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DEP sets Jan. 27 hearing on quarry plan - Mark Brackenbury

COLLEGE TOWNSHIP — Residents can voice their opinions about a controversial proposal to extend the depth of the Oak Hall Quarry at a public hearing scheduled for Friday, Jan. 27.The state Department of Environmental Protection set the hearing date after receiving multiple requests from



Centre County Gazette

Emergency funds coming for road in Spring Township Emergency funds coming for road in Spring Township
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — A local roadway closed since heavy flooding occurred in October may open sooner rather than later. Purdue Mountain Road in Spring Township and Bellefonte has been closed since the heavy rain because of numerous washouts and hazardous situations. However, after a recent inspection [Read More]
State College man gets prison for dealing crystal meth State College man gets prison for dealing crystal meth
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — A 34-year-old State College man will spend the next seven to 14 years behind bars after entering open guilty pleas to numerous drug charges. The pleas and sentencing were handled in the Centre County of Court of Common Pleas before Judge Katherine V. Oliver. In addition to the [Read More]
Holiday sales merry for many Centre County businesses Holiday sales merry for many Centre County businesses
Centre County Gazette
The ball has dropped, the Christmas trees are making their way to the curb, and retailers across Centre County — and the country —are adding up sales from what appears to have been a merry holiday season. The holiday shopping season between Thanksgiving and Christmas is the biggest time [Read More]

Business

Learn from your past budgeting mistakes in the new year Learn from your past budgeting mistakes in the new year
Centre County Gazette
Retail stores make 20 to 30 percent of their revenue in the last five weeks of the year. What did that mean for your December budget? Odds are, you did not save all year to cover the December expenditures, and the holidays wrecked any attempt at budgeting. Approximately one-third of adults do save [Read More]
Penn State Smeal project underscores social responsibility   Penn State Smeal project underscores social responsibility
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Ron Johnson, senior instructor of management and organization at the Penn State Smeal College of Business, wanted to find a way to illustrate to undergraduate students in his Socially Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Business Practices class (Business Adminstration 342) [Read More]
 Signal work set on Warner Boulevard project in State College Signal work set on Warner Boulevard project in State College
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — With a few items awaiting completion on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Route 3010 (Warner Boulevard) project, signal work is scheduled to begin. Weather permitting, work will begin Thursday, Jan. 5, to install the mast arms for the new traffic signal at [Read More]

Sports

Steelers move on, face Chiefs on Jan. 15 Steelers move on, face Chiefs on Jan. 15
Centre County Gazette
Back in August, the consensus among pro football experts was that the Pittsburgh Steelers had the potential to return to being one of the NFL’s elite teams this season and mount a serious challenge to win another Super Bowl championship. So far, so good. Although it wasn’t as easy as all [Read More]
PSU grapplers dominate road trip after lengthy layoff PSU grapplers dominate road trip after lengthy layoff
Centre County Gazette
When weather prevented the No. 2 Penn State wrestling team from competing in the Reno Tournament of Champions on Dec. 18, many wondered if the resulting 26-day layoff would hamper the Nittany Lions.Wonder no more.Penn State embarked on its longest, most trying road trip of the season thus far [Read More]
Leader shines: Davis proves to be bright spot for Mounties Leader shines: Davis proves to be bright spot for Mounties
Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — Even though the Philipsburg-Osceola boys’ basketball team has been mired in a slump, forward Josiah Davis has been a consistent bright spot all season for the Mounties. A 6-foot-2, 175-pound senior, Davis has been asked to play to all over the floor. He plays outside, [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Gimme Shelter show to benefit Strawberry Fields Gimme Shelter show to benefit Strawberry Fields
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — For the sixth year in a row, local musicians will bring their talents to the State Theatre this month to benefit Strawberry Fields Inc., which provides community-based and residential services to children and adults with disabilities, and the theater.The event, Gimme [Read More]
Broadway’s touring ‘Once’ coming to Eisenhower Broadway’s touring ‘Once’ coming to Eisenhower
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — An emotionally captivating score performed by a live orchestra sets the tone for “Once,” the award-winning screen-to-stage romance about not giving up on your dreams and celebrating the power of music. The touring Broadway production will make its Penn State debut [Read More]
Top classical musicians to perform at Schwab Top classical musicians to perform at Schwab
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Three prestigious classical musicians — pianist Inon Barnatan, clarinet player Anthony McGill and cellist Alisa Weilerstein — will demonstrate how they make beautiful music together with a performance of three pieces at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in Schwab [Read More]

Education

Three Penn Staters make Forbes' '30 Under 30' list Three Penn Staters make Forbes' '30 Under 30' list
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Forbes’ annual "30 Under 30" list features three Penn Staters on the 2017 list.Forbes Magazine recognizes 30 individuals in each of 20 industries, calling attention to Penn Staters Huanyu Cheng, Olivier Noel and John Urschel in the science category.Published Jan. 3, [Read More]
Six honored as Penns Valley Students of Month Six honored as Penns Valley Students of Month
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS —Penns Valley Area High School has announced the senior students of the month for the first quarter of the school year. Alyssa Denger, daughter of Jeff and Jodi Denger, of Centre Hall, was selected as a September Student of the Month. Denger carries a high school grade point [Read More]
State College Elks name two St. Joseph's Catholic Academy students of month State College Elks name two St. Joseph's Catholic Academy students of month
Centre County Gazette
BOALSBURG — Shannon Brawley and Michael Peters, seniors at St. Joseph's Catholic Academy, were chosen as State College Elks Lodge's Students of the Month for September 2016. Brawley and Peters will now be in the running for the Elks Students of the Year [Read More]

Community

Schlow Library celebrating 60th birthday Schlow Library celebrating 60th birthday
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE —On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Schlow Centre Region Library will celebrate 60 years as a public library serving the State College community. Residents are invited to stop in to celebrate its legacy. During the past 60 years, the Schlow Library has grown from a collection of 3,000 books in [Read More]
Penns Valley residents compete and work at Farm Show Penns Valley residents compete and work at Farm Show
Centre County Gazette
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural event in America, attracting thousands of participants and visitors annually from all across the state, including the Penns Valley area. Competing in numerous equine competitions were Gerald and Melissa Allebach, who [Read More]
Potters Mills VFW loses building to Route 322 construction Potters Mills VFW loses building to Route 322 construction
Centre County Gazette
 POTTERS MILLS — The Potters Mills Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9575, established in 1947 and located along Route 322 near Potters Mills, has a serious problem. PennDOT is constructing a new four-lane section of Route 322, and it has taken the VFW’s property by eminent domain. [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Juniper Village wins 2017 Best of Senior Living Award Juniper Village wins 2017 Best of Senior Living Award
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Juniper Village at Brookline has received a 2017 Best of Senior Living Award winners from SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America.  The annual SeniorAdvisor.com Best of Awards tabulate more than [Read More]
Mount Nittany Health, Fit for Play join forces Mount Nittany Health, Fit for Play join forces
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Mount Nittany Health recently announced the official opening of Mount Nittany Health Fit for Play as an expansion of its health system.Located at 2160 Sandy Drive in State College, the formerly named Fit for Play Physical Therapy and Fitness Center has provided fitness and [Read More]
Sleep quality, emotions affect opioid addiction recovery Sleep quality, emotions affect opioid addiction recovery
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Getting enough quality sleep may be as important to one’s health as a good diet and exercise, but for people fighting addiction to painkillers, it can also lower their cravings, according to a Penn State study.Over the past two decades, the number of painkillers [Read More]
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