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.
Downtown News and Blogs
Momotaro, which means “peach boy,” will open its doors soon at 220 W. College Ave. to bring Thai ice cream to State College.
West College Ave between South Atherton Street and South Barnard Street will be closed from Monday, March 27 to Sunday, April 2 to all vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Ever wonder about the history of the pig statues located downtown? You might be surprised to know that one was originally stolen back in 2001.
UPUA did not endorse any candidates for Borough Council seats Tuesday night. Actually, UPUA hasn’t endorsed any candidates for Borough Council at all, and most likely won’t. BugPAC =/= UPUA.
Frustrated with the current local government’s disregard for student interests, student government leaders Terry Ford and Kevin Horne created the BugPAC campaign to, in their words, “reclaim State College” for students.
Dauler will run against fellow councilwoman Janet Engemen, local business owner Michael Black, and former Borough Council president Donald Hahn.
The State College Borough Water Authority will be performing emergency water valve repairs at the intersection of the two roads, which started at 8 a.m. Repairs throughout Thursday until the job is complete — approximately 5 p.m.
“Like the proud Pennsylvania mountain lion who represents both Penn State and State High, she symbolizes the enduring spirit of our place. She belongs to us.”
Halfway through her first term on State College Borough Council, vocal Centre County native Janet Engeman announced her candidacy for mayor.
Local artist Michael Black announced that he will run for State College mayor as a democratic candidate in this year’s election following Mayor Elizabeth Goreham’s decision to not seek reelection.
Marina Cotarelo, a graduate student in higher education and GPSA Vice President, announced this morning that she will pursue a seat on the State College Borough Council.
The last student to successfully earn a seat on Borough Council was Dean Phillips, who ran in 1973.
In just two years, Sadie’s on Pugh Street has already become known for its waffles and friendly atmosphere.
The State College Police Department just released crime statistics from the weekend of State Patty’s Day. Total crime reported to the State College and Penn State police combined decreased by 17 cases compared to 2016.
State College will host a variety of events to keep you busy if you plan on staying local next week.
Several State College government officials will host a town hall on immigration policy this Thursday.
The band will play it’s second show of the night, this time downtown at Champs. Sorry underagers.
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.
We put together a list of events going on in State College today so you can make the most out of your Valentine’s Day.
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.
Rusted Root will return to perform at the State Theatre on February 16.
Phi Kappa Sigma (aka Skulls) is fighting the potential high-rise that would go up in the former location of Canyon Pizza — right next to its house.