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Residents concerned meth will become local problem

County residents already experience the consequences of people using cold or allergy medicines to make methamphetamines when they have to show identification to purchase over-the-counter medications at local pharmacies.  More...

Local man part of Colorado fire fighting effort

As many follow the status of the destructive burning which has set Colorado ablaze, Josh Thompson of Huntingdon, a forester by trade with the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) state Bureau of Forestry, has ventured out west for More...

Local News

Jury duty canceled for July 11

Huntingdon County Court administrator Deborah Higgins jurors will no longer need to report for jury duty Wednesday, July 11, for the case of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v Christopher Tilmon.   More...

Huntingdon woman found guilty of huffing can

A Huntingdon woman was found guilty in Centre County Court Thursday after she was accused of huffing an aerosol can and then crashing her car with her infant son in the back seat in 2011.  More...

Police Log

Stolen gas

LINCOLN TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report someone stole gasoline from a vehicle belonging to Christie Kennedy, Spring Grove, while parked at the James Creek Boat Launch, James Creek Road, between June 30 and July 1.   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 7  AA Meeting  p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Narcotics Anonymous   More...

Local Sports

Spikes get sweep over Tri-City

Jake Burnette went five innings to earn his first professional victory, and Barrett Barnes delivered his first overthe fence homer with the State College Spikes as they downed the Tri-City ValleyCats 3-1 to complete a three-game sweep Friday night at More...

Curve swat R-Phils

Matt Curry was four-for-five with four runs batted in, while Jarek Cunningham was threefor four with two RBI to lead the Altoona Curve to an 11-5 win over the Reading Phillies Friday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

Huntingdon wins title, beats WS 8-5

Ditrict 11 LL 11-12:

Huntingdon stumbled out of the blocks at the District 11 Little League 11-12 year-old championship game in Johnstown Friday evening. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

SCORE! HE’S 4! Happy birthday to Landon Allen Erdman, who turns 4 years old tomorrow, Sunday, July 8, 2012. His proud parents are Craig and Shya (Price) Erdman of Huntingdon. More...

Bowes promoted to Chief Master Sergeant

Sherry A. Bowes, daughter of Robert and Cheryl Glasgow of Mapleton, was recently promoted to the rank of Chief Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force. More...

Three Springs Senior Citizens hold monthly meeting

Members of the Three Springs Senior Citizens Center held their monthly meeting July 2 and discussed various things.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

ANNIE’S MAILBOX

Please work on your romantic technique

Dear Annie: I have been with “Jason” for eight years, married for four. Between us, we have raised five children. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Pisces if born before 5:14 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 9, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

New drug culture poses great risks

Following the investigation of an alleged methamphetamine (meth) cooking lab in Huntingdon Borough Monday afternoon, it is clear even rural areas are not safe from the self-manufactured drug.  More...

Three Springs Borough hosts county firemen’s convention

For the first time in over 50 years, the Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association Convention will be returning to Three Springs Borough. More...

Security software best for malware prevention

Area residents may be concerned with a malware problem that could shut off Internet service to infected users across the globe beginning at 12:01 a.m. More...

State  Free Access 

PennDOT work schedule for week of July 9

Warren W. Rourke, county maintenance manager of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, announced the list of improvements and maintenance operations scheduled in Huntingdon County during the week of July 9-13.   More...

General News

Expert refutes blood test in DUI crash case

A combination of trauma and medical treatment likely caused a blood alcohol test to yield a false positive result, according to an Ohio pharmacist serving as an expert defense witness for a Mill Creek woman accused of seriously injuring another motor More...

Theft and drug offenses land Huntingdon man in state prison

A Huntingdon man will spend up to two and one-half years in state prison for theft and drug offenses.  Cody Alan Bertres, 25, represented by Centre County attorney Lance Marshall, stood for sentencing June 28, on a series of misdemeanor charges More...

Big rewards, less job security for college leaders

Helicopter parents, impatient trustees, overworked professors, entitled athletics boosters and deeply partisan lawmakers with little cash to spare. It’s enough to make people wonder why anyone would want the job of college president.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Giants cool off Pirates, 6-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When Erik Bedard’s breaking ball behaves, the left-hander has the kind of stuff that once made him one of the most promising pitchers in all of baseball.  When it doesn’t, it looks an awful lot like the fourth More...

Howard’s return doesn’t lift Phils

Braves 5, Phillies 0  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brian McCann hit a grand slam, Tim Hudson tossed four-hit ball over seven innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 to spoil Ryan Howard’s season debut Friday night.&n More...

Yankees outscore BoSox 10-8

Yankees 10, Red Sox 8  BOSTON (AP) — Mark Teixeira hit a two-run single in the Yankees’ five-run first inning and a two-run triple in the seventh to give them the lead for good on Friday night as New York beat the Boston Red Sox 10-8 More...

Religion News

Vacation Bible School

BBibealeveCrhtouwrcnh  p Beavertown Bible Church will host “Son Harvest  Huntingdon County Fair” Vacation  Bible School from 6-8:30  Mount Union p.m. More...

Ohio court to hear appeal of teacher in Bible case

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear the appeal of a fired public school science teacher who kept a Bible on his desk and was accused of preaching religious beliefs in class.  More...

Olympics chief: No guarantee Saudis will send women athletes

LONDON (AP) — IOC President Jacques Rogge cannot guarantee “100 percent” that female athletes from Saudi Arabia will compete at the London Olympics, although he remains optimistic the Gulf kingdom will send women to the games for th More...

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