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Health officials stay vigilant against threat of Ebola - Brittany Svoboda

STATE COLLEGE — National headlines continue to feature information about the threat of the Ebola virus, which has begun to infect health care workers in Dallas that treated a Liberian man who died in an area hospital earlier this month. As of Oct. 15, two nurses who treated Liberian citizen



Centre County Gazette

Centre County Community Super Fair to provide information, fun Centre County Community Super Fair to provide information, fun
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — If you’re interested in learning more about the area’s vast human service agencies, visit the first-ever Centre County Community Super Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Mount Nittany Middle School. The Super Fair began with the idea of creating a [Read More]
Aaronsburg hosts annual Fall Festival Aaronsburg hosts annual Fall Festival
Centre County Gazette
AARONSBURG — The quiet village of Aaronsburg became a hub of activity last weekend as the Haines Township Dutch Fall Festival was held on Oct. 11 and 12. This event is a combination of craft fair, folk festival, and yard sales. Numerous craft vendors lined the sidewalks along Route 45 with [Read More]
Down the stretch they come: Area teams make playoff push Down the stretch they come: Area teams make playoff push
Centre County Gazette
There's no dominating team in Centre County in 2014. Every team in the area is under .500, so if there's going to be a playoff push, now is the time. The big game for Week 8 is State College and Central Dauphin East. State College desperately needs a win as it readies for the postseason. A closer [Read More]

Business

Interactive history beats interactive chat for website engagement Interactive history beats interactive chat for website engagement
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Small cues that display a user's transaction history may help a website feel almost as interactive as chatting with an online customer service agent, paving the way for more cost-effective websites, according to researchers. "One of the challenges with online interactivity [Read More]
Student club is educating the world about digital currency Student club is educating the world about digital currency
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UNIVERSITY PARK — A shadowy figure looks first to his left and then to his right before slipping into the alley. Another figure, already there and waiting, pulls out his smartphone. After a few swipes and taps on the phone, the two exchange money and part ways. The sale — far from being [Read More]
Group from State College to attend Pittsburgh Venture Capital Fair Group from State College to attend Pittsburgh Venture Capital Fair
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Entrepreneurs and startups from Centre County will attend the 3 Rivers Venture Capital Fair in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, Oct. 8. Transportation to the event is being sponsored by Innovation Park at Penn State. “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the [Read More]

Sports

Bellefonte battles back to shock Penns Valley, 20-12 Bellefonte battles back to shock Penns Valley, 20-12
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — With about five minutes to go during the Oct. 10 game between Bellefonte and Penns Valley, the Rams drove the ball into the Red Zone and looked to put the final nail in the Red Raiders' coffin. Rams' quarterback Ben Alexander appeared to score a touchdown, but it was called [Read More]
Penn State struggles continue in loss at Michigan Penn State struggles continue in loss at Michigan
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — As is usual a few days after a close loss, it is easy to see how Penn State could have come out of Michigan Stadium with a victory on Oct. 11. The game certainly had its share of “couldas” and “wouldas,” but in the end, the Nittany Lions didn't get it [Read More]
On the high school gridiron, a pair of memorable victories On the high school gridiron, a pair of memorable victories
Centre County Gazette
Week 7 in high school football in this area was full of surprises, and none more so than in the Bellefonte and Bald Eagle Area games. Maybe "surprises" is the wrong word here because it's not all that earth-shaking for Bellefonte to edge Penns Valley in a close game or for BEA to win at Huntingdon. [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

'Hairspray' opens at The State Theatre 'Hairspray' opens at The State Theatre
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The popular Broadway hit “Hairspray”  cleverly combines upbeat entertainment with a serious message about tolerance and acceptance. Based on the John Waters' cult movie of the same name that starred transvestite entertainer Divine,  the musical [Read More]
Penn State graduate students selected as ambassadors Penn State graduate students selected as ambassadors
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Three Penn State graduate students have been selected for the new Classical Music Project's student ambassador program. The program is part of the Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project, funded by a grant provided by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and through [Read More]
Basetrack Live’ focuses on U.S. Marine’s war experiences Basetrack Live’ focuses on U.S. Marine’s war experiences
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — En Garde Arts and the Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State present “Basetrack Live” — a multimedia contemporary theater production inspired by words and images of the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines deployed in Afghanistan — at 7:30 p.m. on [Read More]

Education

South Hills School holds commencement ceremony South Hills School holds commencement ceremony
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The celebratory atmosphere at South Hills School of Business and Technology commencement ceremonies always reflect the supportive and caring environment South Hills students are familiar with. Mark Maggs, director of South Hills, opened the evening by encouraging friends and [Read More]
BEA installs safety and security features at district schools BEA installs safety and security features at district schools
Centre County Gazette
WINGATE — The Bald Eagle Area School District recently installed several safety and security items. These include visitor management software programs and the installation of window safety film at each of its schools, as well as flashing caution lights at the Wingate Elementary and [Read More]
Pennsylvania adult learners to benefit from Penn State endowed scholarship Pennsylvania adult learners to benefit from Penn State endowed scholarship
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State alumni from Palmyra have established the Dan and Agnes Mazur Family Adult Learner Scholarship in the World Campus, Penn State’s online campus. “We are grateful to Dan and Agnes Mazur for their very generous commitment to Penn State adult [Read More]

Community

Firefighters show gear, talk to students Firefighters show gear, talk to students
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — To kick off Fire Prevention Week, four members of the Centre Hall Fire Company gave a presentation to students at the Centre Hall-Potter Elementary School on Oct. 6. Bill Meckley, Brandon Musser, Brad Harlos and Tom Barner talked to students in kindergarten through fourth grade [Read More]
Plenty happening this fall at the Bellefonte Art Museum Plenty happening this fall at the Bellefonte Art Museum
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County is offering a variety of exhibits this fall. The museum's artist registry now consists of more than 100 juried artists and new shows are featured regularly. In September, “Out of the Woods: Part I” featured Phil Sollman and [Read More]
National Recycling Coalition names Penn State 'Best of the Best' National Recycling Coalition names Penn State 'Best of the Best'
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The National Recycling Coalition presented Penn State with its 2014 Outstanding Higher Education Award as one of the “Best of the Best.” The university was specifically recognized for its “exceptional program in recycling” and for “connecting [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Parent feedback helps shape improved BMI screening Parent feedback helps shape improved BMI screening
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HERSHEY — As part of its mission of educating and inspiring families to make healthy lifestyle choices, Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center has developed and tested a body mass index  screening letter that leads parents to tools and resources for making healthy lifestyle changes for [Read More]
Pink Ribbon Golf Classic nets $23,000 for 3-D mammography Pink Ribbon Golf Classic nets $23,000 for 3-D mammography
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center recently received $23,000 as the beneficiary of the first annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic event, held Sept. 8 at the Penn State Golf Courses. Proceeds from this women-only event — which attracted nearly 100 golfers — [Read More]
Conquer Run raises funds for Four Diamonds Conquer Run raises funds for Four Diamonds
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY — The Conquer Run, which took runners and walkers on a 5K adventure through Hersheypark, raised more than $188,000 for Four Diamonds and the fight against childhood cancer. The event, which drew 2,000 participants this year, was presented by the Hershey Company. The dollar total [Read More]
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