July 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

TM school board awards paving bid

With the opening of the 2013-14 school year over a month away, the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening awarded a lone bid of $32,740.50 to the New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. More...

Excessive rainfall in June causes damage

Huntingdon County saw more rain in May and June than it has for the previous four months combined. The May total rainfall was 2.36 inches and the June total was 7.11 inches.  More...

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Correction

In Monday’s article  Proper sunscreen use vital,” staff writer Candy E. Price erred in identifying J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital as J.C. Blair Memorial Medical Center. Candy apologizes and regrets the error.   More...

Hot, hot weather

Whew, it’s hot out there! Today is another good day to stay indoors unless you have a swimming pool or you’re at the lake.  More...

World  Free Access 

Oil up to $107 ahead of US inventories data

The price of oil moved up to $107 a barrel Tuesday as investors waited for the next U.S. report on crude and fuel inventories for confirmation that demand is increasing.  More...

Factories increase output in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories cranked out more business equipment, home electronics and autos in June, boosting manufacturing output for the second straight month. More...

Differing visions on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is using his presidential pulpit to press the Republican-controlled House to embrace a path to citizenship for all 11 million people living illegally in the U.S., while a top Republican says those brough More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cespedes wins Home Run Derby

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes certainly made his mark at the All-Star game — and he’s not even on the roster.  Actually, it was a dent.  Oakland’s second-year slugger won baseball’s Home Run Derby with a dazz More...

Mets’ Harvey to get start

NEW YORK (AP) — The first and last pitch of the All-Star game could well be “New York, New York.”  Young ace Matt Harvey of the Mets will start for the National League on his home mound. More...

Tiger’s elbow ‘good to go’

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Tiger Woods said his ailing left elbow is “good to go” for the British Open, and he insisted Tuesday there’s no loss of confidence despite the longest stretch of his career without a major title.  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Quinn-McGraw

Brittany Elizabeth McGraw and Ronald Patrick Quinn, both of Sheridan, Wyo., were united in marriage May 18, 2013, in the art/ sculpture garden of the C. Barton McCann School of Art, Petersburg. The Rev. Suzanne Morelli of the St. More...

Engaged to Wed

Barry and Debra Gilliland of Three Springs are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlyn, to Nathan Stains of Three Springs.  The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Southern Huntingdon County High School and a 2010 graduate of More...

Engaged to Wed

Genny and Will Heath of Mount Union are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Clinton James Heath of Enola, to Lindsay Rose England, also of Enola.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Find other ways to keep in touch ANNIE

Dear Annie: After my bitter divorce, my son decided to live with his father in another state. I have spent thousands of dollars on airplane tickets, hotels, car rentals and restaurants. More...

Doctor K

Promising discovery could lead to new diabetes treatment

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have diabetes. I read that scientists had made a major discovery about how people with diabetes could naturally make more insulin. More...

Special Sections

MUASD facility gets tentative OK

A discussion between Mount Union’s band boosters and school board on a proposed joint effort to construct a combination concession stand, ticket booth and restroom at the Trojan football stadium encountered some concern over specific foods sale More...

‘Galaxy of Stars’ gala marks 100 years

William Shakespeare wrote, “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” In that spirit, a group of visionary local women formed the Auxiliary to J.C. More...

ACS Road to Recovery seeks area volunteers

Many cancer patients find themselves suddenly navigating a confusing course of appointments for treatments, tests and procedures. More...

State  Free Access 

Lawyer: Pa. voter ID law makes voting a privilege

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s pending voteridentification law — one of the strictest in the nation — would turn the right to vote into a privilege and disenfranchise a large number of voters, an attorney for the plaintiffs More...

Kane ousts Pa. judge from grand jury role

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has succeeded in ousting a state judge who specialized in overseeing secret, statewide grand jury investigations, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday.  More...

Penn State gets report on federal Sandusky probe

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State has received a preliminary report from the federal government regarding whether its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal complied with campus crime reporting requirements, the university said Mon More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Firemen’s convention concludes in MU

75 Years Ago  The 16th annual Broad Top Picnic will take place July 30 at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds and plans are already being completed to insure a program fully as successful as those of preceding years.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 16   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

Area Five 13-14 Teener Tourney:

Mount Union rallies past Penns Valley

Mount Union was on the road Monday night to play a make-up rained out game from last week and brought home a 5-3 decision over Penns Valley in the Area Five VFW 13-14 Teener tournament.  More...

Park’s earns 10-3 City win over Bafia

After 12 days of no games in the Huntingdon City Baseball League due to rain and bad field conditions, Bafia Builders and Park’s finally got to play Monday under the sweltering heat of the sun. More...

Grice brothers nationally ranked

Gabe and Garrett Grice, sons of former PIAA champion and Mount Union wrestling standout Clayton Grice, are both nationally ranked in the 10-and-under age division after the 2012-13 season.  Gabe, is ranked No. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Florida v. Zimmerman

I am not a believer in second guessing, and I never thought that hindsight was 20/20. We have the best legal system in the world and the reason we can rely upon it is the focus on the concept of due process under the law.  More...

Predistribute the wealth

Sometimes we need new words to grasp new ideas. Frances O’Grady, Britain’s highest-ranking labor leader, has coined one of these handy new words: predistribution.  More...

It can’t happen here

After paying a staggering $1,500 to a recruitment agency in her home country of Thailand, “Wen” was excited to come to the United States to be an au pair.  More...

Healthy Living

WHY DO WE NEED FIBER?

Many food products boast added .ber on their packaging. More...

WALKING, A GREAT WAY TO BURN CALORIES AND STAY FIT

The .tness business is a multi-billion dollar industry. People invest great deals of money in an effort to stay as .t and healthy as possible. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 17, 2013:  More...

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