July 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Pets suffer from heat, humidity, too

Although it’s not quite the dog days of summer yet, dogs — and certainly cats and other pet species, too — are still feeling the heat and humidity this season. More...

Caffeine overdose can cause health problems

Caffeine lovers in need of a jolt of energy have a wide variety of options available to help them get their fix, but too often users forget their favorite stimulant can contribute to some very real health risks. More...

Local News

Area brief

Tax bills to be delayed   HUNTINGDON CO. — Tax collectors are informing property owners in the county they should expect tax bills later than usual this year.  The bills are expected to arrive sometime next week.   More...

Defendants enter pleas in court

A Mount Union woman was sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday after entering pleas to retail theft and access device fraud.  More...

Woman sentenced for causing Henderson Township crash

An Alexandria woman who caused a Henderson Township accident while intoxicated appeared before Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic in court Thursday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Smithfield princess to represent county

75 Years Ago  The Pennsylvania building at the New York World’s Fair has been visited by 4,000,000, persons — or one-third of the total number who visited the exposition until start of the week, state Commerce Secretary Richard P. More...

Local Sports

Area Five 13-14 Tournament:

Huntingdon beats Penns Valley 10-3

Huntingdon needed a win to advance out of pool play in the Area Five 13-14 year-old VFW Teener League all-star tournament Thursday against visiting Penns Valley. More...

Mount Union blanks Bald Eagle 9-0

Mason Smith took a no hitter into the top of the seventh inning. A Bald Eagle single spoiled the bid, but Mount Union came away with a 9-0 win at Mnicipal Park in a Thursday Area Five Teener Tournament game. More...

The Tigers went 13-3 this spring

  The Tigers went 13-3 this spring to captured the Huntingdon Little League 9-10 Division crown. More...

People/Pastimes

Juniata Valley Alumni Association marks 104th anniversary

Celebration of the 104th anniversary and presentation of two exceptional service awards highlighted the annual banquet of the Juniata Valley Alumni Association held May 24 in the cafeteria of the Juniata Valley High School, Alexandria.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Dorothy Beck of McVeytown who will celebrate her 102nd birthday Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Non-toxic weed killer   Don’t use toxic chemicals on your weeds. Put ordinary white vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the weeds. Within three to five days, the weeds will be dead.  Protect your garden   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Woman troubled by boyfriend’s past behavior

Dear Annie: I am having a hard time forgetting my boyfriend’s past. Before we met, he subscribed to girlie magazines, went to strip clubs, bought lap dances, etc. I have always felt those things are degrading and disrespectful to women. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Capricorn until 11:07 p.m., when the Moon enters Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 12, 2014:  More...

Governor signs $29.1b budget

While the governor officially signed the budget Thursday, 10 days after the June 30 deadline, it wasn’t without giving members of the state General Assembly a message for leaving what he calls “unfinished business,” specifically, pe More...

Funds to reimburse sewer line projects

Broad Top Township’s ongoing wastewater collection and treatment system project will be moving ahead thanks to recent approval of reimbursement funding which will enable municipal workers to extend service lines and assist property owners with More...

County’s EMS members compete

Members of the Saxton Volunteer Fire Co., from the left, Matt Kline, J.R. More...

State  Free Access 

14,000 draft notices sent to men born in 1800s

No, the United States isn’t trying to build a military force of centenarians.  It just seems that way after the Selective Service System mistakenly sent notices to more than 14,000 Pennsylvania men born between 1893 and 1897, ordering them More...

College student pleads guilty to making bombs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Russian-born college student pleaded guilty Thursday to a charge of building bombs without a federal license in his offcampus apartment in central Pennsylvania.  More...

State study looks to elk food for information

BENEZETTE (AP) — It is daybreak in Elk County and in a hazy, open field on the municipality’s southern end comes a sudden commotion.  A team of researchers and camera crew encircle a downed elk in the tall grass off Dent’s Run More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 11   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kershaw’s scoreless streak ends

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw’s scoreless streak ended at 41 innings when he gave up a home run to Chase Headley, but the Los Angeles ace pitched a three-hitter with 11 strikeouts to lead the Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 2-1 on More...

Montgomerie ahead by one

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Colin Montgomerie declared Bernhard Langer the favorite heading into the U.S. More...

Clippers’ fate delayed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers was delayed until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale — and a scheduled NBA vote on the deal.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Making cuts for the military

Dear Readers: A recent column about COUPON HINTS brought in a bunch of comments and suggestions. More...

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