16 Oct

Governor Wolf Announces 25 Additional Centers of Excellence to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-up)

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces 25 Additional Centers of Excellence to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-up) By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant   SHARE  TWEET August 30, 2016 WITF: Pa. to open 5 additional centers in midstate to treat opioid addiction“The state says it will open 5 additional centers [in midstate] to treat people addicted to heroin or other opioids by the start of next year. The news on the…Centers of Excellence comes after an earlier announcement this year that included 4 new centers in the midstate. The facilities will be located in Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Schuylkill, and York counties.”The Times: Wolf unveils 25 additional ‘centers of excellence’ for opioid addiction treatment“There will be 25 additional Centers of Excellence in Pennsylvania by Jan. 1 to provide more access to opioid addiction treatment, including sites in Fayette County and the Mon Valley, Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Monday.”Reading Eagle: Reading Hospital to be added as center in fight against opioid addiction“An additional 25 Centers of Excellence locations will be added throughout Pennsylvania by Jan. 1, bringing a total of 45 centers across the state. The centers are designed to help addicts by using team-based treatment methods, including behavioral health and primary care methods and medication-assisted treatment.”Daily Item: Geisinger among 25 new Centers of Excellence to treat opioid abuse“Geisinger Health System is among 25 additional Centers of Excellence to address opioid abuse, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday. Geisinger’s involvement boosts access in the Susquehanna Valley. Under the first phase of the Centers of Excellence program, the closest site was in Harrisburg or Williamsport.”PLS Reporter: Pennsylvania to get 25 more Centers of Excellence to address opioid crisis“‘Adding the 25 new locations brings the total number of COEs to 45,’ said DHS Secretary Ted Dallas. ‘The department’s goal is to provide all Pennsylvanians with treatment that addresses not only their substance use disorder but also the underlying physical and behavioral health issues that often are at the root of their addiction.’”FOX 43: To Fight Opioid Epidemic, Wolf Administration Implements 25 Additional Centers of Excellence Locations“The additional COEs announced today will serve at least 5,600 additional individuals. The COEs are a central, efficient hub around which treatment revolves. These centers will have navigators to assist people with opioid-related substance use disorders through the medical system, and ensure they receive behavioral and physical health care, as well as any evidence-based medication-assisted treatment needed.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Public Health,  Round-Up,  Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf announced the implementation of an additional 25 Centers of Excellence (COE) locations across the state by January 1, 2017. The COEs will offer treatment to sufferers of opioid-related substance use disorder throughout Pennsylvania.“As we all know, the opioid epidemic does not discriminate – it affects Pennsylvanians from all walks of life,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “With these additional locations, my administration is continuing its commitment to expanding high-quality treatment across Pennsylvania.”Take a look at the coverage below:last_img read more

20 Sep

GSA, MDI boys post prelim shutouts; local girls’ teams start playoffs 0-5

first_imgBLUE HILL — The George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island boys’ soccer teams advanced to the Northern Maine quarterfinals with shutout victories in Friday’s preliminaries.In Blue Hill, seventh-ranked GSA scored early and often to breeze to an 8-0 win over No. 10 Piscataquis (4-10-1). The victory gave the Eagles their fourth 10-win season in a row and propelled the team to a quarterfinal showdown with Orono.Facing the No. 2 Red Riots on the road Wednesday, GSA went down 1-0 in the first half before Lars Hooper scored in the second to send the game to overtime. After both teams failed to score in the two overtime periods, the game went to penalty kicks.After three rounds of penalty kicks, though, officials made the decision to call the game due to darkness. That decision nullified the entire contest, meaning the Eagles had to return to Orono on Wednesday to replay the quarterfinal.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the replay, GSA went down 2-0 at halftime before scoring twice to force a second overtime game in as many days. Yet Orono (11-4) came away with the win courtesy of Trent Lick, who completed a hat trick to sent the Red Riots past the Eagles (10-6).In Class B North, the MDI boys defeated No. 8 Hermon (6-6-3) 3-0 on the road Friday. Oliver Johnston, Leao Nelson and Derek Collin scored for the ninth-ranked Trojans, who advanced to the quarterfinals for the third time in five years.“That was one of the best games we’ve played all year,” MDI head coach Tyler Frank said of his team’s win over Hermon. “We’ve played that well before, but we haven’t played that well for that long. We were communicating well, and we did very well at being the first team to the ball.”On Tuesday, MDI traveled to The County to take on top-ranked Caribou. The Trojans (6-8-2) fell behind 4-0 to the Vikings (13-1-1) but fought back to make the final score 4-2 with goals from September Murray and Nelson in the final 15 minutes.On the girls’ side, the No. 10 Ellsworth girls traveled to Thorndike to face No. 7 Mount View in prelim action Saturday. Playing in their first playoff game in five years, the Eagles (7-8) fell to the Mustangs (11-4) 3-0.Elsewhere in Class B, the 12th-ranked MDI girls went on the road for a prelim contest against Caribou on Saturday and succumbed to a 2-0 defeat. Jocelyn Hartin and Willow Whitten scored for the No. 5 Vikings (8-4-3), who handed the Trojans (5-9-1) their eighth loss in the past nine games.Hancock County’s misfortunes extended to the lower classes with prelim losses by Bucksport, the No. 8 seed in Class C North, and Deer Isle-Stonington, the No. 12 seed in Class D North. The Golden Bucks finished the year 4-10-1 with a 7-2 home loss against ninth-ranked Penquis Valley (6-7-2), and the Mariners finished 2-11-2 with a 6-0 loss against No. 5 Katahdin (10-5) in Stacyville.In the Class C North quarterfinals, No. 6 GSA (5-6-4) fell 1-0 on the road against third-ranked Fort Kent (8-5-2) on Tuesday. The fifth-ranked Sumner girls (10-2-2), who had their showdown with No. 4 Central (8-4-2) postponed Wednesday, will now face the Red Devils at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Oct. 25, on the turf at Hampden Academy.Sumner’s No. 4 boys’ team (13-1) had its quarterfinal against No. 5 Lee Academy (7-6-1) postponed Tuesday. The game has been rescheduled for 6 p.m. tomorrow under the lights at Ellsworth’s Del Luce Stadium. Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Biocenter_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all)last_img read more

14 Aug

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, May 21, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, May 21, 2015•6:35 a.m. Zackary R. McCreery, 22, Wichita, was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:30 a.m. Troy D. Koehn, 37, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.•7:45 a.m. Stacy L. Hamilton, 36, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for speeding 54 mph in a 30mph zone.•7:46 a.m. Officers investigated domestic battery in the 1300 block N. B, Wellington by a known suspect.•8:20 a.m. Shannon Norris, 46, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic battery.•11:12 a.m. Joshua A. Belisle, 37, Derby, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 57 mph in a 40 mph zone.•Heather E. N. Watts, 22, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft.•Curtis G. Troutman, 25, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft.•12:07 p.m. Ryan M Lagree,  42,Wichita was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 56 mph in a 40 mph zone and operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance.•2 p.m. Abbie R. Abasolo, 36, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 45 mph in a 30 mph zone (radar),expired drivers license and operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance.•2:25 p.m. Officers investigated animal cruelty in the 200 block of  S Arthur.•3:03 p.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the 1400 block of Michigan.•4 p.m. Officers investigated  an animal complaint of a vicious dog in the 900 block of W. 7th.•5:45 p.m. Shane L. Forester, 39, Wellington was arrested and confined on Sumner County warrants for failure to appear.•5:50 p.m. Cole J. Shaffer, 27, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•5:53 p.m. Gina M. Dunn, 42, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired registration, seatbelt violation and operating a motor vehicle without proof of insurance.•7:20 p.m. Kenneth L. Nutt, 42, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•7:30 p.m. Thomas w. Janney, 58, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with seatbelt violation.•10:19 p.m. Officers investigated aggravated battery and battery in the 300 block of W 9th.last_img read more