August 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Area nursing homes get low ratings

Pennlive.com recently published a report regarding the state of nursing homes across the commonwealth, citing that 40 percent of nursing homes have only received a one- or two-star rating from the Medicare. More...

Local couple attends Republican rally

Those watching news networks over the past few days likely saw a familiar face in the background of a major political event.  Shirley Township businessman and county Republican Party leader C. More...

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Smithfield leaders discuss blighted properties

The Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors will have solicitor Larry Lashinsky begin to investigate ways of dealing with two vacated properties along Pike Street that are in violation of the township ordinances.  The decision to begin looking More...

Porter Twp. supervisors agree to table road work

Porter Township supervisors voted to table putting driving surface aggregate (DSA) stone on two roads at the monthly meeting last evening, so they can look at how to alleviate issues.  Several residents who live on Sportsmen Club and Dietz roads More...

Huntingdon County Relay For Life wraps up year

Huntingdon County Relay For Life organizers and team members gathered at Detwiler Memorial Field, Huntingdon, Tuesday evening to celebrate a successful fundraising year.  More...

World  Free Access 

For a child’s dreams, are parents going for gold, or broke?

The Olympics spark hope in many a child of going for the gold. But in financially supporting those dreams, some parents are going for broke.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Six Mile Run Legion to host community picnic

75 Years Ago  Unemployment compensation payments during the week are $34,933 below those of the preceding period and the total $322,120, State Treasurer G. Harold Wagner said in Harrisburg.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 3   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  Salvation Army  More...

Local Sports

Little League update

The Pennsylvania State 10-11 Little League Tournament being held at the Municipal Park in Mount Union is winding down with unbeaten Redland topping North Allegheny 8-3 and Keystone eliminating Lionsville 14-5 Tuesday evening.  Wednesday Keystone More...

Huntingdon Steelers hold tourney at SSGC

The Huntingdon Steelers Pee Wee Football team held a scramble format tournament over the weekend at Standing Stone Golf Club.  Finishing first with a 15-under par score of 55 was Team Brenneman. More...

Huntingdon ousted 18-12 by Altoona

State 15-16 Teener Tourney:

(Editor’s Note: This story was inadvertently missed in Monday’s edition. I regret the error and apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.)  More...

People/Pastimes

Service Personnel News

Huntingdon man completes military training

Members of a New York Army National Guard task force with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team successfully completed the rigors of a force on force training exercise July 29 and begin heading home this week.  More...

Happy Birthday

THEY’RE 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ellie Claire and Maelie Ann Traxler, who turn 3 years old today, Wednesday, August 3, 2016. Their proud parents are Davey and Abby Traxler of Orbisonia.  More...

Feed your fitness with great-tasting nutrition

Whether you’re a competitive sprinter chasing a new record or an everyday gym hound looking to get the most from your workout, seafood is among the best foods to support an athletic lifestyle. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Cold approach

Dear Heloise: When baking your favorite BLUEBERRY muffins or bread, fold the blueberries in last and while still FROZEN. They will not bleed into your mixture, so no more “blue” bread. — Cathy F., Conover, N.C.  More...

HCBI director leaves position

Amy Wise, executive director of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI), and the HCBI Board of Directors ended their “employment relationship” effective Aug. More...

Leaders recognize medical facility

Representatives from the Broad Top Area Medical Center were on hand for the weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday to receive a proclamation.  The proclamation was for National Health Center Week, slated for Aug. More...

Dry weather prompts premature fall colors

Glimpses of red, yellow or orange among the trees is typically a sign of autumn’s approach, but this year’s early “fall” foliage has more to do with the need for rain than a change in the season.  More...

State  Free Access 

Trump: Harrisburg area like ‘war zone’ due to plant closings

HARRISBURG (AP) — A day after campaigning in Pennsylvania, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said the Harrisburg area reminded him of a war zone because of the disappearance of major factories.  The decline of factory jobs and t More...

Ex-church official gets bail; prosecutor vows to retry him

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city’s top prosecutor vowed on Tuesday to retry a former church official imprisoned for nearly three years over his handling of abuse complaints, even though the monsignor’s conviction has twice been overturn More...

Trial ordered for couple accused of giving girl to man

FEASTERVILLE (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on charges they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to a Philadelphia-area man after he helped them out financially.  More...

Business News

Local business women recognized

PA Business Central recognized five notable women in business within Huntingdon County in a recent publication. More...

New hair salon open in Silverford Heights

If folks are looking for a hair stylist in the Silverford Heights area of Mount Union, there’s a new shop that’s open and looking for customers.  The Gabrielle Page Hair Salon, located at 211 Silverford Heights Road, has been open fo More...

Saxton business will sell variety of items

For the past several months, Connie and Joe Faulkerson have been working on rehabilitating the former Weaver Economy Store building at 806 Spring St. in Saxton Borough for their new business “Faulkerson’s Barn Finds.”  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Alvarez homers twice in Orioles’ win over Rangers

BALTIMORE (AP) — Dylan Bundy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning for the second game in a row, Pedro Alvarez hit two of Baltimore’s four solo homers and the Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Tuesday night in a duel between AL divis More...

Leaders clashing over Russia doping scandal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Declaring that the global drug-testing system is damaged, Olympic leaders and anti-doping officials vowed Tuesday to fix the problems and prevent the type of scandal that has embroiled Russian athletes in the lead-up to th More...

Rookie Brown-Dukes appreciates attention

Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie running back Brandon Brown- Dukes doesn’t mind the training camp nickname that was given to him.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

After kids have flown the coop

Dear Annie: I am a 49-year-old father of twins, a boy and girl. They are 18 and will be headed for college soon, and I am starting to get pretty worried about the nest’s being empty once they depart.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Leo if born before 3:24 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016:  More...

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