Local News 6-19-13

Beware of Phone Scam

A string of phone scams are hitting the area. State College Police say they are investigating calls directing residents to a website for computer repair. An unidentified caller claims the victim’s computer is infected with a virus and requests credit card information online for repair payment. Police are reminding everyone to never give personal information over the phone. Anyone with additional information should contact the department at 814-234-7150. 

West Penn Power works to Improve Service

West Penn Power is trimming trees and chopping vegetation along its power line routes in Pennsylvania. The work is part of FirstEnergy Corporation’s efforts to enhance system reliability. According to a release, West Penn tree contractors have trimmed along more than 2,200 circuit miles of lines as part of a 25-million dollar clean-up plan. The work is completed on 5-year cycles to ensure clearances and limit potential severe weather damage.