Located in Centre County, Pennsylvania, State College is a college town heavily influenced by the campus life of Penn State University and have gained the nickname “Happy Valley” for its resilience during the Great Depression. Downtown State College provide the public with essential resource, accommodation, and entertainment that stretch along College Ave and Beaver Ave. In 2010, CQ Press ranked State College as the third-safest metropolitan area in the country. They say there’s something magical about the Nittany Valley, where time just seems to stand still. Updates on the downtown area’s current affairs and additions can be located on this topic page.

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Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte was boozing in downtown State College last night, leaving enormous tips in his path.
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There are just some things I never imagined I'd write about. This is one of those things.
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Smeal’s Sports Business Club giving townsfolk a chance to pie Brutus the Buckeye this Saturday at the Allen Street Gates from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Just in time for Election Day, Susan Corbett will be the guest of honor at the Centre County Republicans' Chairman Luncheon at noon on Oct. 29 at the Toftrees Conference and Resort Center.
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The Honor Joe – Restore the Wins Rally will occur this Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25 outside of the Student Book Store in conjunction with the whiteout game. The event’s goal is “to raise awareness about Paterno and the victories,” according to Eric Porterfield, Director and Co-Executive Producer of the upcoming film, The People’s Joe.
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A woman reported that a man exposed himself to her at approximately 7:10 a.m. at the Benner Pike Wal-Mart this morning.
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The iconic Mutts Cutts Van, featured in the 1994 classic Dumb and Dumber, has decided to stop in Happy Valley. This Thursday, the “shaggin wagon” will make stops at the HUB and on College Avenue from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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A celebration of life and a memorial service will be held for the daughter of community muralist Michael Pilato today. Nineteen-year-old Skye Pilato tragically passed away earlier this month at her home in North Carolina.
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Until the utility pole and power lines are repaired, East Beaver Ave. will be closed between Hetzel and High St; and High St. will be closed between E. Foster Ave. and E. College Ave.
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With so many venues to choose from in State College. Passion ensues as our staff debates who has the best wings in town.