Local News 8-25-14

PENN STATE STUDENT FOUND DEAD

A Penn State freshman from Boalsburg was found dead yesterday morning inside a construction site on campus. According to Statecollege.com, officials suspect 18-year-old Jack Crean jumped or fell from a crane inside a construction area at the HUB-Roberson Center. An autopsy was scheduled for late yesterday.

ICELAND VOLCANO THREAT

Officials in Iceland say no eruption is imminent from a volcano that could threaten travel to Ireland for Saturday’s Penn State football season opener. Aviation warnings were lowered over the weekend, but Penn State continues to monitor the situation. Concern grew last week after thousands of earthquakes were reported in Iceland near the Bardarbunga volcano. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Central Florida already sent its equipment oversees for the game.

CLASSES BEGIN FOR FALL

Students are back in the classroom today on Penn State’s University Park campus. It’s the first day of classes for the 2014 Fall Semester. State College Area School District schools open tomorrow for the first time. Local officials remind residents to use caution near schools and bus stops.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUNDAY RACE

The Mount Nittany Conservancy needs volunteers for its second annual Mount Nittany Marathon scheduled for Sunday. The race kicks off at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park and winds through Lemont and State College. As many as 250 volunteers are needed for the race. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt. More information is available at mt.nittany.org.

 

COQUESE’S DRIVE A SUCCESS 

The 7th Annual Coquese’s Drive golf tournament raised $20,000 for the Centre County Women’s Resource Center. 92 golfers hit the links on Friday at the Penn State Blue Course. The event has now surpassed the $100,000 fundraising mark. Debbie Mulhattan, John Shaeffer, Steve Moyer and Arron Ehrensberger captured first place in the open division with a 19-under 53. Online donations to the Centre County Women’s Resource Center can continue until August 31st