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Michael Martin Garrett

Michael Martin Garrett is a reporter and editor for StateCollege.com who covers local government, the courts, the arts and writes the Keeping the Faith column. He's a Penn State alumnus, a published poet and the bassist in a local indie rock band.

Articles by Michael Martin Garrett

County Commissioner Candidates On Lawsuits & Legal Challenges County Commissioner Candidates On Lawsuits & Legal Challenges
82 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Conflict and controversy have run rampant in Centre County for the last ten months, seemingly pitting the executive and judicial branches of county government against each other in several contentious lawsuits. [Read More]
County Commissioner Candidates on Economic Issues & Planning County Commissioner Candidates on Economic Issues & Planning
83 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Taxes haven’t been increased in six years, several lengthy projects have been completed under budget, and the county is weathering the state budget stalemate in Harrisburg better than some of its colleagues. [Read More]
Alleged Sandusky Victim Presses for Felony Charges in Court Hearing Alleged Sandusky Victim Presses for Felony Charges in Court Hearing
83 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The question isn’t whether or not the OAG buys into Spinelli’s allegations that Sandusky sexually abused him in June of 1988 at a Penn State football camp. The question is whether the OAG is legally able to file charges within the statute of limitations. [Read More]
Centre County Wants Judge's Order in Right to Know Suits Overturned Centre County Wants Judge's Order in Right to Know Suits Overturned
83 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"Such communications are a matter of public concern because such contact is limited by various rules of court. The public has a right to know... whether the District Attorney and members of the judiciary are engaged in improper ex parte communications." [Read More]
Judge Schedules Deadlines in Paterno-NCAA Lawsuit Judge Schedules Deadlines in Paterno-NCAA Lawsuit
83 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The suit, ongoing since 2013, looks like it will wrap up sometime after next August, concluding what will be over three years of back-and-forth legal maneuvering. [Read More]
Park-Atherton Intersection Looms Large at Borough Council Park-Atherton Intersection Looms Large at Borough Council
83 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The State College Borough has not ignored the two recent fatal crashes at the intersection of Park Avenue and Atherton Street. On the contrary, borough officials have already taken several steps to make the intersection safer and they’re waist deep in figuring out what comes next. [Read More]
Reward Offered for Info on Stolen VFW Flags Reward Offered for Info on Stolen VFW Flags
83 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The American flag, as well as flags for the Army, Navy and Marines were all stolen. The VFW is offering a $500 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible. [Read More]
Elections Board Appoints Alternate Attorney After Conflict of Interest Allegations Elections Board Appoints Alternate Attorney After Conflict of Interest Allegations
84 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Elections Office Director Joyce McKinley says the elections board appointed Dan McGee of the State College-based Delafield, McGee, Jones & Kauffman law firm to serve as the board’s solicitor through the November elections. [Read More]
Man Sentenced to Prison in Sex Assault Case Behind Right to Know Disputes Man Sentenced to Prison in Sex Assault Case Behind Right to Know Disputes
84 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Justin Blake -- whose case was the front lines for the still-ongoing Right to Know lawsuits between county officials -- was sentenced to three to six years behind bars this week. [Read More]
Parks Miller Adds New Allegations to Defamation Lawsuit Parks Miller Adds New Allegations to Defamation Lawsuit
84 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
In addition to alleged defamation, conspiracy, abuse of process and other allegations, Parks Miller now also accuses the defendants of breach of fiduciary duty, legal malpractice, and violation of her equal protection and free speech rights. [Read More]
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