August 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Kids’ Day activities planned at market

The Huntingdon Farmers’ Market will host a special day for its youngest patrons Thursday, Aug. 16, with a Kids’ Day event from noon to 2 p.m.  More...

State  Free Access 

Priests in six state dioceses abused over 1,000 children

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A priest raped a 7-yearold girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she’d had her tonsils removed. More...

Shooting followed Walmart checkout line dispute

WYNCOTE, Pa. More...

Etown mother accused of killing two children

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. More...

Business News

Chamber nominations sought

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2018 Annual Community and Business Awards. More...

Stocks rally as smaller companies lead

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rallying Tuesday as worries about Turkey’s currency crisis eased. Retailers and smaller companies are making some of the biggest gains. More...

ATHENA Award nominations wanted

During the Thursday, Oct. 4, annual awards gala, the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce will present the prestigious ATHENA® Award to an individual in our community. More...

Local Sports

Altoona wins 5-0 over Fisher Cats

Dario Agrazal led a shutout effort while home runs from Logan Hill and Will Craig supported a 5-0 win for the Altoona Curve over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats Tuesday at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.  The Curve (64-53) handed the Fisher Cats ( More...

People/Pastimes

What and Where Wednesday

Richard Cox of Cass Township and Darlene McMath of Shade Gap correctly identified the location of the Aug. More...

Happy Birthday

A TEENAGER! Happy birthday wishes go out to Allison Elaine Harman, who turns 13 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. Her proud parents are Mike and Noreen Harman of Huntingdon.  More...

Five tips to help reduce litter and protect the oceans

The tide of environmental studies showing the harmful effects of litter and mismanaged waste on oceans are seemingly everywhere. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Host still fuming over couple's uninvited guests

Dear Annie: I hope you can offer a solution to my dilemma. Over the Fourth of July, I hosted a party at my riverfront home. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Storing fresh fruit

Dear Heloise: I never know how long FRUIT will keep at room temperature. I like having a bowl of fresh fruit sitting out, but some of it goes bad before we can eat it. Any suggestions? — Ruth S., Mankato, Minn.  Ruth, the U.S. More...

JOC members OK bid process

Members of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center Joint Operating Committee (JOC) proved they are anxious to get the expansion project moving as they approved getting bids, with conditions, at their monthly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Leaders hear 911 upgrade concerns

During their weekly meeting Tuesday morning, the Huntingdon County Commissioners heard more concerns from a local resident concerning how the money from the special 911 funds are being spent for the digital radio upgrades.  More...

Art Walk Huntingdon set for Thursday

For this month’s Art Walk Huntingdon, slated to take place between 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, there’s a wide variety of events for all people to enjoy. More...

Local News

Police Log

Drugs found   PORTER TWP. — State police at Huntingdon investigated a domestic incident on Shelton Avenue at 1:36 a.m. Aug. 6 involving a 17-year-old female. Several items of drug paraphernalia were found. More...

Fair needlecraft division winners announced

This year’s needlecraft division at the Huntingdon County Fair featured a great volume of works.  The best of show for needlework and rugs went to Linda Fitzgerald. More...

News of Yesteryear

Rockhill Borough audit reveals vulnerability

75 Years Ago  A scrap metal collection held at the Clifton Theatre in Huntingdon netted 2,524 pounds of scrap and provided local children the opportunity to view movies at the Clifton yesterday.  More...

General News

White House admits error for claim on black employment

WASHINGTON (AP) —  The White House has acknowledged error in its false claim that President Donald Trump created three times as many jobs for African-Americans than President Barack Obama.  It was a rare admission of fault for an admi More...

Worker dies after falling into vat of oil in Florida

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a worker has died after falling into a vat of oil at a facility near Walt Disney World. Lt. More...

Leader of home-based ministry charged with abusing child

MANCHESTER, Conn. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 15   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for additional information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

May 1889 flood left much destruction, death

History books, newspapers and the early age of the cinema have captured the destruction of the “Johnstown Flood” of May 31, 1889, which left in its path millions of dollars of damage, loss of lives and property and so much more.  More...

Old-Time Photo

An aerial photo taken during the early 1970s captures the construction of the “new” Entriken Bridge, which piers rise from the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River in the upper part of th More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Libra if born before 4:54 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018:  More...

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