June 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Beef, hot dog prices up from last year

With grilling season in full swing and the Fourth of July holiday approaching, area residents may find themselves paying a little more for their burgers and steaks at the market.  According to MarketWatch.com, the prices of ground beef and steak More...

US senator introduces new identity theft bill

Identity theft can have serious, long-term consequences and one U.S. senator is taking steps to stop those thieves in their tracks.  U.S. Sen. Robert Casey Jr. More...

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Local News

Commissioner questions another meeting

For the second week in a row, a county commissioner questioned a closed-door session among his comrades.  Before the close of the leaders’ June 23 weekly meeting, Commissioner R. More...

Fulton County man’s charges bound over

A preliminary hearing was held Thursday for a Fulton County man accused in the May shooting death of two family members.  Anthony Lyn Hollenshead, 36, Big Cove Tannery, confined to the Franklin County Jail, is facing two counts of criminal homic More...

Shirley supervisors discuss drainage issues

The Shirley Township Supervisors met briefly Thursday.  Township resident Mark Edgin approached the board regarding drainage issues on Keystone Road.  He told the supervisors he has been working to improve drainage in the area. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Salvation Army building razed one year after fire

75 Years Ago  Douglas Milton Anderson, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson, of Kearney, died in the eye and ear hospital, University Medical Center, Pittsburgh as the result of having a penny lodged in his esophagus. More...

Local Sports

Rodriguez pitches Spikes to 6-0 win at Mahoning

Jorge Rodriguez tossed a stellar five innings in his second start of the year and Leobaldo Pina’s home run helped stoke the offense as the State College Spikes got back into the win column with a 6-0 victory over the Mahoning Valley Scrappers T More...

SeaWolves rally late for 2-1 win over Curve

The Altoona Curve dropped a late lead against the Erie Sea- Wolves and fell 2-1 at Peoples Natural Gas Field Thursday. The loss overshadowed six scoreless, three-hit innings for Curve starting pitcher Steven Brault.  More...

People/Pastimes

Hawn family continues 57-year reunion tradition

For 57 years, descendants of Henry and Margaret (Corbin) Hawn, originally of the Raystown and Donation areas, have met for a reunion each June. More...

SCI retirees hold annual picnic

Retired employees of the State Correctional Institutions at Huntingdon and Smithfield held their annual June picnic June 18 at the Riverside Park pavilion. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Avrie Rose Reynolds who turns 2 years old today, Friday, June 26, 2015. Her proud parents are Amy and Rufus Reynolds III of Leesburg, Virginia.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Protect your flower beds   My flower beds were always being dug up by my dog. Finally I put chicken wire on the ground around the flowers. I used stakes to hold it down. Now my pooch leaves my flowers alone.  Protect the fruit   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sometimes a spouse choses to ignore evidence

Dear Annie: My father-in-law “Ron” is having an affair. At first I was not sure, but now I have proof, and my husband has seen his father with this woman, as well. Even my in-laws have told us that they only coexist with one another. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, June 27, 2015:  More...

Storms put area in flood watch

The National Weather Service in State College has issued a flood watch for the entire central portion of the state, including Huntingdon County, as heavy rains are forecasted beginning overnight tonight.  The flood watch begins at 2 a.m. More...

Volunteers mark 50th anniversary

The Six Mile Run Area Volunteer Fire Co. More...

MUAHS grad crowned Ayrshire princess

For one local young woman, Thursday night had a little extra sparkle as she was selected 2015-2016 National Ayrshire Princess at the 2015 National Ayrshire Convention at the Lake Raystown Resort, Lodge and Conference Center in Entriken.  More...

State  Free Access 

Flight 93 visitors center to open Sept. 10

SHANKSVILLE (AP) — A $26 million visitors center complex at the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated and open to the public Sept. 10, a day before the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks.  More...

Court rejects law that aided NRA gun challenges

HARRISBURG (AP) — A state court on Thursday struck down a law designed to make it easier for gun owners and organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge local firearms ordinances in court.  More...

Wolf plans veto of GOP budget, Democrats say

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf told top Pennsylvania Democratic lawmakers he will veto a Republican budget plan that falls short of his priorities, two senior Democrats said Thursday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, June 26 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

deGrom allows four hits in eight innings of Mets win

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jacob deGrom gave up four hits in eight innings, and the New York Mets beat the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Thursday to stop a seven-game losing streak, their longest since April 2011.  More...

Hard times toughened Virginia baseball team

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Winning, and winning big, has been the standard for the Virginia baseball program since coach Brian O’Connor took over in 2004, and no excuses were allowed when the most trying circumstances cropped up.  More...

New ball increases college offenses

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The 15 home runs hit in 16 College World Series games this year were the most since the tournament moved to TD Ameritrade Park in 2011 and they mirrored the increased offense across Division I this season.  More...

School News

Spring commencement ceremonies held at PSU

This spring, Penn State expected to award 13,381 diplomas to students university-wide completing 433 associate, 10,916 baccalaureate, 1,437 masters, 202 law, 262 doctoral and 131 medical degrees, bringing the number of graduates to an estimated total More...

Juniata College announces addition to dean’s list

The dean’s list recognizes grade point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0. More...

Huntingdon Area Middle School Honor Roll

Huntingdon Area Middle School principal Deborah Luffy and assistant principal Breanne Venios have announced the fourth marking period honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.  Grade 6  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Tape takes charge

Dear Heloise: My husband and I have three children, and we all have the same type of smartphone. Because they are the same, they use the same CHARGER. We fight over whose charger is whose. I bought several different rolls of decorative tape. More...

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