Friday, December 14, 2012
The student will appear on the CW this Sunday and Monday.
Peters Township High School senior Josh Bowman was presented with a $250 Star Student Award from Riverset Credit Union this week. Bowman received the award in front of his classmates, administration and his parents. Bowman will graduate high school with roughly 70 college credits, which will allow him to graduate from college with a Masters degree in under four years. He plans on taking up nuclear engineering at either Penn State or Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. And he has the credentials to back it up too. Just look at these: Bowman will appear on the CW at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 and at 7 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17. Share your congratulations in the comments below!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
The free “Understanding Shale Gas Exploration & Development” session is open to the public.
Penn State Extension will host “Understanding Shale Gas Exploration & Development” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Allegheny County Extension Office, 400 North Lexington St., third floor, in Point Breeze. The goal of the program is to provide attendees with a greater understanding of the impacts of shale gas exploration on leasing, water quality and the community, as well as needs that homeowners and community members should address if they hold property in shale gas areas. Scheduled speakers include Penn State Extension educators Jon Laughner and Dana Rizzo, as well as Agricultural Law Resource & Reference Center Director Ross Pifer. The discussion will include the current and future outlook for shale development, …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
A Penn State study says middle school-age texting habits could lead to declining language and grammar skills. What do you think? Take our poll.
"Tweens" who use text messages to communicate with friends and family might be at risk of declining language and grammar skills, according to researchers at Penn State University. The middle school-age children who frequently use language adaptations, known as techspeak, when they text performed poorly on a grammar test because they often use shortcuts, such as homophones, omissions of non-essential letters and initials to compose a text message. Examples are LOL (laughing out loud), gr8 (great), nite (for night) and *$ (Starbucks). The researchers said using these shortcuts can hinder a tween's ability to switch between techspeak and proper grammar. Will texting spell the end of proper grammar and spelling? What do you think? Take our …
Monday, July 23, 2012
The NCAA imposes $60 million fine, reduces scholarships, bans bowl appearances.
This story was last updated at 10:56 a.m. Monday. Stopping short of cancelling the season, the NCAA Monday imposed severe, wide-ranging sanctions against Penn State football in light of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. “This is just an unprecedented, painful chapter in the history of intercollegiate athletics,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert. The sanctions include: The NCAA also will require Penn State to employ a chief compliance officer. The NCAA will select an ethics integrity monitor who will report to the NCAA as well as to Penn State and the university’s trustees as to the school’s progress. Penn State President Rodney Erickson said the university "accepts the penalties and corrective actions announced today by the NCAA. …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Pennsylvania governor told the Associated Press he "hopes the case helps people recognize that everyone has an obligation to report child sex abuse."
More than four hours after the Freeh report was made public Thursday, Gov. Tom Corbett refused to comment on the matter, but spoke to the Associated Press regarding a former probe conducted partially under his watch during his own tenure as attorney general—defending it. Corbett, who refused to comment on the most recent investigation because he hadn't read it yet, said he hopes the case helps people recognize that everyone has an obligation to report child sex abuse, according to AP as reported by PennLive. In defense of the probe that began under his watch as AG, he told the AP it took "a monster" off the street. Later, he said he will work to ensure that Penn State administrators and trustees implement recommendations contained in the …
See where you can read the entire report, and watch Freeh's news conference.
Four high-ranking Penn State University officials, including legendary football coach Joe Paterno, “repeatedly concealed critical facts” about Jerry Sandusky’s contact with young boys, according to an independent investigation released this morning. The report was released eight months and millions of dollars later, former FBI Director Louis Freeh and his investigators today released their findings into what Penn State University officials knew about the child sexual abuse scandal involving retired football coach Jerry Sandusky. Freeh and his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, were retained in November 2011 on behalf of the Special Investigations Task Force of the Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University to conduct the …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Would you spend nearly $50,000 a year on college tuition?
Pop quiz: Name Pennsylvania's most expensive college. New data from the U.S. Department of Education reveals the answer. Bucknell University in Lewisburg captures the state's top spot with a gold-plated tuition price tag of $42,342 per year, the seventh highest in the country. Room and board and other fees will set you back another $10,000, at least, and expect to pay more in the future: The school set yearly tuition for the Class of 2016 at $44,900. Not far behind is Carnegie Mellon University with a tuition of $42,136; it's 10th in the U.S. on the list of high-priced private schools. The most expensive four-year private school in the study is Connecticut College, asking $43,990 per year for tuition. The data breaks out public vs. …
Friday, June 22, 2012
The former Penn State assistant football coach was found guilty on 45 of 48 counts.
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was led from the Centre County Courthouse in handcuffs Friday night, after being found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse. The Centre Daily Times, as well as WPXI, The Associated Press, The Huffington Post and numerous other local and national news organizations reported the news within minutes of the verdict's release. Television shots of the courthouse showed a crowd outside cheering when the verdict was made public just after 10 p.m. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled, according to the report from Centre Daily Times. Are you a Penn State alum living in Peters Township? How do you feel about the verdict?
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Do you think former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky can get a fair trial in his highly publicized child molestation case?
One of the most high-profile trials of the year began Monday and Patch wants to know if you think former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky will be treated fairly. Vote in our poll and tell us in the comments section below. Prosecutors claim that Sandusky groomed boys he met through The Second Mile, the charity he founded for at-risk youth in 1977, then abused them, in some cases in his own home or inside the university's athletic facilities. Sandusky denies the charges. Jurors will not be sequestered, meaning they can spend nights and weekends at home. But the judge gave strict orders for them to stay clear of any news reports, as well as social media.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The Huffington Post reports his family released a statement Sunday morning to announce his death: 'His loss leaves a void in our lives that will never be filled.'
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Joe Paterno, the longtime Penn State coach who won more games than anyone in major college football but was fired amid a child sex abuse scandal that scarred his reputation for winning with integrity, died Sunday. He was 85. Read the full story from The Huffington Post here. Share your thoughts in the comments.