LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

LOCAL NEWS | SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

Monday, September 11th

Livability.com has released its 10 Best College Towns rankings for the seventh year in a row. State College has been selected number three in the country. The rankings focus on five key criteria that factor in quality of life, local economy and diversity, and they feature colleges and universities that range from Ivy League and private to large and public. State College has long been touted as a best place for college students, but it also lends itself to quality of life for professionals and residents. The town has also received top rankings on the Best Cities for Entrepreneurs list. Topping the list of best college towns is Ithaca, New York, followed by Ames, Iowa. State College is third with Lafayette, Indiana and Champaign, Illinois rounding out the top five.

Wegmans is recalling four-packs of assorted muffins. The assorted muffin four-pack may include a banana nut muffin containing walnuts, an allergen not listed on the label. People who have an allergy or sensitivity to nuts should not consume this product. The recalled items are identified by UPC number 77890-22744. The product can be returned to the Wegmans customer service desk for a full refund. For more information contact Wegmans Consumer Affairs at 1-855-934-3663, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Registration is open for the 2017 Recycle-Bowl, and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful is encouraging educators in the Commonwealth to get students involved in the competition.
Recycle-Bowl is a program designed to invigorate student participation in recycling through a national K-12 competition.
The objectives include new recycling programs established within schools, the increase of recycling rates in schools that currently recycle, and the provision of teacher-student educational opportunities about recycling and waste reduction. Recycle-Bowl competition begins Monday, October 16th and runs through Wednesday, November 15th. More than 1200 schools across the nation competed in the 2016 Recycle-Bowl.

Pennsylvania State police are investigating a case of theft from Rainbow Connection Grow and Learn Daycare in Juniata County. A member of the board and the Director reported that a known suspect had stolen nearly $1,600 from the daycare.

A fire claimed the home of a Granville Township family yesterday. Emergency crews responded to the call around 6:00 A.M. on Sunday morning. The blaze is suspected to have been caused by a space heater which set fire to one room, that fire then spread across a hallway into another room. All 6 occupants of the home made it out safely but the house is being called a ‘total loss.’ Chief Donald Price III, of West Granville, said that smoke detectors were functional and “Those working smoke detectors probably saved lives.”

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