Radio News for March 24th, 2017

Road Closure

Sections of Townline Road in Crawford County collapsed

Fallowfield Township, Crawford County, PA –

A section of West Townline road is closed after it fell into a creek in Crawford County’s Fallowfield Township. The closed section runs between Leech Road and Route 285 and was discovered at about 1pm yesterday; road crews have no estimate for when it will be reopened.

 

Two Local Schools Heading to Basketball Championship

Meadville Bulldogs and Strong Vincent both competing for State Championship

Hershey, PA –

While Meadville’s Bulldogs Basketball Team has been stealing our spotlight in the news another area team flew under the RADAR. Erie’s Strong Vincent Colonels is bound for Hershey after a 27-3 season will be playing in the 4A championship game against the Imhotep Panthers. Their game takes place at 2pm on Saturday March 25th.

The Bulldogs will play tonight at 8pm in the Boys 5A Basketball Championship. against the 28-3  Archbishop Wood Vikings from Warminster. The game will be covered by the home of Bulldogs Basketball the Allegheny News Talk Sports Network. Pregame coverage will begin at 7:30 on the air and streaming live on our website as well as mobile on UStream. Mike, Vick, and Ray will bring you full coverage from start to finish.

Both games will be taking place at the GIANT Center in Hershey Pennsylvania and will be broadcast on the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) in both standard and Digital HD. Check your cable provider’s listings for the station. Go Dogs! Go Colonels!

 

Major Changes for Edinboro University

A new president takes office while a football coach moves on

Edinboro, PA –

Edinboro University has gained a new President and lost a football Coach. Dr. H. Fred Walker was inaugurated this week as the university’s 18th chair, also this week the head football coach Justin Lustig announced he will be leaving for an assistant coaching job at Syracuse after taking the Fighting Scots to a 9-2 season.

Dr. H. Fred Walker was inaugurated Thursday before a crowd of around 550 people attending the ceremony in the Louis C. Cole Auditorium. Dr. Walker who has been unofficially serving as the university’s president since July 1st of last year spoke about the innate strength and inventiveness that forms the basis for the spirit of the university ever since it’s founding in 1857. The theme was Tradition and Transformation and notably the budget for this inauguration was only about 10% of previous celebrations.

Head Football Coach Justin Lustig will be leaving Edinboro for an assistant coaching job at Syracuse after only 14 months at Edinboro University. He says the decision while good for his career was a difficult one, “It was completely difficult. I don’t think I’ll ever be 100 percent okay with it. Moving back here was one of the most important things to us. We bought a house. We planned on staying here for awhile.”

Lustig will be moving on to Syracuse as a Running Back and Special Teams Coach after one of the biggest one year turnarounds in College football history. In 2015 the Fighting Scots lost every single game and went 0-11 but with Coach Lustig at the helm they went 9-2 and nearly made it to the NCAA playoffs in 2016.

 

No Smoking

Pymatuning’s beaches to go smoke free

Linesville and Jamestown, PA –

In the future there will be fewer butts on the beaches of Pymatuning State Park, at least of the cigarette variety. The Jamestown Campground and Linesville Beaches will be joining 37 other Pennsylvania beaches in going smoke free in order to reduce pollution and improve air quality. Cigarette butts have become a major concern on beaches around the state and the country; not only are they unsightly but they are toxic and can end up being eaten by wildlife and sometimes small toddlers.