Local News 1-16-14

PENN STATE SHED ARSON

Penn State police are investigating a fire that destroyed an equipment shed early Tuesday morning. According to the Centre Daily Times, police say the fire was arson. The shed was located near a parking lot and soccer field complex on the western edge of campus. Soccer equipment was destroyed in the blaze.


FLIGHT THREAT NON-CREDIBLE

Officials say a threat made against a flight from Washington’s Dulles International Airport to University Park Airport was found to be non-credible. According to the Centre Daily Times, extra security was presence as the flight landed Tuesday morning. CommutAir operated the United Airlines flight north. No additional details were available.


BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS

Three alumni seats on Penn State’s board of trustees are up for grabs. As of yesterday, Penn State is circulating ballots for nominations ahead of this spring’s election. 50 nominations are needed for candidates to appear on the election ballot. According to the Centre Daily Times, this is the third election cycle for three alumni seats to Penn State’s board of trustees since the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Alumni who do not receive a ballot and would like to participate can request a nomination form online or by calling 866-307-0041.

IHOP LOCATION OPENING 

The new IHOP located near the intersection of Branch Road and South Atherton Street will open on Friday morning at 6. Several reports speculated the restaurant would open earlier this week. IHOP replaces the former Perkins restaurant location. However, a new Perkins is currently under construction across from the Nittany Mall along the Benner Pike.