August 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Coloring not just for kids anymore

Remember the smell of a brand new box of crayons? How about the feel of a crisp, new coloring page? Well, coloring is back, and it’s not just for kids anymore.  More...

First day of school

Today’s the first day of school for students in three local districts, including the Mount Union Area School District, Tussey Mountain School District and the Juniata Valley School District. More...

Local News

JVHS invited to be part of Newsweek list  Free Access 

Last spring, Juniata Valley High School was invited by Newsweek magazine to apply for a position as one of the top 500 high schools in the U.S. for students who live in high poverty areas. More...

Broad Top history consortium to be formed

With the passing of time and the people, efforts to compile and promote the history and heritage of the Broad Top region have become increasingly difficult. More...

Committee leaders report to HCBI board

The board of directors of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) heard reports from committees during its monthly meeting Monday at the Huntingdon Country Club.  For the membership committee, chair Tracey Cook reported the committee has More...

World  Free Access 

Ohio zoo sending endangered rhino to Indonesia to mate

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio zoo that has the last Sumatran rhino in the United States on Tuesday announced plans to send him to Southeast Asia on a mission to mate and help preserve his critically endangered species.  More...

Business News

Body shop celebrates 20 years of business

Meck’s Auto Body, located just off of Cold Springs Road on Blueberry Lane in Oneida Township, has been a place Huntingdon area residents have been able to turn to for their auto body needs for 20 years.  Founded by the late Richard Meck an More...

County native joins HCBI staff

Visitors to Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) are being welcomed by a new face.  Huntingdon native Chelcee Kyle has assumed the position as operations manager for the economic development agency.  Kyle is a Smithfield resident More...

HCBI partners affected by state budget stalemate

The board of directors of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) heard partner organization reports during its monthly meeting Monday at the Huntingdon Country Club.  State Rep. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gomez, Gattis homer and Astros rout Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Gomez and Evan Gattis both homered and drove in four runs, sending Dallas Keuchel and the Houston Astros to a 15-1 blowout of the New York Yankees that briefly got testy Tuesday night.  Keuchel (15-6) held New York s More...

Mexico rolls over Taiwan 11-1

Little League World Series:

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — Mexico catcher Raul Leon, three teammates and their manager were waiting in the narrow hallway for their turn at the interview room inside Lamade Stadium. More...

Dream tops Sun 71-57

ATLANTA (AP) — Sancho Lyttle had 17 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Connecticut Sun for the third time in 10 days, 71-57 on Tuesday.  It was the Sun’s their fifth straight loss.  Atlanta (11-16) opened on a 10-0 run and ne More...

Annie's Mailbox

Spouses promise to put each other first

Dear Annie: My husband, “Ben,” and I each lost a spouse and then found each other. We live in the same house with one of his daughters and a granddaughter. Ben is quite attached to this house. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 4:03 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015:  More...

Legislators spar over line items

Despite returning to Harrisburg Tuesday with some hope that at least portions of a state budget would be passed, the House of Representatives voted down a plan to override parts of Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto. More...

CDBG resolution passed by leaders

The Huntingdon County Commissioners officially passed a resolution concerning the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and the Mapleton Municipal Water Authority at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Hunting license costs may soon rise in state

For the first time in more than 15 years, the state Game Commission is asking permission to increase the fees for hunting licenses.  More...

State  Free Access 

House defeats bid to override parts of Wolf budget veto

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s budget impasse remained firmly in place Tuesday after the Republican majority failed during hours of debate to persuade Democrats in a series of 14 votes to override any portion of Democratic Gov. More...

Deputy’s attacker arrested at White House in March

WEST CHESTER (AP) — A man fatally shot Tuesday after attacking a deputy sheriff at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse was arrested in March for climbing a perimeter wall at the White House, a prosecutor said.  More...

School ‘permanent record’ more than a scare tactic

PITTSBURGH (AP) — When Jim Phillips attended Catholic school decades ago, his teachers were no-nonsense, tough-asnails disciplinarians who didn’t think twice about sending misbehaving students to detention.  En route to their punishm More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Bids to be accepted for bridge over Stone Creek

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon County Game, Fish and Forestry Association will hold its sixth annual field day rain or shine at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds Sept. 21, it was announced by association officials.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 26 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...

Local Sports

Trojans edge Bearcats by five in opener

High School Golf:

The Mount Union golf team squeezed out a close one over visiting Huntingdon 372-377 in their non-league opening match of the season at the American Legion Country Club in Mount Union on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon.  More...

Curve comeback nets 3-2 win over Reading

The Altoona Curve came from behind to beat the Reading Fightin Phils 3-2 Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Max Moroff and Jose Osuna came through with back-to-back run scoring hits in the eighth to put the Curve ahead.  More...

Bearcats return two starters

High School Volleyball:

The Huntingdon girls’ volleyball team posted its best record in three seasons last fall when the 2014 squad recorded a 24-6 campaign, which also included the program’s third Mountain League crown in the last five seasons and led to a bert More...

People/Pastimes

Woodcock Valley Lions award scholarships

Recently, the Woodcock Valley Lions held a special dinner for its members to get acquainted with their scholarship recipients. More...

Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24 Auxiliary, Huntingdon

Newly elected officers for the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post No. More...

Five ways to save money on school gear for students

Families are working to stretch their back-to-school shopping budgets further this year, according to a recent survey by the National Retail Foundation. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Microwave mistake?

Dear Heloise: Can you tell me if heating up leftover foods in the microwave in those INSULATED FOAM CONTAINERS is dangerous to one’s health? — Shirley G., Mount Vernon, Mo.  More...

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