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Parking and traffic change as students move in this weekend - Vincent Corso

It's that time of year again in State College. The quiet summer is over and the students are back with all of their energy, making the town lively again. As they move in, locals can expect to see a bit of congestion and commotion around town.



Centre County Gazette

Borough to remove unchecked bikes left on racks Borough to remove unchecked bikes left on racks
Centre County Gazette
 STATE COLLEGE — State College is a bike-friendly community, with bike paths around town and many bike racks available for commuters. While many people bike to work or class or just for fun, sometimes bikes are left places and forgotten about. This can cause a problem according to the [Read More]
Police Blotter Police Blotter
Centre County Gazette
ROCKVIEW STATE POLICE Police report that a woman on South Eagle Valley Road in Julian was defrauded of $25,000 through an internet scam July 1. The investigation is ongoing. *** Police said they found a juvenile in Spring Township to be in possession of drugs and paraphernalia on July 4. The [Read More]
Local Police Blotter Local Police Blotter
Centre County Gazette
ROCKVIEW STATE POLICE A Lock Haven woman was charged with a DUI after she was found to be intoxicated after crashing her car on Ridge Crest Drive and Sayers Dam Road in Liberty Township on July 2. *** Police report that a 31-year-old Munson man had a PFA violation from July 6 to 17 at 3631 [Read More]

Business

Company offering NYC transportation options for students Company offering NYC transportation options for students
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — OurBus, a tech company specializing in crowdsourced intercity and commuter bus routes, will provide service from State College to New York City. According to the company, a bus will depart Thursdays through Mondays from South Fraser Street. Fares will start at $25 each way. [Read More]
Penn State accelerator program helps startups grow Penn State accelerator program helps startups grow
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Innovation flourished during the demo day for Penn State’s Summer Founders Program, held Aug. 8 at Happy Valley LaunchBox. “It’s been great watching the five teams work through the different challenges of starting and growing a business this summer,” [Read More]
Deed transfers July 23 to 27 Deed transfers July 23 to 27
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE BOROUGH Michelle R. Fedicsson and Michelle R. Siruc to Spencer B. Siruc and Anna B. Siruc, 141 Haupt Ave., $1 Ian P. Sheakoski to Ty Lee Emel Jr. and Arianna W. Gouzouasis, 624 E. Curtin St., $195,000 Mary A. Ficarra Estate, Anthony J. Ficarra, co-executor, and Elizabeth L. Grube, [Read More]

Sports

Henrie competes in 2018 Junior World Championships Henrie competes in 2018 Junior World Championships
Centre County Gazette
IVREA, Italy — For the second straight year, Alden Henrie, of Snow Shoe, participated in the World Junior Slalom Championships held in Ivrea, Italy, placing 35th. His score of 104.9 seconds included only a single gate touch on the 20-gate course. It was an improvement over his [Read More]
Team spirit, experience define P-O cross-country program Team spirit, experience define P-O cross-country program
Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — There’s plenty of experience returning to the Philipsburg-Osceola girls’ and boys’ cross-country teams in 2018, and according to third-year head coach Jason McKenzie, the student-athletes are coming in with positive attitudes to start the season. “We have [Read More]
PV cross-country boys look to defend titles PV cross-country boys look to defend titles
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — The boys’ cross-country team at Penns Valley has some defending to do this season. Last year, the team finished 7-1 and was crowned District 6 and PIAA Class A champions. Head coach Terry Glunt, who enters his 29th year at the helm and is carrying a 230-70 career record [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

Neighborhood block party to take over South Allen Street Neighborhood block party to take over South Allen Street
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — The 2018 Living in One Neighborhood Bash will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, on the 100 and 200 blocks of South Allen Street. According to organizers, the LION Bash is a mix between a community resource fair and a block party. The goal of the event is [Read More]
Car enthusiasts show off vehicles at free event Car enthusiasts show off vehicles at free event
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — Faith Alive Fellowship Church, located at 4394 Penns Valley Road near Spring Mills, hosted its fourth annual car, truck and motorcycle show Aug. 4.  Show organizer Autumn Fetterolf said this show is held as a community outreach project by the church's youth group. The [Read More]
Happy Valley Improv, State Theatre announce partnership Happy Valley Improv, State Theatre announce partnership
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — This fall, Happy Valley Improv will perform two shows a month, on the first Thursday and third Monday, at The Attic in the State Theatre. “The State Theatre is a staple of the community here in State College, and we’re thrilled to be able to perform here,” [Read More]

Education

State College Area School District prepares for big changes State College Area School District prepares for big changes
Centre County Gazette
By BOB O’DONNELL Special to the Gazette Every summer, we approach a fresh school year with great anticipation, but because of a historic change this fall, we’re more eager than usual. Starting with the first day on Monday, Aug. 27, our district will operate with new school times. [Read More]
Back to school: How to make the transition as stress-free as possible Back to school: How to make the transition as stress-free as possible
Centre County Gazette
Going back to school can be a very stressful time of year for both parents and children. Starting a new school year can makes kids worried, uneasy and tense, especially if there will be changes from the previous year, such as a new school, new teachers or new peers. It is very normal to experience [Read More]
New survey ranks college admissions criteria New survey ranks college admissions criteria
Centre County Gazette
The Independent Educational Consultants Association recently released its report on "What Colleges Look for in High School Students," based on an annual survey of nearly 2,000 independent educational consultants.  While grades and standardized test scores are near the top of what colleges look [Read More]

Community

Radio control club holds open house Radio control club holds open house
Centre County Gazette
CENTRE HALL — State College Radio Control Club members flew all types of radio-controlled model aircraft, from slow-flying gliders and trainers to fast aerobatic planes and helicopters, during their Aug. 5 public open house. Guests were treated to this high-flying spectacle at the club's [Read More]
Nichol named distinguished leadership award recipient Nichol named distinguished leadership award recipient
Centre County Gazette
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Holstein Association USA recently honored William C. Nichol, of State College, as the 2018 Distinguished Leadership Award recipient.  The award recognizes an individual who has made a career of providing outstanding and unselfish leadership for the betterment of the [Read More]
Penn State names new dean Penn State names new dean
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — Craig J. Newschaffer, currently associate dean for research in the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University, has been named to lead Penn State's College of Health and Human Development. Newschaffer's appointment as dean of the college will be effective [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Geisinger CEO signs up as 1st patient  in new clinical DNA screening program Geisinger CEO signs up as 1st patient in new clinical DNA screening program
Centre County Gazette
DANVILLE — Geisinger President and Chief Executive Officer David T. Feinberg, M.D., MBA, became the first patient to sign up for a new health care system DNA screening program that will become part of routine health checkups. The program, a first-of-its-kind in the nation, was announced by [Read More]
Food for thought: How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating Food for thought: How the brain reacts to food may be linked to overeating
Centre County Gazette
UNIVERSITY PARK — The reason why some people find it so hard to resist finishing an entire bag of chips or bowl of candy may lie with how their brains respond to food rewards, leaving them more vulnerable to overeating. In a study with children, researchers found that when certain regions of [Read More]
Geisinger and AstraZeneca create new asthma app suite Geisinger and AstraZeneca create new asthma app suite
Centre County Gazette
DANVILLE — Geisinger and AstraZeneca have partnered to improve asthma care by creating a suite of products that integrate into the electronic health record, according to a news release. The goal is to engage patients and providers in co-managing the disease, especially during intervals between [Read More]
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