Officials in Gallitzin, about 75 miles east of Pittsburgh, say they're concerned the Victoria Theater might collapse. The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown ( http://bit.ly/10O9Sie) reports Wednesday they've sued in Cambria County court to force owner Jeffrey Sprouse to demolish the building.
The Associated Press could not immediately locate a phone number for Sprouse, who was ordered by a county judge in 2003 to stabilize the building. Sprouse apparently did that, but has done little else since and the building now houses rats and birds and, officials say, appears to be in danger of collapsing.
The quarter-block brick theater was built in 1919.
Information from: The Tribune-Democrat, http://www.tribune-democrat.com