August 7, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Student rentals sold to Centre Co. firm

A State College family has made a huge investment in Huntingdon Borough.  More...

New website features Raystown Lake area

The Raystown Lake region in Huntingdon County will be featured on a new website promoting family-friendly getaway destinations for folks who will be bringing their kids on vacation.  Sharon Rigney, a destination travel writer with trekaroo.com, More...

Local News

Historic Wheeling Jamboree to perform fair

The celebrated Wheeling Jamboree, which originates from Wheeling, West Virginia, will take its music to the Midway Stage of the Huntingdon County Fair at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. More...

Orby Boro. hears regulation changes, cat issues

At Wednesday’s Orbisonia Borough Council meeting, members discussed issues with new donation restrictions and a feral cat problem reported by some borough residents.  More...

Oneida supervisors discuss lights for recycling bin

During Wednesday evening’s meeting of the Oneida Township supervisors, plans for installing lights and possibly a trail cam to aid residents in the use of the new recycling bin were discussed.  More...

World  Free Access 

‘Gluten-free’ labeling standards kick in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting Tuesday, “gluten free” labels on packaged foods have real meaning. Until now, the term “gluten-free” was unregulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.  More...

Hangout house: why some homes become teen central

Start with amenities like a monster TV or fire pit, add a never-ending supply of munchies and a relaxed attitude toward your kids bringing home a friend — or five — and you may just find that your place has become THE place where the twee More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mariners hand Braves eighth straight loss

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners handed Atlanta its eighth straight loss, with Dustin Ackley and Logan Morrison hitting home runs in the third inning to beat the Braves 7-3 Wednesday.  The Braves were swept at Dodger Stadium and San Die More...

Jones trying to settle in with Steelers

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Landry Jones can do the math. More...

Hall beckons Mourning

MIAMI (AP) — It was arguably the signature moment of Alonzo Mourning’s career. More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Magill-Sellers

Ryan Magill and Alixandra Sellers were united in marriage Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Huntingdon County Courthouse, Huntingdon, by the Honorable Judge George Zanic.  The service was attended by the bride’s and the groom’s parents, s More...

Snare clan gathers for family reunion

The descendants of Harvey and Edith Snare gathered Aug. 2, at the Redbud picnic shelter at Raystown Lake for their 20th annual family reunion. More...

Births

Terry Scalia Jr. and Toby O’Donnell of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Avery Rose Scalia, July 23, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Help! In-laws’ eating habits are atrocious ANNIE

Dear Annie: I am a 13-yearold boy and can’t talk about this with anyone I know.  More...

Doctor K

Reduce blood-pressure medication though lifestyle changes

DEAR DOCTOR K: Is it possible to get off blood pressure lowering medication through diet and exercise?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Don’t look back

Here we go again.  It took Jimmie Johnson 12 starts to nab his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory this season, and then in a four-race span, he won three times to stomp the doubts of naysayers.  Johnson’s last victory was at Michi More...

POCONO REWIND

Kevin Harvick scrambles to another good finish, looks ahead

The one driver race teams point to when the subject of the NASCAR Chase comes up is Kevin Harvick, who officially clinched a place in the playoffs following Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway. Harvick, who drives the No. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Is Junior now on the short list of championship contenders?   More...

Area educator named to panel

One longtime Huntingdon County educator has just been appointed to a state panel that specifically deals with special education needs.  More...

Vacant MU Boro. council seat filled

Lifelong Mount Union Borough resident Nancy Lynn was appointed Wednesday night to fill the third ward council seat vacated by Kim Werdebaugh last month.  Lynn, who is employed as a bus driver for Head Start and IFC Services, was one of three app More...

Cause of Mill Creek fire to be determined

A Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal from Troop G Hollidaysburg has been called in to determine the cause of a fire which moderately damaged a two-story dwelling at 10029 Main St., Mill Creek, at around 9 p.m. Wednesday.  More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Philly school start still uncertain despite $265M

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett announced Wednesday that the state would advance $265 million to the cash-strapped Philadelphia schools, but the superintendent said the money won’t guarantee classes will start on time.  More...

Police: Woman runner strangled in Philly park

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A 46-year-old woman found dead in a Philadelphia park had been strangled during an evening run, Homicide Capt. James Clark said at a news conference Wednesday.  More...

Ex-manager guilty of $170K Catholic school theft

ERIE (AP) — The former business manager of a Catholic school in northwestern Pennsylvania will spend seven years on probation after pleading guilty to stealing nearly $170,000 from it.  But the sentencing judge and prosecutor didn’t More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Contracts signed for TMHS renovations

75 Years Ago  President Roosevelt said he did not plan to carry the issue of House rejection of his $3,860,000 lending and housing plans to the country on his western tour. Mr. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 7   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302.  More...

Local Sports

Spikes back on track with 7-0 win at Lowell

Chase Raffield and Brian O’Keefe hit back-to-back home runs in the second inning to spearhead the State College Spikes offense, and Will Anderson pitched seven quality innings on the mound as the Spikes snapped a four-game losing streak by shut More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

The class war goes retail

For the first time since 1997, the U.S. economy just added at least 200,000 jobs per month for six months running. GDP grew at a 4 percent annual clip between April and June. More...

The other immigrant youth crisis

Senator Ted Cruz says that eradicating an executive decision he blames for creating the humanitarian crisis on the border is his top priority. And lots of conservative members of the GOP are on board with the Texas Republican’s demand.  More...

You Should Know

Q: What is Ebola and how is it transmitted.

A: Ebola virus disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) is the human disease caused by the Ebola virus. Symptoms typically start two days to three weeks after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pains and headaches. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 8, 2014:  More...

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