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Pa. state trooper shot in ambush last year completes New York City Marathon

The Associated Press


Trooper wounded in 2014 ambush completes marathon

DUNMORE — A Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was critically injured during an ambush at a police barracks last year completed the New York City Marathon last weekend in the handcycle category.

Trooper Alex Douglass of Dunmore placed 47th in the 26-mile race Sunday using a three-wheeled cycle that’s powered by hand. He completed the race in two hours and 33 minutes.

Douglass underwent a full hip replacement and has had difficulties walking since the shooting on Sept. 12, 2014.

Eric Frein, who was captured in an abandoned airport hangar after a seven-week manhunt in the Poconos, is in Pike County Prison awaiting trial in connection with the shooting.

Cpl. Bryon Dickson was killed in the attack.

Edinboro president takes job at Widener University

ERIE — The president of Edinboro University has been named president of Widener University of Philadelphia.

Julie Wollman has been Edinboro’s president since June 2012 and is the first woman to lead the state-owned university.

Her last day at Edinboro will be Jan. 18, the schools announced, and her first day at Widener will be Jan. 19.

Wollman is replacing Steven Wilhite, who has been Widener’s interim president since August, when James Harris III left to become president of the University of San Diego. Wollman will be Widener’s 10th president.

The private university in Chester, suburban Philadelphia, was founded in 1821. It enrolls 6,000 students and campuses in Chester, Exton and Harrisburg in Pennsylvania and in Wilmington, Del.

Edinboro was founded in 1857. it has 6,550 students at its campus in Edinboro and Porreco College in Erie.

— Wire reports

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