June 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Meat prices steady ahead of holiday

The aroma of sizzling meat is one often associated with happy memories of family cookouts and summer celebrations.  With the Fourth of July weekend approaching, many throughout the region will be preparing to fire up the grill and serve up some More...

Firefly action begins, population dwindling

Like fireworks during July, the firefly becomes a key feature of pristine meadows, forests and backyards alike this time of year. However, there is still some mystery surrounding the firefly as their numbers continue to dwindle.  More...

Local News

Leaders mark GoDezi opening

Community business and political leaders were on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon for GoDezi, a designated driver service, which is slated to open Friday, June 30. More...

Bicyclist transported to hospital

Emergency crews responded to a vehicle vs. bicyclist accident near the intersection of Seventh and Washington streets in Huntingdon Borough just after 3 p.m. Wednesday. More...

Opioid abuse addressed in Bedford County

As many are already aware, a severe opioid drug abuse problem is gripping the state and nation. It’s estimated that between 300,000 and 500,000 Americans will die within the next five years from opioid drug overdoses. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 29   Soup Kitchen o 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...

Local Sports

District 11 Little League:

Huntingdon 11-12 stars beat Logan Twp. 13-3

Huntingdon made sure it would not be eliminated in its 11-12 year-old Little League All-Star game Wednesday. More...

Hollidaysburg pulls away for win over Mount Union

In an evenly matched contest between Mount Union and visiting Hollidaysburg Wednesday evening in the District 11 Little league Tournament, Hollidaysburg took an early lead on a pair of solo home runs and Mount Union responded with a two-run homer of More...

Bowie rally downs Curve

The Altoona Curve allowed five runs in the eighth inning and a lost to the Bowie Baysox 6-3 Wednesday night at Prince George’s Stadium.  The Curve (40-35) have dropped the first three games of the series to the Baysox (39-39) and five of t More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  The governor should be allowed to choose his running mate, June 21   “The timing is right.”  More...

You Should Know

Q: Why do we set off fireworks on the Fourth of July?  More...

People/Pastimes

Westminster Woods community members extend helping hand

The Alzheimer’s Association estimate that more than five million people in the United States live with Alzheimer’s disease. Over 15 million caregivers provide countless hours of support and care to those with this disease.  More...

Boy Scout Troop 28

Members of Boy Scout Troop 28 recently challenged themselves to a 64-mile canoe trip from Huntingdon to Port Royal. More...

AAUW member honored for service

Joanne Gordon of the Huntingdon Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) was awarded a 50-year membership certificate for her years in AAUW.  Gordon joined the branch in 1966 when she was a young teacher at Smithfield Elemen More...

Annie's Mailbox

Discussing relationship problems with a friend

Dear Annie: My boyfriend, “Hector,” and I have been dating for four years. Like any couple, we’ve had our ups and downs. We used to argue a lot about things that were, in retrospect, petty and inconsequential. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Virgo if born before 3:02 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 30, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Order entered in pipeline case

Participants in an ongoing tree-sitting protest in Union Township will have 48 hours to vacate an easement secured by Sunoco Pipeline L.P., according to an order filed late Wednesday afternoon in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.  More...

CJAB members document needs

The main theme of Wednesday’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) was encouraging agencies to communicate their needs during meetings.  Tim Guisler, CJAB chairperson, said doing so will provide documenta More...

Truck pull proceeds to aid cancer patients

Now in its third year, a truck pull event at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds has grown to be so much more.  Showing for Victory— Pulling for Kids with Cancer, will take place at the fairgrounds Saturday, July 1, and Sunday, July 2.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pastor to face trial in granddaughter’s death

WERNERSVILLE (AP) — The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a judge ruled Wedne More...

Health network’s labs closed after cyberattack

BEAVER (AP) — A health network that fell victim to a worldwide cyberattack was unable Wednesday to offer lab and diagnostic services at 14 community and neighborhood offices as it worked to restore its computer systems.  Heritage Valley He More...

State Senate OKs bill to let school workers have guns

HARRISBURG (AP) — School districts that let employees carry firearms on school grounds to help protect students from would-be killers would have to abide by certain ground rules, including training requirements and psychological evaluations for More...

General News

Screening guidelines change with research findings

Dear Doctor: I have read that screening guidelines for prostate cancer are changing again. Why does this keep happening, and why should I believe the latest guidelines if they’re just going to be rewritten in a couple of years? More...

News of Yesteryear

TDN publisher elected president of National Newspaper Association

75 Years Ago  The state Board of Public Assistance today approved increased shelter allowances for Pennsylvania’s 98,000 old age assistance recipients, raising the monthly rental grants from $9 to a $19 maximum.  More...

Medicaid cuts in Texas leave special needs kids without therapy

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Stacey English has modest desires for her 7-year-old daughter Addison: Be able to eat without gagging and move both her arms. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Strasburg fans 13 in win over Cubs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg struck out 13 in seven innings, Bryce Harper had two doubles and two RBIs, and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 on Wednesday night. More...

Angels win thanks to bizarre run

Angels 3, Dodgers 2 ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ben Revere scored the winning run from second base on a passed ball and a throwing error by catcher Yasmani Grandal, and the Los Angeles Angels blew a ninth-inning lead before beating the Dodgers. More...

Umpire saves woman in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — John Tumpane can’t explain why he approached the woman as she hopped over the railing of the Roberto Clemente Bridge Wednesday afternoon. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County 4-H members, leaders spend week at camp

Around 80 people from Huntingdon County, including campers and counselors, make up the approximately 170 people from a nine-county region who are creating their own summer stories at 4-H camp at Camp Kanesatake near Spruce Creek this week. More...

Include dairy in holiday cookouts

Independence Day is just around the corner. Are you prepared for family get-togethers and cookouts? More...

Berry clafoutis with whipped cream makes an excellent dessert

One of the great, great, great (three times, that’s how great it is) pleasures of summer is figuring out what to do with all that fruit that floods the markets. More...

NASCAR

SONOMA

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Expect copycats  For Kevin Harvick, practice made for perfect at Sonoma Raceway. Harvick ran in a regional K&N Pro Series West event on Saturday, won, then ran away with Sunday’s Cup Series race. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Junior goodbyes   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Why, Junior, why?   More...

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