News for December 13

Return to Rec

Penn State will host Princeton tomorrow afternoon in the first basketball game at Rec Hall in nearly 18 years. The Nittany Lions last played at Rec Hall on January 7 1996 when they beat Wisconsin 79-50. All seats have sold out. A limited number of standing room only tickets are available for $10. SRO tickets can be purchased at the Bryce Jordan Center Box Office or by calling 1-800-Nittany.

Road Work

The State College Borough Public Works Department will make an emergency repair to a sanitary sewer line on the 100 block of East Lytle Avenue today. The work will require the closure of East Lytle Avenue between South Allen Street and Old Boalsburg Road between the hours of 7:30 and 5.


A single vehicle crash just outside Philipsburg injured 3 people yesterday. Police said the afternoon crash along 322 in Rush Township happened around 1:30 when the vehicle crashed into a tree and the 3 women were trapped in the car when emergency crews arrived. Police said two of the women were taken by helicopter to UPMC Altoona and were listed in critical condition. The third was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Her condition is unknown. 

Firefighter Bill

Loan limits for volunteer fire companies have been the same for over 4 decades, but that may change soon. A proposed bill that will increase the limits on the Volunteer Loan Assistance program is on its way to the Governor’s desk. The bill would double the amount of money that fire companies are permitted to borrow for equipment and apparatus.

State Patty’s Day

The Penn State Infraternity Council is banning social functions during State Patty’s Day weekend. According to a release from the University, in an effort to limit destructive activities during that time, Greek Lettered organizations at Penn State will not host events involving alcohol from Friday February 28 at 2am to Sunday March 2.