June 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Law officials urge fireworks safety

As the Fourth of July approaches, many county residents are looking forward to seeing fireworks displays in the area, but local law enforcement is encouraging everyone to follow the rules regarding fireworks and take proper safety precautions.  More...

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Local News

Downtown Huntingdon garden, historic house tour June 30

Through the years Tom Yoder has heard from many readers through email, by phone and in person, who love to talk about the good old days in Huntingdon.  More...

Police Log

Liquor law violation   More...

Petersburg man elected to lead Citizens’ Advisory Council

A Petersburg area man was selected Friday morning as the new president of the Area Agency on Aging’s (AAA) tri-county Citizens’ Advisory Council. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

MUASD approves budget with no tax increase

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County treasurer Samuel E. McElwain has received from state treasurer F. More...

Dressing up and grilling angel food cake on July 4

Even for major holidays, I’ve never been much into spending a lot of time on dessert.  The Fourth of July is no different. Especially since most desserts take me away from the grill and back into a steamy kitchen. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Youkilis changes Sox after win

Red Sox 9, Braves 4  BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Youkilis said farewell at Fenway Park on Sunday, a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves helped by Cody Ross, who hit two homers and drove in five runs.  Youkilis was traded to the Chicago White Sox More...

The Bucs stop with Verlander

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Verlander “didn’t feel particularly great” Sunday.  So what did he do on a hohum day?  He threw a five-hitter, helping the Detroit Tigers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2.  “We had More...

Arizona wins opener behind Wade

College World Series:

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — South Carolina won its first two national championships with two-game sweeps in the College World Series finals. It won’t be that simple if the Gamecocks are going to make it three in a row.  More...

Senior Spotlight

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

Pros and cons of antiwrinkle injections

For many men and women, the fear of aging and the desire to look young as long as possible has driven scores of people to doctors’ offices around the country for antiwrinkle injections.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Some states recognize grandparents’ rights, but not all

Dear Annie: My daughterin law is bipolar and refuses to take anything for it. Now her illness is affecting my relationship with my 9-year-old grandson.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

‘Organic’ gets defined

Dear Readers: ORGANIC FOOD is more readily available now than before, but what exactly does “organic” mean? Here is some helpful information from the United States Department of Agriculture:  More...

Special Sections

Tussey Relay raises over $71,000

A total of $71,224 was raised during the eighth annual Tussey Mountain Relay For Life held Friday evening and into Saturday. More...

County removes inactive voters

Election Day is fast approaching, and if county residents are currently listed as inactive voters, a notice has been sent notifying them of such.  According to the Huntingdon County Board of Elections director Lori Sheffield, voter rolls are req More...

Childhood high blood pressure on the rise

A study recently released by the American Heart Association (AHA) reported too much salt intake may damage blood vessels and lead to high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. More...

State  Free Access 

Police: Shooter’s gun jams trying to hit cops

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man jailed on charges he fatally shot another man after an argument tried to shoot police who were chasing him but his gun jammed.  Police Cmdr. More...

Sandusky lawyers raise appeal issue on timing

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s lawyers said they tried to quit at the start of jury selection in his child sex abuse trial because they weren’t given enough time to prepare, raising an argument on the trial’s speed that co More...

Pa. to end program that ‘saved my life,’ man says

HARRISBURG (AP) — Jake Fleming had nothing: He’d wash up in the bathroom of a fast-food joint and didn’t have 99 cents to buy a hamburger.  But he says $200 a month from Pennsylvania’s General Assistance program helped sa More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 25  AA Meeting  p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643- 0623.  More...

Local Sports

O’Korn gives verbal to Houston Cougars

The Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., reported in its Saturday edition that St. More...

Jackson-Strickler duo claims title

38th annual Mount Union June Two-Ball:

The top of the leader board was well represented by local golfers in the 38th annual June Two-Ball Invitational Tournament at the American Legion Country Club in Mount Union over the weekend. More...

Spikes sweep series from Mahoning

Samuel Gonzalez delivered two hits and knocked in two runs as the State College Spikes vanquished the Mahoning Valley Scrappers 6-5 Sunday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to sweep a three-game series and win their fifth straight home game to st More...

People/Pastimes

WCTU holds 129th annual convention

Student winners of coloring, poster and essay contests recognized

The 129th annual convention of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) of Huntingdon County was held June 12 at the Zion United Church of Christ, Marklesburg.  More...

Happy Birthday

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR, LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday to Sydnee Joanne Harris who turns 4 years old today, Monday, June 25, 2012. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday to Vincent James Simparosa who turns 6 years old today, Monday, June 25, 2012. His proud parents are Angela and James Simparosa of Petersburg. Vincent is the grandson of Sarah J. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Virgo if born before 10:15 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 26, 2012:  More...

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