August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Shirleysburg girl reaches milestone

As 5-year-old Gracie Covert of Shirleysburg impatiently waits for her first day of kindergarten Thursday, it’s hard to imagine that many doctors once said that day would never come. More...

TMSD school year starts with new SRO

As Tussey Mountain School District students head back to the classroom today, they’ll see a new face in the halls — the district’s new school resource officer (SRO) Randy Zimmerman. More...

Local News

Area brief

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny More...

Police Log

Simple assault MAPLETON BORO. — Michael Hoffer, 22, Mapleton, has been accused by state police at Huntingdon of simple assault after he subjected a 28-year-old Mapleton man to physical contact on Main Street at 11:19 p.m. More...

Curve falls short 4-3 despite two homers

For the second consecutive game, Barrett Barnes and Stetson Allie each hit a home run for the Altoona Curve in a 4-3 loss to the Harrisburg Senators Tuesday night at FNB Field. More...

World  Free Access 

New home sales at best level since 2007

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, the latest sign that low mortgage rates and a solid job market are helping support the residential real estate market. More...

McDonald’s recalling Happy Meal fitness bands

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s is recalling millions of fitness bands that had been given away in Happy Meals because they might cause skin irritation or burns to children. More...

Business News

Local fabric business marks 40 years

Nestled in the Hartslog Valley in Walker Township is a small fabric business that has become a staple for fabrics and sewing machines for the past 40 years. More...

Sunday hours added at some wine, spirit stores

Sunday sales have benefited the state’s Liquor Control Board, as expanded openings started in recent weeks. Elizabeth Brassell, spokeswoman for the state liquor control board, said the first Sunday of extended sales were a boon for the system. More...

Sponsors drop swimmer after Rio incident

Less than 24 hours after the close of the Rio Olympics, Ryan Lochte took a major financial hit Monday for a drunken incident he initially tried to pass off as an armed robbery. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Donald Ricky Adams Jr., 556 Brewhouse Lane, Alexandria, Bobbi Jo Bookwalter, also of Alexandria. Dennis Wayne Bolinger, 17056 Hares Valley Road, Mapleton, and Barbara Ann Chilcote, also of Mapleton. More...

Scouts host family fun night and picnic

Boy Scout Troop 237 and Cub Scout Pack 225 held an end of the summer family fun night and picnic Aug. 18 at the Rockhill Fireman’s Picnic Grounds. Scouts and their families enjoyed a meal of covered dishes and grilled hot dogs. More...

Service Personnel News

HAHS graduate completes training

United States Air Force Airman Stephanie Park graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A flicker of co-worker romance

Dear Annie: I am a 31-year-young man with a question about a woman who is 28. This story started in August of last year with my asking this woman on a date. We work together but were in different departments at the time. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Totally tubular

Dear Heloise: After reading the comments in your column about things accumulating in the bottom that clog up DISHWASHERS (Heloise here: labels from jars), I’d like to add another thing to check for when one’s dishwasher stops working prop More...

Special Sections

Leaders agree to CDBG deal

During their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners agreed to allow the county to enter into an agreement with Huntingdon Borough that will aid in making improvements to the parking lot at Blair Field. More...

MUASD officials utilize new tools

Since last summer, the Mount Union Area School District has been employing a collection of programs in an effort to improve communication and thus the district’s ability to reach its goals. More...

Anniversary celebration planned at church

For 150 years, the Petersburg Bethel Presbyterian Church has housed a congregation committed to ministering to the people of the Shavers Creek Valley and the world beyond. More...

State  Free Access 

Prosecutor says he doesn’t believe Sandusky accuser’s claim

BELLEFONTE (AP) — A former Pennsylvania prosecutor testified Tuesday he does not believe a man who reached a settlement with Penn State over a molestation claim is the same person seen by a witness being abused by Jerry Sandusky in a university More...

GOP VP candidate gets haircut at black barbershop

PIPERSVILLE (AP) — GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence got a haircut at a black-owned barbershop on Tuesday before a campaign stop at a mechanical construction company, where he assured a rowdy crowd that his running mate “gets it. More...

McGinty gets endorsement from gun-safety group

HARRISBURG (AP) — A prominent Pennsylvania group that advocates for tougher gun restrictions endorsed Democrat Katie McGinty for U.S. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Construction continues on Crawford Apartments

75 Years Ago John Economos, athletic coach at Roaring Spring for the past two years, has submitted his resignation to accept the head coaching position at Beaver, Pa. High School, it was announced. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 24 Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information. More...

Local Sports

Balanced Trojans have five letter winners

H.S. Golf Preview:

The Mount Union golf team came into practice this fall and it was evident the players had been working very hard on their golf game since the season ended last fall. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Dodgers rough up Bumgarner, Giants 9-5

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez combined for eight hits and four RBIs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up Madison Bumgarner again to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Tuesday night. More...

Tennessee tops California 4-2

Little League World Series:

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — Zach McWilliams allowed four hits and one earned run over 4 1/3 innings, Tyler Jones hit a go-ahead home run in the seventh inning and Goodlettsville, Tennessee beat Chula Vista, California 4-2 on Tuesday night in an e More...

Redskins want OL to be ‘Hogs 2.0’

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Trent Williams got several of his fellow Washington Redskins offensive linemen to fly to Texas during the offseason. His pitch was pretty good. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016: More...

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