July 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Drop-In Center hosts food giveaways

Twice a month, a large delivery truck pulls up to the front of the Huntingdon County Drop- In Center along the 500 block of Washington Street and delivers several hundred pounds of food, including fresh fruits and vegetables. More...

Shade Gap Picnic commences Sunday

Looking for some summer fun? If so, the 130th annual Shade Gap Picnic held from Sunday, July 28, through Saturday, Aug. 3, has good food, fun, rides and games to delight all ages.  More...

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Shirley Township to stabilize road

To stabilize a short dirt and gravel span of Gilbo Road, the Shirley Township Board of Supervisors voted Thursday night to blacktop the area in the hopes of preventing future wash outs.  More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief   More...

HCBI conducts routine business

It was business as usual at Monday’s Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) meeting.  Erik Lindberg, chair of the HCBI Business Development Committee, reported on Riverview Business Center.  “The ditch at Riverview Busin More...

World  Free Access 

Snowden’s remaining docs unlikely to tie US hands

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the stuff of spy novels: The hunted-down protagonist wins in the end because he’s got damaging documents squirreled away, a bargaining chip against the bureaucrats who want to silence him.  More...

Food stamp work requirements being considered by House GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 47 million Americans received food stamps last year, but only a relative few are required to work or look for a job as a condition of receiving the aid.  More...

Justice Department to challenge states on voting rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Thursday it will open a new front in the battle for voter protections, a response to last month’s Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to the Voting Rights Act.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mets’ Wheeler beats Braves again, 7-4

NEW YORK (AP) — John Buck drove in three runs and Zack Wheeler beat Atlanta for the second time in seven major league starts as the New York Mets split a four-game series.  More...

Sauers leads Senior British Open after first round

SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Gene Sauers mastered a stiff breeze to shoot a 3-under 67 Thursday for a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Senior British Open.  The 50-year-old American had all pars on the front nine for a 34 at sunny More...

Steele heads field at Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Brendan Steele topped the Canadian Open leaderboard Thursday at 7-under 65, birdieing five of the first seven holes on his back nine at Glen Abbey.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Affordable band instruments  Look at pawn shops when shopping for musical instruments. These stores are filled with almost new instruments for a fraction of the price of new.   Broken tacos  More...

Community Calendar

Friday, July 26   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, July 27   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Put the children first

Dear Annie: A year ago, our son, “Don,” discovered that his wife of eight years was cheating on him. It came as a shock to all of us. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 27, 2013:  More...

State gets funds for unemployed

Current displaced workers in Huntingdon County who have had trouble finding employment may have another opportunity to receive additional training for careers in advanced manufacturing, energy and health care sectors.  The U.S. More...

MU woman given trial continuance

The summary trial for a single charge of disorderly conduct for Mount Union Borough Council president Marlee Russell was continued Thursday morning at the request of the commonwealth and Huntingdon County District Attorney George Zanic. More...

Bryan Street now open

Hospital officials, representatives from Glenn O. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Pitt researcher in cyanide case arrested in W.Va.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of poisoning his neurologist wife with a supplement she apparently thought would help them have a baby was arrested on Thursday in West Virginia, authorities said.  More...

Statistical duel marks Pa. voter ID trial

HARRISBURG (AP) — A statistician hired by the state Thursday criticized the methodology of another expert who claims that hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania voters lack the photo identification they would need to cast ballots under a pending More...

Two former state correctional facilities up for sale

HARRISBURG (AP) — Looking for a 40-building complex on 450-plus acres in Cambria County?  Or maybe 32 buildings on 120 acres in Westmoreland County?  If so, the state has a closed prison to sell you.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Shade Gap Picnic returns for 120th year

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

Four Curve hurlers combine for no-hitter

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Ethan Hollingsworth, Jason Townsend, Jhonathan Ramos and Ryan Beckman combined to throw the second no-hitter in Curve history Thursday in a 5-0 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. More...

Scrappers edge Spikes 3-1

NILES, OH — Jimmy Bosco notched his 12th multi-hit game of the year, but Juan Herrera’s two-run homer proved to be the difference as the State College Spikes dropped a 3-1 decision to the Mahoning Valley Scrappers Thursday at Eastwood Fie More...

OIP Downtown’s team in the Huntingdon Community Center softball league was 16-2

  OIP Downtown’s team in the Huntingdon Community Center softball league was 16-2 this summer and captured its third straight league championship. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Area couple celebrates golden anniversary

Larry Lester Sr. and Nancy Louise (Coy) Garman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 1, 2013. They were united in marriage in 1963 at the Huntingdon Presbyterian Church with the Rev. More...

Wilson family holds reunion

The annual reunion of the William Benner and Caroline (Starr) Wilson descendants was held July 13 at the Orbisonia Lions Building, Orbisonia.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Maggie Sue Barton, who turned 1 year old Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Her proud parents are Christopher Barton and Penny Dick of Petersburg. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Reviving rusty tools

Dear Heloise: I am writing to you to see if you can help me with a problem. My husband was a mechanic, and he has a lot of tools. He is now retired. I am going through his tools, and a lot of them have RUST on them. I would like to clean them up. More...

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