Local News 8-13-14

PROJECT FUNDING

Additional government funding could be on its way to ease costs for the State College High School renovation project. According to Statecollege.com, up to $6 million could be distributed for the project if the district meets requirements through the state’s PlanCon program. If obtained, the money would cover three percent of the project. The district is currently studying the feasibility of meeting the requirements.

NCAA AND PA WORK ON SETTLEMENT

The Penn State Board of Trustees will meet today to discuss a possible settlement in a lawsuit aiming to keep funds from the NCAA’s $60 million fine against the university in state. According to the Centre Daily Times, the special meeting will take place via conference call beginning at 8:45 am. The report says a Penn State spokesman confirmed settlement talks in the lawsuit. Penn State’s alumni-elected trustees want the NCAA and state officials to eliminate the consent decree through any settlement between the two parties.

PHILIPSBURG BUILDING COLLAPSE

A building in Philipsburg scheduled for demolition collapsed just before midnight Monday knocking out power for neighboring homes and businesses. According to the Centre Daily Times, demolition was planned at the former commercial building at Pine and 11th streets for yesterday. However, much of the upper level of the vacant building collapsed overnight from rain and wind. A fire destroyed the building in June. Power was restored for customers around 5 am.

PENN STATE AG PROGRESS DAYS

Penn State’s annual Ag Progress Days continue today. It’s Pennsylvania’s largest outdoor agricultural exhibition and one of only three agricultural exhibitions in the country sponsored by a major university. Expect heavy traffic on Route 45 and near the grounds, which are located about nine miles from State College