August 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASD positions selected at meeting

With the first day of school just around the corner, the Mount Union Area School Board convened in special session Thursday night to fill several teaching posts, among other business.  New faculty hires are:  More...

Men in workforce not declining in county

A national workforce trend — a decline in men who are employed and looking for jobs — is not evident locally.  According to data from Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) National Bureau for Economic Research, since 1948, the number of m More...

Local News

JVSD superintendent to serve as CTC administrator

Juniata Valley School District superintendent David Christopher will serve as the chief administrator of schools at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) during the 2014-15 school year.  More...

Homecoming royalty

Chelsie Coons, 18, seated, daughter of John and Brandie Coons, was crowned 2014 Orbisonia-Rockhill Homecoming Queen and Miss Congeniality Thursday evening following a pageant that included six contes More...

Fire destroys camper, threatens home

Firefighters from four area volunteer fire companies were called to the Harry Whitsel residence at 9387 Mill Creek Hollow Road in Brady Township just before 11 p.m. More...

World  Free Access 

Netflix goes for laughs with new specials

NEW YORK (AP) — You can have Bill Cosby in the palm of your hand. And Jim Jefferies will tickle you at your discretion.  Netflix is announcing performances by both comics and three more, set to roll out this fall. More...

‘Vape’, ‘binge-watch’ added to Oxford Dictionaries

LONDON (AP) — Don’t know what “vaping” is? How about “listicle”?  More...

Fruit crisp cooked in the most summery way

When we think “hot off the grill,” we usually think about something meaty. But this time of year I also like to grill desserts!  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Scherzer strikes out 14 in Tigers’ win over Pirates

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer struck out 14 batters in eight shutout innings, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.  Scherzer (14-4), last year’s AL Cy Young Award winner, held Pittsburgh More...

Steelers try to emulate rising Bills

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Jordan Palmer rallies Bears to 20-19 victory

CHICAGO (AP) — Chad Henne did all he could to keep the starting quarterback job with the Jacksonville Jaguars. More...

School News

Local woman named to dean’s list

The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 4,000 undergraduates have qualified for the spring 2014 dean’s list. More...

Area student recognized for achievement

Barton College named 53 students to the president’s list and 334 students to the dean’s list for spring semester 2014. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Olive oil   I love to use olive oil in my recipes, but I don’t like the price. I’ve learned that you can dilute it 50/50 with regular vegetable oil and still not lose any of the taste.  Fresher chips   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Some states are sympathetic to grandparents’ rights ANNIE

Dear Annie: I’m 50 years old and have two adult children. Their mother and I divorced 15 years ago. Throughout our marriage, my wife had many affairs. She’s married twice since we split up.  More...

Hints from Heloise ®

Keyboard cleaning

Dear Heloise: What is the best way to CLEAN A COMPUTER KEYBOARD? Mine is looking rather dirty, but I have been afraid to do anything for fear of damaging it. Thanks for your help. — I.E., via email  More...

Counties to talk 911 partnership

Huntingdon County 911 dispatchers could soon be helping Fulton County residents with their emergencies.  During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board approved consultant Sid McConahy of Mission Critical, State Coll More...

Group works to connect trail, park

An Alexandria woman is continuing her quest to connect the Lower Trail near Alexandria to Canoe Creek State Park in Blair County via a pedestrian trail.  More...

SCI time for MU man sentenced in sex crime

A Mount Union man who pleaded guilty in April to charges of statutory sexual assault and indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age was sentenced before the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday and will face time in a state co More...

State  Free Access 

Philly leaders seek 2016 convention, recall 2000

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Days before the TV lights shone on Philadelphia for the 2000 Republican National Convention, news helicopters zoomed in as police raided a puppet warehouse and arrested about 75 activists planning artful demonstrations.  More...

Mom jailed over truancy died from heart failure

READING (AP) — A mother of seven who was jailed over her children’s truancy and then was found dead in her cell died of natural causes, a coroner ruled.  More...

OSHA: Flammables put in factory oven before blast

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A worker wrongly put parts coated with flammable materials into an electric oven before it exploded at a Pennsylvania factory, killing a visiting employee, federal workplace safety officials said.  The federal Occupationa More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon woman wins apple pie prize at fair

75 Years Ago  Chief Burgess George W. Fisher announced that a meeting of all business men and interested citizens on Washington Street and Penn Street, especially in the business area, will be held in council chambers in the near future. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 15   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...

Local Sports

Thompson homer leads Spikes over Scrappers

Nick Thompson smashed his fifth home run of the season to help jumpstart a six-run third inning for the State College Spikes to drive an 8-2 win over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Thursday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park in front of 5,020 fa More...

Thunder edge Curve 4-3

A sweep of the visiting Trenton Thunder fell a run shy for the Curve on Thursday night as they dropped the final game to the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate, 4-3, in front of 5,070. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK AT ME, I’M 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kendrick Larin Baker, who turns 3 years old today, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Kendrick lives in Shirleysburg with his proud mommy and daddy, Corinne and Trevor Baker, and his big sister, Anikka. More...

American Legion Auxiliary holds meeting

The auxiliary to Frank P. Homman Post 24 American Legion, Huntingdon, held its monthly meeting Aug. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ian Bradley Grose who celebrates his 7th birthday today, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. His proud parents are Brad and Mary Grose of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014:  More...

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