August 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Speciality care coming to area clinic

When it comes to options for health care in the county, there may be more choices in primary and specialty care than people may realize. More...

Police and bus drivers urge caution on roads

With the beginning of the school year just around the corner, law enforcement officers and bus drivers are reminding motorists about traffic laws in relation to bus stops. More...

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Local News

Youngest homecoming royalty crowned

Marley Thomas, 5-year-old daughter of Matthew and Nikki Thomas of Three Springs, who is going into kindergarten at Rockhill Elementary School, was crowned 2014 Orbisonia-Rockhill Homecoming Princess More...

Police Log

Sobriety checkpoint   More...

Orbisonia veteran is recipient of Wounded Warriors Fishing Trip

Calvin resident and Joivell’s No Slack Guide Service owner John Joivell recently teamed up with the Mapleton American Legion Post 322 for the second Wounded Warriors Fishing Trip on Raystown Lake.  Orbisonia resident Donna Barney was selec More...

General News

Bourbon production reaches highest point since ’70s

LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation.  More...

Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. More...

Obama back in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama returned to Washington just after midnight Monday for a two-day break from a summer vacation, during which airstrikes in Iraq and violent clashes in a St. More...

People/Pastimes

Tech and fashion must-haves for kids K-12

For many parents, the back to school season means running from store to store in search of everything the kids need for a successful academic year. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to James Parker “J.P.” Burchfield who turns 8 years old today, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014. J.P. More...

Back to school bites

When it comes to packing lunches and after school snacks for your little ones, it’s easy to get into a rut. More...

Hints from Heloise

Toilet troubles

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about public restrooms:  More...

Special Sections

Body cameras aid local police

The shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, has been the basis of many conversations concerning the intersection of law enforcement and the public, especially the place of body cameras to record police i More...

CWD precautions affect deer farms

Deer season is long over, but the threat of chronic wasting disease (CWD), a preon disease specific to deer species, is ever present, especially for deer farmers. More...

A fine day for fishing

Local fisherman Mark Dixon took advantage of shallow waters in the Juniata River recently to wade in and cast a line. More...

State  Free Access 

Sophie Masloff, first female Pittsburgh mayor, dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sophie Masloff, who rose from a tax clerk to become Pittsburgh’s first female mayor, died Sunday. More...

Governor hopefuls target tax talk at middle class

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s middle class is getting a lot of attention from the gubernatorial candidates, especially on the subject of taxes, but the TV campaign messages are typically vague and sometimes just plain wrong.  More...

Pennsylvania woman fights Ohio rescue over dog

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman’s fight to get her dog back from a central Ohio rescue group has turned into a full-fledged legal battle and Internet war.  Veronica Covatch, 53, of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, has been tryi More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 18   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cuddyer hits for cycle; Rockies win 10-5

DENVER (AP) — Michael Cuddyer hit for the cycle, including a two-run double in Colorado’s five-run eighth inning, and the Rockies beat the Cincinnati Reds 10-5 on Sunday night to complete a doubleheader sweep.  Colorado won the opene More...

Mercury set record with win over Storm

SEATTLE (AP) — Brittney Griner had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Phoenix Mercury set a WNBA record with their 29th win, beating the Seattle Storm 78-65 in the season finale Sunday night.  More...

Spikes sweep twinbill at Auburn

The State College Spikes used a homer from Robleys Reyes and a three-run surge in the seventh to come back and defeat the Auburn Doubledays 7-4 to earn a doubleheader sweep after homers from Danny Diekroeger and Luis Cruz led a 4-1 win in the first g More...

Senior Spotlight

Talking About Important Life Issues for Seniors

According to a national survey , seniors and their adult children hardly ever discuss key aging issues with one another. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Friend is high maintenance

Dear Annie: My husband and I recently purchased a new home. It took us a while to reach this point. In the course of trying to purchase, we were offered help by a good friend, “Mary,” who lives 1,500 miles away. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014:  More...

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