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The Penn State Nittany Lions will welcome the Pittsburgh Panthers to Beaver Stadium for a Sept. 9 cross-state matchup. See rosters, statistics, photos and more in this week’s edition of Gameday./Pages 19-22

September 7-13, 2017


Volume 9, Issue 36

FDA approves treatment that saved Philipsburg girl By G. KERRY WEBSTER

TIM WEIGHT/For the Gazette

THE PENN STATE Nittany Lions opened the 2017 collegiate football season with an impressive 52-0 victory over Akron on Sept. 2. This week, the No. 4 ranked Lions will host cross-state rival Pittsburgh and will be seeking revenge for their heartbreaking 42-39 loss a year ago. For more on the game, see Page 19.

County leads state in rabies Four new cases confirmed in July By SEAN YODER syoder@centrecountygazette

Centre County continues to lead the state in the number of confirmed rabies cases this year, with three more raccoons and a fox added to the tally for the month of July, according to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. In the year to date, 15 Centre County animals have been confirmed to have rabies: one bat, 10 raccoons and four foxes. A game commission officer said the reason Centre County could be in the lead for rabies cases is that a family of animals may have all gotten rabies and been euthanized and tested all from one incident.

July had the highest number of rabies cases for a month in 2017 with 46 confirmed. There were 32 in June, 28 in May, 32 in April, 23 in March, 23 in February and 16 in January for a total of 200 cases. That’s down though from 223 rabies cases for the year in July 2016, but up from 187 year to date in July 2015. So far in 2017, no state agencies have reported rabies exposure of a pet or human. Rabies typically peaks in July or August in Pennsylvania. It was in June 2014 that Tracey Moriarty was bitten by a fox that turned out to have rabies. Rabies, Page 6


PHILIPSBURG — An experimental cell replacement procedure that saved the life of a now 12-year-old Philipsburg girl will now save thousands of young lives across the world. On Aug. 30, the Food and Drug Administration approved a chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy for treatment of certain pediatric and young adult patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. This therapy was first used on 5-year-old Emily Whitehead, and since she was deemed five years cancer-free just a few months ago, Emily, and her parents, Tom and Kari, have been on a mission to make the procedure that saved her young life available to everyone facing childhood cancer. In July, the family, as well as a group of doctors and industry experts, presented testimony about the procedure to a panel seeking to push the method into the FDA hands for approval. That panel of 10 unanimously saw the advantages of the procedure and recommended it for approval. The FDA, with the Whiteheads present, made it official last week. “It was very emotional for us to finally have the CTL019 T-cell therapy FDA approved,” Tom Whitehead told Centre County Gazette. “It made us even more proud and amazed at how much Emily surviving her treatment is changing the world.” The treatment, to be tradenamed Kymriah and carrying the generic name tisagenlecleucel, is sold by Novartis. The company said it will charge $475,000 for the one-time treatment.

“(THE FDA APPROVAL) made us even more proud and amazed at how much Emily surviving her treatment is changing the world.” Tom Whitehead,

father of cancer survivor Emily Whitehead Emily is a three-time cancer survivor alive today because of T-cell therapy. She was the first child patient in the world to receive the treatment in 2012, after relapsing EMILY following other WHITEHEAD treatments. Her initial diagnosis with acute lymphoblastic leukemia was made in 2010, at the age of 5. Typically, children diagnosed with this type of leukemia have an 85 to 90 percent chance of being cured; however, Emily relapsed in October 2011. A bone marrow transplant was scheduled for February 2012, but Emily relapsed again just weeks before the transplant date. Her leukemia was so aggressive that doctors felt they had run out of options and recommended that she go home on hospice care. But the Whiteheads were not ready to give up. They caught wind of a revolutionary new treatment that had just become available at Treatment, Page 10

Centre County volunteers deploy to clean up after Harvey By JAMES TURCHICK

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s extraordinary rainfall and devastation to millions of residents in Texas, Centre County Red Cross volunteers are making their way down to the afflicted areas to help in the recovery. The attention will die out after a few weeks, but the Red Cross is going to be there for years, said Kimberly Maiolo, Central Pennsylvania Region director of communications. One Centre County and one Perry County resident are driving to Baton Rouge in an emergency vehicle to help the relief efforts. Ken Horting and Dave Baran of the Mid-Central Pennsylvania Red Cross chapter are helping Police Blotter ..................... 2 Death Notices ................... 6

Opinion ........................... 11 Health & Wellness ........... 12

on the ground when they arrive, Maiolo said. The Red Cross volunteer deployment is for two-weeks. “The magnitude of this disaster is unlike anything we’ve ever seen,” Maiolo said. “We’re not talking weeks or months. This is going to take years.” Twenty-nine volunteers total from central Pennsylvania are in the affected areas to help assist the more than 35,000 people staying in shelters, Maiolo said. Most are helping with mass care, which assists people who have had to flee their homes for shelter. She said the volunteers have to fly or drive into surrounding areas and are still having trouble getting into certain parts of Texas because of flooding. Harvey, Page 6 Community ..................... 15 Gazette Gameday ........... 19

Sports ............................... 24 Around & In Town .......... 32

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KEN HORTING, left, and Dave Baran from the Red Cross Mid-Central Pennsylvania Chapter prepare to take off for Baton Rouge in the Central Pennsylvania Region’s Emergency Response Vehicle to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. What’s Happening .......... 35 Puzzles ............................. 36

Business ........................... 37 Classifieds ........................ 39

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Front and Centre TEN THOUSAND: A local group hopes to start a Ten Thousand Villages store, originally a brainchild of a Mennonite missionary. The pop-up store would support nonprofit endeavors. Now they just need a location. Page 15

SPIKES ELIMINATED: The Spikes will not be heading to the New York-Penn League postseason after Hudson Valley and Mahoning Valley secured wins on Sept. 4. But there were bright spots in the team’s season. Page 26

TWO UP, FOUR DOWN: Both State College and Bald Eagle secured victories in high school football over the weekend, but other area teams didn’t fare so well. See a preview of upcoming matchups. Page 24

NEW DEGREES: Two congressmen visited the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology to support career and technical education as CPI announced a new natural gas-related degree. Page 37


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STATE POLICE AT ROCKVIEW A 56-year-old Rebersburg woman reported two Grange Fair tickets were stolen from her vehicle sometime from June 25 to Aug. 12 along West Main Street in Miles Township, state police said. qqq Police said they took a 48-year-old West Mifflin man into custody after he was stopped along Interstate 99 at mile marker 71 in Patton Township at 9:41 p.m. July 21 and was found to have an active bench warrant. qqq Troopers said they will cite a Howard man after he struck another vehicle while

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backing into another vehicle and fled the scene at 2:02 a.m. Aug. 13. Police said Corbin A. Rossman, 23, backed into another vehicle at 2051 Runville Road in Boggs Township, causing damage to the front bumper. He then fled the scene but witnesses relayed his information to police. qqq Two Oklahoma men were arrested for drug possession after they were stopped along Interstate 80 at mile marker 152 at 8:21 p.m. Aug. 15, police said. qqq A driver took off after his or her vehicle struck another parked vehicle at the Grange Fair in Potter Township at about 6:30 a.m. Aug. 20, police said. qqq Clinton M. Lackey, 36, of Altoona, will face driving under the influence and possession with intent to deliver charges after troopers said they stopped him along Interstate 99 at mile marker 76.6 in Benner Township at 9:56 a.m. Aug. 28 and found him to be in possession of and under the influence of marijuana. qqq Police said a 36-year-old Philipsburg woman’s identity was compromised when she provided a company her information for student loan forgiveness Aug. 28. qqq A 22-year-old Bellefonte man will face charges of possession of marijuana after police said they stopped him for an expired inspection sticker and found the marijuana in the vehicle at Route 144 and 45 in Potter Township at 10:40 a.m. Aug. 29. qqq A 26-year-old Milesburg woman returned to her home in the 200 block of Turnpike Street in Milesburg after a short incarceration and discovered several items missing at 10:40 a.m. Aug. 29.

STATE COLLEGE — A Ferguson Township man is facing charges after police say he pointed a gun at and threatened his girlfriend. According to a criminal complaint, at about 3 a.m. Sept. 2, Ferguson Township Police responded to a report of a male pointing a gun at a female in a residence at Dewsbury Heights. Police said the woman reported that she had gotten into an argument with her boyfriend, Yi Kong, 22, over another man who was interested in her. She reportedly said she tried to speak to Kong about their relationship, but he became upset and, at one point, came to her bedroom and attempted to pull her out of bed while continuing to argue with her. During the argument, Kong allegedly

left and returned to the room a short time later with a small handgun that he waved around. At one point, Kong said he would “kill them both,” according to the complaint. Police said that when officers arrived at the residence, Kong complied with orders to come downstairs and he was taken into custody. He reportedly told police the gun was in his second-floor bedroom and officers found a Sig Sauer pistol and a BB gun pistol. Kong was charged with misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another persona, harassment and disorderly conduct. He was arraigned Sept. 2 before District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker and straight bail was set at $250,000. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 13.

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Most serious charges dismissed in fraternity death By GEOFF RUSHTON

BELLEFONTE — After a seven-day preliminary hearing that began in June and continued in July and August, District Judge Allen Sinclair on Sept. 8 made his decision on charges against former members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity in connection with the February death of Timothy Piazza. Piazza died from brain injuries and internal bleeding caused by multiple falls during an alcohol-fueled bid acceptance night at the fraternity. Sinclair dismissed charges of aggravated assault, simple assault and involuntary manslaughter against eight men and a charge of involuntary manslaughter against the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi. He also dismissed various misdemeanor charges against a number of defendants, including hazing, reckless endangerment and furnishing alcohol to minors against president Brendan Young and pledgemaster Daniel Casey stemming from fraternity pledge events in the spring and fall of 2016. Misdemeanor charges against 14 defendants and the fraternity chapter — including hazing, reckless endangerment, furnishing alcohol to minors and tampering with evidence — were bound over and head toward trial. Four defendants who were facing single misdemeanor counts had them dismissed. Two men waived their preliminary hearings in June. District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said she will refile involuntary manslaughter charges

and potentially other charges, including aggravated assault. The following is a breakdown of the defendants and the charges after Sinclair’s decision: ■ Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi Dismissed — Involuntary manslaughter Bound over — 50 counts of hazing, 48 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, 48 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor ■ Brendan Young Dismissed — Involuntary manslaughter, simple assault, aggravated assault, 36 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 36 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, 36 counts unlawful acts relative to liquor and 38 counts of hazing Bound over — Tampering with evidence, 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 12 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, 12 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor and 12 counts of hazing ■ Daniel Casey Dismissed — Involuntary manslaughter, simple assault, aggravated assault, 36 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 36 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, 36 counts unlawful acts relative to liquor and 38 counts of hazing Bound over — Tampering with evidence, 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 12 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, 12 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor, 12 counts of hazing and consumption of alcohol by a minor ■ Jonah Neuman Dismissed — Involuntary manslaughter, simple assault, aggravated assault, 11 counts of recklessly endangering another

person, nine counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and nine counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor Bound over — Three counts of recklessly endangering another person, 14 counts of hazing, three counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, three counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor, disorderly conduct and consumption of alcohol by a minor ■ Nicholas Kubera Dismissed — Involuntary manslaughter, simple assault, aggravated assault, eight counts of recklessly endangering another person, seven counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and seven counts unlawful acts relative to liquor Bound over — Six counts of recklessly endangering another person, 14 counts of hazing, five counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, five counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor and consumption of alcohol by a minor ■ Michael Bonatucci Dismissed — Involuntary manslaughter, simple assault, aggravated assault, nine counts of recklessly endangering another person, eight counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and eight counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor Bound over — Five counts of recklessly endangering another person, 14 counts of hazing, four counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, four counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor and consumption of alcohol by a minor ■ Gary DiBileo Dismissed — Involuntary manslaughter, simple assault and aggravated assault Bound over — 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 14 counts of hazing, 12


EVELYN PIAZZA, center, with her husband James, right, and son Michael, left, speaks during an interview in New York about her son, Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza, 19, who died in February after a fraternity hazing ritual. counts of furnishing alcohol to minors, 12 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor and consumption of alcohol by a minor ■ Luke Visser Dismissed — Involuntary manslaughter, simple assault and aggravated assault Bound over — 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 ■ Joseph Sala Dismissed — Involuntary manslaughter, simple assault, aggravated assault, 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 10 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 10 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor Bound over — 14 counts of

hazing, two counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and two counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor ■ Michael Angelo Schiavone Dismissed — 13 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 12 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 12 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor Bound over — Recklessly endangering another person and 14 counts of hazing ■ Craig Heimer Dismissed — 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person and 14 counts of hazing Bound over — 12 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 12 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor Frat, Page 6

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Man allegedly bites police officer By GEOFF RUSHTON

September 7-13, 2017

Penn State initiates lawsuit against Second Mile, Raykovitz By GEOFF RUSHTON

STATE COLLEGE — Police say a Penn State student bit an officer while resisting arrest late Sept. 1 in downtown State College. According to a criminal complaint, at 11:47 p.m., State College Police responded to Bill Pickle’s Tap Room, 106 S. Allen St., for a report of a possible fake ID. Bar staff showed police a New Jersey driver’s license that appeared valid, but the man who presented it was not who was pictured on the identification. Police said they questioned the man, later identified as Ethan M. Gilbert, 20, of Lansdowne, who provided the biographical information on the driver’s license. An officer pointed out the photo on the license was not Gilbert and that it listed his height as 6-feet, 1-inch while Gilbert was “well below 6 feet tall,” according to the complaint. The officer reportedly told Gilbert if he could provide a valid ID or correct biographical information he could be on his way, at which point Gilbert began to run away. The officer and an agent from the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Enforcement grabbed Gilbert, but he pushed and pulled away from them, according to the complaint. Police said Gilbert fell in the middle of the road on the 100 block of South Allen Street as he tried to flee and attempted to push away as he was stopped again. Police said Gilbert was repeatedly told to stop resisting but continued to try to get away. During the ensuing struggle, Gilbert allegedly bit the State College Police officer’s index finger, causing redness and blood blisters. Gilbert was eventually handcuffed and taken into custody then transported to the police station where he was identified. He allegedly told police he found the New Jersey driver’s license and decided to use it. He had a strong odor of alcohol about him and his eyes were bloodshot and watery, police said. Gilbert was charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest, simple assault and giving false identification to law enforcement, as well as summary counts of carrying a false identification and consumption of alcohol by a minor. He was arraigned on Sept. 2 before District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker and straight bail was set at $75,000. He was taken to the Centre County Correctional Facility and later posted bond. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 13.


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Penn State intends to sue The Second Mile, the now-defunct charity for at-risk youth founded by Jerry Sandusky. The university on Sept. 1 filed to issue writs of summons for The Second Mile and its former executive director, Jack Raykovitz. The documents do not indicate specifics of the planned lawsuit or the amount being sought. Penn State has handed over more than $92 million in civil settlements to 32 individuals who said they were sexually abused by the former football assistant coach, and the terms of those settlements prohibited the plaintiffs from suing The Second Mile. The university also has been subject to a bevy of other lawsuits, sanctions and media attention in the more than five years since Sandusky was arrested and convicted on child sexual abuse charges. However, the charity, where most victims and accusers say they first encountered Sandusky, has largely escaped such liability and widespread scrutiny. An announced internal investigation by former Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham faded away with no report. Federal investigators looked into The Second Mile, but no charges were ever filed. And, last year, the organization formally dissolved. In March 2016, a judge gave The Second Mile permission to dissolve. By that point it had already sold off most of its assets and transferred others to another organization, Arrow Child & Family Ministries. Penn State did not object to the dissolution, but The Second Mile’s remaining assets of about $750,000 were turned over to the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General, with 120 days given for claims to be filed before the assets were distributed to other charitable organizations. Prior to Sandusky’s arrest on child sexual abuse charges in 2011, the organization had about $9 million in assets. Penn State filed a proof of claims in July 2016 stating that it “is entitled to contribution from The Second Mile and its insurers for a fair share of the $92 million that is attributable to The Second Mile’s wrongful conduct.” Second Mile board members have claimed that they were unaware of allegations about Sandusky until he was removed from an active role with the organization following the 2008 complaint that ultimately triggered a grand jury investigation. Raykovitz, meanwhile, has contended that, in 2001, former Penn State athletic director Tim Curley informed him that someone had seen Sandusky in a locker room shower with a boy and was uncomfortable with the situation. That was the 2001 incident reported by Mike McQueary that was at the center of the case against Curley, former Penn State vice president Gary Schultz and former Penn State president Graham Spanier.

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THE FORMER headquarters of The Second Mile, the charity for children founded by Jerry Sandusky. Curley and Schultz both pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, and Spanier was convicted on the same count. Spanier is appealing and Schultz and Curley are serving two- and three-month sentences, respectively, in county jail. Raykovitz testified at Spanier’s trial in March that Curley never told him of any allegations that the incident was sexual, as McQueary contends he reported. He said he spoke with Sandusky afterward and told him that he should wear swim trunks in the future if he showered with someone after working out. He also said that as soon as The Second Mile was contacted in 2008 by Clinton County Children and Youth Services about the complaint from the teenager who would later be known as Victim 1, Sandusky was removed from all programs. In its filing last year, Penn State said the organization and Raykovitz “knew or should have known of facts that reasonably suggested that Sandusky was abusing and/or endangering children.” “The Second Mile was in a position to prevent and stop Sandusky from meeting, grooming and attacking children who had been entrusted to the care of The Second Mile, but negligently failed to do so,” the university’s attorneys wrote. Penn State also claimed contractual indemnification. According to the 2016 filing, from 1990 to 2011 the university and The Second Mile entered into contracts for The Second Mile to host summer camps for children on the Penn State campus. Penn State wrote that an indemnification provision in which The Second Mile agreed to hold the university harmless for any claims arising from the agreement was included in those contracts. Because of that, Penn State argued, The Second Mile is contractually required to indemnify the university for a portion of the claims related to Sandusky’s abuse of children who were participants in the camps. Sandusky was convicted in June 2012 on 48 counts related to child sexual abuse and sentenced to 30 to 60 years in state prison. He has continued to appeal the conviction through the Post Conviction Relief Act.

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• PUBLIC NOTICE • PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF PENNSYLVANIA The following is a true and correct copy of a joint resolution of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Pennsylvania. Consistent with the procedures prescribed by Article XI, Section 1 of the Constitution, the General Assembly first proposed the amendment during the 2016 session and approved it for a second time during the 2017 session of the legislature. As required by Article XI, Section 1 of the Constitution and statutory law, the Secretary of the Commonwealth has caused the proposed amendment to be published here. Pursuant to law, the Secretary of the Commonwealth will submit the proposed amendment to the electors of Pennsylvania in the form of a ballot question at the Municipal Election to be held on November 7, 2017. If a ballot question is approved by a majority of electors voting on it, the corresponding amendment becomes part of the Constitution. Those parts of the joint resolution that appear in BOLD PRINT are the words of the Constitution that are proposed by the General Assembly for addition or deletion. If an amendment were approved, the words UNDERLINED would be added to the Constitution and the words in BRACKETS (e.g., [Constitution]) would be deleted. The unbolded words would remain unchanged in the Constitution. Following the proposed amendment is the text of the question that will be placed on the ballot. Below the question is a “Plain English Statement” prepared by the Office of Attorney General, and published as required by law, indicating the purpose, limitations and effects of the ballot question upon the people of this Commonwealth. Anyone who needs help reading this advertisement or who needs the text of the proposed amendment in an alternative format may call or write the Pennsylvania Department of State, Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation, Room 210 North Office Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 787-5280, Pedro A. Cortés Secretary of the Commonwealth —————— JOINT RESOLUTION 2017-1 Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, further providing for exemptions and special provisions. The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania hereby resolves as follows: Section 1. The following amendment to the Constitution of Pennsylvania is proposed in accordance with the provisions of Article XI: That section 2(b)(vi) of Article VIII be amended to read: § 2. Exemptions and special provisions. *** (b) The General Assembly may, by law: *** (vi) Authorize local taxing authorities to exclude from taxation an amount based on the assessed value of homestead property. The exclusions authorized by this clause shall not exceed [one-half of the median assessed value of all] 100% of the assessed value of each homestead property within a local taxing jurisdiction. A local taxing authority may not increase the millage rate of its tax on real property to pay for these exclusions. *** Section 2. (a) Upon the first passage by the General Assembly of this proposed constitutional amendment, the Secretary of the Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to comply with the advertising requirements of section 1 of Article XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the required advertisements to two newspapers in every county in which such newspapers are published in sufficient time after passage of this proposed constitutional amendment. (b) Upon the second passage by the General Assembly of

this proposed constitutional amendment, the Secretary of the Commonwealth shall proceed immediately to comply with the advertising requirements of section 1 of Article XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and shall transmit the required advertisements to two newspapers in every county in which such newspapers are published in sufficient time after passage of this proposed constitutional amendment. The Secretary of the Commonwealth shall submit this proposed constitutional amendment to the qualified electors of this Commonwealth at the first primary, general or municipal election which meets the requirements of and is in conformance with section 1 of Article XI of the Constitution of Pennsylvania and which occurs at least three months after the proposed constitutional amendment is passed by the General Assembly. —————— PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT AMENDING THE HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT EXCLUSION Ballot Question Shall the Pennsylvania Constitution be amended to permit the General Assembly to enact legislation authorizing local taxing authorities to exclude from taxation up to 100 percent of the assessed value of each homestead property within a local taxing jurisdiction, rather than limit the exclusion to one-half of the median assessed value of all homestead property, which is the existing law? Plain English Statement of the Office of Attorney General The purpose of the ballot question is to amend Article VIII, Section 2(b)(vi) of the Pennsylvania Constitution to permit the General Assembly to pass a law authorizing local taxing authorities to increase the amount of assessed value of homestead property that may be excluded when determining the real estate tax owed for homestead property. If the ballot question is approved, the General Assembly could then pass a law authorizing local taxing authorities to exclude up to one-hundred percent (100%) of the assessed value of each homestead property when calculating the real estate tax owed on homestead property. The Pennsylvania Constitution currently permits the General Assembly to pass a law authorizing local taxing authorities to exclude only a portion of the assessed value of homestead property when determining the amount of real estate tax owed. Under current law, the amount of assessed value that may be excluded from taxation cannot exceed one-half the amount of the median assessed value of all homestead property within a local taxing jurisdiction. Local taxing authorities may not increase the millage rate of its real property tax to pay for homestead property exclusions. The effect of the ballot question would allow the General Assembly to pass a law increasing the amount of assessed value that local taxing authorities may exclude from real estate taxation for homestead property. Currently, local taxing authorities can exclude from taxation only up to one-half the amount of the median assessed value of all homestead property located in the local taxing jurisdiction. But if the ballot question is approved, the General Assembly would have authority to pass a law permitting local taxing authorities to exclude up to one-hundred percent (100%) of the assessed value of each homestead property. Local taxing authorities would continue to be prohibited from increasing the millage rate of its tax on real property to pay for the homestead exclusions. The ballot question, by itself, does not authorize local taxing authorities to exclude up to one-hundred percent (100%) of the assessed value of each homestead property from real estate taxation. Local taxing authorities could not take such action unless and until the General Assembly passes a law authorizing them to do so. The ballot question authorizes the General Assembly to pass that law.


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Death Notices MILLHEIM — Daniel K. Beiler Jr. died Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. He was 18. Arrangements were under the direction of Steven R. Neff Funeral Home, Millheim. CENTRE HALL — Ronald Hand died Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at his residence. He was 71. Arrangements were under the direction of Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service, State College. CENTRE HALL — Lois M. Addleman died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at Hearthside Rehab and Nursing Home, State College. She was 91. Arrangements were under the direction of Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Centre Hall. BOALSBURG — Lois B. Paff died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at her residence. She was 89. Arrangements were under the direction of Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service, State College. BELLEFONTE — Harriet D. Shilling died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, at Eagle Valley Personal Care Home, Milesburg. She was 91. Arrangements were under the direction of Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Service, State College. CENTRE HALL — Jonathan R. Hocking died Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. He was 65. Arrangements were under the direction of Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Centre Hall.

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Rabies, from page 1 Moriarty told the Gazette she was at her home in Boalsburg when she spotted a gray animal she at first thought was a cat. Her husband recognized it as a gray fox, and it left the yard. Moriarty then went to warn her neighbors who had small dogs, and the fox doubled back and focused in on her. She said she knew she was done for and decided to face the fox head-on instead of running. The fox bit at her feet and ankles and became somewhat entangled in her long skirt. She grabbed the fox, and it sunk its teeth into her thumb and hand. She eventually got help as neighbors came with a dog cage, but she was covered in blood, spit and fur while trying to hold the fox to the ground. A police officer who arrived on scene shot the fox in the head, and the brain is the critical organ that medical and animal professionals need to study. But she said the state Department of Agriculture was able to determine the fox was rabid from a small sample of the brain. Moriarty said the rabies treatment was tricky, and she believes the state Department of Health could have better and clearer guidelines for treating the disease. She takes Enbrel, an immuno-suppressant, so she was unsure how the disease would behave in her body and in conjunction with the rabies vaccine. She said there’s only been one case of latent rabies, but she’s worried about her immune system still. Moriarty also said people should be more aware of the biohazard aspect of dealing with the carcass of animals, and not to just shoot it and remove the body. The animal’s fluids could be left on the ground for anyone to tramp through and bring into their home. She said she also probably should have been cut off from all other people after the attack and immediately taken to a secure shower. Last September Lancaster County got a rabies scare with two reported animal cases and a woman bitten when she didn’t heed advice to avoid a rabid cat that eventually bit her, PennLive reported. The Pennsylvania Game Commission says rabies was probably introduced to the continent in the 1700s, and has spread to every continent. Some island nations have successfully eradicated the disease. The virus is transmitted by way of saliva from the bite of an infected animal. The important key to treating rabies in humans to seek

OBITUARY Lois M. Addleman

Sept. 10, 1925, to Aug. 30, 2017 Lois M. Addleman, 91, of Centre Hall, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at the Hearthside Rehab and Nursing Center in State College. Born Sept. 10, 1925, in Linden Hall, she was the daughter of the late Fred W. and Margaretta C. (Rockey) Horner. She married Richard T. Addleman on June 15, 1947. Richard passed away Nov. 19, 1971. In the years following her husband’s passing, Lois worked at various places to support her family. She retired from Penn State in 1990 after 10 years of service. Lois enjoyed cooking and baking and faithfully prepared a big Sunday dinner for the whole family each week. Some of the family favorites were her fried chicken and homemade noodles. Lois loved having family around and her cooking was always an incentive to bring the family together. Lois attended the Mount Nittany United Methodist Church in State College. Every year, she looked forward to the end of summer because it meant it was time for the Centre County Grange Fair. She loved attending the fair, catching up with friends and family and enjoying some of the once-a-year foods that she only got to indulge in there. Lois is survived by three sons: Richard T. “Tom” Addleman Jr. and his wife, Janet, Charles A. “Chuck” Addleman and Larry F. “Red” Addleman and his wife, Holly, all of Centre Hall; and three daughters, Joan L. Lassman and her husband, Richard, of State College, Jean A. Covalt of Zion, and Judy A. Poponak and her husband, Larry, of Bellefonte. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Along with her parents and husband, Lois was preceded in death by a son, Alan M. Addleman, three brothers, four sisters and two grandchildren. Lois was the last of her generation. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at the Mount Nittany United Methodist Church, 1500 E. Branch Road, State College, with Pastor Edward Preston officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Nittany United Methodist Church, 1500 E. Branch Road, State College, PA 16801, or to the Home Nursing Hospice Program, 450 Windmere Drive, Suite 100, State College, PA 16801. Arrangements have been entrusted to Daughenbaugh Funeral Home Inc., 228 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Centre Hall, PA 16828. Online condolences and signing of the guest book are available at professional medical attention immediately if a person thinks they’ve been bitten by an infected animal. By the time neurological signs set in, the virus has likely been incubating for weeks or months and it will be too late. “If post-exposure treatment is administered before clinical signs appear, the development of rabies will be prevented nearly 100% of the time,” the game commission said. Most people are probably familiar with the typical first stages of rabies, known as the “furious” stage where animals may exhibit excitability, aggression and lack of fear. Animals then typically progress to “dumb” rabies, or go straight to this stage, where they will lose coordination and become paralyzed. Most animals die within 10 days of showing signs of rabies. If there has been human contact with an animal a person believes to be wild, the game commission will also forward the incident to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Fortunately, there are very few human cases, with only one to three reported in the U.S. each year, but nearly all cases of rabies are fatal. Those bites come from a mixture of wild and domestic animals. Doty McDowell, a conservation officer with the game commission, said agencies usually only worry about testing an animal if there has been contact with a human or a domesticated pet. He said sometimes there are calls where people spot an animal acting strangely in the wild, and he said the game commission simply doesn’t have the resources to respond and euthanize each animal. He also said there are a number of reasons why an animal may act strangely, and that daytime activity from typically nocturnal animals also doesn’t qualify as high priority. He said wild animals such as foxes and raccoons that curl up in a person’s yard for several hours and don’t move could be of concern, but typically those animals will be captured and removed, but not tested for rabies. Centre County is part of the Game Commission’s northcentral region, and those with a wildlife issue should call (570) 398-4744. The Centers for Disease Control reports a major shift in rabies the 20th century. Before the 1960s, most cases were reported in domestic animals. Now, public health and wildlife agencies are reporting most cases come from wild animals. The number of rabid animals in the U.S. has been on a

September 7-13, 2017 Frat, from page 3 ■ Lars Kenyon Dismissed — 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person, 12 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 12 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor Bound over — 14 counts of hazing ■ Parker Jax Yochim Dismissed — 14 counts of recklessly endangering another person Bound over — 14 counts of hazing, 12 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 12 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor ■ Ryan McCann Dismissed — Tampering with evidence Bound over — None ■ Lucas Rockwell Dismissed — Tampering with evidence Bound over — None ■ Braxton Becker Dismissed — Tampering with evidence Bound over — None ■ Joseph Ems Dismissed — Recklessly endangering another person Bound over — None ■ Ed Gilmartin Waived for court in June — Tampering with evidence ■ Ryan Foster Waived for court in June — Tampering with evidence Harvey, from page 1 “The biggest challenge is getting in,” she said. “You can never fully prepare for a disaster this big, so we’re working around the clock because there’s a lot of people to feed and take care of.” The last major hurricane to make landfall in the United States was Hurricane Wilma, 12 years ago in Florida. According to AccuWeather, a major hurricane is Category 3 or higher. Harvey topped out Sept. 1 as a Category 4, affecting millions of people across the Gulf Coast and causing millions of dollars of damage. The best way to help the Red Cross’ efforts is to donate money, Maiolo said. While food donations and clothing are good, she said with money donations the Red Cross can purchase the items in the area they’re needed and cut down transportation time. Donating their time is another top priority for the organization, she added. Volunteers can sign up at redcross. com. A new way of volunteering that the 21st century has enabled is virtual volunteers. Maiolo said some volunteers are helping with organizational and management responsibilities from a distance. With the difficulties of getting into the areas that need help, being able to deploy virtually has been a big help, she added. “The situation is horrible on the ground.” Volunteers like Horting, Baran and the 20-something other volunteers from the region who have deployed aren’t leaving until they make it better, she said. steady decline since the early 1990s, though bats continue a steady climb upward. In 1994, there was a huge spike in the number of rabid raccoons, with about 6,000 reported cases in the U.S. The number of rabid skunks has remained generally flat in recent years, as have some skunk variants. The most recent U.S. data available from the CDC is from 2015. Texas leads the way by far with 952 total reported cases, the bulk of them from bats and skunks. Though rabies vaccinations in household pets had helped to slow or stop the spread of the disease, some 70 dogs and 250 cats are reported to have rabies each year, almost all of them unvaccinated.

Identifying a rabid animal By SEAN YODER

Wildlife and health officials both say you can’t be certain an animal has rabies just by looking at. There are clues, however, and animal behavior that is best avoided by people. The Centers for Disease Control says animals may be aggressive and try to bite a person. They can also appear to “foam at the mouth,” which is from increased saliva production that makes them drool. Animals can also act timid and shy when they have symptomatic rabies. A Pennsylvania Game Commission representative advised, however, there are many reasons an animal could be acting strangely. He said domesticated animals that are allowed to run free may make a wild animal feel threatened, and the wild animal may not necessarily have rabies if they attack a pet. In general, people should never approach or attempt to feed wild animals. Local animal control or the game commission can give further instruction if an animal is acting suspiciously, such as if they curl up in a person’s yard and won’t leave or are being overtly aggressive. Household pets should be vaccinated for rabies. The CDC advises that people bitten should wash wounds immediately with soap and water in order to decrease the chances of infection. They should seek immediate medical attention. It’s up to doctors and state health departments to determine if a person needs a rabies vaccine, which consists of one shot of immune globulin and four doses of rabies vaccine over a 14-day period.

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Bike share program ready for use at Penn State By ELISSA HILL

UNIVERSITY PARK — After Penn State officially announced its partnership with Zagster Bike Share recently, 85 bicycles scattered across the University Park campus are installed and ready to use. Those interested in signing up for the bike share program can download the Zagster or visit the platform’s Penn State website. Once there, users select a bike number to unlock the bicycle from its docking station. Users also can also get text message codes to unlock a bike using its keypad. Bike share stations are located at the following locations: Nittany Lion Inn, The Arboretum, the Earth-Engineering Sciences Building, Rec Hall, Kunkle Activities Center, Paterno Library, Palmer Museum of Art, Berkey Creamery, Redifer Commons, Huck Life Sciences Building, The HUB-Robeson Center, Stadium

West — West Bike Shelter, Stadium West — Bus Stop, East Residence Halls, Pollock Commons, Osmond Lab and the Health and Human Development Building. For the first year of the program, student memberships cost $25, because of financial support from the University Park Undergraduate Association. Faculty/staff memberships are $35, while community and visitor memberships are $50. For non-members, rides cost $3 per hour. Anyone who uses the promo code “pennstate” will also receive $5 off any membership. “The UPUA has been an advocate for implementing a bike-share program at Penn State for quite some time,” UPUA speaker Brent Rice said in a press release. “We are happy to support a financially responsible model that will better serve Penn State students and their need for sustainable alternative transportation methods.”

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CENTRE FOUNDATION executive director Molly Kunkel presents a $10,000 Giving Circle award to Ginny Poorman, founder and executive director of Hearts for Homeless.

Centre Foundation’s Giving Circle awards grants Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Centre Foundation’s Giving Circle members awarded $15,000 in grants to three area nonprofit organizations, according to a press release. Giving Circle members voted at their annual reception last week to give a $10,000 grant to Hearts for Homeless, which will use the funds for its day shelter. “With this grant from the Giving Circle members, Hearts for Homeless will be able to reopen our daytime shelter for another year,” said Ginny Poorman, founder and executive director. “The shelter provides protection from the harsh winter, as well as meals, essential items, support for finding a job and connecting with other resources that one may require.” The Giving Circle was established in 2006 to commemorate Centre Foundation’s 25th anniversary. Since then, members have pooled resources to provide $124,000 in grants to Centre County organizations. Giving Circle membership is based on an annual membership donation from $125 to $500, according to age. A successful membership drive allowed $2,500 grants to be awarded to two runner-up organizations, Bellefonte Art Museum and Discovery Space. After grant proposals were received in June, Giving Circle members ranked and

narrowed the list to their top three organizations. The final three made presentations at the reception attended by more than 100 people at Above the Valley in Centre Hall. Bellefonte Art Museum will use its grant toward its 10th anniversary celebration next summer. “Co-Creating: An Imagination Celebration,” will feature free events at the museum and in the community. Discovery Space will use its grant for a new pollinator exhibit, as the interactive children’s museum prepares to open in a new, expanded location on North Atherton Street. Wendy Vinhage, executive director of Interfaith Human Services, last year’s $10,000 grant winner, explained how the funding helped her organization. “This grant allowed us to expand our financial care program, helping more low-income families budget their finances through one-on-one money management counseling,” Vinhage said. “By helping more people with money management, we are putting them on their way to self-sufficiency.” Previous recipients of Giving Circle funds include Park Forest Preschool, House of Care, Housing Transitions, Strawberry Fields and the Community Help Centre. For more information about the Giving Circle program, visit


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Students developing Penn State museum concept By ELISSA HILL

sponsor a brick-and-mortar Penn State museum “solely dedicated to the collection, conservation and display of artifacts related to Penn State’s history.” But those working on the project realize this is a lofty goal and one that will take years of work alongside the Penn State community to accomplish. The group’s priority for this school year is to become a registered organization through Penn State Student Affairs and to organize display days to showcase pop-up exhibits coinciding with other university events. They also plan to begin collecting artifacts and mementos to grow the museum’s collection. “As the Disney Imagineers say, we’re in the ‘blue sky’ phase right now: Anything is possible, but it’s only the very beginning,” Karafilis said. “I’m confident that we’ll be able to convince and work alongside Penn State entities and the university community to see the benefit of uniting our individual resources and pieces of history into a consolidated place that tells a complete story.” To help get the project off the ground, the group has created a Kickstarter campaign with a starting goal of $300. “As Penn State students, we know pride when we see it — and we hope that our passion for the rich history and culture of our university is enough to encourage you to invest in preserving our shared experiences,” the campaign reads. “WE ARE Penn State, and it’s time we show the world — in real, tangible places and relics — what that truly means.”

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IRENE MILLER will lead the State College Downtown Improvement District beginning Sept. 18.

New executive director announced for downtown improvement district prioritizing and enacting the ones that we can implement to take downtown to the next level. “A strong, visionary and active DID is vital to the success of State College and the broader area. When people say ‘shop local,’ what they mean is so much more. It’s really about reinvesting in ourselves, in our community. That’s definitely a worthy investment.” Miller moved to the area six years ago. She has been involved with the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County’s Connect group, and is a graduate of Leadership Centre County’s 2015 Class and a member of the Downtown State College Rotary. Miller’s first day in her new position will be Monday, Sept. 18. She replaces George Arnold, who has taken a position as director of operations at State College Alliance Church.

STATE COLLEGE — Irene Miller has been named executive director of the State College Downtown Improvement District, according to a press release. “It was Irene’s energy, experience and passion for the downtown that set her apart from the many highly qualified candidates,” said Sharon Herlocher, chairman of the DID board of directors. Previously employed at Centre Foundation, Miller was involved with Centre Gives and other events that engaged community members in local philanthropy. She hosted training sessions for nonprofit staffers and was involved with Centre PACT, Centre Gives’ organization for philanthropic teenagers. “I’m excited to embark on this new challenge and grateful to the board for this opportunity to work together,” said Miller. “With an infinite amount of amazing ideas out there, I’m looking forward to

UNIVERSITY PARK — With a new Penn State history course being offered for the first time and a Nittany Valley Society documentary about the history of The Phyrst in the works, interest in the history of the university and the local area has spiked recently. Now, a few Penn State student leaders are working on concepts for a Penn State museum they hope to see to fruition. Junior Nick Karafilis is leading the charge for his Penn State Museum brainchild, and over the past few months he has recruited a team of eight other passionate Penn Staters to help develop the idea. Karafilis recruited students from other organizations he’s involved in, including Lion Ambassadors, Thespians, the University Park Undergraduate Association and Schreyer Honors College. “I had just completed my first semester in Lion Ambassadors, (and) we cleaned out our Singing Lions closet, which had lots of old pictures and whatnot in it. I was in the process of applying to an internship at the Smithsonian Institution, and I was watching a lot of ‘American Pickers’ on the History Channel,” Karafilis said. “Needless to say, I had history on the brain. And once (the Penn State museum concept) popped into my head, I reached out to a small group of friends and personal advisers and they were all very enthusiastic and intrigued by the idea.” Eventually, the group would like to


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Central Intermediate Unit to hold open house Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Central Intermediate Unit No. 10 will hold an open house to celebrate the grand opening of its new training and office facility at State College’s Decibel Park, near the Nittany Mall. Educators, CIU employees and community members are invited to tour the new facility from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14. Live music by Joe Quick, tours and snacks will be provided. The new Centre County site is a 7,000-square-foot facility that can accommodate training sessions of up to 120 people. In addition to CIU No. 10 training events, the site is available for other education and community organizations to use.

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Penn State researchers hope to build a fake news detector By GEOFF RUSHTON

UNIVERSITY PARK — Fake news is nothing new, but the rise of social media and widespread access to the internet has made more true than ever that old saying (wrongly attributed to Mark Twain) that “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” A pair of Penn State researchers are hoping to put those shoes on a lot quicker. Dongwon Lee, an associate professor in the College of Information Sciences and Technology, and S. Shyam Sundar, distinguished professor in the Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, were awarded a $300,000 National Science Foundation grant to study misinformation and train machines how to detect it. A host of websites — such as the long-running — have dedicated efforts to evaluating what’s true and what isn’t, and mainstream media have made fact-check features a regular part of their coverage. Facebook, too, has rolled out an initiative to warn users of “disputed content.” What the Penn State researchers are hoping to do, however, is find a system

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that can call out fake news from the start and make that classification known to users as soon as they see it on their digital devices. “We want to understand fake news better to build machine-based detection methods,” Lee said in a news release. “Consider that some kind of machine-based tools can tell you when you look at a Facebook post, for instance, if it is likely to be suspicious or not, with an accompanying certainty score. Maybe you will think about it one more time before you share it with your peers. If you aren’t blindly sharing information with your peers, the impact of fake news will decrease sharply.” The research will involve studying characteristics that indicate fake news, developing an algorithm for computers to detect it, training human coders and testing whether machines can do better than people at weeding out false stories. Sundar said fake news is a complex issue. “The fake news phenomenon is not simply about the information being false,” Sundar said. “It’s also about false sources, deceptive language, sensational content, gullibility of online news consumers and interactivity of the medium. Therefore, a fundamental challenge for the project is


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Moshannon KOZ likely to be extended By SEAN YODER

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New building planned for Beaver Avenue By GEOFF RUSHTON

STATE COLLEGE — A new seven-story, mixed-use building is planned for the corner of East Beaver Avenue and South Pugh Street. If plans for the residential and commercial development are approved, the existing building at 138 E. Beaver Ave. would be demolished. The site was previously the location of CVS, which closed in July. Plans for the 74-foot-tall building submitted to the borough by owner Pugh Centre LP call for commercial space on the first two floors and residential units on the upper five floors. The building, called The Icon in architectural plans submitted by WTW Architects of Pittsburgh, would include 55 apartments with a range of units up to five-bedrooms. Six apartments are proposed as inclusionary units. The commercial tenants aren’t indicated in the plans, but space is designated for three tenants on the first floor. Plans also show a fitness center, lounge and laundry area on the second floor Eighty-four parking spaces are provided on two levels. After discussion by planning commission, comments will be incorporated into a review letter before the project moves forward.

BELLEFONTE — Stan LaFuria said extending the Keystone Opportunity Zone in Moshannon Valley could bring in more businesses to the area. LaFuria, executive director of the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership, asked Centre County Commissioners on Sept. 5 to extend the life of the KOZ for another seven years, with the hope that job creation and business growth will pay off down the line while taxes are deferred in the short term. Approval of the KOZ extension is a part of the deal LaFuria said is in the works with Organic Climbing LLC, a manufacturer of custom bouldering gear, which could possibly move into Lot No. 5 of the Regional Business Park. A total of four lots are available. The KOZ there dates back to 1998, LaFuria said. KOZs in Pennsylvania are granted to specific partners for greatly reduced or waived local and state taxes. The state Department of Community and Economic Development said KOZs have created 9,968 jobs in Pennsylvania and invested $1.5 billion in private capital into KOZ properties as of 2015. LaFuria said the Philipsburg-Osceola School District and Rush Township have already approved the extension. The commissioners gave their initial approval and put the item on the consent agenda for Tuesday, Sept. 12. In other news, the commissioners gave a platform to American Legion Post 444, which is collaborating with the Millheim Farmers Market and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for a Veterans Fest on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Organizers said market vendors will be donating veggies and meats for shish kabobs, with proceeds to benefit the Veterans Assistance Fund. There also will be VA representatives on hand to answer veterans’ questions. Veterans should bring their DD214 discharge papers if they have not had contact with the VA.

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PATTON TOWNSHIP — Sgt. Tyler Jolley was promoted to the position of police chief for Patton Township, rounding out the appointment of top officers for local enforcement agencies. Jolley succeeds John Petrick, who stepped down from his post in April to take a position with Penn State. Petrick served the department for 16 years. Sept. 5 was Jolley’s first day on the job, said township manager Doug Erickson. Jolly has been with Patton Township as an officer since 2002, following his graduation from Edinboro University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He was promoted to sergeant in 2012. The former sergeant beat out a field of 27 applicants and five candidates who went through a two-day assessment and interview process. The hiring panel included representatives from various entities, including the State College Area School District and the Patton Township business community. A formal swearing in has yet to be scheduled. Patton is a growing municipality in Centre County, with a population of 14,311 in the 2010 Census, a 34.1 percent increase from 2000. The police department currently operates under a $3 million budget and has 18 full-time officers, 11 for patrol, three investigators, three sergeants and a chief of police, according to the original job posting. The position was advertised with a salary of $95,000 to $100,000. This rounds out the leadership for law enforcement in Centre County. Chris Albright was promoted from within the Ferguson Township Police Department to succeed Diane Conrad, who stepped down this year. Albright is a 25-year veteran of the force. John Gardner took over from Tom King at the State College Police Department last year.

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AN EXPERIMENTAL cancer treatment was successful for 12-year-old Emily Whitehead, of Philipsburg, and now, after FDA approval, the treatment can be used to help pediatric cancer patients around the world. Pictured with Emily are her mother, Kari, and father, Tom. Treatment, from page 1 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and enrolled Emily in a Phase I clinical trial to have her immune system trained to fight cancer. The process involved collecting her T-cells (a type of white blood cell), then genetically reprogramming them through the use of, interestingly, the HIV virus, to recognize and attack cancer cells. These modified cells were then infused back into Emily’s blood. The treatment caused Emily to become very sick, and she spent the next two weeks in an intensive care unit, that first night beating the odds of survival of 1 in 1,000, according to the doctor in charge. After her treatment, Emily slipped into a coma, which was reversed by yet another experimental procedure — the introduction of an arthritis medicine called tocilizumab. Slowly, she recovered, and a few weeks later, the family, her doctors and, most importantly, Emily, realized she was cancer-free. This spring, Emily celebrated her 12th birthday. She also celebrated being cancer-free for five years, a monumental date for cancer survivors. Since Emily’s treatment five years ago, technology has advanced the procedure, which has now treated 200 pediatric patients in the United States. Doctors said the procedure has around a 90 percent success rate with an initial remission, and 55 to 60 percent of patients who underwent the treatment are now past one year of being cancer-free. “Emily is feeling great and enjoying seventh grade,” Tom said. “Since the announcement, we have been getting messages from other parents from everywhere in the world looking for information on how to get their children enrolled. “We have also been getting more requests than ever to inspire other by sharing or story,” he said. In addition, the Whiteheads are preparing for the Believe Ball, scheduled for Oct. 28 at the Valley Forge Casino. There, several patients who received the treatment after Emily will meet for the first time. Money raised at this event will be used to help continue saving young lives. The family is also busy with the production of a feature documentary film with academy award-winning director Ross Kauffman, who will visit the Whiteheads in Philipsburg in November for continued filming. For more information, visit (Gazette correspondent John Dixon contributed to this article.)

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If Saquon can do it, why can’t you? nity as well. How much fun is it to watch SaIn May of 2015, writer Michael quon Barkley play football? How Blouse penned a story in the Allendo you knock this guy down? How town newspaper The Morning Call do you stop him? Perhaps Krypabout the selfless act that tonite? He is a 5-foot-11, then-Whitehall senior 230-pound beast on the sprinter Saquon Barkley gridiron with speed, agildid for Saucon Valley hurity, power, strength and dler Rachel Panek. football instincts that only Barkley gave his gold a few of the elite players medal from winning the in the game possess. This East Penn Conference 100 young man is special. to Panek after Panek lost With our old archrivals her race. She had originally from Pitt visiting Beawon the event, but a timver Stadium this coming ing mishap forced it to be weekend, Saquon, and his rerun. “It felt really good,” equally impressive teamBarkley said, “to do a good mates, will be looking to deed and put a smile on unleash a hurting on a her face. I think I learned Panther team that has had it from my mom (Tonya the upper hand in the past Johnson) and my family. It two meetings. I attended Joe Battista is the was the right thing to do.” last year’s meeting at Pitt chief development Watching Saquon’s and a big win would be officer for the Lock mom getting interviewed very satisfying to say the Haven University on ABC this past Saturday least. Especially given the Foundation and was priceless. She didn’t grief that I endured from a columnist for want to brag about her son, so many of my friends who she just wanted to enjoy are Pitt graduates. watching him play. The interview The same could be said of watchwas a tad awkward because of the ing Suzie McConnell-Serio when poor timing and the poor choice of she played basketball at Penn State questions by the reporter, but she (1984-88) and in the Olympics (1988 got through it. The pressures that and 1992). You just couldn’t stop come along with being a leading Suzie. Her quickness, agility and teHeisman Trophy candidate must be nacity combined with a soft touch heavy, but Saquon handles it with and basketball instincts that were calm and cool. extraordinary. Suzie, who was also While Saquon and Suzie epitoa former WNBA player and coach, is mize what we all expect from our top no less dedicated and determined in athletes, I fear we are setting up a her current role as Pitt’s head womlot of kids for disappointment and en’s basketball coach. Oh, and she is families for financial challenges at the mother of four as well. what amounts to playing the lottery Saquon and Suzie are exceptional for most. It was getting out of conathletes, but more importantly, extrol when I retired from coaching in ceptional people. They are both well 2006, it is even worse now. liked and respected by many, and A recent Time magazine article most importantly by the people closdescribed how youth sports have beest to them, who see them warts and come a $15 billion industry. all. An excerpt from the article notes: The harsh reality is that very few “A range of private businesses are of us are born with Saquon’s or Suzmining this deep, do-anything paie’s exceptional physical abilities and rental love. The U.S. youth-sports will never reach their level of success economy — which includes everyin football or in basketball. Both of thing from travel to private coachthese stars have God-given talent, ing to apps that organize leagues and amazing physical ability, an insatialivestream games — is now a $15.3 ble work ethic, a team-first attitude billion market, according to Winterand are so humble they are a breath Green Research, a private firm that of fresh air. tracks the industry. And the pot is So I bet when you first saw the rapidly getting bigger. According to title of this article you were expecting figures that WinterGreen provida different story to follow. I really do ed exclusively to TIME, the nation’s believe if Saquon and Suzie can do youth-sports industry has grown by it, so can you. But I am not talking 55% since 2010.” about their physical abilities. I know first hand the lengths to You may not have their physical which some parents will go and the ability or athletic skills, but you can money they will spend in the small certainly model their insatiable work hopes that a child will be one of the ethic, their team-first attitude, and 2 percent of all high school athletes their humble demeanor, in anything who will participate at the NCAA Diyou do. You can also model their vision I level. commitment to family and commu-


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The Time report quotes Travis Dorsch, founding director of the Families in Sport Lab at Utah State University. “I’ve seen parents spend a couple of hundred thousand dollars pursuing a college scholarship. They could have set it aside for the damn college.” I think far too many parents are living vicariously through their kids, throwing more and more money at trainers, clinics, academies, private lessons and travel sports. I have absolutely no problem with investing a certain amount of time and money on additional training, but more and more research is showing the negative impact of this obsession with sports success. It’s especially disconcerting when the experiences turn out negative from out-of-control and abusive coaches and instructors seeking only to increase their reputations for their own financial gain. I see the kids in our town who are naturally gifted in athletics who it makes sense for them to consider special training at a certain point in their progression. It assumes the kids show desire and have the instincts and aptitude to be successful before parents should invest the time, energy and money. My advice to any parent is a common-sense approach. Don’t put all your eggs in the athletic scholarship basket because the odds are still against the vast majority of kids. I would also want to be a part of a program where part of the development includes an emphasis on academics, including time management, study skills, coping skills and goal setting. Proper sportsmanship and behavior should also be a part of the curriculum. Youth sports organizations that are run properly know this. They aren’t trying to sell parents a bill of goods and false hopes. Sports done right can develop positive character traits but they also reveal character as well. My challenge to teenagers and their parents is to do your research and take the common-sense approach to making informed decisions. Regardless of how your performance in your sport may turn out, remember that even the elite athletes like Saquon and Suzie distinguish themselves with their behaviors and attitude. So aspire to carry yourself as a “Saquon Barkley” or a “Suzie McConnell-Serio” of your sport, educational experience and even your job by having an insatiable work ethic, team-first attitude and a humble demeanor in anything you do. Have a “Saquonesque” or “Suziesque” attitude every day. If they can do it, so can you.

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Health & Wellness Inflammation may precede sleep apnea By KATIE BOHN Penn State News

HERSHEY — Inflammation is traditionally thought of as a symptom of sleep apnea, but it might actually precede the disorder, potentially opening the door for new ways to treat and predict it, according to researchers. Sleep apnea, a disorder in which the upper airway becomes periodically obstructed during sleep, affects between 17 and 24 percent of men and between 5 and 9 percent of women. One possible explanation for this difference is that men tend to have more belly fat, a major risk factor for developing sleep apnea that is also associated with higher levels of inflammation. The severity of sleep apnea also correlates with high levels of inflammation, an immune response in which white blood cells produce chemicals to fight a foreign substance. Jordan Gaines, adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry in the Penn State College of Medicine, said that she and the other researchers were interested in learning more about which comes first: the inflammation or the apnea. “Traditionally, inflammation has been largely considered a consequence of reductions in blood oxygen levels during breathing pauses in the middle of the night,” Gaines said. “While this is certainly true, several treatment studies have also shown that reducing inflammation — for example, by using an anti-inflammatory medication — also reduces apnea severity, suggesting that this relationship may go the other way around.” The researchers worked with 51 sleep

apnea patients for the study, who were between the ages of 5 and 12 at the beginning of the study. During two visits — one at the beginning of the study and another eight years later — the participants underwent a sleep study, physical and blood draw. For each participant, the researchers measured the severity of apnea, took height and weight measurements and checked their blood for levels of C-reactive protein, or CRP, a marker of inflammation. After analyzing the data, the researchers found that in boys, increases in waist circumference were positively correlated with increases in CRP. Additionally, increases in CRP predicted sleep apnea in adolescence. “When taken together, our findings suggest that inflammation originating from abdominal fat precedes the development of sleep apnea, rather than simply occurring as a result of the disorder,” Gaines said. “Other research has shown that weight loss can help reduce the severity of sleep apnea. Our study corroborates these findings by showing that, even as early as adolescence, metabolic factors are driving the development of sleep apnea, just as we see in adults.” Alexandros Vgontzas, professor in the Penn State College of Medicine, said the results — published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity — have the possibility of leading to changes in the way physicians treat and make prognoses about sleep apnea in both children and adults. He said that while the traditional way to treat sleep apnea is with a continuous positive airway pressure machine, many patients — particularly those with

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SLEEP APNEA, a disorder in which the upper airway becomes periodically obstructed during sleep, affects between 17 and 24 percent of men and between 5 and 9 percent of women. mild to moderate sleep apnea — don’t feel the benefit and do not like to use them. “CPAP machines work, especially in people with severe apnea, but what about those with mild forms of apnea who do not feel the benefit and are resistant to using it?” Vgontzas said. “If the findings of this study can be replicated, maybe we can start looking at biological-based interventions instead of mechanical ones, like CPAP.” Vgontzas also said the findings could also help improve the way doctors make prognoses. “For example, we can take a 30-yearold man who is having problems with

snoring and/or mild to moderate sleep apnea. Checking his levels of inflammation — CRP — may help us predict whether he is at risk for developing severe apnea or other cardiometabolic problems such as hypertension or diabetes in the future,” Vgontzas said. “This person with high CRP levels should be monitored closely to prevent the development of these conditions.” Julio Fernanez-Mendoza, Fan He, Susan L. Calhoun, Duanping Liao and Edward Blixer — all from the Penn State College of Medicine — also worked on this research. The National Institutes of Health helped fund this research.

Geisinger fund announces inaugural donations Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Stable housing, fresh fruits and vegetables and public transportation options are not often considered medical needs, yet they form the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. Recognizing that a community’s unmet social needs can be detrimental to its health, Geisinger has announced the recipients of its inaugural round of $1 million commu-

nity grants that includes $15,000 to programs serving Centre County. The awards have been granted to nonprofit organizations throughout Geisinger’s 43-county service area that benefit the health, social and economic needs of the regions Geisinger serves. “As we further partner with surrounding communities, we’re finding ZIP codes are as important as genomic codes when it comes to predicting the health of our

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Healthy sleep habits a must-have for return to school JOHN SOLIC

As summer winds down, new pencils, backpacks and the perfect back-to-school outfit are replacing swimsuits and flip-flops. As you prepare your children for the start of a new school year, it is important to remember that an established nighttime routine is also essential.


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has unusual nighttime awakenings, has difficulty staying asleep or if sleep problems are affecting behavior throughout the day. Remember, nighttime fears and nightmares are part of normal development and are common for this age group. Sleepwalking and sleep terrors also peak during this time.


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before bedtime. These stimulating activities can cause sleep problems. ■ Maintain a consistent bedtime routine, and try including a few minutes of one-on-one time with a parent to help keep communication clear. ■ Set limits to avoid conflict. If your child stalls at bedtime, make sure they know what time the lights will be turned out at night, and as a parent, stay consistent with this each evening. Sleepwalking, sleep terrors, teeth grinding, nighttime fears, snoring and noisy breathing are common in school-aged children. If your child shows signs of irritable mood, hyperactive behavior or poor attention and memory function, sleep deprivation may be the culprit. Contact your child’s physician if he or she has difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, snores, experiences unusual awakenings or has sleep problems that cause disruption during the day. The Mount Nittany Health Sleep Management Program offers diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders that specifically affect children. For more information, call (814) 231-7277.

No flu nasal spray leaves some kids unvaccinated By RACHEL RABKIN PEACHMAN Penn State News

HERSHEY — Influenza vaccination rates in children may have decreased for the 2016-17 influenza season because of a recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the nasal spray version of the vaccine not be used, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Parents often preferred the nasal spray vaccine for their young children because it was perceived as a painless and convenient option. Several studies initially found the nasal spray to be more effective in young children than the injectable version. In 2016, however, additional research found the nasal spray to be less effective than the injectable vaccine in preventing

the H1N1 strain of influenza. As a result, the CDC reversed its stance and recommended against the nasal spray for the 2016-17 influenza season. “We wanted to understand what happened to vaccination rates with this new recommendation,” said study co-author Dr. Ben Fogel, assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine and medical director of Penn State Pediatric Primary Care. “Would this recommendation against nasal spray vaccine shake people’s confidence in the influenza vaccine in general or make them less likely to get it because they have to get a shot?” Fogel and his co-author, Dr. Steven Hicks, assistant professor of pediatrics at Penn State College of Medicine, retrospectively assessed total vaccination rates — along with early season and end-of-

season vaccination rates — in 9,591 Penn State Pediatrics patients ages 2 to 17 years old in the 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 influenza seasons. The researchers, who published their results in Vaccine, also determined the percentage of children who were vaccinated against influenza in subsequent seasons. The researchers found that without the option of the nasal spray, total influenza vaccination rates in pediatric patients were 1.6 percent lower in 2016-17 than in 2015-16. Revaccination rates were even lower in children who had received the nasal spray the year before. “We worried that there was going to be a huge drop off in vaccination rates without the nasal spray available,” Fogel said. “We saw a drop off, but I would not call it huge, which is reassuring.” On a national scale, a 1.6 percent re-

duction in influenza vaccination rates could be significant, resulting in 1.2 million additional un-vaccinated children. “This could potentially lead to 4,385 additional influenza-related outpatient visits and 30 additional influenza-related hospitalizations among the 74 million children under the age of 18 in the U.S.,” wrote the study authors. Among children in the study, influenza vaccination rates early in the 2016-17 influenza season were higher by nearly 2 percent than they were early in the 201516 season. The vaccination rates then dropped toward the end of the 2016-17 season. Researchers do not know why the rates started high and then dropped due to the retrospective nature of the study. Vaccine, Page 14



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Studies may lead to new anti-cancer therapeutics By MATT SWAYNE Penn State News

UNIVERSITY PARK — A protein called inositol-requiring enzyme 1 — IRE1 — may serve as a key driver in a series of molecular interactions that can both promote and, paradoxically, inhibit tumors in certain types of cancers, such as non-melanoma skin cancers, according to a team of molecular biologists. They add that this pathway’s dual power may make it a tempting target for future research on the design of new types of anti-cancer therapeutics. “What this is really about is learning the basic biology of cancer to discover new ways to target the disease,” said Adam Glick, professor of veterinary and biomedical sciences, Penn State. “The more we know about the molecular circuitry — and the mutations and genetics of cancer — the more we can design drugs that specifically target cancer cells without harming normal cells.” According to the researchers, IRE1 is regulated by a protein known to be critical in human cancer, called Ras. In normal cells, Ras helps manage cell growth and division, but when it is mutated it can cause many different types of human cancer. However, in a study with skin cells from mice, the researchers found that mutated or oncogenic Ras causes a buildup of incorrectly folded proteins in a region of the cell, called the endoplasmic reticulum, or ER. The researchers found that these incorrectly folded proteins activate IRE1 as the cell tries to reduce this unfolded stress response. “We still don’t know how Ras is causing the stress response, whether because the cells are more proliferative, or because of other unknown factors outside or inside the cell, but the end result seems to be increased unfolded proteins in the ER,” said Glick. According to the researchers, when IRE1 is activatVaccine, from page 13 For children vaccinated in the 2015-16 season, those who were black, Hispanic, ages 13 to 17 years old and had public insurance were less likely to get vaccinated again in 2016-17. “One thing we found that we didn’t expect to see was a large percentage of people who switched their vaccine preference from one year to the next, meaning that one year they didn’t get the influenza vaccine and the next year they did or vice versa,” Fogel said. “Our data showed that 35 to 50 percent of people change their minds about getting the influenza vaccine from one year to the next.” Though previous studies on vaccination show that the single highest predictor of getting a vaccine is if a person




ed it can help reduce ER stress by degrading messenger RNAs that encode proteins in the ER. However, IRE1 also causes expressions of proteins that properly fix unfolded proteins. “While this action of IRE1 helps cells survive and may promote cancer development, one of the targets for this messenger RNA degradation pathway actually encodes an oncogenic protein, called Id1,” said Glick. “It turns out that IRE1 has both pro-oncogenic and tumor-inhibiting capabilities that, by degrading this message, can counteract the tumor-promoting effects of oncogenic Ras. The end result is cells don’t continue to proliferate and undergo a process called senescence, or accelerated aging. Basically, they die.” This is the first time that a connection between Ras and a dual role of IRE1 has been made in cancer, said Nicholas Blazanin, a former graduate student in Glick’s laboratory and currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas at Austin. “Discovering a potentially important new mechanism of cancer has been extremely gratifying,” said Blazanin, who served as the paper’s first author. The researchers, who present their findings in the current issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, said the power of both promoting and inhibiting tumors makes IRE1 a promising focus for future anti-cancer research. “What this said to us is that possibly, by manipulating IRE1 we can potentially drive tumor cells to self-terminate,” said Glick. The researchers hope future research may shine a light on the mechanism in other forms of cancer, as well. “We’re starting to test the hypotheses that we generated both on skin cancer and in lung cancer models got vaccinated the year before, the findings of this study suggest otherwise. “Instead, it seems that people may not be either vehemently pro flu vaccine or anti flu vaccine; rather if it’s convenient, they’ll get the vaccine, and if it’s not convenient, they won’t go out of their way to get it,” Fogel said. The authors hope to do a follow-up intervention aimed at improving vaccination rates in people who might not feel strongly about the influenza vaccine either way. “We plan to call patients who already have appointments scheduled during flu season and see if they can bring in a sibling at the same time to make that flu vaccine happen,” Fogel said. “I’m excited to see if we can drive vaccination rates up.” The researchers received no specific funding for this project.

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AN IMAGE SHOWS well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma. because Ras is a really important driver of lung cancer in humans,” said Glick. Glick and Blazanin also collaborated with Jeongin Son, doctoral student in molecular, cellular, and integrative biosciences; Alayna Craig-Lucas, post baccalaureate research fellow, National Institutes of Health; Christian John, research assistant, University of California-Davis; Kyle Breech, medical technologist, Geisinger Health; and Michael E. Podolsky, graduate student in veterinary and biomedical sciences. The Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, the Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment, the Huck Life Sciences, The Elsa U. Pardee Foundation and the National Institutes of Health supported this work. Geisinger, from page 12 uting secure medication disposal boxes and educating for proper use. Clearfield Area United Way received $5,000 to expand its “Lunch and Learn” program to two new locations. Lunch and Learn provides nutritious food to children who might not otherwise have access to healthy meals outside of the school week. Other first-round funding projects included: ■ Pediatric obesity prevention projects such as camps, school backpack programs, food banks and exercise activities and equipment ■ Transportation pilot projects to help patients get to and from regularly scheduled medical appointments ■ Housing stability programs to help the homeless transition back into the community, funding for home repairs intended to keep families safe and transitional housing to support families in crisis ■ Opioid prevention and treatment programs, including rent assistance and emergency funds to families affected by the opioid crisis and education and centers that provide young people a safe place from drug use ■ Grants to regional United Way agencies of $225,000 and additional grants to other organizations, including $100,000 for a new family room at the Ronald McDonald House at Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville. “Geisinger is committed to making a substantial impact by supporting those projects and programs that truly make a difference when it comes to improving the health and welfare of our patients, members, employees and our entire community,” said Janet Tomcavage, Geisinger chief population health officer. “We also really want to make it clear that this level of investment is a great beginning. We intend to do more.” Geisinger expects next year’s award amounts to double to up to $2 million. A formal application process will soon be announced for community applications. “We really mean it when we say we want to keep people out of the hospital,” Tomcavage said. “We intend to support and provide further resources to organizations and programs who align with our goals of keeping the population healthy.”

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Aerobatic model planes take to area skies By SAM STITZER

POTTER TOWNSHIP — On Sept. 2 and 3, the cloudy skies over Centre Air Park in Potter Township were filled with airplanes performing precision aerobatics — but no pilots’ lives were at risk. The planes were radio-controlled models competing in an International Miniature Aerobatic Club-sanctioned contest hosted by the State College Radio Control Club. This was the club’s third year hosting an IMAC event. The event drew 16 competitors from Maryland, Virginia, New York and several locations in Pennsylvania to Centre Air Park, though it was

plagued by rain and low-hanging fog throughout the weekend. The miniatures’ flights were made between showers, and took longer than expected because of the frequent delays. The word “miniature” is somewhat of a misnomer, as some of the models flown in these events are neither small nor toylike. They have wingspans of 6 to 10 feet, can weigh more than 40 pounds and are powered by two-stroke gasoline engines similar to those used for large chain saws and small motorcycles. In all but the basic beginner class, the models must be scale models of actual planes used in full-size aerobatic contests. Pilot figures are required to be under the

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ADVANCED CLASS pilot Earle Andrews warms up by a fire while his plane waits to fly in the State College Radio Control Club’s third annual IMAC competition.

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DURELL LEISTER, of Collegeville, prepares his Sukhoi SU-26 model for a flight at Centre Air Park. A locally hosted International Miniature Aerobatic Club event attracted pilots from across the MidAtlantic.

planes’ canopies for added realism. The actual pilots use redundant radio systems with multiple batteries, receivers and servos, which move the control surfaces in the event of an equipment failure. Safety is very important in IMAC events. All flying must be done beyond a line that is at least 100 feet away from judges and spectators. IMAC contestants fly their models in a prescribed sequence of aerobatic maneuvers, which vary in difficulty in the different classes. Each maneuver is judged on its precision and smooth, realistic performance on a zero- to 10-point scoring scale. The pilots know the sequence of maneuvers for their class in advance, and

can practice before coming to the competition. But, in the “unknown” event, they are given different sequence diagrams at the contest, which they can study, but cannot practice before flying. The contestants also serve as judges for the event, but cannot judge the category in which they compete. Durell Leister, of Collegeville, flew his model of a Russian Sukhoi SU-26, which spans 122 inches, weight 41 pounds and is powered by a 170-cc engine. He prefers the larger IMAC planes models to the smaller ones. “The big planes present better and fly smoother,” Leister said. “And, they’re not affected by the wind so much.”

Local group hopes to open Ten Thousand Villages store By CONNIE COUSINS

STATE COLLEGE — Sometimes, one man with a good idea is all it takes to get the ball rolling for a new endeavor. Joel Weidner thought about starting a Ten Thousand Villages store in State College even before he retired two years ago from Penn State. Since then, he has grappled with the possibilities, gathered a team and forged ahead. “About a year ago, a committee met at Friends School and created a nonprofit, which we named ‘Ten Thousand Villages of Central PA.’ ... In the short-term, we are looking for a space to acquire a lease to open a pop-up store for a two- to three-month period, perhaps over the holidays,” said Weidner, who is chairman of the board of the new group. Ten Thousand Villages was the brainchild of Edna Ruth Byler, a Mennonite Central Committee member who, in the 1940s, traveled to Puerto Rico and met women who were struggling to feed their children. They made fine embroidery pieces, but had no market for them. With a heart for their plight, Byler bought the pieces, brought them home and began to sell them out of the trunk of her car. The Mennonite Central Committee, an aid and relief agency, saw the value that long-term sustainability income opportunities would bring to the impoverished villages and began supporting Byler’s endeavors and travels abroad to countries including India and Jordan. Initially called the Oversees Needlework and Crafts Project, Byler’s project eventually became Self-Help Crafts of the World, based in Ephrata, then, in 1996, was renamed Ten Thousand Villages from a Mahatma Gandhi quote. Locally, the University Mennonite Church for more than 25 years has held a festival each November featuring Ten Thousand Villages items. For a brief time, the church operated a small store at its meetinghouse at 318 S. Atherton St. Ten Thousand Villages items also are on the Penn State Campus through international programs and through THON, the yearly student-run philanthropy that benefits children and families battling pediatric cancer. Jean Landis, vice-chairman of the new Ten Thousand Villages of Central PA board, feels that opening a TTV store in State College would bring awareness to the group’s wonderful products and mission. “Many of us are so blessed in North America. If only people could see some of the other cultures,” said Landis. “In Guatemala, I saw war widows trying to support themselves and their children and creating beautiful things. But they have to price them so low to sell there, that they

make very little. It is important to raise awareness of others in our daily lives.” Deb Smith was a second-grade teacher for 25 years. On a trip to Niagara Falls, she saw her first Ten Thousand Villages Store at Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Thrilled with a vast array of instruments from several countries, she bought them all. “I brought the instruments home, and with them, taught music, geography and social studies,” said Smith. “I feel it is so important for children and their families to learn about other cultures.” Smith also shared how members of the Batsirani Craft Project in Zimbabwe — made up of 140 mothers with disabled children — sew twin dolls and sell them to TTV. The income allows them to work close to home and support the needs of their families. The artisans of the TTV practice sustainability, using natural dyes and recycled materials in their items. Their work allows them to hand down skills to the next generation while earning a living wage. Ten Thousand Villages pays the artisans up front and then places their rugs, embroidery, bowls, jewelry and other items in its stores. The local nonprofit was told that it needs approximately $100,000 in startup funds to open a store in State College. The Mennonite Central Organization has a matching fund set up, and to date, TTV of Central Pennsylvania has raised $31,000 — a good start toward their dream of opening a permanent store. Although the national organization owns some stores, the local nonprofit and its board plan to operate the one proposed for State College. Weidner said the group will be relying on volunteers, with perhaps one paid full-time employee and one paid part-time employee in the future. “We (also) are looking to add people to our board,” he said. In October, the Smeal College of Business at Penn State will be providing student consultants who will aid TTV of

Central PA with establishing a business plan, fundraising and identifying locations for its proposed business. The board is anticipating that the students will be a great benefit to them in achieving their goal. The group will hold a “Village Social” at Seven Mountains Wine Cellars from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. There will be displays, music, wine and food. For more information, visit tenthousandvillagesstatecollegepa or Or, contact Weidner at info@ or (814) 777-4494.

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$255,000 in scholarships awarded to 138 local students Gazette staff reports

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STATE COLLEGE Area School District has redesigned its website and overall digital presence.

SCASD launches new websites Gazette staff reports

STATE COLLEGE — The State College Area School District has a new look online. On Aug. 25, SCASD unveiled redesigned websites district-wide, completing a year-long effort to bring the district’s platforms to the forefront of school communications, according to a press release. Each school and the district now have websites that are more visual and easier to use. The move reflects the district’s commitment to providing clear communication with students, parents, staff and the community at large, and also stems from

an overall digital strategy. In August 2016, the district administration began to develop a plan that included creating a triangle model for its websites and social media, with each school having a new website and Facebook and Twitter accounts. In January, the district added a new app to complement the websites. It works in unison with the sites, draws content from them and social media platforms and is customizable to each user’s needs. Since its launch, the app has been downloaded more than 3,400 times. Visit the new website at www.scasd. org.

Moshannon Valley YMCA’s preschool program reaches for the ‘STARS’ Gazette staff reports PHILIPSBURG — For 40 years, the Moshannon Valley YMCA’s Paint and Play Program has provided a quality preschool experience for thousands of children. Former students and their parents likely have memories of their preschool time with “Miss Mimi” Hazelton, who will be retiring after 34 years with the program. To continue to provide and enhance its preschool program, the Moshannon YMCA is making capital improvements that will enable it to become a state-licensed child care and Keystone Stars program, according to a press release. The curriculum has been reviewed and approved by the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District and will continue to be enhanced through work with Keystone STARS. Keystone STARS is an initiative of the Office of Child Development and Early Learning to improve quality through standards, training, assistance, resources and support of early learning programs in

Pennsylvania. To meet the requirements for these certifications, there will be upgrades to make the facility ADA-compliant, spacious, secure and safer for the children. Older furniture, equipment and educational supplies will be replaced to make a more modern environment conducive to the social, emotional and academic development of the early learner. Renovations are expected to be completed in October. For information on enrollment, contact Kayla Bailey, child care director, at (814) 342-0889. The total cost of the capital upgrades and other supplies will be approximately $80,000. The YMCA welcomes financial contributions of any amount to support the capital improvements for the preschool program. Donations to the YMCA of Centre County are tax-deductible, and pledges of $5,000 or more can be paid over a two-year period. There also are naming opportunities available. For more information, contact Mel Curtis at (814) 3420889.

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STATE COLLEGE — This fall, 138 local students will embark on their post-secondary careers, thanks in part to community members who have established scholarships or award funds at Centre Foundation. “We are thrilled to be able to facilitate so many students furthering their educations,” said Molly Kunkel, executive director of Centre Foundation. “Donors and community members understand the value of education, whether that is at a two-year college, four-year university or at a trade school. They have established more than 140 scholarship funds with us, and have entrusted Centre Foundation to administer applications and awards to deserving students every year.” In total, $255,135 was distributed through this year’s scholarships to 138 students attending 35 post-secondary schools. Students from all five Centre County school districts received funding. Lynn Sidehamer Brown established the Dr. John L. Brown Jr. Memorial Scholarship at Centre Foundation in honor of her late husband to encourage students to follow in his mathematical footsteps. This year’s recipient was Joey Feffer, a U.S. Presidential Scholar, member of the U.S. National Linguistics Team and a participant in Centre Foundation’s high school philanthropy group, Centre PACT (Philanthropic Actions Created by Teens). “I am one of five children, I live in Boalsburg and I have been involved with the school district through academic clubs and athletic pursuits almost all my life,” said Feffer. “I plan to attend Harvard University to study applied math with a focus in either economic theory or evolutionary biology. Extracurricularly, I plan on continuing many of the activities I pursued in high school. I plan to run on the Harvard Club track team, participate on the Harvard Debating Union and help educate low-income Boston youth in some capacity. After college, I intended to go to grad school and become a professor and researcher in my intended field. “This award will help offset the costs of college and will encourage me to continue my pursuits in the area of mathematics.” The Stella Jedrziewski Wawrynovic Scholarship Fund issues eight scholarships annually in the Clearfield and Philipsburg-Osceola school districts. Wawrynovic’s commitment to the community lives on each year as these students pursue their educational dreams. With the Wawrynovic Scholarship she received, Annie Kost will attend the Pennsylvania College of Technology this fall. “I have dreamed of being a nurse and making a difference for as long as I can imagine,” said Kost. “I plan on attending medical school to either become a nurse anesthetist or nurse practitioner. “Through receiving this great scholarship, it will greatly help my family and I

pay for various college necessities, and for that, my family and I are very grateful that you awarded this scholarship.” This year, a newly established scholarship was awarded for the first time. The Catherine C. Ye Memorial Scholarship was established and funded by many friends and family members in the community and beyond. Hanna Yu will attend the College of Arts and Sciences at New York University this fall, thanks in part to the Ye Scholarship. “I really enjoyed being part of the journalism program at State High,” said Yu. “I was the newspaper co-editor-in-chief in 11th grade and this past year I was the yearbook co-editor-in-chief. I learned a lot about planning, leadership and understanding the community I live in. “I’m not sure what I’ll major in at New York University, but I’m thinking of something math related. I might join the paper there. Attending NYU is pretty expensive, so this scholarship will help my family pay part of it. “I didn’t know Catherine Ye, but I knew Amy (her sister), and I remember how the whole Chinese community was impacted when she passed away,” said Yu. “I hope what I do can help carry on her legacy.” One of the two scholarship recipients from the Roy D. and Kathyrn K. Shoemaker Scholarship Fund was Justin Kurtz. “At Penn State, I plan to major in plant sciences with a minor in agribusiness management,” Kurtz said. “I hope to someday become an entrepreneur by starting my own business to help production agriculturalists and become a good steward of the land. “I am proud to be part of the Penn State class of 2022 and I hope to make you proud knowing I am a product of your financial support. Thank you so much.” The Clare Fund Award for Performance Arts was issued to Justin Shondeck this year. His talent and future plans match the spirit in which this award was established. “I will be attending Ithaca College pursuing a degree in musical theater,” Shondeck said. “I am one of the 14 accepted students this year out of the 1,900 applicants for this program, dedicated to educating students on not only using theater as a form of industrial entertainment, but also as an art form that branches thousands of years of human culture. “With this degree, I am hoping to work as a professional actor in New York City and internationally. I am particularly interested in both the West End in London, as well as creating a fusion performance blending my skills as a singer, dancer and circus performer. I also want to use theater as a social platform where I can talk about current issues, such as the stigma facing people with special needs, as well as racism in the performing arts industry. “At some point in the future, I am planning on pursuing a master’s degree in either theater, voice or dance and teach that subject in a university. Thank you for helping with this amazing opportunity.” Scholarships, Page 18

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BEVERLY GOODHART pulls a weight sled with her mobility scooter during the scooter pull contest held recently at the Centre County Grange Fair.


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STATE COLLEGE Elks Lodge No. 1600 recently entertained its chartered organization, Cub Scout Pack No. 82, at a swim party and cookout at the Park Forest Community Pool in State College. The event was attended by 40 Cub Scouts, parents, Scout leaders and Elks. Pictured, front row, from left, are Derek Bowman, Paul Gilpin, William Hennessy and Sam Walker. Back row, from left, are W.F. Reiber, Shelly Wike, Bob Kidder, Brenda Kephart and Scout leader Andy Mylin.

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REBA SMITH, a member of the Centre County 4-H Dairy Club, recently was presented with the 2017 Joe Hartle Award. The award is given annually to a Centre County 4-H or FFA member who shows a dairy cow and competes in the dairy show at the Centre County Grange Fair. Hartle was a member of the fair committee for more than 50 years and served as dairy chairman at the time of his death. Pictured, from left, are Grange Fair dairy chairman Ashley Furman, Gladys Hartle Houser, Smith and Grange Fair president Ben Haagen.




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CPI’S NEW cosmetology instructor, Alicia Kitchen, received a bouquet from her parents to celebrate her first day of teaching. Kitchen also is a graduate of CPI’s adult cosmetology program.

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DIANNA DANKO was the grand-prize winner of the Philipsburg-Osceola PTO’s shopping spree fundraiser. She was able to load $1,868 worth of groceries into her cart in four minutes. Second-place winner Franklin Knepp grabbed $996 in merchandise in two minutes.

P-O’s positive behavior program raffles off Weis shopping spree Gazette staff reports PHILIPSBURG — On Aug. 19, two lucky winners made an early-morning race through the aisles of Weis Market in Philipsburg with the shared goal of filling their carts with as many groceries as possible before a timer went off. The two shoppers had won their sprees after participating in a fundraiser spearheaded by the Philipsburg-Osceola Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports team. Over the course of three months, teachers, support staff, families, administrators and local businesses worked together to sell 985 tickets for the grocery dash, raising a $5,680 for the PBIS program. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be divided among each building in the district. The funds will be used student events designed to support positive behavior. “At the middle school, the money will be used to pay for monthly rewards that students earn for being safe, responsible and

respectful,” said Jackie Mills, an eighth-grade teacher and representative of the PBIS team. The PBIS program is a comprehensive approach to implementing positive and consistent student discipline systems. Unlike other approaches, PBIS encourages a positive climate school-wide, in all locations and for all students. “Here at P-O, we take pride and are diligent in not only rewarding positive behavior, but also teaching and re-teaching our students safe, responsible and respectful behavior throughout the school year,” said Osceola Mills Elementary School principal Brian Pelka. “These are life lessons for our kids to take with them. That’s the essence of our PBIS program. “This fundraiser was a wonderful way to grow the program and form ties with our business community at the same time.” The grand-prize winner, Dianna Danko, cashed out after a four-minute shopping spree with $1,868 worth of groceries in her cart. The second-prize winner, Franklin Knepp, managed to gather $996 in merchandise at the end of a two-minute spree. Other winners were Karri Emigh, who received a $500 Weis gift card, and Tammy Sipes, who received a $250 Weis gift card.

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Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — The State College Lions Foundation will hold its ninth annual Swing for Sight golf tournament at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Mountain View Country Club in Boalsburg. The event raises funds to provide eye exams and eyewear for area individuals in need. The night before, a silent auction dinner will be held at 5 p.m., also at the Mountain View Country Club. Swing for Sight will feature 18 rounds of golf, and tickets are $125 per person. Registration for the golf event also includes a ticket to the silent auction dinner. The dinner will feature a murder mystery, where guests will be able to interact with the cast to solve the case of the “Murder in the Millionaire’s Mansion.” The golf tournament and dinner are State College Lions Foundation’s largest annual fundraising event. Corporate, individual and team sponsorships opportunities are available, and donations are welcome. For more information, call (814) 206-7777 or visit www. Scholarships, from page 16 “Scholarship season is one of my favorite times of the year,” said Ashley Pipe, grants and scholarship coordinator at Centre Foundation. “We get to learn about the stories and incredible accomplishments of our county’s best and brightest. I’m always honored to work with the school districts and scholarship fund holders to facilitate the annual scholarship process.” High school seniors interested in applying for a Centre Foundation scholarship should work through their respective school districts in the spring, when the application period opens.

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Lions seeking revenge against cross-state rival Pittsburgh By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

UNIVERSITY PARK — It is difficult to find any flaws in Penn State’s opening-day 52-0 victory over the Akron Zips. This was a much-anticipated game for the Nittany Lions, after an offseason full of glowing reviews and lofty expectations, and they did not disappoint. Saquon Barkley ran 14 times for 172 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Trace McSorley completed 18 of 25 passes for 280 yards and another two scores. Mike Gesicki, Juwan Johnson and DaeSean Hamilton combined to make 13 catches for 216 yards and two touchdowns, and DeAndre Thompkins scored Penn State’s first touchdown of the season on special teams — a 61-yard punt return in the middle of the first quarter. The Lions gained 569 yards of offense on the day, had just one turnover (a first-quarter interception in the end zone) and gave up no sacks. The defense was just as good. Penn State surrendered no points, 159 total yards and only 12 first downs, and the team made 14 tackles-for-loss. It is no surprise then that head coach James Franklin was pleased with every aspect of his team’s play. “Overall, I thought probably the most complete football game since we’ve been here — offense, defense and special teams,” he said. “Very rewarding to me that we’ve been investing in special teams and in a lot of different ways, times, resources and to see our special teams, and to see DeAndre Thompkins specifically get a punt return for a touchdown, it is awesome.” On Saturday, Sept. 9, the University of

Pittsburgh will visit Beaver Stadium and renew an ages-old crossstate rivalry that, at the very leastm gets the blood pumping on both sides. Penn State fans do not have to be reminded about last season’s razor-thin 42-39 loss to the Panthers at Heinz Field. It was a game, like so many others last year, in which Penn State started slowly, got it going after halftime and by the fourth quarter was moving the ball almost at will. But a dropped pass from McSorley and a last-minute interception in the end zone (on first down) helped Pitt hold on for the win. Now, the teams will meet for the second year in a row with 1-0 records, but this year the experience factors will lean heavily toward Penn State. Pitt lost 26 lettermen from that team, including all-everything running back James Conner, quarterback Nathan Peterman, three of the top four receivers and seven starters from the defense. The Panthers do return running back Quadree Henderson (601 yards, 5 TDs) and top receiver Jester Weah (870 yards, 10 TDs), but it could be difficult replacing the 3,900 yards and 43 touchdowns that Connor and Peterman accounted for. At quarterback for Pitt will be USC senior transfer Max Browne, and he will be backed up by Ben DiNucci and freshman Thomas MacVittie. Besides Henderson, Qadree Ollison returns at running back, and Maurice French, Matt Flanigan and Darrin Hall all return to the

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FIGHT receiving corps. Pittsburgh opened the 2017 season against Youngstown State, a finalist in last year’s FCS championships and coached by Bo Pellini, and got off to a fast start against the Penguins. Pitt led 21-0 at halftime, but Youngstown scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to tie the game and send it into overtime. In the first overtime, Browne connected with Weah for an 11-yard touchdown to go ahead 28-21, and then Pitt intercepted an overthrown pass from YSU’s Hunter Wells in the end zone to end the game. It was, according to Browne, not an easy afternoon. “Everyone wants that first game to be a blowout,’’ Browne said. ‘’We were forced to stand in there and have a fist fight, which a lot of teams may have to wait 3-4 weeks to get that test. We got it Week 1, right away. You learn a lot and you learn when adversity hits, we can come through when it’s crunch time.’’ For the day, Browne completed 17 passes for 140 yards and a touchdown, and Ollison ran for 92 yards and two scores. This will be the 98th meeting between the two schools, but it will only be the 24th home meeting against Pitt for Penn State. Penn State leads the series, 50-43-4. The game will be televised on ABC and is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 p.m. TIM WEIGHT/For the Gazette

PENN STATE quarterback Trace McSorley will look to continue his hot start to the season Sept. 9 against Pittsburgh.

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GEORGIA STATE Sept. 16 Beaver Stadium Time: 7:30 p.m. TV: Big Ten Network

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Nearly all ‘good’ against Akron On a day in which almost all the news for Penn State was good, there were a few things on the down side. Here’s the list:


■ Penn State’s first touchdown of the season came on a special team’s play. DeAndre Thompkins returned an Akron punt 61 yards into the end zone and gave Penn State a first-quarter 7-0 lead. It was Penn State’s first punt-return touchdown since 2008 and could signal the return of much more aggressive special team’s play by the Lions. ■ The depth chart. Besides the usual suspects — Barkley, McSorley, Gesicki, Johnson, Hamilton — there were many other contributors to the win, especially on defense. The defensive line, for example, used 10 players in the first half alone. This is as good an indication as any that Penn State has returned to full strength. ■ Only a very few mistakes: no fumbles, one interception, no sacks and five penalties.


■ The weather was iffy, but it did not seem to bother the Lions. PSU was a solid, bad-weather team last year and there is no reason to think that has changed. ■ Akron, of course, had to do what it thought was best at the time, but Thompkins’ return came on a re-kick after a Penn State penalty. The Zips probably think now they should have left the spot where it was.


■ “Ugly” is probably the wrong word here; it should be more like “overmatched.” Either way, the Akron blockers has a very bad time holding off the Penn State front. Penn State had 14 tackles-for-loss and its players were many times in the back field before Akron’s plays even began to develop. Penn State will need to keep up that intensity as the season progresses. — Pat Rothdeutsch

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LIONS’ TIGHT END Mike Gesicki enjoyed a career game on Sept. 2 against Akron. Gesicki set a career high with six receptions and two touchdowns in Penn State’s 52-0 victory over the Zips.

PENN STATE Overall: 1-0 Big Ten: 0-0 Home: 1-0 Away: 0-0 Coach: James Franklin, fourth season Record at Penn State: 26-15 • Overall record: 50-30

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RECEIVING Juwan Johnson: 4-84 (21) DaeSean Hamilton: 3-74 (24.7) Mike Gesicki: 6-58 (9.7) SCORING Saquon Barkley: 12 points (2 TD) Mike Gesicki: 12 points (2 TD)


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Nittany Notes: When do you pull the superstars? By BEN JONES State

UNIVERSITY PARK — As Penn State took the field to start the second half, Saquon Barkley lined up deep in the end zone to return the kick. On paper, it made sense — Barkley is Penn State’s best player and he has the best chance to break a big play at any moment. But, in reality, Penn State was up 35 in a game it was in no danger of losing. In 2016, Barkley returned three kicks, with two of those returns happening in the Rose Bowl and the other against Pitt. In those cases, it made sense: big games with big stakes and, in the case of the Pitt, a game in need of a spark. Against Akron, it’s hard to justify. Maybe it works, but maybe

Penn State loses its best player to an injury for which he never had to be on the field. PSU head coach James Franklin addressed the issue of when to take a player out of a blowout. “I felt like we managed it well,” Franklin said after the game. “We’ve all seen example after example when maybe fans or people think the game is out of hand or over, and it’s not. You better put yourself in a position that you feel the game is in control to make the change and go to the second teams. I thought we managed it pretty well. “Typically, with my defense, that’s an area when I communicate with those guys ... they play a lot of guys in general, but making that change of getting the (Jason) Nittany Notes, Page 22

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HEISMAN HOPEFUL Saquon Barkley amassed 246 all-purpose yards in the Lions’ win over the Akron Zips on Sept. 2.

Barkley earns co-player of the week honors By BEN JONES State

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State running back Saquon Barkley picked up co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors following his performance in the Nittany Lions’ shutout win over Akron on Sept. 2. He shares the honor with Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett. By late in the third quarter, Barkley had amassed a whopping 246 all-purpose yards on 18 touches, rushing for 172 yards on

14 carries, with two touchdowns and added three receptions for 54 yards. He also returned a kick for 20 yards. Among Barkley’s big plays, none were as long as his 80-yard rush in the second quarter, the second-longest of his career and tied for the 10th-best rush in program history. Barkley and Ki-Jana Carter are the only players in program history to have multiple 80-yard rushes in their careers. Barkley, Page 22

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Handing out grades following PSU’s drubbing of Akron By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — The wait finally ended Sept. 2 as Penn State hit the field for the first time in defense of its Big Ten Title and historic 2016 season. Penn State’s first game since the Rose Bowl would also mark a welcome home after a long season that ended on the road. How did the Nittany Lions respond? With a 52-0 thrashing of Akron that left little in the way of things to be critical about. It was one of the most dominating season openers in almost a decade and a first good step toward telling the nation that 2016 was no fluke.


Aside from Trace McSorley’s interception on Penn State’s first drive, it’s hard to find much to fault this unit. Saquon Barkley was sensational, and a slew of receivers led by Juwan Johnson proved that Penn State will be just fine without Chris Godwin moving forward. There was hardly anything wrong with the afternoon performance, aside from two DeaSean Hamilton drops and McSorley’s low intercepted throw. Beyond that, the offense looked dominant against an inferior foe and Akron had little to slow down the Nittany Lions.


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DEANDRE THOMPKINS (3) looks over his shoulder as teammates Zech McPhearson (14) and Cam Brown (6) cheer him as he crosses the goal line on a punt return during the first quarter of the Lions’ 52-0 victory over Akron on Sept. 2. make plays, you got just that Sept. 2, as the Nittany Lion defense smothered Akron. The defensive front dominated the trenches and left Akron with little to no time to execute plays. Amani Oruwariye showed why he could be a reliable asset in the secondary with an athletic interception and even more Barkley, from page 21 Barkley, who had his 11th career 100-yard rushing game, boosted his career rushing yardage total to 2,744 yards to move into 11th place in Penn State history. Nittany Notes, from page 21 Cabindas and the Marcus Allens out of the game. “There’s probably sometimes where I’d like to do it a little bit earlier and, typically, what happens is, on the headset, I usually start out making recommendations and then sometimes when the recommendation isn’t taken, then I make the call. That happens a little bit more with our defense, I think our defensive coaches are so competitive, just like our offensive guys are, and they don’t want to take those guys off the field. “So, I think we could be a little bit better there, but overall I thought we managed it well because I’ve seen examples after examples of games that are high 30s and someone comes back in the second half and wins that game.”

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impressive pass breakup after nearly slipping and falling as the ball came his way. The best news for Penn State was, perhaps, that Marcus Allen was hardly a part of the game, which means in turn not many, if any, plays made it far down the field. That will be key moving forward for Penn State — the more tackles within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage, the better. Jarvis Miller led the way with five tackles and one sack, but the likes of Tyrell Chavis, Manny Bowen, Cam Brown and Ryan Buchholz weren’t far behind.


Tyler Davis’ miss and potential holding issue is the lone dark blotch on the game. Davis was not overly impressive with his kickoffs in terms of height and depth of the kicks, either. Aside from that, Blake Gillikin boomed off a 56-yard punt after not punting during the first half, and DeAndre Thompkins gave Penn State its first punt return touchdown since 2008 and looked close to breaking at least one more.


Penn State won 52-0, so that pretty much says it all. The Nittany Lions looked great, with minimal things needing improvement moving forward. And, for the first time in what seems like ages, nobody picked up an injury in Week 1.

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2017 Schedules & Scores State College Little Lions (1-0) Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 21 Oct. 27 Nov. 4

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Philipsburg-Osceola Mounties (1-1) Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3

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Penns Valley Rams (1-1) Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27

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High School Football Week 3 A recap of last week’s games and a look into what to expect this week

State College opens season with win By PAT ROTHDEUTSCH

The State College Little Lions began their 2017 season with a runaway win over J.P. McCaskey on Sept. 1, and Bald Eagle Area made a strong statement in a big win over P-O to go to 2-0. But, it wasn’t a very good week otherwise around the rest of the county in high school football. The four other teams lost to familiar foes — three to Mountain League opponents, and St. Joseph’s to Fairfield, in what was again injury problems that the team’s ill equipped to handle. This week, there are two head-on clashes — Bellefonte at P-O and BEA at Penns Valley. State College will finish its non-league season, and SJCA will try to mend itself against Perkiomen.


BEA is 2-0 for the second year in a row and right now outscoring its opponents to a tune of 71-13. On Sept. 1, the Eagles took on 1-0 Philipsburg-Osceola and quickly dispelled any thoughts that this would be a close game. BEA scored 21 points in the second quarter on the way to a 28-0 halftime lead and ultimately a 48-0 shutout. The Eagles scored in every quarter and ran up just under 400 yards of offense —233 on the ground and 165 passing. Senior quarterback Jordan Jones threw three touchdown passes, while Gage McClenahan ran 10 times for 74 yards and the game’s first touchdown. Derek Henry, Matthew Reese, Andrew Dubbs and Zach Wible (twice) all scored touchdowns for the Eagles as well. On defense, BEA forced three turnovers and held P-O to only five first downs and less than 100 yards of offense. Penns Valley traveled to always-tough Clearfield after its opening-week win over Punxsutawney and set the Bison on their heels with an early, 68-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Justin Sands to wide receiver to Tristan Klinefelter. The Bison regrouped, however, and showed why they are league contenders year after year. By the time the first quarter ended, Clearfield was ahead by 21-6 and on the way to a 42-12 win. Quarterback Isaac Rummery completed 13 of 18 passes for 252 yards and five touchdowns, and Ty Bender ran 10 times for 125 yards and an 82-yard touchdown. In all, Clearfield amassed almost 600 yards of offense as the Bison moved to 2-0 for the season. This week, PV will have to shore up its defense against an Eagle team that has shown it can put up numbers. The Ram offense was not ineffective — 260 yards at Clearfield — so everything will come down to how well PV can control McClanahan, Jones and the rest of the BEA spread attack. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

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BALD EAGLE AREA sophomore running back Zach Wible runs past Philipsburg-Osceola Mountie defenders in the Eagles’ 48-0 shutout victory Sept. 1. Wible scored two touchdowns on the night. BELLEFONTE (1-1) AT PHILIPSBURG-OSCEOLA (1-1) FRIDAY, SEPT. 8

Bellefonte hosted Huntingdon in its first Mountain League contest of the year Sept. 1, and the Raiders actually outgained the Bearcats in the game by 20 yards. Yet, Huntingdon came away with a 52-31 win after striking for three non-offensive touchdowns — an 80-yard kickoff return, a 40yard punt return and a 55-yard interception return. All three came at important junctures in the game, but Jonathan Price’s third-quarter punt return gave Huntingdon a 37-24 lead that Bellefonte could not make up. Still, Bellefonte fought on and had a last-chance drive to get back into things, but Ian Border put the game away with his interception return at 5:44 to play in the fourth quarter. Philipsburg’s new fast-paced offense took a step back at BEA when the Mounties were held to just 100 yards of offense in a 48-0 loss. P-O fell into some old habits with

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three turnovers — an interception and two fumbles — and the BEA defense seemed to be a step ahead at every turn. This week, running into a Bellefonte squad looking to atone for the loss to Huntingdon will not be an easy task. First things first — the Mounties will have to protect the ball and avoid big Raider plays. If this game is close into the second half, anything can happen. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.


Perkiomen has not played yet this season and will open against St. Joseph’s on Sept. 8. Perkiomen is a single-A school located in Pennsburg and plays an independent schedule mostly made up of regional private schools in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Week 3, Page 24

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The Penn State Blue Course’s ladies league recently held its club championship for nine-hole and 18-hole titles. The nine-hole first-flight winner was Nanette McAfee, while Annie McLaughlin was the runner-up. The second flight was won by Kay Meyers over Sue Sargo, while third flight went to Fran Cooley over Marion Fritsch. The 18-hole first flight was won by Maribel Lies over Genny Vanemon. In the second flight, Sue Cross won over Norma Campbell.


It took 23 holes before Mike Braniff won his fifth club championship at the Mountain View Country Club over 2016 champion Matt Dougherty. Ginny Hosterman won her 18th title, defeating Tracy Pletcher for the women’s club championship. The women’s first-fight winner was Christy Miller, the senior men’s champion was Steve Kirby and the senior women’s champion was Donna Merrill.


Recently, State College golfer Peggy Smith recorded a hole-in-one, although neither she nor playing partner Maribel Lies saw the ball go in the hole. Smith’s ace came at the Toftrees Golf Resort on No. 10, a 124-yard layout using a 7-iron. It was Smith’s second hole-in-one; her first ace was made on Toftrees’ sixth hole. “Recently, on a very early drizzly Friday morning and after a heavy rain storm Thursday night, the playing condition weren’t the greatest for golfing,” said Smith. “The weather was so bad, we didn’t even see the ball fly into the hole. “The hole-in-one was the first ace that Maribel Lies had witnessed (other than her own). Maribel and I have known each other from golfing for 20-plus years, so having made the ace that was witnessed by a long-time golfing friend was special.” Smith wasn’t the only person to recently record a holein-one. Steve Kirby aced No. 16 at the Mountain View Country Club for his second hole-in-one. It was a 150yard shot that covered the distance using a 6-iron. Kirby’s

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PHILIPSBURG — The Philipsburg Elks Country Club held its 2017 men’s club championship over the Labor Day weekend with five-time champion Pat Brown collecting another trophy by defeating runner-up Bo Sankey, 9 and 8, over 36 holes. Placing third was Jordan Albright, followed by Adam Timchak in fourth. On the women’s side, Halle Herrington repeated as the club champion by defeating Cathy Greenland, with Georgiann Way at third and Daria Danko at fourth. The women’s first flight was won by Gerry McCully, followed by Nancy Moskel, Mo Tocimak and Georgie John Dixon covers Myers. golf for The Centre The men’s first flight was won by County Gazette. Jim Dixon, followed by Scott Nelson, Email him at Josh Muir and Bob Mitchell. The secsports@centre ond-flight winner was Todd Reifer, followed by Jon Whitman, Ron Eiler and Sam Peterson. The third-flight top four finishers were Dan Myers, Lee Martell, Brandon Singer and Ed Yarger. In the fourth flight, the top four were Jeff Martell, Denny Shealer, Terry Smith and Andy Reifer. Fifth flight was won by Chris Sherkel, followed by Brent Becker, Bob Adams and Nick Wasilko. In the sixth flight, it was Tim Greenland for the win, followed by Al Weitoish, Davey Williamson and Drew Tocimak. Seventh flight saw Ky Bender win, followed by Lynn Herman, Poinsy Burns and Rob Earnest. Dan Danko won the eighth flight, and Denny Rodgers, Rick Kenny and Jake Vaux took the other three spots. Rimchak won the 2017 club medalist trophy with a low qualifying score of 134. Also, during the club championship round, a hole-inone was recorded by Myers when he aced the 130-yard, No. 13 hole using an 9-iron.

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Football — Sept. 8 at Penns Valley Cross-country — Sept. 12 at Penns Valley Golf — Sept. 7 at Mountain View Girls’ soccer — Sept. 7 at P-O; Sept. 12, Central; Sept. 13 at Huntingdon Boys’ soccer — Sept. 12 at Central; Sept. 13, Huntingdon Volleyball — Sept. 7 at Tyrone; Sept. 9 at St. Francis University (multiple opponents); Sept. 12, Bellefonte


Football — Sept. 8 at Philipsburg-Osceola Boys’ golf — Sept. 7 at Penns Valley; Sept. 13, Central Girls’ soccer — Sept. 7 at Penns Valley; Sept. 11, Clearfield; Sept. 13 at P-O Boys’ soccer — Sept. 12 at Clearfield


Football — Sept. 8, BEA Cross-country — Sept. 12 at Forest Hills Golf — Sept. 7, multiple opponents Girls’ soccer — Sept. 7, Bellefonte; Sept. 11, P-O; Sept. 13 at Central Boys’ soccer — Sept. 12 at P-O Volleyball — Sept. 7 at Clearfield; Sept. 12, Tyrone


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THE PHILIPSBURG ELKS Lodge and Country Club announced its club champions for 2017. Halle Herrington, left, who won her first championship last year, also too home this year’s trophy. Pat Brown won the men’s title, a feat he also accomplished in 2003, 2005, 2010 and 2015. playing partners and witnesses were Don Fetzer, Aaron Roan and Tyler Hughes.


The Skytop Mountain Golf Club once again will host a night of scramble golf at the Port Matilda layout, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. The cost of the nine-hole scramble event is $40 per player and includes everything a golfer will need to participate. According to Skytop’s golf pro Jeremy Crawford, “The entry fee includes two LED light-up golf balls. The fairways are lined with LED light-up stakes and the greens and hazards are outlined with different colored LED markers. The flags and the holes are lit up as well with LED markers.” To register, call (814) 692-4249.

Football — Sept. 8, Bellefonte Boys’/girls’ golf — Sept. 7 at Penns Valley (Mountain View) Cross-country — Sept. 12, Central/Clearfield Girls’ soccer — Sept. 7, BEA Boys’ soccer — Sept. 12, Penns Valley


Football — Sept. 8, Perkiomen Cross-country — Sept. 8, Harry Groves Invitational, Penn State


Football — Sept. 8, Hollidaysburg Girls’/boys’ cross-country — Sept. 8, Spiked Shoe, Penn State Field hockey — Sept. 7 at Cedar Cliff; Sept. 9, Central Columbia; Sept. 11, Newport; Sept. 13, Cumberland Valley Boys’ golf — Sept. 13 at St. Joseph’s (Toftrees) Girls’ golf — Sept. 11 at Coudersport Invitational; Sept. 12 at Lower Dauphin Boys’ soccer — Sept. 7 at Carlisle; Sept. 9 at Pine Richland Girls’ soccer — Sept. 12 at Cumberland Valley Volleyball — Sept. 11 at Red Land


The No. 1 Bartley Builders won the 2017 twilight league championship at Mountain View after recently defeating No. 2 Wisecrackers in a sudden death playoff. The match was tied 6-6 after regulation, resulting in a sudden-death playoff that lasted one hole when Matt Dougherty, of Bartley Builders, bested Garrett Bastardi, of Wisecrackers, for the title Regulation results were: Mike Berean (BB) defeating Nate Bauer (W); Matt Dougherty (BB) defeating Garrett Bastardi (W); Dave Lingenfelter (W) defeating Chuck Pfeffer (BB); Tom Bruce (W) defeating Jim Pringle (BB); Todd Droll (BB) defeating Steve Weaver (W); and Tyler Hughes (W) defeating Casey Widmer (BB). The consolation match between No. 5 Ramada and No. 6 Sound Tech was tied, 6-6. Individual match results were: Mark Robbins (ST) defeating Andrew Grim (R); Mike Sgriccia (R) defeating Chris Borden (ST); Rick Treaster (ST) defeating Steve Brown (R); Randy Paroda (R) tying Art Leach (ST); Pete Quinn (ST) tying Tyler Martz (R); and Joe Thomas (R) defeating Rusty Woods (ST).

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No. 7 Penn State field hockey Spikes eliminated from NYPL dominates No. 15 Wake Forest postseason play


UNIVERSITY PARK — No. 7 Penn State field hockey (4-0) cruised again Sept. 3, beating No. 15 Wake Forest 6-0. Junior Moira Putsch scored a goal and assisted two more in the victory over the Demon Deacons (1-3). Juniors Aurelia Meijer, Gini Bramley and Katie Dembrowski were among the other goal scorers. Junior goalie Jenny Rizzo made nine saves. Penn State gained a clear advantage in terms of chances created and possession in the early stages of the game. However, as head coach Char Morett-Curtiss predicted after the Lions’ win over Temple on Sept. 1, Wake Forest put up a strong fight against her team off the heels of its loss to Indiana. The Nittany Lions won a penalty corner with 22 minutes left in the first half, but a save from a shot by sophomore Bes Bovelander kept the score tied at zero. Penn State got the opening goal of the game from Gini Bramley at 18:15 of the first half. The junior placed a backhand shot perfectly into the bottom corner of the goal for her fourth of the season. Wake Forest responded well to the goal with some sustained offensive zone possession, but Penn State’s defense stifled the Demon Deacon attack. Aurelia Meijer scored her second goal in two games seven minutes after Bramley’s opening goal to give the Nittany Lions a 2-0 lead. Goalie Rizzo made her first save of the afternoon on a chance in tight off the stick of Wake Forest’s Brooks Doxey. Penn State took a 2-0 lead and a 13-1 advantage in shots into halftime. Both figures accurately reflected how dominant the Lions were. The second half began with two quick penalty corners for Wake Forest, but the Demon Deacons failed to convert on either opportunity. Rizzo made an excellent stick save on the second penalty corner, keeping her shutout alive with her fourth save of the afternoon. “My defense was on their game,” Rizzo said. “All three of the backs were really on top of it, marking and we just felt really good today.” Penn State hit Wake Forest on the counter attack to extend the lead to 3-0 after a Demon Deacon turnover. Putsch made a move in the middle of the field, setting up an easy tap-in for junior Mary Nell-Smith. The Lions opened the floodgates midway through the second half with goals from junior Dembrowski and senior Shay Cannon, extending their lead to 5-0. Dembrowski’s goal came off of a penalty corner, and Cannon’s


PENN STATE defender Cori Conley threw a wrench into Wake Forest’s offensive plans Sept. 3 during the Nittany Lions’ 6-0 victory over the Demon Deacons. was a simple tap-in from a cross by Putsch. After assisting on two previous goals, Putsch got a goal of her own off a rebound with 17 minutes left in the game to put the Lions up by six goals. The game ended with Wake Forest failing to break Rizzo’s shutout and a statement win over a Top 15 opponent for Penn State. “I thought our kids played so, so well today,” Morett-Curtiss said. “I just think this team plays so well together; they play as a team, they have each others’ backs, they don’t leave anybody hanging on the field.”


While the attack exploded for five goals, senior defender Cori Conley was excellent at the back throughout the game and was a huge part of why Wake Forest couldn’t get anything going on the attack. Her stick checking to stop opposing attacks and quick outlet passing to generate Penn State’s attacks were big reasons why the Nittany Lions had success against Wake Forest. “She played really well,” Morett-Curtiss said. “I think she knew that we had to stop (junior Jule Grashoff) and she was ready for the challenge. It was great to see her composure and defensive skills.”


Penn State will travel to New Jersey for their second Top 10 matchup of the season against No. 8 Princeton on Sept. 10 at noon. “Princeton has a really good freshman class,” Putsch said. “Practice is going to be really important this week; it’s going to be our toughest game yet.”

Lions land at No. 4 in both major polls By BEN JONES

UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State jumped up two spots to No. 4 in the nation in both the AP and Coaches polls released Sept. 5. The ranking is the highest the Nittany Lions have reached in any major poll since 2008. Ahead of Penn State are Alabama, Ohio State and Clemson, in that order. The Tide beat Florida State this past weekend to drop the Seminoles to No. 10 in the latest poll. Oklahoma, which is set to face Ohio State this upcoming weekend, sits at No. 5, just behind the Nittany Lions. Penn State’s immediate future will include a 3:30 p.m. kickoff against Pitt on Saturday, Sept. 9, followed by a night contest against Georgia State before opening the Big Ten schedule at Iowa. The Big Ten as a whole boasts four Top 10 teams, with Michigan moving up to No. 8 and Wisconsin at No. 9. If Penn State and Michigan remain in the Top 10, the Saturday, Oct.21, meeting at Beaver Stadium would be the first between two Top 10 teams in State College since 1999 when the Nittany Lions beat No. 4 Arizona, 41-7.

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NICK SURIANO, right, has ended his career at Penn State to pursue options at Rutgers.

Suriano reportedly granted immediate eligibility at Rutgers By STEVE CONNELLY

UNIVERSITY PARK — It looks like this saga is finally coming to an end. According to, Nick Suriano is heading to Rutgers and will be eligible to compete this season. The Big Ten needed to grant the former Penn State 125-pound wrestler a waiver that would allow him to bypass the conference’s rule that he would have to sit out a season, and apparently the waiver was granted. After a year where Suriano surged during the regular season with just one loss to the nation’s top-ranked wrestler at the time, he injured his ankle at the NWCA Dual Championships and missed both the Big Ten and NCAA championships. Once the offseason hit, rumors swirled that Suriano wanted to transfer. Toward the end of the summer, it was all but confirmed that the rising sophomore would be heading to Rutgers with one catch — Penn State and the Big Ten appeared to be standing behind the conference rule of sitting out a season. If reports hold up, Suriano not only has a scholarship release from the Nittany Lions, but will be able to compete against Penn State this season with the Scarlet Knights.

On the same night the State College Spikes turned the first triple-play in franchise history, their quest to repeat as New York Penn League champions came to a halt. Their loss, coupled with wins by Hudson Valley and Mahoning Valley on Sept. 4, eliminated the Spikes from the postseason. Though each baseball season — especially those at the lower level of the minor leagues — takes on its own shape, the talent level that the Spikes came out of the gates with could have swayed some to think that the playoffs might be a foregone conclusion. However, the St. Louis Cardinals were more aggressive in promoting talent from State College than in years past. Pitcher Sam Tewes, third baseman Evan Mendoza, infielder Josh Lopez and more shone brightly in Happy Valley, but all too briefly. Contrast that practice to last year, which saw that team’s talented core — infielder Tommy Edman, outfielder Vince Jackson, catcher Jeremy Martinez and first baseman Ryan McCarvel — stay together throughout the entire year. That kind of continuity is rare in the New York Penn League, and the Spikes flexed that muscle in the 2016 season’s latter stages. That is not to say that there were not bright spots during the 2017 season. The Spikes won more individual awards this year than in any previous season. The club persevered throughout the change to be right there in the thick of the playoff hunt in the season’s final weekend, a feat that first-year Spikes manager Joe Kruzel should be proud of. qqq If you’ve been to any Spikes game over the past several seasons, chances are you know who Josiah Viera is. Viera, a young man diagnosed with Hutchinson/Gilford progeria, has become a fixture at Spikes games. He’s even been to spring training with the Cardinals as an honored guest. He’s shook hands, bumped fists and slapped high fives with countless Cardinals players, coaches and fans. He’s inspired hundreds, if not thousands, with his simple mantra: “Never give up.” For the past three years, the Spikes have given out the Josiah Viera Perseverance Award, with Viera himself making the selection. This year’s honoree is Spikes pitcher Levi MaVorhis. He joins catcher Jose Godoy (2015) and infielder Danny Hudzina (2016) as winners of the award. MaVorhis adopted a long relief role after starting the year as a starter. The non-drafted free agent has LEVI MAHORVIS recorded a 2.16 ERA in 16 appearances. He has recorded a stout 38 strikeouts against just 11 walks in 41.2 innings. The Spikes’ team MVP and Pitcher of the Year awards will be announced prior to the regular season finale Thursday, Sept. 7, against the Williamsport Crosscutters at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. First pitch for the game is set for 7:05 p.m.

No. 4 Penn State women’s soccer falls to No. 6 West Virginia By ETHAN KASALES

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Erica Dambach’s Nittany Lions dropped their first match of the season Sept. 2 in Morgantown. No. 6 West Virginia rolled to an early twogoal lead in the first half before prevailing 2-1 over No. 4 Penn State. Sh’nia Gordon dialed up the game’s first goal — and her first of the season — in the 17th minute. Freshman forward Lauren Segalla came off the bench to give the Mountaineers a 2-0 advantage 20 minutes later — one they would carry into the locker room at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium. Redshirt junior midfielder Emily Ogle would find the back of the net for Penn State in the 77th on a penalty kick — her second goal of the year — then Frannie Crouse drew a yellow card in the 81st. The Nittany Lions matched West Virginia in both shots (12) and corner kicks (5), but it wasn’t enough to catch up.


Sh’nia Gordon, a junior forward, made the goal that set the tone for the Mountaineers.


No. 4 Penn State (3-1) returns to Jeffrey Field on Thursday, Sept. 7, for a 7 p.m. showdown with No. 9 North Carolina. It’s the first time the Tar Heels will make the trip to State College.

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SENIOR HALEIGH WASHINGTON was named both the Sports Imports/American Volleyball Coaches Association National Player of the Week and the Big Ten Player of the Week on Sept. 5.

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DEXTER GALLISHAW (21) looks for a hole in the Huntingdon defense during the Sept. 1 52-31 loss to the Bearcats. The Red Raiders will look to rebound as they travel to Philipsburg-Osceola on Sept. 8. Week 3, from page 27 Last season, Perkiomen was 6-3, including a 44-13 win over SJCA in Pennsburg. The Panthers also had impressive wins over The George School (42-14), Nativity BVM (38-0), Eastern Shore (54-22) and Academy of the New Church (28-13). Perkiomen had a potent offense in 2016, scoring more than 30 points five times in nine games. However, the Panthers graduated 11 seniors from that team, including their top running back, receivers and linebacker. Quarterback Nicholas Guadarrama, at 6-foot-5, 210 pounds, does return for the new season, as does 6-4, 230pound defensive end/tackle Adenekan Adebayo and 6-0, 225-pound defensive end Gavin Chandler. In Boalsburg, St. Joseph’s is dealing with injuries to its two top quarterbacks, one lost in the first week and the second one in the first half of the Wolves’ loss to Fairfield. Freshman Isaac Mass took over for SJCA in the Fairfield game. It’s not known who will take over this week under center, but whoever does will have to deal with the size of the Perkiomen team and the carryover from what was a very good offensive team. Kickoff is at 4 p.m.


State College glided into the 2017 season with a rousing 45-12 rout of J.P. McCaskey on Sept. 1 at Memorial Field. The Little Lions essentially wrapped things up with 24



points in the second quarter that put them ahead 45-6 going into the locker rooms. Tristen Lyons and Brady Dorner combined for 115 yards and two touchdowns in the game, while senior quarterback Drew Friberg completed seven of eight passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns. It was a solid opener for SC, as it had only one turnover and one punt, and piled up 310 yards of offense. The Little Lions did not score in the second half. This week, 2-0 Hollidaysburg will come into Memorial Field and the Golden Tigers are a team coming off two very big wins. In Week 1, Hollidaysburg ran out to an early 23-0 lead over Central-Martinsburg and held on for a 30-20 win over the Dragons. Anyone who knows District 6 football knows how tough Central has been in recent years, so a win over the Dragons by any school is noteworthy. In Week 2, Hollidaysburg took out Silver Oak Academy, 31-6, in Keymar, Md. The Tigers led 17-6 at halftime and put two big fourth-quarter touchdowns on the board to wrap up the win. Senior Patrick Young and junior quarterback Brady Walters ran for two touchdowns each in the win and combined for 163 yards to lead the Tiger running game. While Walters threw for just 53 yards against Silver Oak, he connected for 215 yards and two touchdowns against Central, a strong indication that Hollidaysburg has an adaptable offense that will take what it can get. Still, this game will be a step up against a Mid-Penn power for Hollidaysburg, and the Tigers will have to guard against a fast start — and big plays — by the Little Lions. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.


COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Fresh off its upset of No. 1 Stanford Sept. 1, the Penn State women’s volleyball team fell behind early to the Texas A&M before rallying for a 3-2 win (24-26, 25-19, 25-23, 24-26, 15-12) Sept. 2 in College Station. The No. 5 Nittany Lions dropped the first set, but went on a clutch run to capture the Texas A&M Tournament. After battling back and forth for much of the first set, the Nittany Lions took a 24-22 match-point lead before surrendering four straight points. Despite the early setback, Penn State claimed the next frame to even things up at 1-1. Simone Lee continued her dominant start to the season with a match-high 30 kills in Reed Arena as Abby Detering and Bryanna Weiskircher split setter duties again. The duo each finished with 32 and 31 assists, respectively, in the victory. Detering wasn’t quite as masterful offensively as her triple-double against the Cardinal, but it’s not like those kind of nights come around all that often. She added five digs, three blocks and three kills against the Aggies. Classmate Haleigh Washington contributed 12 kills and six blocks, while Heidi Thelen and Nia Reed combined for four more kills apiece. On the defensive end, sophomore libero Kendall White and Ali Frantti both reached double figures in digs with a match-high 15 and 13. Frantti also notched 16 kills — good for second on Penn State’s offense behind Lee. Head coach Laurie Corbelli’s offense ran through sophomore Hollann Hans, who finished with a team-high 28 kills. Simone Lee, a senior outside hitter, was phenomenal against the Aggies, tying a career-high with 30 kills and six digs.


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CHAMPION HAMPSHIRE Emma Heckman - Blaise Alexander Chrysler, Bonnie Folmar CHAMPION HEREFORD Kaiden Manning - University Orthopedics Center CHAMPION DUROC Lane Swartz - Keystone Payroll, Ruth Catherman CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Wyatt Swartz - HRI Inc. CHAMPION CHESTER WHITE Lane Swartz - First National Bank of PA, Nick Lingenfelter Donated to New Hope Church Food Pantry, Spring Mills, PA CHAMPION YORKSHIRE Dalton Hall - Joel Confer Ford of Bellefonte, Joel Confer CHAMPION SPOTTED SWINE Grace Wolfe - HRI Inc. CHAMPION MEDIUMWEIGHT Makayla Dreibelbis - Muddy Creek Farms, Linda Marquardt Donated to New Hope Church Food Pantry, Spring Mills, PA CHAMPION BERKSHIRE Emma Heckman - Eu-Joy Acres Farm, Juanita Wolfe CHAMPION LIGHTWEIGHT Kayla Kimble - Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., Dylan Wetzler RESERVE CHAMPION DUROC Zachary Heckman - Strouse Electric Inc., Allen Strouse RESERVE CHAMPION SPOTTED SWINE Corbin Homan - Farm Show Milkshakes, Rob Boulware & Chris Herr RESERVE CHAMPION BERKSHIRE Dalton Hall - S & R Repairs, Towing & Recovery, Ken Jabco RESERVE CHAMPION HEREFORD Dillon Kocher - Lester Griel RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Kayla Kimble - Broadband Networks Inc., Scott Kimble RESERVE CHAMPION YORKSHIRE Wyatt Swartz - Keystone Payroll, Ruth Catherman RESERVE CHAMPION CHESTER WHITE Emily Allegar - Farm Show Milkshakes, Rob Boulware & Chris Herr RESERVE CHAMPION HAMPSHIRE Justin Darlington - University Orthopedics Center RESERVE CHAMPION MEDIUMWEIGHT Marissa Bilyeu - TLC Group Investment Advisors, John Arrington RESERVE CHAMPION LIGHTWEIGHT Jenna Bilyeu - Redmonds Complete Comfort, Tera Redmond Keyton Gurner - HRI Inc. Alexander Holt - Aaron’s Sunny Goat Farm, Dwight L. Kline Keyton Gurner - Straley Veterinary Associates Inc. Jesse Darlington - Growmark FS LLC, Jeff O’Hara, Greg Connor, Sam Grove Mackenzie Stine - Strouse Electric Inc., Allen Strouse Luke Brown - Centre Concrete Co. Carter Homan - Centre Drywall, Ted L. Sunday & Ron Fultz Kaden Gurner - Sons of American Legion Post 779, Donald L. Aukerman Lane Brown - Matt Watson Electric, Matt Watson J. J. Carbonara - Scarlet Oak Farm LLC, Brown Family Connor Perry - Joel Confer Toyota BMW, Joel Confer Jordan Anderson - Four Springs Veterinary Clinic Bailey Irvin - Strouse Electric Inc., Allen Strouse Kristen Houser - Centre Herd Health Services Inc., Drs. Cloninger, Connelly & Hoffman Katie Elder - East Branch Construction, Ken Foster Katie Elder - Centre Concrete Co. Connor Perry - V-Perry Builders, Vincent Perry Madison Ripka - Dr. Robert Rider Devon Wasson - Scarlet Oak Farm LLC, Brown Family Kailey Eckert - Congressman G. T. Thompson Brianna Coakley – Ciesco, Ted Kephart Kaden Gurner - S. A. Comunale Co., Russ Swinehart Braden Packer - University Orthopedics Center Brianna Coakley - Burris Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Dale Burris Clayton Liner - L. G. Trucking & Repairs Inc., Lance & Stacy Gates Simon Smith - Ingram Fuels, Ken & Stacy Ingram Lane Brown - Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, SC; Bill & Nancy Campbell Caleb Cain - Bobby DeArment Insurance Office Inc., Wayne Koontz Farm Agent, Bobby DeArment Kailey Eckert - DeKalb-Asgro Seeds & Helena Chemical Co., Matt Harper Bailey Irvin - Keystone Payroll, Ruth Catherman Luke Brown - Valley Ag & Turf Grace Wolfe - Bierlein Automotive Donated to New Hope Church Food Pantry, Spring Mills PA Christian Lauck - Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., Dan Frantz Thea Homan - Donn Fetterolf Excavating, Donn & Dave Fetterolf Emma Wenrick - Weis Markets of Centre County, Scott Dunlap, Meat Manager Clayton Liner - Campbell Farms, John & Sue Campbell Chase Fleshman - Centre Concrete Co. Alissa Woomer - Ingrams Market, Stacey Ingram

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Alex Coursen - Mark’s Custom Meats of Lamar PA, Mark & Kim Bair Alexander Holt - Centre Herd Health Services Inc., Drs. Cloninger, Connelly & Hoffman Coehen Homan - Kent Rishel Construction, Kent Rishel Braden Packer - Ingram Fuels, Ken & Stacey Ingram Devan Stoner - Nittany Brokerage, Dean Johnson Carter Homan - Luse’s Repair, John Luse Katie Ripka - Northwest Bank, Millie Turner & Krystal Wasson Grace Royer - Ben Schwall-Millenium Lighting, Peter Kleinman Jillian Anderson - Four Springs Veterinary Clinic Emma McLaughlin - GW Auto Collision Repair, Mike Weaver Tucker Treaster - Lester Griel Mylinda Scott - Houtz’s Self Storage, Don & Toni Houtz Cameron Corl-Alton - Harry’s Glass, Harry Shaw Evan Kocher - Hoover Equipment LLC, John Hoover Megan Royer - Ron McGlaughlin for Judge Victoria Meyer - Nittany Engineering & Associates, S. Decker Alyssa Brown - Mark Kreidler Dilyla Hockenberry - Colby Gummo Devan Stoner - Triple Ace Prospect Sale Kurtis Houser - Grieb Family Farm, Steve Grieb Michael Johnson - Nittany Oil Co., David Nice Jordan Anderson - Carl Neutzel Services Makayla Ripka - Nittany Engineering & Associates, Robert S. Decker Clayton Giedroc - T. C. Transport Inc. #2, Martie Capparelle Owen Buck - Mark’s Custom Meats of Lamar PA, Mark & Kim Bair Maddisen Hilgar - Campbell Farms, John & Sue Campbell Cassidty Neese - Joel Confer Toyota BMW Victoria Meyer - Hoffman Architecture, Bob & Ann Hoffman Ava Boob - Chris Hickey Adrianna Cohen - Rattlesnake Mountain Farm, Charles Hall Corbin Homan - Congressman G. T. Thompson Emma Thompson - Bracken Robotics, Barry, Will & Bindi Bracken Megan Royer - Maggi Mitsubishi, Todd M. Maggi Halie Gummo - Mammoth Restoration & Construction, Mike Bevilacqua Kyle Cunningham - Hoffman Architecture, Bob & Ann Hoffman Justin Holt - Centre Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Robert Jeanmenne Makayla Ripka - Nature’s Pantry, Michele Briggs Kurt Hall - Bartell & Bartell, Kathy Bartell Kyler Cleaver - Stocker Chevrolet Ryan Smith - Bill Workman Insurance, William Workman Dristen Wolfe - Ron Rishel Construction Inc., Ron Rishel, Jr. Remington Weaver - Dixon Precast Inc., Tom Dixon Alyssa Brown - Long Construction, Kevin Long Owen Buck - ER-JOY Farm, Eric & Joyce Smith Remington Weaver - Dixon Precast Inc., Tom Dixon Thea Homan - Nittany Brokerage, Dean Johnson Madison Ripka - Blaise Alexander Hyundai Mazda, John Broome Evan Kocher - East Gate Feed & Grain Maddisen Hilgar - Bellefonte Sports Academy at the Rink, Rich Rogers & Scott Smith Cameron Barr - Straley Veterinary Associates Inc. Malachi Thompson - Stocker Chevrolet Hannah Trigg - S. A. Comunale Co., Russ Swinehart Kristen Houser - Ron Rishel Construction Inc. Ava Boob - Blaise Alexander Chrysler, Mike Warner Jacob Ripka - Bracken Robotics; Barry, Will & Bindi Bracken Phoebe Bidelspach - Mark’s Custom Meats of Lamar PA, Mark & Kim Bair Dristen Wolfe - Earlystown Diner, Craig & Tina Homan Coehen Homan - Kent Rishel Construction Garrett Wingert - Lykens Market & LMR Tires, Chris & Kacie Lykens Coleman Liner - Blaise Alexander Chrysler, Mike Warner Joseph Schrenkel - Blaise Alexander Hyundai Mazda, John Broome Cassidty Neese - Hosterman & Stover Hardware, Sid Allen Faith Wolfe - Centre Equine Practice, Dr. McAllister & Associates Thaddaeus Smith - PNC Bank, John Rodgers Ariel Rogers - Houtz’s Self Storage, Don & Toni Houtz Kaylyn Cunningham - Landscape II, Gary Grunthaner Jack Darlington - Top Ridge Inc., Stephen P. Hogue Julia Emel - Sons of American Legion Post 779, Donald L. Aukerman Justin Darlington - Centre Equine Practice, Dr. McAllister & Associates Kyler Cleaver - Gates Survey Stakes, Dan & Vicki Gates Kyle Cunningham - The Atherton Hotel, Maggie & Patt Biddle Frances Weaver - Dixon Precast Inc., Tom Dixon Haylie Rimmey - Joni Teaman Spearly Group/KBB Realtors Tyler Hilgar - Triangle Building Supplies & Services, Allen & Tara Witherite Donated to the Bellefonte Food Bank, Bellefonte PA Zackary Heckman - Wienken & Associates, Mark Wasikonis, Sr. Partner Tyler Hilgar - E. P. Welding, Ed Poorman Chloe Bidelspach - Top Ridge Inc., Stephen P. Hogue Kurt Hall - University Orthopedics Center Dillon Kocher - Everhart Landscaping, John & Lydia Everhart Samantha Trigg - Scott Balboni Talon Thompson - Miller-Kistler-Campbell Attorneys, Brian Marshall Madison Wasson - Centre Concrete Co. J. J. Carbonara - Leroy Bickle Contracting Chase Fleshman - Sons of American Legion Post 779, Donald L. Aukerman Clayton Giedroc - Scarlet Oak Farm LLC, Brown Family Tara Woomer - Straley Large Animal Clinic; Dr. Kathleen, Rhoads, Dr. Chris Homer, Dr. Ed Fuhrman, Dr. Brad Back, Dr. Don Anderson Lillee Martin - Mark’s Custom Meats of Lamar PA, Mark & Kim Bair Skylar Fleshman - Workman Auto Inc., Dan Workman Sierra Witherite - Scott Balboni Alden Homan - Growmark FS LLC, Jeff O’Hara, Greg Connor, Sam Grove Frances Weaver - Tyrone Milling Liberty Homan - Earlystown Diner, Craig & Tina Homan Joseph Schrenkel - Nature’s Cover & Shopes Coal Emma Thompson - Law Office of Stephanie Cooper & Karen Muir, Stephanie L. Cooper Esq. Brian Clouser - Farm Show Milkshakes, Rob Boulware & Chris Herr Jessica Cain - Mark’s Custom Meats of Lamar PA, Mark & Kim Bair Jillian Anderson - Earl-y Acres, Derik Horting Samantha Trigg - Harry Dunkle Daniel Wasson - Mark & Kathy McKinney Daniel Wasson - Lester Griel Devon Wasson - Centre Concrete Co. Hannah Trigg - Ron Rishel Construction Inc. Ariel Rogers - Nature’s Cover & Shopes Coal Kenna Vaughn - Centre Concrete Co. Michael Johnson - Dreamstones Marble & Granite, Kevin Fetterolf Jack Darlington - Nationwide Agribusiness, Emily Brown Cheyanne Storm - Centre Concrete Co. Atticus Conklin - Nature’s Cover & Shopes Coal Madison Wasson - Centre Herd Health Services Inc., Drs. Cloninger, Connelly & Hoffman Coleman Liner - Joe Jovinelly Services Emily Trigg - Chuck’s Remodeling & Renovations, Chuck Hepfer Malachi Thompson - Millheim Hotel, James Frees Hanna Lauck - Jake Corman Halie Gummo - Stocker Chevrolet Chloe Bidelspach - Mark’s Custom Meats of Lamar PA, Mark & Kim Bair Adrianna Cohen - D & D Swine, Ethan Dunlap & Makayla Dreibelbis Faith Wolfe - Campbell Farms, John & Sue Campbell

Hunter Snook - S & R Repairs, Towing & Recovery, Ken Jabco Cory Dreibelbis - Rhino Fire Protection Engineering, Craig Thompson Justin Holt - Bobby DeArment Insurance Office, Inc.; Wayne Koontz Farm Agent, Bobby DeArment Katie Ripka - Scarlet Oak Farm LLC, Brown Family Cory Dreibelbis - Centre Drywall, Ted L. Sunday & Ron Fultz Ian Rogers - Rhino Fire Protection Engineering, Craig Thompson Emma McLaughlin - Aaron T. Roan & Associates Hanna Lauck - University Orthopedics Center Julia Emel - CMJ Trucking & Construction LLC, Brad & Amy Bilyeu Phoebe Bidelspach - Mark’s Custom Meats of Lamar PA, Mark & Kim Bair Dylan Snook - Moore’s Feed Mill Cameron Corl-Alton - Rhino Fire Protection Engineering, Craig Thompson Kevin Clouser - Burkholder’s Country Market Brooke Barr - Straley Veterinary Associates Inc. Tucker Treaster - Centre Concrete Co. Karri Coleman - HRI Inc. David Martin - Muddy Creek Farms, Linda Marquardt Emily Trigg - Swartz Fire & Safety Inc., Larry & Dottie Swartz Rebeccah Harter - Hillis-Carnes Engineering Associates, Rob Etters Kaiden Manning - Brush Valley Angus, Kenny & Danette Strouse Brian Clouser - Burkholder’s Country Market Vince Smith - Kish Bank, Kevin Rimmey Jessica Cain - McClure Co., Dean Bower Grace Royer - Mustang Fabrication Inc., Chris Lauck Dylan Snook - Rhino Fire Protection Engineering, Craig Thompson Jesse Darlington - Carl Neutzel Services Cody Stoner - Clayton Kessling Justin Clouser - Burkholder’s Country Market Liberty Homan - Centre Herd Health Services Inc.; Drs. Cloninger, Connelly & Hoffman Hunter Snook - Kish Bank, Kevin Rimmey Greg Woomer - G. M. McCrossin Inc., Joe & Bob Leahey Alex Coursen - C. W. Mason Contractor & Son Karri Coleman - Stocker Chevrolet Alden Homan - Valley Ag & Turf Talon Thompson - University Orthopedics Center Shawn Knepp - J & E Club Lambs, Jon & Erin Ayers Kurtis Houser - East Gate Feed & Grain Ian Rogers - PNC Bank, John Rodgers Lillee Martin - Leading Edge Enterprises Inc., Clifton Hatch Jacob Ripka - Ciesco, Ted Kephart Kenna Vaughn - Hidden Falls Farm Bed & Breakfast, Rosemary Kerstetter Madison Musheno - Leroy Bickle Contracting Cameron Barr - East Branch Construction, Ken Foster Skylar Fleshman - Yearick’s Handyman & Remodeling Inc., Wayne Yearick Caleb Cain - Triangle Building Supplies & Services, Allen & Tara Witherite Cheyanne Storm - East Branch Construction, Ken Foster Simon Smith - PNC Bank, John Rodgers Kevin Clouser - Congressman G. T. Thompson Kaylyn Cunningham - Matt Watson Electric Haylie Rimmey - Centre Drywall, Ted L. Sunday & Ron Fultz Brooke Barr - University Orthopedics Center Madison Musheno - Farm Show Milkshakes, Rob Boulware & Chris Herr Rebeccah Harter - East Gate Feed & Grain Atticus Conklin - Calvary Penns Valley, Vince Smith Dilyla Hockenberry - Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., Dylan Wetzler


CHAMPION MEDIUMWEIGHT Marissa Bilyeu - Lyn-Lee Farms, Dr. & Mrs. Gerald F. Clair Proceeds go to Mount Nittany Medical Center Cancer Department, in memory of Richard L. Bilyeu RESERVE CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT Katie Ripka - Lester Griel RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Allison Brown - J & E Club Lambs, Jon & Erin Ayers RESERVE CHAMPION MEDIUMWEIGHT Evan Kocher - Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, SC; Bill & Nancy Campbell RESERVE CHAMPION LIGHTWEIGHT Emma Spackman - TMG Builders, Randy Laslow Zebulon Smoyer - Lester Griel Chelsea Bilyeu - TLC Group Investment Advisors, John Arrington Emily Allegar - Broadband Networks Inc., Scott Kimble Laura Spackman - Everett Cash Mutual Insurance, Randy Shaw Emily Allegar - Broadband Networks Inc., Scott Kimble Dillon Kocher - Rhino Fire Protection Engineering, Craig Thompson Zebulon Smoyer - Centre Herd Health Services Inc.; Drs. Cloninger, Connelly & Hoffman Katie Ripka - Nittany Mountain Excavating, Jim & Sandy Rogers Marissa Bilyeu - Weis Markets of Centre County, Scott Dunlap, Meat Manager Gaige Wingert - Lykens Market & LMR Tires, Chris & Kacie Lykens Emma Spackman - HF Lenz Company, Thomas F. Deter, PE Garrett Wingert - Stocker Chevrolet Garrett Wingert - Burkholder’s Country Market Emmaline Sharp - KB Diesel Performance Products LLC, Kory Barnoff Aaron Sharp - Continental Real Estate Management, John Hanna Annie Sharp - Gary Thull Pools, Doreen Thull Ruthann Smoyer - Rhino Fire Protection Engineering, Craig Thompson Rachel Smoyer - Lester Griel Caleb Spackman - Sweetland Engineering, David Sweetland Gaige Wingert - Centre Equine Practice, Dr. McAllister & Associates Allison Brown - Ciesco, Ted Kephart J. J. Carbonara - Four Springs Veterinary Clinic Aaron Sharp - Ron McGlaughlin for Judge Caleb Spackman - East Branch Construction, Ken Foster Dillon Kocher - Northwest Bank, Millie Turner & Krystal Wasson Logan Nyman - Rhino Fire Protection Engineering, Craig Thompson Evan Kocher - Centre Drywall, Ted L. Sunday & Ron Fultz Ann Nyman - Triangle Building Supplies & Services, Allen & Tara Witherite Wyatt Spackman - TMG Builders, Randy Laslow

MILK PRODUCT BASKET Blaise Alexander Chrysler Bonnie Folmar State College, PA Proceeds go to Centre County Dairy Promotion Committee, Dairy Princess Program Scholarship




East Branch Construction Ken Foster Huntingdon, PA



J& L Farms Joshua & Lisa Butler Milesburg, PA Laura Spackman - Rhino Fire Protection Engineering, Craig Thompson Rebecca Royer - Ben Schwall-Millenium Lighting, Peter Kleinman J. J. Carbonara - University Orthopedics Center Emmaline Sharp - TMG Builders, Randy Laslow Ann Nyman - G. M. McCrossin Inc., Joe & Bob Leahey Ayden Jodon - William & Jana Peters Rachel Smoyer - In Memory of Doug Chester, Margaret Chester Ruthann Smoyer - Congressman G. T. Thompson Wyatt Spackman - Rhino Fire Protection Engineering, Craig Thompson Logan Nyman - Triangle Building Supplies & Services, Allen & Tara Witherite Kieran Jodon - Scott Balboni Kieran Jodon - Tyrone Milling Ayden Jodon - Gary Thull Pools, Doreen Thull

Joel & Cory Confer presenting donation checks to 4-H & FFA members.

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CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT Chelsea Bilyeu - HRI Inc. CHAMPION LIGHTWEIGHT Cheyanne Storm - Fulton Bank, Jean Galliano & Barry Sands RESERVE CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT Cheyanne Storm - Fulton Bank, Jean Galliano & Barry Sands RESERVE CHAMPION INTERMEDIATE Gaige Wingert - Mifflinburg Bank & Trust Co., Casey Aukerman RESERVE CHAMPION MEDIUMWEIGHT Chelsea Bilyeu - Nittany Mountain Excavating, Jim & Sandy Rogers RESERVE CHAMPION LIGHTWEIGHT Kaden Gurner - Swartz Fire & Safety Inc., Larry & Dottie Swartz Kaiden Manning - M & C Livestock Logan Smith - ER-JOY Farm, Eric & Joyce Smith Aaron Kline - Tyrone Milling Jenna Bilyeu - CMJ Trucking & Construction LLC, Brad & Amy Bilyeu Jacob Everhart - Congressman G. T. Thompson Gaige Wingert - Penns Manor Partners, Skip Collins & Spencer Garvin Micah Fetterolf - Four Springs Veterinary Clinic Tayten Yoder - Kolbrooks Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Lee Kolos Joanna Everhart - Cottage Restaurant, Ryan Courter Dillon Kocher - Bartlebaugh Amusement Cory Dreibelbis - Canyon Pizza, Greg Nau Garrett Wingert - Penns Manor Partners, Skip Collins & Spencer Garvin Sawyer Fetterolf - HRI Inc. Madelyn Hershey - Graham’s Farm, Richard Graham Caleb Cain - Kolbrooks Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Lee Kolos Madelyn Hershey - East Gate Feed & Grain Garrett Wingert - Barb Alpert Lilly Nyman - Country Cuts Hair Salon, Stephanie Walizer Frances Weaver - Dixon Precast Inc., Tom Dixon Seth Fetterolf - HRI Inc. Jaylene Everhart - Cottage Restaurant, Ryan Courter Caroline Smith - Straley Veterinary Associates Inc. Emma Evans - Fox Hill Gardens, Mary Beth & John Allegar Alexis Yoder - Novosel Instrument Shop Inc., Robert & Janet Novosel Micah Fetterolf - Cody Stine Devan Stoner - Continental Real Estate Management, John Hanna Ethan Fetterolf - Centre Equine Practice, Dr. McAllister & Associates Kaiden Manning - Triple Ace Prospect Sale Aaron Kline - Valley Ace Hardware & Valley Homes, Kenneth Teaman Nicholas Rossman - Hartman Enterprises Inc., Sherri Spotts Joanna Everhart - Mifflinburg Bank & Trust Co., Casey Aukerman Proceeds go to the State College Assembly of God for the Medical Missions Program Gianna Homan - DeKalb-Asgro Seeds & Helena Chemical Co., Matt Harper Sara Lucas - Josh Yocum & Katie Brown Kaden Gurner - Mifflinburg Bank & Trust Co., Casey Aukerman Tayten Yoder - Diane Lucas Ayva Fetterolf - Nationwide Agribusiness, Emily Brown Sawyer Fetterolf - Shunks Outdoor Service Cory Dreibelbis - Ted’s Transportation, Ted Homan Logan Smith - TyKy Cattle, Tyler & Kylie Simpson Caroline Smith - Stocker Chevrolet Jacob Everhart – CSI, Jeremy Everhart & Jonathon Waltz Caleb Cain - Diane Lucas Jaylene Everhart - Cottage Restaurant, Ryan Courter Noah Fetterolf - Bobby DeArment Insurance Office Inc., Wayne Koontz Farm Agent, Bobby DeArment Caleb Close - Rosie’s Pierogies Autumn Yoder - Diane Lucas Abigail Grove - C & A Acres, Anna Peters J. J. Carbonara - Thomas Timberland, Richard Thomas Devan Stoner - Canyon Pizza, Greg Nau




Mifflinburg Bank & Trust Co. Casey Aukerman Millheim, PA EXHIBITOR


Weis Markets of Centre County Scott Dunlap, Meat Manager Sunbury, PA Noah Fetterolf - Yearick’s Handyman & Remodeling Inc., Wayne Yearick Nicholas Rossman - Country Cuts Hair Salon, Stephanie Walizer Sara Lucas - Bobby DeArment Insurance Office Inc., Wayne Koontz Farm Agent, Bobby DeArment Ethan Fetterolf - Homan’s Custom Harvesting/Seed Sales, Justin Homan Emma Evans - Fox Hill Gardens, Mary Beth & John Allegar Courtney Brown - Mifflinburg Bank & Trust Co., Casey Aukerman Caleb Close - Swartz Fire & Safety Inc., Larry & Dottie Swartz Katherine Coopey - Graham’s Farm, Richard Graham Tomi Snook - McClure Co., Dean Bower Corey Brown - Mifflinburg Bank & Trust Co., Casey Aukerman Haley Brown - Ron Rishel Construction Inc. Jessica Cain - Kolbrooks Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Lee Kolos Meagan Kocher - Judith Kocher Seth Fetterolf - McClure Co., Dean Bower Katherine Coopey - Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., Dan Frantz Lilly Nyman - Country Cuts Hair Salon, Stephanie Walizer Meagan Kocher - Triangle Building Supplies & Services, Allen & Tara Witherite Emma Coopey - TyKy Cattle, Tyler & Kylie Simpson Haley Brown - Weis Markets of Centre County, Scott Dunlap, Meat Manager Courtney Brown - Swartz Fire & Safety Inc., Larry & Dottie Swartz Corey Brown - Wolanski Construction, Eric & Kristin Wolanski Ayva Fetterolf - Dreamstones Marble & Granite, Kevin Fetterolf Maelee Yoder - Maxwell Truck & Excavating Inc., Dan Smith Alexis Yoder - Centre Drywall, Ted L. Sunday & Ron Fultz Jessica Cain - Diane Lucas Emma Coopey - Ted’s Transportation, Ted Homan Maelee Yoder - Diane Lucas Abigail Grove - Soggy Fleece Farm, Ben Bidelspach Exhibitor donated total sale proceeds to the Angie’s Totes of Love Charity, Mount Nittany Health Foundation Baylee Bierly - Triangle Building Supplies & Services, Allen & Tara Witherite Autumn Yoder - Triangle Building Supplies & Services, Allen & Tara Witherite J. J. Carbonara - Mifflinburg Bank & Trust Co., Casey Aukerman

CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT Allison Brown - Houtz’s Self Storage, Don & Toni Houtz CHAMPION LIGHTWEIGHT Lynnsey Kauffman - Rhino Fire Protection Engineering, Craig Thompson RESERVE CHAMPION HEAVYWEIGHT Joanna Everhart - Burris Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, Dale Burris RESERVE CHAMPION LIGHTWEIGHT Joanna Everhart - University Orthopedics Center Dalton Hall - Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, SC; Bill & Nancy Campbell Brianna Coakley - Centre Drywall, Ted L Sunday & Ron Fultz Allison Stabley - Growmark FS LLC; Jeff O’Hara, Greg Connor, Sam Grove Kurt Hall - Growmark FS LLC; Jeff O’Hara, Greg Connor, Sam Grove Dalton Hall - Bryant & Cantorna Donated to Women’s Resource Center, State College PA Kurt Hall - Bartell & Bartell, Kathy Bartell Conner Myers - Burkholder’s Country Market Lynnsey Kauffman - TC Transport Chelsea Bilyeu - Straley Veterinary Associates Inc., Bellefonte PA Lane Brown - Eagle Towing & Recovery Inc., Scott Summey Caleb M. Swartz - S. A. Comunale Co., Russ Swinehart Justin Holt - Straley Large Animal Clinic; Dr. Kathleen Rhoads, Dr. Chris Homer, Dr. Ed Fuhrman, Dr. Brad Back, Dr. Don Anderson Katie Elder - Growmark FS LLC, Jeff O’Hara, Greg Connor, Sam Grove Makayla Dreibelbis - Calvary Penns Valley, Vince Smith Shawn Knepp - Troy Cox Drywall Frank Scott - Centre Equine Practice, Dr. McAllister & Associates Allison Brown - Eagle Towing & Recovery Inc., Scott Summey Kassi Harpster - Stitzer Crane Service Mackenzie Stine - Eagle Towing & Recovery Inc., Scott Summey Katie Elder - University Orthopedics Center Connor Myers - Ingrams Market, Stacey Ingram Justin Holt - Mustang Fabrication Inc., Chris Lauck Abbey Wolfe - B & R Farm Equipment Inc., Kenneth Roush Victoria Meyer - Nittany Engineering & Associates, Robert S. Decker Mylinda Scott - GW Auto Collision Repair, Mike Weaver Tyler Simpson - University Orthopedics Center Ethan Fetterolf - University Orthopedics Center Luke Brown - Centre Drywall, Ted L. Sunday & Ron Fultz Brendon Brubaker - Ingram Fuels, & Stacey Ingram Bailey Irvin - Yearick’s Handyman & Remodeling Inc., Wayne Yearick Micah Fetterolf - Eli Fisher Construction Mackenzie Stine - Eagle Towing & Recovery Inc., Scott Summey Thaddaeus Smith - Tri County Oral Facial Surgeons Hailey Harpster - University Orthopedics Center Chloe Bidelspach - G. M. McCrossin Inc., Joe & Bob Leahey Caleb M. Swartz - University Orthopedics Center Kenzie Brown - Ingram Fuels, Ken & Stacey Ingram



Jake Corman Bellefonte, PA



HRI Inc. State College, PA


Compliments of the Centre County Gazette Centre County Junior Livestock Association Centre Hall Farm Store: Donation to the Centre County 4-H Scholarship Fund Joel Confer Toyota-BMW and Joel Confer Ford: Donation to the Centre County FFA Association and Centre Country 4-H Endowment Fund Burns & McDonnell in Chesterfield, MO: Donation to each 4-H & FFA lamb exhibitor

2017 Packer Buyers

Todd Biddle, State College, PA • Dave & Judi Knepp, Bald Eagle Creek Farm, Julian, PA • Gene Nicholas, Loganton, PA • Lynn Schwalm, Herdon, PA • Bobby Weyandt, Morrison’s Cove Livestock

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FUSE Productions announces 2017-18 theater season Gazette staff reports

STATE COLLEGE — FUSE Productions will once again present a mix of classic and contemporary musical theater productions and play readings for its 2017-18 season. Voted “Best Local Theater Group” by the readers of State College Magazine in 2016, FUSE will present all of its 2017-18 Mainstage shows in Schwab Auditorium on Penn State’s University Park campus. The fully staged performances feature live musical accompaniment and casts that include a mix of local actors, Penn State students, faculty and alumni, and professionals from around the country. As in previous years, the Mainstage Season shows will be accompanied by FUSE’s Play Reading Series, Musical Theater Cabarets and a children’s musical.


“We have found our niche in the local theater scene,” said Rich Biever, FUSE artistic director. “Since our recent productions of ‘Parade’ and ‘Assassins,’ we have become known for doing adventuresome pieces, and our upcoming season is no exception. We are thrilled to once again present a season of works that are either new or not often produced.” Leading off the Mainstage Season will be a production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Fun Home,” Thursday, Sept. 21, through Saturday, Sept. 23. “Fun Home” is a coming-of-age story about sexuality and a gay father. It won five Tony Awards in 2015, and the cast album received a Grammy nomination in 2016. Adapted from a 2006 graphic memoir by cartoonist Alison Bechdel, it is the first Broadway musical to have an openly lesbian protagonist. “It’s heavy at times,” said Biever, “but there’s obvious social value in presenting it. The characters are very relatable, as are the themes of growing up and navigating family relationships.” Also notable about “Fun Home” is the setting of the musical in nearby Beech Creek, Pa., where Bechdel grew up. “Ours will be the first State College production of this show,” said Biever, “and regionally, only the Millbrook Playhouse will have presented it before us. So, it feels very timely.”

Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s adventuresome “Merrily We Roll Along” will run Thursday, Feb. 22, through Saturday, Feb. 24. Perhaps the most complex of the three musicals, “Merrily We Roll Along” relates, in reverse chronological order, the artistic journey of a gifted composer of musicals who has left behind many friends and creative ideals to become a movie producer. Told almost entirely in a series of flashbacks that move backward in time, the musical is based on a 1934 play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. “Again, ‘Merrily We Roll Along’ is a very relatable, very human story,” said Biever. “It’s really about integrity and how seriously you take friendship. Should you pursue what will make you well-liked? Or simply what moves you? “It’s about ambitions, compromises and friendships getting mangled along the way. You don’t have to be an artist to appreciate it.” The original 1981 Broadway production ran for only 52 previews and 16 performances, despite a cast that featured Jason Alexander, Liz Callaway, Tonya Pinkins and Giancarlo Esposito, among others. It was revised and presented Off-Broadway in 1994, a production on which the FUSE Productions show will be based. The final musical in the FUSE Mainstage Season, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” will be performed Thursday, June 21, through Sunday, June 24. The 2015 musical, based on the Disney animated film and featuring a score by Alan Menken, is one of many adaptations of the famous 1831 Victor Hugo dramatic novel about a disfigured bell ringer, Quasimodo, whose loyalties are tested in 15th-century Paris. The musical’s book is by Peter Parnell, with songs by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. Originally produced by Walt Disney Theatrical in Germany in 1999, the show is a slightly darker version of the 1996 animated Disney feature film. The German musical, which ran in Berlin for more than 1,200 performances over four years, was then revised and presented in America by La Jolla Playhouse in California in 2014 and the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey in 2015. Menken and Schwartz wrote several new songs for each stage version of the musical while retaining many songs from the original animated movie. “Alan Menken has said that this is his favorite score,” said Biever, “and it draws more heavily on classical music than some of his other work. “Ours will be the first production of it in State College. Technically, it will be comparable to our recent production of ‘Les Miserables,’ with a big cast. We’ve had a lot of interest in this show from Penn State School of Theatre

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FUSE PRODUCTIONS’ 2017-2018 Mainstage Season includes the 2015 Tony Award-winning “Fun Home,” about a girl coming of age in her gay father’s funeral home. alumni and others. And, as we did with ‘Camelot,’ we’re delighted to collaborate once again with the State College Choral Society, who will provide a choir to enhance our sound. “This will be a major production and a not-to-bemissed event in Schwab Auditorium in June.”


FUSE’s Play Reading Series also will continue in the new season, starting with a reading of a new locally written play, Cindy Simmons’ “Riot Walkers,” on Saturday, Oct. 14. On Saturday, Nov. 4, Ronald Harwood’s “The Dresser” will be read. The play is about an aging British actor during the waning months of World War II. It garnered a 1982 Tony nomination, was adapted into a 1983 movie starring Albert Finney and recently was a BBC television movie starring Ian McKellen and Anthony Hopkins. FUSE also will resume its regular series of Musical Theatre Cabarets, featuring the songs of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman on Saturday, Oct. 7, the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Loewe on Saturday, Nov. 11, and the annual Holiday Cabaret on Saturday, Dec. 16. All play readings and cabarets are held at FUSE Productions’ 1108 S. Pugh St. rehearsal studio. Rounding out the FUSE Productions 2017-18 season will be a May production of the 2010 children’s musical “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical,” co-written by children’s book author Mo Willems.

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‘Pixels and Bristles’ duo exhibiting at Cool Beans Special to the Gazette BELLEFONTE — Even before they married, Paulette and Tom Berner, of Benner Township, were compiling albums of their trips. At first, the albums were nothing out of the ordinary: snapshots behind clear plastic that adhered to the sticky back of the page. When Tom Berner switched from film to digital, the albums started to evolve. The biggest change occurred after Paulette Berner bought her own digital camera to record images to paint later. The albums took on a new dimension, and that’s when Pixels and Bristles was born. As Pixels and Bristles, the Berners will be showing some of their work at Cool Beans, 141 W. High St., Bellefonte, during September and October. The space is an extension of the Bellefonte Art Museum of Centre County. Following a practice run, the Berners published their first book — “Chianti From a Tuscan Villa� — based on a trip they took with the Penn State Alumni Association. They have subsequently published books on trips to Cuba, the Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Wales, several Baltic countries and Iceland.

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THE WORKS of Pixels and Bristles will be on display in Bellefonte during September and October.

Youth choir registration announced Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Centre County youth interested in developing musical skills and sharing the gift of song with others are invited to join the Nittany Valley Children’s Choir, Centre County’s oldest youth choir. Drop-in registration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 9, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2221 N. Oak Lane in State College. Online registration can be completed at www.nittanyvalley NVCC meets Saturday mornings








throughout the fall and spring at Trinity. It is composed of three separate choir levels: White Choir (ages 4 to 8, no audition required), Blue Choir (ages 8 to 18, no audition required) and Concordia, an auditioned ensemble that has performed at venues around the country, including the Mormon Tabernacle and Carnegie Hall. NVCC has been led since 1997 by Lou Ann Shafer, who holds degrees from the Oberlin College Conservatory and is a published composer. Choir, Page 34






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‘Diner’ photographs on display in Millheim By ANNE WALKER

MILLHEIM — Few things evoke such strong reactions in the national psyche as the uniquely American phenomenon known as the diner. The guarantee of strong, fresh coffee at all hours, the hiss of pancakes hitting the griddle and the rich, greasy smell of burgers combine to welcome the trucker, vacationing family or hungry worker just off the night shift. Through September, an exhibit at Elk Creek Cafe and Aleworks in Millheim takes a look at the unique culture found only in diners. State College photographer Chuck Fong has made it his mission to document the servers, patrons, dishwashers and cooks who populate these establishments and to tell their stories through images. “It’s a slice of small-town living,” Fong said, “where the same five guys show up for coffee every day. You have one oldtime waitress, one high school girl and the guy cooking.” Fong’s pursuit of such shots has taken him all over the state and up through New

England. Armed with a digital Canon, Fong has taken hundreds of diner photos. The Elk Creek Cafe exhibit features more than 20 of them. “Most of the ones I visited are on the National Register of Historic Places,” Fong said. Some of these places have stayed in operation by one family for generations, like one the artist visited in Altoona. “It’s run by a guy named George. He screams at the waitresses, and they scream right back,” he said. “And, that’s what people come for — to watch the show.” Fong finds the interaction between cook, servers and patrons one of the most fascinating things about his project. While some of the photos depict exteriors or empty counters, plenty of them show the folks who make these places hum. “It’s great to watch humanity at work,” he said, “and it seems like a thankless job, but some of these people have been doing this for 30 years.” The fast food industry and designer coffee shops have dealt a blow to the diner

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NEARLY A dozen “diner” photos will be on display at Elk Creek Cafe in Millheim throughout September. The photographer is local artist Chuck Fong. culture. Fong hopes his photos will help to preserve some of the atmosphere he enjoys so much, while enticing others to experience the same thing. “I try to sit close to the grill,” he said. “I

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personal expression. This has given me a profound appreciation of the complexity and beauty of music.” This year, Nittany Valley Children’s Choir celebrates 20 years of providing musical instruction, building confidence in its choir members and enriching the community through song. For more information, visit the choir’s website or its Facebook page.

“Singing in NVCC has been incredibly impactful to me,” said Katrina Verlinde, of State College, who sang with the choir from age 4 to 18. “It’s a very unique program, incorporating singers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds into one voice and emphasizing music not only as a technical discipline, but also as a form of

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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 Safety checks — Free car seat safety checks are performed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Mount Nittany Health Boalsburg, 3901 S. Atherton St., State College. 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 from 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 Market — The Boalsburg Farmer’s Market, featuring local fresh produce, cheeses, baked goods, meats and more, is open from 2 to 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Boalsburg Military Museum park, 51 Boal Ave., Boalsburg. 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.

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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 www.nittanymineral. org. Thrift shop — The State College Woman’s Club Thrift Shop will be having “Open Thursdays” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 902 S. Allen St., State College. Call (814) 238-2322. Meeting — The Hooks and Needles Club for knitters meets from 1 to 2:30 p.m. every Thursday at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Children’s activity — A Lego club exploring block play and other activities that address topics in science, technology, engineering, art and math is held at 3:30 p.m. every Thursday at Centre County Library and Historical Museum, 200 Allegheny St., Bellefonte. Community meal — A free hot meal is served from 5 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Community Cafe, 208 W. Foster Ave., State College. Children’s activity — Activities and presentations for children in grades kindergarten through sixth are held from 6 to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Holt Memorial Library, 17 N. Front St., Philipsburg. Meeting — The Nittany Valley Model Railroad Club meets every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Old Gregg School, 106 School St., Spring Mills. Call (814) 422-7667. Meeting — The Centre Knitters Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Patton Township building, 100 Plaza Drive, State College. 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.statecollege 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. 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. Tours — Tours are offered 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays at Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village, 251 Curtin Village Road, Howard. Visit www. 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.


Book donations — AAUW State College is accepting books during its summer hours — 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays and 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Fridays — at 176 Technology Drive, Boalsburg. Donations also may be made 24/7 at bins. Proceeds from the May 2018 book sale will advance equity for women and girls through local programs and scholarships. 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.centre Tours — Guided tours of Boal Mansion and Columbus Chapel will be held from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays through October, at Boal Mansion, 163 Boal Estate Drive, Boalsburg. Visit or call (814) 466-6210. Program — The Spring Creek Chapter of the Veterans Service Program assists veterans transitioning from military service to civilian life by involving fly fishing instruc-



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Performance — Rusted Root and Raven and the Wren will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at Tussey Mountain Amphitheater. Call (814) 466-6266. Presentation — The Centre County Genealogical Society will host a talk by Justin Houser on “Introduction to Eastern European Family History Research” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of Foxdale Village, 500 E. Marylyn Ave., State College. All are welcome. Visit Soccer — The Penn State women’s soccer team will take on North Carolina at 7 p.m. at Jeffrey Field. Baseball — The State College Spikes face Williamsport at 7:05 p.m. at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. There will be a Jesse James bobblehead giveaway and fireworks.


Workshop — The For Good Troupe will host a free movement workshop for all ages from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Ford Building Lawn on the University Park campus. Admission is free. Call (814) 863-6752. Event — A housewarming party for the Pennsylvania Chamber Orchestra will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College. Call (814) 272-0606. Performance — Anchor and Arrow will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. at Big Spring Spirits, 1 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte. Admission is free. Call (814) 353-4478. Soccer — The Penn State men’s soccer team will take on St. Francis at 7 p.m. at Jeffrey Field.


Fundraiser — The Advent Historical Society Yard and Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1303 Moose Run Road, Milesburg. Call (814) 355-4166. Event — The grand opening reception of Centre County Aglow with Susan Mohammed will be held at 9:15 a.m., followed a meeting in the sanctuary of Charis Church, Suite C, 1300 Benner Pike, State College. Admission is free. Football — The Penn State Nittany Lion football team will face Pittsburgh at 3:30 p.m. at Beaver Stadium.


Event — A herb and garlic festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Boal Mansion and Columbus Chapel, Boalsburg. Admission is free. Event — Centre Furnace Mansion will host “An Afternoon with Clara Barton,” presented by Jennifer Zukowski, at 2 p.m. Admission is free. Visit or call (814) 234-4779. Event — Tours of outside tracked vehicles, including a look inside the crew compartments, will be held at 2 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Military Museum, Boalsburg. Call (814) 466-6263.


Film — “This Beautiful Fantastic” will be the Monday Movie Series feature at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The State Theatre, 130 W. College Ave., State College.


Luncheon — The Women’s Mid Day Connection Luncheon will be held at 11:45 a.m. at Mountain View Country Club. Call (814) 404-3704.


Presentation — The Women’s Welcome Club of State College will present “Cheese Stands Alone … Not!” at 7 p.m. at Oakwood Presbyterian Church, 1865 Waddle Road, State College. Email wwcmembership@gmail. com. — Compiled by Gazette staff

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Congressmen visit CPI; new degree program announced Gazette staff reports PLEASANT GAP — U.S. Rep. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Pa., joined by Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat from Illinois, visited Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology on Aug. 28 to call on the U.S. Senate and the White House to make career and technical education reforms a priority this fall. GLENN Thompson and Krishnamoorthi THOMPSON co-authored the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, which reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, according to a press release. It passed the House unanimously June 22, and it is the first major overhaul to the program since 2006. The bipartisan legislation strengthens and improves career and technical education and gives Americans the skills they need to compete for in-demand jobs. The benefit of such legislation can be witnessed firsthand at CPI. The school was founded in 1969 to meet the career and technical needs of high school students in the Centre Region. By combining academics with technical training and industry-recognized certifications, CPI has been preparing students for rapid employment and career success. Thompson and Krishnamoorthi hosted a news confer-

ence at CPI with school president Dr. Richard C. Makin, as well as industry experts and local business leaders. “I thank Reps. Thompson and Krishnamoorthi for co-authoring the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act,” Makin said. “Over the course of my career, I can think of no other time than today when it was more important that we make career-technical education the RAJA focal point of workforce developKRISHNAMOORTHI ment.” “As a consistent advocate for high-quality career and technical education, I am very proud of the way CPI and other institutions across Pennsylvania’s Fifth Congressional District are helping to shape the futures of our nation’s youth,” Thompson said. “We must mirror this dedication and vigor in Washington, and work together to make the Strengthening Career and Education for the 21st Century Act the foundation for a new era of economic growth.” “It’s wonderful to see the impact that career and technical education is having here at CPI and to know the difference it’s making for students at countless other institutions across the country,” Krishnamoorthi said. “I’m grateful to Congressman Thompson and CPI for inviting me here today to discuss our legislation and the benefits

it will bring to working families and our economy as a whole. “We need to help students develop the skills they need to take on the good-paying jobs employers are looking to fill and that is exactly what the Strengthening Career and Education for the 21st Century Act will do. The House has shown its commitment to career and technical education through passing this vital legislation unanimously and I hope the Senate will soon bring this legislation to a vote as well.”


CPI will launch a new two-year degree program in November. The Natural Gas Compression CAT/Ariel Emphasis Associate of Specialized Technology is a partnership with Cleveland Brothers — a Pennsylvania-based Caterpillar dealer — and Ariel Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of natural gas compressors. It is one of only two programs of its kind nationwide. CPI currently is accepting students for a Tuesday, Nov. 28, start date. Ariel Corporation compressors and CAT engines are located in oil and gas fields throughout the world. Graduates of the degree program will have the opportunity to work locally, nationally and globally. Cleveland Brothers, Ariel and gas industry partners will be interviewing NGC students after the first term. If pre-hired by the program’s industry partners, students will receive $7,500 per year in company-sponsored tuition reimbursement.

SEDA-COG to offer NSF awards Penn State $500,000 for research commercialization efforts fair housing training Penn State News UNIVERSITY PARK — In 2015, Penn State President Eric Barron launched Invent Penn State to accelerate the transfer of university innovations into the marketplace in order to drive economic development, job creation and student career success. The National Science Foundation is supporting Penn State’s goal of taking more discoveries to market by awarding Penn State a five-year, $500,000 Innovation Corps grant to establish the Invent Penn State I-Corps Site, in collaboration with Ben Franklin Technology Partner’s TechCelerator, Happy Valley LaunchBox and the Invent Penn State Innovation Hubs. “NSF and the other federal agencies are committed to growing the impact of federal research funding by encouraging inventors to connect with mentors and speak to potential customers off campus,” said Vice President for Research Neil Sharkey. “This new I-Corps Site grant will allow us to assist more faculty, students and community members interested in exploring market opportunities for their ideas.” The Invent Penn State I-Corps Site will provide commercialization training, mentorship and up to $2,500 in funding for up to 30 startup teams per year. These boot camp-style programs will help inventors begin the customer discovery process, learn about the commercialization process, network with experienced entrepreneurs, and determine if a market exists for their innovation. The Invent Penn State I-Corps Site programs will be piloted at Penn State University Park and Penn State Al-

toona during the fall 2017 semester, and then expanded to include additional campuses in 2018-19. Selected teams will: n receive a mini-grant of up to $2,500, which can be used to attend industry trade shows, visit potential customers, develop prototypes and cover customer discovery expenses; n have a dedicated mentor who meets with teams to provide business expertise, advice on pitch development and funding strategies, and help grow a network of contacts; n have priority opportunities to showcase their new venture at the Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference on April 19-20, 2018; n become eligible to apply for an I-Corps National Teams $50,000 grant award; and n qualify for an increasing number of NSF grant awards that require NSF I-Corps training as a criteria for eligibility. Faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students, recent alumni and community members interested in exploring the commercial viability of their idea or innovation can apply to one of a number of established programs based on the lean startup and customer discovery methods endorsed by NSF I-Corps. Contact James Delattre at for questions on eligibility or award details. Penn State commonwealth campuses interested in participating in the 201819 Invent Penn State I-Corps Site expansion should contact Rick Brazier at

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A fair housing training course focusing on updates, zoning practices and affordable housing financing options will be offered at two locations by SEDA-Council of Governments on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and Thursday, Sept. 21. The course is open to anyone interested in learning more about fair housing, including local government officials and administrators, lenders, real estate professionals, private and public housing practitioners and administrators, and higher education administrators and students. The morning session will be led by Danielle Rudy, supportive housing officer at the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. It will focus on the financing available to enable affordable housing for Pennsylvanians. Some of the options include rental housing, homeownership, consumer counseling, education and foreclosure prevention. The afternoon session will be led by Rachel Wentworth, executive director of the Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania. This session will include topics such as the Fair Housing Act, protected classes, covered transactions, affirmatively furthering fair housing obligations and an update on recent Housing and Urban Development guidance and new rules. A focus will be on land use, zoning practices, criminal records, harassment, nuisance ordinances, limited English proficiency and gender identity. The Sept. 20 course will be held in Lecture Room C, first floor, Greenly Center, 50 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. The Sept. 21 offering will be held in the Benjamin Apple Meeting Rooms, Degenstein Campus Center, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove. Both trainings will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $50, with the option of a $10 lunch. Registration and payment deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 13. To register and for payment details, contact Geralee Slotterback at or (570) 5244491.

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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.


John E. Kryst and Erica L. Kryst to Mathew R. Blasi and Lisa M. Blasi, 1322 Pine Circle, Bellefonte, $213,000 Ann E. Cavanaugh and Shawn D. Cavanaugh to Ann E. Cavanaugh, Shawn D. Cavanaugh, Thomas J. Cavanaugh, Joseph M. Cavanaugh, Anne M. Stover and Mary C. Schneider, 1026 Tanney St., Bellefonte, $1 SK Realty Fund LLC to Toni L. Davis, 1280 Summit Drive, Bellefonte, $180,000 Nathan M. Garvin, Alexandra M. Machikas and Alexandra M. Garvin to Matthew D. Stephens, 337 E. Beaver St., Bellefonte, $178,000 Francis J. Bonfatto Estate, John A. Bonfatto, co-executor, and Annete Callahan, co-executrix, to Pamela K. Wertz, 1245 Centre St., Bellefonte, $185,000 Donald J. Anspauch to Donald J. Anspauch Jr. Revocable Living Trust, 408 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, $1 Carolyn E. Sprout to Joseph P. Yatsko Jr., 234 E. Bishop St., Bellefonte, $162,000 Douglas A. Wion to Carolyn E. Sprout, 337 E. Howard St., Bellefonte, $155,000


Edward R. Tressler and Beverly L. Tressler to Douglas W. Deibler and Lisa A. Deibler, 135 Bloom Lane, Bellefonte, $300,000 Gregory D. Wertz and Pamela K. Wertz to David L. Rasmussen and Maida C. Rasmussen, 220 Reichenbaugh Lane, Bellefonte, $292,900 Rosemary P. Truglio to David S. Brennan, Loretta Brennan, Donald S. Carlino and Heather Carlino, 156 Meadow Flower Circle, Kennett Square, $304,900


Exco Resources LLC, Exco Productions Company LLC and BG Production Company LLC to Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pine Glen Road, Harrisburg, Karthaus, $1 Courtney A. Brungard and Daniel M. Edwards to James Truesdale and Katie Truesdale, 139 Meadow Drive, Karthaus, $120,000


Judith A. Taylor and Calvin J. Taylor Jr. to Parking Lot Services, 122 N. Pennsylvania Ave., State College, $125,000


Dale Summit Acquisitions LP to University Area Joint Authority, 501 Decibel Road, State College, $10 Fieldstone Investors Group LLC to S&A Homes Inc., 279 Florence Way, State College, $160,000 George Cavell Jr. and Melissa Cavell to George Cavell Jr., 1718 E. Trout Road, State College, $1


Geraldine M. Budd and Bruce W. Budd to Brenda S. Stout and Wilbur L. Stout Jr., 2440 Chatham Court, State College, $1 Lillian P. McKell to Bruce E. Truitt and Kathleen B. Truitt, 3222 Shellers Bend, State College, $416,000 Joshua A. Brandwene and Leona M. Brandwene to Zimmerman Family Real Estate Trust and Calvin E. Zimmerman, trustee, 1844 Autumnwood Drive, State College, $468,000 Kevin L. Michael and Regina B. Michael to Enid James LLC, 172 E. Cherry Lane, Port Matilda, $372,000 Guy Thompson and Carolyn J. Thompson to Jonathan B. Dingwell and Rebecca A. Jones, 708 Wiltshire Drive, State College, $345,000 Varkey M. Abraham and Rani M. Abraham to John R. Hunter and Theresa F. Hunter, 200 Banyan Drive, State College, $530,000 Aidan S. Chang to Allison E. Coomey, 1953 Harvest Circle, State College, $192,000


S&A Homes Inc. to Anthony E. Lendemann and Melinda A. Lendemann, 211 Stable View Drive, Port Matilda, $602,723 S&A Homes Inc. to Corey S. Dillon and Emily P. Dillon, 281 Stable View Drive, Port Matilda, $1 George H. & Lillian R. Shermer Revocable Living Trust and Lillian R. Shermer, trustee, to Jay Krouse and Patricia Krouse, 51 James Hill Road, Port Matilda, $295,000 Brandon M. Brooks and Marie C. Brooks to Bradley Jakubowski, 130 Hemlock Drive, Port Matilda, $172,500 Donald W. Barger to Daniel L. Rudy and Kimberly J. Rudy, 455 Smith Road, Pennsylvania Furnace, $25,000


Derek G. Hart to Bernard M. Meadows and Brenda J. Meadows, North Street, Coburn, $49,000 Charles A. Norris and Marlene E. Norris to Derek G. Hart, Mountain Avenue, Aaronsburg, $14,000 David Zincavage and Karen L. Myers to Derek G. Hart and Nicole L. Miller, Penns Valley Road, Aaronsburg, $200,000


Kathalene A. Weckerly to William J. Moir and Matthew Foster, 124 Honeysuckle Drive, Boalsburg, $139,500 Thomas M. Donnellan and Mary E. Donnellan to Kyle J. Kaplan and Kelly S. Kaplan, 300 Meadow Lark Lane, Boalsburg, $620,000 Michael A. Brahosky and Carolyn K. Brahosky to Daniel C. McKenkrick and Jillian A. McKenkrick, 1404 Estate Drive, Boalsburg, $289,000 Elizabeth A. Stover to Douglas R. Burchill and Maria K. Burchill, 224 W. Pine St., Boalsburg, $237,800 Paula A. Kotary to Chris W. Kocher and Sarah M. Kocher, 111 Aspen Drive, Boalsburg, $900,000


Kyle F. Hinton to Kyle F. Hinton and Mary J. Hinton, 2675 Old 220 Road, Howard, $1


Andrew R. Mincer to Jesse McCafferty and Natalie McCafferty, 123 Railroad St., Blanchard, $142,500


David C. Esh and Martha Z. Esh to David C. Esh and Martha Z. Esh, Route SR-0880, Redersburg, $1 Danielle K. Heverly and Gary L. Heverly Jr. to Steven L. Stem and Lisa A. Stem, 404 High St., Milesburg, $115,000


Long Cui and Dechang Chen to Na Zhang, 829 Galen Drive, State College, $176,000 John E. Nicholas and Shannon B. Nicholas to Stephen M. Muck Family Trust and Kim Kunkle, trustee, 114 Westminster Court, State College, $191,000 Wen-Hua Du and Huoy-Jii Khoo to Aaron Fineberg and Hilary Fineberg, 118 Glenndale Drive, Port Matilda, $367,400 Chris M. Vadas and Lisa L. Vadas to Yubai Li and Feiyan Yu, 119 Westminster Court, State College, $219,900 Daniel C. McKenkrick and Jillian A. McKenkrick to Matthew A. Burns, 110 Seymore Ave., State College, $214,000 Baker Dowling Revocable Trust and Arline B. Dowling, trustee, to Eric D. Anderton and Jocelyn L. Anderton, 120 Manhasset Court, Port Matilda, $795,000 Jay C. Mastalerz and Susan M. Mastalerz to Susan A. Urbanic and Jeffrey M. Weatherford, 104 Pickwick Ave., State College, $194,500 Adam R. Mott, Genna M. Mott and Genna M. Swerdon to Eriberto Reyes and Lisa Reyes, 736 Galen Drive, State College, $197,500 James J. Fan, Ayla R. Gafni and Ayla Fan to Jeanmenne Properties LLC, 166 Ghaner Drive, Port Matilda, $210,000 Toftrees Acquisitions LLC to Pinnacle Development 2/Gregory LLC 1, Toftrees Avenue, State College, $663,558 Pinnacle Development 2/Gregory LLC 1 to Station at State College LLC, Toftrees Avenue, State College, $5439 Decibel Partners LP to Five Blind Mice LLC, 2350 Bernel Road, State College, $280,000 Copper Beech Townhome Communities to Esther Obonyo, 670 Oakwood Ave., No. D, State College, $270,000


Troy S. Dinges and Lori S. Dinges to Amy Wasson, Richard L. Wasson and Carolyn L. Forrisi, Front Lane, Spring Mills, $164,700


Mary D. Hughes to Tonia Bush, Rhonda Hughes-Seefeldt, Shelly Maurer, Joni Hayward, Mary-Jo Huss and Joseph Hughes Jr., 120 N. Seventh St., Philipsburg, $1 Summit Properties Inc. to Joseph M. Kovalcin and Sheila M. Kovalcin, 317 E. Presqueisle St., Philipsburg, $72,500 Mark Dubin to Steven A. Martin Jr., 218 S. Second St., Philipsburg, $145,000 Tim Price and Gladys Price to Alec R. McCready and Cindy L. Poet, 211 E. Maple St., Philipsburg, $9,000


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Charles D. Brecht and Debra K. Brecht to Charles D. Brecht and Debra K. Brecht, 145

Sandcrest Road, Spring Mills, $1 Robert A. and Bonnie P. Altenburg Trust, Robert A. Altenburg, trustee, and Bonnie P. Altenburg, trustee, to Robert G. Daley and Christina M. Daley, 122 Old 144 Road, Spring Mills, $316,000 William S. Curran and Lucille M. Curran to Belynda Berzas and Jonathan T. Berzas, 135 Flayhart Lane, Centre Hall, $448,000


Bryan P. Ronan and Kimberly J. Ronan to Richard D. Dixon and Kathleen A. Dixon, Levi Lane, Philipsburg, $42,000 Allen M. Ashcroft and Jessica R. Ashcroft to Allen M. Ashcroft, 112 Howard St., Osceola Mills, $1


JFDC Land Acquisition LLC to Suresh G. Nair and Terri W. Nair, 236 Jonathan Lane, $257,965 Lucas Schwartz and Cathy A. Schwartz to Dawn G. Blasko and Michael J. Drabik, 730 W. Lamb St., Bellefonte, $250,900 Rickie Snyder and Lacie Snyder to Jacob R. Holderman, 2419 Zion Road, Bellefonte, $191,000 Avtar Singh to Herbert Reininger and Angela Reininger, 106 Rosehill Drive, Bellefonte, $257,500


Bruce Duffield and Ellen Duffield to Rachel J. Herder, 449 Glenn Road, State College, $405,000 Marcella A. Bosak Trust, Debra A. Putt, Mark A. Bosak, trustee, and Diane M. Mastrian to Angela S. Watson, 401 S. Moshannon Ave., Snow Shoe, $67,500 Douglas S. Plysher to Alna Properties LLC, 1372 S. Atherton St., State College, $105,000 Scott Karduck, Martin Karduck and Shirley Karduck to Redevelopment Authority of State College Borough, 230 Logan Ave., State College, $515,000 Peter M. Dawson and Judith A. Evock to Daniel A. Goldstein and Emily K. Greenman, 274 S. Osmond St., State College, $371,000 Joseph Januszkiewicz and Kim Kowalczyk, 147 W. Park Ave., State College, $1


Donald L. Hall Estate and Sandra J. Hall, administratrix, to Sandra J. Hall, 195 Ferds Road, Snow Shoe, $1


Edward J. Crishock to Edward J. Crishock and Heather M. Crishock, 6013 Tyrone Pike, Tyrone, $1 William and Ardella E. Wisener Living Trust and William Wisener, trustee, to Gary C. Pannebaker


Leslie J. Deitrich to Charles W. Cole, Deitrich Road, Bellefonte, $30,000 Leslie J. Deitrich to Charles W. Cole, 284 Walizer Road, Bellefonte, $120,000 Hull Family Revocable Trust, John H. Hull, trustee, and Deborah D. Hull, trustee, to Jeremy M. Bair and Miranda N. Bair, Red Rock Lane, Howard, $90,000 — Compiled by James Turchick

Hair studio renovates, expands offerings Gazette staff reports STATE COLLEGE — Changing Times Hair Designs, of State College, will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, to showcase its renovations and new ownership. Changing Times Hair Designs was first established by Russell Gutch in New York in 1968. In an effort to live a simpler life, Gutch moved to Centre County, where he would open two Changing Times salons in State College and Bellefonte. Changing Times has been a part of the State College downtown community since 1978. It was first located at 111 W. Nittany Ave., and as it grew it moved to 333 S. Allen St. In 1990, Gutch recognized a growing demand for hair restoration specialists. Changing Times Hair Designs would become the first accredited hair restoration center in State College and began a partnership with the Wigs for Kids Foundation, which gives children who have lost their hair due to medical issues a hair replacement system at no cost.

Gutch passed on his knowledge of hair designing and hair restoration to Susan Alters in 2006. Nine years later, he passed ownership of Changing Times to Alters. Alters announced that the newly renovated studio will feature a state-of-theart facility for hair restoration, laser light therapy and hair designing. “It is nice to see the renewed life in one of State College’s downtown businesses. The change of ownership and renovations that were completed will help Changing Times Hair Designs continue to be a staple in our community,” said Jen Riden, of the Penn State Small Business Development Center. Alters will exhibit the hair restoration process and spotlight five of the nonprofit organizations she works with — the American Cancer Society, Women’s Resource Center, THON, the Vietnamese Children’s Project and Wigs for Kids — during the celebration. Special guest Jeffrey Paul, founder and owner of the Wigs for Kids program, will be in attendance. Live music, hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided.

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for elderly woman with Alzheimerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease. Start immediately, Attractive pay, 3 hours per day, flexible schedule. M-F. Please send an email to HARRIS TOWNSHIP LABORER Harris Township is seeking applicants for the position of Laborer for the Maintenance Department. The primary job duties include work involving the maintenance of Township roads, bridges, parks, buildings and equipment. Position requires manual labor, equipment operation and construction work in all weather conditions including snow removal operations. Occasional overtime required. Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Experience in construction and maintenance of roads and/or experience in the operation of heavy equipment and machinery is preferred. Applicant should possess a valid Pennsylvania Commercial Drivers License Class B or have the ability to obtain it within 6 months of date of hire. This is a full-time 40-hour per week position. Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. Harris Township provides a full benefit package including health, dental, life, short term disability and pension. Letter of interest and personal resume to be submitted to: Harris Township, Attention: Township Manager, PO Box 20, Boalsburg, PA 16827. Email applications may be sent to

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is looking for a Full-Time Salesperson for our growing, upscale, furniture store in Bellefonte. We want someone that is enthusiastic, self motivated, loves furniture & has that flair for art, color, and designing along with dynamic customer service skills. Ideally weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like someone with sales and design experience but we are willing to train the right person! Must be able to work weekends. Salary will commensurate with experience. To get an idea of what we do, check our site,

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NOW HIRING! Service Technician Our Culligan dealership in Bellefonte, PA is looking for a customer service orientated individual to join our team as a Service Technician. You Have: â&#x20AC;˘ Mechanical inclination and problem-solving skills â&#x20AC;˘ High level of motivation and ability to meet deadlines â&#x20AC;˘ Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently â&#x20AC;˘ Superb verbal and written communications skills â&#x20AC;˘ 1+ year working experience in a customer service, customer focused position â&#x20AC;˘ 1-year previous plumbing and/or water conditioning service/installation experience preferred We Have: â&#x20AC;˘ Opportunity to service, install and repair residential and commercial water treatment equipment â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent benefits package and opportunity for growth â&#x20AC;˘ Potential to earn commissions & incentives

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Application Deadline: Friday, September 22, 2017. Harris Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PERSONAL CARE COMPANIONS FULL & PART TIME AVAILABLE Do you have experience caring for an ailing family member or friend? You can put your experience and compassion for others into an exciting, new career! The Oaks at Pleasant Gap, part of Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries, has openings dynamic, caring Personal Care Companions to provide excellence in care to our residents in a personal care environment. Available positions include:




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WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE TO CAMPUS & DOWNTOWN Off street assigned parking available with flexible lease terms. (814) 234â&#x20AC;&#x2018;1707

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Earn a higher hourly rate when you complete Med Pass training & testing, provided at no cost to you through ALSM! High school diploma or equivalent and the ability to lift, push, pull, and move a minimum of 50 lbs. is required. ALSM offers a competitive salary, paid time off, and a Choice Benefits program to those that qualify, providing an opportunity for you to choose how to spend your benefit dollar allocation. Be an integral part of the overall wellbeing of our loving residents. Apply now to join our caring, dedicated team of professionals!

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Registered Nurses We are currently recruiting to fill Full-time and Per Diem Registered Nurse positions. Our Nurses love nursing, display compassion and empathy towards patients, and work with other nurses and clinical professionals as a team. We offer: â&#x20AC;˘ Excellent pay rates and benefits â&#x20AC;˘ Low staff-to-patient ratios â&#x20AC;˘ Four to Six-week orientation with preceptor program

Rehabilitation Nursing Techs Our Rehabilitation Nursing Technicians are responsible for assisting our RNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and LPNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s by providing compassionate care and assistance to our patients. Per Diem positions available. Previous Nursing Assistant experience is preferred but not required. High school diploma/GED required. To be successful, the RNT must possess a sincere interest in helping people, display compassion, and have a solid work ethic.

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