September 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Low gas prices aid Labor Day travel

AAA estimates more people will hit the road this weekend for Labor Day than any other summer holiday this year and they have low gas prices to thank for it. More...

United Way seeking projects, volunteers

As the United Way Day of Caring approaches, the Huntingdon County United Way is reaching out for both projects and volunteers. More...

State  Free Access 

Trio charged with running $54 million Ponzi scheme

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three people were charged Thursday with running a $54 million Ponzi scheme built on promises of a green energy technology that would turn trash into fuel and “carbon-negative” housing developments, neither of whi More...

Two parades, more passes available after outcry

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After an outcry over plans to keep most of Pope Francis’ audience at his biggest Philadelphia events several blocks away, organizers Thursday announced the pontiff will parade through downtown twice and said they would More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Sept. 4 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Harper walks, Zimmerman stays hot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper walked all four times he came to the plate and scored each time as Washington sent Atlanta to its ninth straight loss, 15-1 Thursday night. More...

Murray rallies to reach US Open third round

NEW YORK (AP) — Before they stepped on court, there was nothing to suggest Andy Murray would have any trouble against Adrian Mannarino in the U.S. Open’s second round. More...

Suspension overturned

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady learned he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league’s four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly by NFL Commission More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Rolling on home

Dear Heloise: I love your hint for ROLLING CLOTHES to fit more into a suitcase. Here is my travel hint: When traveling to a destination, I do not roll my clothes; I fold them as usual. More...

Special Sections

Commissioner visits volunteers

Representatives of a majority of Huntingdon County’s volunteer fire companies turned out Thursday evening to participate in an informal session with state Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay at the Smithfield Fire Hall. More...

Residents question sewer emergency

Nearly two weeks after the unexpected firing of Huntingdon Borough wastewater treatment facility supervisor John Buskirk, some borough residents told Huntingdon Borough Council Thursday they want to know what led to the dismissal. More...

Emergency services raise funds to fulfill work

Editor’s note: This story is the first part of a weekly series throughout September to examine issues faced by volunteer emergency services organizations in the region in observance of National Preparedness Month. More...

Local News

KFC demolition begins

Ron Marsh, owner of Marsh Contracting of Dixonville, was inside the former KFC in Smithfield Township Thursday afternoon preparing the building for final demolition next Tuesday. More...

Altoona woman arraigned in court

The Altoona woman accused of stabbing a man at Aitch Boat Launch was arraigned in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday. More...

Police Log

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General News

News of Yesteryear

County sheriff summons 136 citizens to jury duty

75 Years Ago Edward B. Crowell, 58, Tyrone, a Pennsylvania Railroad Company flagman, was seriously injured when he fell from a caboose in the Enola yards. He was taken to the Harrisburg Hospital for observation. More...

Local Sports

Pickin’ Panel and other stuff

It’s that time again

It seems like summer just started. All you have to do is check up the thermometer and it has to be just about ready to start July. But, that’s not the case. More...

Eagles host Grove City in opener

Quarterback Ward Udinski, who started all 41 games while at Juniata has graduated, ending his role in the emergence of the Juniata College football program over the past three years. More...

‘Gold game’ to help CFKC

The Juniata football team kicks off its 2015 season this Saturday, Sept. 5 at 12 p.m. at Knox Stadium when they host Grove City. The Eagles will wear gold jerseys and pants which is all to raise awareness for a special cause. More...

People/Pastimes

Park reunion held in Dublin Mills

The descendants of Clay and Alice Park held their 51st annual reunion Aug. 16 at the Dublin Mills Church pavilion. The hot and humid weather reached 90 degrees by noon. More...

Standing Stone Senior Center

The Standing Stone Senior Center, Huntingdon, held its fifth annual picnic at the Stone Creek Valley Lions Park Aug. 21. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Owen Patrick Stoner who turns 3 years old today, Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. His proud parents are Alicia and William Stoner of Huntingdon. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cat hair problem Ever try brushing your cat with a lint brush? It is soothing to them and collects all the falling cat hair. Natural bug bite protection More...

Annie's Mailbox

Man’s bisexual past is bothersome to girlfriend

Dear Annie: I’ve been in a relationship for five years with a guy who has been very enjoyable company. However, in the past 18 months, rumors have surfaced about him being bisexual. He never told me about this part of his past. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015: More...

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