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Searching for a Brighter Greene

Posted on August 28, 2016 by in Community Safety, Hometown, News, Pennsylvania

Greene County, PA

WAYNESBURG – Nearly a year ago, hundreds gathered in Greene County Courthouse for a town hall meeting to discuss ideas on how to curb the heroin epidemic that has gripped the region. One of the ideas that came out of the October meeting was the formation of the Coalition for a Brighter Greene. Since then, […]

Harrisburg safety forum: Superintendent rolls out ideas and mayor tackles failing schools

Posted on November 23, 2014 by in Hometown, Pennsylvania, School Safety

Harrisburg Police Chief Thomas Carter

Harrisburg Police Chief Thomas Carter, center, at the Harrisburg School District’s first school/community meeting at Harrisburg High School Thursday night, Nov. 20, 2014. Mark Pynes | [email protected] From PennLive. HARRISBURG- Harrisburg School District officials are planning to hire 10 additional security monitors and researching a “Safe Corridors” program where community watchers could help ensure students get […]

Mercyhurst student campaigns against drug use

Posted on November 19, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Pennsylvania

Theresa Laird

Mercyhurst University student Theresa Laird works on a drug and alcohol awareness project Nov. 12 with members of Mercyhurst Prep’s Lead and Seed student group in Mercyhurst Preparatory School’s library. CHRISTOPHER MILLETTE//ERIE TIMES-NEWS. From GoErie.com. Theresa Laird’s education about the dangers of drugs and alcohol didn’t come from a textbook, health class or an after-school […]

Ford City, Kittanning Police Recognized for Community Safety

Posted on November 16, 2014 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Pennsylvania

Ford City Police Sergeant John Atherton and Officer Philip Young

Ford City Police Sergeant John Atherton (on right) and Officer Philip Young were proud to receive the police department’s 11th consecutive safety award from AAA yesterday. From The Kittanning Paper. By Jonathan Weaver Officers from a pair of local police departments, as well as troopers from the locally-responding state police barracks, were recognized for their efforts […]

Participants invited to be links in community safety chain

Posted on October 9, 2014 by in Community Safety, Hometown, Pennsylvania


From GoErie.com. Darlene Piotrowski is asking residents of Erie and Millcreek Township to put their hands together in support of a safe community. Piotrowski, community justice officer for Erie County Juvenile Probation, is part of a group that is coordinating an event on Saturday in which community members are asked to help form a human […]

PA College Bans Marijuana Despite Decriminalization

Posted on October 5, 2014 by in Drug Legalization and Student Drug Use, Hometown, Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania

Photo: Bryan Y.W. Shin at the English language Wikipedia. From High Times. Although the City of Philadelphia recently passed an ordinance to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession, officials with the University of Pennsylvania say their campus will remain a drug-free facility. Unfortunately, this means the new city law allowing individuals to possess up to an ounce […]

Members of state AG office lead Internet safety program at Keystone Oaks

Posted on September 28, 2014 by in Hometown, Pennsylvania

Keystone Oaks High School

From Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Do you know your child’s passwords for their social media accounts?” Philip Little asked a small audience attending a presentation on children’s activities online and on smartphones. Mr. Little, education and outreach specialist with the state attorney general’s office, gave an overview of popular social media sites at the event, held last […]

Montgomery County DA touts anti-bullying, anti-suicide program

Posted on September 10, 2014 by in Bullying, Hometown, Pennsylvania

Suicide Prevention Day

John Halligan, with Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman, Sheriff Russell Bono and Kevin Steele, first assistant to the district attorney, speaks about bullying, cyber-bullying, teen depression and suicide prevention in Norristown Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Photo by Adrianna Hoff—The Times Herald From The Times Herald. NORRISTOWN — On Wednesday, Suicide Prevention Day, Montgomery County […]

Aninsman Receives Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award

Posted on August 31, 2014 by in Hometown, News, Pennsylvania

Andrew Aninsman

The Pennsylvania police officer has focused on the plight of veterans with PTSD who run afoul of the law. From Business Wire. CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Andrew Aninsman, of the Bensalem Township Police Department in Bucks County, Pa., received The American Legion’s National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award on Aug. 27 at its 96th annual […]

Casey Introduces Bill to Combat Dangerous Trend of Cough Syrup Abuse Among Teens

Posted on November 12, 2012 by in Hometown, Parent Alert, Pennsylvania

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From: Robert P. Casey, Jr. United States Senator for Pennsylvania Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Casey’s Bipartisan Legislation Will Restrict Sale of Drug to Minors WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent the abuse of cough syrup to get high, a particularly worrisome trend among teens. The active ingredient […]