Thurs. October 19 - Woman hit by driver in Ferguson Township, in critical condition
Plus: State College PD searching for two suspects in separate cases
State College Bulletin
🌥️ Today’s weather: Mostly cloudy. High 62F/low 49F.
🚧 Traffic advisory
Atherton Street: Be aware that eastbound traffic heading toward Boalsburg from State College will shift into the center (turning) lane between West Nittany and Logan avenues.
Woman hit by driver in Ferguson Township, in critical condition
A 64-year-old woman in Ferguson Township was seriously injured after being hit by an SUV on Tuesday evening.
The incident occurred around 7:00 PM on the 800 block of Science Park road, near a bicycle crossing.
The injured pedestrian was airlifted to UPMC Altoona in critical condition, and the area of the crash was closed for over two hours.
Police indicated that neither drugs nor alcohol were involved and the investigation is ongoing.
This accident marks the third severe pedestrian and vehicle incident in the Centre Region since September 12.
Previous incidents led to one fatality and another serious injury.
🐦⬛ Edgar Allan Poe: Immersive Speakeasy
7PM, Doors 5:30PM | Pine Grove Hall | $35
An evening of Edgar Allan Poe in the lush surroundings of the Pine Grove Hall Speakeasy. Food, Cocktails, and Poe – what could go wrong?
👻 Haunted Flashlight Maze
7-10PM | Harner Farm | $10
The Haunted Flashlight Maze is back at Harner Farm. Supply your own flashlight. There will also be hot dogs, sweet treats, hot cider and cocoa. The maze is open Friday night, as well.
🧘 Yoga & Wine
6:15PM | University Wine Co. | $20
Enjoy a 45 minute gentle yoga flow with Briel Beaty (Driscoll) and a glass of wine. Reservations are required.
👶 Child Safety Seat Installation Event
1:30-3:30PM | Bobby Rahal Honda of State College
The Ferguson Township Police Department is hosting a child safety seat installation event. Stop by and a certified officer will inspect and teach how to properly install your child safety seat. No registration required.
In Other News
🚨 State College PD are requesting assistance identifying the two males pictured above regarding separate incidents. The individual on the left is a suspect in a retail theft from a department store in State College. The individual pictured on the right is wanted in connection with an assault on a Champs staff member back on Oct. 8. If anyone has information regarding either of these individuals, they are urged to contact State College PD at (814) 234-7150, by email or submit an anonymous tip through their website.
💵 State College has spent over $130,000 contesting the reinstatement of Officer Joseph Scharf, who was dismissed after multiple internal misconduct investigations. Despite the borough's efforts to oppose a union-filed grievance and two subsequent appeals, Scharf was rehired on Jan. 1. He is currently undergoing a retraining program to address his behavior. His reinstatement comes with a "last-chance agreement," indicating any future misconduct will result in his immediate dismissal without any appeal options. It remains uncertain whether the borough will file a third appeal by the Nov. 6 deadline. The exact amount of back pay Scharf is due is still undetermined. [Centre Daily Times via Yahoo]
🧑⚖️ A Pennsylvania state appeals court has confirmed Penn State University's right to buy the former Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, where pledge Timothy Piazza was fatally injured in 2017. The Superior Court upheld a prior ruling by Centre County Judge Brian Marshall, stating his findings were supported by evidence and free of legal error. The former fraternity house's fate hinges on a provision in a 1928 deed which allows the university to reclaim the property if it's no longer in use as a Beta Theta Pi chapter fraternity house. After Piazza's death, the house hasn't hosted an active chapter and has seen sparse use. The deed's clarity was emphasized by Judge Marshall after a non-jury trial, directing both parties to negotiate a sale price. If no agreement is reached, an arbitration board will decide the property's cost. [Centre Daily Times]
💪 A new fitness studio is coming to State College. Franchise owner Stephanie Restivo is set to open HOTWORX, a 24 hour infrared fitness studio, in the Hills Plaza on South Atherton Street in early 2024. HOTWORX uses their patented sauna to combine heat, infrared, and exercise into “a workout unlike any other fitness program available”, according to their website. Currently, there are seven HOTWORX studios statewide. This will be the first one located in central Pennsylvania.
Live Music Lowdown
Adam & The Armadillos | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
Corner Bros. | Doggie’s Pub | 9PM
DJ Elbow Knee Knee | Antifragile Brewing Co. | 10PM
Matt Greer | University Wine Co. | 6-8PM
Poe Valley Troubadours | Elk Creek Cafe, Millheim | 7PM
Anchor&Arrow | A’s Pub | 7PM
Baba Commandant & the Mandingo Band | 3 Dots Downtown | 7PM | $20/$25
Big Red | University Wine Co. | 6-8PM
Donny Burns | The Phyrst | 7-9PM
Skoal Bros. | Doggie’s Pub | 9:30PM
Ted & The Hi-fi’s | The Phyrst | 10:30PM
The Clearys | Antifragile Brewing Co. | 8PM
The Greenwood Furnace Stokers | 814 Cider Works | 6PM
Who’s playing at home today
Penn State Women’s Soccer
vs. Indiana | 7PM @ Jeffrey Field
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