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Penn State Hockey: Even If The Nittany Lions Miss Postseason, 2017-18 Season Holds Big Lesson Penn State Hockey: Even If The Nittany Lions Miss Postseason, 2017-18 Season Holds Big Lesson
by Ben Jones

It is worth noting off the top that Penn State's season isn't over, something that anyone inside Pegula Ice Arena will be quick to remind you. 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
State High Struggles with 'JUULing' Among Students, Like Schools Nationwide State High Struggles with 'JUULing' Among Students, Like Schools Nationwide

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.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
‘The Safest Building on Earth’: At Penn State’s High-Security Pell Lab for Advanced Biological Research, Scientists Work to Combat Disease ‘The Safest Building on Earth’: At Penn State’s High-Security Pell Lab for Advanced Biological Research, Scientists Work to Combat Disease

Tucked away in the northern reaches of Penn State’s campus among the agricultural buildings is a level-three biological containment research facility dedicated to learning about – and combating – pathogens affecting both human and animal.

StateCollege.com - Sean Yoder, Town&Gown
The Zain Train’s Undefeated Dual Career in Review The Zain Train’s Undefeated Dual Career in Review

When senior 149-pounder Zain Retherford pinned Buffalo’s Nick Palumbo on Sunday, he put an exclamation point on his dual career in the most fitting way possible. The fall was the 52nd of Retherford’s career and moved him within one pin of tying the program record. It also resulted in his 60th du

StateCollege.com - Anthony Colucci

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Penn State Police to Begin Carrying Naloxone Penn State Police to Begin Carrying Naloxone
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Starting on Friday, Penn State University Police will join other local law enforcement in carrying naloxone, a drug that has been a critical tool for first responders dealing with the opioid crisis. [Read More]
The Changing Face of Downtown State College
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The Changing Face of Downtown State College
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
As some small businesses and local favorites fade away and new high rises pop up, community members and business owners wonder what the trend means for downtown State College. [Read More]
It’s Time to Change the Script
Column
It’s Time to Change the Script
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
It’s as if somebody has finally turned on the lights in a dark kitchen and we’re seeing the cockroaches that have been scurrying around all along. The kids at Sandy Hook were too little to reach the light switch. The kids at Marjory Stoneman Douglas are taller. But they need help from the news m [Read More]
Man Facing Felony Charges After Confrontation Over Tire Rims Man Facing Felony Charges After Confrontation Over Tire Rims
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A Ferguson Township man who allegedly sought to confront his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend over car damage is now facing two felony charges. [Read More]
Police Say Walmart Employee Stole More Than $1,000 in Merchandise by Under-Ringing Girlfriend Police Say Walmart Employee Stole More Than $1,000 in Merchandise by Under-Ringing Girlfriend
18 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Police say a local Walmart employee stole more than $1,000 in merchandise from the store by under-ringing his girlfriend at a register on a dozen occasions. Now he's facing felony charges. [Read More]
Downed Tree Causes Power Outage in Ferguson Township Downed Tree Causes Power Outage in Ferguson Township
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Some Ferguson Township residents will be without power for a few hours on Tuesday. [Read More]
FUSE Productions Brings 'Merrily We Roll Along' to Schwab Auditorium FUSE Productions Brings 'Merrily We Roll Along' to Schwab Auditorium
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Merrily We Roll Along, the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in Schwab Auditorium. [Read More]
State High Students Bring Penn State Athletes, Community Together for a Cause State High Students Bring Penn State Athletes, Community Together for a Cause
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
The Penn State men's basketball game against Michigan on Wednesday will feature a lot more than a Big Ten rivalry. The game will bring together a community of State College Area High School students, Penn State athletes, a local youth basketball league and Penn State basketball fans to raise funds [Read More]
Focus on Solutions, Not Finger Pointing
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Focus on Solutions, Not Finger Pointing
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
There is an old adage that says “When you point the finger at someone else, there are three fingers pointing back at you.” Perhaps we should all consider that before we decide to run our mouths, put an insensitive post on social media, or fire off the angry email or letter to a colleague or supe [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Earn Top 25 Votes Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Earn Top 25 Votes
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
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. [Read More]

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The Changing Face of Downtown State College
Video
The Changing Face of Downtown State College
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
As some small businesses and local favorites fade away and new high rises pop up, community members and business owners wonder what the trend means for downtown State College. [Read More]
FUSE Productions Brings 'Merrily We Roll Along' to Schwab Auditorium FUSE Productions Brings 'Merrily We Roll Along' to Schwab Auditorium
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
Merrily We Roll Along, the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in Schwab Auditorium. [Read More]
State High Students Bring Penn State Athletes, Community Together for a Cause State High Students Bring Penn State Athletes, Community Together for a Cause
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Karen Walker
The Penn State men's basketball game against Michigan on Wednesday will feature a lot more than a Big Ten rivalry. The game will bring together a community of State College Area High School students, Penn State athletes, a local youth basketball league and Penn State basketball fans to raise funds [Read More]
Focus on Solutions, Not Finger Pointing
Column
Focus on Solutions, Not Finger Pointing
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
There is an old adage that says “When you point the finger at someone else, there are three fingers pointing back at you.” Perhaps we should all consider that before we decide to run our mouths, put an insensitive post on social media, or fire off the angry email or letter to a colleague or supe [Read More]
Mall Retailers Hope for More Tenants, Traffic Mall Retailers Hope for More Tenants, Traffic
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
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. [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
3 days 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
3 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
3 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'
4 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
4 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]

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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Earn Top 25 Votes Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Earn Top 25 Votes
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
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. [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
2 days 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
3 days 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]
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
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
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. [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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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]

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Penn State Police to Begin Carrying Naloxone Penn State Police to Begin Carrying Naloxone
5 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Starting on Friday, Penn State University Police will join other local law enforcement in carrying naloxone, a drug that has been a critical tool for first responders dealing with the opioid crisis. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Earn Top 25 Votes Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Earn Top 25 Votes
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
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. [Read More]
Highlights from the Final Four Hours at THON 2018
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Highlights from the Final Four Hours at THON 2018
2 days 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
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State lost 76-73 to No. 6 Purdue on the road Sunday night. [Read More]
Penn State vs. Ohio State: Oh, It's a Rivalry, All Right
Column
Penn State vs. Ohio State: Oh, It's a Rivalry, All Right
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
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. [Read More]
Sex Offense Reported at Bryce Jordan Center During THON Sex Offense Reported at Bryce Jordan Center During THON
3 days 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
3 days 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'
3 days 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
3 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
3 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]
StateCollege.com Columnists
Russell Frank

It’s Time to Change the Script

It’s as if somebody has finally turned on the lights in a dark kitchen and we’re seeing the cockroaches that have been scurrying around all along. The kids at Sandy Hook were too little to reach the light switch. The kids at Marjory Stoneman Douglas are taller. But they need help from the news m

Joe Battista

Focus on Solutions, Not Finger Pointing

There is an old adage that says “When you point the finger at someone else, there are three fingers pointing back at you.” Perhaps we should all consider that before we decide to run our mouths, put an insensitive post on social media, or fire off the angry email or letter to a colleague or supe

We Need to Start Asking the Big QuestionsPatty 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.

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