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Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Benner Township, and the parents of Timothy Piazza will hold a news conference on Friday to discuss what Corman's office describes as "groundbreaking" new anti-hazing legislation. Corman and the Piazza family will speak at noon on the steps of ...
The Penn State Thespians will perform the 2006 rock musical “Spring Awakening” this weekend in Schwab Auditorium. Based on the play by Frank Wedekind (which was at one point banned in Germany), the tells a story of self-discovery and sexual awakening. The show is set in late 19th-century Germany, ...

With all the buildup along North Atherton Street in Patton Township, the land that used to hold the Penn State Mobile Home Park is a hot property. The plans for the proposed Patton Crossing development at the site have not been met with approval by some community members who want their concerns to ...
It's another busy weekend, with country music megastar Miranda Lambert at the Bryce Jordan Center, a celebration of Mister Rogers at the American Philatelic Center and Easter egg hunts around the area. British rock greats The Zombies visit the State Theatre and Riversongs Music Fest returns to Elk ...
The U.S. national tour of “Jersey Boys” will make its way to State College next month with two shows in Eisenhower Auditorium on April 17 and 18. Both shows will begin at 7:30 p.m.. “Jersey Boys” tells the story of the Four Seasons, the hit pop rock band of the 1960s and 70s. The four-time Tony ...
At any given time in our history, the leaders of our country have sought to define the biggest threats to our national security. In December 1941 or when the guns of Charleston fired on Fort Sumter in 1861, it was pretty obvious. In 2018, it is hard to know all the dangers in a world full of asymmetrical threats.

There is little doubt who the better team was the last time Penn State and Denver played. But you could say the same thing about any team that Denver faced. There is a reason the Pioneers won the national title, and a reason why you could have guessed that they would months before it actually did.
When Interfaith Human Services began in 1968 as Christian Missions, with a budget of only a few hundred dollars and calls coming in to a member's living room at all hours, the scrappy founders saw an unfilled need in Centre County, one they could address better together than separately. “Back in 1968 is ...
Rebecca Zoshak, a Penn State language specialist, will appear on Wednesday's edition of ""America's favorite quiz show," which airs locally at 7 p.m. on ABC 23-WATM. Zoshak first competed on the show in an episode that aired on Jan. 11. She didn't win that time, but at the conclusion of the game, host ...
About 50 Bellefonte Area High School students will face disciplinary action after walking out on Wednesday as part of a national school walkout to memorialize the the 17 victims of the shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last month and to advocate for safer schools and stricter gun ...
Three trains went by while Holly Dunn laid next to a dim General Electric plant in Lexington, Ky.. The nearest house sat hundreds of yards away and the man who killed her boyfriend and raped her left her for dead. Gagged with a tee-shirt and bleeding so badly her dad thought she dyed her hair, Dunn got ...
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office has dropped felony aggravated assault charges and some involuntary manslaughter charges that were dismissed and then refiled last fall against eight former members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity in connection with the death of Timothy Piazza. Prosecutors will ...
The first day of the NCAA Championships concluded with Penn State wrestling sitting in second place of the team race after a strong showing during the second session. The Nittany Lions were 7-0 in the championship bracket and won both of their consolation bouts, bringing their team total to 28.5 points.
Former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin faces a hearing before the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board in May over her handling of testimony by former university administrators during the Jerry Sandusky investigation. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel filed a petition for discipline in November ...
The State College Framing Company and Gallery will hold a show opening on Friday featuring works by local photographers. The hope for the night is to bring people together to enjoy art and many aspects of the community, said owner John Mc-Queary. With Mount Nittany Winery on hand to provide wine, ...
Penn State hosted a town hall Tuesday evening to give students a chance to discuss graduate student unionization with provost Nick Jones and graduate school dean Regina Vasilatos-Younken. After brief opening statements from the two administrators, the meeting opened up to a packed lecture hall and ...
Three state representatives plan to introduce a package of bills they say are aimed at "promoting transparency and accountability" for Penn State and Pennsylvania's three other state-related universities. A co-sponsorship memorandum released Wednesday by Reps. Aaron Bernstine, Jim Christiana and ...

Penn State senior Shreyash Manak Bohara recently spoke at TEDxPSU about changing the way people combat sexual assault, and he says everyone has a role to play. When an assault occurs, he says it doesn't just involve the victim and assailant, but that other people are bystanders who can play a part ...
Local nonprofits looking to refresh their brand can apply now for Brand[Aid] a free philanthropic effort offered by a regional group of creative professionals. Central Pennsylvania Creative Professionals, known as [CP]2, will host its third Brand[Aid] this year when it guides a local nonprofit through a rebrand, ...
Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour and head football coach James Franklin will make stops in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. as part of the Penn State Coaches Caravan from May 8 to 10. There will be meet-and-greet events with Franklin, Barbour, and several other Penn State ...
Her father, Sonny, was among those who brought the groundwork of strength sports from California to Pennsylvania in the 1960s. He built his first bench press out of a wood log cut in half with wooden uprights, and out of the family home, he did strength training for high school wrestlers and football players ...
Senior defenseman Trevor Hamilton is among the three finalists for Big Ten defensive player of the year the conference announced on Wednesday. Hamilton leads all defensive players in the Big Ten with 29 points so far this season, good enough for ninth best in the entire country. Heading into this ...
When State College native Sarah Shafer steps onto the stage at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, Centre Countians will have the opportunity to experience a local performer's interpretation of a Babylonian princess from a 19th century opera. On Saturday, The State Theatre will present ...
What usually comes to mind when we think of spring break? For a lot of people it might be warm-weather locations like Cancun, Nassau, Daytona Beach, South Padre Island, Jamaica or Aruba, or maybe a fun cruise. If winter sports are your thing, it might be a ski trip to Vermont, upstate New York, Colorado, ...
Hoag's Catering has evolved from a part-time venture in 1947 to a 24/7 business, and now is beginning a new chapter. More than 70 years ago, Bill Moerschbacher Sr., a politician and a banker, started catering part-time along the way in Bellefonte. His son Bill became his partner in the early 1960s and ...
After an impressive performance on Saturday morning during the first session of the Big Ten Championships, in which the eight Nittany Lion wrestlers from 141 through 285 pounds qualified for the conference semifinals, Penn State saw a few setbacks during the second session but qualified five wrestlers ...
For those following the stock markets in 2018, market volatility has returned with a vengeance. The past several years of calm uptrend was abnormal and now we are back to the way equity markets are supposed to be. Stocks have risk and that's why they have higher rewards. One of the main culprits of ...
State College and Penn State Police on Friday released statistics from the Feb. 23-25 "State Patty's Day" weekend, and while overall arrests and citations were up from last year, the total number of reported crimes and ordinance violations decreased. "State College saw mostly a decline from a statistical ...
Two area businesses are looking to expand near the University Park Airport, with hopes that the extra space will help them grow even more in the future. At different stages of development in the Airport Park subdivision on the corner of Fox Hill Road and High Tech Road are potential new facilities for ...
A State College area company will be helping to improve operations and customer service for public transit systems across the state. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that Avail Technologies Inc. has been selected to implement a Fixed Route Intelligent ...
Duck Donuts will open its doors Friday morning in downtown State College, bringing a new option to the burgeoning local donut market. "Our donuts are always custom-made and they're warm," said franchise owner Janette Haas. "I think what sets us apart is the ability to choose your donut and it's coming ...
“I'm coming to you from the wilds of central Pennsylvania, getting some crucial recharging time right now before the semester gets into full swing,” he says into the camera. “I've got a little bit of stubble, I've got sweatpants on, I'm feeling relaxed, and I'm also feeling super excited about 'Happy Valley Hustle.'”.
As Penn State and State College schools go on spring break, some things may be slowing down, but there's still plenty to do around the area this weekend. From First Friday to First Sunday, you can check out what two Centre County downtowns have to offer. There's Jazz in the Attic and Bluegrass in the ...
Penn State women's basketball standouts Teniya Page and Amari Carter were recognized on Monday afternoon as All-Big Ten selections. After averaging 18.1 points per game this season, Page was named to the first team for the second year in a row by the coaches. The media included Page on its ...
Community members with gather at 4 p.m. Monday (Feb. 26) at the Allen Street Gates for a vigil in honor and remembrance of the victims of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The vigil is organized by the Centre County Young Democrats and Penn State ...
Metallica will bring its WorldWired tour to the Bryce Jordan Center Saturday, Oct. 20. Comedian Jim Breuer will open the show. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 2. The WorldWired tour supports Metallica's new album Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. The band last performed at the BJC in 1997 as part ...
State Patty's Day weekend was a busy one for Centre LifeLink EMS personnel, but overall calls during the student-created drinking holiday were down from last year. Even though the total number was down, however, there were more alcohol-related calls this year. Centre LifeLink was dispatched to 50 ...
The Nittany Lion Shrine lost its right ear over the weekend, and Penn State Police are looking for individuals who may have information about the damage. Police said on Monday they are investigating an incident of criminal mischief in which the statue was damaged at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday and they ...
Two Penn State alumni won't be seeking third terms on the university's Board of Trustees. Ryan McCombie and Anthony Lubrano, both of whom were first elected in 2012 behind a wave of criticism of the board's handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and the firing of Joe Paterno, announced separately ...
A New Jersey man was drunk and kicked a Penn State Police detective in the face and chest on Saturday afternoon in downtown State College, according to a criminal complaint. The detective and a State College officer, who were on patrol for State Patty's Day, were at an unrelated incident just before 5 ...
Less than a week ago two inches of snow and ice fell in the State College area. Then it was record-setting temperatures in the 70s for two days. Now it's heavy rain, and with it, the possibility of flooding. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for portions of central Pennsylvania, including all ...
Just when you thought Saquon Barkley had it all, he just got a little bit more. He's ranked at No. 1 on Mel Kiper's Big Board. He celebrated his 21st birthday with an endorsement deal with Nike. And now there's a whole day dedicated to celebrating him in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
With State Patty's Day entering its 11th year this weekend, Penn State and State College officials are once again hoping to diminish, if not completely curtail, the problems that have come along with the student-invented drinking holiday. They're reaching out to both downtown businesses and students for ...
Feb. 22 is an important day in history for a number of reasons -- some obvious, some subtle and some yet to be revealed. Yes, it is George Washington's birthday (1732). It was also a magically patriotic day in 1980 that brought the Miracle on Ice, when a young group of amateur hockey players beat the ...
Penn State students living on campus will likely see a $135 per semester increase in average room and board rates in 2018-19. The Penn State Board of Trustees Committee on Finance and Capital Planning on Thursday morning approved recommending the 2.5 percent increase for a vote by the full ...
The Young Scholars of Central PA Charter School recently expanded and was renovated, giving a growing student body a better space in which to learn. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held by the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County, the school highlighted the new additions, as well as the ...
It's a busy weekend around the area for music and performing arts -- with bluegrass, orchestra, a woodwind serenade, musical theater, original dance choreography and opera all on the calendar And you'll find sports, community events, film, a special new puppet show and more. We've compiled some of ...
Centre County Women's Resource Center will host a series of events beginning Thursday (Feb. 1) to help combat the stigma felt by men who experienced childhood sexual abuse. An estimated one in six men in the United States have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before the age of 18, and ...
Penn State Dining is laying it all on the line this weekend in a friendly wager over the Super Bowl with University of Massachusetts Amherst's auxiliary enterprises director, Ken Toong. Toong has made similar bets seven other times when the Patriots made the Super Bowl. His record is 5-2, including a win ...
The Bon-Ton in College Township is one of 42 stores nationwide that Bon Ton Stores Inc. announced on Wednesday will close in the next few months. In November, the company announced a “store rationalization” plan that would shutter some of its locations, but did not reveal the full list until Wednesday.


 

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