July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Council members discuss MU park

The developer of Mount Union’s newest park publicly thanked the borough and community Wednesday night for their support and encouragement of the project and said he is offering a reward for information about recent damage to the site.  More...

Local vets’ cemeteries to be dedicated Friday

A weekend dedicated to the celebration of the nation’s freedom will begin in Huntingdon with a dedication ceremony in the veterans’ sections of Riverview Cemetery following recent improvements.  The program will be held at 10 a.m. More...

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Congressman visits downtown

United States Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson, left, visited with Deb Tumlin, center, and Caroline Gillich, yesterday at their business, Stone Town Gallery, on Washington Street in Huntin More...

Cruisin’ begins tomorrow at fairgrounds

Local motor enthusiasts will have plenty of opportunity to take advantage of the activities planned at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds beginning tomorrow, Friday, July 3.  The third Keystone Country Cruisin’ will be held at the fairgroun More...

Altoona woman waives hearing for stabbing

The Altoona woman accused of stabbing a man at Aitch Boat Launch in Marklesburg waived her preliminary hearing Wednesday .  Tia Channel Roulhac, 32, Altoona, confined to the Huntingdon County Jail, is facing criminal attempted homicide, two cou More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

State police to have extra patrols through July 4 holiday

75 Years Ago  The Association Clubs of Huntingdon have completed all arrangements for Huntingdon’s gigantic display of fireworks on the evening of the Fourth of July at the PRR athletic field, across the Fourth Street river bridge.   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 2 Soup Kitchen The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302. More...

Local Sports

District 11 Little League tourney begins today

The District 11 Little League all-star tournaments get underway this evening when Huntingdon’s 11-12 year-old squad travels to Somerset, while Mount Union’s team visits West Suburban in Johnstown. Both games are set for 6 p.m. More...

Curve blank Trenton

The Altoona Curve brought an end to a season-worst sixgame losing streak with a 2-0 win over the Trenton Thunder on Wednesday night at ARM & HAMMER Park. More...

Spikes beat Bears 5-2

In his third professional game, Josh Swirchak knocked in four runs to pace the State College Spikes’ offense to a 5-2 victory over the West Virginia Black Bears Wednesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

An undated photo shows a general touring the hydroelectric station following its completion at Raystown Lake. More...

Obama’s amazing grace

If Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech is the 20th century equivalent of Abraham Lincoln’s magnificent Second Inaugural — and I think it is — then what President Barack Obama gave us in Charleston, South Carolina is our More...

$248 a minute

Florida’s Disney World bills itself “the happiest place on Earth.” But last year, some Disney World employees made so little they became homeless.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Accessories can add personality to garden

Flowers are the face of a garden, providing color and texture. But a few well-placed landscape accessories can give it character and a dash of personality. More...

Ag land market continues decline

While current land values have generally trended lower this past year in comparison to the sharp increases of recent years, results of farm and ranch income at year’s end could shift land market dynamics, according to Farmers National Co., the More...

Pizza farms offer reverse twist in farm-to-table movement

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They’re inviting customers over for pizza.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Changes in behavior could be medical issue

Dear Annie: I am gay. Two years ago, my partner of 34 years told me that my brotherin law had touched her breasts inappropriately. I didn’t believe her and we had a huge fight over it. More...

Doctor K

Learning ABC’s can help detect melanoma

DEAR DOCTOR K: My aunt developed the skin cancer called melanoma, and I hear that this cancer can run in families. More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT SONOMA

1. Kyle legs out a win Not sure if the two are related, but Sunday’s victory may signal Kyle Busch’s leg and foot are getting better. You pretty much knew it was just a matter of time until he got a victory. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Is Brian France alienating the base again?   More...

FEUD OF THE WEEK

MARTIN TRUEX VS. DAVID RAGAN: After a bunch of sheet-metal slugging, Ragan sent Truex into the tire wall at Sonoma. More...

Capitol budget talks continue

All is not lost when it comes to the state budget.  Despite being vetoed as the June 30 fiscal year deadline approached, negotiations are ongoing on the nearly $30.2 billion GOP-created spending plan and potential exists to approve the plan with More...

Judge accepts plea in heroin ring case

One of the defendants rounded up in an October 2014 drug bust entered pleas in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Wednesday.  More...

Annual fireworks planned for Friday

The forecast is calling for a slight chance of showers, but nothing that should keep fireworks from lighting up the skies from atop Flag Pole Hill in Huntingdon at 9:40 p.m. More...

New exhibit to feature outdoor enthusiasts

Two local residents will showcase their love for the outdoors at the Art Space in Huntingdon beginning tomorrow, Friday, July 3.  In an exhibit titled “Two Wheels, One Paddle,” Evan Gross and Helena Kotala will share their mutual lov More...

State  Free Access 

Mine rescue teams join to set rules, competitions

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Don Hager knows that not all of the students he trains on Virginia Tech’s mine rescue team will follow his career path into a coal mine, especially as that industry lays off workers.  More...

Driver fleeing traffic stop crashes into car; one dead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A driver with two armed passengers in his car fled a construction zone traffic stop early Wednesday, was chased by state police troopers and crashed head-on into another vehicle while trying to exit an interstate, killing hims More...

Nurse drops newborn baby at hospital, fracturing his skull

UNIONTOWN (AP) — A hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull.  Jacqueline Hunt, the baby’s mother, told WPXI-TV that a pediatrician said the nurse was fe More...

World  Free Access 

Increased security after prison escape

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place.  More...

Gulf states reach settlement with BP over oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — BP and five Gulf states announced an $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant’s oil spill in 2010.  More...

Veterans’ signs: Be courteous when setting off fireworks

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are asking their neighbors to be considerate when setting off fireworks this Fourth of July weekend.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Indians’ Carrasco strike short of pitching no-hitter

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Pens acquire Kessel from Toronto

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel spent six years in Toronto trying to lift the Maple Leafs out of the churn of mediocrity.  More...

Own goal gives Japan win

Women’s World Cup Semifinal:

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — England defender Angela Bassett was inconsolable as she lay face down on the field, sobbing.  Japanese players gathered at the other end of the field in celebration — and relief — in realizing how clos More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jerrick Robert Chaney, who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, July 2, 2015. His proud parents are James “Chico” and Brandy Chaney of Mount Union. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Isaac Rowan Bliss who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, July 2, 2015. His proud parents are Bryant and Rachel Bliss of Huntingdon. Isaac has a sister, Ella. More...

Casual and colorful 4th of July desserts made easy

Everyone will be bringing something to the 4th of July picnic, but you can bring the grand finale. Each of these tasty sweet treats captures the flair of the 4th without the fuss. More...

School News

Area students accepted to Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown College welcomes the Class of 2019. More...

Huntingdon woman honored

Widener University School of Law Interim Dean Robyn Meadows announced the spring 2015 dean’s list of students for the Harrisburg campus. More...

South Hills School announces recent graduates

Commencement ceremonies for the spring graduating class at South Hills School of Business & Technology in State College were held at the Penn Stater recently.  Several area women were awarded an associate in specialized business or associate More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 8:21 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 3, 2015:  More...

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