Local News 6-25-14

22/322 RAMP CLOSURE LEWISTOWN 

Work to refurbish five bridges on Route 22/322 in the Lewistown area will force crews to close the East Charles Street westbound on-ramp for one month beginning July 8th. A detour will be in place directing traffic from East Charles Street to South Dorcas Street to Valley Street to South Walnut Street and back to 22/322 westbound. The entire work zone stretches from Route 522 to the Business 22 interchange. Single lane closures will continue through late August.

CENTRE COUNTY SPECIAL OLYMPIANS

Four Centre County residents were among the 3,500 athletes from across the United States competing at the Special Olympics USA Games in Princeton, NJ on June 14th. According to the Centre Daily Times, 38-year-old Trevor Chester captured two gold medals in team and singles bowling. 47-year-old Greg Focht, 54-year-old Carolyn Bechtel and 20-year-old Emily Mowery also competed.

STATE COLLEGE ROAD WORK

South Allen Street between Beaver Avenue and Calder Way in downtown State College will be limited to one lane on Thursday between 7 am and 6 pm. Some delays are expected. All businesses will be open and sidewalks will be accessible. Contractors are repairing damage in the area from a recent water main break.

PENN STATE FOOTBALL TICKETS

If you aren’t early, you’ll miss out. Penn State’s annual student football season ticket sale is off to another successful start with graduate and senior and junior class students exhausting their allotments during the first two days. Yesterday’s junior class sale sold out in 35 minutes after the 7 am start. Sophomores can purchase tickets this morning. According to ESPN, Penn State’s overall attendance has been on a five-year decline of almost 10 percent. However, despite a national trend of decreasing student attendance, Penn State’s 18.1% student no-show rate last season is among the Big Ten’s best.

RADOVANIC CANCER 

Longtime WJAC anchor Marty Radovanic is undergoing treatment for marginal zone non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. According to the Centre Daily Times, he announced the diagnosis live yesterday and still plans to continue on-air. Radovanic also serves as WJAC’s managing editor. We wish Marty the best in his battle and look forward to seeing him nightly on WJAC.


CLINTON COUNTY HOTEL ROBBED

A 20-year-old Lock Haven man faces charges after allegedly attempting to rob the Comfort Inn in Porter Township, Clinton County. According to the Centre Daily Times, police say Kole Allen Barner entered the hotel around 1 am Monday wearing a face covering and asked a woman to put money from the cash register into a bag. Police responded and took Barner into custody as he left the building.