September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cellphone reception to improve in area

For the past two years, state Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. has been working with Verizon Wireless to establish additional cellular phone service in parts of Huntingdon County and it seems the fruits of his labors will prosper.  More...

Register and recorder office renovations done

Work is getting back to normal in the county’s register and recorders office as renovation work was completed and staff moved back into the space Wednesday.  County register and recorder Jinny Cooper visited the Huntingdon County Commissio More...

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Local News

Judge bounds cases over for higher court

A Chambersburg man charged with the rape of a 14-year-old girl two years ago in a Huntingdon County lodging establishment had his case bound over for a higher court Tuesday morning in central court.  More...

Orby leaders discuss code enforcement

Orbisonia Borough Council held a special workshop meeting Wednesday night to discuss the legal authority of the borough’s code enforcement officer.  “There is some grey area where our authorities (aren’t well defined),” s More...

Police Log

Burglary   DUBLIN TWP. — A Burnt Cabins woman reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone broke into her residence on Pleasant Hill Road between Sept. 10-22 and took nine checks. More...

World  Free Access 

Suspect captured, student still missing

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia sophomore has been captured in Texas and is awaiting extradition — but there is still no sign of the student, authorities said.  More...

Kindness to wildlife can pay off in the garden

Competition and conflict have existed between people and animals since the first gardeners began sowing seeds on the ground. More...

Go wild: Plant species tulips for early color

Maybe it’s time to rethink the way we landscape using tulips.  True, the familiar, large, goblet shaped blooms make a colorful springtime splash grouped in beds and pots. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Dodgers clinch NL West as Kershaw wins 21st

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw tied a career high with his 21st victory, Yasiel Puig homered to highlight a four-run sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers won the NL West title with a 9-1 victory over the second-place San Francisco Giant More...

Harrison joins Steelers’ new-look linebackers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — James Harrison walked off the practice field in his familiar No. More...

Ryder Cup:

Mickelson takes shot at Europeans

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson once had a corporate sponsor that built a marketing campaign around the phrase, “What will Phil do next?”  The better question: What will Phil say next?  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Yohn-Ulsamer

Lynsi Ulsamer and Jordan Yohn, both of Jersey Shore, were united in marriage Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The Rev. Marcos Lykins presided over the 4 p.m. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Matthew Ryan Prendergast who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. His proud parents are Amanda and Michael Prendergast of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Collin Christopher Yocum who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. His proud parents are Ryan and Alesha Yocum of Mount Union. Collin has an older sister, Reagan Elyse, 7. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Issue should be addressed

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for four years. We were high school sweethearts. We were both briefly married to other people before reuniting, and my husband has a child from his first marriage.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Libra if born before 10:29 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 26, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Treatment court a difficult option

As part of an in-depth report released Tuesday by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania on the current heroin crisis in the state, recommendations have been made to expand county drug courts across the state.  Currently, of the 67 counties in the st More...

Volunteers take part in Day of Caring

Huntingdon County United Way volunteers took to the streets in an effort to Live United and Join Hands, working on 38 projects as part of the annual Day of Caring, the beginning to the 2014-15 fundraising campaign.  More...

JC professors discuss backlash of feminism

Though threats toward actress Emma Watson for her impassioned speech to the United Nations in support of feminism proved to be a hoax, the backlash for advocating such issues is real and can be violent  More...

State  Free Access 

Three young adults charged in gay assault

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A defense lawyer for one of three young adults charged with beating a gay couple during a night on the town insisted the men were injured when a “fist fight ... More...

Pennsylvania Senate OKs medical marijuana bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — After an emotionally charged debate, Pennsylvania state senators overwhelmingly passed legislation Wednesday to legalize several forms of medical marijuana, although the legislative session is growing short, House Republican l More...

Trooper ambush suspect making manhunt a ‘game’

CANADENSIS (AP) — The suspected killer of a state trooper, who has eluded a massive dragnet for nearly two weeks, might be treating the manhunt in the Pennsylvania woods as a game against law enforcement, according to police.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Cassville to host annual Oktoberfest

75 Years Ago  A terrific earthquake shook the region of Smyrua, Istanbul and authorities feared a heavy toll of casualties. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 25   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Mount Union (4-0) at Bellwood-Antis (3-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week review: Trevon Walker rushed for 114 yards and threw for another 152 as Mount Union rolled to a 41-0 victory at Moshannon Valley. More...

Southern Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Northern Bedford (2-2) at Southern Huntingdon (2-2), 7 p.m (Homecoming).  More...

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Williamsburg (2-2) at Tussey Mountain (3-1), 7 p.m.  Last Week in Review: Tussey Mountain 36, Southern Huntingdon 30.  Three rushing touchdowns from Dan Taylor and two TD passes by Quinn Barnett helped the Titans hol More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

An ominous warning sign for Pa.

On Sept. 15, something happened that has not occurred in recent memory: the state’s General Fund balance dipped below zero — a historic low for this time of year.  More...

Bipartisan solutions on job creation: August jobs report a stark reminder

Earlier this month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its August jobs report that indicated only 142,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy, marking the lowest amount of job growth in 2014. More...

Our Readers Write

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Farm-Home-Garden

Farm safety is not just for farmers

In 1944, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the proclamation declaring the third week of September to be National Farm Safety and Health Week. More...

Ag museum to feature old Extension movies

The third in a series of fall open houses at Penn State’s Pasto Agricultural Museum will be an “Early Extension Movies Matinee.”  The films will start at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.  More...

PSU Extension announces dairy farm bill meeting dates

The Penn State Extension Dairy Team will host 35 meetings this fall on the Margin Protection Program also known as the MPP-Dairy. Meetings will be held across the state during the day and evening. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Canned food safety

Dear Heloise: My wife and I canned tomatoes, green beans and tomato juice in 1997. Since then, my wife passed away, and time has moved on. Are these HOME-CANNED GOODS still good to use? More...

NASCAR

Hot (and not)

While Team Penske rolls, Gibbs’ guys stagger

A “Tale of Two Teams” is being written chapter by chapter as the Sprint Cup Series burrows into the Chase.  On the upside is Team Penske, which seems to do no wrong, winning the past three races.  On the downside is Joe Gibbs Ra More...

NEW HAMPSHIRE REWIND

It wasn’t easy, but Junior left New Hampshire with a top-10 finish

Daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt Jr. had to race hard and rally back to finish ninth at New Hampshire. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

OK, who’s going home this week?   Well, nobody, actually. Remember, this is the “playoffs” in name only. It’s not like baseball, football or even the PGA Tour’s version of playoffs. More...

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