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friDAY, APRIL 19, 2013

GUARDSMAN’S FUNERAL TODAY IN PUNXSUTAWNEY

PENNSYLVANIA FLAGS HAVE BEEN AT HALF STAFF FOLLOWING THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS…AND NOW At the direction of Governor Tom Corbett, all U.S. & Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at Commonwealth facilities in Indiana County are to be lowered to half-staff TOMORROW in honor of PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL GUARD Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Ruffner. HE AND ANOTHER GUARDSMAN died April 9TH WHEN THEIR APACHE HELICOPTER WENT DOWN DURING A RECONNAISANCE MISSION in Afghanistan. Flags WIll remain at half-staff thru sunset AND All Pennsylvanians CAN participate in this tribute. RUFFNER’S BODY ARRIVED AT THE JOHNSTOWN CAMBRIA COUNTY AIRPORT YESTERDAY. HIS funeral IS TOMORROW at 11 at SAINTS CosmOs and Damian Catholic Church in Punxsutawney. Ruffner will be buried with military honors at Burnside Cemetery in Clearfield County.

arsonist sentenced

A CENTRE COUNTY JUDGE YESTERDAY SENTENCED JEFFREY KARG OF Bellefonte to 5 to 40 years in A state prison for setting fire TO a storage facility IN SEPTEMBER. THE BLAZE CAUSED 135-THOUSAND DOLLARS DAMAGE TO THE STORAGE BUILDING AND THE BELLEFONTE DOLLAR GENERAL STORE. Karg must also pay restitution.

drug dealer busted

34 YEAR OLD RYAN TERMIN OF NORTHERN CAMBRIA IS JAILED ON DRUG CHARGES. THE CAMBRIA COUNTY DRUG TASK FORCE AND CARROLLTOWN POLICE SAY TERMIN SOLD 10 BAGS OF HEROIN LABELED As “STARBUCKS” TO A CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANT. BAIL IS SET AT 50-THOUSAND DOLLARS…AND A PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SET FOR MONDAY.

PENN STATE ELECTION

39 CANDIDATES ARE VYING FOR 3 ALUMNI SEATS ON the Penn State BOARD OF trustees. The university reportS that MORE THAN 22-THOUSAND alumni have ALREADY voted AND THE REST CAN CAST THEIR BALLOTS THROUGH 9AM ON MAY 2ND. the results will be announced THE FOLLOWING DAY at the trustees meeting at  University Park.

BLUE-WHITE WEEKEND

IF YOU’RE IN STATE COLLEGE FOR THE NEXT 3 DAYS, EXPECT BIG CROWDS AND LOTS OF traffic. THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE, BUT BLUE-WHITE WEEKEND OPENS WITH A CARNIVAL, WING-FEST, LIVE MUSIC, AND FIREWORKS TONIGHT. THE FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGE IS TOMORROW AT BEAVER STADIUM. DUE TO security concerns after the explosions at the Boston Marathon, FANS cannot bring bags, backpacks, purses, umbrellas, strollers OR diaper bags. medical supplies AND BABY ITEMS can put them in a clear, one-gallon ZIPLOCK bag. Before the game, coach Bill O’Brien and his seniors will be at the Nittany Lion Club’s Blue-White breakfast at the Bryce Jordan Center starting at 8:30 a.m. Tickets can bE purchased by calling 865-55-55. Sunday features the 4th Beaver Stadium 5K run/walk that benefits the Special Olympics of Pennsylvania. This year’S EVENT will honor Nittany Lion and NFL Hall of Famer Franco Harris with an award for his support to the Special Olympics and the community.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

 

Penn State Altoona’s Eco-Action team will hold this year’s Earth Day celebration Sunday from 11 to 5. games, activities, information, and entertainment around the pond and Laurel Pavilion. There will be live music, a rock-climbing wall, crafts and a showing of the movie “The Lorax.” An E-Waste drop off will be available throughout the event in the Juniata Gap parking lot for community members to bring old or broken electronics.