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Chris Morelli

Chris Morelli is the managing editor of The Centre County Gazette.

Articles by Chris Morelli

At polls, low voter turnout throughout the county At polls, low voter turnout throughout the county
2 days ago - Centre County Gazette
PLEASANT GAP — It was a light day at the polls on Election Day throughout Centre County. That was especially true at The Oaks in Pleasant Gap. Close to 9 a.m., the polls had been open for two hours and only 13 registered voters had stopped by. “We're not surprised,” said Joan [Read More]
State High crushes Altoona in District 6 Class AAAA playoff tilt State High crushes Altoona in District 6 Class AAAA playoff tilt
3 days ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Talk about a killer instinct. The State College Area High School softball team jumped on Altoona early and never let up in a 10-0 drubbing of the Lady Mountain Lions in a District 6 Class AAAA playoff tilt at Community Field. State High sent 11 batters to the plate in the [Read More]
Annual Wetzler golf tourney winds down Annual Wetzler golf tourney winds down
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The annual B.J. Wetzler Golf Tournament may be winding down, but it's not over yet. According to organizer John Wetzler, it will be his last year in charge of the tourney — but he's hopeful that someone else will take the reins. “In reality, we've done very, very [Read More]
Village Eatinghouse owners say farewell Village Eatinghouse owners say farewell
1 week ago - Centre County Gazette
PLEASANT GAP — Melanie Philips sat at a small table inside the Village Eatinghouse in Pleasant Gap. As she fiddled with her laptop, she talked about the small cafe that she and her husband, Clay, opened less than three years ago. When they opened the restaurant, the grand plan was to be in [Read More]
Bellefonte student prepares for national competition Bellefonte student prepares for national competition
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
PLEASANT GAP — Over the years, the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology has produced its share of award-winning students. Add Bellefonte's Kierra Benner to the list. The Bellefonte Area High School and CPI student will head to Louisville, Ky., in June to compete in the [Read More]
Weaver-Gates adds Miss PA title to impressive resume Weaver-Gates adds Miss PA title to impressive resume
2 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — When it comes to battling an illness, it's often said that a great attitude is a big part of the fight. If that truly is the case, Brandi Weaver-Gates will win her battle with ease. In March 2013, Weaver-Gates, 23, was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Since that [Read More]
Sports center eyed for old skating rink Sports center eyed for old skating rink
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
MINGOVILLE — In another lifetime, the Hecla Park Skating Center bustled with activity. It was a popular destination for teenagers who wanted to skate and hang out with their friends. But, for decades, the building has sat vacant — until now. Business partners Rich Rogers and Scott [Read More]
Nittany Valley Little League opens season in style Nittany Valley Little League opens season in style
3 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — On a chilly spring morning, baseball and softball players from Bellefonte and beyond were introduced over the loudspeaker. They entered through the outfield and joined their teammates near the infield dirt at the Walker Township Field. Yes, Little League is back in action. The [Read More]
Students Learn to Get Fit at Health Fair Students Learn to Get Fit at Health Fair
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Chris Morelli
"Anybody can do it," Shaffer explained. "You can come in off the street and workout next to an elite athlete. Everyone is doing the same thing and people see results when they do it. That's the big thing that drives it. It definitely changes you." [Read More]
Park Forest Middle School students enjoy health fair Park Forest Middle School students enjoy health fair
4 weeks ago - Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — With another day of PSSA testing in the books, students at Park Forest Middle School headed to the school's gymnasium to unwind. Inside the gym, which bustled with activity, they found a variety activities. There was a golf station, an inflatable hockey goal, an aerobic [Read More]
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