October 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

TMSB members hire feasibility study firm

By unanimous vote, the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening hired a Hollidaysburg architectural firm to prepare a feasibility study of the Robertsdale and Defiance Elementary schools as a prelude to the possible closing of one of the schools i More...

Local News

APSCUF strike date set for tomorrow

As the Wednesday, Oct. More...

Springfield officials discuss road projects

Springfield Township supervisors held their monthly meeting Oct. 17.  Repairs and maintenance were the main topics of discussion among the board and community members in attendance.  Three machines were maintained since the last meeting. More...

Area brief

SHCSD parent/teacher conferences scheduled   CROMWELL TWP. — Parent/teacher conferences will be held in all Southern Huntingdon County School District buildings from 1-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10.  More...

World  Free Access 

Social Security recipients to get tiny increase

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Social Security recipients and federal retirees will get only tiny increases in benefits next year, the fifth year in a row that older Americans will have to settle for historically low raises.  More...

Obama’s final state dinner for Italy’s prime minister

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s is reserving his final state dinner for the prime minister of Italy, providing star treatment to a key ally who soon faces a critical leadership test in his home country.  More...

Macy’s to open an hour earlier Thanksgiving Day

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s is staying committed to Thanksgiving Day shopping, saying it’ll open an hour earlier this year.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Indians win 4-2 to take 3-0 lead

ALCS:

TORONTO (AP) — Before the Cleveland Indians could even consider giving the ball to Andrew Miller, their bullpen faced a daunting task in the very first inning.  After Trevor Bauer’s bloody exit , these remarkable relievers had to sti More...

Arrieta will face Hill in game three

NLCL:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Back in spring training, Joe Maddon cornered Jake Arrieta for a frank conversation about his workload during the upcoming season.  Maddon knew Arrieta would be upset any time he got lifted early, especially after tossing More...

Avalanche beat Pens

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog redirected a shot by Nathan MacKinnon past Marc-Andre Fleury 22 seconds into overtime to lift Colorado by Pittsburgh 4-3 on Monday night.  Landeskog tied the game with 6:32 left in regulation with a powe More...

People/Pastimes

Apps designed for easier living

Just a generation ago, it was difficult to imagine a single palm-sized device that could serve as a phone, camera and day planner all in one. More...

Happy Birthday

SCORE! HE’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Bryce Shaver, who turns 4 years old today, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. His proud parents are Greg and Angel Shaver. Bryce has two big sisters, Naliyah and Cortnie Shaver. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Dakota Elmer Atwood Progl, who turns 6 years old today, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. His proud parents are Ryan and Jessica Progl. More...

Doctor K

Fasting versus non-fasting cholesterol tests

DEAR DOCTOR K: I heard that fasting will no longer be required before a cholesterol test. Will the results still be as accurate? More...

Public warned to avoid tracks

Recent news of the trainrelated death of a 17-year-old near Pittsburgh serves as a stark reminder to heed the warning, “if you see track, stay back.”  More...

HASB members hear grant updates

The Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) heard a number of updates, as well as new opportunities during its monthly meeting in the Huntingdon Area High School (HAHS) library Monday night.  District superintendent Fred Foster gave two updates for More...

Ospreys could move from threatened list

The state Game Commission (PGC) is considering a proposal to remove the osprey from the state’s list of threatened species due to successful nesting and climbing population numbers. More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State lawyer: Ex-coach ‘walked away’ from child abuse

BELLEFONTE (AP) — A Penn State lawyer on Monday turned claims in a civil lawsuit against a former coach who offered key testimony against Jerry Sandusky, saying it’s not the school’s fault he can’t find a coaching position but More...

Showdown over local gun laws looms

HARRISBURG (AP) — State lawmakers on Monday moved closer to an election season showdown with Democratic Gov. More...

Prosecutors to seek jail time for ex-AG

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors will seek a jail or prison sentence for former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane in her perjury and obstruction case.  Kane faces sentencing next week after a jury convicted her this summer of leaking gra More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Hunters turn out for first day of small game season

75 Years Ago  The state water and power resources board gave the Sinclair Refining Co. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Oct. 18   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...

Local Sports

Trojans lose 3-1 to Everett

High School Volleyball:

Inconsistency continued to plague the Mount Union volleyball team in an ICC interdivisional match against visiting Everett Monday night.  The Trojans evened the match at one set apiece, then Everett took advantage of Trojan unforced errors and w More...

Gearhart scores two in ’Cat win

Boys’ Soccer:

Huntingdon is looking to build momentum before entering the District 6-AAA playoffs. More...

Two late goals give DuBois 3-1 victory

Girls’ Soccer:

Huntingdon took on a DuBois team Monday at Detwiler Field that brought a physical style of play to the pitch. The Bearcats stood strong and led at the break but the Beavers scored twice in the final two minutes to grab a 3-1 victory.  More...

Editorial

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Elect people with common sense

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What others are saying

Campaigns end on election day — revolutions don’t

Bernie Sanders’ truly revolutionary campaign for president ended in August after the last Democratic primary election. Corporatists, cynics and most of the media assumed that the grassroots populist revolution he inspired was over as well. More...

The best and worst presidents on taxes

With all the debate over Donald Trump’s tax-dodging, I’ve been wondering how taxes have played into presidential politics in the past.  For some answers, I turned to Bob McIntyre, head of the nonpartisan research and advocacy group C More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Chatter Box

Authors promote books in county

This has been a busy week for authors visiting the area and promoting books. More...

Healthy Living

Breast cancer, sexuality and intimacy

Women with breast cancer can sometimes develop anxieties, fears and even complications when it comes to their sexuality. More...

Guide to the mastectomy procedure

A breast cancer diagnosis is something no one wants to receive. More...

Crispy Chicken Done Healthy

Chicken is a versatile choice when cooking for family and friends or even when preparing a meal for one or two people. Chicken can be cooked and seasoned in a variety of ways, and one chicken entree may taste completely different from another.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Trying to make amends with estranged daughter

Dear Annie: My daughter and I have not spoken in over 12 years. I am now getting up in age (I am 82) and don’t know what to do to even say hello to her. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016:  More...

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