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Croda expands vaccine facility in Pennsylvania

Croda International, Plc (Croda), a smart science healthcare solutions company, announced Thursday it will use funding from the federal government to establish a new facility in Lamar, Pa., that will expand its capacity to create ingredients for vaccines. Croda said it had entered into an agreement with the U.S. government...
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Perry Wellington 4.5 – Spotlight on Centre County

Sponsored Content by Perry Wellington Realty, LLC. Annette Yorks from The Annette Yorks Group, Perry Wellington’s Centre County office in Boalsburg, joins the team to talk all about the housing market in Centre County in the video above. Stick around for the full video to see these great homes for sale.

July 7 crucial date in future of Armstrong Flooring plant in Beech Creek Township

LANCASTER COUNTY, PA – The future of the Armstrong Flooring plant in Beech Creek Township is up in the air, with a crucial July 7 deadline looming. According to Thursday information from LNP/LancasterOnline, Armstrong Flooring Inc., battling financial difficulties, will either have secured new owners or face a shutdown as a bankruptcy auction is underway for the Lancaster County-based company.

Some county departments now accepting credit cards

LOCK HAVEN, PA – Acknowledging it’s been a “slow process,” county government Thursday offered an update on a continuing effort to accept credit card payment for services rendered. Commissioner Angela Harding said the county is looking forward to “modernizing” its payment system. She said the offices...
State College

State Farm celebrates joint birthday with centenarian

BELLEFONTE — About a century ago, the State Farm on Benner Pike took root. Little did the company know that along with a new business was the birth of a valued customer. Ellwood Homan was also born around the same time — June 29, 1922. He has lived in Centre County all his life.

Penn State announces asset sale of two university-owned properties

University Park, PA (WJAC) — Penn State is moving ahead with plans to sell two hotels on the University Park campus. Under a tentative agreement, approved by the university trustees, ownership of both the Nittany Lion Inn and Penn Stater hotel would be transferred to the Scholar Hotel Group, however, Penn State will still own the land.
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The Squirrel And Acorn Bookshop To Open On South Allen Street In August

The Squirrel and Acorn Bookshop is set to open up for business at 103 S. Allen Street in August. The independent bookstore will move into the former home of The Animal Kingdom, a shop full of stuffed animals and other assorted children’s products that had previously been open for 30 years. The Animal Kingdom did not renew its lease when it expired in June and has since merged with its sister store, Growing Tree Toys, in downtown State College.
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New independent bookstore set to open in downtown State College in August

A new independent bookstore is set to open in downtown State College in August. The Squirrel and Acorn Bookshop is said to be a place “where stories are discovered and created, voices heard and celebrated, and where imagination and a bit of whimsy are constant companions during your visit,” according to its Facebook page.

Tire and Auto repair chain to set up shop in Nittany Mall

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — The former Sears Auto Center near State College’s Nittany Mall has sat empty since late 2019. Now, a branch of “Steve Shannon Tire and Auto” is looking to fill its 15,000 square foot space with retail and nine service bays. “We’re excited to see some revitalization out and around the […]
State College

Independent Book Store to Open on South Allen Street in State College

A new independent book store is coming to the heart of downtown State College later this summer. The Squirrel and Acorn Bookshop plans to open in August at 103 S. Allen St. The location is the former home of The Animal Kingdom, which merged with its sister store, Growing Tree Toys, 202 S. Allen St., this spring.
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Startup Control LTD wins $10,000 in TechCelerator pitch event

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Control LTD won the $10,000 first-place prize in the Ben Franklin Technology Partners TechCelerator @ State College virtual pitch event, where eight entrepreneurial teams pitched their business concepts for more than $10,000 in prizes this past spring. Teams showcased products and services which spanned health care, agriculture, and creative markets and industries.