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Star’s death sheds light on depression

Monday’s death of one of Hollywood’s brightest stars, actor and comedian Robin Williams, has brought national attention to the difficult subject of depression and suicide.  More...

Kistler Boro. leaders fill open council seat

A vacancy on Kistler Borough  Council created by the recent resignation of Cory Sisto was filled Tuesday night when council appointed Mark Hobbs to the post. More...

Local News

Alex-Porter Sewer Auth. keeps interim secretary for 90 more days

Members of the Alexandria- Porter Township Sewer Authority voted to keep the interim secretary for another 90 days or until issues are resolved at its regular meeting Tuesday evening.  Leslie Glass was appointed as interim secretary for 90 days More...

A Look Back

Conclusion of Judge Adams’ chronicles

Editor’s note: The following article is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1946- 1951. More...

Local archaeologist returns to Fort Littleton

For the second year, archaeologist and James Creek native Dr. More...

World  Free Access 

Wal-Mart: Try, try again with smartphone apps

NEW YORK (AP) — NEW YORK — Wal-Mart thought shoppers would jump at the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. More...

US Postal Service loses $2B this spring

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service lost $2 billion this spring despite increasing its volume and charging consumers more money to send mail, officials said Monday.  More...

US job openings in June hit 13-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 13   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Haren, Dodgers rally to sink skidding Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Haren pitched six solid innings and sparked the go-ahead rally with a single, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to another win over the skidding Atlanta Braves, 4-2 on Tuesday night.  More...

Porter settling in as Steelers’ assistant

LATROBE, Pa. More...

Mercury win, clinch top seed in West

NEW YORK (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury made sure the WNBA’s Western Conference has a new regular season champion for the first time in four years.  Candice Dupree had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Phoenix beat the New York Liberty 76-64 More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014:  More...

Grant awarded for street work

Although it will be some time before work begins, a $500,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has been awarded to Huntingdon Borough for improvements to a hazardous section of roadway in the borough.  More...

Penn Twp. board hears complaints

At last night’s meeting of the Penn Township supervisors, Huntingdon businessman Rick Singleton aired some grievances with the board over the township’s public sewer system and his recently installed private system.  More...

Three part-time officers to be hired in Saxton

Following the successful completion of required testing, Saxton Borough Council Monday evening agreed to hire three part-time police officers over the next four months.  More...

State  Free Access 

Suit: Philly seizes homes to fund DA’s office

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — City prosecutors have illegally seized millions of dollars’ worth of homes, cars and cash to help fund their office, civil rights lawyers said Tuesday in announcing a class-action lawsuit.  More...

Judge sets settlement talks in friar abuse suits

HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — A judge has scheduled a settlement conference for civil claims by people who say a Franciscan friar molested them when he was an athletic trainer at a western Pennsylvania Catholic high school from 1992 to 2001.  More...

Vet with PTSD pleads guilty in teen sex case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder pleaded guilty to a charge that he took a 13-year-old family friend across state lines for sex.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HCCTC nursing program receives accreditation

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania Public Assistance Secretary Howard L. Russell said the relief administration would begin issuing milk orders to recipients in 22 counties Sept. More...

Business News

Customers, owners enjoy location of used bookstore

Yesterday’s Books, now tucked in the home of Julia and Ron Sleaster on Washington Street across from Sherwin Williams, has settled in and remains a location for book lovers in Huntingdon.  The love of books is what got J. More...

Real Estate Transfers

August 1, 2014  Juniata Valley Bank, grantor, to B. Dean Phillips, property in Union Township, $14,000.  Kenneth R. Elberson and Joyce E. More...

Local Sports

Curve squeeze win

Gift Ngoepe executed a perfect squeeze with Keon Broxton streaking down the third-base line to help the Curve walk off on the Thunder, 3-2, on a soggy Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Spikes drop shutout

New York-Penn League All- Star Darren Seferina and Nick Thompson each collected three hits for the State College Spikes, but the Mahoning Valley Scrappers shut out the Spikes to pick up a 5-0 win on Tuesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  More...

People/Pastimes

A well-stocked pantry can be key to mealtime success

When it comes to mealtime, a well-stocked pantry can be the difference between culinary success and a dinner dud. More...

McCall descendants gather for family reunion

Descendants of Thomas Milton and Adah Zillah (Bigelow) McCall met July 27 at Whipple Dam State Park for their 67th annual family reunion.  It was July 4, 1947, that the family held its first reunion. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Worried about friend’s deteriorating health

Dear Annie: How do you get help for a friend who appears to be drifting into dementia? “Marjorie” and I have known each other for more than 20 years, and we have lunch every two weeks. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

For want of 100 watts

Dear Heloise: I don’t like to cook (I am a widow), so I eat a lot of frozen entrees. Every entree I buy says to cook in a 1,100-WATT MICROWAVE. A few years ago, I bought a new microwave, so I asked for a 1,100-watt one. More...

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