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County’s July jobless rate leveled off

After a bit of a dip in June, the percentage of those unemployed in Huntingdon County in July leveled off.  At 7.2 percent, the county’s unemployment rate is down more than 2 percent over the past year and labor, employment and unemploymen More...

Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts mighty winter

County residents who twitch thinking about last winter may not want to read the Old Farmer’s Almanac prediction for the 2014-15 winter.  The almanac weather highlights for the Northeast include above-normal snowfall and “another cold More...

Local News

Broad Top City water rates increasing

When Broad Top City residents receive their October water bills, they will notice a $5 increase in the basic flat rate. More...

Defendants move through central court

While the list of defendants who came through Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday was long, Magisterial District Judge Richard Wilt heard no preliminary hearings. More...

Area brief

SCV Lions Club hosting annual car show, state horseshoe tourney   More...

World  Free Access 

AP survey: Fed’s outlook correct, but not solution

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists appear to be of two minds about the Federal Reserve.  They agree with the Fed that the job market still isn’t healthy. More...

Consumer confidence at seven-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

TiVo to make version for those without cable

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s a sign more households are going without cable or satellite TV: TiVo Inc. is making a digital video recorder just for so-called cord-cutters.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 27   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 

Davis’ blast give Pirates 5-2 win over Cardinals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Seth Maness in the eighth inning.  The Pirates won after reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his left ribs. More...

US Open Tennis:

CiCi Bellis stuns Cibulkova

NEW YORK (AP) — While 15-year-old American CiCi Bellis was in the process of stunning a Grand Slam finalist to become the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996, her father did his best to conceal his emotions courtside.  More...

Sky rallies past Dream 81-80

ATLANTA (AP) — Despite trailing by 17 early in the fourth quarter, the Chicago Sky weren’t ready to give up on their season. Instead, they kept their focus and pulled off the biggest fourthquarter comeback in WNBA playoff history.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Children can be oblivious

Dear Annie: We are perplexed as to the actions of our grown children. We were not perfect parents, but consider ourselves to have been pretty good. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

What’s in worcestershire sauce?

Dear Readers: WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE is a staple in many kitchens, one of which is mine! I love the stuff and mix it with soy sauce or redwine vinegar to use as a dip for egg rolls. Chances are there is a bottle in your kitchen. More...

Special Sections

County leaders’ hiring disputed

An executive session and extensive discussion were the results of county mapping director Brian Young’s request for the Huntingdon County Commissioners to approve the hiring of a uniform parcel identifier (UPI) technician for his department dur More...

Fuel prices drop ahead of holiday

As the unofficial end to summer approaches, many families might be looking to hit the road this Labor Day weekend, especially with gas prices dropping.  At Sheetz in Smithfield Township, regular gasoline dropped to $3.39 this morning, the lowest More...

RW&BT homecoming celebration planned

Coming off a successful 68th Annual Huntingdon County Firemen’s Convention in July, members of the Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top (RW&BT) are gearing up for the fire company’s annual Labor Day Homecoming celebration Friday, Aug. More...

State  Free Access 

Couple pleads guilty in man’s Craigslist killing

HARRISBURG (AP) — A newlywed couple charged in the stabbing death of a stranger they lured through a Craigslist ad offering companionship pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday and face mandatory sentences of life without parole.  More...

Civil War hero to receive Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A century and a half after his valiant death in the Battle of Gettysburg, a Union Army officer is being awarded the nation’s highest military decoration, thanks to a decades-long campaign by his descendants and Civil War More...

Doctor describes girl’s injuries after abduction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 5-year-old girl abducted from her Philadelphia classroom suffered severe physical injuries from a sexual assault that required surgery, a doctor testified Tuesday.  Former day care worker Christina Regusters, 21, is t More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Robertsdale High School band takes first prize in McConnellsburg

75 Years Ago  The Robertsdale High School band, under the direction of William Street, was awarded first prize in the firemen’s parade at McConnellsburg. The Mercersburg band placed second in the competition.  More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

August 18, 2014  Melissa S. Coleman, grantor, to Jonathan M. Wall, property in Huntingdon Borough, $24,169.60.  Donald L. Rockwell and Linda F. More...

Local Sports

Girls’ Volleyball Preview:

Hornets look to bounce back

After posting back-to-back winning seasons in 2011 and 2012, the Juniata Valley girls’ volleyball team suffered through a tough 2013 campaign with just five victories to its name. More...

Girls’ Volleyball Preview:

Tussey is dealing with changes

Tussey Mountain is going through many changes from the end of last volleyball season to this one. More...

Curve beat Squirrels

Willy Garcia set the franchise record for outfield assists in a single season with 19 as he cut down a potential game-tying run in the eighth that eventually kept the Curve in the win column 3-2 versus Richmond Tuesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Enjoying the art of barbecuing

Americans love barbecuing. There’s something great about inviting friends and family over, firing up the grill, sitting back and eating a juicy burger with veggies in the backyard.  More...

Service News

JVHS graduate completes basic Air Force training

Air Force Airman Dakota Kurtz graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Fo More...

Births

Stephanie Galloway-Maslanik and Scott Maslanik of Alexandria are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Ellen Maslanik, Aug. 18, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014:  More...

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