Local News 6-24-14

SANDUSKY INVESTIGATION REPORT

A review of the Jerry Sandusky investigation by Attorney General Kathleen Kane confirmed that the investigation took too long because of crucial missteps and inexplicable delays. However, the report says political motivations did not affect the investigation. Kane called the report fair and full. Kane also revealed that two additional alleged victims of Sandusky came forward during the review of the investigation. 

STATE COLLEGE BUDGET APPROVAL

State College Area School District residents face a 1.95% tax increase during next year. The district’s Board of Directors approved a nearly $127 million budget last night for 2014-15. The board also approved Massaro CM Services as the construction management firm for the State High Project. The tax increase grows real estate taxes from 38.75 mills to 39.5056 mills.

STATE COLLEGE ROAD WORK

South Allen Street between Beaver Avenue and Calder Way in downtown State College will be limited to one lane on Thursday between 7 am and 6 pm. Some delays are expected. All businesses will be open and sidewalks will be accessible. Contractors are repairing damage in the area from a recent water main break.

CASEY HONORED BY PSU

U.S. Senator Robert Casey was honored yesterday for his contributions to Penn State. According to Statecollege.com, Penn State President Eric Barron presented Casey with the 9th annual Friend of Penn State legislative award, recognizing the bridge between higher education and government. The yearly award goes to a legislator at the state or federal level whose work has positively influenced Penn State.

 
SANDUSKY PENSION

An arbiter says Jerry Sandusky’s request to have his pension reinstated should be granted.  According to the Centre Daily Times, The State Employees’ Retirement System and Sandusky are battling in court over whether the state should return a $5,000 per month pension to the 70-year-old convicted child sex abuser.