August 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASB members vote on educators

With days to go before the start of classes, the Mount Union Area School Board met Monday in special session to fill the last of the district’s vacant teaching positions and name the successor to a retired administrator.  More...

Cool, wet conditions expected for winter

On the last legs of summer, many may not be thinking about the forecast for the winter, but according to the 2019 Old Farmer’s Almanac, the upcoming season will be wetter than normal for the 2018- 19 season.  More...

State  Free Access 

Hearing set to begin in Penn State death case

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Former members of a Penn State fraternity are due in court for a preliminary hearing on charges related to the February 2017 death of a pledge after a night of hazing and drinking.  More...

Scandal inflames debate over gay priests

NEW YORK (AP) — Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sex with adult seminarians have inflamed a long-running debate about the presence of gay men in the Roman Catholic priesthood.  More...

Meet the York County woman who rehabs raptors

WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — She lugged a bucket of dead rats and mice into the sanctuary nestled along a crooked country road. She had just scooped them out of the chest freezer in her garage. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 21   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

Marvel has another quality start and Curve win 5-4

James Marvel threw a third straight quality start and delivered a go-ahead RBI single while the Altoona Curve held off a late charge by the Binghamton Rumble Ponies to win 5-4 Monday at NYSEG Stadium.  More...

Spikes down Crosscutters

Pinch hitter Brady Whalen hit a walk-off single with one out in the eighth inning, as the State College Spikes beat the Williamsport Crosscutters 5-4 on Monday.  Stanley Espinal scored the game-winning run after he started the inning on second.& More...

H.S. Golf Preview:

Trojans have only four players on roster

The Mount Union golf team is coming off a very successful 2017 season and hopes to continue its winning ways through the 2018 campaign.  More...

Editorial

Around the State

Trump roars against Harley, Aug. More...

Support needed for state’s Latino workers

About 15 years ago, when I was a junior high school teacher in Brooklyn, New York, I asked some of my students where they looked forward to spending their summer vacation, and one of my Puerto Rican students mentioned that she loved to go to Lancaste More...

Profiting off poison

The first thing I heard about glyphosate — the active ingredient in the popular weed killer Roundup — was that it was non-toxic. More...

Chatter Box

Signs of late summer apparent

You can certainly tell late summer is upon us. From cooler mornings with lots of dew and fog to the days getting shorter, this time of year has a certain feel that arrives in August and sticks around until fall makes its unofficial appearance.  More...

Healthy Living

Avoid back injuries by choosing the right backpack

Finding the right backpack is an essential component of back-to-school shopping. Children may have their own ideas of what’s in style, but parents should look for backpacks that are functional before factoring in style. More...

Student physical examination tips

School time requires having all of the necessary supplies, clothing and gear ready for the year. In addition, preparing for a new school year often involves providing updated physical health information to the school administration.  More...

Reduce kids’ risk of getting colds at school

School-aged kids who catch colds or the .u from their classmates can quickly spread those colds to their family members, who then might spread the colds further when they go to work. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A friend who flaunts

Dear Annie: I have been trying to decipher my recent bad feelings toward a friend who is much wealthier than I am. We have known each other for a decade. Whereas she has been married to the same man for over 30 years, I was usually a single mother. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018  More...

Student email policy updated

Several safety measures, precautions and updates were discussed during the combined work session and general Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) meeting Monday night, concerned parents voicing their issues with a variety of school safety policies.&nb More...

Local residents protest child abuse

Elementary school-aged children wearing thin gray paper masks across their face, waving signs taller than themselves protested alongside adult family members Monday as part of an initiative to raise awareness for child abuse.   More...

Death certificate cost to rise effective today

Cost of living increases are to be expected, but beginning today, Tuesday, Aug. More...

Local News

Police Log

DUI   More...

News of Yesteryear

County fair dairy show one of largest in history

75 Years Ago  Selectees of Draft Board No. 2, Huntingdon, were in Altoona today for final physical examinations prior to entering some branch of Uncle Sam’s fighting forces of World War II.  More...

General News

Alaska voters to decide primaries for governor, US House

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters in Alaska on Tuesday will select a Republican to move on to what’s expected to be a closely watched governor’s race this fall and choose the latest contender to try to unseat the longest-serving membe More...

Stroke deaths caused by excessive heat

Dear Doctor: My siblings and I are very frustrated that we can’t get our grandparents to pay attention to those “excessive heat” warnings that get issued during a heat wave. Can you help? More...

Drawing from city’s proud past

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Standing on Springfield’s Main Street, the nearly $1 billion resort casino meant to spark a downtown renaissance doesn’t immediately scream Las Vegas glitz. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Khris Davis homers wearing jersey signed by fan

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Ravens spoil Luck’s return 20-19

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Baltimore Ravens spoiled Andrew Luck’s Indianapolis homecoming.  They picked him off before allowing a completion, and Terrell Suggs nearly chopped the ball out of Luck’s hands on a sack. More...

Wickens faces surgery

ALLENTOWN, Pa. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Nicholas Parsons, who turned 9 years old Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. His proud parents are Candi and Carey Parsons of Spring Mills. Nicholas has a brother, Alex Parsons. More...

Kensinger-Keith

Jodi Keith and Benjamin Kensinger were united in marriage Oct. More...

Clean indoor air can help reduce asthma attacks

Did you know that, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 25 million Americans, including roughly seven million children, have asthma? It’s true, and those numbers have steadily risen in recent years.  More...

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