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- Zach Berger

“It’s a benefit show for a very good cause, so I wanted to get involved,” Branda Smeltzer says. “I lost my mother when I was young, and my grief counselor had worked with Tides, so I knew about the foundation and what it does.”


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Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3 Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Buckeyes out-shot Penn State 44-27 for the game, which included higher shot totals in all three frames (15-10-, 13-12, 16-5). Skoff’s counterpart, Christian Frey, had 24 saves for his seventh win of the year. [Read More]
Sen. George Mitchell Releases Quarterly Report, Resigns From Post Sen. George Mitchell Releases Quarterly Report, Resigns From Post
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ted Hozza
"This has been a challenging time for everyone involved," Mitchell says. "But I believe that as a result of this process Penn State will emerge better and stronger than ever." [Read More]
THAW Festival Brings The Fight To State Patty's Day Weekend THAW Festival Brings The Fight To State Patty's Day Weekend
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"I think it’s a fantastic community event. It’s great to have something that features entertainment during the day, not just at night like we usually have in this town," Menard says. "I hope it does stick around in the coming years." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Barbour Support Important As Key Offseason Approaches Penn State Basketball: Barbour Support Important As Key Offseason Approaches
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If he can get back-to-back recruiting classes of note he could be on to something. If the momentum was a flash in the pan, it's anyone's guess what happens next. [Read More]
Shandygaff and Brewery Stand Alone In State Patty's Day Closing Shandygaff and Brewery Stand Alone In State Patty's Day Closing
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
“There are just drunken people running around town with no regard for their own safety or the damages that they do to property and the town,” Rockey says. “My worst nightmare would be if someone got hit by a car or fell off a balcony and our town was in the forefront of the news." [Read More]
For the Love of the Game — and Beyond For the Love of the Game — and Beyond
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli
The fee — for a couple of hours of expert instruction — is a mere $20. The proceeds, Shields explains, will go to the Jimmy V Foundation which funds cancer research."Everyone hears about THON around here. This is even bigger and I just wanted to be able to contribute to that," Shields says. [Read More]
Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
This inseparable pair came to Centre County PAWS as a package deal. Abby is a very sweet girl who's good with kids, other dogs and even cats. Buster can be a bit shy but he's coming out of his shell. He's good with older children and other female dogs, but doesn't get along with cats. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Upend Nittany Lions 5-3 Friday Night Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Upend Nittany Lions 5-3 Friday Night
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State scored 31 seconds into Friday night's contest but couldn't overcome mistakes and penalties as the Buckeyes capitalized for a 5-3 victory on Friday night. [Read More]
State Patty’s Day: Community Building, or Public Safety Nuisance? State Patty’s Day: Community Building, or Public Safety Nuisance?
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Penn State professor Jonathan Mathews says he feels there’s absolutely no redeeming qualities to State Patty’s Day, but adds with a slight smile: “But I was young and foolish once.” [Read More]
To Raise or Not to Raise, That is the Question
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To Raise or Not to Raise, That is the Question
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Judy Loy
Interest rates affect mortgage rates, interest rates on savings accounts and bond rates. Thus, an increase will make mortgages more expensive, saving more attractive and borrowing for companies, governments and municipalities more expensive. [Read More]

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Sen. George Mitchell Releases Quarterly Report, Resigns From Post Sen. George Mitchell Releases Quarterly Report, Resigns From Post
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ted Hozza
"This has been a challenging time for everyone involved," Mitchell says. "But I believe that as a result of this process Penn State will emerge better and stronger than ever." [Read More]
THAW Festival Brings The Fight To State Patty's Day Weekend THAW Festival Brings The Fight To State Patty's Day Weekend
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"I think it’s a fantastic community event. It’s great to have something that features entertainment during the day, not just at night like we usually have in this town," Menard says. "I hope it does stick around in the coming years." [Read More]
Shandygaff and Brewery Stand Alone In State Patty's Day Closing Shandygaff and Brewery Stand Alone In State Patty's Day Closing
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
“There are just drunken people running around town with no regard for their own safety or the damages that they do to property and the town,” Rockey says. “My worst nightmare would be if someone got hit by a car or fell off a balcony and our town was in the forefront of the news." [Read More]
For the Love of the Game — and Beyond For the Love of the Game — and Beyond
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli
The fee — for a couple of hours of expert instruction — is a mere $20. The proceeds, Shields explains, will go to the Jimmy V Foundation which funds cancer research."Everyone hears about THON around here. This is even bigger and I just wanted to be able to contribute to that," Shields says. [Read More]
Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
This inseparable pair came to Centre County PAWS as a package deal. Abby is a very sweet girl who's good with kids, other dogs and even cats. Buster can be a bit shy but he's coming out of his shell. He's good with older children and other female dogs, but doesn't get along with cats. [Read More]
State Patty’s Day: Community Building, or Public Safety Nuisance? State Patty’s Day: Community Building, or Public Safety Nuisance?
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Penn State professor Jonathan Mathews says he feels there’s absolutely no redeeming qualities to State Patty’s Day, but adds with a slight smile: “But I was young and foolish once.” [Read More]
Performers Sought to Audition for Fifth Annual 'Happy Valley's Got Talent' Show Performers Sought to Audition for Fifth Annual 'Happy Valley's Got Talent' Show
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
As the signature fundraising event for the Tides program, the goal of "Happy Valley's Got Talent" is to raise $50,000. "There is so much great talent that walks through the door," said Suzanne Thompson, executive director of Tides. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News And Features: Friday, February 27 Penn State, State College Noon News And Features: Friday, February 27
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
Freeh Asks Judge to Put Paterno-NCAA Lawsuit on Hold; Faces Challenge to Credibility in Federal Court Freeh Asks Judge to Put Paterno-NCAA Lawsuit on Hold; Faces Challenge to Credibility in Federal Court
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"Pepper Hamilton and Penn State will suffer irreparable injury without the stay... a stay will not substantially harm the interest of the other parties to this action... and the public interest strongly supports the issuance of a stay," the filing reads. [Read More]
Police 'Beef Up Staffing' in Preparation for State Patty's Day Police 'Beef Up Staffing' in Preparation for State Patty's Day
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The student-created pseudo-holiday drinking event, falls on this Saturday. “Between all the departments involved, we’re going to have more than enough officers out there that if you commit a crime, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll get arrested,” Hendrick says. [Read More]

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Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3 Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Buckeyes out-shot Penn State 44-27 for the game, which included higher shot totals in all three frames (15-10-, 13-12, 16-5). Skoff’s counterpart, Christian Frey, had 24 saves for his seventh win of the year. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Barbour Support Important As Key Offseason Approaches Penn State Basketball: Barbour Support Important As Key Offseason Approaches
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If he can get back-to-back recruiting classes of note he could be on to something. If the momentum was a flash in the pan, it's anyone's guess what happens next. [Read More]
For the Love of the Game — and Beyond For the Love of the Game — and Beyond
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli
The fee — for a couple of hours of expert instruction — is a mere $20. The proceeds, Shields explains, will go to the Jimmy V Foundation which funds cancer research."Everyone hears about THON around here. This is even bigger and I just wanted to be able to contribute to that," Shields says. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Upend Nittany Lions 5-3 Friday Night Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Upend Nittany Lions 5-3 Friday Night
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State scored 31 seconds into Friday night's contest but couldn't overcome mistakes and penalties as the Buckeyes capitalized for a 5-3 victory on Friday night. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Games Only Get Bigger As Nittany Lions Head to Columbus Penn State Hockey: Games Only Get Bigger As Nittany Lions Head to Columbus
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Heading into Friday night's game with Ohio State, Penn State is five points out of first place. Minnesota playing on Thursday night pushed the Gophers an additional three points ahead of the pack, a games played advantage that will even out by the end of the weekend. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News And Features: Friday, February 27 Penn State, State College Noon News And Features: Friday, February 27
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
Column
Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State's head football coach has fired up his calculator, fine-tuned his PowerPoints and put his best Nike forward to recruit fans, players and high school coaches. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Bettman Likes Idea Of NHL Hockey In Beaver Stadium Penn State Hockey: Bettman Likes Idea Of NHL Hockey In Beaver Stadium
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State coach Guy Gadowsky would love it. Athletic director Sandy Barbour thinks it is the kind of thing that would be a positive. “There's been talk about it,” Bettman said earlier this week. “I'm intrigued by the possibility. But it's not anywhere close to fruition.” [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News And Features: Thursday, February 26 Penn State, State College Noon News And Features: Thursday, February 26
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Single Season Ticket Prices Released For 2015 Campaign Penn State Football: Single Season Ticket Prices Released For 2015 Campaign
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“In an effort to be sensitive to our schedule, we are offering three of the first five games at our lowest possible ticket price. We know our fans must commit time, resources and effort to attending a Penn State weekend and variable pricing allows us to respond accordingly.” [Read More]

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Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3 Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Push Past Nittany Lions 5-3
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The Buckeyes out-shot Penn State 44-27 for the game, which included higher shot totals in all three frames (15-10-, 13-12, 16-5). Skoff’s counterpart, Christian Frey, had 24 saves for his seventh win of the year. [Read More]
Sen. George Mitchell Releases Quarterly Report, Resigns From Post Sen. George Mitchell Releases Quarterly Report, Resigns From Post
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Ted Hozza
"This has been a challenging time for everyone involved," Mitchell says. "But I believe that as a result of this process Penn State will emerge better and stronger than ever." [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Barbour Support Important As Key Offseason Approaches Penn State Basketball: Barbour Support Important As Key Offseason Approaches
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
If he can get back-to-back recruiting classes of note he could be on to something. If the momentum was a flash in the pan, it's anyone's guess what happens next. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Upend Nittany Lions 5-3 Friday Night Penn State Hockey: Buckeyes Upend Nittany Lions 5-3 Friday Night
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State scored 31 seconds into Friday night's contest but couldn't overcome mistakes and penalties as the Buckeyes capitalized for a 5-3 victory on Friday night. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Games Only Get Bigger As Nittany Lions Head to Columbus Penn State Hockey: Games Only Get Bigger As Nittany Lions Head to Columbus
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Heading into Friday night's game with Ohio State, Penn State is five points out of first place. Minnesota playing on Thursday night pushed the Gophers an additional three points ahead of the pack, a games played advantage that will even out by the end of the weekend. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News And Features: Friday, February 27 Penn State, State College Noon News And Features: Friday, February 27
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Penn State, State College and Centre County are making news all over the web. Every weekday at noon we post links to some of the most noteworthy stories. [Read More]
Freeh Asks Judge to Put Paterno-NCAA Lawsuit on Hold; Faces Challenge to Credibility in Federal Court Freeh Asks Judge to Put Paterno-NCAA Lawsuit on Hold; Faces Challenge to Credibility in Federal Court
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"Pepper Hamilton and Penn State will suffer irreparable injury without the stay... a stay will not substantially harm the interest of the other parties to this action... and the public interest strongly supports the issuance of a stay," the filing reads. [Read More]
Police 'Beef Up Staffing' in Preparation for State Patty's Day Police 'Beef Up Staffing' in Preparation for State Patty's Day
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The student-created pseudo-holiday drinking event, falls on this Saturday. “Between all the departments involved, we’re going to have more than enough officers out there that if you commit a crime, there’s a high likelihood that you’ll get arrested,” Hendrick says. [Read More]
Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
Column
Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State's head football coach has fired up his calculator, fine-tuned his PowerPoints and put his best Nike forward to recruit fans, players and high school coaches. [Read More]
DUI Memorial Comes to State College To Encourage Safe Decisions Over the Weekend DUI Memorial Comes to State College To Encourage Safe Decisions Over the Weekend
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“It’s powerful reading those names,” says Penn State police chief Tyrone Parham. “This isn’t some slogan, those are real people whose deaths have impacted families and loved ones and friends.” [Read More]
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Judy Loy

To Raise or Not to Raise, That is the Question

Interest rates affect mortgage rates, interest rates on savings accounts and bond rates. Thus, an increase will make mortgages more expensive, saving more attractive and borrowing for companies, governments and municipalities more expensive.

Mike Poorman

Franklin Delivers Coast to Coast Clinic on How to Promote Penn State Football

Penn State's head football coach has fired up his calculator, fine-tuned his PowerPoints and put his best Nike forward to recruit fans, players and high school coaches.

The Snow Day Call, A No-Win SituationJay Paterno

Apparently most parents were way tougher than today's kids. We're armed with vivid memories of waiting outside half an hour for the school bus that picked us up three miles from our house on days when the wind chill was 40 below.

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