News for 4-7-14

Penn State Relay for Life

The 10th annual Penn State Relay for Life was held over the weekend at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The event raised $111,790.13 for the American Cancer society. 1762 participants on 130 teams spent 24 hours walking around the field for the cause. The Penn State Relay for Life is student run and the largest Relay for Life in Centre County.

Blue White Parking

Parking details were announced for the annual Blue-White game on Saturday. Parking lots will open at 8am and gates A and B will open for fans at 10:30. All RV parking for the game will be located northeast of Beaver Stadium in the designated lot. Access to the RV lot will only be from westbound Park Avenue off the I-99/322 interchange. Parking and admission for the Blue-White game are free.

Construction

Beginning today, State College Borough Crews will be concrete curb and sidewalk repairs on the 200 block of South Buckhout Street between West Beaver Avenue and West Foster Avenue Work will continue through Friday between the hours of 7:30 and 5 each day. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to use caution when traveling through the “work area.”

Walk With Me Event

The 5th annual Walk With Me: Heroes for Heroes event took place in Boalsburg on Saturday. The event teams up The Easter Seals of Central PA with the Pennsylvania Military Museum and is a one mile walk designed to help raise money for individuals with special needs in the State College Area. 

Obama Rating

President Obama’s approval rating among democrats has slipped a little. The Franklin and Marshall College Poll of registered Democrat’s shows that the president has a 58% approval rating among his own party, down four points from the last poll. Voters were split on the Affordable Care Act and his handling of health care in general. 

Gas Prices

Gas prices are on the rise. According to the latest Lundberg Survey, the national average price for a regular gallon of gas increased by 5 cents in the past 2 weeks to $3.61. Statewide, the average price is just over $3.61 per gallon. As of this morning in Happy Valley, a regular gallon of gas is around $3.63.