August 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Council members vote on dismissal

In a special meeting Wednesday night, Huntingdon Borough Council officially voted to terminate the borough’s wastewater treatment facility supervisor.  John Buskirk, Pine Grove Mills, was relieved of his duties Aug. 21. More...

Removing officials follows lengthy process

As state Attorney General Kathleen Kane maintains her innocence in the face of indictments for allegedly lying under oath, the difficulty of removing an elected official from office becomes clear.  Dr. More...

Local News

Huntingdon man facing assault charge

A Huntingdon Borough man has been charged with aggravated assault.  Dustin Andrew Scott, 28, was arrested by the Huntingdon Borough Police Department at 2:07 a.m. More...

Police Log

Criminal trespass   KISTLER BORO., MIFFLIN CO. — Jason Lee Banks, 29, Mapleton, was cited with criminal trespass by state police at Lewistown after he entered the residence of a woman on Poplar Street at 12:30 a.m. Aug. More...

Mount Union Community Library

Summer reading programs are winding down after a very successful run. Many children and adults participated and the Mount Union Community Library staff has received numerous positive comments from the public regarding the programs. More...

World  Free Access 

Deals pop up as airlines wage fare wars

ABOARD AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 1223 (AP) — Airline fare wars are making a comeback.  Don’t expect widespread sales or cheap flights home for Thanksgiving. More...

Local Sports

Southern returns just three veterans

High School Field Hockey:

The Southern Huntingdon field hockey squad came into practice this fall without a senior on the squad and has only three letter winners returning from last year’s team. More...

Crosscutters down State College 8-4

Casey Grayson slugged his first home run of the season, but the State College Spikes were besieged by the Williamsport Crosscutters’ offensive barrage in an 8-4 loss Wednesday night at Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

In an undated photo, boats and operators prepare for the Raystown Regata. If you have more information about this photo or a photo you would like to share, contact staff writer Candy E. More...

What others are saying

Partisan pundits predict Hillary’s downfall — again

Same as it ever was. Once again, according to pundits on the influential Washington, D.C., cocktail-party circuit, Hillary Clinton is in deep trouble. More...

FBI free to ambush our Bill of Rights

When I was a kid, beginning to learn what it is to be an American, I found a hero in George Mason, a leading Virginia delegate to the 1787 Constitutional Convention. Mason refused to sign on to the Constitution that was passed by the convention. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Extension educator receives national award

Amber Yutzy, Extension educator based in Huntingdon County, received the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Distinguished Service Award and the National Search for Excellence Award in Livestock Production at the group’s annual m More...

New fair queen recalls busy week

Hello everyone! I am Shayla Benson, your 2015 Huntingdon County Fair Queen. First off, I would like to thank all of the many volunteers who made the 2015 Huntingdon County Fair a success! More...

Huntingdon Horsemen show has 330 entries

Huntingdon Horsemen held its third two-day show of the season July 25-26 at the Isenberg Hughes Memorial Show Ground atop Warrior Ridge west of Huntingdon.  The partly sunny low 80-degree weather both Saturday and Sunday should have been comfort More...

Doctor K

Low iron unlikely cause for man’s fatigue

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a man in my 50s, and I’ve been feeling run-down. Is it possible I’m not getting enough iron in my diet?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT BRISTOL

1. Freaky good  Almost every weekend, Kevin Harvick goes out and shows the quality of his No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevy. But Harvick’s last win was in March. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Has “Silly Season” officially returned?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Good news   More...

Motorists urged to respect buses

Students across the county headed back to classes this week and that means school buses have returned to the roads.  Bus drivers remind folks that safety is key.  More...

Juniata students serve community

The 383 incoming Juniata College freshmen officially began classes today, but committed yesterday to beginning their service to the Huntingdon community — an all-class service day it is hoped will become a tradition.  More...

River cleanup garners over four tons of trash

After working from sunrise to sunset last Sunday, volunteers from the Juniata River Cleanup managed to collect over 4 tons of garbage and 45 tires.  According to Celina Seftas, affiliate coordinator of Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful, 55 volunt More...

State  Free Access 

Pennsylvania to be 23rd state with online voter registration

HARRISBURG (AP) — State officials are launching Pennsylvania’s online voter registration system.  Gov. More...

Attorney general links adversaries, conspiracy

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general got part of what she wanted when court officials unsealed papers in which she accuses two former state prosecutors of concocting the criminal case against her because she was thr More...

Pennsylvanians to get online voter registration

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvanians will soon be able to register online to vote.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 27 Huntingdon House Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Verlander three outs short of another no-hitter

DETROIT (AP) — Justin Verlander lost a bid for his third no-hitter when Chris Iannetta lined a leadoff double in the ninth inning that landed on the left-field line, and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 Wednesday night.  More...

Lewisberry advances with 3-0 win

Little League World Series:

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT (AP) — The closest thing to a home team at the Little League World Series is headed for the final of the U.S. bracket. And Lewisberry can expect a full house when it goes for the title.  More...

Kessel to play with Crosby

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t wasting any time with Phil Kessel.  General manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday the team plans to place the high-powered forward alongside star center Sidney Crosby when the Penguins o More...

People/Pastimes

Saxton girl wins state pageant

Jenna Hall, 12, of Saxton, has been selected to represent Pennsylvania at the Miss American Preteen Pageant. She is the daughter of Wayne and Jennifer Hall of Saxton.  More...

Boy Scout Troop 28

Members of Boy Scout Troop 28, Huntingdon, from the left, Charlie Watson, Nick Yoder, Jake Leydig, Sean McLaughlin and Jacob Smithmyer, visited the state Capitol in Harrisburg recently as a requireme More...

Sunderland-Stine-Rhodes reunion held

The descendants of the late Robert Sunderland, Bertha Stine Sunderland and Maud Rhodes Sunderland gathered for their 56th annual reunion Aug. 23. A total of 55 family members and friends attended the event, held at the Benjamin B. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Facebook notices are unreliable

Dear Annie: I am a 27-yearold woman and have been verbally invited to a few weddings this year. For one, we were told to “save the date” a year in advance. I never received an actual invitation and their wedding was last weekend. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 28, 2015:  More...

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