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2008-07-08 09:00:51

By The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jul. 8--STATE COLLEGE -- What was intended to be a fire safety measure for multiple-story rental homes in a section of borough code isn't really providing much added protection. As such, borough staff has recommended that Borough Council repeal a clause that requires two-story residential properties to install sprinklers or a second means of egress as fire protection for tenants who live on floors in which the windows are at least 20 feet...

2008-07-08 09:00:51

By Mike Joseph, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jul. 8--STATE COLLEGE -- The borough has received $5,000 from the state toward new play equipment in Orchard Park and $25,000 toward a municipal building project to educate the public on construction methods and benefits of building environment- friendly green roofs. The funds came from the Department of Community and Economic Development. The Orchard Park play equipment is designed for children aged 3 to 8. It will replace...

2008-06-24 09:03:03

By Mike Joseph, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jun. 24--TWO OLD CENTRE COUNTY BRIDGES -- one relied on by thousands of commuters and the other virtually unknown under downtown Bellefonte -- went in for replacement and repair Monday. In Spring Mills, workers from HRI Inc., of State College, converged on the state Route 45 bridge over Penns Creek. They closed off a small section of the major commuter highway and established a bypass through town. In Bellefonte, across from...

2007-07-04 06:18:34

By Dena Pauling, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Jul. 4--SPRING MILLS -- Penns Valley Area School District officials searched statewide for a year. But in the end, they looked no farther than Centre County in finding educators to fill two of the school district's top administrative positions. During a special meeting Tuesday night, school board members appointed Penns Valley's assistant superintendent, Brian K. Griffith, to the office of superintendent effective Jan. 1,...

2006-12-03 06:00:12

By Jennifer Thomas, The Centre Daily Times, State College, Pa. Dec. 3--FERGUSON TOWNSHIP -- Today, the weather business is about a lot more than just accurately predicting rain, snow or sunshine. These days it's about providing consumers specialized, localized television channels, Internet offerings and cell phone forecasts, said Joel Myers, founder and CEO of State College-based AccuWeather. "They want their local weather, and they want it in as many forms as possible," he said. In...


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