May 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Professor explains low voter turnout

Voter turnout for the May 16 primary election was low in Huntingdon County, as almost 20 percent of county’s registered voters showed up at the polls.  That’s even in comparison to the 2015 municipal primary election, where 25 percen More...

Opioid town meeting planned for Tuesday

The Huntingdon County Prevention Network will host a community town hall meeting to discuss addiction issues from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the J.C. More...

Local News

Election hand count results not available

HUNTINGDON CO. — As of press time this morning, the hand count from the May 16 primary election was not complete. More...

PRIDE paperwork issue resolved

An issue that arose last month regarding an announcement of disciplinary actions against a Huntingdon County organization has now been resolved.  The Pennsylvania Department of State issued an announcement April 25, indicating 19 charitable orga More...

Police Log

Strangulation   PETERSBURG BORO. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating a domestic dispute that took place between a father, age 35, and a son, age 12, May 9 in which the man allegedly strangled the juvenile. More...

Local Sports

Rockets ousted 2-1 by Bishop McCort

District 6-2A Baseball:

A very successful season for the Southern Huntingdon baseball team came to an end Saturday night at Point Stadium in Johnstown in the quarterfinal round of the District 6-2A playoffs. More...

Erie denies Curve with 2-0 victory

The Altoona Curve could not complete the sweep of the Erie SeaWolves, dropping the finale 2-0 Sunday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Seniors host tea time for a good cause

Westminster Woods residents celebrated the first sunny day in a week May 9 with a ladies’ (and men’s) tea to support a worthy cause.  The Westminster Woods community has long had a Caregiver’s Support Group, with facilitators w More...

Safe Sitter® classes to be offered

J.C. Blair Hospital joins hundreds of cities across the country that offer Safe Sitter® babysitting training classes. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to McKenna Nichole Crofoot, who turns 5 years old today, Monday, May 22, 2017. Her proud parents are Angela and John Crofoot of Mount Union. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Family feud over differing political opinions

Dear Annie: We have a situation in our family, and it may be a problem in other families. Maybe you have an answer to help us all.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Flight fulfillment

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about all the airlines, from a former airline employee. — Heloise “Dear Heloise: I’ve worked as an airline flight attendant for two major airlines over an 11-year period. More...

Special Sections

EMS workers’ efforts honored

A picnic hosted by J.C. More...

Organizers report successful Dirtfest

This year’s four-day Dirtfest brought mountain bikers to the county, filling campgrounds and hotel rooms to capacity, and staff and volunteers are happy to report this year was particularly successful in meeting event goals. More...

Community members attend Spring Jam

LaVonda Runk, left, purchased raffle tickets from Pat Berrier, center, and Frani Thomas at the sixth annual Spring Jam event at the Shirley Home for the Aged Sunday afternoon in Shirleysburg. More...

State  Free Access 

What to expect during Bill Cosby’s jury selection

Hundreds of potential jurors could be interviewed in Pittsburgh this week as a crucial phase of comedian Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial gets underway. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, May 22   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For additional information, please call 643- 0623.  Al-Anon o Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Yankees win 3-2 to avoid sweep

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Brett Gardner hit his eighth home run, one more than his 2016 total, and CC Sabathia won consecutive starts for the first time since last June to help New York beat Tampa Bay 3-2 and avoid a three-game sweep. More...

Strasburg fans 11 in Nats win over Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — Stephen Strasburg struck out a season-high 11, allowing five hits in 7 2/3 innings as the Washington Nationals beat the Braves 3-2 Sunday to stop a four-game losing streak. More...

Pens dominate Senators 7-0 to lead series 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan calls it “getting to our game.”  It means he wants his team to attack opponents with speed, aggression and a dash of responsibility.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Aries if born before 8:33 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 23, 2017: More...

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