August 27, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Area school districts part of consortium

With plenty of discussion taking place regarding the concept of Mass Customized Learning (MCL) in the Huntingdon Area School District (HASD), some area school districts have joined a consortium. More...

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Police Log

Boat collision LiNCOLN tWP. — Waterways Conservation Officers from the state Fish and Boat Commission investigated a collision involving two rental personal watercraft Aug. 19, 2018. More...

News of Yesteryear

Valley Rural Electric Co-op to relocate to Walker Twp.

75 Years Ago  Two youths were burned, one seriously, when an oil tank exploded in Washington, Pennsylvania, last night, hurling flames several hundred feet into the air and shaking buildings within a radius of several blocks.  More...

General News

A life of courage, politics came down to one vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — For John McCain, a lifetime of courage, contradictions and contrarianism came down to one vote, in the middle of the night, in the twilight of his career. More...

US Embassy, Bosnia journalists outraged

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Bosnian journalists expressed outrage Monday after two masked assailants attacked and seriously hurt a reporter for an independent Bosnian Serb television station.  More...

Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores

CINCINNATI (AP) — The nation’s largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Nationals end scoreless drought with 15-0 win over Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Trea Turner set off a lively dugout celebration after scoring a run that ended Washington’s 32-inning scoreless drought and then the Nationals really went wild at the plate, hammering New York 15-0. More...

Hawaii downs Korea 3-0

Little League World Series:

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — It only took one pitch for Mana Lau Kong to deliver Hawaii its first Little League World Series title in a decade. More...

Phillies top Blue Jays 8-3

TORONTO (AP) — Kendrys Morales became the seventh player in major league history to homer in at least seven consecutive games, going deep in the third inning of the Toronto Blue Jays’ 8-3 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. More...

Annie's Mailbox

When composting crosses the line

Dear Annie: I read your column daily, but this is my first time writing to you. My issue is with our adjacent neighbors. They have two small dogs. The man picks up the dog waste and puts it in a pile at the edge of our property.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Educational failure?

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about declining educational standards. — Heloise More...

Special Sections

SCI officer sent to area hospital

An SCI Smithfield corrections offer was transported to the hospital for medical treatment Sunday after coming in contact with an unknown substance at the facility. More...

Tires and tons of trash removed from Juniata River

The number of tires removed from a 5.2 mile stretch of the Juniata River between Mount Union and the Shawmut Boat Launch near Newton Hamilton during the sixth annual Juniata River Cleanup Sunday likely matched or surpassed the 160 removed last year n More...

Mini casino possible in Cumberland Co.

While the process is far from over, it seems likely a new mini casino will be built in a nearby county. As for Huntingdon itself, there is no chance for the time being that a mini casino will be added to the area. More...

State  Free Access 

Philly kids school teachers with new handbook

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Say you’re brand-new to teaching in Philadelphia, and a student drops a casual “sawty” into conversation, as in “I thought I was going to make the bus, but I was sawty.” Panic? More...

Costume designer celebrated in retrospective

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For more than 30 years, costume designer Ruth E. More...

Paper products co. to sell Spring Grove plant

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Paper products maker P.H. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Aug. 27   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  Al-Anon o Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. More...

Local Sports

Curve clinch playoff spot with 3-0 victory

Fueled by a dominant start by Eduardo Vera and an early homer by Christian Kelley, the Altoona Curve punched their ticket to the 2018 Eastern League postseason with a 3-0 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Sunday at Peoples Natural Gas Fie More...

Batavia tops Spikes 3-2

Alberto Guerrero threw six scoreless innings, leading the Batavia Muckdogs over the State College Spikes in a 3-2 win on Sunday.  Eli Villalobos struck Walker Robbins out with a runner on second to end the game for his first save of the season.& More...

People/Pastimes

Shavers Creek Grange No. 353

The May meeting of Shavers Creek Grange No. 353 was held at Paesano’s Italian Restaurant, Alexandria. Guest speaker Lori Price, right, was introduced by Candy Feagley. More...

Special Occasions

Aug. 26, 2018  Happy anniversary wishes go out to William and Jolene Schmidt of Mapleton, who celebrated their anniversary Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. Happy anniversary, William and Jolene!   More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Pisces if born before 12:35 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018: More...

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