August 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

SRO hire proposed by Saxton officials

Members of the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening listened to a proposal from Saxton Borough officials to enhance school safety and security at the elementary level. More...

Long-standing auditor honored for service

At the regular meeting of the Walker Township supervisors Monday, the leaders honored Donald Heffner, who has served as one of the township’s auditors for 54 years.  More...

Local News

Alexandria Borough gives project conditional approval

Members of Alexandria Borough Council gave conditional approval for a road improvement project for Sixth Street at the regular monthly meeting Tuesday.  Council president Mike Peters opened two sealed bids for the project, one from New Enterpris More...

Contractors keep working on Graysville Mill Bridge

The contractor on the Graysville Mill Bridge is hard at work replacing the bridge span.  More...

Area brief

Belleville Mennonite School now accepting new enrollments   BELLEVILLE — Belleville Mennonite School is currently enrolling students for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 for the 2015-2016 school year.  More...

World  Free Access 

Diet Pepsi gets rid of aspartame, but will customers return?

NEW YORK (AP) — A revamped Diet Pepsi without aspartame is popping up on store shelves. So will people start flocking back to the soda?  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 11 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

McIlroy says he’s 100 percent

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — Rory McIlroy says he’s 100 percent and his game appears to be in order.  He was talking about golf, not soccer.  More...

Disappointing season has made Hackenberg stronger

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — With all Christian Hackenberg’s physical gifts, and few college quarterbacks have more, he was still at a loss to fix Penn State’s issues last season.  More...

Mets rally to top Rockies 4-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Murphy drove in two runs with a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, and the Mets rallied for a 4-2 victory over Colorado on Monday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Eating healthfully: Easier than you think

Did you know that according to the NPD Group National Eating Trends database, the average American achieves the recommended dietary guidelines for Americans just seven out of 365 days? More...

Engaged to Wed

Monica Steel and Dustin Everhart, both of Huntingdon, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mearl and Jokasta Steel. More...

Happy Anniversary

Aug. 11, 2015   Happy anniversary wishes go out to Pam and Mark Hess of Huntingdon who celebrate their 42nd wedding anniversary today, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Happy anniversary, Pam and Mark!   More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Cancer if born before 4:52 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015:  More...

Budget holdup worries agencies

As the state budget impasse continues, human service agencies are wondering whether they will have enough money to continue providing their services.  Wendy Melius, executive director of the Center for Community Action, said her agency is &ldquo More...

Best practices manual established

The Register of Wills and Clerks of Orphans Court Association of Pennsylvania has released guidelines designed to protect the interests of older Pennsylvanians by establishing a best practices manual. More...

Saxton volunteers host district fire convention

Coming off a highly successful Huntingdon County Firemen’s Convention last month, members of the Saxton Volunteer Fire Co. are gearing up this week to host the 123rd Annual Central District Firemen’s Convention Thursday, Aug. More...

State  Free Access 

Attorney general to publicly address charges

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane plans to publicly respond for the first time to the criminal charges lodged against her last week, a spokesman said Monday.  Kane is expected to make a statement and answer repo More...

Cow killed, motorist injured when vehicle hits bovine

LA BELLE (AP) — A cow has been killed and a driver injured when his vehicle hit the bovine on a rural southwestern Pennsylvania road.  State police say 19-year-old Michael Wilson Jr. More...

Philadelphia colleges closing ahead of Pope Francis’ arrival

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University and four other Philadelphia-area colleges are closing ahead of Pope Francis’ arrival in the city next month.  Temple announced Monday that the school’s campuses would shut down on Sept. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Grange members prepare exhibits for fair

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania has been living above income for the past three months, State Treasurer F. Clair Ross said. The state’s fiscal plight has been ongoing since 1940, he said.  More...

Local Sports

OUTDOOR DIARY

Amazing Amphibians

We’re approaching mid-August and during the evening hours, our fields, forests, streams, lakes and wetlands are alive with sound. The source of much of this outdoor melody is courtesy of our various frog species.  More...

Martinez pitches Spikes to 5-3 win

Dailyn Martinez contributed another quality start on the mound for the State College Spikes and a four-run fourth inning helped keep the Spikes within a half-game of the New York-Penn League Wild Card lead as they defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappe More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Nuke ’em

Over the years, I have sort of lost my interest in playing cowboys and Indians, like we did when I was a little boy growing up in the 1950s. More...

What others are saying

A driving force

Back in 1898, New York City hosted a global environmental summit. More...

An extraordinary diplomatic feat

The nuclear agreement with Iran is an extraordinary feat of diplomacy.  First and foremost, non-proliferation experts agree that the deal blocks all of the routes to making an atomic bomb. More...

Chatter Box

So much work, so much fun

How can something be so much work and so much fun at the same time? Just ask any exhibitor, vendor or volunteer at the Huntingdon County Fair and that’s an easy question to answer.  More...

Healthy Living

NATUROPATH

For overall health...

According to the World Health Organization, naturopathy is a comprehensive health care system which aims at maintaining, restoring or strengthening the overall health of the patient using natural methods. More...

PODIATRIST

Get back on your feet with a podiatrist!

The health care sector includes many different specialities, some of which are better known than others. The podiatrist belongs to one of the lesser known professions and it’s high time that this situation was corrected.   More...

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Healing old injuries

Just about everyone seems to suffer from small injuries that drag on over a long period of time. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Work on tolerance levels

Dear Annie: It is a modern kind of problem to have such a long life expectancy. My husband and I are in our early 60s. His parents are in their early 90s. They still live independently and are fairly healthy. More...

Doctor K

Removal of inflamed appendix protects against its burst

DEAR DOCTOR K: Why do doctors remove the appendix when someone has appendicitis? Don’t we need this organ?  More...

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