‘It’s heartbreaking’: Tioga County opioid overdose deaths doubled in 2019

first_img(WBNG) — After years of progress, Tioga County public health officials say they’ve been dealt a major blow in their fight against the opioid epidemic. If there were a silver lining to all of this, health officials have identified the main cause in this recent spike in deaths. “The primary substance was fentanyl; fentanyl is extremely potent, and it is lethal if somebody does not have Narcan available to reverse the overdose,” said Kylie Holochak, a senior public health educator. County health officials say from 2015 to 2018, opioid overdose deaths dropped more than 50 percent in Tioga County; unfortunately, those deaths more than doubled in 2019. According to the Department of Public Health, there were 8 mixed drug toxicity deaths in 2018, but 17 of them in 2019. Officials say not only is this number shocking, but it’s also staggering as they expect the recent declining number of overdoses to continue. Mixed drug toxicity is when multiple substances are found in a person’s system at once. Holochak said she was shocked by these numbers because the sheriff’s office had reported fewer, but it was the more comprehensive coroner’s report that informed her of the increase. She said there are lots of different ways to help addicts and reduce this problem, from increasing treatment programs to spreading awareness to end the stigma, but above all else, health officials say Narcan is the biggest difference between life and death.last_img read more

A beach house with a difference

first_img15 North Shore, Twin WatersUpstairs, the second floor features two more bedrooms along with a bathroom, study and a rumpus room with built-in cabinetry opening to a deck.On the top level is another study, along with the main bedroom that includes a walk-in wardrobe, a private timber deck with a rooftop viewing platform, and an ensuite with a spa bath that has views over the ocean. 15 North Shore, Twin WatersOther features of the residence include established lawns, airconditioning, ceiling fans, a fully fitted and keypad-locked wine cellar and a double garage with internal access, loft storage space and a work room.Floor coverings are a mix of sandstone to the lower level and timber to the middle and upper levels, with sandstone also featuring in the bathrooms. 15 North Shore, Twin WatersIF a seachange is in order, check out the features in this spacious oceanfront house that took out a Housing Industry Australia Queensland award.Spread over three levels, the home has large covered outdoor areas overlook either the resort-style 18 metre lap pool, protected coastal sand dunes or the ocean and Mudjimba Island. 15 North Shore, Twin WatersThe open-plan living spaces were designed to allow abundant natural light with the use of extensive voids, high ceilings and generous amounts of glass. On the first level the kitchen, dining and living space are set off by a water feature and fireplace and connect to the terrace – and the pool beyond – via bi-fold doors.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoThe kitchen has marble benchtops, an induction cooktop, two-pac cabinetry and a corner pantry, with the level also including a laundry, bedroom with an ensuite, a retreat area and separate access via a timber deck. 15 North Shore, Twin WatersAgent Liz Hope of North Shore Realty Sunshine Coast said the house’s prime location meant potential buyers could be dipping their toes into the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean within minutes.“This beachfront residence also provides easy access to pristine Mudjimba beach, the Maroochy River, coastal walking and bike paths, plus the championship Twin Waters Golf Course is only a short drive away,” Ms Hope said.last_img read more

Jordan Ayew won 17 points for Crystal Palace; they would have been relegated without his goals

first_imgJordan Ayew was Crystal Palace’s saviour for much of this season and the stats back this fact.Throughout the just-ended campaign, he produced crucial goals that literally kept Palace up at the end of the campaign.Crystal Palace’s twitter account recently celebrated the player after he won a hat-trick of end-of-season awards, including Goal of the Season, Players’ Player of the Season and Player of the Season, with a post suggesting his goals had won 14 points for the Eagles.It turns out his contributions were even more pronounced than that.9 goals worth 14 points.10 Man of the Match Awards.2 Player of the Month Awards.1 Goal of the Season.1 Goal at the seaside.Jordan. Ayew. #CPFC | #PalaceAwards2020 pic.twitter.com/ClDmjzYMah— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) July 28, 2020The 17 points Ayew actually won for Palace in the recent campaign basically kept them in the Premier League.Aside from five match-winning strikes, Jordan also scored the point-earning equalisers in two games this season.The Ghanaian was on the scoresheet earlier in the season, netting the only goal in Crystal Palace’s 1-0 win over Aston Villa in August 2019.Jordan celebrates winner over West Ham in OctoberIn October, Jordan scored the last winner for Palace against West Ham – a 2-1 win before scoring the equaliser with a header in their 2-2 draw with Arsenal at the Emirates two weeks later.Jordan Ayew heads home against ArsenalHe then scored another magnificent 90th-winner against the Hammers in December, which also earned him his Goal of the Season prize.Sakho celebrates with Jordan after magnificent winner over West HamJordan was on target against the Gunners yet again in the new year, scoring the equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Arsenal on January 11.Jordan scored leveller for Palace against Arsenal in JanuaryJordan then scored the only goal in Palace’s 1-0 win at Brighton, at the time a crucial goal in the battle against relegation.Jordan AYew scores only goal of the game against BrightonIn March, the Black Stars forward found the net with a brilliant finish against Watford in the first half, a goal that turned out to be the only one of the game, giving Palace their second win in as many games.Jordan Ayew scored for Palace against WatfordJordan’s goals have basically kept Palace out of the relegation dogfight in the second half of the season, eventually resulting in them staying up.Palace finished the campaign with 43 points, just nine points ahead of Bournemouth and Watford who were relegated.Without the Black Stars striker’s goals, Palace would be down in 19th place, with 26 points in the Premier League.And, given Palace fans and the Players’ decisions at the end of year awards, they know just how crucial Jordan’s fine form this season was for their survival.Jordan Ayew eventually finished the season with nine goals, becoming Ghana’s highest-ever goalscorer in the Premier League.Games Ayew has won points for Crystal Palace in this seasonCrystal Palace 1-0 Aston Villa (Scored Winner)West Ham 1-2 Crystal Palace (Scored Winner)Arsenal 2-2 Crystal Palace (Scored Equaliser)Crystal Palace 2-1 West Ham (Scored Winner)Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal (Scored Equaliser)Brighton 0-1 Crystal Palace (Scored Winner)Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford (Scored Winner)last_img read more


first_imgDonegal star Eamon McGee has revealed he has received hate mail after declaring his support for a Yes vote in next Friday’s marriage equality referendum.Eamon McGee has revealed he has received hate mail.The Gaoth Dobhair footballer made the revelation in The Sunday Times newspaper.He said the letters to his house told him he’d be going to hell for his stance on the vote. “There’s been letters to the house with no names on them saying that I’m going to hell and leading the people of Ireland to hell, all this off-the-wall stuff.“Obviously you’d prefer it didn’t happen but I feel I’m doing the right thing. I’m happy I can look back that I stood by principles I believe in.”McGee is one of several high profile GAA players who have publicly called for a Yes vote in the referendum.Dublin’s Rory O’Carroll and Michael Darragh MacAuley along with Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea are others to have declared their support along with the Gaelic Players’ Association. McGee will be in action today in Ballybofey as Donegal face Tyrone in the opening round of the Ulster championship.DONEGAL STAR REVEALS HE HAS RECEIVED HATE MAIL FOR DECLARING HE IS VOTING ‘YES’ was last modified: May 17th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEamon McGeeGAAGaoth Dobhairhate maillast_img read more