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MU retaining wall discussions resume

After learning about a potential funding source to stabilize the Pennsylvania Avenue retaining wall, Mount Union Borough Council agreed Wednesday to rally in an attempt to gather necessary matching monies and information to meet the grant program&rsq More...

Orby Council votes to vacate borough alleys

Orbisonia Borough Council voted 3-1 Wednesday evening to vacate three paper alleys.  After many months of discussion and debate, council made a decision to sell the three alleys to three business owners who requested the action. More...

Local News

Resident questions Oneida Twp. supervisors

A resident’s concern over the building of a bird sanctuary in Oneida Township was the main topic of discussion during Wednesday night’s regular monthly meeting of the Oneida Township Board of Supervisors.  More...

Central court has light morning session

In a morning-only session of Huntingdon County Central Court June 4, there was a total of 10 cases heard before Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo.  More...

Council discusses Saltillo water leak at June meeting

Saltillo Borough Council learned during its June 3 meeting there are some leaks in the community’s water system.  Borough water treatment plant operator Rodney Thomas reported the borough is using approximately 45,000 gallons of water per More...

World  Free Access 

Chrysler to recall 630,000 SUVs worldwide

DETROIT (AP) — Just two days after refusing a government request to recall 2.7 million older-model Jeeps, Chrysler has decided to do two other recalls totaling 630,000 vehicles worldwide.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Smithfield youngster named Little Miss Springfest

75 Years Ago  Seven students were graduated from the three-year high school at Dudley in the Methodist Episcopal Church Hall. Lloyd H. Hinkle, superintendent of the Bedford County schools, delivered the commencement address and J. More...

Local Sports

Outstanding Senior Student/Athletes

Mount Union

ASHLYN DRAKE  CORY KYLOR   Parents: Dennis and Tammy Drake of Mount Union.  Sports Played (letters won): Earned 11 letters in three varsity sports — volleyball (3), basketball (4) and softball (4).  More...

Games postponed

Southern Huntingdon’s PIAA Class A quarterfinal matchup with Carmichaels at Everett has been postponed for today and reset for 3 p.m. Friday.  Neshannock and Claysburg will play at 1 p.m. Friday at the same site.   More...

Eight ’Cats are ML stars; Perow is tennis MVP

The Mountain League released its list of all-star players for the spring sports of boy’s tennis, track and field, baseball and softball. Huntingdon has eight people recognized including a Most Valuable Player.  More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

A renewed responsibility

I have always been, and remain extremely honored to serve as a member of the Penn State Board of Trustees. More...

The wealthy’s free pass

All of a sudden, almost everybody — in Congress at least — seems to want to talk about the IRS. Fine. We need a good debate about taxes. But let’s have a debate that zooms in on the core issues. More...

.05

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed the reduction of the amount of alcohol that should be allowable for driving a motor vehicle from a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 to .05.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Innovative chicken coops can give a yard some chic

To make an original statement with yard art, think beyond fountains, globes and statuary. Add chicken coops to be chic.  These outbuildings can amuse and enhance while providing shelter for the family fowl.  More...

Number of foodborne illness cases largely unchanged

Recently released reports about the frequency of foodborne illness — commonly known as food poisoning — show that the risks have not changed much in recent years, according to an expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Scienc More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

A mess of greens

When we first appropriated this slim parcel of Pennsylvania in 1984, one of our goals was to become self sufficient at producing as much of our own food as possible. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It is difficult to change ingrained behavior ANNIE

Dear Annie: My husband is a highranking officer in the military. He has worked hard to achieve his current position and is highly respected.  More...

Doctor K

Pain signals tell brain where and how much it hurts

DEAR DOCTOR K: Let’s say I stub my toe. How does my brain know where it hurts and how bad?  More...

NASCAR

LOOK OUT BELOW!

When a cable from Fox Sports’ CAMCAT snapped and fell into the Charlotte Motor Speedway grandstand (10 fans injured), and got run over by several race cars, you knew the discussion would spill over into the following race weekend.  More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Tony Stewart and June arrive together. Why am I not surprised?   More...

FEUD OF THE WEEK

David Gilliland vs. Ryan Newman: The two came nose to nose after Newman caused both to wreck late in the Dover race.  Godwin Kelly gives his take: “It looked like a promising undercard matchup but fizzled when cooler heads prevailed. More...

Rep. proposes HB1011

Bill halts privatization of DOC mental health services

State Rep. Mike Fleck unveiled legislation in Harrisburg Wednesday to block the privatization of mental health services within the state prison system.  More...

Participation goal achieved for CPS-3

According to representatives from the American Cancer Society (ACS) at the J.C. More...

Police search for man wanted in burglaries

Huntingdon Borough Police continue to search for the whereabouts of Andrew Grubb of Huntingdon. More...

State  Free Access 

Six dead, 14 injured in Pa. building collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rescue workers were digging through rubble Thursday for any additional victims who may have been trapped when a building under demolition collapsed onto a neighboring thrift store, killing six people and injuring 14, includi More...

Judge backs dying girl who needs new lungs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily allowed a dying 10-year-old girl to move up the adult waiting list for a lung transplant, though an expert has questioned the decision on medical and ethical grounds.  More...

Penn State trustees hope sanctions reconsidered

NEW YORK (AP) — Penn State’s trustees are on a mission to promote the reforms they have enacted as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, hoping their record might persuade the NCAA to reconsider its crippling penalties More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 6   SOUP KITCHEN  . 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.  SUPPORT GROUP  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Reds, Cardinals, Pirates all lose

CINCINNATI (AP) — Carlos Gonzalez tied his career high with three of Colorado’s six homers, and Troy Tulowitzki went 5 for 5 with a pair of homers Wednesday night, powering the Rockies to a 12-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds.  The More...

Lukas has Oxbow ready for Belmont

NEW YORK (AP) — Cowboy boots, blue jeans, starched sports shirt, gleaming smile and shades.  Yes, trainer D. Wayne Lukas is back in the spotlight during the Triple Crown. More...

White Sox down Mariners in 16

SEATTLE (AP) — After each team scored five runs in the 14th inning to break open a scoreless tie, Alejandro De Aza and Alex Rios hit RBI singles in the 16th and the Chicago White Sox stopped an eight-game losing streak by beating Seattle 7-5 We More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Shane Joseph Anders, 7273 Leffards Bench Road, Huntingdon, and Nikkisha Marie Baker, 9399 Bark Ridge Road, Huntingdon.  Zachiary Paul Whitsel, 9510 Gabert Road, Three Springs, and Shannon Virginia Rhoades, also of Three Springs.  Aaron Jam More...

Happy 90th Birthday

Catherine “Kitty” Chesney of Petersburg celebrates her 90th birthday today, Thursday, June 6, 2013.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Andrew Nicholas Scott, who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, June 6, 2013. He lives with his mommy, Jessica Scott, and daddy in Calvin. More...

School News

Juniata College names dean’s list students

The dean’s list recognizes grade point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0  The following local students achieved Juniata’s dean’s list for the spring semester of 2013:  — Ashleigh Boss of Petersburg is a More...

HAHS graduate named to spring dean’s list

Timothy Claybaugh of Huntingdon was named to the dean’s list with distinction for the spring 2013 semester at Grove City College.  Students eligible for the dean’s list have a GPA of 3.40 to 3.59; for the dean’s list with disti More...

Former area resident earns doctorate

Kimberly Guyer, formerly of Huntingdon, graduated May 13 with a doctor of education degree (Ed.D.) in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia.  Her dissertation was entit More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 7, 2013:  More...

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