Local News 4-2-13

Prison Opening Nears

Public tours will continue at the new 2,000-inmate prison in Benner Township over the next few days. A ceremony to officially open the prison was held yesterday. According to the Centre Daily Times, inmates will begin arriving at the State Correctional Institute at Benner on April 15th. The facility is expected to be fully operational by July.

State College Spring Work

 Folks should use caution traveling around State College the next two days as street cleaning crews will be working in various locations across the borough. Work is expected to take place on Atherton Street, University Drive, Westerly Parkway, Easterly Parkway, College Avenue and Beaver Avenue. Borough Public Works Crews will be sweeping roadways and cleaning traffic islands.