September 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Domestic violence is topic of training

Domestic violence falls into the hands of so many, including victims’ advocates, abuse shelters, law enforcement officers, the court system and educators. More...

uW Day of Caring planned for sept. 25

Living united begins with thinking, acting and giving locally and the Huntingdon County United Way (HCUW) will encourage residents to do just that as the organization kicks off its 2013-2014 “Live United” campaign with the annual Day of C More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Jack Duane McCartney III Date of Birth: 7/22/86 Age: 27 Height: 6’2” Weight: 260 Eye color: Blue Hair color: Blonde  Last known address: Huntingdon,   Mill Creek and Shirleysburg areas.&n More...

Saxton Community Library

Story hour is held every Monday night at 6 p.m., when school is in session, for children in pre-K through 3rd grade. All area children are invited to come out.  New Books  More...

Juniata retains Top 100 ranking

Juniata College was named as one of 10 Up and Coming Schools among national liberal arts colleges in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Rankings released Sept. 10. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Sunday, Sept. 22   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous Speakers Meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Cove Forge Treatment Facility, Williamsburg.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans stay unbeaten

The Mount Union football team eliminated the Moshannon Valley ground game, holding them to 10 yards net rushing. More...

Tussey handles rival Southern

It looked like a matchup between David (Southern Huntingdon) and Goliath (Tussey Mountain) on the gridiron in Orbisonia Friday night. More...

Bellwood wins track meet over Hornets

Bellwood was in a good position to get the “Mercy Clock” rolling early in the second half at Juniata Valley Friday night. More...

Religion News

Dallas, Fort Worth poised to be mecca for Christian film industry

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas has long tried to capture the eye of mainstream Hollywood, luring a variety of TV shows and movies — from “RoboCop” and “Prison Break” to the new-generation “Dallas” More...

Washington pauses to mourn lives lost at Navy Yard

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cardinal Donald Wuerl says "love alone can bring consolation and healing" from Monday's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard that left 13 people dead, including the gunman.  Washington's Roman Catholic archbishop con More...

Ga. church to vote on offer in stadium land deal

ATLANTA (AP) — Members of an Atlanta church will likely vote this week on whether they'll help clear the path for a new football stadium to be built downtown.  More...

Special Sections

House vote cuts nutrition program

The more than 5,900 Huntingdon County residents who receive benefits under the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) could be impacted by legislation passed through the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday.  More...

County planners Ok tiP projects

At their monthly meeting this week, the Huntingdon County Planning Commission gave planning director Mark Colussy permission to submit recommended project ideas to the county commissioners to be evaluated for Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) More...

Festival continues today

Apple peeler Angie Lindberg of Shirley Township and her husband have been longtime fans of Shirleysburg’s apple butter, but this year is the first the couple were working behind the scenes Frid More...

General News

Rising Alzheimer’s creates strain on caregivers

WASHINGTON (AP) — David Hilfiker knows what’s coming. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s so early that he’s had time to tell his family what he wants to happen once forgetfulness turns incapacitating.  More...

FDA requires tracking codes on medical implants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators will begin tracking millions of medical devices, from pacemakers to hip replacements, using a new electronic system designed to protect patients by catching problematic implants earlier.  More...

New test aims to better detect viral infections

WASHINGTON (AP) — It happens too often: A doctor isn’t sure what’s causing someone’s feverish illness but prescribes antibiotics just in case, drugs that don’t work if a virus is the real culprit.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Nittany Lions are refreshed, refocused

Bill O’Brien started 0-2 at Penn State before he turned the Nittany Lions into one of the surprises of 2012.  Penn State won five straight games after the winless start and never lost consecutive games again. More...

Reds rally for 6-5 win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joey Votto homered off Kyle Farnsworth in the 10th inning and the Cincinnati Reds edged Pittsburgh 6-5 Friday night to pull even with the Pirates for the top wild-card spot in the National League.  More...

Steelers are at an early crossroad

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The meeting was intimate and brief. More...

People/Pastimes

Salvation Army Auxiliary holds September meeting

At the September meeting of the Huntingdon County Women’s Auxiliary of the Salvation Army, two annual projects were started. The first to occur is the annual cookie sale. Delicious sugar cookies, shaped as pumpkins, are for sale. More...

Elco retirees to meet at Top’s Diner

As the days grow increasingly shorter and the nights get cooler, we look forward to the beautiful days of autumn and leaves changing colors. Please take a few minutes and join the Elco retirees at Top’s Diner for breakfast.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Raymond Fields of Three Springs, who will turn 90 years old Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. He would love to hear from his family and friends on his special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is a double betrayal

Dear Annie: My wife of 50 years told me that a longtime friend has called her twice trying to have phone sex. I exploded! She told me not to say anything because it would ruin our friendship with this couple.  More...

Doctor K

Cycling is great exercise, but requires good traffic sense

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’d like to start biking to work. Any advice before I get back on my bike?  DEAR READER: Cycling is great exercise. For one thing, it gets you breathing harder and your heart rate up. That pays cardiovascular dividends. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Sept. 23, 2013:  More...

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