Another Lakota teacher punished for student contact – For the second time in July, allegations that a Lakota West High School teacher had improper contact with a student have surfaced. Michael D. Clark reported last week that Robert E. Supinger, a former long-term substitute teacher at the Butler County high school, allegedly kissed a student and took her to meet his parents.
Beckett Springs Hospital opens – A private West Chester mental health hospital officially opened for patients last Tuesday. The opening of the 48-bed, $10 million facility off Union Centre Boulevard should help meet the demand for mental health facilities. Beckett Springs, which will provide inpatient and outpatient care, opened with a staff of 85 employees, with the goal to grow to 150.
Triathlon at VOA Park – If you were wondering what was taking place at Voice of America Park this weekend it was the USA Triathlon Youth & Junior National Championships, which caused some road closures in one of West Chester busiest shopping areas. The event was expected to attract more than 700 triathletes and have an $700,000 to $800,000 impact on the local economy.
Tony Cingrani visits West Chester – The Sports Gallery in West Chester Township hosted Tony Cingrani for one of its many sports signings with current players on the Cincinnati Reds. What made this signing unique was while Cingrani signed autographs, local artist Mark Thesken created a painting of the rookie pitcher. See the video below.