Westminster College: leading liberal arts college, New Wilmington, PA http://www.westminster.edu/ en-us Copyright 2014 Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:03:28 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/ Campus Hosting Upcoming Student Environmental Symposium http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2511 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5169469390910714362.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- The Westminster College Environmental Program will host its 7th annual Student Environmental Symposium, Thursday, December 4 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the McKelvey Campus Center. The event, sponsored by the Environmental Programs at Westminster College and the Slippery Rock Watershed Coalition, is free and open to the public.Networking and poster presentations are from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Witherspoon Rooms, and oral presentations will be given from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Mueller Theater. New this year, oral presentations will be webcast and available for live viewing and archived at www.wcnlive.com. Participating in the event are students from Westminster College, Geneva College, Slippery Rock University, and Robert Morris University.'This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their environmental work and to practice their oral communication skills,' shares Dr. Helen Boylan, Westminster associate professor of chemistry. 'We encourage environmental professionals and community members to come network with the students, learn about the cool environmental research that is going on, and to simply support Westminster students.'The symposium was organized by Boylan; Leslie Watson, secretary for the Environmental Programs office; Cliff Denholm from BioMost, Inc., and Will Taylor from Jennings Environmental Education Center. Sat, 29 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2511 Pa. couple sues Range Resources over drilling, water http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2515 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-3215747099310867528.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> MCDONALD, Pa. (AP) - A southwestern Pennsylvania couple has sued Range Resources claiming their water was contaminated by natural gas drilling and leaks from a drilling wastewater impoundment near their property.The lawsuit by Christopher and Janet Lauff, of McDonald, say they had to forego well water and connect to a public water line, for which they've not been compensated by Range Resources.The drilling firm's spokesman, Matt Pitzarella, says the company is evaluating the lawsuit but has 'not seen any evidence of health or environmental impacts.'The couple claims they totally lost use of their well water in 2010 after Range began fracking several wells within 1,000 feet of their property.The couple also says the wastewater pond next to their property amounted to 'a regional toxic waste dump site for over 190 wells.'Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.<br />  Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2515 Pittsburgh diocese warns against outside groups http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2514 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg5934633765623316950.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh's Catholic diocese is warning parishioners against worshipping with groups it says aren't affiliated with the church.The diocese is sending out notices saying people participating with the Society of St. Pius X or Roman Catholic Womenpriests will be seen as rejecting the church.The Society of St. Pius X opposes church reforms, including the end of Latin languages masses, introduced by the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s. Roman Catholic Womenpriests supports allowing women to serve as priests.Bishop David Zubik says the church considers involvement in the outside groups a 'serious matter' but doesn't plan on excommunicating people found to be participating.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2514 7 hurt in Pennsylvania buggy, SUV crash http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2513 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-426674870205823837.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> KIRKWOOD, Pa. (AP) - Seven people were injured when a sport-utility vehicle slammed into a horse-drawn buggy in Pennsylvania Dutch country.Police say the crash happened around 7 p.m. Thursday after the buggy went through a stop sign in Colerain Township.A 3-month-old, one of at least four people ejected from the buggy, was airlifted to a hospital.Police say a girl in the buggy was listed in critical condition. Two people were listed in stable condition.The driver of the SUV and her passenger, as well as two boys in the buggy, sustained minor injuries.Witnesses say they found parts of the buggy 50 feet away from the intersection where the collision occurred.Colerain Township is about 20 miles southeast of Lancaster.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2513 2 western Pennsylvania ski resorts opening Friday http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2512 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4179327207045808676.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> CHAMPION, Pa. (AP) - Southwestern Pennsylvania's two largest ski resorts are celebrating White Friday.Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Hidden Valley, both in Somerset County, have opened for the season.Both have taken advantage of colder than normal temperatures to make snow.Eric Mauck says both resorts have at least 12 inches of snow, with drifts 10 to 12 feet high in some areas.AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines predicts the season will be a good one because this winter is expected to be colder and snowier than normal.Two other western Pennsylvania ski resorts are waiting a bit longer to open, however.Blue Knob All Seasons Resort expects to open for skiing one of the first two weekends in December. Tussey Mountain Ski Area in Boalsburg is shooting for a mid-December opening.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2512 WC Presents Annual Christmas Vespers Dec. 7 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2510 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4618866004012922046.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Westminster College will continue a long-standing tradition of its Christmas Vespers Service Sunday, December 7, at 3 p.m. at Orr Auditorium. The service is open to the public.<a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/westminstercollege/6537585613' title='WC Christmas Vespers 36 by Westminster College, on Flickr'><img src='https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7018/6537585613_1facc98285_z.jpg' width='640' height='512' alt='WC Christmas Vespers 36'></a>The annual worship service, 'Wonder, Wonders, and Wandering,' includes familiar Christmas music performed by the Westminster Combined Choirs, Wind Ensemble, Brass Quintet, Westminster and New Wilmington Presbyterian Church Hand Bell Choirs, Flute Choir, and Gospel Choir. Following the lighting of the Advent candles and scripture reading, the message will be given by Reverend James R. Mohr II, College chaplain.Additional faculty and staff participating are: Dr. Samuel W. Barbara, director of Choral Activities; Ms. Anne P. Bruening, director of Handbell Choirs; Dr. R. Tad Greig, director of Wind Ensemble; Mr. James Henderson, director of Gospel Choir; Ms. Kathryn Davison Miller, organist; Fr. Michael Peck, rector, St. Camillus Church; Mr. David P. Tessmer, director of Flute Choir; and Dr. Timothy D. Winfield, director of Brass Quintet.<a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/westminstercollege/6537586491' title='WC Christmas Vespers 41 by Westminster College, on Flickr'><img src='https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7148/6537586491_557a090d7c_z.jpg' width='640' height='425' alt='WC Christmas Vespers 41'></a>A voluntary offering will support the campus ministry and Habitat for Humanity spring break work trips to Georgetown, Del., and Georgetown, S.C. Angel tree gifts, which will be displayed in Orr Auditorium Lobby, were purchased by members of the campus community to support children and youth through Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Walker House, the Pennsylvania Homeless Children's Initiative and the Bair Foundation. The Office of Faith and Spirituality coordinated the effort. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2510 Pa. city's ugly Christmas tree getting single red bulb http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2508 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3091377876818873303.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> READING, Pa. (AP) - A much-maligned public Christmas tree in Pennsylvania is getting the Charlie Brown treatment.Officials in Reading (RED'-ing) say the spindly branches will be decorated with a single red ornamental bulb - just like the scrawny tree in the beloved 'Peanuts' holiday tale.Officials say they hope the symbol will remind people of the deeper meaning of the season.Residents of the small city complained the puny pine was ugly when it was first erected and topped with a lighted pretzel. Leaders then made arrangements for a better tree, and workers removed decorations from the original.But the logistics became complicated, and Reading ended up keeping the unattractive tree.On Wednesday, the city issued a statement saying the 50-foot Norwegian pine would get one ornament during a rededication ceremony Dec. 6.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2508 Expectant western Pa. mom struck by car dies; baby born alive http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2507 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-647324389836337601.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh authorities say a pregnant woman sitting outside a drugstore died when an elderly driver trying to park jumped the curb and pinned her against the wall.Doctors delivered her nearly full-term baby, who remained in critical condition Wednesday night. A hospital spokeswoman said no information would be released Thursday.Police say 30-year-old Jodie Guthrie was outside a North Side drugstore Wednesday afternoon when an 88-year-old motorist pulled into a parking space. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2507 Flight 93 chapel closed after being struck by car http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2506 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-2963939760460046171.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A car has crashed into a Pennsylvania chapel honoring the Sept. 11 victims of United Airlines Flight 93, temporarily closing it.State police say the car hit a chapel wall after a two-vehicle accident Tuesday. They say the accident killed a Shanksville woman and injured the other driver.The chapel in Stonycreek Township is a spiritual memorial to the 40 victims of Flight 93, which crashed in a nearby field on Sept. 11, 2001, after being hijacked by terrorists.The chapel is overseen by the Most Rev. Ramzi Musallam. He says an engineer will need to assess the damage before visitors can be allowed back in.He says the force of the crash knocked photos of Flight 93 victims off the wall. The chapel also contains various Sept. 11 mementos.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 27 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2506 DEP trying to solve the 'cat urine' smell mystery in New Castle http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2505 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5573139938626233741.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - State environmental officials don't believe a 'cat urine' smell plaguing part of New Castle is harmful, but neither do they yet know what's causing it.New Castle residents began noticing the smell Nov. 1. The smell is still lingering near a sewage treatment plant in the city's Mahoningtown neighborhood.Amanda Witman, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, says on-site monitoring didn't detect any hazardous substances in the air. But tests on air samples to determine what's causing the smell will take weeks to complete.The DEP is also testing wastewater to determine whether it's causing the smell.<br /> <br />Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.<br />  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2505 Searching for WC's new head coach for men's lacrosse (VIDEO INTERVIEW) http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2504 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3605557934022729142.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.- <strong>Westminster College </strong>begins digging through applications and resumes for a head <strong>lacrosse</strong> coach in December.  Hiring a full-time coach is the first step at establishing a men's lacrosse team that will begin competing next fall.College officials hope to have a lacrosse coach on the job in the next few months.  The new coach will take the lead at developing the new <strong>NCAA</strong> DIII program.   Westminster hopes lacrosse will catch on in the <strong>Presidents Athletic Conference</strong> (PAC) in coming years.  College officials also hope the addition of the team will bolster enrollment.  There are also plans to add a women's team after the men's squad is up and running.Check out our interview from WCN's <strong>Amanda Sloan</strong> with Athletic Director <strong>James Dafler</strong> about the addition of men's lacrosse and the search for a coach.<iframe allowfullscreen='' frameborder='0' height='400' mozallowfullscreen='' src='//player.vimeo.com/video/112737952?byline=0&color=ff0179' webkitallowfullscreen='' width='711'></iframe>The addition of men's lacrosse increases the number of Westminster's varsity sports to 21. Men's lacrosse will be a spring sport.'The addition of lacrosse to our portfolio of athletic offerings reflects the growth of the sport nationally and increasing interest in it by both current and prospective students,' Westminster President Richard Dorman said.  'As the Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) continues to see new varsity lacrosse programs established at member colleges, Westminster is pleased to be the next entry into this fast and exciting sport.'Last September, the <strong>Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference </strong>(HCAC) and the PAC aligned to create the single-sport <strong>Ohio River Lacrosse Conferences</strong> (ORLC & ORWLC), which both will kick off league schedules during the spring of 2015. The Titans will be eligible for conference play right away for the 2015-16 season. Currently Saint Vincent College, Thiel College and Washington & Jefferson College sponsor both men's and women's varsity lacrosse programs, with Bethany College sponsoring a men's program and Waynesburg University and Thomas More College a women's program.Here's the job posting published for the head coach of the Westminster men's lacrosse team.<em>The Department of Athletics at Westminster College invites applications for the NEW position of Head Men's Lacrosse Coach. This is a full-time position that will provide direction for developing a new NCAA division III men's lacrosse program</em><em>.</em><em>Westminster College is a coeducational, national liberal arts institution with historical ties to the Presbyterian Church (USA). The College enrolls approximately 1,400 students and employs approximately 104 full-time faculty. It is located in rural western Pennsylvania and is within easy driving distance of both Pittsburgh and Cleveland.</em><em>  Duties for the new head coach will include managing all aspects involved in starting a new lacrosse program including coaching, recruiting and program administration. The inaugural season will begin in the 2015-2016 academic year. The program will operate within the athletic policies and mission of Westminster College, the President's Athletic Conference (PAC) and NCAA Division III.</em><em>Primary responsibilities will include:</em><em>• All aspects of coaching and administration of a Division III lacrosse program</em><em>• Recruiting athletically and academically qualified student athletes</em><em>• Organizing, scheduling, and conducting practices and games</em><em>• Encouraging commitment to academic excellence</em><em>• Ensuring program compliance with all College, PAC, and NCAA rules and regulations</em><em>• Fundraising and outreach programs</em><em>• Additional duties as assigned</em><em>A bachelor's degree is required, with a master's degree preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with previous college level lacrosse coaching and recruiting experience.</em><em>Review of applicants will begin on December 1, 2014 and will continue until a new coach is hired. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to:</em><em>Director of Athletics<br />Westminster College</em><br />  Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2504 College Planetarium Announces December Programs http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2503 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5321513190109947131.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- The Westminster College Planetarium will host two shows this December.  'Mystery of the Christmas Star,' recommended for ages eight and up, will be shown Saturday, December 6, at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 13, at 6:30 p.m.  Journey back 2000 years to Bethlehem and discover a scientific explanation for the Star the wise men followed to find their way to baby Jesus. Participants will investigate possible dates for the birth of Christ and look at recorded sightings of significant astronomical events during this time.'Let it Snow,' recommended for all ages, will be shown Saturday, December 6, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Saturday, December 13, at 8 p.m.  Explore a variety of Christmas songs visually enhanced with theatrical animation and scenery on the fulldome screen. And, before the show begins, attendees will receive a live tour of winter constellations in the night skies over Western, Pa.Visit <a href='http://www.westminster.edu/acad/phys/dept/planetarium/planetarium_overview.cfm'><strong>www.westminster.edu/planetarium</strong></a> for details on all planetarium shows and special lectures. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2503 Judge delays ruling on AG's Conneaut Lake Park sale motion http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2502 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3917085419205679239.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A judge didn't immediately rule on arguments by the state attorney general's office to stop the sheriff's sale of a 122-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania.Conneaut (kaw-nee-AWT') Lake Park had been scheduled for sale Nov. 7 to recoup more than $927,000 in taxes owed to Crawford County and other entities.County Judge Anthony Vardaro previously delayed the sale until Dec. 5 and may delay it again until January, so he can rule first on the attorney general's motion.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, about 95 miles north of Pittsburgh, opened in 1892 and is home to one of the nation's oldest roller coasters.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2502 Ex-student evaluated for Allegheny College threat http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2501 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg2231761136094448512.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A former student at a northwestern Pennsylvania college has been taken into custody for a mental evaluation after police say he threatened the school on Facebook.Police in Erie arrested the man on Sunday night and plan to charge him with making terroristic threats. His name wasn't being released because he's yet to be charged.Joe DiChristina, dean of students at Allegheny College, confirmed the threat was made Sunday but says it wasn't specific toward any individual. DiChristina says the suspect is a former student who lives in Erie - about 30 miles north of the school - and says, 'There was no physical threat of him being on campus.'The 21-year-old man was undergoing mental health treatment and evaluation at Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2501 Pennsylvania Turnpike: 11 disciplined over porn http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2500 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg499621211693655569.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission says it has disciplined 11 people for using the agency's email system to forward and receive pornography.A spokesman said Tuesday the punishment ranged from suspension for the most serious violations to letters of reprimand.The turnpike says the pornographic emails were the subject of an investigation by its own compliance department.Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo says he's not sure what prompted the investigation or when the discipline was meted out.The disclosure comes after dozens of current and former employees of the state attorney general's office were disciplined for exchanging emails with explicit content or pornographic images.A state Supreme Court justice recently retired after his participation became public.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2500 IUP student crushed when jack fails has died http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2499 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg5550305770594400017.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania college student has died nearly a week after being pinned beneath a car that fell off a jack near his off-campus residence.Indiana Borough police say 19-year-old Nicholas Landman, of Grindstone, was injured Nov. 18 while working on the car near the downtown district of the college town about 45 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.The Allegheny County medical examiner says Landman died at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh on Monday. The cause of death of asphyxia due to chest compression.Landman had been studying in the sports medicine program of Indiana University of Pennsylvania.Friends told police Landman was working on the car when they left to get food. They returned to find him pinned beneath the car about 20 minutes later.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2499 Pennsylvania: DOJ 'hectoring' it over state police fitness test http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2498 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4732555419550101545.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania says it's committed to recruiting women into the state police force and accuses the federal government of 'hectoring' it over the physical fitness tests administered to trooper candidates.The state wants a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice. The suit says the use of the fitness tests to screen and select applicants amounts to a pattern of employment discrimination and has illegally kept dozens of otherwise qualified women out of jobs.The suit says that under one version of the test, 98 percent of male applicants passed, while 72 percent of female applicants passed.In its response, the state denies there's a gross disparity between the pass rates for men and women. Pennsylvania also says the federal government has overstepped its authority.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2498 Men's Basketball: Titans Fall at Hiram, 88-71 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2497 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg7007410107555948177.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HIRAM, Ohio - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 88-71, at Hiram College on Saturday in a non-conference contest.The Titans dropped to 2-2 overall, while the Terriers improved to 3-0.The Terriers led the entire first half, including their largest lead of 17 points (49-32) with 2:17 remaining in the half. Hiram led 49-36 at intermission.Westminster cut Hiram's lead to nine points on three different occasions, with the latest coming with 17:13 on the clock when junior Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) found freshman Deontay Scott (Youngstown, OH / East) for a layup. Hiram, however, led in double-digits for the remainder of the game.Hiram out-shot Westminster 55.6% (30-54) to 41.0% (25-61) and held a 39-38 rebound edge.Three Titans scored in double figures, led by Wallander with 19 points. Sophomore Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) and classmate Tre Major (New Castle, PA / Union) scored 17 and 11 points, respectively. Freshman Jarret Vrabel (Canfield, OH / Canfield) had a game-high 11 rebounds. Wallander and Scott added six and five boards, respectively.Westminster is back on the court Tuesday when it travels to Penn. State-Behrend. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2497 Pennsylvania human services agency gets new name http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2496 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg8742647169561492777.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Department is Public Welfare is gone in Pennsylvania.As of Monday, it is now the Department of Human Services, under a state law signed two months ago by Gov. Tom Corbett.Secretary Beverly Mackereth unveiled the new logo emblazoned on the glass doors to the agency's headquarters building in Harrisburg.Backers of the change say the new name better fit the massive agency's mission without the stigma sometimes associated with welfare and public assistance.The agency employs nearly 17,000 people and is responsible for administering more than $30 billion in federal and state spending on a vast array of social and human services programs. That's more money than is handled by any single state agency.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2496 Woodruff, ex-Steelers corner, to run for Pa. court http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2495 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-6512244604214826301.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A Pittsburgh judge who spent more than a decade playing cornerback for the Steelers confirms he'll be a candidate for Pennsylvania Supreme Court next year.Dwayne Woodruff told The Associated Press on Monday that he made the decision in the past week or two to seek one of three vacancies that will go before the voters in 2015.Woodruff, an Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge, says the high court would give him a larger platform to help people, particularly when it comes to education and family issues.The 57-year-old played in the NFL from 1979 to 1990. He was on the squad that beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl XIV.About a dozen names are floating around as potential 2015 candidates for the state Supreme Court.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2495 Pa. university president quits amid rape remark furor http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2494 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg7652007946396044752.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania university says its president has resigned after he was criticized for comments he made about women and sexual assault.Lincoln University's board of trustees said it accepted Robert Jennings' resignation Monday morning. The university named general counsel Valerie Harrison as acting president.Jennings apologized earlier this month for his comments at an all-women's convocation in September about how false rape allegations can ruin a young man's life.Portions of the remarks were posted online and some parents criticized them as appearing to blame women for sexual assault.Board chair Kimberly Lloyd announced Jennings' departure in a letter posted to the university's website.The bulk of Lloyd's letter focused on Harrison and the future of the historically black university in rural Chester County, about 45 miles west of Philadelphia.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2494 (VIDEO INTERVIEW) Registrar announces retirement after 15 years at Westminster http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2491 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-2097757331558152487.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- <strong>Westminster College</strong> Registrar <strong>June Pierce</strong> says she'll retire at the end of the academic year marking a 15 year run with the institution.'I'm happy to be here and I enjoy coming to work everyday,' Pierce told WCN 24/7.  'I'm going to miss my staff and faculty and the students.  The students here are so wonderful and grateful.' Among the responsibilities for the <strong>Registrar</strong> include scheduling and managing class schedules and reviewing student's progress for graduation requirements.  The North Carolina native, who's called New Wilmington home since 2000, has seen some major changes at the college.  Her office led the way to transition class registration from a system lining up in person to have paper cards entered by staffers into a computer to a do-it-yourself online class registration system.Pierce says it's time for her to retire and spend more time with her family and grandchildren.  She talks candidly with WCN's Amanda Sloan about the changes she's witnessed on campus and her role at keeping track of classes, transcripts, schedules and so much more.<iframe allowfullscreen='' frameborder='0' height='337' mozallowfullscreen='' src='//player.vimeo.com/video/112436302?byline=0&color=ff0179' webkitallowfullscreen='' width='600'></iframe>.She and her staff are involved with every student.  Pierce also stands next to the President during commencement exercises and presents the degrees as they are awarded to graduates.  She and her staff have the ultimate list and they're always checking it twice to make sure everyone has those 128 college credits to graduate along with all those IP requirments and more.'One of the things our office does is review every senior's record by hand to make sure everyone has what they need to graduate,' Pierce said.  'I would hope the next Registrar keeps an open door policy.  I feel like I can resolve issues in a few minutes and be able to move on to the next thing.' Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2491 Celebrity Series to Host 'Christmas with the Tenors' http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2493 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-2538394316279253658.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> Westminster College's Celebrity Series will present Christmas with The Tenors, Tuesday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. The concert is sponsored by Giant Eagle.'Our phones rang off the hook after the Tenors came to town last November for the Celebrity Series,' shares Connie McGinnis, director of the Celebrity Series. 'There was a resounding ‘bring them back!' and so here we are, proudly welcoming them to campus, once again.'Band members Victor Micallef, Clifton Murray, Remigio Pereira, and Fraser Walters will present songs from their new hit album, 'Lead with Your Heart,' as well as Christmas melodies to sing along to.  The Tenors will showcase some of the season's most popular songs including 'Ava Maria,' 'What Child Is This,' 'O Holy Night,' and more from their holiday album, 'The Perfect Gift.'In their short career, they have performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show (with Celine Dion), for Her Majesty The Queen during her Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle, the live broadcast of the 2011 Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, at the opening ceremonies of Vancouver's 2010 Olympics and for the NBA, MLB, and NHL All-Star Games. They have rubbed shoulders with presidents and prime ministers, princesses and even shared a private tea with HM The Queen. They have shared the stage with Sarah McLachlan, Neil Young, Paul Anka, Justin Bieber, Paul McCartney, Brian McKnight, David Foster, and Natalie Cole among others, in venues from Bangkok to London, and New York to Israel. They have been hailed as musical ambassadors and Canada's national treasure.Tickets, ranging from $35-$55, are available by calling the Celebrity Series box office at (724) 946-7354.  Additional information on this and all of the season's shows is available at <a href='http://www.westminster.edu/celebrity.'>www.westminster.edu/celebrity.</a> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2493 Wind Advisory Issued for Monday http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2492 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-80597274442776771.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH-- The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a WIND ADVISORY for Monday, Nov. 24.  The advisory runs from 11 AM to 10 PM.The NWS says blustery conditions could produce 20-30 MPH winds with some gusts reaching 50 MPH.Lawrence and Mercer counties are included in the wind advisory area of western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.IMPACTS...STRONG WIND CAN DOWN TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES. TREES ROOTED IN SATURATED SOIL MAY BE TOPPLED. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.<br />  Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2492 A rising star, Kane now beset by battles, probe http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2489 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg2414328466040737827.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - When Kathleen Kane ran for Pennsylvania attorney general, she campaigned as a corruption-buster who would be independent of Gov. Tom Corbett and find out why it took more than three years to investigate Jerry Sandusky.Now, amid a government pornographic email scandal she made public, she's facing a highly unusual and secret investigation. At issue, she says, is whether she breached grand jury secrecy when her office gave information about a separate investigation to a newspaper.Some see it as the latest misstep of someone who is ill-equipped to be Pennsylvania's top prosecutor. Some Kane defenders worry it is a back-door attempt to railroad her out of office.Kane says she did nothing wrong, while Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli questions the legality of the process.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2489 Women's Swimming & Diving: Titans Win 200th with PAC Win at Chatham http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2488 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4319374944308023437.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Westminster College women's swimming & diving teams, under veteran head coach Rob Klamut, won its 200th dual meet in the program's history on Saturday after a 166-119 win at Chatham University on Saturday.Klamut was named the first-ever head coach of the Titan women's swimming & diving teams in 1987.Westminster improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC). The Cougars dropped to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the conference.The Titans won 10 events, not including two events in which Westminster used exhibition swimmers.Sophomore Mikayla Morrow (Columbiana, OH / Homeschool) won a pair of individual events and was also part of a winning relay team. Morrow won the 100 breaststroke (1:13.10) and the 200 IM (2:22.79). She was also the second leg in the 200 medley relay team that won with a time of 1:57.35. Senior Marina Rozick (Pittsburgh, PA / North Allegheny), first-year Megan Douds (Bethel Park, PA / Bethel Park), and senior Rebecca Mobley (Gibsonia, PA / Pine-Richland) completed the quartet.Junior Kelsey Reott (Butler, PA / Slippery Rock) and sophomore Sam Tower (Export, PA / Franklin Regional) each won a pair of events. Reott won the 1,000 freestyle (11:14.29) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.62). Tower touched first in the 200 freestyle (2:04.03) and in the 100 freestyle (57.63).Also picking up victories for Westminster were first-year Lindsay Homan (Penfield, NY / Penfield) in the 200 butterfly (2:15.85), senior Ashley Wyland (Pittsburgh, PA / Taylor Allderdice) in the 50 freestyle (25.93), and sophomore Anne Tillie (Fallston, MD / Fallston) in the 200 backstroke (2:19.52).Westminster is back in action December 4 when it competes at the three-day Wooster Invitational. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2488 Men's Basketball: Titans Fall at Hiram, 88-71 http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2487 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg2570704162023390161.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HIRAM, Ohio - The Westminster College men's basketball team lost, 88-71, at Hiram College on Saturday in a non-conference contest.The Titans dropped to 2-2 overall, while the Terriers improved to 3-0.The Terriers led the entire first half, including their largest lead of 17 points (49-32) with 2:17 remaining in the half. Hiram led 49-36 at intermission.Westminster cut Hiram's lead to nine points on three different occasions, with the latest coming with 17:13 on the clock when junior Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) found freshman Deontay Scott (Youngstown, OH / East) for a layup. Hiram, however, led in double-digits for the remainder of the game.Hiram out-shot Westminster 55.6% (30-54) to 41.0% (25-61) and held a 39-38 rebound edge.Three Titans scored in double figures, led by Wallander with 19 points. Sophomore Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) and classmate Tre Major (New Castle, PA / Union) scored 17 and 11 points, respectively. Freshman Jarret Vrabel (Canfield, OH / Canfield) had a game-high 11 rebounds. Wallander and Scott added six and five boards, respectively.Westminster is back on the court Tuesday when it travels to Penn. State-Behrend. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2487 Fatal Friday night shooting in Lawrence County http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2490 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg7693224882651435750.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) - A Lawrence County man has been jailed on charges that fatally shot an Ohio woman during a drug-related argument over his cellphone.Online court records don't list an attorney for 40-year-old Robert Johns. He's charged with criminal homicide and abuse of a corpse for allegedly shooting 26-year-old Amanda Seman, of Youngstown, Ohio.Her body was found Friday in John's home in Neshannock Township, covered with a blanket and a plastic bag. But police say Johns told them he shot Seman on Tuesday.Johns tells police that Seman had a drug problem and asked him for money and when he wouldn't give it to Seman, she took his cellphone. Police say Johns shot Seman when she wouldn't return the phone.Seman's body was found after her relatives asked police to check on her.<br /> <br />Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.<br /><br />  Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2490 Top Pa. officials' salaries grow with inflation http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2486 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5307961058979826000.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - No one at the state Capitol has advocated pay raises for hundreds of Pennsylvania's top elected and appointed officials since the last attempt in 2005, but their compensation continues to grow year after year.A 1995 law provides automatic cost-of-living increases for the state's judges, members of the Legislature and many top executive branch officials, including the governor and his major appointees.The adjustments are relatively small - just 1.6 percent for 2015 - but they add up.Since 2005, the annual increases have boosted the salaries for the governor and rank-and-file legislators by more than 22 percent.In the judiciary, salaries for appellate judges have increased by more than 30 percent. The 2015 salary for the chief justice will be $209,000, compared with $154,000 a decade ago.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2486 Western Pa. drivers hit by icy conditions http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2485 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-4724987180823687836.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> PITTSBURGH (AP) - Freezing rain in western Pennsylvania is creating headaches for drivers and business for tow trucks and body shops.A brief downpour on Saturday caused multiple accidents on roadways and bridges as temperatures struggled to get out of the 30s.Officials closed sections of several highways and interstates, and a 10-vehicle crash was reported on the Westinghouse Bridge in McKeesport.Rainy conditions are expected through the weekend, and cold temperatures should return after a modest warm-up on Monday.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2485 Pa. town to replace UGLY Christmas tree http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2484 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-6912440644904515431.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> READING, Pa. (AP) - A 50-foot spruce Christmas tree in downtown Reading is coming down after Scrooge-like complaints that it was pathetic and ugly.A group led by City Council president Francis Acosta has begun raising private funds to replace it with something that's larger and more impressive, and to decorate it. The current tree is topped with a lighted pretzel.Officials are hoping to have a do-over tree lighting ceremony next weekend.The city had planned to get its tree from a farm in Schuylkill County, but when they went pick it up the farmer wouldn't let the crew drive their trucks onto what was wet ground.That's when they found the last-minute replacement at a Reading city park.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2484 Ex-state worker charged with stealing 610 helmets http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2483 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg8276691000591416809.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> ARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania state worker has been accused of stealing 610 combat helmets and faces federal charges.Investigators say 43-year-old Marietta resident Michael Gantz worked as an acquisition officer at the Department of General Services' surplus property warehouse.Criminal charges filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg allege that between July 2009 and January 2010 he stole combat helmets the federal government provided for distribution to state and local law enforcement officers.Investigators estimate the value of the helmets at more than $5,000.Gantz apparently doesn't have a listed telephone number and can't be reached for comment.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2483 Pennsylvania jobless rate declines to 6-year low http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2482 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg2941956180840323685.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's jobless rate dropped to a six-year low in October.The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday the seasonally adjusted rate last month was 5.4 percent. That's down three-tenths of a percentage point from September.It was also below the national rate of 5.8 percent.Officials say total nonfarm jobs went up by 12,600 to more than 5.8 million. That's the highest level since August 2008.The largest movement in October was an increase of 5,500 jobs in trade, transportation and utilities.One year ago, the state's unemployment rate was 7.1 percent.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2482 Former Consol exec stole $440,000 in gas royalties http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2480 PITTSBURGH (AP) - A former Consol Energy executive has pleaded guilty to stealing $440,000 in gas royalties from the company by forging deed transfers so he could funnel the money into a fake company he ran out of a post office box.Thirty-seven-year-old Scott Hamilton, of Baden, pleaded guilty to mail fraud Wednesday and will be sentenced by a federal judge in Pittsburgh on March 25.Hamilton was Consol's land records general manager when he used two fake identities to forge deed transfers from Consol to his fake company, PRH. That enabled him to funnel drilling rights royalties from an 1,100-acre parcel in West Virginia and a 95-acre parcel in Illinois to the bogus company.Consol officials alerted federal authorities when they discovered the missing royalties in September 2013.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2480 Butler Co. woman raising grandkids gets prison over pot sales http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2479 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg7645926359664662814.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> BUTLER, Pa. (AP)-- A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman who said she sold marijuana to help raise several grandchildren after her daughter died has been sentenced to 15 to 30 months in state prison.Candace Kelly was also ordered Thursday to forfeit $393,000 that state police seized as drug proceeds when they raided her Buffalo Township home last fall. Police also seized 64 pounds of hydroponically grown marijuana.Kelly pleaded guilty in October, telling a Butler County judge she sold as much as 100 pounds of marijuana a year for more than four years.She said she used the money to support her four granddaughters.Police say Kelly bought large quantities of marijuana at $3,300 per pound and resold it at a profit of $100 per pound.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2479 Court sides with union over Pa. health centers http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2478 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg6575985765227716495.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is siding with the nurses' union and putting a halt to plans by the Corbett administration to close more than a third of the county-based state health centers.The court on Thursday ordered the administration to stop eliminating the centers, reopen those that have already been shuttered and restore the level of public health services to 1995 levels.The ruling, in the form of a preliminary injunction, says officials can't ignore a 1996 state law that requires the state to maintain the 60 health centers it operated as of July 1995.Gov. Tom Corbett's administration sought to close 26 centers and reorganize public health services as a cost-saving budget change last year.SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania and others challenged the decision.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2478 Pennsylvania attorney general now says-no child porn found http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2477 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg8193803044821845687.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The office of Pennsylvania's attorney general says a pornographic email scandal involving state employees did not include any child pornography.In a TV interview Tuesday, Attorney General Kathleen Kane said the emails included 'hardcore, graphic' material that sometimes depicted children. The TV interviewer did not ask Kane to provide a more detailed description.Kane's office was asked to elaborate Wednesday. It says agents know of no child pornography exchanged in the email scandal, which has cost some government officials their jobs.Kane spokeswoman Renee Martin says the images the attorney general referred to must be considered in the context of an unacceptable workplace culture created by the exchange of pornographic emails. One she singled out showed a boy peeking into a girl's underwear.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2477 Fired Lawrence Co. prison guards face abuse charges http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2476 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-8069598326407612905.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW CASTLE, Pa.-- Two fired prison guards from the Lawrence County Jail face charges in the wake of accusations they abused a prisoner.The Lawrence County District Attorney says Stephen Smith and Michael Antonio abused a prisoner and it was caught on camera.DA Joshua Lamancusa says the abuse when on for nearly 40 minutes.'They handcuffed the prisoner to a shower stall,' Lamancusa said. 'They threw water balloons at him, as well as toilet paper rolls and boxes.'Both of the accused had worked as guards for more than 20 years.Smith and Antonio face criminal charges of official oppression, simple assault and conspiracy, authorities said. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2476 Men's Basketball: Titans Fall at Heidelberg Despite Shooting Over 60 Percent http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2481 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4656742530572295674.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> TIFFIN, Ohio - The Westminster College men's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season in a non-conference game Wednesday night. The Titans lost at Heidelberg University, 103-89, despite shooting 60.3% (35-58) from the field.The Student Prince (2-0) were ahead for the majority of the first half, including an 11-point lead with 15:59 on the clock. The Titans (2-1) continued to battle and took a 46-45 lead, their first since the 18:45 mark, after junior Paul Carswell (Painesville, OH / Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) scored on a layup with 1:05 remaining. Heidelberg managed to regain the lead and led 48-46 at halftime.Heidelberg took a commanding 77-63 lead with 9:03 remaining in the game. The Titans, however, orchestrated a 22-9 run to cut the Student Prince's lead to one point. Heidelberg, however, remained in front for the duration of the contest.Titan freshman Deontay Scott (Youngstown, OH / East) came off the bench and tied a game-high with a career-high 22 points (8 for 10). Sophomore Matt Getsy (Mars, PA / Mars) scored 18 points (7 for 8), while junior Charlie Wallander (Pittsburgh, PA / Baldwin) registered 13. Carswell added nine points, while freshman Jarret Vrabel (Canfield, OH / Canfield) had eight. Vrabel had a game-high 11 rebounds, while Wallander added seven.The Titans out-shot Heidelberg 60.3% (35-58) to 40.0% (30-75) and held a 48-34 rebound edge.Westminster will travel to Hiram College on Saturday with a 5:30 p.m. start time. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2481 Pa. checks potential duplicate voter registrations http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2475 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3513449120949985449.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Tens of thousands of registered voters may soon be asked to verify that Pennsylvania is their residence or risk being purged from its voter rolls.State elections officials said Wednesday they are in the process of sending lists to county elections officials of nearly 43,000 Pennsylvania voters who apparently have registered more recently in other states.The county officials will notify individual voters to verify their state of residence. Those who do not respond and do not vote in the next four years could be removed from Pennsylvania's rolls.Pennsylvania is one of 28 states participating in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program, in which voters lists are compared to ensure accuracy and reduce duplicate registrations. It's run by the state of Kansas at no cost to the other states.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2475 DEP citing Sunoco for drilling clay into creek http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2474 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-262579491217824127.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> FINLEYVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The state Department of Environmental Protection says it expects to fine Sunoco Logistics for 5,300 gallons of drilling clay that a subcontractor accidentally released into a southwestern Pennsylvania creek two months ago.The (Washington) Observer-Reporter (<a href='http://bit.ly/1wY47tM'>http://bit.ly/1wY47tM</a> ) says Sunoco hired the subcontractor to do horizontal drilling on a 53-mile natural gas pipeline that crosses Washington and Westmoreland counties.The bentonite leaked into Little Mingo Creek in Union Township, Washington County, on Sept. 18. The soft clay is not toxic, but can kill fish if enough of it enters a waterway.Sunoco spokesman Jeff Shields says the company is working with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to remedy the release of the clay. Shields says Sunoco always has a response plan to deal with such incidents.It's not clear how much Sunoco might be fined.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2474 Western Pa. student crushed by falling car http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2473 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg6450398890659479294.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania college student was crushed by a car that fell onto him when a jack failed.The 19-year-old Indiana University of Pennsylvania student was airlifted Tuesday to a Pittsburgh hospital with unspecified injuries.Police did not identify the student.They say he was injured while repairing the vehicle in a parking lot near his home a few blocks from campus.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2473 Pa. ties record low, avoids heavy snowfall http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2472 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg5983078589607944510.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> ERIE, Pa. (AP)- A northwest Pennsylvania city tied a record low temperature but avoided the heavy, lake-effect snow that deluged Western New York.The National Weather Service says the temperature in Erie dropped to 14 degrees just after 7 a.m. Tuesday, matching a mark set for that day in 1959.Forecasters say a narrower than expected snow band developing off Lake Erie left Erie with an accumulation of just 0.7 inches.They had predicted up to nearly two feet of snow.The National Weather Service says the region could see 2 to 4 inches of snow Wednesday and an additional 2 to 4 inches on Thursday.Copyright The Associated Press Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2472 WCN introduces #TBTWCN for social media http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2464 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4337593701368998018.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- WCN staffers want to bring a little element of time travel to our social media feeds as we introduce #TBTWCN.<a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/wcn247/15790079846' title='1915 by WCN 24/7, on Flickr'><img alt='1915' height='309' src='https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5611/15790079846_b67df0e7ef.jpg' width='500' /></a>The new hashtag will go on ThrowBack Thursday photos WCN & Titan Radio post on social media each week.  WCN shares images our staff selects each week from the Argo archvies at McGill Library.We hope to encourage our alumni, students, staff and faculty to follow us online and the #TBTWCN will allow you to search for images we put out there on Facebook or Instagram.To help launch #TBTWCN we've created a video with Titan Radio and Fall Out Boy's 'CENTURIES' to showcase the timeline we're showcasing-- from the not so distant past to the days when William McKinley lived in the White House.  It's our way of showcasing the traditions and history of Westminster.<iframe allowfullscreen='' frameborder='0' height='360' src='//www.youtube.com/embed/w-kbhZgDBRk' width='640'></iframe>Follow WCN and Titan Radio on the following feeds:<ul><li><strong><a href='http://www.pinterest.com/wcn247/'>WCN & Titan Radio on Pinterest</a></strong></li><li><a href='https://www.facebook.com/westminstercable'><strong>WCN on Facebook</strong></a></li><li><a href='https://www.facebook.com/titanradio.net'><strong>Titan Radio on Facebook</strong></a></li><li><a href='http://instagram.com/titanradiorocks'><strong>WCN & Titan Radio on Instagram</strong></a></li><li><a href='https://twitter.com/wcn247'><strong>WCN on Twitter</strong></a></li><li><a href='https://twitter.com/titanradiolive'><strong>Titan Radio on Twitter</strong></a></li><li><a href='https://vimeo.com/wcn247'><strong>WCN on Vimeo</strong></a></li></ul> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2464 Pennsylvania attorney general: Porn email had kids http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2471 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-1380762696136598081.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's attorney general says some of the pornographic emails that were exchanged among state government officials in a scandal that has claimed some of their jobs involved children and violent sexual acts against women.Attorney General Kathleen Kane said in an interview televised Tuesday night on CNN the images are 'deplorable' but she is being stopped from investigating them by a court order.Kane didn't describe the material involving children and violent sexual acts against women or say who exchanged it.One of Kane's lawyers in the case, Lanny Davis, says he hasn't seen all of the emails involved and isn't sure to what Kane was referring. He says two images he saw of children were inappropriate but not necessarily child pornography.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2471 Edinboro U. student charged in death of ex-student http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2470 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg272068258267761975.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say they have arrested an Edinboro University student in the shooting death of a former student outside an off-campus apartment complex.Police say 21-year-old Trey Gunter was arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Monday night's shooting death of 22-year-old Tobiah Johnson near the campus.Johnson was from Mercer County and graduated from Reynolds High SchoolEdinboro was locked down for about four hours after the shooting, which authorities allege followed a dispute over a stolen gun.About 2,000 students live on the Edinboro campus, about 20 miles south of Erie and 110 miles north of Pittsburgh. The university was hosting a basketball game when the lockdown was ordered.Gunter was ordered held without bail pending a Dec. 2 preliminary hearing; a message left for his attorney wasn't immediately returned Tuesday evening.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2470 Pennsylvania Great Dane gives birth to 19 puppies http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2469 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg3107089123025067954.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) - Call it '19 Pups and Counting.'WHTM-TV reports (<a href='http://bit.ly/1t0kiFJ'>http://bit.ly/1t0kiFJ</a>) York County, Pennsylvania, residents Brandon and Aimie Terry's Great Dane recently gave birth to 19 puppies.Great Danes normally have seven to 10 puppies in a litter. But Brandon Terry says an X-ray of Snowy found at least 15 'little spines' during a visit to the veterinarian's office before she gave birth.The puppies are about three weeks old and recently opened their eyes.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2469 Lockdown lifted after shooting near Edinboro University http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2468 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-5397627956787003176.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> EDINBORO, Pa. (AP) - A state university in northwestern Pennsylvania has reopened after a temporary lockdown prompted by a fatal off-campus shooting.Police ordered the precautionary measure Monday night while searching for a suspect near Edinboro University.Students were told to stay inside and wait for a police escort before walking home from classroom buildings and the campus athletics facility.Officials say a man in his 20s died in a shooting at an apartment complex near campus around 6 p.m. Monday. The suspect remains at large.Police ordered the lockdown around 7:45 p.m. It remained in effect for about four hours.About 2,000 students live on the Edinboro campus, about 20 miles south of Erie and 110 miles north of Pittsburgh.The university was hosting a basketball game when the lockdown was ordered.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2468 Parts of western Pa. bracing for nearly 2 feet of snow http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2467 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg4296418725956933803.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> ERIE, Pa. (AP) - Parts of western Pennsylvania are bracing for nearly two feet of snow as arctic air continues to produce lake-effect conditions.The National Weather Service says the Erie area could see 6 to 10 inches of snow Tuesday afternoon and an additional 7 to 10 inches Tuesday evening.That's on top of about 2 inches that fell Monday.A lake-effect snow warning remains in effect for northwest Pennsylvania, northeast Ohio and parts of western New York through 7 a.m. Wednesday.An emergency warming shelter for Erie's homeless opened Monday night.Forecasters say winds gusting up to 40 miles per hour could produce hazardous whiteout conditions and make roads impassable.The Erie area has seen 17.5 inches of snow so far this year. That's more than five times the total this time last year.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2467 Trial ordered for 6 CAL U football players in beating http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2466 <img src="/CFFileServlet/_cf_image/_cfimg-988480660895067071.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #0b1143;" align="right" alt="" /> BROWNSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Six suspended football players from a state-owned university in western Pennsylvania have been ordered to stand trial on charges that they beat and stomped on a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then yelled 'Football strong!' as they drove away.Five of the California University of Pennsylvania players were held for court after preliminary hearings Monday in Washington County on the charges of aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and conspiracy. The sixth player waived his hearing.Police allege that the defendants attacked the 30-year-old man when he tried to stop an argument between his girlfriend and a player early on Oct. 30. Attorneys for the players have argued that he initiated the fight.The team forfeited its game and the school suspended the players and vowed to review the football program.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 05:00:00 GMT http://www.westminster.edu/acad/comm/radio/radio_post.cfm?id=2466