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Centre County man serving child sex abuse sentence found unresponsive in cell, dies

A Centre County man who was serving a 15-30-year sentence at Houtzdale state prison for pleading guilty to child sex abuse charges has died.Joseph Skrtich, 50, of Blanchard, was found unresponsive in his cell at 6:47 p.m. Sunday, WJAC reports.Joseph SkrtichPhoto provided

CENTRE DAILY - 2018-06-18 16:47:00

SCI Houtzdale reports inmate death

HOUTZDALE — State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale Superintendent Barry Smith reports the death of inmate Joseph Skrtich on June 17.Skrtich, 50, was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 6:47 p.m. on June 17. Officers and medical staff immediately responded to the scene and began perf

CLEARFIELD PROGRESS - 2018-06-18 19:34:00

Lifeguards, doctor revive 5-year-old at Welch Pool, police say

The girl was conscious, coughing and breathing by the time the officers arrived, Smail said.

CENTRE DAILY - 2018-06-17 17:56:00

'Miscommunications,' marijuana and multiple convictions: Local sentencings

A Bucks County man was sentenced to six months of house arrest, two and a half years of probation and 200 hours of community service for selling a confidential informant 1.5 ounces of marijuana.State College police alsofound $4,000 and 16.1 grams of marijuana in Jiovanni Maestrale's residence in Apr

CENTRE DAILY - 2018-06-18 12:22:00

Woman gets 6 to 20 years in boyfriend's shooting death

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CLEARFIELD PROGRESS - 2018-06-18 22:33:07

KFC drive-thru coming to State College

Associated PressThe State College borough voted unanimously to approve a new State College drive-thru Kentucky Fried Chicken location.The State College Borough approved a motor vehicle oriented business (MVOB) conditional use permit for a new KFC, during its normal bi-weekly meeting on Monday night.

DIGITAL COLLEGIAN - 2018-06-19 00:09:00

Road closed near Nittany Mall for sinkhole

East College Avenue near the Nittany Mall is still closed after a sinkhole was found there Saturday. (WJAC)STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- East College Avenue near the Nittany Mall is still closed after a sinkhole was found there Saturday.Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials said the sinkhole i

WJAC TV - 2018-06-18 11:46:49

Thrills, games, concessions — something new is coming to the Nittany Mall

There are dragons in the parking of the Nittany Mall that can be tamed for the price of a $20 wrist band.Powers and Thomas Midway Entertainment will make a four day stopover in State College starting Wednesday, with setup underway on Monday. The company spends the months of March through October bri

CENTRE DAILY - 2018-06-18 15:53:00

Sinkhole closes East College Avenue in front of Nittany Mall

There's another detour in town, and this time it's not for construction.The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation on Saturday closed East College Avenue in College Township from the Shiloh Road intersection to the "Y" with Benner Pike in front of the Nittany Mall due to a sinkhole.The detour sen

CENTRE DAILY - 2018-06-17 20:11:00

Big salads and unique wing flavors found at restaurant

OSCEOLA MILLS, CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. - One Osceola Mills restaurant is known for both their big salads, and unique wing flavors.


What effect does alcohol have on your eyes and vision?

It is summer in State College. Barbecues, holidays like July 4th and local events like the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts lead us to consume alcoholic beverages for their undeniable social and psychological effects. Alcohol has had its uses in ocular medicine over the years. We purposeful

CENTRE DAILY - 2018-06-18 11:32:00

Tyrone Area students working to halt dropouts

But Colby knew the concept behind the word, which Merriam-Webster defines as“the quality or state of being self-governing,”in his bones — and his hands.

ALTOONA MIRROR - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

Clearfield County’s Most Wanted Absconders

GANT News has partnered with the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and will publish its absconders list for Clearfield County.Individuals listed on this page are not reporting as required by conditions of their parole. Probation and parole officials are seeking information as to their where


Penn State Centre Stage 2018-19 season tickets on sale July 2 | Penn State University

Centre Stage, fully realized productions, will be performed in the Playhouse Theatre. Centre Stage tickets start at $18.50, Penn State students with valid PSU ID $12.50. Shows include:

THE DAILY COLLEGIAN - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

How these changes will hurt Centre County trout fishing

"I couldn't believe it. Is this letter a joke?" commented Richard Biggans, president of the Three Point Sportsmen Club and cooperative nursery in Clarence, Centre County. "I go along with a license increase. They need that, but to ask the co-ops for money is just ridiculous."


Charges set in deadly accident

State police charged 30-year-old Guanglong Hu of 322 Vairo Boulevard, Apt. B, on Friday with felony homicide by vehicle and misdemeanor counts of involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering another person for the Feb. 17 wreck on I-99 that took the life of 45-year-old Robert Gensimore of Spr


Man charged with vehicular homicide in PennDOT worker's death

A State College man has been charged with vehicular homicide after his Chevrolet Cobaltstruck and killed a PennDOT workerin February, according to state police at Hollidaysburg.Robert Gensimore was setting flares on Interstate 99 in Blair County when Guanglong Hu, 30, lost control and began sliding


1 dead, 1 seriously injured after crash on I-99 in Tyrone

According to police, Charles Mills, 52, lost control of his Jeep Liberty and crossed over the grass median and into a GMC Sonoma driven by Mark Lee, 56, of Altoona.


Clearfield Borough Residents Warned to Watch for Kids

CLEARFIELD – Motorists are warned to watch for children in Clearfield Borough.At Thursday’s Clearfield Borough Council work session, Police Chief Vince McGinnis said with school out for the summer, kids are out playing in their yards and in the parks around the borough.He encouraged motorists to be


Valigorsky named to state Board of Medicine

DUBOIS — Dr. P. Joseph Valigorsky II has been named as a member of the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine.The State Board of Medicine regulates the practice of medicine through the licensure, registration and certification of members of the medical profession in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.Th