July 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Doe license sales begin next week

This year, the state Game Commission added 34,000 antlerless deer licenses to the market, as licenses go on sale Monday, July 9.  More...

Memorial service to open fire convention

For the 72nd year, the members of the Huntingdon County Firemen’s Association Convention will come together for a week filled with events, this year hosted by the Mount Union Volunteer Fire Co.  More...

State  Free Access 

Historic African American burial site beneath playground to get memorial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For generations, children would play kickball, hide-andseek and jump rope on a stretch of concrete at Weccacoe Playground, unaware the remains of 5,000 black Philadelphians were buried 18 inches beneath their feet. More...

Attorney general argues church abuse grand jury report should be public

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Big tree found near farm one of state’s largest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A forester in Pennsylvania says he’s discovered a massive red oak tree that may be one of the state’s biggest trees.  Pennsylvania Forest Management’s Tom McQuaide is in the process of submitting the tre More...

Local Sports

Area Five 13-14 Teener Tournament:

Mount Union opens with win

The VFW Area Five Teener All-Star Tournament for the 13-14-year-old age group got underway in Mount Union Thursday night with Huntingdon making the trip. More...

Trenton downs Curve

The Trenton Thunder blanketed the bases early and scored eight times during the first four innings to bury the Altoona Curve 8-2 Thursday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Local couple marks 70th wedding anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Melvin “Bill” and Bertha (Clouser) Covert, who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 28, 2018, in Shade Gap.  They were united in marriage in 1948 in Hagerstown, Maryland.  More...

County native serves as resident artist at studio

The cup glowed orange when they pulled it out of the anagama kiln, firing at around 2,200 degrees Fahrenheit.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A wedding anniversary card shower is being held for R. Dean and Lois Fluke, who will celebrate 60 years of marriage Thursday, July 12. Greetings may be sent to the Flukes at 3745 Sunshine Lane, James Creek, PA 16657.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Victim’s unusual reaction

Dear Annie: About six months ago, a friend confided in me that he had been sexually assaulted a year prior by a blind date. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Wedding with big numbers

Dear Heloise: Recently on the news, I heard that the AVERAGE PRICE OF A WEDDING in America is $35,000! Just how many engaged couples have that kind of money to invest in their big day? — Carmon H., Trenton, Ohio  More...

Special Sections

Cooler weather to arrive in area

A respite from the oppressive heat and humidity is in store for the weekend in the area, with plenty of sunshine in the forecast.  More...

Temporary no wake zone enforced

Boaters at Raystown Lake will need to watch their speed in the area of Seven Points beginning Monday, July 9, with the implementation of a temporary no wake zone.  The temporary no wake zone will be maintained through Friday, Aug. 3.  More...

Filter replacement bid approved by council

Members of Huntingdon Borough Council came together Thursday night for a special meeting for the purpose of reviewing new bids for the trickling filter media replacement at the borough’s wastewater treatment facility.  More...

Obituaries

Local News

Concert on the Quad

Local musician Dylan E. Miller performed the original song “All Mine” at the second installment of the Huntingdon County Arts Council’s Concert on the Quad series Thursday evening. More...

Area briefs

State senator schedules final county town hall meeting   More...

Emergency crews respond to fire call

Emergency crews responded to a report of smoke in a structure at 1211 Mount Vernon Ave., Smithfield Township, around 6:15 p.m. Thursday. Volunteers from Smithfield Volunteer Fire Co. More...

General News

Suspect in deadly Charlottesville attack pleads not guilty

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — An Ohio man pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges in a deadly car attack on a crowd of protesters opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, July 6   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 

Turner homers twice, including slam, to rally Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trea Turner hit two homers, including his first career grand slam, and drove in eight runs to help the Washington Nationals rally from a nine-run deficit and defeat the Miami Marlins 14-12 in a wild slugfest Thursday night to More...

Lynx rebound against Sparks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rebekkah Brunson grabbed 12 boards while becoming the leading rebounder in WNBA history, helping the Minnesota Lynx beat the Los Angeles Sparks 83-72 on Thursday.  More...

Muguruza, Cilic upset in second round

LONDON (AP) — Garbine Muguruza insisted she wasn’t thinking about attempting to collect a second consecutive Wimbledon championship. She was adamant that she was not focusing on defending her title. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aries if born before 8:15 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, July 7, 2018:  More...

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