September 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Saxton reservoir leaks to be fixed

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening agreed to spend $6,200 to have two leaks repaired in its Putt’s Hollow Reservoir.  The action came following a summary review of a 32-page dam inspection and evaluation report council reviewed with Gwi More...

Fire company officials visit TMSB meeting

The Tussey Mountain School Board, meeting in its monthly workshop session Monday night in East Saxton, listened to an urgent plea from local emergency response officials to draw up an emergency operations plan that would help deal with, among other t More...

Local News

No quorum for Alexandria council

Since there weren’t enough Alexandria Borough Council members to reach a quorum at Monday’s monthly meeting, those present discussed items on the agenda, but took no votes.  More...

Man charged in Friday incident

The Huntingdon man, who law enforcement agencies searched for in the Huntingdon Borough area approximately two weeks ago following a domestic issue, has been charged by state police after being involved in one-vehicle accident and leaving the scene o More...

Huntingdon man pleads guilty to burglary

The Huntingdon man slated to go to trial Wednesday on theft charges entered a plea in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Monday.  Jacob Walter Gorsuch, 27, confined to the Huntingdon County Jail, pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary. More...

World  Free Access 

Tricycle injuries send tykes to ER

CHICAGO (AP) — Tricycles might seem pretty tame but they send thousands of kids to emergency rooms each year and are even linked to a handful of deaths, new research shows. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Sept. 15 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 

Rangers top Astros 5-3, move within half a game

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Rangers moved within a half-game of AL West leading Houston, when Prince Fielder hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the eighth inning to lead Texas to a 5-3 win over the Astros on Monday night in the opener of a piv More...

Hyde outplays Peterson in Niners’ win

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Hyde wanted to outplay the better-known No. More...

Jones scores twice in Falcons’ 26-24 win

ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Jones sure lived up to that big contract.  Jones hauled in nine passes for 141 yards, including a pair of touchdowns, and the Atlanta Falcons came back after squandering a 17-point halftime lead to beat the Philadelph More...

People/Pastimes

Cloyd K. Davis American Legion Auxiliary

The installation of officers of the Cloyd K. Davis American Legion Post 150, Petersburg, auxiliary was held Aug. 6 at Paesano’s Restaurant, Alexandria. More...

Ayers descendants gather for reunion

The families of Harry and Ruth (Irvin) Ayers gathered July 5 at Sycamore Shelter in Riverside Park, Smithfield Township. More...

Safety first with fall car care to get ready for winter

Conducting routine maintenance on your vehicle is necessary to maintain optimal performance and prevent costly repairs. More...

Healthy Living

A curious child, a well-nourished child!

Parents are the ones to introduce their child to the taste for good or for bad foods. At birth, a child does not know the taste of sugar or the taste of salt. He doesn’t need them. More...

Good nutrition is not witchcraft!

March is National Nutrition Month. There are four keys to good nutrition: variety, moderation, enjoyment, and camaraderie. More...

Eat well and lose weight!

A magic formula! Not magic at all, it’s quite logical. The human body can only use a certain amount of calories, proteins, fats, lipids, etc. The body will store any surplus past a certain nutritional threshold. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Allow husband to deal with his mother

Dear Annie: Last summer, our family spent all of our time helping my newly widowed mother-in-law fix up her large home, which had become run down during her husband’s long illness.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Libra if born before 11:43 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015:  More...

Open enrollment time approaches

The period for open enrollment as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is more than a month away, but people are already asking questions. Open enrollment for the ACA, commonly referred to as Obamacare, opens Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. More...

Weekly paddling excursions kick off

The end of the weekend doesn’t have to mean the end of outdoor recreation as a the newly formed Monday Night Group Paddle offers the chance to kick off the week by getting back to nature. More...

HASB members learn senior project changes

Through the years, students at Huntingdon Area High School have worked diligently to complete their senior projects before graduation, but, Monday night, the district’s school board members heard about changes proposed to the projects.  More...

Hospital CEO reflects on year with auxiliary

Members of the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, came together for their 102nd annual business meeting Sept. More...

State  Free Access 

Charges dropped against man who served 34 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who served 34 years in prison for the killing of a 15-year-old girl before new DNA evidence was discovered will not be retried, a prosecutor said Monday in announcing that all charges would be dropped.  More...

Ex-airline manager linked to 9/11 pleads not guilty to sex

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former American Airlines operations manager who learned of the first 9/11 hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center pleaded not guilty Monday to a federal interstate childsex charge.  Ray Wickliffe Howland, More...

State agency announces $2.5M settlement over spill

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has reached a $2.5 million settlement with an energy company over a massive fish kill six years ago.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Tribute to MU’s heritage constructed at post office

75 Years Ago  Frank C. Walker, one of President Roosevelt’s old friends and among the first financial backers of the New Deal, took the oath of office as postmaster general.  More...

Local Sports

County HOF fall meeting next Tuesday

The Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame will hold its annual fall general membership meeting Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Huntingdon.  More...

’Cat boys win 1-0; Tussey girls blanked

High School Soccer:

If you are going to a Huntingdon versus Tyrone boy’s soccer match it would be advisable to settle in for the long haul. More...

Trojans fight off scrappy Fannett

High School Volleyball:

The Mount Union volleyball team had its ups and downs Monday night in a non-league match with visiting Fannett- Metal. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

County budget time of year

Bill: It is near the time of year that county officials are putting together the budget for the year 2016. To the taxpayer, the process could seem like it is done behind closed doors and then presented to the public by the county commissioners. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Sept. 11

WASHINGTO N — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Sept. 11.  House   More...

The only game in town

The stock market is down. It must be some crazy thing China has done. Those Communist countries just don’t understand how capitalism works.  No, wait! The market just went up. Did China fix its capital markets already?  More...

Chatter Box

Reflecting on Sept. 11, 2001

Many of us spent Sept. 11 reflecting on where we were on that same day 14 years ago when we heard about the terrorist attacks on American soil.  More...

Doctor K

Headache ‘diary’ can help doctor find cause

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve made an appointment to see a doctor because of my frequent headaches. More...

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