Centre News Digest for April 9, 2021

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Happy Friday, Centre County!Sun with face Today’s news is brought to you by Olivia Estright. As always, feel free to reach out with any suggestions for us on Instagram and Twitter!

FUN FACT: Centre County is home to 6 of PA’s 121 state parks! Have you visited any?

Best Bets

This weekend’s “best bets!” From an anime convention to more virtual cooking classes, Centre County has it all. Story by Erin Hogge from centredaily.com

Best bets in Centre County: Virtual anime convention, treasure hunt and more

Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc.

On April 8, Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc., a State College-based contractor, was accused by the PA Attorney General’s Office of stealing $20 million in wages from employees since 2015. Story by Geoff Rushton from statecollege.com

AG’s Office Charges Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. with Stealing Millions in Worker Wages...

Free Hotspots

If you or someone you know may be struggling to find reliable internet service, @CentreCoLibrary and @SchlowLibrary are offering free hotspots. Currently, there is a waiting list and reservations must be made. Story from statecollege.com

Centre County Libraries Help Bridge Digital Divide...

B.1.1.7 variant lingers in State College

Although 18% of Centre County residents have been vaccinated, the B.1.1.7 variant lingers in State College.
“If we can just hold on for a little while longer, that patience will be rewarded.” Story by Anjelica Rubin from collegian.psu.edu

‘It was just a matter of time’ until coronavirus variant arrived in Centre County amid rising cases

Centre County schools are still finding ways to celebrate seniors this year

Centre County schools are still finding ways to celebrate seniors this year. State College, Bellefonte, Penns Valley, Bald Eagle and Philipsburg-Osceola have differing in-person and virtual events for their students. Story by  Marley Parish from centredaily.com

How are Centre County schools planning to celebrate the class of 2021?