Joe Paterno's statue are ones less of joy and more of pride. Paterno's death is having an impact, that for
some, feels similar to losing a family member.
"We got a
call on Saturday night from a friend of ours that said Joe was in a serious
life-threatening situation. My wife
started crying," Charles Hines of Lancaster
Hines was driving home from Delaware
when he got the news on his cell phone.
one daughter, called and said that he had passed away. On the way home we hatched the plan of coming
here today," said Hines.
of Elysburg found out on Facebook that Joe Paterno lost his battle with lung
cancer just minutes after Paterno's family released their statement Sunday
emotional I've been a big Paterno fan ever since I was 12 years old and came to
my first game," Diehl said.
plans with his friend Rich Hahn to come to State College.
"I knew it
was coming Saturday when I saw the news but I just wanted to pay my respects."
The ease of getting that information also added to the spread of the erroneous reports that came out Saturday night that Joe Paterno had passed.But Joe Paterno was certainly a popular search term over the weekend.