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New districting cuts county in two - Vincent Corso

The map released by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Feb. 19 showing the state's new congressional lines will cause some big changes for voters and their representatives in Centre County. Centre County, formerly completely part of the 5th District, now will be split in two according to the



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Area death reports Area death reports
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STATE COLLEGE — Joe Robert Seymore died Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, at home. Arrangements were under the direction of Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service, State College. www.heintzelmanfuneralhome.com   PHILIPSBURG — Donald J. “DJ” Tatters died Friday, Feb. [Read More]
Police Blotter Police Blotter
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A complaint was received by police that DeWalt tools were stolen from 341 Weights Lane, Marion Township, between Nov. 1 and 24.   *** A 49-year-old North Carolina man crashed and caused damage to his car at an unknown location Jan. 8, according to police reports.  The man [Read More]
Centre County United Way exceeds campaign goal Centre County United Way exceeds campaign goal
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BELLEFONTE — Centre County United Way recently celebrated its 2017 campaign results with board members, partner agencies, volunteers and Penn State campaign representatives at The Match Factory in Bellefonte.  Some 200 people gathered to learn the 2017 goal was surpassed by more than [Read More]

Business

Penns Valley senior excels in stock market game Penns Valley senior excels in stock market game
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SPRING MILLS — Chris Colwell, a Penns Valley High School senior, won first place in Week 1 of the Centre County Stock Market Investment Program and Challenge, which also put him in the top spot in the state for his high school's division. The winter session of the contest, sponsored by Lion [Read More]
Ice cream and doughnut shop opens in State College Ice cream and doughnut shop opens in State College
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STATE COLLEGE — Lovers of cool ice cream and warm doughnuts can now enjoy them together at a new downtown State College shop. About a month after hanging its sign at 426 E. College Ave., on the lower level of Greenwich Court, Happy Buns opened for business Feb. 17. Owner Ohm [Read More]
Find 'extra' money for retirement funds using sensible approach Find 'extra' money for retirement funds using sensible approach
Centre County Gazette
Last week, I met with a friend and her husband who were starting their first retirement account. The husband has a new job where he is now eligible for the company’s 401(k). As we started to go through the details of setting up his plan and its investment options, I asked him how much he was [Read More]

Sports

New group to keep Red Mo race flowing New group to keep Red Mo race flowing
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On March 31, more than 100 canoes and kayaks will be floating down the Moshannon Creek for the 51st Red Mo Downriver Race, and this year, a new group is leading the way. First-time race director Aaron Roos has been a participant since 1996, when he was just a junior in high school. [Read More]
Bellefonte boys downed in playoffs, six county teams still playing Bellefonte boys downed in playoffs, six county teams still playing
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The District 6 basketball playoffs began this week and six Centre County teams will be competing for district honors and places in the 2018 PIAA tournament. Unfortunately, the county did not get off to a very auspicious start when Bellefonte traveled to Central Mountain for a first-round 5A game [Read More]
Four Wolves win district championships, PV’s Shunk takes second Four Wolves win district championships, PV’s Shunk takes second
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Two Centre County high schools, St. Joseph’s Academy and Penns Valley, participated in the District 6 AA tournament Feb. 16 and 17. St. Joe’s came in first place with 208 points, a whopping 59.5 points ahead of the runner-up. Penns Valley landed in 14th place out of 27 teams, with 77 [Read More]

Arts & Entertainment

After hiatus, artist shows new paintings at The State Theatre After hiatus, artist shows new paintings at The State Theatre
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STATE COLLEGE — “Beauty in Darkness” is what artist Ben Saggese calls his latest series of paintings, which feature bright, colorful scenes painted on a sharply contrasting black backgrounds. “It represents anything — work, struggle, flowers, nature — that can [Read More]
'Black Panther' offers a compelling central debate 'Black Panther' offers a compelling central debate
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We were first introduced to T’challa, aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman), two years ago in “Captain America: Civil War.” A prince from the fictional African country of Wakanda, T’challa ascended to the throne when his father, the king, was killed during a peace conference. [Read More]
East African garments to be on display at Bellefonte Art Museum East African garments to be on display at Bellefonte Art Museum
Centre County Gazette
BELLEFONTE — "Kanga" is the name used to refer to a colorful garment worn by women, and in rare instances by men, in the countries of East Africa. Beginning Friday, March 2, an exhibit featuring these garments will be on display at the Bellefonte Art Museum, 133 N. Allegheny St., [Read More]

Education

Trout in the Classroom gives kids hands-on lessons in conservation and science Trout in the Classroom gives kids hands-on lessons in conservation and science
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SNOW SHOE — Ask the kids in Mrs. Gugliocciello’s class at Mountaintop Area Elementary School about the inhabitants of the 55-gallon tank in the back of their classroom, and you’ll get an earful.  The first thing you’ll hear about is the two-headed fish. Then, [Read More]
Contest recognizes county’s budding writers Contest recognizes county’s budding writers
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BELLEFONTE — A child’s imagination is an unstoppable force. Spend time with any young child and you will hear stories that range from simple to extensive. As an outreach assistant, I have the pleasure of speaking with children almost every day.  One of the most common things I hear [Read More]
Centre County 4-H invites youth to join Centre County 4-H invites youth to join
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UNIVERSITY PARK — Centre County 4-H is seeking new members, ages 5 to 18, interested in learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. The largest youth organization in the world, 4-H is for young people in cities, suburbs and rural areas. Members participate in club, county, regional, [Read More]

Community

 Ameron president excels in male-dominated industry Ameron president excels in male-dominated industry
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STATE COLLEGE — Today, more and more women are becoming leaders of business and industry. Locally, one of those leaders is Alison Kurtz, president of Ameron Construction in State College. Kurtz, who was named president of the construction company nearly 20 years ago, is breaking any [Read More]
The Avid Gardener: Escaping winter with spring planning The Avid Gardener: Escaping winter with spring planning
Centre County Gazette
Please use Lora’s standing header The Avid Gardener: Escaping winter with spring planning  “In a way Winter is the real Spring — the time when the inner things happen, the resurgence of nature.” — Edna O’Brien  With spring still almost a month away, I [Read More]
Interfaith Human Services reaches 50-year milestone Interfaith Human Services reaches 50-year milestone
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STATE COLLEGE — Interfaith Human Services will celebrate 50 years of service to the Centre County community with an event honoring the agency's early founders and highlighting its accomplishments. Foxdale Retirement Village will host the event from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, and the [Read More]

Health & Wellness

Specific protein may improve survival during the flu Specific protein may improve survival during the flu
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UNIVERSITY PARK — GM-CSF, a protein that modifies the immune response to the flu, may also help reduce lung inflammation and improve survival during influenza, according to Penn State researchers. The researchers studied the survival and lung function of mice with influenza in the lab. They [Read More]
Physician joins Geisinger Gray’s Woods Physician joins Geisinger Gray’s Woods
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STATE COLLEGE — Dr. Todd Cousins, a board-certified interventional pain management physician, has joined the staff at Geisinger Gray’s Woods, 132 Abigail Lane, Port Matilda.  Cousins treats patients who need cervical and lumbar facet injections and radiofrequency ablation, [Read More]
Physician joins Geisinger Gray’s Woods Physician joins Geisinger Gray’s Woods
Centre County Gazette
STATE COLLEGE — Dr. Todd Cousins, a board-certified interventional pain management physician, has joined the staff at Geisinger Gray’s Woods, 132 Abigail Lane, Port Matilda.  Cousins treats patients who need cervical and lumbar facet injections and radiofrequency ablation, [Read More]
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