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Former PSU fencer captures bronze medal - Chris Morelli

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.



Centre County Gazette

Woman accused of assaulting brother with glass shard Woman accused of assaulting brother with glass shard
Centre County Gazette
A Centre Hall woman is behind bars awaiting a preliminary hearing on assault charges stemming from an incident that left her brother suffering from wounds to his neck. [Read More]
Oberheim ends long tenure as manager of Ag Progress Days Oberheim ends long tenure as manager of Ag Progress Days
Centre County Gazette
Following a 25-year career as the manager of Ag Progress Days in Rock Springs, Bob Oberheim has decided to retire this year. “My goals for Ag Progress have been accomplished,” Oberheim said. [Read More]
8v8 soccer tournament benefits local charities 8v8 soccer tournament benefits local charities
Centre County Gazette
For any type of sports tournament to run like a well-oiled machine, everything has to go as planned. Volunteers and teams have to show up on time. The fields have to be prepped and ready to go. Perhaps most importantly, the weather has to be perfect. [Read More]

Business

Center for Medical Innovation announces interim director Center for Medical Innovation announces interim director
Centre County Gazette
Kevin Harter has been appointed interim director of the Penn State Center for Medical Innovation and will lead its development and launch over the next year. [Read More]
Event to provide info on international trade Event to provide info on international trade
Centre County Gazette
Pennsylvania businesses have the opportunity to learn how to sell their goods and services in more than 50 international markets by connecting with key contacts at the “Bringing the World to Central PA” tour in State College, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12. [Read More]
Wolfgang named state veterinarian Wolfgang named state veterinarian
Centre County Gazette
Dr. David Wolfgang, who has served for the past 17 years as the Penn State Extension veterinarian overseeing the Dairy Production Medicine Certificate Program, has been named the state veterinarian by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. [Read More]

Sports

In defense of Hope Solo In defense of Hope Solo
Centre County Gazette
I'm going to say something that won't be real popular with the politically correct crowd. I like Hope Solo. Always have, always will. [Read More]
Spanning the Globe: Notes from all over the sports landscape Spanning the Globe: Notes from all over the sports landscape
Centre County Gazette
Former Penn State record-breaking quarterback Christian Hackenberg and defensive end Carl Nassib, PSU graduates, the Phillies and the upcoming high school football season have all been in the sports news recently. Here is what’s happening. [Read More]
Up-and-down Spikes limp into All-Star Break Up-and-down Spikes limp into All-Star Break
Centre County Gazette
With the club at 37-19 through Aug. 14, it would be easy to not make much of the State College Spikes’ recent up-and-down play. [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Big acts dominate Grange Fair entertainment lineup Big acts dominate Grange Fair entertainment lineup
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — The final weeks of summer and back-to-school season have a different meaning in Central Pennsylvania. In most towns, the last days of summer and start of a new school year mean that festivals, fairs and summer fun are a distant memory. However, in Centre County, this time of [Read More]
Grange Fair opens this week with plenty to see, do Grange Fair opens this week with plenty to see, do
Centre County Gazette
A community within a community was born this week as the 142nd edition of the Grange Fair opened in Centre Hall. [Read More]
Grange Fair memories from a Centre Hall boy Grange Fair memories from a Centre Hall boy
Centre County Gazette
Sometimes a writer’s job is tough, with a deadline looming and little information available for articles. But sometimes, the problem is just the opposite — it’s one of having too much information. [Read More]

Education

Student races toward career in motorsports Student races toward career in motorsports
Centre County Gazette
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]
Liu helps U.S. Physics team finish in fifth place Liu helps U.S. Physics team finish in fifth place
Centre County Gazette
With the world now focused on the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, one State High graduate already has an Olympic medal from this summer — for intellectual feats. [Read More]
Survival advice to guide you through freshman year Survival advice to guide you through freshman year
Centre County Gazette
Being a freshman in college can be fun but also nerve-wracking at the same time. Your parents are not going to be coming into your room everyday to wake you up for class, or going to be around to remind you if you turned in your homework on time. [Read More]

Community

Penns Valley Band prepares for fall season Penns Valley Band prepares for fall season
Centre County Gazette
It’s the middle of August. School hasn’t started yet. Labor Day hasn’t come yet. Even Grange Fair hasn’t started yet. But, the members of the Penns Valley High School Band were already hard at work at the school preparing for their fall performances. [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Fairy gardens are magical The Avid Gardener: Fairy gardens are magical
Centre County Gazette
Nothing surpasses woodland surroundings for sensory and spiritual stimulation. Those rustling leaves, babbling rills and bird songs are enchanting and stir the imagination. [Read More]
Riding the rails in a speeder Riding the rails in a speeder
Centre County Gazette
On Aug. 14, an unusual railroad excursion took place in Centre County. Instead of riding in trains, the participants rode in diminutive, four-wheeled powered vehicles called track cars, motorcars or speeders. [Read More]

Health & Wellness

NSF funds research to improve health care delivery NSF funds research to improve health care delivery
Centre County Gazette
The National Science Foundation has provided $299,954 in funding to a research team led by Hui Yang for research focused on improving health care delivery to patients who have had cardiac surgery. [Read More]
Chiropractic care provides help with headaches Chiropractic care provides help with headaches
Centre County Gazette
Nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. What do you do when you have a headache? Pop a pill? Does your headache go away? Do you know there is a better alternative? [Read More]
Understanding the risk factors of high blood pressure Understanding the risk factors of high blood pressure
Centre County Gazette
Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, remains one of the largest public health problems around the world. Although one-third of the U.S. population has hypertension, there is still a lack of awareness about the condition and how to prevent and manage it. [Read More]
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