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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

Powerful Storm Causes Blackout, 2,000 Customers Without Power in State College Powerful Storm Causes Blackout, 2,000 Customers Without Power in State College
350 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
Approximately 2,000 customers lost power. Areas hit the hardest by overnight storms include Ferguson Township and Patton Township near the intersection of North Atherton Street and Aaron Drive. [Read More]
Flood Watch in Effect Thursday, Torrential Rain Expected Flood Watch in Effect Thursday, Torrential Rain Expected
350 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
A flood watch has been issued for the State College and Centre County region beginning Thursday at 2 a.m. “It’s unusual how potent this storm appears to be for this time of year.” [Read More]
Kids Learn to Cook at the Boalsburg Farmers Market Kids Learn to Cook at the Boalsburg Farmers Market
350 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
Wide-eyed elementary school children wearing makeshift cooking hats made out of construction paper sat and eagerly watched Tony Sapia’s every move. [Read More]
Special Olympian Wins Seven Silver Medals Special Olympian Wins Seven Silver Medals
351 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
Paulinski takes his work seriously and the results are impressive. He won a silver medal in each six of his events as well as a seventh medal for overall competition. “There’s a lot of girls in gymnastics,” he says. [Read More]
Groundbreaking Cancer Research Study Taking Place at Mount Nittany Medical Center Groundbreaking Cancer Research Study Taking Place at Mount Nittany Medical Center
351 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“It’s a real easy way to give back,” Schweighauser. “It doesn’t take up much time and should be incredibly beneficial 20-30 years down the road when we have a ton of data collected.” [Read More]
 Special Olympics Participant Turns Event Into Job Opportunity Special Olympics Participant Turns Event Into Job Opportunity
351 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“It’s really important to us to get the athletes engaged in different roles,” Aaron said after presiding over his fifth event. “We don’t just want athletes to be participants. We want them to have a voice and be leaders too.” [Read More]
State College High Celebrates Graduation at the BJC State College High Celebrates Graduation at the BJC
351 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“Find a passion in the world around you. Whether you’re pursuing clown school or scuba diving, be the best clown or scuba diver you can be.” [Read More]
Special Olympics Profile: Bella Bregar – Teacher, Coach, Volunteer Special Olympics Profile: Bella Bregar – Teacher, Coach, Volunteer
351 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
“Twenty-one years ago, you didn’t see them speaking at opening ceremonies and doing some of the stuff they do now. They have a much bigger voice within the organization to suggest changes and improvements. It’s a great thing. It’s cool to see the athletes involved with that.” [Read More]
PA Supreme Court Denies Curley, Schultz Appeal PA Supreme Court Denies Curley, Schultz Appeal
351 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the argument against Baldwin can be made at trial, but the motion for now was denied. [Read More]
Seasoned Special Olympians Share Memories Seasoned Special Olympians Share Memories
351 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Drew Balis
Success in the Special Olympics games has taken Greg Focht all over the world, but this weekend the 47-year old Centre County native is back home where it all began. [Read More]
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