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There’s plenty of activities throughout Centre County on tap for this summer, including several festivals, concerts and music-related events. Museums, theater performances, outdoor markets and historical sites are just a few listed in our Summer Festivals and Events Guide./Pages 19-22

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Volume 9, Issue 20


Cantorna: ‘Things have to change’ State College attorney defeats Parks Miller convincingly Gazette staff reports Ever since local attorney Bernie Cantorna announced he would seek the Democratic nomination for Centre County district attorney, his message has been the same — changes need to be made in the office of the county’s top prosecutor. Late on Election Night, May 16, Cantorna reasserted those words after overwhelmingly defeating incumbent Stacy Parks Miller to gain the Democratic nod for ballot placement in the November general election. “I have a lot of work to do,” Cantorna told the Gazette at about 11:30 p.m. “The numbers aren’t all in yet, but by the looks of things, all our hard work has paid off. The people believe the district attorney’s office lacks integrity, and I said since Day 1, that’s what I will bring. Things have to change.”

No candidate ran on the Republican side. Write-in votes were not yet tallied by Gazette press time May 17. Parks Miller would need to be the leading write-in vote-getter and have at least 250 writein votes to win the Republican nomination. According to the Centre County Election Office, it will take several weeks to certify and count the votes, particularly for write-in hopefuls. Those official results will not be available until sometime in June. There were a total of 4,568 write-in votes cast on the republican side for Centre County district attorney. With all precincts reporting, Cantorna won in convincing fashion with a margin of 69.42 percent (7,156 votes) to Parks Miller’s 30.41 percent (3,135). Cantorna, Page 4

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DISTRICT ATTORNEY candidate Bernie Cantorna talks with supporters during an Election Night gathering at Olde New York in College Township on May 16. Cantorna defeated incumbent Stacy Parks Miller to earn the Democratic nomination for the county’s top prosecutor role.

Judge candidates will continue race into fall By SEAN YODER

The contest between Ronald McGlaughlin and Brian Marshall for court of common pleas judge in Centre County will continue into the fall, as both took a similar share of votes in a split nomination in the May 16 primary. Both candidates cross-filed. McGlaughlin grabbed the Republican nomination, winning 65 percent of the SEAN YODER/The Gazette

JANET IRONS, of State College, left, and Lyn Pipenberg of Patton Township protest May 15 outside of a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson at Bonfatto’s in Bellefonte.

Constituents again call for Thompson town hall

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By SEAN YODER BELLEFONTE — Marc Friedenberg said constituents in the 5th Congressional District have, for months, been using their First Amendment fallback in lieu of face time with U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson. Friedenberg and other organizers of the political group PA-5 Truth and Action Police Blotter .................... 2 Death Notices .................. 6

staged their latest protest on May 15 in front of Bonfatto’s in Bellefonte, where Thompson, R-Howard Township, was hosting a fundraiser. Specifically, the more than 50 protesters were concerned about the passage of the American Health Care Act on May 4. Protesters held myriad signs along Zion Die-In, Page 7

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Hahn says he plans to keep knocking on doors, listening Gazette staff reports

‘Die-In’ held in wake of health care vote



STATE COLLEGE — Attorney and former State College Borough Council member Don Hahn said he has enjoyed being on the campaign trail to be the borough’s next mayor. He enjoyed visiting people doorto-door. He visited several events and

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spent hours talking with neighbors about the needs of State College. Now, it looks like he has more campaigning ahead. Hahn secured the Democratic nomination for mayor of State College during the May 16 primary election. Hahn beat out three other candidates, and no Republican ran. He could still face an opponent in the general election once write-ins on the Republican side are tallied. The leading write-in vote getter with at least 10 votes can get the Republican nomination. Hahn, Page 2

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With all State College precincts reporting, he won 949 votes, ahead of business owner Michael Black’s 779 and current State College Borough Council members Catherine Dauler and Janet Engeman, who had 292 and 142 votes, respectively. “The nomination means that I have more doors to knock, more events to attend and more opportunities to listen about what matters to State College,” Hahn told the Gazette. Hahn, 52, is an attorney with the State College law firm of Stover, McGlaughlin, Gerace, Weyandt & McCormick, P.C. He also is currently vice president of the State College Redevelopment Authority. He received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Penn State and a law degree from Villanova University School of Law. Hahn lives in the borough with his wife, Cynthia.




❑❑❑ A 76-year-old Philipsburg woman told state police someone stole her purse from her residence at 345 State St., Rush Township, sometime between 8 p.m. May 3 and 10 a.m. May 4. ❑❑❑ An 18-year-old Philipsburg man reported to state police he was assaulted by an unknown man at East Spruce and Ninth Street, Philipsburg, between 2:30 and 3 a.m. May 5. Troopers said he was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center for treatment of head injuries. ❑❑❑ Troopers said they are investigating the theft by extortion of a 16-year-old Port Matilda boy at 11 Houtz Lane, Halfmoon Township, at 8:30 p.m. May 3. ❑❑❑ Police said a 48-year-old Philipsburg woman was the victim of a scam in which she cashed an invalid check and sent the thieves cash through a money gram on April 17 along Walnut Street in Rush Township. The victim told police she “believed she was speaking to the FBI director over Facebook, and he was giving her instructions on what to do with the check,” according to a report. ❑❑❑ Employees at Sheetz at 820 S. Eagle Valley Road reported to state police someone used counterfeit money at the store at 9 a.m. April 27. ❑❑❑ State police said Steven V. Mighells, of Altoona, was not hurt when his tri-axle service truck skidded off a wet Eagle Valley Road near Showers Street, entered a ditch and turned onto its side at 1:38 p.m. May 11 in Union Township. — Compiled by Sean Yoder

Mayor Elizabeth Goreham chose not to seek a third term in office. She publicly expressed her support for Hahn’s candidacy. “I wish to thank everyone who worked and voted for me,” Hahn said. “I especially wish to thank Mayor Elizabeth Goreham. Her example of encouraging community outreach, advocating reform in the Pennsylvania Municipal League and utilizing her office to promote entrepreneurship, the environment and inclusion has been an inspiration to my campaign. “The next mayor must reach out to the community, build consensus and advocate zealously for State College,” said Hahn. “We still have a lot to accomplish together.” managing editor Geoff Rushton and Centre County Gazette managing editor G. Kerry Webster contributed to this story.

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Preliminary hearings rescheduled for frat members By GEOFF RUSHTON

party at Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Piazza was heavily intoxicated at the time of his fall after consuming large amounts of alcohol in an initiation event dubbed “the Gauntlet,” according to a grand jury presentment. Piazza first fell just before 11 p.m. on Feb. 2 and prosecutors say video and testimony showed fraternity members were aware Piazza was in need of medical attention but no one called for help until 10:48 a.m. on Feb. 3. He died on Feb. 4 at Hershey Medical Center after doctors determined he suffered a non-recoverable brain injury and life-threatening spleen injury. After Piazza was taken to the hospital, fraternity members allegedly made a concerted effort to hide evidence about what had occurred, deleting text and group app messages and ordering pledges to get rid of alcohol in the house and to keep quiet about what happened. Prosecutors also allege a history of hazing over several semesters. On May 5, shortly after a grand jury presentment recommending charges

BELLEFONTE — The preliminary hearings for 18 former members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity facing charges related to the death of Penn State student Timothy Piazza have been rescheduled for June 12 in Bellefonte. The hearings were initially scheduled for Wednesday, but the date change is unsurprising. Continuances are common and coordinating 18 hearings would require some logistical maneuvering. Centre County Central Court hearings are normally held on Wednesday, but the hearings for the fraternity members will be held on a Monday. Beta Theta Pi and the former members are facing a total of 1,098 charges after a grand jury investigation into Piazza’s death. Piazza, 19, of Lebanon, N.J., died on Feb. 4 after falling head-first down the stairs and then multiple times throughout the night of Feb. 2 and early morning hours of Feb. 3 during a bid acceptance

of hazing, 12 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 12 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor. They were both released on $50,000 unsecured bail. On May 9, eight others were arraigned. Michael Angelo Schiavone and Lars Kenyon were each charged with 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 14 counts of hazing, 12 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 12 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor. Ed Gilmartin, Ryan McCann, Lucas Rockwell, Braxton Becker and Ryan Foster were each charged with one count of tampering with evidence, and Joseph Ems was charged with recklessly endangering another person. All eight were released on $50,000 unsecured bail. Beta Theta Pi fraternity was charged with involuntary manslaughter, 50 counts of hazing, 48 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 48 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor. Penn State permanently banned the fraternity in March.

was issued, fraternity members Brendan Young, Daniel Casey, Jonah Neuman, Nick Kubera, Michael Bonatucci, Gary Dibileo, Luke Visser and Joe Sala were charged and arraigned. Each faces a charge of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault and simple assault. Young, the fraternity president, and Casey, the pledge master, each face 50 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 50 counts of hazing, 48 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, 48 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor and one count of tampering with evidence. Neuman, Kubera, Bonatucci, Dibileo, Visser and Sala each face 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 14 counts of hazing, 12 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 12 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor. All eight were released on $100,000 unsecured bail. Also arraigned that day were Craig Heimer and Parker Jax Yochim, who were each charged with 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 14 counts

‘They treated our son as roadkill,’ parents say By GEOFF RUSHTON

ly treated our son as roadkill and a rag doll.” The family and their attorney also spoke to ABC’s “Good Morning America,” on Monday. Timothy Piazza, 19, of Lebanon, N.J., died on Feb. 4 after falling head first down the stairs and then multiple times throughout the night of Feb. 2 and early morning hours of Feb. 3 during a bid acceptance party at Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Piazza was heavily intoxicated at the time of his fall after consuming large amounts of alcohol in an initiation event dubbed

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CENTRE COUNTY District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller, left, hugs Evelyn Piazza as her husband, Jim, stands in the background after announcing the findings in the investigation of the February death of the couple’s son, Timothy Piazza, seen in photo at right, at Penn State University’s fraternity Beta Theta Pi, on May 5 in Bellefonte.

The parents of the Penn State student who died after falling during an alcohol-fueled fraternity event spoke about their son’s death, the fraternity and the university in an interview with NBC’s “Today” aired on Monday. “This wasn’t boys being boys,” said Timothy Piazza’s father, Jim. “This was men who intended to force-feed lethal amounts of alcohol into other young men. And what happened throughout the night was just careless disregard for human life. They basical-

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Cantorna, from page 1 Cantorna won all but four of the county’s 91 precincts. Parks Miller won three in Rush Township and one in Curtin Township.


“I was surprised by the numbers a bit,” said Cantorna. “But, I had a lot of wonderful people supporting me, and a lot of people understood my thoughts about how to run the district attorney’s office. I’m very humbled to see the big margin and have to thank all my supporters for that. I owe a lot a people a big thank you.” A trial attorney for 27 years who started his career as a public defender, Cantorna is partner in the Centre County firm Bryant & Cantorna. Cantorna is senior staff member at the Trial Lawyer’s College for which he organizes and teaches graduate-level law courses to other attorneys. He was previously a clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School — where he received his law degree — for five years and was a Wisconsin public defender for three years. He is also head coach of the State College Area High School girls’ rugby team and an assistant coach for the Penn State women’s rugby team. He had the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police, among others. “Right now, I going to finish out celebrating and get back to work tomorrow,” Cantorna said from Election Night campaign headquarters at Olde New York restaurant. “I don’t want to say too much

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until the numbers are official, but I do want to again say how thankful I am of my supporters.” Parks Miller did not immediately return phone calls to Centre County Gazette, however, at about 11 a.m. on May 17, she posted a thank you to all her friends, supporters and family on Facebook. “Today is a sad day, but not unexpected,” she wrote. “Stacy Parks Miller, the citizen, is worried for our community and crime victims. I am worried exactly as I was in 2009 when I ran. Thank you all again for all of your wonderful support for making our community safe, seeing through the political charade when it happened and supporting the complete turnaround of the DAs office in the last seven years.” Parks Miller has successfully prosecuted high-profile cases during her tenure, but controversy has followed her in recent years. Some of that is intertwined with the contentious history between her and Cantorna, an animosity that was evident at times throughout the campaign.


Cantorna’s announcement that he would seek the nomination immediately set off a scathing response from Parks Miller and a volley of statements. The bad blood started with the 2014 trial of Jalene McClure, a day care provider convicted of assaulting a 5-month-old child. Her sentence was overturned and a new trial ordered by a state Superior Court panel in August on grounds that certain evidence, testimony and a redacted state-

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CENTRE COUNTY District Attorney Stacey Parks Miller greets voters at the polls on May 16. Parks Miller lost the Democratic nomination for district attorney by more than a 3-to-1 margin. ment should not have been admitted. Cantorna, who represented McClure, had argued that now-retired Judge Bradley Lunsford should have recused himself from the trial, after a Right-to-Know request revealed hundreds of text messages between Lunsford and members of Parks Miller’s office in the months leading up to McClure’s trial. Cantorna also argued on appeal that a former court reporter’s affidavit stating Lunsford and Parks Miller had texted during a 2012 trial demonstrated an inappropriate relationship. The Superior Court did not rule on that issue. In 2015, Cantorna brought to the Centre County Board of Commissioners an accusation from former DA’s office paralegal Michelle Shutt that Parks Miller had forged the signature of Judge Pamela Ruest on a fake bail order as part of a jailhouse sting operation. That set off a series of battles between Parks Miller and county officials and defense attorneys. The case was investigated by the Pennsylvania office of the attorney general and a grand jury ultimately found no wrongdoing by Parks Miller, concluding the signature belonged to Ruest. Parks Miller filed a lawsuit in federal court against a number of county

officials, Ruest, Shutt and several defense attorneys, including Cantorna, charging defamation, malicious prosecution, legal malpractice and other claims. A judge dismissed most of the claims, including those against Cantorna, last May, and the remaining claims of illegal search and seizure by county officials were dismissed in August. Parks Miller, who was elected DA in 2009 and re-elected in 2013, has appealed the dismissal. Shutt filed suit against Parks Miller for retaliation, defamation and other claims. That was dismissed by a federal judge, but Shutt has the opportunity to refile in county court. In interviews and a debate during the campaign, Cantorna cited what he described as unusually high turnover in the DA’s office during Parks Miller’s tenure. Parks Miller, however, noted that she got rid of much of the existing staff when she first took office. She also said that her assistant DAs are trained well and leave for higher paying positions. managing editor Geoff Rushton and Gazette managing editor G. Kerry Webster contributed to this story.

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Graduation hold placed on charged Beta Theta Pi seniors By ELISSA HILL

UNIVERSITY PARK — Many questions have been posed in the time since District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller held a press conference to reveal the findings of the grand jury investigation into Beta Theta Pi and the death of student Timothy Piazza. Following the charges against the 18 former members of Beta Theta Pi, among those questions was whether or not the charged seniors would be allowed to graduate. According to an FAQ page the university launched Friday, former Beta members who were planning to graduate last weekend were not able to do so, as Penn State placed them on hold while it begins its student conduct disciplinary process. “A graduation hold was placed on any student named in the grand jury presentment who was scheduled to graduate in the spring,” the university responded on the FAQ page. “We will begin University disciplinary proceedings against individual students involved in this matter, now that the results of the criminal investigation have been released.” The university has yet to comment on what the potential consequences of the student conduct disciplinary investigation may be. “Penn State has focused for more than a decade on issues of excessive alcohol consumption and hazing, but like many other universities and colleges across the country these remain a serious challenge,” the introduction of the FAQ page reads. “It should go without saying that hazing and underage drinking are illegal and not permitted by the University. Penn State has and will continue to educate its students about these issues and will hold them accountable whenever it learns of such wrongdoing.” Questions and answers on the page go on to detail the Parents, from page 3 “the Gauntlet,” according to a grand jury presentment. “Nobody should consume that much alcohol,’’ said Piazza’s mother, Evelyn. “That’s torture.” Piazza first fell just before 11 p.m. on Feb. 2 and prosecutors say video and testimony showed fraternity members were aware Piazza was in need of medical attention but no one called for help until 10:48 a.m. on Feb. 3. The fraternity and 18 members have been charged with various crimes related to Piazza’s death and its aftermath, including involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, hazing, providing alcohol to minors and tampering with evidence. A forensic pathologist determined Piazza’s blood alcohol content at the time of his fall would have been as high as 0.36. He was first taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center then flown to Hershey Medical Center, where doctors found he had a non-recoverable brain injury and life-threatening spleen injury. According to the grand jury presentment, video surveillance in the fraternity house documented how fraternity brothers made various efforts to wake Piazza throughout the night. “They slapped him. They threw water in his face. They sat on him,” Jim Piazza said. “They punched him where the ruptured spleen was.” One fraternity member appeared to administer a sternal rub, which tests for a person’s level of unconsciousness by putting rolling pressure on the sternum to elicit a response. Piazza did not appear to respond to the rub, prosecutors said. “Somebody knew what a sternum rub was and knew if he didn’t react to it there is a significant issue,” Jim Piazza said. “They did nothing about it.” Piazza’s brother, Michael, who is also a Penn State student, said he was the first family member to learn Timothy was in the hospital after suffering serious injuries. He told “Today” that one of his brother’s roommates called him on the morning of Feb. 3 because Timothy had not come home. Michael called the hospital and was told Timothy was in the emergency room. “When I got there I found out pretty quickly how serious it was,” Michael Piazza said. “I had to call my mom to let her know that he was severely injured and that they were going to fly him to the Hershey Medical Center because it was so severe they couldn’t treat him there.” At Hershey, surgeons sat down Piazza’s parents and told them he had a non-recoverable brain injury. Jim and Evelyn sat with him, held his hand and spoke to him. At one point, Jim Piazza said, a tear came to Timothy’s eye. He asked a doctor

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if Timothy could hear them. “Maybe,” was the answer. “But frankly I don’t know if I want to know if he heard us or not because if he heard us then he knew he was going to die,” Jim Piazza said. He said he asked doctors if the outcome would have been different had his son received help sooner and was told yes. “They killed him,” Jim Piazza said. No one from the fraternity or Penn State administration attended the wake or funeral, his parents said. When they met with Penn State President Eric Barron, they brought a copy of the Mass book that had Timothy’s picture on it. “I slid it across the table and said, ‘Here, since no one had the time to come to the services I thought you might want to see this,’” Jim Piazza said. The university said in a statement on Monday that administrators “deeply regret” not having a representative at Piazza’s funeral. “The University administrator assigned responsibility for representing the school at student funeral services was unable to attend the service for Tim due to a personal emergency,” the statement said. “He contacted the Piazza family in advance of the service to let them know about his conflict. The University did participate in a vigil held with the Piazza family on campus. Even so, we deeply regret that no one was asked to attend Tim’s funeral in his place. There should be no question, however, that Tim, his family, and his friends have been constantly in our thoughts ever since this tragedy occurred, and there they remain, with our most profound sympathy.” Piazza’s family has not watched the video surveillance footage that recorded what happened in the Beta Theta Pi house that night. But his father said he would watch it with administrators if it could have an impact. “We haven’t seen the video and I don’t really want to see it,” Jim Piazza said. “I will tell you this. If the board of trustees and President Barron sit down to watch the video with me, I’ll watch it. I don’t want to see it as a parent because I feel like it’s going to be incredibly painful and the last memories of my son will be him being abused for 12 hours and dying a slow and painful death.” The Piazzas told “Today” that they have retained an attorney but are focused on the criminal cases and establishing a foundation in Timothy’s name. Their attorney, Tom Kline, told ABC News on Monday that the family plans to file a lawsuit against the fraternity, fraternity members and the university. Kline alleged that Penn State knew there was a “widespread” problem with alcohol and hazing but did nothing about it. “They looked away,” Kline told ABC. In March, the university permanently banned Beta Theta Pi from Penn State

excessive drinking, hazing and assault may lead the University to adopt further restrictions, including the possibility of declaring that the system must be completely dry. We are hopeful that our fraternities and sororities are as determined as Penn State to avoid outcomes that threaten their continued success,” the page reads. “As Penn State President Eric Barron indicated in a recent blog post, the positives provided by the Greek-life community are worth protecting — but in order for that to occur, change is needed.”

and instituted sweeping changes related to alcohol and new member recruitment for fraternity and sorority organizations. Barron said the grand jury’s findings are “heart-wrenching and incomprehensible.” “The alleged details in the grand jury presentment, which suggest the inhumane treatment of a student forced through hazing to consume dangerous amounts of alcohol and endure hours of suffering, are sickening and difficult to understand,” Barron said after the release

of the presentment. “It is numbing how an atmosphere that endangers the well-being and safety of another person could occur within an organization that prided itself on commitment to each other and to its community.” A new web page published by the university on Friday details the steps it is taking to address the problems of overconsumption of alcohol, underage drinking and hazing. “Our commitment to change remains strong,” the page states. “We will not rest until we solve this problem.”

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Death Notices BELLEVILLE — Ruth Ellen (Witmer) Foust died Sunday, May 7, 2017. Arrangements were under the direction of Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Centre Hall. SNOW SHOE — Patricia Ann (Lawrence) Lindemuth died Sunday, May 7, 2017. She was 78. Arrangements were under the direction of Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Snow Shoe. STATE COLLEGE — Judith R. Smith died Monday, May 8, 2017, at Aristacare Health Services. She was 72. Arrangements were under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Home, Bellefonte. SNOW SHOE — Michael Houser Sr. died Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at his home. He was 61. Arrangements were under the direction of Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Snow Shoe. PLEASANT GAP — Dr. James R. Bloom Sr. died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at The Oaks. He was 93. Arrangements were under the direction of Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service, State College. STATE COLLEGE — Lillian V. Preston died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, in Hollidaysburg. She was 93. Arrangements were under the direction of Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service, State College. BELLEFONTE — Catherine Jane Rawson MacMillan died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at Centre Crest. She was 90. Arrangements were under the direction of Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service, State College. BELLEFONTE — James M. Lambert died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his home. He was 55. Arrangements were under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Home, Bellefonte. CENTRE HALL — Dennis D. Herman died Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his home. He was 63. Arrangements were under the direction of Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Centre Hall. BELLEFONTE — J. Marie Dunklebarger died Saturday, May 14, 2017, at her home. She was 74. Arrangements were under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Home, Bellefonte. BELLEFONTE — Mario T. Truglio died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. He was 74. Arrangements were under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Home, Bellefonte. PHILIPSBURG — Elizabeth H. “Bettie” Husted died Sunday, May 14, 2017, at her home. She was 84. Arrangements were under the direction of BeezerHeath Funeral Home, Philipsburg.

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McClain, White win nominations Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — In a crowded field looking to win the open magisterial district judge position in Centre County, a defense attorney and a retired police officer emerged with nominations in Tuesday’s primary. With seven candidates all crossfiled for both parties, Casey McClain won the Democratic nomination by a wide margin, while Dave White won the more tightly contested Republican ticket for judge for district 49-02-01. The district serves Patton Township, Ferguson Township, Halfmoon Township and parts of College Township (north and west). McClain, an assistant public deCASEY McCLAIN fender in Centre County for the past 13 years, won 52.61 percent of the Democratic vote with 1,612 ballots cast in his favor. “I am overwhelmed by the strong support of our community. We worked hard to inform voters of my qualifications and I think the total votes speak volumes to the efforts of so many on my behalf,” McClain told the Centre County Gazette the morning after the election. “The other candidates and their families DAVE WHITE were so great to interact with, and I’m proud to be part of such a strong slate of candidates,

wonderful people, who were looking to continue to do great things for our community. We still have a long way to go to this fall, continue to earn people’s votes, and I look forward to meeting as many neighbors as possible.” The next closest vote-getter was Kristin Scipione, who did not actively campaign, with 337 votes (11 percent). On the Democratic side White got 228 votes, which tied him for fourth with attorney Justin Bish, both 47 votes behind the third-place finisher, attorney Louis Lombardi. White, who recently retired as State College police officer after 31 years with the department, was the top vote-getter on the Republican ticket with 21.24 percent (492 votes). He was trailed by business owner and former constable Robert Stewart, who got 18.48 percent (428 votes). Phone calls placed to White were not immediately returned to the Centre County Gazette. McClain was sixth in the Republican results with 252 votes. McClain and White are both seeking the seat vacated in November 2015 by former district judge Leslie Dutchcot, who left to take a position with a private law firm. Senior Judge Ronald Horner was chosen by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts to temporarily fill the position until the next municipal election. Horner retired last month, and fellow District Judge Steven Lachman has been handling the office in the interim.’s Geoff Rushton and Centre County Gazette Managing Editor G. Kerry Webster contributed to this report.

Two incumbents, one newcomer win nominations for SC borough council By GEOFF RUSHTON

STATE COLLEGE — Two State College Borough Council members will look to keep their seats in the fall, while one Democrat and two Republicans will be vying for a first term on council. With the top three vote getters moving on to November’s election, council member Evan Myers, vice president and chief operating officer at AccuWeather, led the way on the Democratic ballot with 25.52 percent (1,298 votes). Fellow incumbent Theresa Lafer, who works in staff support services at Penn State, came in second with 18.36 percent (934 votes). Seeking office for the first time, Dan Murphy, director of Penn State’s Office for Student Orientation and Transition Programs, came in third with 16.2 percent (824 votes) to secure one of the three nominations. They were followed by recent Penn State master’s degree graduate Marina Cotarelo (14.49 percent), retired human resources executive Steve Mower (13.98 percent) and Penn State undergraduate Rylie Cooper (11.15 percent). On the Republican side, only two candidates ran, so both will be on the November ballot, each seeking to win one of three seats up for election. Former state representative Lynn Herman received 429 votes, and Richard FitzJudge, from page 1 votes, 5,462 votes, to Marshall’s 34.27 percent, with 2,880. There were 61 write-ins. Marshall secured the Democratic nomination, winning 62.25 percent to McGlaughlin’s 37.54 percent, 5,853 to 3,530. There were 20 write-ins. A vacancy for judge opened in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas, the 49th judicial district, when President Judge Thomas Kistler decided not to run for re-election. He served on the bench for 20 years. The president judge position will be assumed by Judge Pamela Ruest. Common pleas judges serve 10-year terms and are technically state employees. As of Jan. 1, the salary of a common pleas judge is $178,868. Marshall, of Patton Township, is a Clearfield native and began his legal career after graduating from Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law. For the last 13 years, he has practiced at Miller Kistler & Campbell. He is the president of the Centre County Bar Association. Marshall said his continuing training sets him apart from other attorneys, having received a certified public accountant license, becoming a trained mediator and a designation as a certified divorce financial analyst. “I am very pleased with the outcome of the primary election, and I am particularly pleased to learn of the broad support that I have across Centre County,” Mar-






gerald, a senior purchasing agent at Penn State, got 385. The new political action committee BugPAC had some successes in its first time endorsing candidates in borough elections. The group formed by former Penn State student government leaders to “reclaim State College” for all residents, including students, threw its support behind three council candidates and one mayoral candidate, while encouraging students to register to vote and submit absentee ballots before leaving at the end of spring semester. The committee endorsed primary winners Myers and Murphy as well as Cotarelo. Their mayoral candidate, business owner Michael Black, came in second in the Democratic primary, 170 votes behind Don Hahn. shall said in an email on the morning after the election. “I look forward to continuing my campaign into the fall, and getting to know voters in all areas of the county who I have not yet had a chance to meet.” McGlaughlin, of Harris Township, is originally from Huntingdon County and began practicing law in Centre County in 1987. He received his juris doctor degree from Northern Ohio Law School. He is a former president of the Centre County Bar Association, having served in the position in 2012-2013. He currently practices and is a shareholder at Stover, McGlaughlin, Gerace, Weyandt and McCormick P.C. and said he has handled many family law and criminal cases, the two most common types to come before a common pleas judge. Even though no two cases are exactly the same, he said, he believes his experience has given him a feel for what he would encounter as a judge, both in his trial experience and time clerking in Mifflin County. “I am humbled and honored by all the support I received on Tuesday and am looking forward to November’s election,” McGlaughlin said. “Having received the majority of the votes cast, I will use the next several months to meet and speak with even more residents. I will continue to work hard to spread the message about why my experience and qualifications make me the most qualified candidate to be the next judge in Centre County.”

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Voters select local school board candidates By SEAN YODER

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FIFTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT constituents carried tombstone-themed signs during a gathering outside Bonfatto’s in Bellefonte on May 15. Die-In, from page 1 Road and were accompanied by a coffin, meant to represent the death of the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. Friedenberg and other protesters said most of all they simply want a town hall meeting and they want to be heard by the congressman and voice their concerns about his votes. “We don’t expect that we’re going to be able to get him to vote every way we want,” Friedenberg said. “It’s really about being heard, and that’s a simple thing to do and he’s not doing it.” Thompson was among 217 Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted in favor of H.R. 1628 on May 4, the latest attempt to dismantle parts of the ACA. It was a promise of President Donald Trump on the campaign trail and for years the mission of many Washington Republicans. Twenty Republicans and 193 Democrats voted against it. Thompson said the American Health Care Act will continue to protect those who have pre-existing conditions and “stop the countless situations where people are losing their doctors, insurers are leaving the market and rates continue to skyrocket” under the ACA, according to a statement from Thompson’s office. The statement said the attempt to paint the congressman as inaccessible is disingenuous, and both sides have said Thompson has met with protest organizers. Thompson isn’t the only Washington lawmaker from Pennsylvania getting pressure to give more face time to constituents through town halls. Sen. Pat Toomey has for months been the target of protesters who say he’s not listening to all the voices in his constituency. The group Tuesdays with Toomey has petitioned him weekly at his various offices across the state for more face time. “He hasn’t held the town hall meeting that he’s promised to have and so this is our First Amendment fallback to try to communicate the message that we’re very unhappy

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Four seats are up for grabs on the State College Area school board, and the same four candidates were the top vote-getters on both the Democratic and Republican ballots in the May 16 primary. Lori Bedell received 26.32 percent of voted from Democrats (4,305 votes), followed by incumbents David K. Hutchinson with 21.82 percent (3,569) and Jim Leous with 20.67 percent (3,381), and Scott Fozard with 11.9 percent (1,946). Fozard edged out Arnold Tilden, who had 11.46 percent (1,874). Hutchinson was the top vote-getter among Republicans with 21.4 percent (2,004). Bedell came in with 19.17 percent (1,795), Fozard with 18.28 percent (1,712) and Leous with 16.42 percent (1,538). Only three people ran for the four open seats at Bellefonte School District: incumbents Rodney E. Musser and Jon Guizar, and Kristen Bruckner. Bruckner was the top choice for Democrats with 35.98 percent (1,098), followed by Musser with 31.85 percent (972) and Guizar at 26.11 percent (797). There were 185 write-in votes. Musser took the largest share of Republican votes with 36.18 percent (1,472), followed by Bruckner with 32.61 percent (1,327) and Guizar with 26.98 percent (1,098). The only contested race for a seat on the Bald Eagle Area School board is in Region 2, where one seat is open. Molly Pomery-Hoover took the Democratic nomination with 47.83 percent (154). Mark S. Kresovich won the Republican nod with 49.83 percent (292). Three candidates vied for the two at-large Penns Valley School District seats, the only contested race in the district. Holly Hawkins was first among Democrats with 41.13 percent (533), followed by Chris Houser with 35.11 percent (455) and Henry “Hank” Yeagley 22.69 percent (294). Republicans favored Houser with 39.03 percent (630), followed by Hawkins with 36.37 percent (587) and Yeagley with 23.85 percent (385).


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State High football player faces several charges By GEOFF RUSHTON

STATE COLLEGE — A State College Area High School senior and star football player for the Little Lions is facing multiple charges after allegedly being found with drugs and stolen mail and making threats against a witness. Noah R. Woods, 18, of Lemont, was charged May 11 with felony counts of possession with intent to deliver and retaliation against a witness, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft by unlawful taking. According to a criminal complaint, Ferguson Township police responded at 9:24 a.m. Monday to a report of a black male entering mail boxes near the intersection of High Point Cove and Fairchild Lane. A witness said he approached the man and asked what he was doing, at which point the man fled while carrying a black backpack and black duffel bag. An officer said he had earlier handled a disabled vehicle call on Blue Course Drive and had cited Woods, who seemed to match the description the witness provided to police. At about 12:50 p.m., patrols were dispatched to West Whitehall Road for a report of a male possibly entering a residence without permission. An officer said he observed Woods on the back porch of the residence reaching into a black duffel bag, and when Woods saw the police car he pulled his hand out of the bag and stood up. "WALK" in to Walker & Walker Equipment II     


Woods reportedly told police he was getting some things for his friend who lived at the residence. Another officer spoke with the caller, who said his brother was taken to the hospital because of earlier drug use. The caller’s mother, the owner of the property, told him she believed Woods was at the house to remove illegal drugs and had not given him permission to be in the house. The caller said he went to the house, saw a vehicle in the driveway and observed Woods coming out of the house carrying a black duffel bag, according to police. An officer asked Woods about the issue he had at the mailbox earlier, and Woods initially denied knowing anything about it, according to the complaint. Woods then allegedly acknowledged he had the mail at his home in Lemont but couldn’t provide an answer about how it got there. Woods was taken into custody for theft and police searched the duffel bag. Inside, they allegedly found a bag with suspected marijuana, a grinder containing suspected marijuana residue, a glass smoking device, two digital scales and mail for six people with addresses in the area of High Point Cove, Fairchild Lane and McBath Street, according to the complaint. Police said in a side compartment they found 88 Xanax pills. At the police station, Woods reportedly told police he wanted to cooperate and it was decided he would be charged at a later date. He was released at about 3 p.m. At about 4:30 p.m. the Whitehall Road caller reported that Woods called him and threatened him. Woods allegedly told him it was his fault he was facing charges and that “snitches get stitches.� Woods also said, “I better not see your ass around town,� according to the complaint. The man said that at one point he hung up on Woods, and Woods called him back immediately. When Woods returned to the police station to retrieve his own cellphone, he was placed under arrest for retaliation against a witness, police said. The man said later that he got the cellphone of his brother, who was still in the hospital, and looked at the text messages. Among them were messages from the number Woods had called him from earlier saying his brother got him arrested and he was going to kill him, according to the complaint. Police told the man to return

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the cellphone to the hospital room and obtained a search warrant to seize and search the phone. Woods was arraigned on May 16 before District Judge Steven Lachman. Bail was set at 10 percent of $30,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 24. Woods was a two-year starter at wide receiver for the State High football team. He was named MVP of the PSFCA East-West All-Star Game earlier this month and also was a member of the State High boys track and field state championship team in 2016. He committed in January to attend and play football at Slippery Rock University. A tweet from Slippery Rock’s verified athletics department account welcoming Woods on signing day has been deleted.

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Thank an EMS practitioner Pennsylvania’s EMS providers responded to 1,881,979 requests for assistance throughout the commonwealth in 2015. That is equivalent to just under 15 percent of the total population and equates to a dispatch every 17 seconds. Please join me in saying “thank you” to the local emergency medical service practitioners for their dedicated service within our communities. May 21-27 is National EMS Week. This year’s theme — “EMS Strong: Always in Service” — was chosen to recognize the commitment that emergency medical personnel make to the communities they serve. Their dedication provides round-the-clock care, throughout the nation, during both personal emergencies and public health crisis events. Our region — Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties — is home to 1,811 EMS practitioners who help assure that optimal pre-hospital emergency care is available 24/7/365 and is delivered in a safe, reliable manor using a complement of 208 licensed EMS vehicles located throughout the region. Whether providing initial patient care as part of a quick response service or ongoing care during ambulance transport, at the basic life support or advanced life support level, on the ground or in the air, as a career choice or volunteer basis, all EMS practitioners are dedicated professionals who spend countless hours preparing for and responding to family, friends, neighbors and total strangers in their time of need. Please join me in thanking the EMS practitioners who serve your community. Tell them how much you appreciate their commitment to assuring that quality emergency medical care is just a call away. While talking with them, ask what you can do to help out and/or how to join the EMS team. The satisfaction is priceless. Tim Nilson Executive director Seven Mountains EMS Council

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And this was the ‘leadership’ frat tiple times, bled, vomited, twitched, They call themselves “Men of was bruised, limp, pale, stiff, cold Principle.” to the touch, and did not respond They say their “reputation for to being rubbed, splashed, slapped, high standards and accountability struck or shaken, the Men of Prinis second to none” because of their ciple of Beta Theta Pi did “commitment to academic not call 911 until 12 hours excellence, leadership deafter they saw him fall velopment, and a zero tolerdown a flight of stairs. ance policy for hazing.” The 12 hours of inacThey say they are a tion might be forgiven if “shining star,” and that they the Men of Principle had offer “a truly different frabeen so far gone themternity experience at PSU selves that they didn’t that will challenge the ‘Frat’ notice Piazza was in a stereotype.” bad way. But the rubbing, These are the words, splashing, slapping, strikavailable on their website, ing and shaking, along of “the gentlemen, leaders with the strapping on of a and scholars” of Beta Theta full backpack to keep him Pi, “The Leadership Fraterfrom lying on his back and nity.” possibly choking on his Are you puking yet? own vomit, and the inMaybe you’ve got nothing ternet searches for sympleft in your stomach after Russell Frank toms and treatment of reading over the weekend worked as a reporter, editor head injuries, suggest that the grand jury presentment and columnist they knew all too well that on the death of Timothy Pi- at newspapers in Piazza might be in danger. azza. California and Not to mention the As every major news or- Pennsylvania for 13 argument about whethganization in the country years before joining er to call 911, which took has reported, 18 members the journalism place less than a half hour of Beta Theta Pi have been faculty at Penn after Piazza’s fall, and the charged with crimes in con- State in 1998. His group message informing nection with Piazza’s death views and opinions do not necessarily the brothers that Piazza in February. reflect those of Penn was “going to need help,” According to the grand State University. which was sent a little jury presentment, though more than an hour after his fall. Beta was a dry fraternity, the Men of The security camera footage also Principle spent $1,179 on alcohol to reportedly shows that the Men of initiate Piazza and his fellow pledges Principle were awake and functional into their noble order. enough to tackle each other and land Despite the chapter’s no-hazon top of Piazza, to step over him ing policy — which is, in any event, when his prone body blocked their a violation of Penn State’s code of path to the kitchen, to post video of student conduct and the law of the him on Snapchat, and to attempt to commonwealth of Pennsylvania — clean him up and dress him for his the Men of Principle ran the pledgambulance ride to the hospital. es through a ritualized gauntlet of Surveillance footage and phone drinking stations. records show that all the actions listThough 12 of the 14 pledges, ined above were performed between cluding Piazza, were too young to 10 and 11 p.m., between 1 and 2 a.m., legally drink, the Men of Principle between 3 and 4, between 5 and 6, plied them with vodka, wine and between 6 and 7, and between 10 beer. and 10:48. In other words, the Men And though Tim Piazza fell mul-


of Principle of Beta Theta Pi allegedly knew Piazza was in a bad way just about all night long, from the moment he tumbled until the moment they called for help. The words “accountability” and “responsibility” appear multiple times on Beta’s website. Consider how the Men of Principle behaved after they learned of Piazza’s death. According to text messages quoted in the grand jury presentment, they had the pledges “get rid of any evidence of alcohol,” worried about their liability, settled on a story that has them not being aware of Piazza’s condition until 10 a.m., at which time they “decided to call 911 instantly, because the kid’s health was paramount,” and then deleted incriminating messages. The generous view of this nightmare, and of all the abuses of pledges and women at fraternity houses here and elsewhere, is that we’re talking about kids. Meaning people who make dumb decisions sometimes. Meaning people who are going to behave irresponsibly sometimes. This is precisely the problem with the Greek system. You cannot claim to be mature enough to live without adult supervision if you’re kids who cannot be expected to behave responsibly. You cannot call yourselves Men of Principle when your behavior violates your principles. You cannot call yourselves leaders if your response to tragedy and transgression is to deny it, hide the evidence of it and then treat it as bad publicity to be neutralized by high-minded hooey about leadership, service and academic achievement. Time and again, members of Penn State’s 46 fraternity chapters have demonstrated that they’re kids. Therefore, if they are going to be allowed to remain a part of university life, they are going to need a lot more adult supervision than they have been getting, no matter how many philanthropies they support.

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Research offers insight on tantrums in autistic children Penn State News HERSHEY — Speech or language impairments may not be the cause of more frequent tantrums in children with autism, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. The findings could help parents of children with autism seek out the best treatment for behavior problems. Children with autism experience more tantrums than children without, and speech therapists, preschool teachers, parents and others often blame these frequent outbursts on speech and language problems. Some children with autism spectrum disorder are not able to speak, or have speech that is not clear or well-understood by others. To investigate this correlation, the researchers studied the relationship between language and tantrum frequency in 240 children with autism between the ages of 15 and 71 months of age. The children’s IQs, their ability to understand language and their ability to use words and speak clearly explained less than 3 percent of their tantrums. Researchers published their results in Journal of Development and Physical Disabilities. “We had children in our sample with clear speech and enough intelligence to be able to communicate, and their tantrums were just as high in that group,” said Dr. Cheryl D. Tierney, associate professor of pediatrics, College of Medicine, and section chief, behavior and developmental pediatrics, Penn State Children’s Hospital. The researchers also found that children who spoke at the level of a 2-yearold with normal development had more tantrums than children with lower speech skills. “There is a common pervasive misbe-

lief that children with autism have more tantrum behaviors because they have difficulty communicating their wants and their needs to caregivers and other adults,” Tierney explained. “The belief is that their inability to express themselves with speech and language is the driving force for these behaviors, and that if we can improve their speech and their language the behaviors will get better on their own. But we found that only a very tiny percentage of temper tantrums are caused by having the inability to communicate well with others or an inability to be understood by others.” In their new study, Tierney and co-investigator Susan D. Mayes, professor of psychiatry, addressed the limitations in previous research by including a larger sample of children and capturing more measurements. Their study is the first of its kind to measure IQ and the first to separate out speech and language as different variables that might affect tantrum behavior in children with autism. “IQ is extremely important, because a child that has the mental capacity to understand and use language may display different behaviors compared to a child who doesn’t have the mental capacity and comprehension to use language,” Tierney said. She also explained the difference between language and speech in the study of children with autism. “Language is a child’s ability to understand the purpose of words and to understand what is said,” she said. “Speech is their ability to use their mouth, tongue, lips and jaw to form the sounds of words and make those sounds intelligible to other people.” The new study does not answer the question of what does cause tantrums in children with autism, but mood dysregu-


NEW FINDINGS could help parents of children with autism find the best treatment for behavior trouble, according to Penn State researchers. lation and a low tolerance for frustration — two common traits — are likely factors that should be studied further, Tierney said. Tierney believes enough evidence has accumulated to shift the emphasis from improving speech to improving behavior. “We should stop telling parents of children with autism that their child’s behavior will get better once they start talking or their language improves, because we now have enough studies to show that that is unlikely to happen without additional help,” she said.

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That help should come in the form of applied behavior analysis, and having a well-trained and certified behavior analyst on a child’s treatment team is key to improved outcomes. “This form of therapy can help children with autism become more flexible and can show them how to get their needs met when they use behaviors that are more socially acceptable than having a tantrum,” Tierney said. Robin Lockridge in the Department of Psychiatry also worked on this research, which had no associated funding.



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Reduce stress with five Mayo Clinic tips The constant juggle of work, family and other responsibilities can cause anybody to feel stressed. And, stress is not only unpleasant, it can have negative ramifications on your health, including stomach upset, fatigue, headache and even depression and drug abuse, according to the Mayo Clinic. Luckily, a bit of self-care goes a long way. Here are five great ways to ease tension and reduce symptoms of stress: ■ Have a spot of tea. Drinking black tea leads to lower poststress cortisol levels, according to a University College London study. Brew yourself a cup and take a few minutes to relax. ■ Play piano. Playing piano can reduce stress, according to a study published in the International Journal of Music Education. And you can play whenever you need to take a minute to reduce stress, as keyboards

come in all sizes these days. ■ Keep a journal. Spend a few minutes each day or when the mood strikes putting pen to paper. Writing in a journal can help you get things off your chest, and can have effects similar to meditation. ■ Get moving. Aerobic exercise has been shown to decrease overall levels of tension, elevate and stabilize mood, improve sleep and improve self-esteem. Even five minutes of aerobic exercise can stimulate anti-anxiety effects. So, put on some sneakers and get moving. ■ Get together with friends. Close friendships are a great outlet to express oneself, get positive feedback and laugh, which can ease stress and tension. Even when you’re busy, be sure to carve out time for friends. — Courtesy of

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RACE DAY SOIREE THE SEVENTH ANNUAL Race Day Soiree, a Kentucky Derbythemed event benefiting the American Cancer Society and Hershey Hope Lodge, recently was held at the home of Blake and Linda Gall, of State College. Hope Lodges are a “home away from home” for patients undergoing outpatient treatment for cancer and are made available at no cost to the patients or their caregivers. Pictured, from left, are Karen Infield, Race Day Soiree sponsorship chairman; Brynn Rousselin, Christine Zlupko and Fred Rousselin, Race Day committee members; Eden Gilligan, ACS staff partner; Linda Gall, Race Day Soiree event chairman; and Michelle Pasquinelli, Race Day committee member. Missing is committee member April Detar.

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IN SOME stroke patients, short-term memory is so impaired they can’t form new memories.

Why can stroke victims remember some things? Penn State News UNIVERSITY PARK — The brain is the most beautifully complex organ in the human body. Three pounds of evolutionary genius, the brain provides both the hardware and software for controlling all behavior through an intricate system of synaptic messaging. But for all of its complexity, the brain is sustained by oxygen-rich arteries and blood vessels, and can’t survive without the free flow of blood to all of its lobes and fissures, which is exactly what a stroke inhibits. When someone suffers a stroke, blood flow to that person’s brain suddenly stops. The location of the stroke, how long the blood flow was interrupted and the extent of the permanent damage will determine the stroke victim’s long-term prognosis. Strokes are the third-leading cause of death in the United States, with at least 80 percent classified as ischemic, occurring when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, usually as a result of a blood clot or embolism. The other type of stroke, hemorhaggic, is caused when blood vessels break and leak into the brain and damage brain tissue, and is more deadly. What some people call “mini-strokes,” TIAs or trans-ischemic attacks, are not strokes at all, although they provide valuable warning signs for full-blown strokes. A true stroke — however stark or slight — leaves its mark on the body or mind. According to Kevin Cockroft, associate professor of neurosurgery and co-director of the Penn State Stroke Center, the damage caused by a stroke depends on what vessel is occluded and what territory is affected. “That middle cerebral artery is the common artery on the hemisphere of the brain. If the whole territory on the brain is damaged, it can lead to weakness and paralysis, as well as language dysfunction if it’s on the left side,” he said. “But some small branches of that artery may lead to language impairment rather than weakness.” Many stroke victims experience aphasia, the loss of speech or the inability to understand speech. Anomia, the inability to name things, is a subtype of aphasia. “The other thing that comes into play

is memory and retrieving memory,” said Cockroft. “It becomes difficult for stroke patients to make new memories, whereas they can be very good about remembering things in the past.” Cockcroft said that he tells the families of stroke patients to expect two things: “One, there will always be a personality change, maybe so subtle that only the family notices, or so pronounced that everyone notices. Second, they will always have some problems with their short-term memory. How long it will last, is hard to say.” For some patients, short-term memory is so impaired that they can’t form new memories at all. For instance, they can’t remember what they ate for breakfast, yet they are able to recall something they knew years ago, like the nickname of New Orleans. This inability to form new memories is called anterograde amnesia — a condition that provided the plotline for the movies “Memento” and “Fifty First Dates,” although anterograde amnesia is much more common as the result of a stroke than a concussion. Cockroft emphasized that there has been a lot of progress made in stroke care in the last decade, but public education remains a key factor in improving patient outcomes. “It’s important to think of a stroke as a ‘brain attack,’” he explained. “It requires immediate attention.” Every minute counts: If blocked blood vessels can be cleared within three to six hours, the patient’s odds are greatly improved. Within that crucial window of time, clot-busting drugs can be administered intravenously or intra-arterially. If the patient seeks medical care six hours or more after the initial stroke, or in cases where the clot-busting drugs don’t work, there are still other options, Cockroft said. After eight hours, a Merci retrieval device, which looks like a corkscrew, can be used to fish out a clot. After 10 hours, a balloon catheter can be used to increase circulation around the blood vessels damaged by the stroke. The crucial thing to remember, noted Cockroft, is “If you’re having numbness, weakness, loss of vision or sudden headaches, you need to get to the emergency room.”

Geisinger neurologist: ‘Golden hour’ requires FAST response Special to the Gazette STATE COLLEGE — For a person experiencing symptoms of a stroke, the time in which it takes a bystander to respond can mean the difference between recovery, brain damage or even death. “The term ‘golden hour’ is used to describe the hour immediately following the onset of stroke symptoms,” said Dr. Kathleen Schaefer, neurologist at Geisinger Scenery Park. “Patients who arrive at a hospital and receive treatment within the first hour have a much greater chance of surviving and avoiding long-term brain damage.” Symptoms of a stroke are sudden, and include weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially in one side of the body), confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, trouble seeing in one or both eyes, dizziness, trouble walking, loss of balance or severe headache. According to Schaefer, responders should use the FAST method to remember and react to the warning signs of a stroke: ■ F — Face Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? ■ A — Arms

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OLLI celebrates 20 years of lifelong learning UNIVERSITY PARK — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Penn State recently celebrated 20 years of adult learning at a luncheon at the Ramada Conference Center State College. OLLI at Penn State is a membership organization offering affordable courses, trips and social activities geared toward adults who are 50 years and older. OLLI at Penn State began as the Community Academy of Lifelong Learning in 1996 and, together with Penn State Outreach and Online Education, first applied for funds to become an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in 2006. OLLI dissolved its nonprofit status and officially became a part of Penn State University in 2015. Sarah Anderson has been the director of OLLI at Penn State for 16 years. “I believe people have a natural yearning to learn throughout their lifespan,” Anderson said. “OLLI fulfills that desire for mature adult learners, who at this stage of life, no longer need to learn for the sake of advancing their careers — but want to learn for the pure joy of it.” Mavis Stapleford is one of OLLI’s 1,200 members. She joined after her husband passed away and she moved to State College. Stapleford credits the program to opening up a new world to her. “From the first time I walked into the OLLI office,

meeting smiling faces and a warm welcome — I picked up an OLLI catalog and fell in love,” Stapleford said. “I signed up for many courses. It’s great fun reliving one’s own world travels through someone else’s experiences. Through someone else’s eyes, I see art, music, the environment, local and international history and culture.” Carol and Steve Gentry have volunteered for the organization for nearly 20 years. “I was recruited to join the Curriculum Committee just after I retired from teaching in 1999,” Carol Gentry said. “Joining OLLI is the next stage of an active lifestyle. It keeps the mind active. It gives retirees something positive to retire to after they have left their life’s work.” Steve Gentry, OLLI Advisory and Leadership Committee member and past president, said it is the variety of experiences that keeps him active. “There are too many excellent classes and trips to mention or to choose a favorite,” Steve Gentry said. “So when asked what my favorite trip or class has been, my standard answer is: the next one.” The OLLI at Penn State luncheon will feature Penn State President Eric Barron; Patty Satalia, senior producer and host for WPSU-TV and FM; and music by Naomi Seidman and Jon Drexter. For more information, visit

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Open house showcases world-champion horses By CONNIE COUSINS

SPRING MILLS — Despite the wet and cool weather May 13, there were cars with license plates from Ohio and New York, as well as Pennsylvania, parked at Windemere Farms. An enthusiastic rooster greeted visitors to what is also known locally as Abraham Allebach Farm. These visitors were attending an open house held by the Allebach family, who raise award-winning Percheron horses at their Spring Mills location. Over the years, the Allebachs have produced four world champions and two Supreme World Champions. Percherons were first developed in France’s Huisne River Valley, previously known as Perche, the origin of the horses’ name. The horses were bred to be war horses, but today are known today for their intelligence and strength. In the United States, England and France, owners use Percherons for work and show. The horses perform well in endurance riding, dressage, jumping and racing. The day included several demonstrations. At the track, a team of six Belgian mares, owned by Lewis Biddle, of Oak Hall, pulled a cart and seemed eager to pick up the pace with each trip around the ring. A Percheron named Bentley, a national champ twice, was the largest horse in the barn and drew crowds all day. He weighs around 2,200 pounds and dwarfed the people standing

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SIX BELGIAN MARES, owned by Lewis Biddle, of Oak Hall, demonstrated cart pulling during the Abraham Allebach Farm open house May 13. nearby who captured his image with cameras and cell phones. Abraham Allebach said that he started his farm 54 years ago and raised milk cows. “I always liked horses, though, and decided I wanted to raise them.” Allebach said that while he was on the National Percheron Association’s board of directors, he introduced the idea of shipping horse semen around the country. That was common with cows, but had not been done with horses. His farm was the first to collect and ship on a com-

mercial level within the Percheron breed. “I did a lot of research and tried to set up the program for success,” said Allebach, who was inducted into the Pennsylvania Draft Horse and Mule Association Hall of Fame in 2016 during the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. He said there was a lot of work that had to be done before shipping became an accepted practice. Even today, the frozen semen must be sent to Harrisburg first to be checked by veter-

inary professionals before being sent to another farm. Prior to the initiation of the frozen semen shipping process, Allebach said a farmer would lead a stallion from farm to farm to mares needing to be bred. This was a costly way to breed, and prohibitive to many farmers. The farm’s 50 Percherons, including young foals in the pastures, looked healthy and happy during the open house. Abe Allebach’s son Gerald has continued to keep the farm on a progressive path, adding the selling of

hay and training of horses to the day-to-day business of running Windermere. The younger Allebach also has produced podcasts for “The Draft Horse Digest.” “I learned a lot from years of selling cars, mainly about making customer service No. 1,” said Gerald Allebach. “I check in on a horse, even after I have sold it.” Those wandering the grounds on May 13 were able to watch two oxen be yoked and led around by Abe Allebach. The enormous pair, Dan and Dick, was a hit with the visitors. It was amazing to see Allebach control the two huge beasts with his voice, although he did hold a whip for backup. Mary Allebach, wife of Abe Allebach, was in her soap house during the open house. She shared interesting and informative facts regarding the many types of soaps, creams and other products she sells in her building. “When our son Gerald began to take over more of the farm work, I looked around to see what other activities I could get into and enjoy,” she said. “I decided to make soap. That was around the year 2000.” Mary Allebach can sell you a product to rub on your temples and/or neck, depending on where your headache is causing the most pain. She may suggest creams for your face, your feet and your body — in as many scents as you can imagine. She has studied, experimented with ingredients and become knowledgeable about medicinal properties of the natural substances that she uses in her products.

Visitors hop to Muddy Paws Marsh for annual Frog Fest By SAM STITZER

SPRING MILLS — Muddy Paws Marsh attracted a large crowd of visitors during the seventh annual Frog Fest on May 13. The event, sponsored by the Penns Valley Conservation Association and Penn State Master Gardeners, featured several learning stations and guest speakers. The marsh is owned by Greg and Mary Kay Williams, who also own and operate the Cooke Tavern Bed and Breakfast and the Cooke Tavern Soups Company, adjacent to the marsh along state Route 45. Decades ago, the marsh area had drains installed and was used as a pasture. When the Williamses bought the property, they had the drains removed — returning the marsh to its natural state — and opened it to the public. During Frog Fest, visitors walked around the marsh to learn about different facets of marshland ecology. A returning speaker to the event was Dr. Jim Julian, a biology instructor at the Altoona campus of Penn State University. He holds a doctorate from Penn State and has worked on amphibian research in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service. Julian said Muddy Paws Marsh contains a wide variety of amphibians. “The reason they have a huge diversity of amphibians is because they have a diversity of different kinds of wetland habitats.” Julian also noted that the marsh con-

tains a large pool of permanent water, as well as smaller pools of water that dry out in the summer. “Wetlands don’t have to have pooled water all year around, and for some species of amphibians, that’s actually a good thing,” he said. “When that wetland dries out, it takes out fish populations which can end up preying on some of these species.” Julian showed off tadpoles — representing several of Pennsylvania’s native frog species — taken from the marsh. He described their lifecycles and breeding habits, as well as other facets of amphibian life, to a crowd of about 50 children and adults. He told the group that each species of frog has its own distinct calls, which are used for mating and as warnings of approaching predators. He also played recorded sounds of various frogs, and shared that the call of spring peepers can often be heard as far as half a mile away. Jim Flanagan, from the Penns Valley Conservation Association, discussed the many species of birds that inhabit or pass through the marsh. “About 50 to 100 different birds (species) come through here every year,” Flanagan said. “Last year, we saw a sandhill crane and we have great blue herons pretty regular here.” Frog Fest also featured several conservation and environmental-themed displays near the marsh. Making their first

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Supporting positive behavior in our schools By DR. JESSICA DIRSMITH and DR. SARAH ROCHETTE Special to the Gazette

Charlie Brown attends a school in which students are instructed explicitly on pro-social skills. There is a behavioral curriculum in place, established, implemented and accepted by all educational staff and supported by parents. When behavioral problems do occur, his school has a system of support in place to address them. Charlie’s younger sister, Sally, attends a different school in which there are no explicit behavioral expectations. Students are not taught what behaviors are expected of them at school. Unlike at her brother’s school, Sally’s pro-social, positive behaviors are not recognized. There is no clear incentive or direct impact for following the rules, which are unclear to begin with. Which student may be more behaviorally successful? Which student may have better long-term life outcomes? Which school likely has a more welcoming climate, which supports students’ successes rather than relying solely on punishment?

What if all schools could routinely teach pro-social skills to support the social and emotional well-being and success of all students? The primary goal of our educational system is to help children develop academic, social and life skills. Many social and behavioral factors, such as lack of proactive behavior management, can stand in the way of reaching this goal. In fact, managing problematic behaviors can be one of the greatest challenges in both home and school settings. In schools, valuable instructional time can be lost due to disruptive and aggressive behaviors, which are the most common reasons for office disciplinary referrals, suspensions and expulsions. Behavioral difficulties can impact a child in the home setting, too. Behavior problems at home can negatively affect children’s relationships with their caregivers and siblings, as well as their self-esteem or self-identity.


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THE YOUNG CHILDREN Priority One committee of the Kiwanis Club of State College recently announced that 17 child care programs in the State College Area School District have been awarded a total of $7,095 to enhance care for young children. Approximately 2,138 children up to age 6 participate in these recognized programs. The money was made available through Kiwanis Club’s fundraising activities. Pictured are representatives from programs that received funding.

of handling problem behaviors are ineffective at changing behavior and can have significant long-term negative impacts on children’s mental health and well-being. These methods are typically reactive rather than proactive, and problem behaviors often re-occur at higher rates and more intense levels. As problematic behaviors persist, school systems often increase their reactive responses, such as increasing surveillance and excluding students from school. These punitive responses, especially socalled zero tolerance policies, have been found to be ineffective in making schools safer. In addition, these policies tended to create oppressive environments with inequitable practices that predominantly impact students of color.


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VA office notes events

Troop 31 5K aids Seven Mountains Scout Camp

The Centre County Veterans Affairs office has announced two upcoming events. The Moshannon Valley Veterans will host an Armed Forces Day: Tribute to Our Military event at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the Killed In Action Memorial Wall in Rush Township. On Friday, May 26, a dedication event and the unveiling of the Foster Joseph Sayers Memorial is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Sayers Dam in Howard. Several guest speakers will be in attendance at both events. Behavior, from page 16 Results of the FBA are typically used to help the team develop a positive behavior support plan for the student. The goal of the PBSP is to decrease the frequency, intensity and duration of the problematic behaviors, while also increasing positive behaviors. The PBSP includes instruction on desired replacement behaviors — which can serve the same function as problem behaviors, but in a more appropriate way — as well as rewards for displaying the desired behaviors and strategies for eliminating the problem behavior.


Research indicates that SWPBIS leads to decreases in problematic behavior, office disciplinary referrals, suspensions and expulsions. Additional benefits of SWPBIS include improved school climate, organizational health, teacher self-efficacy and increased time in instruction. Nationally, research is beginning to demonstrate a positive link between SWPBIS and academic success, and the model is increasingly being implemented by schools to focus not only on behavioral change but also academic improvement. Many schools, districts and states throughout the country have been implementing SWPBIS with favorable results. The U.S. Department of Education’s technical center for PBIS indicates that these methods are being implemented in more than 23,000 schools nationwide, and many schools in the commonwealth have been implementing SWPBIS since 2007. An effectiveness study of SWPBIS in Pennsylvania found favorable results on several overall outcomes, including staff member reporting fewer risk factors associated with problematic outcomes, such as school violence. They also reported higher protective factors, including resiliency, positive student expectations and safe school climates. In addition, the researchers noted declining trends in the suspension and expulsion rates in schools implementing SWPBIS. Results indicated a positive trend in state standardized math and reading assessment scores among the SWPBIS schools, and the higher the degree of fidelity of implementation, the better the academic outcomes. In many ways, implementation of SWPBIS is proving to be an effective approach for maximizing children’s development of academic, socia, and life skills. Dr. Jessica Dirsmith is a school psychologist for the State College Area School District and also teaches in the Penn State School psychology program. Dr. Sarah Rochette, a licensed psychologist, is a school psychologist for the SCASD and provides supervision in the Penn State CEDAR School Psychology Clinic and for doctoral-level school psychology interns.



STATE COLLEGE — Despite poor weather, 35 runners took part in Boy Scout Troop 31’s second annual 5K run/ walk May 13 at Tom Tudek Memorial Park in Ferguson Township. As the runners trekked along the path, 15 volunteers cheered them on and offered water at points. Prizes were given out to the winners of each age group for both genders. The overall winner was Matthew Rodgers, an 18-yearold Eagle Scout from Troop 44. He finished the race in 18:58. Bryant Stangel, 15, was the fastest Troop 31 Scout, with a time of 19:31, nearly two-and-a-half minutes better than his time last year. Stangel paced the leaders of the race for more than half of the trek, before Rodgers overtook him. Troop 31’s Scoutmaster Ed Brezovec also ran the 5K, crossing the finish line with his son, Zac. Here is the full list of winners in each category: Overall male — Matthew Rodgers, 18, State College (18:58) Overall female — Karen Peoples, 50, State College (30:32) Male 14 and under — Brendan Donnelly, 11, State College (27:03) Male 15 to 19 — Wyatt Bascom, 18, Pennsylvania Furnace (19:27) Male 20 to 29 — Robert Johns, 20, State College (20:01) Female 20 to 29 — Miranda Besecker, 22, State College (34:33) Male 40 to 49 — Pat Kasper, 41, State College (21:19) Female 40 to 49 — Marcie Rockey, 46, Boalsburg (43:52) Male 50 to 59 — Mark Brady, 51, Bellefonte (25:47) Female 50 to 59 — Jane Utzman, 55, State College (30:32) Male 60 to 69 — Tom Cali, 62, State College (21:02) The 5K was managed by Hayden Davidson, Troop 31’s fundraising leader. He also led the Troop’s first 5K in 2016. “I was very happy with how things went this year,” said Davidson. “Not only did we make more than last year, but I felt that there was a lot more enthusiasm about the event this year than last year. “It was impressive to see the amount of support from not only people in the troop, but from the individuals and businesses in the community who supported the event.” In 2016, Troop 31 leadership agreed to help support the Juniata Valley Council to install a pavilion at Seven Mountains Scout Camp. Troop 31 uses the campgrounds at Seven Mountains for many of its campouts, including summer camp each year. Over the past year, before

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MATTHEW RODGERS took top honors in Boy Scout Troop 31’s annual 5Krun/walk May 13. The 18-year-old Eagle Scout from Troop 44 finished the race in 18:58.

the 5K, various fundraising events had been held to pay off half of the $5,000 needed for the pavilion. The 5K raised another $1,200 for the pavilion, $200 more than the troop’s goal.

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Penns Valley High School holds junior-senior prom



BOALSBURG — Students from Penns Valley High School enjoyed that long-standing high school tradtion, the junior-senior prom, May 13 at Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg. According to event chaperones, about 230 students attended the gala event, which featured a full meal before the dance. Couples dressed in elegant gowns and tuxedos, as well as parents, family members and friends, arrived well in advance of the 7 p.m. starting time to enjoy the spectator sport of prom watching. After a time of handshakes, hugs and countless

photos, the students lined up and filed into the building in a scene reminiscent of the red carpet on Oscar night. The year’s prom theme was “The Enchanted Forest.” Decorations included artificial trees topped with green net canopies, suggesting a fairy tale forest. Following the meal, many attendees adjourned to a patio behind the dance floor to socialize and take photos. Soon, the disc jockey’s speakers began pounding out Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face,” and the couples hit the floor to dance the night away. Later that evening, Marcus Woodford and Emily Thom were crowned prom royalty.

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GLENN O. HAWBAKER INC. recently held its annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. The children had the opportunity to meet company CEO and president Dan Hawbaker, learned about mining and how to make asphalt and watched the company’s new drones fly. The kids also rode the Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. locomotive.


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EMILY THOM and Marcus Woodford reigned as queen and king of Penns Valley High School’s prom.

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STUDENTS TAKE to the dance floor during the recent Penns Valley High School prom.

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Festivals, Performances, & Other Attractions Discover the Wide Range of Happenings in Centre County this Summer

Fun: festivals and special events MAY 19-20

rade, a 4K race, musical entertainment and more. (

Man Expo Live at Magnum Event Center, Warrenton A family friendly event with features and demonstrations of all things manly; including food, guns, motorcycles, hunting, fishing and more. (Man Expo Live at

JULY 5-9

Remington Ryde Bluegrass Festival, Grange Fairgrounds, Centre Hall Enjoy a variety of bluegrass performers, including Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, during the festival’s fourth year at its Centre Hall home. (www.remington

MAY 20

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County’s Garden Fair and Plant Sale, Rock Springs This annual event takes place at the site of Ag Progress Days and features vendor booths, exhibits, demonstrations, gardening talks and more. (www.

JULY 11-16

Philipsburg Heritage Days The town holds its 19th celebration. (

JULY 13-16

People’s Choice Festival, Pennsylvania Military Museum, Boalsburg This homegrown festival celebrates the work of Pennsylvania artists. (

MAY 25-29

Memorial Day in Boalsburg The Village of Boalsburg, the birthplace of Memorial Day, will be holding its 152nd Memorial Day festivities. In addition to food, music, crafts and Civil War battle reenactments, many other special events are planned. (www.boalsburg. com)

JUNE 1-3

Pennsylvania Summer Special Olympics, Penn State Thousands of Special Olympians come to Penn State in what is truly one of the most inspiring events of the year. (

JUNE 2-4

Nittany Antique Machinery Show, Penn’s Cave The 42nd annual spring show will feature more than 700 vendors with found treasures, old and new, to offer. (

JUNE 2-3

Happy Valley Music Fest, Downtown State College The festival has expanded to two days and also includes two outdoor beer gardens. Local and national acts will perform during the event, with headliner The Spin Doctors on Friday, June 2. Also performing is Sirsy. Local acts include Velveeta and Spider Kelly. (www.happyvalley


Trash to Treasure , Penn State This annual event is the largest yard sale of the year in Beaver Stadium. There

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THERE ARE several music festivals planned throughout Centre County during the summer of 2017. is a $5 early bird fee to enter from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and entrance is free from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit Centre County United Way and its partners.


Bellefonte Children’s Fair Features five fun-filled hours of games, activities, entertainment, raffles and displays. Proceeds benefit Bellefonte Borough playgrounds. This year on the intersection of Armor Street and East Curtin Street in Bellefonte. (www.visitbellefonte. com)


Lemont Village Strawberry Festival, Lemont Village Green The festival features fresh strawberries, homemade cakes by Lemont residents, ice cream from Meyer Dairy and lemonade, along with musical entertainment, children’s activities and more. (www.

JUNE 12-18

Happy Valley Culinary Week It’s the fourth year for this seven-day celebration of the art of cooking, locally grown foods and the chefs who prepare some wonderful dishes. (www.visit


Celtic Fest, Tussey Mountain, Boalsburg The third annual event returns to Tussey Mountain featuring live music, great beer, Irish-whiskey tastings, vendors, Highland games and more. (

JUNE 16-17

Bellefonte Cruise and Sock Hop Includes an open cruise, sock hop, all-vehicle show, parade of high-performance and classic cars, show cars, motorcycle poker run and much more. (


Summer Craft Beverage Expo, Bellefonte Live music, local food vendors and 12 specialty craft beverage vendors. This event will take place at Talleyrand Park from 3 to 7 p.m. Must be 21 or older to purchase an expo ticket; admission is free for those under 21. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door. (www.


Central PA 4th Fest, State College Besides one of the best firework shows in the country, this event includes a pa-


Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, State College and Penn State The event celebrates its 51st edition as it continues to attract more than 125,000 people to the region to celebrate the arts with its sidewalk sale, exhibition and Children’s Day. Music, dance and theatrical performances will be held in a variety of traditional and nontraditional venues. (

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WingFest, Tussey Mountain, Boalsburg Local restaurants compete each week to find out which makes the best wings in Happy Valley. Also, different musical acts perform during each week of the competition. (


Wings in the Park, Snetsinger Butterfly Garden, Tom Tudek Park, State College Join master gardeners and partner organizations for a day of family-fun activities, exhibits and presentations as butterflies, bees and other pollinator pals are celebrated. (www.snetsingerbutterfly


Pleasant Gap Carnival, Pleasant Gap Carnival features rides, games and food. Raises money for the Pleasant Gap Volunteer Fire Department. Fun, Page 21

MPW.PSU.EDU June 7 • Music in the Gardens

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Performances: music and theater FRIDAY CONCERTS AT THE VILLAGE GREEN IN LEMONT ■ June 2 — Tussey Mountain Moonshiners ■ June 9 — Blind Horse Wagon ■ June 16 — Michelle Katz ■ June 23 — Steve Van Hook ■ June 30 — Acoustic Artifacts ■ July 7 — Group Therapy ■ July 14 — The Dystractions ■ July 21 — Ride the Song ■ July 28 — Overhead ■ Aug. 4 — Kenneth Baxter ■ Aug. 11 — RamaLama ■ Aug. 18 — Richard Sleigh ■ Aug. 25 — Hops and Vines

FUSE PRODUCTIONS ■ Thursday, June 22, through Saturday, June 25 — “Camelot,” Schwab Auditorium, Penn State This classic show promises to enchant audiences of all ages. Based on T.H. White’s “The Once and Future King,” with music and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.

MUSIC AT PENN’S WOODS, ESBER RECITAL HALL ■ Wednesday, June 7 — “Music in the Gardens: Healing the Soul,” Penn State Arboretum

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Musicians, scattered around the arboretum, will perform various selections. The evening is capped with the musicians coming together to perform a program on the event lawn. At Esber Recital Hall: ■ Wednesday, June 14 — Françaix, Rivier, Rachmaninoff, Rudold, Heggie, Herrera and Register ■ Saturday, June 17 — Bach, Gluck, Schumann ■ Wednesday, June 21 — Dvorák, Minnich, Puulenc, Woehr ■ Saturday, June 24 — Mendelssohn, Mozart, Saint-Saëns


Food! Guns! Beer! Motorcycles! ATV’S! Hunting & Fishing! Wood Carvers! National Exotic Wild Life Show!

As seen on the Today Show & The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon!


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For more info & updates see our facebook page: Man Expo Live ■ Tuesday, May 23, through Saturday, June 10 — “Greater Tuna” This comedic play set in the fictional Tuna, Texas, provides a satirical and affectionate look into Southern small-town life. ■ Tuesday, June 20, through Saturday, July 8 — “Treasure Island” This adventurous play is inspired by the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. ■ Tuesday, July 18, through Saturday, Aug. 5 — “Man of La Mancha” This clever musical is loosely based on Cervantes’ “Don Quixote” as a play within a play. ■ Thursday, Aug. 17, through Saturday, Sept. 2 — “Looking” This play tells the story of four middle-aged singles who are seeking relationships.

SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL SUNDAY MUSIC PICNIC SERIES, STATE COLLEGE ■ June 4 — Sweet Adelines ■ June 11 — Keystone Society of Swing ■ June 18 — Jay Vonada Quartet ■ June 25 — Rick Hirsch 4 ■ July 2 — Bellefonte Community Band ■ July 9 — Nittany Knights ■ July 23 — State College Municipal Band ■ July 30 — Wagner Goldstein Jazz Project ■ Aug. 6 — The Little German Band ■ Aug. 13 — Jackie Brown & the Gill Street Band ■ Aug. 20 — Tommy Wareham & The Intrigues ■ Aug. 27 — Zeropoint Big Band


■ Tuesday, May 30 — Eric Johnson Electric Band Guitar Player magazine cited Johnson as “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet,” and the reasons why are many. ■ Wednesday, June 14 — Los Lobos Electric with The Stratoblasters This Mexican-American band looks to blend rock, Tex-Mex, country, folk, rhythm and blues and traditional Spanish and Mexican music to create a unique and captivating sound. ■ Friday, June 16 — Rick Hirsch’s Big Ol’ Band Hirsch and his band of 18 lifelong friends tailor their musical choices to fit their unique sound personality. This concert will feature local vocalist Eric Ian Farmer. ■ Friday, June 23 — George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic George Clinton and his band have been playing rhythm and blues and jazz classics since the 1960s and have captured more than 40 R&B hit singles.

SUNDAY SOUNDS FROM THE GAZEBO, SUNDAYS IN TALLEYRAND PARK, BELLEFONTE ■ June 11 — Bellefonte Community Band ■ June 18 — Anything Goes ■ June 25 — Deacons of Dixieland ■ July 2 — Rama Lama ■ July 9 — Tommy Wareham ■ July 16 — Ramblin’ Dan Stevens ■ July 23 — Keystone Society of Swing ■ July 30 — Parlor Pickers ■ Aug. 6 — Denny Taylor & the Misfits ■ Aug. 13 — Halley & Reis

KAROONDINHA MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL, CENTRE HALL ■ Friday, July 21, through Sunday, July 23 This three-day music festival, new to Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park, features headliners Chance the Rapper, John Legend, Odesza and The Roots.

HAPPY VALLEY JAM, PENN STATE ■ Saturday, July 8 Beaver Stadium will host Blake Shelton, Chris Young, Big & Rich and more for the first ever Happy Valley Jam. Performances start at 4:00 p.m.; final act Blake Shelton is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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Other attractions: museums and more CAVES/CAVERNS

Indian Caverns Spruce Creek Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks Huntingdon Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park Centre Hall Woodward Cave Route 45, between State College and Lewisburg


Centre County Christian Academy’s Summer Day Camp Summer campers enjoy a combination of summertime activities and fun academic reinforcement. Appropriate for ages 2 to 13, with weekly field trips and swimming. ( Pleasant Gap United Methodist Preschool Enrollment Enrollment for young children now available. Preschool will be September through May. For ages 3 and 4. ( Wee Wisdom Playschool and Daycare Enrollment A ministry of Centre County Christian Academy is now enrolling for the fall. Playschool for the morning hours and all-day daycare. (


Bellefonte Saturdays Gamble Mill parking lot Boalsburg Tuesdays Pennsylvania Military Museum parking lot Downtown State College Tuesdays and Fridays Locust Lane

Millheim Saturdays Millheim American Legion

Featuring “A Celebration of Service: Honoring Pennsylvania Veterans,” on Sunday, May 22 at 12:30 p.m.

North Atherton Saturdays Home Depot parking lot

The Arboretum at Penn State Open dawn until dusk. Features more than 17,000 plants representing more than 700 species, as well as the Childhood Gate’s Children’s Garden. (www.arboretum.psu. edu)



American Philatelic Center Bellefonte Home to the American Philatelic Society and American Philatelic Research Library. Located in Bellefonte in a restored 19th-century match factory complex. (www.


State College Home to the Centre County Historical Society, the mansion, the ironmaster’s residence for Centre Furnace, has been restored and is furnished to reflect the period of residency of ironmaster Moses Thompson and his family from 1842 to 1891. (


Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County Bellefonte “Underground Railroad: A Journey to Freedom” is an ongoing exhibit. On Friday, June 3, the exhibit “Gardens of Central Pennsylvania” begins. (www.bellefontemuseum. org) Discovery Space of Central PA State College Children’s museum in downtown State College featuring interactive and educational exhibits. (

Millbrook Marsh Nature Center State College Features 50 acres of wetland area and 12 acres of farmstead area. Visitors can hike, walk on the boardwalk, bird watch, picnic and more. ( Mount Nittany Has nearly 9 miles of volunteer-maintained trails and many scenic views. ( Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center Petersburg Penn State’s nature center features nature trails, discover room and birds of prey. ( Stone Valley Recreation Area Petersburg Located in Huntingdon County, the Penn State-owned area has 29 miles of trails for hiking and Lake Perez, a 72-acre freshwater lake that can be used for boating and fishing. ( Other, Page 22

Palmer Museum of Art Exhibits Penn State Featuring “American Art in the Shadow of World War I” through Sunday, Aug. 7; “The Prints of Jules Heller” through Sunday, Aug. 14, and “Still Moving: Photograph by Steve McCurry,” from Tuesday, June 14, through Sunday, Sept. 18. Pennsylvania Military Museum Boalsburg

Lemont Wednesdays Lemont Green

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Pleasant Gap United Methodist Preschool 179 South Main Street, Pleasant Gap


Last Cruise Car and Motorcycle Show, State College This annual event in downtown State College supports the Centre County Youth Service Bureau. (www.ccysb. com) — Compiled by Gazette staff


September-May 3 Year Old: Tuesday & Thursday 9-11:30 am 4 Year Old: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am-Noon

Contact director Deb Eckess at 814-359-2883

Enjoy Lemont Wednesdays: May 31 - October 25 Farmers’ Market, 2pm - 6pm

Sunday, May 21, 2017 Ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Fridays: June 2 - August 25 Concerts on the Village Green, 7:30pm - 9pm Saturday: June 10 Strawberry Festival, Village Green 3pm - 7pm Saturday: August 19 Community Yard Sale, All Day

U.S. Army reunion and memorial service sponsored by the Pennsylvania National Guard commemorating the Pennsylvanian Citizen Soldier. The event features a military band concert and equipment displays.


51 Boal Avenue, Boalsburg 814-466- 6263 • Hour s: 10am-5pm Wed.-Sat. • 12-5pm Sun. • Closed Mon. & Tues. Free admission for ac tive dut y militar y and family.

Saturday: September 16 Gourmet Granary Dinner, 6:30pm Friday & Saturday: December 1 & 2 German Christmas Market

Visit or call 288-1288 for more info. 133 Mt. Nittany Road, Off Pike Street, Lemont




Other, from page 21 Tussey Mountain Boalsburg Features a nine-hole golf course, miniature golf course, go-kart track, driving range and batting cages. (www.tussey


Barrel 21 State College A tapas dining experience brought to you by Otto’s Pub & Brewery. Featuring smallplate fusion cuisine with local flavors influenced by various cultures. (www. Big Spring Spirits Bellefonte Offers more than 10 spirits, including Big Spring Vodka, rum, Silver Lion White Corn Whiskey, spiced rum, coconut rum, 7 Governors’ Gin, Silver Fox White Rye Whiskey and Silver Hare Wheat Whiskey. ( Elk Creek Café and Aleworks Millheim Has an “ale-centric” beer list, but the variety offered is substantial, from light to dark and from malt-forward to heavily hopped. ( Good Intent Cider Bellefonte Opened in October 2014. Offers seven hard ciders, including Adam’s Apple, The More the Berrier, Rose Farm Orchard and Hodgepodge. (www.goodintentcider. com) Happy Valley Brewery State College Serves up a core range of well-crafted beers, plus a number of inventive seasonals on tap at any given time. Those seasonals go quickly and embrace unusu-

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al styles and unique ingredients. (www. Happy Valley Vineyard and Winery State College Has more than 25 wines, including Fox Point, Blue Luna and Ruby Throat Rosé. ( Keewaydin Cider Mill State College Offers three hard ciders — a semisweet, semi-dry and cherry. ( Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery Centre Hall Offers free tastings of its more than 25 award-winning wines, which range from dry to sweet. Some wines to try include chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, Nittany Mountain White, Nittany Mountain Blush and Tailgate Red. ( Otto’s Pub and Brewery State College Pours a number of ales and lagers, and also is the county’s only production brewery, offering a variety of styles in cases and six packs at many retail outlets. (

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PLENTY OF art projects and art-oriented events dot the summer calendar.

Robin Hood Brewing at Home D Pizzeria Bellefonte and State College Brews up tasty ales and lagers specifically to pair with its Italian menu. ( Seven Mountains Wine Cellars Spring Mills Offers more than 30 wines; has Campfire Friday Nights starting in June, featuring acoustic music. Also, visit Seven Mountains Wine Bar on the Diamond in Boalsburg. (www.sevenmountainswinecellars. com) — Compiled by Gazette staff

Celebrate Memorial Day in Boalsburg Thursday, May 25th

1:30pm - 5pm Boal Mansion Open 6am - 10pm Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival • 6pm - 10pm Wrist Band Night - $15 Unlimited Rides

Friday, May 26th

1:30pm - 5pm Boal Mansion Open 6am - 10pm Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival

Saturday, May 27th

8am - 10am Pre-Registration & T-Shirt Pick Up for 5K at Blue Spring Park 10am - 5pm PA Military Museum Open 1:30pm - 5pm Boal Mansion Open 3:30pm Parade Line Up Begins, More Info at 5pm Boalsburg Fireman’s Parade After Parade Until 10pm Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival

Sunday, May 28th

10am - 5pm PA Military Museum Open • WWII Revisited Living Historic Bivouac 1:30pm - 5pm Boal Mansion Open • 4pm Civil War Era Ball 2pm - 6pm Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival • Wrist Band Event - $15 Unlimited Rides

Monday, May 29th — Memorial Day

8:30am Memorial Day Run at Blue Spring Park 9am - 4pm Boalsburg Garden Club Plant Sale 9am - 5pm AACA Car Show at PA Military Museum 10am - 1pm Tours of Nittany Theatre at the Barn 10am - 4pm 130+ Vendors on Church & Main Street 10am - 4pm Boal Mansion Open with Live Music 10am - 4pm Boalsburg Fireman’s Carnival 10am - 4pm Soup & Bread Sale at the Heritage Museum 10:30 am - 4pm Memorial Day Stage with Live Entertainment 2pm - 4pm Dan & Galla at the Heritage Museum 6pm Walk to the Cemetery - Emceed by Jeff Brown

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Bellefonte pays tribute to ‘DC8’ on Senior Day Red Raiders dedicate plaque to late teammate, then defeat rival BEA By TOMMY BUTLER

The plaque reads: “His Love And Passion For The Game Of Baseball, And Life Itself, Has Inspired The Many Who Knew Him Throughout This Community. Dylan’s Kindness, Perseverance, And Genuine Character Keeps His Legacy Alive In The Hearts Of All Those Who Called Him A Friend.”

BELLEFONTE — After the ceremony was postponed because of rain May 12, the Bellefonte High School baseball team was given a beautiful day May 15 to remember Dylan Crunick. Crunick, who would have been a senior this season, was diagnosed with cancer when he was 14 years old. He passed away in 2014 at the age of 15. The team’s seniors, led by Garrett Reiter, wanted some way to honor Crunick’s memory. At the beginning of the season they decided to put a plaque in the home dugout. They raised money all season to make sure the memory of their friend and teammate would live on. “Before he passed away, (Crunick) expressed that his biggest fear was being forgotten after he was gone,” said Reiter during the ceremony. “Dylan, I know you’re watching over us today and I want you to know that you have touched so many. Not only are you in the thoughts of all of us today, but every day. “As our generation moves on and future generations come to the baseball program, we want to share the impact you’ve left on all of us. We want to dedicate this plaque in your honor so that you’ll never be forgotten and so you’ll be in the hearts and memories of this community forever.”


Sherrie Magness, whose son played travel baseball with Crunick, is an example of how important he was to the community. After Crunick’s passing, Magness got a tattoo on her right bicep. The tattoo shows a ribbon with “DC8” written on it and a heart-shaped baseball on top of crossed baseball bats. Around the outside are 15 red stars. “DC8” represents his initials and player number. “Fifteen stars for 15 years old,” she said. In Crunick’s memory, the DC8 Fund was started to provide financial aid to families in the community affected by cancer. The fund gives a yearly scholarship to a Bellefonte Area High School student. Schools across the district help support the cause.


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A PLAQUE honoring the life of Dylan Crunick was unveiled at a May 15 event at the Bellefonte High School baseball field. Crunick passed away in 2014 at the age of 15.

After the plaque ceremony, the team played its Senior Day game, beating rivals Bald Eagle Area High School 4-2. Reiter led the team on the field, going 2-for-3, driving in a run and scoring one of his own. Bellefonte, Page 29

Softball preview: four area teams seek D-6 gold By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

Philipsburg-Osceola, Bald Eagle Area, Bellefonte and State College will all have teams in this year’s District 6 softball playoffs. P-O and BEA will compete in the 3-A bracket, Bellefonte in 4-A and State College is in 6-A. The games will begin Monday, May 22, and all four teams will be in action on that day. Here’s a brief look at the matchups:


No. 7 West Shamokin at No. 2 Philipsburg-Osceola Monday, May 22, 4 p.m. With its 8-3 win over BEA on May 15, Philipsburg-Osceola clinched another Mountain League championship. The Mounties pride themselves in season-long improvement and always aim to be playing their best ball in May. That looks like it’s happening again this year. P-O enters the tournament riding on a seven-game winning streak that stretches back to April 27 when it lost a tough, 1-0 decision to Punxsutawney. Since then, the Mounties have upped their game and have impressive wins over teams like No. 1 seeded Central (19-9), Huntingdon (172), Clearfield (10-0) and Bellefonte (7-6). P-O has two top-flight pitchers in Maggie Peck and Kamryn Harris, a dangerous lineup from top to bottom and a solid defense. Plus, the Mounties have years of playoff experience to fall back on so it is unlikely they will be at less than their best.

That said, No. 7 seed West Shamokin comes into Philipsburg with a strong 11-6 record and a third-place standing in the Heritage League behind Ligonier Valley and Northern Cambria. The Wolves are young — there is not a senior on their roster — but they can score runs. They put up 14 against Blairsville, 11 and 18 against Penns Manor and they took two from Purchase Line by a combined score of 34-0. Two of their losses came in close decisions, 7-5 and 6-4, against first-place Northern Cambria. The winner will advance to the semifinals against either Bald Eagle area or Penn Cambria on Thursday, May 25.

Still, this is not a team to overlook. BEA has two quality pitchers in Zoey Surovec and Madison Ripka, plus a lineup that has power and speed. The Eagles also have a wealth of playoff experience, and year after year they get themselves into a position to challenge for the D-6 title. All put together, this will likely be one of the most closely watched games in the tournament. The winner will advance to face either No. 2 Philipsburg-Osceola or No. 7 West Shamokin in the semifinals. With two teams advancing to the PIAA Tournament from 3-A this season, the winner of that game will automatically qualify.

No. 6 Bald Eagle Area at No. 3 Penn Cambria Monday, May 22, 4:00 p.m. Penn Cambria is 18-2 entering the playoffs and the unbeaten champions of the Laurel Highlands Conference with a 16-0 record. Mary Sral does the pitching for the Lady Panthers, and in her last outing she pitched a three-hitter in the team’s 5-3 win over Central Cambria. Elizabeth Kleman, Lexi Strasser and Sydnie Reese help provide offense for PCHS, a team that without question has its sights set on a D-6 title. Bald Eagle Area stands in its way, however. The Lady Eagles are 11-6 and ranked sixth in the district, but they have fallen in their last three games. After a difficult, nine-inning 4-2 loss to Punxsutawney on May 8, BEA came up short in its next two games to local rivals Bellefonte and Philipsburg-Osceola.


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No. 4 Huntingdon at No. 1 Bellefonte Monday, May 22, 4 p.m. This is an opening-round game between two teams that have already faced each other twice. Top-seed Bellefonte, 13-4, beat Huntingdon, 8-8, in the Mountain League opener for both teams on April 10 by a score of 7-4. In their second meeting, on May 3 at Huntingdon, the Red Raiders asserted themselves early and romped to a 13-0 win. Since that game, the Lady Bearcats have won just once, 8-1 over Penns Valley, and have lost in consecutive games to Altoona, Central and Philipsburg-Osceola. That stretch is emblematic of Huntingdon — it has played well at times, but at other times the Bearcats can give up runs in big chunks. Bellefonte will be looking to take advantage. With pitcher Tara Baney on the

mound, along with an opportunistic offense, the Raiders can see a path into the finals. The winner will play in that game, which will take place Wednesday, May 24, at the Penn State Softball Complex, against either No. 2 Somerset or No. 3 Johnstown.


No. 3 State College at No. 2 Altoona Monday, May 22, 4 p.m. The Lady Little Lions (6-12) still have a game remaining (against Central Mountain) in what has been a very inconsistent season. There were solid wins early against Mifflin County (16-5), Red Land (9-2) and Carlisle (10-5) that raised hopes for the team. But there were also losses to Cumberland Valley (twice), Cedar Cliff, Chambersburg and in the second game against Mifflin (14-1). The Lions have just one win since the April 27 victory over Red Land — a 15-10 win in their second meeting against Carlisle. It’s playoff time though, and SC will get a new start Monday, May 22, against Altoona (8-9). The Mountain Lions, like the Little Lions, have been inconsistent in 2017. They were 2-8 until a latter-season, sixgame winning streak brought their record back to .500. With two games still remaining on the schedule, Altoona could come into this contest with a winning record. Altoona has three very solid hitters in its lineup. Senior Lindsey Fasolo is hitting D-6 gold, Page 25

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Baseball preview: St. Joe’s, P-O prepare for postseason By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

It’s spring playoff time again, and as usual Centre County high schools will be well represented in the festivities. St. Joseph’s Academy and Philipsburg-Osceola have teams in the baseball District 6 tournament, which will begin play Friday, May 19. The Bellefonte and State College baseball teams are not officially included yet, because the 4-A, 5-A and 6-A seedings and pairings have yet to be announced. Here’s the schedule going into the first round:


No. 6 Blacklick Valley at No. 3 St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy Saturday, May 20, 4 p.m. St. Joseph’s earned its No. 3 seed with a solid 10-4 season. Coming into this firstround matchup, SJCA is on a three-game

winning streak with its last loss coming May 3 in a 4-1, eight-inning setback against Tyrone. Ben MacAfee (.318), Jack Mangene (.349), Ryan Peachey (.360) and Bryce Herman (.289) are the top hitters for the Wolves, with Dylan Broderick (15) and Mangene (14) leading the team in RBIs. Junior Bryce Herman, Cole Bernier and freshman Camden Burris have done the bulk of the pitching for the team, with Herman posting the lowest ERA (1.48) in seven appearances. Although Blacklick (7-9) came in at the No. 6 seed, the Vikings are not to be overlooked. They have won their last four games after starting 3-9 and seem to be peaking just in time for the playoffs. Blacklick scores a ton of runs, and it has six starters who are averaging over .300 for the season. Junior Erik Napolitano (.391) and sophomore Jude Gdula are the leaders of that group. On the mound, Napolitano has three

wins, a 1.07 ERA, 46 strikeouts and just seven walks in seven starting appearances. The winner will take on the winner of the game between No. 2 Homer-Center and No. 7 Conemaugh Valley on Tuesday, May 22, at the home of the higher seed.


No. 5 West Shamokin at No. 4 Philipsburg-Osceola Friday, May 19, 4 p.m. Philipsburg-Osceola earned its No. 4 seed after negotiating through a tough Mountain League schedule with a record of 11-7. The Mounties have shown strength in every area — hitting, pitching and defense — and come into the tournament winners of seven of their last nine games. Cam Domblisky (4-0), Josh Earnest (4-2) and Gage Coudriet (2-2) share the brunt of the pitching duties, with Logan Williamson (.347), Keegan Soltis (.326)

and Earnest (.311) taking the top hitting spots. P-O plays excellent team defense, and Williamson and Earnest are one of the best double-play combinations in the area. No. 4 West Shamokin (12-4) is another team that can’t be looked past. The Wolves lost their last game of the season, 2-1, to Northern Cambria, but previous to that they won seven in a row, including a 20-0 washout over Purchase Line and an 11-0 romp over United. Seniors Ben Vicini (.452) and Devin Fairman (.440) lead the Wolves in hitting, with sophomore Jacob Allen (.349) not far behind. Vicini (1.16 ERA, 5-2) and Fairman (1.17 ERA, 3-0) are also the top pitchers on the team. The duo gave up just a combined 11 earned runs while totaling 96 strikeouts in 66 innings pitched. The winner will play either No. 1 Central or No. 8 Ligonier Valley on Tuesday, May 22, at the home of the higher seed.

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According to the United States Golf Association, the fourth year of the PLAY9 program shows growth at regional and local level in support of a time-friendly playing option. Launched in 2014, PLAY9 has been educating and rallying golfers and non-golfers around the ninehole round as an important, yet simple solution that addresses busy lifestyles, often cited as a barrier to the game’s participation. This year, the USGA is working closely with state and regional golf associations and courses throughout the country to host and promote local PLAY9 Days between May and John Dixon covers October. The association also has golf for The Centre created online and printed tool kits County Gazette. for golf courses and facilities interEmail him at ested in hosting events. The tool kits sports@centre offer posters, flyers and social media suggestions to raise awareness, and ideas for innovative themes and playing formats also are included. “For someone like me, PLAY9 is a fantastic opportunity to include my wife and kids for a fun and quick day out on the golf course,” said Troy Andrew, CEO and executive director of the Washington State Golf Association. “It’s great to see the USGA’s energy behind this program, reminding people that being busy doesn’t mean that there’s no time for golf.” Those interested in finding out more about the program can visit The site features a course finder that identifies nine-hole facilities, as well as 18-hole golf courses offering nine-hole playing options. “The USGA is proud to support PLAY9 and encourage everyone from newcomers to lapsed golfers to go out and play the game,” said Mike Davis, USGA executive director/CEO. “We are thrilled to see that participation for nine-hole golf is on the rise and we remain committed to programs focused on allowing golfers to play in less time and fit golf into their busy schedules.”

between Nanette McAtee and Connie McLaughlin. In the second flight, Nancy Guild won, with another second-place tie between Joan Nessler and Karen Wheeler. The third flight saw Linda Hood come in first and .Julianne Sills place second.


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The Ladies Nine-hole League low net winners at Mountain View Country club were: Judy Bechman, first place, with a score of 29; Shal McGowan, second place, with a score of 34; and Avril Haight, third place, with a score of 35. At the Penn State Blue Course, the first-flight winner of fewest putts on 18 holes was Martha Agona; the second-flight winner was Joan Vincent. First-flight second place was a tie between Norma Campbell and Genny Vanemon; second place for the second flight went to Sandy Roth. Also at the Blue Course, the first-flight nine-hole winner was Marge Johnson, followed by a second-place tie

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The Mountain View Country Club now has Central Counties Junior Golf Cards for sale. Each card is $25, of which the proceeds go directly to scholarships for young golfers. The card allows a golfer to play 14 different clubs for cart fee only. Ask about these cards, which are available to members only, in the pro shop. Mountain View also has reciprocal agreements with the following golf clubs: Wynding Brook Golf Course, (814) 742-7455; Eagles Ridge, (814) 236-3669; Shade Mountain, (570) 837-2155; Lost Creek, (717) 463-2450; White Deer, (570) 547-2186; and Emporium, (814) 480-7715. Contact these clubs, or have the pro shop do it for you, to introduce yourself as a Mountain View member. The cost is normally $25 to play a reciprocal round of golf.


Two teams tied for first place in the 18th annual Jack Frank Memorial Golf Tournament, which benefits the Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties baseball program. The tourney was held recently at the Philipsburg Elks Country Club. Two teams — Ryan Bender, Butch Martell, Jason Rankin and Steve Stiner, and Adam Beres, Jason McCliment, Mike Willis and Jim Willis — shot rounds of 60 for the net division title. Taking home the top prize in the gross division, with a round of 53, was the foursome of Josh Muir, Bob Mitchell, Ray McMulen and Jim Dixon. Two teams tied for second, shooting a round of 59 — A.J. Czap, Zack Czap, John Harpster and Johnny Harpster, and Don Johnson, Matt Johnson, Doug Sankey and Bo Sankey. On-course prizes were won by Rob Bressler and Don Johnson.

.327 with three home runs, 16 RBIs and eight extra-base hits. She is followed by junior Alexa Young, who is hitting .326 for the season, and junior Alyson Adams, who is at .320. Young is also the go-to pitcher for AHS. Young is 8-6 this season with a 2.76 ERA in 17 appearances. She has pitched 86 innings, struck out 57 and walked 19. A win for either team in this game will go a long way toward redeeming a difficult season. It will also get a date with No. 1 Mifflin County (15-4) in the D-6 title game Wednesday, May 24, at the Penn State Softball Complex.

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At Mountain View, the Women’s Division gross first place went to Ginny Hosterman and Avril Haight with an 80, and second place went to Tracy Pletcher and Louise Shope with an 88. The net first place was taken by Janine Andrews and Jeanne Fudrow, with a 63, and a second-place finish was awarded to Christy Miller and Judy Bechman, with a 71. First-place winners in the Men’s Division gross were Zac Zidik and Steve Kirby, scoring 70. Second place went to Mike Braniff and Justin Ondik, 71, and a three-way tie for third place was had by Kevin Treese and Ed Schon, Todd Horner and Glenn Sekunda and Dan Swanson and Bob Horner, all with 73s. Men’s Division net also saw a three-way tie, this time for first place, with Mike Brigandi and Frank Slenker, Ralph Shope and Gene Lingle and Matt Dougherty and Jim Pringle all scoring 62s. More three-way ties reigned the day. Fourth place was awarded to Bill Huston and Jeff Lieb, Chris Leitzell and Don Fetzer and Dave Lingenfelter and Bill Frazier, with 64s, and seventh place went to Denny Young and John Bollman, Jeff Kephart and Denny Bonson and Scott Braniff and Cy Hunter, with 66s.


The Skytop Mountain Golf Club Spring Invitational has been postponed due to bad weather. It is now scheduled for Sunday, May 21, and will use a one-day format with tee times starting at 10 a. m. The cost is $80 per player and includes the round of golf with cart, prizes and lunch. The event’s format is one best ball of two (low 36 hole). Gross and net divisions prizes for low gross and net team score will be awarded. There will be an optional skins game ($20 cash) and shoot-out pool ($50 cash) available. The format for the shoot-out will be after the completion of play, with the top five teams competing in a net shoot-out for overall champion. USGA, Page 29


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P-O softball defeats Bald Eagle Area 8-3 Victory positions Lady Mounties for league championship By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

MILESBURG — The District 6 Softball Tournament matchups may already have been announced, but that didn’t mean the Philipsburg-Osceola softball team didn’t have remaining work to do at Bald Eagle Area on May 15. There was still the matter of deciding the winner of the Mountain League championship, which is always the first priority for the Lady Mounties. What’s more, this game was against BEA, after all, and would add another entry into the record book of perhaps the strongest rivalry in any sport in the county. Consequently P-O wasted little time getting to it. The Mounties scored four runs with two outs in the first inning, added four more in the sixth and seventh, and held off the Lady Eagles for an 8-3 victory. The win guaranteed at least a tie for the league championship for Philipsburg and improved the Mounties’ record to 14-3 overall and 12-2 in the league. It also evened the season’s series with BEA at one game apiece, with, perhaps, another one to go. “I think we came into this game thinking they (the Eagles) are still our rivals,” P-O winning pitcher Camryn Harris said, “and we wanted to achieve our goal, which was to become Mountain League champs. “I think it builds a lot of confidence for us to be up high, winning the Mountain League like that.” Philipsburg opened the game by putting its first two hitters on base. Maggie Peck singled, and then Hannah

Thompson was hit by a pitch. Maddie Lucas sacrificed them both up a base, but an infield hit by Harris was not enough to score Peck, so the bases were loaded. Jade Burge hit next, and when she grounded into a fielder’s-choice force at home for the second out, BEA pitcher Madison Ripka could see her way out of the inning. But catcher Kylie Thal ripped a clutch, two-run single that broke the ice for P-O. Burge then added the third run on a perfectly-executed first-and-third play before Sadie Granville’s single scored Thal to make it 4-0. “I feel pretty confident in that position to have to clutch up,” Thal said. “I like that pressure. I like being in that position. “I was expecting outside, but she (Ripka) threw it inside. I just kept my hands inside of it. It felt pretty good; I was pretty excited.” Normally, with P-O’s pitching and defense, four runs would be more than imposing, but BEA chipped away. Caitlynn Close gave notice that the Eagles were not going anywhere with a long, first inning home run that made the score 4-1. Ripka settled down and kept the Mounties off the board until BEA crept a little closer in the fifth. Megan Kresovich opened that inning with a double, and then an out later, Ripka helped herself with an RBI single that closed the gap to 4-2. With the game now suddenly tight, P-O showed its mettle. The Mounties gave themselves some room with a

run in the sixth on a walk, a double by Thompson and an RBI hit by Lucas. In the seventh, P-O loaded the bases on a walk and singles by Granville and Annie Kost. Rachel Simpson stepped in and put the game away with a three-run double to right field that made it 8-3 going into BEA’s final at bat. The Eagles still contended, with Ripka getting her second RBI of the day, but relief pitcher Peck got the final three outs in order to end the game. “Give Rachel Simpson a lot of credit,” Philipsburg coach Jim Gonder said. “Bases loaded, and it was a big hit. She hit it hard. I thought we had an opportunity to score more runs, but Bald Eagle played good defense and their pitcher (Ripka) mixed it up on us. “I think we’re getting better. There are things we can do better, but I’m happy with our progress. We definitely improved. We got the No. 2 seed, and we clinched at least a tie for the Mountain League championship, which is our first goal. Win the Mountain League, and you have a chance to get a good seed, so that was a big deal for us.” Philipsburg will now move into the District 6, 3-A playoffs with an opening-round game at home against West Shamokin on Monday, May 22. Bald Eagle, the No. 6 seed in D-6, will travel to Cresson on the same day to take on 18-2 Penn Cambria. The winners of those two games will face each other in a semifinal, all-in game. Whoever wins goes to the district finals and qualifies for the PIAA tournament. The team that loses sees its season come to an end.

Penn State/Ohio State to get the Fox treatment? By BEN JONES

Penn State’s trip to Columbus this season might be on Fox if the network’s graphics package is to be believed. Fox spent May 15 showcasing its year ahead as part of its upfront. Upfronts can best be described as an advertising-based preview of programming for television networks’ upcoming content.

While the network didn’t directly address the game, an eagled-eyed observer would have noticed that Penn State and Ohio State were among the featured contests showcased around the room. Fox recently purchased half of the Big Ten’s media rights as part of an overall package that will see the conference bring in just shy of $2.7 billion per reports. ESPN, the second half of the rights deal, will carry its fair share of big contests as well, but Fox currently has the first choice to pick its slate of games. Each entity will broadcast 25 football and 50 basketball games over its

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Penn State men’s track and field crowned Big Ten champs By STEVE CONNELLY

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State men’s track and field team stormed its way to win the 2017 Big Ten Championship recently at the Nittany Lion Outdoor Track. With the team’s previous best finish coming in 2001 when it took third, the Nittany Lions scored more than 100 points for the first time on the way to their first-ever Big Ten indoor or outdoor title. With 117 points, Penn State bested its next closest competitors, the Ohio State Buckeyes, by 14 points. In just his third season as head coach of the Nittany Lions, John Gondak has claimed his second conference title — his first coming just a few months ago when the women’s team won the indoor Big Ten Championships. The women’s team wasn’t able to follow up its indoor title and take its first outdoor championship since 2014, but the Nittany Lions made vast improvements from a 10th place finish in 2016 and came in third with 101 points behind Purdue (133) and Minnesota (105.5). “This has been personally a date I’ve had on the calendar for three years when we first found out we were going to host in 2017 as a goal to host a great championship and have two teams that could contend,” Gondak said. “It’s been a fantastic year. Our women finished second in cross country and won indoors and we finished third today. To be top three during all three seasons is outstanding. Our men were second indoors and first outdoors, so both programs are in a great spot right now and we have some outstanding recruits coming in.” Penn State continued its domination at the middle distances with four-time Big Ten champion Isaiah Harris and freshman sensation Danae Rivers. Harris cruised to victory at 800m for his second-straight conference title and Penn State’s third consecutive outdoor title at the distance. Rivers came from behind in the final stretch of the 800m to follow up her indoor title at the distance in March. She also finished second at 1500m. Malik Moffett used a pair of school-record performances to take home two Big Ten titles. The junior jumped more than 26 feet in the long jump on Saturday before

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THE PENN STATE men’s track and field team won its first ever Big Ten Championship recently. running a wind-aided 19.87 200m on Sunday — the No. 1 all-conditions time in the event for any Penn Stater. He’s the first from Penn State men’s track and field to win two titles in one championship since Casimir Loxsom in 2012. Dannielle Gibson also won a Big Ten title for the Nitta-

ny Lions in the triple jump. The wind aided jump of more than 45 feet is also a school record under all conditions. Gibson’s and Rivers’ titles make them the first Penn State women’s track and field athletes to win outdoor titles since 2014.


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Penn State News DANBURY, Conn. — Senior’s Steph Lazo (Stevensville, Md.) and Abby Smucker (Bel Air, Md.) join sophomore Madison Carter (Davidsonville, Md.) as All-ECAC members as announced recently. Lazo earns her second straight All-ECAC nod as she makes her debut on the first-team to go along with her AllBig Ten selection, Big Ten Attack Player of the year honor and her first-team IWLCA All-Region accolade earned earlier this month. Both Smucker and Carter are making their debut appearances on the ECAC All-Star teams. Lazo continues to improve on her career-high and league-leading numbers as her 87 points and 42 assists lead the Big Ten and rank 16th and 17th in the nation, respectively. The senior has also added a career-high 45 goals and has moved into seventh on the Penn State alltime points list with 209 career points. Lazo’s 42 assists is the third highest single-season total in Penn State history and her 88-career helpers rank seventh all-time. Smucker, a second-team honoree, has been sensational in the midfield all season setting new career-highs in points (30), ground balls (43) and caused turnovers (30). Her ground balls and caused turnover numbers lead the team while her 21 goals are good for fourth. Carter, who finds herself on the All-ECAC second-team, has also had a career season as a sophomore ranking first in the Big Ten with 66 goals, good for tenth in the nation, while her 77 points are good for third in the conference. Carter’s 66 goals are the eighth most for a single-season in program history and just three shy of the Penn State record for a sophomore, which currently stands at 68 by Marsha Florio in 1983. All three players will have at least one more chance to improve on these numbers as Penn State battles Princeton in the NCAA Quarterfinals on Sunday at the Penn State Lacrosse Field.

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THE STATE COLLEGE Area High School girls’ rugby team closed out its regular season May 14 with a 26-0 win over second-ranked Downingtown. Seniors Darina Roe, Marisa Wilson and captain Ali Wicks all tallied scores in the contest. The girls finished the season with a 5-1 record and were league champions. The team opted out of the state tournament to accept a bid to the National Invitational Tournament, which begins May 19 in Elkhart, Ind.


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The Pennsylvania Women’s Open, a professional women’s golf tournament, will be held for the first time in 22 years Wednesday, May 24, through Saturday, May 27, at Valley Country Club in Sugarloaf. Computer Aid, an IT services company, is the tournament’s title sponsor. Geisinger’s Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute has been designated the beneficiary of the event. Competitive rounds will be held Friday, May 26, and Saturday, May 27. Popular Ladies Professional Golf Association tour players Michelle McGann — who has won seven LPGA tournaments — and Laura Diaz — who has two LPGA wins — are headliners in the field. Several players from the Symetra Tour, the official developmental tour of the LPGA, also have committed to play. They include Madison Pressel, the younger sister or LPGA star Morgan Pressel, and Susana Benavides, a Bolivian player and Instagram phenomenon. An 18-hole open qualifier and women’s clinic, featuring four-time long drive champion Sandra Carlborg, will kick events off Wednesday, May 24. A junior clinic and pro-am will take place Thursday, May 25. Kate Scarpetta, a Symetra Tour pro from nearby Crystal Lake, has led the effort to restore the tournament. She’ll play in it and serve as tournament director. It returns with a $100,000 purse, including $20,000 for the winner — more than double the $40,000 total purse for the men’s state open. “We are the first women’s state open to reach six figures,” Scarpetta said. “To have Pennsylvania be the first state where equal pay is achieved in golf is tremendous.” Scarpetta brought the idea of restoring the tournament to Tony Salvaggio, chairman and founder of Computer Aid, who bought the Valley Country Club in 2016. He agreed to bring the tournament there with Computer Aid as the name sponsor. Scarpetta said ADMI was chosen as the foundation they wanted to support because of how difficult it is for rural residents with autism in the state to receive care. ADMI’s goal is to establish a network of regional centers of excellence that will make care for children with special developmental needs as accessible, efficient and effective as possible. The autism cause aligns well with Computer Aid Inc., which has an initiative called Autism2Work. Autism2Work provides workforce training and employment opportunities for adults who have been diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. The tournament’s logo incorporates a puzzle piece the primary symbol for autism. We Accept Credit Cards and EBT Cards

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BALD EAGLE AREA catcher Kyle Gill applies the tag to Bellefonte’s CJ Funk during the Red Raiders’ 4-2 victory May 15.

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STATE COLLEGE AREA High School senior Peter Haffner, center, was recently named the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Foundation $1,000 scholarship award winner. Haffner was selected for this scholarship from among the 92 high schools in the chapter’s territory, each of whom nominated a candidate for the award. Gardners Candies sponsors the award, which is based on football skill, academic achievement and community service. Pictured, from left, are his father, Steve Haffner; Gardners Candies president Sam Phillips, presenting Haffner the award; Haffner’s mother, Amy Haffner; and Little Lions head football coach Matt Lintal.

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He also earned a save, striking out three batters of the four he faced to end the game. Fellow senior Ethan Corman got the win. He pitched five of the seven innings, giving up only three hits and two runs with four strikeouts. With playoffs approaching, Reiter isn’t looking forward to his year being over. “It’s been an incredible journey so far and I hope it doesn’t end soon,” said Reiter. “I’ve made a lot of memories and friendships through playing with this program and I look forward to continuing those.”

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NATIONAL Police Week

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Former chief recalls day of officer’s death By SEAN YODER

BELLEFONTE — Though Bellefonte police officer Ronald Seymore was slain 45 years ago, former police chief Les McClellan still recalls the night of the shooting and the months that followed. Seymore was not acting the role of police officer that particular day, but he did arrest the shooter, John Tressler, just days prior to the evening of Oct. 19, 1971. Seymore was actually filling in for a parking enforcement officer that night, according to McClellan. He was directing traffic at the diamond in downtown Bellefonte while talking to part-time officer Clarence Seward, who was waiting for his wife to leave work at G.C. Murphy Co. Tressler rolled up on the two in his car, pointed a small caliber semi-automatic rifle at Seymore and fired multiple shots. McClellan said Seward reached down for Seymore’s gun and was himself wounded by gunfire. Tressler had been grappling with local authorities over the status of his garbage dump, according to reporting in 1971 by United Press International. The news article referred to Tressler’s dump as “very unsanitary,” and he was ordered by a local magistrate to cease operations. The county’s sheriff told reporters just after the shooting that he had warned Bellefonte police about Tressler, who allegedly said he was going to “Clean up Bellefonte with guns this afternoon.” McClellan said state police served a warrant on Tressler

on the morning of the shooting. The chief at the time, Donald W. Smith, lived just two doors down from McClellan and called him just after the shooting was reported at about 5 p.m. The two hustled up to the diamond, beating medical responders to the scene. Another officer was dispatched to Seymore’s home, and his wife was told of his death after reaching the hospital. Seward eventually recovered from his wounds. Tressler was taken into custody by state troopers in the following days. His car was spotted traveling along Interstate 80, and officers took chase, but Tressler fled into the woods on foot and was later apprehended at a hunting camp near White Deer, McClellan said. The trial, of course, was high profile and people had to be kept from entering the courthouse. McClellan said he was there every day, with proceedings lasting from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. The first trial ended in a hung jury, but Tressler was convicted the second time around. He has since died in prison. McClellan, who served with Bellefonte from 1964 and retired as chief in 1995, said the shooting never gave him pause about being an officer, but the event was scary for officers. Seymore is now recognized twice per year for serving his community. Each National Police Week in May a wreath is placed at his memorial in the sidewalk near the courthouse during a ceremony. He is remembered again on the day of his shooting each October.

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FORMER BELLEFONTE police officer Ronald Seymore’s photo and badge are displayed prominently at the Bellefonte Borough Police Department. Seymore was shot and killed Oct. 19, 1971.



National Police Week originated in 1962 Courtesy of In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, D.C., to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of

events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our nation’s capital each year. The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service, which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is one in a series of events which includes a candlelight vigil, which is sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and seminars sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors. National Police Week draws 25,000 to 40,000 attendees. Attendees come from departments throughout the United States, as well as from agencies throughout the world. This provides police officers an opportunity to meet others who work in law enforcement.

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THE BELLEFONTE Police Department is located at 236 W. Lamb St. in Bellefonte. Ten officers are on staff at the department. Pictured, from left, are school resource officer/Patrolman Shawn Luse, Sgt. Jason Brower, school resource officer/Patrolman Mike Lyons and Patrolman Robert Holt. The department is led by Chief Shawn Weaver and includes Sgt. Dan Holliday and patrolmen Todd Walter and Bill Witmer, who are not pictured. To contact the department, call (814) 353-2320.


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THE FERGUSON TOWNSHIP Police Department is located at 3147 Research Drive, State College. The department declined the Gazette’s invitation for a photograph. To contact the department, call (814) 237-1172.

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THE PATTON TOWNSHIP Police Department is located at 100 Patton Plaza in State College. Patton Township officers requested The Centre County Gazette not publish the names of the officers on staff. For more information about the department, call (814) 234-0273.

THE PENN STATE UNIVERSITY Police Department is located at 20 Eisenhower Parking Deck, University Park. Pictured, from left, are officers Melanie Medina and Joshua Quimby, K-9 officer Wail, officers Pietro Picciurro, Jeffrey Jones and Dustin Miller, K-9 officer Rudie, Sgt. Frank Ball Jr. and Officer Keith Spencer. For more information, call (814) 863-1111.



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THE SPRING TOWNSHIP Police Department is located at 1309 Blanchard St. in Bellefonte. Pictured, from left, are administrative assistant Greer Perryman, officers Christopher Snare and Shane Dickey, Detective Dale Moore, Chief Michael Danneker, and officers Ronald Schall, Anthony Roefaro, Lucas Nelson and Lara Hannegan. For more information, call (814) 355-5134.

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THE STATE COLLEGE Police Department is located at 243 S. Allen St. in State College. On March 8, several staff members were promoted, including, from left, Sgt. Bryan Foster, Lt. Todd Scholton, with Chief John Gardner, Lt. Mike Angellotti and Sgt. Ted Hubler. For more information, call the department at (814) 234-7150.


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PENNSYLVANIA STATE POLICE have two barracks in Centre County — Milesburg and Philipsburg. The Milesburg station, also referred to as the Rockview barracks, is located at 745 S. Eagle Valley Road in Bellefonte and can be reached by calling (814) 355-7545. The Philipsburg station is located at 3014 Port Matilda Highway, just outside of Philipsburg. It can be reached by calling (814) 342-3370. Because of department regulations, state police declined to provide photos of officers.

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Holderman to be honored at ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Summer Music Picnic Series Vol. 2’ is disappointing, dull STATE COLLEGE — The 28th season of South Hills School of Business and Technology’s Summer Music Picnic Series debuts Sunday, June 4, on the lawn of the school, located at 480 Waupelani Drive, State College. The picnic starts at 5 p.m. and the music, featuring the award-winning Altoona chorus of Sweet Adelines, begins at 6 p.m. The community is invited to bring lawn chairs and picnic baskets to the event, which will occur rain or shine. The late Grace Holderman, one of the Summer Music Picnic Series’ first performers, will be honored during the evening. Holderman, of State College, first brought her vaudeville act to South Hills’ summer stage in 1989. Even as she

reached her 90s, she continued to perform song, dance and comedy, joined by her daughter Vinnie Holderman and friend Ray Fortunato. Holderman died in 2015 at the age of 102, leaving behind a legacy of community involvement as a Penn State thespian, and as a tap dance teacher to countless numbers of children in the Centre region. A memorial gift will be presented in her honor during the June 4 picnic. The summer-long series of concerts is sponsored by The Mazza Foundation for Education. The performances typically are held in the band shell on the school’s front lawn, but events are moved inside the school when it rains. For more information, visit www.

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In amongst the jokes and the cheesy ‘80s soundtrack, a theme of redemption ran throughout 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The team was comprised of various lowlifes who finally got a chance to do something decent and found out that they actually liked it because they’re all big softies at heart. Now comes the sequel that figures, since the five main characters found their redemption in the first movie, it’s someone else’s turn to be redeemed. Back are the five Guardians of the Galaxy: smart-aleck human Quill (Chris Pratt), no-nonsense enforcer Gamora (Zoe Saldana), graceless beast Drax (Dave Bautista), hair-trigger raccoon Rocket (Bradley Cooper) and infantile tree Baby Groot (Vin Diesel). The characters go through all the paces you’d expect, bickering and getting into trouble and Guardians, Page 34

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having their friendship tested, but, of course, they’ll be a family again by the end. The Guardians complete a mission for an alien race called the Sovereign, and as a reward they get to take custody of Gamora’s captured sister Nebula (Karen Gillan).

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But Rocket double-crosses the Sovereign, and soon the team is on the run from an imperial fleet. They’re saved by the mysterious Ego (Kurt Russell), who reveals himself to be Quill’s father. The ravager Yondu (Michael Rooker) was supposed to take Quill to him decades ago, but for reasons unknown decided to keep him and raise him as his own. Speaking of Yondu, he’s slowly losing his position of power. His crew is on the edge of a mutiny and he’s been blacklisted by fellow ravagers led by Staker (Sylvester Stallone). But a contract put on the Guardians by the Sovereign may be his ticket back to glory. It’s Yondu who needs redemption the most in this movie. He’s a space pirate who kidnapped a child and was a less-than-doting father figure. Nebula needs redemption, too; she was little more than a glowering villain in the first movie. And, of course, Ego needs to make up for being absent for Quill’s whole life. Ego is redeemed with the most ease. He’s a god who passed along godlike powers to Quill, so Quill is basically able to summon any toy he wants at will. Quill summons a ball, and father and son play catch for the first time. There’s curiously little for the Guardians to do until the end, so the movie pairs them off with non-Guardians. Quill hangs out with Ego, Gamora combats adversity with Nebula, Rocket has a heart-to-heart with Yondu aboard the latter’s ship, and Drax bonds with Ego’s assistant, Mantis (Pom Klementieff). You know how an embarrassed child will say that a love interest is ugly so they won’t be accused of having feelings for them, which they obviously do? That’s 90 percent of Drax’s shtick in this movie.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is disappointingly dull except for one element, and that’s Yondu. I knew Rooker was a scene-stealer, but I had no idea the character would turn out to be so complex. Good for the movie for using him to his full potential. Otherwise, there’s nothing here to write home about. The action is OK, if typical, for a comic book movie. The humor, which seemed so crisp and spontaneous in the first movie, now feels scripted and forced. You know the movie is doing something wrong when even Baby Groot grows tiresome. The villain is just flat-out awful, with just one clichéd mistake after another, one of which is so stupid, the character loses all respectability as a purveyor of evil. There are enough gags that land that the movie isn’t a total waste, but overall I’m hoping that the inevitable “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” will redeem “Vol. 2.” ★★ out of five stars. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is rated PG-13 for sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and brief suggestive content. Its running time is 136 minutes.



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CHOIRS FROM the Pine Hall, Gatesburg and St. Paul’s Lutheran churches joined their voices to raise nearly $2,900 for lowincome families served by Centre County’s Interfaith Human Services during this year’s Gospel Night.

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AROUND & IN TOWN WHAT’S HAPPENING To be included in What’s Happening, submit your events by Wednesday one week prior to publication to or mail information to The Centre County Gazette, ATTN: What’s Happening, 403 S. Allen St., State College, PA 16801.


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 www.centrecountylibrary. org. 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. 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 mherb162@gmail. com. 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. Support group — The Narcotics Anonymous “Open Arms” group meets at 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 145 W. Linn St., Bellefonte. 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. 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) 2382322. 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. Children’s activity — STEM Pillars Program, hands-on STEM learning with a scientist or engineer, for parents and children ages 6 to 10 working together, will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in May (except May 16) at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Space is limited and registration is required; call (814) 355-1516. Support group — Life After Loss, an educational support group for those experiencing a loss through death, will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. on six Sundays, May 7 and 21 and June 4, 11, 18 and 25, at Howard UMC, 144 Main St., Howard. Contact Craig Rose at (814) 933-7333 or 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. Tours — Guided tours of Boal Mansion and Columbus Chapel will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays, May through October, at Boal Mansion, 163 Boal Estate Drive, Boalsburg. Visit www.boalmuseum. com or call (814) 466-6210


Seminar — A “Pharmalogic Treatment of Osteoperosis” seminar, presented by Leslie Godldstein, assistant professor of pharmacology at New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathi Medicine, will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mount Nittany Medical Center’s Galen and Nancy Dreibelbis Auditorium, 1800 E. Park Ave., State



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College. Register by contacting Jessica Bird at jbird@ or (814) 234-6738. Parenting class — Parents-to-be orientations will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and from 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. at Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Contact Dianne Barben at dbarben@mount or (814) 231-3132. Meeting — The Mount Nittany Philatelic Society’s monthly meeting will be held at 7:15 p.m. at the American Philatelic Center, 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte. Visitors welcome; admission and parking free.


Event — The Geisinger Sustainability Program is sponsoring a free community shred day, hosted by Shred-it, from 7 to 11 a.m. at Geisinger Gray’s Woods Clinic parking lot, 132 Abigail Lane, Port Matilda. The public is invited to bring confidential personal and financial documents to be securely shredded and recycled; limit three boxes per person. Call (570) 214-6376. Children’s activity — A Friday morning play group will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Meeting — Pastor Dale See will discuss the loss of his two adult sons to addiction and overdose at Celebrate Recovery. A complimentary fellowship dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m., at Freedom Life Church, 113 Sunset Blvd., Milesburg. Call (814) 571-1240 or email tapjohn737@gmail. com.


Children’s activity — A yoga class geared toward elementary-aged children will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 N. Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Program includes stories, games, breath work, relaxation techniques, a craft and yoga postures. Register at the circulation desk or call (814) 355-1516.


Breakfast — The Bellefonte Knights of Columbus will sponsor an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Knights’ home, 315 Stoney Batter, Bellefonte. In honor of Mother’s Day, all mothers eat free. Regular price is $8 for adults, $4 for children younger than 12 and free for children younger than 7. Takeout is available. Support group — Education, information and support for people who have or will have intestinal or urinary diversions will be offered from 2 to 3 p.m. in the conference rooms of Mount Nittany Medical Center, 1800 E. Park Ave., State College. Contact Judy Faux at (814) 234-6195.


Gardening program — Penn State Extension Master Gardeners Fran Nuhfer, Karen Soble and Lora Gauss will offer ideas for the best use of small garden spaces, followed by a pictorial tour of 40 premier home gardens highlighted on the Buffalo, N.Y., Garden Walk of 2016, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg.


Home-school activity — Quill and Scroll, a free program for home-schooled students in grades 5 through 9 and their families, will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Centre Hall Area Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. Learn basic calligraphy techniques, the history of paper and how to make paper from recycled materials. Call (814) 364-2580 to register.


Children’s activity — A Lego project for school-aged children, featuring a pirate ship theme, will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. at Centre Hall Area Branch Library, 109 W. Beryl St., Centre Hall. All supplies provided. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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THE MOSHANNON VALLEY Economic Development honored three Philipsburg-area businesses for making a difference in the Moshannon Valley region. Pictured, from left, are Bub and Nick Murarik, of Murarik Motorsports; Michelle Tibben and Sara Mays, of Skills Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program; Ryan Kirkwood, of UMI Performance; and Stan LaFuria, executive director of MVEDP.

MVEDP hands out annual awards at luncheon PHILIPSBURG — At a luncheon held April 28, the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership honored three businesses that are making a difference in the Moshannon Valley region. The Contribution to the Quality of Life award went to Skills Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program; the Outstanding Community Service Award went to Bub and Nick Murarik, of Murarik Motorsports; and the Employer of the Year Award went to UMI Performance.

“We are honored each year to recognize people and businesses that are making a very positive difference here in the greater Philipsburg/Moshannon Valley region,” said Stan LaFuria, executive director of the partnership. “This is our 29th year of providing recognition and awards to difference-makers here in this area, and it also our 29th year of providing economic and community development services to the area.”


Weaver joins Strong Tower Associates STATE COLLEGE — Strong Tower Associates, a financial services firm headquartered in State College, has added Peter Weaver as an agent. Weaver will serve clients in the Mifflintown, Mount Union and Huntington areas, and he will specialize in advising clients on Medicare options and final expense insurance. “I am excited to be a part of the Strong Tower team’s continued growth,” said Weaver. “In my new role, I will be dedicated to helping families create personalized, comprehensive plans for their futures.” “Since opening Strong Tower Associates in 2013, my goal has always been to provide honest and informative advice to families of all backgrounds across Central Pennsylvania,” said company founder Ash PETER WEAVER Toumayants. “I know that Peter will be an excellent addition to our team, and play a key role in upholding our core values as our firm continues to grow.” Strong Tower Associates currently serves clients in State College and throughout central Pennsylvania, with locations in Altoona, Bellefonte, Centre Hall, Harrisburg, Lewisburg, Lock Haven, Williamsport and York.




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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.


Village of Nittany Glen LP to John E. Mulfinger and Christine A. Mulfinger, 117 Gravel Hill Road, State College, $217,213 R. Clair Miller to John Clayton and Lori Clayton, 501 St. Paul Circle, Bellefonte, $309,900 Village of Nittany Glen LP to Jennifer L. Karch, 105 Gravel Hill Road, Bellefonte, $197,475 Jane M. Ridley and A. Bryan Humphrey to Floyd K. Ferguson and Lynn M. Ferguson, 1105 Valley View Road, Bellefonte, $209,000 Village of Nittany Glen LP to Jeffrey J. Mulhollem and Susan Morgan, 148 Gravel Hill Road, State College, $222,215


Thelma A. McKinley, Barry W. McKinley and Cheryl A. Miller to Randy W. Kochick and Megan Kochick, 940 Runville Road, Bellefonte, $132,900 Earl D. Mitchell to Bradley L. Barndt, 1125 Bullit Run Road, Howard, $172,500


Ann M. Haluska, Ann M. Palm and Theodore J. Halusak Jr. to Logan Harrington Corbin and Makayla Anne Powell, 118 E. Allison St., Centre Hall, $179,900


Regina A. Sherwood and Stephen T. Sherwood to Regina A. Sherwood, 221 Spring Lea Drive, State College, $1. Mary V. Smith by attorney to Jason S. Martinucci and Vanessa J. Martinuci, 101 Old Mill Road, State College, $206,000 Charles W. Diehl and Marcia L. Diehl to Harrison Avenue Properites LLC, 101 Mitch Ave., State College, $1 Susan C.B. Hill Trust and Benjamin C. Hoyne to Benjamin C. Kimble and Wendy Kimble, 1040 Haymaker Road, State College, $470,000 Darwin Turner and Casey Vennes Turner to Xiajia Luo, 1121D W. Aaron Drive, State College, $152,000 Jerry L. Park and Susan Park to Pamela J. Salokangas and Gregory S. Salokangas, 180 Grove Circle, State College, $340,000


M. Lee Upcraft and Edith Lillian Upcraft to Alan Wagner and Amy E. Wagner, 188 Lenor Drive, State College, $257,500 Mark C. Shaner to Christopher R. Ott and Emily Jean E. Banks, 142 Mitch Ave., State College, $214,900 Nicholas Joseph Talotta and Cloey Talotta to Peter Issac and Marian N. Sawires, 165 McCann Drive, State College, $505,500

Hunter L. Witherite, Miranda L. Weaver and Miranda L. Witherite to Tyler C. Parson and Danielle L. Parsons, 721 Silverdale Road, Julian, $260,000 Devin J. Witherite and Devin J. Carson to Devin J. Carson, 1201 Julian St., Julian, $1 Martin A. Mazur and Victoria P. Mazur to Michelle M. Henry, 266 Steele Hollow Road, Julian, $240,000



Poole Family Limited Partnership to S&A Homes Inc., 109 Red Willow Road, State College, $297,600 John E. McNitt to Kristen A. McNitt and Tanya Michelle Seyfert, 1959 Harvest Circle, State College, $208,500 Robert D. Shepherd and Ann J. Shepherd to David W. Archibald, 767 Beaver Branch Road, State College, $310,000 Eric L. Fisher and Susan Comer Fisher to Willard Butterfield and Rayona Butterfiled, 744 W. Aaron Drive, State College, $219,900 Tun Ngem Chin and Donna Chin to Perry S. Edwards and Nicole M. Edwards, 1761 Circleville Road, State College, $315,700 Christopher M. Brannen and Melissa Lee Brannen to ADV Properties LLC, 610 Hawknest Road, State College, $250,000 D. Lance Ferris to Kurt A. Kissinger and Emily G. Kissinger, 150 Treetops Drive, State College, $595,000 Paul R. Hill, Eleanor R. Bird and Eleanor Bird to Paul S. Lehr and Jennifer M. Lehr, 814 N. Science Park Road, State College, $92,500

Richele R. Goff and Bradley L. Stemple to Richele R. Goff, 289 Sunset Drive, Bellefonte, $1


Bryan Cramer to Tammy M. Auman, 401 Broadway St., Milesburg, $119,000


Osvaldo S. Rivera to Dawn M. Rivera, 388 Park Lane, State College, $1 Alen W. Ghaner to Alen W. Ghaner and Mary Ann Flory, 234 Mattern Lane, Port Matilda, $1 Copper Beech Townhome Communities Eighteen to Lily Sugiarty, Michelle Suhendra and Richard Suhendra, 696A Oakwood Ave., $270,000 David W. Manter II and Monika L. Manter to Michael Roberts and Brenda Roberts, 3004 Buffalo Run Road, Bellefonte, $240,000 Charles Michael Elavsky and Steriani Elavsky to Pierre O. Riether and Julie G. Cosmidis, 534 Melissa Lane, State College, $365,000 Matthew Richard Marshall and Jennifer A. Dececco to Timothy H. Henward and Allison S. Henward, 1992 Norwood Lane, State College, $241,000 Mary Jo Bedsworth and Charles W. Bedsworth to Mamoru Fuji and Kumiko Fuji, 115 Vail Lane, State College, $89,000 Kenneth L. Cherry and Melanie M. Cherry to Delmont Sunderland, 350 Quail Hollow Lane, State College, $1,525,000 Patrick J. Distaso and Marcia W. Distaso to Pearl R. Gluck, 246 Camelot Lane, State College, $333,000 Jose A. Piedra and Ernesto Roederer to Kohta Murase and Chisako Murasae, 128 Whisper Ridege Drive, State College, $286,000


Donna Lea Maruszewski and Steven M. Maruszewski to Nicholas J. Smith and Nichole M. Smith, 99 Bethel Court, Port Matilda, $435,000 Steven G. Bucha and Jennifer J. Bucha to Donald A. Juechter and Roselle R. Juechter, 94 Saddle Ridge Road, Port Matilda, $365,000


Rocky Ridge Partnership to John W. Smithwick III and Erica A. Smithwick, 107 Jensen Drive, State College, $612,500 Aguer-Nobori Properties to Xueyi Xing, 260 Timberwood Trail, Centre Hall, $230,00



Franklin M. Horner to Asher Lucas Group LLC, 270 Little Paint Lane, Centre Hall, $425,000 Ronald K. Grove, trustee, Don C. Myers, trustee, Bette Ann Bender, trustee, Tri Penn Charge of the United Church, Emmanuel United

Douglas J. Madenford, Jessica L. Rote and Jessica L. Madenford to Douglas J. Madenford and Jessica L. Madenford, 271 Glenn St., Howard, $10

Church of Christ, Grace United Church of Christ and St. John’s United Church of Christ to John D. Rupert and Naomi L. Rupert, 3344 Penns Valley Pike, Spring Mills, $182,500


Leo P. Hughes and Mary L. Hughes to Mary L. Hughes, 361 Spike Island Road, Philipsburg, $1 Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to James Smith and Lathryn N. Smith, 619 Hemlock St., Philipsburg, $9,975


S&A Homes Inc. to David T. Faussette and Michele Faussette, 268 Gwenedd Lane, Bellefonte, $239,900 Terry M. Perryman, Terry M. Perryman and Sylvia L.Perryman to Mid State Branch LLC, 455 E. College Ave., Bellefonte, $750,000 Terry Royer to Terry G. Royer, 2095 Axeman Road, Bellefonte, $1 Aaron M. Durn and Melissa Durn to John W. Lhota and Katheryn E. Shimmel, 173 Steeplechase, Pleasant Gap, $230,000 Randy L. Neff Jr. and Chelsea L. Neff to Bryce L. Rigg and Kira L. Wetzel, 203 Norman Ave., Pleasant Gap, $185,000


Leonard Joel Peltier and Maureen A. Peltier to James R Saylor and Jacqueline W. Saylor, 920 Saxton Drive, State College, $314,900 Ed & Sue Trust, Edward S. Ramans, trustee, and Susan L. Ramans, trustee, to Michael A. Evcic and Cynthia S. Evic, 116 Easterly Parkway, State College, $310,500 David Wagner and Ellen Wagner to Steven M. Maruszewski and Donna L. Maruszewski, 363 Ridge Ave., State College, $460,000 Rudy L. Slingerland and Ellen W. Slingerland to Jeffrey A. Witmer and Courtney P. Witmer, 262 E. Hamilton Ave., State College, $435,000


Margie A. Chambers Estate, Margery Chambers Estate and John C. Tobias to John C. Tobias and Marie S. Tobias, 1185 Clarence Road, Snow Shoe, $1


Preston B. Synder, Elizabeth R. Synder, Rickie E. Synder and Lacie L. Synder to Aquilla Stoltzfus and Rachel K. Stoltzfus, 909 Sampsel Lane, Howard, $494,782 — Compiled by Lana Bernhard

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Beautiful office Bellefonte rent include utilities $500.00 Beautiful, partially furnished, office space for rent in downtown Historic Bellefonte. 1st Floor walk up is perfect for therapist, chiropractor, small office (1300 sq ft). A therapist, church, and start up non-profit have used space. 814-571-2813

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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


Available room/ apartment Own room/bath. Share kitchen, living room area with one other. Fair pricing. Utilities included. Grad student/young professional male. Call 814-466-7508 for consideration. Cata bus stop near address. This can be considered temp housing (between leases)


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Avail Imm. 3 bdrm 2 1/2 bath townhouse $1,350.00 Avail. Immed. 3 bdrm 2 1/2 bath w/d hook-up 1 car garage townhouse at Amberleigh 10-15 mins to PSU Call (814) 571-0067 for appointment or more information. 814-571-0067

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

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Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant Full-time position opening at the Central PA Institute of Science and Technology.

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


Temporary workers for flood debris removal in several Centre County townships. FT, M–F, for about 10 weeks. $13-$15/hour. Contact PA CareerLink® Centre County 814-548-7587 ext. 224


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2-story stone cabin, approximately 1200 square feet, two bedrooms, one bath, 10 minutes from State College. First floor large kitchen and living room, second floor two bedrooms, bathroom, walk-in closet. Located on 11 acres near Shingletown reservoir just off Mountain Road. Oil hot water heat, washer and dryer, well water, septic. Newly renovated, $1200 per month. 814-880-9000

Part-time flexible caregiving positions available NOW. Well-matched to your schedule & preferences. Starting at $10/hr. Call us at (814) 954-2821 to see if caregiving is a good fit for you.

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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.

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Thanks a Million! We would like to thank everyone who donated to Centre Gives this year. Together, we invested over $1.4 Million into our local non-profit network to make Centre County an even better place to live!

MAY 18-24, 2017

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