August 22, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Community remembers teen

Clay Bishop was a young man who could be described in many ways, but one word seems to encompass his personality — happy.  “The first time I met Clay, he was with his older brother, Codey. More...

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Robertsdale group reports on success of community day activities

With its goal of attracting visitors to Robertsdale a huge success, members of the Robertsdale Citizens for Community Action (RCCA) Tuesday evening shared feedback about the Aug. More...

Retiring Huntingdon Borough Police Sgt. Tim Rupers shakes hands with Huntingdon Borough Council Vice President

Retiring Huntingdon Borough Police Sgt. Tim Rupert shakes hands with Huntingdon Borough Council vice president Joan Cassatt at Tuesday’s borough council meeting. More...

Police Log

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World  Free Access 

Buildings destroyed in Northern Calif. fire

MANTON, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California fire burned dozens of buildings and threatens hundreds more as firefighters work to stop the blaze in a densely forested, remote section of the state.  More...

Paltrow, Swift, Roberts set for cancer telethon

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An A-list cast of celebrities is joining a telethon to raise money and awareness to fight cancer.  Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Samuel L. More...

Obama shifts to Ryan education plan

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama charged rival Mitt Romney with being oblivious to the burdens of paying for college on Tuesday, telling young voters in battleground Ohio that his opponent’s education policies amounted to havi More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 22   Civil War Descendents p The Descendents of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. A guest speaker will be featured. For more information, call 684-4884.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lions put new ‘Roof’ over defense

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Trumbo powers Angels

AL Round-up:

Angels 5, Red Sox 3  BOSTON (AP) — Mark Trumbo hit his career-high 30th homer, Ervin Santana (7-10) pitched 61/3 solid innings and the Los Angeles Angels snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday n More...

Padres walk off with win

National League Round-up:

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chase Headley picked a good time to deliver.  San Diego’s third baseman, who started August on a tear, had cooled off over the past week. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Scorpio all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012:  More...

Drowning victim recovered in lake

The body of 16-year-old drowning victim Clay Bishop of Huntingdon was recovered from the waters of Raystown Lake late Tuesday afternoon. Bishop was last seen Saturday evening shortly after 6 p.m. More...

SHCSB hires third teacher

Cheers erupted from the audience after the Southern Huntingdon County School Board (SHCSB) voted 7-3 at Tuesday night’s meeting to add an additional teacher at Spring Farms Elementary School for the 2012-13 school year.  Before the vote wa More...

Helping youth to grieve, heal

The teen years are fraught with perils and pitfalls, from navigating the hallways of high school to dealing with life experiences, both joyous and tragic.  When encountering sudden loss for the first time, many teens simply do not have the tools More...

Parents urged to vaccinate children before they head to school

This week parents are in a mad dash to check off items on their backto school lists, but one thing they could overlook is making sure kids are up to date on their immunization schedule.  More...

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Man pleads no contest in wife’s 2008 slaying

BEDFORD (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded no contest to first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife almost four years ago. Forty-one-year-old John Gerholt Sr. More...

Why suburban Philly hospital partnership failed

ABINGTON (AP) — On June 27, with enormous pride, optimism, and a sense of history, the CEOs of Abington Health and Holy Redeemer Health System faced reporters and announced their plans to form a partnership. More...

Woman, 72, robbed twice in a single day

MCKEES ROCKS (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania woman had her checkbook stolen and as she went to the police station to report the crime, her purse was swiped.  Seventy-two-year-old Harriet Sweger says she was first robbed by a woman More...

General News

DUI cases come before judge in county court

The following individuals appeared before Judge Stewart Kurtz in Huntingdon County Court Aug. 16 for resolution of cases involving charges of driving under the influence:  Gerald Osmolinski Jr. More...

Lewistown man resentenced in Jackson Twp. burglary

A Lewistown man convicted in 2007 on a cabin burglary in Jackson Township is revisiting the county jail thanks to a probation violation.  Brandon Lee Foust, 30, was re-sentenced Aug. More...

News of Yesteryear

Mapleton woman struck by lightning

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Local Sports

Curve zip Trenton

Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon tossed five scoreless innings and struck out six in his Double-A debut to lead the Curve to their second straight win at Trenton, 5-0 Tuesday night at Waterfront Park. More...

Auburn bags Spikes

The State College Spikes got scoreless relief from Lance Breedlove and threatened late, but were unable to push past the Auburn Doubledays in a 3-1 defeat at Falcon Park in Auburn, N.Y., Tuesday night, dropping them eight games back in the Pinckney D More...

Minor leaguer gets record 147th steal

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Cincinnati Reds minor leaguer Billy Hamilton bolted to his record 146th stolen base of the season and kept running Tuesday night, swiping four in the first game of Double-A doubleheader.  More...

People/Pastimes

Kitchen knives 101

How to choose and use the right knife for the job

Good knives are an essential part of any cook’s kitchen. But having a nice set of kitchen knives isn’t enough - you need to know how to use them properly.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ryan Scott who turns 7 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. His proud parents are Donnie and Keri Scott of Mount Union. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 7! Happy birthday to Derek Matthew Banks who turns 7 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. His proud parents are Beth and Eric Banks of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Telling them could be complicated and confusing

Dear Annie: Years ago, my brother, “Harry,” cheated on his wife. She forgave him, and they got back together. They seem very happy.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Foil those bristles!

Dear Heloise: After reading in your column about people swallowing BRISTLES OFF WIRE BRUSHES used to clean grill grates, I would like to share my solution. I keep all used aluminum foil. More...

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