Tag Archive | Penn State

Gricar case back in the limelight

If there’s one mystery which continues to haunt Central Pennsylvania, it’s definitely – what happened to Ray Gricar?

The attorney general simply vanished one day in 2005. His car was found in Lewisburg:

Former Centre County District Attorney Ray Gricar hasn’t been seen since leaving work in 2005, seven years after he decided against charging Sandusky after a boy’s mother complained to State College police about abuse. His car was found in Lewisburg.

Current District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller formed a task force in 2010 to investigate Gricar’s disappearance, but state police from Hollidaysburg are taking over at the request of Bellefonte police.

Bellefonte Chief Shawn Weaver says state police have more resources to devote to the investigation and hopes having another agency take a fresh look at the case might generate some leads.

Now, the mystery is back in the limelight with the state police taking over the case. It’s got people talking and wondering yet again:

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I want to know when the time is to simply say “This case is cold, when  we get compelling evidence, we’ll open it.” At this point, I don’t think any of these man hours have produced anything substantial.

But people love a good mystery. They just can’t let it go.

I guess we’ll see if Gricar’s family finally can get some closure.

Coach Franklin says goodbye to Vanderbilt

We’ve been so excited to learn about Coach Franklin here in Penn State country, that the fact that a University that loved him lost him, just like we lost Bill O’Brien.

I was reminded of that fact this morning on Twitter, when I saw a tweet from Keri Potts, of ESPN, and paused.

To me, that’s a nice way to say goodbye, and begin a new era. It hurts, but you have to do it, just like we had to a couple weeks ago. But I’m not sure that the message translates, especially when you’re in mourning for a coach you loved.

But you know what? These fans will move on. Just like we did, and just like others will do in the future.

For now: WE ARE! Welcome Coach Franklin!

Baby’s first Penn State game

This weekend, like any good Pennsylvania residents, my family tuned into the first Penn State game of the season, ready to cheer on the Nittany Lions.

But this game was extra special. It was my little niece’s first fan experience.

She was decked out and ready to go:

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She sat with her daddy and watched the game, though she had no idea what she was actually doing:

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But I’d still like to believe she had fun.

We Are!