August 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Designated as eye exam month

August is National Eye Exam Month, so there is no better time to make an appointment with the optometrist. Shannon Winstead, O.D. More...

State  Free Access 

Church abuse report, two years in works, may soon be released

HARRISBURG (AP) — A damning report into allegations of decades of child sexual abuse at the hands of clergy members and efforts to cover it up in six of Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses is expected to be released in the coming days. More...

Underground fire at plant may be spreading

CREIGHTON (AP) — Officials fear that an underground coal refuse fire at the site of a soon-to-be-shuttered glass factory in western Pennsylvania may be spreading.  More...

Meadville inaugural croquet event recalls a bygone

MEADVILLE (AP) — Sunday afternoon and the buzz of conversation in the garden, the rustle of tweed, the gentle thwack of mallet striking ball: croquet season in Meadville. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 13 Humane Society o The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

SeaWolves win 4-3 to earn series split with Curve

After both teams left the bases loaded in the tenth, the Erie SeaWolves sunk the Altoona Curve in 11 innings 4-3 to earn a split of the weekend series at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (63-53) have lost all five extra-inning games at PNG More...

Spikes down Auburn 9-3

AUBURN, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Toerner doubled and singled twice, scoring two runs as the State College Spikes beat the Auburn Doubledays 9-3 on Sunday. More...

People/Pastimes

SHCHS Class of 1973 holds 45th class reunion

The members of the Southern Huntingdon County High School Class of 1973 held their 45th class reunion at the Agape Farm Retreat Center in Shirleysburg. More...

Recognize food spoilage and learn how to prevent it

Many people do not think about the perils of food poisoning until they hear of one or more people getting sick from foods they have consumed. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018:  More...

County fair draws to close

The 128th Huntingdon County Fair came to a close Saturday night, with clear weather conditions, keeping attendance high for the remainder of the fair. More...

Surveys sent out to help fund project

Some Mount Union Borough residents are reminded to complete and return surveys received from the Huntingdon County Planning office in order help obtain funding for a beneficial local project. More...

Forecast sets stage for outstanding foliage

With the soggy summer area residents have endured to date, many are looking forward to what is hoped will be a spectacular fall display in the northeast. More...

Local News

Police Log

Drugs found   PORTER TWP. — A 32-year-old woman was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia after state police at Huntingdon conducted a traffic stop on William Penn Highway at 4:51 p.m. Aug. 6. More...

News of Yesteryear

Fire destroys warehouse of Buchanan Lumber Co.

75 Years ago  Paul V. Heffner, Huntingdon, and Mrs. J. Herbert Sweet, also of Huntingdon, were appointed late yesterday to serve as inheritance tax appraisers in Huntingdon County.  More...

General News

Rollback on for-profit college rules proposed

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the forprofit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on Friday. More...

Illinois man imprisoned for false claims

ATLANTA (AP) — An Illinois man who falsely claimed to represent big-name entertainers, including musicians like Migos, Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert, and duped clients out of hundreds of thousands of dollars was sentenced Friday in Atlanta to ser More...

Toxics from manufacturing turn up in public water systems

HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets and fast-food wrappers. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sale, Red Sox finish sweep of O’s

BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Sale celebrated his return from the disabled list by striking out 12 over five dominant innings, and the Boston Red Sox moved 50 games over .500 by completing a sweep of the lowly Baltimore Orioles with a 4-1 victory on S More...

Bote’s grand slam beats Nationals 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Pinchhitter David Bote smashed a grand slam against Ryan Madson with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday night. More...

Montgomery scores 30 to help Dream win

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Renee Montgomery hit eight 3-pointers to match to WNBA regular-season record and scored a seasonhigh 30 points to help the Atlanta Dream beat the New York Liberty 86-77 on Sunday for their sixth straight victory. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wanting to reconcile

Dear Annie: My younger brother lives many states away. Sadly, about five years ago, he decided that I had caused him many sorrows and pains, so he chose to stop contact. He said little about what I had done or said to cause that decision. More...

Hints from Heloise

Rules of the house

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF concerns the downside of having a beachfront house:  More...

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