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Local Entrepreneur Launches CBD and Hemp-Growing Business Local Entrepreneur Launches CBD and Hemp-Growing Business
by Geoff Rushton

Conversations about how to assist struggling local dairy farms led Centre County businessman Bob Ricketts on a new venture, one that is now bringing his CBD elixirs and bitters to market. Full Story →

Penn State Football: Franklin Sees Work Ahead, No Matter How Season Finishes Penn State Football: Franklin Sees Work Ahead, No Matter How Season Finishes

James Franklin knows that for as much as everyone would like to keep 2020 in a bubble and send it to a very far away place, that the ramifications of the Nittany Lions' 0-5 start will last far longer than anyone might like.

StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Centre County Adds 93 COVID-19 Cases; Pennsylvania Reports 6,759 New Positives Centre County Adds 93 COVID-19 Cases; Pennsylvania Reports 6,759 New Positives

Centre County reported 93 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday to bring its total to 5,968 since the first was reported in March, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The county also had 490 new negative test results, increasing its total to 46,010.

StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State Women's Basketball Defeats Coppin State 84-45 in Season Opener Penn State Women's Basketball Defeats Coppin State 84-45 in Season Opener

The victory marks the first win for any Penn State athletic team since March 10.

StateCollege.com - Rory Pelella
Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Canceled Due to New COVID Restrictions Bellefonte Victorian Christmas Canceled Due to New COVID Restrictions

Another local favorite event has been canceled due to COVID-19, as Bellefonte Victorian Christmas has announced it will take the year off.

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Penn State Athletics: Four COVID Positive Results Following Latest Round Of Testing Penn State Athletics: Four COVID Positive Results Following Latest Round Of Testing
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Matt DiSanto
Four more Penn State student-athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus, Penn State Athletics announced in its weekly testing report Wednesday. [Read More]
Centre County Coroner Reports 15 New COVID-19 Deaths Centre County Coroner Reports 15 New COVID-19 Deaths
11 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers on Wednesday reported 15 additional COVID-19 deaths that occurred within the last two weeks. [Read More]
A Different Side to a Thanksgiving Meal
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A Different Side to a Thanksgiving Meal
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Rebecca Elman
It is almost Thanksgiving, which, for many of us, will be different this year. Our Thanksgiving dinners might be more intimate and perhaps a little quieter. This may be a great time to try some new dishes, rather than your traditional holiday fare. [Read More]
I Was Attacked by a Py(rannosaurus)rex – and Lived!
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I Was Attacked by a Py(rannosaurus)rex – and Lived!
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Thanks to those spoilsports in the infectious disease community who do not want to see us all sicken and die, I am prepared for an intimate little Thanksgiving dinner for two tomorrow, rather than the food orgy for 50 we usually attend. I was not prepared for thermal shock. [Read More]
No. 15 Penn State Hockey Drops Fourth Game 7-3 To No. 14 Wisconsin No. 15 Penn State Hockey Drops Fourth Game 7-3 To No. 14 Wisconsin
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Frankie Marzano
No. 15 Penn State hockey (0-4-0) dropped its fourth game of the season 7-3 against No. 14 Wisconsin (4-2-0) at LaBahn Arena Tuesday night. [Read More]
Penn State Reports 229 New COVID-19 Cases at University Park after Thousands of Departure Tests Penn State Reports 229 New COVID-19 Cases at University Park after Thousands of Departure Tests
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State reported more than 200 new COVID-19 cases at University Park in its semi-weekly update on Tuesday, largely resulting from thousands of departure tests performed last week before Thanksgiving break and the end of campus-based instruction for the semester. [Read More]
Centre County Courthouse to Be Closed to Public for 2 Weeks Centre County Courthouse to Be Closed to Public for 2 Weeks
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Citing the rise in COVID-19 cases locally and in surrounding counties, President Judge Pamela Ruest directed the courthouse in Bellefonte to be closed to the public for non-emergency matters from Nov. 30 through Dec. 11. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball Season Opener Postponed Following Positive COVID Result Penn State Basketball Season Opener Postponed Following Positive COVID Result
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State men's basketball's season opener slated for Wednesday afternoon against Drexel has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test a source told StateCollege.com. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Says Nittany Lions Will Need Both Levis and Clifford Moving Forward Penn State Football: Franklin Says Nittany Lions Will Need Both Levis and Clifford Moving Forward
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Despite starting the season 0-5 and seemingly destined for more losses, Penn State coach James Franklin isn't worried about any potential that he has lost his team. Or rather, that it has given up on itself following its latest defeat this past weekend against Iowa. [Read More]
Penn State Safety Trent Gordon Enters Transfer Portal Penn State Safety Trent Gordon Enters Transfer Portal
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Matt DiSanto
Penn State football safety Trent Gordon has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to multiple reports. [Read More]

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A Different Side to a Thanksgiving Meal
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A Different Side to a Thanksgiving Meal
12 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Rebecca Elman
It is almost Thanksgiving, which, for many of us, will be different this year. Our Thanksgiving dinners might be more intimate and perhaps a little quieter. This may be a great time to try some new dishes, rather than your traditional holiday fare. [Read More]
I Was Attacked by a Py(rannosaurus)rex – and Lived!
Column
I Was Attacked by a Py(rannosaurus)rex – and Lived!
19 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Russell Frank
Thanks to those spoilsports in the infectious disease community who do not want to see us all sicken and die, I am prepared for an intimate little Thanksgiving dinner for two tomorrow, rather than the food orgy for 50 we usually attend. I was not prepared for thermal shock. [Read More]
Helping Happy Valley: The Most Important 'Rally in the Valley' Ever
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Helping Happy Valley: The Most Important 'Rally in the Valley' Ever
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
I am calling on all residents, Penn State alumni and longtime friends of Happy Valley and Centre County to pull together for a cause that impacts all of us who love this area. I am encouraging all of us to come together to participate in the “Helping Happy Valley” effort. [Read More]
'Innovating for Good: Leveraging AI for Nonprofits' Virtual Event Set for Dec. 2 'Innovating for Good: Leveraging AI for Nonprofits' Virtual Event Set for Dec. 2
2 days ago - StateCollege.com
Penn State students, faculty and staff, along with nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations are invited to learn more about how artificial intelligence can be used to address challenges facing organizations. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Sandy Barbour's Guarantee to James Franklin
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Penn State Football: Sandy Barbour's Guarantee to James Franklin
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It was a conversation that Sandy Barbour might like to have back right about now. It may have meant the difference between a buyout of $11 million and one for $32 million. [Read More]
Thanksgiving 2020: Nolds Offer Help on Giving Thanks During Tough Times
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Thanksgiving 2020: Nolds Offer Help on Giving Thanks During Tough Times
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Bill Horlacher
As I reflected on the somber state of Happy Valley just prior to Thanksgiving, I decided it was time to call Dan Nold. The veteran pastor of Calvary Church, Dan has been my go-to guy for wisdom throughout this crisis-filled year. He also suggested that we include his wife, Lynn, in the conversation. [Read More]
Downtown State College Businesses Hope for Boost from Holiday Shopping Season Downtown State College Businesses Hope for Boost from Holiday Shopping Season
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Holly Riddle
While, for most, this year’s holiday shopping season may not include packed malls and crowded lines, retailers in downtown State College are doing what they can to bring in business safely and still provide an enjoyable holiday shopping experience for locals. The holiday shopping season kicks off [Read More]
Legally Blind Penn State Student Runs Marathon to Raise Money for Visually Impaired Children Legally Blind Penn State Student Runs Marathon to Raise Money for Visually Impaired Children
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Sasha Kalika
Less than one percent of the United States population can say that they’ve run a 26.2-mile marathon. Even fewer can say that they’ve done so legally blind. [Read More]
The 12 Ills That Are Plaguing Penn State Football in 2020
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The 12 Ills That Are Plaguing Penn State Football in 2020
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
Penn State head coach James Franklin is positive the biggest negative contributing to the Nittany Lions' 0-4 start is that they are coughing up the football. [Read More]
Amidst Pandemic, Food Bank Sees Increased Need for Thanksgiving Help Amidst Pandemic, Food Bank Sees Increased Need for Thanksgiving Help
6 days ago - StateCollege.com - Centre County Gazette, Vincent Corso
Each year, the State College Food Bank works toward the goal that no one in Centre County goes without a Thanksgiving dinner. This year, with families struggling because of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, that goal was made all the more important. [Read More]

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Penn State Athletics: Four COVID Positive Results Following Latest Round Of Testing Penn State Athletics: Four COVID Positive Results Following Latest Round Of Testing
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Matt DiSanto
Four more Penn State student-athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus, Penn State Athletics announced in its weekly testing report Wednesday. [Read More]
No. 15 Penn State Hockey Drops Fourth Game 7-3 To No. 14 Wisconsin No. 15 Penn State Hockey Drops Fourth Game 7-3 To No. 14 Wisconsin
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Frankie Marzano
No. 15 Penn State hockey (0-4-0) dropped its fourth game of the season 7-3 against No. 14 Wisconsin (4-2-0) at LaBahn Arena Tuesday night. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball Season Opener Postponed Following Positive COVID Result Penn State Basketball Season Opener Postponed Following Positive COVID Result
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State men's basketball's season opener slated for Wednesday afternoon against Drexel has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test a source told StateCollege.com. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Says Nittany Lions Will Need Both Levis and Clifford Moving Forward Penn State Football: Franklin Says Nittany Lions Will Need Both Levis and Clifford Moving Forward
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Despite starting the season 0-5 and seemingly destined for more losses, Penn State coach James Franklin isn't worried about any potential that he has lost his team. Or rather, that it has given up on itself following its latest defeat this past weekend against Iowa. [Read More]
Penn State Safety Trent Gordon Enters Transfer Portal Penn State Safety Trent Gordon Enters Transfer Portal
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Matt DiSanto
Penn State football safety Trent Gordon has entered the NCAA transfer portal, according to multiple reports. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Get Shots But Not Goals In Loss To Wisconsin Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Get Shots But Not Goals In Loss To Wisconsin
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State fell 6-3 on Monday evening against Wisconsin in Madison and 0-3 on the year despite a massive disparity in shots. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Face Wisconsin as They Try to Get New Faces Up to Speed Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Face Wisconsin as They Try to Get New Faces Up to Speed
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey, which finds itself undergoing a massive roster overhaul following the departure of nearly 60% of its scoring in 2019, faces a bit of an uphill battle in 2020. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Sandy Barbour's Guarantee to James Franklin
Column
Penn State Football: Sandy Barbour's Guarantee to James Franklin
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It was a conversation that Sandy Barbour might like to have back right about now. It may have meant the difference between a buyout of $11 million and one for $32 million. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Michigan Game Set for Noon Kick on ABC Penn State Football: Michigan Game Set for Noon Kick on ABC
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Michigan will take the field this Saturday at Noon in Ann Arbor, Michigan as the Nittany Lions look for their first win of the season while the Wolverines look to build off of a triple-overtime win against Rutgers. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Handing Out the Grades Following Penn State's Loss to Iowa Penn State Football: Handing Out the Grades Following Penn State's Loss to Iowa
4 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Another weekend and another set of grades following the fifth loss by Penn State this season. [Read More]

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Penn State Athletics: Four COVID Positive Results Following Latest Round Of Testing Penn State Athletics: Four COVID Positive Results Following Latest Round Of Testing
8 hours ago - StateCollege.com - Matt DiSanto
Four more Penn State student-athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus, Penn State Athletics announced in its weekly testing report Wednesday. [Read More]
No. 15 Penn State Hockey Drops Fourth Game 7-3 To No. 14 Wisconsin No. 15 Penn State Hockey Drops Fourth Game 7-3 To No. 14 Wisconsin
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Frankie Marzano
No. 15 Penn State hockey (0-4-0) dropped its fourth game of the season 7-3 against No. 14 Wisconsin (4-2-0) at LaBahn Arena Tuesday night. [Read More]
Penn State Reports 229 New COVID-19 Cases at University Park after Thousands of Departure Tests Penn State Reports 229 New COVID-19 Cases at University Park after Thousands of Departure Tests
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Geoff Rushton
Penn State reported more than 200 new COVID-19 cases at University Park in its semi-weekly update on Tuesday, largely resulting from thousands of departure tests performed last week before Thanksgiving break and the end of campus-based instruction for the semester. [Read More]
Penn State Basketball Season Opener Postponed Following Positive COVID Result Penn State Basketball Season Opener Postponed Following Positive COVID Result
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State men's basketball's season opener slated for Wednesday afternoon against Drexel has been postponed due to a positive COVID-19 test a source told StateCollege.com. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Franklin Says Nittany Lions Will Need Both Levis and Clifford Moving Forward Penn State Football: Franklin Says Nittany Lions Will Need Both Levis and Clifford Moving Forward
1 day ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Despite starting the season 0-5 and seemingly destined for more losses, Penn State coach James Franklin isn't worried about any potential that he has lost his team. Or rather, that it has given up on itself following its latest defeat this past weekend against Iowa. [Read More]
'Innovating for Good: Leveraging AI for Nonprofits' Virtual Event Set for Dec. 2 'Innovating for Good: Leveraging AI for Nonprofits' Virtual Event Set for Dec. 2
2 days ago - StateCollege.com
Penn State students, faculty and staff, along with nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations are invited to learn more about how artificial intelligence can be used to address challenges facing organizations. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Get Shots But Not Goals In Loss To Wisconsin Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Get Shots But Not Goals In Loss To Wisconsin
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State fell 6-3 on Monday evening against Wisconsin in Madison and 0-3 on the year despite a massive disparity in shots. [Read More]
Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Face Wisconsin as They Try to Get New Faces Up to Speed Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Face Wisconsin as They Try to Get New Faces Up to Speed
2 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State hockey, which finds itself undergoing a massive roster overhaul following the departure of nearly 60% of its scoring in 2019, faces a bit of an uphill battle in 2020. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Sandy Barbour's Guarantee to James Franklin
Column
Penn State Football: Sandy Barbour's Guarantee to James Franklin
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Mike Poorman
It was a conversation that Sandy Barbour might like to have back right about now. It may have meant the difference between a buyout of $11 million and one for $32 million. [Read More]
Penn State Football: Michigan Game Set for Noon Kick on ABC Penn State Football: Michigan Game Set for Noon Kick on ABC
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Ben Jones
Penn State and Michigan will take the field this Saturday at Noon in Ann Arbor, Michigan as the Nittany Lions look for their first win of the season while the Wolverines look to build off of a triple-overtime win against Rutgers. [Read More]
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Rebecca Elman

A Different Side to a Thanksgiving Meal

It is almost Thanksgiving, which, for many of us, will be different this year. Our Thanksgiving dinners might be more intimate and perhaps a little quieter. This may be a great time to try some new dishes, rather than your traditional holiday fare.

Russell Frank

I Was Attacked by a Py(rannosaurus)rex – and Lived!

Thanks to those spoilsports in the infectious disease community who do not want to see us all sicken and die, I am prepared for an intimate little Thanksgiving dinner for two tomorrow, rather than the food orgy for 50 we usually attend. I was not prepared for thermal shock.

Nature’s Ways: Our State Animal — the White-Tailed DeerMark Nale

The white-tailed deer, our official state animal, is a common sight for most residents of central Pennsylvania. Living where I do in rural Centre County, it is a rare day that I do not see a deer. However, this was not always the case.

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