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Mall retailers hope for more tenants, traffic - Vincent Corso

The signs read “Everything must go” at the Bon-Ton after the company announced it will be closing at the Nittany Mall, and some shopkeepers say they are wondering what is in store for the mall. J.C. Penney left in 2015, and Sears closed its doors for good Jan. 24. Dunham’s Sports did open u



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Police Blotter Police Blotter
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A complaint was received by police that DeWalt tools were stolen from 341 Weights Lane, Marion Township, between Nov. 1 and 24.   *** A 49-year-old North Carolina man crashed and caused damage to his car at an unknown location Jan. 8, according to police reports.  The man [Read More]
Centre County United Way exceeds campaign goal Centre County United Way exceeds campaign goal
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BELLEFONTE — Centre County United Way recently celebrated its 2017 campaign results with board members, partner agencies, volunteers and Penn State campaign representatives at The Match Factory in Bellefonte.  Some 200 people gathered to learn the 2017 goal was surpassed by more than [Read More]
Toll Brothers get extension on The Cottages development project Toll Brothers get extension on The Cottages development project
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STATE COLLEGE — Ferguson Township supervisors voted to allow an extension to Toll Brothers’ The Cottages development project. The 90-day extension for the much-protested project was granted after conditions of the plan were not met by the Feb. 6 deadline. If the extension to the [Read More]

Business

Barron appointed to Kish Bancorp board Barron appointed to Kish Bancorp board
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STATE COLLEGE — Penn State President Eric J. Barron has been appointed to the Kish Bancorp board of directors, according to an announcement from Kish chairman, president and CEO William P. Hayes.  Barron previously was president of Florida State University, and before that he served as [Read More]
Local business becomes member of IACM Local business becomes member of IACM
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STATE COLLEGE — Persea Naturals LLC has announced its membership in the International Association of Color Manufacturers. The company believes it membership will be beneficial to the continued development of AvoColor, its initial product offering. AvoColor is a yellow-red food color [Read More]
 Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board rules Penn State graduate students have union rights Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board rules Penn State graduate students have union rights
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After a week-long hearing held in September, the Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board has ruled that Penn State’s graduate assistants have union rights under the Pennsylvania Employee Relations Act. “We’re ecstatic that the PLRB has ordered an election,” said Katie Warczak, [Read More]

Sports

State High student-athletes announce college choices State High student-athletes announce college choices
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STATE COLLEGE — Fifteen State College Area High School senior student-athletes were celebrated during a signing day announcement at State High on Feb 8.  The 13 able to attend the rescheduled date — a school closure due to weather affected National Signing Day — announced [Read More]
Mixed focus propelling SCAHS ice hockey to success Mixed focus propelling SCAHS ice hockey to success
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STATE COLLEGE — From late night bus rides to early morning practices that start a few hours before school begins, the State College Area High School hockey team, under the guidance of first-year coach Scott Balboni, has developed into a group focused on guidelines, objectives and team [Read More]
Local soccer groups to offer up information at SYF Local soccer groups to offer up information at SYF
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STATE COLLEGE — If you’re heading to the 2018 Summer Youth Fair on Saturday at Mount Nittany Middle School, there will be a handful of groups you will want to visit if soccer is your thing. Penn United Soccer Academy, Centre Soccer and Soccer Shots will all be in attendance at the [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

New book celebrates Shaver’s Creek New book celebrates Shaver’s Creek
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PETERSBURG — With hiking trails, lake activities, summer camps and special events, Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and the surrounding Stone Valley Recreation Area have long been a favorite spot for local nature lovers. A new book published by Penn State University Press takes a [Read More]
FUSE Productions presents 'Merrily We Roll Along' FUSE Productions presents 'Merrily We Roll Along'
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UNIVERSITY PARK — "Merrily We Roll Along," the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, through Saturday, Feb. 24, in Schwab Auditorium. The FUSE Productions show features a 17-person all-local cast led by Tyler Sperrazza as Franklin Shepard, James [Read More]
Choreographers to premier new work in downtown SC Choreographers to premier new work in downtown SC
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STATE COLLEGE — For the first time this season, professional Centre County choreographers will premier a new work in downtown State College. On Friday, Feb. 23, and Saturday, Feb. 24, Ann Van Kuren, director of VanDance Inc., will present "JazzBird," her most recent creative offering, at the [Read More]

Education

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH
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Students and faculty from Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology were on hand as February was proclaimed  “Career and Technical Educational Month” in Centre County at a Feb. 13 board of commissioners meeting.   [Read More]
Soaring Heights hosts first spring training Soaring Heights hosts first spring training
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STATE COLLEGE — Soaring Heights School recently presented the first of three free parent training sessions intended to raise further awareness of autism. “Strategies for Teaching Social Skills in the Home and Community” was conducted by Dr. Melissa Hunter. She discussed the [Read More]
Mobile Career Center to visit Schlow Feb. 27 Mobile Career Center to visit Schlow Feb. 27
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STATE COLLEGE — The PA CareerLink new mobile center, The Link, will be visiting Schlow Centre Region Library on Feb. 27. This career center on wheels, the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, will be parked outside Schlow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is welcome to come and explore The [Read More]

Community

State High students bring Penn State athletes, community together for a cause State High students bring Penn State athletes, community together for a cause
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STATE COLLEGE — The Penn State basketball game against Michigan on Wednesday, Feb. 21, will feature a lot more than a Big 10 rivalry. The game will bring together a community of SCAHS students, Penn State athletes, a local youth basketball league and Penn State basketball fans to raise funds [Read More]
'Remembering With Love' helps with mourning process 'Remembering With Love' helps with mourning process
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For the recent celebration of Valentine’s Day, love was at its core. The Greeks had at least six different words to describe love: ■ Agape — love extended to all ■ Eros — sexual passion ■ Ludus — playful love ■ Philautia — self-love ■ Philia/storge [Read More]
Centre Hall couple’s granddaughter wins state title Centre Hall couple’s granddaughter wins state title
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HERSHEY — Erskine and Wilhelmina “Willie” Cash, of Centre Hall, are very proud of their granddaughter, Liz Voight, of Fredericksburg. Voight recently was named the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen in a three-day competition that took place in Hershey.  Voight beat out 57 other [Read More]

Health & Wellness

County authorizes bonds for Mount Nittany Medical Center County authorizes bonds for Mount Nittany Medical Center
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BELLEFONTE — Centre County commissioners recently authorized issuing bonds that will help fund improvements to Mount Nittany Medical Center. The tax-exempt bonds will be issued through the Centre County Hospital Authority, with the proceeds not to exceed $80 million to be loaned to the [Read More]
New procedure promises faster healing for patients with chest injuries New procedure promises faster healing for patients with chest injuries
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HERSHEY— Dr. Peter Dillon, chief of surgery at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, likes to drop in on his doctors at work. In early 2010, he was watching as staff surgeon Dr. Don Mackay affixed thin metal plates to the broken ribs of an elderly patient. Mackay had modified [Read More]
Specific protein may improve survival during the flu Specific protein may improve survival during the flu
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UNIVERSITY PARK — GM-CSF, a protein that modifies the immune response to the flu, may also help reduce lung inflammation and improve survival during influenza, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers studied the survival and lung function of mice with influenza in the lab. They [Read More]
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