July 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Case going to trial despite DA motion

Despite a request from the Huntingdon County District Attorney’s office to withdraw charges with the option to refile, a Huntingdon man will face a trial beginning today in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas. More...

Local News

Sewer authority members address concerns

Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority members addressed concerns about a pump station at their regular meeting Tuesday.  Jim Balliet, engineer from Gwin, Dobson & Foreman, told authority members that operators from J&J Wastewater Se More...

Saxton council members dispute road projects

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening awarded a bid of $13,694 to the New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. (NESL) to complete a road paving project on a small section of Shoup Street. More...

Man accused of luring child waives hearing

The Mapleton man accused of attempting to lure a child waived his preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

World  Free Access 

A canner’s garden is more for future

A canner’s garden is not your typical vegetable patch. With its full-scale production, distinctive varieties and four-season harvests, it’s more for the future than the moment. More...

Bee-friendly gardens can help struggling species

Bees are pulling a disappearing act. Honeybees are vanishing from their hives. Bumblebee numbers have crashed so radically that some species are believed extinct. Even native solitary bees are in decline. More...

Lamb burgers suddenly hot

Chef Michael Costa knows that if you ask diners if they’d like a lamb chop or crown roast, you may get some wary looks. Isn’t lamb a bit expensive? More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Johnson, Lawrie share early lead at St. Andrews

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — The Latest from the 144th British Open, being held on the Old Course at St. More...

Most franchise tagged players get long deals

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs ended up with a big bargain the last time they signed Justin Houston. This time, it’s the star linebacker who’s cashing in.  More...

NFL Sunday Ticket: illegal monopoly

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — DirecTV’s exclusive right to broadcast certain NFL games is an illegal monopoly that raises costs for bars and restaurants, a San Francisco bar says in a lawsuit against the league and the satellite TV provider.  More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Christopher Lee Anderson, 346 High St., Rockhill, and Brittany Christine Whitsel, also of Rockhill.  Jordan Allen Hall, 413 Second St., Huntingdon, and Brittany Leigh Popchak, also of Huntingdon.  Owen Mitchell Hudac, 5112 Hardt Road, Gibso More...

A kitchen staple: Olive oil offers nutrition, flexibility

You may be surprised to learn that cooking with olive oil is a simple way to add heart-healthy “good” fats to your diet. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

SHCHS grad is state FFA officer

Tyler Watkins was one of only seven individuals elected to serve as Pennsylvania FFA state officers this year.  More...

Enjoy a cool treat, for ice cream month

Milk, cheese, yogurt and … ice cream! Hello my name is Savannah Zanic and I am the Huntingdon County Dairy Princess. July is National Ice Cream Month and I am excited to promote the dairy industry. More...

Local melon varieties make summer sweet

Few things are as refreshing and naturally sweet as a fresh, locally grown cantaloupe or watermelon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Make sure husband is supportive of you

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been together for 12 years. We have three children. His mother is still living, and he has one younger brother. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPYBIRTHDAY for Friday, July 17, 2015:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT KENTUCKY

1. Fast, not furious  Sophomore driver Kyle Larson earned pole position honors for the Cup Series race and was fast in both practice sessions. When the green flag fell, Larson had all sorts of problems and finished 35th. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers  Kentucky was Danica’s 100th — where does she stand?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Led every lap  The last driver to lead every lap of a Cup Series race was Jeff Burton, who was out front for 300 laps at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in 2000. More...

EMS personnel awaiting budget

For the moment, it appears there is no end in sight for the state’s budget stalemate and that’s causing some concerns with regional EMS providers.  Southern Alleghenies Emergency Medical Services (SAEMS) Regional Council is not only More...

Customers splurge for frozen treats

Though many area folks are trying to eat healthier these days, when it comes to their favorite ice cream, they take that opportunity to splurge and enjoy, especially this month, National Ice Cream Month. More...

Use discretion when giving to panhandlers

The sight of people panhandling is one becoming somewhat more common in rural areas, especially along heavily traveled roadways and busy parking lots. More...

Book sale begins

Joan Sullivan, left, her husband, John, right, and Adam Bucynski peruse a table of books at a preview night prior to the annual book sale held by the Friends of the Huntingdon County Library at DuBoi More...

State  Free Access 

Mayor hopes to dissolve museum

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First guilty plea set in SAT indictment

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first of 15 Chinese citizens indicted in college entrance exam test-taking scandal is set to plead guilty before a federal judge in Pittsburgh.  Twenty-five-year-old Biyuan Li (BEE’-wan lee), of Boston, is charg More...

Hotel is approved upon historic review

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Plans for a 10-story Hyatt Centric hotel to be built behind the Pittsburgh Athletic Association building have been approved by the city’s Historic Review Commission.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports (http://bit More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Retired pastor dies

75 Years Ago  Richard Millinder, 22-year-old WPA worker held on a charge of murder in the slaying of Fay Gates, match factory worker of Mount Eagle, today was denied his release bond. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 16 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

Mount Union 15/16 stars win 12-0 at Penns Valley

The Mount Union Area Five 15-16 teener all stars were back on the road Wednesday evening with Austin Miller throwing a one hitter against Penns Valley in a 12-0, five-inning shutout victory.  Miller logged seven strikeouts against with just two More...

Mount Union holds off Huntingdon

Area Five 13-14 Teener:

The Mount Union Area Five 13-14 teener all stars scored 12 runs in the first two innings Tuesday, then held on to win the second-round opener 12-7 against visiting Huntingdon last evening. More...

Spikes top Black Bears

Orlando Olivera produced his first three-hit game in the New York-Penn League as the State College Spikes used a trio of big innings to pace a 10-7 victory over the West Virginia Black Bears Wednesday night at Monongalia County Ballpark.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

In an October 1970 photo, an unidentified man observed construction on the Raystown Lake project. Daily News photographer Blair Shore captured the photo. More...

Op-Ed

Myth of the lost cause folds with flag

I know well how the South Carolina State House, and more recently its grounds, look with the Confederate battle flag flying over it. Growing up in the path of Sherman’s March through South Carolina (in what is now part of Rev.  More...

Correcting unfair sentencing laws

In becoming the first president ever to visit a prison with his trip to the medium-security El Reno Federal Correctional Institution near Oklahoma City, President Barack Obama has signaled that he’s serious about pushing prison reform before he More...

Doctor K

Prevent Lyme disease by avoiding exposure

DEAR DOCTOR K: A young pop singer who battled Lyme disease was recently on the cover of People magazine. I know it’s silly, but if a celebrity can get a disease, I feel I’m more vulnerable. More...

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