September 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Continuance, pleas halt court schedule

After a continuance and two pleas, no further juries will need to report to the Huntingdon County Courthouse this week.  Monday, just before facing a jury of five women, seven men and two female alternates, Corey Bracey, 35, confined to SCI Hunt More...

Resignation accepted by council

Two months after he announced he would be stepping down, Brad Snyder officially resigned as a member of Alexandria Borough Council at its monthly meeting Monday.  Though not present, Snyder sent a resignation letter to council members which stat More...

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Mapleton Boro. Council hears mowing proposal

After deciding not to have an August meeting, Mapleton Borough Council met for nearly two hours Monday night.  The council discussed a proposal issued in July to have a contractor do mowing in the borough. More...

Judge rules in favor of Perry County sheriff

Last week, Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic sat on the bench in Perry County to hear a civil trial involving Perry County auditors Barbara Hench, Donna Jones and Kimberly McMullen, who filed a claim against Perry County Sheriff Carl Nac More...

Regular business handled by Mapleton council

Mapleton Borough Council heard a number of reports from borough groups and committees during its monthly meeting Monday.  Mapleton Fire Chief Mike Corbin reported the department has sold one of its pumper trucks to a collector in New Kingstown. More...

Editorial

Taking the heat

Most of us have experienced being in school during the winter when school is closed due to snow. For years in Pennsylvania, however, it was a very rare practice. As school bus use became more common place, it became more of an issue.  More...

We are what we eat?

In watching all of the mayhem that is going on in the Middle East, we have to wonder what fuels the type of hysterical vengeance that seems to permeate every military encounter between the warring factions.  More...

Analysis

Politics trump promises on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, President Barack Obama berated Republicans for putting their own political interests ahead of good policy on immigration. More...

People/Pastimes

Football tailgating tips that add flavor, nutrition

Soon, parking lots of colleges, high schools and professional stadiums across the nation will be filled with fans gearing up for another sporting season — and the tailgating celebrations that go hand-inhand.  More...

Births

Jessie and Joe Mosley of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Ella Rose Mosley, Aug. 23, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Ella weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Tackle a winning taste with pork skewers

It’s not just a Spanish, tapas-style thing anymore. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t grant MIL so much importance

Dear Annie: I cannot stand to be around my mother-in-law. Since the day I married, “MIL” has been telling my wife and me how to live our lives. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014:  More...

Group requests tax exempt rank

After failing to pay property taxes for two years, a real estate group in the Huntingdon Area School District is seeking tax exempt status from the district’s board.  More...

TMSB members to talk PTA agendas

In an abbreviated meeting Monday night, the Tussey Mountain School Board reviewed a number of agenda matters to be acted on at next Monday night’s regular session.  More...

Resident questions road’s owner

At Monday night’s meeting of the Walker Township Supervisors, township resident Dennis Davis came before the board with a question about a road in the township and its ownership.  “I’m of the understanding Householder Lane is o More...

State  Free Access 

NCAA lifts Penn State’s postseason ban

Associated Press  Penn State football got out from under the most severe onfield sanctions imposed on it two years ago over the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal, learning Monday that the NCAA will allow it to compete in this year’s posts More...

Paralyzed suspect: Officer said he hoped I’d die

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A black man shot and paralyzed during a traffic stop testified Monday at his criminal trial that one of the three white officers involved told him repeatedly, “I hope you (expletive) die.”  More...

JROTC instructor, board president cited at bar

AMBRIDGE (AP) — A Junior ROTC instructor at a high school has been cited for public drunkenness after arguing with the school board president at a bar just hours after his wife was charged with breaking a beer mug over his head there, authoriti More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Tigers close in on Royals

DETROIT (AP) — Torii Hunter had two of his three hits in a six-run third inning and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 9-5 on Monday to move within a game of the AL Central-leading Royals.  Nick Castellanos had two hits and two RBIs for t More...

Marte, Locke lead Bucs past Phils 6-4

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Starling Marte had turned toward a crowd of media at his locker when a passing teammate cracked a one-liner about the soft-spoken outfielder.  “What do they think they’ll get out of Marte,” he asked.&n More...

Bearcats sweep Trojans; Titans swept by CK By TERRY L. SNARE Assistant Sports Editor

Huntingdon senior Chasity Brindle served up a six-point run late in the first set during Monday evening’s home nonleague match with neighboring Mount Union and help the Bearcats pull away for the victory. More...

Chatter Box

Last chance to enjoy summer evenings

Despite a few days of heat and humidity (that we really haven’t had all summer) last week, we’ve experienced some beautiful evenings recently — the kind of evenings that are just right for taking in some late summer fun before it&rs More...

Healthy Living

CAN HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE CHEAT AGING?

Human growth hormone performs a number of biological functions and is in abundance when children and adolescents are growing. More...

CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D IMPORTANT THROUGHOUT LIFE

Calcium and vitamin D are frequently touted for their ability to improve bone health. More...

DID YOU KNOW

Homeowners about to embark on home improvement projects should prioritize dust removal to avoid the potentially negative side effects of exposure to lead dust. More...

Doctor K

Doctor K

Antidepressant weight gain is usually small

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor thinks I could benefit from an antidepressant. But I’ve heard that antidepressants cause weight gain and I’m already overweight. Do any antidepressants cause less weight gain than others?  More...

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