Local News 1-17-13

Penn State Sports Camps

Penn State Sports Camps will have a new director next month. Ed Franks joins the university in February after serving as the assistant director for scheduling and operations at Emporia State University since 2007. He replaces retiring director Dick Bartolomea. Each year Penn State Sports Camps draw more than 20-thousand participants to the University Park campus. 

State College to Promote Officers

The State College Police Department will hold a promotional ceremony for at least two officers tomorrow afternoon in the State College Borough Council Chambers. Lieutenant Matt Wilson will be promoted to Captain and Sergeant Greg Brauser to Lieutenant. The ceremony is set to begin at 3:30 P.M. 

Turnpike Traffic could see Delays

State Police will help control the flow of traffic on a stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike eastbound near the Blue Mountain and Kittantinny tunnels over the next 4 days. Crews will be working to recover a tractor trailer that tumbled down an embankment during a December accident. No lanes will be closed while work is being done to recover the truck and its cargo, but folks should use caution in the area. Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alters by calling 866-976-TRIP.