Recovery Housing option set to open in Greensburg

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Speranza House in Greensburg is expected to open as an in-patient treatment facility for treatment of opioid addiction in August of 2018. Up until now, this type of facility was not available locally.Local resident Teresa Ruble is behind the effort, and has worked as volunteer at treatment facilities and organized a Celebrate Recovery group at the Lifeline Wesleyan Church in 2013.Ruble says the program is modeled after a treatment program in Connersville and will house up to eight women when it opens.The facility will be open to women 18-years-old and over, who are not a registered sex offender or a have violent background.The program is a 12-month session that provides life skills, job training, financial literacy, parenting classes, relationship classes, time management and healthy food planning.Statistics show heroin use among women has increased 100 percent between 2002 and 2013.last_img read more

Tyler Skaggs helps Angels to victory in final game of Albert Pujols’ return to St. Louis

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros In the middle of the inning, the Cardinals showed a video message that Pujols had recorded, thanking the fans.“This weekend took me back to 2011 when we were in the playoffs and World Series,” Pujols said. “I enjoyed every moment. If I had to do it again tomorrow or next week, let’s go. This was fun.”Pujols said the highlight was the curtain call he received after hitting a homer on Saturday.“That moment right there said it,” Pujols said. “That moment brought me to tears.”Angels manager Brad Ausmus called the entire weekend “really special. It was one of the most special things I’ve seen in my 25 years.”Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Skaggs said: “This was Albert’s weekend. I was happy we got at least one win, so it’s one of those things where I’m happy to be a part of it.”For Angels fans watching from afar, Skaggs’ performance was a far more important development than another ovation for Pujols. He picked up where he left off after allowing one run in 7-1/3 innings in Toronto on Tuesday.“Really good today,” Skaggs said. “I was really throwing the ball well early in the count. Gave up some 0-2, 1-2 hits that I wish I wouldn’t have but I still felt pretty good about it… I felt like I was locked in.”Skaggs cruised through five innings, allowing just four singles and no walks. He hasn’t walked a batter in his last 14-1/3 innings. Skaggs struck out only three on Sunday night, but he repeatedly induced soft contact and easy outs.He had been clinging to a 1-0 lead since his own two-out walk in the second got Tommy La Stella to the plate, and La Stella drove in a run with a single.The Angels had a chance to pad the lead in the sixth, after back-to-back walks to David Fletcher and Luís Rengifo to start the inning. With one out and the runners still at first and second, Shohei Ohtani pinch-hit for Skaggs.“I do not miss being in the National League,” said Skaggs, who debuted with the Arizona Diamondbacks. “I don’t miss it at all. I understand it though.”Ausmus said Skaggs was actually coming out anyway, because the Angels had a fresh bullpen, an off day on Monday and a string of right-handed hitters at the top of the Cardinals order due.The move worked, because Ohtani singled. The Angels ended up with one run that inning, and they would have had another but Luís Rengifo slipped going around third.The Angels held that 2-0 lead for three innings, with Justin Anderson, Cam Bedrosian and Ty Buttrey each working a scoreless inning. Both teams then scored four runs in the ninth, with Hansel Robles finally stopping the rally two runs short, to get Pujols and the Angels out of town with a win.“I’m just happy we came out with a win,” Pujols said. “It was a little scary in the ninth, but that shows the type of ballclub they have on the other side. I’ve been on that side too many times.” PreviousLos Angeles Angels’ Justin Bour, left, slides head first into second as St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong, right, misses the throw during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, June 23, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/L.G. 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LOUIS — Tyler Skaggs helped Albert Pujols get out of St. Louis with a victory to go with all of the memories of this weekend.Skaggs pitched five scoreless innings, sending the Angels on their way to a 6-4 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night.Skaggs was dominant over his 70 pitches before being pulled for a pinch-hitter, and then the Angels bullpen held the Cardinals over the next three innings before each bullpen allowed four runs in a wild ninth.It was a ninth inning that included Pujols getting yet another standing ovation — as he had before each plate appearance this weekend — and a final curtain call after he popped out. He and catcher Yadier Molina hugged on the field during the ninth, and then they would exchange jerseys and hug again at home plate after the game. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more