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Home from Hospital, State College Teenager Begins Long Recovery After Shooting

Home from Hospital, State College Teenager Begins Long Recovery After Shooting

- Geoff Rushton

A State College teenager was permanently blinded in his right eye when he was shot at point-blank range with an air gun on Friday night. But 13-year-old middle school student Jason Anderson is determined not to let the injury hold him back.


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PAWS to the Rescue Once Again
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PAWS to the Rescue Once Again
3 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
To dog again or not to dog again? That was the question. I recently wrote about the very difficult loss of our 14-year old family dog, Sportster. While I was consciously and deliberately trying to talk myself out of getting a new dog, I knew in my heart that the benefits of having a dog far outweigh [Read More]
Home Games: Football Weekend House Rentals Prove a Winning Formula for Some Residents and Visitors Home Games: Football Weekend House Rentals Prove a Winning Formula for Some Residents and Visitors
3 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle, Town&Gown
While hotels are a convenient and popular choice for Penn State football fans, another option is making itself known on the State College hospitality scene — football weekend home rentals. [Read More]
Penn State Women’s Volleyball Reclaims No. 1 Ranking for First Time in Nearly Two Years Penn State Women’s Volleyball Reclaims No. 1 Ranking for First Time in Nearly Two Years
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Connelly
Penn State women’s volleyball is back at the top in the latest AVCA Poll after nearly two years since it last earned the No. 1 ranking in the nation. [Read More]
Judge Set to Announce Decision on Sandusky Appeal Judge Set to Announce Decision on Sandusky Appeal
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A specially presiding judge will announce this week if Jerry Sandusky's 2012 conviction on child sexual abuse charges will be vacated and a new trial ordered. [Read More]
Born with One Hand, Penn State Equestrian Team Standout Is an Accomplished Athlete
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Born with One Hand, Penn State Equestrian Team Standout Is an Accomplished Athlete
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
One of the standouts on the Penn State equestrian team, Lizzy Traband has a strong love of horses, a friendly personality and the skills you would expect from an accomplished rider. She also rides with just one hand. [Read More]
Penn State Field Hockey Falls to Maryland in Double Overtime Penn State Field Hockey Falls to Maryland in Double Overtime
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Champe Fisher
No. 6 Penn State field hockey (12-3, 4-2 Big Ten) suffered a tough 2-1 defeat in double overtime at the hands of No. 16 Maryland (10-5, 5-2 Big Ten) Sunday afternoon in College Park. [Read More]
A Rockin' Afternoon at the THON 5K
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A Rockin' Afternoon at the THON 5K
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Carly Weiss
The THON community came together Sunday for the annual THON 5k race, one of the largest races of its kind in central Pennsylvania and an opportunity to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund and support children battling pediatric cancer and their families. [Read More]
Taste of the Month: Penn Pide Taste of the Month: Penn Pide
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Vilma Shu Danz, Town&Gown
Step aside pizza, let’s talk Turkish pide. Opened in March 2016, Penn Pide, located at 127 W. Beaver Ave., is serving up this traditional Turkish staple — a thin, oblong-shaped flatbread. Pide is often described as Turkish pizza with uniquely Middle-Eastern spices, no sauce, topped with cheese, [Read More]
Leader of the Blue Band: For Drum Major Jack Frisbie, It's About Much More Than the Flip Leader of the Blue Band: For Drum Major Jack Frisbie, It's About Much More Than the Flip
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - James Turchick, Town&Gown
Leading hundreds of musicians in the midst of thousands of fans is no easy task, but Penn State Blue Band drum major Jack Frisbie doesn’t worry about it too much. [Read More]
Defining Experience
Column
Defining Experience
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The concept of experience can be both a noun and a verb. We can experience a concert, baseball game or a huge community event like THON or we can gain experience. Not all experience is the same. How exactly is it measured? [Read More]

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PAWS to the Rescue Once Again
Column
PAWS to the Rescue Once Again
3 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
To dog again or not to dog again? That was the question. I recently wrote about the very difficult loss of our 14-year old family dog, Sportster. While I was consciously and deliberately trying to talk myself out of getting a new dog, I knew in my heart that the benefits of having a dog far outweigh [Read More]
Home Games: Football Weekend House Rentals Prove a Winning Formula for Some Residents and Visitors Home Games: Football Weekend House Rentals Prove a Winning Formula for Some Residents and Visitors
3 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle, Town&Gown
While hotels are a convenient and popular choice for Penn State football fans, another option is making itself known on the State College hospitality scene — football weekend home rentals. [Read More]
A Rockin' Afternoon at the THON 5K
Photos
A Rockin' Afternoon at the THON 5K
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Carly Weiss
The THON community came together Sunday for the annual THON 5k race, one of the largest races of its kind in central Pennsylvania and an opportunity to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund and support children battling pediatric cancer and their families. [Read More]
Taste of the Month: Penn Pide Taste of the Month: Penn Pide
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Vilma Shu Danz, Town&Gown
Step aside pizza, let’s talk Turkish pide. Opened in March 2016, Penn Pide, located at 127 W. Beaver Ave., is serving up this traditional Turkish staple — a thin, oblong-shaped flatbread. Pide is often described as Turkish pizza with uniquely Middle-Eastern spices, no sauce, topped with cheese, [Read More]
Leader of the Blue Band: For Drum Major Jack Frisbie, It's About Much More Than the Flip Leader of the Blue Band: For Drum Major Jack Frisbie, It's About Much More Than the Flip
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - James Turchick, Town&Gown
Leading hundreds of musicians in the midst of thousands of fans is no easy task, but Penn State Blue Band drum major Jack Frisbie doesn’t worry about it too much. [Read More]
Defining Experience
Column
Defining Experience
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
The concept of experience can be both a noun and a verb. We can experience a concert, baseball game or a huge community event like THON or we can gain experience. Not all experience is the same. How exactly is it measured? [Read More]
Centre County Spotlight: Housing Authority's New Executive Director Lori Haines Centre County Spotlight: Housing Authority's New Executive Director Lori Haines
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
Lori Haines, the new executive director of the Centre County Housing Authority, comes to Centre County with unexpected 31-year professional history. [Read More]
AccuWeather Collecting Donations for Hurricane Victims in Remote Town in Puerto Rico AccuWeather Collecting Donations for Hurricane Victims in Remote Town in Puerto Rico
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Responding to the devastation of Hurricane Maria, State College-based AccuWeather has adopted the remote village of Patillas, Puerto Rico and will collect donations of critical items at its Science Park Road global headquarters. [Read More]
Nominations Sought for CBICC Excellence in Business Awards Nominations Sought for CBICC Excellence in Business Awards
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com staff
Nominations are now being accepted for the Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County’s third annual Excellence in Business Awards. [Read More]
Centre County Hall of Fame to Induct Inaugural Class Centre County Hall of Fame to Induct Inaugural Class
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, G. Kerry Webster
Thirteen of the county’s most prominent athletes will be inducted into the first class of the newly formed Centre County Hall of Fame on Sunday at the inaugural Honors Banquet. [Read More]

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Home Games: Football Weekend House Rentals Prove a Winning Formula for Some Residents and Visitors Home Games: Football Weekend House Rentals Prove a Winning Formula for Some Residents and Visitors
3 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle, Town&Gown
While hotels are a convenient and popular choice for Penn State football fans, another option is making itself known on the State College hospitality scene — football weekend home rentals. [Read More]
Penn State Women’s Volleyball Reclaims No. 1 Ranking for First Time in Nearly Two Years Penn State Women’s Volleyball Reclaims No. 1 Ranking for First Time in Nearly Two Years
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Connelly
Penn State women’s volleyball is back at the top in the latest AVCA Poll after nearly two years since it last earned the No. 1 ranking in the nation. [Read More]
Born with One Hand, Penn State Equestrian Team Standout Is an Accomplished Athlete
Video
Born with One Hand, Penn State Equestrian Team Standout Is an Accomplished Athlete
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
One of the standouts on the Penn State equestrian team, Lizzy Traband has a strong love of horses, a friendly personality and the skills you would expect from an accomplished rider. She also rides with just one hand. [Read More]
Penn State Field Hockey Falls to Maryland in Double Overtime Penn State Field Hockey Falls to Maryland in Double Overtime
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Champe Fisher
No. 6 Penn State field hockey (12-3, 4-2 Big Ten) suffered a tough 2-1 defeat in double overtime at the hands of No. 16 Maryland (10-5, 5-2 Big Ten) Sunday afternoon in College Park. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hit Highest Ranking Since 1999 Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hit Highest Ranking Since 1999
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football may not have played this past weekend but the Nittany Lions moved up to No.2 in the nation in both the AP and Coaches Poll. [Read More]
Penn State Women's Volleyball Sweeps Michigan Penn State Women's Volleyball Sweeps Michigan
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ethan Kasales
No. 2 Penn State women’s volleyball swept Michigan Saturday in Rec Hall to extend its Big Ten winning streak to seven straight matches. [Read More]
College GameDay Will Return to Penn State for White Out Game College GameDay Will Return to Penn State for White Out Game
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Connelly
For the first time since 2009, ESPN will bring College GameDay to Penn State for the Oct. 21 White Out game against Michigan. [Read More]
No. 2 Penn State Women's Volleyball Tops No. 10 Michigan State No. 2 Penn State Women's Volleyball Tops No. 10 Michigan State
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ethan Kasales
In a top 10 showdown Friday night at Rec Hall, No. 2 Penn State women’s volleyball triumphed over No. 10 Michigan State, 3-1. [Read More]
Centre County Hall of Fame to Induct Inaugural Class Centre County Hall of Fame to Induct Inaugural Class
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, G. Kerry Webster
Thirteen of the county’s most prominent athletes will be inducted into the first class of the newly formed Centre County Hall of Fame on Sunday at the inaugural Honors Banquet. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Watch Incredible Peyton Jones Save As No. 11 Nittany Lions Upend No. 7 Minnesota 3-1 Penn State Hockey: Watch Incredible Peyton Jones Save As No. 11 Nittany Lions Upend No. 7 Minnesota 3-1
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
No. 11 Penn State hockey took advantage of power plays and stout defense on Friday night to beat No.7 Minnesota 3-1. The win marked just the fifth against the Gophers in 18 attempts and second on the road against Minnesota. [Read More]

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Home Games: Football Weekend House Rentals Prove a Winning Formula for Some Residents and Visitors Home Games: Football Weekend House Rentals Prove a Winning Formula for Some Residents and Visitors
3 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle, Town&Gown
While hotels are a convenient and popular choice for Penn State football fans, another option is making itself known on the State College hospitality scene — football weekend home rentals. [Read More]
Judge Set to Announce Decision on Sandusky Appeal Judge Set to Announce Decision on Sandusky Appeal
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
A specially presiding judge will announce this week if Jerry Sandusky's 2012 conviction on child sexual abuse charges will be vacated and a new trial ordered. [Read More]
Born with One Hand, Penn State Equestrian Team Standout Is an Accomplished Athlete
Video
Born with One Hand, Penn State Equestrian Team Standout Is an Accomplished Athlete
20 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Report
One of the standouts on the Penn State equestrian team, Lizzy Traband has a strong love of horses, a friendly personality and the skills you would expect from an accomplished rider. She also rides with just one hand. [Read More]
A Rockin' Afternoon at the THON 5K
Photos
A Rockin' Afternoon at the THON 5K
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Carly Weiss
The THON community came together Sunday for the annual THON 5k race, one of the largest races of its kind in central Pennsylvania and an opportunity to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund and support children battling pediatric cancer and their families. [Read More]
Leader of the Blue Band: For Drum Major Jack Frisbie, It's About Much More Than the Flip Leader of the Blue Band: For Drum Major Jack Frisbie, It's About Much More Than the Flip
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - James Turchick, Town&Gown
Leading hundreds of musicians in the midst of thousands of fans is no easy task, but Penn State Blue Band drum major Jack Frisbie doesn’t worry about it too much. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hit Highest Ranking Since 1999 Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Hit Highest Ranking Since 1999
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football may not have played this past weekend but the Nittany Lions moved up to No.2 in the nation in both the AP and Coaches Poll. [Read More]
Penn State's New Greek Life Score Card Shows Divide Between Fraternity and Sorority Violations Penn State's New Greek Life Score Card Shows Divide Between Fraternity and Sorority Violations
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Elissa Hill
Penn State released its Greek life Score Cards for the first time on Friday, giving information about each chapter’s membership, academic performance, governing council conduct, and State College Borough points for violations. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Watch Incredible Peyton Jones Save As No. 11 Nittany Lions Upend No. 7 Minnesota 3-1 Penn State Hockey: Watch Incredible Peyton Jones Save As No. 11 Nittany Lions Upend No. 7 Minnesota 3-1
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
No. 11 Penn State hockey took advantage of power plays and stout defense on Friday night to beat No.7 Minnesota 3-1. The win marked just the fifth against the Gophers in 18 attempts and second on the road against Minnesota. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Five Bye Week Games To Watch, And Who To Root For Penn State Football: Five Bye Week Games To Watch, And Who To Root For
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
With Penn State sitting at home this weekend awaiting a crucial meeting with Michigan in just eight days, there isn't a shortage of football to watch in the meanwhile. [Read More]
Penn State Warns Spring Tuition Hike Possible If State Funding Isn't Passed Penn State Warns Spring Tuition Hike Possible If State Funding Isn't Passed
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State President Eric Barron says the university may be forced to raise tuition as early as the spring 2018 semester if Pennsylvania legislators do not approve the university's appropriation for the current fiscal year. [Read More]
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Joe Battista

PAWS to the Rescue Once Again

To dog again or not to dog again? That was the question. I recently wrote about the very difficult loss of our 14-year old family dog, Sportster. While I was consciously and deliberately trying to talk myself out of getting a new dog, I knew in my heart that the benefits of having a dog far outweigh

Patty Kleban

Defining Experience

The concept of experience can be both a noun and a verb. We can experience a concert, baseball game or a huge community event like THON or we can gain experience. Not all experience is the same. How exactly is it measured?

Penn State Football: John Shaffer (66-1) on Trace McSorley (72-8)Mike Poorman

"He handles himself very, very well," Shaffer says of McSorley. "He’s very much of a team player. Gritty. Competitor. Winner."

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