“This guy (K9 Csuti) has done an amazing job for the city. He’s taken a lot of stuff off the streets that didn’t need to be out there. It solves a whole lot of problems for us, and Brian and Csuti do a great job.” — Columbiana Police Chief Tim Gladis.
From Scott Lendak, at The Morning Journal:
As the [Columbiana] Police Department continues to accumulate money, it was presented with two checks for a combined $7,000 from the American Legion Post 290 Ladies Auxiliary Unit and the community foundation at last week’s city council meeting.
American Legion Post 290 Ladies Auxiliary Unit members Joyce Allcorn and Deb Gorby presented Gladis with a $2,000 check, which was made through a fundraiser specifically for the K-9 unit. Deann Davis also presented a check on behalf of the community foundation from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation — Giving Back Fund for $5,000.
“Without the community foundation we wouldn’t have been able to do this. We appreciate everything they did for us. Deann got really short notice from me and really did a lot of work. We appreciate Ben and this foundation for the help they’ve given us to help pay for a new dog.” — Chief Gladis.
Since the department needed to apply for the grant through a nonprofit organization, the community foundation acted as a conduit for the grant. Gladis thanked Davis for working quickly in a short amount of time to ensure they applied in time.
Granchie will remain working with Csuti and Gladis will assign a new officer to work with the other K-9 unit.
Photo (Scott Lendak): Columbiana Community Foundation representative Deann Davis presents a $5,000 check to Police Chief Tim Gladis, K-9 Officer Brian Granchie, K-9 Csuti and the police department for K-9 program from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation — Giving Back Fund.
You can help Ben and his foudation award more grants to police and fire departments by donating here!
It’s our Dad’s birthday….Celebrate! Celebrate! We are thankful for our nature walks and all the adventures you take us on. We love spending time with you! Happy Birthday, Daddy!— Benjamin, Baylee & Bodie (who wanted to come up with their very own message for their daddy’s birthday).
Grateful to be journeying through this life with you and growing together in wisdom and in love every day. Happy 38 years my love! — Ashley.
This organization supports police and fire departments throughout the U.S. with an emphasis on support for K-9 units and service dogs.
The proceeds of our MoonShare t-shirt sales through March 2nd (Ben’s birthday) will be donated to the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation to fund grants to K-9 Units and service dogs at police stations and fire departments across the country.
From Bob Labriola, Steelers.com:
Roethlisberger had a Feb. 21 appointment in California with Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who had performed the surgery, and the speculation was that he could be cleared to begin throwing a Nerf football. But the video showed Roethlisberger throwing what looked to be a regulation football, which has been interpreted as a good sign.
“We saw the video. Ben was with (Steelers head athletic trainer) John Norwig when they visited the doctors out in California. That video was posted (of him throwing), which was very encouraging, but what we re-emphasized is we love the progress but we don’t play until September. We’ll continue to follow the doctor’s orders, and we’ll continue to encourage Ben. But what’s exciting about it is we might have a better Ben Roethlisberger coming out of this surgery. He sat for a year, he didn’t have wear and tear on his body for a year. Sure, he had a significant surgery, but we’re optimistic he might be better.”
Colbert then was asked to address whether the progress presented in the video might alter the timeline for Roethlisberger’s return to football activity:
“The timeline is always going to be that we want to have Ben ready for regular season game No. 1, whenever that is. We’ll follow the doctor’s orders to a ‘T.’ John Norwig will follow the rehab at the doctor’s orders as well. With a guy like Ben, you have to be careful to hold him back a little bit if he progresses maybe a little too aggressively because we have to make sure he is there for September whenever our first game is.
“Everyone understands that game days are most important, but participating in minicamps, OTAs, whatever he can, will be part of him having a great season, but again, we’re really thinking we’re not worried about the surgery because it might be a better result. I’m excited and encouraged about where he can go.”
Colbert expanded a bit on some of the reasons why he’s “excited and encouraged” about where Roethlisberger can go. The fact there was no wear and tear on his body that comes from an NFL season, this offseason can be spent attacking the rehab on his elbow while not having to endure, for example, knee pain, shoulder stiffness, and anything else that could result from 16 games of professional football: […]