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Penn State World Campus student cheers on Nittany Lions from home in Ireland

August 28, 2014

A Penn State World Campus student from Ireland, who is enrolled in a turfgrass management certificate program, said he'll be rooting for the Nittany Lions when they take on Central Florida this weekend in the Croke Park Classic.

Sensory-tested drug-delivery vehicle could limit spread of HIV, AIDS

August 28, 2014

A unique method for delivering compounds that could positively impact the global battle against HIV and AIDS may be possible, thanks to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences.

Man seriously injured after motorcycle crash

12 hours 42 min ago

A man was seriously injured following a motorcycle collision with a deer.  more»

PennDOT, Police Focused on Reducing Impaired Driving Crashes through Labor Day

14 hours 54 min ago

Harrisburg – As part of the national enforcement initiative, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” PennDOT, state police and municipal police are focusing their efforts on reducing alcohol-and drug-related crashes through Labor Day. more»

Senator Scarnati Encourages Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Services to Apply for State Grants

August 27, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Beginning next week, volunteer fire and ambulance services can apply online for state grants to help fund their operations, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati said the on-line application period for the 2014-15 grant period will start September 3rd and remain open for 45 days. more»

Sending a Prayer to the “weather gods”

August 27, 2014

Anyone that makes hay has prayed to the “weather gods” many times over. As my uncle mowed hay on Sunday I started thinking about the accuracy of today’s weather forecasts. A farmers success is greatly dependent on the weather. more»

Penn State's Great Insect Fair celebrates pollinators

August 27, 2014

Why are pollinators so important to our daily lives? Find out at Penn State's Great Insect Fair, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.

Penn State's Great Insect Fair celebrates pollinators

August 27, 2014

Why are pollinators so important to our daily lives? Find out at Penn State's Great Insect Fair, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 13 at the Bryce Jordan Center on the University Park campus.

Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on Sept. 3

August 27, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments
the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 3 in portions of Newtown Township, Delaware County, to control adult mosquito populations.  In the ...

Thompson Reacts to Proposed Executive Actions to Support Veteran, Military Mental Wellness

August 26, 2014

Bellefonte, Pa. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) is calling on the Senate to take action on a series of House-passed bills that would improve the mental health of veterans and active military and address the unemployment disparity facing the nation’s veteran population.   more»

DEP Announces Consent Order and Agreement with William C. Henderson

August 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced a Consent Order and Agreement with William C. Henderson, Titusville Oil & Gas Associates Inc., Eagle Line Corporation, and Olympia ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Snyder County on Aug. 28

August 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Thursday, Aug. 28, in parts of Middlecreek Township, Snyder County, to control adult mosquito populations.
The treatments ...

Hearing Again Rescheduled for Hilcorp Application for Gas Well Spacing Units

August 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that hearing officer Michael Bangs has rescheduled the public hearing sessions on an Application for Gas Well Spacing Units, or spacing ...

DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for Southeastern Pennsylvania

August 26, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection and the Air Quality Partnership of the Delaware Valley have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Wednesday, Aug. 27, for Bucks, Chester, ...

Bonnie Akers Named PennDOT District 3-0 Employee of the Month for August

3 days 4 hours ago

Montoursville - Bonnie Akers has been named the PennDOT District 3-0 district office Employee of the Month for August 2014. more»

Presentation highlights impact of cooperative extension

August 25, 2014

A special lecture, titled “The Impact of Cooperative Extension at Penn State,” by Jan Scholl, associate professor of agricultural and extension education, is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 3 in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library.

Suspect steals 30 tablets of Oxycodone, other incidents

5 days 11 hours ago

State Police Montoursville reported that unknown actors entered a Hughesville woman's residence and removed her prescription medicine. 

Janet Louelle Wise, 82, told police that the actor entered the house between July 15 and Aug. 9 and removed 30 tablets of Oxycodone and 30 tablets of Metoprolol.  more»

Op-Ed: Pennsylvania’s Growing Heroin & Opioid Epidemic Demands Action

August 25, 2014

By Sen. Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi and Sen. Gene Yaw

Over the past five years, nearly 3,000 heroin-related overdose deaths have been identified in Pennsylvania. Overdose deaths in our state have increased by an astounding 570 percent, rising from 2.7 to 15.4 per thousand over the last two decades. more»

Graduate School to host fall grant-writing workshops

August 25, 2014

Registration is now open for a series of grant-writing workshops to be held this fall by the Penn State Graduate School that are intended for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

Graduate School to host fall grant-writing workshops

August 25, 2014

Registration is now open for a series of grant-writing workshops to be held this fall by the Penn State Graduate School that are intended for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

EMS Energy Institute announces fall seminar speakers

August 25, 2014

The EMS Energy Institute has finalized its list of Fall speakers for the Energy Exchange seminar series. All seminars are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory at the EMS Energy Institute, University Park. Seminars are open to everyone.

EMS Energy Institute announces fall seminar speakers

August 25, 2014

The EMS Energy Institute has finalized its list of Fall speakers for the Energy Exchange seminar series. All seminars are from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in C213 Coal Utilization Laboratory at the EMS Energy Institute, University Park. Seminars are open to everyone.

Zombie ant fungi 'know' brains of their hosts

August 22, 2014

A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host but not when infecting other ant species, a new study shows. more»

Gettin' dirty: Agroecology major excels as member of U.S. soil-judging team

August 22, 2014

The study of agricultural sciences can lead to incredible opportunities. Penn State student Nancy Kammerer discovered this firsthand during her recent trip to Jeju, South Korea, for the first International Soil Judging Contest.

Long-time extension educators endow animal science scholarship

August 22, 2014

Eugene and Carol Schurman, of Clymer, Pennsylvania, have given $50,000 to establish the Eugene and Carol Schurman Trustee Scholarship in the College of Agricultural Sciences. The scholarship will benefit students with demonstrated financial need, with first preference going to animal science majors.

Mayor Campana announces another City Public Safety Infrastructure Plan

1 week 6 hours ago
City crew working to clean the debris grate at Grafius Run during a heavy rain.

Mayor Campana is announcing another City Public Safety Infrastructure Plan.  In the past two weeks, Campana has prioritized projects by announcing the implementation of the Grafius Run Mitigation Project and the Lights on Plan.

The latest plan below is the Bowman Field Safety Plan.  This plan will be announced at the Public Works Committee on August 26, 2014 at noon. more»

Senate Environmental Committee Holds Second Hearing to Discuss EPA’s Clean Energy Policy

August 21, 2014

WILKES-BARRE, PA – The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Sen. Gene Yaw, R-23 and Sen. more»

Land-use webinar to explore conservation easements

August 21, 2014

Conservation easements and their role in enhancing the landscapes and greenways of Pennsylvania communities will be the topic of a Web-based seminar offered by Penn State Extension.

PPL Electric Utilities Posts Quarterly Price to Compare

August 21, 2014

Company encourages all customers to shop for electric supply

Traffic Congestion Likely During Little League World Series

1 week 1 day ago

Reminder: Traffic Congestion Likely During Little League World SeriesMotorists Should Consider Alternate to Route 15 NB, Plan for Delays Montou more»

Scarnati: Local Airports to Receive State Grants To Improve Facilities

August 20, 2014

Two airports in the 25th Senatorial District have been awarded a total of $387,500 in state grants to improve safety and operations, according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-25).

Scarnati said St. Marys Municipal Airport in Elk County was awarded $262,500 to construct a vehicle parking lot. more»

Energy and Environmental Effects of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

August 20, 2014

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

August 21, 2014
10:00 AM
Wilkes University
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Agenda

 

10:00 AM

Opening Comments

10:10 AM more»

DEP Takes Action to Extinguish Coal Pile Fire Threating Airport Radar Facility

August 20, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1,454,000 contract to Earthmovers Unlimited of Kylertown for an abandoned mine reclamation project on the Pittsburgh ...

State police share reportable incidents.

1 week 2 days ago

State police Montoursville reported the following incidents:

7:25 p.m. July 3, Police reported that Jacqueline R. Brookens, 40, of Jersey Shore, was stopped on Route 220 at Queneshukney Road and was found to be under the influence of narcotics. Charges have been filed.  more»

DEP Fines Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. More Than $76,000 for Susquehanna County Well Control Incident

August 19, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has fined Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. of Pittsburgh $76,546 for a January well control incident at the company’s Huston well pad ...

Zombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colony

August 18, 2014

A parasitic fungus that must kill its ant hosts outside their nest to reproduce and transmit its infection, manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts, according to researchers at Penn State and colleagues at Brazil's Federal University of Vicosa.

Scarnati Announces Rail Freight Grants in the 25th Senatorial District

August 18, 2014

(HARRISBURG) – Two projects in the 25th District have been awarded grants through Pennsylvania’s Rail Transportation Assistance Program (RTAP) and the Rail Freight Assistance Program (RFAP), according to Senator Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson). more»

Man in critical condition following crash

1 week 3 days ago

A man is in critical condition following a crash that happened at 12:19 a.m. Aug. 16. 

According to state police, Robert John Paulhamus, 38, of 125 Irion Lane, Montousville, was involved in a one-vehicle crash at 141 Fairfield Church Road in Fairfield Township. Paulhamus was transported to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville via medical helicopter following the crash.  more»

Student Stories: Dairy Diva -- alumna finds her place marketing milk industry

August 18, 2014

Since she was a kid growing up in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Stephanie Roscinski has had a particular fondness for dairy animals.

DEP, DCNR to Hold Public Meeting, Hearing on Philipsburg Rod and Gun Club Trap Shooting Range in Centre County

August 18, 2014

The departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will hold a public meeting and public hearing to discuss plans to clean up lead contamination at the Philipsburg ...

Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on Aug. 20

August 18, 2014

The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 20 in portions of Colwyn, Darby and Sharon Hill boroughs, as well as Darby Township, Delaware County, to ...

Local Youths Take Part in 2014 4-H State Achievement Days

1 week 6 days ago
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Seven youth from Lycoming County were among more than 600
4-H members from across Pennsylvania who took part in the annual 4-H State Achievement Days at Penn State’s University Park campus July 28-30. The theme this year was based on superheroes: With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility! more»

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