September 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Trail work nearly finished

Broad Top Township maintenance employees are nearing the completion of the long-awaited re-decking of old Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain (H&BT) Railroad trestle, located near Cypher. More...

Deadline approaches for chamber awards

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominations of exceptional businesses and individuals to honor at its annual gala in November. “On (Thursday,) Nov. More...

Local News

Chili Cook-off

Liberty Township resident Mike Smith, second from the left, showed his display of the former Huntingdon & Broad Top (H&BT) Railroad roundhouse to Saxton Borough Council president Lester Meck More...

Police Log

DUI   SMIT HFIE LD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon initiated a traffic stop at 9564 William Penn Highway at approximately 12:51 a.m. Sept. 28. An unnamed man was found to be under the influence of alcohol. Charges will be filed.  More...

PennDOT, hospital present bikes

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and the employees of Huntingdon’s PennDOT offices partnered again this year in a bike raffle at the hospital’s booth at the Huntingdon County Fair. More...

General News

Obama: ‘Contradictory’ Syria policy helps Assad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida’s affiliate in Syria is helpin More...

Emotional toll taxes military drone operators

SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. More...

Indian leader Modi heads for White House visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Barack Obama for the first time at the White House, the welcome will be very different from the response Modi got nearly a decade ago when he wanted to visit the U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Eagles blow lead; Buccaneers rally to beat Steelers

The Philadelphia Eagles got a taste of their own medicine.  After three weeks of uplifting rallies to victory, the Eagles lost for the first time, blowing a lead in a 26-21 defeat to the 49ers. More...

Jordan Zimmerman tosses no-hitter at Marlins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann pitched the first no-hitter for the Washington Nationals, the gem preserved when defensive replacement Steven Souza Jr. More...

Another Ryder Cup disappointment

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Tom Watson walked over to congratulate Jamie Donaldson for the shot of his life, a shot that ended the Ryder Cup. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Set a time limit

Dear Annie: I recently married a man who has never been married before, although he lived with a woman for 15 years. They never had children, and “Vic” cheated on her for years. He paid for everything, and she had a free ride. More...

Hints from Heloise

Athletes should be reflective

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about athletic clothing:  More...

Special Sections

Work on stream ongoing locally

Ongoing work to a stream in the northern part of the county is once again making it a habitat for trout. More...

Alpaca farm marks a decade

In December 2004, Daryl Baker and his parents, Bob and Sandy Baker, purchased six female alpacas. Now, almost 10 years later, those six animals have turned into a herd of 60 and are known as Terrace Mountain Alpacas near Calvin. More...

Oktoberfest fun

Mother and daughter Stephanie and Emma Smith of Orbisonia team up to create a corncob doll at one of the craft stations set up by the Spring Farms Elementary PTO for Cassville Oktoberfest’s you More...

State  Free Access 

Search for trooper killing suspect shifts slightly

CANADENSIS (AP) — The delicate search for a survivalist charged with killing a trooper more than two weeks ago shifted slightly over the weekend in the dense woods that authorities fear may be booby-trapped, state police said Sunday.  More...

Middle school principal put her office on a cart

READING (AP) — Reading’s Southern Middle School students aren’t visiting the principal’s office as much this year, and that might be because the principal is visiting them more.  Principal Geina Beaver has begun the year More...

Police: Man killed after break-in at woman’s home

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a man was shot to death by another man after allegedly breaking into his ex-wife’s home.  Police in Allegheny County say a woman called 911 at about 4 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Sept. 29   Huntingdon TO PS p Huntingdon TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will have weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 525 Mifflin St., Huntingdon. Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Local Sports

Eagles’ rally falls short of F&M

For most of Saturday afternoon’s Centennial Conference clash between Juniata College and Franklin & Marshall at Knox Stadium, the Eagles found themselves battling from behind. More...

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball   More...

Titans and Hornets fare well; Trojans lose four

High School Volleyball:

Tussey Mountain and Juniata Valley were among 16 schools at the Bellwood-Antis Invitational Saturday. The Titans made it to the Gold Bracket before losing in the first round, while the Green Hornets were beaten in the final of the Silver Bracket. More...

People/Pastimes

First Book Huntingdon receives grant

Darin Tornatore, center, of Ronald McDonald House Charities Mid-Penn Region presented a donation in the amount of $3,750 to First Book Huntingdon volunteers Rose Rahman, left, and Rebecca Weld during More...

Boy Scouts to hold annual Fall Camporee

Boy Scouts from Huntingdon, Mifflin and Juniata counties will descend on Isett Acres this weekend for their annual Fall Camporee.  The theme of the camporee is “Exploring our Heritage.” In addition to a weekend of camping, fun and fe More...

Births

Benjamin and Jessica (Donaldson) Little of Saxton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Colton Jamison Little, at noon Sept. 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Colton weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014:  More...

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