July 19, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Athletic director begins at HASD

During a combined workshop/ regular board meeting held Monday evening, members of the Huntingdon Area School Board welcomed the district’s new athletic director, Dean Grenfell of Burke, Virginia.  Grenfell’s hiring was approved duri More...

Police advise caution in hiring contractors

Summer is a great time to get small repairs and improvements taken care of around the house, but area residents are asked to be cautious when approached by out-of-state contractors.  More...

Jobs

Local News

Springfield Twp. leaders to apply for road funds

The Springfield Township board of supervisors decided to apply for dirt and gravel road funding for two township roads during its meeting Monday .  The township will apply for funding for repairs to Grant Lane in the area of Fleck Road and McKi More...

Police Log

Harassment   SHIRLEY TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a juvenile has been charged with harassment by state police at Huntingdon for punching a victim at 11885 Keystone Road June 26.  More...

Saxton Community Library

The library will be closed for Labor Day Sept. 2-5 and will reopen at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6.  More...

World  Free Access 

Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents

CHICAGO (AP) — Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania.  The study found that asthma treatments were as much as four More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 19   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 

Rizzo homers; Cubs finally beat Mets

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer, Jon Lester pitched 7 2/3 innings and the Chicago Cubs stopped an eight-game losing streak against the New York Mets with a 5-1 victory on Monday night in a rematch of last year’s NL Cham More...

Upheaval in NFL

Peyton Manning is retired. Tom Coughlin is gone. Heck, the Rams no longer are in St. Louis. Upheaval is the buzzword for the NFL as training camps open. More...

Sagan wins Tour’s 16th stage

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Peter Sagan can win practically any way he chooses: Breakaways, sprints, fearless downhill attacks, and now a bike throw at the line.  The world champion from Slovakia showed off his allaround qualities by perfectl More...

People/Pastimes

Ulsh family holds 69th reunion

The 69th annual Ulsh family reunion was held July 4 at the home of Sally (Ulsh) Book in Hill Valley.  This reunion was originally held as a butchering at the Orbisonia home of Cyrus Harden and Laura (Nerhood) Ulsh. Mr. and Mrs. More...

‘Locks of Love’

Betty Grace Walters, right, donated a length of her hair to Locks of Love for those in need of wigs with assistance from stylist Penny Miller at In Style Styling Salon, Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 1! Happy birthday wishes go out to Emmett Matthew Beaver, who turned 1 year old yesterday, Monday, July 18, 2016. His proud parents are Aaron and Megan Beaver of James Creek. Emmett has two siblings, Violet, 6, and Stella, 3. More...

School News

Granddaughter of area resident graduates

Christina Purvis graduated with honors May 7 from Radford University in Radford, Virginia, with a bachelor of science degree in interdisciplinary studies in special education and a minor in English.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Where’s the beef?

Dear Annie: I’m a self-proclaimed meatatarian. I suppose I eat vegetables from time to time, such as the lettuce and tomato on a hamburger. But for the most part, if it didn’t have a central nervous system, I’m not interested.  More...

Doctor K

Early postmenopause women can benefit from hormone therapy

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my third year of menopause, and my doctor won’t prescribe hormone therapy. He says it increases the risk of heart disease. I think I recall that you told another reader that this is not true. More...

Special Sections

Sentence set for ‘attorney’

The James Creek woman convicted of falsifying her credentials as an attorney was sentenced to serve state prison time in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas today.  More...

Twenty positions filled at MUASD

The Mount Union Area School Board members met in special session and for their monthly workshop Monday evening to address a series of back-to-school matters, including the hiring or transfer of staff to fill various positions, as well as a review of More...

Pre-K program axed by TMSB

By unanimous vote, the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening agreed to eliminate the district’s pre-K program, beginning with the 2016-17 school term. More...

Finding connections through genealogy

Amateur genealogy has become a popular pastime in recent years as modern men and women seek to answer the question, “Where did I come from,” by delving into the past.  More...

State  Free Access 

Coaches at Penn State with Sandusky find selves on defense

HARRISBURG (AP) — Newly disclosed allegations from men who have accused Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse raise fresh questions about what his fellow Penn State assistant coaches might have seen or known in the decades before his November 2011 arr More...

Correctional officer, inmate dead following altercation

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A correctional officer and an inmate died following a brief altercation at a Pennsylvania prison, officials said.  It happened Monday evening at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in Wilkes Barre, according to Luz More...

Police: Wife accused in shooting of county commissioner

UNIONTOWN (AP) — The wife of a western Pennsylvania county commissioner is accused of shooting her husband in the neck at their home, and a district attorney said Monday it was no accident.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Smithfield man to head county firemen’s association

75 Years Ago  Rural residents of Huntingdon County are given a chance to assist in the nationwide collection of scrap aluminum during the period July 21-28, it was announced. The national goal is 20,000,000 pounds.  More...

Local Sports

Radio named first coach at Juniata

The Juniata Athletics Department has announced that Naomi Radio will be the first head coach of the women’s lacrosse program. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Crawling, Flying Annoyances.

We all look forward to and enjoy our varied outdoor excursions. However, no matter what our chosen activity, we all have one thing in common. Few will dispute that crawling/flying insects can be major annoyances.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

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How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending July 15

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending July 15.  House  More...

What others are saying

Still second-class citizens

When I heard about the police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, I thought back to another name etched into American history: Dred Scott.  More...

Chatter Box

A generous community

There are a lot of things I love about living in Huntingdon County, but perhaps the biggest one is the generosity and support folks show one another when they’re in need.  More...

Healthy Living

Steps to achieve a better work-life balance

Many people face the challenge of balancing work and family. Workloads may be hefty on both fronts, and the pursuit of a healthy balance between home and career may seem like an unattainable goal.  More...

Simple ways to fight back against fatigued eyes

Eyestrain affects people from all walks of life. Many professionals suffer eyestrain as a result of too many hours spent staring at computer screens. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 20, 2016:  More...

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