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Mount union strategic plan developing

The Mount Union community resumed work Thursday night on the development of a strategic plan to guide the borough toward achieving both short- and long-term goals, focusing largely on development and coordination of multiple tourism-related projects. More...

Limestone spurs sinkholes

A sinkhole was recently found on Whitehall Drive in Ferguson Township, Centre County, but what are the chances of a sinkhole being found in Huntingdon County? More...

Saxton Boro. Council to increase water rates

Due to increases in the cost of chemically treating its water and preparing for future improvements, Saxton Borough Council Thursday evening tentatively agreed to not only increase its basic water rate fee, but also increase tap and non-customer wate More...

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Alex-Porter authority discusses contract

As the service contract between the Alexandria Porter Township Sewer Authority and Musser Septic and Sewer, LLC heads into its final two months, authority engineer Jim Balliet of Gwin, Dobson and Foreman, Altoona, told the authority Thursday night he More...

Police Log

State police at Huntingdon reported a two vehicle crash More...

More scenes from the Huntingdon County Firemen’s Convention

Members of the Petersburg Volunteer Fire Co., Chad Taylor, Bud Houck, Amy Houck, Kimi Houck, Bill Duvall and Kate Young, participated in the six-man stokes carry during the EMS games Thursday evening More...

World  Free Access 

Pentagon to revise danger pay roster

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon security review shows conditions improving in 18 countries once considered so dangerous that U.S. military who served there found something extra in their paychecks each month.  More...

Climate change causing energy disruptions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate change and extreme weather already are causing disruptions in the U.S. More...

Deal lacking on student loans; talks continue

WASHINGTON (AP) — An emerging deal to lower interest rates on student loans took shape Thursday, offering Democrats promises that interest rates would not reach 10 percent and giving Republicans a link between borrowing terms and the financial More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Curve shutout Aeros 7-0 in series opener

AKRON, OHIO — Eliecer Navarro tossed six shutout innings and Alex Dickerson belted his 10th home run of the season as the Curve shutout the Aeros, 7-0 on Thursday night at Canal Park.  Dickerson put the Curve (40- 50) on the board first cr More...

Aberdeen’s Urban holds Spikes at bay in 3-1 win

ABERDEEN, MD — Steven Ramos had a three-hit night at the plate, but Johnstown, Pa. native Austin Urban held the State College Spikes at bay as the Aberdeen IronBirds edged out a 3-1 decision on Thursday night at Ripken Stadium.  More...

Jeter returns; Yankees beat Royals 8-4

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter got a hit in his season debut, but made an early exit because of a tight right quadriceps Thursday as the New York Yankees beat Kansas City 8-4.  Sidelined since breaking his left ankle in last year’s play More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A picture worth returning

Dear Heloise: My parents recently lost the memory card for their camera after taking a beautiful vacation. My hint is to write your name and address on a 3-by-5-inch card. Take a picture of it. More...

Hogweed found in county

Huntingdon County has a small population of a plant classified as a noxious weed. More...

Man receives prison sentence

In a light session of the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday, one Huntingdon area man was sentenced for his involvement in the heroin drug operation in which a total of 29 people were arrested March 7. More...

Alexandria tot is ‘Most beautiful baby’

Beautiful babies abounded in The Daily News’ Most Beautiful Baby Contest this year, but with the support of family and friends, one baby came out on top. More...

State  Free Access 

Pa. attorney general won’t defend gay marriage ban

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s elected attorney general said Thursday that she will not defend a 17-year-old state law effectively banning same-sex marriage from a legal challenge in federal court, meaning the task will be left up to More...

Penn State ex-president files libel lawsuit papers

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State’s former president Graham Spanier initiated a libel and defamation case Thursday against Louis Freeh, the former FBI director who a year ago produced a report for the school that was highly critical of Spanier More...

Penn State’s board considers tuition increase

UNIONTOWN (AP) — Students from Pennsylvania who attend Penn State’s main campus may be in for a 3.4 percent tuition increase, the university said Thursday as trustees met in the state’s southwestern corner.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata Valley School Board names new superintendent

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 12   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, July 13   More...

Local Sports

Mount Union holds off Huntingdon

Area Five Teener 13-14:

Mount Union held off a middle inning charge by visiting Huntingdon and won a 5-3 decision in the Area Five VFW Teener League Tournament Thursday evening.  More...

Huntingdon opens against Red Land in Section Four

Huntingdon’s 11-12 year-old Little League all-star team swept its way to a District 11 title and is now set to enter the Section 4 tournament this weekend at the West Suburban field in Johnstown.  More...

Edgin and Mets in Pittsburgh this weekend

Since returning to the New York Mets after about a month and a half in the minors, relief pitcher Josh Edgin has been enjoying a pretty successful summer with the big club.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Camdyn Lee Miller, who celebrates his first birthday today, Friday, July 12, 2013. His proud parents are Dustin and Ashley Miller of Petersburg. More...

Bring big taste with spices

Every big, juicy steak deserves to be seasoned with an equally big, bold flavor. Next time you fire up the grill, layer on savory goodness with spices and marinades. More...

Barnett family gathers

The family of the late Lewis and Mae Barnett of Trough Creek Valley met for their 57th reunion at the Cassville Lions Club Community Building July 6.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Better baked potatoes  When I bake potatoes in the microwave, I spray them with cooking spray instead of greasing them with oil. The shells are soft and easy to remove.   Bug splattered car  More...

Annie's Mailbox

You don’t need to go to a gay bar

Dear Annie: I am a 45-year-old gay man who has never had a relationship, and I don’t expect it to change. I have lived all of my life in the closet. I know it’s not emotionally healthy, but I feel unable to confide in anyone. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Virgo.  More...

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