August 17, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Heroin sales land MU man in SCI

A couple of heroin sales conducted in the vicinity of a local elementary school have made a difference between spending months or years in prison for a young Mount Union man.  Twenty-year-old Christopher Tilmon of West Poplar Street was sentence More...

Local News

Area brief

Miller Auto Parts to host car show   More...

Police Log

Vehicle accident   More...

World  Free Access 

Boy dies, brother missing in river in Yosemite

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities were searching a stretch of the Merced River for a 6-year-old boy after his older brother died when a current swept them away during a family outing in Yosemite National Park.  More...

General News

Arts Council to celebrate mural dedication with ice cream social

The Huntingdon County Arts Council invites the community to celebrate its latest public art installation Sunday, Aug. More...

News of Yesteryear

‘Poison’ singer Bret Michaels to visit Huntingdon

75 Years Ago  Speaker of the House William B. Bankhead said today he would fight to reverse the U.S. House appropriations committee action in refusing to approve a $20,000,000 appropriation to start the farm tenancy program. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jones powers Pirates to 10-6 win over Dodgers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Garrett Jones hit two three-run homers, A.J. More...

Rangers down Yankees 10-6

NEW YORK (AP) — Craig Gentry, starting for the first time in two weeks, hit a two-out, tworun single in the seventh inning that put Texas ahead in a 10-6 victory over New York on Thursday.  Adrian Beltre had three RBIs while Josh Hamilton More...

Padres sale approved

DENVER (AP) — Major League Baseball owners have approved the sale of the San Diego Padres to a group that includes the O’Malley family and pro golfer Phil Mickelson, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thu More...

School News

Local student inducted into honor society

Morgan E. More...

Jenkins earns dean’s list honor at Central Penn

Kristen Jenkins of Huntingdon has been named to the Central Penn College dean’s list for the spring 2012 term. Jenkins is currently majoring in business administration. More...

Annie's Mailbox

People who hoard are emotionally attached to their ‘collection’

Dear Annie: I have been a stepmom for seven years. My husband’s youngest is 22 and still lives with us.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Some packing hints from the TSA

Dear Readers: Not long ago, I was in Roswell, N.M., giving a speech about literacy for the Friends of the Roswell Public Library. More...

Special Sections

State confirms influenza cases

The state Department of Health reported today four confirmed and six probable human cases of a new strain of influenza, known as H3N2v among youth exhibitors at the Huntingdon County Fair.  The department said no hospitalizations have been repor More...

Local attorney faces charges

‘Rusty’ Gates accused of theft from clients

A well-known Huntingdon County attorney is facing felony charges of bilking monies from two clients while handling their estates.  More...

Moose convention supports charities

Motorcycle riders from across the state will converge on Huntingdon today as the Huntingdon Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 223 will host the fourth annual Pennsylvania Moose Association Moose Riders state convention.  More...

Portions of Smith Valley Road to close for planned maintenance

Residents of Union Township and portions of Mapleton Borough should be on the lookout next week as PennDOT is set to pave portions of roads in those municipalities.  More...

State  Free Access 

Police: Fire chief stole money for NASCAR trip

ROARING SPRING (AP) — A central Pennsylvania volunteer fire chief has been charged with stealing more than $15,000 from his fire company, including $2,000 to pay his property taxes and more for a trip to a NASCAR race in Kentucky charged to the More...

CO2 emissions in US drop to 20-year low

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In a surprising turnaround, the amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere in the U.S. More...

Challengers of voter photo ID law file appeal

HARRISBURG (AP) — Strategies will shift as the first court battle over Pennsylvania’s new law requiring voters to show valid photo identification heads to the state Supreme Court, while other legal hurdles could surface and political camp More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 17   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Aug. 18   More...

Local Sports

Spikes roll to 9-3 win over Jammers

Walker Gourley collected three hits and scored four runs, while Joely Rodriguez contributed a strong five innings on the mound to help the State College Spikes down the Jamestown Jammers 9-3 Thursday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  More...

Sea Dogs drop Curve 2-1

Gerrit Cole struck out a career-best nine Portland batters, but it wasn’t enough for the Curve to pick up a win Thursday night in a 2-1 loss to the Sea Dogs at Hadlock Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Saltillo High School Class of 1952

The members of the Saltillo High School Class of 1952 held their 60th class reunion Aug. 4 at Jan’s Family Restaurant, Three Springs. The invocation was given by Jerald “Jay” Ford. More...

Locks of Love

Willow Didyk of Todd recently donated 10 inches of her hair to Locks of Love after a hair cut at the JCPenney Salon, Altoona, to help children suffering from longterm hair loss. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to John Luke Suchan who turns 3 years old today, Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. His proud parents are John and Renae Suchan of Mount Union. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Virgo all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012:  More...

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