BROOKVILLE â€” Tuesday, the Jefferson County Commissioners proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Jefferson County.
Pat Berger, executive director of Western PA CARES for Kids, was on hand for the proclamation. She said the effects of child abuse are long-term and far reaching.
â€śChild abuse is a community problem, and the community needs to be involved to prevent child abuse,â€ť Berger said. â€śThere are more than three million children abused each year, and the effects are felt by the whole area.â€ť
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Will Marcellus Shale drilling in the Punxsutawney area be an asset to area businesses?
Thatâ€™s the question the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce hopes to answer when it hosts a program, â€śMarcellus Shale Development: Maximizing the Benefit for the Local Economy,â€ť 7 p.m. Wednesday at the IUP Fairman Centreâ€™s second-floor auditorium, 101 West Mahoning St.