August 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Hyperloop talk points to transportation needs

Founder of PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk, unveiled a project Monday afternoon that rivals technology exhibited in television cartoons such as “The Jetsons” and “Futurama.”  Musk’s plan, called “Hyperloop More...

WIA program assists out-of-school youth

Though school is starting in the county in a couple of weeks, for out-of-school youth, it’s a time of confusion as they figure out what they want to do next.  The Huntingdon County CareerLink has a program through the Workforce Investment More...

Local News

Coal Miners Museum has top O-R parade float

Residents of Orbisonia and Rockhill lined the twin boroughs’ streets Aug. More...

Homecoming royalty

Six southern Huntingdon County area girls participated in a pageant Thursday to be named 2013 Miss Orbisonia-Rockhill Homecoming Queen as part of the O-R Homecoming celebration that continues into Sa More...

Kistler Borough Council to enforce curfew

In light of recent damage inflicted upon Kistler’s borough building, council is reminding parents and youth that there is a 9:30 p.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Minnie Pearl to appear at county fair

75 Years Ago  The Orbisonia Public Schools will open for the 1938-39 term Aug. 29, it was announced by John W. Miller, supervising principal. The largest enrollment in the history of the Orbisonia schools is expected.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 16   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Aug. 17   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Vick, Foles competition remains close

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Vick was nearly flawless, Nick Foles looked sharp and the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback competition remains close. More...

Fielder homer lifts Tigers to 4-1 win

DETROIT (AP) — Prince Fielder homered for the first time in three weeks, hitting a two-run shot in the first inning to help the Detroit Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.  Andy Dirks added two doubles an More...

LL World Series:

Chandler has three hits in 8-4 Washington win

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Dalton Chandler came on in relief and struggled for Sammamish, Wash., in its Little League World Series opener. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Healthy skin care  Want a wonderful, cheap way to exfoliate skin. Use baking soda. Wet a washcloth and place a very small amount of baking soda on the cloth and scrub away to a wonderful feeling. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There is room for improvement

Dear Annie: My daughterin law tends to go to her family. She says she is uncomfortable with my son’s side. She has been rude to us since she married my son, and she controls him. She threatens him if he does not do what she wants.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has the Sun in Leo and the Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

County’s bridge study completed

The Huntingdon County Commissioners heard a report on the state of county bridges from Brian Wiser, assistant director of transportation at Keller Engineers Inc., during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  Wiser presented a recently completed bridge More...

Area farm works to protect pig population from virus

The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDV) has been a terror among pork populations in the Midwest this summer. The virus is highly contagious, will devastate a healthy pig and has a nearly 100 percent mortality rate among piglets.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pyro-mania: Fireworks fans hold explosive meeting

SLIPPERY ROCK (AP) — One tent promises you’ll “Have fun and learn to make almost perfect Gasoline Fireballs.” Another display provides tips on “Black-Powder-Coated Rice Hulls for Lift and Burst, An Easy Way, Using an Opt More...

Court to hear appeals by Sandusky and Veon

HARRISBURG (AP) — Appeals by two of Pennsylvania’s most notorious criminals are up for review by a state Superior Court panel on the same day next month.  More...

‘Bucket List Bandit’ gets 11-year sentence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber nicknamed the “Bucket List Bandit” after allegedly telling a Utah teller he had just four months to live was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in federal prison for a string of heists spanning 10 states. More...

World  Free Access 

Free flow of racy content a headache for parents

Until this summer, few people outside the R&B music scene knew who Robin Thicke was. More...

Digital era threatens tenuous future of drive-ins

LANCASTER, Ohio (AP) — Through 80 summers, drivein theaters have managed to remain a part of the American fabric, surviving technological advances and changing tastes that put thousands out of business. More...

Tepid US retail sales raising doubts about economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bleaker outlooks at retailers like Walmart and Macy’s are raising doubts that consumers will spend enough in coming months to lift the still-subpar U.S. economy.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Avarie Heather Rhodes who turns 1 year old today, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Her proud parents are Kyle and Jamie Rhodes of Mount Union. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Paige Janay Robinson who turns 5 years old today, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Her proud parents are Tom and Kasey (Snyder) Robinson of Hartslog Valley. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Laila Addison Sheffield who turns 6 years old today, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Her proud parents are Wendy Walker of Huntingdon and Daniel Sheffield of Hesston. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Adjustments for a blind dog

Dear Heloise: My dog recently went BLIND, and our family had some adjusting to do. I wanted to share a few hints with you and your readers that might help someone else who’s going through this. More...

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