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State College is located in central Pennsylvania. The city, along with several other surrounding communities, is referred to as "Happy Valley." The area was first given the nickname during the Great Depression, as it was not hit as hard by the economic depression, unlike most places. It is believed that the reason behind its resistance to the depression was because of its college scene. In the late 1980s, a psychological survey ranked State College as one of the least stressful places in the nation.

Population: 38420
Local Newspapers: Voices of Central PA Centre Daily Times
Local Sports Teams: Penn State Nittany Lions
Local Colleges: Penn State University

Zip Codes associated with state college, pennsylvania: 16801 16803
Towns/Cities near state college, pennsylvania : Bellefonte Houserville Boalsburg Philipsburg Park Forest Village

State College News
PASSHE, faculty union reach tenative deal on new contract

Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education and the faculty's union have reached a tentative deal on a new contract - one year after faculty hit the picket lines during contentious negotiations for the current contract. If the tentative agreement is approved by both the state system and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, the new contract would start July 1 and run through June 30, 2019, according to a news release issued by PASSHE.

'Haunted Valley' Set for Friday

Lantern-lit tours and a haunted house will be part of "Haunted Valley," to be hosted by Penn State's Lion Ambassadors Friday night at University Park. The event is set for 7 to 9 p.m. Interactive tours of allegedly paranormal sites on campus will begin at Hintz Family Alumni Center and will feature the likes of unofficial original mascot Old Coaly and presidents of Penn State past.

Plans Renewed for Waupelani Drive Student Housing Development

A new student housing development is proposed for the vacant lot on Waupelani Drive, behind the Westerly Parkway Plaza. Photo by Geoff Rushton/State College.com When The Retreat, 300 Waupelani Drive, was completed in 2013, developer Landmark Properties had preliminary plans to build The Retreat II across the street at 301 Waupelani Drive., a 3.15-acre grass lot behind Westerly Parkway Plaza.

Trump's NOAA nominee may have a China problem

While environmental groups and some senators have expressed skepticism about the nomination of Barry Lee Myers, the CEO of AccuWeather, to lead the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , the criticism to date has focused on possible conflicts of interest that could arise from the fact that he has spent much of his career leading a private sector weather forecasting company. However, potentially more problematic is Myers' role in securing a 2015 deal with the Chinese government that set up a 20-year joint venture to disseminate weather data in China.

Live Blog: State College Municipal Election Debates

The League of Women Voters is hosting its second candidates night of the election cycle Wednesday in the Borough Building. Follow along with us for more information through the debates for State College Borough Council and State College Mayor.

'A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder' National Tour Heads to Eisenhower Auditorium

The Penn State Center for the Performing Arts will present the 2014 Tony Award-winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder at 7:30 p.m Thursday at Eisenhower Auditorium. The tour of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder began last week in Scranton and will perform in Erie before making its way to State College.

State College Mayor Candidates Discuss Issues, Qualification

The three candidates for State College mayor met in a debate Tuesday night at the State Theatre to answer questions about the issues facing State College and their qualifications to be elected to the role. Democratic nominee Don Hahn, Republican nominee Michael Black, who ran as a Democrat in the primary but won the Republican write-in vote, and Independent candidate Ron Madrid fielded questions from Daily Collegian editor Sam Ruland during the 90-minute forum.

Hard rock outfit Harpo to perform at The Woodlands in Plains Township

Bill Kerstetter, front left, of Harpo, said the band has chosen NEPA for it's reunion shows over the years because of the support its members have always experienced in the region's music scene.

Gluten free is topic of expo

Celiacs and others with gluten sensitivities and allergies can get an abundance of information at the fifth annual Central PA Gluten Free Expo in State College next month. The event is open to the public from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Penn Stater Conference Center, 215 Innovation Blvd. in State College.

Pa. university system, union have tentative contract deal

Pennsylvania's state university system and the union that represents its faculty have tentatively agreed to a new one-year contract. The agreement between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, if approved, would take effect at the end of the current contract, which expires June 30, 2018.

Man Charged with Aggravated Assault After Allegedly Beating, Stabbing Woman

A State College man is facing felony charges of aggravated assault and strangulation after allegedly beating, strangling and stabbing a woman in her apartment. According to a criminal complaint filed on Monday, Ferguson Township Police became aware on Oct. 11 that a day earlier a woman had been seen with injuries to her face to the extent that she was nearly unrecognizable.

State College 2018 Budget Proposal Includes No Tax Increase

The proposed 2018 budget for State College would include no local tax increase for the second year in a row. Borough Manager Tom Fountaine on Monday night presented an overview of the proposal to borough council, kicking off the annual budget process that will conclude with an adoption vote on Dec. 18. "There's nothing extraordinary," Fountaine said.

APSCUF one year later: The wolf came

There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself, he took a great breath and sang out, "Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!" The villagers came running up the hill to help the boy drive the wolf away.

Penn State Football: What To Know About Attending College GameDay On Saturday

Additionally, College Football Live will originate from the set around 3 p.m. Friday. There will also be several SportsCenter segments from the set Friday afternoon and early Saturday morning.

Back from the Framer

" Snobby Cat " - 2017 Pat Dolan - Framed 17"w x 20"h - watercolor Just brought these home from the State College Framing Company & Gallery and am thrilled with how well the new watercolor paintings look in their new frames! Here are " Sleeping Tiger " and " Blue " - 2017 Pat Dolan - each framed measuring 17"w x 20"h - watercolor And finally, three Ravens floating in a single frame. They are mounted on a textured linen mat and then framed together.

Where To Get Your Phone Fixed In Downtown State College

One of the worst feelings in the world is dropping your phone on the cold, hard ground and picking it up to see that your once-pristine screen is now shattered. Cracking your screen, regardless of how it happened, will require an expensive repair, which could be difficult to find if you're stuck in State College.

Taste of the Month: Penn Pide

Opened in March 2016, Penn Pide, located at 127 W. Beaver Ave., is serving up this traditional Turkish staple - a thin, oblong-shaped flatbread. Pide is often described as Turkish pizza with uniquely Middle-Eastern spices, no sauce, topped with cheese, vegetable or meat fillings, folded over around the edges, and baked in the oven.

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