September 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Florence’s impact on area is still ‘big question mark’

With people recovering from the floods in parts of the county, many are anxiously watching the Atlantic Ocean, wondering how Hurricane Florence may impact the weather locally in the coming days.  More...

Juniata College rises in rankings  Free Access 

The recent release of the 2018 U.S. News & World Report’s best liberal arts colleges in the nation held cause for celebration locally as Juniata College rose 20 places over last year’s spot, now ranked 86th. More...

Mill Creek co-op members gain momentum

In a year, residents of Mill Creek Hollow who voiced displeasure with internet service in the area have taken substantial steps to solve that problem.  More...

State  Free Access 

Deaths may be murder-suicides

UPPER GWYNEDD, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the deaths of two people found dead inside a car parked in a Pennsylvania community are being investigated as a possible murder suicide.  More...

Man dies after crash in woods

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a 31-year-old man was killed when he lost control of his car and crashed into a wooded area.  WPVI-TV reports Edwin Rodriguez died Tuesday. More...

Flooding damages Philly school

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Officials say a south Philadelphia high school dismissed classes early due to flooding that forced students from classrooms and damaged the school.  Students at Academy of Palumbo, a magnet school of about 1,000 student More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 12   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 more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Robertsdale visitor searches for family information

One of the visitors to the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum at Robertsdale over the Labor Day weekend was Mike and Gail Insalaco of Crystal Beach, Ontario, Canada, who were searching for information about Mike’s father and grandfather, residen More...

Old-Time Photo

Large sawmill operations were plentiful in central Pennsylvania during the 1800s and 1900s. Modernized operations can still be found in the area today. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Red Sox beat Jays 7-2; first to clinch playoff spot

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox became the first team in the majors to clinch a playoff spot this season, rallying on pinch-hitter Brock Holt’s go-ahead home run in the seventh inning to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 Tuesday night.  More...

deGrom breaks record, but suffers another hard-luck loss

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom took his latest hard-luck loss in a record-setting season, getting outpitched by Miami’s Jose Urena in a 5-3 Marlins’ win.  More...

Steelers dealing with injuries

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers will be a little short-handed as they prepare for their home opener against Kanas City.  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, cornerback Joe Haden and guard David DeCastro could all miss practice time a More...

Annie's Mailbox

Friend angered by ‘throwback’ photos

Dear Annie: “Lisa,” a friend with whom I went to high school, got rhinoplasty — aka a nose job — between high school and college. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Wrap celery to keep it fresh

Dear Heloise: CELERY gets rotten so fast that I used to throw a lot of it away. Now when I buy a new stalk, I wrap the whole thing in paper towels and put it back in the long, plastic bag it came in. It stays fresh to the end. More...

Special Sections

Breaking News - 9/12/2018 2:28 PM

Caution advised at Huntingdon underpass  Free Access 

Motorists are advised to proceed with caution as they travel through the underpass at Eighth and Penn streets in Huntingdon Borough. More...

RCAP funding received for 911

The Huntingdon County Commissioners have something to celebrate, as it was announced Tuesday afternoon the county will receive funding to offset the cost of the 911 infrastructure project.  State Sen. More...

Raystown Lake levels to crest today

While Raystown Lake is well-known as a site for natural beauty and as a recreation destination, over the past few days, its primary purpose — flood control — has been demonstrated.  More...

Homeowners aided by flood insurance

Though the major rain has ceased for the time being and water has receded, damage has been left behind in its wake. More...

Local News

News of Yesteryear

Fort Shirley arts, crafts fest planned

75 Years Ago  John Steward, South Hampton Township, Bedford County, is being held without bail in the Bedford County jail as a result of a shooting affair this week in which Cpl. Robert Halley, U.S. More...

General News

Trump leads nation in solemn remembrance of Sept. 11 attacks

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Standing in the field where the last of the Sept. More...

Business News

HCBI property purchased

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) continuously encourages the purchase of local properties and the rise of hometown businesses, and as of Aug. 29, HCBI officials can say they practice what they preach.  More...

Investors sell off insurers

NEW YORK (AP) — Hurricanes almost always set off an orchestrated dance on Wall Street before they make landfall, with shares of property and casualty insurance companies dumped in favor of companies that sell construction supplies or portable g More...

US stock indexes rise as technology companies rebound

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising Tuesday as technology companies and retailers rebound from their recent losses. Insurance companies are mixed as Hurricane Florence moves toward the East Coast, but home improvement retailers are rising. More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Flooding resulted in much of Tuesday’s scholastic sports scheduled getting postponed.  Here’s a synopsis of what we know right now:  Volleyball  Huntingdon at Philipsburg was postponed, but there is no new date as of this t More...

High School Volleyball:

Trojans earn five-set victory at Glendale

The Mount Union volleyball team had trouble with serving and at times passing caused problems in a road match at Glendale Tuesday evening.  The Trojans won the first set, but unforced errors let Glendale win the second to even the match at a set More...

High School Field Hockey:

Forbes Road rolls past Southern by 7-0 count

Southern Huntingdon field hockey played its second match of the season in Hustontown Tuesday afternoon when they took on the Cardinals of Forbes Road. The Cardinals are a solid field hockey squad and shut out the Rockets by the score of 7-0.  More...

People/Pastimes

What and Where Wednesday

Glenn Scott of Mount Union, Blaine Harshbarger of Hill Valley, Richard Cox of Cass Township, Coleen Scott Barton of Mount Union, Eleanor Isenberg of Logan Township, Dave Grissinger of Camp Hill and a More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 12! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lyndsi Gray Bracco, who turns 12 years old today, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Her proud parents are Joseph and Kelli Bracco of Huntingdon. More...

Troop 25 members kick off fall season

Over 60 scouts and family members attended Boy Scout Troop 25’s recent fall Court of Honor and family picnic at Riverside Park in Smithfield. The Court of Honor recognized scouts who advanced in rank and kicked off the fall camping season. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018:  More...

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