August 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Lead poisoning education funds cut

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released new criteria for blood lead levels in children in May, setting a new standard as to what is deemed an acceptable level of lead in a child’s blood stream.  More...

Rolling through town

Members of the Pennsylvania Moose Association Moose Riders lined up along Allegheny Street in front of Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 223 Saturday morning. More...

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Local News

Early morning call

Emergency fire crews were called out at 3:46 a.m. today to 658 Country Club Road, Wayne Township, for a reported structure fire. According to Newton-Wayne Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Art Space mural dedicated

Elody Gyekis, designer of the mural adorning the Art Space, Fourth Street, Huntingdon, described the process used to create the piece at a dedication ceremony Sunday afternoon. More...

Celebrating 10 years of child care

Sofia Dinardi has her arm painted by artist Rebecca Reck, who dressed as a mermaid, while Rachel Ruge, left, watched during the 10th anniversary celebration of the Woodcock Valley Children’s Ce More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Two fill county’s draft quota

75 Years Ago  State highways department personnel changes announced today by Secretary Warren Van Dyke comprised 77 appointments, 27 promotions, four dismissals and one transfer. Included locally was a promotion of C.L. More...

Local Sports

Mets’ Edgin works 16th game in relief

Three Springs native Josh Edgin made his first appearance in the New York Mets’ weekend series against the first-place Washington Nationals Sunday in front of 33,764 fans at National Stadium.  More...

Curve, Spikes lose

Minor League Baseball:

Eastern League  New Hampshire 4, Altoona 2   More...

ALCC crowns women’s, senior club champions

The Mount Union American Legion Country Club held championship tournaments for women and seniors over the weekend.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Nicholas Robert Parsons who turns 3 years old today, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. His proud parents are Candi and Carey Parsons of Spring Mills. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 2! Happy birthday to Alle Rose Young, who turned 2 years old yesterday, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. Her proud parents are Cody and Shawn Young. Alle is the younger sister of Ella Joe Young. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Brandon Russell who turns 16 years old today, Monday, Aug. 20, 2012. He is the son of Arlene Couch and Ron Russell, both of Huntingdon. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Do labels reveal too much?

Dear Heloise: To organizations sending ADDRESS LABELS for a requested donation, please do not put “Ms.,” “Miss” or “Mrs.” on the labels. More...

Special Sections

Recycling act alters disposal

As of Jan. 24, 2013, area residents will no longer be allowed to throw away electronic devices.  The Pennsylvania Covered Device Recycling Act will require consumers not to dispose of covered electronic devices.  More...

Hospital to host second century gala

It has been said a journey of a thousand years begins with a single step, and in the same spirit, the members of the Auxiliary to J.C. More...

Life insurance benefits family in time of need

When someone is young and healthy, the last thing on their mind is planning for death.  However, Pamela Stern & Associates of Huntingdon financial specialist and retirement planning expert Lisa Dodson believes when a person is young and heal More...

State  Free Access 

Police: Three Md. men stole $35K in fuel

LOGANVILLE (AP) — Police say three Maryland men accused of stealing $35,000 in diesel fuel in the last two months were taken into custody in central Pennsylvania.  Investigators say the men used Panera Bread gift cards to carry stolen cred More...

Shell serious about petrochemical plant

MONACA (AP) — Shell Oil Co. is years away from building a huge petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania, but the company is already reaching out to the local community and getting a wholehearted welcome.  More...

Atheist groups protest prayers at meetings

GREENCASTLE (AP) — Two atheists group are challenging a local school board’s practice of saying prayers before beginning meetings.  WHTM-TV reports that the push in Franklin County comes from Pennsylvania Non-Believers and American A More...

World  Free Access 

Supplier recalls lettuce over E. coli fears

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California produce supplier said Sunday it is voluntarily recalling romaine lettuce that was shipped to 19 states, Puerto Rico and Canada over fears about possible E. coli contamination.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 20   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Marathon Men

Pirates outlast Cardinals 6-3 in 19 innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Even Pittsburgh third baseman Pedro Alvarez was starting to lose focus in the later stages of the Pirates’ 6-3, 19-inning win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.  More...

phillies’ Kendrick handcuffs Brewers

National League Round-up:

phillies 8, Brewers 0  MILWAUKEE (AP) — Kyle Kendrick pitched three-hit ball for eight innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Milwaukee after waiting out a rare rain delay at Miller Park.  More...

Ichiro homers twice as Yankees beat red Sox

American League Round-up:

Yankees 4, red Sox 1  NEW YORK (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki homered twice and Hiroki Kuroda pitched eight innings of four-hit ball to lead New York past Boston.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Cancer staging helps indicate prognosis

As frightening as cancer can be, evidence indicates that the survival rate for most cancers is increasing and that many are beating the odds against this potentially devastating disease.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Natural deodorant  Another use for inexpensive rubbing alcohol is as a deodorant. Just pour it into a spray bottle, and it works great! We have been using it for years with no dry skin problems.  Protect spices  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Try speaking to your ex-husband

Dear Annie: I am a single mother of six children, the youngest of whom is 12. I divorced their father 10 years ago. I am the custodial parent and receive child support. I don’t have any issues with my ex’s financial responsibilities. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Libra all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012:  More...

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