Local News 5-7-13

State College Budget Approved

State College Area School District residents will likely see a 2.7% tax increase in the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The State College School Board approved the proposed final budget last night at its monthly meeting. A final adoption of the budget is set for June. The continuing renovations at the downtown Memorial Field were also discussed. The stadium’s away bleachers and a small portion of the home bleachers have been completely removed and construction will continue through the summer. 

Lewistown Man Killed in Crash

 A 67-year-old Lewistown man is dead after his pickup truck veered off the road, striking an Exxon sign at the Uni-Mart on West Freedom Avenue in Burnham Friday. Police say Barry Hutchinson suffered from a medical condition causing him to lose control of his truck, just before noon Friday. He was transported to Lewistown Hospital and later flown to Gesinger Medical Center in Danville, where he was pronounced dead.