September 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Passport campaign launched this month

The Department of State is recognizing September as Passport Awareness Month with the launch of the #PicturePerfectPassport campaign to improve the quality of passport photos submitted by applicants. More...

Polls show 10 points between candidates

The latest Quinnipiac poll shows Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with a 10-point lead over her Republican opponent.  The polls show Clinton at 51 percent and GOP candidate Donald Trump at 41 percent.  More...

Local News

Area brief

Back to ‘old School’ program opens at Hartslog Heritage Museum

ALEXANDRIA BORO. — The Hartslog Heritage Museum in Alexandria will host a Back to “Old School” afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Amani Sharron Washington  Date of Birth: July 5, 1992  Age: 25 years old  Height: 5 feet, 9 inches  Weight: 170 pounds  Eye color: Brown  Hair color: Black  Last known address(es): Mount Union  More...

Sentences handed down in DUI cases

A Greencastle woman will serve more than two years probation on charges stemming from a driving under the influence incident after appearing in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

MUASB appoints tax study commission

75 Years Ago  A new “continuous” enrollment system for the Civilian Conservation Corps is being tried out in Pennsylvania to speed up enlistment, Fred J. Kurtz, state CCC enrollment chief, announced.  More...

Local Sports

County HOF to meet Tuesday

The Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame’s annual fall general membership meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 13, at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Huntingdon. The social hour and dinner begin at 6 p.m. More...

Mount Union rolls to win at Tussey

The Mount Union football team rolled up 367 yards of total offense Friday night in a big win over Tussey Mountain in Saxton. Devin Kuhstos passed for 215 yards and two touchdowns. More...

Bearcats lose overtime heartbreaker at Tyrone

Tyrone appeared to be well on its way to extending its long winning streak against Huntingdon Friday evening when it pushed the ball into the end zone during its first three drives and built a 21-0 lead just two minutes into the second quarter. More...

Religion News

Long after Hawaii attack, chaplain’s remains identified

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Dubuque resident Dr. More...

Retired pope offers final reflections on papacy

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Retired Pope Benedict XVI has acknowledged that governing the church wasn’t his strong suit but says he doesn’t see his papacy as a failure and that he succeeded at least in breaking up the Vatican’s so-cal More...

Special events, services

Ladies prayer breakfast   More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016:  More...

Area man tells his 9/11 story

When thanked for their service, many first responders will tell someone they were “just doing their job,” and while Orbisonia resident Dave Camisa would tell folks the same thing, but job Sept. More...

Drought watch still in effect for area

Though heavy rains in early August turned brown grass green again, the county still remains under a drought watch, and the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently added four more counties to that watch this week.  That puts a More...

World  Free Access 

James Cameron talks ‘Avatar’ sequels, Cirque du Soleil show

NEW YORK (AP) — The first “Avatar” sequel is still years away from hitting movie theaters, but fans of the blue-hued Na’vi can get their fix at a touring Cirque du Soleil show that James Cameron helped create — without h More...

Designer takes runway from sunrise to sunset

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Fashion Week kicked off in earnest on Thursday, with highlights including a colorful journey from sunrise to sunset by Adam Selman, and an emotional appearance by an acid attack survivor from India, walking the runway t More...

Harvard rounds up hungry goats

BOSTON (AP) — Officials at Harvard University have gotten creative with their effort to clear space for new plants at its arboretum.  The Boston Globe reports (http://bit. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 10   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union.  Sunday, Sept. 11   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Liberty gets by Sun 89-82

NEW YORK (AP) — Tina Charles had 23 points and 10 rebounds to help the New York Liberty beat the Connecticut Sun 89-82 on Friday night.  While the Liberty (21-10) have already clinched the No. More...

Penn State, Pitt set to renew rivalry

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The history of the 123-year-old rivalry between Pittsburgh and Penn State is undeniable. More...

Reds score late run to down Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Cincinnati Reds haven’t had a whole lot to celebrate recently, which is why they took a little extra satisfaction in how they ended their five-game losing streak. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

SWEET 16! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jenny Shaffer, who turns 16 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. Her proud parents are Sarah and Kenneth Shaffer Jr. of Piney Ridge Road, Hesston.  More...

Important STEM education innovations

For the past 25 years, there has been an increased focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States, but that’s just the beginning. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Do you kiss your mom with that mouth?

Dear Annie: I’m a divorced 52-year-old man. Thanks to the miracle of online dating, I recently started seeing a woman whom I really get along well with. We’ve been going out for about a month now. More...

Doctor K

Nicotine-delivery methods help smokers quit

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve tried to quit smoking on my own, but it never lasts. Could medications help? More...

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