August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

JV pay-to-play fee concerns discussed

Athletic director Ron Anders brought concerns he’s heard from parents regarding the fee athletes have to pay to play sports to members of the Juniata Valley School Board during their monthly meeting Wednesday night. More...

A homecoming parade

Members of the Southern Huntingdon County High School Marching Band entertained crowds gathered along the streets of Rockhill and Orbisonia boroughs Wednesday night for the annual homecoming celebrat More...

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Saxton leaders adopt ordinance to vacate street, discuss sidewalks

After nearly three years of work, Saxton Borough Council Monday evening adopted an ordinance to vacate Fifth Street. It also discussed street and sidewalk issues.  More...

Area groups win parade’s top prizes

Members of the group “No One Fights Alone” served as marshals for Wednesday night’s Orbisonia-Rockhill Homecoming Parade.  The group, which holds motorcycle ride fundraisers for folks suffering from cancer, rode in memory of th More...

Saltillo Boro. water line work planned

Saltillo Borough Council reviewed a cost estimate for water line work prepared by borough employee Tim Cutshall and part-time water employee Rodney Thomas during its monthly meeting Aug. 4.  More...

World  Free Access 

Fall fashion tips: Santa Fe look, hiking boots popular

NEW YORK (AP) — It may feel like summer outside, but many stores are showing styles for cooler weather. More...

Local Sports

Spikes edge Scrappers

Alex De Leon finished just a triple shy of the cycle as he smashed his eighth home run of the year and knocked in three runs to key the State College Spikes’ 5-4 victory over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Wednesday night at Medlar Field at L More...

Vasquez leads Curve

The Altoona Curve took game two of the three-game series against the Trenton Thunder 4-2 on Wednesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

White elephants

A “White Elephant” is defined as “an object, scheme, business venture, facility, etc. considered without use or value.” Ironically, the elephant is also the longtime symbol of the Republican Party. Is there a connection?  More...

A ticket to Sarah Palin’s funhouse

I figured the Texas lineup of Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. More...

No appetite for fixing school lunch

You can lead a kid to vegetables, but you can’t make her eat. Especially if the food doesn’t taste good.  That’s what the government found out in the wake of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.  More...

School News

Southern administrators look forward to new school year

After an event and award filled 2013-2014 school year, the Southern Huntingdon County School District is looking for even brighter days in 2014- 2015.  District superintendent Dr. More...

MUASD to focus on accountability

The fall 2014 term officially begins Monday, Aug. More...

Tussey students start classes Aug. 27

When schools open for students in the Tussey Mountain School District Wednesday, Aug. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Perception means a great deal

Dear Annie: My dad passed away three years ago. He was one of my best friends, and we shared a love of classic automobiles.  More...

Doctor K

Many services are available to help care for ailing parents

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a working mother. I also care for my ill and aging father. Are there professionals or services that can help me care for him?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Comeback kid

AJ Allmendinger’s journey to racing redemption is complete after his carpe diem-style victory Sunday at Watkins Glen International.  Just over two years ago, Allmendinger’s racing career derailed after he was suspended by NASCAR for More...

WATKINS GLEN REWIND

Drivers concerned about safety after violent crashes at The Glen

There were a couple of unusually hard crashes during Sunday’s race at Watkins Glen International, prompting several Sprint Cup drivers to discuss the safety of the 2.45- mile road course.  Ryan Newman, after a Lap 57 crash  More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

What happens to Stewart now?   More...

Grant may help area association

Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful could soon benefit from a $1.4 million grant that was recently awarded to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful from the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). More...

History plays a role in iraqi conflict

Tensions are rising in the Middle East as violence escalates in Iraq more than three years after the United States declared an end to ground operations in the country. More...

Juniata College grad exhibits at art space

A new exhibit soon to be featured at the Art Space at Fourth Street in Huntingdon will appeal to those who appreciate the art of photography. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Corbett, Wolf agree on gubernatorial debates

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial candidates may not see eye to eye on many things, but they agreed Wednesday to participate in three debates heading into the Nov. 4 election.  More...

Penn State trustees vote to stay course on sanctions

HARRISBURG (AP) — A divided Penn State board voted Wednesday to endorse a potential legal settlement that would keep its $60 million fine over the Jerry Sandusky scandal within Pennsylvania, signaling their support for a deal to end a dispute b More...

Philippine officials work to help 17 stranded sailors

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philippine authorities said Wednesday they are working with U.S. officials to get shore leave for 17 Filipino seafarers whose ship has been stranded for months in Philadelphia due to mechanical and financial problems.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 14   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Giants use big seventh-inning rally to top White Sox

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants scored seven runs in the seventh inning after a video review led umpires to overturn an out call at home because Chicago catcher Tyler Flowers illegally blocked Gregor Blanco, and San Francisco went on to beat th More...

Schimmel powers Dream past Mercury

ATLANTA (AP) — Even without leading scorer Angel McCoughtry, the Atlanta Dream had no trouble putting up points against the league-best Phoenix Mercury.  Rookie Shoni Schimmel scored a season-high 24 points and the Dream beat the Mercury 9 More...

Last chance for postseason at Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C. More...

People/Pastimes

Tips to help kids have a great school day

There are various habits that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. But one healthy habit in particular, the routine of having a nutritious breakfast every morning, is one that can positively impact your family.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lhaden Jared Brown who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. His very proud parents are Bubba and Carrie Brown of Mount Union. More...

Classroom success begins with breakfast

Dairy and breakfast go hand in hand. With so many types of milk, cheeses and yogurts available, it’s easy to find breakfast combinations that set the curve for success as the kids head back to school this fall.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aries until 11:58 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 15, 2014:  More...

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