Local News 6-9-14

STATE COLLEGE ROADWORK

Short delays are possible today at the intersection of North Atherton Street and Hillcrest Avenue between 7 am and 5 pm due to traffic signal repairs. Additionally, State 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.

STATE COLLEGE AREA SCHOOL BOARD MEETING 

The State College Area School Board will meet tonight at 7 pm in the district board room at 131 West Nittany Avenue. The final budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year will be evaluated. As always, the public is encouraged to attend. The board will also discuss educational technology updates, new positions and school lunch prices for next school year.

CLINTON COUNTY STREAMS

Clinton County is receiving $100,000 from the state Department of Environmental Protection to repair stream banks damaged by flooding last year. Local State Representative Mike Hanna announced the grant late last week. Hanna says the money will be used to stabilize the stream bank and rebuild the channel on a tributary to Beech Creek along Maple Avenue in Beech Creek Borough. It will also provide for roughly 125 feet of rock wall to be built along a tributary to Bald Eagle Creek along Ramsey Hollow Road in Beech Creek Township.

STATE COLLEGE BOROUGH COUNCIL

A decision on the future of the College Heights School is scheduled for next Monday. The State College Borough Council will discuss whether or not to exercise its right of first refusal at its work session tonight. The meeting is set for 7:30 in the downtown municipal building. Additionally, council will review the draft of the State College Neighborhood Plan. As always, the public is encouraged to attend.

DUI CHECKPOINT

State police made one arrest at a DUI checkpoint over the weekend in Potter Township. According to the Centre Daily Times, police from the Rockview, Philipsburg and Lewistown barracks conducted a sobriety checkpoint near the intersection of routes 144 and 45. Two additional citations were issued. In total, 77 vehicles were inspected.