Reiki practitioner opens store in Harrisville

Reiki Roots has officially opened at the corner of routes 8 and 58 at 201 S. Main St. Owner Holly Meier is a Reiki practitioner, certified crystal practitioner, and Reiki crystal master as well as certified in aromatherapy. She is seeking her Reiki master practitioner status.

Reiki is known as the “massage for the soul” and is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also is known to promote healing. Benefits are said to include stress reduction, improves concentration, aids in sleep and reduction of physical pain (acute and chronic).

Sessions can be done in half of an hour or an hour. The art of Reiki is a process of placing the practitioner’s hands lightly on or over the specific areas of the head, limbs, and torso using different hand shapes. While the practitioner places their hands over/or on the area, the transfer of the energy takes place. During this time the practitioner’s hands may be warm or tingling and then removed when the energy has stopped flowing.

Meier began her journey when she wasn’t feeling well herself and received a Reiki session. After that, she was hooked. “I just fell into it and it became my passion,” she said. From there she sought the education to pursue her passion.

Meir is also a middle school and high school math teacher at Sharon High School and lives in Grove City.

Besides offering Reiki sessions the store sells essential oils, CBD oils, crystals and salt lamps. Their Facebook page is Reiki Roots LLC. Contact information is 724-554-9597. Email is holly_meier@reikiroots.net and their website is reikiroots.net

Monthly police report and borough news

For May 2019, 404 miles were logged, there were one traffic warning two citations, 17 complaints, and three assists. There was one summary trial, one citation dismissed, three citations that had a guilty plea and one preliminary hearing that was waved to court.

New officer hired

Alla K. Heller was hired as a part-time officer for the borough and will be starting to patrol soon. In the wake of long ime Chief William Scheckler’s resignations another officer needed to be hired.

Chief Scheckler was with the borough for 29 years. Sgt. Daniel Anschutz will be the office in charge.

Council approved new uniforms for the police as well as additional equipment used to do their jobs. An antivirus protection purchase was also approved by council to update the police department’s computers.

On May 14, the Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Judges Commission came to the station to complete the federal mandate site visit. The station has no violations or problems. The station is considered a “non-secure facility.”

There has been on-going maintenance and clean-up by the borough maintenance staff in the Harrisville Park as the busy season of summer is upon the borough.

The July 4th celebration is moving along and the plan is to continue to have a well-attended venue with the nighttime show of fireworks.

American Legion to celebrate 100th birthday

Harrisville American Legion will celebrates the Legion’s 100th anniversary with a community celebration on June 29th starting at noon. A free lunch will be served from 2 to 4 p.m. There will be a bounce house for the kids, sand art and live music.

The event is free and open to the public.