September 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Local football games draw crowds

“Friday night lights” shine brightly throughout Huntingdon County every week throughout the fall as fans gather to cheer on their hometown football team — a tradition which has held strong for nearly a century.  More...

Court hears testimony on drug arrest, search

Testimony in the trial of the former New York man accused of moving a large quantity of heroin into Huntingdon County resumed with a police officer taking the stand in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Local News

Area brief

Giant alerts customers to voluntary recall   CARLISLE — Following a recall by Appeeling Fruit Inc., Giant Food Stores LLC announced it removed from sale Appeeling’s precut apple slices due to the potential to be contaminated with lis More...

Auto inspectors attend clinic

State licensed automobile inspectors from Huntingdon, Blair and Mifflin counties gathered at the Smithfield Fire Hall Thursday night for the annual state inspection clinic sponsored by AutoZone. More...

Police Log

Sobriety checkpoint   More...

World  Free Access 

New Nat Geo Wild reality series follows vet students

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new Nat Geo Wild series premiering Sept. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Sept. 11 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Simpson loses appeal

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Imprisoned former football star O.J. More...

Mets’ Colon wins fourth straight

ATLANTA (AP) — Bartolo Colon’s shutout streak ended at 31 innings while he won his fourth straight start, pitching the streaking New York Mets past the reeling Atlanta Braves 7-2.  Kevin Plawecki and Juan Uribe each drove in three ru More...

Brady, Patriots down Steelers 28-21

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Caffeine-free? Maybe not

Dear Heloise: I recently found out, to my surprise, that DECAFFEINATED AND CAFFEINE-FREE are not the same. “Decaf” simply means that the coffee or tea has 30-50 percent less caffeine than regular. More...

Special Sections

Veterans affairs director retiring

After 27 years of assisting veterans, their widows and their families, Steve Lane has decided to step away as Huntingdon County’s veteran affairs director.  Lane recently made the announcement to the Huntingdon County Commissioners and his More...

Project to address storm water runoff

Plans to improve the current storm water runoff situation on the Juniata College campus were discussed during a public meeting between Juniata College and Huntingdon Borough officials and project consultants Thursday.  The informal meeting was h More...

Recruitment is focus of emergency services

Editor’s note: This story is the second part of a weekly series throughout September to examine issues faced by volunteer emergency services organizations in the region in observance of National Preparedness Month.  More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Flight 93 visitor center marks 14th anniversary of attacks

SHANKSVILLE (AP) — A new $26 million visitor complex is expected to draw a larger than normal crowd to the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania for the 14th anniversary observance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  More...

Death penalty moratorium sparks lively hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Planners try to ease hassle of seeing pope in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials who for months warned people about long walks and security lines to reach Pope Francis’ events in the city later this month said on Thursday that getting in won’t be that big a hassle after all.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Pennsylvania National Guard assists Katrina victims

75 Years Ago  Major W.R. Metz of Washington, D.C., the engineer who will make an inspection of available sites for the new veterans’ hospital, which will be erected somewhere in central Pennsylvania, will arrive in Huntingdon Sept. More...

Local Sports

Eagles face uncertainty at Dickinson

The Juniata College football team was a long way from perfect in its season opener last Saturday at Knox Stadium. Still, the Eagles were good enough to come away with a 36-13 nonconference victory over Grove City.  More...

Trojans rebound with 3-1 win at Moshannon

H.S. Volleyball:

The Mount Union girls’ volleyball team turned it around Thursday night at Moshannon Valley, doing a better job of passing and returning serves to bring a 3-1 victory back to Mount Union.  Game score were 25-12, 17-25, 25-18 and 25-15.  More...

Juniata Valley falls 3-1 to scrappy Williamsburg

H.S. Volleyball:

The Juniata Valley volleyball got off to a strong start against visiting Williamsburg Thursday evening, but the Blue Pirates scrapped and hustled to earn a 3-1 ICC victory over the Hornets. Set scores were 20-25, 25-16, 25-22 and 25-23.  More...

People/Pastimes

Grange members enjoy ‘royal’ visit

The Shavers Creek Grange No. 353 met in regular session Aug. 17. Food was provided by the meal committee, Laura McCardle, Margaret Ferrenberg and Linda Weko. It was enjoyed by all of those present.  More...

Happy Anniversary

McVeytown couple mark 50th years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Glenn “Scott” and Patricia “Patsy” (Morgan) Atherton of Rhone Road, McVeytown, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ava Grace Turner who turns 5 years old today, Friday, Sept. 11, 2015. Her proud parents are Richard and Dawn Turner of Mount Union. Ava is the younger sister of Caitlin, Hannah, Laiken and Jayden.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Bad date needs to hear truth

Dear Annie: I am a widow in my 80s. I recently was introduced to a widower who seemed friendly and had a good sense of humor. He asked me out for dinner and the conversation went well. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015:  More...

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