July 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Heavy rain, heat, humidity sweep through county over weekend

Severe storms that passed through the county early Saturday morning and oppressive heat brought weather extremes to the county throughout the weekend.  More...

Local News

Plans coming together for Saxton street scene event

For the first time in 15 years, a street scene event will be held in Saxton Borough Saturday, Aug. 1.  Sponsored by the Changes in the Park (CHIP) committee, the event is shaping up to be one long remembered.  More...

A ride for all ages

Robert Bollman and his son, Gage, of Dudley were several area residents that rode “Lawrence of Arabia,” a camel with the Lewis & Clark Circus that made a stop at the Six Mile Run Fire More...

Volunteers help with food distribution

A number of area residents turned out recently for a food distribution event at the Hopewell Food Pantry’s new location on the first floor of the Saxton Sportsmen’s Association building o More...

General News

Five decades later, US-Cuba diplomatic ties restored

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba restored full diplomatic relations Monday after more than five decades of frosty relations rooted in the Cold War.  More...

Families affected by early Alzheimer’s seek better treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alzheimer’s has ravaged generations of Dean DeMoe’s family — his grandmother, father, siblings — all in their 40s and 50s.  DeMoe himself inherited the culprit gene mutation and at 53, the North Da More...

Chattanooga shattered: A single gunshot, silence and terror

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A single “pop” cut through the quiet morning. Those who heard it had a moment to ponder the noise.  On this ordinary Thursday, some thought a car had backfired, or maybe a tire had blown. Sgt. More...

People/Pastimes

Ulsh descendants gather for 68th year

The 68th annual Ulsh reunion was held July 4 at Sideling Hill State Park in Fulton County.  The Ulsh reunion is held each year in remembrance of Cyrus Harden and Laura (Nerhood) Ulsh, former residents of Orbisonia. Mr. and Mrs. More...

Standing Stone Garden Club Garden of the Month

The Standing Stone Garden Club has selected the Garden of the Month for the month of July. The honor goes to Terry and Brenda Lightner, who reside at 7917 Sunny Mead Road, Huntingdon. More...

Wilson family holds reunion in Orbisonia

The annual reunion of the William Benner and Caroline (Starr) Wilson descendants was held July 11 at the Orbisonia Lions Building in Orbisonia.  More...

Senior Spotlight

The ABCs of delaying wrinkles

Despite all our efforts, wrinkles always seem to make their inevitable appearance. However, there are ways of delaying their onset and reducing their appearance. We might as well make the most of them! KEYWORD: PREVENTION More...

10 fashion tips for baby boomers

Should you stop following fashion trends after the age of 50? Absolutely not! You can still adopt an up-to-date look inspired by the latest trends without dressing exactly the same as young people. Here are 10 tips for success.  1. More...

Little touches that make you look and feel great

We all want to feel beautiful and glamorous, no matter how old we happen to be. The good news is that it’s entirely possible to achieve this goal at 50, 70 or even older. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Solution to nudity is a fence

Dear Annie: My wife and I are lucky to live near the friendliest, most helpful neighbors we could ask for. They are a middle-aged European couple who moved to the States two years ago.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Virgo if born before 9:20 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, July 21, 2015: More...

Police warn signs on poles are illegal

Summer is a popular time for yard sales, but local police want folks to know it’s not OK to advertise those sales on utility poles.  More...

Two local men facing charges

Two Huntingdon County men and a Fulton County man are currently in the Cambria County Jail without bond for their alleged roles in the shooting death of 22-year-old Thomas Peebles at the Solomon Homes Housing Complex in Johnstown early Saturday morni More...

State  Free Access 

Studies continue into 70 mph speed limit possibility

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania motorists who gravitate toward the left lane may have to wait a bit longer to learn whether state policymakers consider it safe to increase interstate speed limits to 70 mph.  More...

Scores pay respects to man slain in killing spree

EASTON (AP) — Scores of people paid their respects Saturday to an eastern Pennsylvania man gunned down in what authorities say was apparently a random killing spree in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  More...

Man dead following motel standoff involving teenage girl

MORGAN (AP) — Authorities say a man killed himself in western Pennsylvania following a standoff at a motel involving a teenage girl reported missing in Oklahoma.  Police in Allegheny County said officers were called to the South Fayette To More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, July 20   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon, Mount Union advance

Area Five 15-16 Teener:

Huntingdon 14, Bellefonte 11   Huntingdon won its third game in a row Saturday to make sure it would advance to the second round of the Area Five 15-16 year-old all-star tournmament. More...

Mount Union repeats as area champion

Area Five 13-14 Teener:

An old fashion pitcher’s duel was featured Saturday afternoon at Municipal Park in Mount Union in the VFW Area Five 13-14 Teener League championship game. In the end, Mount Union came out on top 1-0 over Huntingdon.  More...

Muckdogs beat Spikes

Leobaldo Pina produced three hits for the State College Spikes, but a four-run third from the Batavia Muckdogs was too much to overcome as the Spikes dropped a 5-2 decision Sunday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Greinke extends streak; Dodgers win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Zack Greinke extended his scoreless streak to 43 2/3 innings, striking out a season-high 11 through the eighth and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Washington Nationals 5-0 on Sunday.  More...

Lynx down Shock 79-72

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Amateur Paul Dunne shares lead

The Open Championship:

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — For a place dripping with centuries of history, St. Andrews got more than it could have wanted Sunday.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Show you care — don’t tear!

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about magazines in waiting rooms:  More...

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