From NiSource Midstream Services today:
NiSource Midstream Services Donates $15,000 to Poland Township and Poland School District to Help in the Funding of a School Resource Officer for the District
Poland, Ohio, January 9, 2014—NiSource Midstream Services yesterday presented a $15,000 grant to Poland Township and the Poland School District to aid in the funding of a Poland Township Police Officer, or Resource Officer, in the Poland School District.The check presentation took place at the Poland Township Trustees meeting by representatives of NiSource Midstream Services.The Poland Township Trustees and representatives of the Poland School District were on hand to accept the contribution, which was made possible through the NiSource Charitable Foundation, an entity created to support and build strong and sustainable communities. NiSource Midstream Services is a part of NiSource’s Columbia Pipeline Group.
The Resource Officer will provide daily service to the school, offering immediate response to the schools and acting as a first responder when critical incidents occur. Additionally,the officer will participate in school-in-service training for students and staffand work to heighten student awareness and educate the community in the need for school resource officers and the importance of crime prevention.The officer's daily presence will also be a key component to safety in the schools.
David Janofa, Poland School District superintendent, said that the donation will help to offset the cost to the school district as well as the township. “The school resource officer program is a collaborative effort by police officers, educators, and the community to offer educational programs in the schools, reduce crime, drug abuse and violence - all of which contribute to a safe school environment. We are very delighted to receive this donation from NiSource Midstream Services, which will help us to ensure that the children of Poland Township and the surrounding areas remain safe and are able to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.”
Poland Township Trustee Eric Ungaro, who is also an educator in the community,stressed the importance of donations such as this one. “The current economic situation has caused the funding for school resource officers to be cut. Schools and communities are hard-pressed to fundthis crucial position on their own. On behalf of both the school district and the township, I offer my sincere thanks to NiSource Midstream for their generosity and support.”
NiSource Midstream Services is in the process of constructing the Hickory Bend Gathering System and processing plant in Mahoning County on behalf of Pennant Midstream, LLC (Pennant). Pennant is a joint venture between NiSource and Harvest Pipeline Company (an affiliate of Hilcorp Energy Company). The facility is part of a $375 million dollar investment in the area.
Chad Zamarin, NiSource Midstream Services chief operating officer and Pennant president, emphasized the importance of giving back to local communities. “At NiSource, we have been a part of the Ohio community for over a century through our Columbia Gas companies, and we consider the areas where we build and work our home. We are especially pleased to support the younger generation in an effort to foster their safety and development, and we are happy to be able to give back to Poland Township and its children.”
About NiSource Midstream Services
NiSource Midstream Services (NMS), part of the Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG), is a wholly-owned entity of NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI), a Fortune 500 energy utility company. NiSource Midstream Services was formed to provide specific natural gas producer services, including gathering, treatment, conditioning, processing and liquids handling with a focus on the Appalachian Basin. NiSource Midstream Services is focused on meeting the infrastructure needs of both conventional and shale gas producers in a cost-effective, safe and reliable manner.
About Columbia Pipeline Group
As units of NiSource Inc., the CPG companies also include Columbia Gas Transmission, Columbia Gulf Transmission, Crossroads Pipeline, Central Kentucky Transmission and Hardy Storage. Combined with CPG’s operation of Millennium Pipeline Company, the CPG companies operate about 15,000 miles of interstate natural gas pipeline and 37 storage fields, delivering over 1 trillion cubic feet of natural gas per year. For more information about Columbia Pipeline Group, please visit www.columbiapipelinegroup.com. Connect with CPG on Facebook at www.facebook.com/columbiapipelinegroup.
For more information about school resource officers, please visit: http://www.osroa.org/sro/srosdo.html
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