September 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Water regulations blocked by House

Wrangling over protecting the nation’s waterways has reached the Congressional level, but is still causing concern locally. More...

Climbing behind the wheel

Ryan Dibble, 4, of Smithfield Township, climbed behind the wheel of a fire engine belonging to the Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Local News

Heritage group makes plans for apple butter making

SHIRLEY TWP. — The Fort Shirley Heritage Group is making plans for this year’s apple butter making event to be held Friday, Sept. 19, through Sunday, Sept. 21, in conjunction with the Aughwick Tractor Show.  More...

Police Log

Harassment   More...

More scenes from this weekend’s events

Renee Berger of Huntingdon participates in a question and answer session at the Huntingdon Cinema’s Clifton 5 following a screening of “Room 15” during the Iris Film Festival Saturd More...

General News

Hurdles for Obama health law in second season

WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.  Don’t expect a repeat of last year’s website meltd More...

Vietnam War soldiers to receive Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday will bestow the Medal of Honor on a pair of soldiers for their acts of bravery in the Vietnam War.  More...

Civil War officer’s heroism earns Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON (AP) — After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Backup leads ’Skins to 41-10 romp

Actual football games were supposed to provide some respite for the NFL from off-field headlines created by Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and drug policies.  Instead, there was a rash of injuries to stars grabbing attention.  More...

Injuries next problem to plague NFL teams

After a tough week off the field, the NFL got back to playing — and the focus turned to big-name players who were injured all over the league.  Robert Griffin III, Jamaal Charles, DeSean Jackson, A.J. More...

Swiss, French reach Davis Cup finals

Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka each have Grand Slam singles titles, and Olympic gold together in doubles. Now they’ve got the chance to win Switzerland’s first Davis Cup.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Closing the Prescription Drug Coverage Gap

Most Medicare prescription drug plans (Part D) have a temporary limit on their coverage of prescription drugs. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t jump into the fire

Dear Annie: I met the man of my dreams at the workplace. At the time, I was in an abusive marriage and had given up all hope, and then I met “Howard.” More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Hotels need to see the light

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about lighting in hotel bathrooms: “I travel frequently and find that most hotels have terrible lighting over the bathroom sinks. It makes it very difficult to apply makeup. More...

Special Sections

Gala guests bid on fun

Hospital auxiliary sponsors Monte Carlo Ball

Many from the community gathered Saturday night to place their bets on a bright future for J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. The Auxiliary to J.C. More...

Bricks repurposed to honor heroes

A new addition to the First Responder’s Monument near Portstown Park in Huntingdon Borough will honor both the area’s history and individuals, organizations and businesses whose contributions have made a difference to the community. More...

Sharing a vision for the future

Juniata College President Jim Troha talks about the college’s strategic and future plans with those attending the school’s first Community Day Saturday. More...

State  Free Access 

Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist dies at 72

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Tony Auth, whose sharp and creative commentary appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer for more than 40 years, died of cancer on Sunday. More...

Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

BLOOMING GROVE (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.& More...

Newborn dies after pregnant woman shot

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in Philadelphia say a newborn baby of a pregnant woman killed by gunfire in northeast Philadelphia over the weekend has also died.  Police said the woman was shot while sitting outside a home in the Frankfor More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Sept. 15   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

Local Sports

Juniata creates disc golf course

Creating clubs to match a personal passion is sort of par for the course at Juniata College, but this week Juniata Eagles will be trying for eagles on the college’s own nine-hole disc golf course, brought into being by a student club and its ad More...

Huntingdon loses to Forest Hills

High School Volleyball:

Huntingdon had a great start to the St. Francis Tournament Saturday in Loretto, but the ending came quickly and unexpected.  More...

Eagles edge Red Devils in shootout

The Juniata College defense had a lot of bend in its game Saturday afternoon when the Eagles took on Dickinson at Knox Stadium in their Centennial Conference opener. But that group hung in and made stops when the Eagles needed them most.  More...

People/Pastimes

Why emergency preparedness matters to prevent damage

Preparing for an unexpected emergency, especially one brought on by severe weather, is one of the most important ways you can protect your home and family. More...

Special Occasions

Sept. 15, 2014  Happy birthday wishes go out to Edward Schmidt of Saltillo who turns 47 years old today, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Happy birthday, Edward!   More...

Winter prep checklist

Fall is a time to prepare homes, vehicles and even our psyches for the arrival of winter. To get your car cold-weather ready, check and repair these items now.  — Tire pressure can drop in cold weather. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Gemini if born before 11:24 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014:  More...

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