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Father Faces Criminal Charges for Allegedly Giving Daughter Concussion

Father Faces Criminal Charges for Allegedly Giving Daughter Concussion

- Michael Martin Garrett

The mother reportedly told police that her daughter complained of head pains and dizziness after the incident, saying her head hurt on the opposite side from where it hit the wall. Shimelis reportedly responded that she wasn't really hurt and was inventing her symptoms.


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ClearWater Conservancy Celebrates 35 Years of Protecting Centre County ClearWater Conservancy Celebrates 35 Years of Protecting Centre County
6 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
ClearWater Conservancy turns 35 years old on Tuesday, marking the anniversary of its incorporation on July 7, 1980. "Everybody is invited and we’re hoping that lots of our founders, board members, donors, and long-term supports would come and help us celebrate," Ombalski says. [Read More]
Fest Zero: When Life Hands You Lemons, Compost Them
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Fest Zero: When Life Hands You Lemons, Compost Them
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
Thanks to Fest Zero's efforts, approximately 4,000 pounds of recyclables were collected during the four day 2014 Arts Fest, a tenfold increase over 2013. It's working closely with Centre County Recycling & Refuse to add 26 bins just for lemonade cups. [Read More]
Penn State Game-Day Football Buttons to Feature Throwback Slogans Penn State Game-Day Football Buttons to Feature Throwback Slogans
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
Since 1972, these blue game day buttons have been an essential part for any Penn State football fan's attire. Now, you can enjoy some favorite slogans from years past. Eleven of the best slogans are making a comeback in 2015. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Attendance Increase Ranked Fifth Best Nationally By NCAA Penn State Basketball: Attendance Increase Ranked Fifth Best Nationally By NCAA
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
According to figures released by the NCAA on Monday, Penn State basketball saw the nation's fifth-largest increase in average attendance from the 2013-14 season to 2014-15 campaign. [Read More]
Annual People's Choice Festival Showcases Pennsylvanian Art Annual People's Choice Festival Showcases Pennsylvanian Art
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We try to design this festival so there’s something for everyone,” Stapleford says. “We want there to be affordable art for any budget, no matter what your tastes are or whether you want to spend $5 or $5,000.” [Read More]
Council Vote Paves Way For 11-Story Buildings on East College Despite Concerns Council Vote Paves Way For 11-Story Buildings on East College Despite Concerns
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"I think there’s a lost opportunity to bring the community together around a more positive vision of how we can develop the town," resident David Stone says. "Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and we’re just considering one block here." [Read More]
How Breast Density Can Affect Cancer Screenings How Breast Density Can Affect Cancer Screenings
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Gazette Staff
The switch to digital mammography improved identification of cancer in dense breast tissue by 30 percent, but for some women, that's still not good enough. Pennsylvania and 20 other states require radiologists to include information about breast density in every mammogram report. [Read More]
Police Seek Help Finding Credit Card Fraud Suspects Police Seek Help Finding Credit Card Fraud Suspects
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Police say they're on the hunt for two people they suspect of using cloned credit cards to purchase over $1,000 of gift cards last month. Officers say one of the suspects is a black man in his mid-20s with "long bushy black hair" and some facial hair. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Four Nittany Lions Headed To NHL Camps Penn State Hockey: Four Nittany Lions Headed To NHL Camps
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Four Nittany Lion men’s hockey student-athletes are part of NHL Development Camps this summer. Eric Scheid, Matthew Skoff, Eamon McAdam and Zach Saar are Penn State’s invitees. [Read More]
Is Sky the Limit? Vote on College Avenue High-Rises Monday Night Is Sky the Limit? Vote on College Avenue High-Rises Monday Night
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
The proposed zoning amendment has ignited controversy among State College residents and the council members alike. The proposed zoning change would allow buildings up to 11 stories high if developers meet a number of incentives. [Read More]

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ClearWater Conservancy Celebrates 35 Years of Protecting Centre County ClearWater Conservancy Celebrates 35 Years of Protecting Centre County
6 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
ClearWater Conservancy turns 35 years old on Tuesday, marking the anniversary of its incorporation on July 7, 1980. "Everybody is invited and we’re hoping that lots of our founders, board members, donors, and long-term supports would come and help us celebrate," Ombalski says. [Read More]
Fest Zero: When Life Hands You Lemons, Compost Them
Column
Fest Zero: When Life Hands You Lemons, Compost Them
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
Thanks to Fest Zero's efforts, approximately 4,000 pounds of recyclables were collected during the four day 2014 Arts Fest, a tenfold increase over 2013. It's working closely with Centre County Recycling & Refuse to add 26 bins just for lemonade cups. [Read More]
Annual People's Choice Festival Showcases Pennsylvanian Art Annual People's Choice Festival Showcases Pennsylvanian Art
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We try to design this festival so there’s something for everyone,” Stapleford says. “We want there to be affordable art for any budget, no matter what your tastes are or whether you want to spend $5 or $5,000.” [Read More]
Council Vote Paves Way For 11-Story Buildings on East College Despite Concerns Council Vote Paves Way For 11-Story Buildings on East College Despite Concerns
21 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"I think there’s a lost opportunity to bring the community together around a more positive vision of how we can develop the town," resident David Stone says. "Unfortunately, that didn’t happen and we’re just considering one block here." [Read More]
Police Seek Help Finding Credit Card Fraud Suspects Police Seek Help Finding Credit Card Fraud Suspects
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Police say they're on the hunt for two people they suspect of using cloned credit cards to purchase over $1,000 of gift cards last month. Officers say one of the suspects is a black man in his mid-20s with "long bushy black hair" and some facial hair. [Read More]
Is Sky the Limit? Vote on College Avenue High-Rises Monday Night Is Sky the Limit? Vote on College Avenue High-Rises Monday Night
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
The proposed zoning amendment has ignited controversy among State College residents and the council members alike. The proposed zoning change would allow buildings up to 11 stories high if developers meet a number of incentives. [Read More]
Pair of Penn Staters Victorious In United States' World Cup Rout Pair of Penn Staters Victorious In United States' World Cup Rout
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"I'm not usually a big soccer guy. I really only watch the World Cup when its going on," says Marc Buchanan, enjoying a plate of chicken wings during the match. "With the Penn State girls in the game, I figured I'd come down and watch." [Read More]
Universal Design: Building a Foundation for People With Disabilities Universal Design: Building a Foundation for People With Disabilities
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Patty Kleban
According to the US Census Bureau one in five Americans between the ages of 16 and 64 has a disabling condition. Only 12 percent of those conditions involve a person requiring the use of a wheelchair. Like the veteran with post-traumatic stress, many disabilities are invisible. [Read More]
The Image Maker: Meet the Designer Behind Those Iconic Arts Fest Posters The Image Maker: Meet the Designer Behind Those Iconic Arts Fest Posters
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Thousands and thousands of posters have been given away over the years. One turned up at a cocktail party in Jacksonville. “Right behind the commode there’s a poster from the Arts Festival,” he says. “And I thought, ‘At last, success!’” [Read More]
Arts Fest to Transform State College into a Living Museum Arts Fest to Transform State College into a Living Museum
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We’re going to have 300 artists here who all make and sell their own work,” says Arts Fest executive director Rick Bryant. “Call me old fashioned, but I’d rather drink out of a mug made with care with a story behind it instead of something that came from a factory somewhere.” [Read More]

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Penn State Game-Day Football Buttons to Feature Throwback Slogans Penn State Game-Day Football Buttons to Feature Throwback Slogans
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
Since 1972, these blue game day buttons have been an essential part for any Penn State football fan's attire. Now, you can enjoy some favorite slogans from years past. Eleven of the best slogans are making a comeback in 2015. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Attendance Increase Ranked Fifth Best Nationally By NCAA Penn State Basketball: Attendance Increase Ranked Fifth Best Nationally By NCAA
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
According to figures released by the NCAA on Monday, Penn State basketball saw the nation's fifth-largest increase in average attendance from the 2013-14 season to 2014-15 campaign. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Four Nittany Lions Headed To NHL Camps Penn State Hockey: Four Nittany Lions Headed To NHL Camps
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Four Nittany Lion men’s hockey student-athletes are part of NHL Development Camps this summer. Eric Scheid, Matthew Skoff, Eamon McAdam and Zach Saar are Penn State’s invitees. [Read More]
Pair of Penn Staters Victorious In United States' World Cup Rout Pair of Penn Staters Victorious In United States' World Cup Rout
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"I'm not usually a big soccer guy. I really only watch the World Cup when its going on," says Marc Buchanan, enjoying a plate of chicken wings during the match. "With the Penn State girls in the game, I figured I'd come down and watch." [Read More]
Maryland Teams Dominate Penn State, Rutgers First Year in the Big Ten Conference
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Maryland Teams Dominate Penn State, Rutgers First Year in the Big Ten Conference
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Terrapins were 28-9 overall against their closest Big Ten Conference rivals, including a 5-1 record in the Big Two revenue-producing sports -- football and men’s basketball -- while both PSU and Rutgers were 2-4. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill Kicks Off NBA Journey As Summer League Begins Penn State Basketball: Newbill Kicks Off NBA Journey As Summer League Begins
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Whatever emotions are attached to getting this far for Newbill, after months of extra practices and working out with 14 NBA teams he finally gets a chance to play again. This time in a different jersey, that of the Los Angeles Clippers during Summer League play in Orlando. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Shoop Tries Hand In Spikes Broadcast Booth Penn State Football: Shoop Tries Hand In Spikes Broadcast Booth
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Normally Shoop enjoys watching the games he coaches from the press box. He likes the view it give him of the game as it unfolds, seeing it play out like the film he watches every week. [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
4 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
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As McGloin Starts Year 3 in the NFL, He's Still the Constant Amidst Change
5 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
5 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]

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Penn State Game-Day Football Buttons to Feature Throwback Slogans Penn State Game-Day Football Buttons to Feature Throwback Slogans
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Evan Murach
Since 1972, these blue game day buttons have been an essential part for any Penn State football fan's attire. Now, you can enjoy some favorite slogans from years past. Eleven of the best slogans are making a comeback in 2015. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Attendance Increase Ranked Fifth Best Nationally By NCAA Penn State Basketball: Attendance Increase Ranked Fifth Best Nationally By NCAA
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
According to figures released by the NCAA on Monday, Penn State basketball saw the nation's fifth-largest increase in average attendance from the 2013-14 season to 2014-15 campaign. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Four Nittany Lions Headed To NHL Camps Penn State Hockey: Four Nittany Lions Headed To NHL Camps
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Four Nittany Lion men’s hockey student-athletes are part of NHL Development Camps this summer. Eric Scheid, Matthew Skoff, Eamon McAdam and Zach Saar are Penn State’s invitees. [Read More]
Pair of Penn Staters Victorious In United States' World Cup Rout Pair of Penn Staters Victorious In United States' World Cup Rout
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"I'm not usually a big soccer guy. I really only watch the World Cup when its going on," says Marc Buchanan, enjoying a plate of chicken wings during the match. "With the Penn State girls in the game, I figured I'd come down and watch." [Read More]
The Image Maker: Meet the Designer Behind Those Iconic Arts Fest Posters The Image Maker: Meet the Designer Behind Those Iconic Arts Fest Posters
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
Thousands and thousands of posters have been given away over the years. One turned up at a cocktail party in Jacksonville. “Right behind the commode there’s a poster from the Arts Festival,” he says. “And I thought, ‘At last, success!’” [Read More]
Maryland Teams Dominate Penn State, Rutgers First Year in the Big Ten Conference
Column
Maryland Teams Dominate Penn State, Rutgers First Year in the Big Ten Conference
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
The Terrapins were 28-9 overall against their closest Big Ten Conference rivals, including a 5-1 record in the Big Two revenue-producing sports -- football and men’s basketball -- while both PSU and Rutgers were 2-4. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball: Newbill Kicks Off NBA Journey As Summer League Begins Penn State Basketball: Newbill Kicks Off NBA Journey As Summer League Begins
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Whatever emotions are attached to getting this far for Newbill, after months of extra practices and working out with 14 NBA teams he finally gets a chance to play again. This time in a different jersey, that of the Los Angeles Clippers during Summer League play in Orlando. [Read More]
Arts Fest to Transform State College into a Living Museum Arts Fest to Transform State College into a Living Museum
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
“We’re going to have 300 artists here who all make and sell their own work,” says Arts Fest executive director Rick Bryant. “Call me old fashioned, but I’d rather drink out of a mug made with care with a story behind it instead of something that came from a factory somewhere.” [Read More]
Penn State Football: Shoop Tries Hand In Spikes Broadcast Booth Penn State Football: Shoop Tries Hand In Spikes Broadcast Booth
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Normally Shoop enjoys watching the games he coaches from the press box. He likes the view it give him of the game as it unfolds, seeing it play out like the film he watches every week. [Read More]
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
4 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]
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Michele Marchetti

Fest Zero: When Life Hands You Lemons, Compost Them

Thanks to Fest Zero's efforts, approximately 4,000 pounds of recyclables were collected during the four day 2014 Arts Fest, a tenfold increase over 2013. It's working closely with Centre County Recycling & Refuse to add 26 bins just for lemonade cups.

Mike Poorman

Maryland Teams Dominate Penn State, Rutgers First Year in the Big Ten Conference

The Terrapins were 28-9 overall against their closest Big Ten Conference rivals, including a 5-1 record in the Big Two revenue-producing sports -- football and men’s basketball -- while both PSU and Rutgers were 2-4.

To Your Health: Decision to Donate Cord Blood Can Help Save LivesTheodore Hovick

July is recognized as Cord Blood Awareness Month. Cord blood is the blood that is left over from the umbilical cord and the placenta after giving birth. This blood is rich in stem cells and has been proven to aid in treating cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma.

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