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Drew Balis

Drew Balis is a Penn State graduate, freelance reporter and frequent contributor to StateCollege.com.

Articles by Drew Balis

Farmers Market Profile: The Piper’s Peck Farmers Market Profile: The Piper’s Peck
358 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“When the restaurants needed fresh stuff, you didn’t have it. When you had it, they didn’t need it. It was a case where they wouldn’t call you. You had to reach out to them, and I just wasn’t making enough money that way.” Robinson then decided instead of just growing peppers, she would [Read More]
State College Police Investigating Benner Pike Walmart Theft State College Police Investigating Benner Pike Walmart Theft
358 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
The State College Police Department is searching for a black male and white female who stole electronic items from the Walmart located at 373 Benner Pike in College Township. [Read More]
Clearfield-Centre Connector Seeing Low Ridership Numbers Clearfield-Centre Connector Seeing Low Ridership Numbers
359 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
The Clearfield-Centre Connector was created to transport people from Clearfield County and Philipsburg to State College. The bus began running on January 2,, but six months later, only 4-10 riders are boarding on an average day. Sometimes, the bus is empty. [Read More]
Drummer Turned Artist Enjoying First People’s Choice Fest Experience Drummer Turned Artist Enjoying First People’s Choice Fest Experience
359 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“One day the idea just hit me that I would try painting with drumsticks as an experiment,” said LeHoop. “I’m not an artist, so I’m not sure how I thought of it but it just came to me.” [Read More]
Caricature Artist Drawing Smiling Faces at People’s Fest for 21 Years Caricature Artist Drawing Smiling Faces at People’s Fest for 21 Years
359 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
For $10, Mock will draw someone’s face in less than two minutes on an 18x24 piece of paper. He keeps the colors simple, sticking to black and white, but Mock makes sure to accentuate the facial features. [Read More]
Freewheeling Fun Highlights Opening Day at People’s Choice Festival Freewheeling Fun Highlights Opening Day at People’s Choice Festival
359 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“I was a little nervous,” said 11-year old Noah Granlund. “I thought he was going to bounce his wheel off my head or something. I’m really happy he picked me though. It was awesome.” [Read More]
State College Businesses Joining Donation Effort for Waupelani Heights Fire Victims State College Businesses Joining Donation Effort for Waupelani Heights Fire Victims
359 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“We’re a business in the Borough of State College. There’s a good chance that a lot of these Waupelani Heights residents are our customers. We can worry about making money later, but right now the focus is on helping people in need.” [Read More]
Community Members Show up in Droves at Tussey to Help Fire Victims Community Members Show up in Droves at Tussey to Help Fire Victims
359 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“Give it to the next person,” said Sean to the B 94.5 intern who extended the card towards him. “I’m just here to donate some clothes and do what I can to help the displaced residents.” [Read More]
Waupelani Heights Fire Victim Reunited with Pets Waupelani Heights Fire Victim Reunited with Pets
359 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“You could just see the look in her eyes when she and her daughter saw them. I thought I was going to cry myself,” says Natalie Healy from Happy Valley Animals In Need. [Read More]
Three Alarm Blaze Rips Through Apartment Building, At Least Two People Rescued by Firefighters Three Alarm Blaze Rips Through Apartment Building, At Least Two People Rescued by Firefighters
360 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer, Drew Balis
"My furniture and all of my school supplies are destroyed," she says as her voice quivered while watching from across the street. "I can't believe it. It's horrible." [Read More]
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