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Opinion Line featured in Wall Street Journal

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Central District fire queen crowned in Saxton

Friendship Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Star party attracts amateur astronomers

The lawn outside the Raystown Lake Visitors Center was converted to a celestial viewing station Saturday night as guests gathered for the annual star party.  A wide array of telescopes, brought by members of the Amateur Astronomers Association o More...

News of Yesteryear

Industrial school project gets presidential approval

75 Years Ago  A WPA project involving the construction of 4,700 feet of water line for the benefit of the Pennsylvania Industrial School at Huntingdon was given presidential approval, according to word received from Congressman Richard M. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 17   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

Wava Baer wins women’s title at ALCC

Wava Baer turned in rounds of 85 and 89 over the weekend to capture the Ladies’ Club Championship at the Mount Union American Legion Country Club.  Baer’s two-round total of 174 was eight strokes better than the 182 of runner-up Donn More...

Curve hold off Richmond 4-3

The Altoona Curve held off a late rally and defeated the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-3 Sunday afternoon at The Diamond. More...

People/Pastimes

Make school day mornings easier

School day mornings can be hectic, as getting kids ready for school and out the door on time is not always easy. More...

Granddaughter of Huntingdon residents wins first place

Aubree Garman, 15, of Hollidaysburg, recently competed in the America’s Youth on Parade (AYOP) National Majorette Competition held at Notre Dame University in Southbend, Indiana, held July 21-23. More...

Strategies to help kids focus on their schoolwork

Some youngsters experience difficulty when the time comes to focus on their schoolwork. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband’s flirting makes wife angry

Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our 60s. Recently, he hugged a new neighbor and kissed her on the cheek. She is our age and divorced. We don’t know her well at all. I was shocked, embarrassed and angry.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Impossible inner cap

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about inner safety caps on packaging:  More...

Special Sections

Anniversary fair comes to a close

Under humid skies Saturday, the 125th Huntingdon County Fair came to a close.  More...

Central District convention wraps

A gala parade followed by the awarding of numerous trophies brought the curtain down on the 123rd Annual Central District Firemen’s Association Convention held at the end of last week at Saxton. The Saxton Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Data from jobs grant shows positive reply

The period for one regional economic development grant has wrapped up and the early results show a big benefit in Huntingdon County.  More...

State  Free Access 

Prosecutor lacks support as she fights charges

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s political support has virtually collapsed as she prepares to fight criminal charges that could end her career.  More...

Three people injured in hot air balloon accident

NEW HOLLAND (AP) — A deflating hot air balloon struck overhead electrical wires after landing in a Pennsylvania field, shocking three people including one who was given CPR by a bystander, authorities said Sunday.  More...

Man acquitted by reason of insanity in shooting death

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General News

Three inmates charged in SCI Houtzdale melee

CLEARFIELD (AP) — Three inmates face charges in a melee at a central Pennsylvania prison that injured five guards and prompted a lockdown earlier this year, authorities said.  More...

Indicted lawmaker: Probe possible prosecutorial misconduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania Congressman Chaka Fattah (fa-TAH’) is asking a pair of House committees to investigate possible prosecutorial misconduct in a racketeering case brought against him last month.  More...

Why Americans waiting longer than ever to buy first homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Short of cash and unsettled in their careers, young Americans are waiting longer than ever to buy their first homes.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sox end Cubs’ streak; Pirates sweep Mets

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale matched a career high with 15 strikeouts while pitching seven scoreless innings, and the Chicago White Sox snapped the crosstown Cubs’ nine-game winning streak with a 3-1 victory Sunday.  Sale (11-7) allowed More...

Moats hopes to produce for revamped Steeler ‘D’

LATROBE (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers gave Arthur Moats a new contract during the offseason.  Now, the veteran outside linebacker wants to return the favor on the field as one of the leaders of a revamped Steelers defense.  More...

Tebow helps Eagles down Colts 36-10

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tim Tebow got a warm Philly welcome.  Tebow threw for 69 yards and ran for a touchdown in his first game in two years, Kenjon Barner returned a punt 92 yards for a touchdown and ran for a score and the Philadelphia Eagl More...

Senior Spotlight

Reach Out and Give Some Love

Rewarding visits

Even though you love your elderly parents or other seniors very much, it can be very dif.cult to .nd the time among all your other responsibilities to pay them a visit. More...

Inviting Mom and Dad to live with you

Your ageing parents are coming to the end of their Zlives and you all feel that they can no longer stay in their own home. What are their options? Your heart tells you to invite them to live with you. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015: More...

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