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Pike Township residents voice concerns over potential behavioral health facility opening

CURWENSVILLE — Some residents of Pike Township, Clearfield County are voicing their concerns and questions regarding a potential behavioral health facility opening in the old Marion Manor nursing home building.

At a recent township supervisors meeting in Curwensville, more than 30 people attended to provide their viewpoints or ask questions.

According to information presented at the meeting, the proposed facility would house up to 50 patients at a time for 15 to 20 days, and it would be treating those with mental health as well as drug and alcohol abuse issues.

Some of the concerns expressed at the meeting include the proximity of the facility to many homes with children, traffic on the local roads, zoning, and whether the facility would be locked down or not.

A township supervisor said most residents agree that these types of facilities are important but shouldn’t be so close to residential areas.