Local News 7-18-14

Hosterman

According to WJAC-TV and Centre County Court officials, Former Penns Valley athletic director Don Hosterman has entered guilty pleas in relation to theft charges stemming from two criminal cases filed earlier this year for stealing money. In the first case filed in February, Hosterman allegedly stole just over $390 in athletic event ticket money from the Penns Valley School District. Then, in a second case filed in the spring, the Mountain League, where he was treasurer, contacted police to review the leagues finances and authorities discovered 27 checks written by Hosterman to himself. The former Penns Valley AD admitted to writing the checks, but said he replaced they money. He was accused of stealing more than $22,000 from the league. 

State Legislature

A proposed Constitutional amendment aimed at reducing the House and Senate is on hold for now after the bill failed to get a final vote before the legislature’s summer break. The proposal would have reduced the Senate from 50 to 45 members and the house from 203 to 153. The bill passed the House and was unanimously approved by the State Senate Government Committee, but stalled on the Senate floor.

Fire

Seven Adults and one child are displaced after a fire yesterday in Huntingdon County. The fire happened just after 9am in the 300 block of Main Street in Mapleton. One person was taken to the hospital for injuries while others were assisted by the American Red Cross. Crews were able to extinguish the blaze in less than an hour.    

Road Work

The State College Borough Public Works Department will begin concrete curb replacement in the 100 block of West Hamilton Avenue between Fraser and Walnut Street. Work will take place Tuesday through Thursday between 7:30 and 5. Work will require crews to close West Hamilton Avenue between Fraser and Walnut Streets to local traffic only. 

Crash

On person was taken to the hospital after a car crashed into a house last night in Altoona. According to WTAJ-TV, the accident occurred just before 7pm on Second Avenue, when the driver of the car crashed into a parked vehicle, went up onto a curb, then crashed into a house. The driver was taken to the hospital. No one else was injured. 

PSU Football Adds Future Opponents

Penn State Football announced more future home games yesterday adding a game with Georgia State and Kent State. The Nittany Lions and Panthers will meet for the first time on September 16 2017. Penn State and Kent State will play at Beaver Stadium on September 15 2018. The blue and white will open their 2014 season against Central Florida in the Croke Park Classic in Ireland on August 30.