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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
GANT's ICYMI: Week of June 19

GANT's ICYMI gives readers a look back upon the most noteworthy stories of their work week. It contains the big headlines, as well as a few stories you might have missed.

Storms expected to hit southcentral PA througha

Tropical storm remnants to bring southcentral Pa. rain, wind Rain, storms expected to affect 19 Pennsylvania counties.

Borough Issues Early Noise Advisory for High Rise Construction Work

The contractor on a downtown State College high rise project has been granted an early noise waiver to conduct work on two upcoming mornings. According to an early noise advisory from the borough, Leonard S. Fiore Inc, general contractor for The Rise at State College, 532-538 E. College Avenue, was granted the waiver to pour concrete at 6 a.m. on Saturday and Monday.

Matt Sandusky: He didn't ask for this

The adopted son and victim of the former Penn State coach convicted of sexually abusing boys speaks out about childhood sexual abuse. Matt Sandusky: He didn't ask for this The adopted son and victim of the former Penn State coach convicted of sexually abusing boys speaks out about childhood sexual abuse.

Utility Work Causing Travel Delays at Atherton Street and Park Avenue

Gas line work will continue until June 28 at the intersection of North Atherton Street and Park Avenue. StateCollege.com file photo Drivers are advised to avoid when possible North Atherton Street near the intersection with Park Avenue as gas line work is expected to cause travel delays in the area into next week.

Route 255 Work Under Way from Sabula to Penfield

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has begun road improvement work on Route 255 in Sandy and Huston Township, Clearfield County. The four-mile work zone stretches from the Sandy Lick Creek near the village of Sabula toward Penfield and the intersection with Route 153.

GANT Police Blotter

State police received a report about an incident of theft by unlawful taking that occurred Saturday on the Allport Cutoff in Bradford Township. During the incident, someone allegedly removed the victim's sign from the roadside.

Charges Filed in String of Reported Burglaries

Two suspects are charged and several others are being sought in connection with a series of reported burglaries in State College. On the morning of May 15, State College Police were dispatched for a report of several burglaries on the 300 block of South Burrowes Street.

Pennsylvania court rules in favor of access to police videos

The Observer-Reporter is excited to announce new digital offerings, including our new e-Edition apps, available for download in the iTunes & Google Play stores.

Kephart Chase Receives Certificate of Graduation for Pennsylvania Rural-Urban Leadership Program

Halee Kephart Chase of Brisbin was presented with a certificate of graduation by Dr. Dennis Calvin, associate dean and director of Penn State Extension, at commencement ceremonies held in State College recently for the Pennsylvania Rural-Urban Leadership Program, RULE, of the Penn State Extension. The keynote speaker was the Deputy Secretary Community Affairs and Development for the Department of Community and Economic Development, Rick Vilello.

Albright Named New Ferguson Township Police Chief

The Ferguson Township Board of Supervisors on Monday approved the appointment of Sgt. Chris Albright to become the next chief of police, effective June 30. Albright, who has been with the department for 25 years, will succeed Chief Diane Conrad, who has been in the role since 2004 and announced in March that she planned to retire.

After Moving to State College from Brazil, Business Owner Builds Company with International Reach

At the age of 14, Gracienne Myers moved hours away from the small town in Brazil where she was being raised by her grandmother to So Paolo, the nation's largest city and the largest in the Americas. Working in a flower shop, she earned money to send back to her grandmother while saving to pursue her dream of being an entrepreneur.

After Penn State Hazing Death, Professor Argues Fraternities Must Go

A Penn State student walks past Old Main on the Penn State main campus in State College, Pa., in 2015. Penn State is considering reforms to the school's fraternities, after video tapes and an investigation showed that Beta Theta Pi pledge Timothy Piazza died after being forced to drink excessively.

Unusually Active Hurricane Season Has Gulf of Mexico in Sights

Atlantic hurricane season is less than three weeks old yet it's already threatening the energy-rich Gulf of Mexico coastline with flooding rains and sparking tropical storm warnings in Venezuela.  Tropical systems in the Gulf of Mexico often grab the notice of energy traders because the Texas and Louisiana coastline is home to offshore rigs and platforms accounting for about 17 percent of U.S. crude oil output and 4.1 percent of natural gas production. They can lead to the evacuation of non-essential personnel from rigs and platforms, cause power outages and also disrupt shipping.

Shaner Breaks Ground On 120-Room Fairfield Inn & Suites Harrisburg, PA

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for Mifflin County until

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.- The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Mifflin, Centre and Snyder Counties until 8:15 p.m. People living in these counties are urged to seek shelter.

Flash Flood Warning Issued for State College Area

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning until 8 p.m. on Friday for south central Centre County, including State College. Thunderstorms moving eastward through the area began producing heavy rain at about 5 p.m. over State College and Bellefonte, and NWS said doppler radar indicated that the storms were nearly stationary.

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