June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders approve renovation plans

The county is officially one step closer to moving ahead with the first floor restroom renovations at the courthouse with the approval of a design for a new men’s restroom door that will comply with ADA standards.  More...

Council seeks damages in project delays

Huntingdon Borough Council unanimously approved to assess liquidated damages against HRI, Inc. of State College in the amount of $1,500 per day, totaling $507,000 for 338 days of delay in the completion of the water treatment facility project.  More...

Local News

Police Log

Burglary   PORTER TWP. — A Alexandria man reported to state police at Huntingdon someone entered a residence on Barree Road and removed several items, including a 357 pistol, between 8 p.m. May 24 and 5:40 a.m. May 26.  DUI   More...

A Look Back

Local press notes reflect activities in 1824

Editor’s note: The following is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1946-1951. More...

Alexandria Library

Summer has arrived so hopefully there are plenty of opportunities for sitting on the deck and reading that book you have been wanting to read. There are some good ones this week to find at the library:  More...

World  Free Access 

Republican senator seeks bipartisan support for gun deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator sought broad bipartisan support Tuesday for a compromise to block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists, a day after the chamber split along party lines to derail far more sweeping proposals. More...

Cities face new urban problem: their own skywalks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a city where cranes and construction barriers mark a surge in new downtown apartments, hotels and offices, the sidewalks in Des Moines’ core can be strangely quiet.  More...

Neighborhood watch: Online startups tackle local news

NEW YORK (AP) — A handful of new startups are tackling a thorny problem that AOL couldn’t solve with zillions of dollars: How to cover local news in different cities without going broke.   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 22   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mets win battle of bullpens after Colon injury

NEW YORK (AP) — Bartolo Colon’s early injury put the New York Mets in a major bind, but they won a battle of bullpens against the best relief corps in baseball and defeated the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Tuesday night in a World Series rem More...

Texas Tech ousts Florida

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TCU tops Coastal Carolina

College World Series:

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Luken Baker is showing no signs of cooling off at the College World Series.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 23, 2016:  More...

Voter mailers received locally

Concerned citizens across the state, including Huntingdon County, have received a confusing piece of mail relaying often incorrect information about their voter registration status.  More...

Severe storms expected tomorrow

Though the area has seen very few severe thunderstorms so far this year, there is a potential for storms to occur late tonight and Thursday.  The National Weather Service has also issued a flash flood watch for Bedford and Fulton counties, which More...

Summer walking tours begin Thursday

Residents and visitors alike will be given the opportunity to see Huntingdon Borough from a fresh perspective each week throughout the summer on free walking tours organized by the 4 and More Cultural District.  Tour groups assemble at 10 a.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Congressman convicted in case that entangled son, wife

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In his heyday, U.S. Rep. More...

Lawsuits: Sisters abused by same priest as kids

ALTOONA (AP) — Two sisters have sued a Catholic priest, his central Pennsylvania diocese and two ex-bishops who supervised him, saying the cleric molested them repeatedly as girls — including one at her first Communion party.  More...

Mother found unfit for trial in tub drownings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman accused of drowning her two young sons in a bathtub was ruled Tuesday to be mentally unfit to stand trial on murder charges in their 2014 deaths.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

First commencement exercises held at secretarial school

75 Years Ago  Extensive improvements to the Big Valley highway, Route 76, have been planned for the summer months by the state highway department, it was announced today. More...

Business News

New store will help promote positive brand

One area resident has created a brand he hopes will inspire more than the sale of customized T-shirts, but a message of positivity that includes confidence, fun and optimism.  Maurice Thompson of Alexandria, former owner of Tailgaters Apparel LL More...

Mill Creek man recognized by employer

The D.L. Martin Co. of Mercersburg recognized Dale Varner Jr. as Employee of the Month for May. Varner lives in Mill Creek and has been with the company for two years. He is a CWB-certified welder in Building 4. More...

Plans underway for Gage Mansion

With the log house demolition complete, a whole new view of the historic Gage Mansion has come to those driving and walking on Penn Street in Huntingdon Borough.  Built by Colonel F. More...

Local Sports

Bilheimer nominated for Woman of Year

The NCAA Tuesday announced its nominees for the Woman of the Year Award. Former Juniata field hockey standout and recent graduate Sarah Bilheimer is one of a record 517 student-athlete nominations. More...

Curve down B-Mets 5-2

Harold Ramirez clubbed his second home run of the season as the Altoona Curve defeated the Binghamton Mets 5-2 Tuesday night at NYSEG Stadium.  The Curve (38-31) picked up their fourth win in the last five games while the B-Mets (28-40) have dro More...

People/Pastimes

Captain Jack Class of 1951 holds 65th reunion

The members of the Captain Jack Joint High School Class of 1951 met recently for their 65th reunion. More...

Mount Aloysius College to hold open house

The Mount Aloysius College admissions team invites prospective students and their parents to its open house at 10 a.m. Friday, July 15. More...

Standing Stone seniors plan events

The officers and chairpersons of the Standing Stone Senior Center met June 9 to discuss plans for the coming months and to review actions of the board of directors and general membership meetings held in May.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

There may be things going on that can be treated

Dear Annie: Our card game is in a quandary. We have one member who is having memory problems. “Greta” asks the same rule questions many times. It hinders the playing and often unintentionally relays information to the opposing players. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

No two ways for foam trays!

Dear Heloise: Is it safe to reuse insulated FOAM TRAYS that come with chicken/beef/ pork? I have a relative who washes these off with dish soap and then places dessert items on them (cookies, etc.). Is this safe? — Terry H., via email  More...

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