Local News 6-11-14

STATE COLLEGE ROADWORK

College Borough Public Works crews will be planting trees along College Avenue, Beaver Avenue and South Allen Street downtown throughout the week. Some temporary lane closures could cause delays. Work is scheduled between 7 am and 5 pm. Traffic at the West Park Avenue and North Burrowes Street intersection in State College will be restricted on today. Officials recommend using alternate routes.

STATE COLLEGE SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICES

Offices for the State College Area School District currently located in the College Heights Building are moving to the old Panorama Village. According to the Centre Daily Times, the district’s board of directors unanimously voted to advertise for construction bids to update the Panorama Village building. The district plans to move its print shop and curriculum offices into the building’s former kitchen and library. Renovations will cost $1.5 million.

PENN STATE BOARD REFORM

Changes to Penn State’s Board of Trustees are on the horizon. A state senate government committee voted 11-0 in favor of a bill reducing the board from 30 to 23 voting members. According to Statecollege.com, if approved, eight board members would be elected by alumni, five appointed by the governor and approved by the senate, five representing the agriculture industry and five representing business and industry.

DOG BREAKS INTO HOME 

State College police say a neighbor’s dog stormed into a 306 Ridge Avenue home Saturday night attacking another dog and injuring two homeowners. According to police, the dog broke through the home’s storm door. The dog then attacked the family pet, bit one resident and injured another. Police and the borough’s ordinance enforcement office are still concluding an investigation.