July 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Caseworker staff a county concern

It is difficult to fathom during a time when the unemployment rate remains high and so many people are looking for work, there is actually a business which can’t seem to retain employees.  More...

Local car sales increase as gas prices fall

Local car dealers looking to cash in on   More...

World  Free Access 

L.A. sheriff: Man recovers car 42 years after theft

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Texas man whose prized sports car was stolen 42 years ago recovered the vehicle in California after spotting it on eBay, authorities said Sunday.  Robert Russell told the Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials th More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Tussey school board reopens budget, rescinds tax increase

75 Years Ago  More...

PennDOT work schedule for week of July 16

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 16-20.   More...

Local Sports

Edgin bounces back to fan side Saturday

After getting “greeted” to the Major Leagues by a solo home run off the bat of future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones Friday night, it didn’t take New York Mets manager Terry Collins long to put reliever Josh Edgin of Three Springs back More...

Huntingdon, Mt. Union 1-2 in race

VFW Area Five 13-14 Baseball:

Huntingdon (4-0) rolls to 10-5 win over Penns Valley   More...

Huntingdon, Mt. Union still winless

VFW Area Five 15-16:

Penns Valley deals 10-5 setback to 0-2 Huntingdon   Huntingdon saw plenty of chances to score against visiting Penns Valley Sunday in the VFW Area Five 15-16-year-old Tournament, but failed to capitalize. More...

People/Pastimes

Warm weather travel with little ones

Tips for planning summer getaways with family

Warm weather has finally arrived, and parents everywhere are starting to plan family vacations. But traveling with a little one can be challenging and requires preparation.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Exercises for people with arthritis

Arthritis can make physical activity more difficult. In spite of that difficulty, exercise is an important part of staying healthy for men and women with arthritis. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Summer Energy Saver  Consider solar screens as summer energy savers. These block out up to 95 percent of the sun’s rays before they get to the window. I installed full solar screens on my west-facing windows and the difference is amazing. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Decide what your next step is

Dear Annie: My fiance, “Clyde,” and I have been together for three years. We have a great relationship. We have lived together for two years, and my 5-year-old considers him “Dad.”  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Cancer all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 17, 2012:  More...

HRFR trio is ‘Firefighter of Year’

Three Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue firefighters involved in the rescue of Huntingdon Borough resident Michelle Cerett from her burning home during the early morning hours of Jan. More...

Special Olympics returns to county

After an absence in the area, Special Olympics Huntingdon County volunteers showed Saturday they are serious about returning to Huntingdon County to offer men, women and children with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to train and compete in More...

State  Free Access 

No decision reached on Paterno statue

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State says no decision has been made on the future of the Joe Paterno statue outside Beaver Stadium.  The university has received pressure to remove the statue of the late coach following a scathing special invest More...

Penn State report shows limits of campus crime law

For more than two decades, colleges and universities have been required to publicly share details of campus crimes and report murders, rapes, robberies, arson and other serious offenses to the federal government.  More...

Concerns linger on new teacher evaluations

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania teachers must demonstrate a combination of classroom skills and student achievement if they want to make the grade on planned new statewide evaluations, the first overhaul of the assessments in more than 40 year More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 16   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Building resume

Chapman’s Senior Open win is second major

LAKE ORION, Mich. (AP) — Roger Chapman had a lot of thoughts running in his head as he closed in on the U.S. Senior Open title.  One of them was proving that his Senior PGA Championship victory wasn’t a fluke.  More...

Milwaukee takes series from Bucs

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Neil Walker wanted the Pittsburgh Pirates to get off to a better start after the All-Star break.  A.J. More...

Nats zip Marlins behind Strasburg

National League Round-up:

Nationals 4, Marlins 0  MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg pitched six scoreless innings and drove in a run for the Washington Nationals in a 4-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.  Strasburg (10-4) allowed six hits and struck out seve More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

‘Tear here’ needs shears

Dear Heloise: I agree with Donna in Nebraska, who asked in a Sound Off why companies have items that say “TEAR HERE” when it never works. I always carry a little pair of child’s scissors in my purse. More...

Special Sections

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast