July 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Cleanup Day

County 4-Hers, from the left, Evelyn Thompson, Tara Piper and Hunter Piper worked to fill pens in the rabbit barn Saturday during the annual Cleanup Day at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds. More...

Local News

Standing Stone Coffee Co. featured guest at Tuesday Visitor Wake-Up Reception

Standing Stone Coffee Co. will be the featured guest at the free Tuesday Morning Visitor Wake-Up Reception at the Raystown Lake Region Visitor Center from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 31.  More...

Harassment

SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a 20-year-old male from Petersburg is accused of pushing a 13-year-old male from Alexandria at Riverside Park at approximately 6 p.m. July 28. Charges will be filed in district court. More...

Lifer pleads to SCI knife assault

A state inmate facing life behind bars for a 2004 homicide appeared in Huntingdon County Court last week to plead guilty to a charge stemming from a knife attack at SCI Huntingdon.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Penn Street to ‘light up’ for sesquicentennial celebration

75 Years Ago  Frank W. Kurtz, general chairman of the Huntingdon County Sesquicentennial, today announced that arrangements have been made to illuminate Penn Street in Huntingdon insofar as the necessary equipment is available. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 30   Huntingdon TO PS p Huntingdon TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will have weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. in the Blair House, 600 Penn St., Huntingdon. Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, call Darlene at 644-9586.  More...

Local Sports

Spikes stymied twice

Despite a strong pitching performance by Adrian Sampson in game one, the State College Spikes were held at bay on offense throughout a doubleheader at LeLacheur Park Sunday night, dropping a 1-0 decision to the Lowell Spinners on a walk-off double in More...

Huntingdon boys go 2-2, finish fourth

Pennsylvania VFW 13-14 Baseball:

Huntingdon’s path through the Pennsylvania State VFW 13-14-year-old Tournament in Philipsburg this weekend took a turn for the worse. More...

Hoover wins final biathlon tune-up before national event

Tyrone native Doug Hoover tuned up for next month’s United States Biathlon Association National Championships in Lake Tahoe, Calif., by winning the third race of the Pennsylvania Biathlon Club’s summer series Saturday at the Whitetail Pre More...

People/Pastimes

Couple with local roots celebrates 75 years of marriage

Peter Meosky of Mount Braddock and Musa Leabhart of Broad Top City started their life together on their wedding day July 30, 1937, in Dudley.  Peter worked for the federal government in various roles, including the Civil Conservation Corp.  More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday to Payton Hack who turns 10 years old today, Monday, July 30, 2012. He is the son of Greg and Elisha Hack of Huntingdon and the big brother of Riley Hack.  More...

Kid-friendly meals with a tropical twist

Is your family tired of eating the same thing for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Not sure if trying a new recipe fits into your busy schedule? More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Capricorn all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 31, 2012:  More...

Mill Creek engine destroys business

One member of the Mill Creek Fire Co. remained hospitalized this morning, while four others were back at home after the 2000 Pierce fire engine they were traveling in crashed through Sip’s Tile Craft Inc. More...

New paint brings hydrants to code

Anyone traveling the streets of Huntingdon Borough may have noticed some changes when it comes to the borough’s fire hydrants. More...

State releases bear harvest data

While it was a record year for the number bear harvests in the state, with licensed hunters harvesting approximately 4,350 bears, Pennsylvania Game Commission wildlife biologist Justin Vreeland notes the number of bears harvested in Huntingdon County More...

State  Free Access 

Police: Man charged in three slayings says he ‘messed up’

QUINCY (AP) — Hours after authorities began investigating the shooting deaths of three people in a central Pennsylvania home, the man later charged in the case admitted to state police that he’d “messed up.”  More...

Sinkhole prompts evacuations

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Several dozen people in eastern Pennsylvania have been forced to find new homes at least temporarily after a sinkhole opened under their street.  Officials in Allentown said the hole spotted by a resident at about 1 p.m. More...

World  Free Access 

What to do about protecting distracted pedestrians

WASHINGTON (AP) — A young man talking on a cellphone meanders along the edge of a lonely train platform at night. Suddenly he stumbles, loses his balance and pitches over the side, landing head first on the tracks.  More...

Penn State likely will loan money to pay NCAA fine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Penn State will probably have to give its athletic department a long-term loan to pay the $60 million fine imposed by the NCAA after the child sex abuse scandal at the school, the university’s president said in an interv More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rhode earns skeet gold in fifth straight games

Summer Olympics Round-up:

LONDON (AP) — Five things to know about Sunday, Day 2 of the London Olympics:  —Whoa! More...

U.S. cagers adjust

LONDON (AP) — The shrill of whistles came fast and furious.  For a stretch in the first half, it seemed the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team was having more trouble with the referees than with France.  More...

JJ dominates Brickyard

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Startled awake by an earsplitting fireworks blast at 6 a.m., then annoyed by an early morning sound check session by the band that was playing the prerace show, Jimmie Johnson’s day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway d More...

Healthy Living

Pros and cons to electronic health records

The ability to offer reliable, relevant and accessible patient information to health professionals is a goal of the healthcare industry. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You’ve made great steps in recovery

Dear Annie: My husband spends too much time on the Internet and then gets upset when I say so. Several months ago, I caught him talking to a woman online, and I’m worried it’s happening again. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

‘Sound off’ on the rise

Dear Readers: My Monday column has included a “SOUND OFF” or “SOUND ON” feature for many years. It has run at the end of the column, but I think it deserves to move up to the headline. More...

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