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Saxton officers get body cameras

Saxton Borough Police officials Monday evening received three body cameras promised the department by Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins.  The cameras were delivered earlier in the day from Higgins’ Bedford office by Saxton Boro More...

Drought watch lifted following heavy rains

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has lifted a drought watch that was issued for 37 counties in the state, including Huntingdon County, last month.  Amanda Witman, spokesperson for DEP, said the main factor in lifting the dr More...

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Giant announces frozen chicken recall   CARLISLE — Giant Food Stores, following a recall by Barber Foods, announced it removed from sale select stuffed chicken products due to potential Salmonella contamination.  More...

Alexandria council considers road repair costs

Members of Alexandria Borough Council learned during their monthly meeting Monday approximately how much it will cost to fix a portion of Sixth Street and Shelton Avenue  Council president Mike Peters said he spoke with PennDOT municipal service More...

County sees average May rain, wet June

June has topped April as the wettest month of 2015 while May was the second driest this year.  In May, the county saw an average of 1.85 inches of rain. That is only slightly more than the 1.22 inches the county received in February.  More...

World  Free Access 

Documents: US agents knew of ‘El Chapo’ escape plots in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The weekend disappearance of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from a maximum security prison should have come as little surprise to Mexican authorities: The Drug Enforcement Administration had alerted them 16 months ago a More...

Military announces plan to lift transgender ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexualitybased barriers to military service, saying the Pentagon’s current regulations banning transgender in More...

Enthusiasm for fitness trackers drops

NEW YORK (AP) — Deepak Jayasimha’s fitness tracker is now with his father-in-law in India, where it sits unused. Annabel Kelly foisted hers off on the kids. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Youngsters become face of All-Star game

CINCINNATI (AP) — Not too long ago, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Gerrit Cole were the ones picking up the extra balls and getting pranked into paying the pricey checks.  Now, along with the likes of Kris Bryant, Matt Harvey and many others More...

Reds’ Frazier wins Derby

CINCINNATI (AP) — “The Toddfather” has a new title. More...

O’Meara, Davies head inductees

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People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Heather Mansberger and Owen Hudac of Pittsburgh are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Engaged to Wed

Margaret Wilson of Mount Union and Dylan Smith of Newton Hamilton are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Andrew and Anne Wilson of Mount Union. More...

Bricktown Seniors hold meeting

The monthly membership meeting of the Bricktown Senior Center was held July 6. President Selwyn “Bud” Parks called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. with a word of prayer. More...

School News

South Hills announces spring dean’s list

Among those named to the dean’s list for the spring term at South Hills School of Business & Technology in State College were the following students from the Huntingdon area:  From the State College campus:  — Greg Cramer o More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 15, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Lawyer appeals beer license vote

The possibility of Sheetz selling beer at its new store in Smithfield Township continued Monday as one of its subsidiaries filed an appeal to transfer a liquor license to the municipality.  More...

New weather measuring unit installed

Weather just got a whole lot more high-tech locally, as the founder of the education company UCompass has donated a WeatherSTEM weather measuring unit to Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.  More...

TMSD superintendent retained for five years

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening unani- mously approved a renewed five- year contract with district superintendent Mark Bollman reflecting a 2.5 percent increase in his salary. The contract runs from 2017 to 2020.  More...

Mifflin Co. homicides may be tied to county

An early Monday morning shooting in Granville Township, Mifflin County, has left two women dead and may have a connection to Huntingdon County.  Two female victims were found shot in a Fairway Place, Granville Township, residence in the area of More...

State  Free Access 

Scramble to house patients, families during pope visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Patients seeking long-term treatment at Philadelphia’s multitude of renowned specialty care centers might find no room at the inns this September, when a visit by Pope Francis during the World Meeting of Families is ex More...

PSU ex-officials’ case heads to court hearing

HARRISBURG (AP) — A long delayed criminal case against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up complaints about Jerry Sandusky is heading to a Pennsylvania courtroom next month, but not for trial.  More...

Judge seeks state bid for Supreme Court as independent

HARRISBURG (AP) — A long-time Republican judge who lost three previous bids for the statewide appellate bench is running this year as an independent for one of three open state Supreme Court seats, a campaign spokesman said Monday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Game Commission director announces retirement

75 Years Ago  The state highways department opened 69 bids for contracts on 14 projects involving 24.4 miles of road improvement. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 14 AA Meeting 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...

Local Sports

Mount Union, Huntingdon win

Area Five 13/14 Teener:

Luke Cullen worked all four innings on the mound for Mount Union Monday evening, throwing a no hitter in the first game of the second round of the Area Five 13-14 Teener League Tournament. More...

Mount Union falls 5-1 at Bald Eagle

Area Five 15/16 Teener:

The Mount Union 15/16 teener all stars were on the road Monday evening and suffered a 5-1 defeat at Bald Eagle in their second game of the first round of the Area Five Teener Tournament.  Mount Union was coming off a 5-4 win over Bellefonte Sun More...

Huntingdon beaten 6-5 by Penns Valley

Huntingdon lost its second straight close game at Penns Valley Monday to start the Area Five 15-16 year-old all-star tournament. Penns Valley made the most of being the home team, scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh to win 6-5.  More...

Editorial

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending July 10

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending July 10.  House  More...

Our Readers Write

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Small town connections

It’s amazing how one connection leads to another — that’s one of the great things about a small town.  More...

Healthy Living

Corn and barbecues: the perfect combination

Hardly anyone can resist the temptation of fresh corn. One of the great pleasures of summer is stopping to pick up some freshly harvested corn on the cob at the nearest public market or directly from a local producer. More...

Pick them yourself

Picking your own berries is a great family activity. Filling large containers to the brim is lots of fun, not to mention the necessary sampling of the strawberries, raspberries or blueberries you’re picking. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Keep medical information available

Dear Annie: My husband has been dead for years. He was strong, handsome and successful, but not faithful. Women shamelessly threw themselves at him and he took advantage. More...

Doctor K

Physical therapy, gentle exercise ease whiplash pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I was in a car accident several months ago and got whiplash. I still have neck pain. Is this normal?  DEAR READER: The neck contains a stack of bones (vertebrae) with joints between them. More...

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