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Central PA 4th Fest: A Tradition
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Central PA 4th Fest: A Tradition
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
Since 1927, there has been a Fourth of July celebration in Centre County, according to the 4thFest website. At that time the Alpha Fire Company put on a carnival that continued, along with a parade, for the next 50 years. The State College Sunrise Kiwanis Club kept it going through the 1990s. [Read More]
Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Aster is a friendly and playful cat with a distinctive coat. She's a domestic shorthair who was rescued by a good Samaritan who saw her being attacked by dogs. Despite that, Aster still gets along with dogs and should do fine in a home with children and other cats. [Read More]
Respecting the Stars and Stripes: How to Handle the American Flag Respecting the Stars and Stripes: How to Handle the American Flag
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"Since serving in the United States Navy and now being involved with the American Legion, the flag has taken on new meaning for me," says Mary Werdal, commander of American Legion Post 245. "When I see the American Flag flying it warms my heart and soul." [Read More]
Penn State Football: As You Might Imagine, John Urschel Isn't Your Normal 24-Year Old
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Penn State Football: As You Might Imagine, John Urschel Isn't Your Normal 24-Year Old
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It comes as no surprise to anyone that former Nittany Lion turned Baltimore Raven, John Urschel has led a life a little different than the rest of us. [Read More]
New Alleged Sandusky Victim Gets Day in Court New Alleged Sandusky Victim Gets Day in Court
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Anthony Spinelli will appear in the Centre County Courthouse at 10:00 a.m. on October 22 to make his case against Sandusky and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. His attorney says Spinelli filed the case under his real name to serve as a "voice of the voiceless." [Read More]
Freedom Riders Bike to Support Veterans on Fourth of July Freedom Riders Bike to Support Veterans on Fourth of July
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"It’s just a neat kind of homegrown family event. Everybody gets very patriotic and dressed up," Egerer says. "It’s just a nice leisurely ride with crowds cheering for you and chanting USA. ... it makes me proud to be a part of something like this."" [Read More]
Judges Reload and Fire New Volley in Right to Know Dispute Judges Reload and Fire New Volley in Right to Know Dispute
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Grine and Gillette-Walker, who are both suing the county government, argue they will suffer "irreparable harm" unless the judge hearing their case intervenes. They argue that allowing the county to release the records would violate the separation of powers between different branches of government. [Read More]
As McGloin Starts Year 3 in the NFL, He's Still the Constant Amidst Change
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As McGloin Starts Year 3 in the NFL, He's Still the Constant Amidst Change
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The former Penn State quarterback enters his third season in the NFL. And in that time he has seen Oakland Raider quarterbacks like Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn, Matt Schaub, Tyler Wilson and Trent Edwards come. And go. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Former Nittany Lion Assistant And Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver Passes Away Penn State Athletics: Former Nittany Lion Assistant And Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver Passes Away
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Former Penn State football player and assistant coach and long-time Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver passed away Thursday morning in Blacksburg, Va. He was 70. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Talent Back En Route To Happy Valley Penn State Football: Talent Back En Route To Happy Valley
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's recruiting success is easy to see. Four-star recruits have committed one after another for just over a month now. Momentum is the name of the game and the Nittany Lions have it. [Read More]

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Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Aster is a friendly and playful cat with a distinctive coat. She's a domestic shorthair who was rescued by a good Samaritan who saw her being attacked by dogs. Despite that, Aster still gets along with dogs and should do fine in a home with children and other cats. [Read More]
Respecting the Stars and Stripes: How to Handle the American Flag Respecting the Stars and Stripes: How to Handle the American Flag
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"Since serving in the United States Navy and now being involved with the American Legion, the flag has taken on new meaning for me," says Mary Werdal, commander of American Legion Post 245. "When I see the American Flag flying it warms my heart and soul." [Read More]
New Alleged Sandusky Victim Gets Day in Court New Alleged Sandusky Victim Gets Day in Court
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Anthony Spinelli will appear in the Centre County Courthouse at 10:00 a.m. on October 22 to make his case against Sandusky and the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. His attorney says Spinelli filed the case under his real name to serve as a "voice of the voiceless." [Read More]
Freedom Riders Bike to Support Veterans on Fourth of July Freedom Riders Bike to Support Veterans on Fourth of July
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"It’s just a neat kind of homegrown family event. Everybody gets very patriotic and dressed up," Egerer says. "It’s just a nice leisurely ride with crowds cheering for you and chanting USA. ... it makes me proud to be a part of something like this."" [Read More]
Judges Reload and Fire New Volley in Right to Know Dispute Judges Reload and Fire New Volley in Right to Know Dispute
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Grine and Gillette-Walker, who are both suing the county government, argue they will suffer "irreparable harm" unless the judge hearing their case intervenes. They argue that allowing the county to release the records would violate the separation of powers between different branches of government. [Read More]
New Judge Issues First Order in Spanier-Freeh Lawsuit New Judge Issues First Order in Spanier-Freeh Lawsuit
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge Robert Eby has been appointed by the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts to specially preside over the defamation lawsuit Spanier is waging against Freeh. [Read More]
From Drama to Jam Sessions, Independence Celebrations Aplenty From Drama to Jam Sessions, Independence Celebrations Aplenty
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
Whether you're looking to wolf down some hotdogs and listen to music, take part in a kid-friendly parade, or check out a patriotic musical, there's something for just about everyone. [Read More]
Centre County Financially Prepared as State Budget Stalemate Worsens Centre County Financially Prepared as State Budget Stalemate Worsens
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Commissioner Chris Exarchos says state budget disagreements have rocked Pennsylvania in previous administrations, giving the county plenty of practice on how to manage its resources while lawmakers hash things out. [Read More]
Paterno Estate Accuses NCAA of Stalling Trial, Improper Court Procedures Paterno Estate Accuses NCAA of Stalling Trial, Improper Court Procedures
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
In a Wednesday filing, the Paterno estate responds to an NCAA motion asking for a leave to amend its answer to the civil complaint. The filing asserts that the court should deny the motion, which Paterno attorneys allege is an illegal attempt to stall the trial. [Read More]
Penn State Trustees Recommend Term Limits, Responsibilities for Emeriti Board Members Penn State Trustees Recommend Term Limits, Responsibilities for Emeriti Board Members
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Emeriti trustees will have access to all public meetings, in which they are encouraged to participate with the chair’s approval. They only have access to executive sessions at the discretion of the board or committee chair, and will not have access to privileged legal information or meetings [Read More]

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Penn State Football: As You Might Imagine, John Urschel Isn't Your Normal 24-Year Old
Video
Penn State Football: As You Might Imagine, John Urschel Isn't Your Normal 24-Year Old
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It comes as no surprise to anyone that former Nittany Lion turned Baltimore Raven, John Urschel has led a life a little different than the rest of us. [Read More]
As McGloin Starts Year 3 in the NFL, He's Still the Constant Amidst Change
Column
As McGloin Starts Year 3 in the NFL, He's Still the Constant Amidst Change
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The former Penn State quarterback enters his third season in the NFL. And in that time he has seen Oakland Raider quarterbacks like Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn, Matt Schaub, Tyler Wilson and Trent Edwards come. And go. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Former Nittany Lion Assistant And Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver Passes Away Penn State Athletics: Former Nittany Lion Assistant And Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver Passes Away
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Former Penn State football player and assistant coach and long-time Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver passed away Thursday morning in Blacksburg, Va. He was 70. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Talent Back En Route To Happy Valley Penn State Football: Talent Back En Route To Happy Valley
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's recruiting success is easy to see. Four-star recruits have committed one after another for just over a month now. Momentum is the name of the game and the Nittany Lions have it. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Thursday Mailbag: Breneman, Fundamentals and Realignment Penn State Football: Thursday Mailbag: Breneman, Fundamentals and Realignment
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's Thursday and that means another chance to answer some reader questions as we take on the mailbag. This week Christian Hackenberg's fundamentals, Adam Breneman's health and the Big Ten conference come into question. [Read More]
New Hype Video Ramps Up Excitement For Penn State Football New Hype Video Ramps Up Excitement For Penn State Football
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Mike Reisman
The video includes most of the highlights from James Franklin’s first year with a strong emphasis on recruiting. Throw in some great crowd shots from last year’s White Out against Ohio State, some slow-mo clips of big hits, and of course, some Sam Ficken game winners. [Read More]
For Spikes Pitcher It's A Dream Come True For Spikes Pitcher It's A Dream Come True
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Pat Rothdeutsch
He's hardly had time to catch his breath. "It's pretty awesome," Evans says. "It's what you dream of, to get a chance to play professional ball. So I'm ready for it and excited." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Four-Star Receiver Nixon Puts Nittany Lions In Top 10 Penn State Football: Four-Star Receiver Nixon Puts Nittany Lions In Top 10
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football has been recruiting the defensive front hard the past few weeks but the latest bit of recruiting news comes from the other side of the ball all together. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Commits To Nittany Lions Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Commits To Nittany Lions
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
At 6-foot-4, 200-pounds Samuel averaged just 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds during his first two collegiate seasons but picked up valuable experience as a part of UConn's national title winning team in 2014. Samuel will sit out this season before playing his two remaining years of eligibility. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Another Four-Star Defensive Lineman Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Another Four-Star Defensive Lineman
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football's defensive push on the recruiting trail only got stronger Tuesday as Lake Forest, Ill., defensive end Daniel Joseph committed to James Franklin and his staff. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: As You Might Imagine, John Urschel Isn't Your Normal 24-Year Old
Video
Penn State Football: As You Might Imagine, John Urschel Isn't Your Normal 24-Year Old
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It comes as no surprise to anyone that former Nittany Lion turned Baltimore Raven, John Urschel has led a life a little different than the rest of us. [Read More]
As McGloin Starts Year 3 in the NFL, He's Still the Constant Amidst Change
Column
As McGloin Starts Year 3 in the NFL, He's Still the Constant Amidst Change
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The former Penn State quarterback enters his third season in the NFL. And in that time he has seen Oakland Raider quarterbacks like Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn, Matt Schaub, Tyler Wilson and Trent Edwards come. And go. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Talent Back En Route To Happy Valley Penn State Football: Talent Back En Route To Happy Valley
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's recruiting success is easy to see. Four-star recruits have committed one after another for just over a month now. Momentum is the name of the game and the Nittany Lions have it. [Read More]
New Judge Issues First Order in Spanier-Freeh Lawsuit New Judge Issues First Order in Spanier-Freeh Lawsuit
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Lebanon County Court of Common Pleas Senior Judge Robert Eby has been appointed by the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts to specially preside over the defamation lawsuit Spanier is waging against Freeh. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Thursday Mailbag: Breneman, Fundamentals and Realignment Penn State Football: Thursday Mailbag: Breneman, Fundamentals and Realignment
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
It's Thursday and that means another chance to answer some reader questions as we take on the mailbag. This week Christian Hackenberg's fundamentals, Adam Breneman's health and the Big Ten conference come into question. [Read More]
Centre County Financially Prepared as State Budget Stalemate Worsens Centre County Financially Prepared as State Budget Stalemate Worsens
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Commissioner Chris Exarchos says state budget disagreements have rocked Pennsylvania in previous administrations, giving the county plenty of practice on how to manage its resources while lawmakers hash things out. [Read More]
Paterno Estate Accuses NCAA of Stalling Trial, Improper Court Procedures Paterno Estate Accuses NCAA of Stalling Trial, Improper Court Procedures
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
In a Wednesday filing, the Paterno estate responds to an NCAA motion asking for a leave to amend its answer to the civil complaint. The filing asserts that the court should deny the motion, which Paterno attorneys allege is an illegal attempt to stall the trial. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Four-Star Receiver Nixon Puts Nittany Lions In Top 10 Penn State Football: Four-Star Receiver Nixon Puts Nittany Lions In Top 10
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football has been recruiting the defensive front hard the past few weeks but the latest bit of recruiting news comes from the other side of the ball all together. [Read More]
Penn State Trustees Recommend Term Limits, Responsibilities for Emeriti Board Members Penn State Trustees Recommend Term Limits, Responsibilities for Emeriti Board Members
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Emeriti trustees will have access to all public meetings, in which they are encouraged to participate with the chair’s approval. They only have access to executive sessions at the discretion of the board or committee chair, and will not have access to privileged legal information or meetings [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Commits To Nittany Lions Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Commits To Nittany Lions
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
At 6-foot-4, 200-pounds Samuel averaged just 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds during his first two collegiate seasons but picked up valuable experience as a part of UConn's national title winning team in 2014. Samuel will sit out this season before playing his two remaining years of eligibility. [Read More]
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Connie Cousins

Central PA 4th Fest: A Tradition

Since 1927, there has been a Fourth of July celebration in Centre County, according to the 4thFest website. At that time the Alpha Fire Company put on a carnival that continued, along with a parade, for the next 50 years. The State College Sunrise Kiwanis Club kept it going through the 1990s.

Mike Poorman

As McGloin Starts Year 3 in the NFL, He's Still the Constant Amidst Change

The former Penn State quarterback enters his third season in the NFL. And in that time he has seen Oakland Raider quarterbacks like Terrelle Pryor, Matt Flynn, Matt Schaub, Tyler Wilson and Trent Edwards come. And go.

One Flag Comes Down While One Goes UpJay Paterno

Taking down Confederate flags and statues will not end racism. Raising the rainbow flag will not create complete acceptance of same-sex marriage. In reality both flags remain symbols revered by some but reviled by others.

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