(June 28, 1939 to December 9, 2015) It is with great regret that we share the passing of our former President and CEO Edward J. O’Donnell III. Following his service in the Navy from 1960 to 1964, Ed spent nine years working in the insurance industry as a claims adjustor. In 1973, he purchased the Baugher Agency which he then merged with the Weber Agency upon his purchase of this company in 1999. Ed was very active with numerous community organizations including the Visiting Nurse Association, the Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce and the Professional Insurance Agents. He retired […]
Holiday lights can brighten the season – literally and emotionally – but they also present potential risk for fire and shock hazards. Before installing holiday lighting, take extra time to do a safety check to protect people and property. Holiday lights and other decorative lighting contribute to an estimated 150 home structure fires per year, according to the National Fire Protection Association, with an average of nine deaths, 16 injuries and $8.4 million in direct property damage per year. Electrical failures or malfunctions were factors in 64 percent of the fires. Please review this article from The Cincinnati Insurance […]
Smartphones offer drivers a sense of security, with the promise that help is just a phone call away. But especially in extreme conditions, don’t count on your phone alone to keep you safe or to share your location in an emergency situation. Keep in mind that location services are not always accurate depending on network coverage in your location, the cell tower your phone connects to and other variables. This article from The Cincinnati Insurance Companies offers helpful hints for taking additional precautions before winter travel.
College and professional football season prompts many fans to upgrade their televisions. Where viewing is concerned, bigger is better. But bigger can also be more dangerous, with larger TVs creating unanticipated hazards at home. More than 17,000 children – one every 30 minutes – are treated in emergency rooms across the country for TV-related injuries every year, and the rate of children being hurt from televisions tipping over has nearly doubled in two decades. Please take time to read this article from the Cincinnati Insurance companies for more information.
Pennsylvania Carbon Monoxide Alarm Standards Act of 2013 Summary (from Pennsylvania Apartment Association) New Statewide Carbon Monoxide Alarm Requirements Now In Effect Beginning in June 2015, all apartment units and multifamily dwellings in Pennsylvania will be required by law to include carbon monoxide alarms with in the vicinity of the units’ bedrooms . On December 18, 2013, Governor Tom Corbett signed Act Number 121, wh ich requires any such facilities that use fossil fuel-burning appliances or have an attached garage,to install a centrally located and approved carbon monoxide alarm near bedrooms and the fossil fuel-burning appliance. The Act became […]
If you are among the millions of young adults packing up to head off to college, now is a great time to take stock of all your electronics, sports equipment, musical instruments and other items that you would need to replace in the event of a fire, theft or other hardship. This article from The Cincinnati Insurance Companies provides more tips to help college students stay prepared.