Westminster College: leading liberal arts college, New Wilmington, PA http://www.westminster.edu/ en-us Copyright 2014 Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:25:29 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/ Pa. to monitor travelers from Ebola-stricken area http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2333 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4026193403685789806.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The state is developing protocols to monitor travelers who've recently been to Ebola-stricken West Africa.A health department spokeswoman says they'll have a plan in place within days after the Centers for Disease Control said Wednesday that Pennsylvania and five other states will begin monitoring next week.She says Pennsylvania was chosen because it's close to international airports where checks are underway.Beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and New Guinea will be given information cards and a thermometer to measure their body temperatures twice a day for three weeks.Tysarczyk says the state is determining how travelers report results each day. The CDC says that could be person, by phone or video chat or through employers.New York, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and Georgia will also be monitoring.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2333 Fredonia man faces assault charges involving 102 year old woman http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2332 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg723511678609174727.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NESHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa.-- Neshannock Township police say a Mercer County man faces assault charges for allegedly kicking a 102 year old woman on Oct. 18 at the Jameson Care Center.Police say 65-year old Michael Pavelek is accused of assault, harassment and disorderly conduct.  Officers were called to the care center for a report from a nurse.  She said Pavelek became annoyed with the 102 woman who was following him while his was walking his mother down a hallway.  The witness claims he kicked the elderly woman in the shin causing a skin tear.The nurse told police she tried to stop Pavelek, but claims he kicked the victim a second time. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2332 Western Pa. grandmother says she sold pot to help raise grandkids http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2331 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3511194875348996198.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died.Candace Kelly, of Sarver, was originally charged last fall after authorities found 64 pounds of hydroponically grown marijuana and nearly $400,000 in cash at her home in Buffalo Township.Those charges were withdrawn because of problems with a search warrant. Kelly was charged again in January after a grand jury investigation.Kelly pleaded guilty Wednesday in Butler County and faces up to 10 years in prison.She told a judge she sold as much as 100 pounds of marijuana a year for more than four years.Kelly is also forfeiting $393,000 seized by the state police.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2331 1974 grad shares ESPN expertise with students, faculty & staff (VIDEO) http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2330 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-8854448472498232265.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- ESPN Event Operations Vice President Bob Braunlich is an expert in managing live television coverage for everything from college football to the Olympics.  He's also a Westminster graduate.  The 1974 alumnus returned to campus in October to spend time with Broadcast and Digital Communication students.  He shared experience, wisdowm and input with faculty and staff.  He even worked with WCN's remote televisoin crew on Saturday's home football game.Braunlich shares insight on what he does as an ESPN V.P.   He chatted with WCN 24/7's Brad Kolesar and also offered advice he has for students and recent graduates headed into the world of sports broadcasting.<iframe allowfullscreen='' frameborder='0' height='386' mozallowfullscreen='' src='//player.vimeo.com/video/109623369?byline=0&color=ffffff' webkitallowfullscreen='' width='686'></iframe><a href='http://vimeo.com/109623369'>WCN 24/7 interviews ESPN's Event Operations VP Bob Braunlich (Class of 1974)</a> from <a href='http://vimeo.com/wcn247'>WCN 24/7 on VIMEO</a> on <a href='https://vimeo.com'>Vimeo</a>.Braunlich has a deep history with the Westminster football team.  He was part of the team under Hall of Fame Titan head football coach Joe Fusco.  Baunlich tells us he helped manage the team.<div style='width:600px;height:500px;text-align:center;margin:auto;'><object classid='clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000' codebase='http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0' height='500' width='600'><param name='flashvars' value='offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fwcn247%2Fsets%2F72157648850333156%2Fshow&page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fwcn247%2Fsets%2F72157648850333156%2F&set_id=72157648850333156' /><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='src' value='https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649' /><embed allowfullscreen='true' flashvars='offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fwcn247%2Fsets%2F72157648850333156%2Fshow&page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fwcn247%2Fsets%2F72157648850333156%2F&set_id=72157648850333156' height='500' src='https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='600'></embed></object><br /><small>Created with <a href='http://www.flickrslideshow.com'>flickr slideshow</a>.</small></div> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2330 Homecoming Donation Helps Fraternity to Eliminate Debt http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2329 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg7943227863324629095.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.--  The <strong>Zeta Lambda Chapter</strong> of <strong><a href='http://www.westminster.edu/student/orgs/thetachi/Welcome.html'>Theta Chi fraternity</a></strong> at Westminster College received a donation of over $18,000 during Homecoming festivities Oct. 10-12.The alumni gift will enable the local chapter to pay off its debt, including the mortgage on the chapter house, nearly two years early and allow the group to save for the future.<a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcn247/15600352122' title='Theta Chi pays off mortgage by WCN 24/7, on Flickr'><img src='https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3939/15600352122_1f51651281_z.jpg' width='640' height='480' alt='Theta Chi pays off mortgage'></a>The fundraising campaign, spearheaded by the executive council of Zeta Lambda Alumni Corporation (ZLAC), began in March as a way to connect better with alumni.  Bob Doak '82 emailed fraternity members he knew personally and received an overwhelming response.  He and ZLAC secretary Craig Carlin '04, president Lee Scott '07 and Jeff McCandless '80 expanded the campaign to include the entire brotherhood, promoting it through social media, email, word of mouth and a website designed to monitor progress and making donating easy.'To my knowledge, the Theta Chi brotherhood at Westminster had never undertaken such a fundraising campaign,' Carlin said.  'It's a great feeling to be part of this success, which shows that when a large group bands together it can make a huge difference for the fraternity.''The generosity of our alumni is transformational,' Scott said.  'For the first time in decades the financial future of our chapter is secure.  We are able to chart a new course for our alumni, undergraduate brothers and those men who will become our brothers.'ZLAC provides financial assistance to sustain the undergraduate chapter; serves as the management group for the chapter house and property; enables the growth of the fraternal bond within the lifelong brotherhood of Theta Chi; and establishes, governs, improves and promotes the welfare of the chapter and its members. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2329 Butler Co. community moves to ban fracking near homes http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2328 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg9050437872661139744.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> LYNDORA, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania township has created an advisory board on gas drilling and authorized restrictions on such development on residential and commercial property.But the action by Butler Township commissioners would not apply to the Krendale Golf Course well pad that Rex Energy received approval for last month that could house as many as nine wells.Some residents have voiced concerns about possible pollution from the drilling and have said they object to the proximity of the Krendale wells to homes, businesses and schools.More than a half-dozen people repeated their concerns at Monday's hearing and asked what evacuation plans were in effect in case of emergencies.Officials said final approval of an ordinance will take several months.<br />  Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2328 Volleyball: Thiel Upsets Westminster, 3-2 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2327 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-3287403387030836662.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team lost, 3-2, to the visiting Tomcats of Thiel College on Tuesday inside Buzz Ridl Gymnasium.The Titans (14-12, 7-7 PAC) won set one, 25-21, however the Tomcats (10-15, 7-7 PAC) fought back and won set two, 27-25. Westminster dominated set three, paced by a 7-0 start, and won 25-15. Thiel won a tight set four, 25-23, and a close set five, 15-13.Senior Alaura Hanssen (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) led the Titan offense with 15 kills. First-year Kendell Dickson (Cochranton, PA / Cochranton) and senior Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, PA / North Allegheny) added 12 kills each. First-year Lexie Yoho (Pittsburgh, PA / Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) registered 10 kills, while hitting .400. Yoho also had a match-high six blocks. Titan junior Tiffany Jackson (Las Vegas, NV / Las Vegas) and first-year Anna Thompson (Sherrodsville, OH / Tuscarawas Central Catholic) registered 26 and 21 assists, respectively.Freyermuth led the Titan defense with a career-high 23 digs. Dickson earned 22 digs, while junior Erin Kennedy (Oakmont, PA / Riverview) had 20. Jackson and Thompson added 15 digs each, followed by senior Julie Powell (Meadville, PA / Meadville) with 10.The Titans will host Washington & Jefferson College on Thursday at 7 p.m. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2327 Chevron's $20M to improve Pennsylvania workforce http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2326 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-8973911621652341486.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - Chevron Corp. is spending $20 million to launch its Appalachia Partnership Initiative, which is meant to improve schools and workforce development in 27 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio.Chevron is working with the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation and RAND Corporation to improve Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and other measures to produce skilled workers for the energy and manufacturing industries spurred by Marcellus Shale drilling.Among other measures, Chevron will work with the ShaleNET workforce training program to provide scholarships at four community colleges in those counties.Chevron will also work with Carnegie Mellon University on an Energy Lab at the Elizabeth Forward and Bethlehem Center school districts near Pittsburgh. CMU students are developing middle school curricula meant to spur energy learning.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2326 Sheriff's sale delayed for historic amusement park http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2325 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-7434635335672643091.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A judge has delayed the sheriff's sale of a 122-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania until objections by the state attorney general's office can be heard next month.A Crawford County judge has delayed the sale until after a Nov. 24 hearing on the objections.Conneaut  Lake Park had been scheduled to be sold on Nov. 7 to recoup more than $927,000 in taxes owed to Crawford County and other entities.But the attorney general is opposing the sale because the park is a tax-exempt charitable trust, among other issues.Conneaut Lake Park's trustees still hope a financial reorganization will allow them to redevelop, revitalize and expand the facilities.The park opened in 1892. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2325 Police: Flight 93 fire cause may never be known http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2324 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg2374891485212948276.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A state police fire marshal says he may never be able to determine what caused a fire that destroyed the headquarters buildings at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.Trooper Scott Kovach says the fire is still under investigation, but he says, 'I'm not sure how much investigating we're going to be doing.'The inquiry might end soon if officials can't figure out what caused the fire. The investigation has found no signs of arson or foul play in the Oct. 3 fire.An initial inventory indicated the losses included a flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001, the day four planes were hijacked by terrorists.The memorial and visitor center, under construction about two miles away, weren't damaged. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2324 Corbett, Wolf disagree over municipal gun-law bill http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2323 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-737744549356615800.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates are disagreeing over National Rifle Association-backed legislation that could unleash fresh court challenges to local gun-control laws in Pennsylvania.The bill that Gov. Tom Corbett's office said Tuesday the Republican will sign would allow 'membership organizations' to stand in for any member who is 'adversely affected' by a gun-control ordinance.The challenger also could seek damages.Corbett's office says courts have been clear that local ordinances cannot exceed state firearms laws.Democrat Tom Wolf opposes the bill. His campaign says Wolf understands the need to curb gun violence while preserving the rights of responsible gun owners, but he opposes allowing outside organizations to sue over gun ordinances.The NRA complains that dozens of illegal ordinances go unchallenged in court by residents who can prove it harmed them.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2323 Sears closing 5 Pennsylvania stores http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2322 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg7338000777245593756.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Sears is closing five Pennsylvania stores in January.A spokesman for Sears Holdings Corp. said Monday that Sears stores in Bloomsburg, Chambersburg, Frackville, Lebanon and Pittsburgh Mills are slated to close.The spokesman, Howard Reifs, says the stores will begin liquidation sales on Oct. 31 and close to the public in mid-January.Reifs says the closing are part the company's efforts to reduce expenses, adjust its asset base and accelerate the transformation of its business model.The closings are expected to affect 351 employees.Reifs says eligible employees will receive severance payments and be given an opportunity to apply for openings in other Sears or Kmart stores.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2322 Pa. House OKs bill to widen gun law challenges http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2321 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-6575761612541103583.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A bill to give groups like the NRA the legal standing to launch court challenges to local gun laws is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett's desk.The House voted by a comfortable margin Monday to approve the legislation to let membership organizations to sue if any of its members is adversely affected by an illegal local gun ordinance.Opponents say its main targets are the dozens of local laws that require people to report to law enforcement whenever a gun is lost or stolen.The NRA supports the proposal.Another section of the bill requires the state police to send existing mental-health data to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System within 90 days so it can be used to check the background of people nationwide who are trying to acquire a firearm.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2321 Pa. justice suspended over role in porn scandal http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2320 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg1117341453678888416.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa.-- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is suspending one of its own members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office.The justices issued an order late Monday that says Justice Seamus McCaffery can't perform any judicial or administrative duties while the matter is reviewed by the Judicial Conduct Board.The action follows disclosures by Chief Justice Ron Castille last week that McCaffery sent or received 234 emails with sexually explicit content or pornography.McCaffery apologized, calling it a lapse in judgment, but he blasted Castille for what McCaffery called 'a vindictive pattern of attacks' against him.Messages left seeking comment from McCaffery and his lawyer were not immediately returned.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2320 Pa. man gets 1 to 2 years in buggy horse drive-by http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2319 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5457136936446599867.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in a drive-by shooting that killed a horse pulling a buggy with a family inside has been sentenced to one to two years behind bars.Prosecutors say the 21-year-old from Ronks pleaded guilty to cruelty to animals and reckless endangerment and also entered pleas in several unrelated cases.Lancaster County Judge David Ashworth sentenced Diggs in the aggravated range under state guidelines but said he would be able to serve his sentence in county, rather than state, prison.The judge told Diggs that if he ends up back in court 'I'll put you in jail for as long as I can.'Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2319 NCPD beefing up patrols after teen reports rape on the way to school http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2318 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4472616400511307245.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - New Castle police are increasing patrols after a 15-year-old girl reported being raped as she walked to school.NCPD investigators say the 15-year-old girl reported being assaulted sometime between 6:45 a.m. and 7:07 a.m. Thursday in an alley near New Castle High School. That's about 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.The girl tells police her attacker wore dark clothes with a hooded sweatshirt covering his head and a bandanna over his face.Schools superintendent John Sarandrea says the district has alerted all parents and students of the attack. The girl who reported the attack was taken to a hospital.Sarandrea says students should try to wait until daylight to walk to school. That will be even easier after Daylight Savings Time ends on Nov. 2.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2318 Voters tell AP where they stand in Pa. gov's race http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2317 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg7011869073626940916.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH-- Interviews by The Associated Press with voters across Pennsylvania show that many know little about Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf but are backing the first-time candidate because of their disenchantment with Republican Gov. Tom Corbett.The AP recently conducted about 30 random interviews in suburban Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Johnstown and Altoona to find out which candidate voters support and why.Wolf supporters in both parties cited his likeability and business experience rather than his proposals, such as overhauling the income tax and imposing a new tax on natural gas extraction. They criticized Corbett as an enemy of public education and his refusal to tax gas drillers.Republicans backing Corbett defended his fiscal conservatism. They said he took unfair lumps for his stance on schools and held the line on major taxes.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2317 Women's Soccer: Titans Shutout Geneva, 4-0 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2316 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5965164785125785066.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - The Westminster College women's soccer shutout Geneva College, 4-0, on the road on Saturday. The Titans improved to 12-2-1 overall and 5-0 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Golden Tornadoes dropped to 1-13 overall and 0-5 in the conference.Titan senior Kerri Inzinga (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) scored the first goal of the game at the 2:05 mark after she received a pass from junior Mere Mishler (Johnstown, PA / Bishop McCort). Inzinga now has a team-best seven goals on the season.First-year Liss Grimaldi (Warren, OH / Ursuline) added to Westminster's lead with a goal at the 45th minute. Junior Rebecca Bradnam (Irwin, PA / Hempfield) earned the assist.Sophomore Sammy Creese (Mount Airy, MD / Glenelg) scored the next two Titan goals with the first one at the 69:44 minute and the second one at the 71:45 minute. Bradnam earned the assist for the first goal.Titan first-year goalie Laura Page (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park) improved to 9-1-1 after 45 minutes of work.Westminster will next play Waynesburg University at home on Wednesday at 9 p.m. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2316 Women's Tennis: Titans Handed First Loss of Season at Wooster http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2315 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4839339411004515036.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> WOOSTER, Ohio - The Westminster College women's tennis team lost, 7-2, at the College of Wooster on Saturday for its first loss of the season. The Titans go to 11-1 overall, while the Scots improve to 1-1.Westminster sophomore Christijana Vucenovic (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) won at number five singles, 6-2, 6-0. Titan sophomore Sydney Sterner (Imperial, PA / West Allegheny) and senior Lauren Fling (Norton, OH / Norton) won number two doubles, 8-1,The Titans, with a perfect 8-0 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) record, will be the no. 1 seed at this year's PAC Championships, which take place next Friday (Oct. 24) and Saturday (Oct. 25) at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa. Westminster will be striving for its third-straight conference title.Singles competition:<br />1. Rachel Mole (WOO) def. Sydney Sterner (WES) 6-2, 6-4<br />2. Catherine Christian (WOO) def. Mariah Turiano (WES) 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (10-7)<br />3. Rose Chiumento (WOO) def. Gabby Eaborn (WES) 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6)<br />4. Morgan Wagers (WOO) def. Lauren Fling (WES) 6-2, 7-5<br />5. C. Vucenovic (WES) def. Catherine Boyles (WOO) 6-2, 6-0<br />6. Bonnie Salmeron (WOO) def. Maria Pallone (WES) 6-1, 6-1Doubles competition:<br />1. Rachel Mole/Catherine Christian (WOO) def. Mariah Turiano/Gabby Eaborn (WES) 8-4<br />2. Sydney Sterner/Lauren Fling (WES) def. Rose Chiumento/Morgan Wagers (WOO) 8-1<br />3. Catherine Boyles/Elizabeth Brewington (WOO) def. Maria Pallone/C. Vucenovic (WES) 8-4 Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2315 Volleyball: Titans Fall to Thomas More, 3-1 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2314 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg1394590358561543023.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team lost, 3-1, to the visiting Saints of Thomas More College. The Titans drop to 14-11 overall and 7-6 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Saints improved to 20-3 overall and 10-1 in the conference.Thomas More won set one, 25-15, however the Titans responded with a 26-24 win in set two. The Saints clinched the victory after a set three win of 25-23 and a set four win of 25-19. Down 24-16 in set three, the Titans rallied and scored seven-straight points capped off with a kill by first-year Callie Jacobs (Pittsburgh, PA / Bishop Canevin). The Saints, however, won the set after a Titan attack error.First-year Kendell Dickson (Cochranton, PA / Cochranton) led the Titan defense with 19 digs. Three other Titans had double-digit digs, including senior Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, PA / North Allegheny) (14), first-year Anna Thompson (Sherrodsville, OH / Tuscarawas Central Catholic) (12), and junior Erin Kennedy (Oakmont, PA / Riverview) (11).The Titan offense was led by first-year Lexie Yoho (Pittsburgh, PA / Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) and senior Haley Turner (Petersburg, OH / Hubbard) who each registered eight kills. Yoho and Turner also had a team-high four blocks each.Thomas More out-hit Westminster, .144 to .067.Westminster is back on the court Tuesday when it hosts Thiel College for a 7 p.m. match. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2314 Football: Titans' 4th Quarter Lead Doesn't Hold Up in Loss to Waynesburg http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2313 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3451453298119707594.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College football team nearly pulled out the upset against Waynesburg University in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action at home on Saturday. The Titans had a chance to win the game as they were only five points behind late in the fourth quarter. Westminster had the ball at the Yellow Jackets' three-yard line on an untimed down after a penalty on Waynesburg, however the desperation Titan pass sailed high into the back of the end zone. Waynesburg held on for a 26-21 win.The loss marked the third time this season that Westminster's opponent secured the go-ahead score with less than one minute remaining in the game.Titan freshman quarterback Paul Columbo (Boca Raton, FL / West Boca Raton Community) had a game-high 295 yards through the air as he went 23-for-41 with three touchdowns and an interception. Freshman Khurazze Williams (Lakeworth, FL / Santaluces Community) led Westminster with a game-high 128 receiving yards, his second-straight game that he has eclipsed the 100-yard receiving mark. Titan senior free safety Jared Heck (Pittsburgh, PA / North Hills) had a game-high two interceptions, both in Waynesburg's end zone. He was an interception shy of tying a school-record for most interceptions by an individual in a single game. Heck now has five interceptions on the season, which is two short of a fifth-place tie in school history for most interceptions in a single season.Waynesburg scored first on its first possession after quarterback Carter Hill found Willie Leavell for a 14-yard touchdown. The scoring drive took 7 plays and covered 68 yards. The Yellow Jackets led 6-0 after a missed extra point.The Titans went in front after their first score late in the first quarter. Columbo connected with senior tight end John Jones (New Wilmington, PA / Ligonier Valley) for an 11-yard touchdown. Jones caught the ball inside the five-yard line and managed to get the ball inside the pylon. Sophomore Justin Dahl (Cochranton, PA / Maplewood) put Westminster ahead after a successful extra point.The Yellow Jackets threatened on their next drive with first-and-goal at the Titans' eight-yard line, however Heck halted the drive with an interception in the end zone. Waynesburg would get the ball back after forcing Westminster to a three-and-out and this time would find the paint. Hill found Zac Capan for a 15-yard score with 6:50 remaining in the half. The Yellow jackets led, 13-7, after a point-after-touchdown by Scott Lewis.Westminster quickly regained the lead on its ensuing possession with only four plays. A Columbo-Williams connection for 39 yards set up a five-yard touchdown pass from Columbo to junior Benny Walter (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood). A Dahl extra point put the Titans in front, 14-13, with 5:23 remaining in the second quarter.Waynesburg responded with a 9-play, 69-yard drive, capped off with a touchdown pass from Hill to Andrew English from six yards out. A successful extra point by Lewis put the Yellow Jackets back in front, 20-14, with 36 seconds remaining in the second quarter.The Yellow Jackets looked to extend their lead on their first possession of the second half with fourth-and-four at Westminster's seven-yard line, however Heck once again picked off a pass in the end zone. The Titans were unable to capitalize as their next drive ended on an interception on second-and-15 from Waynesburg's 17-yard line.The Titan defense stopped Waynesburg on downs after the Yellow Jackets had good field position at Westminster's 30-yard line which set up the Titans' final score of the day. Columbo tossed his third touchdown pass, this one to freshman Xavier Eubanks (Pompano Beach, FL / Northeast) from five yards out. Williams highlighted the drive with a 47-yard catch which put the Titans inside the Yellow Jacket's 10-yard line.The Yellow Jackets followed with their go-ahead score with a 1-yard run by Hill with 45 seconds remaining in regulation.Jake Forsythe led Waynesburg with a game-high 222 yards rushing. The Yellow Jackets out-rushed the Titans, 216-77. Hill went 19-for-33 with two interceptions and three touchdowns. Kyle Richey led Waynesburg with a game-high nine tackles. Eubanks registered a game-high six receptions for Westminster, while four Titans had a team-high six tackles.Westminster is off this next week and will be back in action Saturday, Nov. 1, when it travels to Saint Vincent College for a 1 p.m. game time. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2313 Women's Cross Country: Jones Paces Titans at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2312 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3960702696781676892.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> OBERLIN, Ohio - The Westminster College women's cross country team competed at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble on Saturday. Oberlin College hosted the event.The Titans finished 29th out of 40 schools with 879 points.Titan senior Jenny Jones (Erie, PA / Fort LeBoeuf) placed 96th out of 341 runners with a team-best time of 24:14.7. First-year Katelynn Morrell (Boardman, OH / Boardman) crossed the finish line next for the Titans at 25:14.8. First-year Paige Baierl (Bellevue, PA / Northgate) (25:58.2), sophomore Kristen Polk (Allison Park, PA) (26:59.8), junior Sara Monts (Duncansville, PA / Hollidaysburg Area) (27:50.6), and sophomore Katelyn Jones (Cabot, PA) (29:30.7) rounded out the Westminster runners.The Titans will next compete at the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship on Saturday, Nov. 1. The Championship will be hosted at Bethany College. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2312 Men's Cross Country: Titans Compete at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2311 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-8300128685874060195.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> OBERLIN, Ohio - The Westminster College men's cross country team competed at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble on Saturday. Oberlin College hosted the event.The Titans finished 33rd out of 34 teams with 994 points.Sophomore Matt Slagle (Bruin, PA / Karns City) finished first for the Titans with a time of 28:53.2. Freshman Trevor Arrigoni (Delmont, PA) was next for Westminster at 29:18.3.Freshman David Waldschmidt (New Castle, PA) (30:00.4), sophomore Neil Christopher (Pittsburgh, PA / Brentwood) (30:38.1), and freshman Josh McFall (New Castle, PA) (33:22.9) rounded out the Titan runners.The Titans will next compete at the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship on Saturday, Nov. 1. The Championship will be hosted at Bethany College. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2311 Men's Soccer: Titans Drop, 4-2, at Geneva http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2310 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4860917079711521436.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> BEAVER FALLS, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team lost, 4-2, at Geneva College on Saturday. The Titans drop to 8-7-1 overall and 4-1 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Golden Tornadoes improve to 8-4-3 overall and 3-1-1 in the PAC.Geneva led 1-0 after a goal by Jonathan Shoaf at the 4:17 mark. The score remained at halftime.The Golden Tornadoes extended their lead to 2-0 with another goal at the 51:58 mark after a goal by Nate Musselman.Titan freshman Zack Walters (Hermitage, PA / Hickory) cut Geneva's lead with a goal at the 76:53 mark. Geneva countered three minutes later with goal by Brandon Crider and took a 4-1 lead with a goal by Zach Lehman at the 81:34 mark.Westminster sophomore Jon Clark (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) added a goal at the 83:45 mark.Titan senior goalie Michael Girata (Monaca, PA / Central Valley) goes to 2-5-1 on the season, while collecting seven saves in a complete-match effort.The Titans are back on the field Wednesday when they host Waynesburg University at 7 p.m. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2310 Major Pa. private university goes test-optional for liberal arts http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2308 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-2862667987166265860.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - Duquesne University in Pittsburgh will no longer require students to meet SAT or ACT test standards if they apply to its College of Liberal Arts beginning next fall.The school will still have test score requirements for students applying for education, health service, nursing or pharmacy degrees.Liberal arts students who choose not to submit SAT or ACT scores must still have a 3.0 grade-point average while taking college preparatory classes in high school, and also have a record of extracurricular participation and write an admissions essay.According to the National Center for Fair and Open Testing more than 800 U.S. colleges and universities have stopped using standardized tests for admission in recent years.Duquesne expects 10 percent to 20 percent of incoming freshmen next year will use test-optional applications.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2308 Women's Tennis: Titans Top W&J 8-1, Finish PAC Schedule Undefeated http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2307 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-3702702971854444470.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. The Westminster College women's tennis team won, 8-1, over the visiting Presidents of Washington & Jefferson College on Friday.The Titans finished their Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) regular season competition, 8-0, and improved to 11-0 overall. The Presidents dropped to 10-3 overall and 5-2 in the conference.Titan sophomore Sydney Sterner (Imperial, PA / West Allegheny) won at number one singles, 6-4, 6-3. She also teamed up with senior Lauren Fling (Norton, OH / Norton) for an 8-1 win at number two doubles.Westminster will finish out its fall schedule tomorrow with a road non-conference match versus The College of Wooster at 10 a.m.The Titans, the defending PAC champions, will be the no. 1 seed at this year's PAC Championships which take place next Friday (Oct. 24) and Saturday (Oct. 25) at the Pennbriar Athletic Club in Erie, Pa.Singles competition:<br />1. Sydney Sterner (WES) def. Courtney Brennan (WJC) 6-4, 6-3<br />2. Mariah Turiano (WES) def. Grace McCarthy (WJC) 6-1, 6-4<br />3. Gabby Eaborn (WES) def. Kathryn Chase (WJC) 6-0, 6-1<br />4. Lauren Fling (WES) def. Abigail Palmer (WJC) 6-2, 6-4<br />5. C. Vucenovic (WES) def. Brianna Morrison (WJC) 6-4, 6-0<br />6. Kelly Capone (WJC) def. Maria Pallone (WES) 6-3, 6-2Doubles competition:<br />1. Mariah Turiano/Gabby Eaborn (WES) def. Courtney Brennan/Grace McCarthy (WJC) 8-6<br />2. Lauren Fling/Sydney Sterner (WES) def. Kathryn Chase/Abigail Palmer (WJC) 8-1<br />3. C. Vucenovic/Maria Pallone (WES) def. Brianna Morrison/Kelly Capone (WJC) 8-4 Sat, 18 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2307 NCPD: Teen says she was attacked on the way to school http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2309 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg6079270358051005705.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW CASTLE, Pa. - New Castle police say they are investigating a report of a teen attacked on her way to school on Thursday morning. According to NCPD, the girl says she was attacked on Reis Street as she went through an alley. Police are adding patrols in the area as the investigation continues.<br />  Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2309 Pennsylvania jobless rate, payrolls drop in Sept. http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2306 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4336307365588274082.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's jobless rate dropped back down a notch in September after bumping up the past two months, even as employer payrolls shrank during the month.The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that the seasonally adjusted rate in September was 5.7 percent, down one tenth of a percentage point from August. The U.S. rate is currently 5.9 percent.In a survey of households, the agency estimated that the number of people working rose by 11,000, to remain slightly below 6 million, while unemployment fell by 8,000 to 360,000.A separate survey of employers found that payrolls shrank by 9,600, remaining under 5.8 million. The construction, leisure and hospitality and trade, transportation and utilities sectors declined, while manufacturing and education and health sector payrolls grew.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2306 3 Pennsylvanians being monitored in Ebola probe http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2305 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4101179669609263786.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett says three Pennsylvanians who were on a flight from Cleveland to Dallas with a nurse who tested positive for Ebola are being monitored in Texas and haven't been back home since the Monday trip.Corbett said Friday that the three people aren't showing symptoms of Ebola and aren't being quarantined.He says the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention interviewed them and they are free to return to Pennsylvania. The state's isn't disclosing personal information about them.Corbett's health secretary, Michael Wolf, says state epidemiologists are in contact with the three residents and will know if they return to Pennsylvania. Wolf also says his agency is assembling an inventory of hospital equipment that could be marshaled to respond in case of a suspected Ebola case in Pennsylvania.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2305 Volleyball: Titans Drop 3-1 at Saint Vincent http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2303 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-3126641023832655600.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> LA TROBE, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team lost, 3-1, at Saint Vincent College in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action on Thursday.The Titans (14-10, 7-5 PAC) lost set one and set two by the same score of 25-20. Westminster regrouped and won set three, 25-23, however the Bearcats clinched the match with a 25-20 set four victory.First-year Kendell Dickson (Cochranton, PA / Cochranton) led the Titan offense with 15 kills, while senior Haley Turner (Petersburg, OH / Hubbard) added 10. Senior Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, PA / North Allegheny) and junior Erin Kennedy (Oakmont, PA / Riverview) topped Westminster's defense with 14 digs each. Titan first-year Lexie Yoho (Pittsburgh, PA / Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) added a match-high seven blocks, including six solos.Saint Vincent out-hit Westminster .248 to .142.The Titans are back in action Saturday when they host Thomas More College at 5 p.m. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2303 Gov. Corbett, health officials to discuss Ebola http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2304 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4495118495732322776.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett and two of the state's top health officials will discuss steps Pennsylvania is taking to prepare for any cases of the Ebola virus.The governor will be joined by Secretary of Health Michael Wolf and Physician General Carrie DeLone at a briefing Friday morning.Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluid. A Liberian man who traveled to Dallas has died from the virus in the U.S. and two Dallas nurses who had contact with him were recently diagnosed.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2304 Men's Soccer: Titans Rout Thiel, 5-2 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2302 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3287815262110389189.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team defeated the visiting Tomcats of Thiel College on Wednesday under the lights of Harold Burry Stadium.The Titans (8-6-1, 4-0 PAC) led 5-0 after 70 minutes of play.Westminster junior Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) scored the first goal at the 11:02 mark after he received a well-executed pass in the box from classmate Marcus Gurgiolo (Edinburg, PA / Mohawk) and placed the ball in the lower right corner of the net.Titan sophomore Jon Clark (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) extended Westminster's lead to 2-0 with a score at the 35:05 mark. The score was set up by passes from senior Dan Bishop (Burlington, NJ / Holy Cross) and freshman Fedja Smajic (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin).Gurgiolo scored the next two goals for the Titans. In the 46th minute, Gurgiolo dribbled past the Tomcat defense for the score. Less than five minutes later McCarthy found Gurgiolo in the box for another score.Bishop scored Westminster's fifth goal at the 56:45 mark after a deflection off of Thiel's goalie. Freshman Zack Walters (Hermitage, PA / Hickory) earned the assist.Thiel (2-11, 0-4 PAC) spoiled the shutout with a goal by Troy Elsea at the 72:21 mark. John Thiel earned the assist. A Titan own goal at the 88:47 mark made the score, 5-2.Titan senior goalie Michael Girata (Monaca, PA / Central Valley) improved to 2-4-1 in 72 minutes of work, while collecting two saves.Westminster out-shot Thiel 18-8.The Titans are back on the field Saturday when they travel to Geneva College for a 7:30 p.m. match. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2302 Women's Tennis: Titans Shutout Thiel, Remain Undefeated http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2301 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-1710479548372878439.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Westminster College women's tennis team shutout host Thiel College, 9-0, on Tuesday. The Titans remain undefeated at 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) after their fifth shutout of the season.The Titans earned three singles shutouts against the Tomcats (3-8, 1-7 PAC); at number two, number three, and number five.Westminster sophomore Sydney Sterner (Imperial, PA / West Allegheny) won number one singles, 6-1, 6-0, and teamed up with senior Lauren Fling (Norton, OH / Norton) for an 8-5 win at number two doubles.The Titans are back on the courts Friday when they host Washington & Jefferson at 3:30 p.m.Singles competition:<br />1. Sydney Sterner (WES) def. Shay Kashey (THI) 6-1, 6-0<br />2. Mariah Turiano (WES) def. Lauren Mittner (THI) 6-0, 6-0<br />3. Gabby Eaborn (WES) def. Sara Matczak (THI) 6-0, 6-0<br />4. Lauren Fling (WES) def. Lauren Wolfe (THI) 6-1, 6-0<br />5. C. Vucenovic (WES) def. Margo Kimble (THI) 6-0, 6-0<br />6. Maria Pallone (WES) def. Mercedez Quarles (THI) 6-0, 6-2Doubles competition:<br />1. Mariah Turiano/Gabby Eaborn (WES) def. Lauren Mittner/Shay Kashey (THI) 8-1<br />2. Sydney Sterner/Lauren Fling (WES) def. Lauren Wolfe/Sara Matczak (THI) 8-5<br />3. Maria Pallone/C. Vucenovic (WES) def. Emily Carlton/Nicole Carlton (THI) 8-4 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2301 Trick-or-Treat Comes Early to New Wilmington (VIDEO) http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2298 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg1088407387271803373.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Halloween falls on a Friday this year.  It's also a high school football Friday for most communities.  That's not a problem in New Wilmington where the borough stages trick-or-treat hours nearly a week in advance.  WCN's Amanda Sloan breaks down the hours and the date!  Check it out!<iframe src='//player.vimeo.com/video/109057502?byline=0&amp;color=ff0179' width='675' height='379' frameborder='0' webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe><strong>Trick-or-Treat Hours in the Borough of New Wilmington</strong><ul><li>SATURDAY, Oct. 25</li><li>2-4 p.m.</li><li>5 p.m. Halloween Parade & Community Carnival</li></ul> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2298 Ex-Allegheny College prof pleads 'not guilty' to porn http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2300 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg1823781332889175027.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A former award-winning contemporary literature professor has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he distributed, received and possessed child pornography.Fifty-seven-year-old Kirk Nesset resigned from Allegheny College in Meadville after he was arrested Oct. 1. He was indicted by a federal grand jury and on Wednesday entered the not guilty plea at his arraignment before a federal magistrate in Erie.According to an FBI complaint, an agent traced computer files shared in a peer-to-peer network to Nesset's computer address in August. Authorities say a search of Nesset's external hard drive revealed thousands of images and movies, some showing men having sex with girls.Nesset's attorneys didn't immediately comment.Nesset won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize in 2007 for a collection of short stories called 'Paradise Road.' It's given annually by the University of Pittsburgh Press.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2300 Western Pa. man says he hit dentist to get prison dental care http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2299 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-7572088114454577067.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man says he assaulted his dentist with a tire iron because he couldn't afford dental treatment and knew he'd get it in prison.Philip Kienholz offered the explanation Tuesday when he was sentenced to 16 months to four years in state prison.The Erie man had pleaded guilty but mentally ill in September to charges of aggravated assault and possessing an instrument of crime.Erie police say Kienholz cornered the dentist while he was treating a juvenile patient, then hit the doctor in the wrist with the tire iron before running away. At the time, police said Kienholz indicated he attacked the dentist because he was angry that the dentist wanted to prescribe antibiotics rather than pull an infected tooth.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2299 Giant Eagle closing some 'nests' in Lawrence and Mercer county stores http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2297 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg1384113128437483002.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle supermarket chain is closing some of its nests. Eagle's Nests, to be more precise.The chain is closing 61 of 109 of the child-activity centers located in its 229 stores, including some in Lawrence and Mercer county stores.The chain says fewer customers are using the centers, where children ages 3 to 9 are supervised while they play with toys and videogames as their parents shop. Children can stay for up to two hours in the centers, the first of which opened in 1993.The chain is keeping 48 Eagles Nests open in 'strategically located' stores, so parents who still desire the service will be able to find one in a store near them.Fourteen of the nests being closed are in western Pennsylvania. The chain also has stores in Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia.Centers Giant Eagle will close include Hermitage two New Castle area locations.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2297 Pa. enacts expanded medical tests for newborns http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2296 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5989779790296073287.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania has a new law to expand medical testing of newborns, legislation designed to help combat rare disorders.Gov. Tom Corbett on Wednesday signed into law a requirement that medical facilities add lysosomal storage disorders, including Krabbe disease to routine testing.In attendance at the bill signing in the Capitol were Justin Ginion and Vicki Pizzullo, whose daughter Hannah was diagnosed with Krabbe disease too late to try a cord blood transplant that may have helped.Hannah is now 20 months old, and her mother described the disease's severe effects.Health Secretary Michael Wolf says the bill will give parents 'the greatest gift of all - the chance to raise their children as happy and healthy as possible.'The law goes into effect in two months.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2296 Pa. justice named as participant in AG porn emails http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2295 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-8585694986992282822.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's chief justice says a fellow member of the Supreme Court was the sender or recipient of 234 emails with sexually explicit material or pornography.Chief Justice Ron Castille issued a news release Wednesday that said Justice Seamus McCaffery sent most of them to a now-retired agent with the attorney general's office, who then forwarded them to others.A growing scandal over the circulation of porn within the attorney general's office from late 2008 until early 2012 has already lead four former members of that office to leave their jobs, including a member of Gov. Tom Corbett's cabinet.Neither McCaffery nor his lawyer, Dion Rassias, responded to requests for comment.The emails surfaced during a review of how the Jerry Sandusky case at Penn State was handled by the attorney general's office.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2295 Pa. Teen: KKK outfit, slur 'sounded like good idea' http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2294 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4524741897458862435.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A teenager who dressed like a member of the Ku Klux Klan and shouted a racist slur at a black woman in a central Pennsylvania town says it 'sounded like a good idea at the time.'The (Bloomsburg) Press Enterprise (<a href='http://bit.ly/1zb3Ydf'>http://bit.ly/1zb3Ydf </a>) reports that 18-year-old Walter Reibsome faced a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges of ethnic intimidation and harassment. A judge ruled there was enough evidence to send the case to trial.Reibsome said outside court that he is not a racist. He says he meant it as a joke.Bloomsburg police tracked Reibsome through photos posted on a friend's Facebook page.Defense attorney Ray Kessler says he is hopeful a plea bargain can be worked out for Reibsome. Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2294 Volleyball: Titans Shutout Waynesburg, 3-0 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2292 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg794072412888850337.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team shutout the visiting Yellow Jackets of Waynesburg, 3-0, at home on Tuesday. The Titans won set one, 25-9, set two, 25-20, and set three, 25-11.Westminster improved to 14-9 overall and 7-4 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while Waynesburg dropped to 5-24 overall and 1-13 in the conference.Titan senior Haley Turner (Petersburg, OH / Hubbard) led the Titan offense with a match-high 12 kills. First-year Lexie Yoho (Pittsburgh, PA / Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) and senior Alaura Hanssen (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) added 10 kills each. First-year Anna Thompson (Sherrodsville, OH / Tuscarawas Central Catholic) and junior Tiffany Jackson (Las Vegas, NV / Las Vegas) dished out match-highs of 18 and 17 assists, respectively.Junior Erin Kennedy (Oakmont, PA / Riverview) led Westminster's defense with 11 digs, followed by first-year Kendell Dickson (Cochranton, PA / Cochranton) with nine. Senior Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, PA / North Allegheny) added eight kills and seven digs.Westminster out-hit Waynesburg .308 to (-).052.The Titans are back in action Thursday when they travel to Saint Vincent College for a 7 p.m. match. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2292 Women's Soccer: Titans Win Eighth Shutout, Top Thiel 5-0 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2291 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4936832932984547420.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's soccer team shutout the visiting Tomcats of Thiel College, 5-0, on Tuesday under the lights of Harold Burry Stadium.With the win, Westminster extended its non-losing streak to 10 games (nine wins and one tie). The Titans improved to 11-2-1 overall and a perfect 4-0 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while the Tomcats dropped to 4-11 overall and 2-2 in the conference.Titan senior Kerri Inzinga (Monroeville, PA / Gateway) scored the first goal at the 17:45 mark after she received a cross from junior Raechel Pusateri (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) in the box and placed the ball to the lower right corner of the net. Inzinga now leads Westminster with six goals on the season.Westminster junior Rebecca Bradnam (Irwin, PA / Hempfield) scored the next two goals in similar fashion. Both goals (at the 37:29 and 38:38 marks) were assisted by Pusateri. Also on both, Bradnam broke free from Thiel's defense, while making a move past the Tomcat goalie for the score.First-year Melissa Thomas (Hubbard, OH / Hubbard) added another goal in the 44th minute, while Pusateri scored the fifth goal at the 60:23 mark. Classmate Anna Iraola (Ann Arbor, MI / Saline) earned the assist on Pusateri's goal.Titan first-year goal keeper Laura Page (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park) improved to 8-1-1 on the year in 45 minutes of work, while collecting one save. The Titan defense, led by first-year Abbey Gore (Renfrew, PA / Knoch), only gave up two shots for the game.Westminster is back on the field Saturday at 5 p.m. when it plays at Geneva College. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2291 DEP fines Reed Oil over Mercer County tank explosion http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2290 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4070275500181833538.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania environmental regulators are fining a western Pennsylvania company over a 2013 explosion that killed a contractor.The Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday it assessed a $62,000 fine against Reed Oil Company for the Mercer County incident, other violations at that site and issues at a Lawrence County facility.The state says the company had people who aren't properly certified working on its above-ground storage tanks.It says the company also didn't have mandatory secondary containment for many of its tanks, and tanks weren't being inspected as required.Work is continuing to restore soil damaged by a spill during the August 2013 incident.A call to the company's offices in New Castle wasn't immediately returned Tuesday.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2290 State Senate OKs bill overhauling steam pollution rules http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2293 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg5548926174964291968.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania state Senate has passed a bill that would overhaul rules requiring 150-foot buffers between construction and the edges of high-quality waterways.The bill passed, 27-22, and heads to the state House, which passed a similar version last month.Under the bill amending Pennsylvania's Clean Streams Law, builders could comply with pollution laws by using another unspecified method that has the equivalent pollution-control effect of a 150-foot buffer.Republican Sen. Lisa Baker of Luzerne County says the 150-foot buffer is making it too difficult for many people in northeastern Pennsylvania to build on their properties. She also says the 150-foot buffer distance is an arbitrary figure.Opponents say it will unleash new housing developments to the detriment of clean drinking water, ecosystems and flood protection.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2293 Ex-college prof faces new child pornography charge http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2289 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg7578089079213603884.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> ERIE, Pa. (AP) - An award-winning contemporary literature professor from western Pennsylvania is facing another child pornography charge after he was indicted by a federal grand jury.The grand jury in Erie indicted Kirk Nesset of Allegheny College on Tuesday on one felony count each of distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography.The 57-year-old Nesset resigned from the Crawford County school after he was arrested Oct. 1 and charged with receipt and distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography.The new three-count indictment replaces the two initial charges against Nesset.According to an FBI complaint, an agent traced computer files shared in a peer-to-peer network to Nesset's computer address in August. Authorities say a search of Nesset's external hard drive revealed thousands of images and movies, some showing men having sex with girls.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2289 Western Pa. borough investigates frack water dumped into sewer http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2288 WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania borough is trying to figure out who dumped 3,000 to 4,000 of hydraulic fracturing water into its sewer system.Waynesburg officials tell the (Washington) Observer-Reporter (<a href='http://bit.ly/1sC9xg0'>http://bit.ly/1sC9xg0 </a>) the water was dumped between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Sept. 30.Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a process in which chemically-laced water is injected into underground shale formations to break them up and free natural gas for drillers. The water can include briny, or salty, substances, and traces of chemicals used in the process.Assistant Borough Manager Bryan Cumberledge says there are only a few spots where somebody could have dumped the water and not have been seen publicly.The state Department of Environmental Protection was also investigating.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2288 Watch the 2014 Westminster College Homecoming Parade http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2286 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-8165906480582491820.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- You can watch the 2014 Westminster College Homecoming parade online.  The theme of 'national holidays' offered participants a wide range of options for building floats. WCN 24/7 invites you to share and save the video with your friends and on social media.<iframe src='//player.vimeo.com/video/108903166?byline=0&amp;color=ff0179' width='600' height='338' frameborder='0' webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <a href='http://vimeo.com/108903166'>2014 Westminster College Homecoming Parade</a> from <a href='http://vimeo.com/wcn247'>WCN 24/7 on VIMEO</a> on <a href='https://vimeo.com'>Vimeo</a>. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2286 Mercer Co. man handed federal sentence for Farrell shootout http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2285 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-8504904966260031160.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH-Federal prosecutors say a Mercer County sex offender who got into a gun battle after a bar brawl two years ago will go to prison for the next three years.  The FBI says 50-year old Ralph Samuels of Sharon will serve 41 months in federal prison because, as a convicted felon, he isn't allowed to have a gun.According to investigators, Samuels took part in a shootout with Daniel Odem after a fight at Rockabilly's Bar in Farrell in Oct. 2012. Both men were wounded in the exchange, and some bullets hit a nearby house.Samuels is barred from having firearms because of a 2000 conviction on counts of corruption of a minor in Ohio. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2285 New Castle man critical after he's hit by a bus http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2284 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg1550084366460086456.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW CASTLE, Pa.-- New Castle police say a 51-year old man is in critical condition at a Youngstown hospital after a transit bus hit him early Monday afternoon.They say it happened on Garfield Avenue near George Washington Intermediate School.  They identified the victim as James Ross who lives along avenue where the accident happened.NCPD reports the New Castle Transity Authority bus driver says Ross jumped in front of the moving vehicle.  Passengers say they also saw the man run and jump in front of the bus. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2284 Soccer: Titans Raising Money to KICK CANCER http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2283 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg7301522619910367785.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Both of the Westminster College men's and women's soccer teams are raising awareness and collecting donations to 'Kick Cancer' during their upcoming games.The women's game will be Tuesday versus Thiel at 7:30 p.m. and the men's game will be Wednesday versus Thiel at 7:30 p.m.The men's team will be raising awareness for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading diagnosed cancer in men behind skin cancer. It is the second leading cancer among American men in deaths only behind lung cancer. 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. In 2014, the ACS estimates 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed, and about 29,480 men will die.The Westminster athletic department, SAAC, SGA, and the College's Relay for Life will be assisting in this event. Donations will be collected at the game and a game day jersey will be raffled off (tickets are going to be sold for $1 each). All proceeds from the event will be donated to the WC Relay-for-Life. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2283