Don’t let drunken driving destroy lives

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Meanwhile back home, the ambulance workers, police and firefighters that were at the scene have to go through intense debriefing because of the severity of the crash.  Your moms and dads are devastated, along with your friends and family. Remember, it only takes a minute to make a bad decision. But in some cases for others, it’s a lifetime of pain and suffering. Please use common sense and avoid alcohol. And never, never drive a vehicle if you do. You have lifetime to enjoy.  Do it sensibly.Bill DikantCastletonThe writer is a DWI Victim advocate.More from The Daily Gazette:Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccine It all starts out with the girls in beautiful dresses, boys in handsome tuxes and a fun evening with all their friends, but it all comes to an end with the distress call to 9-1-1.The ambulance service arrives at the crash scene and sends a request to dispatch telling them they need two more ALS units at the scene. They have four serious and two critical injuries.This is what can happen when alcohol is involved and disaster hits.The anguish now starts here. The ambulance workers and firefighters know the kids; the police know the kids; and now the parents must be notified if they haven’t already and are now on the scene.Once in the hospital, we find that only the driver will recover completely and the others have massive injuries that will be with them forever. However, the driver will pay dearly.Now the blame starts. Who was driving? Why were they drinking? Why did you get in the car with them? Who is going to pay for this? Will we sue them?last_img read more

Governor Wolf: Grant Brings Sandy Hook Promise to Over 70 Schools

first_img October 15, 2018 Education,  Press Release,  Public Safety,  Schools That Teach Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced today that $1 million has been awarded to Pennsylvania for over 70 schools to implement violence prevention programs through the Sandy Hook Promise, which was created after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.“Parents and students deserve to have confidence that our commonwealth’s classrooms are safe,” said Governor Wolf. “There are many approaches to preventing violence, and this funding builds on holistic efforts, including a $60 million investment from the state, to help schools and communities make our classrooms safe places for children to learn.”The funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (USDOJ) Office of Justice Programs was awarded through the STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training Program and authorized by the STOP School Violence Act enacted in March 2018.The Pennsylvania Department of Education has been working with Sandy Hook Promise (SHP). The funding will be used to implement SHP’s Start With Hello and Say Something, which are among SHP’s Know the Signs programs aimed at empowering students. Start With Hello encourages and guides students in creating socially inclusive school communities, while Say Something trains students to recognize the signs and appropriately intervene when they identify someone as exhibiting behaviors that they may be a threat to themselves or others.Today’s announcement follows the release in August of the Pennsylvania School Safety Task Force created by Governor Wolf and the Auditor General Eugene DePasquale after the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. The previously announced $60 million investment through the School Safety and Security Committee, as well as the existing Safe School Targeted Grants, are working together equip schools and communities with a range of the tools to prevent violence.“Pennsylvania schools are working to create environments where every student, staff member, and visitor feel valued and respected,” said Education Secretary Pedro Rivera. “This grant will empower students and spark an expansive grassroots effort to improve the climate in schools across the state.”The funding will allow SHP to provide training to more than 70 schools across the commonwealth.Schools receiving training include: Allentown City School DistrictBuilding 21 AllentownFrancis D Raub Middle SchoolHarrison-Morton Middle SchoolLouis E Dieruff High SchoolSouth Mountain Middle SchoolTrexler Middle SchoolWilliam Allen High SchoolBethlehem Area School DistrictBroughal Middle SchoolEast Hills Middle SchoolFreedom High SchoolLiberty High SchoolNitschmann Middle SchoolNortheast Middle SchoolBristol Township School DistrictArmstrong Middle SchoolBrookwood Elementary SchoolKeystone Elementary SchoolMill Creek Elementary SchoolRoosevelt Middle SchoolTruman Senior High SchoolClairton City School DistrictClairton Middle School/High SchoolErie City School DistrictCentral Career & Technical SchoolDiehl SchoolEast High SchoolHarding SchoolJoAnna Connell SchoolNorthwest PA Collegiate AcademyPfeiffer-Burleigh SchoolRoosevelt Middle SchoolStrong Vincent High SchoolWayne SchoolWoodrow Wilson Middle SchoolHarrisburg City School DistrictCamp Curtin AcademyCougar AcademyHarrisburg High SchoolHarrisburg HS – SciTech CampusMarshall Math Science AcademyRowland AcademyLebanon School DistrictLebanon Middle SchoolLebanon Senior High SchoolMonessen City School DistrictMonessen Middle SchoolMonessen Senior High SchoolReading School DistrictNortheast Middle SchoolNorthwest Middle SchoolReading Intermediate High SchoolReading Senior High SchoolSouthern Middle SchoolSouthwest Middle SchoolSoutheast Delco School DistrictDarby Township SchoolDelcroft SchoolHarris SchoolSharon Hill SchoolSusquehanna Community School DistrictSusquehanna Community Elementary SchoolSusquehanna Community Junior/Senior High SchoolUnion Area School DistrictUnion Area HSWoodland Hills School DistrictWoodland Hills AcademyWoodland Hills Intermediate SchoolWoodland Hills Junior/Senior High SchoolYork City School DistrictDavis SchoolDevers SchoolFerguson SchoolGoode SchoolHannah Penn Middle SchoolJackson SchoolMcKinley SchoolWilliam Penn Senior High SchoolChester Community Charter SchoolFirst Philadelphia Preparatory Charter SchoolKeystone Education Center Charter SchoolNew Day Charter SchoolLawrence County CTCJefferson County-DuBois AVTSFor more information about Pennsylvania’s education policies and programs please visit the Department of Education’s website at or follow PDE on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf: Grant Brings Sandy Hook Promise to Over 70 Schoolslast_img read more

Anthony Joshua trolls Tyson Fury for blocking him on Twitter

first_imgAdvertisementAnthony Joshua is coming off an impressive seventh round knockout victory over Alexander Povetkin, thus defending his heavyweight titles for the sixth time. Shortly after Joshua beat Povetkin, former heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury took to Instagram to call out Joshua and said “Think it’s now safe to say AJ and his team are a pack of s***houses and will rob the British boxing fans of Britons biggest fight,” he said in a video right after Joshua’s victory.The Gypsy King – who also threatened to punch AJ’s “head off” – claims the world heavyweight champion is running scared and will not meet him in the ring.Anthony Joshua trolls Tyson Fury for blocking him on TwitterThen Tyson Fury went on a blocking spree, he blocked Anthony Joshua, British promoter Eddie Hearn, Matchroom Boxing and American streaming service DAZN (pronounced as DA-Zone).Anthony Joshua then posted a picture on his twitter account which shows the heavyweight kingpin being blocked by Fury on Twitter.Why so serious 🤡😘— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) September 23, 2018Tyson Fury will take on Deontay Wilder on December 1 with the venue still being TBA. Advertisementlast_img read more