Downtown

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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Don't have a Halloween costume? Never fear, the State College Goodwill is here to help.
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WING GRAPHIC
Which Wings Over menu item is the best? We've decided to settle the debate and we need your help.
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The long-awaited Fraser Centre is finally under construction after over 10 years of planning, delays, and development changes.
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Going out this Halloween? We have your guide for all of the costume parties and contests going on at the bars this weekend.
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Alcohol
The State College Police were more than busy this weekend after receiving just under 200 calls. Handing out numerous alcohol related citations, one can assume it was one of the busiest weekends of the semester.
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A man was knocked unconscious after two fights near Garner and Calder early Sunday morning, and the two other parties involved are still at large.
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Mclanahan's
A student attempted to steal a box of hot pockets by sticking the box in his pants at McLanahan's Sunday night.
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We’ve compiled a list of some of the best spots in town to pick up Halloween digs.
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5thDistrictRacev1
This evening The Race for the 5th Live Debate between candidates Glenn Thompson and Kerith Strano Taylor at Innovation Park gives voters the chance to actively engage in the issues that concern Centre County and the surrounding areas. The debate is one of several events that the candidates take part in leading up to the Nov. 4 Election Day.
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Delta Sigma Phi
A Penn State student was lifelighted to UPMC Altoona after falling 15 feet from the roof of Delta Sigma Phi fraternity early Saturday morning.

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