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County streams named in report

The state Department of Environment Protection (DEP) submitted the 2016 Draft Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday, listing several impaired streams in Huntingdon County. More...

Beautiful baby contest supports local agency

Little Grayson Bumbarger has been named the winner of The Daily News’ Most Beautiful Baby Contest, proudly carrying on what has become a family tradition, as his sister, Adalie, now 3, won the title in 2015.  More...

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O-R Homecoming Queen crowned

Homecoming festivities continued at the Lions Club picnic grounds in the twin boroughs Thursday night, including the crowning of royalty. More...

Driver transported to hospital

State police at Huntingdon, as well as the state Fish and Boat Commission and Huntingdon County Sheriff’s Department, assisted the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. More...

CHIP members prepare for Street Scene event

The Changes in the Parkway (CHIP) committee’s annual Street Scene event will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, and will have something for all ages.  The event is held on Lower Main Street in Saxton Borough. More...

General News

Nationals hit 8 homers in 15-2 rout of Brewers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals tied a franchise record with eight home runs, including two apiece by Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman, and Max Scherzer pitched six innings of three-hit ball in a 15-2 rout of the fading Milwaukee Brew More...

Five lead in Canada

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Matt Kuchar fought dizzy spells in the first round of the RBC Canadian Open on Thursday, four days after finishing second behind Jordan Spieth in the British Open.  More...

Steelers open camp without Bell

LATROBE (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers trickled into training camp on Thursday in pickup trucks and Porsches, Rolls Royces and Rubicons.  And in the case of ageless linebacker James Harrison, a firetruck.  Because of course he did.&nb More...

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Langer up two in Senior British

BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer shot a 2-under 69 in wind and rain Thursday at Royal Porthcawl to take the first-round lead in the Senior British Open.  The 59-year-old German star had five birdies and three bogeys for a one-stroke More...

Webb leads Kerr in Scotland

IRVINE, Scotland (AP) — Hall of Famer Karrie Webb shot a 7-under 65 in cold and windy conditions Thursday to take a one-stroke lead over Cristie Kerr in the Ladies Scottish Open.  More...

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Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Quick burgers  When I am cooking with hamburger meat, I always make sure that I save enough out to make one hamburger patty that I can freeze for later. In no time, I have several frozen for a quick and easy meal. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Paying for someone else’s wedding

Dear Annie: We belong to a private club. The club policy allows a member to sponsor a nonmember so that the nonmember can have an event at the club. More...

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HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Libra if born before 8:23 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 29, 2017:  More...

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Senate passes funding plan

The state Senate passed a plan to help fund the $32 billion spending package passed after being called back into session Thursday.  More...

Lawmaker speaks at chamber event

The three state legislators who represent Huntingdon County were scheduled to speak at Thursday’s Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection, however state Sens. Jake Corman and John Eichelberger Jr. More...

Amusement safety reviewed by state

A tragic accident on a ride at the Ohio State Fair Wednesday took the life of an 18-yearold man and injured seven others.  The malfunctioning ride at the fair in Columbus, Ohio, known as the “Fireball,” appeared to break apart in mid More...

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GE to cut jobs at Erie plant, move to Texas

ERIE (AP) — GE Transportation plans to end most locomotive production at its century-old plant in northwestern Pennsylvania, eliminating about 575 jobs.  The work is being transferred by the end of 2018 to Fort Worth, Texas.  More...

Vendors penalized for gifts to state liquor officials

HARRISBURG (AP) — Four suppliers of alcohol to Pennsylvania’s state-owned system of liquor stores have agreed to pay about $9 million in penalties for providing gifts to liquor agency officials, federal prosecutors said Thursday.  Th More...

Medical marijuana job fair draws hundreds of people

MCKEESPORT (AP) — A job fair for one of Pennsylvania’s first medical marijuana processing plants has drawn hundreds of potential applicants.  Videos posted on social media Thursday show hundreds of people in line hoping to land a jo More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 28   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

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Performance Under Pressure captured the Huntingdon City Baseball League championship with a 14-2 win over Bafia Building Wednesday evening at Blair’s Field. More...

Late homer beats Curve

The Altoona Curve returned home and dropped their series opener to the Trenton Thunder 5-4 Thursday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (53-49) fell out of first place with the loss while the Thunder (70-33) became the first team in t More...

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Mount Union defeated Forbes Road 4-3 to capture the 13-18 division title in the Southern Huntingdon Summer Fast Pitch Softball League. More...

People/Pastimes

Troop 25 members attend second week of summer camp

Seven scouts from Troop 25 have just returned from their second week of summer camp. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A light for night-time

Dear Heloise: When I travel, I take a night light with me, but I sometimes forget to pack it in my suitcase at the end of my stay and bring it home. On my last trip, I took two battery operated, flameless TEA LIGHTS. More...

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