October 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Senate OKs bill to aid abuse victims

Victims of domestic abuse in the county and state will no longer have to deal with the nuanced pressures of choosing between their welfare and seeking help from authorities, as the state Senate unanimously passed House Bill 1796 Thursday in its origi More...

Salvation Army officers provide assistance for community needs

A new initiative by the Huntingdon County Salvation Army seeks to lend a helping hand to both those directly impacted by a fire or other loss and the emergency personnel who are providing assistance. More...

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Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Brittany NearhoodDate of Birth: Jan. 15,1991Age: 23 years oldHeight: 5 feet, 6 inchesWeight: 200 poundsEye color: BlueHair color: Black Last known address(es): 511 Seventh St., Apt. More...

Two-vehicle accident

One child was transported by medical helicopter and three people were transported by ambulance to hospitals after a two-vehicle accident at 2:50 p.m. Friday in Shirley Township. More...

Saxton council members discuss berm issue

Street and sidewalk concerns once again topped Saxton Borough Council’s agenda during its monthly meeting Monday evening. More...

Local Sports

Rockets get big win at Everett

To be successful in football, a team must show up and play all four quarters. Everett hosted Southern Huntingdon Friday for its annual Homecoming game and the Warriors held on to a 21-18 lead after three quarters of play. More...

Mount Union rolls past West Branch

The Mount Union football team kept rolling Friday night, toppling West Branch, 42-6, at L.T. Drivas Memorial Field. The Trojans rode the legs of B.J. Loner, who racked up 144 all-purpose yards, and scored four times on the night. More...

Bearcats rebound at Philipsburg

On Huntingdon’s first offensive play from scrimmage last evening, junior running back Jon Wagner broke through the Philipsburg-Osceola defense and raced 55 yards for the games’ first score and the Bearcats never looked back as they shook More...

Opinion Line

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I’m calling about Country Lane Road and the people who are using this road to go 90 mph. You need stay off of it. More...

Religion News

Embattled church founder resigns

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle megachurch founder Mark Driscoll, who has been under fire amid questions about his leadership style and falling membership in his Mars Hill Church, has stepped down, the church announced on its website Wednesday. More...

McConnellstown UM Women plan for season

The United Methodist Women of the McConnellstown church met in their regular monthly meetings to conduct routine business and make plans for the upcoming holiday season. More...

Three Springs Baptist Birthday Group meets

The Birthday Group of First Baptist Church of Three Springs met at the Spring Creek Diner Oct. 8. Gay Fleck took prayer requests and led the group in prayer. No one present was celebrating a birthday. Pat Scott served a delicious pumpkin dessert. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Virgo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Oct. 20, 2014: More...

Candidates talk campaign funds

With a little more than two weeks to go until the Tuesday, Nov. 4, election, campaign finances for the candidates and their committees in the 81st Legislative District election have become a hot topic. More...

PEP to promote county

Finding a way to brand the county with a unified message is the newest goal of the Hunti ngdon County Partnership for Econ omic Progress (PEP), and the first in a series of meetings will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Oct. 18 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. 19 More...

State  Free Access 

California mayor arrested in suspected DUI crash

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of a California city was driving under the influence when he rear-ended a car and injured four cheerleaders, police said. More...

World  Free Access 

WHO faulted for failures as Obama taps czar

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa, an internal report revealed Friday, as President Barack Obama named a trusted political adviser to take control of America’s frenzied More...

General News

TV pioneer and sitcom king writes memoir

NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment Norman Lear began writing his memoir, he knew what the first line would be: “When I was a boy I thought that if I could turn a screw in my father’s head just a sixteenth of an inch one way or the othe More...

ME: Low blood oxygen caused comedian’s death

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers died of brain damage from low blood oxygen during a medical procedure to check out voice changes and reflux, the medical examiner’s office ruled Thursday. The comedian, who was 81, died Sept. More...

No time to cook? Maybe a cyber sous chef can help

If the only thing standing between you and a home cooked meal is the time and energy to shop and prep, a new breed of would-be cyber sous chefs wants to help get you cooking. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Houston tops Temple

HOUSTON (AP) — Greg Ward Jr. threw two touchdown passes in a 51-second span late in the third quarter to help Houston beat Temple 31-10 on Friday night. More...

Youth movement accelerating

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The youth movement on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense is accelerating. More...

Putnam, Knox share lead

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Andrew Putnam birdied two of the last three holes Friday for a 6-under 65 and a share of the second-round lead with Russell Knox in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open. Putnam is played his fourth PGA Tour event. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Haylie Nicole Thompson who turns 9 years old today, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, and her sister, Natalie Grace Thompson, who turned 6 years old Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. More...

Simple twist on after school snacks

We all know it’s important to start the day off with a healthy breakfast. As a parent, you also have lunch covered for your hungry student, whether it’s packed in a brown bag or eaten in the cafeteria. More...

Special Occasions

Oct. 18, 2014 Happy birthday wishes go out to Robert Garber of Huntingdon who celebrates his birthday today, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Happy birthday, Robert! nnnnn Oct. 19, 2014 More...

Annie's Mailbox

Call disturbed a tranquil life

Dear Annie: I beg you to tell adult children not to massage their curiosity and egos by milking the accursed Internet to chase down the other end of their parents’ ancient love affairs. More...

Doctor K

Choose toothpaste with fluoride

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m confused by the many types of toothpaste on pharmacy shelves. What should I look for in a toothpaste? More...

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