August 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County is hosting regional summit

Members of the Huntingdon County Local Emergency Planning Commission (LEPC) and the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency will be inviting other LEPCs from Blair, Fulton, Juniata and Mifflin counties for a three-day summit to be held Sunday, More...

Reality TV star at fair

Jeremiah Raber, left, of the TLC reality show “Breaking Amish,” talks to two fans, Amy Jo Hinkle, center, and Cynthia Hinkle, both of Saxton, Thursday evening at the Huntingdon County Fai More...

Local News

Ready, set, milk

Huntingdon Borough Police Chief Rufus Brenneman tried his hand at milking a cow during the Celebrity Milking Contest during Dairy Fun Night at the Huntingdon County Fair Thursday. More...

Area briefs

Belleville Mennonite School now accepting new enrollments for upcoming school year   BELLEVILLE — Belleville Mennonite School is currently enrolling students for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for the 2014-2015 school year.  More...

Police Log

Burglary Allen Cisney of Shade Gap reported to state police at Huntingdon someone entered his unlocked basement More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 8   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...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Hesston couple marks 50 years of marriage

William and Marjorie (States) Fisher of Hesston were honored guests at a golden anniversary celebration marking 50 years of marriage Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Huntingdon Country Club. More...

Efforts underway to protect shoppers

Following several high-profile security breaches in recent years, consumers have more reason than ever to be concerned about their privacy when using debit and credit cards. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Are you ready for a fire?

Dear Readers: How many FIRE EXTINGUISHERS are in your home? If you live in a house, you should have several: at least one in the living areas, one in the kitchen and one in the garage. More...

Special Sections

New Mri unit now at hospital

The final piece of the MRI unit is officially at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital radiology department and, in just a couple of weeks, patients needing to be scanned will be going in the new unit. More...

Lake Perez refills following repairs

After growing green for nearly the past seven years, Lake Perez at Stone Valley Recreation Area has turned at least a little blue this summer. Drainage of the 72-acre manmade Barree Township lake More...

‘Vintage Homecoming’ in Orbisonia-Rockhill

Residents of Southern Huntingdon County are gearing up for “A Vintage Homecoming” celebration scheduled for Aug. 10, 13-16 at the Orbisonia Lions Club grounds at Orbisonia. More...

State  Free Access 

Steeler player swamped by mail since autograph vow

LATROBE (AP) — The post office at the small college where the Pittsburgh Steelers hold training camp has been swamped with mail since wide receiver Antonio Brown made a vow on Facebook to autograph anything fans send him.  More...

World  Free Access 

Ethical issue: Who gets experimental Ebola drug?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The use of an experimental drug to treat two Americans diagnosed with Ebola is raising ethical questions about who gets first access to unproven new therapies for the deadly disease.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

National Guardsmen travel to Manassass for war games

75 Years Ago  Dr. C.C. Ellis, president of Juniata College, will bring the message at the third of this summer’s series of worship services at the Reservoir Park, Tyrone. His topic will be, “America’s Sings.”  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Brewers’ Peralta becomes first 14-game winner

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wily Peralta became the majors’ first 14-game winner, earning his fifth straight victory for Milwaukee.  Peralta (14-6) struck out a career-high nine in 6 2-3 innings. More...

Steelers work to stop big plays

PITTSBURGH (AP) — More than five decades in the NFL have taught Dick LeBeau that mistakes are unavoidable.  The problem for the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame defensive coordinator is his players typically make so few of them the standar More...

Redskins top Patriots 23-6

LANDOVER, Md. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Easy, cheap veggie wash   Instead of buying veggie wash, I just put a few tablespoons of vinegar into a bowl of water. After letting the fruit soak for a minute or two, I towel it off. It’s amazing what shows up in the towel. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This sounds like neglect and incompetence ANNIE

Dear Annie: My daughter was recently ordered by the court to have her 5-year-old son visit his biological father and grandparents every other weekend. They live 200 miles away.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 9:52 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014:  More...

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