July 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Crossroads center expands services

Crossroads Pregnancy Center is now offering a new service to help fill a need in the county.  As of July 14, the crisis pregnancy center is offering sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea.  More...

Ribbon cutting marks completion of rail trail

Local and state dignitaries took part in  a gala ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning at Tatesville, Bedford County, marking the completion of the last section   More...

Local News

Annual firemen’s carnival

Makenna Showalter of Hopewell played a game at the Warriors Mark-Franklin Fire Co. firemen’s carnival Friday evening. More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Kory Knable  Date of Birth: March 28, 1990  Age: 26  Height: 5 feet, 7 inches  Weight: 195 pounds  Eye color: Brown  Hair color: Black  Last known address(es): Midway, Bellefonte, McDonald, Huntingdon and Wash More...

Brush fire in Porter Township

At press time Friday night, volunteer firefighters from several area fire companies were on the scene of a large brush fire in the area of 6641 Horse Show Road, Porter Township. More...

Local Sports

Redland wins big, again

Section Four 10-11 LL:

The Section Four 10-11 Little League Tournament continued in Mount Union Friday evening at the Municipal Park with Mount Union facing Redland. Mount Union never got settled down and lost 16-1 in four innings.   More...

People/Pastimes

Officers installed at Standing Stone Senior Center

The members of the Standing Stone Senior Center met July 20 for the bimonthly membership meeting. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Helen Mills of McConnellstown who celebrates her 98th birthday, Sunday, July 31, 2016. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. Greetings may be sent to P.O. More...

Elco retirees to hold monthly breakfast

Only one more month of summer vacation left and then school will be starting again. Where did the summer go? Elco retirees are encouraged to make plans to join in the breakfast this month.  More...

School News

Alexandria woman graduates

Rochester Institute of Technology celebrated its 131st academic convocation in May.  Diplomas were distributed to graduates following the event at separate ceremonies held by each of RIT’s nine colleges and two academic centers.  Ceci More...

Local student named to dean’s list

Widener University Commonwealth Law School dean Christian Johnson announced dean’s list students for the spring 2016 semester.  Students, including Margaret Nollau of Huntingdon, were named to the list earned a grade point average in the t More...

Annie's Mailbox

Co-worker’s annoying habits

Dear Annie: I graduated college earlier this year, and after six months on the job hunt, I am finally employed full time at a large non-profit as one of the receptionists. More...

Doctor K

Age is not a barrier to LASIK surgery

DEAR DOCTOR K: I would like to have LASIK surgery to treat my nearsightedness. More...

Grant to aid upgrades

Petersburg Sewer Authority named as fund recipient

The Petersburg Borough Sewer Authority was selected as one of 20 drinking water, wastewater and nonpoint source projects to receive funding through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).  More...

New law helps motorists at lights

A new state law recently signed by Gov. Tom Wolf will allow motorists to proceed with caution through a traffic light in the event of a malfunction or if sensors fail to pick up the vehicle.  More...

O-R Homecoming set to start Sunday

The annual Orbisonia- Rockhill Homecoming is scheduled to kick off this weekend.  This year’s event is earlier than usual due to the Huntingdon County Fair and will take place Sunday, July 24, and Wednesday, July 27, through Saturday, July More...

World  Free Access 

Chairman vows Fox News without founder is still Fox

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel is minus founding leader Roger Ailes but not its direction, Rupert Murdoch vowed.  More...

Site with clues to fate of fabled Lost Colony may be saved

RALEIGH, N.C. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Severe drought ruins state corn crop

75 Years Ago  Mr. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 23   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  Sunday, July 24   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Phillies’ Eflin tosses complete game shutout at Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zach Eflin pitched his first major league shutout in his eighth start and Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh.  More...

Froome crashes; still leads

SAINT-GERVAIS-LESBAINS, France (AP) — Rain and crashes played havoc at the Tour de France on Friday as Chris Froome hit the ground and Romain Bardet posted the first French victory at this year’s race.  More...

Gordon surprisingly comes back

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis and Pocono may not be the only stops on Jeff Gordon’s comeback tour.  The four-time Cup champion, who is coming out of retirement to fill in for the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

Religion News

Church’s ministry helps single moms

Days after she signed out early from a 90-day program at a crisis center, Cassy Lusardi found a godsend in a local nonprofit social enterprise that employs single women to refurbish wooden furniture.  More...

Polish police: Expect security checks

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — People attending Pope Francis’ meetings with world youth in Poland should expect detailed security checks before entering, police said Friday.  A number of big events will be held in Krakow and nearby in souther More...

Religion Briefs

US reviews Turkish extradition request for Muslim cleric   ISTANBUL (AP) — The White House is reviewing material from Turkey to determine whether it amounts to a formal extradition request for a U.S.-based Muslim cleric.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 25, 2016:  More...

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