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Gamble Mill coming back to life soon Sale closing set April 26; restaurant, microbrewery eyed for site By G. KERRY WEBSTER

BELLEFONTE — The dormant Gamble Mill restaurant in Bellefonte is getting new life as the closing on the sale of the former grist mill nears. Bellefonte Borough manager Ralph Stewart confirmed this week that a closing date of Wednesday, April 26, has been set for MBPM Holdings to purchase the property. “This, because of bankruptcy proceedings and issues involving the liquor license, has taken years to work through, but it seems the time has finally come,” Stewart said. “Several closing dates have been set and then cancelled, but this one looks pretty solid. I think it’s finally going to get done this time.” The Gazette attempted to contact Marian Bradley of MBPM, but she could not be reached for comment. The historic grist mill was built in 1894 and ceased grinding grain in 1947. Most recently, it housed an upscale restaurant,

which was owned and operated by Dave Fonash and Paul Kendeffy. In 2015, the pair closed the doors on the Gamble Mill to pursue other interests. The building has sat empty since then. “We’re very positive and very optimistic about this project, especially now that it’s moving forward again,” said Stewart. “There are just a few small things that need to be taken care of, and if everything goes OK with the closing next week, they’ll (MBPM Holdings) be ready to bring their design team in and get going.” Stewart said the group plans to put the project on the “fast track” and be open by the end of 2017 or early 2018. “Everyone worked really hard to get this project to where it’s at,” said Stewart. “We’re all very excited to see the Gamble Mill come back to life in Bellefonte.” Gary Hoover, executive director of the Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce, shared Stewart’s enthusiasm for the project. Gamble Mill, Page 5


WITH PROCEDURAL issues apparently resolved, new ownership is set to close April 26 on the Gamble Mill located on the Bellefonte waterfront.

Vote looms on $5 vehicle fee


County officials in final stages of review before proposal is advertised By G. KERRY WEBSTER

A PICTURESQUE spring morning greeted Centre County anglers on the opening day of trout fishing season April 15. Above, fishermen take to Spring Creek off of Spring Creek Road in Bellefonte. At left, a group enjoys the day in Milesburg near the Milesburg Borough Building. For more on opening day, see page 15.

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Community .................... 15 Gazette GameDay .......... 19

BELLEFONTE — A proposed ordinance to include a county-implemented $5 fee for residents renewing their annual vehicle registration is drafted and county officials are taking a deep look at the document and its language as a vote by commissioners looms. The preliminary document was introduced to the county at the April 18 meeting of the Centre County Board of Commissioners. Chairman Commissioner Michael Pipe, who has spearheaded the effort to bring information to county vehicle owners concerning the Act 89 initiative, said the proposed ordinance was modeled after a template ordinance already enacted by several counties in the commonwealth. Act 89 was passed by the state in 2013 and allowed counties to begin imposing a $5 registration fee increase to generate revenue for bridge and transportation improvement projects. Since January, Pipe has been distributing information and seeking input concerning the proposal and surveyed 35 municipalities in the Fee, Page 8

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LINGUISTICS OLYMPIAN: State College Area High School junior Joey Feffer has been named a U.S. team member for the 15th International Linguistics Olympiad this summer. He’ll be competing in Dublin, Ireland. Page 14 SCOUTS HONORED: State College Boy Scout Troop 83 recently held a Court of Honor for three new Eagle Scouts. The achievements of Alexander Burka, Nathan Shunk and Joseph Sepich were celebrated at the ceremony. Read about their Eagle Scout projects. Page 18

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ALL STATE: Two Centre County basketball standouts have earned 2016-17 All State honors. PhilipsburgOsceola’s Halle Herrington was named to the second team and State College Area High School’s Drew Friberg garnered third-team honors. Page 24 STADIUM RUN: The Blue-White game is not the only big weekend event at Beaver Stadium. The Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run for Special Olympics Pennsylvania steps off Sunday morning, April 23. Page 31


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Police were called to Pleasantview Boulevard, in front of Midway Storage, in Boggs Township at 9:45 p.m. March 26 to investigate a crash. Police said Walter Blake, 46, of Milesburg, crashed his vehicle and fled the scene on foot toward Milesburg. While responding, troopers observed a man fitting the description of the driver, walking north on the sidewalk in front of 300 Turnpike St. A foot chase ensued when the man ran away; however, he responded to verbal commands to stop and was taken into custody. The subsequent investigation revealed the man was under the influence of alcohol. Police are continuing to investigate. qqq Police reported a 27-year-old State College man was found to be in possession of an indoor marijuana grow and methamphetamine manufacturing lab in Benner Township at 8:12 p.m. April 12. Police are continuing to investigate. qqq Charges of harassment were filed against 27-year-old Korey Douglas Krape, of Bellefonte, and 26-year-old Santina Marie Zelaya, of Spring Mills, following an argument that turned physical at a location near Moose Run Road in Boggs Township at 10:09 p.m. April 15. Police said Krape pulled Zelaya’s hair and Zelaya punched Krape in the face. qqq Authorities reported two 22-year-old State College men were each found to be in possession of drugs and paraphernalia following a traffic stop along Interstate 99 in Benner Township at 2:50 p.m. April 16. qqq Police reported a New York City man had a disabled vehicle along I-80 eastbound in Rush Township on April 17. Responding officers discovered three marijuana cigarettes in the vehicle, and a further search revealed approximately $130,000 in cash. Police are continuing to investigate.

STATE POLICE AT PHILIPSBURG Police are investigating an incident involving a 24-year-old man who snuck alcohol into the Philipsburg Super Bowl on April 1 and allegedly provided it to two underage boys. qqq Authorities reported a 24-year-old man and a juvenile were playing basketball at Slab Town Park on North 12th Street in Philipsburg on April 2. Police said the juvenile pushed the man, causing him to fall and strike his head on the ground, resulting in injuries. Police are continuing to investigate. qqq Police are investigating a reported sexual assault that involved a 26-year-old East Berlin woman. The incident occurred

between 7 and 7:55 p.m. April 15 at a camping area in Rush Township. Those with information are encouraged to contact police at (814) 342-3370.

STATE POLICE AT HUNTINGDON A Rush Township man reported a Clearfield County woman used his credit cards without his permission April 12. Police are continuing to investigate.

BELLEFONTE BOROUGH POLICE Police were called to Dollar General on April 9 to investigate a reported retail theft. The police investigation revealed the woman suspected of the crime also had a pending arrest warrant against her for previous retail theft charges. She was located and arrested April 11. qqq Police were called to the 300 block of Stoney Batter at 8:10 p.m. April 10 to investigate a reported domestic dispute. Responding officers discovered a woman at the location was wanted on a probation warrant. She was arrested on the warrant and transported to the Centre County jail. qqq A woman was arrested for public drunkenness after her actions in the 100 block of School Street warranted a response by police at 7:10 p.m. April 13. qqq Authorities were called to South Allegheny Street on April 18 for a report of a woman with a handgun. Police said an employee of the electric company visited a residence to perform maintenance and was met at the door by the female resident who had in her possession a black semi-automatic handgun. Officers made contact with her and after given consent to search, the handgun was located hidden in a sofa. She was arrested and placed in the Centre County jail on numerous charges including terroristic threats and simple assault.

PATTON TOWNSHIP POLICE Police were called to near the intersection of North Atherton Street and Valley Vista Drive at about 10 p.m. April 14 to investigate a two-vehicle crash. Police said someone driving a dark-colored sport-utility vehicle crashed into the rear of a stopped vehicle, then did a U-turn at the intersection and fled toward Port Matilda. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to the hospital by ambulance for treatment of possible injuries. Authorities said the striking vehicle may have sustained damage to the front end and grill area. Those with information are encouraged to call (800) 479-0050. — Compiled by G. Kerry Webster

APRIL 20-26, 2017



Avian flu brings reminder not to feed ducks By G. KERRY WEBSTER

BELLEFONTE — A handful of ducks at Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte tested positive for a low pathogen avian influenza following a survey completed by the United States Department of Agriculture. Borough manager Ralph Stewart said the strain poses no health threat to humans. “The USDA came in and conducted tests earlier this year on 21 ducks from Talleyrand Park,” said Stewart. “A couple of them tested positive for a bird flu that doesn’t have a negative effect on people, but it could affect domesticated chickens and turkeys. So, we’re again stressing to the public to not feed the ducks in Talleyrand Park.” According to Stewart, Bellefonte Borough Council is worried people feeding the ducks may come in contact with the bird flu bacteria, and in turn, transport the bacteria back home, where it could possibly infect domestic poultry animals. “Council approved putting up signs in the park to discourage feeding the ducks,” said Ralph. “We’re also going to receive signs from the USDA explaining the rea-

sons not to feed wildlife and the consequences doing so has on the environment. The signs will also be a good tool for us to educate the visiting public.” Stewart said Bellefonte Borough Council members have always discouraged feeding the ducks in the park. “It’s very unhealthy to give human food to wild animals,” said Stewart. “And now, with a few birds testing positive for bird flu, it’s just another good reason for people to stay away from the ducks and just enjoy them from a distance.” Those caught offering a slice of bread or a cracker to one of Talleyrand’s feathered guests might not be fined, or thrown in the clink; however, Stewart said if a local police officer or a borough official sees someone in the act, a lengthy lecture may ensue. Stewart said 50 to 75 ducks can be found in Talleyrand Park at any given time. He said it is also frequented by Canada geese, but said he has no knowledge if this species has been tested for the same problem. “The main thing to remember here is this bird flu is not a threat to the health of humans, but it could affect animals, specifically poultry, at home,” he said.


THE DUCKS are a popular attraction at Talleyrand Park in Bellefonte, but borough officials say it is not wise to feed them.

Slab Cabin Run Initiative fundraising on target By G. KERRY WEBSTER

STATE COLLEGE — ClearWater Conservacy’s largest project in the environmental watchdog’s 36-year history has eclipsed yet another fundraising deadline in an effort to permanently conserve 300 acres of agricultural land in College and Harris townships. Now, the group is in the homestretch of the $2.75 million Slab Cabin Run Initiative project, which will not only preserve the 300 acres of agricultural land, but also restore parts of Slab Cabin Run to maintain its fish habitat and protect the Centre Region’s primary water source for future generations. “We are on target and we’re working hard each and every time to get reach our goals,” said Andrea Murrell, strategic communication coordinator with ClearWater. “We’re very fortunate to have such supportive and generous partners in this project, including the municipalities and the landowners. It’s a big project with a lot of moving parts, so we’re lucky we have a

great group all working together. Things have gone smooth to this point, and we’re hoping things continue to go that way.” A total of more than $2.1 million has been raised since the project was announced in October 2016. Sources include $935,000 in private contributions and $1.24 million from local municipalities and municipal authorities. The Patton Township Board of Supervisors recently approved a $75,000 contribution to the initiative. “Clearwater is grateful they’ve invested in an important project that their constituents stand behind,” said ClearWater’s executive director Deb Nardone. Funding requests from Benner and Halfmoon townships are pending. “We have our boots on the ground and we’re working as much as we can to spread awareness for the importance of this project, as well as raise the needed funds to get it completed,” said Murrell. The next fundraising deadline of the project total — $2.75 million — arrives Saturday, Sept. 30. Slab Cabin, Page 6

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CLEARWATER CONSERVACY is raising funds to permanently conserve 300 acres of agricultural land in College and Harris townships.

Man accused of assaulting conservation officers By GEOFF RUSHTON

BENNER TOWNSHIP — A man is facing multiple charges after police say he resisted arrest and assaulted two Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission conservation officers. According to a criminal complaint, Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched at about 5:30 p.m. April 13 to the Spring Creek Canyon access on Spring Creek Road in Benner Township where the two conservation officers said they had observed a man, later identified as Terrance S. Reese, 26, sitting on a tree stump near the creek with his head between his legs. The conservation officers told police they determined Reese was under the influence of a suspected controlled substance because he was slurring his speech and did not know where he was. The officers reportedly called for an ambulance and asked Reese for identification. Reese allegedly said he did not have identification and provided a different name and two different dates of birth. Police said that when the officers told Reese to empty his pockets he ran away. After ordering Reese to stop multiple times, one officer eventually caught him and tackled him to the ground. According to the complaint, Reese resisted arrest by wrestling on the ground

with both officers and refusing orders to put his hands behind his back. Reese then allegedly struck, kicked at and attempted to bite both officers. The conservation officers said they ordered him to stop resisting and used mace on Reese multiple times to no avail. While the officers were attempting to handcuff him, Reese allegedly grabbed a can of mace that was on the ground and attempted to use it on the officers. One of the officers took it away from him before he could use it, police said. After several minutes, Reese was finally handcuffed. Both officers suffered bruises, cuts, scratches and abrasions and one had a sprained right hand, according to the complaint. Both were treated at Mount Nittany Medical Center and released. Police said that upon searching Reese they found in separate baggies substances that later tested positive for pseudoephedrine and marijuana and another baggie with “an unknown grayish rock object,” for which a test was inconclusive. They also allegedly found white powder that tested positive for cocaine rolled in a dollar bill, a spoon with white residue, a package of small plastic baggies and two used hypodermic needles. Assault, Page 5

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Orchestra to take theatergoers back in time By G. KERRY WEBSTER

PHILIPSBURG — On June 4, the Rowland Theatre in downtown Philipsburg will roll out a big birthday cake and celebrate its centennial, complete with a brick plaza to welcome visitors and a new marquee, prominently displaying its iconic moniker. But before the fanfare, board members must feverishly work to raise the funds for the project, which is estimated to cost between $40,000 and $75,000. “We’re getting there,” said Rebecca Inlow, a board member who is helping to spearhead the centennial project. “There are still several events planned and opportunities to help us raise the funds we need. When it’s finished, it’s going to look tremendous, and we’re hoping the Rowland once again becomes a focal point of downtown Philipsburg and brings more people in.” On Saturday, April 29, the Rowland welcomes back the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra as part of its Centennial Concert Celebration series. Last month, Hotlanta, an Allman Brother’s Band tribute group, performed as a fundraiser. “We’re very excited about this performance and we feel so lucky to have them back,” said Inlow. She said the Rowland was able to secure grant funding to pay for Paragon’s appearance last year. That funding was not available this year, but she noted the founder of the orchestra, Rick Benjamin, enjoyed performing in the theater so much that “he worked with them” to perform in Philipsburg this spring. “He said it was one of his most favorite venues to perform in, and it fit perfectly with his orchestra’s performance,” Inlow said. “He loved it, and we loved what he did. We’re all excited about the show coming up.” Paragon Ragtime Orchestra is a 10- to 12-piece orchestra ensemble specializing in performing to silent films.

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THE PARAGON RAGTIME ORCHESTRA delighted fans while performing during a silent film at the Rowland Theatre in 2016. The group is returning to the orchestra pit April 29 for a fundraising event. or had family members that played instruments. People didn’t have radio, so they couldn’t listen to music any time they wanted,” said Inlow. “Instead, they attended these silent films in theaters that offered a pit orchestra.” She said Benjamin’s show parallels the shows of the early 1900s. She said he has an extensive library of silent film scores and chooses a handful to perform at each event.



“One hundred years ago, people didn’t really get to hear much music unless they attended a social event

“He has so many different ones, none of the shows are the same,” said Inlow. She said the orchestra, including a sound effects person, will perform with three silent films, presenting music and sounds during each 15- to 20-minute film. She said ragtime and other orchestra music will be played between Orchestra, Page 6


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Group plans another town hall minus Thompson By GEOFF RUSHTON

Some residents of the 5th Congressional District have been asking Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson, R-Howard Township, since January to hold a town hall meeting, and once again they have decided to schedule their own and invite Thompson to attend. The town hall, scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Centre County, 780 Waupelani Drive, is billed as taking place with or without the congressman. It will be without. “He won’t be able to make it to the event,” said Renee Gamela, Thompson’s communications director. “As you may know, his schedule is planned in advance and he already has commitments that day.” The town hall is the second organized this year by a group of residents. In February, Thompson was invited to participate in a town hall, but said at the time that he was notified only days before it took place and that he had previous commitments and could not attend. About 350 people attended that meeting. Marc Friedenberg, of Ferguson Township, has helped organize the town halls and rallies at Thompson’s Bellefonte office. He said he has contacted Thompson’s staff on multiple occasions to find out the congressman’s schedule to no avail. Thompson’s office said in March that he would be scheduling a traditional town hall this spring, but since one has not yet been announced, Friedenberg does not believe it’s likely to happen. “Unfortunately, I do not think it is likely that the town hall will be happening this spring,” he said. “My concern is that Rep. Thompson is ultimately not willing or able to handle live, on-the-record and public questions from his constituents.” Friedenberg added that other legislators around the country are holding local town halls now because the House of Representatives is in the midst of a two-week district work period. Thompson has said he is accessible to his constituents in a number of ways, including regular individual meetings and monthly telephone town halls. “I want the people to know that I am accessible and available to meet with them to discuss the issues that are most important to them,” Thompson told the Centre County Gazette in March. “In 2016 alone, I hosted more than 1,000 constituent meetings in 16 counties. These meetings are to sit down at the table and find out how we can solve problems.”


Kelli Hoover, who has been involved with the rallies and town halls, said while those avenues for communication are appreciated, she does not believe they are enough. “We appreciate that G.T. holds individual meetings with constituents, but they are short, he can only see a few people, and there is not an opportunity for the vast majority of his constituents to hear from him,” she said. “Teletown halls are managed by G.T.’s staff so that questions are carefully screened to ensure he primarily receives softball questions. We hope that he will still schedule a town hall soon when he is home in the district, anywhere in the district.” The April 20 town hall will be similar in format to February’s. Friedenberg will open with remarks about code of conduct, then the microphone will be open for attendees to take turns stating their concerns and questions that they have for Thompson. As with the last one, the event will be live streamed on Facebook and recorded so the video can be sent to Thompson. Health care, the federal budget, Environmental Protection Agency cuts and environmental protection rollbacks are expected to be among the topics. Hoover stressed that

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PAGE 5 Assault, from page 3 Reese was transported to Mount Nittany Medical Center and police were informed that he had tested positive for methamphetamine, ecstasy, opiates, cocaine and marijuana. Reese, who has no fixed address, was charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, as well as misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of a small amount of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault, resisting arrest, false identification to law enforcement and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned April 15 before District Judge Steven Lachman, and straight bail was set at $75,000. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 19, after Gazette press time. Gamble Mill, from page 1 “The Gamble Mill is one of the most recognizable, not to mention most historic, sites in Bellefonte,” said Hoover. “When I learned things were moving forward, I just had to smile. A beautiful building like that shouldn’t sit empty. I’m glad it will be used again.”



ORGANIZER MARC FRIEDENBERG stands with a cardboard cut-out of U.S. Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson at a town hall meeting Feb. 25 at the Forum on Penn State Campus. Another town hall without Thompson is planned April 20.

the event is non-partisan and anyone in the district is invited to attend, regardless of party affiliation or position on the issues. “(Thompson) seems to have felt enough pressure to say that he’s going to hold a town hall, but not enough to actually go ahead and schedule one, which is incredibly disappointing,” Friedenberg said. “In the meantime, there are momentous discussions to be had about health care, the budget, taxes, climate change, the importance of legislative checks on the executive branch and many other issues.” Friedenberg added that based on the February event, ongoing discussions with other constituents and response to the announcement of the April 20 town hall, he believes “the need for a town hall is crystal-clear.” He said the group will continue to organize town halls in Centre County and throughout the district. In November, Thompson won his fifth term representing Pennsylvania’s 5th Congressional District. The 5th Congressional District is Pennsylvania’s largest geographically and represents Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Potter, Venango and Warren counties, and parts of Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Huntingdon and Tioga counties.

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Hoover said the new developers plan to open a restaurant and establish a microbrewery at the rear of the site. He said the developers also talked about making improvements to the waterfront near the building. “It seems like they have a lot of good plans,” said Hoover. The Gamble Mill is also known as Lamb Mill, Thomas Mill, Wagner Mill and Bellefonte Flouring Mill. The 3 1/2story brick building features a limestone foundation and includes two one-story brick additions. It also features a stepped gable with a full gabled attic. The building replaced a mill built on the site in 1786. The original building was destroyed by fire in 1892. The Gamble Mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975 and is located in the Bellefonte Historic District. The restoration of the mill has won several state awards.




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APRIL 20-26, 2017

Penn State gets $7.7M grant for healthy children’s center By GEOFF RUSHTON

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Houserville, Lemont high on ‘best places’ list By GEOFF RUSHTON

COLLEGE TOWNSHIP — Two College Township communities are among the best places to live in the United States, according to a new ranking. Houserville is ranked No. 3 and Lemont is No. 11 in the 2017 Best Places to Live in America rankings by Niche, a website that analyzes public data to provide rankings and ratings of schools and neighborhoods. In Pennsylvania, Houserville is rated No. 2 and Lemont is No. 4. Other local communities making the Pennsylvania list are State College (No. 27), Park Forest Village (No. 32), Boalsburg (No. 53) and Toftrees (No. 93). The rankings looked at 228 cities and more than 15,000 towns and neighborhoods and consider factors including

Slab Cabin, from page 3 The property lies in a vital portion of the Spring Creek Watershed, within the Source Water Protection Area for the Harter-Thomas wells, which supply the majority of drinking water for residents in State College and much of the Centre Region. A portion of the farmland, which supports production of dairy products sold at Meyer Dairy, is visible when looking east along University Drive Extension or directly across from Foxdale Village and the State College Friends School. “We’re looking for the public to invest in this great success story, helping conserve an iconic and much loved place while protecting the region’s drinking water,” Nardone said. “We know that local

crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities and local amenities. Data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau, FBI, Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Center for Disease Control, as well as resident reviews. Houserville received A+ grades for public schools and housing good for families; A grades for jobs, outdoor activities, nightlife, health and fitness and commute; and B grades for cost of living and diversity. Lemont received nearly identical grades, with the exception of a C+ for diversity. No grade was reported for crime in either community. Last year’s Niche rankings rated only municipalities, rather than zeroing in on specific neighborhoods and villages. In 2016, College Township was Niche’s No. 7 best place to live in the U.S. and Ferguson Township was No. 12.

businesses and neighbors will want to look back on and say they were a part of making it happen.” When the project is complete, the land conservation of 300 acres will result in Meyer Dairy Partnership owning both Meyer and Everhart farms and ClearWater Conservancy holding permanent conservation easements on both. The conservation easement is a legally binding encumbrance on the property deed, ensuring protection of the farmland and stream corridor forever. Once the easement is in place, ClearWater can begin restoration on Slab Cabin Run. For more information about the Slab Cabin Run Initiative, visit www.

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State has received a $7.7 million grant to establish the Center for Healthy Children, the first national center for child maltreatment research and training. The funding comes after a competitive process conducted by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health and Penn State was selected based on scientific merit, according to the university. Penn State has also committed $3.4 million to the center Penn State had already created in 2012 the Network on Child Protection and Well-Being, later named the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, to bring together researchers from different fields to solve the problems of child abuse and neglect. “Maltreatment is a critical issue requiring tangible solutions,” said Jennie Noll, the principal investigator of the NIH award, professor of human development and family studies and director of the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, a unit of Penn State’s Social Science Research Institute, in a release. “There needs to be a heightened focus on raising the bar for research in this area so we can develop specific ways to prevent maltreatment and promote health

and well-being for survivors. We don’t yet have a comprehensive understanding of exactly why maltreatment leads to such dire consequences for some, while others may exhibit remarkable resilience. This is why it is vitally important that we identify the mechanisms involved in these health disparities.” Each year in the United States, about 2 million children experience abuse and neglect, which can lead to lifelong mental, emotional and physical issues. More than $124 billion is spent in the U.S. on child maltreatment-related costs. The new center aims to conduct leading research on child maltreatment that can be used in conjunction with advocates and practitioners to develop new and targeted interventions, practical suggestions and legislative recommendations.


One research project supported by the grant will enlist pediatric intensive care units from across the country for a clinical trial to assess the impact of a screening tool for pediatric abusive head trauma. About 40 percent of child maltreatment deaths are the result of abusive head trauma. “For the first time in any clinical setting, physicians will apply a recently validated screening tool to guide their decisions to launch or forgo child abuse Grant, Page 7

TelePoem Booth offers dial-up poetry at bookstore Special to the Gazette STATE COLLEGE — Abby Jones searched the directory for her poem “Arnold the Elephant,” tentatively dialed the number next to it and then held the phone receiver up to her ear. Her own voice came on the line and began reciting the poem, “Arnold the elephant/He’s always a liar/His nose is so long …” When the elementary student hung up the phone, the crowd that had gathered to witness the opening of the TelePoem Booth display burst into cheers, according to a press release. Abby had completed two firsts: She was the first person to dial up a poem on the retro-fitted 1970s telephone booth, and it was her first time dialing a rotary telephone. The TelePoem Booth is the first of its kind in State College and is located at Webster’s Bookstore Café, 133 E. Beaver Ave. The interactive art display was the brainchild of artist and writer Elizabeth Hellstern, who was on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony April 14. Hellstern’s first TelePoem Booth is located in Flagstaff, Ariz., where John Ziegler originally saw it and fell in poetic love with it. Upon returning to Centre County, he immediately set his mind to establishing a TelePoem Booth in the local area. HellOrchestra, from page 4 movies, as well as before and after. Benjamin and orchestra members will also spend time answering questions following the event. Reserved seating for the show is available through credit card purchase at www. and via cash or check at the box office. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students through grade 12.


The continued fundraising will help the board in the capital projects, which include restoring the marquee to look like the original glass marquee in 1917. Also on tap is the construction of an engraved brick plaza, which would extend the length of the Rowland building, as well as extend out onto Front Street. Inlow said in 1917 the original marquee extended past the curbside and 2 feet over the roadway, which is a goal for the new

stern’s second booth is now owned by the Art Alliance of Central Pennsylvania and was funded through a Knight Foundation Donor-Advised Fund that is held and managed at Centre Foundation. “This is such a fun and unique project,” said Molly Kunkel, executive director at Centre Foundation. “We’re happy to facilitate the funding for the TelePoem Booth, which will enhance our community for years to come.” A committee of local poetry enthusiasts, including Ziegler, Sarah Russell, Steve Deutsch, Katie BodeLang and Mary McGuire, worked over the winter months to comb through poetry submissions for the booth. Now, the public can dial up and listen to 167 poems by 75 local poets, as well as other poems that are publicly available and some from the original Flagstaff booth. “The Telepoem Booth is a unique way to bring poems to people’s daily lives,” said Ziegler. “We have classic and modern poems, as well as the work of our local poets — all available by dialing a rotary phone in an old-fashioned phone booth and hearing a poem read by a poet.” There are even some unlisted poems. Hellstern recommends random-digit dialing to try to access these poems. She also hints that dialing “0” will not disappoint the listener. marquee project. She said in conjunction with the new glass canopy, the plaza will be designed in front of the theater to protect the new marquee. “In keeping with the original design of the 1917 marquee, the movie and event advertising will not be done on the glass canopy,” Inlow said. “Instead, a digital standing marquee will be placed on the plaza.” Inlow said there is room for 15 characters to be engraved on the fundraising bricks in two or three rows. The cost of each brick is $100. More information about the fundraising project can be found by calling (814) 342-0477. In addition to the April 29 performance of Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Inlow said Who Loves You, a musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, and the Centennial Celebration Bash will be held on the exact 100-year anniversary, Sunday, June 4.

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Petrick steps down as Patton Township chief By GEOFF RUSHTON

PATTON TOWNSHIP — Patton Township Police Chief John Petrick is stepping down after 15 years in the position and 22 years with the department. Petrick submitted his resignation to township manager Doug Erickson on March 30; his last day will be Tuesday, April 25. He is leaving to take a position with Penn State University Police and Public Safety. “It’s been an honor to serve for and with a wonderful department,� Petrick said at a recent Patton Township Board of Supervisors meeting. “The officers and our police secretaries are exceptional and they give it their all each and every day to serve the community. I appreciate the opportunity to work with this great community, with the fine officers and police staff.� Under Petrick’s leadership, Patton Township Police attained accreditation in 2012 from the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association’s Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. Only about 10 percent of Pennsylvania’s approximately 1,100 police departments have the accreditation. Erickson said he hopes to have a new

chief in place in 90 to 120 days. Sgt. Sean Albright has been designated as the interim officer-in-charge. “He will lead the department until a new chief is in place,� Erickson said. The township will conduct a broad JOHN PETRICK search and has requested proposals from three recruiting firms. Petrick’s departure marks the third planned change in leadership among the Centre Region’s three local police departments over the past year. State College Police Chief Tom King retired in 2016 after 23 years in the position and 35 with the department. He moved into a new role as assistant borough manager and was succeeded as chief by John Gardner, who had previously been assistant chief. Ferguson Township Police Chief Diane Conrad, who began her role with the department in 2004, announced in March her plans to retire this summer. The township is currently conducting a search for her successor.





HARRIS TOWNSHIP supervisors recognized the Boalsburg Fire Company for 125 years of operation at the board’s April 10 meeting. The fire company was organized as a fire brigade in 1892 and officially became a fire company in 1913. The first fire station was located on the Diamond and the first fire siren was installed in the Odd Fellows Building. The fire company enlisted its first group of 27 volunteers in 1935 and was officially recognized by the township in 1937. Currently, there are 45 active volunteers at the station and they respond to more than 200 calls each year. Pictured, from left, are Van Winter, fire chief; Ken Corl, company president; and Bruce Lord, chairman of the Harris supervisors. Grant, from page 6

the consequences of child maltreatment and the need for a public investment in prevention and treatment. That team will work directly with children and youth organizations to address the issues faced by social workers and administrators. “We recruited the best and the brightest researchers to Penn State to create a network and we continue our commitment to work on this critical issue by contributing $3.4 million in support of the new NIH center,� said Penn State President Eric Barron. “The expertise, passion and dedication of our researchers are unparalleled and this grant exemplifies our strength in successful interdisciplinary collaborations, with leading experts from across the university.�

evaluations in their young, acutely head-injured patients,� a university news release said. “By improving the accuracy of these difficult clinical decisions, implementing the screening tool could substantially reduce cases of missed or misdiagnosed abusive head trauma, unnecessary abuse evaluations, abusive re-injury and death.� Another project will invite 1,200 Pennsylvania children to participate in a study focused on eliminating health disparities for children who have had experience in the child welfare system. In another, a team will use the knowledge generated by the center’s research to create policy briefs for legislators to understand



THE CENTRE COUNTY Board of Commissioners officially proclaimed May 7-13 as “Correction Officer Employee Week� in Centre County. Several cookouts and employee-related events are scheduled that week for the 99 workers at the Centre County Correctional Facility. Pictured, from left, are Commissioners Mark Higgins and Michael Pipe, Melanie Gordon and Chris Schell from the Centre County Correctional Facility and Commissioner Steve Dershem.

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Fee, from page 1 community concerning their interest in such a fee. He has also headed up a series of three town hall meetings, complete with PowerPoint presentations of how the fee will be collected and the benefits to the county for enacting such a fee. Of the 19 municipalities that responded to the survey, 12 were in favor of the measure, including the townships of Boggs, College, Gregg, Patton, Potter and Spring, and the boroughs of Centre Hall, Milesburg, Millheim, Snow Shoe, State College and Unionville. Those not in favor of enacting the fee were Haines, Halfmoon, Harris, Penn and Snow Shoe townships and Bellefonte Borough. Ferguson Township replied that it is a decision for the commissioners to make and would support whichever action the board takes. “We’re not ready to take any official action on this today,” Pipe said during the April 18 meeting. “We want to take a good look at it and make any adjustments we feel are necessary.”


The document outlines why the county is interested in adopting the ordinance, as well as how it plans to collect the fees and disperse them equally among the municipalities. It shows that, since 1988, the commissioners have awarded an average of $184,842.67 annually in liquid fuels grants to municipalities for transportation improvement projects. Since 1995, the board has received an average of a little more than $1 million in applications from municipalities seeking liquid fuel money for road and bridge work. The document also shows there are 13 county bridges with spans of 20 feet or more that are determined to be “structurally deficient” and in need of repair, and 18 more are hovering close to this designation. To boost interest, the state Department

of Transportation announced the new Road Maintenance and Preservation program in February that reserves $2 million for each county that has passed an ordinance enacting Act 89 with a 50 percent local match commitment. According to Pipe, PennDOT numbers recently reflected there were 120,537 non-exempt vehicles in Centre County. Exempt vehicles are those used for public needs, such as plow trucks, police cars and emergency medical services vehicles. Also included in the exempt status are about 1,317 retired county residents who receive a special discounted registration fee. Pipe said the county stands to generate nearly $600,000 in additional transportation funding through the measure, and the state will match any liquid fuels funds raised up to $2 million. “All the money of this fee will be returned to the county for use,” said Pipe. “What’s nice is we’ll be able to leverage this money for other state and federal funds. There are a lot of advantages to getting involved in this program.”


Commissioner Mark Higgins suggested an edit to the document. He said he wanted to see a “sunset” clause put in the ordinance, which would allow a future board of commissioners the option to opt-out of the program. He said if the program works as it is intended over the first five years, the list of county transportation projects could be drastically reduced, thus alleviating the need for such an expense. “Of course, that would be ideal,” commented Pipe. “However, I wonder how putting a sunset clause would affect the $2 million the state has put up for matching money. I like the idea, but I wouldn’t want to hurt our chances of receiving that funding.” Higgins agreed and asked to consider adding a section to the ordinance for a sunset clause should it not disqualify

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RUSH TOWNSHIP resident Roger Cartwright, left, looked on as Centre County Chairman Commissioner Michael Pipe explained how a $5 vehicle registration fee increase could positively impact transportation projects throughout the county, during a meeting March 20. the county from the reserved matching funding available. Initially, Higgins said it should be reexamined in five years, but said he is flexible as far as a time frame goes. “We need our solicitor to look at this and see what language we would need to use here,” said Higgins. “I just don’t want to lock the county into something in perpetuity.” Commissioner Steve Dershem sat quietly throughout the conversation. During the meeting, he said he was not “warm to the idea” of the $5 fee, and confirmed his thoughts after the gathering concluded. “I don’t want to go into grand detail as I think there will be time for that in the future,” said Dershem. “I’m just very hesitant to add another layer of fees and taxes on transportation.” The document will now go to the county solicitor and other staff for further rec-

ommendations on the proposal. Pipe said the ordinance could be advertised publicly within the next couple weeks, with a vote on the measure to follow. In other business, the commissioners: ■ Approved a liquid fuels application in the amount of $40,000 to Potter Township for paving Tusseyville Road. ■ Approved a contract with Vertiv for battery replacement for the Uninterruptible Power System at a cost of $12,358.45. The cost includes on-site engineer support the day of replacement, disposal of old batteries and freight for new batteries. ■ Heard from Gary Hoover, executive director of Bellefonte Intervalley Area Chamber of Commerce. Hoover offered the county a view of the new BIACC Welcome Video, which depicts several areas of interest in Bellefonte. The video will be used as a marketing and publicity tool for Bellefonte and all of Centre County.


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Philipsburg should be site for new barracks Why not put new police barracks in Philipsburg? Why does the state police barracks (planned for Benner Township) have to be located within two miles of the old one? Does this apply to both Rockview and Philipsburg? If this is the case, then why did the speaker (at a recent meeting) say they looked at Port Matilda? That is not within two miles of either barracks. What is wrong with putting the new barracks in Philipsburg? I am sure our industrial park would benefit from that location. We have good, hard working people in the Moshannon Valley. We deserve to be heard. One thousand signatures speak loud and clear. We do not have the local police in Rush Township or Philipsburg. So does that mean that we would be charged $25 per person, or maybe more than $25, because of the residents here that are on assistance and cannot pay the fee? Would we have to make up for these people? Now add the $5 vehicle registration fee that is in the works. Put that on top of the $25 or $30 emission gas cap that Centre County has to pay when we get our cars inspected. When is it going to stop? There are a lot of people on fixed incomes in our area. There are people without jobs and people that are working, but they are usually driving to State College every day. We don’t have public transportation. Here is some food for thought. Is this almost like blackmail? Get your own police force or get slapped with the $25 fee per person. Isn’t it amazing that 3.44 acres of land came available in February just several hundred yards from the current barracks? No hospital. No airport. No police. What’s next? People, call or email all elected officials, including Gov. Wolf’s office, and let your wishes be known. Nancy Snyder Philipsburg



Shaver’s Creek center gets upgrade of the facilities and program service The year was either 1969 or 1970. I areas. After 40 years, it’s time. was a sixth-grader at Radio Park EleShaver’s Creek Environmental mentary school. They split our comCenter and the services and probined classes in half and assigned grams they provide straddle so many us our two and a half days. We were of Penn State’s missions. heading to Stone Valley to spend The center and courses half the week at the lodge are used for credit coursfor a hands-on experience, es for students in five aclearning about the outside ademic colleges including and coming together as a Health and Human Degroup. Outdoor School. velopment, CommunicaI can remember parts tions, Engineering, Agriof it like it was yesterday. cultural Sciences and, of Sleeping quarters upstairs course, Education. — boys on one side, girls From teaching stuon the other. We ate famidents how to teach in the ly style. The pancakes were environment to providing the best I have ever had. courses in team-building My counselor’s name was facilitation and adventure Cheryl Yonkers. She snuck recreation leadership, us outside one night and Shaver’s Creek is Penn we laid on our backs and State’s nature lab. she gave us a lesson on the Patty Kleban, The mission of service stars. I can still point out who writes for is evident in their school some of those constella-, is an instructor programs. “Road Show” tions even now. at Penn State, trips where they take Several years later, as a mother of three birds of prey from the raprecreation and parks major, and a community tor center to schools and I served as an Outdoor volunteer. She is a community agencies, and School counselor. By that Penn State alumna other off site experiences time it had evolved to sleep- who lives with her provide learning opportuing in cabins. I had four girls family in Patton nities for the community. assigned to me, and they Township. Her Programs like summer day enthusiastically made it views and opinions do not necessarily through a cold week in No- reflect those of Penn camp and Outdoor School are dual focused — teachvember that saw both snow State. ing the young participants and rain. and teaching the student teachers Shaking them out of sleep in their how to manage kids and build that warm sleeping bags to get ready for love for the outdoors in others. They the day was easier said than done. It hold special events like the Maple was four days of instruction, games Harvest Festival and the Children’s and learning. The counselors stood Halloween Trail. and waved as the students (at that Shaver’s Creek Environmental time from Mifflin County) turned Center facilitates team-building proand waved from the windows, some grams for sports teams, corporate with tears streaming down their groups and classes. faces. Finally, internships, research colLong before the days of Facebook laborations, and the science related and social media, I remember getto topics from sustainability to enting cards and notes from my campvironmental resource management ers for weeks after saying it was “the round out a few of the foci of Shavbest week of my life.” er’s Creek Environmental Center. Shaver’s Creek Environmental I could write a whole book about Center, the Penn State-affiliated nathe impact that the “semester at ture center and experiential learnShaver’s Creek,” called SEED (Stuing center located on the other side dent Engagement and Experiential of Lake Perez from Stone Valley Discovery), has had the students and founded in 1976, is 7,000 acres who enroll. Nineteen credits, similar of trails, woods, learning stations to a semester abroad but immersed and outdoor experiences. Outdoor at Shaver’s Creek, is career changSchool and so much more happen ing for those kids. They come back just over the mountain from State changed in so many ways. College. The Aurora freshmen orientation Things are happening at Shaver’s programs through Shaver’s Creek Creek Environmental Center this bring incoming freshmen to campus year as it undergoes a multi-mila week early to then leave for backlion-dollar renovation and upgrade


packing experiences out west and up north, and in the city of Philadelphia doing service learning. The research shows that students who engage in these programs remain engaged with the university and have higher rates of graduation than students who participate in other orientation programs. Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center is a community resource that we all need to get behind. From the ideas and programs generated by Corky Potter and that first group of enthusiastic faculty and researchers back in 1976 to the more than 50,000 non-credit visitors, 25 full-time staff, and nearly 1,400 students earning credits toward graduation last year, it’s time to bring the facilities into the millennium as well. The facilities at Shaver’s Creek have had only limited updates since they were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps back in the day. There is a need for more instructional space (inside and outside), office space, upgrades to the raptor center and upgrades to the antiquated and energy inefficient heating and air conditioning systems. In keeping with the environmental focus of the center, new features are being added like solar energy, improvements to trails and footpaths, and a continued focus on sustainable features and local use (building materials, zero waste practices, etc.). If you ever were a kid, had a kid or wanted to be a kid who learned about the constellations lying on your back, under the stars at Shaver’s Creek, I urge you to help out. The folks who operate Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center are my colleagues and my friends. We collaborate on classes and work together to develop engaged learning experiences for students. I have seen up close and personal the impact they have on so many — students, children, community members and colleagues alike. I have not met a group more committed to our environment and to teaching others about sustainability and taking care of this Earth that we love. Although the center is closed through 2017, many of the outside features continue to be accessible to the public. Please consider making a donation to the Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center so that the services that we all love and appreciate can continue. It’s in the stars.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS PrayerNet website offers patient support Special to the Gazette DANVILLE — Geisinger Health System recently relaunched its PrayerNet website, an online community offering patients and their families comfort, support and prayer. With PrayerNet, it is easy for patients to request prayer, share their prayer request with loved ones around the world and pray for others, Geisinger said in a press release. The website is available to patients through the in-room interactive patient system at Geisinger Medical Center, and on computer and mobile devices to patients throughout the health system. The relaunch of PrayerNet was funded by Shamokin area philanthropist and former Geisinger board member Don Rosini and his family. Rosini’s final request upon retiring from the Geisinger board last year was that PrayerNet be redesigned to meet the spiritual and technological needs of all Geisinger patients. Mary Tiffin, Geisinger’s PrayerNet administrator, was delighted at Rosini’s gift. “Having Don champion PrayerNet was a huge blessing,” Tiffin said at a recent luncheon held in Rosini’s honor. “His genuine concern and selflessness toward our hospitals and communities is invaluable.” Tiffin is a familiar face at Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital, and is often found going room to room to

speak to patients and their families about PrayerNet. For Tiffin, PrayerNet is personal. She originally founded the website more than 10 years ago to honor the memory of her late husband and to provide others with the same hope, comfort and support of prayer she and her family received during that time. “Thanks to Mary and Don’s vision and tenacity, thousands of patients have the opportunity to receive spiritual support from a network of people around the world,” said Tom Sokola, chief administrative officer, Geisinger Medical Center. “PrayerNet allows us to take care of the whole patient, not just their physical wellbeing and healing, but also their spirits.” “When the website was first launched 10 years ago, we had as many as 5,000 patients requesting and receiving prayer from people in 80 countries,” said Tiffin. “With the new and improved website, designed to mimic the ease of use provided through popular social media channels such as Facebook, we hope to surpass that number.” PrayerNet is free and is nondenominational and respectful of patient and family privacy, Geisinger said. Users can choose to share their story publicly or share only with a select group of friends and family. To request prayer or to pray for someone in need, visit prayernet.

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Sathian to serve as next chair of neurology HERSHEY — Dr. Krishnankutty (Krish) Sathian has been named chair of the Department of Neurology for Penn State College of Medicine and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Sathian, who is currently professor of neurology, rehabilitation medicine and psychology at Emory University, will begin in his new role Saturday, July 1. Sathian has worked to improve the

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valedictorian. He obtained his doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Sathian moved to the United States for postdoctoral training at Washington University in Missouri, then completed a residency in neurology at the University of Chicago. In 1994, he joined the faculty at Emory University. Sathian’s research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1995, and he has also received funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and private foundations. A fellow of the American Neurological Association, he serves on a number of edi-

DR. KRISHNANKUTTY (KRISH) SATHIAN torial boards, including that of the Journal of Neuroscience. Sathian replaces Dr. David Good, the longtime chair of neurology, who chose to step down from that position last fall but continues to serve as a staff physician and professor of neurology.



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Seasonal allergies in our area are a big problem and this year it is happening early due to a mild winter. The most common time is in spring when trees, grasses and flowers bloom. It also happens in late summer with ragweed and goldenrod. Many people have allergies all winter with molds and mites. There are many eye drops on the market and you see them in stores all of the time. See you doctor about what would be your best treatment as there are some new prescription allergy eye drops that work very well. If you have questions, feel free to call me at my office.

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Tips on learning to cope with stress, anxiety Mayo Clinic News Network Stress is something that just about everyone knows well and experiences often. It’s that feeling of pressure, typically a result of too much to do and too little time to do it in. In a busy life, stress is almost unavoidable. Stress is caused by events that are positive — new job, vacation or marriage — as well as negative — job loss, divorce or death in the family. Stress is not the event itself, but rather the psychological or physical reaction to the event. Anxiety is a tense feeling that often accompanies stress. It’s typically directed toward the future — toward something that may happen soon. Some anxiety can motivate a person or help someone respond to danger. However, when a person’s ongoing anxiety interferes with daily activities and makes it hard to enjoy life, it can be a problem. If you suffer from stress and anxiety, there are ways that you can cope.


■ Keep physically active. Develop a routine so you’re physically active most days of the week. Exercise is a powerful stress reducer. It may improve your mood and help you stay healthy. Start out slowly and gradually increase the amount and intensity of your activities. ■ Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs. These substances can cause or worsen anxiety. If you can’t quit on your own, see your doctor or find a support group to help you. ■ Quit smoking and cut back or quit drinking caffeinated beverages. Both nicotine and caffeine can worsen anxiety. ■ Discuss your concerns. Talking with a trusted friend helps relieve stress and may provide a more positive perspective on your situation. This may lead to healthy plan of action. ■ Use stress management and relaxation techniques. Visualization techniques, meditation and yoga are examples of relaxation techniques that can ease anxiety. ■ Learn to relax. Your goal is to lower your heart rate and blood pressure while also reducing muscle tension. ■ Make sleep a priority. Do what you can to make sure you’re getting enough sleep to feel rested. If you aren’t sleeping well, see your doctor. ■ Eat healthy. Healthy eating — such as focusing on vegetables, fruits, whole grains and fish — may be linked to reduced anxiety, but more research is needed. ■ Art and music therapy can be helpful. You can use drawing, painting, clay and sculpture to express you inner thoughts and emotions when talking about them is difficult. The creation and interpretations of art is thought to be therapeutic. Listening to or playing music, even during medical procedures, also has been shown to have relaxing and calming effects.


■ Learn about your disorder. Talk to your doctor or mental health provider. Find out what might be causing your specific condition and what treatments might be best for you. Involve your family and friends and ask for their support. ■ Stick to your treatment plan. Take medications as directed. Keep therapy appointments and complete any

assignments your therapist may give you. Consistency can make a big difference, especially when it comes to taking your medication. ■ Take action. Learn what triggers your anxiety or causes you stress. Practice the strategies you developed with your mental health provider so you’re ready to deal with anxious feelings in these situations. ■ Keep a journal. Keeping track of your personal life can help you and your mental health provider identify what’s causing you stress and what seems to help you feel better. ■ Join an anxiety support group. Remember that you aren’t alone. Support groups offer compassion, understanding and shared experiences. The National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America can provide information on finding support. ■ Learn time management techniques. You can reduce anxiety by learning how to carefully manage your time and energy. ■ Socialize.

Don’t let worries isolate you from loved ones or activities. ■ Break the cycle. When you feel anxious, take a brisk walk or delve into a hobby to refocus your mind away from your worries.


There’s no way to predict for certain what will cause someone to develop an anxiety disorder, but you can take steps to reduce the impact of symptoms if you’re anxious: ■ Get help early. Anxiety, like many other mental health conditions, can be harder to treat if you wait. ■ Stay active. Participate in activities that you enjoy and that make you feel good about yourself. Enjoy social interaction and caring relationships, which can lessen your worries. ■ Avoid alcohol or drug use. Alcohol and drug use can cause or worsen anxiety. If you’re addicted to any of these substances, quitting can make you anxious. If you can’t quit on your own, see your doctor or find a support group to help you.

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Biobehavioral health event will focus on stress By MARJORIE S. MILLER Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK — Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, professor of psychiatry and behavioral health at Ohio State University College of Medicine, will present the keynote lecture, “How Stress Kills: The Damage and Some Remedies,” at 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the Ruth Pike Auditorium, Room 22, in the Biobehavioral Health Building on University Park campus. The event is free and open to the public. The lecture is part of the second annual Founder’s Endowment for Excellence and Innovation Research Day, hosted by the Department of Biobehavioral Health in the College of Health and Human Development. Kiecolt-Glaser’s talk will describe some of the newer threads in her research on ways that stress impairs health, including recent studies showing metabolic alterations that promote obesity. “I will also discuss recent data from studies with breast cancer survivors showing that yoga can reduce inflammation,” she said. “The audience will learn about some of the health consequences

of stress, some of the ways that everyday health habits promote poor health, and ways in which they can limit some of the consequences of stress.” Kiecolt-Glaser is also director and S. Robert Davis Endowed Chair in Medicine of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her research focuses on the ways in which stress and depression alter immune and endocrine function, as well as metabolic responses to meals, and how physical fitness affects inflammation, a robust and reliable predictor of all-cause mortality in older adults. “I am looking forward to visiting Penn State because of the extraordinary faculty in the Department of Biobehavioral Health,” Kiecolt-Glaser said. “The department has really talented researchers who have international reputations, and I am looking forward to meeting with department faculty and hearing about some of their newer work.” Kiecolt-Glaser, a member of the National Academy of Medicine, has authored more than 250 articles, chapters and books detailing the consequence of stress across the lifespan. This includes unrav-

eling the association between stress and impaired immunity as well as the acceleration of age-related inflammation by chronic stress. Recently, she has expanded her research enterprise to explore the interaction between stress and deJANICE pression in the conKIECOLT-GLASER text of daily stress, marital discord and major depressive disorder. These recent projects emphasize outcomes related to fatty acid metabolism and obesity, with the goal of identifying common mechanisms promoting weight gain and elevating basal inflammation. Biobehavioral Health graduate student presentations will be held prior to Kiecolt-Glaser’s talk, from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. outside of the auditorium, followed by a poster reception at 2:15 p.m. highlighting graduate research in BBH. The purpose of the Founder’s Endowment for Excellence and Innovation Research Day is to bring in, as a speaker, a

world-renowned scientist who conducts research that is important and central to the field of biobehavioral health, according to Christopher Engeland and Anne-Marie Chang, event organizers and assistant professors of BBH. The event is made possible through support from the BBH Founders Endowment for Excellence and Innovation. The endowment was created in 2011, at the 20th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Biobehavioral Health. The fund was established by Anne C. Petersen, a former dean of the College of Health and Human Development, and her husband, the Rev. Douglas Petersen. The fund supports initiatives and activities that enhance the educational and/or outreach efforts of the department in ways that foster innovation, excellence and the advancement of science and knowledge.


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‘Prenatal Peek’ studio to open in Bellefonte Special to the Gazette

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BELLEFONTE — Hide and Seek Prenatal Peek, a 3-D and 4-D prenatal ultrasound studio, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its grand opening. The event will start at noon and the ribbon cutting will be at 12:30 p.m. at 610 Willowbank St. The ceremony will celebrate the first 3-D and 4-D ultrasound prenatal imaging studio to open in Centre County, a longterm career goal for owner Jennifer Miller, according to a press release. The event also will recognize organizations that helped make the opening possible. Hide and Seek Prenatal Peek will offer parents-to-be the ability to view their babies on a new Samsung Medison A35 ultrasound machine. Clients may bring as many family and friends as they would like to share their experience. All clients who call for an appointment will be given a customized session along with detailed 3-D images of their baby to take with them, according to the release. Hide and Seek Prenatal Peek will offer

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Geisinger to offer free skin cancer screenings Special to the Gazette STATE COLLEGE — The American Academy of Dermatology reports that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The most deadly of skin cancers is melanoma. In an ongoing attempt to address this growing health issue, the dermatology team at Geisinger Scenery Park will hold its annual skin cancer screening event from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the 200 Scenery Drive clinic. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 87,110 new cases of invasive melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2017, and 9,730 people will die from it. Early detection can be a lifesaver, Geisinger said in a press release. “It’s important to have your skin checked,” said Dr. Howard Pride, director of dermatology, Geisinger Health System. “A small mole on the skin might not be harmless. A melanoma can kill. But if

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STATE COLLEGE — What’s another way to say “demonstrating linguistics mastery?” Try “making the U.S. national team.” State High junior Joey Feffer now can let the honor speak to his expertise. Recently, the North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad competition named Feffer as a U.S. team member for the 15th International Linguistics Olympiad this summer, according to a release from the State College Area School District. He’ll compete on one of two four-person teams representing the United States, Monday, July 31, through Tuesday, Aug. 4, in Dublin, Ireland. To qualify, Feffer passed two rounds of NACLO tests, an “open round” and an “invitational round.” In the open round, 1,509 students from the U.S. and


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STATE HIGH junior Joey Feffer will compete as a U.S. team member in the 15th International Linguistics Olympiad this summer. Canada competed at 200 university and high school sites, solving linguistic puzzles about Tschiluba, Vietnamese, Turkish, Persian, Tamil and Central Alaskan Yup’ik. Other subjects included neural networks, regular expressions and finite-state transducers. From the initial pool, 160 students advanced to the invitational round March 9. They tackled problems addressing topics such as automata rewriting, context-based semantic inference and recursive grammar, and languages such as Basque, Norwegian, Abkhaz, Maori, Bulgarian, Khakas and Proto-Algonquian. The top eight students made the national Red and Blue teams. At the International Linguistics Olympiad, now with 30 countries participating from an original six in 2003, teams will collaborate to solve an in-depth linguistic challenge. Past IOL challenges have featured problems involving such languages as including Mongolian, Lao, Hawaiian, Northern Soto and American Sign Language. The United States has competed since 2007. NACLO is funded by the National Science Foundation, the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, the Linguistics Society of America and Yahoo! Inc.

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ANGLERS TRY their luck at the confluence of Penns Creek and Sinking Creek in Spring Mills on the opening day of trout season. Centre County has some of the country’s best fishing streams.

Trout streams draw opening day crowds By SAM STITZER

It’s no secret that some of the best trout fishing streams in the country are located in Centre County. Penns Creek and Sinking Creek wind their way through rural Penns Valley, and those streams are among the popular spots in the county that always draw a crowd of anglers on the opening day of trout fishing season. This year’s opening day, April 15, was no exception. Parked vehicles lined the roads at every turn, and many anglers lined the banks of the creeks. The morning weather was perfect for fishing: warm, sunny and with little wind.

A family outing atmosphere pervaded the area along the streams, with canopies, lawn chairs and barbecue grills set up, waiting to be enjoyed. The common denominator for everyone was fun. Meghan McCracken, who operates Salt and Honey catering business, had her food truck, the Nomad Kitchen, set up along Penns Creek near Coburn to help feed hungry anglers. “The truck was two years in the making,” said McCracken. Also doing a brisk business selling food were members of Grace United Church of Christ, located along the banks of Penns Creek in Spring Mills. The church was holding its annual fishermen’s brunch. Volunteers were kept busy serving up eggs, bacon and barbecued chicken to hungry fishermen. According to church member Don Myers, the brunch raises money for the church’s benevolent fund, which helps local charities and people in need in the Penns Valley area. Along with local anglers, opening day attracts people from outside the area. At a busy spot along Sinking Creek was John McWilliams, his son Trevor, and Trevor’s friend Tanner Oldaker, from York County. The youngsters showed nice stringers of trout they had caught, including a 21-inch rainbow and a 14-inch palomino trout. McWilliams said the boys used wax worms for bait. A few feet away was John McWilliams’ brother Tom and his son Brandon, also from York County.

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Science Night offers ‘edible comet,’ ‘elephant toothpaste’ By SAM STITZER

CENTRE HALL — Centre Hall Elementary School held its second annual Science Night on April 12. The event, sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Group, featured 24 different groups displaying and demonstrating various aspects of scientific study. “The purpose is promoting science and exposing kids to a lot of different fields and types of science,” said event organizer Heidi Peters. The Science Night event included two dozen community businesses and organizations — including Penn State’s Astronomy Department and Materials Advantage Club, the Penns Valley Conservation Association, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops and more — that hosted science-related interactive displays for students and their families. Also included were displays by students from Penns Valley High School and Penn Valley Intermediate School. Ella Smith, a student at the intermediate school, presented a display that, by using partially darkened paper plates, depicted the various phases of the moon and described a lunar eclipse. She said she enjoyed interacting with the younger students and their parents. Michael Rodruck, from the Penn State Astronomy Department, displayed what he called “the edible comet,” which produced an ice cream-like food using

crushed cookies, chocolate syrup, sugar and half-and-half to represent the materials found in a comet. He chilled the mixture with liquid nitrogen to simulate the ultra-cold environment of space. Visitors enjoyed seeing the vapor from the evaporating nitrogen, and got a sweet treat as well. Millheim Boy Scout Troop 88, led by Lynn McCool, made “elephant toothpaste” by mixing several household chemicals in a water bottle. The mixture produced a rapidly expanding white foam that billowed out of the bottle, resembling toothpaste coming out of its tube. Kids and adults alike were impressed by the display. A representative of the Penn State Materials Advantage Club demonstrated the properties of a material called metallic glass, which is actually a metal with a glass-like atomic structure. It is made by the extremely rapid cooling of molten metal, which does not allow time for the orderly crystalline structure of normal metals to form. The club’s demonstration showed how a steel ball dropped on a normal metal disk bounces very little, but the more chaotic structure of metallic glass reflects much more of the ball’s energy back, causing very high and long bounces. One of the material’s main uses is in the face of golf clubs. Dan Klock and Reba Paul, of Green

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MICHAEL RODRUCK, from the Penn State Astronomy Department, makes an “edible comet” at the Centre Hall Elementary School’s annual Science Night. Space in Tyrone, showed edible young sunflower plants, much like bean sprouts. “They contain many nutrients,” said Paul. When fully matured, the sunflower seeds are also edible and very nutritious. Green Space offers sunflower growing kits for gardeners. Also showing plants were eighth-grade students from the Penns Valley Intermediate School, led by teacher Kristen Al-

bright. Their display featured a hydroponic garden of plants growing in water without soil. Nutrients are fed to the plants through the water. Albright’s group also showed a group of remote controlled robots being driven on the gymnasium floor, as well as tiny autonomous robots that followed dark marker lines on white paper.

Conservation association plans 2 community events Special to the Gazette

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MILLHEIM — The Penns Valley Conservation Association has scheduled two events for Earth Day weekend: its annual Stream Bank Cleanup, joining a national initiative for Earth Day, and the Riversongs Festival, a fundraiser for PVCA’s environmental education programs.


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Grange Fair queen addresses Pomona Grange banquet Special to the Gazette SPRING MILLS — About 70 people attended a legislative banquet held by the Centre County Pomona Grange No. 13 on April 1 at New Hope Lutheran Church. The evening began with a milk punch and cheese reception hosted by the Pennsylvania State/Centre County Dairy Princess Halee Wasson, of State College, and the Centre County Dairy Princess and Promotion Committee. Centre County Pomona Grange master Ashley Furman welcomed everyone attending and introduced member Merle Eyer, of Baileyville Grange, who gave the invocation. Attending as special guests were Wasson, a member of Victor Grange No. 159; Emma Spackman, the 2016 Centre County Grange Fair queen, and Vince Phillips, the Pennsylvania State Grange legislative director. Those in attendance enjoyed a ham and turkey meal cooked by the members of New Hope Lutheran Church. Spackman spoke about the many things she has accomplished as fair queen. This included chores during the fair such as handing out ribbons, judging contests, introducing the entertainment and being one of the masters of ceremonies of the Baby King and Queen Contest. Since then, she has attended many meetings, special festivals and Christmas events, and will be talking to classes in local schools. In January, she represented the Grange Fair at the Pennsylvania Association of County Fairs Queen Contest. “I am very proud that I was chosen one of the top five contestants,” she said. “I am truly excited to represent the Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair.” Spackman is a high school junior who plans to attend Penn State in the future. Wasson talked about everything she has done to represent not only the Centre County Dairy Industry, but also the dairy industry throughout Pennsylvania. She was crowned the state dairy princess in September. “The legislature, along with the Grange and the dairy industry, all need to work together to support our economy,” she said. Wasson has talked with school students and does seminars for the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Committee, educating future dairy promoters. She is a student in the College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State.

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CENTRE COUNTY Pomona Grange Legislative Committee members are, from left, Ruth Luse, Melanie Melius, Patty Bird and Pomona master Ashley Furman. Phillips spoke to many people before the dinner and asked for questions, using these topics in his speech. He stressed the need for the government and community organizations such as the Grange to work together for the betterment of communities. Candidates attending were given a small amount of time to introduce themselves and speak about the positions they are running for and why they feel they are qualified. Among the officials attending were Christine Millinder, the register of wills and clerk of Orphans’ Court; Joe Davidson, recorder of deeds; Rich Irvin, representative of the 81st District; county commissioners Mark Higgins and Michael Pipe; Centre County Sheriff Bryan Sampsel; and District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, who is running for re-election. Other candidates who attended were Robert Bascom, who is running for district court judge; Bernie Cantorna, who is running for district attorney; Brian Marshall and Ronald McGlaughlin, who are both running for Centre County judge; and Jason Moser, who is running for jury commissioner.

CentreGives stretch pool doubles to $200,000 By GEOFF RUSHTON

STATE COLLEGE — Donors to Centre Gives, Centre Foundation’s annual 36-hour online giving event supporting local nonprofits, will see their dollars go even further this year as the stretch pool has doubled. “This year, we’re excited to partner with the Hamer Foundation, which has generously doubled the Centre Gives stretch pool to a total of $200,000,” Molly Kunkel, Centre Foundation executive director, said in a press release. “The Hamer Foundation’s expansion of the stretch pool embodies the spirit of Centre Gives — a generous community that comes together in support of our local resources, neighbors, and organizational assets. It is a truly generous and visionary gift that all Centre County residents will be able to enjoy.” Since Centre Gives began in 2012, the foundation has provided a $100,000 stretch pool each year to increase the value of each donation. In 2016, gifts were stretched an average of 16 percent. Kunkel explained that the more money an organization raises during Centre Gives, the more of the stretch pool it can receive. “This $100,000 infusion into the stretch pool not only boosts the impact of Centre Gives, stretches donors’ dollars that much further, but also allows our nonprofit or-

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Special to the Gazette The Christian Business Men’s Connection is taking a leadership role in establishing events locally for the observance of the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 4. Churches and other organizations are encouraged to establish their own events as well, the CBMC said in a press release. Currently, there are four local observances scheduled, according to the release: from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Boalsburg Military Museum flagpole; froon noon to 1 p m. at the courthouse in Bellefonte; from noon to 1 p.m. at Sidney Friedman Park in State College; and from 6 to 7 p.m. at Tudek Park in State College. For more information, contact Robert Whitaker at, using “National Day of Prayer” in the subject line. The National Day of Prayer was created by joint resolution of Congress and signed into law by President Harry Truman. The law was amended in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan, establishing the first Thursday in May as the annual day for National Day of Prayer observance. Every year, the current president signs a proclamation encouraging all Americans to honor the day with prayer.

Museum to host WWI events BOALSBURG — The Pennsylvania Military Museum will host weekend programs focusing on “The Great War Remembered, World War I,” on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23. Events begin at 10 a.m. each day at the museum, 51 Boal Ave. Living historians will encamp on the grounds demonstrating life on the Western Front. Daily lecture and film topics in the museum theater include:


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Court of Honor celebrates 3 new Eagle Scouts STATE COLLEGE — State College Boy Scout Troop 83 recently conducted a Court of Honor for three new Eagle Scouts: Alexander Burka, Nathan Shunk and Joseph Sepich, all of State College. James Kennedy, Scout executive of the Juniata Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America, officially convened the Eagle Court of Honor on March 19 at the Ramada Inn. Burka, son of Tomas B. Burka and Deborah L. Trialonas, has served Troop 83 as assistant senior patrol leader, patrol

leader, assistant patrol leader and quartermaster. He has earned 22 merit badges, camped outdoors for more than 81 nights and hiked more than 204 miles, participating in several high adventure trips. He also has volunteered 64 service hours to help others in the community. For his Eagle Scout project, Burka planned and implemented the construction of a handicapped-accessible community garden for the Mazza Foundation for Education. Shunk, son of Brian and Jill Shunk, has

served Troop 83 as assistant senior patrol leader, troop guide and quartermaster, in addition to earning 23 merit badges. He has camped outdoors for more than 101 nights and hiked more than 67 miles, participating in four high adventure trips. He also has volunteered 63 service hours to help others in the community. For his Eagle Scout project, Shunk included the planning and implementation of a construction project of two large paver sections at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church and School. The project included upgrading the landscaped areas. Sepich, son of Rodney and Tracy

Sepich, has served Troop 83 as assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader and scribe. He has earned 21 merit badges, camped outdoors for more than 82 nights and hiked more than 245 miles, participating in several high adventure trips. He also has volunteered 49 service hours to help others in the community. For his Eagle Scout project, Sepich planned and implemented the construction of a bridge over a drainage ditch at the Oak Hall Regional Park, coordinating more than 100 hours of Boy Scout volunteer work.

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A RECENT Eagle Court of Honor marked the achievements of, from left, Nathan Shunk, Alexander Burka and Joseph Sepich.

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STATE COLLEGE — The Juniata Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America recently announced that Marlene Sample, president of Sample Media Group and associate publisher of The Daily News in Huntingdon, has been selected to receive the 2017 Joseph and Suzanne Paterno Community Impact Award at a dinner Thursday, May 11, at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center. The award recognizes accomplishments, contributions or community/ civic activities exemplifying the values of the Boy Scouts of America and reflect the commitment to community and service to others demonstrated by Joe and Sue Paterno, the council said in a press release. Proceeds from the dinner will support programming and support for more than 1,600 young people served by the Juniata Valley Council, BSA. After receiving a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Penn State in 1973, Sample started her career in social services as a caseworker for a two-county Head Start program before being promoted to director. Sample worked as a reporter for nearly 20 years, covering county business, criminal and civil trials, as well as feature articles, before moving into management of Sample Media’s State College division.

Her publication, State College Magazine, sponsors one of the premier charity events in the area. “I believe in giving back,” Sample said. “Chefs on Stage has raised over $750,000 for local charities in the last 15 years. The event is a true team MARLENE effort. Without the SAMPLE chefs, volunteers, donors and sponsors, our event would not be able to help so many people in need.” She has been active in her Huntingdon community as well. She served as a campaign chair for United Way and played an instrumental role in the formation of the chamber of commerce, where she served as its first president for two years and was honored with the Athena Award. Sample currently serves on the board of directors for CBT Bank. Sample and her husband, George R. Sample III, have been married nearly 44 years. They have a daughter, Morgan, who also works in the company business as an account executive. The Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, is a partner of the United Way.

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ADVANTAGE sions that Johnson has been turning lots of heads, and who can forget what Charles did in that aforementioned early third quarter play against Minnesota, taking a McSorley pass 80 yards for a touchdown. Again, the game may answer some questions about how this group of players will be used in the fall.


Besides senior standout Mike Gesicki, Penn State has some building to do here. Players who will be vying for time include Tom Pancoast, Nick Bowers (hurt last year), Jonathan Holland and Danny Dalton.


UNIVERSITY PARK — What a difference a year makes. During last year’s buildup to the traditional Blue-White game, Penn State football fans were discussing an enigmatic Nittany Lions team making big changes going into a difficult new season. The team had a new offensive coordinator, a new offensive line coach, position changes and big shoes to fill left by players who moved on to the NFL. Then came the mediocre 2-2 start that included a close loss at Pitt and a not-soclose one at Michigan. There are theories after theories about what happened next and why. Suffice it to say that beginning with a big play early in the second half of the Minnesota game, Penn State began to play some seriously good football. So good, in fact, that the Lions won the rest of their regular-season games — including a win over Ohio State — and the Big Ten Championship game, and ended up with a marquee matchup against Southern Cal in the Rose Bowl. They almost made it into the National Championship Playoff. Fast-forward a year, and there is a completely different vibe surrounding Penn State as it wraps up spring practice and heads into the 2017 Blue-White game on Saturday, April 22, at Beaver Stadium. There is talk about top-10 finishes, conference title possibilities, playoffs and individual national honors (particularly for running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Trace McSorley). In other words, Penn State is back in the conversations it has worked so hard to rejoin. And the buzz surrounding this year’s spring game is almost completely centered, finally, on what the Nittany Lions can accomplish on the field in 2017. That said, there will still be more than enough interesting things to take in as James Franklin coaches his fourth B-W game.


Franklin said early on that this game should be more competitive than the last two. It won’t look like the first-teamers on offense and defense against fourth-team guys fighting to make the roster. “In the past it really has been 1s and 2s vs. 3s and 4s on another team, that kind of deal,” Franklin said after a recent practice, as reported by “I’m really kind of hoping to go 1s vs 2s. “I think we’ve always wanted to do that to make it a better game so you have a better evaluation,” Franklin added. Since the Lions are now at full strength, and so many more players have had game experience, there will naturally be a lot more competition for playing time and hence the game will be a chance for them to prove their cases. Fewer positions are a lock, and that competition will show up on the field.


Speaking of locks, McSorley’s spot at quarterback is probably as solid as any on the team, but for the first time, Franklin will have five scholarship quarterbacks


on the roster. They are McSorley, redshirt sophomore Tommy Stevens, RS freshman Jake Zembiec, RS junior Billy Fessler and true freshman Sean Clifford, who joins the team this summer. This will be a wideopen affair that will extend into the fall before Franklin announces the depth chart. Stevens appears to be the real deal, and he’s been impresTIM WEIGHT/For the Gazette sive in brief opportunities on the field, but it PENN STATE coach James Franklin enters his fourth Blue-White will be instructive to get Game on April 22. With his team at a full 85 scholarships and the looks at Zembiec and Fessler. Two years ago, talent level rising, Franklin expects a more competitive game this year. Penn State was an injury away from disaster at for the NFL. His speed, athleticism and quarterback, but that is certainly no lonability to make catches in traffic will be ger the case. difficult to replace, but there is a solid group of experienced veterans returning who will be asked to step up. That group OFFENSIVE LINE includes senior DaeSean Hamilton, Saeed Second-year coach Matt Limegrover + Blacknall, DeAndre Thompkins, Brandon maturing players + added depth + emergPolk, Irvin Charles, Dae’lun Darien and ing stars = a burgeoning strength of the Juwan Johnson. team. The word is out of the practice sesThere is little question that the offensive line came into its own in 2016 and is poised to become a force in 2017. The list of players is impressive just in itself: Brendan Mahon, Andrew Nelson, Chasz Wright, Ryan Bates, Sterling Jenkins (6-8, 328), Connor McGovern, Steve Gonzalez, redshirt freshman Michal Menet, among others. And don’t forget freshmen Mike Miranda (an early enrollee), Desmond Holmes, Robbie Martin and C.J. Thorpe (all arriving this summer). This group will no longer be forced to play people before they are ready, and there seems to be lots of them who are ready now. The game might give some ideas about who will end up where in the fall.


They are all back: Saquon Barkley, Mark Allen, Andre Robinson and Miles Sanders. Who plays when and how much behind Barkley during the season will be the only questions. It’s unlikely we’ll see Barkley in this game.


The big story, of course, was the early departure of go-to receiver Chris Godwin

Part of staging big comebacks in the second half of games, which Penn State became known for, is being able to hold the opponent down while your guys are scoring all those points. That’s what the Lions’ defense did last year (save for the Rose Bowl). Now, Franklin wants it to clamp down from the opening kickoff, something they will be more than capable of doing. There is experience and young returning talent at every position: the defensive tackles and ends, linebacker and defensive backs. There is some concern at linebacker following the loss of leader Brandon Bell to graduation, but Jason Cabinda, Manny Bowen, Brandon Smith, Koa Farmer, Jake Cooper and Cam Brown will be joined by a strong group of freshmen. Injury problems early with this group were a big factor in the team’s slow start in 2016. Conerback John Reid was injured in spring practice, so it appears likely that he will have to be replaced in 2017. There are four seniors returning among the D-backs — Grant Haley, Christian Campbell, Marcus Allen and Troy Apke — so experience will not be a problem. Five-star recruit Lamont Wade, an early enrollee, has been drawing rave reviews in spring practice. This will likely be the most closely watched position in the game.


Penn State is in line to recruit another quality class in 2018, and many of those players will be in attendance at the game. Other not-committed players will be there as well, as will younger recruits. The crowd, the atmosphere and, of course, the game itself have always been big recruiting tools, and this year will be no exception. Competitive, Page 21

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PENN STATE Overall 2017: 11-3 Big Ten: 8-1 Home: 7-0 Away: 3-2 Neutral: 1-1 Coach: James Franklin, fourth season Record at Penn State: 25-15 Overall record: 49-30

2016 Team Leaders (returning players in bold)

RUSHING Saquon Barkley: 272-1,496 (5.5 avg., 18 TD) Trace McSorley: 146-365 (2.5 avg., 7 TD) Tommy Stevens: 21-198 (9.4 avg., 2 TD) Miles Sanders: 25-184 (7.4 avg., 1 TD) Andre Robinson: 29-141 (4.9 avg., 5 TD) Mark Allen: 29-115 (4.0 avg., 1 TD)

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IRVIN CHARLES (11) is one of the wide receivers with an opportunity to help fill the shoes of the departed Chris Godwin in 2017.

PASSING Trace McSorley: 224-387, 3,614 yards, 29 TD, 8 INT Tommy Stevens: 2-3, 36 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT RECEIVING Chris Godwin: 59-982 (16.6 avg., 11 TD) Mike Gesicki: 48-679 (14.1 avg., 5 TD) DaeSean Hamilton: 34-506 (14.9 avg., 1 TD) Saquon Barkley: 28-402 (14.4 avg., 4 TD) DeAndre Thompkins: 27-440 (16.3 avg., 1 TD) Saeed Blacknall: 15-347 (23.1 avg., 3 TD) Mark Allen: 4-24, (6.0 avg., 1 TD) Irvin Charles: 2-106 (53.0 avg., 1 TD) Juwan Johnson: 2-70 (35.0 avg., 0 TD) SCORING Saquon Barkley: 132 points (22 TD) Tyler Davis: 128 points (22 FG, 62 PAT) Chris Godwin: 66 points (11 TD) Trace McSorley: 42 points (7 TD) Andre Robinson: 36 points (6 TD) Mike Gesicki: 30 points (5 TD) Saeed Blacknall: 18 points (3 TD) PUNTING Blake Gillikin: 61-2,611 (42.8 avg.) Daniel Pasquariello: 2-75 (37.5 avg.)

TACKLES Marcus Allen: 110 TOT, 6.0 TFL Brandon Bell: 88 TOT, 7.5 TFL Jason Cabinda: 81 TOT, 4.0 TFL Malik Golden: 75 TOT, 6.0 TFL Manny Bowen: 68 TOT, 8.5 TFL Brandon Smith: 54 TOT, 4.0 TFL Garrett Sickels: 47 TOT, 12.5 TFL Grant Haley: 39 TOT, 1.5 TFL John Reid: 36 TOT, 5.0 TFL Torrence Brown: 33 TOT, 6.0 TFL Cam Brown: 33 TOT, 1.5 TFL SACKS Garrett Sickels: 6.0, -42 yards Evan Schwan: 6.0, -43 yards Kevin Givens: 4.5, -28 yards Brandon Bell: 4.0, -33 yards Koa Farmer: 3.0, -13 yards Ryan Buchholz: 3.0, -20 yards INTERCEPTIONS Brandon Smith: 2-22 (11.0 avg., 0 TD) Brandon Bell: 2-24 (12.0 avg., 0 TD) Christian Campbell: 1-18 (18.0 avg., 0 TD) Troy Apke: 1-10 (10.0 avg., 0 TD) Amari Oruwariye: 1-30 (30.0 avg., 1 TD) Malik Golden: 1-8 (8.0 avg., 0 TD) John Reid: 1-14 (14.0 avg., 0 TD) Jordan Smith: 1-0 (0.0, 0 TD)

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Fans will see parking changes at spring game Special to the Gazette

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PLAYER AUTOGRAPH sessions are a popular feature before the Blue-White game. This year’s session will be April 22 from 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. outside stadium gates A, B, C, E and F.

Full slate of events set for Blue-White weekend UNIVERSITY PARK — While the spring football game at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, is the focal point of Penn State’s BlueWhite weekend, there are plenty of other activities to keep visitors and locals alike entertained. The popular autograph session with the Nittany Lions will be held from 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. Saturday at gates A, B, C, E and F of Beaver Stadium, according to a press release from Penn State Athletics. The players will be permitted to sign one item per person to give as many fans as possible an opportunity to meet the squad. Fan Fest, the official Penn State football game day fan festival, includes numerous displays and vendors, as well as slides and games for kids. Fan Fest runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “My Hero Zero” will perform at Fan Fest beginning at 11 a.m. Fan Fest will be located on Curtin Road near Beaver Stadium, as it is during the season. The eighth annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run/Family Fun Walk to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania is set for 11 a.m. Sunday, April 23. Participants will finish at the 50-yard line in Beaver Stadium for the 3-mile run or 1-mile walk. For more information, visit www.


Friday, April 21 ■ All-Sports Museum open, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Competitive, from page 19 For his part, Franklin is always upbeat about the whole weekend and thinks it is a big part of the overall Penn State experience. “It (the game) also shows our players that we’re all in this thing together,” he said. “Them practicing and working hard and sacrificing and sweating on the field,


■ Women’s tennis vs. Purdue, Tennis Center, 4 p.m. ■ Softball vs. Rutgers, Nittany Lion Softball Park, 6 p.m. ■ Baseball vs. Northwestern, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, 6 p.m. Saturday, April 22 ■ Fan Fest, Curtin Road, 10 a.m. ■ “My Hero Zero” performs at Fan Fest, Curtin Road, 11 a.m. ■ Team bus arrival, Curtin and Porter roads, 11:30 a.m. ■ Player autograph session, gates A, B, C, E, F, 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. ■ Beaver Stadium gates A, B, C and E open, 1:30 p.m. ■ Blue-White game, 3 p.m. ■ Softball vs. Rutgers, Nittany Lion Softball Park, 5 p.m. ■ Baseball vs. Northwestern, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, 6 p.m. ■ Glee Club “Blue & White” concert, Eisenhower Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23 ■ All-Sports Museum open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ■ Women’s tennis vs. Indiana, Tennis Center, 11 a.m. ■ Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run, 11 a.m. ■ Softball vs. Rutgers, Nittany Lion Softball Park, 1 p.m. ■ Baseball vs. Northwestern, Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, 2 p.m. ■ Men’s lacrosse vs. Rutgers, Penn State Lacrosse Field, 7 p.m. and the fans coming out and supporting us and sacrificing their time, I think it makes a statement. It makes a statement to our recruits, it makes a statement to our team, and it makes a statement to the country that football is a very important part of Penn State. No more important than anything else, but an important part of what Penn State is all about.” Kickoff is at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Beaver Stadium. Admission is free.





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UNIVERSITY PARK — Fans attending the Blue-White game Saturday, April 22, at Beaver Stadium will see some parking changes from previous years. While admission to the stadium for the spring football game is still free, visitors who do not have a special tag given to 2016 season ticket holders will be charged $20 to park ($60 for overnight RV parking). Season ticket holders who also purchased season parking permits for the 2016 season received a white 2017 BlueWhite game parking permit with their 2016 tickets last summer. Season ticket holders planning to attend the Blue-White game are asked to hang their permit as they approach Beaver Stadium, according to a press release from Penn State Athletics. Previously issued Blue-White game

parking permits that are lost will not be replaced. Season ticket holders with a white permit and patrons who pre-purchased permits will be able to park in the lots closest to the stadium. Fans can purchase Blue-White game parking permits for $20 in person at the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket Office, weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., through Friday, April 21. Fans purchasing parking permits on game day will be parked in lots further from the stadium. There will be a $20 charge (cash only) for game day RVs and cars and a $60 charge (cash only) for the overnight RV lot (for all fans who arrive Friday, April 21, with an RV). Buses also will be charged $60 (cash only). Beaver Stadium parking lots will open on game day at 8 a.m. Stadium gates A, B, C and E will open at 1:30 p.m.

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SEASON TICKET holders with a white permit and fans who pre-purchased permits will be able to park in the lots closest to Beaver Stadium for the Blue-White game.

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Late rally lifts Penns Valley over Tyrone, 4-1 By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

TYRONE — A team doesn’t necessarily need a ton of hits in softball, especially if it can bunch a few of them together. That’s exactly what the Penns Valley Lady Rams did in their come-from-behind, 4-1 victory over Tyrone on April 18. Behind by a run and shut out on one hit by Tyrone pitcher Cate Baran going into the sixth inning, the Rams suddenly erupted for four hits and three runs and took control of the game. Lydia Collison, Cassidy Stover, Ryleigh Cain and Abby Thon all singled in the inning as PV sent eight batters to the plate and took a two-run lead into the final two Tyrone at bats. Stover, Cain and Thon each had an RBI in the outburst, and then Penns Valley added an insurance run in the seventh on a sacrifice-fly RBI by Caroline Collison. The runs lifted PV pitcher Emma Kubalak to her third win of the season. Kubalak steadied herself after giving up a run in

the fourth inning and went on to retire the final 11 batters she faced. “I think that sometimes we struggle at the plate putting it all together,” Penns Valley coach Kasey Packer said, “but finally today we put the bat to the ball better than we have been. That’s important to win games to be able to string hits together. “We have to get a jump from the very beginning and stop waiting so long to get hits, but it will come. We have a lot of young talent that we’re working with.” Both pitchers were on their game going into the fourth inning. Up to that point, there were a total of two baserunners and just one hit. But Tyrone’s Emily Hamer led of the home fourth with a double down the left-field line, moved to third on a ground out and came across after an error. The run at time looked imposing, given the way Baran was throwing. “This is a process,” new Tyrone head coach Doug Myers said, “and it is going to


PENNS VALLEY’S Emma Kubalak held Tyrone to just one run in the Rams’ 4-1 victory April 18.

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Herman sharp, but St. Joe’s falls in pitchers’ duel



ALEXANDRIA — With ace pitcher Jack Johnson on the mound, Juniata Valley played small ball to open the game against St. Joseph’s Academy on April 17. Center fielder Seth Derugen led things off in the first inning for the Hornets with a single, moved all the way to third base on a sacrifice bunt by Jacob Hensor, and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Bryce Hensor with the first run of the game. Make that the only run of the game. Johnson made it stand up. He pitched a two-hit, no-walk gem that gave the defending District 6 Class A champion Juniata Valley its seventh win of the season without a loss. The junior right-hander allowed two baserunners — singles by Ben Macafee in the second and Jack Mangene in the

seventh — but otherwise he was perfect. He threw five 1-2-3 innings, struck out seven and his teammates did not commit an error as he picked up his third win of the season. Macafee was the only SJCA runner to advance past first base. “Our guy Jack (Johnson) just stepped up,” Juniata Valley coach Don Price said. “We made some really good defensive plays, no walks, no errors. It was a wellplayed game. Great high school baseball game, and fortunately we came out on top.” If Johnson was near perfect, it was because he had to be. St. Joe’s Bryce Herman was not far behind. Besides the run Derugen scratched out in the first, Herman kept the Hornets off the scoreboard the rest of the day. He was touched for six hits and benefited from St. Joe’s, Page 29

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TWO BELLEFONTE pitchers combined for a no-hitter April 18 as the Red Raiders topped Bald Eagle Area, 13-0, in six innings in Wingate. Adam Armstrong, top, pitched five hitless innings for the Raiders. Tyler Kreger completed the no-hitter. In the photo above, Bellefonte’s Garrett Reiter leaps for a throw as BEA’s Luke Josefick slides safely into second base.


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State High wins 1-0 behind Mason Mellott By ZACH SEYKO

STATE COLLEGE — It took only one run on a throwing error, but State High baseball was able to pull off a 1-0 victory in a pitchers’ duel April 18 against the Cedar Cliff Colts. State High pitcher Mason Mellott and Cedar Cliff pitcher Denny Snyder were dealing, and shut down their respective opponent’s lineup. State High head coach Troy Allen was impressed with his pitcher’s performance, especially the adjustments that he made in game. “He battled with mostly his four-seam and two-seam,” Allen said. “When you’re a good pitcher you have to figure out a way. I’m not sure I’ve seen him pitch better than today.” The lone blunder that would ultimately cost the Colts the game occurred in the second inning with one runner on and two outs. State High first baseman Evan Smith led off the frame with a shot into left field, netting him a double. A successful sacrifice bunt put Smith in scoring position with one out, but third baseman Kevin Karstetter could not plate the runner in the following at-bat. Catcher Tyson Cooper then stepped up to the plate and grounded one up the middle. Cedar Cliff shortstop Jimmy Losh flagged it down, but lost his balance and

made an errant throw past first base, allowing Smith to score. In the fourth, the Colts were in the perfect position to get the equalizer and even take the lead. After second baseman Maddux Ryan drew a walk and catcher Donovan Ball singled, Cedar Cliff was in business with no outs. The game intensified when right fielder Colin Dorrell laid down a sacrifice bunt to move his teammates over to second and third. With his back against the wall, Mellott pitched out of the jam with backto-back strikeouts to end the inning.


Mellott used the speed and command of his fastball to paint the corners and record seven punch-outs in six innings of work. Mellott’s faith in his defense gave him the courage to attack the Cedar Cliff hitters. “I knew I could strike them out because I had all the confidence in the world and all the confidence in my defense,” Mellott said. “The team just gave me a bunch of confidence. I know they believe in me and I can tell every game that they believe in me. I trust them as much as they trust me.” Synder did all the he could to preserve his team’s hopes of a comeback, but fell short when all was said and done. Along with Mellott, the junior allowed no earned runs, while striking out five Lions’ batters

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STATE HIGH pitcher Mason Mellott shut down the Cedar Cliff lineup in the Little Lions 1-0 victory April 18. and going the distance to pitch a complete game. A lot of Mellott’s motivation and extra efforts sparked from the competition that Snyder was able to provide. “You don’t want to be the guy on the

bad end of the game,” he said. “You want to pitch as good as him, if not better, and just keep the zero in your column.” State High (4-4) is back in action Thursday, April 20, at Central Dauphin.

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As is the yearly custom during the playing of The Masters in Augusta, Ga., the Philipsburg Elks Country Club held its Masters 2017 event. A player in Philipsburg was paired with a PGA Tour player at Augusta for scoring purposes. In the net division, Gary Bryon (paired with Martin Kaymer) and Randy Way (Sergio Garcia) John Dixon covers tied for first place, golf for The Centre posting scores of 139. County Gazette. Al Herr (Rory McIlEmail him at roy) won the gross disports@centre vision by five strokes while posting a 142. Ray Miller (Rory McIlroy) and Drew Tocimak (Rory McIlroy) finished third in the net division,

posting rounds of 143, followed by four teams carding rounds of 145: A.J. Czap (Rory McIlroy), Al Anderson (Rickie Fowler), Doug Detwiler (Jordan Speith) and Andrew Mann (Jordan Speith). Payton Guelich (Rory McIlroy) finished second in the gross division with a round of 147. Matt Johnson (Jordan Speith) finished third with a 151, while three teams posted a round of 152 for fourth: Tyler Singer (Rickie Fowler), Bob Mitchell (Rory McIlroy) and Carter Fischer (Jon Rahm). Doug Goss (Jon Rahm) placed seventh with a 153.


Skytop has begun Scramble Sundays, where players can play anytime by booking a tee-time with a minimum of three players and rotating the fourth shot. Tuesday evenings at Skytop, the Ladies’ Golf League will be played beginning Tuesday, May 2. Any female golfer want-

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St. Joe’s track and field aims to run to success By MICHAEL KRESOVICH

BOALSBURG — The St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy Wolves track and field team is trying to make a name for itself after back-to-back PIAA girls cross-country state championships during the past two falls. After winning their second consecutive PIAA championship in 2016, the Wolves are working to translate their success onto the track this spring. With a combination of key returnees and talented newcomers, the Wolves have a plethora of talent to display on the track. Freshman hurdler Zach Decarmine already is making an impact in his first season, shattering two school records. The record-breaking day came April 8 at the Greater Latrobe Wildcat invitational. Decarmine set records in both the 110- and 300-meter hurdles, with times of 15.98 and 41.80, respectively. The team has its eyes locked in on a district title.

“Winning districts is a reality, coach has been telling us that,” Decarmine said of coach Jayson Jackson. The boys’ team features returnee Lance Hamilton. Hamilton added points in the Wildcat Invitational with a third in the triple jump (425.5), fourth in the high jump (5-10, another school record) and eighth in the long jump (18-9). The boys finished 10th as a team. On the distance side of the team, the boys are led by senior Michael Peters. Peters believes that the ample amount of talent with hard work can take this team far. “We definitely have the ability to run better than we have, we are a lot more together than in the past,” Peters said. The girls’ side of the track team has athletes who have won state championships, as well as a new group of competitors ready to do big things. Sera Mazza and Lindsey Carmack are two of the younger competitors

on the team, but will look to bring success to the Wolves as the season progresses. In the Wildcat Invitational, Mazza finished third in the 1600-meter (5:27) and in the 800-meter (2:27, a school record). Carmack and Addie Ebbs finished eighth and ninth, respectively in the 1600. Mary Elliott tied for seventh place in the 100meter. The girls’ 4x400-meter relay team of Ebbs, Elliott, Carmack and Mazza finished seventh in 4:29. Ebbs added a 10th place in the 800 in 2:34. The girls finished 12th as team. “We need to make sure that everyone understands how good they can be, and if everyone buys in, we can be good,” senior Kate Ott said. Ott and fellow senior Grace Cousins are returnees who have two state championships in cross-country, and experience at the highest levels of track and field, too. “Our focus and goals for this time are aligning together,” Cousins said. Both squads kept the momentum going with victories at Philipsburg-Osceola on April 18.

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High School Sports Schedule April 20-26 BALD EAGLE AREA

Baseball — April 21, at Penns Valley; April 22, at Bellwood-Antis; April 24, P-O Softball — April 20, Penns Valley; April 21, Juniata; April 25, at P-O Track and field — April 25, at Clearfield


Baseball — April 21, at Huntingdon; April 24, Penns Valley Boys’ lacrosse — April 20, at Selinsgrove Softball — April 21, Hollidaysburg; April 24, P-O; April 25, at Penns Valley Track and field — April 25, at Clearfield


Baseball — April 21, BEA; April 24, at Bellefonte Softball — April 20, at BEA; April 21, Central; April 22, East Juniata; April 25, Bellefonte; April 26, Juniata Track and field — April 21, at Lock Haven Invitational; April 25, at Clearfield


Baseball — April 21, 22, 23, at Curve Classic; April 24, at BEA; April 25, SJCA Softball — April 20, at Tyrone; April 25, BEA


“IKE THE SPIKE” entertained children during SpikesFest 2017, held in March at the Penn State Multi-Sport Facility.

Spikes’ promotions include fireworks, special themes and community nights Special to the Gazette STATE COLLEGE — The State College Spikes will feature 11 fireworks shows, an array of theme nights and the return of the daily value promotion schedule this summer, the team announced. The slate begins with opening night Monday, June 19. The Spikes’ 2017 regular season schedule is bookended with fireworks nights after games on both opening night and the regular season home finale Thursday, Sept. 7. Fans will also see the skies light up after 6:05 p.m. Sunday games July 9, July 23, July 30, Aug. 13, Aug. 27 and Sept. 3. Additional fireworks shows are set to fly after 7:05 p.m. games Friday, June 23, Monday, July 3, and Friday, Aug. 11. The Spikes’ tradition of theme nights carries into 2017 as well. Details of “Salute to Conspiracy Theories Night” on Wednesday, July 19, have already been uncovered, including a first pitch by D.B. Cooper, proof of flying saucers and plenty of tinfoil hats to prevent mind control, the Spikes said in a press release. More will be revealed in the near future. Fans and their four-legged friends can also enjoy the return of the Spikes’ “Bark in the Park Nights” on four occasions this season. Metzger Animal Hospital will present opportunities for fans to bring their dogs to the park Thursday, June 22, and Saturday, July 2, with another dog-friendly game Tuesday, Aug. 8 and a special “Lab-orDay” matinee special Monday, Sept. 4. Fans can see the Spikes’ 2016 New York-Penn League championship recognized Friday, June 23, as part of the Championship Celebration Night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Spikes’ 2017 theme nights will also honor heroes throughout the season, with “First Responders Appreciation Night” on Monday, July 3, and “Military Appreciation Night” on Sunday, July 9. Fans can also help the Spikes in the fight against breast cancer as the annual “Paint the Park Pink Night” on Sunday, July 30. Sunday, July 23, will offer two opportunities for fans to be part of the National Hot Dog Day Celebration. First, fans will have the opportunity to choose the superior hot dog topping by joining #TeamKetchup or #TeamMustard. In addition, fans can celebrate one of the sources of the ballpark frank on “Pig in the Park Night,” where pigs are invited to enjoy a ballgame compliments of the Spikes. More highlights of the 2017 theme night schedule include: ■ “Bellies & Baseball Night,” presented by Pregnancy Resource Clinic, Friday, June 30 ■ “Way Back Wednesday,” featuring a retro in-game presentation, Wednesday, July 5 ■ “Princess Night” and “Daddy-Daughter Date Night” with a post-game family dance, Friday, July 7 ■ “All-American BBQ and Country Day,” with a noon start, Saturday, July 8 ■ “Christmas in July,” Tuesday, July 25 ■ “Super Splash Day,” a noon game where Ike’s Kids Zone turns into a water park, Tuesday, Aug. 1 ■ “Ladies Night” and “Paint the Park Purple Night,” Thursday, Aug. 10 ■ “Scout Night,” featuring a post-game sleepover on the field, Friday, Aug. 11 ■ “Ag Night,” Saturday, Aug. 12

■ “Villain Night,” Tuesday, Aug. 22 The Spikes’ schedule of community nights also returns for 2017. Younger Spikes fans can enjoy a free Kids Zone during: ■ “Clearfield County Night,” Friday, June 23 ■ “Philipsburg-Osceola Community Night,” on Sunday, July 23 ■ “Penns Valley Community Night,” Friday, Aug. 11 ■ “Bellefonte Community Night,” Sunday, Aug. 13 ■ “Mifflin and Juniata County Night,” Saturday, Aug. 26 ■ “Huntingdon County Night,” Sunday, Aug. 27 The Spikes’ slate of daily value promotions returns for 2017 as well, offering fans a different money-saving promotion, giveaway or fun experience every day of the week during the season. Fans 21 and older can enjoy $1 domestic drafts from 6 to 8 p.m. on Dollar Beer Thursdays, and half-price craft beers from 6 to 8 p.m. on Half-Craft Wednesdays. Every Friday home game will feature the 4 for $44 Friday Northwest Family Value Ticket Package. Other returning daily promotions include Monday Buck Nights, $2 Walking Taco Tuesdays and Scratch ‘n Win Saturdays. Each Sunday home game is also Kids Day, with a pregame catch on the field and post-game Kids Run the Bases. The first 250 kids 12 and younger will also receive a voucher for a free hot dog, bag of chips, soda and onetime play pass in Ike’s Kids Zone. Single-game tickets for all 38 games on the Spikes’ 2017 home schedule go on sale Thursday, April 20, at 9 a.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (814) 272-1711 or in person at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.

Baseball — April 24, at East Juniata; April 25, at P-O; April 26, at BEA


Baseball — April 20, Central Dauphin; April 25, at Mifflin County Boys’ lacrosse — April 20, Palmyra; April 21, at Indiana; April 25, at CD East Girls’ lacrosse — April 20, at Palmyra; April 22, Garnet Valley; April 25, CD East Softball — April 20, at Central Dauphin; April 25, Mifflin County Boys’ tennis — April 20, Northern; April 26-27, District 6 Singles at Altoona Track and field — April 20, at Cumberland Valley; April 22, at Shippensburg Invitational; April 25, CD East Boys’ volleyball — April 22, at Koller Classic; April 25, CD East

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Penn State to host women’s Frozen Four in 2022 Special to the Gazette UNIVERSITY PARK — The NCAA has selected Penn State to host several championships from 2018 through 2022, including the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four and two Division I men’s hockey regionals. The NCAA championship events Penn State has been selected to host from 201822 are: ■ 2022 National College Women’s Hockey Championship (Frozen Four) ■ 2018 and 2019 NCAA Men’s Hockey Regional in Allentown ■ 2018 and 2021 National Collegiate Fencing Championships ■ 2018 and 2020 National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Regional ■ 2018 and 2020 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Regional “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host several NCAA championships,” said director of athletics Sandy Barbour in a press release from Penn State Athletics. “We are excited to bring these championship events to Happy Valley and the Lehigh Valley, with the added possibility of our students being able to compete in front of our passionate and loyal fans. We look forward to working with a variety of constituencies locally and in the Allentown area to provide a memorable experience for the teams and fans from all over the country who will attend these NCAA championship events.” Penn State will be hosting NCAA hockey championships for the first time, with

the men’s and women’s hockey programs having recently completed their fifth seasons as varsity programs. Penn State will host the National Collegiate Women’s Hockey Championship in Pegula Ice Arena on March 18-20, 2022, with two semifinal games and the national championship contest. The Women’s Frozen Four began in 2001 and Clarkson won the 2017 title. Pegula Ice Arena opened in October 2013 and is the home of the Penn State men’s and women’s hockey teams. The arena has a capacity of 5,782 with a standing room capacity exceeding 6,000. Penn State will have an opportunity to host its first NCAA hockey event the weekend of March 23-25, 2018, when four teams will converge in an NCAA Division I men’s hockey regional at the PPL Center in Allentown. The winner of the regional will advance to the 2018 Frozen Four in St. Paul, Minn. The exact competition dates of the two-day midwest regional are to be announced. The NCAA also selected Penn State for a return engagement in Allentown, as the Nittany Lions will host the NCAA Men’s Hockey Midwest Regional the weekend of March 29-31, 2019. The winner of the regional will advance to the 2019 Frozen Four in Buffalo. The exact competition dates of the two-day midwest regional are to be announced. NCAA men’s hockey regionals are held in off-campus facilities. The NCAA Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Mid-Atlantic Regional will return to the Penn State Golf Courses

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PENN STATE’S Pegula Ice Arena will be the site of the 2022 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four. on Nov. 9, 2018, and Nov. 13, 2020. The Nittany Lions most recently hosted the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Mid-Atlantic Regional last fall. Rec Hall will again host a National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Regional on April 4, 2020. The NCAA had previously selected Penn State a women’s gymnastics regional on April 7, 2018, which will mark the 15th time the Nittany Lions have hosted the event. Penn State last hosted a

National Collegiate Women’s Gymnastics Regional in 2014. Penn State will host the National Collegiate Fencing Championships on March 25-28, 2021, in the Multi-Sport Facility. The NCAA had previously selected Penn State to host the 2018 National College Fencing Championships on March 22-25, marking the third time the Nittany Lions will host the event, with the last time coming in 2009.

Mailbag: Answering questions, from sacks to safeties By BEN JONES


As Penn State finishes up spring practice with the annual Blue-White Game, here is one last look into the mailbag to answer some questions you had about the upcoming season.


Functionally, it stands to reason that Trace McSorley will actually be the second-leading rusher behind Saquon Barkley, but taking out quarterbacks (McSorley and Tommy Stevens were No. 2 and No. 3 in rushing last season) and focusing on running backs I’ll say Andre Robinson. Miles Sanders is probably the more talented back as it pertains to being the most like Barkley, but I think Robinson’s physicality and more traditional style lends him to a more diverse set of uses. It might be close by the season’s end, especially if Sanders rips off a few big runs, but Robinson seems poised to be a more frequent fixture in the offense.

Torrence Brown has the nod here if only because of his place on the field. Penn State is going to have some very good defensive tackles this season and Brown stands to benefit from teams focusing on interior blocking while he’s out at defensive end. This particular stat seems kind of wide open, but Brown checks off a lot of the right boxes for a safe prediction.


You might have to go all the way back to 2010 to find a Penn State team that was an actual threat for returning scores, but Miles Sanders (assuming he continues to return kickoffs) has been this close to breaking open a few. Penn State’s punt return unit hasn’t been a weakness, but it also hasn’t been a threat either. That could change with more talent fielding punts this season, but until the improvement actually shows on the field it’s hard to say it will result in scoring. There might be a kickoff TD, but I’m going to say no on a punt return score for now, even if that’s probably the easier of the two to pull off.


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NICK SCOTT figures to see plenty of action at safety in 2017, opposite Marcus Allen.

For a long time, coach James Franklin largely chalked up Penn State’s second-half surge as a matter of getting a younger team calmed down, in front of the coaches and reset during halftime. In short, it’s harder to make adjustments with a young team during the game and easier to do it at the half. That’s probably mostly true, although Penn State had looked lost on occasion last season in the first half. That happens, but I don’t think it was entirely youth that contributed to first-half struggles. That being said, it’s probably safe to expect Penn State to have much more balanced outputs during this season. That’s not to say Penn State’s offense is going to look like a second-half team for both halves, but the offense will probably score more points in the first half than it did during 2016.

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Penn State to play West Virginia at PNC Park By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State baseball will play its previously postponed game against West Virginia, but not at Medlar Field. Instead, the Nittany Lions are headed to PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. “This is a tremendous opportunity for the Pirates to showcase these two great collegiate baseball programs at PNC Park, one of the most iconic ballparks in Major League Baseball,” said Pirates president Frank Coonelly in a written statement April 14. “Our organization has so many alumni from and supporters of both of these outstanding institutions that it is truly an honor to have these two schools showcase their talents at PNC Park before their large fan bases in Pittsburgh.” It will be Penn State’s first time playing at PNC Park and its first game in a Major League ballpark since May 5, 2012, when the Nittany Lions played Minnesota at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins. The three-game series also included two games in the Twins’ former home, the Metrodome. “We are extremely humbled and excited to have this opportunity to play at PNC Park against such a quality opponent as West Virginia University,” said Penn State head coach Rob Cooper. “The Pittsburgh Pirates are always leading the way when it comes to promoting baseball and education in this region of the country. We are excited to take part in

what we all hope will be a regular event. Thank you to all within the Pirates organization who have helped to make this possible.” Tickets to the game are available for $10 for the public, $7 for Penn State and WVU season ticket holders, partners, donors, alumni and faculty, as well as Pirates season

ticket members, and $2 for students of either university. Tickets will be general admission and are available at Penn State has been struggling on the season, with a record of 12-24 overall, 1-8 in the Big Ten Conference, heading into a three-game home series against Northwestern on Friday, April 21, through Sunday, April 23.

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THE BELLEFONTE boys’ lacrosse team squared off with Lewisburg in a home game April 13. The Red Raiders lost by a score of 20-4. Next up is a matchup at Selinsgrove on April 20.

Penn State football names leadership council By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State football named three captains earlier this spring and now has its Leadership Council in place. The group is comprised of 21 seniors, four juniors, three sophomores and two freshmen. The council meets twice a month with James Franklin, acting as an official channel between the coaching staff and team. “We have a terrific group that will represent us on our Leadership Council this year,” Franklin said in a release.

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St. Joe’s, from page 22 some heady SJCA defense, but the fastballer kept his team right there. The outcome was not decided until Johnson struck out the final batter in the bottom of the seventh.


“This was definitely a pitchers’ duel,” St. Joe’s coach Greg Herman said. “It was awesome pitching on both sides. They (the Hornets) executed a little better when they got their run. They got their runner over to third in scoring position and that ended up being the game. So it was the small things.” Those small things began with Derugen’s line single to lead off the first inning. Jacob Hensor followed with a perfect bunt down the third-base line, and, in an apparent set play, Derugen never stopped as he rounded second on his way to third base. He just beat the throw by SJCA’s first baseman River Stewart. Bryce Hensor was next and he did his job with a sacrifice fly to left field that scored Derugen, and that was it. Juniata Valley did threaten twice more in the game, but the Wolves’ defense was there both times. Blake Morrison was thrown out at home in the third after a single by Jacob Hensor with a perfect throw by SJ right fielder Nate Mellott to catcher Dylan Broderick. The Hornets then loaded the bases

with two outs in the fourth on two singles and a walk, but Herman got Johnson to fly out to deep center and end the threat. Zane Thornburg’s running catch saved at least two runs for the Wolves. Macafee advanced to third for St. Joe’s with two outs in the second inning after he singled and Johnson uncorked two wild pitches. But then, Matt Steyers went to a full count before striking out on a high fast ball. SJCA had one last chance when Mangene singled sharply with two outs in the seventh. Herman was next with a chance perhaps to save his own game, but Johnson bore down and got him on another high fastball to end the game. “Well pitched on both sides,” Price said. “Their pitcher (Herman) is one of the best pitchers we’ve seen, or that we are going to see, all year. They are a good ball club, and they made some plays out there on defense. “We got a base hit, got him to third and then a sac-fly scored him. That’s small ball, and we fortunately got out of here with a win.” St. Joe’s (3-2) was to stay on the road for five more games. Up first was an April 19 contest with Harmony Area (after Gazette press time), and then there will be games at Carson Long, East Juniata, Philipsburg-Osceola and Bald Eagle Area. The Wolves will not return home until the Glendale game Monday, May 1.



LYDIA COLLISON slides into second base in Penns Valley’s 4-1 win over Tyrone on April 18. Collison helped spark the Rams’ three-run rally in the sixth inning. Penns Valley, from page 22 take some time. Up until then, for six innings, we are winning the game and holding them down. I thought we were doing very well, but I don’t know if Cate (Baran) got a little tired or just got it a little over the plate too much.” Whichever was the case, freshman Lydia Collison led off the PV sixth with a single, which was only the Rams’ second hit. Caroline Collison followed with a walk, and then after an out, Stover tied the game with an RBI single. Baran then got a strikeout and at that point could see herself out of the inning. But Cain followed with a hit that drove in Stover, and Thon next made it 3-1 when she slashed PV’s fourth hit in the inning.


The runs, late or not, were all that Kubalak needed.

“I played softball since I was 8 years old,” she said, “and being a pitcher has definitely taught me you can’t let stuff get to you. I just kept going after it, and I kept hitting my spots. Cassidy (Stover) did a really good job of framing them, and my defense really backed me up.” Mikenna Lyons added an insurance run for the Rams in the seventh after she led off with a walk, stole second, and moved to third on a passed ball. She then scored on a sacrifice fly by Caroline Collison to set the final score at 4-1. “Our team always brings each other up,” Kubalak said. “We are a very strongly connected team. We are pretty much a family and we all cheer each other on. “We have to come out faster, stronger than we did today. Always be better than you were the day before.” Penns Valley (3-5) returns to the field at Bald Eagle Area on Thursday, April 20.


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Beaver Stadium Run steps off April 23 Special to the Gazette UNIVERSITY PARK — The Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run for Special Olympics Pennsylvania returns to Penn State on Blue and White weekend for an eighth consecutive year. Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities will participate in a 5K run or 2-mile family fun walk at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 23. The run will begin in the vicinity of the Bryce Jordan Center on Curtin Road, move through Penn State’s campus, and conclude with runners racing through the Beaver Stadium tunnel and onto the Nittany Lions’ home turf to “finish at the 50.” New this year is the opportunity for those who are unable to join the run to register as virtual participants. Virtual running/ walking is a way to participate that can be done at any location, any time, any pace and at the distance of the participant’s discretion. Interested parties can walk, jog, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another “real-world” race as long as their activity transpires by Sunday, April 30, to closely coincide with the official Beaver Stadium Run. The Beaver Stadium Run is a Law Enforcement Torch Run event that includes individuals from law enforcement, SOPA athletes, the Paterno and Sheetz families, various Penn State University groups, members of the community and hundreds of Sheetz Inc. employees. The event will also feature an array of celebrity participants, including the voice of Penn State football, Steve Jones, Penn State head football coach James Franklin

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and Hall of Fame Steelers running back Franco Harris, who will serve as the official starter for the run. Pre-event day registration is $35, the student rate is $20 (must show ID), race-day registration is $35 and children under the age of 8 participate for free. All participants will receive an official Beaver Stadium Run T-shirt, bottled water and other refreshments. Participants can also raise funds online for added incentives by creating their own fundraising pages to garner support from friends, family and co-workers. Online registration for the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run never closes. All participants will be able to register online until the start of the race by visiting The public can also sponsor a participant or make a general donation.


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RUNNERS AND WALKERS of all ages and abilities will participate in a 5K run or 2-mile family fun walk April 23 as part of the Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run for Special Olympics Pennsylvania. a VIP reception and silent auction Saturday, April 22, with Harris, numerous other Penn State football alumni and the Paterno family. During the reception, SOPA will honor Jennifer Pascucci and

Anthony Paul Lubrano with the fifth annual Community Hero Award, given to members of the Penn State family who have shown support and generosity to Special Olympics and/or the community as a whole. Lubra-

no and Pascucci have donated more than $50,000 to SOPA via the Beaver Stadium Run over the last five years. Race day registration opens at 7:30 a.m. at Medlar Field, 701 Porter Road. The run will begin at approximately 11 a.m. Access to the field will be for participants only. Spectators will enter the stadium through Gate B at 11 a.m. for available 50-yard line seating. Last year, more than 3,000 runners and walkers took part in the annual event, raising nearly $426,000. Proceeds from the run will help underwrite the cost of participation for more than 2,000 athletes at the 2017 SOPA Summer Games held at Penn State in June. In addition to the Sheetz and the Paterno families, the 2017 Beaver Stadium Run major event sponsors include: The Starfish Fund/Suzanne and Al Lord, The Misitano Family and Post Acute Medical, Beneficial Savings Bank, Dan and Debbie McGinn, The Lubrano Companies, Dana and Franco Harris, Di and Dallas Krapf, Harmelin Media, iHeartMedia, Intersection, Lamar, Lear Corporation, More FM, NBC Universal, PSECU, The Apartment Store and Keystone Real Estate Group, The Meder Family, The Tombros Family, Wick and Maggie Sollers, and WPVI– TV. For more information about the event, visit www.stadium For more information on volunteering or sponsorship opportunities, contact Demika Poole at dpoole@specialolympicspa. org or (610) 630-9450, extension 226.

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‘Fate of the Furious’ a disappointing follow-up to superior ‘Furious 7’ By BOB GARVER

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For more than a decade, you knew exactly what you were getting with a “Fast and Furious” movie. You went to see one of these movies, you got fast cars, gratuitous shots of women, dumb one-liners, ruminations on family during the slow parts and completely implausible action sequences. The movies were fun if you were in the right mood and grating if you weren’t, but they never aspired to be anything more.



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Then, things changed with “Furious 7” in 2015. Star Paul Walker died in a car crash, and although he had already filmed most of his scenes, the film needed to be handled with the utmost care and sensitivity. It delivered perfectly. The final moments of that film were so beautiful that they took the franchise to a level never before thought possible. Now comes “The Fate of the Furious,” to put it right back on the level it was before. Maybe even a little lower. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) is on his honeymoon with his wife, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), when he’s recruited for a black ops mission by his old-enemy-turnedfriend Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson). He gathers his family, which also includes Roman (Tyrese Gibson), Tej (Ludacris) and Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel). The family pulls off a heist with relative smoothness, but then Dom does the unthinkable — he turns on his family. Furious, Page 34

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Eco Action, Penn State’s oldest environmental club, will host EcoPalooza, in celebration of Earth Day, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23, on the HUB lawn. The event will feature live musical performances by Nathan Cutshall, Eric Ian Farmer and LowJack. During Cutshall’s performance, master teacher Erica Kaufman from Lila Yoga will host a free yoga class at 1:55 p.m. on the HUB lawn. At 2:55 p.m., Peter Buckland, academic programs fellow at Penn State’s Sustainability Institute, will discuss his personal sustainability story and how everyone can get involved to make a difference in the community. Nittany Valley Charter School and Centre Learning Community Charter School will showcase recycled crafts during an art display. Various sustainability-related student organizations on campus will host booths featuring sustainability education, activities and information about their current initiatives. The event is free and open to the public, welcomes all ages, and features games, activities, music, face painting and food. For more information, contact Brittany Ayers at

‘Paint Out’ set for April 22 BELLEFONTE — The Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County will host its “Earth Day Paint Out” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22. Businesses and the museum will feature “artists creating art in the spirit of caring for Mother Earth.” Artists will be working at Alleycat Quiltworks, Wine Café on the Park, Jabebo Studio Shop, Helen Foxx and Co., Bone Bar Boutique, Cool Beans and the art museum, located at 133 Allegheny St. Sidewalk art, Legos and snacks will be featured at the museum. Participating artists include Pat Dolan, Alice Kelsey, Anne Kenyon, Jennifer Shuey, Peggy Klinger, June Ramsey, Holly Foy, Mary Wiseman, Fran Jones, Nancy Brassington, Denise Wagner and Kim Gates Flick.

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“TRUTH MOVES” will be performed April 21 and 22 at Penn State’s Playhouse Theatre. Among the works will be a piece by choreographer Michele Dunleavy.

‘Truth Moves’ showcases work of PSU dance program Penn State News UNIVERSITY PARK — “Truth Moves,” a concert of contemporary dance showcasing the work of the Penn State Dance Program, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22, in the Playhouse Theatre. The concert features an eclectic program with five distinct choreographic voices represented by faculty members J. Austin Eyer, Amie Davis, Michele Dunleavy, Donna Dunmire and Kikora Franklin. Overarching themes of identity, relationships and communication serve to connect the diverse program offerings, which include “Love Is Love Is Love Is Love,” Dunmire’s neo-noir, dance-theater piece inspired by 1980s and 1990s movies, and “Pursuance: Human Being Human,” Franklin’s visual embodiment of what it means to be a human being. Dunleavy’s “Star Spangled” uses satire to challenge preconceived notions of patriotism, and what it means to be an American. In “Intersecting Mary,” Davis examines communication and how our bodies function and deal with the stresses of our different relationships. Also on the program are three works by Eyer that span a variety of topics: “Seriously,” a response to the 2016 presidential election, “Silence=Death,” a statement on the current state of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and “Gates of Hope,” which questions the role of activism in art. Tickets are not required for this event. Audience members are encouraged to pay what they can; a suggested donation is $5.

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Pegula Ice Arena will hold its annual spring ice show, “Tales from the Emerald City,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 23. Skaters from the Penn State figure skating team, Pegula Learn to Skate Program, and the Nittany Valley Figure Skating Club will perform to songs from “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Wiz” and “Wicked.” The show will be held in the main arena of the Pegula Ice Arena, located at 250 University Drive. Tickets, which are $5 for those age 3 and older and free for anyone under age 2, can be purPenn State University image chased at the door or in advance at Pegula Ice Arena Gate C. For more information, contact Jessica McCormick, skating coordinator, at

BOALSBURG — St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy art students welcome the public to their inaugural What: St. Joseph’s Catholic art show, being held from Academy Art Show 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May When: Sunday, May 7, 7, at The Makery in State College. 6 to 8 p.m. Organized by senior Where: The Makery, art student Grace Cous209 W. Calder Way, ins and SJCA art teacher State College Rebecca Donaghue-Gilkes, the event will feature select works from students in grades nine through 12. Visitors can expect to see two-dimensional and 3-D works in various mediums and styles. Each piece of art will include a statement about the work written by the artist. “By showcasing the art of students at SJCA, you can see the way they see things and how they grasp aspects of their lives,” said Cousins, in a press release from St. Joseph’s. The event will also offer dessert and snack items and the music of St. Joseph’s a cappella singing group. The organizers are hoping the show will become an annual event. “I’m excited to see how much the SJCA art program has grown,” said Cousins’ mother, Lisa Cousins. “I am hoping the SJCA family and State College community will stop by to appreciate the work of our talented students.”


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UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State Glee Club will present its annual Blue and White Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in Eisenhower Auditorium. The choir’s program features 19th-century German repertoire by Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert, arrangements of well-known spirituals and “Benedicamus Domino” by renowned 20th-century Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki. The concert will also include selections from the Hi-Lo’s, a small ensemble of Glee Club members. The Glee Club is conducted by Christopher Kiver, Penn State’s director of choral activities. Will Preston serves as collaborative pianist. The conductor of the Penn

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He puts the deadly device du jour in the hands of cyberterrorist Cipher (Charlize Theron), who has another member of his family in danger. He works for her now, and stealing the device was just the first job of many. It’s up to the rest of the family to stop Cipher without knowing why Dom is standing in their way. They get help from old friend Mr. Nobody (Kurt Russell) and his young protégé (Scott Eastwood), who I have to assume is Mr. Nobody’s son because unconditional love is the only reason I can think of for Mr. Nobody putting up with the unlikeable little dunce. That team still isn’t big enough, so they have to call in Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), sworn enemy of the family. Like Hobbs, he goes from an enemy to a friend in the course of this movie. It’s hard to buy that he’s earning a place in the family considering he killed one of its members a few movies back. On the other hand, we get to root for Jason Statham. That brings me to the action sequences. Dom drag-races a junker car backward while it’s on fire. Hobbs and Shaw fight off prison guards and inmates to get their hands on each other. The family has to contend with a zombie attack. Shaw dispatches some henchmen on an airplane. And, there’s a pursuit through the Russian tundra where there’s no shortage of bad Art show, from page 33 Art student Torie Houseknecht echoes those sentiments. “I think this is a really good stepping stone for our school’s art department,” she said. The Makery is an arts and crafts studio specializing in creative classes, parties and events. The Makery has donated use of its

guys to absorb every weapon that hasn’t been used yet (I thought the entire convoy got blown up like five times, but they keep coming back for more punishment). The zombie attack is my favorite, but it’s all ridiculous fun. “The Fate of the Furious” has exactly what you’d expect in terms of comedy and action from a “Fast and Furious” movie, but it also has flaws in character motivation and development, which I’m sorry to say is also what one would expect from a boneheaded action movie. Shaw is forgiven too easily, the Eastwood character is accepted too easily, Dom uncharacteristically lets Cipher yank him around for too long, the movie doesn’t know what it wants to do with the family outside of Dom, and everyone was so happy to get Theron as the villain that they forgot to give her anything interesting to say or do. Add to that an unwise follow-up line about the Walker character that undermines the final scene of both this movie and the last one, and you’ve got a disappointing “Fast and Furious” movie. I expected so much more after “Furious 7.” ★★ out of five stars. “The Fate of the Furious” is rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action and destruction, suggestive content and language. Its running time is 136 minutes. Contact Bob Garver at space for this event and will donate a percentage of sales from the night to the St. Joseph’s art program. “The Makery is happy for the opportunity to support young artists and makers in our community,” said Amy Frank, owner of The Makery. State College Framing Co. has donated matting services for the students’ works for this event.


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Bookmobile — Centre County Library Bookmobile is a fully accessible library on wheels. Look for it in your community and join Miss Laura for story times, songs and fun. Visit Safety checks — Mount Nittany Health sponsors free car seat safety checks from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at its Boalsburg location, 3901 S. Atherton St., State College. Certified car seat safety educators will check to make sure car seats are installed correctly. Call (814) 466-7921. Book workshop — AAUW’s Used Book Workshop is open 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 176 Technology Drive in Boalsburg Technology Park, through March 18. During workshop hours, book donations may be made directly to the “AAUW Deliveries” door; blue donation bins are available at the driveway entrance for days the workshop is not open. Visit location.htm or call (814) 466-6041. Children’s activity — Literacy-enriching activities for toddlers featuring books and music are held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Monday at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Children’s activity — A story time featuring songs, rhymes, finger plays and crafts for kids ages 2 to 5 is held 10:30 to 11 a.m. every Monday at Centre Hall Area Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Performance — Visitors are welcome to view the Nittany Knights practice at 7:15 p.m. every Monday at South Hills School of Business and Technology, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Visit Club — The Schlow Knitting Club meets at 5:30 p.m. every first and third Monday. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. Visit Club — The Centre Region Model Investment Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month in the Mazza Room at the South Hills Business School, 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. Call (814) 234-8775 or contact Support group — The Bellefonte chapter of the Compassionate Friends Support Group, for bereaved families and friends following the death of a child, holds a meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 134 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte. Contact Peg Herbstritt at (814) 353-4526 or Children’s activity — Children can improve reading skills by reading with Faolin, a trained therapy dog, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. every Tuesday at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Register for 20-minute sessions by calling (814) 355-1516 or visiting the library. Support group — A drug and alcohol support meeting for families struggling with loved ones’ addictions is held at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Watermarke Church, 116 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 571-1240. Meeting — The Centre County Advisory Council to the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission holds a meeting the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in the State College Municipal Building, 243 S. Allen St., State College. Meetings can also be broadcast to laptops and iOS or Android devices, or participants can join by phone. Call (814) 689-9081. Meeting — The State College Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at the Hotel State College, 100 W. College Ave., State College. Visit www. Children’s activity — “Book Babies,” featuring interactive singing, reading and movement for babies 1 and younger, meets at 9:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Children’s activity — A pre-K story time featuring developmentally appropriate stories, songs and rhymes is held at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Children’s activity — A story time featuring related activities and interaction with peers for preschool-aged children is held at 10:30 a.m. every Wednesday at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meetings — The Nittany Baptist Church holds master’s clubs for children ages 3 to 11 and small groups for teens and adults at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, 3939 S. Atherton St, State College. Visit www. Support group — The Home Nursing Agency hosts a free grief support group from 2 to 3:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of every month at its Centre County

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office, 450 Windmere Drive, Suite 100, State College. Call (800) 445-6262. Healing circle — A healing circle will be held from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month at Inspired Holistic Wellness, 111 S. Spring St., Bellefonte. Contact Beth Whitman at beth@inspiredholisticwellness. com or (814) 883-0957. Meeting — The Nittany Mineralogical Society meets at 6:45 p.m. for a social hour and 7:45 p.m. for the main program the third Wednesday of each month, except June, July and December, in Penn State’s Earth and Engineering Science Building. All are welcome to attend; parents must supervise minors. Visit Thrift shop — The State College Woman’s Club Thrift Shop will be having “Open Thursdays” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 902 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 238-2322. Meeting — The Hooks and Needles Club for knitters meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. every Thursday at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Children’s activity — A Lego club exploring block play and other activities that address topics in science, technology, engineering, art and math is held at 3:30 p.m. every Thursday at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Community meal — A free hot meal is served from 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Community Cafe, 208 W. Foster Ave., State College. Children’s activity — Activities and presentations for children in grades kindergarten through sixth are held from 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Meeting — The Nittany Valley Model Railroad Club meets every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Old Gregg School, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call (814) 422-7667. Meeting — The State College Toastmasters meet from 6 to 8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Mission Critical Partners, 690 Gray’s Woods Blvd., Port Matilda. Visit www.statecollegetoastmasters.toastmasters Meeting — PARSE meets at noon on the third Thursday of each month, except for June, July and August, at Hoss’s, 1459 N. Atherton St., State College. Meeting — Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based recovery program, meets at 6 p.m. every Friday at Freedom Life Church,113 Sunset Acres, Milesburg. Registration is not required and individuals are welcome to join at any time. Email or call (814)5711240. Pet adoption — Nittany Beagle Rescue holds an adoption event from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday at Petco, 40 Colonnade Way, State College. Call (814) 692-4369. Pet adoption — A kitten and cat adoption event is held from 2 to 8:30 p.m. every Saturday at Petco, 40 Colonnade Way, State College. Call (814) 238-4758. Community sing — Rise Up Singing, a community singing group, meets from 4 to 6 p.m. the third Sunday of the month at the State College Friends Meeting, 611 E. Prospect St., State College.


Adult program — Free financial planning reviews are being offered by Trinity Wealth Group from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays in April and May at the Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Call (814) 574-3209. Exhibition — “Unraveling the Threads of History,” featuring examples of 19th-century samplers from Centre County and afar, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, through Sept. 24, at Centre Furnace Mansion, 1001 E. College Ave. Visit www.


Presentation — A family medicine seminar, “Basic Principle of Addiction in Primary Care,” will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Mount Nittany Medical Center’s Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Timothy Derstine of Centre Professional Associates LLC. Contact Jessica Bird at or (814) 234-6738. Parenting — A parents-to-be orientation will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Contact Dianne Barben at or (814) 231-3132.


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Program — The Mount Nittany Philatelic Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. at the American Philatelic Center, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte (main entrance at back of the facility). This month’s program is “Stamps of Norway.” Visitors are welcome.


Sale — A yard and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Laurel Run United Methodist Church, 2899 Laurel Run Road, Beech Creek. Sale — The Boalsburg Fire Hall Ladies Auxiliary sponsors its yearly indoor yard sale, featuring 26 tables of items, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boalsburg Fire Hall, 113 E. Pine St., Boalsburg. The kitchen will be open. Children’s activity — A Friday morning play group will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Dance — A contra dance featuring live music and sponsored by the Central Pennsylvania Country Dance Association will be held from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at State College Friends School, 1900 University Drive, State College. All dances will be taught, beginners are welcome and no partner is needed. Call (814) 880-0338 or visit www.


Sale — A yard and bake sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Laurel Run United Methodist Church, 2899 Laurel Run Road, Beech Creek. Sale — The Centre Hall Lions Club eighth annual indoor yard, bake and soup sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 153 E. Church St., Centre Hall. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life at Centre Hall. Sale — The Boalsburg Fire Hall Ladies Auxiliary sponsors its yearly indoor yard sale, featuring 26 tables of items, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Boalsburg Fire Hall, 113 E. Pine St., Boalsburg. The kitchen will be open.


Technology training — Drop in for free one-on-one training and answers to technology questions from 1 to 2 p.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte.


Children’s activity — “Mother Goose On the Loose,” a musical rhyming adventure that encourages interaction between babies and adult caregivers will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Technology traning — Drop in for free one-on-one training and answers to technology questions from 11 a.m. to noon at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Home-school activity — Home-schooled families of students in fifth through ninth grades can discover the art of calligraphy and how to make paper from recycled materials from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Centre Hall Area Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Register by calling (814) 364-2580.


Children’s activity — A Lego Club, featuring the theme “Visit the Zoo,” will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at Centre Hall Area Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Projects are kept on display in the library until the next club meeting. Open to school-aged children; all supplies provided. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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Special to the Gazette STATE COLLEGE — The State College/ Downtown Rotary Club will be hosting a gala at 6 p.m. Friday, May 19, to celebrate the 100th year of the Rotary Foundation. The event will be held at the Mountain View Country Club. Tickets will be sold through Monday, May 1, and can be purchased at The foundation is an international organization that transforms gifts into projects that aim to change lives close to home and around the world, the organization said in a press release. The Rotary International Foundation has been instrumental in eradicating polio worldwide and is a constant vigilante in the fight, according to the release. Locally, since 2012, Rotary Foundation

grants have equated to more than $20,000 in charitable dollars going to the community. These grants have been used to help Housing Transitions and the Boy Scouts improve facilities and have assisted Interfaith Human Resources and the Dyslexia Society of Central Pennsylvania upgrade technical support and equipment. Foundation grants also helped seed the Sue Sheridan Fund for needy children and youth in the State College Area School District. The State College/Downtown Rotary Club was founded in 1986 and has more than 50 local leaders committed to creating positive, lasting change in the community and around the world. The club holds weekly meetings Thursday at noon in the Ramada Inn & Conference Center on South Atherton Street.

Rue21 to close store at mall By GEOFF RUSHTON

COLLEGE TOWNSHIP — Teen clothing retailer Rue21 announced April 15 that it will be closing nearly 400 of its stores, including its location at the Nittany Mall. “It’s true — we are closing some stores,” a statement on the company’s website said. “It was a difficult but necessary decision. But the good news is we still have hundreds of locations across

the country, and our website, open for business!” The Cranberry, Pa.-based company has about 1,200 stores in 48 states. The statement did not indicate how soon stores would be closing and did not give a reason for the closures. Debtwire reported this month that Rue21 is operating under a forbearance after missing amortization and interest payments while facing a downturn in earnings.

DEED TRANSFERS The following property transactions were compiled from information provided by the Centre County recorder of deeds, Joseph Davidson. The Gazette is not responsible for typographical errors. The published information is believed to be accurate; however, the Gazette neither warrants nor accepts any liability or responsibility for inaccurate information.

Bank of New York Mellon to Alan Investments III LLC, 212 E. High St., Bellefonte, $26,455. Mary C. Kahle Estate and Harry H. Hunt, executor, to C. Kendra Wagner, 524 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, $132,000. Andrew C. Cortopassi and Erin L. Cortopassi to Timothy E. LoDuca and Christina N. LoDuca, 133 S. Thomas St., Bellefonte, $182,500. Douglas A. Johnson and Sharon A. Johnson to Douglas A. Johnson and Sharon A. Johnson, 610 E. Linn St., Bellefonte, $1. Mark D. Mortensen to Timothy Grattan and Amy B. Grattan, North Penn Street, $357,500.



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Parkside Homes LLC to Henry A. Fifield and Susan Y. Fifield, 118 Aster Ave., Bellefonte, $396,846.


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Nathaniel Thomas and Jill Marie Thomas to Jill Marie Thomas, 208 Rainlo St., State College, $1. Gerald E. Rogers and Loretta M. Rogers to Pleasant Pointe LP, Trout Road, $401,625. Plus Point Partners to Mark C. Bigatel, Paula M. Bigatel and Brian D. Bigatel, Lenor Drive, $57,000. Thistle Patch Associates, Blake Douglas Gall and Linda Jean Gall to Samuel B. Bonsall IV and Lauren E. Bonsall, Blackberry Lane, Boalsburg, $1. Randall A. Bachman, Lynor C. Bachman and Kenneth Bachman, by custodian, to Tyler David Maines, 210 Holly Ridge Drive, $1. Deed Transfers, Page 38

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Federal National Mortgage Association and Fannie Mae to Bijan Zolghadr and Sharareh Zolghadr, 171 E. Pine Grove Road, $110,600. Luke J. DePasqua and Lakisia E. Drew to Michael H. Penn and Amanda M. Parks, 144 Deepwood Drive, $262,000. Megan R. Brown to Megan R. Brown, 1233 W. Gatesburg Road, Warriors Mark, $1. Eric M. Nagy and Carrie Nagy to Joel L. Harris and Lauren A. Spencer, 190 Plainfield Drive, Pennsylvania Furnace, $228,000. David R. Venneri and Karen A. Venneri to Shawn M. Clark and Holly J. Wakefield, 1171 Chestnut Ridge Drive, State College, $380,000. Lisa B. German and Gregory A. German to Darren J. Hron and Hannah P. Bellwoar, 104 Chester Court, Pine Grove Mills, $425,000.

Martin S. Hlay and Carolee Hlay to Spencer L. Boone and Jenny L. Boone, Beech Bottom Road, Howard, $63,500. Spencer L. Boone to Spencer L. Boone and Jenny L. Boone, 214 Beech Bottom Road, Howard, $1.


Steven M. Hastings and Michelle L. Hastings to Richard E. Newman and Carol L. Newman, 503 Mill St., Milesburg, $60,000.


Ivan K. Beiler and Miriam B. Beiler to Ammon S. Beiler and Mary F. Beiler, 125 Rockville Road, Rebersburg, $1. Ivan K. Beiler and Miriam B. Beiler to Ammon S. Beiler and Mary F. Beiler, 118 Town Lane, Rebersburg, $1.



Samuel Clair Boob and Eva Marie Boob to Samuel Clair Boob, 4164 Penns Valley Road, Spring Mills, $1. Lannie L. Homan to John L. Kubalak, Marilyn A. Kubalak, John D. Kubalak and Holli M. Kubulak, Penns Creek Road, Spring Mills, $40,000. Russell E. Schleiden and Jeanne C. Schleiden to Russell E. Schleiden and Jeanne C. Schleiden, 180 Grenoble Road, $1.


Randall M. Stover, by attorney, to Lyle Stover, Plum Street, $150,000.


TOA PA IV LP to Paul G. Millard and Marion W. Millard, 254 Beacon Circle, $429,281.81.


Keith C. Lyons and Theresa Gargett-Lyons to Paul L. Brown and Karen J. Brown, 282 Spearing St., Howard, $126,900.


Scott K. Kralik and Julia R. Kralik to Scott K. Kralik, 1540 Steele Hollow Road, Julian, $1. Theodore Langham III to Stephen M. Taylor and Elizabeth C. Taylor, 281 Whetstone Run, $49,500.

Shirley M. Zimmerman to Nicholas D. Klaue, 128 W. Main St., Millheim, $47,000.


Reed McCormick to Reed McCormick and Skytop Vista Homeowners Association, West Buffalo Run Road, Port Matilda, $1. Golden Pond LLC to Quan Pi Shen, 101 Fernwood Court, $184,000. Mark B. Stephens and Patricia K. Stephens to John P. Kuderka Jr. and Colleen A. Kuderka, 115 Alma Mater Drive, No. 302, $232,000. Brian D. Sheppard, by sheriff, and Lori R. Sheppard, by sheriff, to MTGLQ Investors LP, 1964 Highland Drive, $105,000. S&A Homes Inc. to Marcus A. Whitehurst and Sabrina V. Whitehurst, 1735 Woodledge Drive, State College, $523,313. S&A Homes Inc. to Luiz De Viveiros and Maria Del Carmen Carmona Benitez, 1717 Woodledge Drive, State College, $467,306. Norman A. Inkpen Jr. and Joy A. Inkpen to James D. Lefebvre and Jennifer M. Lefebvre, 727 Oakwood Ave., $225,000.


Gold Nugget Properties LLC to Zbigniew Leskiewicz, 100 N. Sixth St., Philipsburg, $79,600. William L. Pavlick to Sheila C. Rockey and

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Jeffrey L. St. Clair, 13 W. Maple St., Philipsburg, $39,000. Thomas A. Irvin Estate, Thomas J. Irvin, co-executor, and Alan J. Irvin, co-executor, to Richard L. Shelleman and Anna M. Shelleman, 131 Windsor Terrace, Philipsburg, $185,000. John W. Swartout and Kelly L. Swartout to Molcaje LLC, 5 N. Front St., Philipsburg, $50,000.


Gardner Holdings LLC to Kenneth R. Schindler and Sandi L. Schindler, 102 E. Plank Road, Port Matilda, $104,000.


Samuel M. Kier III and Pamela P. Kier to Bear Forest LLC, Treaster Kettle Road, $1. Christine E. Weikert, trustee, and Snowbird Trust to Snowbird Trust and Rothrock Forest LLC, 737 Treaster Kettle Road, $1. Michele McCardle V to Michele McCardle V and Neil B. Foust, 2851 Earlystown Road, $1. Dorothy Lee Alterio, Dorothy L. Alterio and Anthony L. Alterio to Dorothy L. Alterio and Anthony L. Alterio, 605 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, $1. Stephen W. Coder to Theodore A. Toadvine Jr., 133 Mountainside Trail, $410,000.


Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership, 210 Lochlomond Road, Philipsburg, $150,000. Gary Conklin and Sandra Conklin to Yvonne R. Maruschak and Gina C. Maruschak, North Richard Street, Philipsburg, $5,000. Rodney L. Brown Jr. and Joanne M. Brown to Justin M. Brown, 647 Lochlomond Road, Philipsburg, $1. James A. Thal and Shirl A. Thal to James A. Thal, 219 Oakwood Drive, Philipsburg, $1.


Richard C. Curtis and Janene E. Curtis to Janene E. Curtis, 157 Faust Circle, Bellefonte, $1. Steven B. Yarnell to Steven B. Yarnell and Linda E. Yarnell, Airport Road, Bellefonte, $1. Grace L. Frantz Estate, Sharon K. Hockenberry, executrix, and Christine L. Glantz to Sharon K. Hockenberry and Thomas Daniel Hockenberry, 216 First Ave., Pleasant Gap, $1. Leonard V. Scott Jr. and Lanie L. Scott to Joshua C. Scott, I-99 South, $1. Koltay Homes Inc. to Jacqueline M. Sabol, 142 Rosewood Cove, Bellefonte, $228,728. Harrison W. Tressler Jr. Estate, Joan I. Tressler, co-executor, and Michael A. Tressler, co-executor, to Daniel G. Workman and Melissa D. Workman, 308 N. Harrison Road, Pleasant Gap, $440,000.

APRIL 20-26, 2017 Randy G. Reeder and Janet A. Grassmyer to Scott F. Caldwell and Cassie G. Marsh-Caldwell, 114 Grant Circle, Bellefonte, $298,500.


Matthew S. Jackson to Matthew S. Jackson and Amber W. Jackson, 918 S. Sparks St., State College, $1. University Park Plaza Corp. to University Park Plaza Corp., 260 W. Hamilton Ave., State College, $1. Travers Residuary Trust, Susan T. Geering, co-trustee, and David A. Baker, co-trustee, to Xiaogong Zhao and Lei Zhao, 500 E. College Ave., State College, $210,000. Griffin T. Jones and Sharon D. Jones to Timothy J. Radio and Naomi M. Radio, 1049 Bayberry Drive, State College, $335,000. Mark D. Myers and Kathleen M. Myers to John Lawler and Helene Lawler, 802 Stratford Drive, State College, $134,000. Margaret M. Hardy Estate and William R. Hardy, executor, to Drew S. Yingling and Lunn Koehler Yingling, 1250 S. Garner St., State College, $295,000.


Kurt L. McKinney Jr. and Bridget M. McKinney to Ryan F. Clute and Brenda L. Clute, 114 Summit Road, $49,500.


Paul L. Brown and Karen J. Brown to Janie A. Irvin, 822 Fowler Hollow Lane, $24,000. Janie A. Irvin to Janie A. Irvin, 822 Fowler Hollow Lane, $1. Paul L. Brown and Karen J. Brown to Paul L. Brown and Karen J. Brown, 201 Shady Ridge Lane, $1.


Jay D. Barndt, Denise A. Barndt, Gene E. Barndt Jr. and Kelly S. Clemons to Jay D. Barndt, Jay I. Barndt and Troy R. Barndt, 380 Chestnut St., Unionville, $1. Russell E. Emel to Dolores A. Rider Bruss, 126 Cherokee Court, Julian, $1.


Hull Family Revocable Trust, John H. Hull, trustee, and Deborah H. Hull, trustee, to Wayne Heckman and Nicole L. Heckman, Red Rock Lane, $90,000. Paul A. Roncevich and Sarah D. Roncevich to Jennifer L. Crawford and Brian T. Buzard, Two Mile Road, $78,000. Brian Copsey and Valerie Copsey to Matthew L. Kuhlman and Sara E. Kuhlman, 350 Toni Terrace, Bellefonte, $1. — Compiled by G. Kerry Webster

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State College 814.235.1710 | Spring Mills 814.422.8836 | Zion 814.383.2700 | Centre Hall 814.364.1600 *The TimeLine Home Equity Line of Credit is a variable rate line of credit with a fixed rate option. This loan has an introductory APR and payment for the first year then adjusts based on the highest prime rate listed in the Money section of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) plus a margin determined at the time you apply for the loan. To open the advertised product and receive the advertised introductory 1.99% APR (annual percentage rate) requires a line of credit of at least $10,000 and a maximum of $250,000. After the first year, your variable rate can change daily. For example, the current variable rate would be 4.00% APR for a loan amount between $10,000-$49,999.99 and a credit score between 720-779. The maximum APR is 16%. This loan has a maximum term of ten years during which you can draw and repay the available credit limit. Any balance remaining at the end of that time that has not been paid must be repaid over a 15 year term. Fees to open this loan generally range between $0 and $1,000 depending on appraisal requirements and property location. You will be required to maintain property insurance on the collateral. You may also be required to maintain flood insurance on the collateral, if necessary, because of the location.

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During the 10 year draw period of the TimeLine, this loan allows the APR on all or portions of your outstanding loan balance (a “Unit”) to be locked. You may have up to a maximum of 3 Units at any one time. The maximum repayment term for a Unit is 15 years. The terms do not change until the Unit balance is paid in full. Fixed rate options are the fully indexed APR plus .50% for terms of 36 months; the fully indexed APR plus 1.00% for terms of 37-60 months; the fully indexed APR plus 1.50% for 61-96 months; the fully indexed APR plus 2.00% for 97-120 months; and the fully indexed APR plus 2.50% for 121-180 months. Different margins are used to determine the fully indexed APR based on the applicant(s) credit score (s) and the loan amount when the TimeLine Home Equity Line of Credit is opened. There is a lock in fee of $50 each time you lock in a Unit. During the TimeLine Home Equity Line of Credit draw period, payments reducing the principal balance on any portion of the balance, including Units become available by increasing the credit available on your TimeLine Home Equity Line of Credit. You should consult a tax advisor for the tax deductibility of this loan. All TimeLine loans are subject to credit approval. | | 1-888-412-5772 17JS005-24-135970-1

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Total value of all items for sale must be under $2,000 • Must have price of item for sale in ad • Run up to 6 lines for 3 weeks • One ad per person • PRIVATE PARTY ONLY Real Estate, Rentals, Auctions, Financial, Services/Repairs. Garage Sales, Pets, Bulk (firewood, hay, etc.) not eligible. No other discounts or coupons apply.

Furnished Apartments

$620 Sublet at the Pointe Looking for someone to take my room by May because I am moving out. The apartment is furnished, rent includes water and internet, utilizes include gas and electric which could vary between $30-60. Parking is free but guest parking is limited. 717-825-8970


Unfurnished Apartments

Modern 1 Bedroom Apartment for rent Near PSU $1,150.00/offer It’s a pleasure offering this unique modern one bedroom Apartment, which is offered fully furnished to a high standard throughout. The lounge is of good size with a spacious and fully equipped kitchen. The bathroom is unique and fully fitted to a high standard. There is ample storage space throughout the whole apartment. The Apartment is situated near the PSU. The property comes with it’s own secured off street Parking. Contact me for more details 408-634-7385

Available room/ apartment Own room/bath. Share kitchen, living room area with one other. Fair pricing. Utilities included. Grad student/young professional male. Call 466-7508 for consideration. Cata bus stop near address. This can be considered temp housing (between leases)

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Office Space For Rent

State College Office Space If you are in or starting a business, then this is the place for you. With ready made offices and high speed Internet Access at your fingertips, this space will meet all of your needs. Here is what our facility has to offer: 2000-3000 Square Feet of Prime Office Space to Rent Below Market Office Prices per Foot Experienced and Established Local Employers Convenient Access to Atherton Street and Route 322 Ready to Rent Offices Complete with Utilities and High Speed Internet Access (814) 325-2376






Rooms For Rent

Rooms Starting At $599 $599.00 ROOMS STARTING AT $599 PER MONTH for a Junior Renovated room with a 1 year lease. Other lease terms available on a limited basis. All rates include utilities such as electric, heat, water, sewer, trash and recycling, Wi-Fi, and Cable Television for all resident use. Features a resident dining hall, study lounge, onsite laundry, onsite residential kitchen, outdoor recreation areas, and access to Social Committee Sponsored Events. Close to all downtown nightlife and located on the Cata bus route. For more information and to schedule an appointment contact our General Manager at UCLUBMANAGER@ GMAIL.COM 814-237-6576

Rooms For Rent

048 Room in Beautiful home5 min. to Campus

Furnished bedrooms in beautiful home, 5 min. to campus, on bus route, shared kitchen & rec room with pool table, ping pong, washer/dryer, wifi, all utilities included, available immediately, $375./month, Call 814-360-1938

Wanted For Rent

FEMALE Senior Citizen w/small well trained dog, looking for 2 bdr apt. with no stairs & all appliances and parking space, Call (814) 548-7838 WHAT are you waiting for? Place your Gazette classified ad today. Phone 814-238-5051.



COUNTRY 5 min. from town. This 3 bdrn home sits on 1/2 acre with open living room, dining room, and kitchen. Three car garage. Bellefonte area. Asking $250,000 firm. Ph. 814.222.3331.

Houses For Rent

New luxury 3 bedroom home for rent $1,650.00

New 2 story 3br/ 2.5bath luxury townhouse (end unit) for rent in Boalsburg. Beautiful, new construction end unit with lots of upgrades. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse available in the new Gates development near historic Boalsburg. The Gates is a popular development with easy access to 322 and Route 45 and is only 10 minutes to PSU/Beaver Stadium area. There are CATA bus stops within easy walking distance. This end unit has 9’ ceilings, a full-size kitchen with granite countertops and oversized island, stainless steel appliances, gas fireplace, sunroom with beautiful views of Mt. Nittany, dining area, and outside deck, tray ceiling and huge walk-in closet in master suite, large living room with lots of natural light, and ceiling fans with custom lighting throughout. The unit also features a washer/ dryer, attached garage, electric heat pump, central A/C, and a basement for storage. Tenants are responsible for all utilities and snow removal on driveway and sidewalk in front of home. Link for pictures: https:// pennstate.craigslist. org/apa/6081666315. html. 610-823-4746



Help Wanted


HELP WANTED Part Time Driver with valid PA License. Retiree’s Welcome


Part-Time Housekeeper • Approx 20hrs/wk • Weekend availability necessary

Apply in person The Stevens Motel 1275 N Atherton St. State College, 16803 Wynwood House Personal Care Homes Resident assistants needed! PT/ FT. All shifts available. Call Vince Romanini @ 814-206-8000


Computer Services

Computer Repairs

I have over 16 years of experience in repairing desktops, laptops and servers. I can easily remove viruses, spyware, and malware and get your PC back to top form. Please email Mike at or call or text 814-883-4855

Visit for more information. EOE.


Special Services

The Paw Spaw, LLC Experienced Pet Stylists Full Service Dog & Cat Grooming AKC Safety Certified

(814) 424-2328 On Benner Pike

(Across from Klaban’s)


No job too small! Spring Cleanup, Lawn Mowing, Mulching, General Landscaping, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Power Washing, Driveway Sealing, Deck Stain & Painting

(814) 360-6860 PA104644


Fuel & Firewood

Firewood For Sale $175.00 OAK/MIXED WOOD FOR SALE $175.00 for approx. 1 cord mixed $200.00 for oak $325.00 for full trailer load (app. 2 cords) mixed. $375.00 for full trailer load oak. ANY SIZE CUT ADDITIONAL FEE MAY APPLY 18 INCH STANDARD CALL 814-364-2007

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Fuel & Firewood

Matt Walk’s Firewood Seasoned, Barkless, Oak Firewood. Cut to your length, Split, & Delivered. Year round sales on firewood. Call: Matt Walk (814)937-3206


Sports Equipment For Sale

BERETTA 9mm, PX4 Storm Sub-Contact, like new, in box, asking $420 in Boalsburg, Call (410) 599-6833


Miscellaneous For Sale

MULTI Function aluminum tripod for Video or digital cameras, extends to 50 inches, like new, asking $30. (410) 599-6833


Autos For Sale

1993 FORD Taurus, sunroof, keyless entry, leather seats, 137,464 orig. miles, is inspected, radio & a/c needs work, $1,200 obo, Call (814) 808-6597


Free Polyester & Pre-tied Neckties, like new, great colors, also Silk Neckties $1 each, Call (814) 466-7235

Christian preschool seeks lead teachers and aides. Teachers require bachelor degree in elementary education or early childhood. Starts late August.

S e n d c o v e r le tte r a n d r e s u m e to : G ra c e L u th e ra n P r e s c h o o l & K in d e r g a r te n , 2 0 5 S . G a rn e r, S t a t e C o lle g e , P A1 6 8 0 1 o r g lp k @ g lc p a .o r g b y M a y 1 5 .

Toftrees Golf Resort is currently seeking Full-Time and Part-Time Housekeepers! These are Entry-Level Positions that offer an opportunity for growth and great pay! Great starting wage and a bonus at 30 days and 90 days! Starting rate is $9 $9.50 at 90 days and $10 at one year! $100 at 30 days and $100 at 90 days! Other FT benefits include health (FREE employee option), Low cost dental and vision insurance, PTO, employee meal plan and more! Please email your resume to Traci Mannino or Megan McKalips: Located at Toftrees Golf Resort 1 Country Club Lane State College, PA 16803 814-234-8000 Equal Opportunity Employer & Drug Free Workplace


Centre HomeCare, Inc., a VNA Health System agency and leading provider of home health, hospice and rehabilitative care, is looking for professional, clinical staff to join our growing team. CLINICAL ADMINISTRATOR - BSN, REGISTERED NURSE Full-time opportunity for a Registered Nurse to join our management team. BSN required. Position will report directly to the Vice President, Western Division. Responsibilities include: oversight of home health/patient care services; plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate home health/patient care services; develop administrative and clinical policies, procedures and guidelines consistent with Federal & State regulatory agencies. Management experience in home health or related organization preferred. Full time positions are benefits eligible. VNA Health System offers competitive compensation.


Full-time custodian position available at the Central PA Institute of Science and Technology.

Wa n t e d : P a r t-tim e P r e s c h o o l S ta ff


Contact or send resume to: Centre HomeCare, Inc. Attn: Vice President—Western Division 2437 Commercial Blvd., Suite 6 State College, PA 16801 814.237.7400 or email:

Help Wanted


We can arrange “Rent To Own” with options on any property for sale by any broker, owner, bank or others.

John Petuck


FULL TIME HEAD COOK OCCASIONAL CULINARY ASSISTANTS The Oaks at Pleasant Gap, part of Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries and a senior community offering a personal care facility and independent living cottages and apartments, is seeking candidates for a full time Head Cook and occasional Culinary Assistants. The Head Cook reviews menus prior to preparation of food; inspects special dietary trays to assure they are correct; processes diet changes and new diets as received from nursing services; and prepares meals in accordance with planned menus. The successful candidate will be able to cook a variety of foods in large quantities; be knowledgeable of dietary procedures as well as related laws, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to hospital and nursing home operations. The Culinary Assistant will provide assistance with all culinary functions as directed by the supervisor. Both positions require a high school diploma or equivalent and the ability to lift, push, pull, and move a minimum of 50 pounds. These are nonsupervisory positions that report to the Culinary Manager. The hours and days of work vary as needed. Visit our career page at for more information on these great career eoe opportunities or stop by 200 Rachel Drive, Pleasant Gap, PA 16823



APRIL 20-26, 2017

Centre County Gazette, April 20, 2017  
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