Thursday, July 19, 2012
How Penn State should do right by victims, not Paterno
The release of the Freeh Report on July 12 was another small victory for the victims of Jerry Sandusky, but a gut-punching blow to the blue and white fan boys and girls across the country. Revealed in the 267-page independent investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh was a comprehensive account of Penn State’s severe mishandling of Jerry Sandusky and the deplorable accusations against him. Freeh deep-seated what many speculated Joe Paterno took with him to his grave. Paterno was, in fact, aware of the Sandusky accusations, and part of the internal blunder to handle it, as early as 1998. Now the soil around Paterno’s grave is burdensome. His headstone is more imbued than before. His only disguise is the rising grass that surrounds …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Will Gov. Tom Corbett's role in the Sandusky investigation continue to haunt him when he seeks re-election?
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Columnist and investigative reporter Chris Freind, a longtime supporter of Gov. Tom Corbett, has penned an open letter to the state leader asking tough questions about the Jerry Sandusky child rape scandal. Freind says Corbett refuses to answer disturbing questions about his role as attorney general in investigating Sandusky. Freind contends that Corbett could have stopped Sandusky, but didn't. Will Corbett's role in the Sandusky saga affect his re-election campaign? Vote in our poll and add your comments below. Pennsylvania has re-elected every governor for a second term since 1971.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
According to an investigation into Penn State's connection to child abuse, '...Nothing was done and Sandusky was allowed to continue with impunity.'
Former FBI director Judge Louis Freeh released his report investigating Penn State's invlovement in Jerry Sandusky's recent child sex scandal, saying that the "most saddening and sobering finding is the total disregard for the safety and welfare of Sandusky’s child victims by the most senior leaders at Penn State." Does this report's findings change your opinion of Penn State and how it handled Sandusky? Tell us in the comments. "The most powerful men at Penn State failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who Sandusky victimized," Freeh said in a statement on Thursday. "Messrs. [University Presdient Graham] Spanier, [University Vice President Gary] Schultz, [head football coach Joe] Paterno and [Athletic Director Tim] …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Expect to see some sunlight this afternoon before clouds take over, as a storm system from the Southeast will bring rain to the region Thursday
I have to say that this winter is quite fustrating. It is to the point that we have to keep walking outside in order to decide what to wear. One day the high temperatures will barely reach the 30 degree mark, then the next, sunny and mild with temperatures pushing the 50s. For the rest of the week, your thick eskimo-like parka can stay in the closet for now, as temperatures will stay relatively constant in the upper 40s. Today will start out overcast with temperatures in the mid 30s. A slight Northwest wind may make it feel a little chilly during the morning commute. As the sun reaches its peak, it will have enough power to evaporate the low level clouds and help break the gloomy skies. By mid-afternoon, expect partly sunny skies with a …
Sunday, January 22, 2012
The Penn State icon dies after a bout with lung cancer.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Patch Regional Editor Melissa Treacy examines her love for her alma mater in the face of the recent scandal.
As a very proud, and often very public, Penn State alumna, many are asking me this week what I think of the allegations that surround the charges against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. I’ll start by explaining what I know. While I will try to link you to facts so that you may draw your own conclusions, the purpose of this opinion article is simply that: to tell you my opinions. You may take them for what they're worth. We’re all entitled to one. Share yours below in the comments section if you have something to add. Patch is a forum of ideas and we welcome anyone to share theirs. Just because I’m an editor doesn’t mean mine are all correct. They are just my “two cents.” What seems to be the case here is that many involved …