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School District Continues Negotiations With Teacher's Union

School District Continues Negotiations With Teacher's Union

- Michael Martin Garrett

As summer rounds the bend, the State College Area School District is getting closer to the deadline to have a new contract with its teachers. The contracts have a direct impact on the district’s educational costs – meaning they also have a direct impact on taxpayers.


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The 11 Head Coaches Who Molded Penn State’s James Franklin
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The 11 Head Coaches Who Molded Penn State’s James Franklin
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Answer: John Chaump, Denny Douds, Al Leonzi, John Lawson, Alex Wood, Mike Price, Larry Lewis, Ron Vanderlinden, Ralph Friedgen, Mike Sherman and Ron Prince. Question: Name the head coaches James Franklin played for and/or coached under. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Coaches Vs Cancer Event Set To Tee Off Friday Penn State Basketball: Coaches Vs Cancer Event Set To Tee Off Friday
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
More than 300 golfers and 60 groups are participating in the tournament, which stands as the flagship event for the year-round CVC-Penn State program. This year's outing will feature a handful of NBA stars, former Penn State players, current head coaches and department leaders. [Read More]
Alleged Sandusky Victim Pushes Courts for Criminal Charges Alleged Sandusky Victim Pushes Courts for Criminal Charges
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
The victim, whose name was not released at his attorney's request, says Sandusky molested him while attending a football camp at the university in June of 1988. [Read More]
Real Flames, Fake Disaster: University Park Airport Prepares for the Worst
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Real Flames, Fake Disaster: University Park Airport Prepares for the Worst
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The runway of the University Park Airport was filled with flames and the sound of blaring sirens. Although it was just an emergency drill with no real danger, there was a sense of tension as area fire companies battled the blaze engulfing the plane that “crash landed” on the runway. [Read More]
Veteran-Owned Small Company Aims to 'Bring Manufacturing Back to the USA' Veteran-Owned Small Company Aims to 'Bring Manufacturing Back to the USA'
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Three years ago, John Bonislawski was building components for military defense projects in his basement. “I spent a long time working for companies that were sending jobs overseas,” he says. “I want to continue bringing manufacturing back into the USA.” [Read More]
NCAA Demands Mountain of Documents From Paternos in New Subpoena NCAA Demands Mountain of Documents From Paternos in New Subpoena
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
One the final requests neatly sums up the spirit of the subpoena: "[The NCAA requests] every public statement you made about the consent decree, the Freeh report, the NCAA, or this litigation." Paterno family lawyers have 20 days to object to the subpoena. [Read More]
Changing Gears: Unclaimed Bikes Hitting Auction Block for Charity Changing Gears: Unclaimed Bikes Hitting Auction Block for Charity
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
Turning one person's lost goods into another person's good fortune. Instead of collecting rust and dust in storage, the lost bikes of Ferguson Township will finally be able to ride the streets again. [Read More]
Ballet Version of 'Wizard of Oz' Hits the Stage Soon Ballet Version of 'Wizard of Oz' Hits the Stage Soon
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
"We tried to stay close to the original story," says Maciejczyk, "and we've given it a new dimension by making it a community event.” The ballet features an Iron Furnace worker as the Tin Man, a set depicting the Allen Street Grill, the Corner Room and The Tavern. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Five Things To Know About The Nittany Lions' Schedule Penn State Hockey: Five Things To Know About The Nittany Lions' Schedule
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey men's hockey team doesn't play another game for several months, but with the release of the 2015-16 schedule it's worth sitting down to look at a few things watch for next season. [Read More]
Farmers Markets score big in State College Area
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Farmers Markets score big in State College Area
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
It is wonderful to have the markets starting up again and most everyone I know enjoys selecting fresh produce. The Buy Fresh/Buy Local (BFBL) movement is well known in Centre County and the Farmers' Markets are partners in that, as are many restaurants, grocers and caterers. [Read More]

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Alleged Sandusky Victim Pushes Courts for Criminal Charges Alleged Sandusky Victim Pushes Courts for Criminal Charges
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
The victim, whose name was not released at his attorney's request, says Sandusky molested him while attending a football camp at the university in June of 1988. [Read More]
Real Flames, Fake Disaster: University Park Airport Prepares for the Worst
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Real Flames, Fake Disaster: University Park Airport Prepares for the Worst
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The runway of the University Park Airport was filled with flames and the sound of blaring sirens. Although it was just an emergency drill with no real danger, there was a sense of tension as area fire companies battled the blaze engulfing the plane that “crash landed” on the runway. [Read More]
Veteran-Owned Small Company Aims to 'Bring Manufacturing Back to the USA' Veteran-Owned Small Company Aims to 'Bring Manufacturing Back to the USA'
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Three years ago, John Bonislawski was building components for military defense projects in his basement. “I spent a long time working for companies that were sending jobs overseas,” he says. “I want to continue bringing manufacturing back into the USA.” [Read More]
NCAA Demands Mountain of Documents From Paternos in New Subpoena NCAA Demands Mountain of Documents From Paternos in New Subpoena
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
One the final requests neatly sums up the spirit of the subpoena: "[The NCAA requests] every public statement you made about the consent decree, the Freeh report, the NCAA, or this litigation." Paterno family lawyers have 20 days to object to the subpoena. [Read More]
Changing Gears: Unclaimed Bikes Hitting Auction Block for Charity Changing Gears: Unclaimed Bikes Hitting Auction Block for Charity
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
Turning one person's lost goods into another person's good fortune. Instead of collecting rust and dust in storage, the lost bikes of Ferguson Township will finally be able to ride the streets again. [Read More]
Ballet Version of 'Wizard of Oz' Hits the Stage Soon Ballet Version of 'Wizard of Oz' Hits the Stage Soon
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Anne Walker
"We tried to stay close to the original story," says Maciejczyk, "and we've given it a new dimension by making it a community event.” The ballet features an Iron Furnace worker as the Tin Man, a set depicting the Allen Street Grill, the Corner Room and The Tavern. [Read More]
Farmers Markets score big in State College Area
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Farmers Markets score big in State College Area
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Connie Cousins
It is wonderful to have the markets starting up again and most everyone I know enjoys selecting fresh produce. The Buy Fresh/Buy Local (BFBL) movement is well known in Centre County and the Farmers' Markets are partners in that, as are many restaurants, grocers and caterers. [Read More]
Senator Reveals Penn State Board of Trustee Reform Proposal Senator Reveals Penn State Board of Trustee Reform Proposal
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
State Senator John Yudichak has unveiled his latest attempt to restructure the board of trustees. His proposal -- “The Pennsylvania State University Commonwealth Act" -- would keep the board at 36 total members, but would dramatically alter the board's makeup. [Read More]
Prosecutors Demand Court Deny Christopher Lee's Requests to Suppress Evidence, Split Charges Prosecutors Demand Court Deny Christopher Lee's Requests to Suppress Evidence, Split Charges
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Investigators say Lee allegedly brought foreign minors into the country, which led to him coercing some of them into taking explicit photos, which led to him molesting at least one teenage boy, culminating with Lee trying to hide evidence after the FBI began its investigation. [Read More]
State High Thespians Rock Theatre Awards State High Thespians Rock Theatre Awards
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Abhar Shah
It's safe to say the State College Area High School Thespians stole the show. "It's a huge deal," says Warner. "The Issacs are something you look forward to when you're doing theater in high school and it's like a dream come true." [Read More]

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The 11 Head Coaches Who Molded Penn State’s James Franklin
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The 11 Head Coaches Who Molded Penn State’s James Franklin
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Answer: John Chaump, Denny Douds, Al Leonzi, John Lawson, Alex Wood, Mike Price, Larry Lewis, Ron Vanderlinden, Ralph Friedgen, Mike Sherman and Ron Prince. Question: Name the head coaches James Franklin played for and/or coached under. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Coaches Vs Cancer Event Set To Tee Off Friday Penn State Basketball: Coaches Vs Cancer Event Set To Tee Off Friday
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
More than 300 golfers and 60 groups are participating in the tournament, which stands as the flagship event for the year-round CVC-Penn State program. This year's outing will feature a handful of NBA stars, former Penn State players, current head coaches and department leaders. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Five Things To Know About The Nittany Lions' Schedule Penn State Hockey: Five Things To Know About The Nittany Lions' Schedule
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey men's hockey team doesn't play another game for several months, but with the release of the 2015-16 schedule it's worth sitting down to look at a few things watch for next season. [Read More]
Penn State Football: APR Trends Upward For First Time In Several Years Penn State Football: APR Trends Upward For First Time In Several Years
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football is headed back in the right direction in the classroom as well as on the field according to the latest APR numbers released by the NCAA. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Geography Could Help Awaken The Northeast Giant Penn State Football: Geography Could Help Awaken The Northeast Giant
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Those other areas you're talking about, you're going to drive four to six hours and you're going to see five or six other big time programs just like you," Franklin said. "In this part of the country, there are not too many programs with the history, traditions, support and facilities and res [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Notre Dame Highlights 2015-16 Home Schedule Penn State Hockey: Notre Dame Highlights 2015-16 Home Schedule
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“We’re really excited for next season and playing some new teams," says head coach Guy Gadowsky. "We’re also excited to play in four NHL venues again this season in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York and Minnesota.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Millen Reportedly Set To Join Fox Networks Penn State Football: Millen Reportedly Set To Join Fox Networks
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Millen was an all-American defensive tackle at Penn State and was drafted in the second round of the 1980 NFL draft and won four Super Bowls during his professional career. [Read More]
Great Weather And Sun Hits Boalsburg For Memorial Day
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Great Weather And Sun Hits Boalsburg For Memorial Day
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
The weather couldn't have been any better on Monday afternoon as Memorial Day got underway in Boalsburg. From shop vendors to grilling, there wasn't anyone inside with the sun beaming down. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Time to Win a Whiteout (Maybe Temple?)
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Penn State Football: Time to Win a Whiteout (Maybe Temple?)
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
More than a White Out against Michigan, Penn State needs to win a White Out against anybody. The Nittany Lions, who are 5-6 in such games in Beaver Stadium, have lost three of their last four White Outs and four of their past six. [Read More]
Bill To Be Introduced To Name Bridge After Joe Paterno Bill To Be Introduced To Name Bridge After Joe Paterno
5 days ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Michael Salem
State Representative Michael Regan, a Republican from Northern York County, thinks it is time to “honor the football career of Joe Paterno.” Regan plans to introduce a bill soon that would make the turnpike bridge over the Susquehanna River the Joseph V. Paterno Memorial Bridge, if passed. [Read More]

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The 11 Head Coaches Who Molded Penn State’s James Franklin
Column
The 11 Head Coaches Who Molded Penn State’s James Franklin
17 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Answer: John Chaump, Denny Douds, Al Leonzi, John Lawson, Alex Wood, Mike Price, Larry Lewis, Ron Vanderlinden, Ralph Friedgen, Mike Sherman and Ron Prince. Question: Name the head coaches James Franklin played for and/or coached under. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Coaches Vs Cancer Event Set To Tee Off Friday Penn State Basketball: Coaches Vs Cancer Event Set To Tee Off Friday
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
More than 300 golfers and 60 groups are participating in the tournament, which stands as the flagship event for the year-round CVC-Penn State program. This year's outing will feature a handful of NBA stars, former Penn State players, current head coaches and department leaders. [Read More]
Alleged Sandusky Victim Pushes Courts for Criminal Charges Alleged Sandusky Victim Pushes Courts for Criminal Charges
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
The victim, whose name was not released at his attorney's request, says Sandusky molested him while attending a football camp at the university in June of 1988. [Read More]
Real Flames, Fake Disaster: University Park Airport Prepares for the Worst
Video
Real Flames, Fake Disaster: University Park Airport Prepares for the Worst
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
The runway of the University Park Airport was filled with flames and the sound of blaring sirens. Although it was just an emergency drill with no real danger, there was a sense of tension as area fire companies battled the blaze engulfing the plane that “crash landed” on the runway. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Five Things To Know About The Nittany Lions' Schedule Penn State Hockey: Five Things To Know About The Nittany Lions' Schedule
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey men's hockey team doesn't play another game for several months, but with the release of the 2015-16 schedule it's worth sitting down to look at a few things watch for next season. [Read More]
Senator Reveals Penn State Board of Trustee Reform Proposal Senator Reveals Penn State Board of Trustee Reform Proposal
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
State Senator John Yudichak has unveiled his latest attempt to restructure the board of trustees. His proposal -- “The Pennsylvania State University Commonwealth Act" -- would keep the board at 36 total members, but would dramatically alter the board's makeup. [Read More]
Penn State Football: APR Trends Upward For First Time In Several Years Penn State Football: APR Trends Upward For First Time In Several Years
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State football is headed back in the right direction in the classroom as well as on the field according to the latest APR numbers released by the NCAA. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Geography Could Help Awaken The Northeast Giant Penn State Football: Geography Could Help Awaken The Northeast Giant
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
"Those other areas you're talking about, you're going to drive four to six hours and you're going to see five or six other big time programs just like you," Franklin said. "In this part of the country, there are not too many programs with the history, traditions, support and facilities and res [Read More]
Penn State Condemns Kappa Delta Rho, Banishes Frat for Three Years Penn State Condemns Kappa Delta Rho, Banishes Frat for Three Years
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“The investigative report makes clear that some members of the KDR chapter promoted a culture of harassing behavior and degradation of women. These are not acceptable actions within a student organization that is recognized and supported by Penn State." [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Notre Dame Highlights 2015-16 Home Schedule Penn State Hockey: Notre Dame Highlights 2015-16 Home Schedule
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
“We’re really excited for next season and playing some new teams," says head coach Guy Gadowsky. "We’re also excited to play in four NHL venues again this season in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York and Minnesota.” [Read More]
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Mike Poorman

The 11 Head Coaches Who Molded Penn State’s James Franklin

Answer: John Chaump, Denny Douds, Al Leonzi, John Lawson, Alex Wood, Mike Price, Larry Lewis, Ron Vanderlinden, Ralph Friedgen, Mike Sherman and Ron Prince. Question: Name the head coaches James Franklin played for and/or coached under.

Connie Cousins

Farmers Markets score big in State College Area

It is wonderful to have the markets starting up again and most everyone I know enjoys selecting fresh produce. The Buy Fresh/Buy Local (BFBL) movement is well known in Centre County and the Farmers' Markets are partners in that, as are many restaurants, grocers and caterers.

Sleepovers: A Blast from the PastRussell Frank

I have fond memories of sleepovers at my friend David's house. The big treats were chocolate shakes and Jiffy Pop. The big adventure was climbing down the side of David's house using a heavy rope looped around the leg of the bunk beds in his second-story bedroom.

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