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Proposals for a new commercial and residential complex to be constructed at 106 S. Atherton St., the location of the former Arby’s restaurant, are being crafted, State College Borough Planner Anne Messner said.

“The complex called The Metropolitan is still in the planning and development stages, and it’s quite possible to see adjustments with nothing set in stone yet,” Messner said.

The building will also replace the former Zimmie’s restaurant location at 412 W. College Ave., and the building housing Wasson Insurance Agency at 418 W. College Ave, Messner said.

A new group created by Penn State’s Center for Counseling and Psychological Services will be made available for male students who have suffered from sexual abuse.

The group, named the Male Survivors group, is structured so men can use it as a way to openly discuss their feelings on what they went through and how it has affected them. The group will be led by CAPS staff psychologist Andrea Falzone and doctoral trainee Jamie Graceffo.

“By providing a safe space where men can experience support and validation, we will help men learn that the abuse was not their fault, dispel whatever shame they may feel, build healthy coping strategies, and begin to see themselves as resilient and whole,” Falzone said in a media release.

The Orchestra performs at 8 tomorrow evening.

Culture, class and musical beauty will sweep through town when the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) performs at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Eisenhower Auditorium.

"They have been here a couple of times before, and they have always been a hometown favorite," said Peter Wray, press and public relations manager for the Center for the Performing Arts.

From its modest hometown beginnings in July 1967, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts has been a success story.

Every year, the Festival has returned more vibrant and colorful than before, prompting its coordinators to name it the annual miracle," said Catherine Zangrilli, vice-president of Dante's Restaurants Inc.

Townspeople as well as University faculty who were involved with the 1967 Festival said although the basic concept of presenting a range of visual, literary and performing arts has remained the same, important changes have occurred through the years.

CATA labor contract approval redlighted by language trouble

The Centre Area Transportation Authority board has not yet approved the final labor contract between management and the union representing Centre Line bus drivers and mechanics, the CATA Managing Director said yesterday.

Paul Oversier said the CATA board needs more time to consider an agreement reached between the board and the union concerning section 13(c) of the contract before the final language of the document is finalized.

Contract expires yet buses continue to run as union agrees to 7 day extension

Centre Line buses will continue to run on their regular schedules for at least the next seven days, the president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees local union said last night.

Frank J. Finsinger said AFSCME Local 1203-B, the union representing Centre Line bus drivers and shop mechanics, agreed last night to a seven-day extension of its labor contract with the Centre Area Transportation Authority. The contract expired at midnight.