September 02, 2016 Governor Wolf’s Week, August 28 – September 3, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf The Blog, Videos, Weekly Update This week, Governor Wolf announced the implementation of 25 additional Centers of Excellence to continue his administration’s top priority of fighting the current opioid abuse epidemic plaguing Pennsylvania. The Governor, joined by Department of Human Services Secretary Ted Dallas, also visited healthcare facilities in Reading and Lackawanna County that have been selected as Centers of Excellence to treat individuals suffering from Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). He also announced $2 million in funding for the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) to help complete the campus’ new chemical engineering program aimed at ensuring career-ready candidates for emerging industries in the region.Governor Wolf also joined Wegmans executives at the Mechanicsburg Wegmans location to toast the kick off of Act 39 liquor reforms by purchasing the first bottle of wine to go at Wegmans in Pennsylvania.Earlier in the week, the governor expressed his support and thanks for Fayette county responders and residents as they work through the challenges caused by serious flooding. Governor Wolf, joined by other elected officials, toured Connellsville on Friday to see the flood damage.Watch: This Labor Day, Governor Wolf reminds Pennsylvania about new wine and liquor reforms.Governor Wolf’s Week, August 28 – September 3, 2016Monday, August 29, 2016GO-TIME: Insurance Department Changes in Investment Managers Will Save $2.7 Million Over Five YearsTo Fight Opioid Epidemic, Wolf Administration Implements 25 Additional Centers of Excellence LocationsTuesday, August 30, 2016Governor Wolf Announces Retal PA to Establish Headquarters Operation in Washington County and Create 88 New JobsPennsylvania State Agencies Supporting Fayette County Responders, ResidentsGovernor Wolf’s Statement on Bruce Beemer ConfirmationWednesday, August 31, 2016Governor Wolf Announces 153 New Jobs with Envestnet, Inc. Facility in Chester CountyThursday, September 1, 2016Governor Wolf Buys Wegmans’ First Bottle of Wine to Go in Pennsylvania, Celebrates Additional Consumer Convenience Under Act 39 Liquor ReformsIn Reading and Lackawanna County, Governor Wolf Discusses 2016-2017 Budget Investment in Battling the Opioid EpidemicFriday, September 2, 2016Governor Wolf Announces $2 Million Grant for Pitt-Johnstown Engineering FacilitiesHighlights from The Blog:Pennsylvania is the New International Tech HotspotI Wish Every Month Was Peach MonthYou Can Now Get Wine & Spirit Coupons on Your Phone!Governor Wolf Announces 25 Additional Centers of Excellence to Combat Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Round-up)How the Wolf Administration is Battling Prescription Opioid Abuse (VIDEO)Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Sr. Helen Eckrich, formerly Sr. Augustine, age 90 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Indiana, died Monday, January 6, 2020 at the convent. Born Helen Marie on August 28, 1929 in Wilmington, Delaware, she is the daughter of Margaret (Nee: Farren) and Matthew Eckrich.She began her education in Delaware before her family moved to Indianapolis in 1944 where she graduated from St. Mary High School, and later Marian University. It was at Marian that Sr. Mary Carol Schroeder helped Helen realize her religious vocation and she entered the Oldenburg Franciscans in 1951, making her final vows in 1957.Through the years Sr. Helen earned a B.A. in History from Marian University, a M.A. in French from the College of St. Rose in Albany, New York; and a Ph.D. in French from Fordham University in Bronx, New York. She taught at St. Anthony School in Dayton, Ohio and Scecina High School in Indianapolis, before she taught French and was appointed Campus Minister at Marian University in 1962.In 1979 Sr. Helen was granted a dispensation from her vows and began working at the Marion County Health Department as Manager of Chronic Disease. She re-entered the Franciscan Community in 1991 and served as President of Oldenburg Academy, and later as Director of Human Resources for the Franciscan community before retiring in 2000.Sr. Marilynn Hofer shared, “When Sr. Helen was at Marian, she enjoyed the students and faculty and was well liked by all.” Sr. Norma Rocklage added, “She loved Liberal Arts and did much to strengthen the program at Marian. She assisted me with the FAA program I developed for airport workers who needed liberal arts classes to earn their degrees and she assisted with the Bootstrap program for military officers. She attended most of the University’s sporting events and was loved by students due to her dedicated listening skills.”Sr. Helen entered her eternal life on the Feast of the Epiphany, which is also the 169th anniversary of the founding of the Oldenburg Franciscan. Visitation will be Friday, January 10 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the convent chapel. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Weakley, O.F.M. officiating with burial in the convent cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, Indiana, 47036 (www.OldenburgFranciscans.org). For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.