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Home sweet home: Yarger performs at Grange Fair - Chris Morelli

When Adam Yarger was a young boy, he told his family he wanted to perform at the Grange Fair. On Aug. 20, that longtime dream came true.



Centre County Gazette

Former PSU fencer captures bronze medal Former PSU fencer captures bronze medal
Centre County Gazette
She did it. Former Penn State fencer Monica Aksamit, a member of the United States women's fencing team, captured a bronze medal the at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio. Her squad routed Italy, 45-30, to clinch third place Aug. 13. [Read More]
Karch Auto offers full line of services Karch Auto offers full line of services
Centre County Gazette
They say big things come in small packages. That's definitely the case with Karch Auto in State College. [Read More]
Commissioners spread awareness of suicide prevention Commissioners spread awareness of suicide prevention
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There are approximately 15 confirmed suicides in Centre County each year, and in an effort to bring awareness to the issue, the Centre County board of commissioners officially proclaimed Saturday, Sept. 10, as Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day and the month of September as Suicide Awareness and P [Read More]

Business

Penn State Smeal student marshal starts businesses Penn State Smeal student marshal starts businesses
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In nine semesters at Penn State, Manaswini Rajaram earned two bachelor’s degrees, piloted a lunchtime yoga service, built a posture-sensing chair and founded a business with two partners. Clearly, she sacrificed much of the typical free time many college students enjoy. [Read More]
Allwheel Auto now provides U-Haul services Allwheel Auto now provides U-Haul services
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U-Haul Company of Pennsylvania recently announced that Allwheel Auto LLC has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer, serving Julian. [Read More]
Sanders joins AmeriServ Bank Sanders joins AmeriServ Bank
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AmeriServ Bank announced recently that Graham Sanders has joined the organization as a financial services consultant. [Read More]

Sports

St. Joe's-Bald Eagle Area highlights Week One St. Joe's-Bald Eagle Area highlights Week One
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If it seems like this year’s high school football games are starting early, it’s because they are. The PIAA moved the fall sports’ calendar up one week beginning this season, a move aimed at improving many aspects of the sports, including the timing of the playoffs. [Read More]
Spikes Notes: State College pounds out 23 hits Spikes Notes: State College pounds out 23 hits
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If there was any doubt as to what type of team the State College Spikes are, they were swiftly erased in the Aug. 20 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. [Read More]
Penn State women's soccer looks for repeat performance Penn State women's soccer looks for repeat performance
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Having the words “defending national champions” appear after the name of your team has many possible impacts. Almost all of them are positive, but some are not so much. [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

'Let's Dance!' workshop set for Sept. 16 'Let's Dance!' workshop set for Sept. 16
Centre County Gazette
The “Let's Dance!” movement workshop for families will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, on the lawn of Penn State's Ford Building. [Read More]
Gallery looks to be leader in contemporary art Gallery looks to be leader in contemporary art
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Odds are that many people have walked past the Woskob Family Gallery in the lobby of the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center on South Allen Street without realizing it. [Read More]
Hyped 'Suicide Squad' disappoints Hyped 'Suicide Squad' disappoints
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Simply put, “Suicide Squad” was my most anticipated movie of 2016. I’m a big fan of Batman, but I’m a bigger fan of his rogues gallery — his collection of colorful recurring villains. “Suicide Squad” brings us not one, not two, but three of those characters. [Read More]

Education

PSU tourism students study conservation in Tanzania PSU tourism students study conservation in Tanzania
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Julia Walker arrived in Tanzania to study at Udzungwa Mountains National Park knowing she wanted to pursue a career in tourism, but she did not have a clear understanding of all that is possible in the field, such as working for an ecolodge or conducting field work. [Read More]
LHU programs receive accreditation LHU programs receive accreditation
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Lock Haven University's clinical mental health counseling and social work programs recently received accreditation. [Read More]
Student races toward career in motorsports Student races toward career in motorsports
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A college student’s summer can pass quickly, and that was certainly the case for Morgan Giannone, a Penn State senior who spent her time building a potential career in motor sports broadcasting. [Read More]

Community

The Avid Gardener: The placid days of late summer The Avid Gardener: The placid days of late summer
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As summer wanes and many plants with it, I find myself already becoming wistful for spring, especially when I anticipate the many upcoming autumn gardening tasks. [Read More]
Community Profile: Snow Shoe Community Profile: Snow Shoe
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Snow Shoe Borough was born from Snow Shoe Township in 1907, and contrary to what the name suggests, it really is not at all correlated with the amount of snow that falls in that area of the county each winter. [Read More]
Group makes presentation to Centre Hall veteran Group makes presentation to Centre Hall veteran
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On Aug. 15, Centre Hall resident Nathan Summers was presented with a quilt from the Quilts of Valor organization in honor of his military service in the Vietnam War. [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Performance-enhancing drugs entice athletes Performance-enhancing drugs entice athletes
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Imagine you dedicate your whole life to becoming the best in your chosen sport. You put in the work, make big sacrifices and finally make the Olympic team. You have a shot at a medal — and all the money, fame and influence that comes with it. [Read More]
Foxdale Village hosting Parkinson's workshop Foxdale Village hosting Parkinson's workshop
Centre County Gazette
Every year in the United States, approximately 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Currently, more than 1 million Americans face the progressive, often debilitating condition, which typically affects a person’s general motor skills, balance and ability to walk. [Read More]
Amputee support group available at HealthSouth Amputee support group available at HealthSouth
Centre County Gazette
HealthSouth Nittany Valley Rehabilitation Hospital, located at 55 W. College Ave. in Pleasant Gap, is now hosting an amputee support group from 5 to 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. [Read More]
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