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The impact of Nestle saying ‘no’ to Spring Township - Vincent Corso

SPRING TOWNSHIP — After months of talks and tests, Nestle Waters has decided against becoming a customer of the Spring Township Water Authority. Doug Weikel, chairman of the authority, said he is disappointed by the news. According to Weikel, the impact of Nestle Waters' decision will affect



Centre County Gazette

Trout season opener draws crowds to Penns Valley streams Trout season opener draws crowds to Penns Valley streams
Centre County Gazette
SPRING MILLS — The opening day of trout fishing season is a rite of spring in the local area. Although the calendar says spring arrived a month ago, it doesn’t really seem like spring until fishermen line the banks of Centre County streams.  It is well known that some of the best [Read More]
Police Blotter Police Blotter
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Police are investigating a retail theft that occurred April 4 at Weavers Market in Penn Township. The investigation is ongoing. *** Michael Villagrana was arrested for writing a bad check April 5, according to police. *** Warren Jones was arrested on Interstate 99 at Mile Marker 79 in Benner [Read More]
Death notices Death notices
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STATE COLLEGE — Walter Ivan King died Monday, April 2, 2018, at Hearthside Nursing Home. He was 77. Arrangements were under the direction of Koch Funeral Home, State College. www.kochfuneralhome.com   BELLEFONTE — Verna M. Stamm died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Centre Crest. She [Read More]

Business

New flavors rolling into Penns Valley New flavors rolling into Penns Valley
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Those looking for a taste of Cajun country in Penns Valley will no longer have to wait for the Grange Fair, as The Express casual dining restaurant is planning to open at the former Whistle Stop location Monday, April 23. [Read More]
Happy Valley LaunchBox hosts demo day for six startups Happy Valley LaunchBox hosts demo day for six startups
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Happy Valley LaunchBox hosted a demo event April 11 for six startups that completed its inaugural 20-week FastTrack Accelerator program. [Read More]
Deed reports Deed reports
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BELLEFONTE BOROUGH Brandon Miller, Brandon A. Miller and Donna Ellsworth to Brandon A. Miller, 715 W. Lamb St., $1 Ricky A. Bowmaster and Melissa L. Roan to Vincent A. Santoro and Leeann S. Grainger, 446 E. High St., $215,000 Michael S. Shay, by sheriff, Phillip A. Auman Estate and Austin P. [Read More]

Sports

Local cheer squad makes history Local cheer squad makes history
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BELLEFONTE — A local All Star cheerleading team has become the first-ever Pennsylvania team in its division to earn a full paid bid to the 2018 Cheerleading Worlds competition — a competition many refer to as the “Super Bowl” of cheerleading, according to Superstar Athletics [Read More]
First full week of baseball brings a multitude of wins to Centre County First full week of baseball brings a multitude of wins to Centre County
Centre County Gazette
With the first full week of baseball came the sounds of strike-three calls and pictures of home-run trots. America’s pastime looks to finally be underway for real in Centre County, but feel free to knock on wood just in case.  BALD EAGLE AREA The Eagles went 2-1 between April 10 and [Read More]
Bellefonte offense explodes at O’Leary Tournament, P-O continues winning Bellefonte offense explodes at O’Leary Tournament, P-O continues winning
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BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte High School softball team celebrated one of the first truly nice spring days April 14 with two offensive clinics in the O’Leary Tournament at Bellefonte Middle School. The host Lady Red Raiders swept through West Branch, 15-0, in the first game and then took [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

FUSE Productions presents April 28 benefit reading of The Odd Couple FUSE Productions presents April 28 benefit reading of The Odd Couple
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — FUSE Productions will present a staged reading of Neil Simon’s classic comedy "The Odd Couple" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in Schwab Auditorium on the Penn State campus.  The reading, a fundraiser for Friends of FUSE Productions, is being sponsored by First [Read More]
Interfaith Human Services celebrates 50 years Interfaith Human Services celebrates 50 years
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STATE COLLEGE — On April 12, Interfaith Human Services paid tribute to some of the people who founded the organization 50 years ago. Staff, guests, dignitaries, volunteers and friends of IHS met at Foxdale Village for an afternoon of accolades and appetizers. Wendy Vinhage, executive director [Read More]
Bellefonte Art Museum awarded $50,000 state grant Bellefonte Art Museum awarded $50,000 state grant
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Art Museum has been awarded a $50,000 Marketing to Attract Tourists grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, according to Sen. Jake Corman, R-Bellefonte. The museum, which is housed in Bellefonte’s historic Linn House, [Read More]

Education

P-O schools to hire police officers, add other security measures P-O schools to hire police officers, add other security measures
Centre County Gazette
PHILIPSBURG — At the Philipsburg-Osceola School District, the safety of students is a top priority, according to superintendent Dr. Gregg Paladina. “We are in the process of hiring a police officer for each building, each of whom will have arrest powers," said Paladina. "It’s [Read More]
County offers new scholarships to emergency responder volunteers County offers new scholarships to emergency responder volunteers
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BELLEFONTE — As volunteer fire and EMS companies around the country struggle with recruitment and retention, Centre County is looking for new ways to support those who can give their time to these crucial services. Centre County commissioners announced the latest of those recently — a [Read More]
South Hills students win at state business conference South Hills students win at state business conference
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STATE COLLEGE — South Hills School of Business and Technology students recently participated in the Phi Beta Lambda state conference and competition in Harrisburg. Phi Beta Lambda is a collegiate business organization. The conference provided students with an opportunity to hear [Read More]

Community

Pixie Dust Wishes presents another Disney World trip Pixie Dust Wishes presents another Disney World trip
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STATE COLLEGE — On April 13, the nonprofit Pixie Dust Wishes had the privilege of presenting a wish to its fourth recipient during intermission of State High’s "Once Upon a Mattress" production at the Playhouse Theater on Penn State’s campus. Pixie Dust Wishes formed last year [Read More]
Penns Valley HOPE Fund holds annual gala fundraiser Penns Valley HOPE Fund holds annual gala fundraiser
Centre County Gazette
POTTERS MILLS — The Kentucky Derby was the theme of this year's Gala for HOPE, held April 14 at General Potter Farm Barn in Potters Mills. The evening of socializing, dancing and savoring culinary treats benefited the Penns Valley HOPE Fund, which assists community members in [Read More]
American-made Fiestaware continues to be collectible American-made Fiestaware continues to be collectible
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STATE COLLEGE — It’s been around for more than 80 years and it’s still going strong. Fiesta — the colorful, bold, sturdy casual tableware — was loved in the 1930s and is still loved today.  While many items that once enjoyed popularity are no longer available, [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Flavor affects free radicals produced by e-cigarettes Flavor affects free radicals produced by e-cigarettes
Centre County Gazette
HERSHEY – The flavor of an e-cigarette may affect more than a consumer’s taste buds, according to Penn State researchers who say the chemicals that make up the different flavors also produce different levels of free radicals, toxins often associated with cancer [Read More]
Home Nursing Agency welcomes family hospice volunteers Home Nursing Agency welcomes family hospice volunteers
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BELLEFONTE — April is Volunteer Recognition Month, and Home Nursing Agency acknowledges the volunteers in its family hospice program. These volunteers fill essential roles within the program, which cares for patients with life-limiting illnesses and their caregivers. “Hospice [Read More]
Doctors may be unsure when kids' bad moods are serious or not Doctors may be unsure when kids' bad moods are serious or not
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  HERSHEY — All children have moments of moodiness, but family medicine doctors and pediatricians may doubt their abilities to tell the difference between normal irritability and possibly bigger issues, according to Penn State researchers. When the researchers [Read More]
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