August 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Local food less likely to cause illness

While no cases of cyclospora have currently been reported in the state as a result of bagged lettuce, Huntingdon County residents may be wondering if it will happen locally and may be concerned about what kind of produce they are buying as a result.& More...

Unemployment claims not affected by study

If Huntingdon County residents heard about the state Department of Labor ending its contract with IBM to modernize the unemployment compensation system and wonder if it will affect filing initial or biweekly unemployment claims, they can rest easy.&n More...

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Huntingdon Borough Council has preliminary plan for water run-off

Residents of Cold Springs Road who are affected by the heavy storm water run-off from Miller Avenue told Huntingdon Borough Council they will continue to ask about the progress of plans to rectify the problem. More...

County commissioners hear update from behavioral services representative

At their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners heard Chris Wysocki’s update on the strength of the Juniata Valley Behavioral and Developmental Services (JVBDS) as the organization takes stock at the end of its fiscal year. More...

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USPS takes photos of every piece of mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Postal Service takes pictures of every piece of mail processed in the United States — 160 billion last year — and keeps them on hand for up to a month.  More...

General News

Anthony paying $25,000 to avoid writing life story

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Blacks, Hispanics more optimistic than whites

WASHINGTON (AP) — Growing up as a black teen, John Harris III says he wasn’t always sure about what he wanted to do with his life. More...

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Cards avoid sweep, trounce Bucs 13-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Kelly and the St. Louis Cardinals averted a five-game sweep at Pittsburgh, ending a seasonworst seven-game losing streak by routing the Pirates 13-0 Thursday night in a matchup between the NL’s top two teams.  More...

Royals win 9th straight

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Kansas City Royals won their ninth straight game, stretching their longest winning streak in more than a decade by beating Minnesota behind Billy Butler’s hitting and Lorenzo Cain’s highlight reel catch in cen More...

Simpson leads by one at Bridgestone Invitational

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — So much for course knowledge.  Webb Simpson, playing his first competitive round at Firestone Country Club, shot a 6-under 64 on Thursday to take a one-stroke lead in the Bridgestone Invitational.  It all came down More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cheap drawer organizer I put several shoeboxes into my sock, bra, and panty drawers. It saves me a lot of space, and it looks so neat. I have done the same thing in one or two of my kitchen drawers also.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Everyone involved would have to be tested

Dear Annie: I recently had a conversation with my mother. She mentioned that she and Grandma are not speaking again. She reminisced about how poorly she has been treated by her mother, even as a child. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

It’s in the shoes

Dear Heloise: A reader from Hawaii advised putting keys and change INTO SHOES at the airport X-ray. Please advise your readers not to do this. More...

Saxton council OKs rate hike

Passage of a water rate increase ordinance and discussion about several streets and water related matters occupied a two-hour session of Saxton Borough Council held in the municipal office and chaired by council president William L. Kelly.  More...

Authority officials to consider offers

As the six-month contract between the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority and Musser Sewer and Septic, LLC comes to an end, authority engineer Jim Balliet of Gwin, Dobson and Foreman of Altoona announced there were three companies interested i More...

Amusement rides in state are among safest

With the Shade Gap Picnic in full swing this week and the Huntingdon County Fair and the Orbisonia-Rockhill Homecoming soon to follow, anxious kids from the area anticipate the thrill of riding one of the many amusement park rides.  More...

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Lawyers sum up their cases in voter ID trial

HARRISBURG (AP) — The 12-day trial over Pennsylvania’s tough voter-identification law ended Thursday with the state contending that officials have provided safeguards to ensure any registered voter can easily get the mandatory photo ID an More...

Dying 2-year-old son to be couple’s best man

JEANNETTE (AP) — A 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live will serve as best man when his parents wed this weekend.  Sean Stevenson and Christine Swidorsky, of Jeannette, had planned to wed next year but decided to move the ceremony up to More...

Police chief reviewing suspension with lawyer

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief who posted a profanity-laden video online said Thursday he is reviewing the legality of his 30-day unpaid suspension for using borough weapons and ammunition without prior approval.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 2   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Aug. 3   More...

Local Sports

Hoss’s beats Moose 19-12 in Game 1

Game 1 of the best of five Huntingdon City League championship series got started with a bang. The two teams went back and forth at the plate but Hoss’s had too much firepower and overwhelmed Moose by the final score of 19-12.  More...

Altoona tops Binghamton in 13 innings

ALTOONA — Carlos Paulino delivered a pinch-hit walkoff single in the bottom half of the 13th inning as the Curve defeated the Binghamton Mets 2-1 Thursday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone Art League hosts annual art week

Standing Stone Art League members, standing, Brooke Peters, left, and Becca Mahony, study techniques applied by guest artist/instructor Karl Eric Leitzel of Spring Mills at the league’s annual More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Courtney Nicole Rupert, who turns 13 years old today, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. She is the daughter of proud parents, Jason and Heather Thompson of Huntingdon. More...

Garner family holds 127th reunion

The 127th Garner family reunion was held July 28 at the Woodcock Valley Lions Hall with 31 members and guests present.  President Larry Garner called the reunion to order at 12:45 p.m.  An invocation was given by Carol (Brindle) Wigen.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013:  More...

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