November 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

EMS providers attend opioid summit

Emergency service providers from throughout Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties gathered at the Altoona Grand Hotel Thursday in an effort to combat the growing opioid crisis.  More...

Crews locate source of heating oil leak

Crews have found the source of the heating oil leak that went into the sewer system in Huntingdon Borough early Monday morning.  More...

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Local News

Saxton minister struck by car

Although little details were available at press time, Saxton Borough Police reported that the Rev. Steve Oberman, pastor of the Broad Top City and Saxton First Church of God charges, was struck by an automobile shortly after 5 p.m. More...

Skidloader fire causes damage to barn

A skidloader that caught fire is being blamed for damage to a barn in West Township Thursday afternoon.  Crews from Shavers Creek, Petersburg and Stone Creek Valley fire companies and Twin Creeks Ambulance were called to the Peyton and Kelly Gum More...

Couple charged with child abuse scheduled for formal arraignment

A Shade Gap couple charged with child endangerment will return to court at the beginning of the year for formal arraignment, but remain out on bail.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Dust ordinance explained

75 Years Ago  The State Selective Service headquarters checked Pennsylvania’s army manpower supply today to determine whether it will be necessary to call up married men next month.  More...

Local Sports

JC names Gibboney as baseball coach

The Juniata College Athletics Department is thrilled to announce the appointment of our new baseball coach, Tom Gibboney.  More...

People/Pastimes

PASR members hold fall meeting

Members of the Huntingdon County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees convened for their fall meeting Nov. 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...

Press Club

SHC faculty, students find ways to stay active

Today is National Take a Hike Day. This day is designed to enjoy nature and exercise. At Southern Huntingdon County High School, many teachers promote health and exercise throughout the building. More...

JV students gobble up Thanksgiving traditions

It seems that every year, Christmas comes faster and faster. This year in particular, Christmas décor can be seen in local stores following Halloween. More...

HCA students help spread word of God to Panama

President Ronald Reagan once said, “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.”  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

By JACQUELINE BIGAR  A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Scorpio if born before 1:59 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Longtime DA passes at 68

Huntingdon County residents are mourning the loss of a man known as a consummate legal professional with the passing of Robert “Bob” Stewart III Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at the age of 68 following a three-month illness.  More...

Senator discusses budget at meeting

State Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. held a town hall meeting at the Shirley Township Municipal Building Thursday evening to give constituents a budget update, hear his future legislative plans and to give people the opportunity to ask questions.  More...

Committee nominations to be reviewed

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission finalized plans to forward recommendations for membership in the Active Transportation Committee to the Huntingdon County Commissioners during the regular business meeting Thursday night.  Huntingdon Cou More...

State  Free Access 

Lawyer: Delay effort used in redistricting case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A lawyer arguing a lawsuit aimed at forcing a doover of Pennsylvania’s congressional map says a powerful politician on other side was only trying to delay the case by calling for it to be moved from state to federal co More...

Ex-Homeland Security Secretary hospitalized

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge was in critical condition Thursday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin.  More...

Twenty injured in fire at senior living community

WEST CHESTER (AP) — A massive fire at a senior living community in Pennsylvania injured at least 20 people and forced dozens more, many of whom were unable to walk, into the cold night air.  Firefighters were still dousing hot spots Friday More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Nov. 17   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 

Steelers make statement in 40-17 rout of Titans

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The end is creeping up on Ben Roethlisberger. There have been times this season when the 35-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback looks every bit his age, and plays like it, too.  Just not under the lights. More...

Penguins skate past Senators, 3-1

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Murray’s big save on Mike Hoffman in the first period Thursday night might have been the turning point for the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Hoffman had a rebound and an open net to the right of Murray, but the Pi More...

Stamkos’ two goals helps Tampa Bay to win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Steven Stamkos had two goals and two assists, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves to beat mentor Ben Bishop, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 6-1 on Thursday night.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Taker in form of a giver

Dear Annie: My brother-in-law, “Tom,” is 70 years old and a totally disabled Navy veteran. He has been duped by a con man, “Mack.” More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Going on a power trip

Dear Heloise: My sister and I discovered that many economy motels weren’t designed to handle today’s technology needs, so we always pack a POWER CORD for our phones, tablets, laptops and more. More...

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