September 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MU Boro. leaders praise flag project

A proposed Veterans Day Parade to coincide with the unveiling of a communitybacked flag project in Mount Union Cemetery garnered support from borough council Wednesday night.  Project coordinator Catherine Lindenmuth, who launched her campaign t More...

Local artists featured in Art Space show

A new exhibit opening Friday at the Art Space in Huntingdon will combine the elements of light and fire by celebrating two different styles of art.  The show, “Lens & Anvil” will combine works from local blacksmith Dave Berger an More...

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Area briefs

Hartslog Heritage Museum plans walking tour   ALEXANDRIA — In anticipation of the 40th anniversary of Hartslog Day, the Hartslog Heritage Museum will celebrate by hosting a walking tour of Alexandria at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4.  More...

Two-vehicle crash

As of press time today, traffic on Route 22 was being detoured due to a two-vehicle crash on Route 22 near Alex Drive in Mill Creek Borough. More...

World  Free Access 

Report: Some top baby monitors lack basic security features

NEW YORK (AP) — Several of the most popular Internet-connected baby monitors lack basic security features, making them vulnerable to even the most basic hacking attempts, according to a new report from a cybersecurity firm.  More...

Legionnaires’ outbreaks not unusual in summer, early fall

CHICAGO (AP) — Legionnaires’ disease has been reported in a handful of states this summer, leading to 19 deaths and more than 100 illnesses. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 3 Soup Kitchen The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Serena is feeling the pressure

U.S. Open Tennis:

NEW YORK (AP) — The enormity of what is at stake for Serena Williams at the U.S. More...

Kershaw strikes out 15 in 2-1 win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw struck out 15 to set a season career high with 251, Chase Utley hit a go-ahead homer in the sixth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Wednesday night for a series sweep that More...

Wing, Berry in tight battle

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The punting competition that wasn’t supposed to be much of a competition has become something else entirely for Brad Wing and Jordan Berry.  More...

People/Pastimes

Make delicious family dinners easier every night

Walking in the door from a hectic day to the heady, fragrant smells of a meal ready to enjoy may seem like a farfetched fantasy. More...

Ways to welcome a shelter dog

Animal shelters are full of lovable dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages deserving of a good home and ready to become your next four-legged family member. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Huntingdon Horsemen has 310 entries in two-day show

Huntingdon Horsemen held its fourth and final two-day show of the 2015 season Aug. 29-30 at the Isenberg-Hughes Memorial Show Ground atop Warrior Ridge west of Huntingdon. More...

State’s Clean and Green program updated

The state’s Clean and Green Law has been providing Pennsylvanians with voluntary rural property tax relief for nearly four decades in recognition of its commitment to preserving the land in production agriculture, open space or forested tracts, More...

Sheep and goat sale grosses nearly $45,000

Pennsylvania sheep and goat producers received nearly $45,000 for 93 elite animals during the Livestock Evaluation Center’s 37th Annual Performance Tested Ram Lamb and Meat Goat Buck Sale.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Taurus if born before 7:45 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Sept. 4, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Labor Day BUI patrols planned

As Labor Day marks the traditional end of summer, officials with the state’s Fish and Boat Commission are reminding those taking to the waterways that alcohol and boating do not mix.  More...

Broad Top plans 50th homecoming

For the past 50 years, the Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top (RW&BT) Volunteer Fire Co. has been holding its annual Broad Top Homecoming celebration. More...

Area municipalities get liquor board funds

Three county municipalities will be receiving money from the state Liquor Control Board.  According to a PLCB press release, Alexandria Borough will receive $150 and Huntingdon Borough and Porter Township will each receive $200.  More...

State  Free Access 

Judge OKs gender surgery opposed by parents

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for a 48-year-old transgender woman to undergo genderreassignment surgery, rejecting her parents’ effort to block the operation because they say she’s mentally incompetent.  More...

Hospital, prosecutors spar over fate of confiscated wine

HARRISBURG (AP) — A dispute between state prosecutors and a suburban hospital over the fate of nearly 1,400 bottles of confiscated wine will play out in a southeastern Pennsylvania courtroom Thursday, as a county judge decides whether the contr More...

Postal inspectors, police probe packages sent to girls

MURRYSVILLE (AP) — Five suspicious packages addressed to girls who had been in touch with a California man on social media were intercepted and destroyed at a post office in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Supplies are dwindling at Huntingdon Food Bank

75 Years Ago  Dr. Raymond Smith Dugan, professor of astronomy at Priceton University, who was widely known for his observations on eclipses of stars, died at Bryn Mawr Hospital, where he had been a patient for more than two weeks. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon

This Week’s Game: Mount Union at Huntingdon, 7 p.m.  More...

Mount Union

This Week’s Game: Mount Union at Huntingdon, 7 p.m.  More...

Tussey Mountain

This Week’s Game: Tussey Mountain at Central, 7 p.m.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Becky Coleman shared this Old-Time Photo on behalf of Margaret Drake. Drake believes it is a family photo most likely taken in the Cassville area. More...

Op-Ed

2016: GOP blood bath or a clear winner?

July 26 was one of those hot steamy days that necessitated staying inside and going back and forth between Pirate baseball (Pirates won 3-1 over the Nationals) and various news shows and the Sunday papers.  More...

What others are saying

How not to give employees a raise

Some days, I get an irresistible compulsion to tear out my hair.  My latest outbreak was triggered by a New York Times opinion piece by Peter Georgescu, the former chairman of the giant PR outfit Young & Rubicam.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Boss’s behavior is annoying, but harmless

Dear Annie: I work in an office with nine other people. For some reason, my boss likes to share every boring detail of her personal life with us. We smile, listen politely and laugh at her “hilarious” anecdotes. More...

Doctor K

Research for better prostate cancer test is ongoing

DEAR DOCTOR K: I keep hearing about problems with the PSA test. Are any new screening tests for prostate cancer in development?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED DURING THE OFF-WEEK

1. Studying Stewart  With the break in racing action, we took a closer look at Tony Stewart’s performance to date. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Will rebirth work for Darlington?   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves

Is Darlington and the Southern 500 back on Labor Day weekend for good?  GODSPEAK: This is where the Southern 500 was born and raised. It should stay until retirement. KEN'S CALL: Never say never. So I'll say probably. Um, for now.   More...

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