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Plan would close Philipsburg barracks, merge state police in Benner Township - G. Kerry Webster

PHILIPSBURG — It looks like there is truth to a rumor concerning the closing of a local Pennsylvania state police barracks. The office of state Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Philipsburg, received correspondence from Gov. Tom Wolf’s office the week of March 20 reporting the state



Centre County Gazette

Gray’s Vehicle Clinic in Bellefonte bouncing back from second big fire Gray’s Vehicle Clinic in Bellefonte bouncing back from second big fire
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Sam Gray knows all too well what it takes to bounce back from a terrible fire. His shop, Gray’s Vehicle Clinic, burned for the first time two days after Christmas in 1991. Gray was able to salvage only a few things from that blaze. “That fire — it was [Read More]
Consultants screened for Bellefonte-Milesburg Trail project Consultants screened for Bellefonte-Milesburg Trail project
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — A five-person review committee has been charged with the task of scrutinizing eight bids from consultants interested in conducting a feasibility study and pre-construction analysis on the Bellefonte to Milesburg Trail project. At the Centre County Board of Commissioner’s [Read More]
Nearly 300 Centre County candidates file candidate petitions Nearly 300 Centre County candidates file candidate petitions
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — In just two months, county voters will once again be heading to the polls for the 2017 primary election, and although this year’s version will not bring the attention the Trump-Clinton race garnered in 2016, there are still plenty of notable local races. Most notable will [Read More]

Business

Nittany Lions and lambs are popular March collectibles Nittany Lions and lambs are popular March collectibles
Centre County Gazette
“In like a lion, out like a lamb” is a familiar proverb used to describe weather during the month of March. As the transitional month between winter and spring, the use of lion (for winter) and lamb (for spring) seems appropriate. Some believe the phrase was created by Pennsylvania [Read More]
Central Pennsylvania Home and Garden Show to feature 140 vendors   Central Pennsylvania Home and Garden Show to feature 140 vendors
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The 33rd annual Central Pennsylvania Home and Garden Show, which runs Friday, March 31, through Sunday, April 2, will feature more than 140 participating vendors. This year’s show will be the 19th to be held at the Bryce Jordan Center. Abbie Jensen, executive officer [Read More]
Philipsburg meeting on Centre County vehicle fee increase draws just 1 resident Philipsburg meeting on Centre County vehicle fee increase draws just 1 resident
Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — The Philipsburg and Rush Township communities showed little interest in Centre County’s plan to educate local communities about a proposed $5 vehicle registration fee increase for betterment of county roadways and bridges. Just one resident — Roger Cartwright, of [Read More]

Sports

Penn State wrestling: after historic win, future looks even brighter Penn State wrestling: after historic win, future looks even brighter
Centre County Gazette
ST. LOUIS — It is among the four best NCAA wrestling finals performances of all time. It is inarguably Penn State’s best NCAA finals performance ever. And, it capped the single best season in the 108-year history of Penn State wrestling. The Nittany Lions accumulated six All-Americans, [Read More]
Bellefonte High baseball set to begin state title defense Bellefonte High baseball set to begin state title defense
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — After the Bellefonte baseball team beat Susquehanna Township in the PIAA state championship game at Medlar Field last June, Red Raiders coach Dan Fravel knew there would be a myriad of questions about how the Raiders pulled off such an astounding feat. To him, it was [Read More]
State College High boys fall, ending eventful Centre County basketball season State College High boys fall, ending eventful Centre County basketball season
Centre County Gazette
The State College boys’ basketball team’s season came to an end after an overtime loss to Butler, 53-50, in a PIAA 6A second-round game held at Pitt-Johnstown on March 16. A win for the Little Lions would have meant at trip to the quarterfinals, against western Pennsylvania favorite [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

'Artists Take a Stand' examines political climate in show at Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania 'Artists Take a Stand' examines political climate in show at Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania
Centre County Gazette
LEMONT — Historically, artists have used their medium to portray their reactions to the political climate. For one weekend only, Friday, March 24, through Sunday, March 26, a handful of area artists will present "Artists Take a Stand," an event involving visual art, music and poetry readings [Read More]
Bellefonte Art Museum features 'Soil' performance photography series Bellefonte Art Museum features 'Soil' performance photography series
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Work by Courtney Morris will be exhibited in the Photography Gallery of the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County for the remainder of March. “Soil” is a performance photography series that examines the history of labor migration from the Caribbean and Morris' [Read More]
Bellefone Art Museum to feature poetry of Robert Lima Bellefone Art Museum to feature poetry of Robert Lima
Centre County Gazette
 BELLEFONTE — "Word and Image: The Poetry of Robert Lima” will be featured during April at the Windows Gallery of the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, 133 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. An opening reception takes place from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2. The exhibition [Read More]

Education

College admissions: What to do when you get in, and when you don’t   College admissions: What to do when you get in, and when you don’t
Centre County Gazette
High school is almost over and, as a senior, you’ve worked hard. By now, you have been accepted to a number of colleges where you applied early action or regular decision. Perhaps you have been waitlisted or denied admission by others. The deadline for your final college decision is Monday, [Read More]
Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Roboscholars qualify for Lego League World Fest Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Roboscholars qualify for Lego League World Fest
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The Young Scholars of Central Pennsylvania Charter School's middle school students received the Champion's Award for their performance at the First Lego League PA Central Championship held in Johnstown on Feb. 25. The YSCP Roboscholars were recognized for their performance in [Read More]
Penn State EMT program teaches through hands-on experience Penn State EMT program teaches through hands-on experience
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — College is a place to explore known interests and discover hidden passions that may lead to future hobbies or, in some cases, careers. This holds true for biomedical engineering junior Molly Basilio, who enrolled in the four- credit Emergency Medical Technician training [Read More]

Community

Centre County Historical Society president sets example for young women Centre County Historical Society president sets example for young women
Centre County Gazette
Katie O’Toole, president of the board of governors for the Centre County Historical Society, has been making a difference in the community for years. I recently met with O’Toole during set up for the exhibit, “Unraveling the Threads of History,” which opened March 19 at the [Read More]
Film military museum in Boalsburg focuses on Huertgen Forest WWII battle Film military museum in Boalsburg focuses on Huertgen Forest WWII battle
Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — About 30 people attended a screening March 18 of the 2007 German documentary “You Enter Germany: Bloody Huertgen and the Siegfried Line” at the Pennsylvania Military Museum. The film focuses on the World War II battle of Huertgen Forest. Military museum educator Joe [Read More]
Centre County Library plans LuLaRoe clothing sale fundraiser Centre County Library plans LuLaRoe clothing sale fundraiser
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — LuLaRoe is coming to the Centre County Library for a multi-consultant sale to benefit the library.   This shopping event, filled with LuLaRoe clothing and accessories from local businesses, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at the library, 200 N. [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Sharing history of colorectal cancer can save a life, Penn State doctor says Sharing history of colorectal cancer can save a life, Penn State doctor says
Centre County Gazette
Most colorectal cancer does not run in the family. That is why physicians recommend that everyone age 50 and older have periodic colonoscopies. However, when someone does have a relative who has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer, the risk goes up dramatically, and screening guidelines become [Read More]
Centre County ‘Living Fully’ series helps cope with death Centre County ‘Living Fully’ series helps cope with death
Centre County Gazette
Mark Twain once said, “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” How do we live fully? One way is to talk about issues surrounding death and dying. But if you are like most people, this is not something you talk [Read More]
2 dozen agencies to offer addiction resources at Centre County fair 2 dozen agencies to offer addiction resources at Centre County fair
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — Two dozen participants have announced they will be in attendance at the HOPE Remembrance Ceremony and Addiction Resource Fair, scheduled at Match Factory Place beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29. “We want to hold this event to get people who are dealing with heroin [Read More]
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