Local News 5-1-14

STATE COLLEGE ROADWORK 

Folks traveling on University Drive between Easterly Parkway and Nimitz Avenue today could experience delays. Road maintenance is scheduled between 7 am and 7 pm. Work is expected to conclude today. Lane restrictions will likely be in place.

PARK FOREST MINI THON

Park Forest Middle School will host the sixth annual State College Mini-THON on Friday from 5 pm to midnight. The event is a combined effort between Park Forest and Mount Nittany Middle Schools supporting Penn State’s Dance Marathon and the Four Diamonds Fund at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospitals. “Letting Dreams Take Flight” is this year’s theme. Mini-THON totals through five-years are in excess of 140-thousand dollars.

COACHES CARAVAN KICKS OFF

Penn State’s annual Coaches Caravan tour kicks off tonight at Pegula Ice Arena on the University Park campus. Penn State football head coach James Franklin and nine other head coaches will participate in the 17-stop caravan. According to Penn State, more than 5,000 alumni and fans have already signed up for events. The first out-of-area stop takes place on May 6th at Penn State York.

WALMART THEFT INVESTIGATION

Patton Township police are seeking information about a man involved in stealing from the North Atherton Street Wal-Mart. Police saying the man was wearing a USMC t-shirt and was driving a white or light-colored 4-door SUV. A photo is available online at http://twp.patton.pa.us. The incident occurred on Sunday April 20th around 9 am. Anyone with information should contact police at 814-234-0273.

PENNSYLVANIA VS. NCAA

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court denied the NCAA’s request to re-argue its preliminary objections to the state’s 2013 law requiring fine money from Penn State to remain in P-A. According to the Centre Daily Times, the court announced its decision yesterday. The NCAA asked the court to reconsider its April 9th decision upholding the law. Local Senator Jake Corman originally introduced the legislation, requiring millions of dollars from fines against the university to remain in Pennsylvania.


PHILIPSBURG BOMB THREATS

The Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District has identified suspects in a pair of bomb threats last month at the district’s high school. According to the Centre Daily Times, district superintendent Gregg Paladina says the administration identified the suspects. Both incidents involve notes found in boys’ bathrooms at the school. State police are still continuing their investigation.