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Man to be charged after structure fire

A 39-year-old Mount Union man is facing aggravated assault charges following fires at his home July 21-22. Samuel L. More...

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US bishops: Sex claims show US cardinal’s ‘moral failure’

The president of the U.S. More...

Answers sought for ‘lonely child’ who disappeared in 1962

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In the time it took Mary Ann Verdecchia to walk four city blocks, her life changed forever.  The 10-year-old girl disappeared from her Bloomfield neighborhood on an early but hot summer day in 1962, never to be seen agai More...

Greens run candidates for governor, US Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Green Party is running candidates for Pennsylvania governor and lieutenant governor and U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 2   Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Curve win 1-0 on Hayes’ homer

Ke’Bryan Hayes homered in the first inning and Austin Coley threw five scoreless innings to lead the Altoona Curve to a 1-0, rain-shortened win over the Harrisburg Senators at FNB Field Wednesday night.  The Curve (57-48) held the Senators More...

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Orioles chase Gray in third, beat Yankees 7-5

NEW YORK (AP) — Sonny Gray was chased in the third inning by the team with worst record in the majors, big league-loss leader Alex Cobb ended a nine-start winless streak and the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 7-5 on Wednesday.  More...

Taurasi scores 37 as Mercury ends skid

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Diana Taurasi scored 37 points, Brittney Griner had 25 points and 11 rebounds and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Las Vegas Aces 104-93 on Wednesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.  More...

Baseball’s offense rebounds in July

NEW YORK (AP) — Offense is on the rebound in Major League Baseball.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Dairy royalty to help ‘fill a glass’ at the fair

Last week in my article, I mentioned all of the fun things that will be happening at the Huntingdon County Fair! This week, I want to expand on one of those things in particular, which is the campaign, Fill a Glass with Hope. More...

Fair queen invites visitors to enjoy food, family, fun

Can you smell the monkey bread baking? Hear the occasional “oink” “moo” or “baa” from the animal barns? Or see the huge smile every little kid shows when they win a fish from the famous fish bowl game? More...

Dairy farmers, industry partners invited to checkoff lunch at Ag Progress Days

American Dairy Association North East invites dairy farmers and industry partners to the annual dairy checkoff luncheon at Ag Progress Days at noon Thursday, Aug. 16, in the Special Events Building. No pre-registration is required.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Boyfriend talks to other woman

Dear Annie: I’m an attractive, well-educated, mature woman. A year ago, an old boyfriend contacted me. We rekindled our romance and have a long-distance relationship. We have spent several weeks together on three different vacations. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aries if born before 3:51 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 3, 2018:  More...

Special Sections

Fighting opioid epidemic

Hospital works with agencies to apply for federal grant

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital officials, along with other partner organizations, are hoping to receive a grant to help fight the opioid epidemic in Huntingdon County.  More...

Longhorn tick found in state

An invasive Asian, or “longhorn” tick has been discovered on a wild deer in Centre County.  According to a press release from the state Department of Agriculture, the National Veterinary Services Laboratory, in Ames, Iowa, has offic More...

MU leaders revisit manager vote

A second motion in as many months to advertise for a borough manager went before Mount Union’s council Wednesday and met with defeat in a tie-breaking vote. More...

Saxton Street Scene to be held Saturday

Members of Saxton’s Changes in the Parkway (CHIP) committee are gearing up for its annual Street Scene event that will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, on Lower Main Street in Saxton Borough.  More...

Local News

Driver transported for injuries

A Three Springs man, Derrick Bridenstine, 34, was transported by Huntingdon Ambulance to J.C. More...

Shade Gap royalty crowned

Emerson Waters, seated, was named 2018 Shade Gap Little Princess and was crowned by 2018 Shade Gap Little Princess Sadie Plank, left, during a pageant Wednesday night as part of the Shade Gap Picnic. More...

News of Yesteryear

Performers score high at talent show

75 Years Ago  The State Liquor Control Board’s new formal system of rationing its dwindling stocks to drinking establishments today was interpreted as another move to delay inauguration of a similar plan for bottle customers.  More...

General News

Man who swiped shark says he’s ‘not a criminal’

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The man accused of swiping a shark from a San Antonio-area aquarium says he did so because he was concerned about the sea creature’s wellbeing.  More...

Seminarians, clergy accused of abuse in Harrisburg Diocese

Seventy-one names of former clergy and seminarians accused of child sexual abuse were released by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg Wednesday, and with that came a vow from Bishop Ronald W. More...

Police Log

Harassment   CASS TWP. More...

Editorial

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania ——— Livers as indicators: Drinking to an early death is on the rise, July 24 Alcohol abuse is on the rise, and is contributing to a huge jump in liver disease. More...

You Should Know

Q: Prior to this week’s 135th annual Shade Gap Picnic, when was the last time that admission to the yearly carnival was free?  More...

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People/Pastimes

Juniata Valley alumni gather for annual banquet

Celebration of the 108th anniversary and presentation of two exceptional service awards highlighted the annual banquet of the Juniata Valley Alumni Association held May 26 in the cafeteria of the Juniata Valley High School, Alexandria.  More...

NASCAR

WATKINS GLEN

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. NASCAR ‘Tres Grandes’   More...

POCONO

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Hold your breath  Bubba Wallace provided the hold-your-breath moment at Pocono when he crashed hard into Turn 1, destroying his No. 43 Chevy. “Hardest one of my career,” the rookie said. More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves

A runner-up for Daniel Suarez. Is he now on the “watchlist” for victory? GODSPEAK: Yes, he is gaining momentum at a really, really good time. But I think Chase Elliott beats him to the checkered flag.  More...

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