Members of FBC cover area schools in prayer

first_img Print Article Hamm said it was uplifting that every school participated including Troy University. “The Lord’s blessings were asked for each school and on behalf of every school,” Hamm said. “Although the Prayer Walk was held at the individual schools, it was a way to draw schools together and we need that so much right now. “These are unprecedented times and we must pull together as one. Our children are the future of our community and our nation so, we must continue to pray for our schools on a daily basis through these uncertain times and God does hear our prayers.” Book Nook to reopen The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Skip Members of FBC cover area schools in prayer Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Latest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Every school in Pike County was covered in prayer on Sunday afternoon.First Baptist Church of Troy had invited all the schools in the county to host a Prayer Walk at their schools on Sunday afternoon. Every school accepted the invitation.Dr. Ross Lankford, FBC pastor, said the purpose of the Prayer Walk was to ask God’s blessings over each of the schools and for protection for all the schools as they prepared for the opening of the 2020-2021 school year on Monday. “The Prayer Walk is being held with the assurance that God hears His people when they pray on behalf of others,” Lankford said.Some schools had large representation, and, at some schools, only a few gathered.But the Bible says, “Where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I,” said  Ginny Hamm, of First Baptist. “No matter how many gathered, every school was covered in prayer and God heard every prayer.” Memories from the days when the Explorer Post operated the movie theater The year was 1960, maybe ’61. “It’s been 60 years ago, who remembers that long ago?” Byron Belcher said, laughing…. read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson The prayers that were said at schools throughout the county included protection as the schools open and as they continue to provide learning opportunities and experiences for all children, those who will be attending traditional classes and those who will be virtual learners.Prayers were also said for the administrators, faculty members, cafeteria workers, custodians, bus drivers, every person who is involved in the process of educating the county’s youth in the upcoming months. Published 6:00 pm Monday, August 24, 2020 By Jaine Treadwell Jaine Treadwell | The MessengerTroy’s First Baptist Church led a county wide prayer walk on Sunday, inviting faculty; administrators; and the public to join as they prayed over the schools and prayed for the protection of all the schools, students and staff.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Relocation of Royal Industries International, Inc. Into Pennsylvania, Creating 80 Jobs

first_img October 10, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces Relocation of Royal Industries International, Inc. Into Pennsylvania, Creating 80 Jobs Economy,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that Royal Industries International, Inc. (Royal), a manufacturer of promotional products, will relocate its facility from Brooklyn, New York to Allentown, Lehigh County, creating 80 new Pennsylvania jobs.“This move from Royal isn’t just a big win for Allentown and the Lehigh Valley – it’s a big win for Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “When companies choose to relocate here to Pennsylvania from another state, it shows that we have the business climate that enables companies large and small look for when they plan to grow thrive. I applaud Royal for their decision to come here, and on behalf of the commonwealth, I welcome them to Pennsylvania.”Royal currently operates in a 55,000-square-foot facility in Brooklyn and needs more space to accommodate additional production resulting from recent company acquisitions. The company will purchase an 85,000-square-foot facility in the City of Allentown, and has pledged to invest at least $3,730,000 into the project, including the building acquisition, renovations, and the purchase of equipment and furniture. The project will create 80 new Pennsylvania jobs over the next three years.“I feel like the city of Allentown really wanted us,” said Mike Rudensky, who owns Royal Industries along with his brothers. “The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation and the Governor’s Action made us feel very welcome, and I look forward to working with everyone in the future as we move forward with this project.”Royal received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development for a $27,000 WEDnet grant for job training and $63,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and a $1,825,000 Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority low-interest loan.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation (LVEDC).“We are very thankful that Royal Industries has chosen to call the Lehigh Valley its home,” said Don Cunningham, LVEDC president and CEO. “This project was aided by the remarkable collaborative efforts of several Lehigh Valley organizations, including LVEDC, the city of Allentown, and the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce. Economic development doesn’t occur in a vacuum, and while these organizations have always worked closely together, the level of collaboration in this instance has been truly exemplary.”A family company, Royal Industries was founded almost 50 years ago by Eli Rudensky, and is now managed by three of his sons. From its humble beginnings in an old Brooklyn warehouse making “Howdy Doody” wallets, it now manufactures over 250 quality stock and custom vinyl products.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.gov.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Football: Departure of key talent leaves offensive line, backfield searching for replacements

first_imgWeek three of the spring position previews shifts focus from Jim Leonhard’s defense to the offensive side of the football, a unit also welcoming many new faces to the mix.I don’t need to be the one to say that last year’s Badgers disappointed for many reasons. This lack of success can partially be credited to the team’s offense only scoring 29.7 points per game, good for 61st in the nation, after scoring 33.8 points per game during the team’s outstanding 2017 season.The underlying stats, however, paint a different picture.Football: To fuel 2019 season, Badger secondary looking for consistencyAfter last week’s dive into the units of defensive backs and linebackers, this week the focus is on Coach Paul Read…An important statistic in evaluating offensive production is yards per play. This stat takes the total yards gained by an offense and divides it by the number of plays the unit ran during the course of a season.The 2017 Badgers, a team that went 13-1 and fell a drive short of the College Football Playoff, averaged 6.1 yards per play.The 2018 Badgers, a team that went 8-5, averaged 6.4 yards per play.The drop in offensive production on the scoreboard was not due to a lack of production by the team as a whole, but rather due to untimely turnovers and a lack of efficiency in the red zone and on special teams — Rafael Gaglianone, the team’s kicker, made an atrocious 58 percent of his field goals.So, now that Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Joe Rudolph has lost much of his 2018 and 2017 talent to graduation and the NFL, it’s time for him to rebuild his unit in order to bring the Badgers back into national relevance.The first positional units of the offense previewed are the offensive line and backfield.Offensive LineBadger fans know the offensive line has been a pivotal cog in Head Coach Paul Chryst’s and Rudolph’s offensive system, one premised on dominating the line of scrimmage and running the football.Last year the line boasted NFL talent across the board in Jon Dietzen, Michael Deiter, Tyler Biadasz, Beau Benzschawel and David Edwards.Football Outsiders’ end-of-year rankings had the unit as the best in the nation, outperforming the great offensive lines of Alabama, Oklahoma and other top programs.Looking forward to 2019, however, only Biadasz returns to the team, and a new-look line must be ushered in around him.The good news for Wisconsin fans is that Chryst hasn’t had any trouble in the past bringing top-level talent at the position to the school, as he has seemingly rebooted the line to a perennial top-ten unit in the nation every year.Current linemen on the roster who will battle for open starting jobs alongside Biadasz include redshirt sophomore Kayden Lyles, redshirt senior Jason Erdmann, redshirt sophomore Tyler Beach, redshirt senior David Moorman, redshirt sophomore Logan Bruss and redshirt sophomore Josh Seltzner.With Biadasz on the sideline for the spring session and several spring practices in the books, the shape of the line around him is starting to form with Moorman at left tackle, Seltzner at left guard, Bruss at right guard and Beach at right tackle.This lineup is not finalized, however, as Chryst and the staff will welcome in five-star recruit Logan Brown to the team in the fall and have Erdmann and Cole Van Lanen, players who both played in 13 games a year ago, battling for the positions.Despite all these new names up front, Biadasz is encouraged with the progress that they’ve made as a unit since the spring began.“They’re doing a hell of a job this spring so far,” Biadasz said. “It’s only week two and they’re doing a really good job of just catching along and building themselves each practice.”Chryst and Rudolph hope that the development at the position continues as the spring and summer progress and that the line can come close to their 2017 and 2018 form.Football: Fresh defensive line, linebacking corps seek to return Wisconsin defense to dominanceThe date was December 27, but the Badgers’ 34–3 Pinstripe Bowl victory against the University of Miami feels like it Read…Running Back and FullbackThe answer in the backfield is clear. Jonathan Taylor is back in Madison for his junior season and will be ready to defend the Doak Walker Award he received last fall.Taylor is coming off a sophomore season that not only lived up to the hype that followed his freshman campaign but exceeded it with 2,194 yards and 16 touchdowns. To put Taylor’s historic first two seasons in perspective, he’s on pace to become the greatest running back in Wisconsin history.What isn’t clear about the backfield, however, is who will play Robin to Taylor’s Batman and keep him fresh throughout the season.Last year, Taiwan Deal, Garrett Groshek and Chris James split the role of the team’s backup running back and filled it well, averaging 6.6, 6.5 and 4.7 yards per carry respectively. Groshek is back in Madison this season but Deal and James both graduated last spring, leaving a big hole in the rotation.Chryst addressed the running back rotation when speaking after the Badgers’ 7th spring practice.“There are spots or roles to be earned,” Chryst said. “That’s where spring is a good time to get reps, the consistency probably won’t come until fall camp.”The likely heir to Deal and James’ role as one of Taylor’s backups is Bradrick Shaw. Shaw was injured for all of the 2018 season but showed promise during his freshman year in 2016, rushing for over 450 yards on an average of 5.2 yards per carry.Shaw and Groshek should do an effective job aiding Taylor this season — Shaw as more of the bruising, powerful back and Groshek as a third-down passing option.The story of departed talent continues at the fullback position with Alec Ingold graduating and pursuing an NFL career. The likely replacement for Ingold is redshirt junior Mason Stokke. Stokke played in nine games a year ago, only carrying the ball four times.Other fullbacks on the roster are sophomore Leo Chenal and redshirt sophomore Coy Wanner.Both of these units — the offensive line and backfield — will work to take pressure off one of the most talked about positions coming into spring and summer football — quarterback.Will Graham Mertz, the No. 5 overall quarterback in this year’s class, take the helm as a true freshman? Will Jack Coan build off his productive-at-times 2018 season?Next week the quarterback position will be previewed along with the wide receiver group, two positions with plenty still up in the air with the 2019 campaign around the corner.Note: The print version of this article incorrectly identified Logan Brown as Trent Brown. The Badger Herald regrets this error. Brown’s correct name is listed in this story.last_img read more