Local News 7-16-13

Crime Numbers Decline

State College Police say calls over the four-day Arts Fest weekend were down by more than 100 from last year’s festival. According to the Centre Daily Times, police received 171 calls from Thursday through Sunday morning this after, after fielding 284 last year during the same stretch. Additionally, there were only 63 non-traffic citations this year, down from 160 in 2011. 

Area Residents Favor School Renovation

Residents of the State College Area School District say the district’s high school needs renovating. The district released results from a survey sent across the area yesterday. 91 percent of the sampling supports a high school renovation. A majority of respondents hope to see the school remain in the same location with significant updates. According to Statecollege.com, school board members hope to have a final high school project concept in place by May 2014.