July 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Need for blood donations urgent locally, nationally

Though the Red Cross late June campaign briefly helped to stop a decline in blood supply, the hot temperatures and midweek Fourth of July holiday have contributed nationally to the lowest number of donations in 15 years.  More...

First phase of Rail-Trail project completed

A grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony marking the completion of phase one of the 10.6-mile-long Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad (H&BT) Rail-Trail project has been set for noon, Sunday, Sept. 29, at Riddlesburg.  More...

Local News

Annual Rotary BBQ

Members of the Rotary chicken barbecue serving committee are finalizing details as they prepare to distribute chicken dinners, drive-thru style, at the 54th annual Huntingdon Rotary Club chicken barb More...

Penn Twp. looks ahead to flood plain ordinance

Matters discussed at Thursday night’s meeting of Penn Township Supervisors included the new flood plain ordinance and the township loan process.  More...

Grove’s Office Supply to be featured during Visitor Wake-Up Reception

Staci Shuck of Grove’s Office Supply, Huntingdon, will speak and demonstrate on the topic visual crafts and scrapbooking during the Tuesday, July 24, Visitor Wake-Up Reception. Mill Stone Manor will be the morning’s food sponsor.  More...

World  Free Access 

Police report 12 dead in Colorado theater shooting

AURORA, Colo. More...

‘Mad Men,’ ‘American Horror Story’ lead Emmy nods

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Mad Men,” a piercingly bleak portrait of a 1960s American anti-hero, earned a leading 17 Emmy nominations Thursday and the chance to set a new record as the most-honored drama in television history.  More...

List of Emmy Award nominations in major categories

Nominees in major categories for the 2012 Emmy Awards announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.  Drama Series: “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO; “Breaking Bad,” AMC; “Downton Abbey,” PBS; &ld More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sun comes out for second round

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — Heads up! Despite another day that seemed custommade for going low, they were spraying shots all over the place at a water-logged British Open.  More...

Big Ten considers plan allowing commissioner to fire coaches

In the wake of the scandal at Penn State, the Big Ten Conference is considering a plan to give its commissioner the power to punish schools with financial sanctions, suspensions and even the ability to fire coaches.  More...

Reds rally from 6-0 deficit

National League Round-up:

Reds 7, Diamondbacks 6  CINCINNATI (AP) — Brandon Phillips felt Cincinnati’s fans were a bit premature in their booing, so he took it upon himself to turn the jeers into cheers.  More...

School News

South Hills releases spring dean’s list

MacKenzie Locke of Shade Gap has been named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at the Altoona campus of the South Hills School of Business and Technology.   More...

Wilson descendants hold reunion

The annual reunion of the William Benner and Caroline (Starr) Wilson descendants was held July 14 at the Orbisonia Lions Building.  The afternoon was pleasant and time was spent enjoying lunch and sharing family events.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

How to file a TSA claim

Dear Heloise: I bought a pair of porcelain candleholders on a recent trip. I packed them carefully (in air-pocket wrap) in my checked luggage. Upon my return home, the candleholders were unwrapped, and one was DAMAGED. What can I do? More...

Lions continue O-R festivities

Despite a number of rumors there will not be an Orbisonia- Rockhill Homecoming celebration this year, the gathering is scheduled for Aug. 15-18. It will simply be held in another location.  More...

American Cancer Society seeking program coordinator

The American Cancer Society is seeking a Road to Recovery coordinator in Huntingdon County to link volunteer drivers to cancer patients in need of transportation.  More...

House sparrow a threat to bluebird population

There have been efforts to build up the bluebird population in recent years, but one obstacle to rebuilding the bluebird population is the house sparrow.  Pennsylvania Game Commission law enforcement supervisor Richard Danley told The Daily News More...

State  Free Access 

Former chairman of Penn State trustees board quits

A member and former chairman of the Penn State board of trustees has resigned, saying his presence on the board had become “a distraction and an impediment” to the university’s efforts to move forward following the Jerry Sandusky ch More...

Wandering emu returned to owner

BRADFORD. (AP) — A wandering Australian emu has been returned to its northwestern Pennsylvania owner.  The Bradford Era on reports the bird was captured by Foster Township police and a former McKean County humane officer on Tuesday.  More...

Glass mold-maker closing after 40 years

BROCKPORT (AP) — A glass mold-making plant in western Pennsylvania is shutting its doors after 40 years.  The Courier-Express reports Thursday that Brockway Mould is closing by Oct. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

President Carter to make annual visit to county

75 Years Ago  Alvin F. Fix, 60, York County Democratic leader and Deputy Secretary of the Commonwealth, died at his home in York yesterday. He had been in poor health for several months.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 20   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, July 21   More...

Local Sports

Games Postponed

Rain put an end to the Section 4 Little League 10-11-year-tournament in State College Thursday. The Huntingdon all-stars never got on the field and games have been rescheduled for today.  More...

Spikes slosh past Williamsport 7-4

Clay Holmes was near-perfect over five innings on the mound and Jacob Stallings combined with Chris Diaz to spearhead a steady offensive effort for the State College Spikes as they downed the Williamsport Crosscutters 7-4 Thursday night at Medlar Fie More...

Curve rained out, to play twinbills tonight, Sunday

Thursday evening’s series opener between the Altoona Curve and Erie SeaWolves at Peoples Natural Gas Field was postponed due to rain. The game will be made up Sunday as part of a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m.  More...

People/Pastimes

Couple competes in Golden Games

Bill and Barb Isern of Mapleton display their collective medals won at the Altoona Golden Games held in June. More...

Family fun around the grill

Get kids involved with meals from start to finish

Preparing a meal on the grill can be fun for the whole family. Gather the kids and get them involved in the meal from start to finish for an easy way to spend more quality time together.  More...

Service Personnel News

Crouse completes basic training at Lackland AFB

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Zachary D. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Scented soaps  I buy cheap neutral liquid soap and add almond oil (olive oil is also good, but the smell of the almond oil is better). That’s how I get moisturizing soap at minimum cost!   Pesky fruit flies  More...

Annie's Mailbox

A pre-nup won’t solve your problem ANNIE

Dear Annie: I’ve been seeing “Bud” for a year. He lives in a trailer park and has a 23-yearold daughter who is on Bud’s checking account and charge cards. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Leo if born before 10:24 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 21, 2012:  More...

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