August 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

JVSB members updated on work

The weather and other circumstances have caused delays in renovations projects at the Juniata Valley Elementary School, but district officials assured board members during their monthly meeting Wednesday that everything will be as ready as it can be More...

SHCSB members hear track proposal

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board met Wednesday for its monthly workshop meeting.  The primary topic of conversation among the members of the board was an agenda item concerning the track around the football field.  More...

State  Free Access 

Church abuse victims demand full reckoning

Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. More...

Rare nickel sells for $4.5 million

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A rare nickel has sold for $4.5 million at a Philadelphia auction.  Stack’s Bowers Galleries sold the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head nickel Wednesday night during the American Numismatic Association’s World&rsq More...

Woman fatally shot on front porch

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a woman found shot to death on the front porch of a family member’s Philadelphia home may have been targeted.  But they say a motive for the shooting remains under investigation.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 16   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 top Fisher Cats 3-2

James Marvel backed up a strong Double-A debut with seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday as the Altoona Curve held off a late charge by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 3-2 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.  More...

Editorial

One of our last links to the wild world is in danger

I can still remember the first time I saw tracks left behind by seismic testing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.  More...

We are not fake news

Editor’s note: The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association has written and shared the following call to action initiated by The Boston Globe and circulated by the state press associations to encourage newspapers to fight back against attacks on jour More...

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania:  Was your home assessed properly? In Philly, you’re paying either way, Aug. 15   More...

People/Pastimes

Mexican menu ideas for simple family dinners

When the school year is back in full swing, families often find themselves battling the mealtime crunch. More...

NASCAR

BRISTOL

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Calling Insp. Clouseau   More...

MICHIGAN

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. As predicted …  The “Big 3” enjoyed the fun and games from Watkins Glen with everybody else, but they got back to business at Michigan, with Kevin Harvick leading 108 of 200 laps to score his seventh victory of the season. More...

SPEED FREAKS

A few questions we had to ask ourselves   More...

Restaurant will move locations

Fans of the Whopper will want to get in on all of the flamegrilled goodness they can as the Huntingdon location will close around 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. More...

Swimmers carry on lake tradition

Over 15 years ago, a group of friends decided to swim all five of the islands on Raystown Lake.  This year, the ever-growing group of swimmers met for the eighth time to once again test their swimming endurance.  The swim originated as an i More...

Summer rain has led to loss of fruit crops

For local fruit growers, this summer’s rain has been both a blessing and a curse.  The seemingly unending rain has led to the loss of countless bushels of fruit, but it has also enhanced the size of the fruit that has remained healthy.&nbs More...

Local News

Area brief

Mount Union Farmers’ Market to host Kids’ Day   MOUNT UNION — The Mont Union Farmers’ Market will host a Kids’ Day event from 1-3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, with plenty of activities and fun for all ages.  More...

Residents question Penn Township sewer permit

The Penn Township Supervisors met Tuesday for their regular monthly meeting. More...

Saxton seniors in negotiations for new center

Saxton Borough Council learned Monday evening the Broad Top Area Senior Citizens are in negotiations with another property owner to possibly purchase a building as the center’s new home.  More...

General News

Celebrities delve further into book club endorsements

NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Fallon remembers a summer a few years back when it seemed everybody was reading “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn.  More...

Parents speak out on gender-change rules

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Amie Schofield’s 4-year-old daughter loves floral dresses and pigtails, but her mother worries she could be bullied or ostracized if school records reveal her birth certificate says she is a boy.  More...

After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans’ love of balloons be deflated?  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gordon homer beats Oakland 2-0

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Light-hitting Dee Gordon homered off Yusmeiro Petit in the 12th inning to break a scoreless tie and Seattle beat Oakland 2-0 to avoid a threegame sweep. More...

Marlins’ pitcher plunks Acuna on first offering

ATLANTA (AP) — Slugging rookie Ronald Acuna Jr. More...

Eagles, Patriots in preseason matchup

It’s not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason.  But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory in F More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H and FFA champions recognized in Johnson Hall

Huntingdon County 4-H and FFA members were busy doing more than just raising livestock for the Huntingdon County Fair and during fair week, Johnson Hall displayed proof of that.  Johnson Hall is dedicated to the display of youth projects and was More...

Annie's Mailbox

Stepdaughter’s presence is a burden

Dear Annie: I am married to a man with two children from a previous marriage. They are adults. My husband is 15 years my senior, and he married early the first time, so long story short, his children are only four and six years younger than I am. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Aug. 17, 2018:  More...

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