Governor Wolf Appoints Theodore W. Johnson Chairman of Probation and Parole Board February 06, 2019 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today appointed Theodore W. “Ted” Johnson chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole effective today. Johnson has served as a board member since 2016. He replaces Leo Dunn, who served as chairman since 2016 and will now return to the board as a member until his term expires in 2024.“I am pleased to appoint Ted, a seasoned and experienced professional working with the inmate and parolee population in Pennsylvania, who will take on the responsibility of chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole,” Gov. Wolf said. “I look forward to working with him and to seeing how his leadership continues to move the board forward.”Statute states that the board chair “shall direct the operations of the Board and fulfill the functions established by the Act. Preside at all meetings of the Board and perform all the duties and functions of the chair thereof.” The board serves as the exclusive and independent decision-making body with regard to decisions to parole, re-parole, commit and recommit for violations of parole and to discharge persons sentenced by any court at any time to imprisonment in a correctional institution.Johnson, an Erie native and Pittsburgh resident, most recently served as deputy director of THE PROGRAM for Offenders, Inc. in Pittsburgh, and has served as an adjunct profession teaching undergraduate courses in criminal justice and intelligence studies at Point Park University. He previously worked in the U.S. Courts in the Western District of Pennsylvania Office as chief of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services and as an Erie County and Allegheny County probation officer.Johnson has a bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in leadership from Carlow University in Pittsburgh. He sits on the board of trustees for Grove City College in Grove City and the U.S. Attorney’s Community Police Relations Committee, and is a founding member of Men Against Destruction, Defending Against Drugs and Social Disorder (MAD DADS). He is a past president of the National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and a member of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity.
As the No. 2-ranked men’s golf team gets ready to tee off its 2016-17 campaign this weekend in Chicago, the hype behind this year’s squad is palpable. After losing 4-1 in match play to Texas during the semifinals of last spring’s NCAA Championships, the roster has undergone almost no rebuilding. Instead it has reloaded, bringing back all five starters from last year’s team while adding two top-flight freshmen, most notably Cheng Jin, from Beijing, who competed at the 2016 Masters. This Saturday, the team begins its quest to capture their first-ever NCAA Championship in one of the team’s most anticipated seasons in school history.Photo courtesy of Sports InformationTrojan tee time · Senior Rico Hoey led the Trojans with a 70.85 stroke average last year and won the the SCGA Amateur in July.In effect, head coach Chris Zambri, who enters his 11th year at the helm, has assembled a dream team of amateur talent. Junior Jonah Texeira comes into the season fresh off of a semifinal appearance in the 2016 U.S. Amateur tournament in August. His teammate, junior Sean Crocker, accomplished the same feat a year ago at the 2015 U.S. Amateur, the summer after being named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Redshirt senior Andrew Levitt and senior Rico Hoey, both offer immense experience and all-conference quality play. Hoey, who averaged the second-best 70.86 stroke average on the team in 2015, even captured the SCGA Amateur earlier in July. Also back are two battle tested sophomores in Justin Suh and Ryan Slater. As freshmen, they combined for 59 rounds, showing that Zambri is not afraid to throw inexperienced, young players into the fire. Suh even qualified for the US Open this summer, narrowly missing the cut by two strokes.“We are starting the season off this week with a team that I feel can go all the way this year,” Hoey said. “We have prepared for this year the same way we did last year, which is just pushing one another to get better and better. I am excited to get it started.”This weekend’s stroke play tournament, the OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields, will offer the Trojans a very stiff early challenge. Featured in the field are the No. 1-ranked Texas Longhorns, who return four starters from the team that prematurely ended the Trojans’ season at the NCAA championship in the spring. Hosting the tournament is No. 3 University of Illinois, which has three current players who qualified for the U.S. Amateur. The Trojans will be able to test themselves against elite level competition right away and see if they can live up to their lofty expectations.The most compelling aspect of the impending men’s golf season is whether or not coach Chris Zambri will tamper with an already near perfect lineup. Jin possesses future superstar ability. The 18-year-old player has already won the 2015 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and a 2014 PGA Tour China event as a 16-year-old.“I think I need one more step before I go to the top standard of professional golf,” said Jin to PGATour.com.The Trojans’ coaching staff is certainly not complaining about his decision, but with such a solidified starting five, seeing where the young phenomenon fits in will be one of the most compelling storylines of the season.The second freshman on the team, Kyle Suppa from Honolulu, may also push for playing time. He was ranked No. 33 on the Junior Golf Scoreboard upon graduating from high school. Even with past pedigrees, no player will be safe from competition for playing time this season.The Trojans possess depth, talent and experience. This weekend, they will begin to chase the one thing they don’t have: a national championship. The chase begins in Chicago, where USC men’s golf will look to prove why it deserves to be considered one of the top teams in the nation.“We probably have our deepest roster ever heading into this season,” Zambri said. “With that, our goal is to continue to improve on a weekly basis but to try to win every golf tournament we play. Where we are going in Chicago, Olympia Fields, will be a great test.” read more
MANILA, Philippines–University of Santo Tomas snapped its two-game losing streak in emphatic fashion, drubbing University of the East, 101-73, Wednesday in UAAP Season 82 men’s basketball tournament at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese media slams NBA’s ‘about face’ on Hong Kong Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? POST-GAME INTERVIEW Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Relieving themselves of the pressure brought by huge expectations after their strong start, the Growling Tigers regained their touch from beyond the arc on their way to their fifth win in nine games.Zach Huang highlighted UST’s biggest victory of the season with a career-high 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the three-point zone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSBecoming his own manAfter lackluster performances in losses to La Salle and Ateneo, UST brandished a fluid offense that saw the Tigers hit a total of 14 triples on the way to the highest scoring output by any team this season.With the victory, UST seized solo third behind Ateneo (8-0) and University of the Philippines (5-3) with a 5-4 record, ahead of De La Salle (4-4) and Far Eastern U (4-5), which lost to National U early Wednesday. DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers This jewelry designer is also an architect Becoming his own man Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Soulemane Chabi Yo also finished with 22 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. Sherwin Concepcion chipped in 10 points, including two treys in the first period that set the tone for the rout. The Tigers had eight players scoring at least six points as they led by as many as 34 points.“We were able to release the pressure of the past games,” said UST coach Aldin Ayo, whose team also beat the Warriors, 95-82, in the first round.“The pressure was really on the players (after our good start) so we just told them that we have to take the same approach at the start of the season – when we also played against UE.”The Warriors lost for the first time in three games and dropped to 3-6, just one game ahead of bottom team National University.The ScoresUST 101 – Chabi Yo 22, Huang 22, Concepcion 10, Paraiso 10, Nonoy 9, Abando 8, Cansino 7, Subido 6, Ando 2, Bataller 2, Cuajao 2, Bordeos 1, Asuncion 0, Caunan 0, Cosejo 0, Pangilinan 0UE 73 – Diahkite 24, Tolentino 11, Manalang 10, Suerte 10, Conner 7, Antiporda 3, Apacible 2, Cruz 2, Lorenzana 2, Mendoza 2, Abanto 0, Camacho 0, Natividad 0, Pagsanjan 0Quarter Scores: 26-18, 55-29, 74-54, 101-73ADVERTISEMENT View comments read more