October 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Febt fall event draws large crowd

The autumn beauty of southern Huntingdon County and the Broad Top, coupled with the region’s transportation and industrial heritage, drew hundreds of visitors to the 33rd annual Friends of the EBT (FEBT) Fall Reunion and the Broad Top Area Coal More...

Coalmont bridge open to Route 913 motorists

Six months after a project began to replace an aging concrete bridge in Coalmont Borough spanning Shoup’s Run along state Route 913, the $3,027,000 project was completed late last week. More...

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Local News

Goodwill grand opening

Economic development, state, county, municipal and store officials, including, from the left, Amy Wise, Huntingdon County Business and Industry executive director; Huntingdon County Commissioner Gary More...

Federal court stops water rule

A federal court has put a stop to the implementation of a water rule that could have had a local impact.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Former governor endorses Roosevelt for president

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania Gov. Arthur H. James dropped official business to attend funeral services at Overbrook for the late Edgar H. Barnes, state Supreme Court justice and former state secretary of revenue.  More...

General News

Gun violence researchers becoming an endangered species?

NEW YORK (AP) — Amid the bloodbaths of 21st-century America, you might think that there would be a lot of research into the causes of gun violence, and which policies work best against it.  You would be wrong.  More...

No Social Security increase next year, gas prices to blame

WASHINGTON (AP) — For just the third time in 40 years, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect no increase in benefits next year, which is unwelcome news for more than one-fifth of the nation&rs More...

People/Pastimes

Cost-conscious home upgrades for fall

If you’re looking for ways to improve your home but don’t have the budget for a full-scale renovation, look at upgrades that add instant value with a smaller investment.  More...

Huntingdon woman named to University Singers

Student News

Kara Donnelly of Huntingdon has been named to Bob Jones University’s University Singers, BJU’s largest choral organization.  Donnelly is a freshman majoring in piano pedagogy.  More...

Births

Adam and Bethany (Gottschall) Joyner of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Chloe Jane Joyner, at 4:36 a.m. Oct. 6, 2015, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Chloe weighed 7 pounds, 5.75 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Libra if born before 5:38 p.m. (EDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015: More...

Names released in Friday deaths

The names of the two male subjects who died in two separate incidents Friday have been identified by Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum. More...

New face will lead local toy program

While some folks aren’t thinking about the holiday season just yet, one local woman has been thinking about it for months as she recently took over as local coordinator of the county’s Toys for Tots program. More...

An event for all ages

MaKenna Hartman, right, and Addalynn Brower, both of Alexandria, held a bake sale at Hartslog Day Saturday to benefit the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary and Reese Burdette, a young Pennsylvania girl w More...

State  Free Access 

Facing a huge deficit, state eyes gambling for help

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania who are resisting tax increases to balance a deep budget deficit are taking steps toward the state’s third expansion of gambling in six years as an alternative source of cash.  More...

Legislature spent $2.8M on lawyers over four years

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature has spent more than $2.8 million in public funds since 2011 on private defense lawyers for state legislators and staff, most of it on cases that have sent lawmakers to jail, forced resignations at More...

Democrats first on television in Supreme Court campaign

HARRISBURG (AP) — Campaign ads in the multimillion-dollar race for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court won’t get any more polite than these.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Oct. 12   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball   Juniata wrapped up the title at the Leopard Invitational Tournament with a pair of wins Saturday. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Unbeaten Bengals rally in fourth, win 27-24 in OT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton led the Bengals from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit to a 27-24 overtime victory on Sunday over the Seattle Seahawks, keeping Cincinnati undefeated with the second-biggest comeback in its history.  More...

Gates will be back with Chargers tonight

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Antonio Gates did the crime and served the time.  Although he still hasn’t fessed up to what he tested positive for that got him suspended for four games, the San Diego Chargers’ star tight end took responsibil More...

US hangs on to keep Presidents Cup

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The final hour when both teams thought they had it won. The clutch putt that turned a rookie into the hero. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Medical issue could sabotage weight loss

Dear Annie: I have been married to “Pam” for 16 years. During the last nine, she has gradually become a totally different person. She has gained a lot of weight, but that’s not the real issue. More...

Hints from Heloise

A lack of feedback?

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about customer service:  “I have wondered why it is so difficult to engage American companies in a two-way conversation. More...

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