March 30, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Republicans gather for spring event

The GOP candidate for state attorney general, David Freed, was one of the guests Thursday night at the Huntingdon County Republican Committee’s spring event held at the Smithfield Fire Co. More...

Local News

Area briefs

Benefit dinner being held for Cathy Watkin   THREE SPRINGS — The Three Springs and Saltillo Lions clubs will be holding a benefit spaghetti dinner for Cathy Watkin from 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the Three Springs Fire Hall. More...

Sen. Robert Casey reminds of unreturned tax refunds

In a conference call with Pennsylvania reporters Thursday, U.S. Senator Robert Casey urged state residents to identify $35 million in unclaimed tax refunds that are owned by the IRS for the year 2008. More...

HCBI celebrates new location

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) celebrated moving to its new location Thursday evening with an open house. More...

World  Free Access 

Army Reserve reprimands soldier who backed Paul

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. Army Reserve has reprimanded a soldier who went on national television in his military uniform to endorse Ron Paul for president on the night of the Iowa caucuses.  More...

Alabama club starts ‘Food Stamp Friday’ promotion

MONTGOMERY, Ala. More...

Local Sports

Trojans trump Hornet ace

High School Baseball:

The stage was set Thursday for Juniata Valley, a veteran team expecting to have a good season, to pick up a rare victory over visiting Mount Union, a young squad with some missing pieces due to injuries and graduation.  More...

Mount Union overcomes JV

High School Softball:

Juniata Valley jumped out to an early three-run lead over Inter-County Conference North Division and cross-county rival Mount Union Thursday afternoon behind a two-run double and solo home run from Abbie Zinobile.  More...

Tussey salvages split at Everett

After dropping the opening game of Thursday’s doubleheader at Everett, 8-5, Tussey Mountain came back in game two to take a 5-3 decision behind the three-hit pitching of freshman right-hander Alex Watkins.  More...

People/Pastimes

AAUW sponsors Sister-to-Sister summit

Juniata College hosted a very unique summit March 27, in which the delegates engaged in delicate negotiations and discussed thorny issues impacting millions of lives. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday to Jacob Lee Miller who turns 5 years old today, Friday, March 30, 2012. His proud parents are Ed and Missy Miller of Shirleysburg. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 5! Happy birthday to Kara Shultz who celebrates her 5th birthday today, Friday, March 30, 2012. Her proud parents are John H. and Kelley C. Shultz of James Creek. More...

Hints from Heloise

Which size is the right size?

Hints from Heloise

Dear Ladies: Are you wearing the right BRA SIZE? Do you know that a majority of women aren’t? Here are instructions to find your correct size:  • For the BAND SIZE, measure snugly around your rib cage, just under your bust. More...

Drug dealer sentenced to term in state prison

The attorney for an accused cocaine dealer asked the court for a show of mercy Thursday after alleging the defendant was a victim of entrapment by undercover narcotics agents.  More...

Program benefits inmates and dogs

Service dogs assist the deaf, hearing impaired and disabled in leading independent lives, and Leslie Kelly, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist at the Center for Independent Living of South Central Pennsylvania, has witnessed first hand how service d More...

Mega-long odds to win record jackpot

OMAHA, Neb. More...

State  Free Access 

A prescription for distraction?

READING (AP) — Smartphones, iPads and other portable communications devices can put medical journals, patient records and test results at doctors’ fingertips.  More...

Judge delays Sandusky sex abuse trial by three weeks

HARRISBURG (AP) — A judge overseeing former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse case on Thursday delayed the start of the trial by three weeks to early June, and prosecutors filed a lengthy court docume More...

Towns sue state over Marcellus Shale law

HARRISBURG (AP) — A group including seven municipalities Thursday sued the state of Pennsylvania over its new law regulating the rapid growth of natural gas exploration, saying among other things that it unconstitutionally takes away the power More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital receives $200,000 grant

75 Years Ago  Elmer E. McMeen, founder of Lewistown’s leading department store, bank official, active churchman and prominent civic leader, died on Sunday afternoon, March 28, 1937, at the age of 75. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, March 30   AA MEETING  . Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  SHAVERS CREEK AUCTION  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Stanford's Aaron Bright Was Named The Tourney's Outstanding Player

Stanford’s Aaron Bright, left, passes around Minnesota’s Elliott Eliason during the first half of the NIT college basketball tournament final last night in New York. More...

Sports ... in Brief

Spring Training: Edgin continues to shine   Mets 9, Astros 1  More...

Isles down Penguins again

UNIONDALE, N.Y. More...

Press Club

CCA holds annual visitors, grandparents days

Catching the public eye, Calvary Christian Academy holds two special events each spring in which people other than students may attend classes — Visitors Days and Grandparents Day. More...

Trojans explore their history

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to look around and see how much Mount Union has changed? More...

After 3 Program continues at Tussey Mountain

A Tussey Mountain High School graduate has come back to run the high school’s After 3 Program. Hailey Runk runs the After 3 Program while also being a substitute and helping the special education students while Dawn Dillon is out.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please stop lying to your parents!

Dear Annie: I’m 20 and attending college near my parents’ home. Despite what my Catholic family wants, I’ve been exploring other religions for the past five years and have decided that Judaism is the right road for me.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 31, 2012:  More...

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