September 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Child supervision is safety concern

Headlines regarding those charged with child endangerment appear in national, state and local news regularly, but few may realize just how often these situations occur. More...

Saxton area car wash to get improvements

In late 1969, Saxton car dealer and businessman Don Stoudnour developed plans for an automatic car wash at a location across the highway from his dealership. A grand opening for the car wash was held in June 1970. More...

Local News

Commissioners close out CCA grant

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved closing out a grant administered by the Center for Community Action (CCA) during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Shirley Twp. leaders hold monthly meeting

The Shirley Township Supervisors held a brief meeting Thursday.  More...

Police Log

Theft   More...

General News

CIA, special ops cooperate to kill extremists in Syria, Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — With no regular American presence in the war theater, the U.S. has struggled to answer basic intelligence questions about the situation in Syria and Iraq, including the Islamic State group’s fighting strength. More...

States monitor alcohol offenders with daily tests

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. More...

Local Sports

Hornets reach gold bracket at Bellwood

H.S. Volleyball:

Three local teams competed in the Bellwood-Antis Invitational Saturday. Juniata Valley advanced out of pool play into the gold bracket as the sixth seed, while Tussey Mountain and Mount Union were each in the silver bracket.  More...

’Cats see bid end quickly at Clarion

Huntingdon struggled through pool play during Saturday’s Clarion Tournament and then saw its day end in the Silver Bracket quarterfinals.  More...

Southern blanked 4-0 at Mercersburg

Field Hockey:

The Southern Huntingdon field hockey team continues to improve, moving the ball down field in each outing on the schedule, But, the Rockets are not taking the shots on goal that are there when inside the circle. More...

People/Pastimes

Give sides center stage during busy fall season

Fall is a busy time for families on the go, but dinner can still be approachable and wholesome. One easy solution: transform a simple everyday side dish into a meal that will have your family asking for more.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

It’s OK to approach neighbors and ask politely

Dear Annie: Recently, new neighbors moved in next door. They seem nice. The problem is, the husband smokes on their porch, which is on the side of their house and only a few yards from ours. More...

Hints from Heloise

Is the front backward?

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about solar lights:  More...

Special Sections

PennDOT chief named in county

It has only been a few days since PennDOT District 9 announced a new highway maintenance manager for the Huntingdon County maintenance department, but the county native has already hit the ground running in his new position. More...

Honoring ‘Mr. Oktoberfest’

Larry Hicks, center, known affectionately as “Mr. More...

Last phase of H&BT Rail Trail work to begin

Work is scheduled to begin this week on the completion of the last segment of the 10.06- mile H&BT Rail Trail, it was announced Saturday afternoon during the annual Rail-Trail Picnic and first-ever “Fun Run, Wellness Walk, Bike Event,&rdquo More...

Obituaries

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Empty tables, deserted streets for pope’s visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One restaurant owner spent $7,500 on food she couldn’t sell. More...

Kane’s promotion of her sister drew rebuke

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane hired her sister to lead the agency’s new child predator unit in 2013, even though her sister had spent the previous five years working on civil cases as a low-level state pros More...

Officials to test out cashless turnpikes next year

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania Turnpike officials plan to launch a pilot program next year in which two busy interchanges will convert to a cashless system.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Sept. 28   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ryan, Jones bring Falcons back to beat Cowboys

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Matt Ryan and Julio Jones connected for two touchdowns, Devonta Freeman ran for 141 yards and three scores, and the Atlanta Falcons beat Dallas 39-28 Sunday in the Cowboys’ first game without Tony Romo and Dez Brya More...

Steelers hold off Rams 12-6

Ben goes out with knee injury

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Big Ben was the only postgame topic that really mattered to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Michael Vick’s reaction when Ben Roethlisberger went down in the third quarter, and he had to grab his helmet and go, said it all.  More...

Cam Newton troubled

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Aries if born before 2:57 p.m. (EDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015: More...

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