October 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

HASB members hear presentations

The Huntingdon Area School Board heard a number of presentations and proposals at its monthly workshop meeting Monday.  District education director Patty Wargo introduced five counselors who have been working hard to implement a new curricular p More...

Business leader recipient of library award

A local businessman was recently honored by the Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (PCBL) for his work to help raise funds for area libraries.  Mount Union resident Stan Westbrook received the PCBL Friend of the Year Award for his fundra More...

Local News

Saxton officials to address drug problems

After the remnants of three methamphetamine drug labs were discovered in the Saxton Borough-Liberty Township area within the last month, Saxton Borough Mayor Alan Smith told borough council during its meeting Monday that now is the time to increase p More...

Drug related cases heard in court

A number of drug related cases were heard recently in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.  Jessica Lynn Cave, 30, Mount Union, was sentenced to pay court costs, a $100 fine, and serve six months probation for use/possession of drug para More...

Dangerous structure ordinance OK’d in MU

During its monthly meeting last week, Mount Union Borough Council discussed a proposed dangerous structure ordinance. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Three Springs leaders seek water problem help

75 Years Ago  The Rev. George L. Detwiler, pastor of the stone Church of the Brethren, used “Religion on Trial” as the subject of his convocation sermon to the students and faculty of Juniata College. More...

Local Sports

Belleville Mennonite blanks Southern 3-0

High School Field Hockey:

Monday afternoon was the third time this season that the Southern Huntingdon Rockets and the Belleville-Mennonite Thunder faced off. More...

Grier cruises to 7-0 victory over Bearcats

High School Tennis:

Grier School put together a dominating 40-2 advantage in eight-point pro sets through the five singles matches during Monday afternoon’s non-league match at Huntingdon then swept both doubles matches in straight sets to deal the Bearcats a 7-0 More...

Huntingdon sweeps past Valley

High School Volleyball:

After suffering through a pair of tough Mountain League losses last week, Huntingdon was looking for any way to get back on the positive side of the ledger Monday evening when the Bearcat program made the trip to Alexandria to face Juniata Valley for More...

Editorial

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What others are saying

Are U.S.-Saudi relations finally souring?

Congress recently passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to sue other governments, including Saudi Arabia, for possible damages.  More...

Political letter rules

The Tuesday, Nov. More...

Chatter Box

Teaching an important lesson

This week is National Fire Safety Prevention Week.  All week, volunteer firefighters across the country, but more specifically the county, are reaching out to folks of all ages to teach them fire safety.  More...

Healthy Living

Breast cancer in the workplace

Talking about your breast cancer with your employer, human resources department and/ or co-workers is a personal decision, and one that is entirely up to you. More...

Preventive mastectomies: a personal decision

A preventive (or prophylactic) mastectomy is a surgery used to remove one or both breasts as a precautionary measure to prevent breast cancer from occurring. More...

A breast cancer Q&A

The Pink Ribbon campaign has made breast cancer a somewhat familiar topic for most of us, and yet there are still many false beliefs about the disease that persist. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Cutting ties because of problematic wife

Dear Annie: Sadly, my brother isn’t speaking to me. He is married with two children, 17 and 15. I have been part of their life, although it has been difficult. His wife is from a different country. Her family is all back there. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 8:43 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016:  More...

SRO proposal upended by tie

The Mount Union Area School District shelved a proposed school resource officer program Monday night when a divided school board split its vote 4-4.  More...

People encouraged to seek flu shots

Flu season runs from October through March, and local health officials are stressing the importance of getting the flu vaccine to protect from getting the virus.  Bethany Brown, J.C. More...

Building closure study considered in TMSD

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening indicated it may select a firm next week to complete a building closure feasibility study.  The topic highlighted the board’s monthly workshop session conducted in the high school administrat More...

State  Free Access 

McGinty, Toomey joust over Trump and Clinton in Senate race

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Move to end bistate tax deal infuriates employers

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Several New Jersey employers are livid over Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to end a nearly 4-decade-old income tax agreement with Pennsylvania.  More...

Potential jurors chosen for abuse scandal lawsuit

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Nineteen people were selected as potential jurors Monday in a lawsuit by a former Penn State assistant football coach who says he witnessed onetime fellow coach Jerry Sandusky abuse a boy in the team shower more than 15 years More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 11   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cleveland wins 4-3 to advance to ALCS

American League Division Series:

BOSTON (AP) — The ball settled into the right fielder’s glove, the Cleveland Indians poured onto the diamond and the Fenway fans fell silent. Then, slowly from the crowd rose a chant of “Pa-pi!” More...

Nationals beat Dodgers 8-3 to take 2-1 lead

National League Division Series:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jayson Werth always wanted to hit a home run out of Dodger Stadium when he played two seasons in the venerable ballpark. More...

Giants’ Panik doubles home game-winner in 13th

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sure is hard to send these San Francisco Giants home in October.  Joe Panik doubled off the right-center wall in the 13th inning to drive in Brandon Crawford, and the Giants outlasted the Chicago Cubs 6-5 on Monday nig More...

People/Pastimes

Six Mile Run American Legion Post 556

Officers of the Six Mile Run American Legion Post 556 were installed during ceremonies held recently in the post home. More...

AAUW to host panel discussion

“Running for Office: Women’s Perspectives and the Importance of Voting” will be featured as a panel discussion at the Tuesday, Oct. More...

Salvation Army events announced

The Salvation of Army of Huntingdon County will hold its third annual Fall Harvest Auction starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at 2514 Shadyside Ave., Huntingdon. More...

Doctor K

Medication, therapy can improve low sex drive

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a woman in my mid-50s. Lately I haven’t been able to become sexually aroused. What could be wrong?  More...

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