10-23-13 Local News

Surveillance Cameras to be Added

The State College Borough will spend 450-thousand dollars to expand its downtown video surveillance camera system. According to the Centre Daily Times, the Borough Council approved the project through a contract with CelPlan Tecnhologies despite some opposition. Plans call for the installation of roughly 90 cameras into one video system with wireless infrastructure. Cameras will be placed throughout neighborhoods and downtown areas.

District Parents Cautious

A potential attempted child abduction has parents in the Philipsburg-Osceola Area School District on edge. According to the Centre Daily Times, a pair of automated phone calls was sent out Monday with information about an unidentified man. The message warned parents about a tall, slender man with grey hair and a beard driving a pickup truck near children at the Osceola Mills Borough Park. School staff and transportation companies are helping monitor the situation.

Garman Theatre Future

The future of Bellefonte’s historic Garman Theatre is looking bleak. According to the Centre Daily Times, the Bellefonte Historical Architecture Review Board recommended that Borough Council approve a demolition request for the building. Officials voted 3-2 in favor of the demolition with final approval set to come in a few weeks. Opponents argue the building’s historic value should prevent demolition.