News for 5-30-14

Second Mile

A judge had ordered a hearing regarding possible objections before granting The Second Mile’s request to give more money to Arrow Child and Family Ministries, a Texas based ministry selected by the charity to take over several of it’s youth programs. Judge William Morgan has set a hearing for July 7 in Centre County Court and will approve The Second Mile’s request to transfer $300,000 to Arrow Child and Family Ministries if no objections are filed by June 23. Judge Morgan also ordered The Second Mile to make the Attorney General’s office and any other interested parties aware of the decision. 

Barron on Sanctions

Penn State President Eric Barron believes the university should be rewarded with lessened NCAA sanctions. In an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune Review yesterday Barron said that he believes the university has made “enormous progress” in implementing Freeh Report recommendations and should be rewarded via further softening of NCAA sanctions against the football program. The Penn State president also said in the interview that he is hopeful former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell will recommend additional relief is his annual report due in August. 

Death

State College Police continue to investigate the death of a 33 year old man who fell from a 7th floor balcony on South Allen Street yesterday. State College Police Chief Tom King said investigators are working to determine if the man fell or intentionally jumped from his apartment on the 300 block of South Allen Street just before 3pm. King said yesterday that early indications are that there is no reason to suspect foul play. 

CVC Golf Tournament

The 18th Annual Coaches vs. Cancer golf tournament tees off today. A morning and afternoon round of golf featuring Penn State coaches, greats and other celebrities will take place at the Blue and White Golf courses in an effort to raise money to fight cancer. A wide selection of food will also be available throughout the day. The event will conclude with an awards dinner in the Mount Nittany Club at Beaver Stadium. 

Trash to Treasure

The annual Trash to Treasure sale will be held tomorrow at Beaver Stadium. Shoppers can gain entrance at gate b as early as 7:30 for an early bird entrance fee of $5 and admission is free at 9am. The sale runs until 2pm and will benefit the Centre County United Way and its partner programs. 

Road Work

As part of the College Avenue Waterline Replacement Project, Allen Street will remain closed to traffic from West College Avenue to Calder Way on Monday and Tuesday. CATA has arranged for a temporary stop between Allen Street and Frazier Street