June 29, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

HASB members approve tax hike

In a 5-2 emergency meeting vote Thursday night, Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) members approved the previously proposed 2018-2019 general fund budget, raising taxes for the next school year.  More...

Summer heat wave poses danger for pets

As the summer’s first heat wave comes to the region, pet owners must be mindful of the potential dangers of heat and sun exposure to their animals’ health.  More...

State  Free Access 

Casinos argue Pennsylvania’s new iLottery games violate law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s 13 licensed casinos say Pennsylvania’s new iLottery online games violate state law and warned the Wolf administration they plan to take action if they aren’t stopped.  More...

Driver who hit house, injured man gets prison

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A driver who overdosed on heroin and crashed into a Pennsylvania home last New Year’s Eve, seriously injuring an elderly man inside, is now headed to prison.  More...

FBI agents raid homes in explosion investigation

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, June 29   AA MEETING  . Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

College World Series:

Oregon State tops Arkansas 5-0 for title

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Arkansas missed a chance to win the College World Series when a foul pop dropped between three infielders. Oregon State made the Razorbacks pay for it behind one of the best pitching performances in a title game. More...

US Senior Open:

Smoltz struggles, Kelly leads

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Though John Smoltz may have felt very much alone on the windwhipped, sun-baked Broadmoor course, he wasn’t.  More...

Women’s PGA Championship:

Sung Hyun Park leads by one

KILDEER, Ill. (AP) — Sung Hyun Park sees herself rounding back into form.  Winning a second major sure would be a good way to prove it, and to that end, the 24-year-old South Korean player is off to a good start.  More...

People/Pastimes

Identifying and understanding dehydration

Dehydration is a simple condition to understand, but one that can lead to a host of complicated problems. Many people may be quick to associate dehydration with athletes, particularly those who exercise outdoors in warm climates.  More...

Special Occasions

June 29, 2018  Happy birthday wishes go out to William Schmidt of Mapleton, who celebrates his birthday today, Friday, June 29, 2018. Happy birthday, William!   More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, June 30, 2018:  More...

Special Sections

Support offered to fire victims

An outpouring of community support has followed in the wake of a tragic fire that destroyed a Mount Union apartment house Wednesday morning, leaving 21 men, women and children homeless.  As firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze at 108 W. More...

Main Line trail plans reviewed

Progress in planning the route of the proposed Main Line Canal Greenway, also to be a part of the Sept. 11 Memorial Trail was discussed at a public meeting Thursday night at the Body & Soul Community Center in McVeytown, Mifflin County.  More...

SCV Lions events support Beacon Lodge

After months of preparation, the Stone Creek Valley Lions will host the Beacon Lodge Open tomorrow, Saturday, June 30, beginning at 9 a.m. and lasting into the evening, with something to interest the entire family.  More...

Local News

Concert series kicks off

Big Band Sound lead alto saxophonist Dixie Enyeart, standing, played a solo before a large crowd Thursday night during the band’s performance to kick of the season’s first Huntingdon Coun More...

Police Log

Man faces electric chair for fatally shooting wife

75 Years Ago  Local Draft Board No. 2 with headquarters located at Huntingdon, today released the names of registrants who were examined and inducted into the armed forces of the United States recently in Altoona.  More...

KID SCOOP

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Local Sports

2018 Softball Statistics Wrap-Up:

Tussey’s Husick wins batting title; Gearhart top pitcher

The race for this year’s batting champion wasn’t the only interesting contest during the spring high school softball season. More...

2018 Final Softball Statistics

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District 11-12 Little League:

Mount Union ousted 7-5

Mount Union could not get the bats going in a rematch with Hollidaysburg in the District 11 Little League Tournament for the 11-12-year-old age group. More...

School News

Juniata College announces spring 2018 dean’s list

The dean’s list recognizes grade point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0. More...

South Hills hosts graduation ceremonies

South Hills School of Business & Technology commencement ceremonies for spring graduates were held at the Penn Stater in State College recently. More...

Huntingdon woman completes physician assistant studies

The Department of Physician Assistant Science at St. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Vegetarian at a barbecue

Dear Annie: With summer in full swing, we are preparing for and going to lots of barbecues. I am always grateful when our family is invited over for a barbecue on a nice summer night. The problem is that I’m a vegetarian. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Advice before a plane flight

Dear Heloise: I’ve traveled all over the globe, and I’ve learned a thing or two about FLYING. I’ve listed a few of the important ones here:  — Remove all old flight tags on your luggage. More...

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