August 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Changes made to HCCTC plans

Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) executive director Don Burd informed the Joint Operating Committee (JOC) at its monthly meeting Tuesday night there has been a change to the center’s building project.  More...

Utility customers target of scammers

Local residents who are Penelec customers may be the most recent targets of utility scams, claiming they’ve been delinquent on their electricity bill.  Because of this, Penelec and its parent company, First Energy, have outlined specific g More...

World  Free Access 

Survey: Americans remain gloomy about economy; Chinese sunny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans, Japanese and many Europeans are glum about their national economies. By contrast, Chinese, Indians and Australians feel positive about theirs.  More...

United States worker productivity falls in second quarter, causing annual decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — American workers’ productivity slipped in the April- June quarter, feeding into a 12 month decline in how much people are producing for each hour worked.  More...

AT&T to pay nearly $7.8 M in ‘cramming’ cases

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T has agreed to pay nearly $7.8 million to settle government allegations of unauthorized third-party charges for directory assistance services not provided.  The Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced t More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Three Springs teen named Miss Homecoming

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 10   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.  More...

Local Sports

Steelers, Lions hold joint practice

The Pittsburgh Steelers saw a change of scenery on Tuesday. The Steelers welcomed the Detroit Lions to St. Vincent College for a joint training camp practice, the team’s second in three seasons. More...

Allie, Barnes homer in Curve win

Stetson Allie hit a solo go-ahead home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Altoona Curve a 9-7 win against the Harrisburg Senators Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

Photo

The Huntingdon Redhawks finished their 2016 summer season with a 31-8-3 record, winning tournament championships in Georgetown, Delaware, and Palmyra. More...

People/Pastimes

Sweet shortcuts

Easy ideas for award-winning, delicious treats

No matter the season or the reason, no party is complete without dessert. More...

District award presented

Dale Robert Somers Jr., left, assistant scoutmaster of Troop 25, Huntingdon, received the Boy Scouts of America’s District Award of Merit from Tom McClain, Oneida District chairman, at the Onei More...

Annie's Mailbox

We don’t approve

Dear Annie: Our eldest son is getting married in three weeks to a gal who is 13 1/2 years younger (23). She has never been married but has a 4-year-old. She also has bipolar disorder and has left him at least three times. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

True to form?

Dear Heloise: I don’t know where to get an unbiased and correct answer to my question. I suppose I could go to the deli at my supermarket, but I want a truthful answer. More...

Special Sections

Sewer project funds accepted

Members of the Petersburg Borough Sewer Authority held an eventful meeting Tuesday night as plans progress for upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant and extension of sewer service into Logan Township.  More...

Coach’s attorney issues statement

The attorney for Mount Union Area High School’s former head football coach issued a statement Tuesday to express his disappointment with the school board’s decision Monday night to terminate his client’s contract, and claims the boa More...

Districts work to improve attendance

Chronic absenteeism is  defined by the Department of Education as a student missing 15 or more school days  per year. More...

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Local News

Authority members hear payment options

Members of the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority heard from representatives from First National Bank to consider their proposal for allowing customers to pay their sewer bills with a credit card at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.  More...

Mill Creek man charged with sexual abuse

A Mill Creek man is facing more than 150 counts of sex abuse related crimes. More...

Saxton leaders want detailed roof repair proposal

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening authorized borough secretary Jamie Foster to contact borough engineer Gwin, Dobson & Foreman (GD&F) to provide a comprehensive proposal of what needs done to repair the roof of the borough building/ Broad More...

Business News

Shenecoy Sportsmen offers premier shooting facilities

A local facility, located on 280 acres in Walker Township, with views of Piney Ridge, Terrace Mountain, Tussey Mountain and downtown Huntingdon, is home to one of the premier shooting facilities on the East Coast.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

July 29, 2016  James C. Wakefield, Deanna B. Wakefield, Chad C. Wakefield and Andrea Wakefield, grantors, to Chad C. Wakefield and Andrea Wakefield, property in Shirley Township, $1.  Alice J. More...

MBG earns ‘seal of approval’

Mutual Benefit is pleased to be the second carrier to earn the Independent Agents and Brokers (IA&B) Seal of Approval for its agency agreement.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

What to Watch

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Day 5 of the Rio Games features medal action in gymnastics, swimming, judo, fencing and more. Here are some things to watch (all times local):  SWIMMING  More...

US dominates to repeat as team champ

Women’s Gymnastics:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There were smiles and hugs all around, even a celebratory chant. Winning gold felt good — awfully good — even if everyone in the arena knew this U.S. gymnastics team was simply too good to lose.  More...

Phelps wins two more gold medals

Olympic Roundup:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Good old Michael Phelps, golden again.  For teenagers Katie Ledecky and Simone Biles, their star turns in the Summer Olympics might be just beginning.  From the pool to the gymnastics floor, Team USA had nice da More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

BY JACQUELINE BIGAR   A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 1:24 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016:  More...

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