2 Hour Delays For Monday 1/23/12:
Remembering A Legend
Millions of fans are mourning the loss of a Pennsylvania icon. Joe Paterno died Sunday morning, succumbing to lung cancer just 74 days after his dismissal as head football coach at Penn State, a position he had held since 1966. Paterno was a member of the college football Hall of Fame, and his 409 Division I wins stands as an NCAA record that may never be broken. Joe Paterno was 85 years old.
Hynoski Goes To The Big Show
In his rookie season in the NFL, Southern Columbia grad Henry Hynoski is headed to the Super Bowl. Hynoski and the New York Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers 20-17 in overtime yesterday in the NFC Championship game. They will play the New England Patriots Sunday, February 5th in the Super Bowl in Indianapolis. The Patriots beat the Balitmore Ravens in yesterday's AFC final 23-20.
I80 Ramp Closure
The I80 westbound on-ramp at exit 242 in Columbia County from Route 339 in Mifflinville is closed to traffic as PennDOT continues work on their major bridge project there. The ramp will remain closed until the end of August. Meanwhile, a signed detour using Market Street at Mifflinville to Route 11 Southbound at the Lime Ridge interchange will be used.
PennDOT is reminding us that during winter weather events like this past weekend, their primary goal is to keep roads passable, not completely free of ice and snow. During times of winter storm PennDOT's main focus are roadways such as interstates and expressways. Motorists are advised to pack emergency kits in their cars with items like nonperishable food, water, first aid supplies, warm clothes, a blanket and a small shovel.
BU Classes Begin
If Bloomsburg seems a little more busy than it has lately, that may be because Bloomsburg University students are back on campus. Today is the first day of the spring 2012 semester. Classes run through Friday May 4th. The 2012 commencement ceremonies will be held May 11th and 12th.
PA Senior Care System
There's a new call to overhaul the state's senior care system. Advocates believe the discussion should be a part of the upcoming budget process. The state's current senior care funding system is being described as an outdated labyrinth of bureaucratic line items. Leadingage PA President Ron Barth wants policy makers to sit down and discuss an overhaul. Leadingage PA is a trade association representing nonprofit service providers for Pennsylvania's seniors.
Game Commission Meeting
The state game commission is in the middle of their annual three day winter meeting. The annual season and bag limit preliminary approval meeting is one of two big meetings for the commission. Spokesman Jerry Feaser says the limits won't be finalized until spring.
Red Cross Oppourtunties
The Danville Area Chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for volunteers interested in being trained to carry a disaster response kit for fires, floods and other local emergencies. They are also looking for volunteers who would like to be trained to be deployed to disasters in other states. If you're interested call the Danville Red Cross office at 275-1441..
There is a blood drive this afternoon at the Meadows at Maria Joseph Manor. The drive is happening from 1:00 to 6:00 pm this afternoon. Maria Joseph is located at 93 Tower Circle in Danville. And the Danville Red Cross is looking to raise awareness of blood donation in our community. You can have a Red Cross Representative come in to speak with your support, youth or even scout troop. Call 275-1441 to speak with a Danville Red Cross representative.
Berwick Health Fair
The Berwick High School cafeteria will turn into a health fair on Wednesday for parents and students of the Berwick Area School District. The health fair is being put together by Mulberry Street Chiropractic, located in Berwick. Dr. Amanda Collier says the health fair will cover topics like physical, financial and emotional health. Collier says she is interested in helping young people make healthy choices before they become unhealthy. The health fair is happening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm Wednesday and is open to all Berwick Area School District students and parents.
You've probably seen the commercials, or the jokes, about passengers walking up to the ticket booth at the airport and getting blindsided with baggage fees before they board their flight. After this week there won't be anymore of those surprises. Airlines will be required to include baggage checking fees in their prices when you book and pay for a ticket online. They will also have to disclosed complete fares in their advertising, including taxes and fees, and passengers will have a 24-hour grace period to change airline reservations.