August 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County Head Start granted state funds

The Huntingdon County Child & Adult Development Corp. (HCCADC) received a Pre-K Counts grant from the state.  More...

Domestic energy bill introduced

Congressman Bill Shuster (PA-9) held a conference call Friday to announce the introduction of legislation he authored to protect the nation’s domestic energy resources, particularly those in Pennsylvania.  “I wanted to talk about a b More...

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Local News

Liberty Twp. officials approve bid

The Liberty Township Supervisors Monday evening gave final approval for a revised bid for summer road improvements and listened to several other road maintenance matters. More...

Miller supervisors discuss road work

The discussion centered on summer road work during the Monday night meeting of the Miller Township Supervisors.  Peter’s Excavating has a contract to do routine maintenance work around the township. More...

Police Log

Harassment Daniel Carbaugh, 23, and a 73-year-old male, both of Burnt Cabins, have been charged by state police at Huntingdon for engaging in a physical altercation More...

World  Free Access 

Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

Terrance Wise has two jobs in Kansas City — one at a burger joint, a second at a pizza restaurant — but he says his paychecks aren’t enough to buy shoes for his three daughters and insure his 15-year-old car. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 6   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Say it ain’t so, A-Rod!

Rodriguez suspended 211 games, 12 others for 50 games

NEW YORK (AP) — Defiant till the end, Alex Rodriguez is intent on evading baseball’s most sweeping punishment since the Black Sox scandal.  More...

Dodgers extend road streak in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched into the seventh inning and raised his batting average to .405 with an RBI single, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers win their 15th straight on the road with a 3-2 victory over the St. More...

Manziel practicing

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Johnny Football is practicing with Texas A&M.  Whether he starts the season opener is another question.  More...

People/Pastimes

Area seniors hold joint picnic

Over 160 senior citizens and special guests gathered at the Shade Gap Senior Center for their annual picnic July 24.  Entertainment was provided by Ricky Howsare of Bedford. More...

United in Marriage

Beaver-Voorhis

Ruth Carrie Voorhis of Lexington, N.C., and Matthew Dale Beaver of Kannapolis, N.C., were united in marriage Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Sheets Memorial Baptist Church, Lexington, N.C.. The Rev. Tim Gainey presided over the 2 p.m. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kamryn Grace Watkin who celebrates her 5th birthday today, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. Kamryn lives in Hares Valley with her mommy, Nikki, and Mike Watkins. Her dad is Billy Watkin of Saltillo. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Most families are accepting

Dear Annie: Recently, our beautiful, intelligent, kind, responsible 20-year-old daughter told us she is a lesbian. “Sharon” has been sorting this out alone for the past two years, which breaks my heart. More...

Hints from Heloise

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Leo if born before 6:34 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Cromwell sewer issues continue

Cromwell Township engineer Todd Banks announced Monday evening the township has been offered a combination loan/grant package from PENNVEST to fund the creation of a community sewage treatment system for the Pogue and Pine Tree Village areas. More...

JC updates community dining facility

Juniata College is updating its Baker Refectory, the community dining facility in Ellis Hall, in a $2.3 million effort to enhance the quality of the campus experience for students, staff and the visiting public.  More...

Residents ask for piping changes

Residents along South Crooked Creek Road in Smithfield Township will be the first to have new water lines installed as part of Huntingdon Borough’s $13.1 million water treatment project upgrades. More...

State  Free Access 

W. Pa. boy dies after serving as parents’ best man

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A terminally ill 2-year-old western Pennsylvania boy who served as his parents’ best man at their wedding last weekend has died, according to his mother’s Facebook page and a family friend.  More...

Three killed in shooting linked to feud with town

A man feuding with officials in his rural Pennsylvania town over living conditions at his ramshackle, trash-filled property killed three people at a municipal meeting — including at least one town official — in a rampage that blew holes t More...

Write-in says no, shakes up Harrisburg mayor race

HARRISBURG (AP) — A write-in candidate who won Harrisburg’s Republican mayoral primary in the spring said Monday he won’t accept the GOP nomination.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata College donations reach new high

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvanians sweltered again as they cast wistful glances at clouded skies in some sections which the weather man said, promised scattered rains.  More...

Local Sports

OUTDOOR DIARY

Hunting Safety Landmark Last year, one of the PGC long-awaited hunter education goals was realized. It was the first year since 1915, which was the first year when hunting accidents records were kep More...

Huntingdon City League:

Martinez double helps Hoss’s to 14-13 victory

Game 3 of the Huntingdon City League championship series saw Moose trailing Hoss’s 11-3 after three innings Monday, only to rally and take a 13-12 edge into the bottom of the seventh inning. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

The real IRS scandal

For weeks, we watched Representative Darrell Issa and the conservative media circus concoct a “scandal” surrounding the IRS’s handling of applications by tea party groups for tax-exempt status. More...

Beefing up food safety

In a 1968 comedy called “The Secret War of Harry Frigg,” Paul Newman is captured during World War II in Italy. More...

Exploited by your tax dollars

McDonald’s really stepped in it this summer when the fast food empire created a budget for its underpaid employees to help them make ends meet on the low wages they bring home after flipping burgers all week.  More...

Chatter Box

It’s a fair family reunion

Have you been to the fair? It’s only Tuesday, so there’s still plenty to see and you can’t use the weather as an excuse. More...

Healthy Living

THE ROLE OF NIACIN IN HEART HEALTH

Many components of healthy living can reduce a person’s risk of heart disease. For people who have high cholesterol levels, prescription medication has long been relied on to keep those levels in check. More...

MAKE THE GYM WORK FOR YOU FROM THE GET-GO

Many people aspire to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise, which medical professionals have long advised is an essential element of a healthy life. More...

Doctor K

Sudden drop in sex drive merits trip to doctor

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a woman in my 50s. I’ve always had a healthy sex drive, but lately it’s gone bye-bye. What could be wrong?  More...

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