Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsOsi

Tri-State briefs

March 25, 2013

Franklin County’s health status announced April 18

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Summit Health, in cooperation with Penn State Institute of State and Regional Affairs, will announce the results of the 2012 Community Health Needs Assessment of Franklin County and Shippensburg, Pa., on April 18.

The announcement will be made at Green Grove Gardens, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, Pa., beginning at 1 p.m.

Four health priorities for the county will be announced. The priorities will guide community organizations in planning programs and prioritizing funding.

Gina Calhoun, a Franklin County native, will provide the keynote address. Calhoun is the national director for Wellness & Recovery Education at the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery in Brattleboro, Vt.

 The event is open to the public. Registration is required by April 11.  Visit www.summithealth.org/CHNA to register, or call 717-262-4472.

Occupational Services Inc. benefits from Civitan grant

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Occupational Services Inc., at 17 Redwood St. in Chambersburg, recently received a grant from the Civitan Foundation.

The grant allowed OSI to purchase a commercial-grade shredding system, which will enhance the company’s secure document destruction operation.

The purchase of the new equipment made it possible for OSI to expand into larger commercial sites, while providing employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities.

In the 1950s, the Civitan Foundation placed an emphasis on helping people with developmental disabilities and was instrumental in the establishment of OSI.

The Chambersburg Area Civitan Club is open to new members. Meetings are on the first and third Mondays of every month at noon at The Orchards Restaurant.

For more information, call Jeff Baltozer at 717-263-9293.

W.Va. seat belt bill set for House vote Thursday

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s House of Delegates is back on track to vote on whether to allow traffic stops for failure to wear a seat belt.

Legislation making that violation a primary offense has idled since the House Judiciary Committee endorsed it March 12.

The bill advanced on a narrow 13-11 vote. Opponents argue seat belt use is a matter of personal responsibility. Supporters estimate it would boost seat belt use by up to 7 percent.

The House Rules Committee returned the bill to the active schedule on Monday. It’s up for a vote on passage Thursday.

West Virginia is among 16 states that treat failure to wear a seat belt as a secondary offense. That means drivers can be cited only when they’re pulled over for some other violation.

Policy change to speed up W.Va. background checks

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia State Police is making it easier for some organizations to obtain the results of federal background checks of potential employees.

The Charleston Daily Mail reported that the state police revised its policy to allow the state’s background check contractor, MorphoTrust, to submit potential employees’ fingerprints to the FBI. MorphoTrust would receive the results and provide them to the employer.

Previously, the employer had to obtain the fingerprints from MorphoTrust and submit them to the FBI with a signed released from the job seeker. The job seeker would receive the results and provide them to the employer.

The change applies to organizations that serve children, the elderly and disabled individuals.

Advertisement
The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|