Governor Wolf Signs Bill Protecting Victims of Rape into Law


first_img Bill Signing,  Government That Works,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed Senate Bill 663, sponsored by Senator Randy Vulakovich, into law, which would enhance protections for victims of rape. Wolf also signed Senate Bill 678.Senate Bill 663, now Act 40, amends Title 23 (Domestic Relations) to allow a court to terminate the parental rights of a convicted rapist, thereby eliminating the abuser’s access to full, partial, or supervised custody of a child conceived by rape. The bill does maintain the offender’s obligation to pay child support even if parental rights are terminated.“This is an important fix to what was clearly an imperfect law and we can now ensure victims that their children are not punished economically because of a parent’s crime or placed in a potentially unsafe environment,” Governor Wolf said. “I applaud Sen. Vulakovich and bi-partisan colleagues in both houses for their efforts to get this done.”Additionally, the bill provides the victim with the opportunity to object to the termination of rights if she wishes to stay in contact with the child’s biological father.Senate Bill 678, also signed today, was sponsored by Senator Lloyd Smucker and is now Act 41. The legislation amends the defined term “grounds” for a school’s campus to include roads and bicycle trails and sidewalks that traverse or abut the land. The bill provides a legislative fix to a 2014 court decision that could have hampered the ability of any campus police to protect the health and safety of the campus and their students. October 01, 2015 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Signs Bill Protecting Victims of Rape into Lawlast_img read more

Guess the age of this house


first_imgEverything new is old again at this excellent colonial-reproduction in Northgate.Oenophiles have been well catered for with a glass-walled wine cellar and cold room on the lower level designed to keep your favourite tipple at just the right temperature. Down the stairs then lounge to the right, wine buffs to the left.As if that weren’t enough, the pool, tennis court and barbecue have been given plenty of room on the enormous block too.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago94 Peary Street is imposing, but not ancient.“As far as I’m aware, it’s probably the best house in Northgate, and one of the biggest blocks,” Mr Warat said.The home has ‘all fours’ — four-bedrooms, four-bathroom and four-car accommodation with internal features including VJ-and-rail linings, archways and polished timber. This Northgate home wouldn’t look out of place in some of our oldest, inner-city suburbs, but how old is it?Located at 94 Peary St, Northgate, this two-level renovated property is just 25-years-old according to Ray White Ascot agent, Damon Warat.“It’s a replica,” he said.“In close proximity to the city, there’s not many big family homes of this calibre.”The renovated, two-level property is all finials and fretwork from the front, and has been set on a monster 1846sq m of land with 180 degree views of the suburb. Anyone up for a spot of tennis and a quick dip before the barbecue?last_img read more

Anna M. Snyder of St. Peters


first_imgThose surviving who will honor Anna’s memory include her siblings; brother, Anthony (Gladys) Riehle of Lawrenceburg, sister, Clara (Wally) Clark of Dillsboro, and brother, Frank Riehle of Sunman.  Also surviving are 2 nieces, and many cousins and friends.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Raymond on May 2, 2014. Anna M. Snyder, of Brookville, was born on March 24, 1940 in St. Nicholas, Indiana the daughter of Robert A. and Elizabeth Stolz Riehle.  She married Raymond A. Snyder, Jr. on September 14, 1974 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.  Anna worked for and later retired from Batesville Casket Company in 1998.  She was a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and enjoyed playing cards and making rosaries for those who needed them.  Anna will be missed by many, including Bob’s dog, Rascal, whom she dearly loved.  On Monday, March 12, 2018 at the age of 77, she passed away at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 9 until 10:30 a.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 107 Vine Street, Sunman.  Fr. Sean Danda will officiate a Mass of Christian burial at St. Peter’s Catholic at 11:00 a.m. and burial will follow in Dale Cemetery in Connersville.center_img Memorial contributions can be directed to the Sunman Life Squad, Sunman Volunteer Fire Department or to the Sunman Food Pantry.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence please visit  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Anna Snyder.last_img read more

Interior defense sinks Syracuse against Miami in 2nd-straight conference loss


first_imgEmily Engstler leaned back in her chair and looked to the Carrier Dome ceiling. Four points, five rebounds and three resounding blocks into her night, she was done and settled on the bench. Engstler bent over and held her hand over her face. She was seemingly the only forward on SU that could compete on the interior, but she wasn’t given another chance.In the postgame press conference, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman conceded that he would have liked to. When Engstler involves herself in plays, she’s a good player. But Syracuse was starved for activity. “I wanted her to run the floor,” Hillsman said. “I need Emily to run the floor.”Engstler’s face remained red out of the second half tunnel after the first 20 minutes where she wheezed up and down the court. She didn’t give what Hillsman was looking for. But neither did anyone else.No. 13 Syracuse (15-4, 4-2 Atlantic Coast) dropped its second straight conference game to Miami (17-4, 5-1), 84-71, by leaving the paint wide open and allowing the Hurricanes — who rank 24th in the nation in field goal percentage (46.1 percent) — to get wide open looks under the hoop. The miscues came in many forms, but the Orange had little to no answer to a Miami team that excelled in a high-low game with its post players lined up between the free throw line and the low block.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“When you’re in foul trouble like that, it’s tough to be aggressive,” Hillsman said. “We got to move our feet and get in front of the post.”For the Orange this season, it’s always been about the offense. Many times, high scoring outings temper even the deepest of worries opponents cause. Gabrielle Cooper said Tuesday the Orange look to get more steals: because more steals leads to more shots. Never has there been something to challenge that stance. But Wednesday, the offensive mindset went askew. Syracuse took 26 more shots than the Hurricanes and 17 more 3s — a component of Syracuse’s offensive game that drives its fast-paced, high scoring style. The shots were there, the attempts were made but it was open holes and blown inside coverages that sunk the Orange. Published on January 23, 2019 at 8:59 pm Contact Michael: | @MikeJMcCleary Miami’s bigs dominated Syracuse. The Hurricanes scored 30 points in the paint, and Miami’s top players inside — Beatrice Mompremier and Emese Hof — scored 12 and 21 points, respectively. It’s an unfamiliar sight for the Orange. Despite its affinity for the 3-ball, the Orange have settled into a solid center-forward tandem. When Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi struggles, Amaya Finklea-Guity can provide production on either side of the ball and vice versa. For the first time this season, the Orange consistently had no answer for an opposing group of forwards.On multiple plays, either Hof or Mompremier caught the ball on the low block, turned and encountered a Syracuse defender. But Syracuse defenders were beat easily with a quick few dribbles to the left and right. Miami’s bigs were “experienced,” Djaldi-Tabdi said, so finding their way into the paint wasn’t difficult either. It didn’t help that they had among the quickest first steps that Djaldi-Tabdi has faced this season, she said.During one stretch in the second half, Hof caught the ball on back-to-back possessions near the free throw line and drove to her left both times. First, Djaldi-Tabdi picked Hof up near the rim, and the next time, Digna Strautmane found her. But at the last second, both SU players floundered. After converting on the extra shot at the line each time, Hof tallied six points in those two possessions alone.“I’m going to play other players like that,” Djaldi-Tabdi said. “That’s another thing I need to work on, obviously.”The Orange experimented with different lineups to try and find a solution to their paint struggles. Already without the highly active Miranda Drummond, who was kicked in the calf during a team drill in a “freak thing,” Hillsman said, SU inserted Raven Fox and Marie-Paule Foppossi for the first time in several games. In the first half, Engstler got an extended run as well.Engstler was the lone bright spot of Syracuse’s bigs. Immediately after checking in, the freshman recorded two blocks on the interior. Her outstretched arms forced fadeaways from Miami forwards and provided a barrier at the rim the Orange hadn’t had all game. On offense, her range stretched beyond the paint, and a mid-range shot gave Syracuse its first rhythm in a while.  On a SU defensive stance, Engstler pulled down the rebound and was fouled. She kept her head tilted to the floor and pounded the ball with her right hand.Syracuse assistant coach Tammi Reiss stood up from her chair, looked toward Engstler and pumped her fist.“Way to go, Em,” she yelled. Engstler nodded in return.A few plays later, Engstler fired short on a 3-pointer and grimaced as she turned around and followed Tiana Mangakahia in transition defense. The Miami player forced in a shot through contact, and Engstler gingerly grabbed the ball out of the rim and wheezed. Her activity slowed when Syracuse set up its offense around her, but on the defensive end where Syracuse was torched in the first half, she hustled down  and swatted a ball away again. But the slowed overall play caught Hillsman’s attention and in the second half, Syracuse reverted back to the old: Djaldi-Tabdi offered no resistance down low. Syracuse didn’t offer energy on the interior. Engstler, who gave life to SU’s interior defense in the first half, played limited time in the second frame. After Djaldi-Tabdi floated in the layup on one side, the first of a few plays that allowed her to find an offensive rhythm, Hillsman sprinted up the sideline. He pointed to Djaldi-Tabdi and yelled that she needed to get back on defense. A “defense!” chant from a rejuvenated Carrier Dome crowd came to a halt with a Djaldi-Tabdi foul. Commentscenter_img After the game, Hillsman grinned as he addressed the past two games. Seemingly unflappable, he urged there was no need to worry. SU’s going to the tournament. This is just a setback — albeit a different kind of setback than it would experience 11 years ago, when he said a 7-12 start called for a parade on Erie Boulevard. But as Engstler leaned back at the end of the game, Syracuse settled into a fate that arose over its past two contests: hampered by injuries and in a shooting slump it’s never found itself in before, its biggest weaknesses were exposed.“I think (Miami) just play well,” Kadiatou Sissoko said, “and that’s it.” Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more