Local News 6-3-14

STATE COLLEGE ROADWORK

Delays are possible in the 1200 block of Old Boalsburg Road and 1200 block of University Drive in State College through Thursday due to road work. The borough Public Works Department is completing curb, sidewalk and asphalt repairs in both areas. Work is scheduled between 7:30 am and 5 pm, weather permitting.

STATE COLLEGE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

The State College Borough Transportation Commission will meet today at 12:15 in room 304 of the downtown municipal building. The Commission will discuss projects related to the Capital Improvement Plan, borough-wide traffic counts and receive reports from various departments. A public hour for residents to provide input is also scheduled.

PINE HALL CEMETARY VANDALISM

Ferguson Township police say 24-year-old State College resident Timothy Penrod is responsible for vandalizing Pine Hall Cemetary last week. Police say Penrod allegedly toppled headstones, attempted to enter maintenance areas and burned at least one American flag. Police say beer, beer and food receipts, a baseball hat and cell phone left at the cemetery aided in tracking Penrod. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for tomorrow. Mayes Memorials aided in cemetery restoration, with repair costs totaling more than 2,400 dollars. 

BUSINESSES HONORED

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recognized two State College businesses through the 2014 Governor’s ImPAct Awards. The honor commends businesses for creating jobs, developing ideas, reaching new markets and making positive contributions in the local community. Webster’s Bookstore Café received the community impact award for Central PA with Videon Central, Inc receiving the entrepreneur impact honor. In total, 50 businesses across the state received recognition.

ANIMAL CONTROL HELP

State College police and the Pennsylvania Game Commission relocated a 5-foot alligator from its Boalsburg home to Robinson’s Exotic Animals in Julian. According to the Centre Daily Times, the gator’s owner posted an ad on Craigslist for the animal. Officials were concerned that it would be released into the wild if no buyer was found. No charges were filed.


TWO LOCAL GROUPS RECEIVE BOWL MONEY

Two Centre County agencies working to protect children from abuse will split a portion of Penn State football’s forfeited 2013 bowl revenue. According to the Centre Daily Times, The Children’s Advocacy Center and Stewards of Children will share $229,367 from the university. Penn State was forced to forfeit $2.75 million in bowl-sharing revenue due to sanctions against the program.