Local News 3-19-14

COLLEGE HEIGHTS SCHOOL

The State College Borough is considering executing its first right of refusal on the sale of the College Heights School. According to a borough release, if used, the Borough then could sell the property through the Redevelopment Authority. Borough Council has established a timeline to evaluate the sale. At an April 7th meeting, the State College Area School District and Penn State will present their proposed plans for the property. A final decision by the borough is not scheduled until June 16th.


STATE COLLEGE ROADWORK 

Clarence Avenue between Fairway Road and Franklin Street in State College will be closed today between 7:30 am and 5 pm. Public works crews are repairing a sanitary sewer line. Work is weather permitting.

CORBETT RECEIVES AWARD FOR AID

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett received recognition for his commitment to reduce the waiting list for residents living with intellectual disabilities. Corbett was honored yesterday after touring and meeting staff and individuals with disabilities in Northeast PA. The Governor proposed a $22.4 million increase in investments in his 2014-15 budget. March is Intellectual Disability Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

SEXUAL ABUSE REPORTS POSSIBLE 

Inmates at the Centre County Correctional Facility will soon have access to a phone hotline to report sexual abuse. According to the Centre Daily Times, the Centre County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement Sunday with the state Department of Corrections to establish a line at SCI-Camp Hill to receive calls from people wanting to report a crime. The third party reporting method is required by the National Standard to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Prison Rape under the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

CENTRE COUNTY YSB

The Centre County Youth Service Bureau is preparing to move its Bellefonte home. According to the Centre Daily Times, county officials are forcing the organization to find a new headquarters due to construction at the Temple Court Building in Bellefonte. The center currently offers after-school and early-evening programs on weekdays in the borough. Officials are contemplating a temporary and permanent move as construction won’t conclude until 2016.