July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidates may shake up election

As the Republican National Convention rolls on in Cleveland, Ohio, and Philadelphia gears up for the Democratic National Convention, some voters remain disillusioned with the nominee and presumptive nominee of the major national parties.  More...

County Democrats plan annual corn boil

The Huntingdon County Democratic Party is planning its annual corn boil for this weekend.  The fourth annual Lee R. Wilson Memorial Corn Boil begins with a social hour at 4 p.m. More...

State  Free Access 

On campaign trail, Toomey gets earful of Trump questions

CHAMBERSBURG (AP) — U.S. Sen. More...

Defamation case against state attorney general tossed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by former Pennsylvania attorney general staffers against Attorney General Kathleen Kane, and says any comments Kane made weren’t damaging enough to warrant litig More...

Judge is ordering drug dealers to pay for Narcan

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Fed up with the rising number of opiate overdoses in western Pennsylvania, an Allegheny County judge is making convicted drug dealers buy lifesaving naloxone kits for the communities where they’ve sold drugs.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Black Heritage Festival planned at Blair’s Field

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon County Agricultural Advisory Committee officials wish to remind all rural folks of the county that the week for collecting aluminum scrap is July 21-28. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 21   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ramirez homers three times in Red Sox win

BOSTON (AP) — Hanley Ramirez homered three times and drove in a career-high six runs and the Boston Red Sox held on for a 11-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night even though newly acquired starter Drew Pomeranz struggled t More...

Koreans favored in team event

GURNEE, Ill. More...

Froome adds to Tour lead

FINHAUT- EMOSSON, Switzerland (AP) — Nairo Quintana was expected to celebrate Colombia’s national holiday with a major offensive in the Alps that would see him close in on Tour de France leader Chris Froome.  It didn’t happen.& More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Ryan Christopher Gracey, 212 Iron St., Orbisonia, and Melissa Caroline Oswald, also of Orbisonia.  Douglas William Hoover Sr., 158 Hoover Road, Saxton, and Donna Lee Miller, 817 Prospect St., Portage.  Ryan Joseph Norris, 426 Linden Ave., C More...

Historic research results in ‘fashionable’ find

A local historian and genealogist recently launched a fashionable investigation into a trend that had Huntingdon County women bursting at the seams in the latter half of the 1800s.  More...

Doctor K

Addiction has strong biological basis

DEAR DOCTOR K: My brother has struggled with addiction for years. I’ve told my husband that addiction is a disease, but he claims my brother is weak and lacks willpower. Is he right?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE

1. Junior surprise   Dale Earnhardt Jr. had to sit out Race 19 (of 36) after exhibiting concussionlike symptoms during a medical examination earlier in the week. The surprise was that he remained inside the cut line for the Chase playoffs. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. The tell   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers  How big is this headache?   More...

COG members hear meth talk

State police Troop G Hollidaysburg community services officer Trooper Jeff Petucci visited the bimonthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Council of Governments (COG) Wednesday night at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

Annual book sale begins

A.J. More...

Memorial ride sparks foundation’s creation

Nine years ago, a little girl’s battle against a vicious disease inspired others to reach out and that inspiration continues with the recent foundation of a project which expands the work of the Brenna Memorial Ride.  More...

Local News

HASB members hear bond issue refinance options

During its joint workshop session/monthly meeting, the Huntingdon Area School Board received some good news from Jamie Schlesinger, director of Public Financial Management (PFM) Inc. More...

No one injured in crash

State police at Huntingdon were called to investigate a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Loop Road and Route 22 in Porter Township around 8 a.m. today. More...

Defendants waive preliminary hearings

A number of defendants waived preliminary hearings in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Utah infection raises new questions about Zika

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are trying to unravel how a relative may have picked up a Zika infection from a Utah man who died.  The tropical virus rarely spreads from person to person, not like the flu or the measles. More...

CDC probing possible Zika case from Miami mosquito

MIAMI (AP) — Health officials in Florida were investigating Wednesday what could be the first Zika infection from a mosquito bite in the continental United States.  More...

Group clones giant trees to combat climate change

CAMP NELSON, Calif. More...

Local Sports

Mount Union wins 9-3

Area Five 15-16 Tournament:

Quinten Fultz gave the Mount Union 15-16 teener all-stars the spark they needed in the bottom of the third inning with a towering shot to left field for a three-run home run to open a 4-0 lead. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

The Jackson Township-historical preservation Facebook page shared a photo dated 1907 of Huntingdon High School. More...

Around the State

Breaking trust, hurting students, July 20   Newspapers make of about transparency, mostly about closed-door meetings where elected officials make secret deals. Not that all those deals are illicit or even questionable. More...

Op-Ed

Can anyone change the direction of the US

Bill: We are standing at the precipice of a two-week period where we will hear so many solutions to our nation’s problems. It should make us all wonder, why do we have any problems left if the solutions are so plentiful?  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Support county dairy farmers

For every dollar that a dairy producer spends in their community, it generates through the community two and one-half times. These men and women who harvest our dairy products contribute to their communities in many other ways as well. More...

Landowners showcase conservation efforts

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) chief Jason Weller and various partners gathered in Huntingdon July 13 to showcase efforts being undertaken to protect the imperiled golden-winged warbler.  More...

Enjoy three servings of dairy daily

July is National Ice Cream Month. Ice cream was first made available in the new world, America, in 1744 by the Maryland governor William Bladen. The first advertisement was in New York May 12, 1777. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Dog or boyfriend?

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I recently moved in together. We were spending so many nights at each other’s place that we decided it just made sense. We both gave up our studio apartments for a cute little house. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer if born before 5:30 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Sun will be in Leo. The Moon is in Aquarius until 4:35 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 22, 2016:  More...

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