Governor Tom Wolf on Coming Together to Combat Addiction

first_imgGovernor Tom Wolf on Coming Together to Combat Addiction   SHARE  TWEET October 21, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog,  Videos Together, we have taken important steps to stop this crisis in Pennsylvania. But we have more to do.In order to stem the tide of opioid abuse and make progress for those suffering from the disease of addiction and their loved ones, we must work quickly and efficiently to pass bills to send to Governor Wolf’s desk.During his joint address, Governor Wolf said that he hopes to pass legislation that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, improve and increase education about opioid use disorder, limit opioid prescriptions to emergency room patients and minors, require insurance companies to cover abuse deterrent opioids, and establish a voluntary directive if they do not want to be prescribed opioids.Visit on.pa.gov/opioids to learn more about how the Wolf Administration is working to provide real solutions to save lives and help addicted individuals and their families get the treatment they need to live long, productive lives.last_img read more

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St. Nick Sweeps Batesville In Volleyball

first_imgSt. Nicholas 7th and 8th grade teams hosted the Batesville Bulldogs at Milan Elementary on Sept. 3 and both St. Nick teams came up with the wins for the matches. It was an exciting night of volleyball, and St. Nicholas had plenty of fans there to support their efforts and show their school spirit.For the 7th grade match, St. Nicholas won in 3 sets with scores of 23-25, 25-13, and 15-5. Set 1 was point for point and close the whole time. St. Nicholas came out to take set 2 and 3 convincingly by playing as a team.Ella Fledderman had an amazing night serving by going 24/25 with 3 Aces. Jessica Rees was perfect with 15/15 and 2 Aces; Taylor Whitehead went 7/7 with 3 Aces, and Katie Johnson went 9/11 with 1 Ace.For Batesville, Laine Struewing and Kylie Laker each had 6 service points including an ace.The 8th grade team won in 2 sets with scores of 25-15 and 25-15.The girls served aggressively and with consistency. Molly Gregg anchored the team in serving and went 25/26 with 15 Aces; Katelynn Bischoff served 8/9 and Ella Fledderman served 6/6. St. Nicholas set the ball up well throughout the match which lead to all girls being able to attack the ball.For Batesville, Kari Reer was perfect on all 9 ofher serves earning 7 points including an ace. Macy Prickel had 3 kills at the net.St. Nicholas will be back in action next week with South Ripley, South Dearborn, and St. Louis.  Batesville will play at home vs. North Decatur on Tuesday.Courtesy of STN Coach Debbie Gregg and Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more

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Syracuse women’s lacrosse defense gets torched in 19-9 loss to Maryland in Final Four

first_img Published on May 28, 2016 at 12:48 am Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer CHESTER, Pa. — Brenna Rainone looked stunned, angry and on the verge of tears all at the same time. Maryland’s Jen Giles had just scored off of a free-position shot, building an eight-goal lead over Syracuse with just under four minutes left in the first half.While Giles ran back to celebrate with her fellow Terrapins, SU’s defenders started pointing fingers. Senior midfielder Erica Bodt was frantically pointing to the left side of the field, seemingly upset that Rainone and the rest of the defense hadn’t slid there. As Rainone was fuming by herself, goalie Alyssa Murray walked off the field and was replaced by freshman Bri Stahrr, who was making her first appearance since April 9.“When we could get big (goal-scoring) runs tonight, it only feeds into the positive energy that we already had from the beginning,” Maryland’s Taylor Cummings said.As Maryland’s positive energy kept flowing, Syracuse’s defense was crumbling. The same unit that held Stony Brook and Southern California — two top-seven offenses nationally — to four and five goals in the first half, respectively, had just given up its 10th. The same unified group that was huddling up after every goal allowed, talking about how to fix mistakes, was divided and broken.No. 4 seed Syracuse’s (19-6, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) defense utilized different styles throughout the first 30 minutes. But no matter what it tried, it couldn’t stop the offensive blitz put forth by No. 1 seed Maryland (22-0, 5-0 Big Ten) en route to allowing a season-high 19 goals in a 19-9 loss in the NCAA tournament semifinals Friday night at Talen Energy Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith the Orange faceguarding either two or three UMD players in the first half, there were plenty of holes open for the rest of the Terrapins.UMD scored six goals in the first 12 minutes. Those goals came from five different players and only Zoe Stukenberg’s came from one of Maryland’s top three scorers.“(We) knew we would see some different looks from them defensively, but our team was prepared and we were ready for this game, we were ready for anything we could have seen,” UMD head coach Cathy Reese said.The breakdown in the defense was only compounded by Syracuse goalie Allie Murray’s inability to stop any of the Terps’ shots. Some, like Stukenberg’s goal, came after the Terrapins had gotten so far behind the Orange defense that Murray didn’t have much of a chance, but others she simply couldn’t deny.Murray last played at Notre Dame in 2014 before joining the Orange for one final season. In her last-ever start for the Fighting Irish, she allowed six goals and was pulled after eight minutes. On Friday, she was pulled just before the end of the first half, then reinserted to start the second half before being yanked for good 10 minutes later without recording a single save all game.“We kind of left Allie Murray in a vulnerable situation, especially early in the game,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “… (Maryland shooting) 10-for-13 in the first half is pretty impressive, pretty amazing actually.”The 10 first-half goals the Terps scored were the most SU had allowed in a half all season. And things didn’t improve in the second. As Syracuse halted the faceguards, Maryland’s stars did their damage. Cummings and Megan Whittle, the top two goal-scorers for UMD, each scored three of their four goals in the second half.After a Bodt score cut the deficit to five, Maryland went on a game-clinching 5-0 run — with each goal coming from either Cummings or Whittle — that turned on the 10-goal mercy rule running clock and effectively ended Syracuse’s season.“When I’m faceguarded, I’ll watch my team do work,” Cummings said emphatically. “… You can try to take one of us out of the game and we’ll have six others who’ll put it in the back of the net.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories Maryland blows out Syracuse women’s lacrosse 19-9 in semifinal, ends SU’s season for 4th straight yearlast_img read more

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