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Curtis Johnson Named Interim Superintendent for State College Area School District.

Penn State brings back summer chocolate short course after decadeslong hiatus.

The Special Olympics PA torch has arrived in State College. What to know about the Summer Games.

The Centre Region is one of eight finalists across the United States for a $1 million grant to address climate change at the local level along with inequality through the ICLEI Action Fund.

Hundreds of people were evacuated yesterday from the massive Azovstal steel plant in Ukraine, the last holdout in the besieged city of Mariupol that had become a symbol of Ukrainian resistance under relentless Russian bombardment. According to a statement by Ukraine’s military, this completes the “combat mission” in Mariupol, which has been the scene of some of the most intense fighting since Russia launched its invasion in late February.

President Biden is just hours away from calling New York’s mass shooting “terrorism.” He’s expected to say it was “motivated by hateful and perverse ideology” after meeting with grieving families. His visit will include seeing the supermarket where ten people were killed Saturday.

Gas prices just keep going up.  The Triple-A stations survey finds the national average price for regular is now four dollars and 52 cents a gallon this morning.  And drivers in California are paying more than six dollars a gallon.

The richest man in the world is considering paying a lower price for Twitter.  Elon Musk says that’s “not out of the question” after putting his deal on hold last week.  The Tesla and SpaceX CEO told a summit in Florida he has concerns about the number of fake accounts.

More voters are making their voices heard today.  Five states are holding primary elections and at least three could all play a role in which party controls Congress after the midterms in November.   Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Kentucky are all filling Senate seats. 

The FDA is expected to approve more COVID booster shots as soon as today.  They would be for younger kids, ages five to eleven.  A CDC advisory panel will then weigh in on Thursday, leaving it up to the director to sign off.

Taylor Swift fans are making a last-ditch effort to see her speak to NYU’s class of 2022 tomorrow.  Some graduates are reportedly being offered hundreds for their seats.  The singer will also be receiving an honorary doctorate degree.

Flying saucers. Unexplained lights. Hovering objects. UFO sightings have puzzled government officials and witnesses for decades as many seek to answer the question: Are we alone? Well, we may get some answers to that burning question today. A House panel this morning is set to hold an open congressional hearing on UFOs for the first time in more than 50 years.

Sports

The Penn State baseball team visits PNC Park on Tuesday to take on Pitt. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The game will be broadcast on ACCNX.

Penn State football has announced the addition of offensive lineman Hunter Nourzad. Nourzad comes to Penn State after spending the last four years at Cornell University.