August 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mapleton pool hours reduced

With the 2013-14 school year scheduled to begin soon, Mapleton Borough Council agreed Tuesday evening to reduce the number of hours its community pool will remain open until the end of the swimming season.  More...

Fee will continue to support 911 operations

In a meeting seemingly focused on all things law enforcement, the Huntingdon County Commissioners discussed 911 Local Area Network (LAN) Line fees, crime reduction grants and probation data agreements during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

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Residents discuss student housing with Huntingdon Borough Council

The ongoing issues involving student housing rentals was once again brought before Huntingdon Borough Council during Tuesday afternoon’s monthly public safety committee meeting. More...

Area brief

PR series welcomes Juniata staff   More...

Police Log

Theft   KISTLER BORO. ­— Jody Cristoff of Mount Union reported to state police at Lewistown two kid’s scooters were stolen from her front porch at 362 State St. Aug. 9-10. More...

World  Free Access 

Voters mad about NSA spying face uphill battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Charlotte Scot isn’t one to take things lying down — like the time President George W. Bush was re-elected and she moved to Canada in protest.  More...

Appeals court: Obama violating law on nuke site

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been violating federal law by delaying a decision on a proposed nuclear waste dump in Nevada, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.  More...

Not vacation: Summer learning programs crucial

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many students and teachers, summer vacation was more like summer term.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 14   Alexandria Legion p American Legion William P. Spyker Post No. 520 of Alexandria will meet at 7 p.m. at the legion home.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Kennedy’s Texas visit sets stage for an American tragedy

I was preparing to write this week’s column about Broad Top area coal mining fatalities, but a visit to Juniata College last week to assemble “News of Yesteryear” changed all that.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pirates give Cardinals a gift

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Both teams all but cleared their benches trying to end it. One of the St. More...

Streaking Dodgers down Mets by 4-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu outdueled Matt Harvey, and Nick Punto and A.J. More...

Soriano homers twice for Yanks

NEW YORK (AP) — Alfonso Soriano homered twice and drove in a career-high six runs, Alex Rodriguez had a two-run double, and the New York Yankees’ bats bailed out a wild CC Sabathia for a 14-7 rout of the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday nigh More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

HCCTC invests in CDL courses

As the employment climate continues to change for many Huntingdon County residents, the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) will continue to offer adult education opportunitites to county residents.  More...

EMA meeting open to public

The Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) will be holding a meeting on major updates to the countywide multi-hazard, multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).  The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Penn Twp. document will clarify EMC role

The role of emergency management coordinator (EMC) continued to be a contentious issue during the monthly meeting of the Penn Township supervisors Tuesday.  As the state attempts to mandate an EMC for every municipality, some are finding themsel More...

State  Free Access 

Man hoping to set land speed record at 500 mph

BUTLER (AP) — With no practice or trial run, Rob Freyvogel of Butler hopes to reach a speed of more than 500 mph in a streamliner car he has spent four years building.  More...

Police refocus search for missing central Pa. baby

HARRISBURG (AP) — Police looking for a 7-month-old boy who has been missing since early August and is feared dead searched a nature area Tuesday near a suspect’s home in which investigators had reported finding a shirt with a blood-like s More...

Service to be held for 60s-era Gov. Scranton

SCRANTON (AP) — A memorial service for former Pennsylvania Gov. and Republican presidential candidate William Warren Scranton will be held Wednesday in the northeastern Pennsylvania city named after his family.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Work to begin soon on Saxton apartments

75 Years Ago  Tomorrow will witness another of Huntingdon’s attractive Dollar Days, held for the benefit of buyers in the Huntingdon County area and for the benefit of Huntingdon merchants. More...

Business News

Juniata music professor starts audio archiving business

A Huntingdon area man and Juniata College associate professor of music was inspired by an old audio recording of himself as a child to start a business to preserve those cherished memories and music recordings.  Jim Latten has started Custom Aud More...

Real Estate Transfers

July 22, 2013   Roberta M. Patterson, M. Roberta Patterson and Minnie M. Patterson, grantors, to Richard Dennis Patterson, property in Porter Township, $1.  More...

FNB Corp. names new bank director

FNB Corp. (NYSE: FNB) announced the election of Richard W. Epstein to the Board of First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest affiliate of FNB Corp. Epstein’s term commenced Aug. 1.  More...

Local Sports

NYP All-Star Game:

American squad rallies in ninth for 4-3 victory

State College Spikes representatives Steven Ramos and Jimmy Bosco were the only players to collect multiple hits in the 2013 New York-Penn League All-Star Game, but it wasn’t quite enough as the American League squad topped the Spikes’ Na More...

People/Pastimes

Mapleton friends welcome former residents

Old friends from near and far were welcomed at a recent gathering of Mapleton friends and retirees held at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon.  “It is just a great family of friends,” said one of the event’s organize More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Gavin Reece Lohr who turned 7 years old Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lhaden Jared Brown who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. His very proud parents are Bubba and Carrie Brown of Mount Union. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Most people don’t want to dig in garbage

Dear Annie: I’ve found a new way to get free food: dumpster diving. Several times a week, a group of us go through the supermarket dumpster at night to see what they’ve thrown away. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

The season for cast-iron pans

Dear Heloise: Several years ago, I bought my wife a new CAST-IRON FRYING PAN that is now starting to develop small rust spots on the cooking surface. More...

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