News for 4-23-14

REDEVELPOMENT AUTHORITY

The State College Borough Redevelopment Authority will meet today at noon in the downtown municipal building. Action is planned on draft updates for the Homestead Investment Program. Borough staff will also provide a brief report on progress of the Downtown Master Plan. As always, the public is encouraged to attend.

STATE COLEGE 9TH GRADE LEARNING

Beginning next school year, State College High School students moving into the 9th grade will receive additional support from teachers. According to the district, the Ninth Grade Learning Community will be fully implemented for 2014-2015. A small team of teachers will be responsible for aiding students transition into high school. Officials a smooth transition from middle school often ensures high school academic success. The teacher collaboration will present and model skills intended to help students gain social skills, career explorations, study skills and habits, health and wellness. 

PENNS VALLEY CONSERVATION GRANT

The Penns Valley Conservation Association will receive a $3,000 state grant for future education projects in the Penns Creek watershed. Local State Representative Mike Hanna announced the award yesterday. It was created through grant funding established by the Environmental Eduation Act of 1993, which reserves 5 percent of pollution fines and penalties collected by the state Department of Environmental Protection for environmental education. 

MAN SAVED BY CPR RESPONSE 

State College Police say witnesses assisted a 66-year-old Centre Hall man in cardiac arrest following a crash Tuesday morning. According to police, Bryant Musser suffered a medical emergency prior to his pick-up truck traveling over an embankment roughly 40-feet. Police say witnesses pulled Musser from his vehicle and began CPR before medics arrived. The incident occurred around 10:15 am at East Park Avenue and Hospital Drive

KANE ON SPANIER

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says former Penn State President Graham Spanier failed to provide an adequate reason for a federal court to halt his criminal prosecution. According to the Centre Daily Times, Kane filed court papers last week in response to an injunction Spanier filed in U.S. District Court in Harrisburg. Kane does not want the federal court to interfere, arguing that Spanier’s lawsuit does not require extraordinary needs.