August 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Warmer temps expected in fall

Accuweather.com recently released its fall weather outlook, and it’s expected the season will be slightly warmer than normal with more precipitation.  More...

Expert discusses ‘To the Bone’ film

The recent release of a Netflix feature film “To The Bone,” which features a protagonist struggling with anorexia nervosa, has been met with both interest and concern.  Dr. More...

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Local News

Defendants accepted into ARD program

A number of cases were continued during criminal court in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  Five defendants were also accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) program.  Huntingdon County President More...

Police Log

Retail theft   More...

On Their Way

Name: Katie Coleen Shultz  Age: 17  From: James Creek  Parents: John and Kelley Shultz of James Creek.  Siblings: Alex and Kara Shultz  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Annual Saxton Street Scene brings in a large crowd

75 Years Ago  A man who identified himself as George Rodgers, 29, of Johnstown, Pa., was shot three times by the City Detective Jerry Schunk today in the yard of the Schunk on Mt. Royal Road. More...

Local Sports

Mike Yelovich tourney Sunday at ALCC

The fifth annual Michael S. Yelovich Memorial Golf Tournament will be played this Sunday at the Mount Union American Legion Country Club.  More...

Curve win 10-5 finale with Erie

A night after they were held scoreless, the Altoona Curve’s offense woke up and beat the Erie SeaWolves 10-5 Thursday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (57-52) notched 15 hits and finished the season series against Erie (55-55 More...

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The Lady Renegades-Team Orange travel softball team won the USSSA Eastern Nationals with a perfect 7-0 record in the 25-team double-elimination tournament. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy 100th Birthday

CELEBRATING A CENTURY! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mary Agnes Piper Yohn of 12437 Mine Stream Lane, Shade Gap, who celebrates her 100th birthday today, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Mary is the daughter of the late Chauncy and Julia (Starr) Piper. More...

Students win scholarships through Saxton Lions

Officials of the Saxton Lions Club today announced the names of the recipients of the annual Saxton Lions Club awards which recognizes two accomplished 2017 Tussey Mountain High School graduates.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Cortnie Shaver, who turns 13 years old today, Friday, Aug. 4, 2017. Her proud parents are Greg and Angel Shaver. She is the granddaughter of Alan and Ronda Shaver of Snyder’s Run and Leah Lumeya of Altoona. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Kitchen trick  Want to wash your veggies without using one of those expensive cleaners? Fill your sink with water. Add four tablespoons of salt. Let the produce sit in the salt water for 10 minutes or more.   Spice shopping  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Toxic life followed by tragic death

Dear Annie: My alcoholic sister, “Laura,” failed miserably in raising her son, “Sean,” who spent his life inflicting misery and mayhem on our family and on society as a whole. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Planting for the future

Partnership works to restore American chestnut trees

Once one of the most majestic trees in the Pennsylvanian forest, the American chestnut has dwindled into near extinction over the past century.  In an effort to turn the tide and restore the species, a Mapleton business has partnered with Boy Sc More...

Event highlights fire prevention

Smokey Bear, second only to Santa Claus himself in terms of recognizable characters, paid a visit to the region Thursday in the form of a 25-foot-tall balloon.  The massive inflatable made a stop at Top’s Diner in Mill Creek, courtesy of F More...

Toys for Tots volunteers prepare for season

Christmas might be the last thing on most folks’ minds right now, but for those involved with Huntingdon County Toys for Tots, there’s always something to do to prepare for the holiday season. More...

State  Free Access 

Homeless and on heroin, but turned away from treatment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly two decades of using heroin and a year of living on the streets of Philadelphia had led Steven Kemp to a simple conclusion: It was time to get sober.  More...

Feds back in ‘Gasland’ town to test water, air

The federal government has returned to a Pennsylvania village that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing complaints about the quality of the drinking water.  Government scientists are collecting water an More...

State treasurer OKs short-term line of credit

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s state treasurer has authorized a short-term $750 million line of credit to keep the state’s general fund from dipping into negative territory.  Treasurer Joe Torsella says the state hasn’t More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Aug. 4   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Three Goldschmidt homers spark D-Backs

D-Backs 10, Cubs 8  CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt hit his third long homer of the game to snap a ninth-inning tie, and Arizona pulled out a rain-delayed victory over Chicago.  More...

Big run gives Lynx win over Dream

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Kluber tosses three-hitter to beat Yankees 5-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber upstaged Sonny Gray’s debut for New York by pitching a three-hitter and leading the Cleveland Indians to a 5-1 win over the sloppy Yankees on Thursday night.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Tips for tipping at a hotel

Dear Heloise: I have a question about TIPPING AT A HOTEL: Does the maid who cleaned the room yesterday get the tip I leave, or the maid coming in today? — Loma J. More...

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