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Dan Vecellio

Dan is a graduate student in meteorology, hailing from Bradford, Pennsylvania. His interests include sports, Penn State and commons cheesesteaks. Feel free to contact me through my email or follow me on Twitter.

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Sandusky Trial Postponed Until June 5th

Judge John Cleland ruled today that in order to accommodate logistical contingencies, the Sandusky trial would be postponed until June 5th.

THON 2013 Overall Committee Announced

Tonight, new THON overall Will Martin found out who he would be working towards building a great THON 2013 with as the rest of his overall committee was announced. You can find the list of the 14 new members of the overall committee after the jump.

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Survivor No. 1 Tells Her Story

At, the survivor of the August 2010 rape in the Highlands area sat down with Adam Smeltz to tell her story. She also offers some words of wisdom for the future.

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Shawn Oakman Charged In Pollock Commons Incident

Shawn Oakman has been charged with simple assault, harassment, disorderly conduct and retail theft as the result of an incident in Pollock Commons last month. Oakman was also dismissed from the football team last month by Coach Bill O’Brien for a violation of team rules.

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Full Press Release On Alleged Highlands Rape From SCPD

As has been reported by many State College media sources, DNA evidence has connected one man to three alleged rapes committed in the Highlands North area since August 2010. There have been no suspects identified. The State College Police Department press release states that "it is possible the offender has committed other rapes or assaults and/or has been involved in acquaintance or date rape situations that may have gone unreported" and that "this type of offender is likely to continue to commit these crimes if not identified and arrested."

We at Onward State encourage all of our readers to stay safe both in the Highlands area and anywhere in State College at night, especially after a night of partying. While it might sound preachy, we urge you all to read this release, educate yourself about the situation and make sure you take all proper precautions so that an act like this isn't able to occur again.

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SCPD Connects Man To Three State College Rapes

DNA testing has connected one assailant to three State College rapes, but the suspect has not be identified and is still free. Police say he will continue to harm women until he is caught.

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