June 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Anchor kits reduce risk of furniture tip overs

A hidden danger has been cast into the spotlight this week as furniture retailer IKEA issued a massive recall of 36 million dressers following the death of six children.  More...

Legislation would allow partnerships

Legislation has been introduced in the state House of Representatives to establish a public-private partnership in reference to the state’s parks and forests.  More...

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Local News

At-large substitute positions created at MUASD

In trying to address a shortage of substitute teachers, the Mount Union Area School Board Monday night voted to create two at-large substitute positions.  More...

BTC council awards road projects bid

During a special meeting earlier this month, Broad Top City Borough Council awarded a bid of $11,851 to the New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. More...

Federal Lifeline program aides local survivors

A federal program critical to local domestic violence survivors narrowly survived a Congressional vote last week.  The U.S. House of Representatives voted 207-143 June 21 to scale back the Lifeline program. More...

Business News

Saxton business offers unique items

For those interested in antiques and unusual things, Saxton Treasure Emporium is the place for you.  The new business is located in the former C&S Department Store at 800 Main St. in Saxton Borough. More...

Volkswagen settles emissions-cheating cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen will spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. More...

Real Estate Transfers

June 17, 2016  Gene A. Runk and Lydia C. Perez, grantors, to Dawn B. Pauze, property in Shirley Township, $56,217.60.  Branden M. Foster and Lubov J. Boyd, grantors, to Martin Boyd, property in Alexandria Borough, $82,000.  Crystal R. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Indians rally in ninth to extend streak to 11 games

ATLANTA (AP) — Carlos Santana hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run ninth inning and the Cleveland Indians won their 11th straight game, beating the Atlanta Braves 5-3 Tuesday night. More...

Coastal Carolina evens series

College World Series:

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Security top concern

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief organizer of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics says security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus.  Sidney Levy, CEO of the Rio Organizing Committee, said that keeping athletes and visitors safe from terro More...

Annie's Mailbox

Neighbor has done all she can

Dear Annie: A month ago, my wife was bitten by our neighbor’s foster dog. While the dog was healthy and had all of its shots, the bite became infected and required a doctor’s care. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 30, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Man enters plea in boating death

Nearly two years after the incident, a York County man has entered a plea in a boating death on Raystown Lake.  Timothy Stefanon, 59, Dillsburg, pleaded no contest to a charge of reckless operation of a watercraft, a misdemeanor of the third deg More...

Leaders approve CDBG revision

Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a revised Huntingdon Borough Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from Huntingdon Borough at their regular weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Family to lead United Way campaign

The members of the Price family of Cassville have been named United Way chairs for the 2016-2017 campaign.  Scott, Shelby, Sue and Fred Price will be the heads of the annual fundraising drive.  More...

State  Free Access 

Trump takes on trade deals in Pennsylvania speech

MONESSEN (AP) — Republican Donald Trump took aim at U.S. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon County Dairy Princess crowned

75 Years Ago  Friday and Saturday were the hottest days in Huntingdon during the past torrid week, a survey of temperatures revealed by Juniata College Professor Paul R. Yoder.  More...

Alexandria Memorial Public Library

I tried everything to get to sleep last night. Well, everything but closing the book and stopping reading. I didn’t want to do anything crazy. Reading some of these new books might keep you engaged late into the night.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 29   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...

Local Sports

Mount Union loses 13-2 at Hollidaysburg

District 11 9-10 LL:

The District 11 Little League Tournament got underway for the Mount Union 9-10-year-old team at Hollidaysburg Tuesday night. Hollidaysburg pounded out 12 hits and dealt Mount Union at 13-2 loss in four innings.  More...

Curve rally for 8-7 win

The Altoona Curve overcame a six-run deficit to tie the ballgame in the bottom of the ninth inning before Jose Osuna knocked a walk-off double to defeat the Binghamton Mets 8-7 Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

Penn State single game tickets on sale July 13

The Penn State football public single game ticket sale will begin Wednesday, July 13 at 10 a.m. Fans can currently purchase season tickets, PSU Pick ’Em and Recent Grad packages. More...

People/Pastimes

Troop 25 enjoys white-water rafting excursion

Members of Boy Scout Troop 25, Huntingdon, recently travelled to Fayetteville, West Virginia, where they kayaked and white-water rafted on West Virginia’s famed New River. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Marilyn Smith of Greystone Apartments, Huntingdon, who celebrated her 80th birthday Tuesday, June 21, 2016. More...

Special Occasions

June 29, 2016  Happy birthday wishes go out to William Schmidt of Mapleton who celebrates a birthday today, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Happy birthday, William!   More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

New directions

Dear Heloise: I hated the directions for COOKING GRAVY MIXES, starting in cold water and constantly stirring until done. Now, for a 1-cup package, I put 3/4 cup water in a pan to boil. More...

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