Governor Wolf Statement on Explosion at Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin County

first_img Press Release,  Public Safety,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on the early morning explosion at Letterkenny Army Depot, just outside Chambersburg in Franklin County:“My first concern is for the expedient treatment of those injured and the safety of those working or visiting Letterkenny,” Gov. Wolf said. “I have been in touch with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, which has been working with county emergency officials to be sure the state is doing everything it can to help in this situation.“First responders have been on the scene since just after the explosion and have advised that it was contained to a warehouse area. I am receiving updates to ensure that all needs are being met.” July 19, 2018 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Statement on Explosion at Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin Countylast_img read more

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Manchester United, Arsenal , PSG battle it out for Jerome Boateng

first_imgBerlin: Three top European football clubs are said to be in the running to sign Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng. Arsenal and Manchester United of the English Premier League are said to be interested in the 29-year-old, as are Paris Saint Germain, with the French champions appearing to be leading the race to sign the 2014 World Cup winner.Time is running out for Arsenal and Manchester United to complete a deal as the English transfer window closes this Thursday. Meanwhile, PSG and their German coach Thomas Tuchel are reportedly Boateng’s first choice.Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Boateng would be allowed to leave if a club was prepared to match their figure on the player who has a contract that runs until 2021. The defender is reportedly valued at more than 50 million euros ($57.9 million).The Bavarian club has regularly announced that it intends to rejuvenate its aging squad. After signing 23-year-old German international Leon Goretzka from Schalke 04, Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal was allowed to depart, with the 30-year-old having joined FC Barcelona in Spain.According to several media reports, a decision regarding Boateng’s future is expected shortly, and may happen by the end of this week.While Arsenal have not commented on the matter, both Tuchel and United coach Jose Mourinho say the German international would add quality to their defenses.“My boss knows about my wishes and demands,” Mourinho commented. United are said to have contacted Bayern while playing a friendly in Munich last Saturday.Other reports speak about a meeting between Tuchel and Boateng a few weeks ago.While some have suggested that joining the star-studded PSG side would enhance the image-conscious Boateng’s marketing appeal, others say that playing in the English Premier League would result in more global exposure for the German international.Several newspapers have spoken about signs coming from the player’s entourage that Boateng is very interested in opening a new chapter in his career. IANSlast_img read more

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Beverly Huntzinger, pageant director: Dec. 15, 1934 – Jan. 5, 2013

first_imgBeverly HuntzingerBeverly A. Huntzinger, of Wellington passed away Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 78.Beverly was born the daughter of Jack and Elaine (Ward) Johnson on Saturday, December 15, 1934 in Belpre, Kansas.On August 23, 1953, Beverly and William V. Huntzinger were united in marriage in Belpre, Kansas. Together they celebrated 60 years of marriage.Beverly was a retired beautician. She owned and worked at Beverly’s Hair Fashion. She enjoyed 29 years involved in the pageant system. She was Pageant Director for the Miss Wheat Queen pageant for several years. She soon became the Traveling Companion for Miss Kansas to the Miss America pageant.She later became the Business Manager for Miss Kansas scheduling appearances for her all over the state of Kansas. Beverly was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandsons and attending their sporting events.Survivors include husband, William Huntzinger of Wellington, daughter, Nedra Ybarra and her husband Jamie of Wellington, brother, Corwin “Bub” Johnson and his wife Donna of Tulsa, Oklahoma, grandchildren Taylor, Tanner and Chilson Ybarra all of Wellington.She was preceded in death by her parents, son Michael Huntzinger, daughter Vicki Huntzinger and a sister Jackie Vratil.Memorial services for Beverly will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, January 10, 2013 in Day Funeral Home and Crematory chapel, Wellington, Kansas.A private family inurnment will take place at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.Memorials have been established in her loving memory with the WHS.CC Scholarship fund (Wellington Crusader website), c/o Steve Sturgis, 1101 North Washington, Wellington, Kansas 67152. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

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Mourinho tells players: ‘stay home’ if you can’t handle Old Trafford pressure

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United’s underachieving players to “stay at home” if they cannot handle the pressure to perform at Old Trafford as they seek to reach the Champions League last 16.Young Boys are the visitors on Tuesday as the Red Devils look to qualify for the knockout phase with a game to spare — a feat they will achieve should they win and Valencia fail to beat Juventus.Progress would be a welcome shot in the arm after Saturday’s tepid goalless draw with struggling Crystal Palace, which left them 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City and with a mere three wins from nine home matches in all competitions.However, Mourinho rejected suggestions that his players find it easier to play away and laughed off a suggestion that playing at Old Trafford brought added pressure ahead of facing the Swiss champions.“If you feel pressure, stay at home — and when I say home, I don’t say stadium home, I say home home and watch on TV,” he said.“If you feel pressure to play matches at home where the people come to support… come on. I never felt pressure to play at home.” Mourinho expects a response from his side in Tuesday’s Group H encounter, having questioned some of his players’ “heart”, desire and intensity after the 0-0 draw with Palace.The United manager spoke of his frustrations with his team’s sub-par performances before the match against Swiss side Young Boys, saying he wanted his players “not to be reactive but proactive”.“I want the team to start strong, I want the team to have a go immediately and it is a bit frustrating,” he said.Mourinho said defender Victor Lindelof would likely be out of action for “quite a while” with an injury.“(Lindelof) does the scan (Tuesday) but, by the experience of the medical department and the feelings of the player, he has a muscular problem and a muscular problem takes time,” he added.“I would say if we have him for the Christmas period — where we need, if possible, every player to be available for that difficult period until the Newcastle match on January 2 — if we can have Victor available for that period, it will be good.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Saint James Honors and Congratulates Retiring Teachers

first_imgNewly retired Saint James teachers are from left – Ann Fitzgerald, Susan Walsh, Marsha Walsh, and Neil Fitzpatrick.ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS – Saint James School students celebrated the final weeks of school with sadness and joy; wishing four beloved teachers farewell as they retire while celebrating the end of the school year with parties and graduations.The teachers, called strong pillars of the elementary school with unwavering loyalty, patience, faith, and commitment to education, had more than 100 years of service to Saint James.Susan Walsh has taught math, algebra, and religion at Saint James School for 11 years while also serving as a homeroom teacher. She has been one of the forces behind the school’s performing arts drama program, always encouraging students to explore and develop their potential.Marsha Walsh has taught at Saint James School for 28 years, first as a kindergarten teacher, then as a first grade teacher and most recently, as a resource teacher. Walsh also was the coordinator for the extended-day program for 10 years. She has always patiently guided young students on their learning journey.Neil Fitzpatrick has taught music to students in preschool to eighth grade at Saint James for 31 years. Fitzpatrick has played either the piano or organ for all religious services, Christmas shows, and also moderated the school’s choral club.Ann Fitzgerald has taught at Saint James School for 38 years. She has taught grades 5-8 and has been an algebra teacher. She also taught math lab and high school prep and has served as technology coordinator.last_img read more

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Mates pull closer to Brewers while Vkings just pull away

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily Sports The West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League just got a whole lot tighter after Dam Inn Mates shocked the Hume Brewers 31-24 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field. The Brewers, which had dominated the Mates during week one of the season 23-1, were a different team without starting quarterback Steven Doyle. The Mates have won two straight after beginning the season on a downers, losing twice and combining to score seven points in those two games. Defending champion Castlegar Vikings continued to occupy top spot after thumping Nelson Impact 46-13, Steve Mota caught a pair of touchdown passes from Dave Kravski, and tossed a completed score to Kravski to lead the Vikes. Kravski also connected with Bryan Lauzon and Kevin Wilson. Mota also was a force on the defensive side of the ball, intercepting a pair of passes. Lauzon and Jaime Simpson also picked off Impact pass attempts. Ryan Dekker had one of the Impact touchdowns. The Vikings, winners of four straight after starting the season with a loss, lead the league with a 4-1 record. Hume is second at 3-2 followed by Dam Inn and Nelson Impact at 2-2. Hour Glass sits in the basement, winless in four games. The league resumes play Sunday with the Impact hosting Our Glass at 11 a.m. and Dam Inn Mates facing the Castlegar Vikings at 1 [email protected]last_img read more

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ADC Launches Initiative to Recognize Community Support for Service Members Military Families

first_imgADC and the Defense Communities Caucus are rolling out a new initiative to recognize up to 10 communities annually for providing outstanding support to service members and military families.The Great American Defense Communities program is intended to acknowledge the unique contributions cities, counties and regions that host installations make to improve quality of life for service members, veterans and their families. Candidates will be selected based on the broad range of efforts they carry out on behalf of military personnel and their families, covering areas such as education, job opportunities, housing, family support during deployments and community appreciation.“There perhaps is no greater champion of a defense installation than its host community,” said ADC CEO Tim Ford. “The Great American Defense Communities program will share positive stories about the exemplary efforts being made in communities to support defense installations and their personnel.”The program will use local and national press events, exhibits in Congress and the Pentagon, and recognition during ADC events to highlight the successful initiatives being employed by defense communities to support the nation’s military men and women.A panel of defense community advocates and experts will review the nominations and select up to 10 honorees as Great American Defense Communities. Winners will be announced at the ADC Installation Innovation Forum in February 2016.Nominations are due Feb. 11. Applications are available on the ADC website.“I believe the communities who support our military installations across the country deserve recognition for the important role they play,” said Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), co-chair of the Senate Defense Communities Caucus. “In Kansas, we’re grateful to the communities that love and care for the soldiers at Fort Riley and Fort Leavenworth, the airmen at McConnell Air Force Base and Forbes Field, and the Kansans in the National Guard and Reserve.”“America is strongest when communities and military installations work together to bolster national security while creating jobs and strengthening their states,” said Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), a founder and current co-chair of the Senate Defense Communities Caucus. “In North Dakota, defense communities like those in Minot and Grand Forks lead the country in building public-private partnerships that support service members and their families, and help the entire community grow and thrive. The Association of Defense Communities will honor exceptional communities through this program, and I encourage defense communities in my state and beyond to pursue this distinction.”“Service members and their families are an important part of every community in the United States,” said Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), a founder and current co-chair of the House Defense Communities Caucus. “My district has a proud history of military service that dates back to the Spanish arrival to the Monterey Peninsula, continued through the legacy of Fort Ord and survives today with the presence of Fort Hunter Liggett, the Naval Postgraduate School and the Defense Language Institute. These institutions help strengthen our community and I am excited to join in launching this program to honor the rest of America’s Great Defense Communities.”“Our close-knit communities around Fort Leavenworth, Forbes Field and Fort Riley deserve appreciation for the great work they do to help our troops, and their families, and I look forward to sharing their stories as part of the Great American Defense Communities program,” said Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), a founder and current co-chair of the House Defense Communities Caucus. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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