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September 7, 2013
With one fumble recovery, Eastern Michigan had a touchdown and a lead. The Eagles' defense found the end zone more than their offense - and that's no recipe to pull off an upset. Christian Hackenberg threw for 311 yards and a touchdown, and Zach Zwinak and Bill Belton each ran for a pair of scores, leading Penn State past Eastern Michigan 45-7 on Saturday. Hackenberg followed up a strong debut with another promising effort. The 18-year-old just needed time to get going. Hit with some home-field nerves, he wildly overthrew his first few attempts, and lost a fumble that was recovered by linebacker Hunter Matt for an 11-yard score.
SPORTS
By TIM KOELBLE | November 8, 2011
I don't hide the fact I am a Notre Dame and Ohio State fan. Unfortunately there were activities going on and off the field in recent years that put us Buckeye fans in distress. Key players, such as Terrelle Pryor, were suspended, and Jim Tressel resigned as head coach. I know Jim Tressel and knew his father, Lee. A great family. Jim was a man that I always knew to be an up-front kinda person. Needless to say, I was stunned with the allegations from the tattoo-parlor scandal in which he lied and covered up the actions.
OPINION
Bill Kohler | July 22, 2012
Taking down the statue of Joe Paterno was the right thing to do. This statement doesn't really need explanation. The statue of Paterno outside Beaver Stadium at Penn State University is only a symbol, but a very powerful one. While it once stood for integrity, success, loyalty and doing things the right way, it now stands for doing things the wrong way. The child abuse stain of Jerry Sandusky will never be removed. It will be like an oil leak on the concrete that can't be washed away with a hose no matter how hard you try. However, this is a step in the right direction.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | July 23, 2012
As the NCAA imposed sanctions against Penn State, some area residents, including sports personnel, agreed the football powerhouse should have been penalized for the sexual abuse scandal that rocked the school, but they did not all agree on how severe that punishment should have been. “It's a terrible human tragedy that an adult would take advantage of young people,” Hagerstown Community College Athletic Director Bo Myers said Monday. “Penn State had about 1,000 opportunities to not let this continue, and the individuals involved chose not to do the right thing.” The sanctions stem from the case of former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted last month of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | July 16, 2012
Hagerstown resident Jeff Mastin, 42, had strong opinions about what should happen to Penn State's football program as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. “Get rid of the program,” he said. “Child safety is far more important than any football program.” NCAA sanctions for the program have been a topic of discussion as a result of the scandal and the alleged coverup. Mastin said the program should be completely shut down despite the fact that its players could be hurt by the move.
NEWS
By TIM MARTIN | November 19, 2005
EAST LANSING, Mich. - A year ago, Michigan State coach John L. Smith was upset that disgruntled fans were suggesting Penn State legend Joe Paterno should step aside. Now Smith is the one facing fan criticism as Paterno's resurgent Nittany Lions head into Spartan Stadium for today's traditional Big Ten finale. After a 4-0 start raised fans' expectations, Michigan State (5-5, 2-5 Big Ten) has lost five of its last six games. The Spartans need a win to become eligible for a bowl.
NEWS
By JOHN NADEL | January 2, 2009
PASADENA, Calif. - Southern California made a strong case of its own to be No. 1. JoePa certainly recognized what a talented team the Trojans were - and that was before they beat up Penn State in the Rose Bowl. Mark Sanchez passed for 413 yards and four touchdowns, USC dominated on defense and the fifth-ranked Trojans defeated the No. 6 Nittany Lions 38-24 Thursday. Penn State coach Joe Paterno watched from the press box, where he's been for most of the season because of hip problems.
OPINION
July 28, 2012
Why should players pay for crimes of others?   To the editor: With the sanctions against Penn State University, the NCAA punished those with no involvement in any crime, instead of the perpetrators of the child abuse and related cover-up. Listening to ESPN (TV and radio), other sports, news and commentary programs prior to the announcement of the sanctions, most of the individuals said either: 1. Historically, the NCAA has punished the wrong people. 2. This crime is not an infraction of NCAA rules and is outside the NCAA's area of involvement.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | December 1, 2004
waynesboro@herald-mail.com MONT ALTO, Pa. - Economic impact on a community - nation, state, county or town - begins when an organization spends money, and the Pennsylvania State University spends a lot of it every year, a financial report drafted by a private consultant commissioned by the university said. Penn State's main campus in State College, Pa., and its 24 satellite campuses, including the one in Mont Alto, Pa., contributed more than $6.1 billion to the statewide economy last year, according to the report released Tuesday.
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SPORTS
September 7, 2013
With one fumble recovery, Eastern Michigan had a touchdown and a lead. The Eagles' defense found the end zone more than their offense - and that's no recipe to pull off an upset. Christian Hackenberg threw for 311 yards and a touchdown, and Zach Zwinak and Bill Belton each ran for a pair of scores, leading Penn State past Eastern Michigan 45-7 on Saturday. Hackenberg followed up a strong debut with another promising effort. The 18-year-old just needed time to get going. Hit with some home-field nerves, he wildly overthrew his first few attempts, and lost a fumble that was recovered by linebacker Hunter Matt for an 11-yard score.
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NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
More than 150 tomato enthusiasts got a chance on Wednesday to challenge their palettes with two dozen varieties at the Penn State Extension's 2013 Tomato Tasting. The 13th annual event was hosted by Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Franklin County and held at the extension office off Franklin Farm Lane in Chambersburg. The public was invited to sample 24 different varieties of tomatoes grown at Franklin County's Penn State Cooperative Extension Horticulture Center, Master Gardener Coordinator Linda Secrist said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | August 28, 2013
When Francis K. Achampong took over as Penn State Mont Alto's new chancellor on Aug. 1, he viewed it as something of a multifaceted homecoming. “I came back home in more ways than one. I am back on the campus where I started my Penn State career, and I'm back home with my family and my friends,” Achampong said Wednesday. Achampong worked at Penn State Mont Alto as its chief academic officer from 2002 until 2010, when he transferred to the Penn State Fayette campus in western Pennsylvania to serve as its interim chancellor.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | July 29, 2013
A new chapter in education in Franklin County, Pa., began Monday when Winebrenner Theological Seminary officially opened its doors at the home of the former Scotland School for Veterans Children. The school begins seminary classes this fall. “The way we are going to measure our success is not by the number of graduates, not by the money (the school) generates, but is the world a better place,” said David Draper, president of Winebrenner Theological Seminary. The Ohio-based seminary is affiliated with the Church of God denomination, but recruits students from other backgrounds.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | May 4, 2013
As Nicole Glaze of Waynesboro, Pa., fiddled with her cap and gown before Saturday's spring commencement at Penn State Mont Alto, she remembered the obstacles she faced to achieve her dream. “I've worked really hard to get here. I got pregnant when I was 16,” said Glaze, now 20. So many teens give up on their dreams when that happens, she said. But she vowed to herself not to let anything stop her from an education. “To be able to graduate from college is a big thing for me,” she said.
NEWS
April 22, 2013
Two people kicked in the door at a home near Penn State Mont Alto on Monday morning and stole $5,000 from a woman, Pennsylvania State Police said in a news release. One of the male suspects held a gun to the 24-year-old victim's head during the 8:30 a.m. robbery in the 7300 block of Slabtown Road, police said. The college campus issued a warning that individuals stay inside and lock their doors. That warning was later lifted, and classes were to be held as regularly scheduled, according to Penn State Mont Alto's website.
EDUCATION
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | April 12, 2013
Penn State Mont Alto will change its nursing program from a two-year degree to a four-year degree beginning in the fall of 2014. “Hospitals are changing their employment pattern. They aren't hiring associate degree nurses like they had in the past. They are looking for the entry-level professional, which is the bachelor's degree,” said Carranda Barkdoll, Penn State Mont Alto's coordinator for nursing. As the health care delivery system increases in complexity, more education is needed to support the nurses who must navigate it, Barkdoll said.
LIFESTYLE
March 22, 2013
The second annual "Blue and White" 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, on the campus of Penn State Mont Alto. At 8 a.m., children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to join the Penn State Nittany Lion for the "Little Lion" Run, a free one-mile trip across campus. Participants will have an opportunity to win prizes, which will be awarded in four categories, including men and women 30 years old and younger, and men and women 30 years old and younger. Each of the top three finishers in each category will receive a medal and a VISA gift card.
LIFESTYLE
March 22, 2013
Penn State Extension's certified food and wellness volunteer training program is in its second year. The course offers 40 hours of training, using online training modules for much of the education and ending with a full day of training at Penn State University in State College, tentatively planned for Wednesday, May 29. The cost for the training program and certification is $125. Partial scholarships are available for those with financial need. Upon completing the program, volunteers must give back 40 hours of service to Penn State Extension Programs in nutrition and wellness.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 23, 2013
Mayors, judges, borough council members, township supervisors and school board directors will be chosen in this year's election cycle in Pennsylvania. Individuals wanting to run for those offices need to circulate petitions and gather nominating signatures from Feb. 19 to March 12. They can learn more about the process at seminars hosted by the Penn State Extension. “What we really try to emphasize is that the people who govern local offices or a school district are just like you,” said Judy Chambers, Penn State Extension educator.
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