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Centre County Financially Prepared as State Budget Stalemate Worsens

Centre County Financially Prepared as State Budget Stalemate Worsens

- Michael Martin Garrett

“We can operate for a number of days without taking a big hit. We are in good financial state to weather this storm,” says commissioner Michael Pipe. “I think the longest budget stalemate was over 260 days – so if we do get into 2016, that would very much be a cause for concern.”


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One Flag Comes Down While One Goes Up
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One Flag Comes Down While One Goes Up
5 minutes ago - StateCollege.com - Jay 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. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Thursday Mailbag: Breneman, Fundamentals and Realignment Penn State Football: Thursday Mailbag: Breneman, Fundamentals and Realignment
35 minutes 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]
For Spikes Pitcher It's A Dream Come True For Spikes Pitcher It's A Dream Come True
16 hours 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
17 hours 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]
Here, Friday Night Lights Refer to Sabbath Candles
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Here, Friday Night Lights Refer to Sabbath Candles
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
One of the first things I noticed about Irina Zborovskaya was the back of her cell phone protector. It looks like a piece of a matzo. Irina's phone tells us something important about life in Ukraine's third-largest city: Odessa's Jews are not afraid to be Jewish. [Read More]
Parks Miller Accuses Centre County of Trying to 'Thwart the Court's Intent' in Right to Know Appeal Parks Miller Accuses Centre County of Trying to 'Thwart the Court's Intent' in Right to Know Appeal
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"The whole idea of a preliminary injunction is to put a stop to harm and keep it from continuing while the merits of the party's positions are considered at trial," Castor writes. "It would make no sense for [the county] to be able to so easily thwart the intent of the Court..." [Read More]
Centre County Approves New 911 Dispatch System, Will Benefit from New 911 Funding Law Centre County Approves New 911 Dispatch System, Will Benefit from New 911 Funding Law
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
As news was breaking that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf had signed a new 911 funding bill into law, the Centre County Commissioners were approving some long-awaited 911 upgrades of their own. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Commits To Nittany Lions Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Commits To Nittany Lions
1 day 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]
Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
How many different kinds of fireworks are there? How do they make fireworks in so many different colors? What does it take to put on a fireworks show during the Fourth of July? A special program aimed at kids is set to blast off. [Read More]
Historic Tree Brought Down in Lemont
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Historic Tree Brought Down in Lemont
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
A tree that's been a part of the State College scene since the American Revolution is now one for the history books. Ron Smith, wasn't happy to see the tree come down. "We're trying to preserve things in Lemont," he says, "not cut them down." [Read More]

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Here, Friday Night Lights Refer to Sabbath Candles
Column
Here, Friday Night Lights Refer to Sabbath Candles
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
One of the first things I noticed about Irina Zborovskaya was the back of her cell phone protector. It looks like a piece of a matzo. Irina's phone tells us something important about life in Ukraine's third-largest city: Odessa's Jews are not afraid to be Jewish. [Read More]
Parks Miller Accuses Centre County of Trying to 'Thwart the Court's Intent' in Right to Know Appeal Parks Miller Accuses Centre County of Trying to 'Thwart the Court's Intent' in Right to Know Appeal
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
"The whole idea of a preliminary injunction is to put a stop to harm and keep it from continuing while the merits of the party's positions are considered at trial," Castor writes. "It would make no sense for [the county] to be able to so easily thwart the intent of the Court..." [Read More]
Centre County Approves New 911 Dispatch System, Will Benefit from New 911 Funding Law Centre County Approves New 911 Dispatch System, Will Benefit from New 911 Funding Law
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
As news was breaking that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf had signed a new 911 funding bill into law, the Centre County Commissioners were approving some long-awaited 911 upgrades of their own. [Read More]
Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics Fireworks Primer for Children Reveals Magic Behind Fourth of July Pyrotechnics
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
How many different kinds of fireworks are there? How do they make fireworks in so many different colors? What does it take to put on a fireworks show during the Fourth of July? A special program aimed at kids is set to blast off. [Read More]
Historic Tree Brought Down in Lemont
Video
Historic Tree Brought Down in Lemont
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
A tree that's been a part of the State College scene since the American Revolution is now one for the history books. Ron Smith, wasn't happy to see the tree come down. "We're trying to preserve things in Lemont," he says, "not cut them down." [Read More]
Homeless Man Accused of Stalking Woman After Returning Wallet Homeless Man Accused of Stalking Woman After Returning Wallet
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
State College police arrested Brandon George, 32, after a woman called to report that he had allegedly come to her home and knocked on the door repeatedly over the previous three days. [Read More]
Fireworks Preparation for 4th Fest Involves Danger, Hard Work & Family
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Fireworks Preparation for 4th Fest Involves Danger, Hard Work & Family
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Transforming an empty field on the Penn State campus into a sprawling maze of fireworks takes weeks of manpower and hundreds of volunteers. Let StateCollege.com take you behind the scenes to discover what makes the 4th Fest fireworks show such a blast. [Read More]
The Red, White and Blue View From the Inside
Column
The Red, White and Blue View From the Inside
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - John Hook
I'll be joining thousands of others to watch our glorious 4th Fest fireworks show. I spent many years living in Orlando. There was a long time when the 4th of July fireworks became an afterthought. Living in the land of Disney will do that to you. There were fireworks every night. [Read More]
Outgoing 4th Fest Director Reflects on a Dozen Years of Bringing Smiles to State College Outgoing 4th Fest Director Reflects on a Dozen Years of Bringing Smiles to State College
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“When you’ve dedicated 12 years of your life to something, there will always be sadness when it ends, but all that is overtaken by excitement and pride,” Central Pa 4th Fest Executive Director Bernie Keisling says. [Read More]
Plenty of Great Summer Reads for Women
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Plenty of Great Summer Reads for Women
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
It's time for backyard barbecues, afternoons at the pool or a vacation — complete with beach or mountains. Some women long to get up to their necks in a mystery, while others abhor dead bodies and clues and opt for a good romance set in a far off country. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Thursday Mailbag: Breneman, Fundamentals and Realignment Penn State Football: Thursday Mailbag: Breneman, Fundamentals and Realignment
35 minutes 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]
For Spikes Pitcher It's A Dream Come True For Spikes Pitcher It's A Dream Come True
16 hours 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
17 hours 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
1 day 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
2 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]
Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Set For Visit, Carr And Stevens Still Waiting Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Set For Visit, Carr And Stevens Still Waiting
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For as important as this offseason and summer is for Penn State basketball, it may not be until nearly the start of the season that the future of the program begins to take shape. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Finish Eighth In Learfield Cup Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Finish Eighth In Learfield Cup
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Twenty Penn State teams competed in their respective NCAA Championships in 2014-15, led by the women’s volleyball winning its seventh national title, in addition to the football team winning the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. A total of 30 teams participated in post-season competition. [Read More]
Hockey Commit Nikita Pavlychev Drafted By The Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Commit Nikita Pavlychev Drafted By The Pittsburgh Penguins
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Doug Leeson
Class of 2016 commit Nikita Pavlychev was taken in the seventh round of the NHL Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 197 overall. The 6-foot-6 center will join Penn State’s team in two years trying to replace some of the offense lost by a few of the team's big departures. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lift For Life Set To Take Place July 11 Penn State Football: Lift For Life Set To Take Place July 11
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The annual “Lift for Life,” the signature event of the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter is set for Saturday, July 11 at the Penn State Lacrosse Field from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. [Read More]
D.J. Newbill To Play For Los Angeles Clippers In NBA Summer League D.J. Newbill To Play For Los Angeles Clippers In NBA Summer League
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Jacob Abrams
After the former Penn State star didn’t hear his name called in either of the two rounds of the NBA Draft on Thursday night, D.J. Newbill was left waiting for an NBA team to come calling for his services. This journey to the NBA has been a long one for the Penn State alum. [Read More]

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Penn State Football: Thursday Mailbag: Breneman, Fundamentals and Realignment Penn State Football: Thursday Mailbag: Breneman, Fundamentals and Realignment
35 minutes 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]
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
17 hours 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
1 day 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
2 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]
Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Set For Visit, Carr And Stevens Still Waiting Penn State Basketball: UConn Transfer Set For Visit, Carr And Stevens Still Waiting
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
For as important as this offseason and summer is for Penn State basketball, it may not be until nearly the start of the season that the future of the program begins to take shape. [Read More]
Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Finish Eighth In Learfield Cup Penn State Athletics: Nittany Lions Finish Eighth In Learfield Cup
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Twenty Penn State teams competed in their respective NCAA Championships in 2014-15, led by the women’s volleyball winning its seventh national title, in addition to the football team winning the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. A total of 30 teams participated in post-season competition. [Read More]
Football Camps Show Off Arms of Former QBs on Penn State Coaching Staff
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Football Camps Show Off Arms of Former QBs on Penn State Coaching Staff
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Nittany Lion coaching staff features six former quarterbacks and four head coaches, past and present. Ex-QBs include head coach James Franklin and offensive coordinator John Donovan (left). [Read More]
Penn State Football: Lift For Life Set To Take Place July 11 Penn State Football: Lift For Life Set To Take Place July 11
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
The annual “Lift for Life,” the signature event of the Penn State Uplifting Athletes chapter is set for Saturday, July 11 at the Penn State Lacrosse Field from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. [Read More]
Sandusky Fine Money Available for Pennsylvania Child Abuse Organizations Sandusky Fine Money Available for Pennsylvania Child Abuse Organizations
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"Children’s advocacy centers were not recognized within the state budget ever, so to have that opportunity to apply for funding is something we feel very fortunate about," Kristina Taylor-Porter says. "This will allow us to focus more on our services and strengthen what we’re doing." [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Don't Make Upshur's Final Eight Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Don't Make Upshur's Final Eight
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Even the best recruiters lose battles because it is impossible to land the services of every prospect. The 247 Network names Michigan the most likely to sign Upshur. For Penn State it would be best to see him end up at Miami, out of the conference and out of the region. [Read More]
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Russell Frank

Here, Friday Night Lights Refer to Sabbath Candles

One of the first things I noticed about Irina Zborovskaya was the back of her cell phone protector. It looks like a piece of a matzo. Irina's phone tells us something important about life in Ukraine's third-largest city: Odessa's Jews are not afraid to be Jewish.

John Hook

The Red, White and Blue View From the Inside

I'll be joining thousands of others to watch our glorious 4th Fest fireworks show. I spent many years living in Orlando. There was a long time when the 4th of July fireworks became an afterthought. Living in the land of Disney will do that to you. There were fireworks every night.

Plenty of Great Summer Reads for WomenConnie Cousins

It's time for backyard barbecues, afternoons at the pool or a vacation — complete with beach or mountains. Some women long to get up to their necks in a mystery, while others abhor dead bodies and clues and opt for a good romance set in a far off country.

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