August 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Crew to begin dredging Stone Creek

Employees of HRI Inc., State College, will be moving equipment along the banks of Stone Creek beginning Monday, Aug. More...

Caution encouraged in wildlife interactions

Living in a region which is home to a vast variety of wildlife species, it’s no surprise that the paths of two-legged residents and four-legged residents often intersect, and not always peacefully.  One such troubling incident occurred in More...

State  Free Access 

Obama’s Iraq aim: contain, not destroy, extremists

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain — not destroy — the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country’s northern region. More...

Reagan aide Jim Brady’s death ruled homicide

WASHINGTON (AP) — This week’s death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide by a medical examiner, D More...

General News

Polls show cultural changes in attitudes toward television

NEW YORK (AP) — Manjula Stokes has twice sworn off television, once throwing a set off her deck in a fit over an exhusband’s sports obsession. More...

Hosts bidding goodbye to ‘View’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are saying goodbye to “The View” next week.  ABC says their final appearance as co-hosts of the daytime talk show will air Monday.  More...

Grammy line-up set

NEW YORK (AP) — Willie Nelson and Daft Punk will hit the stage at the Grammy Awards next month.  The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Nelson will perform alongside Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard and Blake Shelton at the Jan. More...

People/Pastimes

Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary

Huntingdon County Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary members, from the left, Vickie Parks, Carol Yoder, Janet Baker, Marie Park and Nancy McNamara, discuss upcoming renovations to the kitchen at the Sal More...

Orbisonia couple marks golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Nin Sr. and Bonnie (Corrie) Hiles of Orbisonia who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bryan Hearn who turns 11 years old today, Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014. Bryan’s proud parents are Roger and Beth (Giles) Hearn of Hartslog Valley. More...

Special Sections

Penelec requests base rate change

Penelec customers may see a rate increase later this year.  According to Scott Surgeoner, spokesperson for Penelec parent company FirstEnergy, the company has proposed a big change.  “We proposed some rate changes come October,” More...

Western wildfires cause smoky skies

As the old saying goes, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire,” but when it comes to Huntingdon County’s skies, the smoke is from fires thousands of miles away.  More...

Goodman Endowment Fund aids First Book

An endowment fund created to honor the memory of local businessman, the late David K. More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Anthony Hartman Date of Birth: Feb. 2, 1966 Age: 48 years old Height: 5 feet, 9 inches Weight: 173 pounds Eye color: Green Hair color: Brown   More...

Overall hog buying passes 2013

The annual Junior Livestock Sale at the Huntingdon County Fair started off with cool temperatures, dry conditions and a large crowd of bidders. More...

Rabbit sale total climbs from 2013

Jack and Janie Smith, dairy farm owners in Miller Township, returned to the Junior Livestock Sale at the Huntingdon County Fair this year to purchase the grand champion meat pen of rabbits for $60 a pound. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 9   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.  Sunday, Aug. 10   More...

Local Sports

It's time for some... ...high school football

Huntingdon   Head Coach: Mike Hudy, 3rd year 6-14.  Last Season: 5-5  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Judge rules against NCAA

A federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA can’t stop college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses, opening the way to athletes getting payouts once their college careers are over.  More...

McIlroy has one-shot lead

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rory McIlroy is making this PGA Championship feel like 2000 all over again at Valhalla.  More...

Inbee Park moves in front

BELMONT, Mich. More...

Religion News

Local couple restores historic Methodist church

For nearly a century, an unassuming red brick church building has sat along Old Plank Road (Route 994) in the small Todd Township village of Newburg.  More...

American with Ebola weak but improving

ATLANTA (AP) — A second American who came down with Ebola in Liberia is now hospitalized in Atlanta.  SIM missionary Nancy Writebol has joined Samaritan’s Purse Dr. More...

Episcopals OK same-sex certificates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh says its clergy may sign marriage certificates for same-sex couples. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Report verbally abusive sibling

Dear Annie: I have one surviving parent nearing 90 years old, who until five years ago was able to live completely independently. A serious injury greatly reduced Dad’s mobility and caused chronic pain and hearing impairment. More...

Doctor K

Neuropathic pain has multiple treatment options

DEAR DOCTOR K: I suffer from what my doctor calls “chronic neuropathic pain.” What are my treatment options?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 8:55 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 11, 2014:  More...

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