September 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MU Catholic priest under investigation

For the second time in as many years, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Mount Union, is temporarily without a priest as recently appointed administrator, the Rev. Father Chinemere Onyeocha, 42, was placed on leave by the Most Rev. Mark L. More...

JC professor explains Ferguson investigation

Nearly a month after the shooting of an unarmed 18-yearold black man by a white police officer in the St. More...

Local News

Cromwell Twp. sewer work progressing

With nearly all of the new sewage system lines installed in Pine Tree Village, Cromwell Township Supervisors Martin Edgin, Buzz Gutshall and chairman Barry Welch Saturday morning discussed with Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Authority representatives the p More...

Vehicle roll over

A Shirleysburg man suffered moderate injuries as a result of a one-vehicle accident along Aughwick Mills Road, Shirley Township, at 3:17 p.m. Sunday. More...

Police Log

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Sept. 8   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Bearcat teams split

High School Soccer:

Huntingdon got the offense going in the second half of its home debut at Detwiler Field Saturday against Clearfield. More...

’Cats fall at Juniata

High School Field Hockey:

Juniata built a three-goal lead in the first half of Saturday’s non-league match with visiting Huntingdon and went on to deal a short-handed Bearcat squad (0-2) a 5-1 setback.  More...

Matt Baer wins county tourney

Mount Union ALCC club champion Matt Baer added another win to his season record, capturing the crown of the 32nd annual Huntingdon County Golf Championship over the weekend.  A total of 26 participants played in the two-day event that started S More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone Garden Club Garden of the Month

The Standing Stone Garden Club has selected the Garden of the Month for September. More...

Make home projects a family affair

Tackling home improvement projects with kids in tow can be challenging. But if kids are old enough, moms and dads can enlist their youngsters’ help when working on projects around the house.  More...

United in Marriage

Tower-Kneževic

Adams Tower and Yelena Forrester Kneževic were married at the Pittsburgh Friends Meeting (Quakers/Religious Society of Friends) Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Daughter’s depression isn’t being treated ANNIE

Dear Annie: My daughter, “Nina,” suffers from depression. Recently, I went to Seattle to help Nina and her husband move to Texas. More...

Hints from Heloise

Drive-thru drips

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about to-go cups:  “My Sound Off is when I go through a fast-food drive-thru and I am handed a cup that is dripping. I know some places do wipe down the cup before handing it to a patron. More...

Special Sections

Saxton business open after fires

For many people, suffering a loss from a fire can be devastating, but imagine suffering losses from two fires within two months of one another.  That is the case for Saxton businesswoman April Carroll, owner of April’s Resale Shop.  More...

Water plant project costs under budget

While the upgrades to the Huntingdon Borough Water Treatment Plant are 32 percent complete, Huntingdon Borough engineer Kevin Nestor of GHD recently gave the borough’s water and sewer committee some good news.  More...

Study concludes polar vortexes are likely

The polar vortex isn’t just a buzzword, in fact, the frigid air mass that brought freezing temperatures to the county last winter could be a more frequent thing, according to one scientific journal.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pennsylvania to hear electronic voting challenge

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania officials crossed their fingers and hoped for no major problems in the 2006 election as voters in all 67 counties cast ballots electronically for the first time.  More...

Pa. designer: Wal-Mart toy nearly same as mine

STROUDSBURG (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania woman who develops doll accessories and clothing believes Wal-Mart might be selling a knockoff of one of her designs. More...

Grieving family: Watch for tick-borne illnesses

NEW CUMBERLAND (AP) — The family of a 3-year-old central Pennsylvania girl who recently succumbed to Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever hopes to raise awareness of the early symptoms, saying a delayed diagnosis can prove devastating.  Lillian Ro More...

General News

Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.  More...

Survey: US pay likely to stagnate

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. workers face a dim future, with stagnant or falling pay and fewer openings for full-time jobs.  That’s the picture that emerges from a survey of Harvard Business School alumni.  More...

Summer break over, must-do tasks await Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer break over and elections ahead, Congress is beginning an abbreviated September session with must-do tasks of preventing a government shutdown and extending a freeze on taxing access to the Internet.  Lawmakers will More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rivalries spark sizzling finishes

Big-time rivalries yielded sizzling finishes on opening weekend of the NFL season.  Pittsburgh needed a last-play field goal by Shaun Suisham to beat Cleveland. More...

Serena wins third straight Open title

NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams ended a difficult-forher Grand Slam season in the best way possible, winning her third consecutive U.S. Open title by beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 on Sunday.  More...

Houston blanks Grambling 47-0

HOUSTON (AP) — Kenneth Farrow ran for 130 yards and a touchdown to help Houston beat Grambling State 47-0 Saturday night.  Houston jumped on top quickly, with Greg Ward scoring just 48 seconds into it with a 12-yard run — set up by a More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Pisces if born before 7:33 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014:  More...

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