Local News 4-8-14

ROADWORK IN STATE COLLEGE

Travel through the 200 block of South Buckhout Street in State College will remain difficult this week. Borough Public Works Crews are repairing concrete curbs and sidewalks in the area. Work will take place between 7:30 am and 5 pm daily. Both motorists and pedestrians should use caution.


WHIPPLE DAM CLEANUP DAY

Volunteers are needed for the Greenwood Furnace State Park annual Spring Clean-up Day. The event will take place next from 9 am to 12 pm. It’s sponsored by the Friends of Greenwood Furnace, Whipple Dam and Penn-Roosevelt State Parks. Those interested should register by calling the park office at 814-667-1800.

STATE COLLEGE HOMES

Funding is in place for the State College Borough to turn rental properties into owner-occupied homes in neighborhoods near Penn State’s campus. According to the Centre Daily Times, the borough’s Redevelopment Authority voted to establish lines of credit permitting officials to start shopping for houses. Branded as the “Homestead Investment Program,” staff can utilize $5 million to purchase homes. The program aims to stabilize and create more diversity in neighborhoods near campus.

PATERNO FAMILY WANTS OVERRULE

The Paterno family wants a judge to overrule Penn State’s attempt to block a subpoena requesting documents allegedly showing collaboration between the NCAA, Freeh law firm and university. Penn State claims Freeh report documents should be protected by attorney client privilege and work product. The university is also arguing that the Paterno family does not have appropriate legal standing for the lawsuit to sustain. The family’s motion for an overrule was filed Monday.

                                                                                                 

PA TURNPIKE WORKZONES

With more than $1.3 billion of road improvement projects planned for 2014, state officials are begging travelers to slow down in work zones on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Last week two turnpike maintenance employees were injured in separate accidents across the state. Officials say numerous pot holes have developed after the rough winter adding to construction plans. Per state law, headlights are also required in work areas and speeding tickets are doubled.