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Lightning Bolt Destroys a Home but Builds Community Spirit

Lightning Bolt Destroys a Home but Builds Community Spirit

- Steve Bauer

"They saw Col. Russell's picture there on the desk inside the sun room that he used as a study," says Leslie. "He went through the closets and pulled out the uniforms to save them. ... I have the uniforms in my garage right now hanging."


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This is July? Cold Front Brings Unusually Chilly Temperatures This is July? Cold Front Brings Unusually Chilly Temperatures
36 minutes ago - StateCollege.com - Jessica Tully
Anyone who walks outside Tuesday probably noticed it doesn't feel like summer. The chilly temperature makes it seem more like spring or fall in State College -- not the end of July. [Read More]
Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Tuesday, July 29 Penn State, State College Noon News & Features: Tuesday, July 29
1 hour 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]
State College Man Extricated From Car After Sunday Afternoon Crash State College Man Extricated From Car After Sunday Afternoon Crash
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
A State College man had to be “mechanically extricated” from his car after a traffic accident Sunday afternoon, according to police. [Read More]
Big Ten Media Days Underway in Chicago Big Ten Media Days Underway in Chicago
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Alex Robinson
Greetings from Chicago! We’re here in the Windy City for the 2014 Big Ten Media Days. Over the next two days, coaches, ADs, and players from around the Big Ten will descend upon the Hilton Chicago to talk all things B1G. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Carter Talks Upcoming Season In Mini Documentary
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Penn State Football: Carter Talks Upcoming Season In Mini Documentary
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's Kyle Carter was recently named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, given annually to college football's top tight end. In new video he talks about family, motivation and reaching for dreams- [Read More]
29th Annual 'Last Cruise' Unites Car Lovers For Good Cause
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29th Annual 'Last Cruise' Unites Car Lovers For Good Cause
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“A lot of the families that come to us look like these cars might have looked once, abandoned and abused,” Dave Vactor of the Centre County youth Service Bureau says. “Now, thanks to these people’s time and effort, they’ve been restored and look beautiful. We hope we can do the same.” [Read More]
Get Ready to Sweat: Hot Yoga Arrives in State College Get Ready to Sweat: Hot Yoga Arrives in State College
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Jessica Tully
"The sweltering temperatures are meant to work in tandem with the poses to render limbs more pliable while encouraging sweat to ferry toxins out of the body," says Edward Silver, one of the partners. He estimates participants burn up to 1,000 calories in one hot yoga session. [Read More]
His Name Was Dominic
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His Name Was Dominic
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
In terms that are rarely used today, he was identified by the system as "incorrigible." His family, concerned for his safety, their safety and his mental health, had him committed to a short-term treatment facility such as St. Francis, from which he was eventually transferred to the state facility [Read More]
Fire Severely Damages Ferguson Township Condominium, Reportedly Struck by Lightning
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Fire Severely Damages Ferguson Township Condominium, Reportedly Struck by Lightning
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer, Michael Martin Garrett
“It sounded like a bomb and I thought it had hit my house but when I raced down, I came out through this door, the house over there was already on fire." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian Hackenberg
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Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian Hackenberg
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In the second half of our exclusive conversation with Penn State's elite signal-caller, Christian Hackenberg talks extensively about the legacy of and large footsteps left by many great Nittany Lion quarterbacks. [Read More]

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This is July? Cold Front Brings Unusually Chilly Temperatures This is July? Cold Front Brings Unusually Chilly Temperatures
36 minutes ago - StateCollege.com - Jessica Tully
Anyone who walks outside Tuesday probably noticed it doesn't feel like summer. The chilly temperature makes it seem more like spring or fall in State College -- not the end of July. [Read More]
State College Man Extricated From Car After Sunday Afternoon Crash State College Man Extricated From Car After Sunday Afternoon Crash
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
A State College man had to be “mechanically extricated” from his car after a traffic accident Sunday afternoon, according to police. [Read More]
29th Annual 'Last Cruise' Unites Car Lovers For Good Cause
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29th Annual 'Last Cruise' Unites Car Lovers For Good Cause
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“A lot of the families that come to us look like these cars might have looked once, abandoned and abused,” Dave Vactor of the Centre County youth Service Bureau says. “Now, thanks to these people’s time and effort, they’ve been restored and look beautiful. We hope we can do the same.” [Read More]
Fire Severely Damages Ferguson Township Condominium, Reportedly Struck by Lightning
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Fire Severely Damages Ferguson Township Condominium, Reportedly Struck by Lightning
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer, Michael Martin Garrett
“It sounded like a bomb and I thought it had hit my house but when I raced down, I came out through this door, the house over there was already on fire." [Read More]
Summer Academy at Penn State Helps Prepare Blind Students for College Summer Academy at Penn State Helps Prepare Blind Students for College
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Whether you’re sighted or not, there were always be obstacles and you can always find a reason not to do something,” visually impaired summer academy resident assistant Tarik Williams says. “At the end of the day, you just have to believe in yourself and do it anyway.” [Read More]
Political Comedian Mark Russell Returns to Happy Valley For First Time in 20 Years Political Comedian Mark Russell Returns to Happy Valley For First Time in 20 Years
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Congress is always a great target, and that’s how it should be,” Mark Russell says. “If we get too complacent on Congress, we’ll be worse off than the Banana Republic.” [Read More]
Children's Advocacy Center Making an Impact Children's Advocacy Center Making an Impact
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Brittany Svoboda
One of the main goals of the center is to bring “awareness that child abuse is prevalent in every community” and “provide the community the opportunity to be involved in combating the issue and educating the community as well,” says Kristina Taylor-Porter, CAC director. [Read More]
Flutopia 5K Race Benefits Charity, Aims to Inspire Musicians Flutopia 5K Race Benefits Charity, Aims to Inspire Musicians
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“My daughter has been wanting to start cross country running, and wife really loves music – so today is perfect for us,” former marathon runner Jim Daniel says. [Read More]
Sandy Barbour says she's 'all in' as Penn State's new athletic director
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Sandy Barbour says she's 'all in' as Penn State's new athletic director
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Penn State's new athletic director Sandy Barbour wants to focus on winning national titles, fostering unity in the university and encouraging improved academic success among athletes. [Read More]
Last Cruise Revved Up and Ready to Go Last Cruise Revved Up and Ready to Go
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
“We have expanded this year from 50 vehicles to 75 and we will line a little more of Allen Street from College Avenue to Foster,” Dix says. The Last Cruise Car and Motorcycle Show is a fundraiser for the Centre County Youth Service Bureau. Last year, the cruise brought in over $15,000. [Read More]

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Big Ten Media Days Underway in Chicago Big Ten Media Days Underway in Chicago
22 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Alex Robinson
Greetings from Chicago! We’re here in the Windy City for the 2014 Big Ten Media Days. Over the next two days, coaches, ADs, and players from around the Big Ten will descend upon the Hilton Chicago to talk all things B1G. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Carter Talks Upcoming Season In Mini Documentary
Video
Penn State Football: Carter Talks Upcoming Season In Mini Documentary
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's Kyle Carter was recently named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, given annually to college football's top tight end. In new video he talks about family, motivation and reaching for dreams- [Read More]
Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian Hackenberg
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Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian Hackenberg
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In the second half of our exclusive conversation with Penn State's elite signal-caller, Christian Hackenberg talks extensively about the legacy of and large footsteps left by many great Nittany Lion quarterbacks. [Read More]
Penn State Athletic Director Barbour to Learn Relationships are No. 1 for Franklin Penn State Athletic Director Barbour to Learn Relationships are No. 1 for Franklin
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Inside Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Sandy Barbour and Eric Barron paid heed to James Franklin, dutifully hoisting their index fingers -- proof positive the gridiron is truly Franklin’s domain, while once again showing off the football coach's powers of persuasion. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hackenberg Named No. 36 On List Of Top 100 Players Penn State Football: Hackenberg Named No. 36 On List Of Top 100 Players
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg continues to bring in preseason honors coming in at No. 36 in a thorough list of the nation's top 100 players compiled by SportsOnEarth.com. Hackenberg was the only Nittany Lion to make the list although offensive tackle Donovan Smith was mentioned by Spo [Read More]
Sandy Barbour says she's 'all in' as Penn State's new athletic director
Video
Sandy Barbour says she's 'all in' as Penn State's new athletic director
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Penn State's new athletic director Sandy Barbour wants to focus on winning national titles, fostering unity in the university and encouraging improved academic success among athletes. [Read More]
Penn State Names Ex-Cal AD Sandy Barbour as New Athletic Director Penn State Names Ex-Cal AD Sandy Barbour as New Athletic Director
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State has named former Cal Berkey athletic director Sandy Barbour to succeed Dave Joyner as Penn State’s next AD. Barbour, who resigned on June 27, was athletic director at Cal since September 2004. She will be Penn State’s first woman athletic director. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Depth Chart Might Be Odd But Has A Purpose This Offseason Penn State Football: Depth Chart Might Be Odd But Has A Purpose This Offseason
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State recently released a depth chart heading into August 4th and the first day of practice, although it's hard to really call it a depth chart at all. [Read More]
Penn State Set To Hold Saturday Press Conference To Announce Athletic Department Personnel Decision Penn State Set To Hold Saturday Press Conference To Announce Athletic Department Personnel Decision
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State will hold a press conference on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at noon in the Beaver Stadium Media Room to make an announcement on a personnel decision within Intercollegiate Athletics according to a news release. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Gadowsky To Be Inducted Into The University Of Alaska Nanook Hall Of Fame Penn State Hockey: Gadowsky To Be Inducted Into The University Of Alaska Nanook Hall Of Fame
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Gadowsky started his coaching career at Fairbanks, and his fellow honorees will formally join the athletic department’s Hall of Fame during an induction ceremony at the Wedgewood Resort in Fairbanks, Alaska, Saturday, Sept. 27. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Carter Talks Upcoming Season In Mini Documentary
Video
Penn State Football: Carter Talks Upcoming Season In Mini Documentary
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State's Kyle Carter was recently named to the preseason watch list for the Mackey Award, given annually to college football's top tight end. In new video he talks about family, motivation and reaching for dreams- [Read More]
Fire Severely Damages Ferguson Township Condominium, Reportedly Struck by Lightning
Video
Fire Severely Damages Ferguson Township Condominium, Reportedly Struck by Lightning
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer, Michael Martin Garrett
“It sounded like a bomb and I thought it had hit my house but when I raced down, I came out through this door, the house over there was already on fire." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian Hackenberg
Column
Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian Hackenberg
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
In the second half of our exclusive conversation with Penn State's elite signal-caller, Christian Hackenberg talks extensively about the legacy of and large footsteps left by many great Nittany Lion quarterbacks. [Read More]
Summer Academy at Penn State Helps Prepare Blind Students for College Summer Academy at Penn State Helps Prepare Blind Students for College
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“Whether you’re sighted or not, there were always be obstacles and you can always find a reason not to do something,” visually impaired summer academy resident assistant Tarik Williams says. “At the end of the day, you just have to believe in yourself and do it anyway.” [Read More]
Penn State Athletic Director Barbour to Learn Relationships are No. 1 for Franklin Penn State Athletic Director Barbour to Learn Relationships are No. 1 for Franklin
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Inside Beaver Stadium on Saturday, Sandy Barbour and Eric Barron paid heed to James Franklin, dutifully hoisting their index fingers -- proof positive the gridiron is truly Franklin’s domain, while once again showing off the football coach's powers of persuasion. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Hackenberg Named No. 36 On List Of Top 100 Players Penn State Football: Hackenberg Named No. 36 On List Of Top 100 Players
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg continues to bring in preseason honors coming in at No. 36 in a thorough list of the nation's top 100 players compiled by SportsOnEarth.com. Hackenberg was the only Nittany Lion to make the list although offensive tackle Donovan Smith was mentioned by Spo [Read More]
Sandy Barbour says she's 'all in' as Penn State's new athletic director
Video
Sandy Barbour says she's 'all in' as Penn State's new athletic director
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Penn State's new athletic director Sandy Barbour wants to focus on winning national titles, fostering unity in the university and encouraging improved academic success among athletes. [Read More]
Penn State Names Ex-Cal AD Sandy Barbour as New Athletic Director Penn State Names Ex-Cal AD Sandy Barbour as New Athletic Director
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State has named former Cal Berkey athletic director Sandy Barbour to succeed Dave Joyner as Penn State’s next AD. Barbour, who resigned on June 27, was athletic director at Cal since September 2004. She will be Penn State’s first woman athletic director. [Read More]
North Atherton Closed From College to Curtin For Tree Removal North Atherton Closed From College to Curtin For Tree Removal
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Traffic on North Atherton will be disputed Saturday from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. as the Penn State Office of Physical Plant crews remove a large, diseased elm tree. [Read More]
Jay Paterno Expects Some Backlash From His New Book Jay Paterno Expects Some Backlash From His New Book
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jennifer Miller
"Everything I've done in my life has been kind of out there in the public...so backlash has been part of the territory," Jay Paterno told StateColleg.com. "I expect it." [Read More]
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John Hook

Red Light, Green Light, No Light

I'm as environmentally sensitive as the next person ... I'm still waiting for all cars to have dimpled exteriors like golf balls. Now I know what you're thinking. He wants to get rid of all the traffic lights? He's crazy. (As Robin Williams says, "I've never been diagnosed.)

Patty Kleban

His Name Was Dominic

In terms that are rarely used today, he was identified by the system as "incorrigible." His family, concerned for his safety, their safety and his mental health, had him committed to a short-term treatment facility such as St. Francis, from which he was eventually transferred to the state facility

Penn State Football: Part 2, Q&A with QB Christian HackenbergMike Poorman

In the second half of our exclusive conversation with Penn State's elite signal-caller, Christian Hackenberg talks extensively about the legacy of and large footsteps left by many great Nittany Lion quarterbacks.

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