Governor Wolf Signs Anti-Hazing Bill, Four Others Into Law

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Results,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed new legislation that will strengthen Pennsylvania school districts’ ability to crack down on hazing, and require school boards to adopt anti-hazing policy. House Bill 1574, sponsored by Rep. Ron Marsico, amends the current Anti-Hazing Law of 1986.“This expansion of the current anti-hazing law, which currently applies only to institutes of higher education, is a huge step in keeping Pennsylvania students protected from bullying and abuse,” Governor Wolf said. “Children need to feel safe during the school day, as well as after school, in order to achieve the highest educational success. This bill will allow schools take necessary steps to help ensure that.”HB 1574 takes several steps to address hazing issues in schools:• Expands the current law to apply to secondary schools, defined as any public or private school providing instruction to grades 7 through 12• Amends the definition of hazing to apply the prohibited behaviors to any person, rather than only a student• Requires each governing board of a secondary school to adopt a written anti-hazing policy and to provide this policy, along with the school’s rules, penalties, and program enforcement, to all athletic coaches involved with the school’s programs• Requires each governing board of a secondary school to post its written anti-hazing policy on its website• Amends the enforcement and penalties subsection of the law to provide that expulsion may also be a penalty for a violation of the institution’s anti-hazing rulesThe new law will take effect on July 25, 2016.Governor Wolf also signed four other bills into law, including:Act 28 – House Bill 944, sponsored by Rep. Taylor, amends the Community & Economic Improvement Act streamlining operation of neighborhood improvement districts, within cities of the first class.Act 29 – House Bill 1200, sponsored by Rep. Taylor, repeals a 1903 law that was moved by a subsequent statute but was never repealed.Act 30 – House Bill 1310, sponsored by Rep. Donatucci, amends Title 35 (Health & Safety), in emergency telephone service, providing for prohibited release of information.Act 32 – House Bill 1788, sponsored by Rep. White, amends the Community & Economic Improvement Act providing for special financing assessments. Governor Wolf Signs Anti-Hazing Bill, Four Others Into Law May 24, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Area Girls Basketball Scores (11-10)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball ScoresFriday  (11-10)Batesville  42     Union County  31South Ripley  51     Lawrenceburg  44Franklin County  29     Northeastern  21SW Hanover  58     Oldenburg  28Greensburg  61     Franklin  53South Dearborn  41     Henryville  34South Decatur  63     Rising Sun  50Rushville  50     Lawrence Central  30Connersville  46     Mt. Vernon  41Madison  72     Switz. County  47Waldron  58     Central Christian  19Edinburgh  49     Shelbyville  41last_img

Without Pugh, Syracuse needs inexperienced offensive linemen to step up

first_img Published on July 31, 2012 at 5:34 pm Contact Chris: | @chris_iseman NEWPORT, R.I. – Doug Marrone has mixed feelings. The Syracuse head coach is disappointed to have one player sit on the sidelines, but excited to see what another can do in his place.After undergoing shoulder surgery following an injury he suffered during spring practices, senior offensive tackle Justin Pugh will miss all of training camp and might not be able to return until the end of September. Marrone has several players he could tab to take Pugh’s place, but at Big East football media day Tuesday, he said he’s looking forward to junior Sean Hickey having the opportunity to fill in.“Justin Pugh has been a very good player for us, but it’s an opportunity. Sean Hickey’s been hurt since he’s been here at Syracuse,” Marrone said. “We’ve always felt great about Sean, his ability to play. Now is a great opportunity to go out there and play.”Marrone didn’t say officially that Hickey would be the one to replace the 6-foot-6, 292-pound Pugh, but said right now, he thinks Hickey will be lining up at left tackle. Still, Pugh is a 2011 All-Big East first team offensive tackle, and Marrone called him one of the best in the northeast. Losing him for any length of time is a significant setback for Syracuse.Pugh will see his doctor at the end of August. At that time, he will have a better idea of when he could return.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“As soon as the doctor clears me, I’ll be back out there playing,” Pugh said. “There’s no one that wants to be out there on the field more than I do. There’s no one that wants to be out there with my teammates more than I do and it kills me to see the way it’s gone down.”Right now, Pugh is working on strengthening his shoulder, part of a rehabilitation process he said has gone well. But there’s also a constant fight to make sure he doesn’t too much and reinjures it further or delays the healing process.“The toughest thing about being injured is just knowing you’re not going to be able to play,” Pugh said. “You just keep pushing, keep pushing, but at the same time, if you push it too hard, you could re-hurt yourself.”The Orange also has to replace the right side of its offensive line after Andrew Tiller and Michael Hay graduated. Ivan Foy and Lou Alexander are the likely candidates to take their spots.Marrone said he’s not overly concerned with having to replace Pugh while he’s out because of the depth at the position.Hickey is the most likely option, but Nick Robinson could also move from guard to tackle. Another potential replacement is senior tackle Andrew Phillips, who played mostly on special teams last season.SU guard Zack Chibane said if it is indeed Hickey who gets the starting nod, he’ll be ready to take over.“He’s a great kid, he’s a hard worker,” Chibane said. “He’s been able to overcome a lot of adversity. I’m looking forward to work with him and Andy Phillips, whoever it may be. We have a great and talented room.”While it hasn’t been easy for Pugh to look out onto the field and see someone else lining up next to Chibane, it’s a sight he’ll have to get used to for training camp and the start of the season.But as soon as the doctor lets him, Pugh will be back out on the field.“I’m running good, my conditioning’s there, everything’s there,” Pugh said. “It’s just a matter of getting cleared.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

City of Wellington allocates $189,000 for new filters for water plant

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Thank you for your input. -4 Vote up Vote down Home Town Boy · 264 weeks ago That $12K should come out of someone’s pocket that authorized the demolition of their home. Instead of taxpayers pockets. And then fire the incompotent one that gave the order. Report Reply 2 replies · active 264 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Guest · 264 weeks ago It’s called insurance there genius. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 264 weeks ago * , genius. Report Reply +7 Vote up Vote down WHS.alum · 264 weeks ago Let us please hope that the filters can do something to the quality of the water. I do not have a problem paying a higher price, if the product is quality. The yellow water in my bathroom today along with my ruined white pants that came out of my washer yesterday to not reflect the quality water any of us should expect or deserve. Report Reply 0 replies · active 264 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down budget smudget · 264 weeks ago something has got to be done about the water situation in this town. we pay high costs for our water that is most times undrinkable. It stinks, it is not “clear”, it says something when my animals will not drink this water. We should have a compensation plan in place for when the water is not drinkable by our standards, not the city’s. When it smells worse then the lake trying to take a bath, or wash your clothes in it, why in the world would you try and drink it? Have we had an outside agency come and check the quality of our water? Not just our city people going around checking the quality, an actual outside entity. Anxious to see what they would find out. Just thoughts, on the budget, no one is going to be happy either way you look at it. It is getting more expensive to live here lets just get that out. The council can say its cheaper all they want, but with people living in other towns is appalled at how much we pay for water, electric, taxes, etc; there is a problem. Stop blaming the hospital for all of this and start looking at our managers, council members past and present. I believe there are a few that are trying to better our town, but the majority seems as if it is wanting to put this town in ruins. The hospital is a problems of sorts, but it wasn’t started yesterday and its not going to end tomorrow. This city has caused its own problems and its hard to see the citizens paying for their downfalls. Shane Shields seemed like he was doing a great job as interim manager, why didn’t we make him the city manager???? I believe he had potential to pull this city out of the rut it is becoming. Here’s to an interesting future Wellington!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 264 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down DiFraz · 263 weeks ago I thought Jason Newberry was the IT person for the City? Report Reply 1 reply · active 263 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 263 weeks ago he was given the position of utility director, fire dept. director and IT! What is Mr. Eckert doing is my question? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Staying Broke · 263 weeks ago Where does the 17,000 gallons of water go that they use for back wash the filters. Report Reply 1 reply · active 263 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 263 weeks ago My guess would be to a waste lagoon Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 263 weeks ago With proper maintenance , and periodic up grades the water plant should run for ever. Report Reply 0 replies · active 263 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The City of Wellington voted to spend $189,000 for filters for the water plant at its regular meeting Tuesday. Jason Newberry told the council the city got only one bid and it was the amount that had been budgeted. He said the filters – which are mostly sand – were designed to last three to five years and the current system of filters has been in the water plant for 19 years. The water plant workers backwash the filters three or four times a day to keep them functioning and this wastes about 17,000 gallons of water a day. Newberry estimated it costs about $100,000 a year to backwash the filters. Newberry said the city is currently meeting standards. He did not know if it would improve water quality, but it would improve the efficiency of the system. They will still have to do some backwashing which could cost about $50,000 per year, so the savings would come but would not be immediate. Newberry said the greatest expense is getting the filters in place. Councilman Jim Valentine asked if it could be rebid to see if they could get a better price. Councilman Kip Etter wondered about the age of the plant and whether a new one would be built soon, making the filter purchase not as wise at the moment. City officials have no immediate plans to build a new water plant, but they have mentioned it at times and think planning for it should start in the relative near future.In other matters: •The city also voted to condemn a house at 1222 N. Jefferson. They held a scheduled public hearing about the property but  no one spoke.City inspector Aaron Norton said the house was in bad shape. It has not had utilities in more than a year, and has no back taxes due.He said the owners have said they will tear it down. He wanted the council to pass the condemnation anyway just in case the demolition didn’t happen, but he said he thought the owners would follow through. •Set a budget hearing for Aug. 18, which is the same night they plan to vote to approve the budget. The budget includes a three-mil tax increase, which will amount to $34.50 on a house valued at $100,000, or $2.88 per month.Details of the budget are available for the public to see at the city clerk’s office at City Hall.At the public hearing people may speak about the budget. Council member Kelly Green said she would like to hear public input before then. •The city held two executive sessions, one for attorney client privilege and the other one for employee maters for a total of 25 minutes. After the executive session it was announced they had settled a lawsuit with Tevra and Jason Venn for $12,000. They had sued the city for tearing down a house they owned in the spring of 2013 without their knowledge (see story here). Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more