July 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

New home builds decrease in county

While the U.S. Commerce Department has reported a 6.9 percent increase in the number of new house starts in June, the highest since September 2008, the number of permits for new homes has decreased in Huntingdon County.  More...

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Local News

PennDOT work schedule for week of July 23

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 23-27.   More...

Police Log

Reckless endangerment   More...

Mt. Union 9-10 girls tie for sixth in state softball

Mount Union’s bid in the 2012 Pennsylvania Little League 9-10-year-old Softball Tournament at State College came to an end after going 0-2-1 in pool play.  Only the top two teams advanced to the semifinals.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Saxton Fire Co. responds to fires at Tussey Mountain High School

75 Years Ago  State Highways Secretary Warren Van Dyke today awarded contracts for 10 construction projects. More...

Local Sports

Brown and Gardner take SSGC crown

Defending champions Jerry Succi and Cody Kersey of Iron Valley (near Lebanon) trailed by five strokes after Saturday’s opening round of the annual Standing Stone Invitational Tournament. More...

Huntingdon wraps up title

VFW Area Five 13-14 Baseball:

Huntingdon wrapped up the VFW Area Five 13-14-year-old Tournament with a pair of wins and clinched the championship Saturday with a 10-0 win over visiting Bellefonte.  Huntingdon then completed round-robin play with a 9-7 come from behind victor More...

Bellefonte advances after beating MU 16-6

VFW Area Five 13-14 Baseball:

Postseason play for the Mount Union VFW Area Five 13-14 year-old entry ended Sunday evening in a 16-6 loss at Bellefonte in six innings.  Huntingdon will move on to the VFW State 13-14 Tournament at Phillipsburg July 27-30 after posting a 7-1 re More...

People/Pastimes

Options for adults returning to the classroom

The phrase “back to school” doesn’t just apply to kids. Many adults are headed back to the classroom in hopes of starting a new career or improving their odds of promotion within their current job.  More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday to Addisyn Monroe Bracco who turns 10 years old today, Monday, July 23, 2012. Addisyn is the oldest daughter of Joe and Kelli Bracco of Huntingdon. She has two younger sisters, Lyndsi, 5, and Robyn, 2. More...

Spice up the grill with fajitas

If you’re tired of flipping burgers, put some sizzle on the grill with your own spiced-up fajitas and soft tacos.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Libra all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 24, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Relay supporters raise over $36,000

The Mount Union community reveled and reflected over the weekend at they took up the battle against cancer during the community’s Relay For Life in support of the American Cancer Society.  More...

Many react to statue removal

For the most part, the skies above Happy Valley were blue and white Sunday morning, but there was also a hint of gloom all around.  Just before dawn, Penn State University President Rodney Erickson decided the statue of legendary football coach More...

Customer appreciation days

A gala fireworks display was held at the conclusion of the Sandy Ridge Market’s community days Saturday evening at Orbisonia. More...

State  Free Access 

Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too.  More...

Bear walks into mall, gets stuck

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area mall was evacuated after a bear entered a store.  Authorities say they have no idea why the young bear walked across a parking lot, through doors and into the Sears store at about 9 p.m. More...

Cargill Beef recalls 30,000 pounds of ground beef

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Hannaford Supermarkets is alerting consumers that Cargill Beef is voluntarily recalling 29,339 pounds of ground beef that may contain salmonella.  The 85-percent-lean ground beef was produced at Cargill’s pl More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 23   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For information, call 643-0623.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Scott hands claret cup to Els

... a tale of two putts on final hole — one dropped, the other didn’t

LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England (AP) — If this had been a normal British Open, Ernie Els would’ve been hanging out on the putting green hoping his work was done. More...

Wiggins completes Tour win

PARIS (AP) — After making history in Paris, Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins is heading home to London in the hopes he can cap off his tremendous run of success with an Olympic gold medal.  More...

Sports ... in Brief

Broncos visit survivors   AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A half dozen Denver Broncos visited with survivors of the Colorado theater shooting on Sunday to try to lift their spirits.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Get to know cataracts risk factors

As men and women age, they can experience certain physical changes and health challenges. Vision impairment is one condition that many associate with aging, and cataracts are a primary concern for those of middle-age and older. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t play them against each other

Dear Annie: “Daniel” and I have been going out for six months. We really connect and feel as if we are meant to be together. There is only one problem.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

They’ve got my number

Dear Heloise: I have a complaint about my doctor’s office. They requested and wrote down the PHONE NUMBER to reach me in the daytime because I work full time, as many people do. Lo and behold, they leave messages on my home phone. More...

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