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HASD business manager hired

Following a 20-minute executive session to discuss personnel, the Huntingdon Area School Board hired a new business manager during its joint workshop/ monthly meeting Monday night.  More...

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Local News

Summer band’s concert to honor former member

The Community Summer Band’s 25th anniversary concert season is being dedicated to the memory of band member Frank Conese who passed away earlier this year.  More...

UGI supports summer reading programs

Recognizing the importance of maintaining youth literacy and preventing “Summer Slide” in reading and comprehension skills, UGI donated funds to a number of summer reading programs across Pennsylvania. More...

Area brief

Walking tours continue in downtown Huntingdon   More...

World  Free Access 

Chattanooga shooter was possibly troubled; motive a mystery

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was supposed to appear in court next week for driving under the influence of alcohol. More...

Congressional votes for the week ending July 17

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending July 17.  House  More...

New marijuana industry wrestles with pesticides, safety

DENVER (AP) — Microscopic bugs and mildew can destroy a marijuana operation faster than any police raid. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Zach Johnson wins Open in playoff

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Zach Johnson cradled the silver claret jug in his arms. Jordan Spieth let it slip through his fingers.  More...

Nationals’ fast start sinks Mets 7-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Clint Robinson’s two-run double to deep center was the biggest blow as the Nationals jumped on Mets starter Matt Harvey for five runs in the first three innings Monday night, and NL Eastleading Washington beat second pla More...

Shock likely moving

TULSA, Okla. More...

People/Pastimes

Chilly treats for every summer occasion

After splashing in the pool, rooting on your favorite team or playing in the backyard, nothing beats the end of a long summer day like a cool, classic treat. More...

Engaged to Wed

Norris-Bollman

Ashley Bollman of Claysburg and Jeffery Norris of Huntingdon are pleased to announce their engagement to wed.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kevin Hartman of McClure and Heather Koelle of Altoona. More...

Engaged to Wed

Hendershot-Ritchey

Amber Ritchey of Roaring Spring and Scott Hendershot of Warfordsburg are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Karen Villa of Saxton and the late Stephen Ritchey. More...

Doctor K

Insect repellents are safe when used as directed

DEAR DOCTOR K: Which ingredients should I look for in a mosquito repellent? Are there any I shouldn’t use on my kids?  More...

Special Sections

Man convicted of retail theft

A Mapleton man accused of a large theft from Walmart was found guilty of retail theft and driving under suspension during his trial in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Monday.  More...

SA campaign nearing end

After three months and many fundraising events in between, the Huntingdon County Salvation Army (SA) is preparing to announce the final amount raised in its Feeding Families Campaign.  More...

Springfield Township leaders talk business

Springfield Township Supervisors Kevin Detwiler and Larry Grissinger, board chair, talked briefly about repairs to the township’s truck and tractor during their monthly meeting Monday, but supervisor Allen Allison was not present for those disc More...

Teen summer camp hidden county treasure

Huntingdon County has a wide array of scenic beauty and natural wonders, but it also has some hidden treasures that fly under the radar.  Stone Mountain Adventures in Oneida Township is a private summer teen camp where teens ages 15-17 from acro More...

State  Free Access 

Philadelphia’s transit system halts papal pass sales

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Overwhelming customer demand on Monday forced the Philadelphia area’s transit system to halt the sale of special rail passes to be used during Pope Francis’ September visit to the city.  More...

Ex-union boss gets 19 years for arson, violence

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia union boss was sentenced Monday to more than 19 years in prison for overseeing violence, vandalism and intimidation at nonunion work sites, including a Quaker meetinghouse.  More...

Death penalty sought in death of child pushed off bridge

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to seek capital punishment for a young mother accused of killing her 20-month-old son by pushing him off a bridge into a river even as defense attorneys prepare for a possible mental health defense.&nb More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

CCC provides jobs for Pennsylvanians

75 Years Ago  Forty-nine Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camps will operate in Pennsylvania during the first three months of the current fiscal year, it was announced by CCC director James J. McEntee. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 21 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 romps 17-0 over Indiana

Section Four 9-10 LL:

Mount Union rolled to a 17-0, four-inning rout of Indiana in the Section 4 Little League 9-10 Tournament opener at Homer City Monday evening.  Mount Union pounded out 10 hits in three innings. More...

Penns Valley tops Mount Union 3-2

Area Five 15-16 Teener:

The Area Five 15-16 Teener Tournament second round got under way Monday evening with Mount Union back on the road at Penns Valley. More...

Bald Eagle shuts out Huntingdon 10-0

Huntingdon’s 15-16 year-old all-star team didn’t get much going its way at Bald Eagle Monday in the first round of the Area Five double elimination tournament. Brian Egan tossed a one-hitter and Bald Eagle won 10-0.  More...

Editorial

What others are saying

Lighting a legal fuse

Climate action is finally gaining ground in Washington. No, not that Washington.  More...

Poor-shaming 2.0

Being poor means a life of sacrifices, frustrations and constant struggle. So what is it about Republican officeholders that causes them to go out of their way to make life even harder for low-income people?  More...

Sharing security in the information age

I have a love-hate relationship with ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft.  I love the convenience and level of service that traditional taxis don’t offer. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Chatter Box

Simple things are most fun

As my boys get older, I always think about the things I want to do with them each summer. Then summer comes — and goes — and I’m usually left with a list of things we didn’t get to do. More...

Healthy Living

10 Tips to help you LIVE LONGER

You want to live a long time and be healthy as well? Here are some tips to help you stay young at heart and healthy in body. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t force a child to be physically affectionate

Dear Annie: When is it OK for a child not to want to be touched by anyone, including his parents? My 10-year-old grandson doesn’t want to hug anyone, nor does he like people putting their hands on his back, shoulder or head. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 22, 2015:  More...

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