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Jobless rate within county remains steady

Huntingdon County’s unemployment rate held steady from May to June.  According to data from the state Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) in June, the county saw an unemployment rate of seven percent. More...

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Local News

Funds available for Wood Twp. homeowners

Qualifying homeowners in Wood Township are encouraged to look into potential funding for making urgent improvements to their homes. More...

Huntingdon woman faces multiple charges

Criminal charges have been filed against a Huntingdon woman relating to a June 2 incident in Tyrone and charges dropped against the falsely accused Tyrone woman against whom the original charges were filed.  More...

Oneida leaders discuss resolution language

Over the years, the Oneida Township Board of Supervisors have had to deal with the costs of replacing broken grinder pumps throughout the township. More...

World  Free Access 

Decadent doughnuts can be made healthier

Doughnuts are my kryptonite.  Fried sweet dough dipped in glaze, and then dunked into a cup of steaming-hot coffee? Yes, please. And I will give this to you straight: once or twice a year, I’m all in. More...

Feds OK firm’s lunar flight plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government for the first time has given permission to a private Florida company to fly a spaceship beyond Earth’s orbit and land on the moon.  More...

Medical benefits of dental floss unproven

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — It’s one of the most universal recommendations in all of public health: Floss daily to prevent gum disease and cavities.  Except there’s little proof that flossing works.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bruce homer gives Mets 4-1 win and split with Yankees

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce launched a three-run homer for his first hit since being traded, Bartolo Colon took a shutout into the seventh inning and the New York Mets beat the Yankees 4-1 on Thursday night for a split of the Subway Series. More...

Kelly, Taylor share Travlers lead

CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Jerry Kelly played off the emotion of what he considers a home crowd Thursday in the Travelers Championship, shooting a 6-under 64 for a share of the first-round lead with Vaughn Taylor and Andrew Loupe.  More...

Seong, Carta looking for sweeps

US Women’s Amateur:

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — South Korea’s Eun Jeong Seong and Italy’s Virginia Elena Carta each won two matches Thursday in the U.S. Women’s Amateur to keep alive their bids for rare season sweeps.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Make neglected niece feel loved

Dear Annie: My heart hurts so much. Last January, my nephew was diagnosed with leukemia. He is 3 years old. He is only a little boy. He is so strong, and he tries to be a happy little guy. More...

Hints from Heloise

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Become familiar with stranger danger

Dear Readers: Need a lesson or activity to help you explain to your children about STRANGER DANGER? Teaching your children about this topic can be difficult sometimes. Help is here! More...

Special Sections

Funds available for dairy farms

More than 350 dairy producers across Pennsylvania may be eligible for financial assistance.  More...

DCNR announces pilot tree grants

Two state agencies are offering grants to assist landowners. More...

Council learns about park project

Huntingdon Park and Road Association member Julie Parks appeared before Huntingdon Borough Council’s parks and recreation committee Thursday afternoon to discuss the association’s plan to improve Blair Park.  More...

Saxton street scene to be held Saturday

The Changes in the Parkway (CHIP) committee’s street scene event will be held in Saxton Borough in the community parkway and on Lower Main Street Saturday, Aug. 6.  More...

State  Free Access 

Feds indict 46 in mob sweep, including reputed Philly boss

NEW YORK (AP) — Declaring that the Mafia is not just the stuff of movie scripts, federal prosecutors have charged nearly four dozen people with being part of an East Coast crime syndicate, including an old-school mobster in New York and a reput More...

Body exhumed from grave likely missing girl

PITTSBURGH (AP) — DNA tests show that a body exhumed from a pauper’s grave last fall is almost certainly that of a 13-year-old Pittsburgh girl last seen in 1967, Pennsylvania State Police said Thursday.  The badly decomposed body was More...

Feds, Pennsylvania settle water pollution suit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Consol Energy has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a claim that its Bailey coal mining complex in southwestern Pennsylvania repeatedly polluted nearby streams beyond what’s permitted under federal and state law.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire destroys 150-year-old McAlevys Fort barn

75 Years Ago  Twenty-one foreign-born citizens became American citizens at a session of naturalization court held in Huntingdon County before Judge Chester D. Fetterhoff. Inspector T.N. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 5   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...

Local Sports

Confident rookie Davis fills in at cornerback

Pittsburgh Steelers’ rookie safety Sean Davis exudes the confidence of a long-time veteran.  More...

10-11 LL update

Redland completed the sweep of the Pennsylvania 10-11 Little League State Tournament on Thursday evening at the Municipal Park in Mount Union by defeating Keystone 13-5.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Charlotte Claudia “CC” Kyle, who turns 7 years old today, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Her proud parents are Keith and Cady Kyle of Huntingdon. CC has a big sister, Ellie.  More...

Boy Scout Troop 71

Members of Boy Scout Troop 71, including, from the left, Ryan Bennett, Trey Bennett, Hoyt Herrington and Dalton Bennett, spent time at Seven Mountains Scout Camp recently and participated in competit More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Emma Elizabeth Viener, who turns 8 years old today, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. Her proud parents are Mark Viener and Camille Whitsel of Rockhill. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Virgo if born before 12:57 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016:  More...

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