July 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Antlerless licenses go on sale Monday

Monday will be the start of a busy time for the Huntingdon County treasurer’s office as applications for doe license for the 2014 season start pouring in.  More...

Learning the history of the Broad Top area

Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society president Ron Morgan, right, gave Petersburg Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Herbert Hess Date of Birth: July 7, 1939 Age: 75 years old Height: 5 feet, 9 inches Weight: 140 pounds Eye color: Blue Hair color: Gray Last known address(es): Harrisburg, Huntingdon and Calvin. More...

Motorcycle crash closes Route 22

A crash involving two motorcycles caused emergency crews to close a portion of Route 22 in Smithfield Township for about an hour Friday night.  More...

Police Log

Theft   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 12   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.  More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon rallies past Mount Union

After Mount Union scored five runs in the fourth, Huntingdon took advantage of five Mount Union errors to score six in the bottom of the fifth, then held on for an 8-7 victory in the Area Five 13-14 Tournament.  More...

Area teams move to Little League Sectional tourneys

Having won District 11 Little League titles, both the Huntingdon 11-12-year-old team and the Mount Union 9-10-year-old squad continue their respective seasons at the four-team Section Four Tournaments. More...

Moose splits twinbill

Moose strengthened the cement surrounding its secondplace position in the Huntingdon City League standings Friday with a doubleheader split. Moose put five runs on the board in the fifth to beat Park’s Garbage Service 11-6 in game one. More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown Seniors enjoy ukulele performance

An entertaining musical program was the feature of the July meeting of the Bricktown Seniors held at the Bricktown Senior Center, Mount Union.  Stephanie Benson, an elementary school music teacher at Juniata Valley Elementary School, was introdu More...

Happy Birthday

WOO HOO! HE’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Camdyn Lee Miller who turns 2 years old today, Saturday, July 12, 2014. His proud parents are Dustin and Ashley Miller of Petersburg. More...

Going for the gold

Bill and Barb Isern of Barneytown once again showed their skills at the Blair County Senior Olympics, formerly known as the Golden Games, held May 30 through June 26. More...

Special Sections

Beef, pork costs continue to rise

With grilling season in full swing, folks in Huntingdon County have probably noticed a spike in the prices of beef and pork in local retail markets.  More...

Budget cuts affect tree commission

An ever shrinking budget has become a growing problem for the Huntingdon Borough Tree Commission as it struggles to maintain the borough’s lush greenery in a financial drought. More...

Proceeds from artwork to benefit local shelter

Artist and 1978 Huntingdon Area High School graduate Tom Mosser of Pittsburgh, will be pairing his talent and love of animals to benefit the Huntingdon County Humane Society with the latest installment in his popular series of paintings, “A Cat More...

Obituaries

World  Free Access 

Over 100 killed in Gaza as rockets fall on Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — With the official Palestinian count of the dead passing 100, and rockets fired by militants striking Israel from the Gaza Strip and from Lebanon, Israel’s prime minister on Friday brushed off a question about cease-fire e More...

General News

Hold-out artist to take music digital via own site

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garth Brooks is finally embracing digital music, but he’s doing it his own way.  More...

Heirs sue over ‘Duke’ trademark

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — John Wayne’s heirs are taking Duke University to court to assert the family’s right to market bottles of bourbon branded with the late movie star’s nickname, Duke.  More...

Downside of low US mortgage rates? Less selling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

LeBron James returns to Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go.  To Ohio. Home.  More...

Pirates fall to Reds; Phils defeat Nats

Reds 6, Pirates 5  CINCINNATI (AP) — Brayan Pena’s pinch-hit single in the eighth inning completed another late rally by the Reds, who overcame more injuries on Friday and beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 to keep their momentum going More...

Montgomerie, Martin hold second-round leads

PGA-Sr. U.S. Open  EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — Colin Montgomerie thought it would be tough to keep his advantage from the first round at the U.S. More...

Religion News

Ruling on confession rankles Catholics

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.  More...

Area Vacation Bible Schools scheduled

15th Street UMC  p The 15th Street United Methodist Church, Huntingdon, will host SonTreasure Island VBS from 9:30 a.m. to noon Monday, July 14, through Friday, July 18. More...

First Baptist birthday group holds luncheon meeting

The birthday group of First Baptist Church of Three Springs met at the Spring Creek Diner July 9. Gay Fleck took many prayer requests and led the group in prayer before the meal. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Resources available for dementia patients

Dear Annie: My friend “Horace” is 75. He spends a lot of time with “Loretta,” a childhood friend who is experiencing some dementia. More...

Doctor K

Head up, shoulders down, when working at computer

DEAR DOCTOR K: I work at a computer all day, and as a result, I frequently have neck pain. What can I do?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 10:40 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 14, 2014:  More...

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