Local News 10-29-13

Sandusky Settlements

Penn State is paying almost 60-million dollars in settlement agreements with 26 men victimized by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Penn State announced the claims were settled for a total payout of $59.7 million. Individual settlement amounts were not released due to confidentiality agreements. University President Rodney Erickson says he hopes this is another step in the healing process for those hurt by Sandusky.

Paterno NCAA Lawsuit

A specially-assigned Potter County judge will hear arguments from the NCAA today attempting to dismiss a lawsuit against its sanctions against Penn State’s football program. According to Pennlive, preliminary objections will be made today at the Centre County Courthouse in opposition to the suit filed by the Paterno estate and other affiliated parties. The group is arguing the NCAA’s penalties violate the organization’s rules and mission.


State College High School Plan

Architects will continue designing plans for the State College Area School District’s high school building project. According to a release, the district’s Board of Directors unanimously voted to direct Crabtree, Rohrbaugh and Associates to continue with the project based upon the drafted High School Educational Specifications. The group will also mold plans for parking and athletic field improvements. A discussion for the design concepts is planed for next Monday at the high school’s south cafeteria.

Students to 'Work' In Senate

Nine State College Area High School Students will spend Thursday with Senator Jake Corman playing the role of State Senators in a mock legislative session. According to a release, the students will be given roles in different committees and work to accomplish tasks. Corman is sponsoring the seminar to help students gain hands-on experience working with government responsibilities.