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.
John’s Shanghai — which opened up earlier this semester — is cooking up authentic Chinese cuisine at 312 West Beaver Ave. right below the Palmerton. We sent two staff members to check out the new downtown eatery.
The State College Borough Council approved unanimously to revise Ordinance 2078 at its meeting last night, adding paraphernalia to the marijuana ordinance thus making possession of such only a summary offense.
A group of PR students is teaming up with the State College Police Department for the “Drive With Care. Walk Aware.” campaign, which hopes to raise awareness for driver and pedestrian safety in State College.
Former Borough Council President Don Han announced this evening he will run for State College mayor in this year’s election. He previously served on the board for 12 years, including two years as president.
Property was a hot topic on the agenda last night for the State College Borough Council as members discussed revisions to the Property Maintenance Code and a repair job for a downtown parking garage that will cost more than a million dollars.
State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham just announced at the Borough Council meeting she will not run for re-election at the end of her term this year. Goreham took office as the first-ever female mayor of State College in 2010 and was re-elected to begin her second term in 2014.
The State College Borough Council will discuss a proposed change to the Nuisance Property Ordinance this evening that would limit the number of people that could be in a fenced-in area at any given time in the Borough. UPUA is strongly urging the council to vote against this amendment, but also strongly urging students to come to the meeting tonight to fight the proposed change.