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New young adult space created at library

A lounge and study place, complete with funky furniture and a disco ball, completes the new teen section in the Huntingdon County Library.   More...

State  Free Access 

Federal charges involve lucrative Pennsylvania treasury fees

HARRISBURG (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Thursday against former Pennsylvania Treasurer Barbara Hafer and a businessman in cases that revolved around lucrative contracts state officials award to invest billions of taxpayer dollar More...

Ex-justices sue over judge retirement age ballot question

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices and a Philadelphia lawyer filed a lawsuit Thursday, asking the state courts to rework a November ballot question that would change the state constitution to give judges five more More...

State to get federal funding to fight the Zika virus

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania is getting about $1.8 million from the federal government to help fight the Zika virus.  The Centers for Disease Control said the money will help prevent the disease and address the health problems that it br More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 22   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Dodgers end Strasburg’s streak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justin Turner homered twice and drove in five runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers ended Stephen Strasburg’s undefeated streak by beating the Washington Nationals 6-3 on Thursday. More...

Some big NFL names are still unemployed

NEW YORK (AP) — They were once big names with huge contracts. Now, several former NFL stars are unsigned and unemployed, anxiously awaiting another — and, maybe, final — opportunity to get back on the football field.  More...

Froome adds to lead with Stage 18 win

MEGEVE, France (AP) — Take it from cycling great Eddy Merckx: nobody can beat Chris Froome in this Tour de France.  Riding with the poise and purpose of the Tour’s undisputed leader, Froome won a mountain time trial in Stage 18 on Th More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELEVILE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

School News

Area students named to honor list

Jackie Syktich, president of the DuBois Business College, recently announced the president’s honor list for the spring 2016 quarter. More...

Annie's Mailbox

An out-of-control diet

Dear Annie: One day a few months ago, my 15-yearold daughter got into the car after school with bloodshot eyes and red cheeks. I could tell she had been crying. I asked her what was wrong. At first, she said nothing.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Picture perfect

Dear Heloise: I crochet with thread. Many of the PATTERNS come with a picture, but the details of the stitch sometimes are difficult to see. For many years, I used a magnifying glass to enlarge the picture.  More...

Special Sections

Hospital report assesses needs

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital has released its most recent Community Health Needs Assessment, which outlines the health needs and concerns of the county. More...

Residents urged to conserve water

Huntingdon County Conservation District executive director Celina Seftas is urging county residents to begin making an effort to conserve water in light of the current lack of rainfall.  More...

Use caution with kids, pets in heat

Now that the heat dome has descended upon Huntingdon County, it’s important to remember not to leave children or pets in hot vehicles.  More...

Survivor celebration to be held Saturday

The Bob Perks Fund will host a Survivor Celebration and Memorial Event honoring those who have battled cancer Saturday, July 23, at the Mount Union Area High School track, with a full day of fami l y activities planned.  More...

Local News

Plans for ‘Wine Down Weekend’ discussed

Organizers of the Wine Down Weekend, scheduled to take place Saturday, Sept. 3, along Washington Street in Huntingdon Borough, meet with Huntingdon Borough Council during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday to discuss the wine-tasting event.  More...

Area brief

Giant alerts customers to voluntary recall of three bean salad   More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   HUNTINGDON BORO. — July 20: A Huntingdon Borough Police officer was requested at 318 Stone Creek Ridge Road at 12:24 p.m. An officer was requested at 1124 Mifflin St. at 9:13 p.m.  More...

World  Free Access 

Trump’s closer is over; Clinton set to snag attention

CLEVELAND (AP) — In the swirl of balloons and cheers of the masses, Donald Trump finally had his Rocky moment after a rocky convention, and now Democrats are eager to step up for their own spectacle. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

State police corporal receives coveted citation

75 Years Ago  One hundred friends of the late Governor Martin Grove Brumbaugh joined the pilgrimage to his grave near James Creek to pay tribute to the former president of Juniata College and war governor of Pennsylvania.  More...

Local Sports

Jackson gets first ace

Greg Jackson recorded his first hole-in-one while playing in the J.C. Blair Hospital Foundation Tournament at the Mount Union American Legion Country Club Wednesday.  Jackson used a sand wedge to ace the 15th hole. More...

Curve fall 7-1 to Akron for seventh straight loss

The Altoona Curve dropped their seventh straight game to extend a season-worst losing streak by falling to the Akron RubberDucks 7-1 Thursday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Redland smacks State College

Section Four 10-11 LL:

The Section 4 Little League Tournament for the 10-11-yearold all-stars got under way Thursday night in Mount Union at the Municipal Park.  In the opening game of the double-elimination tournament, District Six champion Redland faced District Fiv More...

People/Pastimes

Local Lions clubs install new officers

Three local Lions clubs, Huntingdon, Juniata Valley and Woodcock Valley, met for their second installation trio June 9. The three clubs felt that the first meeting was a success and the second one would be even better. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Edward “Ed” Coy of Saxton who celebrates his 90th birthday today, Friday, July 22, 2016. More...

Gump descendants gather for reunion

Members of the family of Sim and Flora (McCall) Gump met for their 36th reunion July 16 at Riverside Park in Smithfield Township.  Jesse Shriner led the group in prayer. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 23, 2016:  More...

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