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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Every day 86 Americans commit suicide. Though the numbers are staggering and many lives are effected by suicide, it is still a taboo topic. On Tuesday, the Centre County Board of Commissions paired with members of the Jana Marie Foundation to declare September 10 Suicide Awareness and Prevention Day. The day of awareness will hopefully shed light on the many facets of a very tragic issue.
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You may have not have noticed anything new in State College over the past few days with syllabus week going on, but for a place that spent decades being seen in a stasis, State College has had a lot of turnover lately. Since you left in May, the landscape of downtown has shifted. Here's a recap:
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The cries of despair from State College bros will be replaced by the jubilee of our Pittsburgh natives by the end of the year, if everything goes according to plan.
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After ranking the Phyrst among the best college bars in the country earlier this summer, Thrillist is back with another good review for a State College watering hole.
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A former State College psychologist is now facing criminal charges for allegedly having inappropriate sexual relationships with patients.

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Best College Reviews recently deemed State College the country's eighth-best college town in its list of the top 50.
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Restaurant: Impossible's episode at Mamma Lucrezia's Pizzeria will air Sept. 24 on the Food Network.
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Data-centric and popular blog FiveThirtyEight recently crunched some numbers on the usage of the nation's public transportation, and, perhaps surprisingly, State College is the city with the eighth-most used public transit system in the country.
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In a scene straight out of a Hollywood movie, police and explosives experts descended on a Pine Grove Mills neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.
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Authorities began evacuating a neighborhood in Ferguson Township Tuesday afternoon after receiving a report of a possible explosive device located in a parked vehicle.

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