Discount grocery store chain Aldi plans to open its first Centre County location on Oct. 28, the company confirmed on Thursday. The 20,422-square-foot store at 1798 N. Atherton St. 

Centre County commissioners approve health department study

A Centre County roller skating rink is permanently closing after two decades in business. Penn Skates, 2210 High Tech Road in Benner Township, will host its last skating session from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, according to a post on the venue’s Facebook page. Owner Valerie Dench wrote that she has sold the building and is retiring.

Now in its 19th year, the Patton Township Children’s Safety Fair will offer a day of fun for kids and families on tomorrow (Saturday) . The fair takes places 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Target parking lot at the Colonnade. Admission is free.

Two journalists from the Philippines and Russia are sharing this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

It’s now up to the House to make sure the government can keep paying its bills.  A vote is scheduled for Tuesday, just days before the nation goes into default.  The Senate agreed yesterday to raise the debt ceiling despite former President Trump asking the GOP to block it. 

Women in Texas are once again allowed to end their pregnancy after six weeks.  At least six clinics returned to performing the service yesterday after a judge blocked the ban, calling it unconstitutional.  Most other providers are holding off since they can still be sued.

Federal prosecutors are charging an alleged former Taliban commander with killing three American soldiers in 2008. 

A new study says one-in-seven people with cancer have missed surgery because of the pandemic.  Researchers in England studied data from thousands of patients in more than 60 countries.  They found 15-percent of adults didn’t have surgery because of COVID lockdowns.