October 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

WNV surveillance concludes for state

The official season for West Nile Virus (WNV) surveillance has concluded.  Across 2015, Huntingdon County was found only to have two mosquito positives, both collected Aug. 20 in Cromwell Township.  More...

HASD Bearcats mourn loss of athletic director

The Huntingdon Area School District is mourning the loss of its athletic director, Dean Rossi, who passed away Friday, Oct. More...

Jobs

Local News

Two-vehicle crashes

A two-vehicle accident occurred at the intersection of Broad and North streets in Carbon Township between a 1996 Honda Civic and a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado Z71 pickup shortly after 9 a.m. Friday. More...

Police Log

Drugs found   More...

News of Yesteryear

Officials dedicate Cromwell Twp. Bridge

75 Years Ago  Jack Matthews, Huntingdon, who until recently was an instructor at the State College Airport, has successfully passed a two weeks familiarization course at the Ryan School of Aeronautics at San Diego, California, and is now qualifi More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Oct. 19   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Patriots take air out of Colts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tom Brady threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns and New England took advantage of a botched fake punt in the Patriots’ 34-27 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.  More...

Jones, Bryant bring back Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The wide receiver with the seemingly unlimited potential but serious baggage flipped in joy. More...

Spartans get unlikely win over Wolverines

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jalen Watts-Jackson grabbed the ball on a flubbed punt attempt and lumbered 38 yards into the end zone for a touchdown on the final play, giving No. 7 Michigan State a 27-23 victory over No. More...

Senior Spotlight

Have you prearranged your funeral?

While it’s true that thinking about prearranged funerals isn’t the happiest of jobs, it’s certainly an essential one. More...

Ever thought of visiting a funeral home?

Prearranging a funeral service is a process that requires a great deal of thought. And it involves a lot of important decisions that aren’t always easy to make.   More...

Steps involved with estate planning

Although inevitable, death is an emotional subject that’s dif.cult to discuss. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wife can no longer trust husband

Dear Annie: About four years ago, after 17 years of marriage (no children), working full time, having a part-time cleaning job, doing 90 percent of the housework and doing 80 percent of the yardwork, I asked my husband whether I could quit my full-ti More...

Hints from Heloise

Smelly soap out of hand?

Dear Readers: This week’s SOUND OFF is about scented soap in public restrooms:  “Public restrooms shouldn’t use scented soap. More...

Special Sections

Mapleton parade kicks off season

In spite of cold temperatures and intermittent sleet, the first of the season’s Halloween parades took place Saturday evening in Mapleton.  Sponsored by the Mapleton American Legion Post 322, as well as its home association, ladies auxilia More...

Meetings update emergency workers

For years, local emergency personnel have been alerted to emergencies by the tones of their pagers, but as technology changes, so is the way volunteers respond to a situation.  More...

Eastern coyotes on move throughout month

The plaintive howl of the coyote piercing the evening air was once a phenomenon reserved for the western plains, but now is heard across the state of Pennsylvania.  Once a rare sight locally, and still not an everyday occurrence, the coyote popu More...

State  Free Access 

Police boss exits after crime, corruption fight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Charles Ramsey was 15 when he had his first encounter with the kind of violence he has worked nearly five decades to end.  A friend was stabbed to death by a gang member down the block from the Chicago home where Ramsey More...

Former governor opens up in classrooms

PITTSBURGH (AP) — It’s been nearly a year since Tom Corbett lost a bid for a second term as Pennsylvania governor, and these days he’s sharing his experiences with students at St. More...

General News

Democrats bring gun debate back to presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — After 15 years of a virtual gag order on guns in presidential politics, Democrats are talking again.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcats blank Hempfield

High School Field Hockey:

The Huntingdon field hockey team made the long, cold trip to Greensburg Saturday morning to take on Hempfield. More...

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball   The Juniata women’s volleyball team secured the top seed in the Landmark Conference’s postseason with 3-0 victories over Scranton and USMMA Saturday. More...

Dave Saulen has hole-in-one

Dave Saulen had a hole-inone while playing at the Mount Union American Legion Country Club Friday morning.  Saulen used an eight iron to ace the 15th hole.  He was playing in a group with Ken Renninger and Cliff Heidel.   More...

People/Pastimes

Serving those military dogs who served others

When Cpl. Matt Foster left Afghanistan after his tour of duty in 2013, he didn’t know whether he would ever see his K-9 partner again.  For nine months, Foster and Sgt. More...

K-9s in service

Since the Revolutionary War, the U.S. military has been using working dogs as messengers, sentries, scouts and mine detectors.  An estimated 1,775 military dogs are actively working to protect military personnel. More...

Healthy Living

Artists ‘power up’ to fight breast cancer

Laughter rang through the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Education Center Oct. More...

Annual ‘Wear Pink Day’ luncheon focuses on exercise and breast cancer

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon will host the third annual Cindy Taylor Memorial Wear Pink Day Luncheon featuring a program titled “One Life, One Body: Taking Care Of It” at noon Friday, Oct. More...

Five health screenings women shouldn’t miss

A nutritious diet and daily exercise can promote longterm health, but preventative care also plays a key role in keeping adults healthy as they age. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 9:38 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015: More...

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast