August 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Weather shortens swimming season

For local swimming pool owners, this summer proved to be one of the shortest seasons in recent memory.  More...

Beetle may become danger to trees

Another invasive species that is a danger to trees could potentially become a threat in Huntingdon County, but a state agency is asking for some help to combat it.  The state Department of Agriculture is asking residents across the state to help More...

Local News

H&BT trestle deck work to move ahead

Work on the re-decking of the former Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad (H&BT) trestle near Cypher is scheduled to start around Sept. More...

Police Log

DUI State police at Huntingdon are investigating an incident of driving under the influence of drugs that took place at Church and Eighth streets More...

Regular business handled at SHCSB meeting

In addition to hearing reports on the state of various programs in the district, the Southern Huntingdon County School Board handled regular business during its monthly meeting Tuesday night.  The board approved letters of agreement between the More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 22   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Error gives Nationals 1-0 win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Denard Span scored from second on third baseman Jordan Pacheco’s throwing error in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals stretched their winning streak to 10 games with a 1-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondback More...

Isner injured in US Open tune-up event

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — John Isner’s preparations for the U.S. More...

Little League World Series:

Chicago eliminates Philadelphia 6-5

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, (AP) — Chicago manager Darold Butler has a message for the Windy City.  “Keep cheering,” Butler said Thursday night after the biggest victory of his baseball career. “We hear you. It’s working. More...

School News

Local student named as scholarship recipient

Phillip Durec of McVeytown has been named the recipient of an academic scholarship from Lebanon Valley College. Durec, who intends to pursue a major in actuarial science, has been admitted to the Valley for the fall 2014 semester.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Young artist gift pack   Stock up on the crayons, colored pencils, and markers being sold as loss-leaders now. Add drawing pads from a dollar store and put everything in a cheap basket or backpack. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Staying home and fuming helps no one

Dear Annie: Here’s my problem: 400-pound barbells dropped in my neighbor’s garage. The young couple who moved in next door describe themselves as “practicing athletes” and pursue this hobby every night for 45 minutes. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo if born before 12:46 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, it will be in Virgo. The Moon is in Leo all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014:  More...

County planners to pool resources

Despite forecasted thunderstorms and sporadic rain, members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission enjoyed their annual picnic at Greenwood Furnace State Park Thursday evening, followed by the monthly meeting.  More...

Committee revives skate park project

At the conclusion of an 80-minute discussion Thursday night, Mount Union Borough Council members, along with parents and skateboarders, agreed to revive the community’s skate park committee and dust off its plans for the facility. More...

Motorists urged to avoid water

With a deluge of rain hitting the county earlier this week and the fall rainy season just beginning, motorists are being reminded to be cautious on flooded roadways.  Anthony Scalia, safety press officer with PennDOT District 9, said the simples More...

World  Free Access 

Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the heart of President Barack Obama’s quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.  The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group’s land grabs in northern Ir More...

Hope, resentment in charter school landscape

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, charter schools are the new reality of public education in New Orleans.  The majority of public school students will attend charter schools established by a staterun school district cr More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Superintendent announces Route 305 work set to begin

75 Years Ago  News of Germany’s non-aggression pact negotiations with Soviet Russia caught world markets off balance and brought a wide variety of confused price movements. More...

Local Sports

Late surge earns Spikes 14-3 win

Brian O’Keefe reached base five times and keyed a pair of huge innings as the State College Spikes scored seven runs in the sixth inning and six more in the seventh to defeat the Auburn Doubledays 14-3 Thursday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano More...

RubberDucks finish series with 4-3 win over Curve

An early 2-0 lead wasn’t enough for the Curve in the road trip finale as Akron took the game and the series with a 4-3 victory Thursday. More...

High School Field Hockey Preview:

Rockets have experience

The Southern Huntingdon field hockey squad came into practice this fall with a different outlook on the season. More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Oneida District kicks off fall season

Over 30 members of the Oneida District Boy Scout Committee and their families enjoyed a picnic at the Captain Jack Lion’s Club recently.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Derek Matthew Banks who turns 9 years old today, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. His proud parents are Beth Banks of Huntingdon and Eric Banks. Derek has a sister, Morgan, 13, and a brother, Tyler, 6. More...

How to provide sensible snacking solutions for kids

A day in the classroom, playing out on the field after school, and completing homework at night requires the right foods to fuel such activities. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Perilous plants for pets

Dear Readers: Many of you have PLANTS in your home or at work. They look beautiful, plus they freshen the air and provide some green to brighten a day! But if you have pets, some plants can be trouble and even fatal! More...

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