July 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Ready to barbecue

Huntingdon Rotarians Andy Cipar, left, and Burgess Smith dumped charcoal into the barbecue pit at Detwiler Memorial Field this morning to prepare for the club’s 57th annual chicken barbecue. More...

Boat operators urged to follow regulations

As the United States Coast Guard continues searching for two 14-year-old boys off the Florida coast, boaters are being reminded of some of the basic rules regarding operation and age.  More...

Local News

Area brief

Concert on the Quad series continues   HUNTINGDON BORO. — The Big Band Sound will perform at 6 p.m. More...

Tower dons mural

Huntingdon Borough employee Bill Heidel hung up a piece of a mural designed by Huntingdon Borough Council junior member Alyssa Handy on the water tower Tuesday afternoon. More...

Police Log

Crashes   TODD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon reported a 46-year-old woman crashed a vehicle into the ditch on state Route 994 at 8:31 p.m. June 28. The female was believed to be under the influence of alcohol.  More...

World  Free Access 

Attorney: Islamic State sympathizer is not a terrorist

MIAMI (AP) — A man arrested by the FBI on charges of plotting as an Islamic State sympathizer to detonate a nail-filled bomb on a Florida beach is no extremist, his attorney says.  More...

Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

DETROIT (AP) — In the age of Apple’s CarPlay, a lot of cars on the road still have tape decks.  The average vehicle in the U.S. More...

Global markets stabilize; US indexes move higher

NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets steadied Tuesday as a rout in Chinese shares slowed and U.S. indexes turned higher. European shares also gained. Investors were encouraged by strong results from UPS, Ford and other big companies.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 29 Adult Education Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Syndergaard shuts down Padres

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie’s latest overpowering performance, and the New York Mets got two-run homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson to beat the San Diego Padres 4-0 Tuesday night.& More...

Goodell upholds Brady’s four-game suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — The commissioner pointed to concealed evidence. The team described it as a folly. More...

Boston failed to deliver on promises to USOC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — IOC President Thomas Bach said Boston was firmly to blame for its aborted bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying the city failed to deliver on “promises” made to U.S. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 5:45 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 30, 2015:  More...

Lack of budget affecting AAA

During their weekly meeting Tuesday morning, the Huntingdon County Commissioners joined their counterparts from Bedford and Fulton counties, voting to raise the line of credit for the tri-county Area Agency on Aging.  The increase from $750,000 More...

Jobless numbers dropped in June

Huntingdon County’s jobless rate dipped slightly from May to June.  The June unemployment rate for the county stood at 7 percent; the same as April, after the rate jumped to 7.3 percent in May.  The rate is seven percentage points low More...

Business construction moving along again

It’s been a long, ongoing process, but those traveling along Route 22 in Smithfield Township will once again see activity at the former Chet Grove Cars Unlimited building.  The building was acquired by Klocker Bros. More...

State  Free Access 

Boy who lost hands gets double-hand transplant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday.  More...

State expands notice for victims of sexual predators

HARRISBURG (AP) — Victims of some of Pennsylvania’s most horrific sexual crimes are getting better information about offenders’ status under a new partnership between the state police and the Office of Victim Advocate.  More...

VA doctor regrets post telling gun advocate to ‘off’ himself

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Department of Veterans Affairs psychiatrist said Tuesday he regrets a Facebook post suggesting that a gun-rights supporter “off” himself.  Dr. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Robin Footwear Corp. expansion planned

75 Years Ago  The second drowning accident of the season in Huntingdon County occurred when Louis Riter, 34, of Dysart, Cambria County, lost his life in the Juniata River at Warrior Ridge. His body was recovered an hour later by Charles N. More...

Business News

Northwest Bancshares announces Q2 earnings

Northwest Bancshares Inc. (NasdaqGS: NWBI) announced net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 of $15.3 million, or 17 cents per diluted share. More...

Real Estate Transfers

July 17, 2015   John H. Patton Estate and Angela P. Cook, administratrix, grantors, to Darius Halteman, property in Cass Township, $135,000.  Betty L. Bollinger, grantor, to Betty L. More...

Local Sports

Spikes fall to Lake Monsters in the 10th

The State College Spikes overcame a 7-1 deficit to force extra innings, but lost to the Vermont Lake Monsters, 9-7, in 10 frames Tuesday night at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.  More...

Brenneman’s rallies to even series

City League Championship:

Game two of the Huntingdon City League championship series Tuesday played out nearly the same way as game one did Monday. More...

Brault carries Curve to win over Squirrels

Using both his arm and his bat, Steven Brault carried the Altoona Curve to a 3-0 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  Brault (4-3) had two RBI singles and worked six scoreless innings on the mound, More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Mill Creek couple marks golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Neal and Nancy Houck who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 5, 2015.  They were united in marriage in the United Methodist Church in Cherrytown in 1965.  Neal and Nancy moved to Lancaster, wher More...

Woodcock Valley Lions/Lionesses hold trio installation service

The Woodcock Valley Lions/Lionesses held their installation service during the first meeting in June. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Miya Elise Hamman who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Miya is the daughter of Bill and Francine Hamman of Orbisonia and her big brother is Carter Hamman. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It’s best to confront the cheater

Dear Annie: My wife and I were married in a double wedding with her sister. Two years later, my new brotherin law began boasting to me of his philandering. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

This is where the cookie crumbles

Dear Heloise: I have enjoyed your mother’s and your columns in The (Spokane, Wash.) Spokesman-Review for years. More...

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