August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Homeless shelter support sought

The homeless task force members presented the Out of the Cold Huntingdon County (OOTC-HC) program to church representatives yesterday at the 15th street United Methodist Church. More...

Arts council leaders display work at exhibit

For the second year in a row, the board members of the Huntingdon County Arts Council will be showing its diversity in art styles at an exhibit at the Art Space in Huntingdon beginning Friday.  Director’s Cut: Take Two, slated to open with More...

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Local News

Defendants waive hearings

Half a Wood couple accused of locking their children in dog cages waived a preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

Police Log

Criminal trespass   DUBLIN TWP. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating a criminal trespass complaint on Tannery Road between 9 p.m. Aug. 12 and 1:30 a.m. Aug. 13. The crime is still under investigation.  More...

World  Free Access 

World Trade Center mall reopens, shows progress since 9/11

NEW YORK (AP) — The reopening — and reinvention — of the World Trade Center mall Tuesday reflects how much lower Manhattan has changed since the 9/11 attacks.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fair contributor honored with public service award

75 Years Ago   Privates M.J. Walsh and John L. More...

Local Sports

Curve split in Portland

The Altoona Curve split a double-header with the Portland Sea Dogs Wednesday night at Hadlock Field, dropping the first game 4-3 before picking up a come-from-behind 7-4 win game two.  Altoona (67-54) extended its lead in the Western Division st More...

Photo

The Huntingdon football team joined the Juniata College football team for lunch in Ellis Hall on the Juniata campus Tuesday and Wednesday. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Guantanamo won’t go away, nor will its stain, Aug. 17   More...

Old-Time Photo

Mona Huling Ayers of Petersburg shared a photo dated 1940 of the Lutheran Church Bible School. The teacher was Dutch Howell. More...

Op-Ed

It doesn’t have to be ‘us’ vs. ‘them’

It’s increasingly easy to believe that our country is irreconcilably divided. But that’s not quite the America that Michael Morrill saw from his perch in Reading, Pennsylvania, the weekend before the Republican convention in Cleveland. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H and FFA champions recognized in Johnson Hall

Huntingdon County 4-H and FFA members were busy doing more than just raising livestock for the Huntingdon County Fair and during fair week, Johnson Hall displayed proof of that.  Johnson Hall is dedicated to the display of youth projects and was More...

Shultz, Einodshofer, Wright show top breeding sheep

Breeding sheep exhibitors had their time to shine at the Huntingdon County Fair Aug. 8 in front of judge Tim Gadsby of Minerva, Ohio. More...

Dairy goats combined in youth, open shows

The 4-H and FFA and open classes of the Dairy Goat Show began at 10 a.m. Aug. 7, the opening day of the Huntingdon County Fair. Todd Minor of Connelsville judged the various breeds of dairy goats, finishing about 4:15 p.m.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 19, 2016:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE OFF WEEK

1. Burnout scrutiny   When Denny Hamlin won at Watkins Glen, his burnout in the No. 11 Toyota was so intense, it popped both rear tires and caused sheet-metal damage to the car. Did Hamlin do it to hide something from NASCAR? More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Eyes on Busch   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers  How about the rooster tails?   More...

Getting to school safely

PennDOT, bus drivers stress caution during year

As area students head back to school next week, motorists will once again be sharing the road with school buses transporting children throughout the county.  This means motorists and kids should heed the rules regarding school buses to ensure th More...

JVSB members discuss overtime rule

Members of the Juniata Valley School Board heard discussion regarding overtime laws and how that will impact those who work at sporting events at the regular meeting Wednesday evening.  It was also the first board meeting for new superintendent More...

Meth lab discoveries increasing in county

While methamphetamine production labs are generally more prevalent in the southern part of the state and Maryland, local reports suggest the discovery of labs in the southern portion of the county is becoming more common, moving north from Bedford an More...

State  Free Access 

Toomey, in fight for political life, abandons trade deal

HARRISBURG (AP) — In a fight for his political life, Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is abandoning a major international trade deal that has emerged as a divisive campaign issue.  More...

New attorney general was central figure in Cosby case

HARRISBURG (AP) — The former county prosecutor taking over for Pennsylvania’s convicted attorney general is a central figure in the Bill Cosby case, having chosen a decade ago not to charge the entertainer with sex assault and then saying More...

Court ruling used to attack convictions

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Months after the U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 18   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Brazil rolls to 6-0 semifinal win

Olympic Roundup:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Maybe Neymar and his teammates can make the Olympics a success for Brazil after all.  Brazil’s celebrated men’s soccer team rolled to a 6-0 win over Honduras in the semifinals Wednesday to earn a spot in t More...

Americans sweep hurdles to cap seven-medal day

Track & Field:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — It’s no easy thing to push Usain Bolt, even in an Olympic warm-up race.  Might be even tougher upstaging him.  More...

US dominates Argentina 105-78

Men’s Basketball:

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — This was the U.S. More...

People/Pastimes

Tips for a smooth transition back to school

For parents putting brighteyed students on the bus for the very first time and for seasoned moms and dads who know the drill inside and out, gearing up for another year of school is a process. More...

School News

Tech enhancements to aid JVSD students

A number of technology advancements have been made in the Juniata Valley School District to serve the students for the start of the 2016-17 school year.  The ongoing one-to-one program with getting Chromebooks to all students in Juniata Valley s More...

MUASD launches free meal program

When the Mount Union Area School District’s cafeterias open for business this school year, students will be served meals free of charge — a service made possible through a provision in the federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act.  Supe More...

Tussey students begin classes Aug. 24

When students return to the classrooms in the Tussey Mountain School District Wednesday, Aug. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Massive rehearsal dinner

Dear Annie: Our son is marrying a lovely girl from out of state. “Jill’s” family offered to pay for the cost of the wedding, which is expected to have more than 200 guests. More...

Doctor K

Follow these tips to avoid flare-ups of COPD

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have COPD. What can I do to avoid symptom flare-ups?  DEAR READER: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a long-term condition that makes breathing difficult. More...

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