Westminster College: leading liberal arts college, New Wilmington, PA http://www.westminster.edu/ en-us Copyright 2014 Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:14:50 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/ Wolf would seek to undo cuts in poverty programs http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2364 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg381689510587835127.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf says he'd try to restore cuts or restrictions imposed by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to a couple key poverty programs.Wolf's campaign says he'd ask lawmakers to restore a $200-a-month cash benefit for the poor and undo a requirement that food stamp applicants prove they don't have personal assets above a certain threshold.Corbett's 2012 budget eliminated the Depression-era General Assistance cash benefit to save $150 million a year. Corbett also added the asset test for food stamps in 2012, saying it would help ensure public welfare dollars aid the people who really needed it.Advocates for the poor say eliminating the cash benefit has contributed to homelessness, and that the asset test makes food stamps harder to get even for people who qualify.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2364 Titan Terror Project Presents Grand Prize to Local High School Students (VIDEO) http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2363 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3850006408016582327.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - <a href='http://www.titanradio.net'><strong>Titan Radio</strong></a> (88.9FM) and the <strong><a href='http://www.wcn247.com'>Westminster Cable Network</a></strong> celebrated the fifth annual <strong>Titan Terror Project</strong> by handing out the Grand Prize Award for Titan Terror 5.  The amateur movie-making competition awarded the top prize trophy to <strong>David Trotter, Ali Srour and Storm Geary</strong> of <strong>Grove City Area Senior High School</strong> for their scary digital short, <strong>PARKED</strong>. The showcase and award presentation in the Campus Center's Mueller Theater included a delegation of 23 students from Grove City, including the winners.'It was so unexpected to win,'said Grand Prize co-winner David Trotter. ' It's rewarding to see all our hard work pay off. We put a lot of work into including three or four nights of filming.'<a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcn247/15474842928' title='Titan Terror 5 Showcasae by WCN 24/7, on Flickr'><img alt='Titan Terror 5 Showcasae' height='332' src='https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3942/15474842928_927bb965f3.jpg' width='500' /></a><em>(Left to right: Storm Geary, David Trotter & Ali Srour of Grove City High School's Advanced Video Production Class)</em>You can watch PARKED and all the entries from this year's competition online in the TTP Screening Room- <a href='http://wcn247.wix.com/watchttp'>click here!</a>WCN 24/7's Chris Robb chats with the winners about this year's Titan Terror Showcase!<iframe allowfullscreen='' frameborder='0' height='338' mozallowfullscreen='' src='//player.vimeo.com/video/110404011?byline=0&color=ff0179' webkitallowfullscreen='' width='600'></iframe><a href='http://vimeo.com/110404011'>Meet the Titan Terror Project Winners 2014</a> from <a href='http://vimeo.com/wcn247'>WCN 24/7 on VIMEO</a> on <a href='https://vimeo.com'>Vimeo</a>.<br /> <br />The judging revealed a tie for the first runner-up prize. It's shared by a team from Grove City High and a Westminster College entry.  Grove City students <strong>Lucas Zenobi</strong> and <strong>Noah Livingstone</strong> received the award for <strong>REARVIEW</strong>.  Westminster graduate student <strong>Gino Colella</strong> also received a first runner-up trophy for his entry, <strong>DAY OFF.</strong><br /> <br />The second runner up prize went to the Westminster College team of <strong>Rob Poling</strong> and <strong>Scott Raley</strong> for their short film, <strong>STORRAGE</strong>.  Poling and Raley won the 2013 Titan Terror Grand Prize. <br />The Titan Terror Project began five years ago as a platform to celebrate short, digital movies produced by students in the Broadcast and Digital Communications courses.  Organizers then opened it to the larger campus community-students, staff, alumni, faculty and staff.  Over a short time, the competition grew to include members of the community and public school districts.<br /> <br />'It's great to see so many people eager to explore their creativity with video,' said Broadcast and Digital Communications lecturer, Bradley Weaver.  'Smartphones make it so easy and it's a lot of fun to celebrate the strange, twisted and weird this time of year.'<br /> <br />Titan Terror also revealed a Facebook Fan award for the entry that received the most likes on Westminster Cable's Facebook page.  That award went to <strong>Kristen Bishop</strong> of Grove City High School for her film <strong>NIGHT VISION</strong>.<a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcn247/15474836478' title='Titan Terror 5 Showcasae by WCN 24/7, on Flickr'><img alt='Titan Terror 5 Showcasae' height='333' src='https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7567/15474836478_9473ea76f1.jpg' width='500' /></a><em>(The advanced video production class at Grove City Area High School has participated in TTP for the past three years.)</em><br /> <br />The competition screens entries through two levels of judging.  The first round by a group of volunteers made up of faculty, students and alumni determines top ten showcase list.  The second row of judging by Westminster alumni and faculty generates scores based on creativity, production values and connection with the Titan Terror theme.<br />  Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2363 Verizon closing western Pa. call center, cutting 117 jobs http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2362 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg1981068102097584623.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Verizon says it's closing a western Pennsylvania call center and expects to eliminate 117 operator jobs amid a sharp decrease in directory assistance calls.The company will close the Erie facility Dec. 28.Verizon says calls to directory assistance have dropped by more than 50 percent over the last three years as more people use internet tools like Apple's Siri and the Google search engine to find telephone numbers and other information.Verizon's offering severance packages with health care and dental coverage. It says call center employees can apply for other positions within the company, likely outside the Erie area.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2362 Over 100 in Pennsylvania being watched for Ebola http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2361 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg7440273584889746839.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania health officials say three Pennsylvanians who were on an Oct. 13 flight from Cleveland to Dallas with a nurse who later tested positive for Ebola continue to show no signs of the virus.A Department of Health spokeswoman said Tuesday the trio continues to be monitored, along with approximately 100 others who spent time in Ebola-stricken West African nations before arriving in Pennsylvania.Spokeswoman Aimee Tysarczyk says none have tested positive for Ebola and that their risk of getting Ebola is very low.Travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and New Guinea who come to Pennsylvania are being asked to track body temperatures and symptoms, and to check in with officials twice a day for three weeks. Tysarczyk says the department is in touch with each person daily.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2361 Police: Pa. pre-teen shot after mishandling rifle http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2360 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5170172762327743173.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> TYRONE, Pa. (AP) - State police say a 12-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the abdomen after mishandling a .22-caliber rifle in her home.Police aren't releasing the name of the girl who authorities first believed had been shot outside her home Monday as she left for school about 7 a.m. That prompted the Pennsylvania Game Commission to investigate whether the girl might have been wounded by a hunter's stray bullet.But police now say the girl had grabbed the rifle and was returning it to a safe when it fell and discharged in her Snyder Township home.The Tyrone Area School District was on an exterior lockdown after the shooting, meaning classes operated normally but no visitors were allowed on school property. The lockdown was lifted about 11 a.m. Monday.Police were continuing to investigate Tuesday.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2360 VA settles Pittsburgh Legionnaire's suit for $125K http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2359 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg1763933039842857843.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the son of a Marine veteran who died after contracting Legionnaire's disease at a Pittsburgh VA hospital.A federal judge in Pittsburgh recently approved a motion to split the money between three sons of 74-year-old Clark Compston, of Aliquippa.Compston was being treated for lunch cancer at the Pittsburgh VA's University Drive hospital when he got the waterborne bacterial illness in September 2011. He died two months later.The VA has settled at least 10 of more than a dozen claims filed by people who got Legionnaire's or died during an outbreak at Pittsburgh-area VA hospitals from February 2011 to September 2012. Six of the patents died.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2359 Women's Soccer: Titans Blanked at Home to Nationally Ranked Thomas More http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2358 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4829811214288993058.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College women's soccer team lost, 3-0, to the 11th-nationally ranked Thomas More College at Harold Burry Stadium in Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) action on Monday.Thomas More's offense controlled the ball for the majority of the first half. Westminster (13-4-1, 6-2) registered its first shot of the game at the 35:32 mark when junior Rebecca Bradnam (Irwin, PA / Hempfield) had a shot-on-goal which was stopped by the Saints' goalkeeper Megan Barton.Thomas More (17-1, 8-0) took an early 1-0 lead at the 29:35 mark when junior Kait Owens scored from 15-yards out off a cross from senior Sam Work.  The Saints extended its lead to 2-0 at the 37:36 mark when freshman Julia Flagge-Echols scored off a header off a deflection.Sophomore Erika LaRosa closed out the scoring at the 67:03 mark when she scored off an assist from first-year Abby Stadtmiller from 20-yards out.Titan junior goalie Rachael Letscher (Canfield, OH / Cardinal Mooney) went to 2-2 on the season, while collecting five saves in 90 minutes of work.Thomas More out-shot Westminster 11-4, including 8-2 on-goal and won the battle of corner kicks, 3-0.Westminster closes out the regular season when it hosts Chatham University on Saturday at 1 p.m. for its Senior Day. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2358 Men's Soccer: Titans Fall to Thomas More, 2-0, in Final Regular Season Game http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2357 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3423222119080055986.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's soccer team lost, 2-0, to Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Thomas More College on Monday at Harold Burry Stadium.Thomas More took (14-2-1, 6-0-1) an early 1-0 lead at the 6:19 mark when senior Christopher Lehan scored unassisted with a free kick from 15 yards out. The Saints added an insurance goal at the 63:31 mark when sophomore Tim Knauer  found the back of the net off a cross from sophomore forward Brian Runyon.Westminster (9-9-1, 5-3-0) had a chance to tie the game, 1-1, early in the second half with a shot in the box by sophomore Jon Clark (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) but a sliding-save by Thomas More's goalie Matt Kees prevented the score.Thomas More out-shot Westminster 18-5, including 13-2 on-goal and won the battle of corner kicks 3-1.Titan junior goalie Tyler Little (Slippery Rock, PA / Slippery Rock) went to 6-5 on the season, while collecting a career-high 11 saves in a complete-game effort.Westminster will wait to see if they qualified for a spot in the 2014 PAC Championship, which begins next Tuesday, Nov. 4. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2357 Swimming & Diving: Titans Sweep Penn. State-Behrend in First Dual Meet of the Season http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2356 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-7869775268502299043.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's swimming & diving teams swept the visiting Lions of Penn. State-Behrend on Saturday in Westminster's season-opening dual meet.The Titan women's team won, 158 to 121, while the Titan men's team won 155-105. Westminster won a total of 18 events (eight for the women's team and 10 for the men's team), not including five events in which the Titans used an exhibition participant.Titan junior Matthew Baurle (Jeannette, PA / Penn Trafford) won two individual events and was also part of a winning relay team. Baurle swept the breaststrokes as he posted a time of 1:01.90 in the 100 and 2:18.37 in the 200.Baurle was also the second leg in the 200 yard medley relay team that touched first at 1:39.11. Completing the quartet were senior Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman), freshman Brad Kolesar (West Mifflin, PA / West Mifflin), and Daniel Bogen (Canfield, OH / Canfield). Brooks also won the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:58.59.Westminster senior Nicholas Smith (Indiana, PA / Indiana) and freshman Mitch Stahara (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park) also each won a pair of events. Smith won the 1,000 freestyle (10:20.18) and the 200 butterfly (2:01.31), while Stahara won the 200 freestyle (1:50.66) and the 500 freestyle (5:03.63).Titan junior Max Hague (Canton, OH / Glenoak) won the 50 freestyle (22.87), while classmate Nate Kern (Gibsonia, PA / Pine Richland) won the 1-meter diving (184.15).Two Titans from the women's team won a pair of events each. Sophomore Anne Tillie (Fallston, MD / Fallston) touched first in the 100 freestyle (57.58) and in the 1,000 freestyle (11:36.26), while junior Kelsey Reott (Butler, PA / Slippery Rock) swept the backstrokes as she posted a time of 2:19.10 in the 200 and 1:03.62 in the 100.Reott was also the first leg of the 200 medley relay team that won at 1:56.23. The other members included sophomore Samantha Tower (Export, PA / Franklin Regional), senior Rebecca Mobley (Gibsonia, PA / Pine-Richland), and first-year Megan Douds (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park).The other first-place finishers for the women's team were sophomore Sara Pace (Cranberry Township, PA / Oakland Catholic) in the 200 freestyle (2:07.72), first-year Lindsay Homan (Penfield, NY / Penfield) in the 200 butterfly (2:22.08), and senior Ashley Wyland (Pittsburgh, PA / Taylor Allderdice) in the 500 freestyle (5:45.27).Westminster will next host Bethany College on Saturday, Nov. 1, for its Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) opener. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2356 Police: About 20 people in Pa. baby shower brawl http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2355 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg5132811988819042773.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> MACUNGIE, Pa. (AP) - State police say about 20 people were involved in a brawl after a Pennsylvania baby shower.They say three people were arrested in the fighting Saturday night in the parking lot of Wescosville Fire Company and Social Hall in Lower Macungie Township.Daniel G.M. Torres, Jackeline Vasquez and Solangie Colon Martinez are charged with harassment and assault.Information on their lawyers wasn't immediately available.State police say the Torres, Vasquez and Martinez hit and kicked a 16-year-old girl and a 34-year-old woman.The 16-year-old had scratches on her face and other parts of her body. The 34-year-old had bruises on her mouth.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2355 Police using unmanned balloon in ambush manhunt http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2354 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3242865973320705153.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania State Police say they're using a device similar to a weather balloon in their search for a suspect in the killing of a state trooper last month.Trooper Tom Kelly, a state police spokesman, said Monday the Ohio Department of Transportation donated the use of the large, unmanned Mylar balloon.He says the device provides troopers with a similar level of technology and coverage at a fraction of the cost of traditional aircraft. It's also silent.Kelly says the balloon is experimental and among several technologies they're using in the search for 31-year-old Eric Frein.Frein is charged with opening fire outside the Blooming Grove state police barracks on Sept. 12, killing Trooper Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass.Monday is day 45 of the search.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2354 College Awarded 2014 Alumni Citations http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2353 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3636828343837951710.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Westminster College awarded Alumni Citations to Dr. Graham Johnstone, Karen Latta and Sany Saikaly.  Burt Lauten will received the Outstanding Young Alumni Award at the annual Citation Celebration Reception and Dinner on Oct. 10 as part of Homecoming 2014 activities.The Westminster College Alumni Citations were created to recognize alumni who achieved significant accomplishments in their profession or made meaningful contributions to the community or Westminster.  The Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni of 15 years or less who are making significant contributions as they build careers and serve their communities or Westminster.Johnstone, a 1966 graduate who majored in chemistry, continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh and interrupted his residency to serve in the U.S. Navy.  He is a practicing orthopedic surgeon and associate professor of orthopedic surgery with special interests in total joint replacement, sports medicine and treatment for cerebral palsy.  Since undertaking his first medical mission to Russia in 1999, he has participated in annual medical missions to Africa.  A former member of Westminster's Board of Trustees, Johnstone was honored with the 2012 Physician Volunteer Award by the Allegheny Medical Society.  Johnstone and his wife, Marilyn '67, live in McCandless and are the parents of three adult children.Latta, a 1967 graduate who majored in music education, earned a master's in music education from Duquesne University.  As active in her career as she was as a student, Latta assumed the position of music teacher in the Wilmington Area School District, growing the choir from 20 to 100 members.  More than a dozen of her students were selected for all-state chorus and six participated in all-eastern chorus.  A strong supporter of Westminster, she sang with the 2002 Birthday Bash alumni choir, chaired her class reunion and served on Alumni Council.  She has directed and accompanied high school musicals and written and produced music for Christian musicals.  Latta and her husband, Bob '63, are retirees living in New Wilmington and are parents of three Westminster graduates.Saikaly, who graduated in 1992 with a degree in telecommunications, joined PNC Bank as a customer service specialist in the credit card research department.  With more than 20 years of fraud and investigative experience, he is now a due diligence specialist in PNC's anti-money laundering and investigations department.  He has a 12-year record as a volunteer fireman; is a long-time junior high youth leader and board member at Glenshaw Presbyterian Church; and has twice been honored with Pittsburgh's Financial Crime Investigator of the Year Award.  Saikaly lives in Wexford with his wife, Stephanie, and their son.Lauten, a 1999 graduate who majored in public relations with a broadcast communications minor, was hired as an intern at Miami University, moving to assistant athletic media relations director after a year and eventually back to the University of Pittsburgh.  He is now head of communications for the Pittsburgh Steelers, where his responsibilities include coordinating press releases, media requests and media tours.  He maintains close ties to his alma mater, serving as a speaker to student groups through offices and events on campus.  Lauten and his wife, Amy, and daughter live in Mars. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2353 Pa. education dept. posts survey on test content http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2352 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3476092048723363674.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - One of the math skills that's fair game for third-graders on state standardized tests is multiplication tables up to 10 times 10.Now members of the public have a chance to let the state know whether that - or any other 'eligible content' in math or English language arts - is appropriate.The state Department of Education this week unveiled a new web site, <strong><a href='http://www.paacademicreview.org'>www.paacademicreview.org</a></strong>, which allows comment on what the state says children should know and be able to do. The site opened with third-grade math and English language arts.By mid-November, the state expects to have available eligible content in English language arts and mathematics for grades 4 to 8 and Algebra I and Literature at the secondary level. This is material that can be tested on the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests or Keystone Exams.The content covered on the website is part of the Pennsylvania Core Standards, which is a Pennsylvania version that grew out of the Common Core State Standards.The website cost about $250,000 to build, with Team Pennsylvania Foundation paying $215,000 and the department paying the remainder. The contractor was PLS 3rd Learning.On the site, various statements describing what students should know or be able to do are listed.Each has a sample test question. With a statement that third-graders should be able to use multiplication and division to solve word problems, the sample states that Kayla has 12 seeds and puts an equal number in each pot. The student must determine how many seeds are in each pot and choose one of four answers: 3 (correct), 8, 16 and 48.For third-grade English language arts, one of the content statements is: 'Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.'The sample question includes a poem and asks the student to interpret this line: 'I'll watch you, words, rise and dance and spin.' The student is asked what the speaker is doing and given a choice of swimming, reading (correct), running or painting.Members of the public are asked to indicate whether they 'like' the content statement. Those who don't like the statement can choose from various options, such as saying it should be rewritten or deleted. Once an option is chosen, the person given a chance to explain the answer, such as rewriting the sentence or giving a reason it should be deleted.In a news release about the new site, acting Secretary of Education Carolyn Dumaresq said, 'Gov. Corbett and I are focused on ensuring that students, parents, educators and taxpayers have a comprehensive understanding of what is expected of our students at each grade level.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2352 Wolf, Corbett campaign in western Pa. http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2351 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg2477757838586651888.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and his Democratic challenger Tom Wolf are spending the second-to-last weekend of the gubernatorial campaign in the Pittsburgh area.Wolf and Corbett each had rallies planned Sunday afternoon.Wolf wants to raise taxes on Pennsylvania's natural gas industry, boost the state's share of public school funding and shift more of the tax burden to higher earners. Corbett argues that Wolf will need to raise taxes on the middle class to underwrite his education funding promises and opposes higher taxes on the natural gas industry.Also Sunday, Wolf picked up the endorsement from the Times-Tribune of Scranton. The newspaper's editorial board says Corbett failed in major ways to advance the state's well-being and has focused on a narrow ideological constituency, while Wolf would serve a broader public interest.The election is Nov. 4. Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2351 Women's Tennis: Titans Place Second at PAC Championship http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2350 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3168807701961504903.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> ERIE, Pa. - The Westminster College women's tennis team finished second, only one point from first-place, at the 2014 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Championship Tournament on Saturday. The two-day event was held at the Pennbriar Athletic Club.Grove City College won with 52 points, followed by the Titans with 51 points. Coming in third was Saint Vincent College with 33 points, followed by Washington & Jefferson College in fourth with 25 points. Geneva College was fifth with 16 points, while Waynesburg was sixth with 12 points. Rounding out the finishers were Thomas More College in seventh (8), Thiel College in eighth (7), and Bethany College in ninth (3).The Titans had a two-point advantage coming in to today's final round. Westminster played for league titles in seven of the nine flight championship matches, including all three of the doubles pairings.Titan sophomore Mariah Turiano (Hollidaysburg, PA / Hollidaysburg) won number two singles. Turiano came back from a 6-3 deficit in set one and won set two, 7-5, and set three, 6-1.First-year Gabby Eaborn (Coraopolis, PA / West Allegheny) won number three singles, 6-2, 6-4, while sophomore Christijana Vucenovic (West Middlesex, PA / West Middlesex) won number five singles, 6-1, 6-3.Sophomore Sydney Sterner (Imperial, PA / West Allegheny) and senior Lauren Fling (Norton, OH / Norton) won number two doubles after a walkover with a personal emergency from Washington & Jefferson.Westminster finished its fall season with an overall record of 11-1 and a perfect PAC record of 8-0. This was the third time in the last four years that the Titans went undefeated in the PAC in the regular season. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2350 Women's Soccer: Grove City Snaps Titans' Streak, Wins 1-0 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2349 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3039079721507371570.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Westminster College women's soccer team had its 12-game non-losing streak end on Saturday after a 1-0 loss at Grove City College. This was the Titans' first Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) loss of the season. The Wolverines (8-8-1, 7-0 PAC) scored the lone goal at the 9:48 mark when Kristin Thomas and Emily Flenniken found Sarah Flenniken for the goal.Westminster (13-3-1, 6-1 PAC) started off strong with three shots-on-goal within the first 18 minutes of the match, however, none of which found the back of the net. Westminster added another shot-on-goal in the second half for four combined in the game.For the game, the Titans out-shot the Wolverines, 11-8, including a 7-1 advantage in the first half.Westminster first-year goalie Laura Page (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park) went to 10-2-1 on the season, while collecting two saves in 90 minutes of work.The Titans will finish out the regular season with two home matches next week. First up is against Thomas More College on Monday at 12 p.m. and the last one will be against Chatham University on Saturday at 1 p.m. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2349 Volleyball: Titans Shutout Grove City, 3-0 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2348 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg8360379894654160821.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> GROVE CITY, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team blanked Grove City College on the road Saturday, 3-0, for its second-straight Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) shutout. The shutout also was the Titans' ninth of the season overall.The Titans (16-12, 9-7 PAC)  won set one, 25-22, set two, 25-15, and set three, 25-18. The Wolverines dropped to 12-14 overall and 5-10 in the conference.Westminster out-hit Grove City, .214 to .143.First-year Lexie Yoho (Pittsburgh, PA / Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) led the Titans as she tied a match-high with 10 kills. Classmate Anna Thompson (Sherrodsville, OH / Tuscarawas Central Catholic) led the Titan defense with 12 digs. Junior Tiffany Jackson (Las Vegas, NV / Las Vegas) orchestrated the Titan offense with a team-high 18 assists.Westminster senior Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, PA / North Allegheny) added seven kills, while senior Alaura Hanssen (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington), first-year Kendell Dickson (Cochranton, PA / Cochranton), and senior Haley Turner (Petersburg, OH / Hubbard) registered six kills apiece. Thompson added 13 assists. Dickson and junior Erin Kennedy (Oakmont, PA / Riverview) added nine digs each, while Jackson had seven. Yoho also had a match-high four blocks.The Titans will play in their final two regular season matches this week. Westminster will first host Bethany College on Thursday at 7 p.m. for its Senior Day, and then will compete at Thomas More College on Saturday at 2 p.m. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2348 Activists oppose oil firm's breast cancer donation http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2347 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-6478380312522882055.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - Activists are protesting an oil and gas firm's $100,000 donation to a major breast cancer advocacy group.The activists say the Susan G. Komen organization should refuse the donation from Houston-based Baker Hughes Inc. The check presentation will take place Sunday before the Pittsburgh Steelers game. Opponents are planning to rally in a park across from Heinz Field.Breast cancer survivor Dana Dolney is director of Friends of the Harmed, a local group that supports people who say they've been harmed by gas drilling. She says Komen shouldn't allow companies to use breast cancer publicity to improve their image.Komen says in a statement there are 'strong opinions' on the issue but adds that employees of the oilfield services firm have shown 'passion and commitment' to the cause.<br /><br />  Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2347 Pa. congressional races could produce surprises http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2346 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5898571735838051483.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Many observers believe that the outcome of Pennsylvania's congressional races will only reaffirm the status quo, but Election Day surprises can never be ruled out.All but two of the state's 18 members of the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking re-election. Three of them - two Republicans and a Democrat - won new terms in the May primary because they are unopposed in the Nov. 4 general election.Overall, thanks in part to a GOP-crafted redistricting map that the Republican-controlled Legislature approved in 2011, Republicans currently hold 13 seats and Democrats hold five.Despite lively races in the 6th and 8th districts outside Philadelphia, Franklin & Marshall College pollster Terry Madonna says he's seen nothing to suggest they'll change the partisan lineup.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2346 Corbett attacks Wolf tax plan as election looms http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2345 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg79024694228852518.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is targeting Democratic challenger Tom Wolf's plan to overhaul the state income tax in the final weeks of Pennsylvania's gubernatorial campaign.Corbett is airing a series of provocative TV spots aimed at voters' fear of the unknown and their aversion to higher taxes. It appears this will be Corbett's last, best effort to overcome the double-digit polling deficit he's been unable to crack since Wolf won a four-way Democratic primary in May.One Corbett ad claims Wolf has a 'secret plan' to increase middle-class taxes.Wolf says he wants to make the system fairer by requiring wealthier people to pay higher taxes while reducing or eliminating taxes on lower incomes. He says people earning up to $90,000 would pay no more than they currently pay.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2345 Governor's race breaks Pennsylvania campaign finance record http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2344 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3999458969421793777.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Another $11 million in expenditures by Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates heading down the stretch to the election has smashed the state's campaign spending record.Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf reported Friday that his campaign spent nearly $7 million in the five-week period that ended Monday, while Republican Gov. Tom Corbett reported spending more than $4 million.Friday was the deadline for the campaigns to release their final pre-election campaign finance reports.Including the four-way Democratic Party primary, spending on the race since 2013 has passed $73 million. That beats campaign spending of nearly $70 million during the gubernatorial race of 2002, when Democrat Ed Rendell won.Both candidates reported raising another $6 million, leaving each with about $3 million in the bank less than two weeks before the Nov. 4 election.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2344 Authorities kill deer trapped inside Pa. hotel (VIDEO) http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2342 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg1612181091491072715.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Game Commission had to kill a deer after it became trapped inside a hotel in State College and couldn't be tranquilized.<iframe width='560' height='315' src='//www.youtube.com/embed/c8J6RSk69rc' frameborder='0' allowfullscreen></iframe>The Centre Daily Times said (<a href='http://bit.ly/1sZo04w'>http://bit.ly/1sZo04w</a>) the deer entered the Days Inn Penn State around 4 a.m. Friday after the automatic doors opened.Security video shows it running past the front desk and a clerk immediately making a phone call. Another camera catches the deer heading into the hallway but having difficulty getting traction on the slippery floor.The newspaper says the animal became trapped in a bathroom hallway of the adjoining restaurant.Police tell the newspaper Game Commission officers weren't able to tranquilize the deer, and had to kill it.Police say no damage to the property was reported.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2342 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-7852917240656775472.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> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2330 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/_cfimg-7931033849431740140.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 allowfullscreen='' frameborder='0' height='379' mozallowfullscreen='' src='//player.vimeo.com/video/109057502?byline=0&color=ff0179' webkitallowfullscreen='' width='675'></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> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2298 Swimming & Diving: Titans Place Second at Westminster Relays http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2343 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-6499104554690156520.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College men's and women's swimming & diving teams placed second at their season-opening Westminster Relays.The Titan men's team placed second out of five schools with 96 points, while the Titan women's team placed second out of six schools with 100 points.Gannon University's men's team won the event with 134 points, while the Gannon women's team won with 126 points.The Westminster men's team won the 3x100 yard backstroke relay. The trio included senior Steven Brooks (Boardman, OH / Boardman), freshman Logan Gearhart (Warren, PA / Warren Area), and junior Austin Karper (Carlisle, PA / Carlisle) finished with a time of 2:40.38.The Westminster women's team won the 3x100 breaststroke relay in a time of 3:37.70. The group included junior Sara Peace (Darlington, PA / Blackhawk), sophomore Mikayla Morrow (Columbiana, OH / Homeschool), and sophomore Sam Tower (Export, PA / Franklin Regional).Westminster also finished second in 10 other relays (four by the women's team and six by the men's team). Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2343 Primanti Bros. to mail sandwiches http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2341 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg612943039747873380.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh restaurant that stuffs its iconic sandwiches with French fries and coal slaw will be stuffing those fixins in the mail.Primanti Bros. is teaming up with Goldbely.com, an online firm that delivers food to homes, to make the $109 sandwich packs available anywhere in the United States.Primanti's, which now has several Pittsburgh-area locations, started in the city's Strip District in the 1930s, when food wholesalers there once took delivery of most of the produce sold in western Pennsylvania. The sandwiches, wrapped in wax paper, were meant to be a complete one-handed meal that truckers could eat while they worked.The kits contain enough lunch meat, cheese, fries, cole slaw and Italian bread to make four of the sandwiches. The kits also come with a limited edition T-shirt. Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2341 Sky watchers gather in Amish country for a rare solar event (VIDEO & SLIDESHOW) http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2338 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg9213038957923383364.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcn247/15426195500' title='Eclipse Watchers by WCN 24/7, on Flickr'><img alt='Eclipse Watchers' height='376' src='https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3942/15426195500_38c02f6668_z.jpg' width='640' /></a>NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.- A small group of sky watchers gathered on a hill in the middle of Amish country outside of New Wilmington to witness a rare partial solar eclipse on Thursday.  That group joined North Americans for the fourth and final eclipse of the year. <iframe allowfullscreen='' frameborder='0' height='386' mozallowfullscreen='' src='//player.vimeo.com/video/109883090?byline=0&color=ff0179' webkitallowfullscreen='' width='686'></iframe><a href='http://vimeo.com/109883090'>Campus sky watchers gather for rare solar event</a> from <a href='http://vimeo.com/wcn247'>WCN 24/7 on VIMEO</a> on <a href='https://vimeo.com'>Vimeo</a>.<a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcn247/14990974464' title='Eclipse Watchers by WCN 24/7, on Flickr'><img alt='Eclipse Watchers' height='427' src='https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5602/14990974464_7f8e8c3441_z.jpg' width='640' /></a>The astronomy class at Westminster College set up telescopes primed with filters along Heather Heights Road.  The telecopes allowed the sky watchers to witness the moon hiding part of the sun from view just before sunset. This makes for two solar and two lunar eclipses this year.<div style='width:675px;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='675'><param name='flashvars' value='offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=%2Fphotos%2Fwcn247%2Fsets%2F72157648527385740%2Fshow&page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fwcn247%2Fsets%2F72157648527385740%2F&set_id=72157648527385740' /><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%2F72157648527385740%2Fshow&page_show_back_url=%2Fphotos%2Fwcn247%2Fsets%2F72157648527385740%2F&set_id=72157648527385740' height='500' src='https://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='675'></embed></object><br /><small>Created with <a href='http://www.flickrslideshow.com'>flickr slideshow</a>.</small></div> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2338 Volleyball: Titans Snap Three-Game Skid with 3-0 Shutout against W&J http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2340 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4796625693340184254.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The Westminster College volleyball team snapped a three-game losing streak after a 3-0 win against Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) foe Washington & Jefferson College (13-10, 7-9 PAC) at home Thursday night.The Titans (15-13, 8-7 PAC) won set one, 25-18, set two, 25-18, and set three, 25-23. In the final set, Westminster was down, 20-15, however battled back and tied it 22-22 after first-year Anna Thompson (Sherrodsville, OH / Tuscarawas Central Catholic) set up senior Alaura Hanssen (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) with a kill. Tied 23-23, Thompson assisted classmate Kendell Dickson (Cochranton, PA / Cochranton) for a kill and the Presidents had an attack error for the Titan victory.Westminster out-hit Washington & Jefferson, .242 to .104, including a .348 to .250 edge in the final set.Hanssen and Dickson led Westminster's offense with 12 and 10 kills, respectively. Dickson also led the Titan defense with 12 digs. Westminster senior Kassie Freyermuth (Allison Park, PA / North Allegheny), junior Erin Kennedy (Oakmont, PA / Riverview), and Thompson registered 10 digs each. Freyermuth added eight kills, while juniors Tiffany Jackson (Las Vegas, NV / Las Vegas) and Kelsey Kilbane (Medina, OH / Medina) added nine digs each. Titan first-year Lexie Yoho (Pittsburgh, PA / Our Lady of the Sacred Heart) and senior Haley Turner (Petersburg, OH / Hubbard) had six kills apiece.Westminster is back on the court this Saturday when it travels to Grove City College for an 11 a.m. match.   Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2340 Eric Frein lookalike: I've been stopped repeatedly http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2337 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4403871807337293879.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man says he's been stopped at least 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for the suspect in a trooper's killing.Thirty-nine-year-old James Tully of Canadensis says he was once held at gunpoint in an encounter that left him fearing for his life.Tully walks to work through the rural search area because he doesn't own a car. He also wears a backpack, an item police believe suspect Eric Frein has also carried.Police have been looking for Frein for more than a month. He's charged with killing one state trooper and seriously wounding another in a late night ambush.Trooper Tom Kelly, a state police spokesman, said Thursday the agency investigates any formal complaints about alleged mistreatment. He says no such complaint has been filed.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2337 Men's Soccer: Late Goal Lifts Titans Past Waynesburg http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2335 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg6601393732196673894.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Freshman Fedja Smajic (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) scored the game-winning goal at the 86:08 mark in the Westminster College men's soccer team's 2-1 win over the visiting Yellow Jackets of Waynesburg on Wednesday night. The victory marked the Titans' fifth Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) win on the year, the most in the conference.Sophomore Marcus Gurgiolo (Edinburg, PA / Mohawk) scored the first goal of the match for Westminster (9-7-1, 5-1-0 PAC) at the 13:13 mark. Junior Ethan McCarthy (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) split the Waynesburg defenders from midfield and found freshman Zack Walters (Hermitage, PA / Hickory), who connected with Gurgiolo with a cross in the box.Cody Lemke tied the game, 1-1, with a goal at the 25:49 mark after Brio Davis tapped a pass to him in the box.Smajic scored the game-winner after he received a cross from McCarthy and placed the ball in the right corner of the net.Westminster out-shot Waynesburg (7-6-3, 3-2-0 PAC), 17-14.Senior goal keeper Michael Girata (Monaca, PA / Central Valley) improved to 3-4-1 overall in a complete-match effort, while collecting three saves.The Titans are back on the field Saturday when they travel to Grove City College for a 2:30 p.m. match. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2335 Women's Soccer: Three Second Half Goals Drive Titan Comeback Versus Waynesburg http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2334 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg8384464753720243584.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. The Westminster College women's soccer team rallied after being down, 2-0, in the first half and scored three goals in the second half for a 3-2 win against Waynesburg College on Wednesday under the lights of Harold Burry Stadium.Westminster improved to 13-2-1 overall and a perfect 6-0-0 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), the most overall wins since the 2009 season.The Yellow Jackets (6-8-2, 2-4-0 PAC) scored the first goal at the 8:29 mark when Nikki Davis got the ball off a deflection in the box. Erica Nordlund gave Waynesburg a 2-0 lead with a goal at the 39:15 mark.Senior Rachel Simko (New Castle, PA / Laurel) scored Westminster's first goal at the 58:26 mark after the ball bounced around in the box. This was Simko's first goal of the season.An own goal at the 69:20 by Waynesburg tied the game, 2-2.Titan junior Raechel Pusateri (New Wilmington, PA / Wilmington) scored the game-winner, her team-leading fourth of the season, at the 70:23 mark after she got the ball off the goalie's deflection from Pusateri's first shot.The Titans out-shot the Yellow Jackets 10-7.Westminster first-year goal keeper Laura Page (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park) improved to 10-1-1 on the year after earning two saves in 90 minutes of work.The Titans will next travel to Grove City College on Saturday for a 12:00 p.m. match. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2334 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-4254298075018124601.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/_cfimg455955453024866527.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/_cfimg994113809106424983.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 Homecoming Donation Helps Fraternity to Eliminate Debt http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2329 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-7049673901273794296.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/_cfimg1736016342418881592.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/_cfimg1525219479914102182.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/_cfimg6811667540942438241.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/_cfimg4959374738897120930.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/_cfimg6496849126545405693.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-3738981355717592156.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/_cfimg6500051025619534931.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/_cfimg7291745483005446105.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/_cfimg2063046672680522854.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-5712089772674238985.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/_cfimg-4756554725031447138.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/_cfimg-5149290564359360387.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-5628804557797006425.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/_cfimg-3006559529021279681.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/_cfimg2192146930467990936.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