Centre News Digest for April 30, 2021

Story posted April 30, 2021 in News, Centre News Digest by Olivia Estright and Emily Treacy

Happy Friday, Centre County! Today’s news is brought to you by Olivia Estright. As always, feel free to reach out to us with any suggestions or feedback!

Today’s the last day of April, and summer is fast approaching! What are you looking forward to this summer?Answer here!

Best Bets

In this weekend’s ‘best bets,’ Erin Hogge presents things for you and your family to participate in! From the annual Apple Blossom Festival to May Day Art, there’s plenty to keep you busy! Story form The Centre Daily Times. 

Best bets in Centre County: May Day Art & Garden Walk, Apple Blossom Festival and more

Micah Parsons

Penn State football player Micah Parsons was selected by the Dallas Cowboys with the No. 12 overall pick during the NFL Draft. Story by Max Ralph for The Daily Collegian.

Micah Parsons drafted No. 12 overall in 2021 NFL Draft

Belle Mercantile

Tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Belle Mercantile will host its official grand opening since the initial delay due to COVID-19. Belle Mercantile describes itself as “craft fair meets farmer’s market.” Story by Grace Miller for Statecollege.com

A ‘21st-Century Department Store’: Belle Mercantile Makes Its Mark as a Marketplace for Artisans...

Penn State in-person graduation ceremony

“This will be the busiest weekend that this area has enjoyed since the Whiteout of 2019 weekend.”

As the first Penn State in-person graduation ceremony approaches, the community adapts with a safer and more sensitive environment for visitors. Story by Dayna Rae Brewer for the Centre County Report. 

Penn State’s In-Person Graduation Means A Return To State College Visitors

Department of Transportation has suspended Glenn O. Hawbaker

The state Department of Transportation has suspended Glenn O. Hawbaker, a major construction contractor, for at least three months after systematically violating state and federal prevailing wage laws on taxpayer-funded infrastructure projects. Story by Bret Pallotto for the Centre Daily Times.

Facing criminal charges, Glenn O. Hawbaker suspended from bidding on new Pa. projects