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Council votes to discuss marijuana penalties - Alexa Lewis

Following a public hearing on May 2, State College Borough council unanimously voted to further discuss a proposed ordinance that would change how the borough and police department handle marijuana offenses.



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Fire at The Park damages apartment building Fire at The Park damages apartment building
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Jared Stufft was delivering food for OrderUp at the Park at State College at 348 Blue Course Drive on April 20 close to 7:30 p.m., when he spotted the fire. “I remember seeing a tiny bit of smoke and a fire in the bush probably no larger than a basketball,” Stufft said. [Read More]
Rural road ecology course to offer students real-world training Rural road ecology course to offer students real-world training
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Not many people think about the roads they use on a daily basis, but Penn State’s Center for Dirt and Gravel Road Studies does. The center, which provides education to minimize the impact of unpaved roads and trail on the natural landscape, is implementing a new course. [Read More]
Bellefonte police uses Medicine Drop Box program Bellefonte police uses Medicine Drop Box program
Centre County Gazette
Since the end of 2013, the Bellefonte Borough Police Department has collected more than 1,300 pounds of pills and other medications through its Medicine Drop Box program. [Read More]

Business

First cohort of startups graduate from Invent Penn State First cohort of startups graduate from Invent Penn State
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Invent Penn State hosted a graduation ceremony for the first five startups to complete the university’s free 10-week business idea accelerator on April 28 at Happy Valley LaunchBox in downtown State College. [Read More]
Penn State SBDC helps student entrepreneur reel in customers Penn State SBDC helps student entrepreneur reel in customers
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Vaughn Holderman’s lures may bring in the fish with ease, but responding to a sudden demand on his business — Chasing Trophy Fish — became a challenge. That’s when he turned to the Penn State Small Business Development Center. [Read More]
Area company renovates accident damaged buildings Area company renovates accident damaged buildings
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Alexander Building Construction Co., part of The Butz Family of Companies, recently completed restorations to Verizon Wireless Made Simple in Bellefonte, Nittany Eye Associates in State College, Fasta & Ravioli Co. in Pleasant Gap and Mount Laurel Day Care and Preschool in Bellwood. [Read More]

Sports

P-O pitcher Josh Earnest takes down Bellefonte in Centre County clash P-O pitcher Josh Earnest takes down Bellefonte in Centre County clash
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Bellefonte pitcher Dominic Masullo and Philipsburg’s Josh Earnest battled to a virtual standstill in the two teams’ Mountain League showdown on May 2 in Philipsburg. [Read More]
P-O outlasts Bellefonte in extra innings, 3-2 P-O outlasts Bellefonte in extra innings, 3-2
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For those of you scoring at home, Philipsburg senior Haley Hayward showed up at second base to begin the 10th inning courtesy of international softball tiebreaker rules. [Read More]
Steelers and Eagles fill needs during draft Steelers and Eagles fill needs during draft
Centre County Gazette
The 2016 NFL draft is in the books, and all 32 of the league’s teams are already beginning to process and evaluate their hauls. [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

'Artists Doing Art' series concludes 2016 season 'Artists Doing Art' series concludes 2016 season
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Michael Black, an area photographer and art advocate, decided to use his expansive Back Sun photography studio to bring together the Centre Region arts community in an effort to share ideas and learn new ways of seeing and hearing. [Read More]
State College Framing Company featuring pastels show State College Framing Company featuring pastels show
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The State College Framing Company and Gallery is hosting an exhibition by the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society Friday, May 6, through Friday, June 10, with an opening night reception scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The business is located at 160 Rolling Ridge Drive in State College. [Read More]
DePodwin embraces tradition of Glee Club president DePodwin embraces tradition of Glee Club president
Centre County Gazette
When senior architectural engineering student Mike DePodwin sings the Penn State Alma Mater for the last time in his college career at graduation in May, the moment will be bittersweet. [Read More]

Education

Collaborative learning experience is a hole in one Collaborative learning experience is a hole in one
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On the surface, it looks like pure fun: Young people teaching other young people how to play golf, followed by refreshments and an opportunity to mingle with professionals. [Read More]
Book donation to BEA schools encourages summer reading Book donation to BEA schools encourages summer reading
Centre County Gazette
The Mid-State Literacy Council is donating 1,500 books to the Bald Eagle Area School District’s four elementary schools, which will then be distributed among students to encourage summer reading. [Read More]
Kinesiology students lobby for physical activity legislation Kinesiology students lobby for physical activity legislation
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In class, kinesiology students are learning it takes more than personal choices — eating right and exercising — to live a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, it also takes the work of the government to ensure citizens have adequate resources to make those good choices. [Read More]

Community

The Avid Gardener: Appreciating pollinators The Avid Gardener: Appreciating pollinators
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In today’s fast-paced world, we often don’t have time to smell that Keurig coffee, let alone figure out how it made it into our morning mugs. However, it’s never too soon to understand some of the simple science behind how things like coffee beans grow. [Read More]
Eighth annual Dog Jog held at Grange Fairgrounds Eighth annual Dog Jog held at Grange Fairgrounds
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Dogs and their owners hit the road running April 30 during the eighth annual Dog Jog 5K Run/Walk. It was a fundraiser for Pets Come First — a no-kill shelter in Potter Township that finds homes for 400 pets each year. [Read More]
Penns Valley hosts Spring Carnival Penns Valley hosts Spring Carnival
Centre County Gazette
The Parent-Teacher Organization of the Penns Valley Intermediate School hosted its annual Spring Carnival fundraiser in the school gymnasium April 22. [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Recognize symptoms, improve chance of recovery Recognize symptoms, improve chance of recovery
Centre County Gazette
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability in the United States, the fifth-leading cause of death overall and the third-leading cause of death for women. [Read More]
Detergent packets can be dangerous for children Detergent packets can be dangerous for children
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They’re bite-sized, brightly colored and look like candy to many children — and they were responsible for nearly 3,000 calls to poison control centers in the first three months of this year. [Read More]
Symposium offers continuing education, networking Symposium offers continuing education, networking
Centre County Gazette
South Hills School of Business & Technology hosted more than 100 participants during its fifth annual Sonographers' Symposium, held at the school’s State College campus. [Read More]
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