September 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SCI inmate guilty on assault charge

In a 20-minute decision, a jury of six men and six women found a state correctional inmate guilty of one charge of aggravated assault in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday afternoon. More...

Local officers to attend fallen trooper’s funeral

State police at Huntingdon and other members of Troop G, headquartered in Hollidaysburg, will attend funeral services for one of their own in Scranton Thursday. Cpl. Bryon Dickson II, 38, was killed last Sept. More...

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Peak fall color

Heather Weikert of Hesston and daughter, Adalyn, peruse the selection of hardy fall mums at Huntingdon Lawn Care’s Garden Shop along Route 22 in Smithfield Township. More...

Area brief

Chamber Business After Hours to be held at Brumbaugh Lumber LLC More...

Police Log

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World  Free Access 

Extended warranties a big sell. Are they worth it?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big-ticket item like a car or kitchen appliance or a less expensive one like a television or phone. More...

House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency responsible for safety on the nation’s roads was years late in detecting a deadly problem with General Motors cars and lacks the expertise to oversee increasingly complex vehicles, congressional Republicans ch More...

Making the indoors safer for allergy sufferers

Although the thought of sleeping with millions of dust mites — microscopic arachnids that feast on flakes of skin — is just plain gross, it’s something most people can handle without worry. More...

Around The Broad Top

A picture is worth a thousand words

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. With that thought in mind, I thought I’d shorten today’s column by including some photos and a brief recap of several events Around the Broad Top in recent months. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Orioles, Nationals capture division crowns

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Tuesday night. More...

Penalties not on Tomlin’s list of issues

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin’s list of issues with the Steelers is lengthy. The number of flags his team has piled up during the first two weeks of the season is not on it. More...

Franklin has long-term plan

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin has a long-term plan. “As fans and coaches and players, we’d all like it to happen faster,” Franklin said Tuesday. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband is an abuser ANNIE

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married more than 40 years. He rarely calls me by my name and never uses terms of endearment. He just talks at me. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Butter is the real deal

Dear Heloise: When a recipe calls for BUTTER, does it mean real butter, or can you use margarine? Will it make a difference? I always associated “butter” with margarine, but I know they are not the same. — Cynthia Z., via email More...

Commissioners award roof bid

The Huntingdon County Commissioners unanimously voted to award the Annex II roofing project bid to a State College roofing contractor during their weekly meeting Tuesday . More...

SHCSB members discuss KtO funds

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board was busy Tuesday evening — holding its first regular meeting since school began and dealing with an array of issues. More...

Area’s first fall festival planned this weekend

The Shirleysburg community is celebrating the change of seasons this coming weekend on the grounds of the old schoolhouse on West Street during the Aughwick Creek Antique Tractor Show and Shirleysburg Apple Festival, Friday, Sept. More...

Obituaries

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 17 Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information. More...

State  Free Access 

Break in ambush probe: suspect’s abandoned SUV

BLOOMING GROVE (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeas More...

Severe respiratory illness confirmed in state

NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say 12 states, including Pennsylvania, now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus - enterovirus 68. More...

Treasury loan props up Pennsylvania operating fund

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Treasurer Robert McCord said Tuesday he authorized a $700 million loan to the state government’s main bank account after the balance dropped below zero for the first time in at least 14 years. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon firefighters to hold annual fund drive

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Business News

Bedford County hospital honored

State Secretary of Health Michael Wolf presented UPMC Bedford Memorial with the state’s award for “Excellence in Health Care Compliance,” an award recognizing the efforts of delivering consistent quality care to the citizens of the More...

Real Estate Transfers

September 8, 2014 Bruce J. Smith III and Monica A. Smith, grantors, to David W. Swift and Erika L. Swift, property in Shirley Township, $235,000. Frank B. Rhodes and Carrie L. Rhodes, grantors, to Frank Campopiano and Karen A. More...

Local Sports

High School Volleyball:

’Cats, Trojans, Titans sweep to wins

Penns Valley took advantage of Huntingdon miscues through out the second set of Tuesday evening’s Mountain League match in Spring Mills. The Rams kept things close until Savannah Zanic served up the last two points to seal the win. More...

High School Cross Country:

Hornet girls win three at Bellwood

The Juniata Valley girls’ cross country team picked up three wins Tuesday afternoon at Bellwood, topping Central 15-50, Southern Fulton 23-32 and the host Blue Devils 15-40. More...

High School Girls’ Soccer:

Bearcats, Titans beaten

Huntingdon’s Kick Out Cancer game at Detwiler Field Tuesday did its job in raising money, but the end of the match left a sour note on the evening. The Bearcats dominated play, but didn’t find the net and Penns Valley won 1-0. More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone Garden Club plans active fall season

As the summer growing season fades in central Pennsylvania, the Standing Stone Garden Club anticipates an active fall season extending through early December. More...

Lawn care tips for fall

Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again. Fertilizing More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Cancer if born before 11:15 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014: More...

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