September 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Volunteers work to improve bike trail

The popularity of a local trail system will likely grow with some recent improvements.  The Raystown Mountain Bike Association (RMBA) and the Friends of Raystown Lake have added a new boardwalk to the Fawn Trail portion of the Allegrippis Trail More...

Film festival returning to local theater Friday

After a two-year hiatus, a small group of dedicated volunteers have come together to bring back a festival to showcase and celebrate independent filmmakers from across the region and state.  More...

Local News

Area brief

Fire company to host Sept. 11 vigil   ORBISONIA BORO. — The Orbisonia Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a candlelight vigil in honor of the attacks Sept. 11, 2001, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Orbisonia Fire Hall. More...

Saxton Boro. police officer hired

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening agreed to hire Ben Redmond as a regular parttime police officer effective immediately. Redmond has been working for the borough on a six-month probationary period since March.  More...

Assault case bound over for higher court

One preliminary hearing held in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday resulted in a case being bound over for a higher court.  More...

World  Free Access 

Leave them feeling full with nutritious chia seeds

Pity the chia seed. For so long this nutritional powerhouse was relegated to late-night television commercials hawking sprouting cat-shaped clay planters.  More...

College savings on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — The good news is that Americans are saving more than ever for college. The bad news is that the average amount wouldn’t come close to getting a person a degree.  More...

Business News

New outdoor shop offers inventory, education

There’s a new outdoor shop along Route 22 near Alexandria that its owners want not only to be a premier outdoor destination, but a place where folks can educate themselves about firearms and gather in fellowship.  More...

Huntingdon florist changes location

Business is blooming at Weaver the Florist and, because of that, opportunities arose to move the business to a new location.  More...

Ribbon-cutting held

Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Yvonne Martin recently welcomed Holiday Financial Services to Huntingdon County. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Franklin happy Lions can now chase dreams

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin has been flooded with congratulatory messages about his football team’s bowl prospects now that the NCAA has lifted the most severe sanctions to the program for the Jerry Sandusky child More...

Tigers catch Royals; Phillies stop Pirates’ streak

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer escaped a bases-loaded jam in the fifth, Rajai Davis and J.D. Martinez homered, and the Detroit Tigers beat Kansas City 4-2 on Tuesday night to pull within percentage points of the Royals atop the AL Central.  More...

NFL players delay vote

NEW YORK (AP) — The 32 player representatives to the union have delayed a vote on the NFL’s proposal for changes to the drug policy that potentially could implement HGH testing.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Call police if necessary

Dear Annie: We were happy to see a vacant house on our block sell and were pleased to meet the new neighbors. We were willing to overlook the reek of tobacco and the cigarette butts in our driveway. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Is Worcestershire best served cold?

Dear Heloise: I have read the label on my original Worcestershire sauce and cannot find the answer to my question: Should you REFRIGERATE Worcestershire sauce after opening it? — Danny P., via email  More...

Special Sections

Bids discussed for roof project

The county’s Annex II building is one step closer to a new roof after the Huntingdon County Commissioners discussed bids for the project during their weekly meeting Tuesday morning.  More...

Hearing to resolve issue with property

Huntingdon Borough Council members have decided to hold a public hearing prior to their regular meeting next week to decide if the property at 419 Mifflin St. should be razed.  More...

Sewer authority to request township fix road

During the meeting of the Alexandria- Porter Township Sewer Authority Tuesday evening, the board continued a discussion regarding damage to Beck Circle in Porter Township that may be been caused by contractors during the sewer extension project.  More...

State  Free Access 

Critics say politics fuel standards study

HARRISBURG (AP) — Critics of new reading and math standards in Pennsylvania schools said Tuesday that Gov. More...

Jury gets case of man shot by cop in traffic stop

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury began deliberating Tuesday in the criminal trial of a black man who was shot and paralyzed from the waist down by one of three white police officers during a scuffle in a traffic stop nearly two years ago.  More...

Prosecutors seek to show kidnap suspect acted solo

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With the trial winding down, prosecutors are working to erase any doubts raised by the defense that a woman charged with kidnapping a 5-year-old from school and sexually assaulting her could have acted alone.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

DEP: Sewer project coming to Pogue

75 Years Ago  Dr. Edgar S. Kiracofe, professor of education at Juniata College, was the speaker at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Huntingdon Kiwanis Club at the American Legion Home. Dr. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 10 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...

Local Sports

High School Volleyball:

’Cats, Titans win; Trojans swept

Huntingdon Tyrone took advantage of missed serves and hitting errors to build a two-point advantage against visiting Huntingdon midway through the first set of Tuesday evening’s Mountain League contest. More...

Eagles fall 3-2 to Mounties

The Juniata College men’s soccer team played well, but came up short in a 3-2 match at Mount Aloysius Tuesday. Dani Meyer-Arrivillaga (Durham, North Carolina) and Robby Higgins (Lower Dauphin) scored goals for the Eagles. More...

High School Field Hockey:

Cards blank Rockets 9-0

After opening the season with a solid performance last Thursday at Belleville Mennonite, the Southern Huntingdon field hockey team took a couple big steps backward in a 9-0 loss to visiting Forbes Road Tuesday afternoon.  The Cardinals raced out More...

People/Pastimes

Seniors gather for annual picnic

Over 140 seniors gathered Aug. 13 at the Shade Gap Senior Center for their annual indoor picnic featuring Ricky Howsare of Bedford.  As usual, Howsare gave a wonderful performance and wowed the crowd with this vocal variety. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sabrina Mae Kyper who turned 7 years old yesterday, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Her proud parents are Russell and Dixie Kyper of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Allie Juliann Thornburgh who turns 3 years old today, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Allie is the daughter of Aaron and Valeri Thornburgh and the little sister of Adelynn Grace of McVeytown.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Aries if born before 9:17 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014:  More...

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