August 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Skills offers job training, experience

Receiving a paycheck can foster independence, stability and responsibility, but for individuals with intellectual disabilities, finding a job and earning a wage can be difficult without the necessary skills — which is where Skills of Central Pe More...

Vice chair steps down from chamber position

The board of directors of the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce held a brief meeting led by treasurer Larry Burger Monday.  More...

Local News

Bluegrass groups to perform at fair

This week’s entertainment at Huntingdon County Fair features two additions previously not mentioned.  Tonight, Mama Corn will kick off Bluegrass Night at 7 p.m. on the Midway Stage. More...

Liberty Twp. supervisors to apply for road program

The Liberty Township supervisors Monday night unanimously agreed to move ahead with plans for the erection of a new storage shed and to participate in the state Dirt & Gravel Road Program.  Attending the monthly session, held in the municipa More...

Area brief

Petersburg water restrictions lifted   PETERSBURG BORO. — The Petersburg Borough Water Authority has temporarily lifted its water restriction which was placed in effect July 28.  For more information, call 669-4117.   More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

From South Carolina to Alabama — tickled pink with red ink

I have to tell you that I was extremely “happy” to read that our congressional representatives spent my and your hard-earned money on filing a lawsuit against the president because they are unhappy with him for not following legislation t More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Aug. 1

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Aug. 1.  House  More...

NFL’s drugs vs. thugs double standard

The NFL’s stance on illegal drugs is clear. If you’re caught possessing or using them, you’ve automatically earned yourself a suspension.  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

McKnight-Thompson

Alexis Abigail Halas-McKnight of Boynton Beach, Florida, and Kyle Jeffrey Thompson, also of Boynton Beach, Florida, were united in marriage at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Meadow Woods at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. The Rev. More...

Births

Tyler Wirtner and Jill Lewis of Warriors Mark are proud to announce the birth of their son, Liam Michael Wirtner, at 4:26 p.m. July 29, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Liam weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Charlotte Claudia “CC” Kyle who turns 5 years old today, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014. Her proud parents are Keith and Cady Kyle of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Annie's Mailbox

Not all reconciliations are beneficial

Dear Annie: My mother has always had a rocky relationship with her sister, “Josie,” for many reasons. The final straw came after Josie stole money from my mother seven years ago. They haven’t spoken to each other since. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014:  More...

Senior centers adapt to change

Area senior centers have to work even harder to keep going, as a recent change made by the Huntingdon- Bedford- Fulton Area Agency on Aging reduced funding to senior centers.  As of July 1, funding to the four county senior centers, as well as c More...

Five drug suspects taken into custody

Huntingdon County District Attorney Dave Smith announced this morning five of the six suspected drug dealers who had not been arrested during last week’s drug raid have turned themselves in to local law enforcement officers or have been turned More...

Additional anterless tags now available

Looking for that extra antlerless tag for deer season? More...

State  Free Access 

Meeting doesn’t solve Philly school funding crisis

HARRISBURG (AP) — A meeting Monday of top Republican legislative leaders and Gov. More...

Ex-township official must pay $20K ethics penalty

CANONSBURG (AP) — The State Ethics Commission says a former western Pennsylvania township supervisor must pay the municipality $20,000 for wrongly using his elected office to help create a $60,000 parks and recreation job that he later filled.& More...

Judges split on bail for Philly police officers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three Philadelphia police officers charged with conspiring to rob drug dealers of more than $500,000 in cash and cocaine were granted house arrest Monday, although two others were denied bail.  Those being released incl More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Huntingdon falls to LV in title game

Huntingdon wrapped up its run in the VFW 15-16 year-old state teener league championship tournament Monday in Lebanon with a pair of games, but didn’t come home with the result everyone wanted. More...

Joseph, Hardy lead Orioles past Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Caleb Joseph homered and drove in three runs, J.J. More...

Franklin ready to lead Lions

STATE COLLEGE — James Franklin just about bounced into the media room before the start of his first preseason camp with the Nittany Lions.  He’s been the Penn State head coach since January, but Monday was the beginning of the three- More...

Chatter Box

Chatter Box

A special week in Huntingdon County

This week is a special one for many folks in Huntingdon County — it’s fair week. More...

Healthy Living

HOW TO BEAT THE COUCH POTATO CURSE

Diet and exercise make great bedfellows for men and women looking to live a healthier lifestyle. More...

AVOIDING PITFALLS THAT CAN DERAIL YOUR DIET

Diet and exercise go hand-in-hand for men and women looking to improve their overall health. More...

Doctor K

Aim for seven to eight hours of sleep a night

DEAR DOCTOR K: I read about a new study on sleep and memory. I understand why too little sleep could affect memory. But why would too much sleep be harmful?  More...

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