 24/7.  Which stories were on your list for your campus and your community?

#10- The men's track and field team captures another Presidents Athletic Conference title for the third year in a row.

#9- New Wilmington, founded in 1863, celebrated its sesquicentennial with a variety of events to celebrate the borough's 150th birthday.

#8- There's a new academic dean in town as Dr. Jane Wood joined the administration at Westminster.

#7- Swimming & diving coach Rob Klamut was inducted in the Lawrence County Sports Hall of Fame and reached a career milestone.

#6- A winery opened in the dry borough of New Wilmington.  The owners of the Fractured Grape Wine Cellars found away around the law that keeps local businesses from serving alcoholic beverages.

#5- The community of Sharon coped with the loss of two high school football stars killed in a violent traffic accident as the team was preparing for the playoff season. 

#4- New Wilmington Mayor Wendell Wagner revealed he was not seeking re-election.  The 80-year old Wagner is stepping down from politics after serving decades in politics.  Much of that time was served as mayor, borough council member and even as a Lawrence County commissioner.

#3- The women's tennis team netted another PAC championship as tennis coach Scott Renninger was named PAC Coach of the Year.

#2- Westminster College head football coach stepped down.  After 9 seasons with the team, Coach Jeff Hand resigned.

#1- The shutdown of the Sigma Nu fraternity after the national yanked the local chapter's charter.  The frat house was shuttered and NWPD launched an investigation into a frat party held in May.

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WCN 24/7's TOP local stories for 2013!