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Drug dealer pleads prior to trial’s start

The scheduled two-day trial of a Franklin County man ended before it began after an open guilty plea was entered in Huntingdon County Criminal Court of Common Pleas Wednesday.  More...

Local fire companies receive DCNR grants

Five Huntingdon County fire companies were the recent recipients of state grants to help aid with forest and brush fires in underdeveloped areas in the county.  More...

Local News

Marking 10 years

Today marks the 10th anniversary of Oven One restaurant, located inside Park Furniture on Washington Street in Huntingdon, under the ownership of Glenn Baker. More...

Dudley post officer hours to be reduced

Along with residents of several other Huntingdon County municipalities who will see abbreviated hours at their community post offices, Dudley Borough residents will also see a change in postal hours.  More...

Leadership class accepting applications

Over the past 10 years, you may have heard about a program called Leadership Huntingdon County, whose purpose is to stimulate positive community change through leadership training. More...

World  Free Access 

Small is sometimes better in the vegetable world

Truman Capote famously told friends that the very wealthy eat better vegetables — tiny ones. So there’s another plus for gardening: It’s easier to eat the way the super-rich do.  More...

Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do.  Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part in home-sharing programs around the country that allow seniors to More...

Study: Many heavy kids think they’re normal weight

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn’t have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal.  These false impressions were more common More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Colon nearly perfect in Mets’ win

SEATTLE (AP) — Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets held off a late rally to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday.  More...

Majka wins short 17th stage

PLA D’ADET, France (AP) — Poland’s Rafal Majka led a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees to win the 17th stage of the Tour de France on Wednesday, as Vincenzo Nibali took another step toward overall victo More...

Stars’ Hammon retiring

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Stars veteran guard Becky Hammon said Wednesday that she will retire at the end of the season, her 16th in the WNBA.  The team announced her decision Wednesday.  Hammon is the Stars’ career leader in assists, More...

People/Pastimes

Girl Scouts head up recycling effort

Members of Girl Scout Junior Troop 40112 is working on their Bronze Award, the highest honor awarded at the junior level. More...

Wilson descendants gather in Orbisonia

The annual reunion of the William Benner and Caroline (Starr) Wilson descendants was held July 12, at the Orbisonia Lions Building in Orbisonia.  More...

Gump family holds 34th annual reunion

Members of the family of Sim and Flora (McCall) Gump met for their 34th reunion July 19, at Riverside Park, Smithfield Township.  Jess Shriner led the group in prayer. More...

School News

Area residents graduate from DuBois Business College

Jackie Syktich, president of the DuBois Business College, recently announced the graduates for the spring 2014 quarter.  More...

Students honored for achievement

Jackie Syktich, president of the DuBois Business College, recently announced the president’s honor list for the spring 2014 quarter.  To be named to the president’s honor list, students must attain an average of 3.4 or better on a 4. More...

Local woman receives degree in medical tech

Maura Belinda of Alexandria graduated from the UPMC Altoona School of Medical Technology/Medical Laboratory Science June 27.  Belinda received the Most Outstanding Student Award for the Class of 2014. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This marriage is in trouble

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Sherman” for 10 years. It’s a second marriage for both of us, and together, we have five children.  More...

Doctor K

Optical, computer aids help those with poor vision

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have poor vision that is making it more and more difficult for me to live independently. Are there tools that can help with my day-to-day activities?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Jeff’s journey

Jeff Gordon will tell you that winning the inaugural Brickyard 400 in 1994 helped transform him into a stock-car superstar — a young Californiaborn upstart who locked horns with NASCAR’s established competitors, such as the late Dale Earn More...

ROUSH REWIND

Jack Roush celebrates 50 years with the Ford Racing family

In the course of his racing career, Jack Roush has won hundreds of races and been involved in just as many post-race press conferences. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Who’ll make room for Chase Elliott in the Cup Series?   More...

Objections filed in hospital suit

Preliminary objections have been filed in response to the complaints filed July 2 against former J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital urologist Dr. V. Spencer Long, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and its collective entities.  More...

Business manager resigns at HASD

The resignation of longtime Huntingdon Area School District business manager Melinda Stuck was accepted by the district’s board of directors Wednesday night during a joint workshop and regular meeting session.  More...

Shade Gap Picnic returns for 131st year

At 131 years old, the Shade Gap Picnic is a summer community staple.  The event, sponsored by the Shade Gap Area Volunteer Fire Co., will open Sunday, July 27, and run through Saturday, Aug. 2. More...

State  Free Access 

Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK’d

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.  More...

More than 500 migrant kids sent to Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG (AP) — More than 500 migrant children among the tens of thousands who have flooded the southern U.S. border are being housed in Pennsylvania, attracting a visit from some members of Congress and at least one tea-party protest.  More...

Pittsburgh curbs tailgating before PNC Park show

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The mayor and officials who control parking at the city’s sports stadium lots are limiting tailgating hours in hopes of avoiding rowdy behavior and mountains of trash when country music star Jason Aldean performs at PNC More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Jesus ’89 slated to come to Shirley Twp. Agape Farm

75 Years Ago Addressing an open air rally and regional conference of township representatives assembled in Mill Creek from the counties of Huntingdon, Mifflin, Centre, Clearfield, Blair and Bedford, William Robert Fuoss, Tyrone, More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 24   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

15-16 Teener Tourney:

Bellefonte eliminates Mount Union

Mount Union broke a tie in the top of the seventh inning only to have Bellefonte come back in the bottom of the frame with two runs to eliminate Mount Union by a 4-3 score in the Area Five 15-16 Tournament Wednesday evening in Bellefonte.  More...

City League Playoffs:

Moose hangs on for 16-13 win over Bafia

An 11-0 lead turned into an 11-10 score Wednesday in game two between Moose and Bafia Builders in the Huntingdon City League playoffs. More...

Mount Union’s 9-10 Little League all-star team

  Mount Union’s 9-10 Little League all-star team dominated in three wins to capture the District 11 title. The team advanced to the Section Four Tournament and finished third. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Running for their lives

As the Department of Homeland Security tries to deliver busloads of Central American children and families to places of temporary safety, shrieking demonstrators in California, Arizona and other states are barring the way and demanding these kids be More...

Sick pig problems

A pound of bacon now costs more than $6. That’s a record increase from $3.86 a pound four years ago.  What’s driving this spike?  More...

Horse photo jogs county native’s memory

Following the Old-Time Photo of the American Quarter Horse Buffy at the Lake Raystown Resort’s former horse stables, published in the July 17 edition of The Daily News, Traci (Shoemaker) Parkes, a Huntingdon County native, provided some additio More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Two-day horse show has 589 entries

Huntingdon Horsemen held its second two-day show of the season June 28-29 at the Isenberg-Hughes Memorial Showgrounds atop Warrior Ridge west of Huntingdon. The partly-sunny, low 80-degree weather both days made the show a very pleasant one. More...

Families donate to Dairy Scholarship Fund

Approximately 12 years ago, West Township resident Elaine Coffman and a few others saw a need to help young dairy showmen with college expenses.  More...

County 4-H horse members qualify for district show

Members of Huntingdon and Blair counties 4-H horse clubs held their 2014 4-H Horse and Pony Roundup at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds July 12.  Kelly Tracey of Greencastle served as judge for the day.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 25, 2014:  More...

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