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State High Struggles with 'JUULing' Among Students, Like Schools Nationwide State High Struggles with 'JUULing' Among Students, Like Schools Nationwide
by Geoff Rushton

It looks like a USB flash drive and is marketed as a smoking alternative for adults, but high schools nationwide, including State College Area High School, are finding its use is growing in popularity among teenage students. Full Story →

New Pennsylvania Congressional Map Splits Centre County New Pennsylvania Congressional Map Splits Centre County

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court released the state's new congressional map on Monday, and if it stands, Centre County is in for a change starting with the May primary.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Mall Retailers Hope for More Tenants, Traffic Mall Retailers Hope for More Tenants, Traffic

The signs read “Everything must go” at the Bon-Ton after the company announced it will be closing at the Nittany Mall, and some shopkeepers say they are wondering what is in store for the mall.

StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Penn State vs. Ohio State: Oh, It's a Rivalry, All Right
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Penn State vs. Ohio State: Oh, It's a Rivalry, All Right

The Penn State-Ohio State rivalry is as good it gets these days. The Nittany Lions’ season sweep of the Buckeyes in men’s basketball underscored that fact, as did the wrestlers’ comeback in Rec Hall.

StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Earn Top 25 Votes Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Earn Top 25 Votes

Penn State basketball's dramatic week impressed at least a few voters this week as the Nittany Lions picked up six points in the AP Top 25 poll.

StateCollege.com - Ben Jones

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We Need to Start Asking the Big Questions
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We Need to Start Asking the Big Questions
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The solution to how we as a society – as a community – address that which creates a scenario in which a teenager takes a gun to school or church or a movie theatre to shoot and kill random people goes beyond the gun debate. We need to start asking the big questions. [Read More]
Highlights from the Final Four Hours at THON 2018
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Highlights from the Final Four Hours at THON 2018
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Callaway Turner
Watch an emotional recap of the final four hours of THON 2018. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 76-73 To No. 6 Purdue Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 76-73 To No. 6 Purdue
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State lost 76-73 to No. 6 Purdue on the road Sunday night. [Read More]
Penn State Wrestling: Nittany Lions Cap Undefeated Dual Season with Record-Setting Performance Against Buffalo Penn State Wrestling: Nittany Lions Cap Undefeated Dual Season with Record-Setting Performance Against Buffalo
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Penn State senior 149-pounder Zain Retherford got his 52nd career pin, second-most in team history, and the Nittany Lions set program records for most pins and points in a dual meet with a 55-0 Senior Day victory over Buffalo. [Read More]
Sex Offense Reported at Bryce Jordan Center During THON Sex Offense Reported at Bryce Jordan Center During THON
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Elissa Hill
Penn State Police on Sunday received a report of an indecent assault/fondling that occurred in the Bryce Jordan Center during the final hours of THON. [Read More]
Vigil to Celebrate the Life of Courtney McGhee Vigil to Celebrate the Life of Courtney McGhee
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Friends and family of Courtney McGhee, a Bellefonte woman who was murdered last year in an act of domestic violence, will hold a vigil to celebrate her life. [Read More]
THON 2018 Raises $10.15 Million for the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer THON 2018 Raises $10.15 Million for the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Another year, another big fundraising total for Penn State's THON and its efforts to support pediatric cancer patients and research. [Read More]
THON Family Hour: 'Our Lives Have Changed and Will Never Be the Same' THON Family Hour: 'Our Lives Have Changed and Will Never Be the Same'
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton, Elissa Hill
The families who inspire year-round fundraising and a 46-hour dance marathon took center stage on Sunday afternoon as THON 2018 headed into its final hours. [Read More]
Watch: Penn State Football's THON 2018 Pep Rally Performance
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Watch: Penn State Football's THON 2018 Pep Rally Performance
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Penn State football team may have won a Fiesta Bowl title in January, but it couldn't claim another championship on Saturday -- THON 2018 pep rally winner. Still the football team turned in another great performance. [Read More]
From Four Diamonds Child to a THON Leader, Brady Lucas Gives Back
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From Four Diamonds Child to a THON Leader, Brady Lucas Gives Back
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
At the age of 8, Brady Lucas was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and has been a part of the THON community ever since. [Read More]

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THON 2018 Raises $10.15 Million for the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer THON 2018 Raises $10.15 Million for the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Another year, another big fundraising total for Penn State's THON and its efforts to support pediatric cancer patients and research. [Read More]
State College Broadcaster Lends His Voice to Charity State College Broadcaster Lends His Voice to Charity
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker
When he first arrived in State College, Jeff Brown figured he was here for a temporary six-month pit stop along the road to a full-time broadcasting career in a larger market. In fact, he nearly gave up on State College upon arrival. [Read More]
Jumping in Heart First: Bellefonte Native Gives Couple the Ultimate Gift Through Surrogacy Jumping in Heart First: Bellefonte Native Gives Couple the Ultimate Gift Through Surrogacy
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Karen Walker, Town&Gown
Talk to Shevel Simonetti for more than five minutes, and it immediately becomes clear: she’s a giver. [Read More]
'There's Nothing Like This Across the Country' 'There's Nothing Like This Across the Country'
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
As THON 2018 continued on into Saturday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey walked the floor of the Bryce Jordan Center talking with Four Diamonds families battling pediatric cancer and the Penn State students supporting them. [Read More]
Ice Cream Donut Shop Opens in State College Ice Cream Donut Shop Opens in State College
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton, Anthony Colucci
Lovers of ice cream and warm donuts can now enjoy both together at a new shop in downtown State College. [Read More]
Public Meeting to Discuss Potential New Trail Public Meeting to Discuss Potential New Trail
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Centre County government will hold a public input meeting Thursday, Feb. 22, to discuss the potential Bellefonte-to-Milesburg trail. [Read More]
New Book Celebrates Shaver’s Creek New Book Celebrates Shaver’s Creek
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
With hiking trails, lake activities, summer camps and special events, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and the surrounding Stone Valley Recreation Area have long been a favorite spot for local nature lovers. A new book published by Penn State University Press takes a unique approach to the stud [Read More]
THON 2018 Gets Under Way at Bryce Jordan Center
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THON 2018 Gets Under Way at Bryce Jordan Center
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
More than 700 dancers along with thousands of volunteers, supporters and Four Diamonds Families have packed the Bryce Jordan Center with the goal of helping every child toward "Discovering Tomorrow's Wonders." [Read More]
Local Soccer Groups to Offer Up Information at Summer Youth Fair Local Soccer Groups to Offer Up Information at Summer Youth Fair
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli
If you’re heading to the 2018 Summer Youth Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Mount Nittany Middle School, there will be a handful of groups you will want to visit if soccer is your thing. [Read More]
THON Experience Inspires Former Leaders as They Pursue Varied Careers THON Experience Inspires Former Leaders as They Pursue Varied Careers
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jenna Spinelle, Town&Gown
Being involved in THON has impacted the careers of those who served as leaders. Some have gone on to careers in the nonprofit sector, while others utilize the organizational and leadership skills they learned in the corporate world. No matter where their careers have gone, these individuals have not [Read More]

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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 76-73 To No. 6 Purdue Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 76-73 To No. 6 Purdue
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State lost 76-73 to No. 6 Purdue on the road Sunday night. [Read More]
Penn State Wrestling: Nittany Lions Cap Undefeated Dual Season with Record-Setting Performance Against Buffalo Penn State Wrestling: Nittany Lions Cap Undefeated Dual Season with Record-Setting Performance Against Buffalo
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Penn State senior 149-pounder Zain Retherford got his 52nd career pin, second-most in team history, and the Nittany Lions set program records for most pins and points in a dual meet with a 55-0 Senior Day victory over Buffalo. [Read More]
Watch: Penn State Football's THON 2018 Pep Rally Performance
Video
Watch: Penn State Football's THON 2018 Pep Rally Performance
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Penn State football team may have won a Fiesta Bowl title in January, but it couldn't claim another championship on Saturday -- THON 2018 pep rally winner. Still the football team turned in another great performance. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Former Nittany Lions Take Part In THON Tour Penn State Football: Former Nittany Lions Take Part In THON Tour
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A handful of former Nittany Lions took part in a Lasch Building tour on Saturday afternoon as THON children and their families got a taste of what it's like to be a Penn State football player. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Earn Split With 3-2 Victory Over Michigan State Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Earn Split With 3-2 Victory Over Michigan State
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey picked up a crucial win to keep its postseason chances alive for one more weekend as the Nittany Lions hung on behind 31 saves from Peyton Jones to beat Michigan State 3-2 on Saturday night. [Read More]
Mixed Focus Propelling State High Ice Hockey to Success Mixed Focus Propelling State High Ice Hockey to Success
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Special to The Gazette
From late night bus rides to early morning practices that start a few hours before school begins, the State College Area High School hockey team, under the guidance of first-year coach Scott Balboni, has developed into a group focused on guidelines, objectives and team chemistry. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: 4-2 Loss To Michigan State Puts Postseason On Ropes Penn State Hockey: 4-2 Loss To Michigan State Puts Postseason On Ropes
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
On paper Penn State hockey's path to the postseason still exists. Winning the next three games, and likely a first round victory in the Big Ten Tournament would do the trick. A second Big Ten Tournament title would also erase all doubt with an automatic bid. [Read More]
Joined by Nick Scott and Charlie Shuman, James Franklin Speaks at THON Joined by Nick Scott and Charlie Shuman, James Franklin Speaks at THON
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Matthew Fox
Penn State Football Coach James Franklin went on stage to speak to the crowd at the Bryce Jordan Center during THON Friday night. Franklin has spoken at THON every year since being hired in 2014. [Read More]
Local Soccer Groups to Offer Up Information at Summer Youth Fair Local Soccer Groups to Offer Up Information at Summer Youth Fair
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli
If you’re heading to the 2018 Summer Youth Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Mount Nittany Middle School, there will be a handful of groups you will want to visit if soccer is your thing. [Read More]
Penn State Safety Nick Scott Prepares for First THON Weekend as a Dancer Penn State Safety Nick Scott Prepares for First THON Weekend as a Dancer
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Penn State safety Nick Scott will join THON mainstay and offensive lineman Charlie Shuman while dancing at THON this weekend. [Read More]

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Highlights from the Final Four Hours at THON 2018
Video
Highlights from the Final Four Hours at THON 2018
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Callaway Turner
Watch an emotional recap of the final four hours of THON 2018. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 76-73 To No. 6 Purdue Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Fall 76-73 To No. 6 Purdue
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State lost 76-73 to No. 6 Purdue on the road Sunday night. [Read More]
Sex Offense Reported at Bryce Jordan Center During THON Sex Offense Reported at Bryce Jordan Center During THON
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Elissa Hill
Penn State Police on Sunday received a report of an indecent assault/fondling that occurred in the Bryce Jordan Center during the final hours of THON. [Read More]
THON 2018 Raises $10.15 Million for the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer THON 2018 Raises $10.15 Million for the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Another year, another big fundraising total for Penn State's THON and its efforts to support pediatric cancer patients and research. [Read More]
THON Family Hour: 'Our Lives Have Changed and Will Never Be the Same' THON Family Hour: 'Our Lives Have Changed and Will Never Be the Same'
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton, Elissa Hill
The families who inspire year-round fundraising and a 46-hour dance marathon took center stage on Sunday afternoon as THON 2018 headed into its final hours. [Read More]
Watch: Penn State Football's THON 2018 Pep Rally Performance
Video
Watch: Penn State Football's THON 2018 Pep Rally Performance
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
The Penn State football team may have won a Fiesta Bowl title in January, but it couldn't claim another championship on Saturday -- THON 2018 pep rally winner. Still the football team turned in another great performance. [Read More]
From Four Diamonds Child to a THON Leader, Brady Lucas Gives Back
Video
From Four Diamonds Child to a THON Leader, Brady Lucas Gives Back
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
At the age of 8, Brady Lucas was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and has been a part of the THON community ever since. [Read More]
Athletes Entertain as Men's Gymnastics Wins THON Pep Rally Athletes Entertain as Men's Gymnastics Wins THON Pep Rally
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Connelly
The THON 2018 pep rally didn’t disappoint. This year’s edition was a lip sync battle — pitting the best of Penn State Athletics against each other. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Former Nittany Lions Take Part In THON Tour Penn State Football: Former Nittany Lions Take Part In THON Tour
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A handful of former Nittany Lions took part in a Lasch Building tour on Saturday afternoon as THON children and their families got a taste of what it's like to be a Penn State football player. [Read More]
'There's Nothing Like This Across the Country' 'There's Nothing Like This Across the Country'
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
As THON 2018 continued on into Saturday afternoon, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey walked the floor of the Bryce Jordan Center talking with Four Diamonds families battling pediatric cancer and the Penn State students supporting them. [Read More]
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Patty Kleban

We Need to Start Asking the Big Questions

The solution to how we as a society – as a community – address that which creates a scenario in which a teenager takes a gun to school or church or a movie theatre to shoot and kill random people goes beyond the gun debate. We need to start asking the big questions.

Mike Poorman

Penn State vs. Ohio State: Oh, It's a Rivalry, All Right

The Penn State-Ohio State rivalry is as good it gets these days. The Nittany Lions’ season sweep of the Buckeyes in men’s basketball underscored that fact, as did the wrestlers’ comeback in Rec Hall.

Where Do I Find Money to Save?Brittany N. Cox

At a young age, it is easy to assume you have time until retirement and say you will start next year, or when you get a raise, or when you get your student loans paid off. But in reality, you need to start now. If you have a job and plan to retire, you should be saving. So, where do you find that

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