August 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Rain saturates parts of county

The county was mostly spared from the latest round of rain to pass through the area late Friday morning and early afternoon, but those in northern Huntingdon County saw as much as 2 more inches saturate the ground.  The rains caused a mudslide o More...

General News

Fox passes decisions on Apu character to ‘Simpsons’ team

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Thursday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. APU IN THE SPOTLIGHT  More...

Prosecutors turn to former chairman’s taxes, unreported bank accounts

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Cannabinoids’ effect on glucose not yet known

Dear Doctor: I have Type 1 diabetes and have used marijuana for years to control my blood sugar. I’ve seen my blood sugar drop 100 points in five minutes with marijuana, a lot faster than my Humalog insulin can manage. Why is that? More...

Local Sports

Time to get ready ... ... for high school football

Huntingdon   Head Coach: Mike Hudy (7th Year, 34-33  2018 Record: 10-2, District 6-3A runnerup  More...

Curve top RubberDucks 6-4 in opener

Six runs in the fourth inning held for the Altoona Curve in a series-opening win 6-4 over the first-place Akron Rubber- Ducks at Peoples Natural Gas Field Friday.  With the victory, the Curve (58-49) move within five games of the RubberDucks (65 More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Cortnie Shaver, who turns 14 years old today, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Her proud parents are Greg and Angel Shaver. She is the granddaughter of Alan and Ronda Shaver of Snyder’s Run and Leah Lumeya of Altoona. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Charlotte Claudia Kyle, who turns 9 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018. Her proud parents are Keith and Cady Kyle of Huntingdon. Charlotte has a big sister, Ellie. More...

Tips for hosting a healthy summer cookout

When people think of barbecues, many think of foods loaded with fat, salt and sugar, which can seem challenging if you are trying to eat healthy. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Missing real face time

Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our 70s, and he is experiencing depression from lack of contact with his children. I don’t mean Facebook, because he sees them on there. They do not call like they did in the past. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Aug. 6, 2018:  More...

Sentence issued in pipeline case

Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic sentenced a Union Township woman to two to six months in the county jail Friday for violation of a court order which forbade her from interference on the Mariner East 2 pipeline easement on her property. More...

Teacher shortage ongoing in state

Pennsylvania is facing yet another year of teacher shortages.  Since 1996, amount of undergraduates students majoring in education has decreased by 55 percent in the state according to the state Department of Education (PDE).  More...

SCI Huntingdon housing units part of tour

Being the oldest operating state correctional institution in the state, SCI Huntingdon’s history is visible upon examining each brick and hearing each cast iron gate.  More...

National Night Out events scheduled

Huntingdon and Mapleton boroughs will join communities across the United States in observing National Night Out next week.  Now in its fourth year, Mapleton’s National Night Out event festivities will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Richard Wayne Coleman  Date of Birth: March 9, 1963  Age: 55 years old  Height: 5 feet, 7 inches  Weight: not listed  Eye color: Blue  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): Rockmart, Georgia  Wanted More...

Deep freeze

Jill Gleeson dares to venture outside her comfort zone and learns a life lesson every time. Chances are, you may learn something as well.  More...

Bridging great divides near Blairsville

There’s a gap in southern Indiana County that’s wider than the six-lane section of U.S. Route 22 just northeast of Blairsville. It’s the divide between the political leadership of Burrell Township and the rest of the world.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Aug. 4   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Frazier drives in winner for Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier’s RBI single in the eighth inning helped the Pittsburgh Pirates win in Chris Archer’s debut, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 on Friday night.  More...

Haden, Burns help young DBs get some swagger

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Artie Burns and Joe Haden don’t believe the Pittsburgh Steelers have a clear-cut No. 1 cornerback.  The two feel they share that role.  More...

Baddeley up by one point

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Aaron Baddeley took advantage of Ollie Schniederjans’ late double bogey to take the lead Friday in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s only modified Stableford scoring event.  More...

Religion News

Teens serve community during missions week

The week of June 24, a group of 28 youth and 12 adults set out to change the world, starting in their own hometown.  Participants were from the Orbisonia United Methodist Church and the Orbisonia Church of God of Prophecy, as well as several fro More...

No more monks accepted

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church said Thursday it will not be taking in new monks in monasteries nationwide for a year after the unresolved death of the abbot of a prominent monastery in the desert northwest of Cairo.  More...

Pope rules out death penalty

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has decreed that the death penalty is “inadmissible” under all circumstances and the Catholic Church should campaign to abolish it, a change in church teaching that could influence Catholic politicia More...

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