Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Deter Texting and Driving

first_img Bill Signing,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf signed “Daniel’s Law,” which enhances the penalties for an accident caused by texting while driving resulting in serious bodily injury or death.“I am proud to sign House Bill 2025 into law which enhances the penalties for distracted driving in Pennsylvania that results in a severe injury, or death,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “This behavior, which has been allowed to go under-punished for far too long, has been demonstrated to be just as dangerous as drunk driving. Distracted driving has fatal, irreversible, and grave consequences and by signing this bill, I hope to make our roads and highways safer for our citizens, and everyone using them.”“It is our hope Daniel’s Law will lead to safer roads by raising awareness of the serious consequences that can happen when you text while driving,” Representative Jaret Gibbons said.“I was honored to stand up for the Gallatin family when they came to me after suffering this horrible tragedy. While we cannot bring Dan Gallatin back, at least his family will know that through this law, his loss will help to save lives,” Gibbons said.This law is named for Daniel Gallatin, a father, grandfather, military veteran, and fireman of nearly 40 years who was killed in May of 2013 when his motorcycle was struck from behind by someone who was texting while driving.According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,328 deaths were caused by distracted driving nationwide in 2012 and approximately 421,000 people were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver. Here in Pennsylvania, more than 14,800 crashes in 2015 were caused by this practice, resulting in 66 deaths. It is imperative that we make sure that our drivers are aware of the consequences of distracted driving to eliminate senseless deaths caused by this dangerous behavior.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf November 04, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Signs Bill to Deter Texting and Drivinglast_img read more

Thomas A. Meyer

first_imgThomas A. “Tom” Meyer, 54, Greensburg passed away on February 15, 2018 at his home in Greensburg.Tom was born May 11, 1963 in Rushville to Robert L. and Margherita “Margie” (Navarra) Meyer.Tom graduated from Rushville High School and then received a degree in agriculture from Purdue. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. Tom was very involved in the Knights of Columbus, where he was a 4th Degree Member. He was a past Grand Knight of both Rushville and Greensburg Chapters, he was on the Greensburg Columbians board, and he was a former District Deputy.Tom worked for Batesville Tool & Die for 22 years. He also did some farming in the Rushville area.Tom was married to Mary Beth Wenning on November 30, 1991 and she survives.Tom is survived by his mother, Margie Meyer, Rushville, wife, Mary Beth Meyer, Greensburg, three sons, Jeremy Meyer, Muncie, Zachary Meyer, Greensburg, Aaron Meyer, Greensburg, three brothers, Alan (Kathy) Meyer, Greensburg, John (Dixie) Meyer, Rushville, Dale Meyer, Rushville, one sister, Ann (Robert) Mathis, Pittsboro, several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Meyer, and goddaughter, Allie Meyer.A Rosary Service will start at 1:30 pm on Sunday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home followed by visitation from 2-8:00pm.Visitation will also be from 9-10 am on Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by a Funeral Mass at 10am with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes Association, Gibault Children’s Services, or to MD Anderson Cancer Center.Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Fathers’ Advice: Why I never get carried away-Mike Schumacher

first_img Loading… In an emotional letter with sponsor UnderArmor, Mick has acknowledged that although he understands why his father is adored by millions of fans worldwide, that first and foremost: ”He is always my father in the first place.” Although Mick followed the wishes of his family and didn’t talk in detail about his dad’s condition, he did mention the life lessons he continues to follow. Mike and legendary father Michael Schumacher He said: ”I don’t take the lessons he passed on to me as a matter of course. One of these lessons is to remain constant, never to be too euphoric or too depressed.” Read AlsoSchumacher's daughter Gina waxing stronger On 29 December 2013, Schumacher was skiing with his 14-year-old son Mick, descending the Combe de Saulire below the Dent de Burgin above Méribel in the French Alps. Unfortunately he fell and hit his head on a rock sustaining a serious head injury despite wearing a ski helmet. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Michael Schumacher’s son Mick has opened up on the lessons he learned from his legendary father, revealing that he particularly warned him against getting carried away. Mick, 21, rarely speaks about his F1 legend father, who won seven Formula 1 World Championship titles between 1994 and 2004, writing his name in the history books while inspiring many. The youngster has since made his own way in the sport and was announced as a driver for the Ferrari Driver Academy in 2019, before completing a day of in-season testing at Bahrain International Circuit. In regards to his father, the family has decided not to publicly address the skiing accident back in December 2013 that saw him placed in a medically induced coma because of traumatic brain injury. mike schumacher relishing Father’s advice while pushing on with his careerAdvertisementlast_img read more

Tickets for Poland vs Nigeria Friendly Sold out

first_img*Ekong, Aina, Ebuehi, Iwobi, Balogun, Idowu are the early birds in campDuro Ikhazuagbe with agency reportWhen Super Eagles turn out at the 42,000 capacity Stadium Wroclaw on Friday to engage Poland in their first tune-up match en-route the World Cup in Russia in less than three months from today, Gernot Rohr and his wards will meet more than they bargained for. The Bialo-Czerwoni (White and Red), as the Polish senior football team is called, will take on the three-time African champions in front of a full house.As at press time last night, only six Super Eagles have arrived the team’s camp in Wroclaw from their respective clubs in Europe. The early birds include; Williams Troost Ekong, Ola Aina, Tyrone Ebuehi, Alex Iwobi, Leon Balogun and Brian Idowu. Others were been expected in late last night with the rest arriving today for training to begin.Top Polish journalist, Piotr Kozminski, hinted SCORENigeria that all the available 42,000 tickets have been picked by Polish football fans who want to gauge their team against an African opposition.“The 42,000 tickets for this game have been sold out, the company responsible for this has announced,” Kozminski revealed yesterday.He hinted that expectations were high in the country for the Bialo-Czerwoni to do well in Russia this coming summer.The clash against Nigeria is to give them an idea of what to expect when they take on robust-playing Senegal in their opening game of Group H.“There is high expectation around the team leading to the World Cup in Russia and it will be a major disappointment if they do not go past a first round group that also has Colombia, Senegal and Japan.“The Polish FA boss, Zbigniew Boniek, a famous player in his playing days, said he expects Poland not to lose their opening game against Senegal and for Colombia and Poland go through,” stressed the top Polish sports journalistAnd four days later, they will take on another World Cup qualifier South Korea so as to prepare for their group game against Japan.Interestingly, while there is frenzy in Wroclaw over the clash, Nigerian midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi who is expected to arrive Eagles’ Radisson Blu Hotel camp today, insisted that there was nothing friendly about the match.“Yes it’s a friendly match, but we don’t see it as friendly, every game is important for us as we start our World Cup build-up,” Onazi observed yesterday.The Trabzonspor of Turkey midfielder who scored a spectacular goal on Sunday for his club in the 4–1 win over Yeni Malatyaspor, is to have a delayed transit in Germany before connecting straight to the Polish city for the Friday night friendly.“I will arrive on Tuesday because I have a very long transit from Frankfurt to Poland,” concludes the Jos-born Onazi.Four days after the game in Wroclaw, Eagles are to take on Serbia in another friendly against Russia 2018-bound team at The Hive in London (home ground of Barnet FC and London Bees).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Vick simply does not seem to get it

first_imgHey, Badger readers. I’m Aaron Brenner, and I am psyched to have the Thursday column this semester.I’m from Littleton, Colo., infamous for Columbine but famous for LenDale White. I’ll talk more about the latter later this year.Anyway, I pose this first question to you: after a sixth suspension from school, when you leave the principal’s office after being expelled, would you smack his secretary with a spitball on your way out?Well, would you back into the cop’s car after having your license revoked thanks to your seventh speeding ticket in a year?When having the best thing in your life taken away from you for screwing up one too many times, would you do something even dumber merely hours after the fact?No? Then I’m guessing you’re like me in that you also cannot begin to explain the mental wasteland that is Marcus Vick.Low on common sense and high on other things, the former Virginia Tech quarterback was recently removed from his college squad after piling up a rap sheet that makes Dennis Rodman look like an upstanding member of society.Seriously, prior to being yanked from the Hokies, the guy had been busted — and, bear in mind, this is in the last 21 months alone — for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, having sex with a 15-year-old girl, giving alcohol to underage girls, reckless driving, speeding, marijuana possession, flipping off opposing fans and intentionally stomping on a Louisville player in this year’s Gator Bowl.What, no reported DUI? Come on, Marcus, you gotta live a little.What’s more, this kid brother of NFL star quarterback Michael Vick had everything he could ever want. His team garnered much of the Rose Bowl talk in October, he was an outside Heisman shot (particularly for next year, assuming he stuck around), and he likely would have been claimed early on the first day of the NFL Draft, whether this April or the next.However, Vick the Not-So-Quick found a way to screw it all up.Marcus, during Virginia Tech’s 35-24 Gator Bowl victory over the Louisville Cardinals, was caught on tape trying to crush the left calf of defensive end Elvis Dumervil during the game. While Vick says it was an “accident” and “apologized,” the video clearly contradicts his claims — as does Dumervil’s denial of any such apology.As a result of this embarrassing episode, combined with Vick’s aforementioned actions, Hokie coach Frank Beamer had no choice but to release the star quarterback from his program.Sure enough, being a spoiled brat on top of it all, Vick declared his eligibility for this year’s pro draft swiftly, as if to say he didn’t need college ball to succeed at the next level.But here’s the thing. None of this stuff is really what the media has been talking about as of late.Had the story ended here, Vick likely would have been drafted anywhere from the middle of the second round to some of the later rounds. Given his questionable behavior, it’s hard to believe that Vick would have been a first-rounder; however, it is assumed that his talent would make some general manager take a chance on him at some point.But just two days after declaring his wish to enter the professional ranks, Vick very well may have shot down any chance of playing an NFL down.Vick was arrested for threatening three teenagers with a gun at a McDonald’s in Suffolk, Va., on Jan. 9, according to an Associated Press report. The report added that he faces a potential three years in prison and a $7,500 fine if convicted of all three misdemeanor charges.Just two days after making himself available to NFL teams!You know, you’d think the past experiences of jail time, numerous suspensions and fines, drug counseling and tests, a revoked driver’s license and many community service hours would eventually teach this prodigy that breaking the law might not be a good thing after all.Again, this isn’t some washed-up bum who’s got nothing else to live for. This August, if he cleaned himself up and landed a few lucky breaks on an NFL team along the way, he could potentially be taking snaps as a rookie in the greatest sports league in the world.Here’s the saddest part: what this latest offense should tell us is that he may be beyond help.Sure, Terrell Owens never shut up when he played for the Eagles. But since he was effectively booted from that team, we haven’t really heard from him.He’s not conducting any more media/sit-up sessions in his front yard, and he’s not demanding more money. He even let up and stopped crying for his release to another team.T.O., in a small manner, gets it. It seems Vick simply does not.Of course, it’s still possible he could end up on an NFL roster later this spring. He’ll likely go to work as a third-stringer just trying to work his way up to a starter’s position.That will never change. What has changed, though, is any opportunity for Vick to show he can be mature.He had his seventh chance, and he blew it the night of Jan. 9. It would sicken me to see a pro team grant him an eighth.Aaron is a freshman majoring in journalism. Aaron doesn’t know what we are yelling about. Loud noises. He can be reached at abrenner@badgerherald.com.last_img read more