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Local Police Blotter Local Police Blotter
Centre County Gazette
ROCKVIEW STATE POLICE Police investigated an incident of aggravated harassment at SCI Benner on Aug. 6 when a 29-year-old inmate assaulted two employees after he was told he receiving misconduct violations. ***** Police are investigating a theft where several power tools were taken from a utility [Read More]
Penns Valley High School opens new gymnasium Penns Valley High School opens new gymnasium
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SPRING MILLS — Penns Valley High School christened its new gymnasium Sept. 11 when the school's girls' volleyball team took on Clearfield High. The facility is the focal point of a $15.5 million renovation project that began in June 2017. The 1,200-seat gymnasium contains 12,320 square feet [Read More]
Conservancy group receives state grant Conservancy group receives state grant
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HAINES TOWNSHIP — Centre County is a hub of outdoor recreation and green space, and the state has awarded a $150,000 grant to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to use toward keeping it that way and improving public access to outdoor opportunities.  The grant, which will be put toward [Read More]

Business

New initiative plans to prepare students for the workplace New initiative plans to prepare students for the workplace
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STATE COLLEGE — Looking to address a growing skills gap that is occurring in the area workforce, the Chamber of Business and Industry in Centre County has kick started a new CentreREADY Initiate to help prepare the county’ students for in demand jobs. In partnership with the five area [Read More]
Loaded Creative earns advertising award Loaded Creative earns advertising award
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BELLEFONTE — Loaded Creative, an advertising agency based in Bellefonte, recently announced it earned a silver honor of distinction from the 24th annual Communicator Awards.  The Communicator Awards is an international creative awards program that receives an average of more than [Read More]
Centre County Deed Reports Centre County Deed Reports
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Deeds recorded Aug. 27-31   BELLEFONTE BOROUGH Richard J. Schuhmann to Laughlin Estates LLC, 107 E. High St., $194,500 Edward Drapcho and Mildred Drapcho to Allen T. Boyd and Yana K. Holter, 1298 Fairview Drive, $259,500   CENTRE HALL BOROUGH Barry J. Fisher to Emily Granville, 116 [Read More]

Sports

State College alum enjoying return home for senior season State College alum enjoying return home for senior season
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Taylor Leath remembers the good old days as a volleyball player growing up in State College. She spent many hours playing in Rec Hall’s main and south gyms or in the Intramural Building. She would be there with some of her Lady Little Lion teammates, and even members [Read More]
SC volleyball continues to roll; BEA defeats Bellefonte SC volleyball continues to roll; BEA defeats Bellefonte
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STATE COLLEGE — The State College girls’ volleyball team has been cruising through the first three weeks of the season. On Sept. 17 at Cedar Cliff, the Lady Little Lions needed four sets to earn a win – which is significant because it marked the first set the team had dropped on [Read More]
Bald Eagle Area, State College work on continuing unbeaten streaks Bald Eagle Area, State College work on continuing unbeaten streaks
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Soccer around Centre County is heating up. Bellefonte leads the Mountain League. Bald Eagle Area and Philipsburg-Osceola are in the upper-middle of the pack, followed by Penns Valley just above the basement. BALD EAGLE AREA Two Eagles scored two goals in Bald Eagle Area’s 4-0 rout of [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Crickfest draws crowds to Coburn Park Crickfest draws crowds to Coburn Park
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COBURN — The Penns Valley Conservation Association's Crickfest derives its name from a slang term for "creek," and the name certainly is appropriate for the event, which is held at Coburn Park, where Elk Creek and Pine Creek both flow into Penns Creek. The festival, in its 16th year, was held [Read More]
Art Alliance to celebrate 50 years Art Alliance to celebrate 50 years
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PETERSBURG — Shaver's Creek Environmental Center will host the Art Alliance of Central PA's 50th anniversary celebration on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 23. The event will commemorate the Art Alliance's dedication to art and artists by incorporating art with history, nature and, of course, [Read More]
Hope Fest to replace Wing Ding Thing in Philipsburg Hope Fest to replace Wing Ding Thing in Philipsburg
Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — The Hope Fire Company in Philipsburg recently was left scrambling when its biggest fundraiser, the Wing Ding Thing Festival put on by the Philipsburg Revitalization Corporation, was cancelled.  During the event, the fire company was to announce the winner of its raffle of a [Read More]

Education

Piazzas speak with student leaders about Greek life safety Piazzas speak with student leaders about Greek life safety
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Jim and Evelyn Piazza, parents of Timothy Piazza, addressed student leaders in Penn State’s Greek-life community Aug. 29 as part of the “Reframing the New Member Experience” program. The Piazzas were invited by university President Eric Barron to speak at [Read More]
Marathon Read to commemorate 1968 Marathon Read to commemorate 1968
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UNIVERSITY PARK — The Marathon Read will again occupy Pattee Mall on the Penn State campus for a community reading event Thursday, Sept. 13. The event’s theme is “Pages from 1968” and will commemorate 50 years since the watershed months of 1968, with resonant texts from that [Read More]
Street Art Street Art
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Penn State's Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Woskob Family Gallery, welcomed visitors to LION Bash 2018 to try their hand at street art. The Living in One Neighborhood Bash is an annual welcome-back event that invites new and returning students to connect with the people and [Read More]

Community

Award-winning author Stephanie Powell Watts to visit Schlow Award-winning author Stephanie Powell Watts to visit Schlow
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STATE COLLEGE — Schlow Centre Region Library is hosting an evening with bestselling novelist Stephanie Powell Watts at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in the library’s Downsbrough Community Room. Watts’s debut novel, “No One Is Coming to Save Us,” was named one of the best [Read More]
Talk, book-signing focus on ‘Pennsylvania Farming’ Talk, book-signing focus on ‘Pennsylvania Farming’
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STATE COLLEGE — The Centre County Historical Society invites residents to a talk and book-signing for “Pennsylvania Farming: A History in Landscapes” by Dr. Sally McMurry at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Centre County/Penn State Visitor Center, 800 E. Park [Read More]
Free youth pheasant hunt scheduled Free youth pheasant hunt scheduled
Centre County Gazette
REBERSBURG — A free pheasant hunt for youth ages 12 to 16 interested in learning about upland hunting will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, at Pointer Haven LLC near Rebersburg. The event is sponsored by Pointer Haven LLC, along with the Central PA Chapter of Pheasants Forever and the Penn State [Read More]

Health & Wellness

What to know about shoulder replacement surgery What to know about shoulder replacement surgery
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Those whose golf or tennis games are on hold due to chronic shoulder pain and stiffness might find themselves considering joint replacement surgery.  First performed in the 1950s, the surgery was invented to treat serious breaks in the ball or socket of the shoulder joint that could not be [Read More]
Rohrbacker joins Mount Nittany Health-Philipsburg Rohrbacker joins Mount Nittany Health-Philipsburg
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PHILIPSBURG — Mount Nittany Health recently announced the addition of certified registered nurse practitioner Matthew Rohrbacker to its team of family medicine providers at the Mount Nittany Health-Philipsburg location. Rohrbacker previously worked as a registered nurse in the emergency [Read More]
Dr. Peter Seidenberg recognized as Special Olympics health champion Dr. Peter Seidenberg recognized as Special Olympics health champion
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STATE COLLEGE — Dr. Peter Seidenberg, a family and sports medicine physician at Penn State Sports Medicine in State College, was honored by Special Olympics Pennsylvania with its highest health honor for his work to end health care disparities for athletes with intellectual [Read More]
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