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New regulations derail CDBG plans

The ongoing challenges relating to dispensation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds were discussed at the annual picnic meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission Tuesday night.  Prior to the picnic meeting held at the Ro More...

Comcast is offering affordable internet

Comcast and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative advanced several steps to provide internet to low-income families and individuals last week.  More...

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Council members hear input on CDBG fund usage

Prior to the regular monthly meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council, a public hearing was held to gather input on a modification to the borough’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Borough More...

Smithfield supervisors open road project bids

The Smithfield Township supervisors approved a bid for road and street projects for 2016 during a special meeting at the township building Tuesday.  New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. was awarded the contract for the projects. More...

Area briefs

Petersburg Borough residents asked to conserve water   PETERSBURG BORO. — The Petersburg Borough Authority has issued a request for customers to voluntarily conserve water due to a drought watch. More...

World  Free Access 

Writer, director Garry Marshall dies at age 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garry Marshall knew how to tug at moviegoers’ heartstrings, whether with unlikely love in “Pretty Woman” or sentimental loss in “Beaches.”  More...

Stomach troubles? Swallow an origami robot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Has your child swallowed a small battery? In the future, a tiny robot made from pig gut could capture it and expel it.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 20   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Mount Union rips Bald Eagle

Area Five 15-16 Tournament:

The Mount Union 15-16 teener all-stars came out swinging against Bald Eagle in last evening’s Area Five tournament game.  More...

Huntingdon edges Penns Valley 10-8

a Area Five 15-16 Tournament:

Huntingdon went to the “small ball” to spark a fiverun fourth inning Tuesday evening and in turn earned the second seed for the second round of the Area Five VFW Teener League All-Star Tournament Saturday.  More...

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The Huntingdon 13-14 Teener all-stars completed a perfect 7-0 run through the Area Five Tournament Sunday afternoon, out-scoring opponents 103-19 during the run. More...

People/Pastimes

Coy-Green family holds reunion

The ninth Coy-Green family reunion was held July 9 at Riverside Park in Smithfield Township. More...

Captain Jack Lions Club

Members of the Captain Jack Lions Club, Mill Creek, welcomed new member Natanya Shingler at their July 16 meeting. More...

‘Locks of Love’

Abbie Billet of Spruce Creek, center, donated a length of her hair to Locks of Love with assistance from stylist Terri McIntyre, left, of In Style Styling Salon, Huntingdon, and her aunt, Samantha. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Everyone likes a quitter

Dear Annie: My dad has been a smoker for his whole life, which is why we were all so proud of him when he announced that he had successfully quit several months ago. I was elated. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 21, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Attorneys react to sentencing

The local legal community has reacted to the sentence of the James Creek woman who infiltrated their ranks.  More...

Leaders approve change in grant

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved another change to the Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement (PHARE) grant.  The grant, originally for $125,000, was supposed to be used to renovate two threebedroom apartme More...

Cigarette tax set to go into effect Aug. 1

The biggest losers in the state budget this year are those who smoke cigarettes, thanks to a $1 increase in the cigarette tax set to go into effect Monday, Aug. More...

State  Free Access 

Safety, security take stage in Pennsylvania’s US Senate race

HARRISBURG (AP) — Public safety issues are shaping Pennsylvania’s closely watched U.S. More...

Friars’ trial delayed because of ‘voluminous’ evidence

HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — Three Franciscan friars won’t stand trial until at least next year on charges linked to their role in supervising a suspected sexual predator accused of molesting more than 100 children, most at a Pennsylvania high sc More...

Johnstown marks 39th anniversary of flood

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — Rain began to fall around 6:30 on the evening of July 19, 1977, and turned into a downpour by late evening.  By the morning of July 20, 1977, 11 inches of rain had been dumped onto the Johnstown region, bursting dams and f More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mapleton Borough lauded for successful centennial

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon Chamber of Commerce and the Williamsburg Boosters’ Club are planning an “official” opening of the new road over Tussey Mountain to be held at the summit of the mountain July 30. More...

Business News

Business offers custom-made pipes, quality cigars

When a customer goes to J.M. Boswell’s Handmade Pipes in Alexandria, they’re getting an experience.  Owner J.M. More...

Locals named to SPE board of directors

SPE board chairman Joe Herrle and the board of directors recently appointed four local business leaders to the SPE board. More...

Real Estate Transfers

July 8, 2016  Rufus S. Brenneman and Pamela A. Brenneman, grantors, to William T. Cerett Sr. and Brenda L. Cerett, property in Huntingdon Borough, $92,000.  Elizabeth M. Zook, grantor, to Robert G. Zook and Ethel P. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mets rebound to down Cubs 2-1; Bucs down Brewers

CHICAGO (AP) — Jeurys Familia escaped a bases-loaded jam with a game-ending double play after Rene Rivera drove in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the top of the ninth, lifting the New York Mets over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday night.& More...

Catchings leads Fever to win over Sparks

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tamika Catchings had 23 points and four steals to help the Indiana Fever hand the Los Angeles Sparks their first two-game losing streak of the season in a 92-82 victory Tuesday night.  More...

Big 12 Conference is moving toward expansion

The Big 12 is accepting resumes from expansion candidates.  The smallest Power Five conference took a significant step toward adding members Tuesday when its university presidents directed Commissioner Bob Bowlsby to begin evaluating schools in More...

School News

Local woman completes nursing training

Lauren Shearer of Spruce Creek graduated from the Conemaugh School of Nursing in Johnston June 24 with a diploma in nursing.  Shearer is a 2012 graduate of Juniata Valley High School.  She is the daughter of Douglas and Melanie Shearer of S More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A love of olives

Dear Heloise: I love BLACK OLIVES and eat them regularly. However, there are occasions when I don’t need the entire can and want to save the remaining olives. What is the best way to save them? — Richard W., via email More...

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