May 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon event raises $52K

The skies may have been overcast for Huntingdon’s Relay For Life closing ceremonies at Detwiler Memorial Field Saturday morning, but the spirit of the teams and the fight against cancer was alive and well after 24 grueling hours.  “J More...

Quick response helps save 14th Street home

Mark and Tammy Foor were leaving J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Saturday night when they noticed smoke near the exit at 14th Street. More...

Hitting the dirt

Approximately 2,000 mountain bike enthusiasts converged on the region this weekend to take part in Dirt Rag Magazine’s Dirt Fest on the Allegrippis Trail at Seven Points Recreation Area. More...

Local News

Police Log

Harassment   MOUNT UNION BORO. — According to state police at Huntingdon, a male, no age or address given, sent several harassing and threatening text messages to a female, no age or address given, between 12:30-7:29 a.m. More...

News of Yesteryear

Special issues expected to increase county voter turnout

75 Years Ago  More...

More photos from weekend events

The Huntingdon Relay For Life team Friends and Family took top fundraising honors, collecting a total of $10,016.74. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, May 20   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

Local Sports

Titans seeded fourth; open with Hyndman

District 5-AA Softball:

Tussey Mountain’s late season run has earned the program a fourth-seeded spot in the upcoming District Five Class A playoffs, which get underway Wednesday. The Titans (11-6) will host fifthseeded Hope for Hyndman (13-7) in a 4:30 p.m. More...

Richmond wins 3-0 to take series from Curve

Jameson Taillon tied a careerhigh with 10 strikeouts on Sunday afternoon, but a three-run sixth soured his outing and the Curve dropped the finale to Richmond 3-0. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rangers spoil Cabrera’s night

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — David Murphy put Texas ahead with a three-run home run, and the Rangers spoiled a three-homer game from Miguel Cabrera with an 11-8 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night.  More...

Back-to-back homers stun Reds

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Freddy Galvis and Erik Kratz each homered off closer Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth innings Sunday, rallying the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cincinnati Reds for a stunning 3-2 victory.  Chapman (3-2) blew More...

Shippensburg baseball wins regional crown

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The rain held off, and the Shippensburg University Raiders held off Seton Hill on Sunday to advance to the College World Series for the first time since 2008.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPYBIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 21, 2013:  More...

Juniata College graduates leave legacy in community

Each and every year, just prior to departing Juniata College to make their mark on the world, members of the senior class decide upon a class gift. More...

May designated for cycle safety

Motorcycling enthusiasts are like moths to a flame when it comes to hitting the highways in the spring and summer. Because of that, Gov. More...

sHC Relay nets $23,594.05

Teams from the Southern Huntingdon Relay For Life became nearly $24,000 closer to “spying” a cure for cancer at the annual 24-hour event Friday and Saturday.  Fifteen teams came together to raise $23,594.05 to find a cure for cancer, More...

State  Free Access 

Criticism flares around new graduation tests

HARRISBURG (AP) — It seemed to hit the Capitol like a brick: a sudden groundswell of criticism over a move by Gov. More...

Steam locomotive motors through Western Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nickel Plate Road No. 765, a 404-ton Berkshire steam locomotive, rambled through Allegheny and Westmoreland counties on Monday on its way to Altoona.  “Thank you for a great showing,” tweeted Daniel Udrija. More...

General News

What do we eat? New food map will tell us

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Do your kids love chocolate milk? More...

Juniata College announces local graduates

Three hundred and fifteen seniors were awarded bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees Saturday, May 18, during ceremonies marking Juniata College’s 135th commencement.  Among those graduates are the local students:  John Apo More...

Licensed to wed

Gail Robert Guyton, 319 Seventh St., Huntingdon, and Nichole Dawn Weko, also of Huntingdon.  Cody Garrett Frehn, 17134 Croghan Pike, Shirleysburg, and Heather Dawn Price, also of Shirleysburg.  Adam Russell Wagner, 818 Mifflin St., Huntingd More...

People/Pastimes

Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital hosts Children’s Health Fair

Childhood is a time during which the body and mind grow by leaps and bounds. To take advantage of this rapid growth, the Auxiliary to J.C. More...

Standing Stone Garden Club to meet

The Standing Stone Garden Club will meet in the parking lot of the St. More...

Senior Spotlight

Travel ideas for active seniors

Those who have said goodbye to the work-a-day grind now have many hours to settle down and relax. People who have continually put off vacations in lieu of work responsibilities may now have all the time they need to explore the world.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Some things are best dealt with head on ANNIE

Dear Annie: I realize that you ladies are not psychologists, but I value your opinion, so I hope you (and your readers) can help me.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Turn on those lights!

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about motorists not using their headlights:  More...

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