Local News 7-29-13


Graham Spanier, Tim Curley and Gary Schultz will be in court today for a preliminary hearing on charges stemming from their alleged role in the Jerry Sandusky scandal.All 3 men are facing charges of perjury, failure to report abuse, endangering the welfare of children, obstruction and criminal conspiracy.

The hearing will be held in courtroom number 1 of the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg with District Judge William Wenner presiding. Court officials have cleared the courtroom for Tuesday and Thursday if needed. 

Last Cruise

Hundreds of people flocked to the 28th annual Last Cruise Event on South Allen Street. 52 cars from all eras and a few motorcycles were on display for spectators. The cruise portion of the event concluded the Last Cruise wrapping up around 6pm. The event benefits programs for the Centre County Youth Service Bureau.  


Three residence halls at Penn State were temporarily removed from service to resolve a minor mold issue. According to the university, Leete, Holmes and Runkle Halls in the North Complex have been temporarily removed from service to allow a team of certified contractors to resolve the issue. The mold is common and is not considered harmful to staff or guests.

Borough Council

The State College Borough Council will hold a work session on August 16. The purpose of the session is to discuss a possible withdrawal from Centre Region Code Administration services. The Borough Council eliminated two of six options related to withdrawal from the agency at a work session on Friday. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building on South Allen Street.


A morning crash in Ferguson Township closed Shingletown Road for a few hours yesterday. According to an emergency dispatcher, a crash with entrapment closed Shingletown Road at West Branch Road around 8am. No additional information about the crash was immediately available.

Gas prices

Gas prices are up again. According to the latest Lundberg Survey, the average price of a gallon of gas increased 8 cents to $3.67 a gallon nationally. Statewide, the average price is around $3.65 a gallon. As of this morning in Happy Valley, the price of gas is right around the statewide average.