July 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fireworks show set for Sunday

Thanks to the generosity of many local residents, organizations and businesses, a Huntingdon Fourth of July tradition will continue from atop Flagpole Hill Sunday night.  More...

May jobless rate numbers show decline

After a small jump in April, the county’s jobless rate came down in May.  “The number came down some to 7.0 (percent),” said Jeff Newman, industry and business analyst with the state Department of Labor and Industry Center for More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Brent Renninger  Date of Birth: July 18, 1987  Age: 28  Height: 5 feet, 6 inches  Weight: 130 pounds  Eye color: Brown  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): Mount Union  More...

Area brief

Uptown Playground summer program provides daily activities   More...

Organizations’ representatives report upcoming events

Judging from reports presented during the monthly Broad Top Area Heritage Partnership meeting, held Thursday evening in the Coal Miners’ Museum at Robertsdale, a number of special activities are on tap for the next several months in the area.&n More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Saxton firefighters host open house at new station

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 2   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  Sunday, July 3   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Serena, Venus advance to next round

LONDON (AP) — Dismayed at dropping the first set after being a single point from taking it, Serena Williams sat in her Centre Court sideline chair and cracked her racket against the turf once, twice, three times, four.  More...

Indians push winning streak to 14

TORONTO (AP) — A franchise-best 14th straight win sure didn’t come easy for the Cleveland Indians.  Carlos Santana homered in the 19th inning off infielder Darwin Barney and the Indians beat the Toronto Blue Jays 2-1 on Friday.  More...

McGirt falls back, Day takes lead

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Jason Day’s plan for the Bridgestone Invitational was to get in the lead as quickly as possible and expand it from there.  He took care of the first part Friday.  More...

Religion News

New archbishop may transform Cuban church

In the mid-1970s, a recently ordained priest trekked the Cuban countryside, defying the communist government by distributing hand-printed religious pamphlets to townspeople bold enough to open their doors.  More...

Area churches to host VBS

Huntingdon — The 12th Street United Methodist Church, 313 12th St., Huntingdon, will host “Abundance Orchard VBS” from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 10, through Friday, July 15. More...

Guest speakers to visit church

Trinity Assembly of God Church, located at 2422 Cassady Ave., Huntingdon, will host Kevin and Susan Tai for two services only at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, July 3. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 4, 2016:  More...

Classes offered at local prisons

Last week, Gov. Tom Wolf announced four universities and colleges within the state would be offering higher education programs for inmates currently incarcerated within the walls of the state’s correctional facilities.  More...

Number of volunteers decreasing

Some may take the area  fire companies for granted, but nearly all of these entities are run by volunteers and the  recent decline of volunteer interest could spell trouble for the future of these companies.   More...

Firemen’s convention commences July 3

Members of the Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association will convene at Rockhill at 7 p.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Lawmakers’ deep divide over taxes drags out budget talks

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature’s deep divide over tax increases dashed hopes in the Capitol on Friday for a quick end to state budget negotiations, and leaders sent rankand file lawmakers home while they worked to find a s More...

World  Free Access 

Moviegoers to Hollywood: It better be good

NEW YORK (AP) — As Hollywood girds for a lowkey Fourth of July box office weekend and watches its summer season dip 15 percent below last year’s, an even more worrisome trend has taken shape: Moviegoers are growing pickier.  More...

Nancy Grace leaving show

NEW YORK (AP) — Tough-talking former prosecutor Nancy Grace is leaving her prime-time show on the HLN network in October.  The CNN sister station said Grace told her staff Thursday that her show would be ending after 12 years. More...

Sunscreen doesn’t work as well as it says: What to do?

TRENTON, N.J. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon knocks out Mount Union 13-2

District 11 LL:

Huntingdon and Mount Union faced elimination in the 11-12 year-old Little League District 11 North Division all-star tournament Friday. A massive three-run homer by Tyson Cook and 10 errors on Mount Union resulted in a 13-2 win for Huntingdon. More...

People/Pastimes

Inkwell writing group to hold meeting

The monthly meeting of the Inkwell will be held Tuesday, July 7, at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Co., 165 Patchway Road in Duncansville, beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed at 7:15 p.m. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Aaron Paul Busko, who turns 5 years old today, Saturday, July 2, 2016. His proud parents are Tim Busko and Rebecca Berdar of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mason Ross Boonie, who turns 3 years old tomorrow, Sunday, July 3, 2016. He is the son of Heather Allen. Mason has two sisters, Logan and Rachel, and a brother, Tanner. More...

School News

MUAHS grad earns doctor of pharmacy degree

Zachariah Hicks graduated cum laude April 30 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy with a doctor of pharmacy degree. More...

Local man serves as intern at Mutual Benefit Group

Benjamin Kilian, a senior information technology major at Bob Jones University, is serving this summer as an intern for Mutual Benefit Group in Huntingdon.  Kilian, a resident of Warriors Mark, serves by examining and supporting the basic networ More...

Annie's Mailbox

Roommate doesn’t want to split costs

Dear Annie: My girlfriend and I have another roommate in a two-bedroom place. I usually go to Costco for the household necessities, such as toilet paper and paper towels, because it’s cheaper. More...

Doctor K

For minor problems, walk-in clinics are convenient

DEAR DOCTOR K: What do you think of the walk-in health clinics that are popping up? Can I use them instead of going to my regular doctor?  More...

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