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With the Summer season approaching, the Penn State Office of Physical Plant (OPP) has announced various construction and renovation projects taking place across campus. The Summer projects include work on parking, paving and roadways, sidewalks, and some additional building renovations.

Penn State held in-person commencement for Class of 2020.

A PA man has been arrested for 3 separate Walmart self-checkout thefts.

The Maple Festival in Meyersdale is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Dr. Mehmet Oz made the trip out and said a tradition like the Maple Festival in a small town shows why those types of communities are so important.

The former White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator says a summer surge is likely. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says “America stands with Ukraine” after a surprise meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv. 

Multiple wildfires are raging across the U.S., with many in the Southwest. 

The death of Naomi Judd is bringing a heightened awareness to mental illness.  Judd died on Saturday at 76.  Her daughters, Wynonna and Ashley Judd, said they lost their mother to “the disease of mental illness.”  Judd said she spent time in psychiatric wards at various points during her mental health struggles.


Sports

New Penn State Athletic Director Patrick Kraft’s Biggest Key to Success: His PSU Head Coaches.

Penn State football saw five players selected on day three of the 2022 NFL Draft on Saturday.

Freshman Jake Griffin secured a top-10 finish and the Penn State men’s golf team wrapped up the Big Ten Championships in eighth place after the third and final round at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick was completed Sunday.

MLB – The Mets defeated the Phillies, 10-6. The Pirates came up short against the Padres, 5-2.

NBA – The 76ers move on to the next round of the Best of Seven NBA playoffs in Miami against the Heat. Tipoff time is 7:30pm.

The quest for the Stanley Cup starts today.  The NHL Playoffs get going with four first-round series on the slate.  In the East, the Bruins visit the Carolina Hurricanes, while the two-time defending champion Lightning are in Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs.  In the Western Conference, the Blues will battle the Wild in Minnesota, and the Kings clash with the Oilers in Edmonton.

A historic piece of Jackie Robinson’s baseball career is fetching over a million dollars at auction.  Hunt Auctions says the baseball bat Robinson used in the 1949 MLB All-Star Game sold for nearly one-point-one million dollars Sunday.  The bat is a Louisville Slugger made specifically for the man who broke baseball’s color barrier to use in the game, and it is stamped with Robinson’s signature on the barrel.  Robinson’s wife Rachel says the bat has been in the Robinson family since the day it was first used.