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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

CATA Riders Enjoy 'Dump the Pump Day' CATA Riders Enjoy 'Dump the Pump Day'
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“We went everywhere on the bus today – all over town,” Shirk says. We even rode it around one full time after we were done because it was free. [Read More]
'Dump the Pump' and Ride CATA for Free 'Dump the Pump' and Ride CATA for Free
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
Using mass transit is supposed to save you money and you just can't get a ride any cheaper than this. Thursday marks the 8th annual Dump the Pump Day. [Read More]
Construction Crews Using Explosives on Penn State Campus Will Stop Traffic on College Avenue Construction Crews Using Explosives on Penn State Campus Will Stop Traffic on College Avenue
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“We do this for safety,” says Paul Ruskin communications coordinator at Penn State’s Office of Physical Plant. “It’s natural that motorists could hear a loud booming noise and become startled, so we’ll be halting traffic during daylight hours, but stoppages shouldn’t last long. [Read More]
State College Police Investigating Phone Scams State College Police Investigating Phone Scams
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
State College police are urging people to be on the lookout following a recent string of phone scams. [Read More]
Robbie Wine Resigns as Penn State Baseball Coach Robbie Wine Resigns as Penn State Baseball Coach
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
Wine followed up a Big Ten tournament appearance in 2012 with a subpar 2013. The Nittany Lions finished the season with a 14-36 overall record and an ugly 4-20 conference slate. [Read More]
Lure of Million Dollar Payoff Attracts Baseball Fans to Spikes Opening Night
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Lure of Million Dollar Payoff Attracts Baseball Fans to Spikes Opening Night
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
Thousands of baseball fans showed up for the State College Spikes’ home opener Monday night. No doubt, many of them were drawn to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park by the chance to win $1 million. [Read More]
Strawberry Festival Fosters Community Togetherness Strawberry Festival Fosters Community Togetherness
349 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
Pietraccini’s children both enjoyed the festival and the chance to play outside on a beautiful day.“My favorite part was painting,” said three-year old Dan Vincent Pietraccini who had a strawberry painted on his right cheek. [Read More]
Father of Five Foster Children Embraces Each Day, Not Just Father's Day     Father of Five Foster Children Embraces Each Day, Not Just Father's Day
350 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
Josh Glessner isn't looking for anything special when Father’s Day rolls around this Sunday. That's because he already has plenty of special things in his life, namely five young foster children. “We just couldn’t say no,” Glessner says. “The opportunity to give them a better life is som [Read More]
25th Anniversary at Bellefonte Cruise Attracts Big Crowd 25th Anniversary at Bellefonte Cruise Attracts Big Crowd
350 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“I remember when this started 25 years ago,” Pillot said. “It’s gotten bigger, but the effort, dedication, and community feel never went away.” [Read More]
Penn State-Syracuse Public Ticket Sale Starts Monday Penn State-Syracuse Public Ticket Sale Starts Monday
350 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
Fans can begin calling 1-800-NITTANY at 10 a.m. on Monday June 17th to order tickets in the Penn State sections for the season opener at MetLife Stadium against Syracuse. [Read More]
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