News for 4-11-14

Blue White Weekend

Tomorrow is the annual Blue-White game at Beaver Stadium. Parking lots will open 8am and gates A and B will open at 10:30. Kickoff is set for 1:30. Coverage on State College’s ESPN Radio 1450 and 93-7 the Bus will begin at noon with the Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships Blue-White Tailgate Show. Blue White weekend will conclude on Sunday with the 5th annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania.

Trustee Elections

Voting in the Penn State Board of Trustees Election began yesterday. Voting opened to fill three seats on the board that are currently held by Jesse Arnelle, Marianne Alexander and Joel Myers. Myers is the only incumbent who is seeking another term. 31 candidates are on the ballot. All online voting must be completed by 9am on May 9.

Rockview Lawsuit

A former Rockview state prison employee who was assaulted and raped by an inmate in a prison office is suing the state Department of Corrections, the prison, her boss and the warden removed after the incident. According to the Centre Daily Times, attorneys for the woman, claim that safety protocols implemented after a review on the July incident should have been in place “long before any civilian was victimized by an inmate.” Omar Best, the inmate who is facing rape and assault charges in the incident, was not named as a defendant in the lawsuit. His trial is set for May 20.

Paterno Hearing

A Centre County judge has ordered a hearing in the Paterno Family Lawsuit against the NCAA and Penn State. Centre County Common Pleas President Judge Thomas Kistler scheduled a hearing on behalf of Potter County Judge John Leete, who is specially presiding over the case. The hearing is regarding objections for May 19 at the Centre County Courthouse. At the hearing, arguments regarding the Paterno families pending subpoena requests to acquire several documents from the Louis Freeh investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Penn State objects to the subpoena claiming the requests for the documents violates attorney-client privilege and believes the demands are unrealistic.  

Hosterman

A former Centre County athletic director who was charged in February with stealing money from athletic event accounts could be responsible for more missing money. According to WJAC-TV, police documents show former longtime Penns Valley athletic director Don Hosterman could be responsible for more than $24,000 in missing money from the Mountain League, the schools conference. In a recent investigation, investigators found that Hosterman wrote 27 checks to himself totaling $24,300 and had no legitimate reason to do so. Officials said he served as the leagues treasurer.