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Former William Penn football star shot to death in Pennsylvania after fight over fast food bag  The News Journal

Former William Penn football player Sharief Simpson shot to death by roommate in Bensalem Township, Pa.

District III playoff basketball game closed to public after fight  PennLive

For the second time this year, students at York's William Penn High School will be playing basketball without a crowd. Due to a fight that broke out at the end of ...

William Penn High School demolition begins  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

William Penn High School is finally coming down. A walk or drive past the site, which covers nine acres in North Philadelphia, is a reminder that the fight to save ...

Sale of William Penn High School Blocked By Community Group  Curbed National

The curious case of William Penn High School just took another turn as the William Penn Development Coalition (WPDC) has filed a lis pendes to the Supreme ...

Central Pa.'s largest abandoned places include schools, a resort, once-beloved retail stores  PennLive

Here are some of the largest vacant spaces in the Harrisburg area.

Delaware high school student gets 25 college acceptance letters, close to $800K in scholarship monies  WPVI-TV

WILMINGTON (WPVI) - A high school student in Delaware, determined to go to college, is succeeding beyond her wildest dreams. Now, with 25 acceptance ...

One charged, three cited after brawl at high school basketball game: Report

Police have charged one and cited three others in connection with a fight that happened at a basketball game at York's William Penn High School last week.

Former Bishop McDevitt school in Harrisburg sold to investors  PennLive

A deed filed in Dauphin County this week confirmed the property at 2200 Market has been sold to William Penn Holdings for $300000.

New Castle high school football game ends with a disturbance  WPVI-TV

A high school football game ended with a disturbance in New Castle, Delaware.

Temple buys former William Penn High School for $15M - Philadelphia  Philadelphia Business Journal

Temple's purchase of a high school comes just days after Drexel closed on the former University City High School.

The Owls Have It: Temple Buys William Penn High School  Curbed National

Hot on the heels of the announcement that City Council agreed to borrow $30 million to help out the School District of Philadelphia (AM Linkage, people), the ...

Muhlenberg student among 6 charged in basketball game brawl  69News WFMZ-TV

A Muhlenberg High School student is among six people facing charges in connection with a brawl at a basketball game in York County.

Philly coaching legend Lurline Jones is still fighting  WHYY

Lurline Jones is a legendary coach and local civil rights trailblazer. But why is the 75-year-old still coaching in the last place you'd expect?

Harrisburg tops the state in teacher turnover: Five former teachers on why  PennLive

Harrisburg lost 18 percent of its teachers last year, the highest turnover rate for a public school district across Pennsylvania. Teacher turnover is closely tied to ...

Dual School's spring exhibit to present social impact projects with a young POV Brooklyn

One of our takeaways from the Impact sessions at Introduced by during Philly Tech Week 2019 presented by Comcast was that high school students ...

Cumberland Valley Hitmen football coach calls player's death “senseless”  PennLive

The man who recruited Shareif Simpson to play football on the Cumberland Valley Hitmen's semi-pro team said Simpson was like a younger brother to him.

Black trades union plans training center relocation to North Philly  The Philadelphia Tribune

If all goes as planned, Philadelphia's only majority black building trades union and one of the only construction unions with a majority of members who live in the ...

Recruitment of minority teachers a topic in Delaware County  The Philadelphia Tribune

The long-term effects teachers can have on students when they look like and come from similar backgrounds as the children they educate is clear to Nadia ...

Lurline Jones: hidden civil rights hero still coaching and fighting  The Philadelphia Tribune

Earlier this month, the Martin Luther King High School girls basketball team gathered in the school cafeteria for an end-of-year banquet.

Laborers' District Council breaks ground on $24 million training facility  The Philadelphia Tribune

North Philadelphia soon will be home to a training facility for the next generation of construction craft laborers.

Coded by Kids is making progress in Delaware Brooklyn

The organization aims to make coding more accessible to kids in Greater Philadelphia – now including Northern Delaware. Coded by Kids is making progress in ...

Ruby J. Pettet, 84, retired educator | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Ruby J. Pettet, a retired educator, died on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. She was 84.

Progress begins at William Penn site to create athletic fields south of campus  Temple University News

Temple University begins clearing the site of the former William Penn High School to make room for new athletics facilities.

WE Caucus begins campaign to fix Philly's aging, unhealthy schools  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Jessica Way stood at the lectern in front of giant projected images showing the inside of her school. Not pretty pictures. Flaking lead paint. Mold growth.

Philadelphia has a history of grappling with teacher segregation  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Over the last eight years, since the lifting of a consent decree that grew out of a longstanding civil rights action against the Philadelphia School District, data ...

William Penn legends usher in a new era for school's pool  York Daily Record/Sunday News

High school pool sits empty, but a fund-raising effort hopes to change that. And to bring swimming back to the Bearcats.

Two Shot After Dispute During Pennsylvania High School Football Game: Police  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Police say the shootings of two men in the parking lot outside a high school football game in central Pennsylvania followed a verbal dispute inside the stadium.

School safety: report reveals Pa.'s most unsafe schools

The numbers are not staggering, still the recently released 2015-2016 School Safety Report reveals some of the state's most dangerous schools. Caveat: the ...

Perry County Times Obituaries - Jan. 12, 2019

ALICE J. BITTING Alice J. BittingSubmitted Alice Jean "AJ" Bitting died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at home. She was born Sept. 21, 1926, in the Harrisburg area to ...

Doris D. Drayton, 87, longtime educator | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Doris D. Drayton, a longtime educator, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. She was 87.

Independent Johnson Makes Write-in Try for State Rep  Philadelphia Public Record

BY TONY WEST Can a man buck the Democratic Party organization and win a state representative race as an independent? Anthony Johnson aims to do so in ...

York High earns visit from PA Secretary of Education for 2016 breakfast challenge performance

York, PA -- Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera plans to visit William Penn Senior High School tomorrow. Rivera will recognize the York City ...

Central Pa.'s Ray Grandon, once one of the oldest practicing doctors, has died  PennLive

Dr. Raymond Grandon, who was one of the oldest working doctors in the United States when he closed his Harrisburg practice at age 96, died Sunday.

Laborers District Council readies for groundbreaking of Center City Training and Learning Center  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

Fulfilling a commitment to its members and to community residents, the Laborers' District Council, through its Education and Training Fund, will break ground on ...

'We need our school back' | News |  The Philadelphia Tribune

Community activist Tanya Parker lead a demonstration outside the front doors of Strawberry Mansion High School on Wednesday afternoon with several ...

Greatest athletes: Top 10 William Penn Bearcats  GameTimePA named the 10 best athletes from William Penn High School as part of its "Greatest Athletes" series in 2009.

Memorial Day 2019: Here’s a list of community ceremonies and parades across Central PA  WPMT FOX 43

Townships, cities and boroughs across Central Pennsylvania will mark Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies all weekend. Here's a list of some of the ...

'She was a giver': Retiree killed crossing Harrisburg street leaves a hole in lives and organizations  PennLive

Phyllice Taylor, 65, died Feb. 8 after being hit by a car at 7th and Dauphin streets. She spent her retirement volunteering wherever she was needed.

'Slow down': After woman is killed crossing street, group tries to get a message to drivers  PennLive

Phyllice Taylor, 65, was hit and killed in Harrisburg in February.

End of an era for Harrisburg's William Penn School?

William Penn School is slated for temporary closure in the Harrisburg School District's 2010-11 budget.

Families, friends locked out of graduation ceremony in Delaware

Many family members and friends missed their loved ones big moment after being locked out of a graduation ceremony in Delaware.

Delaware high school football top performances for Week 3  The News Journal

Top performers from Week 3 of Delaware high school football.

Retired doctor, 87, takes 'rewarding' job in medical marijuana

Richard Magill is the medical director of PA Green Medical. If the name is unfamiliar, the topic shouldn't be. PA Green dispenses medical marijuana in ...

Delaware high school football predictions: Week 4  The News Journal

Brad Myers and Matt Kalin make their predictions for Week 4 of Delaware high school football.

Harrisburg streets named after NFL coach and neighborhood 'hero': city council  PennLive

Jacqueline Black and Dennis Green left long-lasting positive legacies, which is why Harrisburg City Council voted unanimously to rename a section of two city ...

City Council plans soda tax hearings  The Philadelphia Tribune

The controversy bubbling up around the city's sugary beverage tax and its finances will continue to crackle and pop in the new year as City Council plans to put ...

Local schools' selections for 2018 Best of the Class

For more than 30 years, 6abc has coordinated The Best of the Class Event - a free daylong celebration of academic achievement inviting high school ...

Black Women in Sport Foundation (BWSF) co-founder Tina Sloan Green inducted into the LU Athletic Hall of Fame  The Philadelphia Tribune

Tina Sloan Green, co-founder of Black Women in Sport Foundation, was inducted into the Lincoln University Athletic Hall of Fame. The hall of fame ceremony ...

Nostalgia sweetens memories at 70th reunion of William Penn High School class  Patriot-News

On Friday, the 20 or so former classmates of the 1941 class of Harrisburg's William Penn High School gathered to mark their seventh decade since graduation.

Delaware high school football roundup: Benson's 2 TDs lead St. Georges past Appoquinimink  The News Journal

MIDDLETOWN – Brian Benson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns and intercepted Appoquinimink's last-ditch pass as St. Georges scored a 28-17 home ...

Harrisburg landmark hits the market

The building at 614 N. Front St. next to the Civic Club of Harrisburg is now available for sale or lease.

Perry County Obituaries - April 6, 2019

SHIRLEY I. ARNOLD. Shirley I. Arnold, 81, of Richfield, formerly of Liverpool, died Friday, March 22, 2019, at Richfield Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

Missteps on Rizzo's statue may hurt mayor: Opposition to persist in 2019 re-election run  The Philadelphia Tribune

The persistent presence of the oversized Frank Rizzo statue waving as he descends the steps of the Municipal Services building represents a promise unkept by ...

BWW TV: ABC's SCHOOLED Brings A RENT Duet To the Small Screen  Broadway World

Rent hits the small screen once again this week. as the students of William Penn high school on the new series Schooled take on the musical Rent, See what ...

Former John Harris and William Penn High School students to share memories

On Sunday, former students and the community will come together to swap stories of the high schools.

Teen who drowned remembered for her passion for 'singing and animals'

The 15-year-old girl who drowned Saturday in a pool at Caledonia State Park was celebrating a cousin's birthday party, and was soon to celebrate her own.

William Penn grad to play pro basketball in Romania  York Daily Record/Sunday News

Former William Penn girls' basketball player Aignee' Freeland signs a contract to with ICIM Arad in Romania.

Lena R. Butler, 87, retired non-teaching assistant | Obituaries  The Philadelphia Tribune

Lena R. Butler, a retired non-teaching assistant, died on Saturday, March 31, 2018. She was 87.

Bishop McDevitt teen Aniya Wolf attends William Penn prom after getting turned away from her own

Wolf was invited by the high school after being turned away from her own private school prom on May 6 because she chose to wear a tuxedo, not a dress.

York High basketball excited for improved Wells Fargo experience  York Daily Record/Sunday News

For the second straight season, the York High boys' basketball team will play a game at the Wells Fargo Center prior to a Philadelphia 76ers' home game.

Phoned-In Bomb Threat Evacuates Penn Wood High School  CBS Local

By Steve Beck. YEADON, Pa. (CBS) – A Delaware County high school was evacuated after a bomb threat was received Friday morning. The incident happened ...

William Penn High School alumni raise funds for Italian Lake fountain: M. Diane McCormick  The Patriot-News

Those memories inspired the William Penn Class of '64 to enhance its 50th reunion plans with a *service* project, to aid the area around their beloved school.

Perry County Times Obituaries - July 14, 2018

CYNTHIA A. MCKEEVER Cynthia A. McKeeverSubmitted Cynthia Ann McKeever, 87, of Marysville died Friday, June 29, 2018, in Harrisburg. She was the ...

York High AD Coursey hired for new job in western Pa.  York Dispatch

Athletic director Ron Coursey is leaving York High, but he's left his imprint on the school's sports programs.

Art by Ann Weaver Gelnett is on Display for July at Public Library for Union County

LEWISBURG, Pa. – Explore the world through art by Ann Weaver Gelnett on display at the Public Library for Union County in Gallery 255 throughout the month ...

Harrisburg School District closes on Shimmel School; still trying to sell four other buildings

Shimmel School.png. The Harrisburg School District successfully sold the Shimmel School this week. Four other closed school buildings remain for sale.

Alice R. Davis, 89, member of St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church  The Philadelphia Tribune

Alice R. Davis, a longtime member of St. Cyprian Roman Catholic Church, died on Wednesday, July 19, 2017. She was 89.

Perry County Times Obituaries - Sept. 8, 2018

Melvin W. FortenbaughSubmitted MELVIN W. FORTENBAUGH Melvin W. Fortenbaugh, 94, of Marysville died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, in Holy Spirit Hospital, ...

Remembering Warren Gittlen: 'His generosity and love has made the world better'

Warren Gittlen founded the Jake Gittlen Memorial Golf Tournament in memory of his father to raise money for cancer research.

Sports Notes: Pa. Sports Hall of Fame Delaware County Chapter inducts basketball legends  The Philadelphia Tribune

Pa. Sports Hall of Fame Del. County Chapter inducts basketball legends. Former Cheyney University teammates Eddie Swain and Leroy Eldridge will be ...

Pennsylvania girl says she was thrown out of her prom for wearing a suit  Washington Post

For American high school students, prom is a rite of passage, an affair full of pomp and hormones and clumsy dancing. The eagerly awaited event is often ...

A vote for an iPhone: Men defend controversial raffle at Harrisburg polls

Kyle Schlessman and Jeremy Hunter said their efforts to print and distribute fliers were independent of Gloria Martin-Robert's write-in campaign.

McDevitt student kicked out of prom invited to wear her tux on 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

The high school student was told to leave her prom on Friday night for wearing a tuxedo in violation of the school's dress code, but received an invitation to a ...

When is prom? 2016 schedule at central Pa. schools -

PennLive photographers will be covering dozens of proms in six counties for 2016.

President appoints new senior advisor for community relations and development  Temple University News

Joyce Wilkerson appointed senior advisor to the president for community relations and development at Temple University.

Rejoice, Live fans, Ed Kowalczyk's back in the band (maybe)

The York-based band's social media accounts point to Kowalczyk, the original lead singer, as its frontman again. They parted ways nearly a decade ago.

What would Ruth Wright Hayre say?  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

The one thing that kept going through my head Wednesday as I sat at the hearing on the proposed closing next year of William Penn High School was that Ruth ...

High School Huddle: Like father, like son

Brandon Dooley, a junior offensive center on the Colonials, knows a thing or two about winning.

New sports complex nears completion  Temple University News

A new sports complex nearing completion at Temple University will provide much-needed athletics and recreation space just south of Main Campus.

Anthony King Jr. leads West Philadelphia High to a spectacular season  The Philadelphia Tribune

It's a big year for West Philadelphia High's basketball team. The Speedboys are 10-0 and lead the Public League C Division. Anthony King Jr., the Speedboys' ...

Perry County Times Obituaries - April 14, 2018

MARY PLOUSE Mary Plouse, 81, of Newport died Friday, March 23, 2018, in UPMC Pinnacle West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg. She was born Oct. 15, 1936, ...

Delawareans try to pin down source of mystery music plaguing three New Jersey towns  The News Journal

It's not just New Jerseyans who have been hearing loud music coming from the Port of Wilmington and Edgemoor. Wilmington residents can hear it, too.

Thurman A. Lorick Jr., 83, popular photographer and studio owner  The Philadelphia Tribune

Thurman A. Lorick Jr., a pillar in Philadelphia photography whose work has appeared in national publications, died on Friday, June 23, 2017. He was 83.

Coard: Temple's proposed stadium - Black friend or white foe?  The Philadelphia Tribune

There's an ongoing battle in North Philly regarding Temple University's hope to build a $130 million, 35000-seat stadium that would be located from Broad Street ...

Unique architecture in Harrisburg you may have missed

Harrisburg has many prominent structures with unique architecture. PennLive highlights 21 structures off-the-beaten path.

Student-led 'Town Hall For Our Lives' draws big crowd, many views in Delaware  WHYY

New Castle, Delaware hosted a packed town hall style meeting Saturday with Democratic U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester about gun ...

Rev. Lillian McCoy, 79, former pastor of defunct church  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Rev. Lillian McCoy, the former pastor of Open Door Community Fire Baptized Holiness Church, died on Wednesday, July 26, 2017. She was 79.

At Temple, a central campus green is planned

Temple University is to roll out a master plan Friday that calls for a new library, an interdisciplinary science building, and a full city block of green space - more ...

Charter school takeovers: As York schools near privatization, lessons from New Orleans and Michigan

Should it go ahead, York City School District would become the first district in Pennsylvania to convert all of its schools to charter schools.

New Freedom Theatre terminates 3 legacy directors  The Philadelphia Tribune

North Broad Street has experienced a bevy of changes in recent years.

Ex-Clifton tax collector reflects on seven decades of life in borough  Delco News Network

CLIFTON HEIGHTS >> Last year, after turning 90-years-old, Claudia Fagioli decided to resign from her elected position of borough tax collector, a post the ...

The reunion committee that keeps on meeting (column)  York Daily Record/Sunday News

In 1967, “To Sir With Love” was one of the biggest songs of the year. Lyndon B. Johnson was President of the United States. Elvis Presley married Priscilla ...

Temple president proud of research  The Philadelphia Tribune

Temple University has several reasons to celebrate. Situated in North Philadelphia, the public university has a booming enrollment of 40240 students, its highest ...

These people and events help explain York, Pa.'s new tagline 'Historically Edgy'  York Daily Record

If he were alive today, Pennsylvania Furniture's William Henry Hubley's life and times would explain Downtown York's new branding campaign.

Temple trustees approve funding for initial designs, studies of on-campus football stadium and retail project  Temple University News

The proposed stadium and retail complex would bring alumni and fans to campus for football games and contribute to the North Philadelphia economy. Temple ...

Perry County Times Obituaries - November 25, 2017

TONYA J. STONE Tonya Stone, 47, of Dauphin died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017. She was born Feb. 25, 1970, in Sunbury to Thomas and Sharon Dressler of Port ...

Review: 'Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope' at New Freedom Theatre in Philadelphia  DC Metro Theater Arts

Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope is a musical that's not produced very often – but in its day, it was a huge hit. Opening on Broadway in 1972, it ran for over 1,000 ...

Community activist Clair Sexton, aka Ahmad Seifullah, has died  York Daily Record

Later known as Ahmad Seifullah, the former drug addict and convict turned his life around, dedicating his life to helping others avoid his mistakes.

Teen facing assault charges after Central High School fracas

A 15-year-old Hopewell Valley Central High School student is facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault and resisting arrest, following a scuffle at ...

Not a blue chip high school player, Chris Doleman became a Hall of Famer  New Philadelphia Times Reporter

Stories from the Hall of Fame Archive: Vikings Hall of Famer was nearly overlooked coming out of high school.

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