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Bill To Be Introduced To Name Bridge After Joe Paterno Bill To Be Introduced To Name Bridge After Joe Paterno
14 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Onward State Staff, Michael Salem
State Representative Michael Regan, a Republican from Northern York County, thinks it is time to “honor the football career of Joe Paterno.” Regan plans to introduce a bill soon that would make the turnpike bridge over the Susquehanna River the Joseph V. Paterno Memorial Bridge, if passed. [Read More]

Teaching Kids How to Grow Their Own Food — With Fish Teaching Kids How to Grow Their Own Food — With Fish
16 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Michele Marchetti
"Our kids are on their fifth crop of lettuce," says Lyke, who has been teaching biology for 19 years. "Our tomato plant is huge; I have dozens and dozens of ripening cherry tomatoes, and the Swiss Chard is coming out of my ears." [Read More]

Two Decades of Students Give Retiring Choir Director Surprise of a Lifetime Two Decades of Students Give Retiring Choir Director Surprise of a Lifetime
23 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"I walked in and heard singing and it was magical," Drafall says. "It was shocking and then as I looked at people and I realized how far they are from here, from California, Washington, Colorado, Louisiana. It was really touching to know they would rearrange their lives to be a part of this." [Read More]

Memorial Day Parade a Family Tradition in Boalsburg Memorial Day Parade a Family Tradition in Boalsburg
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"The children have grown up with it and now it's the grandchildren with me at the parade," Jeff Selvage says. "It's great seeing the fellowship with the community. You can't say enough for the firemen and other volunteers and all they do to support the effort for Memorial Day." [Read More]

Community Profile: Boalsburg Means Memorial Day, Museums, Tussey Mountain and More Community Profile: Boalsburg Means Memorial Day, Museums, Tussey Mountain and More
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, T. Wayne Waters
Three Boalsburg ladies, as the story goes, decorated the graves of Civil War soldiers in the Boalsburg Cemetery in 1864, a custom that was continued every year since in the village. The practice became commonplace in communities around the nation. [Read More]

Carnival Features Rides, Fried Food, and Bingo to Support Boalsburg Fire Company Carnival Features Rides, Fried Food, and Bingo to Support Boalsburg Fire Company
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"This is one of the reasons we love Boalsburg so much and one of the reasons we moved here," resident Patrick Hockey says. "It's just because of the family atmosphere and neighborhood and events like this that all play a part." [Read More]

Flames Destroy Backyard Deck, Menace Home, Alert Neighbors Save the Day Flames Destroy Backyard Deck, Menace Home, Alert Neighbors Save the Day
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Steve Bauer
"I was downstairs watching the Pirates," says Norm Brown who lives next door. "My wife yells down and says, 'There's a lot of smoke coming from the back.' And all of the sudden she goes, 'Oh, there's flames!'" [Read More]

Alum Unveils Corbett's Involvement in Freeh Selection for Investigation Alum Unveils Corbett's Involvement in Freeh Selection for Investigation
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Zach Berger
"It's hard to find a concrete link that the candidates were forced on the board, but the fact that the only two candidates they seriously considered were two of the three from Corbett's list is fairly close," Penn State alumnus Ryan Bagwell says. [Read More]

Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS Adopt-A-Pet at Centre County PAWS
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - StateCollege.com Staff
Cleveland Dozer has not had the easiest time of things, but he's still purr-fect. This cat was found in a dumpster. C-D was rescued by good Samaritans and turned over to Centre County PAWS. Thanks to lots of TLC from PAWS volunteers, he's now a sleek young cat. [Read More]

State College Man Sentenced for Dealing Heroin State College Man Sentenced for Dealing Heroin
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Abhar Shah
Besides the heroin, worth $10,000, police reportedly found a shoe box containing $1,630, empty gelatin capsules used to package heroin, a digital scale, multiple cell phones, grinders and a marijuana smoking device. [Read More]

Centre County Right to Know Dispute Continues to Grow Centre County Right to Know Dispute Continues to Grow
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Now Crowley is appealing that denial to the Office of Open Records, arguing that Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz was wrong to keep the county from releasing the phone records. In his appeal, Crowley attacks the reasoning behind Judge Kurtz’s decision. [Read More]

Children and Youth Services Opposes Subpoena in Sandusky Victim Lawsuit Children and Youth Services Opposes Subpoena in Sandusky Victim Lawsuit
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Michael Martin Garrett
Johnson says CYS was not given "reasonable time to comply," and that the subpoena "requires disclosure of privileged and protected matter." He argues that turning those documents over would Pennsylvania's various child protection laws. [Read More]

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