July 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local attorney reflects on law career

When attorney Charles Bierbach first hung his shingle on his law practice on Church Street in Huntingdon in late 1980, he had no way of knowing he would spend the bulk of his four decade career here.  Bierbach formally retired from BMZ Law, Hunt More...

Bee stings can cause number of reactions

Summer means more time outside, but also more exposure to potentially dangerous insects, including bees.  Amy Whitsel, certified nurse practitioner at the J.C. More...

Local News

Tractor owners invited to tour Sinking Valley

Bring a tractor or join the hayride in a tour of Sinking Valley, Blair County, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 25.  More...

A work of art

Chain saw artist Tim Klock worked to turn a tree in the back patio of Stone Town Gallery in downtown Huntingdon into a gnome village. More...

Area brief

Legion, ABATE to host annual memorial ride   ALEXANDRIA BORO. — The eighth annual Brenna Miller Memorial Ride is planned for Saturday, July 25.  More...

World  Free Access 

Anthem bids $48 billion for Cigna to create health giant

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthem is buying rival Cigna for $48 billion in a deal that would create the nation’s largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients.  More...

After two deaths, Ikea warns of risks with dressers

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after Ikea chests tipped over and fatally injured two boys, the Swedish furniture giant and safety regulators say consumers should keep the furniture — 27 million chests and dressers — away from children unles More...

House passes bill to prevent mandatory GMO labeling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Food companies would not have to disclose whether their products include genetically modified ingredients under legislation passed by the House Thursday.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kershaw tosses three-hit shutout at Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched a threehitter, retiring the first 18 batters in his second shutout of the season, as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the New York Mets 3-0 on Thursday night.  More...

Grillo leads in Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo shot a bogey-free 8-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Canadian Open.  More...

Buckeye’s Miller switched to WR

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Braxton Miller is shifting from quarterback to receiver, whittling Ohio State’s QB competition to two star passers.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Not so ‘deer’

Dear Heloise: We have a lot of DEER in our neighborhood. I love watching them. However, they are messing up my garden. Any hints for deterring them? — Sammie in Texas  More...

The parent-kid pot talk from inside the industry

NEW YORK (AP) — Soon after Colorado legalized recreational cannabis, Todd Mitchem’s son proposed using the plant for a horticulture project at his Montessori school in Denver.  School officials said no way, despite support from dad, More...

Budget deadline three weeks past

Three weeks after the state budget deadline, negotiations for the fiscal plan are moving at a pace some might find comparable to molasses in January.  State Rep. More...

Area sees longest dry weather span

Folks have been enjoying dry weather this week during what has been the longest stretch of dry weather the area has seen in the past two months.  The National Weather Service bureau in State College indicated this has been the longest stretch of More...

Beautiful evening for a concert

Thursday evening’s sunshine and mild temperatures brought out a crowd to hear local choral group Take Note, directed by Bill Croissant, far right, perform during the Concert on the Quad in fron More...

State  Free Access 

Governor Wolf names new chief of staff

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf tapped to his top liaison to state lawmakers to become his next chief of staff on Thursday as her predecessor prepares to run for U.S. Senate.  More...

Release of Cosby deposition broke settlement terms

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers on Thursday asked a judge to hold an accuser’s attorney responsible for the release of the comedian’s deposition in a 2005 Pennsylvania case.  More...

Suit says inmates can’t marry, prison says inmates have wed

LUZERNE (AP) — A state prison where the American Civil Liberties Union and another advocacy group said inmates have been illegally denied marriage licenses has had six inmates get married since September, the prison’s spokeswoman said.&nb More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Six Mile Run Legion Post sets homecoming days

75 Years Ago  Six Mile Run American Legion Post 556 has fixed Aug. 9-10 for homecoming days. The plans or the dual event were furthered at a post meeting held at the home of Commander Charles Allen, presiding.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 24 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

Local Sports

Aberdeen downs Spikes 6-5 in 14 innings

In the second-longest game in State College Spikes history, Mike Pritchard came through with a game-tying, two-out single in the ninth, but the Aberdeen IronBirds prevailed 6-5 in 14 innings Thursday night at Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium.  More...

Landmark nominates JC’s Tori Buser for NCAA award

Recent Juniata graduate and field hockey player Tori Buser (Parkland High School) has been tabbed by the Landmark Conference as the representative for NCAA Woman of the Year.  More...

Baird no-hitter gives Mount Union title shot

Section Four 9-10 LL:

Zack Baird pitched six innings of no-hit baseball Thursday evening to lead Mount Union to a 1-0 shutout over Red Land in the Section Four Little League 9-10 Tournament championship game at Homer City. More...

People/Pastimes

Farm-to-table finds: Bring the freshness home

Wonderful food, worthy to be shared with family, begins with only the finest, most wholesome ingredients. Bring the farm fresh flavor to any meal, any time of day. More...

Broad Top area couple marks golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Richard and Delores Griffith who celebrate 50 years of marriage today, Friday, July 24, 2015.  They were married in Wood in 1965 and have remained lifelong residents of the Broad Top area.  Their three chi More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Fleas   We raise dogs and I was looking for a cheap and simple way to rid them of fleas. I found a great answer. I buy Dial bar soap and use it to wash my puppies. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Background indicates unresolved issues

Dear Annie: I am 62 years old and have been married to “Clyde” for 12 years. We do not have a sexual relationship. He prefers to sleep on the sofa and always has, saying it’s more comfortable. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 25, 2015:  More...

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