Westminster College: leading liberal arts college, New Wilmington, PA http://www.westminster.edu/ en-us Copyright 2014 Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:34:23 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/news/rss/ Westminster College: leading liberal arts college, New Wilmington, PA http://www.westminster.edu/news/images/logo_blue.gif http://www.westminster.edu/ (VIDEO INTERVIEW) Registrar announces retirement after 15 years at Westminster http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2491 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-9065206054307318709.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- <strong>Westminster College</strong> Registrar <strong>June Pierce</strong> says she'll retire at the end of the academic year marking a 15 year run with the institution.'I'm happy to be here and I enjoy coming to work everyday,' Pierce told WCN 24/7.  'I'm going to miss my staff and faculty and the students.  The students here are so wonderful and grateful.' Among the responsibilities for the <strong>Registrar</strong> include scheduling and managing class schedules and reviewing student's progress for graduation requirements.  The North Carolina native, who's called New Wilmington home since 2000, has seen some major changes at the college.  Her office led the way to transition class registration from a system lining up in person to have paper cards entered by staffers into a computer to a do-it-yourself online class registration system.Pierce says it's time for her to retire and spend more time with her family and grandchildren.  She talks candidly with WCN's Amanda Sloan about the changes she's witnessed on campus and her role at keeping track of classes, transcripts, schedules and so much more.<iframe allowfullscreen='' frameborder='0' height='337' mozallowfullscreen='' src='//player.vimeo.com/video/112436302?byline=0&color=ff0179' webkitallowfullscreen='' width='600'></iframe>.She and her staff are involved with every student.  Pierce also stands next to the President during commencement exercises and presents the degrees as they are awarded to graduates.  She and her staff have the ultimate list and they're always checking it twice to make sure everyone has those 128 college credits to graduate along with all those IP requirments and more.'One of the things our office does is review every senior's record by hand to make sure everyone has what they need to graduate,' Pierce said.  'I would hope the next Registrar keeps an open door policy.  I feel like I can resolve issues in a few minutes and be able to move on to the next thing.' Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2491 Celebrity Series to Host 'Christmas with the Tenors' http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2493 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-3007375157146749833.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> Westminster College's Celebrity Series will present Christmas with The Tenors, Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The concert is sponsored by Giant Eagle.'Our phones rang off the hook after the Tenors came to town last November for the Celebrity Series,' shares Connie McGinnis, director of the Celebrity Series. 'There was a resounding ‘bring them back!' and so here we are, proudly welcoming them to campus, once again.'Band members Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, Remigio Pereira, and Fraser Walters will present songs from their new hit album, 'Lead with Your Heart,' as well as Christmas melodies to sing along to.  The Tenors will showcase some of the season's most popular songs including 'Ava Maria,' 'What Child Is This,' 'O Holy Night,' and more from their holiday album, 'The Perfect Gift.'In their short career, they have performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show (with Celine Dion), for Her Majesty The Queen during her Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle, the live broadcast of the 2011 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, at the opening ceremonies of Vancouver's 2010 Olympics and for the NBA, MLB, and NHL All-Star Games. They have rubbed shoulders with presidents and prime ministers, princesses and even shared a private tea with HM The Queen. They have shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Paul Anka, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Brian McKnight, David Foster, and Natalie Cole among others, in venues from Bangkok to London, and New York to Israel. They have been hailed as musical ambassadors and Canada's national treasure.Tickets, ranging from $35-$55, are available by calling the Celebrity Series box office at (724) 946-7354.  Additional information on this and all of the season's shows is available at <a href='http://www.westminster.edu/celebrity.'>www.westminster.edu/celebrity.</a> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2493 Wind Advisory Issued for Monday http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2492 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg1743132136878775536.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH-- The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a WIND ADVISORY for Monday, Nov. 24.  The advisory runs from 11 AM to 10 PM.The NWS says blustery conditions could produce 20-30 MPH winds with some gusts reaching 50 MPH.Lawrence and Mercer counties are included in the wind advisory area of western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.IMPACTS...STRONG WIND CAN DOWN TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. TREES ROOTED IN SATURATED SOIL MAY BE TOPPLED. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.<br />  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2492 A rising star, Kane now beset by battles, probe http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2489 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg5428476187883908619.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - When Kathleen Kane ran for Pennsylvania attorney general, she campaigned as a corruption-buster who would be independent of Gov. Tom Corbett and find out why it took more than three years to investigate Jerry Sandusky.Now, amid a government pornographic email scandal she made public, she's facing a highly unusual and secret investigation. At issue, she says, is whether she breached grand jury secrecy when her office gave information about a separate investigation to a newspaper.Some see it as the latest misstep of someone who is ill-equipped to be Pennsylvania's top prosecutor. Some Kane defenders worry it is a back-door attempt to railroad her out of office.Kane says she did nothing wrong, while Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli questions the legality of the process.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2489 Women's Swimming & Diving: Titans Win 200th with PAC Win at Chatham http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2488 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4494701338900164984.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Westminster College women's swimming & diving teams, under veteran head coach Rob Klamut, won its 200th dual meet in the program's history on Saturday after a 166-119 win at Chatham University on Saturday.Klamut was named the first-ever head coach of the Titan women's swimming & diving teams in 1987.Westminster improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). The Cougars dropped to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the conference.The Titans won 10 events, not including two events in which Westminster used exhibition swimmers.Sophomore Mikayla Morrow (Columbiana, OH / Homeschool) won a pair of individual events and was also part of a winning relay team. Morrow won the 100 breaststroke (1:13.10) and the 200 IM (2:22.79). She was also the second leg in the 200 medley relay team that won with a time of 1:57.35. Senior Marina Rozick (Pittsburgh, PA / North Allegheny), first-year Megan Douds (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park), and senior Rebecca Mobley (Gibsonia, PA / Pine-Richland) completed the quartet.Junior Kelsey Reott (Butler, PA / Slippery Rock) and sophomore Sam Tower (Export, PA / Franklin Regional) each won a pair of events. Reott won the 1,000 freestyle (11:14.29) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.62). Tower touched first in the 200 freestyle (2:04.03) and in the 100 freestyle (57.63).Also picking up victories for Westminster were first-year Lindsay Homan (Penfield, NY / Penfield) in the 200 butterfly (2:15.85), senior Ashley Wyland (Pittsburgh, PA / Taylor Allderdice) in the 50 freestyle (25.93), and sophomore Anne Tillie (Fallston, MD / Fallston) in the 200 backstroke (2:19.52).Westminster is back in action December 4 when it competes at the three-day Wooster Invitational. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2488 Men's Basketball: Titans Fall at Hiram, 88-71 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2487 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg8638605691300601425.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HIRAM, Ohio - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 88-71, at Hiram College on Saturday in a non-conference contest.The Titans dropped to 2-2 overall, while the Terriers improved to 3-0.The Terriers led the entire first half, including their largest lead of 17 points (49-32) with 2:17 remaining in the half. Hiram led 49-36 at intermission.Westminster cut Hiram's lead to nine points on three different occasions, with the latest coming with 17:13 on the clock when junior Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) found freshman Deontay Scott (Youngstown, OH / East) for a layup. Hiram, however, led in double-digits for the remainder of the game.Hiram out-shot Westminster 55.6% (30-54) to 41.0% (25-61) and held a 39-38 rebound edge.Three Titans scored in double figures, led by Wallander with 19 points. Sophomore Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) and classmate Tre Major (New Castle, PA / Union) scored 17 and 11 points, respectively. Freshman Jarret Vrabel (Canfield, OH / Canfield) had a game-high 11 rebounds. Wallander and Scott added six and five boards, respectively.Westminster is back on the court Tuesday when it travels to Penn. State-Behrend. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2487 Fatal Friday night shooting in Lawrence County http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2490 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4238688260721851370.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - A Lawrence County man has been jailed on charges that fatally shot an Ohio woman during a drug-related argument over his cellphone.Online court records don't list an attorney for 40-year-old Robert Johns. He's charged with criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse for allegedly shooting 26-year-old Amanda Seman, of Youngstown, Ohio.Her body was found Friday in John's home in Neshannock Township, covered with a blanket and a plastic bag. But police say Johns told them he shot Seman on Tuesday.Johns tells police that Seman had a drug problem and asked him for money and when he wouldn't give it to Seman, she took his cellphone. Police say Johns shot Seman when she wouldn't return the phone.Seman's body was found after her relatives asked police to check on her.<br /> <br />Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.<br /><br />  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2490 Top Pa. officials' salaries grow with inflation http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2486 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-6888007728495072460.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - No one at the state Capitol has advocated pay raises for hundreds of Pennsylvania's top elected and appointed officials since the last attempt in 2005, but their compensation continues to grow year after year.A 1995 law provides automatic cost-of-living increases for the state's judges, members of the Legislature and many top executive branch officials, including the governor and his major appointees.The adjustments are relatively small - just 1.6 percent for 2015 - but they add up.Since 2005, the annual increases have boosted the salaries for the governor and rank-and-file legislators by more than 22 percent.In the judiciary, salaries for appellate judges have increased by more than 30 percent. The 2015 salary for the chief justice will be $209,000, compared with $154,000 a decade ago.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2486 Western Pa. drivers hit by icy conditions http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2485 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-7054508296912230005.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - Freezing rain in western Pennsylvania is creating headaches for drivers and business for tow trucks and body shops.A brief downpour on Saturday caused multiple accidents on roadways and bridges as temperatures struggled to get out of the 30s.Officials closed sections of several highways and interstates, and a 10-vehicle crash was reported on the Westinghouse Bridge in McKeesport.Rainy conditions are expected through the weekend, and cold temperatures should return after a modest warm-up on Monday.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2485 Pa. town to replace UGLY Christmas tree http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2484 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg6587072541155848497.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> READING, Pa. (AP) - A 50-foot spruce Christmas tree in downtown Reading is coming down after Scrooge-like complaints that it was pathetic and ugly.A group led by City Council president Francis Acosta has begun raising private funds to replace it with something that's larger and more impressive, and to decorate it. The current tree is topped with a lighted pretzel.Officials are hoping to have a do-over tree lighting ceremony next weekend.The city had planned to get its tree from a farm in Schuylkill County, but when they went pick it up the farmer wouldn't let the crew drive their trucks onto what was wet ground.That's when they found the last-minute replacement at a Reading city park.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2484 Ex-state worker charged with stealing 610 helmets http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2483 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg302871886074992674.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> ARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania state worker has been accused of stealing 610 combat helmets and faces federal charges.Investigators say 43-year-old Marietta resident Michael Gantz worked as an acquisition officer at the Department of General Services' surplus property warehouse.Criminal charges filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg allege that between July 2009 and January 2010 he stole combat helmets the federal government provided for distribution to state and local law enforcement officers.Investigators estimate the value of the helmets at more than $5,000.Gantz apparently doesn't have a listed telephone number and can't be reached for comment.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2483 Pennsylvania jobless rate declines to 6-year low http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2482 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3060727484449108062.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's jobless rate dropped to a six-year low in October.The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate last month was 5.4 percent. That's down three-tenths of a percentage point from September.It was also below the national rate of 5.8 percent.Officials say total nonfarm jobs went up by 12,600 to more than 5.8 million. That's the highest level since August 2008.The largest movement in October was an increase of 5,500 jobs in trade, transportation and utilities.One year ago, the state's unemployment rate was 7.1 percent.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2482 Former Consol exec stole $440,000 in gas royalties http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2480 PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former Consol Energy executive has pleaded guilty to stealing $440,000 in gas royalties from the company by forging deed transfers so he could funnel the money into a fake company he ran out of a post office box.Thirty-seven-year-old Scott Hamilton, of Baden, pleaded guilty to mail fraud Wednesday and will be sentenced by a federal judge in Pittsburgh on March 25.Hamilton was Consol's land records general manager when he used two fake identities to forge deed transfers from Consol to his fake company, PRH. That enabled him to funnel drilling rights royalties from an 1,100-acre parcel in West Virginia and a 95-acre parcel in Illinois to the bogus company.Consol officials alerted federal authorities when they discovered the missing royalties in September 2013.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2480 Butler Co. woman raising grandkids gets prison over pot sales http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2479 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-1691128777011235571.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> BUTLER, Pa. (AP)-- A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman who said she sold marijuana to help raise several grandchildren after her daughter died has been sentenced to 15 to 30 months in state prison.Candace Kelly was also ordered Thursday to forfeit $393,000 that state police seized as drug proceeds when they raided her Buffalo Township home last fall. Police also seized 64 pounds of hydroponically grown marijuana.Kelly pleaded guilty in October, telling a Butler County judge she sold as much as 100 pounds of marijuana a year for more than four years.She said she used the money to support her four granddaughters.Police say Kelly bought large quantities of marijuana at $3,300 per pound and resold it at a profit of $100 per pound.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2479 Court sides with union over Pa. health centers http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2478 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg6773109988369876397.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is siding with the nurses' union and putting a halt to plans by the Corbett administration to close more than a third of the county-based state health centers.The court on Thursday ordered the administration to stop eliminating the centers, reopen those that have already been shuttered and restore the level of public health services to 1995 levels.The ruling, in the form of a preliminary injunction, says officials can't ignore a 1996 state law that requires the state to maintain the 60 health centers it operated as of July 1995.Gov. Tom Corbett's administration sought to close 26 centers and reorganize public health services as a cost-saving budget change last year.SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania and others challenged the decision.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2478 Pennsylvania attorney general now says-no child porn found http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2477 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-3051559050623429039.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The office of Pennsylvania's attorney general says a pornographic email scandal involving state employees did not include any child pornography.In a TV interview Tuesday, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said the emails included 'hardcore, graphic' material that sometimes depicted children. The TV interviewer did not ask Kane to provide a more detailed description.Kane's office was asked to elaborate Wednesday. It says agents know of no child pornography exchanged in the email scandal, which has cost some government officials their jobs.Kane spokeswoman Renee Martin says the images the attorney general referred to must be considered in the context of an unacceptable workplace culture created by the exchange of pornographic emails. One she singled out showed a boy peeking into a girl's underwear.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2477 Fired Lawrence Co. prison guards face abuse charges http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2476 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-2909695255747808143.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW CASTLE, Pa.-- Two fired prison guards from the Lawrence County Jail face charges in the wake of accusations they abused a prisoner.The Lawrence County District Attorney says Stephen Smith and Michael Antonio abused a prisoner and it was caught on camera.DA Joshua Lamancusa says the abuse when on for nearly 40 minutes.'They handcuffed the prisoner to a shower stall,' Lamancusa said. 'They threw water balloons at him, as well as toilet paper rolls and boxes.'Both of the accused had worked as guards for more than 20 years.Smith and Antonio face criminal charges of official oppression, simple assault and conspiracy, authorities said. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2476 Men's Basketball: Titans Fall at Heidelberg Despite Shooting Over 60 Percent http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2481 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-1700644621266349587.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> TIFFIN, Ohio - The Westminster College men's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season in a non-conference game Wednesday night. The Titans lost at Heidelberg University, 103-89, despite shooting 60.3% (35-58) from the field.The Student Prince (2-0) were ahead for the majority of the first half, including an 11-point lead with 15:59 on the clock. The Titans (2-1) continued to battle and took a 46-45 lead, their first since the 18:45 mark, after junior Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) scored on a layup with 1:05 remaining. Heidelberg managed to regain the lead and led 48-46 at halftime.Heidelberg took a commanding 77-63 lead with 9:03 remaining in the game. The Titans, however, orchestrated a 22-9 run to cut the Student Prince's lead to one point. Heidelberg, however, remained in front for the duration of the contest.Titan freshman Deontay Scott (Youngstown, OH / East) came off the bench and tied a game-high with a career-high 22 points (8 for 10). Sophomore Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) scored 18 points (7 for 8), while junior Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) registered 13. Carswell added nine points, while freshman Jarret Vrabel (Canfield, OH / Canfield) had eight. Vrabel had a game-high 11 rebounds, while Wallander added seven.The Titans out-shot Heidelberg 60.3% (35-58) to 40.0% (30-75) and held a 48-34 rebound edge.Westminster will travel to Hiram College on Saturday with a 5:30 p.m. start time. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2481 Pa. checks potential duplicate voter registrations http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2475 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-664740945004166111.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Tens of thousands of registered voters may soon be asked to verify that Pennsylvania is their residence or risk being purged from its voter rolls.State elections officials said Wednesday they are in the process of sending lists to county elections officials of nearly 43,000 Pennsylvania voters who apparently have registered more recently in other states.The county officials will notify individual voters to verify their state of residence. Those who do not respond and do not vote in the next four years could be removed from Pennsylvania's rolls.Pennsylvania is one of 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program, in which voters lists are compared to ensure accuracy and reduce duplicate registrations. It's run by the state of Kansas at no cost to the other states.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2475 DEP citing Sunoco for drilling clay into creek http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2474 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg1598133050131733314.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> FINLEYVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Protection says it expects to fine Sunoco Logistics for 5,300 gallons of drilling clay that a subcontractor accidentally released into a southwestern Pennsylvania creek two months ago.The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (<a href='http://bit.ly/1wY47tM'>http://bit.ly/1wY47tM</a> ) says Sunoco hired the subcontractor to do horizontal drilling on a 53-mile natural gas pipeline that crosses Washington and Westmoreland counties.The bentonite leaked into Little Mingo Creek in Union Township, Washington County, on Sept. 18. The soft clay is not toxic, but can kill fish if enough of it enters a waterway.Sunoco spokesman Jeff Shields says the company is working with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to remedy the release of the clay. Shields says Sunoco always has a response plan to deal with such incidents.It's not clear how much Sunoco might be fined.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2474 Western Pa. student crushed by falling car http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2473 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5495285619992824228.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania college student was crushed by a car that fell onto him when a jack failed.The 19-year-old Indiana University of Pennsylvania student was airlifted Tuesday to a Pittsburgh hospital with unspecified injuries.Police did not identify the student.They say he was injured while repairing the vehicle in a parking lot near his home a few blocks from campus.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2473 Pa. ties record low, avoids heavy snowfall http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2472 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg7203511955811324590.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> ERIE, Pa. (AP)- A northwest Pennsylvania city tied a record low temperature but avoided the heavy, lake-effect snow that deluged Western New York.The National Weather Service says the temperature in Erie dropped to 14 degrees just after 7 a.m. Tuesday, matching a mark set for that day in 1959.Forecasters say a narrower than expected snow band developing off Lake Erie left Erie with an accumulation of just 0.7 inches.They had predicted up to nearly two feet of snow.The National Weather Service says the region could see 2 to 4 inches of snow Wednesday and an additional 2 to 4 inches on Thursday.Copyright The Associated Press Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2472 WCN introduces #TBTWCN for social media http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2464 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5944087738631022291.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- WCN staffers want to bring a little element of time travel to our social media feeds as we introduce #TBTWCN.<a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcn247/15790079846' title='1915 by WCN 24/7, on Flickr'><img alt='1915' height='309' src='https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5611/15790079846_b67df0e7ef.jpg' width='500' /></a>The new hashtag will go on ThrowBack Thursday photos WCN & Titan Radio post on social media each week.  WCN shares images our staff selects each week from the Argo archvies at McGill Library.We hope to encourage our alumni, students, staff and faculty to follow us online and the #TBTWCN will allow you to search for images we put out there on Facebook or Instagram.To help launch #TBTWCN we've created a video with Titan Radio and Fall Out Boy's 'CENTURIES' to showcase the timeline we're showcasing-- from the not so distant past to the days when William McKinley lived in the White House.  It's our way of showcasing the traditions and history of Westminster.<iframe allowfullscreen='' frameborder='0' height='360' src='//www.youtube.com/embed/w-kbhZgDBRk' width='640'></iframe>Follow WCN and Titan Radio on the following feeds:<ul><li><strong><a href='http://www.pinterest.com/wcn247/'>WCN & Titan Radio on Pinterest</a></strong></li><li><a href='https://www.facebook.com/westminstercable'><strong>WCN on Facebook</strong></a></li><li><a href='https://www.facebook.com/titanradio.net'><strong>Titan Radio on Facebook</strong></a></li><li><a href='http://instagram.com/titanradiorocks'><strong>WCN & Titan Radio on Instagram</strong></a></li><li><a href='https://twitter.com/wcn247'><strong>WCN on Twitter</strong></a></li><li><a href='https://twitter.com/titanradiolive'><strong>Titan Radio on Twitter</strong></a></li><li><a href='https://vimeo.com/wcn247'><strong>WCN on Vimeo</strong></a></li></ul> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2464 Pennsylvania attorney general: Porn email had kids http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2471 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5467143593356285063.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's attorney general says some of the pornographic emails that were exchanged among state government officials in a scandal that has claimed some of their jobs involved children and violent sexual acts against women.Attorney General Kathleen Kane said in an interview televised Tuesday night on CNN the images are 'deplorable' but she is being stopped from investigating them by a court order.Kane didn't describe the material involving children and violent sexual acts against women or say who exchanged it.One of Kane's lawyers in the case, Lanny Davis, says he hasn't seen all of the emails involved and isn't sure to what Kane was referring. He says two images he saw of children were inappropriate but not necessarily child pornography.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2471 Edinboro U. student charged in death of ex-student http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2470 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-3554696659314919025.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested an Edinboro University student in the shooting death of a former student outside an off-campus apartment complex.Police say 21-year-old Trey Gunter was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Monday night's shooting death of 22-year-old Tobiah Johnson near the campus.Johnson was from Mercer County and graduated from Reynolds High SchoolEdinboro was locked down for about four hours after the shooting, which authorities allege followed a dispute over a stolen gun.About 2,000 students live on the Edinboro campus, about 20 miles south of Erie and 110 miles north of Pittsburgh. The university was hosting a basketball game when the lockdown was ordered.Gunter was ordered held without bail pending a Dec. 2 preliminary hearing; a message left for his attorney wasn't immediately returned Tuesday evening.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2470 Pennsylvania Great Dane gives birth to 19 puppies http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2469 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4303749146227684364.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) - Call it '19 Pups and Counting.'WHTM-TV reports (<a href='http://bit.ly/1t0kiFJ'>http://bit.ly/1t0kiFJ</a>) York County, Pennsylvania, residents Brandon and Aimie Terry's Great Dane recently gave birth to 19 puppies.Great Danes normally have seven to 10 puppies in a litter. But Brandon Terry says an X-ray of Snowy found at least 15 'little spines' during a visit to the veterinarian's office before she gave birth.The puppies are about three weeks old and recently opened their eyes.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2469 Lockdown lifted after shooting near Edinboro University http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2468 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-7305136217840190925.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) - A state university in northwestern Pennsylvania has reopened after a temporary lockdown prompted by a fatal off-campus shooting.Police ordered the precautionary measure Monday night while searching for a suspect near Edinboro University.Students were told to stay inside and wait for a police escort before walking home from classroom buildings and the campus athletics facility.Officials say a man in his 20s died in a shooting at an apartment complex near campus around 6 p.m. Monday. The suspect remains at large.Police ordered the lockdown around 7:45 p.m. It remained in effect for about four hours.About 2,000 students live on the Edinboro campus, about 20 miles south of Erie and 110 miles north of Pittsburgh.The university was hosting a basketball game when the lockdown was ordered.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2468 Parts of western Pa. bracing for nearly 2 feet of snow http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2467 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg2819114988536482783.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Parts of western Pennsylvania are bracing for nearly two feet of snow as arctic air continues to produce lake-effect conditions.The National Weather Service says the Erie area could see 6 to 10 inches of snow Tuesday afternoon and an additional 7 to 10 inches Tuesday evening.That's on top of about 2 inches that fell Monday.A lake-effect snow warning remains in effect for northwest Pennsylvania, northeast Ohio and parts of western New York through 7 a.m. Wednesday.An emergency warming shelter for Erie's homeless opened Monday night.Forecasters say winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour could produce hazardous whiteout conditions and make roads impassable.The Erie area has seen 17.5 inches of snow so far this year. That's more than five times the total this time last year.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2467 Trial ordered for 6 CAL U football players in beating http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2466 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3492793633463997056.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Six suspended football players from a state-owned university in western Pennsylvania have been ordered to stand trial on charges that they beat and stomped on a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then yelled 'Football strong!' as they drove away.Five of the California University of Pennsylvania players were held for court after preliminary hearings Monday in Washington County on the charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and conspiracy. The sixth player waived his hearing.Police allege that the defendants attacked the 30-year-old man when he tried to stop an argument between his girlfriend and a player early on Oct. 30. Attorneys for the players have argued that he initiated the fight.The team forfeited its game and the school suspended the players and vowed to review the football program.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2466 Police ID student, 18, who dead in Waynesburg dorm http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2465 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg8900667934356731147.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) - Police have named a female student found dead in her dorm room at a private, Christian college in southwestern Pennsylvania and say her death doesn't 'appear to be suspicious.'Waynesburg police Chief Rob Toth identified the student as 18-year-old Claribeth De La Cruz of Naperville, Illinois.The chief says school security found the body after they were asked to check on De La Cruz by someone who could not reach her. She was found in her room in Ray Hall just after 2 p.m. Sunday.The school issued a statement saying officials are 'deeply saddened' by the student's death, but that they've 'been assured that there is no evidence of foul play.'The Greene County coroner hasn't ruled on the cause of death.The school about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh has about 1,400 students.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2465 Female student, 18, found dead in Waynesburg dorm http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2463 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg8100148121023511002.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) - A female student has been found dead in her dorm room at a private, Christian college in southwestern Pennsylvania.The Greene County coroner and Waynesburg University have yet to release the name of the student or other information surrounding the circumstances of her death Sunday.The coroner's office says the student is not from western Pennsylvania. Her name was being withheld until her family could be contacted.Waynesburg police are investigating.The coroner's office and the school say they have nothing new to report Monday. It wasn't immediately clear when an autopsy would be conducted.The school located about 40 miles south of Pittsburgh has about 1,400 students.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2463 Utah man guilty of flying 242 lbs of pot to Lawrence County http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2462 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-3376386594404128192.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Utah man faces five to 40 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to flying 242 pounds of marijuana from Colorado, which was intercepted at New Castle's small airport.Fifty-four-year-old Ken Burrows, of Provo, Utah, pleaded guilty Monday to possession with intent to distribute marijuana before a federal judge in Pittsburgh. He'll return for sentencing Feb. 15.Federal prosecutors say Burrows was recruited by unspecified others to fly the drugs to the East Coast.U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents intercepted the drugs when Burrows landed his Cessna at New Castle Municipal Airport on Dec. 13.The pot, worth about $1.2 million, was in sealed plastic containers. Burrows claimed to be flying hot water tanks as cargo.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2462 Police bust underage party, charge Mercer HS coach, mom http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2461 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg6715883820256625446.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> MERCER, Pa. (AP) - Police have charged a high school baseball coach and the mother of a student for an underage drinking party at the coach's western Pennsylvania home last month.Jefferson Township police say police broke up the party Oct. 6 at the home of 53-year-old Glynn Boitnott, and charged him and 47-year-old Marcella Edwards with conspiracy and corruption of minors.Police say the party was held after Mercer High School's homecoming dance and that Boitnott was the school's baseball coach in the spring. Police say teen guests told them Boitnott and Edwards were both at the party, allegedly hosted by Edwards' son, before police arrived.Defense attorney Jack Cline denies the adults - who he says are friends - were ever at or condoned the party.School officials say Boitnott has yet to be rehired as coach for the coming spring.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2461 Pope confirms he'll travel to Pennsylvania in 2015 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2459 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4600910699481421920.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has confirmed it: He will travel to the U.S. next year to participate in a rally for families in Philadelphia.Earlier this summer, Francis had said he hoped to make the September meeting. But he confirmed his presence at the World Meeting of Families during a speech Monday to an interreligious conference on traditional family values at the Vatican.He said: 'I wish to confirm according to the wishes of the Lord, that in September of 2015, I will go to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families.'Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, who is organizing the meeting, welcomed the news. He told The Associated Press: 'I applauded the loudest' when Francis made the announcement.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2459 Biz & Econ Dept. Hosts Perfect Elevator Pitch Competition http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2454 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg751097054208765070.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Westminster College hosts five colleges at the Perfect Elevator Pitch Competition sponsored by the department of Economics and Business and eCenter@LindenPointe.'The Perfect Pitch Competition affords students the opportunity to move out of their comfort zone presenting to an audience and judges,' shares Bob Vucenovic, instructor, the dept. of economics and business. 'It's always great to have your 'pitch' prepared, as you never know when you might turn an ordinary encounter into something amazing.'Among Westminster College students who participated in the event were Graeme Crawford, Elizabeth Buechele, Regino Flores, Zachary Kraus, Justin Jackovic, Ann Marie Bayma, and Darcie Gilson. Others in attendance were students from Youngstown State University, Penn State University, Grove City College, Penn State University - Shenango, and Allegheny College.'I appreciate Westminster making it possible for me to participate.  I was able to take classroom skills and knowledge and successfully pitch my idea,' shares Gilson. 'The competition was a great opportunity to pitch a business, to gain exposure and to receive feedback for my ideas.'<a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcn247/15183357944' title='Perfect Elevator Pitch Competition by WCN 24/7, on Flickr'><img alt='Perfect Elevator Pitch Competition' height='427' src='https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5610/15183357944_11ae5c76d0_z.jpg' width='640' /></a><em>[(front l-r): Dr. Daniel Fischmar, Ann Marie Bayma, Elizabeth Buechele, Professor Brian Petrus, Professor Bob Vucenovic, Philip Petraglia (back l-r): Justin Jackovic, Zachary Kraus, Darcie Gilson, Graeme Crawford]</em>Participants were required to pitch a new and original business idea as if they were seeking business funding from investors. The idea could be theoretical or a real business idea that the participants intend to pursue, with a maximum of three minutes to give their best 'elevator pitch' to the panel of judges - which included Eddie Muransky, president, Rise Pies Handcrafted Pizza and vice president/general counsel, the Muransky companies; Jennifer Bartholomew, manager, Hill, Barth & King; and Robert Jazwinski, founder and president, JFS Wealth Advisors.<br />Program Manager Kyle English commented, 'The eCenter@LindenPointe is proud to partner with Westminster College to offer students in our region an opportunity to explore different business ideas within a supportive environment.'<br />The judging benchmark was based on one question: Which business owner/presenter would I want to meet with again so that I can hear more about their business?  The highest overall score won a $1000 cash prize, second place won $750, and third place won $500.<br />Team Westminster was coached by Vucenovic, along with Brian Petrus, lecturer and Dr. Daniel Fischmar, professor.  They were assisted by Philip Petraglia '83, chief financial officer of Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse.<br />To learn more about the Perfect Pitch Competition, visit <a href='http://www.perfectpitchcompetition.com'>www.perfectpitchcompetition.com.</a><br /> <br />  Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2454 Judge rules UPMC violated labor laws; appeal vowed http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2458 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-3486148241527155253.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - A judge has ruled that the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center engaged in unfair labor practices, including terminating four employees for union-related activities in violation of federal labor law.The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (<a href='http://bit.ly/11t0ROZ'>http://bit.ly/11t0ROZ </a>) that Administrative Law Judge Mark Carissimi ruled largely in favor of the Service Employees International Union on 21 issues. The SEIU is attempting to unionize some 3,500 non-clinical UPMC employees.The judge ordered UPMC to halt certain practices, including denying non-employee organizers access to its cafeteria and barring workers from wearing union insignia in non-patient care areas.Jim Staus, one of the reinstated employees, called the ruling 'an important victory for me and for all my co-workers.'Hospital system spokesman Paul Wood said UPMC officials are disappointed and will appeal to the full labor board. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2458 Men's Basketball: Titans Top Penn. State Beaver for Second-Straight Win http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2457 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-376322357895747711.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team won, 83-71, over the visiting Nittany Lions of Penn. State Beaver in the final game of the 23rd annual Buzz Ridl Classic.Sophomore Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) and junior Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) were both named on the All-Classic team for Westminster.Penn. State (0-2) held a 34-27 lead, its largest of the game, with 2:56 remaining in the first half, however the Titans finished the half with a 6-0 run to cut the Nittany Lions' lead to 34-33 at intermission.Westminster (2-0) took a 50-48 lead, its first since early in the first half, when sophomore Garrett Ashbaugh (Mars, PA / Mars) found classmate Tre Major (New Castle, PA / Union) for a jumper with 11:34 to play in regulation.The Titans took their largest lead of the game, 83-68, after freshman Kyle Ritchey (Franklin, PA / Franklin Area) drained a pair of free throws with 36 seconds left.Five Titans scored in double digits, led by Getsy with 20. Sophomore Tre Major (New Castle, PA / Union) provided a spark off the bench with 14 points. Freshman Jarret Vrabel (Canfield, OH / Canfield) and freshman Deontay Scott (Youngstown, OH / East) both registered double-doubles. Vrabel scored 10 points and had a game-high 13 rebounds, while Scott scored 10 points and grabbed down 11 boards.The Titans out-shot the Beavers, 47.2% (25-53) to 31.9% (23-72), and out-rebounded Penn. State, 55-32.The rest of the All-Classic Team included Thiel's Eric Mallinger and Luke Kochka, Penn. State Beaver's Lamont Wright, and Kenyon's Tim Connolly.Westminster is back on the court Wednesday when it travels to Heidelberg University with a 7 p.m. game time. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2457 Women's Basketball: Titans Drop to Susquehanna, 55-49, in Final Game of Jim Crawley Tournament http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2456 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4581829011304961029.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> FROSTBURG, Md. - Despite leading at halftime, the Westminster College women's basketball team lost, 55-49, to Susquehanna University in the consolation game of the Frostburg State Jim Crawley Tournament on Sunday.Titan senior Allison Borts (Youngstown, OH / Boardman) earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team.Susquehanna (1-1) led, 25-20, with 6:14 remaining in the first half. The Titans (0-2), responded with an 8-0 run to take a 28-25 lead with 1:53 on the clock. Westminster scored three of the final five points of the half to remain in front, 31-27, at intermission.Susquehanna, however, outscored the Titans, 28-18, in the second half. After the Crusaders took a 45-44 lead with six minutes to go in the game, the Titans were held to only five pointers for the remainder of regulation.Borts led Westminster with 12 points, followed by junior Andrea Marsh (Panama, NY / Panama Central) and senior Jenna Grandy (Sharpsville, PA / Sharpsville) with eight points each. Marsh and sophomore Rachel Durbin (Lowellville, OH / Lowellville) led the Titans on the glass with six rebounds apiece.The Crusaders out-shot the Titans 35.0% (14-40) to 26.0% (13-50). Westminster held a 40-33 rebound edge.The Titans will next travel to Medaille College Saturday, Nov. 22. Tip-off is slated to start at 6 p.m. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2456 SCRAWL Places in National Competition http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2455 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg7289373703907564797.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> The Westminster College student literary arts publication, SCRAWL, places sixth in a 'best of show' contest at the National College Media Convention in Philadelphia.'The hard work that goes into creating a beautiful book like the one that was recognized-that is usually done by a small team of dedicated students,' shares Jessica Shelenberger, SCRAWL's faculty advisor. 'That's why the publication becomes quite personal. Dana Luteran and her staff of two, Sophia Yargo and Kristin Hughes, spent hours in the tiny office bringing the book to life. I'm glad to see that those efforts have been recognized on a national level.'Hosting the event was the College Media Association (CMA), which serves student media pros, staffs and programs with education, research and resources. CMA works with professional media organizations on a local, state and national level. With more than 2,000 student journalists and advisors in attendance at the fall convention, Westminster students, including this year's editor-in-chief, Phillip Howells, attended the event and submitted last spring's edition of SCRAWL. That spring edition was the literary magazine's 75th anniversary book, and was edited by Dana Luteran, who graduated in May. For more information about SCRAWL, or to receive access to an electronic version, visit <a href='http://www.theholcad.com'>www.theholcad.com.</a> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2455 Men's Basketball: Titans Open 2014-15 Season with 93-81 Win over Kenyon http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2453 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg5356691503944288150.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's basketball team opened its 2014-15 season with a 93-81 win over Kenyon College at home in its first of two games of the 23rd annual Buzz Ridl Classic.Titan junior Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) led all scorers with 27 points. His seven rebounds tied freshman Deontay Scott (Youngstown, OH / East) for a team-high. Scott added 20 points with a perfect 9 for 9 from the field in his collegiate debut, becoming only the third Titan ever with a perfect field goal percentage in a single game with at least nine attempts. Booker Newberry was 9 for 9 in 1994 and Craig Paul was 10 for 10 in 1978.Also scoring in double figures for Westminster were sophomore John Arcuri (Oakmont, PA / Saint Joseph) (14), freshman Jarret Vrabel (Canfield, OH / Canfield) (13), and sophomore Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) (11). Getsy and Vrabel added six and five rebounds respectively.The Titans outshot Kenyon, 54.8% (34-62) to 37.9% (25-66). Westminster also held a 41 to 38 rebound advantage. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2453 Football: Titans End Season on High Note, Top Geneva 38-3 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2452 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg2652562772714648080.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - The Westminster College football team won, 38-3, at Geneva College in both teams' season finale on Saturday. The win marked the Titans' fourth of their last five games.The Titans scored 10 points in the first quarter, seven in the second quarter, and 21 in the fourth quarter.Titan freshman quarterback Paul Columbo (Boca Raton, FL / West Boca Raton Community) threw three touchdown passes, two of them to classmate Khurazze Williams (Lakeworth, FL / Santaluces Community), while completing 13 of 28 passes for 262 yards. Williams had three catches for 108 yards, his third 100-yard game of the season, and two scores (a 23-yarder and a 66-yarder). Westminster freshman Dominique McKinley (Greensburg, PA / Greensburg-Salem) caught Columbo's third touchdown pass, a 33-yarder late in the second quarter.The Titan defense, who gave up the fewest points of the season, was led by senior Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills) and sophomore Wayne Seamans (New Castle, PA / Union Area) who each had nine tackles each. Westminster forced five fumbles (and recovered three of them), led by freshman Todd Jeter (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) who had two. Westminster sophomore kicker Justin Dahl (Cochranton, PA / Maplewood) added a 25-yard field goal in the first quarter. Dahl is now tied fourth in Titan history with most field goals in a season with eight.Titan freshman quarterback Kimu Kim (Canfield, OH / Canfield) scored twice on the ground in the fourth quarter with rushes of 1 yard and 3 yards, respectively.Geneva spoiled the shutout with a 39-yard field goal early in the second quarter.Westminster out-gained Geneva in total yards, 434-302, including a 266-181 advantage through the air.Westminster finished the season 4-7 overall and 4-4 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), its most conference wins since 2011. The Golden Tornadoes finished 3-7 overall and 2-6 in the conference. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2452 Women's Basketball: Titans Fall to Frostburg in Double OT in Season Opener http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2451 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3417082006250809905.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> FROSTBURG, Md. - The Westminster College women's basketball team lost, 73-69, in double overtime to Frostburg State University in its season debut on Saturday at the Jim Crawley Tournament hosted by Frostburg.The Titans led 21-10 after first-year Paige Quinn (Pittsburgh, PA / Shaler) converted a four-point play (scoring a three-pointer as she was fouled and knocking down the free throw) with 7:28 remaining in the first half. The Bobcats battled back and the Titans led 32-28 at halftime.Westminster was ahead for the majority of the second half, including a seven-point lead with 7:17 left to play in regulation, however Frostburg tied the game 53-53 with a three-pointer as time expired.The Bobcats were ahead for most of the first overtime, including a seven-point lead, however the Titans tied it, 62-62, after Quinn found sophomore Rachel Durbin (Lowellville, OH / Lowellville) for a three-pointer with 14 seconds remaining.In the second overtime, Westminster cut Frostburg's lead to 70-69 inside the final minute, but the Bobcats made 3-of-4 foul shots in the final seconds to seal the victory.Titan first-year Kylie Cook (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon) scored a team-high 15 points in her college debut. Senior Allison Borts (Youngstown, OH / Boardman) registered a double-double with 12 points and a team-high 13 rebounds. Also scoring in double digits for Westminster was Durbin with 11 points. First-year Kristine Fromknecht (Erie, PA / McDowell) added nine points and nine rebounds. Senior Courtney Klein (York, PA / Red Lion) also had nine boards.Westminster continues play at Frostburg State with a Sunday consolation game against Susquehanna University. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2451 Swimming & Diving: Titans Split in Dual Meet Against Wooster http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2450 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3290428739022852251.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College swimming & diving teams hosted The College of Wooster on Saturday. The Titan men's team won, 171-117, while the Titan women's team lost, 153-138.The Titan men remained undefeated at 5-0, while the Titan women dropped to 4-1. The Fighting Scot men fell to 3-3, while the Fighting Scot women improved to 5-1.The Westminster men's team won 12 events, led by senior Nicholas Smith (Indiana, PA / Indiana) and freshman Mitch Stahara (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park) who both won three individual events each. Smith won the 1,000 freestyle (10:29.73), the 200 butterfly (1:59.04), and the 400 individual medley (4:20.81). Stahara touched first in the 200 freestyle (1:47.66), the 100 freestyle (48.77), and the 500 freestyle (5:01.98).Titan senior Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman) and junior Matt Baurle (Jeannette, PA / Penn Trafford) both recorded two individual wins and were part of a winning relay. Brooks swept the backstrokes, as he won the 100 (52.08) and the 200 (1:57.18). Baurle swept the breaststrokes as he won the 100 (59.93) and the 200 (2:12.44). Brooks and Baurle were also part of the 200 medley relay team that won with a time of 1:38.32. Titan freshman Brad Kolesar (West Mifflin, PA / West Mifflin) and junior Max Hague (Canton, OH / Glenoak) completed the quartet. Kolesar added a win in the 100 butterfly (54.86).The Titan women's team won six events, led by sophomore Anne Tillie (Fallston, MD / Fallston) who had three individual victories. Tillie won the 1,000 freestyle (11:14.18), the 200 freestyle (2:00.91), and the 400 individual medley (4:48.17).Also picking up wins for the Titan women's team were sophomore Samantha Tower (Export, PA / Franklin Regional) (100 breaststroke/1:10.70), junior Sara Peace (Darlington, PA / Blackhawk) (200 breaststroke/2:33.01), and first-year Courtney Hemmelgarn (Kettering, OH / Kettering Fairmont) (1-meter diving/166.90 points).The Westminster women's team will compete at Chatham University next Saturday at 1 p.m. The Titan men's team will next compete at The Wooster Invitational, which starts on December 4. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2450 Cross Country: Titans Compete at NCAA Regionals http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2449 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg9020893394887228184.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> CARLISLE, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's cross country teams competed in the 2014 NCAA Division III Mid-East Regional Championships on Saturday hosted by Dickinson College.The Titan women's team finished 27th out of 52 schools with 894 points. Senior Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Fort LeBoeuf) paced the Titans with a 71st-place finish (23:52.5) out of 370 runners. Rounding out the top-five finishers for the Titan women's team were first-year Katelynn Morrell (Boardman, OH / Boardman) (24:44.4), first-year Paige Baierl (Bellevue, PA / Northgate) (25:34.9), first-year Kristen Polk (Allison Park, PA) (27:06.0), and  sophomore Jenny Rodgers (State College, PA / State College) (27:12.9).The Titan men's team finished 35th out of 47 schools with 1,048 points. Sophomore Matt Slagle (Bruin, PA / Karns City) crossed the finished line first for Westminster at 28:11.0. The other top-five finishers for the Titan men's team were sophomore John-Scott Somora (Grove City, PA / Grove City) (28:45.4), freshman Trevor Arrigoni (Canonsburg, PA) (28:52.9), freshman David Waldschmidt (New Castle, PA) (29:33.7), and sophomore Nate Best (Parker, PA) (30:05.2). Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2449 Cost of manhunt for trooper ambush suspect: $11M http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2448 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-2631328590849312679.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania state police say they spent $11 million on the manhunt for a survivalist charged in the ambush slaying of a trooper outside his barracks.State police released a cost breakdown on Friday.Thousands of law enforcement officers from numerous state and federal agencies took part in the 48-day manhunt for Eric Frein (freen). He was captured by U.S. marshals outside an abandoned airplane hangar on Oct. 30.Frein is charged with opening fire on the Blooming Grove state police barracks two months ago, killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding another trooper. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.Authorities say Frein has confessed to what he called an 'assassination' and says he did it to spark a revolution.He has not entered a plea.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2448 Swimming & Diving: 19 Titans Named on PAC 60th Anniversary Team http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2447 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-707079834376953410.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.  - A total of 19 Westminster College swimming & diving student-athletes were named on the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) 60th Anniversary Team.Mike Barringer (2009-12), Ben Gutmann (2007-10), Chris Lehberger (2006-09), Conor Simpson (2006-09), Pat Smith (2004-07), and Ryan Trunk (2004-07) were named on the men's team.Sierra Beecher (2009-12), Emily Dressler (2007-10), Erin Erdley (2011-14), Becky Giles (2004-07), Courtney Herdt (2008-11), Britt Jardine (2001-04), Stefanie King Lizauckas (2000-03), Caitlin Lehberger (2009-12), Amanda Marlow (2011-14), Megan McLaughlin (2004-07), Megan Mier (2006-09), Natalie Rambish (2007-09), and Britt Thomas (2004-07) were named on the women's team.The PAC is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout the 2014-15 academic year. The PAC will be recognizing 60 of its outstanding student-athletes that have competed as members of both present, and past, league-affiliated institutions in 19 championship sports with the creation of 60th anniversary celebratory teams.Sixteen of the PAC's past and present members are participating in the yearlong celebration project. All 10 of the PAC's current members were automatically included, while past league members must have had at least a 10-year affiliation with the conference to participate.*The PAC contributed to this release. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2447 Ex-IU IV director gets probation in theft http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2446 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-3627789535913370593.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - A woman who pleaded guilty to stealing from the western Pennsylvania regional education agency that she ran is being ordered to serve three years of probation.A federal judge in Pittsburgh on Friday also ordered Cecelia Yauger to serve two months in a community confinement center.The 56-year-old Grove City resident pleaded guilty earlier this week to one count of theft involving a program that receives federal funds. She had been accused of using her work credit card for personal purchases and stealing at least $5,000 from the Midwestern Intermediate Unit IV, which provides educational services to students in Butler, Lawrence and Mercer counties.She resigned in April 2013.An audit discovered about $73,000 in questionable credit card purchases she made between 2007 and 2013.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2446 Health insurance in Pennsylvania: 5 things to know http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2445 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-7994623838332348755.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa.-- The enrollment period on the federal health care exchange begins Saturday and ends Feb. 15.During the first enrollment session from October 2013 through March, more than 317,000 Pennsylvanians signed up for coverage through a policy sold on the exchange, nearly double the target set by the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has not disclosed its enrollment target for the new signup period, and it has not said how many of Pennsylvanians remain on an insurance plan sold on the exchange.Here are five things to know about the upcoming open enrollment session in Pennsylvania:___PRICES, CHOICES AND COMPETITIONPennsylvania residents will have more plans to choose from in the nine regions under the state's federally run marketplace, according to health care advocates. Coverage begins as early as Jan. 1, 2015, for people enrolling by Dec. 15. In western Pennsylvania, the monthly premium for a benchmark silver plan rose by $1, while in other areas it rose by up to 8 percent, said Antoinette Kraus, executive director of the Pennsylvania Healthcare Access Network.___NEW FOCUSHealth care advocates say they will be strengthening their focus on harder-to-reach populations this year, including those in more rural areas and immigrants.___ASSISTANCEConsumers can start searching for a plan at Healthcare.gov, and people who want to find counselors to help them through the sign-up process can enter their location online at https://localhelp.healthcare.gov.The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has distributed $2.4 million this year in grants to six groups to help enroll people in Pennsylvania. Those groups are: the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers, the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association, the National Healthy Start Association, Penn Asian Senior Services, Young Women's Christian Association of Pittsburgh and the Consumer Health Coalition.The Pennsylvania Health Access Network maintains a hotline at 877-570-3642, the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers Association at 855-274-5626, Insure PA at 855-486-9331 and the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers at 866-944-2273. The Pennsylvania Health Access Network website at pahealthaccess.org/gethelp allows people to set up an appointment. Also, Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers has staff deployed to at least 200 health clinics around the state where people interested in signing up can get assistance. Find out where at www.pachc.org/outreach_directory.html.___RENEWING COVERAGEThe federal government has developed an auto-enroll option that allows those who already have coverage through the exchange to remain in their plans, but Pennsylvania health care advocates are urging residents to take another look at their options. Advocates say people may need to update their financial information or other details to ensure they're getting the right subsidy or best plan.___WHAT'S COVEREDGenerally, benefits include coverage for things like doctor visits, prescription drugs, hospitalization, maternity and newborn care and preventive care.Just like last year, there are five categories or metal levels of coverage including bronze, silver, gold, platinum and catastrophic. Plans in each category pay different amounts of the total costs of an average person's care. Plans are generally divided up by region and type. Each metal plan is assigned a category (bronze, silver, gold and platinum) based on cost sharing. In general, the monthly premium for a bronze plan is lower, but the deductible is higher. Platinum premiums are higher, but the deductible is lower. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, bronze covers 60 percent of the total average costs of care, silver covers 70 percent, gold covers 80 percent and platinum covers 90 percent. You cover the rest.If you expect a lot of doctor visits or need regular prescriptions, you may want a gold or platinum plan that have higher monthly premiums but pay more of your costs when you need care. If you don't expect to use a lot of medical services, you may want a silver, bronze, or catastrophic plan that cost you less per month, but pay less of your costs when you need care.Catastrophic coverage is available only to people who are under 30 years old or have a hardship exemption.Health plans do not have to include adult vision or dental coverage, only pediatric vision and dental coverage. If your plan doesn't include adult vision or dental coverage, you can buy stand-alone plans for an additional cost outside the exchange.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2445 Police: Man conned woman of $15K with cancer tale http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2443 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4336705645692825756.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> CHICORA, Pa. (AP) - State police say a Pennsylvania man who befriended a woman at a harness racing track two years ago conned her out of $15,000 by pretending he had cancer.Police say 59-year-old David Lancos, of Baden, told them he used the money to fee his gambling habit.Police say Lancos met the woman at The Meadows Racetrack and Casino in southwestern Pennsylvania in December 2012.Lancos told the woman he needed $300 to cover his monthly medications, money for two trips to a Philadelphia cancer center and, finally, $9,000 to help him liquidate his fictional share of a business so he could pay medical bills.Lancos is jailed on an unrelated theft charge. A message was left for his public defender Thursday.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2443 Trooper guilty of careless driving in fatal crash http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2442 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4243324538346670422.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania state trooper was convicted of a career-threatening careless driving citation for a crash that killed another driver.Trooper Frederick Schimp has 30 days to appeal Wednesday's verdict by a district judge. The 49-year-old trooper could lose his job because the citation carries a six-month license suspension due to the fatality.The district attorney declined to file more serious criminal charges saying Schimp was 'negligent' but not criminally so in the July 5 crash that killed 57-year-old Donna Platz, of Edinboro.Investigators say Schimp was patrolling in a 2013 Ford Explorer about 3:30 a.m. when he ran a stop sign. Schimp acknowledged running the stop sign and pleaded guilty to a citation for that offense.Schimp remains on the job until his citation and an internal investigation are finished.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2442