July 7, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Applications sought for grant program

A local grant program with many past successes has been relaunched this year to help area residents bring their dreams for revitalization efforts to fruition.  Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018 Small Projects Big Ideas Grant More...

General News

Heat stokes blazes in Western US

HORNBROOK, Calif. More...

Knee ligament damage may lead to osteoarthritis

Dear Doctor: I tore my knee ligament playing soccer a month ago and my cousin, who had the same injury but from snowboarding, says that means I’ll get arthritis in the next few years. Is he right, even though I’m only 23?  More...

Psychiatric hospital is nightmare for patients, staff

SEATTLE (AP) — Behind tall brick walls and secure windows, hundreds of patients at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital live in conditions that fail U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

World Cup Soccer:

Belgium knocks out Brazil 2-1

KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Neymar used Brazil’s famed yellow jersey to shield his anguish. More...

Serena still alive into fourth round

LONDON (AP) — It’s hard to blame Serena Williams for having some trouble keeping track of all of her many titles at the All England Club.  “I don’t necessarily have to win another Wimbledon in my career,” she was sa More...

Elliott takes Daytona pole

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Chase Elliott turned a lap of 194.045 mph to win the pole at Daytona International Speedway and give sagging Chevrolet a much-needed boost.  More...

Religion News

Funds raised for backpack program at area VBS

Each summer, churches throughout the county hold Vacation Bible Schools to educate children about the value of God and Jesus in their lives, but they also take that time to give back into the community.  More...

Church of England seeks revival in newer Christian faiths

LONDON (AP) — The Church of England owns some of the most impressive houses of worship in the world, with towering facades and spires that have drawn in the faithful for close to 500 years. More...

Pope warns climate change turning Earth into desert

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis urged governments on Friday to make good on their commitments to curb global warming, warning that climate change, continued unsustainable development and rampant consumption threatens to turn the Earth into a v More...

Special Sections

Superior Court affirms sentence

A decision on a case marked by heated emotions and harsh penalties was returned from the Superior Court Thursday, affirming the life sentence of a Mill Creek man found guilty of rape and incest last September.  More...

Routine traffic stop results in investigation, arrests

What began as a routine traffic stop lead Huntingdon Borough Police officers, state police and the county drug task force to discover approximately four pounds of marijuana, leading to the arrest of five individuals at an Oneida Township residence.&n More...

Area tourism season impacted by weather

In a region where tourism is depended upon to provide a seasonal boost to the economy, weather can make or break a successful summer for area businesses.  The overabundance of rain and relatively cool start to the summer — even with the re More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: John R. Trimer  Date of Birth: Sept. More...

News of Yesteryear

County residents observe spectacular meteorite show

75 Years Ago  The number of automobile accidents in the Huntingdon County area during the first six months of 1943 has been sliced down over 50 percent from figures for the same period in previous year, according to a report released today by Cp More...

Valley REC golf tournament benefits two local children

Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (VREC) hosted its seventh annual charity golf tournament June 28 to raise money for two local children with rare conditions. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, July 7   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  More...

Local Sports

District 11-12 Little League:

Huntingdon wins title 8-2 at West Suburban

Huntingdon went to Johnstown Friday evening to play for the 11-12 year-old District 11 Little League All-Star championship under the lights. Huntingdon banged out eight extra-base hits and took the title with an 8-1 win over West Suburban.  More...

District 9-10 Little League:

Mount Union rallies past West Suburban 13-10

The Mount Union 9-10 Little League all-stars started the first game of the best-ofthree District 11 Championship series at West Suburban Tuesday. More...

Curve top Trenton 3-1

Starting pitchers Taylor Hearn and Michael King engaged in a pitcher’s duel at Peoples Natural Gas Field on Friday as the Altoona Curve snapped a three-game slide with a 3-1 win over the Trenton Thunder.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Landon Allen Erdman, who turns 10 years old tomorrow, Sunday, July 8, 2018. His proud parents are Craig and Shya (Price) Erdman of Huntingdon. More...

Get schooled on education savings plans

Accounts to pay for college or even private high schools can be a smart way for parents to prepare for their children’s futures. Not every account is the same, and certain savings accounts could affect financial aid eligibility and taxes.  More...

School News

Achievements recognized at South Hills

Among those named to the dean’s list for the spring term at South Hills School of Business & Technology in State College were the following students from the Huntingdon area:  From the State College campus:  — Clare Alexande More...

James Creek woman named to dean’s list

Beth Riley of James Creek has been named to Alvernia University’s dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester as a sophomore. More...

Local scholar honored at Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College students take pride in their work, and the administration is likewise proud to announce their recent academic achievements.  Students with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester’s work were More...

Annie's Mailbox

My husband is a creep

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for eight years. My first marriage ended because my ex was a serial cheater and all-around creep. “Mike” seemed to be the exact opposite. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Taurus if born before 12:50 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 9, 2018:  More...

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