August 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASD first day ‘fantastic’

From the superintendent to building leaders, Mount Union Area School District’s administrative team reported Monday night that the first day of the 2013-14 school year was among the best in their respective careers.  “It was a fantas More...

Juniata College club to host open market

A new endeavor hosted by the Juniata College Fruit and Wine Club seeks to strengthen connections between the student body and the community as well as offer local farmers, bakers and artisans a venue to sell their wares.  A weekly open market wi More...

Local News

Police Log

Theft   ONEIDA TWP. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating a report that two salvaged Jeeps were taken from a property in the area of Deer Meadow Lane between Aug. 19-20. More...

Hesston farmer strikes oil

75 Years Ago  More...

County residents called for jury duty

The following persons have been summoned for jury duty in Huntingdon County Court Tuesday, Sept. 3:  More...

General News

Kate Gosselin sues ex over book, alleges hacking

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Reality TV star Kate Gosselin has filed a lawsuit accusing her ex-husband, Jon, of stealing her hard drive and hacking into her phone and computer to get material for a tell-all book.  The federal lawsuit says he took t More...

HEALTHY LIVING

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM UV RAYS

Ultraviolet, or UV, radiation is a signi.cant risk factor for skin cancer. People can be exposed to UV rays in various ways, but the primary source of that exposure is sunlight. More...

PRACTICE MEDICATION SAFETY... ESPECIALLY AROUND CHILDREN

A cancer diagnosis is seldom easy for the person receiving the news or his or her loved ones. Cancer treatment often involves weeks of intensive medical therapy that can include radiation, chemotherapy and oral medications. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Phillies’ Lee out-duels Wheeler

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia’s Cliff Lee outpitched Zack Wheeler after the Mets learned All-Star starter Matt Harvey has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, Cody Asche had a two-run triple, and the Phillies beat New York 2-1 Mon More...

Jays end skid, top Yankees 5-2

TORONTO (AP) — R.A. Dickey pitched into the seventh inning, Jose Reyes sparked Toronto’s offense and the Blue Jays snapped a 10-game losing streak against the New York Yankees with a 5-2 victory on Monday night.  More...

Foster now in spotlight

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After years of figuratively working behind the scenes on the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line, Ramon Foster is under the metaphorical bright lights.  More...

Chatter Box

Where did summer go?

This week it’s back to school and next week is Labor Day. Where did summer go? Not only did summer go by quickly, but it seems the years do, too. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Be a friend to daughter-in-law

Dear Annie: I am 46 years old and have one problem. I HATE sex. Everyone, including my boyfriend of seven years, thinks there’s something wrong with me. I’m sure there is, but I have hated having sex since I was first intimate. More...

Doctor K

Guard against tick bites

DEAR DOCTOR K: I live in a heavily wooded area, so I’d like to know the best way to remove a tick if you spot one on your skin.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Gemini all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013:  More...

Initiative to aid HCBI members

In an effort to lend assistance in times of budget cuts and program eliminations, Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) director of business development Debbi Prosser addressed members of Huntingdon County Business and More...

Homecoming event begins

For nearly 50 years, the Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top (RW&BT) Volunteer Fire Co. has been holding its annual Broad Top Homecoming celebration. Despite rumors of the event not being held this year, “the show will go on.”  More...

Area wine and spirits store hours extended

Area residents will now have more hours a day to visit the stateoperated liquor store in the Lake Raystown Shopping Center in Huntingdon.  More...

State  Free Access 

Corbett forces out second education chief in three months

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Girl going home after two lung transplants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The six-month hospitalization of a 10-year-old Pennsylvania girl whose need for new lungs sparked a national debate on how transplant recipients are prioritized is about to come to an end.  Sarah Murnaghan’s mothe More...

Brewer Yuengling talks governor, taxes, unions

HARRISBURG (AP) — The head of D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 27 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...

Local Sports

Curve finds offense, but loses its defense

Altoona’s offense was able to generate five runs on 12 hits Monday after being shut out the day before, but it still wasn’t enough in a 12-5 loss to the Harrisburg Senators at Metro Bank Park. More...

Cutters stop Spikes’ winning streak at 10

The State College Spikes saw their string of 10 consecutive wins come to an end Monday night as the Williamsport Crosscutters scored seven runs in the first inning on the way to a 13-5 decision at Historic Bowman Field.  More...

Bearcats eighth in Yurochko

The Huntingdon golf team showed some signs of improvement as four members participated in the annual Thomas Yurochko High School Invitational Tournament at Ironmasters Monday.  More...

Editorial

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Fractured GOP struggles

Republicans are buzzing about a new Gallup poll showing public approval of President Obama’s handling of the economy has fallen to 35 percent, while disapproval has risen to an astonishing 62 percent. More...

The medical-industrial complex

Getting well Takes lots of pluck, With health guys out To make a buck. More...

People/Pastimes

Preventing pests in every season

Weeds and insects don’t have an offseason - neither should your commitment to a pest-free home.  Seasons come and go, but pests are active and potentially pose damage to health and property all year long. More...

Engaged to Wed

Susan Youshaw and Fred Cashner, both of Altoona, are pleased to announce their engagement. The proposal took place in August 2012 in front of the Fountains of Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nev.  More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Emily Marie Banks, who turns 5 years old today, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. She is the daughter of Kevin and Amy Banks of Strodes Mills. More...

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