Economy, Infrastructure, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced the approval of funding through the Keystone Communities program to support 22 community revitalization projects across the commonwealth.“Community development has so many benefits for our municipalities, including improving the lives of local residents and attracting businesses to grow the local economy,” Governor Wolf said. “The Keystone Communities program encourages that development. These 22 projects will be a boon for those areas.”Administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), the Keystone Communities program is designed to encourage the creation of partnerships between the public and private sectors in the community, supporting local initiatives that grow and stabilize neighborhoods and communities; ensure social and economic diversity; and enhance the overall quality of life for residents.“For true economic growth to occur statewide, we need to not only support our businesses through economic development, but elevate our neighborhoods through community development as well,” DCED Secretary Dennis Davin said. “These two components are inextricably tied together, which is why the Keystone Communities program is so vital to improving people’s lives, pushing our business sector forward, and growing Pennsylvania’s economy.”The commonwealth strongly encourages community-based organizations, public agencies, business leaders, private developers, financial institutions, and private citizens to work in partnership with local government to develop a comprehensive approach to address community development and housing needs. These partnerships create more attractive places to live and will encourage business and job expansion and retention in Pennsylvania.The following list highlights Keystone Communities projects being announced today, totaling nearly $5.4 million in state support:Allegheny CountyWilkinsburg Borough: $475,000 to rehabilitate the Ardmore Linear Park located in WilkinsburgBeaver CountyCity of Aliquippa: $365,000 to demolish the three remaining commercial buildings on the redevelopment site on the eastern end of Franklin Avenue immediately adjacent to SR 51 and the entrance to the Aliquippa Industrial ParkBerks CountyBuilding A Better Boyertown: $300,000 to turn a vacant and blighted building at 45 South Reading Ave. into a restaurant and mixed-use property on the first floor and renovate the five upstairs apartmentsGreater Berks Development Fund: $500,000 for acquisition and preparation of a site located around the Buttonwood Street Bridge in ReadingBlair CountyAltoona-Blair County Development Corporation: $150,000 for a seating replacement project in the Mishler Theatre in the city of AltoonaCambria CountyCity of Johnstown: $400,000 for a façade improvement program resulting in the modification and rehabilitation of facades, and approximately 2,000 feet of sidewalk improvementsCameron CountyCameron County Industrial Development Authority: $31,150 for façade improvements for deteriorated storefronts in Emporium BoroughDelaware CountyLansdowne Economic Development Corporation: $95,000 for interior construction in a building located at 32 East Baltimore Ave. to open an arts incubator for more than 30 artists and creative professionalsElk CountyCity of St. Marys Redevelopment Authority: $50,000 to implement a façade improvement program preserving the historic features and characteristics of various buildingsErie CountyBayfront East Side Taskforce: $300,000 for critical repairs that will halt further deterioration of the aging housing stock for 30 homeowners in core residential neighborhoods, necessary to address violations of the city property maintenance code as well as structural and exterior maintenance issuesSisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network: $50,000 for facade improvements to be used within the Elm Street-designated Historic Little Italy neighborhood in the city of ErieLackawanna CountyScranton Tomorrow: $400,000 to transform a dilapidated vacant lot on Wyoming Ave. into a downtown business district pocket parkLancaster CountySACA Development Corporation: $50,000 for implementation activities associated with Lancaster’s Southeast Elm Street Plan, including neighborhood beautification projects and public art installationLuzerne CountyDowntown Hazleton Alliance for Progress: $300,000 to support Phase II rehabilitation work to a blighted property at 13-15 West Broad Street in Hazleton City, Luzerne CountyMercer CountyFarrell City: $500,000 to demolish four buildings and construct a shopping plaza on a half-acre site fronting directly across from the Farrell municipal buildingMontour CountyDanville Borough: $261,028 to combine three parcels in order to create a recreational park in the heart of downtown near public parking, shopping, restaurants, and brewpubs in the central business districtPhiladelphia CountyNew Kensington Community Development Corporation: $300,000 to make improvements to the commercial space at Orinoka Civic House, resulting in more than 7,000 square feet of new commercial spaceSchuylkill CountyPottsville Area Development Corporation: $50,000 for the implementation of a façade improvement program in the city of PottsvilleVenango CountyVenango County: $500,000 to establish a revolving loan fund for improvement projects in the county, the first of which is the creation of a craft brewery in the historic Oil City National Bank building in Oil CityWestmoreland CountyRedevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland (RACW), in partnership with the Westmoreland County Land Bank (WCLB): $200,000 to acquire, demolish and/or rehab blighted properties throughout Westmoreland CountyYork CountyHanover Borough: $25,000 to conduct a downtown streetscape design and beautification studyHanover Borough: $50,000 for a wayfinding project that will provide improved ability to direct pedestrians and vehicles to a variety of locations around downtown Hanover January 03, 2018 Governor Wolf Approves Support for 22 Community Revitalization Projects Throughout Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Kayla Fitzgerald-Hullemeyer, age 25 of Batesville, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at her residence. Born August 16, 1990 in Beech Grove, Indiana, she is the daughter of Jacqueline (Nee: Wenning) and Brent Fitzgerald. She married Tyler Hullemeyer July 2, 2016. She was a care giver with the Direct Support Staff of New Horizons.Kayla had a magnetic personality that drew people to her. Kind hearted, energetic and outgoing, she liked being able to help others which made her a natural for her job of helping individuals with special needs. She was also athletic, having played soccer in high school where she could play several positions as well as a pitcher for the softball team. A talented artist, she excelled at abstract painting and was very much an animal lover. In her down time, she enjoyed watching HGTV, Once Upon a Time and loved watching movies. To say Kayla was a huge Star Wars fanatic would be an understatement. Although not one to watch a lot of sports, she did like football and was a Steelers fan.Kayla is survived by her parents Jackie and Brent Fitzgerald of Batesville; husband Tyler Hullemeyer of Batesville; daughter Zoey Fay; sisters Miranda Fitzgerald of Indianapolis, Indiana, Isabel Fitzgerald of Batesville; maternal grandparents Rosie and Ralph Wenning of Batesville; paternal grandmother Nancy Beckner of Indianapolis, Indiana as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Gary Fitzgerald.Visitation is Tuesday, July 12th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13th, at the Srs. of St. Francis Chapel in Oldenburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Zoey Fay Trust Fund or New Horizons.
Visakhapatnam: Hat-trick hero Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami backed the efforts of the Indian batsmen as the hosts beat West Indies by 107 runs in the second ODI that was played at the VDCA Stadium in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. India has thus leveled the three-match series 1-1 and the decisive third ODI will be held in Cuttack on Sunday.The West Indies were set a target of 389 by India with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul scoring centuries as part of a 227-run opening stand. The visitors started the chase well with a 61-run stand between Shai Hope and Evin Lewis. Shardul Thakur got the breakthrough off the last ball of the 11th over with Lewis mistiming a pull right down the throat of Shreyas Iyer.Shimron Hetmyer, who scored 139 in the previous match, replaced Lewis but his stay didn’t last long primarily thanks to a brilliant fielding effort from Shreyas. He first stopped the ball from racing to the boundary in extraordinary fashion, tumbled over the ropes and recovered before gathering the ball and completing a gun throw to the non-striker’s end. Jadeja, who was bowling the over, collected the throw and whipped away the bails promptly to complete the runout. Hetmyer could only make four runs off seven balls.Jadeja then dismissed Roston Chase with a nearly unplayable delivery in his next over. However, Nicholas Pooran then played a counter-attacking inning to shift the balance in favor of the visitors. With a solid Hope holding up one end, Pooran went after the Indian bowlers.The pair put up 106 runs for the fourth wicket, most of which were scored by Pooran. He went after India’s wicket-taking bowlers and momentarily put West Indies on cruise mode. However, Mohammed Shami affected a turnaround in the 30th over with consecutive wickets.He first managed to get a top edge off Pooran after which the ball ballooned up in the air. Kuldeep made no mistake with the catch and Pooran had to walk having made 75 runs off 47 balls. Shami then got West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard off the very next ball. Earlier, Pollard’s counterpart Virat Kohli had been dismissed for a golden duck too, thus making this the first time in an ODI that the captains of both teams had been dismissed off the first ball they faced.Shami did not get a hat-trick but that is exactly what Kuldeep ended up doing two overs later. The first man to fall was Hope, who went for a sweep off the third ball of the over hoping to get it over the boundary but Indian captain Virat Kohli caught it right at the edge of the boundary. He walked on 78 off 85 balls.Kuldeep then deceived Jason Holder in flight with a googly. The all-rounder missed it altogether and dragged his feet out of the crease. Wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant was alert to it and knocked off the bails while Holder’s foot was still in the air.Kuldeep then bowled a wrong’un from around the stumps towards new batsman Alzarri Joseph. The ball took a thick outside edge and Kedar Jadhav did well to hold on to it at second slip.Keemo Paul anchored the tail and fell four runs short of his maiden ODI fifty to a Mohammed Shami yorker which marked the end of the West Indies innings. Paul shared a 50-run stand for the ninth wicket with Khary Pierre and added 20 for the last wicket.Earlier, Rohit and Rahul’s massive opening stand was backed up by an astonishing late assault from Pant and Shreyas. While Rahul (102) was dismissed in the same over that he raised his hundred, Rohit carried on and looked primed for a record-extending fourth ODI double ton. However he fell on 159 to Sheldon Cottrell in the 44th over.That was only the start of the pain for West Indies however as Pant came in and made his intentions clear with a six off the second ball he faced. He hit another six two balls later and then a single to take strike as Cottrell came back for the 46th over.Pant hit two sixes and three fours in that over, thus taking 24 runs off it. Iyer gave Chase an even worse pasting in the next, smashing four sixes and a four. 31 runs were scored off the 47th. Pant was dismissed in the next over and Iyer after that while Kedar Jadhav hit three fours off the last one as India just failed to cross the 400-run mark.Brief scores: India 387/5 (Rohit Sharma 159, KL Rahul 102; Sheldon Cottrell 2/83) vs West Indies 280 (Shai Hope 78, Nicholas Pooran 75; Mohammed Shami 3/39). (IANS)Also read:Rohit Sharma dismantles Bangladesh as India level SeriesAlso watch: AASU Rally Against CAA 2019 in Kokrajhar
Chiefs owner says team was aware of alleged Kareem Hunt nightclub attack Andy Reid says Tyreek Hill told him he wasn’t coming out of the game, even with all his injuries.”He loves to play, that little joker”— Brooke Pryor (@bepryor) December 9, 2018NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Hill’s injury was “nothing serious” the following Monday. His sources inform him that the speedster will be considered “day to day” moving forward.A further examination of the foot injury that Chiefs’ WR Tyreek Hill sustained Sunday showed “nothing serious” and he now will be considered “day to day”, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 10, 2018Although Hill had eight receptions for 139 yards, including a crucial 48-yard catch on a late fourth-down play, he has only three days to get game-ready for a critical AFC West showdown Thursday against the Chargers. Related News Melvin Gordon injury update: Chargers RB reportedly could return vs. Chiefs He enters that game as the NFL’s second-leading receiver with 1,258 yards on 74 catches with 11 touchdowns. With leading rusher Kareem Hunt gone and fellow receiver Sammy Watkins (foot) sidelined, Hill is a focal point of the Chiefs attack.If he’s not 100 percent, then the onus falls on tight end Travis Kelce (86 catches, 1,159 yards, 10 TDs) to step up as Patrick Mahomes’ go-to target. Chris Conley will need to be more involved, and newly signed Kelvin Benjamin is an alternative, too.The Chiefs (11-2) hold a one-game lead over the Chargers (10-3) in the AFC West going into Thursday’s game in Kansas City. Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, who returned to Sunday’s game against the Ravens after leaving early with a heel injury, wasn’t sure after the game what the prognosis was heading into a short week.“My foot’s bad,” Hill said after the overtime victory (via NBC Sports).