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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Happy Valley will be adding a brand new distillery this winter, coming from one of its most well-established businesses.
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State College police are investigating an assault that occurred at Sigma Tau Gamma on July 18 that resulted in significant head trauma to the victim, according to a press release.
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Michael Pilato recently added a slew of Penn Staters to his Inspiration Mural, inspiring one alumni to propose to his girlfriend.
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State College police responded to 235 calls over Arts Fest weekend, representing a 37 percent increase over the 171 calls responded to during the 2013 Arts Fest, according to information provided by the State College Police Department.
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A 21-year old Penn State student was struck by a vehicle on Blue Course Drive at 5:06 a.m. and flown to U.P.M.C. Altoona Hospital with life-threatening issues, according to a press release from Ferguson Township Police.
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The design for the Joe's Bench project was revealed yesterday, showing that there actually won't be a bench with the statue at all.
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Arts Fest 2014 has entered the 21st century with the creation of a new app that will allow users to get an "inside experience" to all of the details of the annual Central Pa. gathering.
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A developer for the long anticipated Fraser Centre in downtown State College announced at Monday's borough council meeting Hyatt Hotels has formally agreed to be part of the project.
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America's World Cup run might be over, but at least our patriotism has another chance to be put on display today. If you're in State College for Independence Day, the annual 4th Fest celebration will be impossible to miss. As usual, it's equipped with a full slate of events for Freedom Day. Here's your quick guide to the event so you know what to expect.
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An female Penn State student was taken to a nearby trauma center this morning after being hit by a car on Atherton Street.
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