September 15, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Vaping increases among teenagers

Earlier this week, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued a stronglyworded action plan to address the escalating number of young people using e-cigarettes, commonly known as vaping.  In outlining the steps taken to regulate electronic nico More...

State  Free Access 

Street preacher gets 27 years in ‘Basement of Horrors’ case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A self-proclaimed street preacher who had a role in kidnapping, torturing and enslaving mentally disabled adults chained up in a filthy basement has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.  More...

Low-key US Senate race makes way

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first TV ad of this year’s low-key U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania is now on screens in the state’s biggest media market of Philadelphia.  More...

Officer shot in head during robbery

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Texas say an undercover police officer was shot in the head and a suspect was killed when a police unit tried to stop a robbery at a bar.  More...

World  Free Access 

Pope OKs probe into US bishop

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop Thursday and authorized an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed adults, adding awkward drama to an audience with U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Sept. 15   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  More...

Local Sports

Southern Huntingdon strikes early to remain unbeaten

Less than two minutes into Friday’s game between Mount Union and Southern Huntingdon, the score was tied 7-7.  Southern Huntingdon the pace up through the first 15 and one-half minutes, then the scored shutdown and the it out over the fina More...

Valley dominates Williamsburg to get even on season

Juniata Valley wanted to play a solid football game at Williamsburg Friday and right the ship following a 1-2 record after three weeks. More...

Bison top Bearcats to keep pace with ML front runners

Clearfield senior quarterback and sophomore receiver Jake Lezzer gave Huntingdon’s secondary trouble all night and helped give the Bison a three touchdown lead heading into the fourth quarter of Friday evening’s Mountain League contest at More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Lincoln Jakobe Miller, who turned 13 years old Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Lincoln lives in Huntingdon with his parents, Frank and Sybil Miller, and his older sisters, McKynly and Kynnedy. More...

Huntingdon National Guard retirees gather

Local National Guardsmen who retired with 20 or more years of service gathered at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon, Aug. 25. More...

How to keep dogs safe and content at home

Every day a family welcomes a pet into their home. According to Greger Larson, director of the University of Oxford’s palaeogenomic and bi-archaeology research network, dogs, without a doubt, were the first domestic animal. More...

Annie's Mailbox

When to spy on wife’s hidden messages

Dear Annie: When is it OK to spy on your wife’s deleted text messages with a “guy friend”? My wife has been guarding her phone since I found out she had been texting a guy she first claimed was a childhood friend.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018:  More...

HASD official explains hearing

As the Huntingdon Area School District moves closer to finalizing its capacity study, questions of grade realignment, as well as the potential closure of Southside Elementary School in Walker Township continue to surface.  More...

Wet areas can lead to mold exposure

Now that flood waters have receded, many homeowners in the county are left to clean up the mess left behind in their homes.  Flooding in homes can occur when water seeps through the walls or foundation floor, from water sources, or from a storm More...

SCI Huntingdon inmates offered unique housing option

One may notice four small modular homes housed within SCI Huntingdon property, a usual site within a state prison.  The modular housing units (MHU), a living accommodation program for inmates, offers those confined within prison a taste of reali More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: James Richard Myers III  Date of Birth: Sept. More...

Police Log

Theft   More...

Broad Top Area Heritage partners tour county’s newest museum

Meeting in the Bricktown Model Railroaders Museum at Mount Union Tuesday night the Broad Top Area Heritage Partnership kicked off several educational and promotional projects and enjoyed a guided tour of Huntingdon County’s newest museum.  More...

General News

Officials work to pinpoint cause of ‘Armageddon’-like blasts

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Investigators were working Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 10 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins.  More...

From Murphy Brown to le Carre

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There’s more new television to watch than is humanly possible. But everyone has to make a time-allocation decision in the end, and that’s what we’re here to help with.  More...

Pulitzer Prize poets on National Book Awards list

NEW YORK (AP) — Pulitzer Prize winners Natasha Trethewey and Rae Armantrout are among those on the poetry longlist for the National Book Awards. Authors in the nonfiction category include Steve Coll, Sarah Smarsh and Rebecca Solnit.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jones surprises field by winning Vegas pole

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Erik Jones surprised the field by winning the pole Friday for the opening race of the NASCAR Cup series playoffs, turning a lap in 28.705 seconds and narrowly edging Joey Logano.  More...

Chiefs face Steelers in 2nd straight road challenge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A talented and mobile young quarterback tasked with taking over a playoff team from a veteran.  Yeah, Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger may know a little something about that.  Still, the two-time Super Bow More...

Lions practice for fast-paced Kent State

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State practiced at a rapid clip this week to prepare for what could be the fastest offense the Lions defend against all season.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Religion News

Russian church rebuffs Orthodoxy’s leader

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Orthodox Church on Friday announced a rebuff to the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community, saying it would not participate in events headed by the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate due to a dispute over contr More...

Grandson to play evangelist in new movie

CHARLOTTE, N.C. More...

Heritage Fair planned

The public is invited to the Middle Pennsylvania District’s 38th annual Heritage Fair at Camp Blue Diamond. The fair will be held Saturday, Sept. 22.  More...

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