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Penn State Football: Johnson Struggling Early, But History Points To Patience Being The Best Solution Penn State Football: Johnson Struggling Early, But History Points To Patience Being The Best Solution
by Ben Jones

If there was ever a lesson to glean from Mike Gesicki and DaeSean Hamilton, it was that careers take time. Full Story →

Penn State Football: Tommy Stevens Cleared to Play Penn State Football: Tommy Stevens Cleared to Play

It may finally be Tommy time for Penn State football.

StateCollege.com - Mikey Mandarino
Residents Want Local Plastic Bag Fees Residents Want Local Plastic Bag Fees

Seeking to reduce negative environmental impact, some local residents are asking two municipalities to become the first in the Centre Region to enact fees for single-use plastic bags at area businesses.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Borough Council Approves Overnight Parking Changes Borough Council Approves Overnight Parking Changes

State College Borough Council on Monday approved long-debated changes to overnight parking that include a permit system pilot project for the Highlands neighborhood on Penn State football weekends and during other special events.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State Research Expenditures Reach Record High Penn State Research Expenditures Reach Record High

Penn State research expenditures for 2017-18 totaled $927 million, setting a record high for the second consecutive year.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton

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Road Closures Set for State High Homecoming Parade Road Closures Set for State High Homecoming Parade
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
State College Area High School celebrates Homecoming week with its annual parade on Thursday, bringing some street closures and traffic changes. [Read More]
Anthony Leach Awarded Lion's Paw Medal for Service to Penn State Anthony Leach Awarded Lion's Paw Medal for Service to Penn State
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Cassady Potts
Recently retired Penn State School of Music Professor Anthony Leach has been named the 54th recipient of the Lion’s Paw Medal. The Lion’s Paw Alumni Association annually recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their service to Penn State. The Lion’s Paw Medal is the highest honor [Read More]
The New 'Hair Lady' Continues Tradition of Compassionate Care The New 'Hair Lady' Continues Tradition of Compassionate Care
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Early last spring, Janise Crow, owner and founder of The Hair Lady, was looking for someone to take over her successful wig boutique. For 17 years she was the provider of a much-needed service for women and men suffering from hair loss, and she cared deeply about the clients who had come to trust an [Read More]
Every Day Should Be 'Thank a Teacher Day'
Column
Every Day Should Be 'Thank a Teacher Day'
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
While the next National Teacher Appreciation Day in the U.S. isn’t until May 7, 2019, World Teachers Day is coming up on Oct. 5. It’s nice to have these reminders that we should take time to recognize and thank our teachers. However, here’s a novel idea. Every day should be “Thank a Teacher [Read More]
Letter: Ezra Nanes Will Be a Leader on Renewable Energy
Letters
Letter: Ezra Nanes Will Be a Leader on Renewable Energy
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com
I have discussed energy and environmental issues with Ezra Nanes. I am strongly convinced that protecting our environment and reaping the economic benefit of transitioning to renewable energy are priorities for him. [Read More]
Letter: Thank You to the Community
Letters
Letter: Thank You to the Community
13 hours ago - StateCollege.com
We want to thank everyone for their love, support, help and prayers when Jim had his accident in July and the death of our daughter, Kerri, in August. We hadn't recovered from the emotion and stress of the accident and to be hit with losing our daughter was devastating. [Read More]
Letter: Vote Out Those Who Support Anti-Driving Bills
Letters
Letter: Vote Out Those Who Support Anti-Driving Bills
13 hours ago - StateCollege.com
In an election year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly will foolishly try to enact multiple anti-driving bills soon. If this occurs, vote them out. These bills are supported by lobbyists, special-interest groups, and others inside the revenue stream. [Read More]
Letter: A Park That Protects Our Water
Letters
Letter: A Park That Protects Our Water
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com
The new Whitehall Road Regional Park proposes what water experts have said never to do: locate intensive development — in this case a sports complex — directly upslope of water supplies. [Read More]
Two Charged with Burglary, Terroristic Threats Two Charged with Burglary, Terroristic Threats
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Two men are facing felony and misdemeanor charges after they allegedly forced their way into a Ferguson Township apartment and attacked another man. [Read More]
The National: Five Penn State Stats Compared To The Rest Of The Nation The National: Five Penn State Stats Compared To The Rest Of The Nation
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The stats we're tracking against the rest of the nation might change as the year goes along, but for now we'll stick to the ones we looked at the first two weeks of the season. Some good and some bad, but all keys to the Nittany Lions' success or failure in 2018. [Read More]

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Road Closures Set for State High Homecoming Parade Road Closures Set for State High Homecoming Parade
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
State College Area High School celebrates Homecoming week with its annual parade on Thursday, bringing some street closures and traffic changes. [Read More]
Anthony Leach Awarded Lion's Paw Medal for Service to Penn State Anthony Leach Awarded Lion's Paw Medal for Service to Penn State
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Cassady Potts
Recently retired Penn State School of Music Professor Anthony Leach has been named the 54th recipient of the Lion’s Paw Medal. The Lion’s Paw Alumni Association annually recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their service to Penn State. The Lion’s Paw Medal is the highest honor [Read More]
The New 'Hair Lady' Continues Tradition of Compassionate Care The New 'Hair Lady' Continues Tradition of Compassionate Care
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
Early last spring, Janise Crow, owner and founder of The Hair Lady, was looking for someone to take over her successful wig boutique. For 17 years she was the provider of a much-needed service for women and men suffering from hair loss, and she cared deeply about the clients who had come to trust an [Read More]
Every Day Should Be 'Thank a Teacher Day'
Column
Every Day Should Be 'Thank a Teacher Day'
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
While the next National Teacher Appreciation Day in the U.S. isn’t until May 7, 2019, World Teachers Day is coming up on Oct. 5. It’s nice to have these reminders that we should take time to recognize and thank our teachers. However, here’s a novel idea. Every day should be “Thank a Teacher [Read More]
Letter: Thank You to the Community
Letters
Letter: Thank You to the Community
13 hours ago - StateCollege.com
We want to thank everyone for their love, support, help and prayers when Jim had his accident in July and the death of our daughter, Kerri, in August. We hadn't recovered from the emotion and stress of the accident and to be hit with losing our daughter was devastating. [Read More]
Letter: A Park That Protects Our Water
Letters
Letter: A Park That Protects Our Water
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com
The new Whitehall Road Regional Park proposes what water experts have said never to do: locate intensive development — in this case a sports complex — directly upslope of water supplies. [Read More]
State College, Penn State Law Clinic to Host Immigration and Equity Summit State College, Penn State Law Clinic to Host Immigration and Equity Summit
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Community leaders will gather on Monday to share their views on current immigration policies and welcoming everyone. [Read More]
What He Taught Me: Elton John and a Fabulous Farewell to State College
Column
What He Taught Me: Elton John and a Fabulous Farewell to State College
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Gabriela Stevenson
Elton John taught me a lot of things growing up. Nine rows away from him in the Bryce Jordan Center, I got the last, few lessons from a legend. [Read More]
Maine Bay & Berry to Expand Operations at The Barn Maine Bay & Berry to Expand Operations at The Barn
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
The Barn at Lemont is going to get a New England-style makeover, as the Maine Bay & Berry Co., currently operating out of the basement of the facility, will soon take over the lease and become first-floor tenants. [Read More]
Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Advantage: 16-Win Home Streak Ranks No. 3
Column
Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Advantage: 16-Win Home Streak Ranks No. 3
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When Ohio State’s Urban Renewal Project hits campus for the WhiteOut on Sept. 29, it will be 1,043 days since PSU last lost in Beaver Stadium. Only Alabama (20) and USC (17) have longer active home winning streaks. [Read More]

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The National: Five Penn State Stats Compared To The Rest Of The Nation The National: Five Penn State Stats Compared To The Rest Of The Nation
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The stats we're tracking against the rest of the nation might change as the year goes along, but for now we'll stick to the ones we looked at the first two weeks of the season. Some good and some bad, but all keys to the Nittany Lions' success or failure in 2018. [Read More]
Penn State Wrestling Releases 2018-19 Schedule Penn State Wrestling Releases 2018-19 Schedule
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Anthony Colucci
It’s been exactly 184 days since Bo Nickal famously turned Myles Martin to win the NCAA title at 184 pounds and clinch Penn State’s third consecutive team title, but who’s counting? Another season of Penn State wrestling is (finally) right around the corner. The team released its schedule for [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Set To Host Ohio State In Primetime Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Set To Host Ohio State In Primetime
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Ohio State will be featured as the “Saturday Night Football” game on ABC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The Nittany Lions and Buckeyes meet in primetime for the fourth time in five years. [Read More]
Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Advantage: 16-Win Home Streak Ranks No. 3
Column
Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Advantage: 16-Win Home Streak Ranks No. 3
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When Ohio State’s Urban Renewal Project hits campus for the WhiteOut on Sept. 29, it will be 1,043 days since PSU last lost in Beaver Stadium. Only Alabama (20) and USC (17) have longer active home winning streaks. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Move Up A Spot In National Rankings Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Move Up A Spot In National Rankings
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State will enter Big Ten play ranked at the No.10 and No.9 spots in the AP and Coaches Poll respectively. Both polls were released on Sunday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades As Nittany Lions Thump Kent State 63-10 Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades As Nittany Lions Thump Kent State 63-10
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Well that was a game that happened. 63-10 somehow took way too long on a beautiful Saturday afternoon but the Nittany Lions' lead was never in doubt as they improved to 3-0 on the year. [Read More]
Penn State’s Odd Couple: KJ May be a PIA, but Thompkins Likes Him Anyway
Column
Penn State’s Odd Couple: KJ May be a PIA, but Thompkins Likes Him Anyway
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State’s thrilling kick-returning, TD-pass catching duo of DeAndre Thompkins and KJ Hamler couldn’t be more different. They’re separated by 45 months, half a continent and about a million syllables. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Dominate First Three Weeks, But Even They Are Learning What That Means Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Dominate First Three Weeks, But Even They Are Learning What That Means
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State has scored 159 points in its first three games. For a timely comparison that's six more points than Kent State scored during the entire 2017 season. It's more than Penn State scored in the opening three games of both the 2016 and 2017 seasons, it's the most under James Franklin. [Read More]
Penn State Football: McSorley Leads Penn State in Blowout of Kent State Penn State Football: McSorley Leads Penn State in Blowout of Kent State
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ethan Kasales
No. 11 Penn State beat Kent State 63-10 Saturday afternoon at Beaver Stadium. Trace McSorley led the Nittany Lions to victory with five touchdowns against the Golden Flashes. [Read More]
Ellis Shines as State College Rolls Past Carlisle Ellis Shines as State College Rolls Past Carlisle
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gordon Brunskill
In an already impressive high school athletic career, Little Lion senior Keaton Ellis had without a doubt his best night in a 56-17 thumping of Carlisle. [Read More]

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Anthony Leach Awarded Lion's Paw Medal for Service to Penn State Anthony Leach Awarded Lion's Paw Medal for Service to Penn State
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Cassady Potts
Recently retired Penn State School of Music Professor Anthony Leach has been named the 54th recipient of the Lion’s Paw Medal. The Lion’s Paw Alumni Association annually recognizes an individual who goes above and beyond in their service to Penn State. The Lion’s Paw Medal is the highest honor [Read More]
The National: Five Penn State Stats Compared To The Rest Of The Nation The National: Five Penn State Stats Compared To The Rest Of The Nation
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The stats we're tracking against the rest of the nation might change as the year goes along, but for now we'll stick to the ones we looked at the first two weeks of the season. Some good and some bad, but all keys to the Nittany Lions' success or failure in 2018. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Set To Host Ohio State In Primetime Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Set To Host Ohio State In Primetime
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Ohio State will be featured as the “Saturday Night Football” game on ABC at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. The Nittany Lions and Buckeyes meet in primetime for the fourth time in five years. [Read More]
Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Advantage: 16-Win Home Streak Ranks No. 3
Column
Penn State’s Beaver Stadium Advantage: 16-Win Home Streak Ranks No. 3
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
When Ohio State’s Urban Renewal Project hits campus for the WhiteOut on Sept. 29, it will be 1,043 days since PSU last lost in Beaver Stadium. Only Alabama (20) and USC (17) have longer active home winning streaks. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Move Up A Spot In National Rankings Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Move Up A Spot In National Rankings
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State will enter Big Ten play ranked at the No.10 and No.9 spots in the AP and Coaches Poll respectively. Both polls were released on Sunday afternoon. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades As Nittany Lions Thump Kent State 63-10 Penn State Football: Handing Out The Grades As Nittany Lions Thump Kent State 63-10
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Well that was a game that happened. 63-10 somehow took way too long on a beautiful Saturday afternoon but the Nittany Lions' lead was never in doubt as they improved to 3-0 on the year. [Read More]
Penn State’s Odd Couple: KJ May be a PIA, but Thompkins Likes Him Anyway
Column
Penn State’s Odd Couple: KJ May be a PIA, but Thompkins Likes Him Anyway
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State’s thrilling kick-returning, TD-pass catching duo of DeAndre Thompkins and KJ Hamler couldn’t be more different. They’re separated by 45 months, half a continent and about a million syllables. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Dominate First Three Weeks, But Even They Are Learning What That Means Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Dominate First Three Weeks, But Even They Are Learning What That Means
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State has scored 159 points in its first three games. For a timely comparison that's six more points than Kent State scored during the entire 2017 season. It's more than Penn State scored in the opening three games of both the 2016 and 2017 seasons, it's the most under James Franklin. [Read More]
Penn State Student Killed in Crash on South Atherton Street Penn State Student Killed in Crash on South Atherton Street
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A Penn State student was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Saturday morning on South Atherton Street. [Read More]
Penn State Board Grants Ryan McCombie Trustee Emeritus Status Penn State Board Grants Ryan McCombie Trustee Emeritus Status
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Cassady Potts
The Penn State Board of Trustees granted Ryan McCombie trustee emeritus status at its meeting Friday afternoon upon recommendation from the Committee on Governance and Long-Range Planning. [Read More]
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Joe Battista

Every Day Should Be 'Thank a Teacher Day'

While the next National Teacher Appreciation Day in the U.S. isn’t until May 7, 2019, World Teachers Day is coming up on Oct. 5. It’s nice to have these reminders that we should take time to recognize and thank our teachers. However, here’s a novel idea. Every day should be “Thank a Teacher

Gabriela Stevenson

What He Taught Me: Elton John and a Fabulous Farewell to State College

Elton John taught me a lot of things growing up. Nine rows away from him in the Bryce Jordan Center, I got the last, few lessons from a legend.

School District Canceling Contract with Local Papa John's Franchise Was the Wrong DecisionPatty Kleban

The school board voted to cancel a contract with the local franchisee, who had nothing to do with the comments or decisions made by John Schnatter, and eliminate a popular and financially strong lunch option, months after the offender was held accountable for his bad decisions.

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