August 5, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Area code overlay will impact region

Huntingdon County residents who live in close to the northern portion of Mifflin County will need to get in the practice of dialing 10 digits if they want to contact someone in the 717 area code. More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Dalton Wade Nearhood  Date of Birth: Oct. More...

Emergency crews work to clean up after storms

Meteorologists are investigating the possibility of a tornado following significant damage reported in northern Huntingdon County Friday.  Severe thunderstorms preceding a massive cold front rolled into the region just after 5 p.m., bringing dow More...

Judge moves assault case to higher court

A Mapleton man charged with several counts of assault will have his case heard before a higher court following a preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

Local Sports

Are you ready ... ...for high school football?

Huntingdon   Head Coach: Mike Hudy (6th Year, 24-31)  Last Year: 6-6  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Zoey Lynn Traxler, who turns 8 years old today, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Her proud parents are Davey and Abby Traxler of Orbisonia. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Charlotte Claudia Kyle, who turns 8 years old today, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Her proud parents are Keith and Cady Kyle of Huntingdon. Charlotte has a big sister, Ellie.  More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Luke Ryan Nicklow, who turns 8 years old today, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. His proud parents are Jason and Kimberly Nicklow of Smithfield Township. More...

School News

New scholarship benefits Huntingdon students

Students from the Huntingdon Area School District now have better access to education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, thanks to a new scholarship established in honor of the district’s retired superintendent.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Overwhelmed by family reunion

Dear Annie: I have an 11-year-old daughter who has ADHD. Most of the time we are able to control her behaviors and impulsiveness with medication. I have learned over the years to pick my battles with her behaviors.  More...

Special Sections

Crews prepared for emergencies

As emergency crews remained at the scene of a 32-car train derailment in Hyndman Borough, Bedford County, Friday, folks in Huntingdon County might be concerned about similar emergencies occurring locally.  More...

Cassville playground project unveiled to community

Three years of hard work and effort have paid off in play for children in the Cassville area, who are enjoying the completely rehabilitated community playground thoroughly.  The playground has been at the heart of the close-knit community for mo More...

Rehab program provides second chance

First-time offenders in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas may have heard of the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition or ARD program, but don’t necessarily know what it is.  More...

General News

Tips to avoid contracting norovirus

Dear Reader: Some schools in my district are facing an outbreak of norovirus like you wouldn’t believe. Why is it spreading so fast? What can I do to protect our family?  More...

Hip-hop artist among Kennedy Center honorees for first time

WASHINGTON (AP) — This year’s Kennedy Center honorees will include two singers, a television writer, a dancer - and for the first time, a hiphop artist.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Smithfield woman offers reason for jailbreak

75 Years Ago  Two youths today were given long penitentiary sentences when they pleaded guilty to charges in connection with a wild chase they led Altoona police after stealing a car on July 14 at Gallitzin.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 5 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. Sunday, Aug. 6 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2017

A capsule look at 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductees:  Morten Andersen — Kicker  More...

Yu Darvish fans 10 as Dodgers win 6-0

NEW YORK (AP) — Yu Darvish fit right in with the steamrolling Dodgers, striking out 10 over seven innings of three-hit ball during his Los Angeles debut to pitch the top team in the majors past the New York Mets 6-0 on Friday night.  More...

Roethlisberger says enough is enough

Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver Martavis Bryant took to the practice fields at St. 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...

Religion News

Family finds nightmare in Raqqa

The 17-year-old Indonesian girl made a persuasive case to her family: Lured by what she had read online, she told her parents, sisters, aunts, uncles and cousins they should all move to Syria to join the Islamic State group.  More...

Vesper services

Special musical guests will be the highlight of the traditional vesper services on the opening day of the Huntingdon County Fair. The worship service will begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Ex-Catholic bishop accused of sex abuse of boy 35 years ago

PHOENIX (AP) — A former head of the Catholic church in Phoenix has been accused of molesting a young boy 35 years ago.  Retired Bishop Thomas O’Brien is accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing the boy at parishes in Phoenix and the More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 7, 2017:  More...

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