TribLIVE

| News

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Connellsville Twp. to offer safety awareness program for women

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, 12:51 a.m.
 

Women can learn how to avoid becoming victims when a new seminar titled “Refuse to be a Victim,” sponsored by the National Rifle Association, is offered in Connellsville Township.

Todd Brothers, township constable, said the NRA recently awarded a $4,000 grant to the township to fund the four-hour seminar.

Funding is available to educate and provide training to about 200 women during classes that will be offered at the township municipal building, according to Brothers.

“It's a safety awareness program,” Brothers said. “Awareness is provided to women about the Internet, traveling, home and domestic issues and bullying problems.”

Even though the seminar is funded by the NRA, Brothers said it does not provide any information about gun use or gun safety.

“It's more about teaching women to be aware of their surroundings,” he said. “If a woman goes away on a conference, it teaches her how to check into the hotel without giving her name out and to ask for someone to take her to her room if a man is lingering in the lobby and she doesn't feel safe.”

Brothers said the NRA will provide all of the educational materials, including brochures and pamphlets, that will be used during the seminar.

“It is free to township residents, but women from outside the township are welcome to attend if we have enough space available at the seminars,” Brooks said.

In other business, the township announced that its engineering firm, K2 Engineering of Uniontown, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection are investigating allegations of illegal fill dumping in the township.

Chairman Tom Cesario said township supervisors will discuss the allegations with K2 Engineering and the DEP to find out the township's options.

“We really don't know exactly what's going on right now, but we're going to find out,” Cesario said. “We don't want to release any details until the investigation has been completed and recommendations are made.”

In other action, the township set the hourly wage for roadmaster James Stoots at $18.25, effective Jan. 1, and restored his seniority and vacation time.

Cindy Ekas is a freelance writer.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Fayette

  1. Man charged with threats against Fayette firefighters
  2. Police seeking suspect in Fayette motel robbery
  3. Connellsville police search for armed robber
  4. Connellsville Health Board discusses rundown properties
  5. VFW’s new national chief of staff has distinguished service pedigree
  6. Hundreds to participate in Nicholson Memorial Bike Run to benefit cancer patients
  7. Fayette County townships’ leaders worry about water plant
  8. Motorcyclist flees police through Uniontown at 120 mph
  9. Police group to host Bicycle Poker Ride
  10. Former Fayette County Democratic chairman, county commissioner Lebder dies at 94
  11. Police: Woman tried to stab man in Fayette home