Local News 11-12-12

Stuff a Penn State Blue Bus

Penn State fans will have an opportunity to help the hungry this holiday season. Penn State Athletics and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank are teaming to conduct a canned food drive this week. The goal is to accumulate enough goods to stuff a Penn State blue bus, similar to the ones that carry Penn State’s beloved football team to Beaver Stadium on game days. According to a press release, approximately 1.2 million Pennsylvanian’s are at risk of going hungry. The blue bus will be parked outside the Bryce Jordan Center today and Wednesday through Friday from 6 am to 8 pm and on tomorrow from 6 am to 5 pm. Additionally fans can drop off canned goods at locations around Beaver Stadium Saturday, prior to the Nittany Lions game with Indiana.

Ferguson Township Hit and Run

Ferguson Township police are investigating a hit and run crash that occurred at the intersection of West Aaron Drive and Martin Street early Saturday. Police say a GMC pick-up was hit by a black sedan shortly after 1 A.M. Those in the truck were not hurt in the crash, but the vehicle suffered significant damage. Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at 814-237-1172 or through Centre County Crimestoppers.


Penn State Dependents Verification

Soon, Penn State employees will need to verify their dependents are eligible to receive the university’s health insurance and tuition discount.  According to the Centre Daily Times, employees whose children or spouses receive the benefits will need to prove that indeed they are dependents. The move could potentially save the university more than 3 million dollars as a part of Penn State’s move to become more fiscally responsible.

Missing Girl Found

A missing 13-year-old Philipsburg girl was found near Dayton, Ohio last week. According to the Centre Daily Times, the girl ran away from her area home last week. State police assisted the family in the search.