August 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Robertsdale celebration planned

Final preparations have been completed for the first-ever Robertsdale Community Celebration, set for Saturday, Aug. 4, in the former coal mining town of Robertsdale.  More...

Council could pass tobacco ban

A recently proposed ordinance to ban tobacco use in Huntingdon Borough parks has some folks wondering if the ordinance can be passed at all.  More...

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Local News

Oneida Township officials approve advertising projected flood plain ordinance

The Oneida Township Supervisors, during the regular monthly meeting Wednesday, approved advertising their projected flood plain ordinance, which is slated to receive final approval to adopt it at September’s meeting.  More...

Preliminary hearing held in sexual assault case

The preliminary hearing for a Mount Union man charged with five counts of indecent sexual intercourse with a child, unlawful contact, corruption of minors and indecent assault was held Tuesday afternoon in Huntingdon County Central Court.  More...

Wood Township Supervisors offer final review of flood plain ordinance

The Wood Township Supervisors Wednesday evening conducted final review of a 31-page flood plain ordinance the municipality hopes to approve at next month’s meeting. Final approval of the document is due by Oct. More...

World  Free Access 

Fact Check

Treaty unlikely to curb US gun rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiators at the United Nations are working to put final touches on a treaty cracking down on the global, $60 billion business of illicit trading in small arms, a move aimed at curbing violence in some of the most troubled c More...

Poll

President Obama ahead in swing states

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama was favored by at least 50 percent of likely voters in the key battleground states of Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, a poll released Wednesday shows.  More...

Local Sports

Curve can’t hold lead, lose in 11

Altoona let a late lead slip away for a second straight night Wednesday and eventually fell 4-3 to host Trenton Thunder in 11 innings at Waterfront Park.  Altoona carried a 3-1 lead into the eighth before Trenton tied it to force extras. More...

State can’t overcome HV’s lead

Samuel Gonzalez’s solo home run in the ninth inning gave State College a glimmer of hope, but a three-run eighth inning by the visiting Hudson Valley Renegades proved too much to overcome in the Spikes’ 4-2 defeat Wednesday night at Medla More...

Editorial

The myth of voter fraud

Pennsylvania, (including our representative and my friend Mike Fleck) like similarly highly intellectual states of Alabama, Texas and South Carolina, has enacted a voter ID Law in order to deal with the alleged problem of “voter fraud.” D More...

Reflections on Aurora campaigning

After the senseless tragedy in Aurora, Colo., will our political leaders pause long enough to find common ground or simply return to the politics of slash and burn?  More...

Climate change is real — just ask my cows

Of all the ways nature has to kill you, drought may be the cruelest. The desiccation proceeds day after punishing day. The afternoon sun pounds the earth like a brazen hammer. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Rabbit Showmanship Clinic

The Raystown Rabbit Ranchers 4-H Club sponsored a Rabbit Showmanship Clinic for any person showing a rabbit at the Huntingdon County Fair this year. More...

Dairy Promotion gears up for fair

The votes are in. Huntingdon County’s favorite flavor of ice cream is chocolate. Thank you to everyone who celebrated National Ice Cream Month with the Dairy Royalty Team.  More...

August is Pa. Produce Month

August is Pennsylvania Produce Month. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 6:56 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 3, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Agency drops adult day care

After an extensive year-long feasibility study, Home Nursing Agency made a decision June 30 to discontinue its adult day services in Huntingdon County.  More...

Area folks prepare to buy heating oil

Even though heating oil prices are volatile, especially given the price of oil on the stock market, area residents seem to be gearing up to purchase heating oil for the winter.  “Our sales were up in July, though August is the month where More...

MU project covered by county grants

With a deadline for relocating its police department fast approaching, Mount Union Borough Council formally accepted a $89,500 grant to begin making accessibility improvements to the municipal building on Market Street.  More...

State  Free Access 

Gas drilling research suffers from lack of funding

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Is gas drilling ruining the air, polluting water and making people sick? More...

Lawyer: Sandusky upset over Penn State sanctions

HARRISBURG (AP) — Jerry Sandusky is distraught over the NCAA penalties issued to Penn State’s football program for the school’s handling of his child sexual abuse scandal and maintains his innocence as he awaits sentencing, his defe More...

Official predicts Election Day ‘mess’

HARRISBURG (AP) — Confusion over Pennsylvania’s new voter-identification law is likely to cause chaos at many polling places in Philadelphia, including longer-than-usual lines and shorter tempers as more voters are forced to choose betwee More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Fire Department band to participate in sesquicentennial celebration

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 2   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Everett native helps USA women rowers earn bronze

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Badminton mess overshadows day five

LONDON (AP) — Five things to know about Wednesday, Day 5 of the London Olympics:  —Badminton flap talk of London Games.  —Uchimura on top of men’s gymnastics.  —Britain gets first 2 golds of games.  & More...

Boldin and Fortt follow Redd out door

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s loss could turn into a big gain for Southern California.  Star tailback Silas Redd bolted Happy Valley for Los Angeles in a season of great expectations for the Trojans. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday to Alexandra Paige Komir, who turns 10 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. She is the daughter of Joe and Jennifer Komir of Shirleysburg. More...

Standing Stone Garden Club Garden of the Month

The Standing Stone Garden Club has selected the garden of Marian and Don Kidd, 702 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield Township, as the August Garden of the Month. Marian has been gardening for 35 years. More...

Student News

Diehl completes studies at Clarion   Rebecca Diehl of Warriors Mark graduated from Clarion University in May 2012 with a master of science degree in library science.  Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, compreh More...

Annie's Mailbox

You need to set some house rules

Dear Annie: I am 54, and my girlfriend is 40. We’ve dated on and off for seven years. I love her, and I believe she loves me.  More...

Doctor K

Food allergies in adults can unexpectedly appear

DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently ate shrimp and broke out in hives. This has never happened before. Could I have developed a new food allergy as an adult?  More...

NASCAR

Hornish’s Fortune

Penske replacement has interesting weekend at Brickyard races

In one sense, it was a great weekend for Sam Hornish Jr.  Returning to the scene of his greatest triumph, the 2006 Indianapolis 500, Hornish bookended a Dodge sweep by finishing second to teammate Brad Keselowski in the Indiana 250, the Nationwi More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Stewart changed his tune on Indianapolis

Few would even bother to quibble with the notion that Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s annual NASCAR weekend is more important to Columbus, Ind.’s Tony Stewart than any other driver. More...

FUED OF THE WEEK

DANICA PATRICK VS. REED SORENSON

Patrick had high hopes at the Brickyard, scene of many of her better open-wheel performances, but her Chevy, as well as Sorenson’s Ford, tangled on the 38th lap of the Nationwide Series’ Indiana 250. More...

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