July 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Local chief signs letter of support

A local police chief is among a number of law enforcement officials who signed a letter in support of the Lifesaving Gear for Police Act.  More...

Pokémon GO has fans exploring region

Kids and adults who grew up trying to  “catch ‘em all” are trying their hands at capturing fictional creatures in real life with the release of “Pokémon GO.”   More...

Local News

Alexandria council members discuss speeding

Members of Alexandria Borough Council discussed safety issues regarding motorists speeding on Main Street at the regular meeting Monday evening.  Council member Rebecca Smith said she was discussing with a resident how motorists tend to drive mu More...

Routine agenda items covered in Mapleton

Three members of Mapleton Borough Council covered a largely routine agenda at their monthly meeting Monday evening.  Borough council members Bruce Richards, Mary Guest and Richard Brumbaugh approved the minutes as well as the receipts and expend More...

Walker Twp. supervisors hear proposed park plans

Representatives of the park committee proposed changes to the Woodcock Valley Community Park at the monthly meeting of the Walker Township Board of Supervisors Monday night.  These changes would be part of a long-term project, but would improve More...

World  Free Access 

Superbug precursor found in US again

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City patient was infected with bacteria that had a special type of resistance to antibiotics last year, the earliest known case in the U.S. of bacteria that could lead to a superbug impervious to medications. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 12   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Stanton wins Home Run Derby

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton wore out Petco Park with a record display of power in the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night, peppering every landmark from the left field corner to center field.  Stanton hit 20 homers in the final More...

Spieth becomes latest golfer to skip Olympics

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Golf waited 112 years to get back into the Olympics. More...

Cubs celebrate first half, while Padres remember past

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Goose Gossage keeps a bottle of Weibel Vineyards champagne with “Cubs” on the label perched on a shelf in his pantry, a reminder of when Chicago arrived in San Diego needing one win to reach the 1984 World Series an More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

The parents of Stacie Bumbarger and Jason Jackson are happy to announce the couple’s engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Brian and Darlene Peters of Allport. More...

Engaged to Wed

Alicia Stoner and Eric Henchey, both of Petersburg, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Justine Lilja of Petersburg. More...

Friends of the Woods plan summer events

The auxiliary to the Westminster Woods retirement community, Friends of the Woods, met June 2, to hold their bimonthly business meeting and luncheon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Grandma feels used

Dear Annie: I’m a grandmother to five children. My son Brian and his wife, Amanda, have a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old together.  They live several states away, about a five-hour drive. More...

Doctor K

Going beyond durable do not resuscitate order

DEAR DOCTOR K: My husband has terminal cancer. He has already signed a do-not-resuscitate order. His doctor recently suggested that he also complete a new form called a “POLST.” Can you explain what this is?  More...

Special Sections

Committee led by congressman

A local congressman has been tapped to lead a committee negotiating defense funding.  Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA 9) will be the chief negotiator with members of the House of Representatives and Senate for passage of the National Defense Aut More...

Medication offers aid for addictions

A prescription medication is showing promise in helping some of those dealing with opiate abuse to reclaim their lives.  More...

TMSD pre-K classes eyed for elimination

Over a dozen parents and teachers urged the Tussey Mountain School Board to reconsider the proposed elimination of the district’s pre-K program during the school board’s agenda-setting meeting, held Monday evening in the high school audit More...

State  Free Access 

Advocates fear more heroin withdrawal deaths in jails

LEBANON (AP) — In the days following her 18-yearold daughter’s first arrest on heroin charges, Stephanie Moyer took solace in thinking she would be safe in jail until she got into a treatment program.  However, Victoria “Tori& More...

Lawmakers lack answers, money for spending bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Tuesday will be crucial to determining whether Pennsylvania state lawmakers can pass a tax increase to fully fund a $31 billion electionyear spending bill, and put a quick end to legal questions over how the state can operate More...

State Senate nears vote on new abortion restrictions

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate signaled Monday that it will give swift election-year consideration to new restrictions on elective abortions, amid a veto threat from Democratic Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union Methodist Church renovations ongoing

75 Years Ago  One-tenth of the national vocational education quota, set by the federal government to successfully expand defense industry, was supplied by Pennsylvania which trained 100,000 persons the past year, according to Public Instruction More...

Local Sports

Spikes win fifth straight

Ronnie Williams delivered his fourth straight quality start with seven strong innings, and the State College Spikes took their fifth consecutive victory with a 3-1 win over the Connecticut Tigers Monday night at Thomas J. Dodd Stadium.  More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Heath Hens   More...

Editorial

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending July 8

WASHINGTON - Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending July 8. House More...

Op-Ed

An old farmer rambling

I will start my ramblings about two popular topics nowadays — job growth and wages. There are always two sides to every story and these two subjects have at least two sides to them.  More...

What others are saying

You’re overdrafted, they’re overpaid

Almost two-thirds of Americans today — 63 percent — don’t have enough savings to cover an unexpected $500 expense. Anything from an emergency brake job to a refrigerator on the fritz could zero out their bank accounts.  More...

Chatter Box

Excellent adventures

I recently read an article that stated more folks are taking staycations instead of visiting far away destinations. More...

Healthy Living

Boost energy at the office

Maintaining energy throughout the workday can sometimes be difficult. For busy professionals, compromised energy levels can be especially problematic, causing workers to fall behind and maybe even forcing them to work extra hours just to catch up. More...

Recognize and prevent repetitive stress injuries

Repetitive stress injuries, or RSIs, can impact muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 13, 2016:  More...

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