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Penn State Football: Why James Franklin’s Quest for a National Title Matters Penn State Football: Why James Franklin’s Quest for a National Title Matters
by Mike Poorman

Only a dozen of the 130 major college football head coaches in the country are black. James Franklin, says new verbal commit Devyn Ford, wants to be the first of that group to win a national championship. Full Story →

Drivers Showcase Skills at Concrete Mixer Rodeo Championship Drivers Showcase Skills at Concrete Mixer Rodeo Championship

It was rodeo time on Saturday at the Centre County Public Safety Training Center in Pleasant Gap. But instead of cowboys on horseback, this rodeo featured drivers test their skills in 10-ton concrete mixers.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Kent Baker Retires After Nearly 3 Decades with College Township Kent Baker Retires After Nearly 3 Decades with College Township

For almost three decades, Kent Baker, of Boalsburg, has thought about all the details that go into community improvement projects.

StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Jodi Morelli
More Than Skin Deep: Know the Risks to Recognize and Prevent Skin Cancer More Than Skin Deep: Know the Risks to Recognize and Prevent Skin Cancer

Over the past 30 years, the incidence of melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer – has risen rapidly in the United States, due in large part to increasing use of indoor tanning beds, particularly by young women. In fact, melanoma is now the third most common cancer for women under the age

StateCollege.com - David Shupp, MD
School Taxes Are on the Rise Throughout Centre County School Taxes Are on the Rise Throughout Centre County

Bellefonte Area School District has already hiked taxes for the 2018-19 fiscal year. On May 7, State College Area School District passed a preliminary budget also showing an increase for taxpayers. Penns Valley and Bald Eagle also are looking to raising taxes in their districts.

StateCollege.com - Vincent Corso

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Penn State Football: Wilson Adds Another Four-Star To 2019 Fold Penn State Football: Wilson Adds Another Four-Star To 2019 Fold
4 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff
Penn State earned a verbal commitment from four-star athlete Marquis Wilson Sunday evening. [Read More]
New Ferguson Township Park Gets a Name New Ferguson Township Park Gets a Name
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
The new 8-acre park located behind the Waffle Shop on Blue Course Drive will be known as Songbird Sanctuary. [Read More]
State College Could Get More Than $600,000 for Affordable Housing Initiatives State College Could Get More Than $600,000 for Affordable Housing Initiatives
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Affordable housing programs in State College might be getting a big boost. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five-Star Running Back Tabs Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Five-Star Running Back Tabs Nittany Lions
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's big recruiting weekend got off to a fast start on Friday as the Nittany Lions added Rivals' five-star running back Devyn Ford to the fold. Ford announced his commitment to the 2019 class around 4:30. [Read More]
Helicopters Called to Scene of 3-Vehicle Crash Helicopters Called to Scene of 3-Vehicle Crash
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Two medical helicopters were called to the scene of a three-vehicle crash near Boalsburg on Friday. [Read More]
Longer Travel Delays Coming to Potters Mills Gap Area of Route 322 Longer Travel Delays Coming to Potters Mills Gap Area of Route 322
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Drivers who are planning to travel through the Potters Mills Gap area of U.S. Route 322 will need to allow even more time to get to their destinations starting next week. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Key JUCO Transfer Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Key JUCO Transfer
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A potentially busy recruiting weekend for James Franklin and Penn State started up a bit early on Thursday night as three-star junior college safety Jaquan Brisker verbally committed according to his Twitter account. [Read More]
Public Hearing Set for Harner Farm Rezoning Public Hearing Set for Harner Farm Rezoning
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Vincent Corso
The request to rezone 71.5 acres of the Harner Farm property is moving forward to a public hearing after the request was reviewed by the Ferguson Township Planning Commission. The commission voted 3-2 to approve the request and township supervisors agreed to a public hearing about the zoning change [Read More]
Maroon & Gray Society’s First Class Led by Unforgettable Teachers
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Maroon & Gray Society’s First Class Led by Unforgettable Teachers
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Carol Gentry came to State High a fresh-faced college grad who became an educational powerhouse. Steve Gentry was already well-known at the school when he returned to spend a career guiding students and athletes. And Marion Bressler was a caring and devoted teacher who brought history to life for he [Read More]
TGIF: State College Weekend Events for May 18-20 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for May 18-20
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Happy Friday, Happy Valley! Fairs and festivals, ballet, community yard sales, educational events and soul singer Bettye LaVette are all on the weekend calendar. [Read More]

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New Ferguson Township Park Gets a Name New Ferguson Township Park Gets a Name
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
The new 8-acre park located behind the Waffle Shop on Blue Course Drive will be known as Songbird Sanctuary. [Read More]
State College Could Get More Than $600,000 for Affordable Housing Initiatives State College Could Get More Than $600,000 for Affordable Housing Initiatives
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Affordable housing programs in State College might be getting a big boost. [Read More]
Longer Travel Delays Coming to Potters Mills Gap Area of Route 322 Longer Travel Delays Coming to Potters Mills Gap Area of Route 322
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Drivers who are planning to travel through the Potters Mills Gap area of U.S. Route 322 will need to allow even more time to get to their destinations starting next week. [Read More]
Maroon & Gray Society’s First Class Led by Unforgettable Teachers
Column
Maroon & Gray Society’s First Class Led by Unforgettable Teachers
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
Carol Gentry came to State High a fresh-faced college grad who became an educational powerhouse. Steve Gentry was already well-known at the school when he returned to spend a career guiding students and athletes. And Marion Bressler was a caring and devoted teacher who brought history to life for he [Read More]
TGIF: State College Weekend Events for May 18-20 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for May 18-20
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Happy Friday, Happy Valley! Fairs and festivals, ballet, community yard sales, educational events and soul singer Bettye LaVette are all on the weekend calendar. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin’s Aim? Make a Run ‘Consistently’
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Penn State Football: Franklin’s Aim? Make a Run ‘Consistently’
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I don’t want to be a program that every three or four years, we have a really good run,” pronounced James Franklin on the Coaches Caravan. “I want to be a program that can do it consistently. And there’s only a handful of programs that do that.” [Read More]
Gray's Woods Elementary Celebrates Student's National Reading Award Gray's Woods Elementary Celebrates Student's National Reading Award
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Students lined a hallway and the marching band played Thursday morning at Gray's Woods Elementary School. Congratulatory balloons floated in a classroom and a proclamation was read. It was all to surprise one fifth-grade student with the news that he is the winner of a national reading award. [Read More]
Allen Street Pedestrian Plaza Proposal Is Off the Table, for Now Allen Street Pedestrian Plaza Proposal Is Off the Table, for Now
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre Foundation has withdrawn its application to create a pedestrian mall on the 100 block of South Allen Street for six weeks this summer. [Read More]
Navy Veteran, Wounded in Combat, and His Service Dog Are Inseparable on Penn State's Campus Navy Veteran, Wounded in Combat, and His Service Dog Are Inseparable on Penn State's Campus
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Miranda Buckheit, Town&Gown
Edward Bonfiglio, a senior rehabilitation and human services major, can often be found in one of the many Penn State gyms as he exercises between his classes. Bonfiglio, from Runnemede, New Jersey, always has his best workout pal with him. [Read More]
Penns Valley Historical Museum Presents New Exhibits Penns Valley Historical Museum Presents New Exhibits
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Sam Stitzer
The Penns Valley Historical Museum in Aaronsburg opened for the 2018 season May 5, featuring two new exhibits created by museum collections chairman Kay Gray. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Wilson Adds Another Four-Star To 2019 Fold Penn State Football: Wilson Adds Another Four-Star To 2019 Fold
4 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff
Penn State earned a verbal commitment from four-star athlete Marquis Wilson Sunday evening. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five-Star Running Back Tabs Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Five-Star Running Back Tabs Nittany Lions
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's big recruiting weekend got off to a fast start on Friday as the Nittany Lions added Rivals' five-star running back Devyn Ford to the fold. Ford announced his commitment to the 2019 class around 4:30. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Key JUCO Transfer Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Key JUCO Transfer
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A potentially busy recruiting weekend for James Franklin and Penn State started up a bit early on Thursday night as three-star junior college safety Jaquan Brisker verbally committed according to his Twitter account. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin’s Aim? Make a Run ‘Consistently’
Column
Penn State Football: Franklin’s Aim? Make a Run ‘Consistently’
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I don’t want to be a program that every three or four years, we have a really good run,” pronounced James Franklin on the Coaches Caravan. “I want to be a program that can do it consistently. And there’s only a handful of programs that do that.” [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions To Face DePaul In Gavitt Games Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions To Face DePaul In Gavitt Games
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball will play DePaul on Thursday, November 15 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago as part of the cross-conference meeting between the Big Ten and Big East in the Gavitt Tipoff Games. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Set For Night Showdown Against Pitt Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Set For Night Showdown Against Pitt
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It doesn't get much more entertaining than this as Penn State will travel to face Pitt for a night showdown in Pittsburgh on Sept. 8. The Keystone Classic will air on ABC according to the network. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Autio Set To Join Goodwin In Finland Penn State Hockey: Autio Set To Join Goodwin In Finland
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey's reach will continue overseas as Erik Autio is the most recent Nittany Lion to sign a professional contract following his senior season. Autio will head back to his native land of Finland to play for SaiPa in Finland's Liiga league. [Read More]
The County League Lives On, But Old Diamonds Hold Only Memories The County League Lives On, But Old Diamonds Hold Only Memories
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Ron Bracken
Like the bones of a dinosaur, bleached and dried by the desert sun, the scoreboard behind the center field fence at Port Matilda’s Community Park was crumbling under the weight of years before it was recently torn down. Now, only the frame remains. [Read More]
Runner's High Runner's High
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Rebekka Coakley, Town&Gown
Sure, running can be misery, but enthusiasts say that’s outweighed by the inner peace they feel. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Shelving Pitt Series Makes Sense, So Now Let's Stop Talking About It Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Shelving Pitt Series Makes Sense, So Now Let's Stop Talking About It
1 week ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“If you’re looking at the Pitt-Penn State series as just the Pitt-Penn State series, it’s been fantastic. It’s been awesome. There’s excitement, there’s a buzz about it. I think it’s been really good for the state of Pennsylvania. Obviously we’re keeping a game that has some historic [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Wilson Adds Another Four-Star To 2019 Fold Penn State Football: Wilson Adds Another Four-Star To 2019 Fold
4 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff
Penn State earned a verbal commitment from four-star athlete Marquis Wilson Sunday evening. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five-Star Running Back Tabs Nittany Lions Penn State Football: Five-Star Running Back Tabs Nittany Lions
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's big recruiting weekend got off to a fast start on Friday as the Nittany Lions added Rivals' five-star running back Devyn Ford to the fold. Ford announced his commitment to the 2019 class around 4:30. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Key JUCO Transfer Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Key JUCO Transfer
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
A potentially busy recruiting weekend for James Franklin and Penn State started up a bit early on Thursday night as three-star junior college safety Jaquan Brisker verbally committed according to his Twitter account. [Read More]
TGIF: State College Weekend Events for May 18-20 TGIF: State College Weekend Events for May 18-20
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Happy Friday, Happy Valley! Fairs and festivals, ballet, community yard sales, educational events and soul singer Bettye LaVette are all on the weekend calendar. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin’s Aim? Make a Run ‘Consistently’
Column
Penn State Football: Franklin’s Aim? Make a Run ‘Consistently’
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
“I don’t want to be a program that every three or four years, we have a really good run,” pronounced James Franklin on the Coaches Caravan. “I want to be a program that can do it consistently. And there’s only a handful of programs that do that.” [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions To Face DePaul In Gavitt Games Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions To Face DePaul In Gavitt Games
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State basketball will play DePaul on Thursday, November 15 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago as part of the cross-conference meeting between the Big Ten and Big East in the Gavitt Tipoff Games. [Read More]
Navy Veteran, Wounded in Combat, and His Service Dog Are Inseparable on Penn State's Campus Navy Veteran, Wounded in Combat, and His Service Dog Are Inseparable on Penn State's Campus
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Miranda Buckheit, Town&Gown
Edward Bonfiglio, a senior rehabilitation and human services major, can often be found in one of the many Penn State gyms as he exercises between his classes. Bonfiglio, from Runnemede, New Jersey, always has his best workout pal with him. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Master Gardener Hotline Offers Solutions The Avid Gardener: Master Gardener Hotline Offers Solutions
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Lora Gauss
There are times when “patient labor and attention” are not enough. Sometimes, practical research-based knowledge is necessary to solve a gardening problem or answer a question. That’s where the Penn State Extension Master Gardener Garden Hotline can help. [Read More]
Penn State Approved as Medical Marijuana Research Center Penn State Approved as Medical Marijuana Research Center
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State's College of Medicine has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as a Certified Academic Clinical Research Center for the state’s medical marijuana program. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Set For Night Showdown Against Pitt Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Set For Night Showdown Against Pitt
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It doesn't get much more entertaining than this as Penn State will travel to face Pitt for a night showdown in Pittsburgh on Sept. 8. The Keystone Classic will air on ABC according to the network. [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

Penn State Football: Why James Franklin’s Quest for a National Title Matters

Only a dozen of the 130 major college football head coaches in the country are black. James Franklin, says new verbal commit Devyn Ford, wants to be the first of that group to win a national championship.

Bill Horlacher

Maroon & Gray Society’s First Class Led by Unforgettable Teachers

Carol Gentry came to State High a fresh-faced college grad who became an educational powerhouse. Steve Gentry was already well-known at the school when he returned to spend a career guiding students and athletes. And Marion Bressler was a caring and devoted teacher who brought history to life for he

Penn State Football: Franklin’s Aim? Make a Run ‘Consistently’Mike Poorman

“I don’t want to be a program that every three or four years, we have a really good run,” pronounced James Franklin on the Coaches Caravan. “I want to be a program that can do it consistently. And there’s only a handful of programs that do that.”

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