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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
Police Looking for Suspects in Property Destruction

Police are looking for two suspects who allegedly destroyed a Pugh Street garage door with a bowling ball. Photo provided by State College Police.

Police Investigating 20 Overnight Car Break-ins

State College Police are investigating a rash of car break-ins that occurred between Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in Boalsburg. Vehicles that were entered were reportedly unlocked.

Man Facing Arson Charges After Allegedly Starting Dumpster Fires

A Lewistown man is facing felony arson charges after police say he started fires in four dumpsters in downtown State College early Wednesday morning. At about 12:30 a.m. police responded to reports of multiple dumpster fires on West Calder Way and discovered fires had been started in four dumpsters between the 100 block and 300 block, according to a criminal complaint.

Key Penn State target visiting this weekend, Solomon Enis talks Lions, more recruiting notes

Memorial Day weekend generally equals a slow recruiting stetch as the spring evaluation period, and May, both come to an end. Blue-White Illustrated and Rivals recruiting ace Ryan Snyder first reported on Tuesday evening that one of Penn State's top remaining Class of 2018 targets on offense, Waldorf, Md., four-star offensive tackle Rasheed Walker , will visit State College for an unofficial visit this Saturday.

COG Recommends Modifying Regional Parks Loan

The Centre Region Council of Governments on Monday passed a resolution recommending that the Centre Region Parks and Recreation Authority modify the regional parks loan. The $7.6 million loan was first taken in 2011 with Fulton Bank to fund the Oak Hall and Whitehall Road regional parks project and the terms required that it be used by June 1. The proposed modification -- the fifth time the loan has been amended -- will extend the loan to June 1, 2020 at a lower interest rate.

School Board Approves Lunch Price Increases

Park Forest Middle School cafeteria earned a high gold rating in the national Smarter Lunchrooms Movement assessment program. Photo: Nabil Mark/State College Area School District The State College Area School Board on Monday voted to approve increases to breakfast and lunch prices in district schools for 2017-18.

Two Philly-linked plays tie for first at Obie Awards

John Timpane is the books/fine arts editor/writer for the Inquirer. His beat includes books, social media, dance, theater, art, museums, and classical music.

Judge Denies Motion to Suppress Confession in Murder of Penn State Professor

George Ishler Jr. leaves a preliminary hearing on Aug. 31 at the Centre County Courthouse. Photo: Geoff Rushton/StateCollege.com A Centre County judge last week denied George Ishler's motion to suppress his confession to police about the murder of Penn State professor Ron Bettig last year.

PSU leadership to weigh a significant changesa for Greek system

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.-Penn State University announced Monday that a special meeting is planned for June 2 to evaluate comprehensive recommendations for "significant change" to the university's Greek system following the death of student Timothy Piazza. Penn State president Eric Barron declined to discuss specifics of the meeting, but said the options under consideration "will depart drastically from measures commonly employed at institutions nationwide."

Police Say Man Assaulted Stranger in Line for Tacos

A State College man is facing charges after allegedly head-butting and punching a stranger who was standing in line outside a downtown restaurant. According to a criminal complaint, a State College Police officer was on patrol at 2:05 a.m. on May 12 when he observed a group of males yelling at each other as they walked on McAllister Street and onto East Beaver Avenue.

Man Faces Assault Charge After Allegedly Throwing Metal Post

Police say a man who was denied entry to a State College bar threw a metal post down the stairs, striking and injuring another man. Corey C. Nystrand, 23, of Bangor, is charged with misdemeanor counts of simple assault and recklessly endangering another, along with summary counts of harassment and public drunkenness.

CRPR to Celebrate Kids to Parks Day

For the seventh year, the National Parks Trust has organized Kids to Parks Day on Saturday, a national day of outdoor play encouraging children to be active and appreciate nature while enjoying parks around the country. "We're very proud to be participating in this national event and have two great youth activities going on on Saturday," CRPR Director Pam Salokangas said at this week's State College Borough Council Meeting, where Mayor Elizabeth Goreham issued a proclamation declaring May 20 as Kids to Parks Day in the borough.

Beta Theta Pi Wants Court to Hold Parks Miller in Contempt

Attorneys for the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Beta Theta Pi fraternity filed a motion Friday requesting that the Centre County Court of Common Pleas hold District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller in contempt. nvoluntary manslaughter, 50 counts of hazing, 48 counts of furnishing alcohol to minors and 48 counts of unlawful acts relative to liquor after a grand jury investigation into the February death of Penn State student Timothy Piazza, a pledge who suffered a fatal fall during an alcohol-fueled bid acceptance party at the fraternity's house.

Local Startup Is Growing a Business by Growing Healthier, More Sustainable Turf

Phospholutions founder Hunter Swisher shows Penn State President Eric Barron a turf sample at Penn State's White Course and explains how his product will double the root depth. Photo by Geoff Rushton/StateCollege.com Rhizosorb is applied on Thursday to a green on the Penn State White Course.

Bellefonte Man Accused of Selling Heroin

Police say a Bellefonte man sold heroin in State College and was involved in a bust that resulted in charges against two Ohio men in March. According to a criminal complaint, State College Police learned in February that a confidential informant had purchased heroin 10 to 15 times in the past from Stephen J. Watkins, 31. Police said that on March 1 the informant contacted Watkins via Facebook message and arranged to buy a bundle of 10 bags of heroin for $140.

Four Charged in Alleged Robbery Attempt

According to a criminal complaint, State College police received a call at 2:58 a.m. from a man who reported he was confronted by two masked men as he was about to enter his residence on South Burrowes Street. A witness also called about seeing two individuals outside, one of whom was pointing what appeared to be a silver pistol.

Unofficial Count Shows Michael Black Winning Republican Nomination for State College Mayor

It looks like Don Hahn will have an opponent in the race for State College mayor in November's election. StateCollege.com took an unofficial count of Republican write-in votes on tally sheets from State College's 19 precincts and found local business owner Michael Black garnered enough Republican write-ins in Tuesday's primary election to win the nomination and appear on the general election ballot.

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