August 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Area native prepares for Olympics

As the eyes of the world turn to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in anticipation of Friday’s opening of the 2016 Summer Olympics, a Huntingd o n native i s gearing up for her fifth Olympic experience with the U.S. Equestrian Federation. More...

Local News

Bridge work continues

Work by Swank Construction continues on the construction of a new bridge over Shoup’s Run in the village of Barnettstown in Carbon Township. More...

Police Log

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Saxton Community Library

Come see us at the Street Scene from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. We will have delicious fruit cups for sale, so please stop by and support your local library!  The library will be closed Labor Day weekend, Sept. More...

General News

Wal-Mart grant to assist veterans

The Huntingdon County CareerLink, Standing Stone VFW Post and Walmart have teamed up to assist veterans.  “We received a Wal-Mart grant for $500,” said Helen Pyzowski, business services coordinator with the Career- Link. More...

Pilot of hot air balloon that crashed had been arrested for DWI in 2000

LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas and killed all 16 people aboard was arrested in Missouri in 2000 for driving while intoxicated, and the Better Business Bureau warned consumers about doing business wit More...

Two different visions of America emerge from conventions

WASHINGTON (AP) — For eight summer nights, there were two starkly different visions of America.  At Donald Trump’s Republican convention, America was a nation spiraling into chaos and economic ruin. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Orioles top Toronto 6-2

TORONTO (AP) — Jonathan Schoop singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning and the Baltimore Orioles ended a season-worst five-game losing streak, beating Toronto 6-2 Sunday to reclaim the AL East lead. More...

Indians all in for World Series berth

CLEVELAND (AP) — Serious about winning the World Series, the Indians batted .500 in making a pair of major trades on Sunday.  Going all in for October, the AL Central leader acquired All-Star reliever Andrew Miller from the New York Yankee More...

Walker wins PGA Championship

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Jimmy Walker did everything required of a major champion on the longest final day in 64 years at a PGA Championship. And then Jason Day made him do a little bit more. More...

Senior Spotlight

Honouring our seniors

According to the United Nations, the proportion of older people within the global population will more than double between now and the year 2050. This is actually good news, as it indicates an improvement in health and socioeconomic conditions.  More...

Health improves with physical activity

If you’re 65 years or older there is a very important question you should be asking yourself: “Am I getting enough exercise?”  More...

Summer time heat tips

The summertime is a time of fun and relaxation for most people. But for seniors, the heat and sun can be dangerous if the proper precautions aren’t taken. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Leo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016: More...

Special Sections

Voter sign-ups remain steady

Following the Democratic National Convention last week, Google searches for “voter registration” increased by 190 percent, according to data from the search engine.  “Voter registration was consistently busy prior to the primar More...

State veterinarian practiced locally

A Pennsylvania Furnace man has been named director of the state Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services.  Dr. More...

Tourism director eyes tournament hosting

The Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) is looking at ways to host sports tournaments in the county as a way of promoting tourism and to utilize resources that are unique to the area.  More...

Mapleton to be site of Night Out event

Mapleton Borough will join communities across the United States in observing National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the Mapleton Community Swimming Pool. More...

State  Free Access 

After DNC, it’s back to parking as usual in South Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drive a guest into Philadelphia from the airport, and the first question you’re likely to hear is not “What’s the best cheesesteak in town?” or “Where is the Rocky statue?” but “Why More...

Ship to tell story of the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Visitors to the birthplace of America can soon climb aboard a life-size Revolutionary era privateer ship in the heart of the city’s historic district, while staying firmly planted on land. More...

Smokers, retailers burn as cigarette tax rises

CARLISLE (AP) — When Pennsylvania’s cigarette tax goes up by a buck per pack on Monday, it will give smokers one more reason to quit or cross the border. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 1 Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m. AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For information, call 643- 0623. More...

Local Sports

Mount Union splits two games

Pennsylvania VFW 15-16 Tournament:

The Mount Union 15-16- year-old all-stars ran into rain Saturday and were faced with two games Sunday. They started with a matchup against Lebanon Valley in the morning and came away with an 11-4 win. More...

Huntingdon won, then lost

Huntingdon’s all-stars got off to a great start in the State VFW 15-16 Tournament in Mount Union Saturday morning. More...

Trenton sweeps twinbill, series

The Altoona Curve were swept in a doubleheader Sunday evening 4-1 and 3-1 as the Trenton Thunder capped a four-game sweep at ARM & HAMMER Park. The Curve (58-49) combined for just five hits over the two games against the Thunder (68-40). More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 25 attends summer camp

Twelve scouts from Troop 25 have just returned from a week of camping at Seven Mountains Scout Camp. While at camp, Hayden Campbell and Kaleb Fry advanced to the rank of Tenderfoot Scout. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Landin Connor Snare, who turns 7 years old today, Monday, Aug. 1, 2016. His proud parents are Kammy Laird and Tony Snare of Huntingdon. More...

Give your diet a veggie boost

It’s little secret that eating more nutritious veggies is an essential element of healthier eating. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Hyper-involved school administrators

Dear Annie: My 10-year-old’s school administrators are over-the-top-nosey and won’t stay out of our business. I think they mean well, but at times, they try to micromanage the care of our child. More...

Hints from Heloise

A numbers game?

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about not finding phone numbers in magazines. Janet H. in San Antonio wrote: “Have you ever tried to look for a telephone number in a magazine? More...

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