August 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Anti-hazing policy OK’d in MUASD

The Mount Union Area School Board enacted a new anti-hazing policy Monday night following a discussion on the importance of using common sense in its enforcement. More...

Grant application period ends Friday

Area nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to apply for grants from the Wal-Mart Foundation this week in amounts ranging from $25,000 to $200,000. The application window opened Monday and applications will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. More...

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Corrections

The story about the donation of benches in Smithfield Township in the Aug. 27 edition incorrectly identified Rick Henney as vice commander of the Huntingdon County Veterans Association. More...

Mapleton man charged with assault

A Mapleton man has been charged with sexually assaulting two young girls at a Hares Valley Road residence. More...

Man injured in explosion

A Huntingdon man suffered burns to his face and abdomen after an accidental explosion at 81 Penn St., Huntingdon, around 11 a.m. Monday. More...

Local Sports

Espinal drives in five as Curve rout B-Mets

Edwin Espinal drove in five runs for the Altoona Curve, including a two-run home run in the first inning, in a 13-1 rout over the Binghamton Mets Monday night at PNG Field. More...

Huntingdon plays tourney at Sinking Valley

The Huntingdon golf team participated in the inaugural Sinking Valley Interscholastic Invitational Tournament Monday. The tourney featured two different events — an 18-hole medal play competition followed by a nine-hole, twoman scramble. More...

Valley has just three vets, but lots of talent

High School Volleyball Preview:

To most coaches, the loss of nine seniors, including most of your starting lineup from the previous season, would send up signals of a rebuilding year with not a lot of experience returning. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Where has all the money for our schools gone?

As fall approaches, millions of moms and dads are scrambling to prepare for the first day of school, excited to support their children’s success. But are schools ready to receive our kids and foster that success? More...

What others are saying

Debt collectors get away with daylight robbery

I thought Donnie Trump and his fellow Republicans were big law ‘n order politicians. So, why are they trying to scrap the sheriff and unleash thousands of robbers to run wild across America? More...

Empowering health care professionals to combat the opioid epidemic

The drug overdose epidemic is sweeping the nation and tearing families and communities apart. More...

Chatter Box

Fine examples of generosity

You might recall last month when I talked about the generosity of Huntingdon County folks and the many events that are held to support other causes. Well, here’s another fine example of a group working to support others in need. More...

Healthy Living

Take care of your immune system

Do you feel as if you’re coming down with the flu? Keeping your immune system in top shape is essential if you want to fight infections and stay healthy. More...

The secret of a healthy life: stay active and eat well

Did you know that two-thirds of children are not active enough to sustain optimum growth and development? Many of them also suffer from obesity. More...

Fifteen stress-relievers

Stress is our body’s reaction to a perceived danger or to an emotional or physical overload. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Keep the lines of communication open

Dear Annie: I am the eldest of four remaining children of our soon-to-be 88-year-old mother, who has been sent home to hospice care. She needs 24/7 care, and all four of us still work full time. More...

Doctor K

Strength, power training counteract loss of muscle mass

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my 60s. Despite exercising regularly, I have been losing muscle as I get older. Why does this happen, and is there anything I can do about it? More...

Special Sections

HCBI’s audit to be probed

In the first meeting since parting ways with their executive director earlier this month, Huntingdon County Business and Industry members learned Monday a thorough investigation of a recent audit is planned. More...

ReInvision members look to future

A group of about 34 Huntingdon area residents, including business and civic leaders, borough council members and Juniata College students, took part in the third public meeting of ReInvision Huntingdon Inc. Monday evening. More...

Many hope to renew interest in local park

Motorists traveling on East Penn Street near the entrance to Huntingdon Borough may be familiar with the stone wall that leads to the Epiphany of Our Lord Orthodox Church, but they may not know that entrance also leads to Blair Park. More...

State  Free Access 

Mayor: City to take ownership of gate, sensor system

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city will take over inspections and maintenance of a gate and sensor system that failed to keep people off an oft-flooded road during flash flooding, five years after four people were killed in flash floods there, Mayor Bi More...

World  Free Access 

Trump plans major ad buy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s campaign is making its biggest ad buy to date, with plans to spend upward of $10 million on commercials airing over the next week or so. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Walker Twp. supervisors begin fire tax discussions

75 Years Ago Huntingdon County’s seventh annual horse show was the opening two-day feature of the Huntingdon County Fair. The event featured 85 of the finest exhibition horses from five states. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 30 AA Meeting p 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cespedes homer in 10th gives Mets win over Marlins

NEW YORK (AP) — Yoenis Cespedes homered with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday night. More...

Arm injury bothering Djokovic

NEW YORK (AP) — Novak Djokovic double-faulted, then shook his right arm and grimaced. Seconds later Monday night, a weak serve produced a wince from the U.S. More...

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People/Pastimes

Seniors find new value in term life insurance

Those with term life insurance know that it is a cost-efficient option to provide the protection they need during their earlier years of life, but few are aware of the options that may be available to put those policies to work for them as they get o More...

Local couple marks 35th anniversary

Preston and Dorothy Lamberson celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary Aug. 26, 2016. They were married in Mount Union in 1981. More...

Huntingdon couple celebrates 55th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Harry and Jenny (Smith) Barr of Huntingdon, who celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary today, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Leo if born before 11:33 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016: More...

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