October 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Local teen meets her special runner

Through the I Run 4 program, runner Cari Cook of Charlottesville, Virginia, was matched with 17-year-old Paisley Yablonski of Hesston, who is unable to run due to juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and, after a year of correspondence, the two were given t More...

Debris, leaves on road a hazard for motorists

The color-changing leaves of fall may create a nice view for motorists, but they can create dangerous road conditions after they’ve fallen and become wet from morning dew or rain. More...

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Local News

Mifflin Street property to be razed

Huntingdon Borough property owner Lori Shoop has 30 days to have her home at 417 Mifflin St. razed or borough council will do it for her.  Council approved the order during a special meeting Sept. 29.  More...

Scott Grugan Memorial Trail Run/Walk pre-registration deadline extended

HUNTINGDON — The pre-registration deadline for the 8th Annual Scott Grugan Memorial 5K and One-Mile Trail Run or Walk has been extended until Thursday, Oct. 9.  More...

Police Log

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General News

MU council seeking funds to replace old traffic signals

A funding program has been identified that may help Mount Union Borough update its downtown traffic lights.  More...

School bets on video game scholarship

CHICAGO (AP) — As a teenager, holed up in his bedroom, illuminated by the glow of his laptop, Youngbin Chung became addicted to video games. Ten-hours-a-day addicted.  His grades tanked. His parents fretted.  More...

Poll: Americans worry — can government protect us?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans lack confidence in the government’s ability to protect their personal safety and economic security, a sign that their widespread unease about the state of the nation extends far beyond politics, according to th More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Denver, New England finish off last unbeatens

So much for the NFL’s unbeatens.  The Denver Broncos and New England Patriots took care of that with impressive home victories over the Arizona Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.  Peyton Manning had four TD throws and Denver More...

Eagles hold off Rams 34-28

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After building a 27-point lead, the Philadelphia Eagles needed a defensive stand to win the game.  Nick Foles threw two touchdown passes, the defense and special teams each scored and the Eagles held on for a 34-28 vict More...

Interception sinks Jaguars

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Senior Spotlight

Senior Safety Behind the Wheel

Many of us remember the thrill of getting the keys to our first car and the new sense of independence that came with it. On the same token, seniors forced to surrender their keys often feel a significant loss of independence.   More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Pisces if born before 6:06 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014:  More...

JV administrator speaks to House

The Juniata Valley School District is being used as an example of how the state can improve financial literacy. More...

Area job seekers using gateway site

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Artisans’ work, history highlighted

Teri Smith of Petersburg finishes up a necklace for Carys Dobb of Mount Union Saturday morning during the annual Canal Era Day festival in Mount Union. More...

State  Free Access 

Explosions erupt in garage housing fireworks

MAYTOWN (AP) — Authorities in southern Pennsylvania say explosions that started in a garage where fireworks were stored flung burning debris across a cornfield and injured several people.  More...

Trying to fill request in porn email scandal

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane says in an email to Chief Justice Ronald Castille that she is trying to comply with his request to give him any information she may have involving any judicial officer in relation to More...

NCAA, Penn State lose round in suit over $60M fine

HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania senator and the state treasurer over the massive fine imposed on Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Oct. 6   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

Local Sports

Rockets lose 1-0 Saturday at Mercersburg

H.S. Field Hockey:

The Southern Huntingdon field hockey team played a very good game against Huntingdon Thursday afternoon, but could not string two performances together and lost a 1-0 decision at Mercersburg Academy Saturday.  The Rockets only win of the season More...

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball   More...

Hollidaysburg, Central win Bearcat tournament

Junior Varsity Volleyball:

Huntingdon’s Blue team advanced into the championship game of the silver bracket during Saturday’s annual Bearcat Junior Varsity Tournament. However, the Bearcats came up short against Central in the silver title match.  More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 28

Members of Boy Scout Troop 28, Huntingdon, visited the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Mount Hope, after a busy summer mowing a neighbor’s yard, building and selling bluebird boxes and selling More...

How well do you know your cat

As a cat owner, you do your best to take care of your pet. But there may be some things you don’t know about cats that could affect its health and happiness.  More...

Three Springs seniors plan October events

October will be a very busy month at the Three Springs Senior Center.  Faith’s Messengers will offer a special singing program at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7. Free blood pressure screenings will be given Thursday, Oct. 9, and Tuesday, Oct. More...

Healthy Living

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital offers health education

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month, J.C. More...

Vitamin D intake may reduce cancer risk

Try as they may, the thousands upon thousands of medical researchers, scientists and doctors around the world have not yet figured out a way to eradicate cancer. More...

What to know prior to receiving a mammogram

J.C. Blair’s Women’s Imaging Center in Huntingdon offers the best in breast health with 3D digital mammography (tomosynthesis). With 3D mammography, Dr. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Society isn’t particulary kind to middle-aged virgins ANNIE

Dear Annie: I’m a 50-year-old male, not particularly tall, with a stocky (not fat) build and blond hair. I’m still a virgin.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Not so hot restrooms

Dear Readers: Here is the latest of the “running” comments (yes, pun intended) related to the SOUND OFF about public restrooms:  “One of my biggest pet peeves is going to a restaurant restroom and there’s no hot water, es More...

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