September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Charges of homicide filed after fatal crash

State police at Huntingdon have charged a Westmoreland County man with homicide by vehicle for a April 27 accident in Brady Township that claimed the life of former Mapleton mayor Oran “Butch” Woodward Sr.  More...

Local News

DUI crash

Crews responded to the scene of a crash at the intersection of routes 26 and 915 in Broad Top Township just after 5 p.m. Wednesday. More...

ORJMA board approves contractor

The ongoing process to replace an aging well pump at the water facility finally moved forward as members of the Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) approved a contractor for the project at their regular meeting Tuesday.  More...

Meeting reminder

Two large signs have been placed on each side of the bridge along Route 913 reminding Broad Top area residents to attend a public meeting to discuss the Barnettstown bridge removal project 6 p.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Overnight temperatures dip into 40s

75 Years Ago Aboard Roosevelt Special, en route to Rochester, Minn., President Roosevelt sped west to the bedside of his ailing son, James, after inferentially reiterating his stand against aggressor nations, but disclaiming any moral alignment with More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 12 Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302. More...

Local Sports

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (2-0) at Southern Huntingdon (0-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week: Trailing 13-0 at halftime, Mount Union’s B.J. More...

Southern Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (2-0) at Southern Huntingdon (0-2), 7 p.m.  More...

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Tyrone (1-1) at Huntingdon (1-1).  Last Week’s Game: Led by senior fullback Mitchell Lauer’s 113 yards rushing, Huntingdon amassed 415 yards of offense and rolled to a decisive 47-0 shutout victory at Bellefon More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

A trumped-up war on welfare

You’re the top 1 percent. You pocket one out of every five dollars of the nation’s income — more than double your slice of that pie in 1976. You want even more, but the masses are catching on. More...

The Russian-American beat must go on

The Edward Snowden drama has skipped from Washington through Hawaii and Hong Kong and into Moscow.  Now, the story line is back to Washington. More...

The off-the-cuff breakthrough on Syria

John Kerry may have just accidentally earned himself a Nobel Peace Prize.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Fair queen begins reign

Hello! My name is Katie Anderson. On Aug. 4, I was crowned the 2013-2014 Huntingdon County Fair Queen.  More...

Pennsylvania-Australia collaboration focuses on controlling wild hogs

According to the latest estimates, Australia has more wild hogs than human beings, perhaps more than 23 million. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 2:56 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Special election will fill rep. seat

While constituents are still mourning the loss of state Rep. Dick Hess, many are wondering when and how their representation in Harrisburg will return.  More...

Program presented to CJAB

Members of the Huntingdon County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) heard from Blair County Social Service Department executive director Jim Hudack during their bimonthly meeting held Wednesday morning in the Bailey Building.  Hudack present More...

JVSB member appointed

Before the start of the regular monthly board meeting of the Juniata Valley School Board Wednesday night, board president Dennis Allison announced the resignation of board member Amanda Wingert, effective immediately.  More...

Area school, college offered PLCB grants

The Southern Huntingdon County School District and Juniata College are recipients of a portion of nearly $2 million in grants from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) to work to prevent underage drinking and dangerous alcohol use.  More...

State  Free Access 

Philly mayor seeks $2.5M for school supplies fund

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor kicked off a fundraising campaign for educational supplies for all city schools Wednesday, setting a goal of collecting $2.5 million over five years to provide needy teachers with extra classroom materials.  More...

Patron had guns at health club shooting site

BRIDGEVILLE (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area health club that was the site of a mass shooting four years ago has added security after a patron was found carrying two guns in his gym bag.  More...

Sept. 11 victims honored at Flight 93 Memorial

SHANKSVILLE (AP) — Under a blue sky and against a backdrop of rolling hills, family, friends and others gathered Wednesday in a western Pennsylvania field to mourn and praise the passengers and crew who died 12 years ago after fighting back aga More...

World  Free Access 

Scientists help farmers create greener dairies

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis. (AP) — Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested. Outside, corrals have been set up with equipment to measure gas wafting from the ground. More...

Don’t throw it out; use it in the garden

Looking for a cheaper way to fertilize flowers or keep pests at bay? More...

Report finds aging US faces crisis in cancer care

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is facing a crisis in how to deliver cancer care, as the baby boomers reach their tumor-prone years and doctors have a hard time keeping up with complex new treatments, government advisers reported Tuesday.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lions focusing on conversions

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is off to a 2-0 start. More...

First round of Evian washed out by rain

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — The first day of play at the Evian Championship was washed out Thursday after heavy morning rain soaked the newlydesigned course.  Players were on the course for less than one hour before being forced to come More...

Carp’s pinch hit grand slam sinks Rays 7-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. More...

People/Pastimes

Local teen attains Eagle Scout rank

Huntingdon resident and member of Boy Scout Troop 28 Alexander Tietjens was honored Aug. 31 for his advancement to the rank of Eagle Scout.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Eliza Raine Sechrist who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Her loving mommy and daddy are Stefanie and Kevin Sechrist of Hill Valley. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lyndsi Gray Bracco who turns 7 years old today, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Lyndsi is the daughter of Joseph and Kelli Bracco of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Family is taking advantage of relative doctor

Dear Annie: My dad’s cousin, “John,” is an internist from another state. During my younger sister’s wedding weekend, Dr. John stayed with us. Two days before the wedding, my sister was stressed and couldn’t sleep. More...

Doctor K

Intensive diet, exercise remain gold standard for diabetics

DEAR DOCTOR K: I just heard on the radio that some study says that intensive diet and exercise don’t decrease heart disease risk in diabetics. Is this true? If so, I’ve made a lot of hard changes in my life for nothing.  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Stewart’s gross injury

Tony Stewart’s injury was so gruesome, he says looking at the wound area four weeks after the compound fracture makes him feel like he will pass out.  Stewart met with the media at the Stewart-Haas Racing shop on Sept. More...

RICHMOND REWIND

Those drivers who missed the Chase

A total of 12 drivers made the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship playoffs after the race at Richmond. There were several drivers who could have made the Chase with a win or a better finish at Richmond. Here are some of their comments. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Would Danny Sullivan be proud?   Big difference. When Danny Sullivan did his big loopty-loop at the 1985 Indianapolis 500, he certainly didn’t do it on purpose. More...

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