July 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County planners review HCBI plan

Huntingdon County Business and Industry passed another stage in its mission to ready a trio of lots for development in Riverview Business Center when, on Wednesday night, the Huntingdon County Planning Commission prepared comments for the Shirley Tow More...

State  Free Access 

AP: Study finds fracking chemicals didn’t spread

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, shows no evidence that chemicals from the natural gas drilling process moved up to contaminate drinking water aquifers at a western Pennsylvania drilling site, the More...

Lottery hits sales, profits records amid fight

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Lottery reported on Thursday that it achieved records in sales and profits even as Republican Gov. Tom Corbett fought to hand its management over to a private British firm.  More...

Some voter IDs were inaccessible, lawyer says

HARRISBURG (AP) — Plaintiffs seeking to overturn Pennsylvania’s voter-identification law narrowed their focus Thursday to a few dozen photo ID cards that registered voters sought, but did not receive, before last year’s presidential More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County marriages increase

75 Years Ago  Despite the depression and apparently believing the saying that “two can live as cheaply as one,” the June marriage license business in Huntingdon County increased by more than one-third during the past month, an examin More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 19   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, July 20   More...

Local Sports

Area Five 15-16 Teener Tournament:

Lightning suspends play in 7th at Mount Union

The game in the Area Five VFW Teener League Tournament for the 15-16 age group being held in Mount Union on Thursday night between Huntingdon and Mount Union was suspended in the top of the seventh inning due to lightning. More...

Still openings for JC camp

The Juniata College men’s basketball team still has room in its annual basketball day camp. The comprehensive instructional camp is designed for boys and girls going into grades K-9. Scheduled for July 29-Aug. 2, the camp runs from 9 a.m. More...

City League:

Royals use big inning to subdue Bafia 17-16

Under 100-degree temperature, Bafia Builders and the Royals engaged in a knock down, drag-out slugfest the caliber of a Syfy channel monster movie. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Anna Jo Jefferis, who turns 3 years old today, Friday, July 19, 2013. Her very proud parents are Matthew and Brenda Jefferis of Alexandria. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ava Elizabeth Viener, who turns 8 years old today, Friday, July 19, 2013. Her proud parents are Mark Viener and Camille Whitsel of Rockhill. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY TO BE TURNING 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Brianna Dorine Gladfelter who turns 3 years old today, Friday, July 19, 2013. Her proud parents are Brian and Amy Gladfelter of Huntingdon.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

DIY moisturizing soap  I buy cheap liquid soap, and I add almond oil (olive oil is also good, but the smell of the almond oil is better). That’s how I get moisturizing soap at minimum cost!   Easy corn on the cob  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A drive to reduce motion sickness

Dear Heloise: Do you have any hints for REDUCING MOTION SICKNESS while in the car? We are planning a road trip, and my daughter has an issue with carsickness. I don’t want the trip to be completely miserable for her. More...

Special Sections

SIM program underfunded

Now that the dust from state budget and passage has finally settled, Science in Motion (SIM) at Juniata College is assessing its funding for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.  More...

Bids now being accepted for armory

The old Huntingdon National Guard Armory, located on Standing Stone Avenue in Huntingdon, is for sale by the state.  “We are accepting sealed, competitive bids for the property,” said Troy Thompson, press secretary for the state Depa More...

Saxton community meal named ‘Peggy’s Kitchen’ to honor founder

A long car ride and a conversation among friends was the starting point for a monthly community meal recently named “Peggy’s Kitchen” held on the third Thursday of each month at the Saxton Fire Hall.  More...

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Local News

Five cases continued in central court

Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo continued five cases during the Tuesday morning session of Huntingdon County Central Court. More...

Area briefs

Free Friday workshops sponsored by Huntingdon Health and Wellness   More...

Police Log

Harassment   ROCKHILL BORO. — Steven Detwiler Sr., 53, Rockhill, has been cited for harassment by state police at Huntingdon for allegedly pushing Brenda Malone, 44, Shade Gap, at 407 Culvert St. at 8:15 p.m. July 17. More...

World  Free Access 

Immigration backers plan push for reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backers of comprehensive immigration legislation are gearing up for a campaign to push the House to act, even as some begin openly voicing fears they’re already losing the fight.  More...

Oil above $108 as US data points to faster growth

Further signs of an improvement in the U.S. More...

What can schools sell instead of candy? Trash bags

NEW YORK (AP) — When Beth Hendrickson first proposed selling garbage bags instead of candy as a school fundraiser, “people laughed at us.”  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Walsh has first-round lead in LPGA tourney

SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Alison Walshe put herself in prime position at the Marathon Classic for her first LPGA Tour victory.  But, as the name of the tournament implies, the race has just begun.  More...

Westwood surges up leader board

GULLANE, Scotland (AP) — Another sunny day along the Scottish coast. More...

Summerhays rebounds

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Daniel Summerhays rebounded from a disappointing finish last week in Illinois to take the lead Thursday in the rain-delayed first round of the Sanderson Farms Championship.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

The storm will pass eventually ANNIE

Dear Annie: My aunt works at the doctor’s office where I am a patient. I am very private about my personal affairs, especially my health records. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 11:39 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 20, 2013:  More...

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