April 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Unsettled weather continues

April is typically a wet month, as proven by the saying April showers bring May flowers. While that saying will prove true this month, the cold, unsettled weather pattern from March will continue, at least through the first half of the month.  More...

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Area briefs

Secretary of Revenue to visit county   More...

Police Log

Harassment   LIBERTY TWP., BEDFORD CO. More...

World  Free Access 

Bronx Zoo’s first gorilla dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Pattycake, the first gorilla born in New York City, has died at the Bronx Zoo. She was 40 years old and suffering from chronic cardiac problems.  More...

New batch of anti-smoking ads launched

NEW YORK (AP) — Government health officials launched the second round of a graphic ad campaign Thursday that is designed to get smokers off tobacco, saying they believe the last effort convinced tens of thousands to quit.  More...

Obama hears Easter service with political theme

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama attended Easter services at an Episcopal church near the White House and heard a sermon that criticized “captains of the religious right” for holding some people back.  More...

Local Sports

Juniata splits with Drew

College Softball:

The Juniata College softball team split its Landmark Conference opener at Drew Saturday afternoon in the team’s first competition since coming back from spring break. More...

Walks, errors spoil ’Cat debut

High School Baseball:

It looked for a time as though the Huntingdon baseball team was going to present first-year coach George Zanic with a season opening victory over Clearfield at Juniata College Saturday afternoon.  But, pitching and defense collapsed in the third More...

Catholic holds off Eagles

College Baseball:

Juniata College baseball’s late-game rallies fell short against Catholic University Saturday as the Eagles fell 7-3 in the series finale on Langdon- Goodale Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Get pets ready for outdoor fun

When the weather’s nice, many people like to head outdoors - and their pets do, too. Before you let your pet go outside, make sure you’ve taken steps to prevent pests, care for their skin, and know how to spot signs of allergies.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY to Russell James Bard, who celebrates today, Monday, April 1, 2013. He is the son of Jim and Becky (Weikert) Bard of Huntingdon, R.R. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Colton Lee Carper who turns 5 years old today, Monday, April 1, 2013. His proud parents are Jason and Candid Carper of Tyrone. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Alarmed approach not productive

Dear Annie: I am an elementary school teacher. This year I have two 7-year-old students with major behavior issues. Both of them have threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot me and their classmates. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 2, 2013:  More...

Telephone lines cut for copper

Mount Union Borough Police are asking residents to be aware of any suspicious activity taking place near their homes. More...

An Easter tradition

Clear skies and sunshine greeted children of all ages and their parents Saturday morning at Huntingdon Regional Fire and Rescue’s annual Easter egg hunt. More...

Eye protection is suggested during regular playtime and sports

As ammunition for BB gun pellets has advanced, one Huntingdon area ophthalmologist is beginning to see a rise in eye injuries associated with the plastic pellets.  “I had three (injuries in my office) last week,” Dr. More...

State  Free Access 

Drexel University to offer faster law degree

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With enthusiasm for law school waning over concerns about high student debt, Drexel University is creating a two-year degree program designed to help new attorneys get into the workforce sooner and start making money.  More...

Group gives helping ‘paw’ to displaced pets

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a fire broke out at Dorothy Phillips’ apartment in Philadelphia, the Red Cross gave her a temporary place to stay. More...

Facts about Corbett and the Medicaid expansion

HARRISBURG (AP) — For now, Gov. Tom Corbett has decided against embracing an expansion of Medicaid that could extend taxpayer-paid health care coverage to hundreds of thousands of low-income adult Pennsylvanians.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Quick response saves Manor Hill home

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 1   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Final Four matchups set

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:

ATLANTA (AP) — An inspired Louisville squad vs. the surprising Shockers.  A new group of Fab Wolverines vs. the stingiest zone defense in college basketball.  After a weekend of blowouts and another upset, the Final Four is set.  More...

Bracket Racket

Welcome back to BracketRacket, your one-stop shop for all your NCAA tournament needs.  Today, an injury to Louisville guard Kevin Ware dominates social networks, we flash back to 1965 and work our way to 2012 to revisit the remaining teams&rsquo More...

Louisville knocks off Baylor

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — From the opening tip of the season, there was only one question in women’s college basketball: How do you stop Brittney Griner?  Louisville found the answer Sunday night, pulling off one of the biggest upsets in More...

Senior Spotlight

When is the right time to leave ‘home’?

Few people like to admit their age is affecting them. However, as we age, certain abilities become compromised, and it may no longer be practical for aging men and women to remain in their homes, or at least live there alone.   More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Apple ID

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about stores not advertising the type of produce, only the price:  More...

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