September 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Council approves concrete additive

After two committee meetings to discuss the pros and cons of using a concrete epoxy for upgrades at the Huntingdon Borough water treatment facility, borough council voted during its monthly meeting Tuesday to purchase the product, known as Xypex.&nbs More...

Shirleysburg residents prep for fall festivities

Shirleysburg will celebrate the autumn harvest this coming weekend with simultaneous festivities that pay tribute to rural traditions.  The annual Shirleysburg Apple Festival and the Aughwick Creek Antique Tractor Show will take place Friday thr More...

State  Free Access 

Five frat members arrested in pledge hazing death

POCONO SUMMIT (AP) — Five people, including the former national president of a fraternity, have been charged in the 2013 death of a New York City college freshman during a brutal hazing ritual in Pennsylvania, police said Tuesday.  More...

Wolf puts down markers for signing short-term spending bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Man convicted of first-degree murder in romantic rival’s death

EASTON (AP) — A Nazareth man was convicted of first-degree murder in eastern Pennsylvania in the stabbing death of a friend who was dating his ex-girlfriend.  Jurors in Northampton County deliberated for about 3 1/2 hours Tuesday before co More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Volunteers gather for Day of Caring

75 Years Ago  R. Ira Biddle, Huntingdon, is a patient in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital suffering from injuries which he sustained when struck by an automobile at Second and Penn streets.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 16 ADULT EDUCATION . Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information. STANDING STONE SENIORS More...

Around The Broad Top

H&BT ‘presidential car’ chairs donated to museum

When the Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad folded March 31, 1954, most of the company’s rolling stock and other holdings were scrapped at Long Siding (Smithfield Township). More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lester’s complete game gives Cubs split in twinbill

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jon Lester limited the Pittsburgh Pirates to five hits while picking up his first complete game of the season and the Chicago Cubs earned a doubleheader split with a 2-1 win on Tuesday night.  More...

Feherty moves to NBC

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WNBA awards are announced

NEW YORK (AP) — With the playoffs set to begin later this week, the WNBA will start handing out its season awards.  Here’s a look at the major awards and the top candidates to win them:  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Washing steak knives

Dear Heloise: I love your hints in the Journal-News. I had a friend over for dinner (we had steaks), and she commented about my new STEAK KNIVES. I was rinsing the dishes and loading the dishwasher. More...

Special Sections

County leaders honor VA chief

Though the Huntingdon County Commissioners’ weekly meeting was brief Tuesday, the county leaders took a moment to honor longtime veterans affairs director Steve Lane for his years of dedicated service to the county.  Lane, who’s set More...

SHCSB members approve credit line

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board approved opening a line of credit during its monthly meeting Tuesday to ensure the district can make payroll in the event a state budget stalemate continues through the end of the year.  More...

Smaller pumpkins result of dry conditions

Dry conditions in late summer  might make for a smaller jack o’ lantern on the front porch this fall. More...

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Local News

Dairy princess to compete for state title

Huntingdon County Dairy Princess Savannah Zanic, 18, of Huntingdon, will head to Harrisburg today to compete for the state dairy princess title this Saturday, Sept. More...

Electric heater caused Wood Twp. blaze

A malfunctioning electric heater is being listed as the cause of a blaze that damaged a Robertsdale home shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday.  The blaze broke out at the Pete and Roseann Shope residence at 844 Main St. in Wood Township.  More...

Police Log

Identity theft   MOUNT UNION BORO. — A Mount Union man reported to state police at Huntingdon a loan was taken out in his name, using his personal information without his authorization in October 2013.  Drugs found   More...

World  Free Access 

GE says it may move up to 500 US jobs overseas

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — General Electric Co. said Tuesday that it may move about 500 jobs overseas because Congress did not renew a government program that allows foreign companies to borrow money to buy U.S. products.  More...

R.J. Reynolds cigarette sales halted by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday banned sales of four cigarette brands from R.J. Reynolds because they did not meet the agency’s safety review requirements.  More...

UPS will hire up to 95,000 holiday season workers

NEW YORK (AP) — UPS said Tuesday it will hire 90,000 to 95,000 employees — about the same as last year — to help handle shipping and deliveries over the holiday season.  More...

Local Sports

Titans sweep Pirates to improve to 3-1

High School Volleyball:

Tussey Mountain bounced back in good fashion from its loss at Claysburg-Kimmel Monday. Tuesday saw the Titans play pretty well in sweeping visiting Williamsburg, 25-16, 25-18, 25-22.  More...

Huntingdon and Mount Union swept

High School Volleyball:

Serving errors and hitting miscues became a major problem for Huntingdon during Tuesday evening’s Mountain League contest at Bald Eagle. More...

Trojans win two; earn another ICC crown

H.S. Golf:

The Mount Union golf team took advantage of the opportunity to lock up the Inter-County Conference title Tuesday afternoon in a rematch with Everett and Northern Bedford at Down River. More...

People/Pastimes

Add flavorful game day sides for the win

Much like a star quarterback, grilled foods get all the glory when it comes to tailgating, but the often overlooked side dishes are the supporting players that help drive your menu to victory.  More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Nathan Ray Boyer who turns 3 years old today, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. His proud parents are Alan and Heather Boyer of Alexandria. Nathan has a brother, Nicolas Boyer of Alexandria.  More...

Hot sauce can spice up your tailgate

It’s “game on” this tailgate season with taste sensations that add an extra kick of flavor and spice, without having to go into overtime in the kitchen. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Resources available for abused mother

Dear Annie: I am writing to you because of a friend’s problem. “Lena” is a divorced woman who lives with her 24-year-old son. Her ex’s gambling problem destroyed the marriage. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015:  More...

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