July 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Alliance evaluates county

The Huntingdon County Strategic Alliance for Economic Growth (SAEG) met for a second time Tuesday. More...

Wake-up receptions drawing large crowds

There’s nothing quite like a hot cup of java and a delicious donut to prepare you for another day’s adventure. More...

State  Free Access 

Pa. county would issue same-sex marriage license

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials in the third-largest county in Pennsylvania vowed Tuesday to issue same-sex marriage licenses to any couple who seeks one, defying a state law that bans the practice and potentially raising new legal questions.&nbs More...

Girlfriend of man killed at standoff arrested

LATROBE (AP) — The girlfriend of a man who shot a state trooper during a standoff in western Pennsylvania last week has been arrested for allegedly providing him with two guns, police say.  More...

Man sought in Pa. teen’s stabbing death

READING (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man is being sought in the slaying of a teenager stabbed to death on a street near his home last week.  Jose Espinoza-Diaz, 39, is charged with first- and thirddegree murder and related charges in Fri More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Walmart countdown begins

75 Years Ago  The school board of Portage Borough had joined those of Johnstown and Somerset in a request for the resignation of married school teachers. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 24   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...

Local Sports

Area 5 Teener League

Huntingdon blown out; Mount Union edged in extras

Huntingdon traveled to Penns Valley Tuesday, but played this one just going through the motions. Penns Valley quickly took care of Huntingdon, winning 14-0 in five innings. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Reds split doubleheader with Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even after his Reds fell behind early for a change, the way Cincinnati had been slugging it out against the San Francisco Giants left manager Dusty Baker confident his club would still pull off a win.  More...

MLB players tired of drug offenders

NEW YORK (AP) — Protective no more, baseball players are downright disgusted these days with doping.  Now they are demanding even stiffer suspensions for those caught cheating.  More...

Lester pitches Red Sox to win over Rays

BOSTON (AP) — Jon Lester matched his season high with eight strikeouts and overcame homers by Wil Myers and Evan Longoria as the Boston Red Sox remained in first place with a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.  The Red Sox m More...

School News

Local woman completes studies at South Hills

Sara Nead graduated with honors June 28 from South Hills School of Business and Technology with an associate’s degree in specialized business in criminal justice. More...

HAHS student awarded art scholarship

The C. Barton McCann School of Art (CBMSA) announced Athena Canonico of Huntingdon as one of the recipients of the Ann E. Davies Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded in memory of Ann E. More...

Area scholars recognized for academic achievement

Among those named to the dean’s lists for the spring term at South Hills School of Business and Technology, State College, were students from the Huntingdon area including students at the State College campus, Malyssa Anders of Alexandria, Jord More...

Annie's Mailbox

She was the match that lit the flame

Dear Annie: I’m a very sad woman. I work and take care of my home and kids. My husband and I had trouble getting pregnant with the second child and after months of trying went to a fertility clinic. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 25, 2013:  More...

Undertaking a new role

New Raystown Lake operations manager ready to learn

The new operations manager at Raystown Lake cut his leave short after returning home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan as part of the United States Army Reserves to begin work the week of Fourth of July, one of the busiest weeks at the lake.  More...

Lack of funds for Route 22 discussed by commissioners

In a very short meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday morning, the issue of Route 22 and the need for expansion of the highway was the highlight of discussion. There were no items listed on the agenda.  More...

After slow start, lake tourism picking up

Although the tourism season in the Raystown Lake Region got off to a “slow start,” this spring, Huntingdon County’s chief travel promotion director is predicting visitation is “catching up” to last year’s figures.& More...

World  Free Access 

Probe may cause issues for more than DHS official

WASHINGTON (AP) — An internal investigation of President Barack Obama’s choice to be the No. More...

Surveillance program backers face a challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and congressional backers of the National Security Agency’s surveillance program warn that ending the massive collection of phone records from millions of Americans would put the nation at risk from anoth More...

Senators push for quicker generic drug access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators want to do away with the agreements that pharmaceutical companies make with one another to keep lowerpriced generic copies of brandname drugs off the market.  More...

Business News

Wildflower Café — one of Huntingdon’s ‘best kept secrets’

The Wildflower Café & Gift Shoppe LLC, located on 516 Washington St., Huntingdon, is what some customers are saying is the “one of the best kept secrets in Huntingdon.”  More...

Home Nursing Agency receives ‘Best of Home Care’ awards

Home Nursing Agency’s Private Duty Home Care program has been recognized with Home Care Pulse’s “Best of Home Care” distinction in four categories: knowledge of staff, appearance of staff, confidence level in office staff and More...

Northwest Bancshares announces second quarter earnings

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NasdaqGS: NWBI) announced net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, of $13.5 million, or 15 cents per diluted share.  More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 28

Members of Boy Scout Troop 28, including, kneeling, Daniel McClure, background from the left, Jake Leydig, Nick Yoder, Nick Kidd, Sam Cohenour, Jacob Duffey, Matthew Smith and Charlie Watson, took pa More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Joshua Howard Hicks, who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, July 24, 2013. His proud parents are Ashley and Carrie Hicks of James Creek. Joshua is the grandson of Larry and Regina Hicks of Cassville and Dr. More...

Bricktown seniors meet

Prior to the recent monthly meeting of the members of the Bricktown Senior Center, Mount Union, presenter Lisa Cullen was introduced by Bricktown president Nancy Benson.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Roasting garlic

Dear Heloise: Is there an easy way to ROAST GARLIC without using (or buying) an actual garlic roaster? — Jennifer C. in Florida  There sure is, Jennifer. Roasted garlic is so delicious! Peel each bulb’s skin layers. More...

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