August 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASB members vote on personnel

During a special voting session Monday night, the Mount Union Area School Board took action on a number of personnel matters, including ratification of the support staff contract and the resignation of its top financial administrator. More...

TMSD chiefs talk budget stalemate

As the state budget impasse drags on in Harrisburg, the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday night set in motion plans to borrow money to keep the school district operating beyond the end of September.  More...

Campaign used to encourage vaccinations

As the school year approaches, the state Department of Health is launching a new campaign to encourage parents to make sure their children are properly vaccinated.  This is the first year for “Don’t Wait. More...

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Local News

Rockhill council hears about ongoing work

The Rockhill Borough Council president Sandi Snyder discussed work that’s being done in the borough during an 11-minute meeting of council at the borough building Monday.  “We’ve basically been doing our storm drains,” Sn More...

Correction

Two outstanding sales were inadvertently missed in the Aug. 15 article for the market steer sale at the Huntingdon County Fair.  East Branch Construction purchased a 1,257-pound market steer, owned by Montgomery Eutzy, for $3.60 a pound. More...

Brady Twp. fire ruled accidental

According to state police fire marshal Mike Eppolitto, the fire that destroyed a Brady Township home in the early morning hours of Aug. More...

World  Free Access 

Flavorful, fuss-free grilled chicken

Sometimes we think too hard about the food we toss on the grill. Brine this, rub that, marinate for 12 days. Enough!  More...

Imperfect test fuels alternative treatments for Lyme disease

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lyme disease conjures memories of checking for ticks at camp and fretting over bug bites after hikes in the woods. More...

Local Sports

OUTDOOR DIARY

Total OBX Enjoyment

While I typically enjoy an annual one-week vacation on the Outer Banks, this year I opted for a two-week stay. The Outer Banks in North Carolina (OBX.) is a string of narrow barrier islands running from Corolla to Ocracoke. More...

Editorial

Candidate parade

Even though it is more than one year from the election, we are now witnessing the deluge of candidates strutting out in front of the American public letting us know why he or she is the right choice to start leading this country in 2017. More...

An accountable agreement with Iran

The nuclear accord that major powers reached with Iran this week is a promising first step toward peacefully and permanently stopping the Iranians from attaining nuclear weapons.  More...

Huntingdon County Jail

There has been talk for a number of years on the suitability of the current Huntingdon County Jail. I have a few thoughts on that issue. As my wife says, she would be very surprised if I didn’t have some thoughts on an issue.  More...

Healthy Living

What will happen during my .rst visit to a chiropractor?

During a .rst visit, the chiropractor will conduct an evaluation of your neuro-musculoskeletal health in order to make a chiropractic diagnosis. This assessment includes a questionnaire as well as a physical examination.  More...

Can a chiropractor relieve my headaches?

The .rst thing to consider in the headache discussion is that there are different types of headaches. The most frequent are tension headaches and migraines. More...

What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a compression of the median nerve in the wrist that reaches the hand through a narrow channel called the carpal tunnel. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t pretend this is OK

Dear Annie: My daughter has been engaged for several months. Her invitations for the small, family-only wedding were handwritten and mailed six weeks before the event.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015:  More...

Budget holdup nearing day 50

Pennsylvania has now gone almost 50 days without a budget.  Despite the long wait, local legislators are hopeful.  More...

District’s manager is fifth in one year

For the second time in a month and the fifth time in a year, Huntingdon Area School Board members found themselves voting to hire a district business manager during their joint workshop session and regular meeting Monday night. More...

Groups team up again for river cleanup effort

For the third year, Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful and Rothrock Outfitters are teaming up for the annual Juniata River Cleanup.  This year’s cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

State  Free Access 

Congressman due in court in racketeering case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania Congressmen Chaka Fattah is set for his first court appearance in a federal racketeering case that centers on his alleged use of grants and charitable donations to repay a $1 million campaign loan.  Fattah, More...

Woman says hospital didn’t protect her from sex assault

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An 85-year-old woman says a hospital failed to protect her from being sexually assaulted by an employee while she was a patient last month, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.  More...

Pittsburgh zoo leaves group over elephant policy

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is dropping its membership in a major accrediting organization following differences over a new safety policy limiting contact with elephants.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mapleton man installed as head of fire association

75 Years Ago  Former Gov. Clifford Pinchot, feeling “fit as a fiddle” on the eve of his 75th birthday, supported the proposed conscription bill and urged this country to aid Great Britain by selling her destroyers.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 18 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 

Piscotty, Clevenger come up big for Cards and Orioles

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rookie Stephen Piscotty tripled and scored the go-ahead run on Mark Reynolds’ groundout in the eighth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Monday night.  More...

Pirates drop 4-1 decision

PITTSBURGH (AP) — By the time Gerrit Cole settled into the game, it was too late for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Cole allowed three runs in the first two innings, and Pittsburgh was held in check by Jeremy Hellickson in a 4-1 loss to the Ariz More...

Jones off to so-so start after first two preseason games

LATROBE (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have taken a long look at third-string quarterback Landry Jones this preseason.  They want to see how the former Oklahoma standout has developed and matured as he enters his third NFL season. More...

People/Pastimes

SSGC blooms in August

The Standing Stone Garden Club (SSGC) will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at Fifth and Mifflin streets, Huntingdon.  More...

Weaver descendants gather for reunion

The Saxton Sportsman’s Club near Weaver’s Bridge on Raystown Lake was the picturesque setting Aug. 9 for the 103rd reunion of the Weaver family.  More...

Singer’s Gap UMC to host VBS

Singer’s Gap United Methodist Church of Hill Valley will host a Disney Vacation Bible School from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, through Friday, Aug. 21, with a family fun day to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22.  More...

Doctor K

Treat mild shoulder pain with ice and medication

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have pain in my shoulder when I raise my arm above my head. My doctor says it’s caused by “impingement.” What does that mean, and what can I do about it?  More...

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