July 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge selects jury for one-day trial

Jury selection took on a rather old-school approach Monday morning, but with only one remaining case to select for the July criminal trial term, court administration, presiding judge and potential jurors found humor in what was a slight inconvenience More...

Local concert series continues Thursday

After a successful first concert last week, the Huntingdon County Arts Council will be hosting its second Concert on the Quad event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5. The performance will feature local musician Dylan E. More...

Fireworks planned

Huntingdon’s annual fireworks show is planned for 9:40 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, July 3. The show will be fired from atop Flagpole Hill, giving everyone a front-row seat. The Starfire Corp. More...

State  Free Access 

Court seeks input on secrecy of abuse grand jury report

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Life lessons at Erie’s Urban University

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Acting has boosted Kamaria McKinney’s confidence, brought her new friends and renewed the 12-yearold’s faith in God.  The experience also helped McKinney embrace the concept of leadership.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, July 3   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Donated photos feature America’s favorite pastime

Check out the three photos appearing with today’s column. America’s great pastime is the theme of the photos which were donated to the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society by Nancy Hrabowenski of Bellefonte. More...

Old-Time Photo

This is one of the Page draglines used in surface (“strip”) mining on the eastern side of the Broad Top Coalfield during the early 1950s. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Porcello doubles home three to help beat Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Porcello hit a three-run double off former teammate Max Scherzer and pitched six effective innings, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Monday night.  More...

Neymar leads Brazil past Mexico

SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Flaunting his flair and his finishing touch wasn’t enough. More...

Serena wins opening match in return to Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — Now that she’s “Mrs. More...

Chatter Box

Happy Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. Sure it’s a day for picnics and family gatherings (aren’t most birthdays), but it’s also truly a day to reflect on the freedoms we enjoy as Americans.  More...

Healthy Living

Protect your health by protecting your retirement savings

(NAPS)—Anyone who has ever seen a retirement account take a hit during a recession or stock market correction knows firsthand that it takes a mental and emotional toll. New research, however, has discovered that it also makes you sick. More...

How to find balance this year between fitness and your social life

(NAPS)—Social gatherings and the comfort food and drinks that come along with fun and friends can pose a threat to your wellness goals. More...

Did you know?

Although dieting to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight is a year-round effort, many people opt to ramp up their dieting in the summer. That’s because clothes get lighter and shorter in summer, which also serves as swimsuit season. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Should posterity get whole truth?

Dear Annie: I need some advice on what to do about my daily journals. I keep a daily journal and have for many years — including during a time when my husband was an alcoholic. He’s been sober for 27 years. (We are in our late 70s.) More...

Special Sections

Severe storms cause damage

A severe thunderstorm, with winds ranging from 60-70 mph and hail in some areas caused some damage to parts of the county Monday evening.  The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for parts of the county around 4 p.m. More...

Hydration important in hot weather

With a heat wave still in full force, local medical experts remind people to stay hydrated during the summer, whether spending time outside or indoors.  Dr. More...

Annual car, bike cruise to be held tonight

Ahead of the town’s traditional fireworks, another rumble will be heard as the 33rd Annual Downtown Huntingdon Car & Bike Cruise makes its way down Washington Street in Huntingdon tonight, Tuesday, July 3.  More...

Local News

Several guilty pleas entered ahead of jury selection

What was supposed to be a full day of jury selections turned into a rather full day of guilty pleas, several defendants scheduled for jury selection entering a guilty plea minutes before their case was to go before potential jurors.  An SCI Hunt More...

News of Yesteryear

Fire at Jim’s Anchorage destroys motorboat

75 Years Ago  Temperatures continue to tumble during the night in Huntingdon and a new low of 40 degrees was recorded this morning by Professor Paul R. Yoder of Juniata College.  More...

General News

Study shows that wounds sustained in daytime heal faster

Dear Doctor: Apparently, wounds that occur at night don’t heal as well as those that occur in the daytime. Why would that be — and what can people do if they’re hurt at night?  More...

Study shows consuming coffee may boost longevity

CHICAGO (AP) — Go ahead and have that cup of coffee, maybe even several more. More...

Local Sports

Teener League tourneys get under way Thursday

The annual Area Five VFW Teener League all-star tournaments get underway over the next week. The 13-14-yearold division begins Thursday evening when Huntingdon travels to Mount Union for a 5:30 p.m. contest. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

My Final Column More...

Editorial

Journalists are pillar to democracy

The June 28 tragedy at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis hit close to home for me and two of my colleagues.  More...

May we celebrate the best of America

Dear Sgt. Hosbrook, though you are my ancestor, I thought it only fitting and proper to address you by your rank and title in that great war for independence that we are celebrating some 242 years later. More...

Girl Scouts have power to become young leaders

During early childhood, children do not yet gain a concept of gender roles and/or the impact they can make on society. More...

People/Pastimes

Nature Cat visits Huntingdon County Library

Nature Cat, star of the PBS animated series by the same name, visited the Huntingdon County Library June 30 with WPSU event coordinator Tamara Fatemi, right. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Aliyah Smith, who turns 11 years old tomorrow, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Her proud parents are Rick and Stacy Smith of Mill Creek. Aliyah has a little brother, Logan Smith. More...

Send Greetings to . .

An anniversary card shower is being held in honor of Ron and Linda Feagley of McConnellstown, who will celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary Saturday, July 9, 2018. They would love to hear from their family and friends on their special day. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Pisces if born before 5:26 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, July 4, 2018:  More...

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