June 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Highways remain concern of HCBI

The board of directors of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) discussed highway funding at length during its Monday meeting.  Part of that discussion included the addition of state routes 26 and 453 to the National Highway System (NHS More...

Bottled water recalled due to e. coli concerns

During this time of year, bottled water is typically flying off the shelves, but a recent recall has a local grocery store temporarily removing a popular brand.  More...

National cattle event to kick off in county

This week, the county is playing host to guests from all over the country and some of them happen to be Ayrshire cattle, here for the 2015 Ayrs hire National Convention. More...

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Local News

HCBI board bids farewell to staff member

The board of directors of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) said goodbye to a staff member during its monthly meeting Monday.  HCBI executive director Amy Wise told the board the agency’s assistant director of membership and p More...

Senate bill to aid 911 funding

Residents in Huntingdon County could be paying a little more on their cellphone and telephone bills after the state Senate passed House Bill 911. The bill now moves to the state House of Representatives for a vote. More...

Committee members report at monthly meeting

Committees reported at the monthly meeting of the board of directors for Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) Monday.  For membership, Tracey Cook said HCBI “gained six members” for a total membership of 186.  The agen More...

General News

Weather Channel taking stance on climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weather Channel is looking beyond cold fronts and summer showers with a project featuring the voices of 25 prominent people talking about the need to take action on climate change.  More...

Martha Stewart Living acquired for $353 million

NEW YORK (AP) — Martha Stewart’s empire of recipes, spatulas, pots and books is heading to a new place.  Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia will be acquired by Sequential Brands in a cashand stock deal valued at about $353 million.  More...

Local Sports

Taylor named defensive MVP in Lantzy game

Tussey Mountain graduate Daniel Taylor turned in a solid defensive performance with a pair of interceptions Friday night to help the North squad win a 34-12 decision in the annual Ken Lantzy game at Johnstown’s Trojan Field.  More...

Spikes down Auburn 6-2 for first win

Brian O’Keefe homered to begin the scoring and Danny Martin became the sixth State College Spikes player to triple twice in one game as the Spikes defeated the Auburn Doubledays 6-2 to crack the win column for the first time in the 2015 season. More...

Curve earns split with Sens

The Altoona Curve split a doubleheader with the Harrisburg Senators Monday night to finish a five-game series at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Editorial

Congressional votes for the week ending June 19

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 19.  House  More...

Robin Hood in reverse

Op-Ed

One of the biggest questions of the day is: Why do the rich keep getting richer and the middle class keep getting poorer?  This also ranks as the dumbest question of the day, week, month or year. More...

The Founding Fathers wanted it this way

After the colonists broke away from a tyrannical British monarch, the Founding Fathers of our country stitched together a Constitution whose basic fabric was based upon a system of checks and balances, so no single branch of government could rule imp More...

Chatter Box

An inspiring tale

Have you been following the United States Women’s Soccer World Cup team?  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wife can be a source of support

Dear Annie: I am 50 years old. After 10 years of marriage, I feel I must tell my wife of the reason for my declining ability to perform in the bedroom.  More...

Doctor K

Take steps to slow progress of heart failure

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been diagnosed with heart failure. Thankfully, it is still in the early stages. What can I do to keep it from getting worse? More...

Special Sections

New legislation impacts Skills

Good intentions, it is said, is the paving material used on the road to a very undesirable destination and are also thought to be the driving force behind new legislation many find concerning.  More...

Area company installs Sheetz counters

Since 2006, E.B. Endres Millwork & Cabinetry on Fairgrounds Road in Smithfield Township has built and installed cabinets, coffee bars and counters for more than 250 Sheetz stores.  More...

MUASD final budget approved by 7-1 vote

The Mount Union Area School Board gave final approval to the district’s proposed $21 million 2015-16 budget Monday night, mustering a 7-1 vote for the spending plan.  More...

State  Free Access 

Police: Five hurt in second shotgun shooting in days

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The second shotgun shooting of a group of people in the city in a matter of days injured at least five people.  The more recent gunfire occurred Monday afternoon on a street in the Kensington neighborhood, where police More...

Victim describes severity of his stabbing wound

One of 20 students stabbed by a high school classmate testified that the wound to his torso was so severe teachers couldn’t apply pressure to stop the bleeding — because his liver was protruding from it.  More...

‘Francis Fund’ working to help needy, to honor pope’s visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Advocates for the poor hope the pope’s upcoming visit to Philadelphia will inspire people to follow his lead and help the needy.  Civic and religious leaders have started The Francis Fund to raise money for dozens More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 23   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bryant homers twice as Cubs beat Kershaw

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant connected twice for his first career multihomer game, and the Chicago Cubs beat Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 on Monday night.  More...

College World Series Notebook

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — No one is happier than coach Tim Corbin that three first-round draft picks are on Vanderbilt’s roster. Corbin is not happy, however, about when those picks were made.  More...

Vandy wins 5-1 in title opener

College World Series:

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Carson Fulmer knew his career at Vanderbilt was over as coach Tim Corbin walked from the third-base dugout to the mound in the eighth inning.  What a career it’s been, and what a way to finish.  More...

People/Pastimes

Orbisonia teen accepted into leadership program

Olivia Barney of Orbisonia has been accepted into the National Young Leaders Conference to be held from Sunday, July 19, through Saturday, July 25, in Washington, D.C. More...

Engaged to Wed

Julia Donaldson of Annapolis, Maryland, and Ian Busko of Lancaster are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of J. Jeffrey and Faith Donaldson of Annapolis, Maryland. More...

Local student graduates

Anthony Pacheaco of Huntingdon graduated from Universal Technical Institute in Exton May 1 as the top student in his graduating class.  Pacheaco earned a diploma in automotive technology with Ford Accelerated Credential training.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Virgo if born before 1:41 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 24, 2015: More...

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