No. 57 Men’s Tennis Opens Ivy Season at Princeton

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Assistant director Gregory Drane to lead Blue Band

Gregory Drane, assistant director of athletic bands at Penn State, has been named director of athletic bands at the University — including the Marching Blue Band — for a two-year term, effective July 1, 2015. Drane, who holds a master’s degree in music education from Penn State, has been part of the Athletic Bands staff and […]

Barron addresses Pennsylvania House, Senate appropriations committees

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Penn State President Eric Barron addressed appropriations committees for both chambers of the Pennsylvania General Assembly on March 24. Barron pledged, through a series of new initiatives and a robust partnership with the Commonwealth, to do everything within his power to promote access to and affordability of a top-flight Penn State education […]

Researchers seek ideal parenting style for teen online safety

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Many parents struggle with the age-old question of when to give their children the space to navigate their own lives and learn by trial and error, and when to take a more proactive role in guiding them to sound decisions. In recent years, the widespread use of social networking sites among […]

Worker recovering after being hit by roller coaster at Knoebels

ELYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A worker is recovering from a broken hand and staples in his head after being struck by a newly built roller coaster during testing at a Pennsylvania amusement park. A Knoebels Amusement Resort spokeswoman said the company employee was struck by the Impulse roller coaster Thursday morning. Public relations manager Stacy […]

Brashness of recent shootings in uptown Harrisburg is an ‘outcry for help’

The correlation between warmer weather and violence also was not lost on a couple people who work and live near Peffer Street. Jeremiah Brooks, who works at Governor’s Square apartment complex off of Peffer and Fifth streets, said he couldn’t, with certainty, pinpoint exactly what’s causing the violence. But when the cold weather breaks each […]

Electric provider agrees to settlement over ‘deceptive marketing’ rates

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane and acting Consumer Advocate Tanya McCloskey on Thursday announced a settlement reached with an electric supplier accused of deceptively marketing electric rates to customers. Under the settlement, Energy Services Providers Inc., which does business as Pennsylvania Gas and Electric, agreed to refund eligible customers $2.3 million, in addition to $4.5 […]

Retrial begins in murder of woman found in basement in 2004

Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:05 pm Retrial begins in murder of woman found in basement in 2004 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man is on trial again in the murder of a woman whose body was found in the basement of a vacant Pittsburgh house more than a decade ago. Forty-two-year-old Michael Molina […]

Pitt-Johnstown student charged with rape in dorm room

Posted: Thursday, March 26, 2015 6:28 pm Pitt-Johnstown student charged with rape in dorm room JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A student at the University of Pittsburgh’s Johnstown campus has been charged with raping a female student in her dorm room in January. Twenty-one-year-old John McGuire, of Landisville, faces a preliminary hearing April 29 on rape, […]

‘Downton Abbey’ to end after upcoming 6th season

Downton Abbey AP FILE – In this Sept. 18, 2015 file photo, “Downton Abbey” cast members, writers and producers pose with their first Emmys for outstanding writing and outstanding miniseries or movie at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards. The producers of “Downton Abbey” announced on Thursday, March 26, 2015, that the upcoming sixth season of […]

Roni Koresh’s "Aftershock" led to some unexpected truths

Almost every spring, Roni Koresh brings something new and fresh to the Suzanne Roberts Theatre stage, courtesy of his powerful, accomplished team of dancers at Koresh Dance Company. Hearing a little about Aftershock, the world premiere that debuts this week, I knew it would have something to do with Koresh’s personal exploration of leaving his […]

First Person Arts Podcast: Remembrance

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PW’s Year of Beer: Firestone Walker Easy Jack

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Midstate to see cloudy, damp Friday

Overnight rain showers will lead to a chance of more rain and even snow showers before 8 a.m. in the midstate. The rest of Friday will be mostly cloudy with a high temperature of 47.  Friday night, there is a chance for snow showers and a low of about 28.  For the latest forecasts, visit PennLive’s […]

Palmyra School District officials seek more help for growing number of special needs students

More kids with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression and anxiety are coming to the Palmyra Area School District, and teachers could use more help, according to Linda Bare, director of special education. Children diagnosed on the autism spectrum have increased by 16 percent in the past two years, from 55 to 64 students. Some […]