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WKBN 27 First News

State College, PA, United States

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Past articles by Maria:

University criticizes PSU comedy show set to feature Proud Boys founder

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (WTAJ) -- A Penn State University group is facing backlash from students and university faculty after planning an on-campus comedy show featuring the founder of the far-right group Proud Boys. → Read More

Volunteers gather for Huntingdon County United Way Day of Caring

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- Hundreds of community members spent their Wednesday volunteering for the Huntingdon County United Way's annual Day of Caring. → Read More

Huntingdon County Blair Building to be torn down

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (WTAJ) — After previously announcing plans to refurbish the property, the Blair House Building in Huntingdon is being demolished. Huntingdon Borough Council President, Jim Bair, said with the current state of the building, the former apartment complex cannot be revitalized. The planned restoration project was originally estimated to cost $10,000,000. Bair said the […] → Read More

Bald Eagle Softball team to play on new field next year

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- The Bald Eagle Area School District is in the process of building a new field for its varsity softball team on school grounds. → Read More

The Learning Station honored for 40 years of teaching

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) -- After 40 years of fostering a love of education in children at an early age, The Learning Station in State College is being celebrated by the Pennsylvania State Senate. → Read More

USDA Secretary announces $2.8 billion agriculture investment

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) -- United States Department of Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack, announced a "historic" $2,800,000,000 investment toward improving climate practices in agriculture. → Read More

Outdoor recreational projects in Centre County get over $2 million in funding

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– Over $2 million has been awarded to numerous outdoor Centre County projects to help grow the area’s recreation and tourism. State Rep. Scott Conklin (D-Centre) announced the funding on Wednesday for the seven projects. When the state budget was passed in July, a proportion of it went towards outdoor recreation. “One […] → Read More

State College PD monitoring Centre County park after residents’ concerns

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Residents’ concerns about suspicious activity at a Centre County park have officials considering possible solutions. Dalevue Park is officially open from dawn to dusk, at least, if you’re following the rules. College Township Assistant Township Manager, Mike Bloom, said residents’ concerns are surrounding activity in Dalevue Park outside of normal […] → Read More

Way Fruit Farm opens store in downtown State College

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Way Fruit Farm is bringing fresh food to downtown State College with a new storefront. The Port Matilda farm’s downtown market and café are now open at 252 East Calder Way. “What we love to do is we grow a lot of this stuff, we make a lot of this […] → Read More

Sen. Bob Casey helps announce $3 million CPI investment

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A multi-million dollar investment is coming to The Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology. U.S. Senator Bob Casey spoke about the announcement and toured the school on Thursday, Aug. 25. “These investments are not just needed, essential investments if we’re gonna have the healthcare workforce of the future,” Casey […] → Read More

Centre LifeLink welcomes international paramedic student for a tour

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) -- Centre LifeLink EMS hosted an international family for a station tour where local paramedics got the chance to learn how saving lives is coordinated in Germany. → Read More

Centre Region awarded silver designation for advancing solar energy growth

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- The Centre Region Council of Governments received a silver designation from the National Solsmart Program for its efforts to make Centre County more solar-friendly. → Read More

Workplace deaths up 40% so far this year, Centre second in the region

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- South-central Pennsylvania is facing a 40% increase in workplace deaths so far this year, with Centre County tied for second. → Read More

Scholar Hotel Group expands in State College

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) -- Following the Penn State Board of Trustees' approval of a purchasing agreement and ground lease for two PSU hotels, the Scholar Hotel Group is expanding further in State College. → Read More

Boalsburg-based coffee company launches mobile café

BOALSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Boalsburg-based coffee company is going mobile with the launch of a mobile coffee shop. Idou Coffee Co. started out roasting coffee in Boalsburg. The company has since expanded to a new offering of a fully-stocked café. “We started out just selling the bags,” Co-Owner Mikala Swanson said. “But now, being […] → Read More

Rep. Glenn Thompson hosts agriculture summit in Centre County

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) -- Members of the agriculture community gathered in Centre County this morning for the fourth annual Agriculture Summit, hosted by U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-15). → Read More

U.S. Senate Candidate Dr. Oz makes stops in Blair County

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– As the November election draws closer, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Dr. Mehmet Oz made a few stops in Blair County. On Thursday, Oz made a stop at the Morrisons Cove Dairy Show in Martinsburg after visiting the Martinsburg Fire Hall. Oz’s visits focused on listening to what local farmers had […] → Read More

Philipsburg church to hold bike fundraiser for YMCA

PHILIPSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — A bike fundraiser in Philipsburg will be raising money for the Moshannon Valley YMCA on Saturday, Aug. 6. The event takes place from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at gFree Church. The church is located at 305 Keystone Hill Road in Philipsburg. The event will feature a 17-category motorcycle and off-road […] → Read More

State College leaders call out Mastriano for ties to social media site Gab

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) -- A group of State College elected officials and faith leaders gathered on Tuesday to condemn Republican State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano's ties to the social media platform, Gab. → Read More

Route 45 Getaways celebrates Centre County agritourism

CENTRE COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Local artisans and businesses in the agritourism industry will be highlighted along Route 45 in Centre County. Route 45 Getaways will highlight over 28 rural businesses in and around Route 45. The event takes place between Pine Grove Mills, Ferguson Township, Boalsburg and Millheim. The event will run from Saturday, […] → Read More