October 1, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

AAA dispatch center to open soon

The tri-county Area Agency on Aging’s (AAA) central transportation dispatch center will open its doors in mid-November in Saxton, members of the AAA’s Citizens Advisory Council learned Friday morning during their bimonthly meeting in the More...

County residents’ 5-year-old grandson fighting rare brain tumor

While many of his peers are tackling kindergarten, one 5-yearold boy with ties to the county is engaged in a battle against an unseen enemy. More...

Jobs

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Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Laura P. Whitesel Date of Birth: unknown Age: 28 years old Height: 5 feet, 2 inches Weight: 130 pounds Eye color: Blue Hair color: Blonde or strawberry Last known address(es): Huntingdon Wanted for: Failure to appear. More...

Wear Pink luncheon, events planned

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and J.C. Blair’s Women’s Imaging Center is kicking off the month with the fourth annual Cindy Taylor Memorial Wear Pink Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. More...

Fishing licenses offered half-off

Autumn is known to many as the time of year to go hunting, but this time of year is also excellent for fishing. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Area mayors urge United Fund support

75 Years Ago The second flood within a week in three southwest states left damage running into the millions of dollars. In New Mexico alone, highway damage in floods this year was brought to $8 million. More...

Local Sports

Trojans top Vikings to go 5-1

It took some time until Mount Union could get the offense rolling Friday night against visiting Glendale. The Trojans scored one touchdown and settled for a field goal at the end of the first quarter. More...

Titans fall just short at Moshannon Valley

The victory was there for the taking. The Titans were close Friday night in Houtzdale, and the team is on the verge of turning the corner and ending a 17-game losing streak. More...

Hornets hang on to beat Panthers

Juniata Valley took advantage of a couple big plays and kept visiting Northern Bedford out of the end zone more times than the Panthers got in on the way to a 20-14 Inter- County Conference victory Friday night at Simkins Field. More...

Religion News

Pope in Caucasus backs return of displaced Georgians

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Pope Francis arrived in Georgia on Friday and immediately backed the government’s demand that Georgians displaced by a brief 2008 war with Russia be allowed to return home, evidence that geopolitical concerns might More...

Chicago-based religious order sued for docs on allegations

CHICAGO (AP) — A 51-year-old Colorado man who says he was sexually abused when he was around 7 years old by a teenager who later became a prominent Roman Catholic priest — one known for his work with at-risk kids — on Monday sued th More...

Islamic school, township settle lawsuit over zoning denial

DETROIT (AP) — An Islamic academy will get $1.7 million and be allowed to build a new school after it settled a federal lawsuit against a Michigan township that initially denied its zoning request. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Scorpio. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Oct. 3, 2016: More...

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Route 26 North closed temporarily  Free Access 

Standing Stone Road, Route 26 North, will be closed temporarily due to a motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of Alky Bend in Oneida Township. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area at this time.  More...

Job leads to dream career

Mimi’s chef returns to roots to serve area customers

What started as just a job recently led a local man to the career of his dreams. More...

Logo, name change made at area bank

A local financial institution has changed names, but the service customers are familiar with will remain the same. As of Sept. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Lawmakers on spot to revive intensely political casino tax

HARRISBURG (AP) — A court decision that has hacked a major chunk out of Pennsylvania’s heavily negotiated casino gambling law is prompting fear among lawmakers who represent casino districts that their communities may never recoup the ten More...

World  Free Access 

Young mother killed when train crashed

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Fabiola Bittar de Kroon fought for her life as she lay trapped among the wreckage of the Hoboken Terminal. More...

An unusual new late-night competitor for ESPN

NEW YORK (AP) — To a certain segment of the population, Scott Van Pelt is a more popular late-night television star than Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert. More...

FCC cable box vote delayed

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal regulators delayed a decision Thursday on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to eliminate the need for cable boxes. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 1 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623. Sunday, Oct. 2 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lynx, Sparks take 2-0 leads

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Maya Moore scored 26 points and the defending WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the semifinal series. More...

Steelers welcome Bell back as Chiefs visit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The previous time the Pittsburgh Steelers faced an Andy Reid-inspired offense, things didn’t go so well. At least, not for the Steelers. Thankfully the memories are fresh. Too fresh for some. More...

Lions will need more from Allen

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — As an incoming freshman, Penn State safety Marcus Allen figured his transition to college football would be gradual. More...

People/Pastimes

Post 520 officers installed

Members of the William P. Spyker American Legion Post 520, Alexandria, recently held a ceremony to install officers for 2016-17 year. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jace Stephen Filipovich, who turns 1 year old today, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. His proud parents are Stephen and Michele Filipovich of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ryan Christopher Taylor, who turns 4 years old today, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. His proud parents are Christopher and Danielle (Swanger) Taylor of Petersburg. Ryan has a big sister, Anna. More...

Annie's Mailbox

More than the blues

Dear Annie: My best friend gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last month. She was the first out of our group to have a baby, so we were all so excited leading up to the delivery. When the day finally came, there were some complications. More...

Doctor K

Shingles vaccine is not for everyone

DEAR DOCTOR K: You’ve written about who should get the shingles vaccine, and why. Are there any groups of people who should not get the shingles vaccine? More...

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