August 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Homecoming fun

Young captives of the Dragon Wagon thrill ride scream with delight Friday evening at the 2013 Orbisonia-Rockkill Homecoming. More...

Local News

Loop Road to be closed for pipe replacement

SHIRLEY TWP. — PennDOT has announced that beginning Tuesday, Aug. 21, Loop Road (SR 2021) will be closed due to pipe replacement. The closing is between Loves Valley Road (T366) and Myers Road (T415). The road will be closed from 7 a.m. More...

Police Log

Struck deer   More...

Man pleads guilty to thefts

One Huntingdon man who broke into a fire hall and a tavern on three separate occasions pleaded guilty in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

General News

Taking a BLT from sandwich to pizza via the grill

BLT sandwiches are synonymous with summer. And the only thing better than a BLT sandwich is a grilled BLT pizza!  More...

Asian technique produces creamy, cool side salad

Have you noticed how big and bold and robust salads have become? It’s as though salads no longer can be content to be on the side and complement the rest of the meal. More...

Give wild rice a second chance

Wild rice seemed to have its moment back in the ’90s. That’s roughly when Americans first seemed to discover there was more to the rice world than long grain white.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Chula Vista pitcher tosses no-no

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, (AP) — Little League rules impose a limit of 85 pitches, a number that can make it tough to throw a no-hitter. Grant Holman of Chula Vista, Calif., didn’t have any problems Friday.  More...

Pirates win; Cards lose

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jose Tabata hit a two-run homer, rookie Gerrit Cole pitched six solid innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Friday night.  More...

Soriano, Yankees stay hot

BOSTON (AP) — Alfonso Soriano drove in four more runs and Andy Pettitte avoided his first-inning troubles to lead New York to a 10-3 victory over the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox on Friday night.  More...

Religion News

Kentucky creationist museum aims at wider audience

PETERSBURG, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky museum where dinosaurs and biblical characters coexist has rolled out new exhibits and attractions — some with no religious message — to try to bring in new visitors.  More...

Catholic bishop reaches out to Lutherans

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Roman Catholic bishop has told the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that differences over homosexuality matter less than the Christian faith that unites them.  Bishop Denis Madden told the ELCA’s Churchwide More...

N.J. archbishop: I didn’t know of abuse allegations Agents: 44 gunned down in Nigeria mosque

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark, N.J., Archbishop John J. More...

Special Sections

PSP emphasizes protecting assets

After several reports of burglaries in the Mount Union area this week, residents may be wondering if the number of burglaries in the area is on the rise. More...

DEP grants offered for area businesses

No businesses in Huntingdon County were awarded money through the Small Business Advantage Grant Program last year through the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), but if a local business is willing to update with pollution prevention More...

Eye exams should be added to parents’ back to school to-do list

August is Child’s Eye Care and Safety Month and, for Huntingdon County residents, eye exams for children can be another thing to add to the back-to-school list before the start of classes at the end of August. More...

World  Free Access 

New NSA revelations stir congressional concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — New revelations from leaker Edward Snowden that the National Security Agency has overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008 are stirring renewed calls on Capitol Hill for serious changes to NSA spy programs, under More...

Biden to join Obama in Scranton visit

SCRANTON (AP) — The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will join President Barack Obama in Scranton on the final leg of the president’s upcoming bus tour through New York state and northeastern Pennsylvania.  More...

Pro-Joe Paterno billboard erected in central Pa.

THOMPSONTOWN (AP) — A billboard near a rural highway touts the accomplishments of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and takes issue with any blame he was assigned in the university’s child sex abuse scandal.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 17   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Aug. 18   More...

Local Sports

JC volleyball 20th in AVCA preseason poll

The Juniata College women’s volleyball team will begin the 2013 season ranked 20th according to the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), after the organization released its preseason poll Wednesday afternoon.  More...

NBC golfers lose opener

The Northern Bedford golf team got its season going Friday afternoon by hosting rival Bedford at Down River Golf Club. The Bisons came away from the match with a 211-250 victory.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Riley Renee Knierim who turns 1 year old today, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013. Her proud parents are Bonnie Knable and Roger Knierim Jr. More...

Ayers descendants hold reunion

Descendants of Harry and Ruth Irvin Ayers held their annual reunion July 14 at Riverside Park, Smithfield. More...

Happy 94th Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Pauline Hall of Smithfield Township who turns 94 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Include stepfather in decisions

Dear Annie: Last week, my stepfather called me to say that my 78-year-old mother came downstairs complaining that her “brain wasn’t working right” and that she was dizzy. More...

Doctor K

New sunscreen labels offer better information

DEAR DOCTOR K: Sunscreen labels have changed since I stocked up last year. What should I look for on the new labels?  DEAR READER: Sunscreen products do look different than they have in the past, as new rules for labels are now in effect. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aquarius all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 19, 2013:  More...

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