May 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

SHCSB reappoints high school coach

Teacher transfers weren’t the only disputed subject at the regular meeting of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board Thursday. More...

County aid available for all local veterans

As folks honor veterans this Memorial Day weekend, Huntingdon County Veterans Affairs (VA) director Steve Lane is reminding local veterans the county has many services to offer those who served their country. More...

Local News

Police Log

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Area athletes win no medals opening day

On a cold and very windy day, success was limited at the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University Friday for the area competitors. More...

Commitment comes first for local EMS workers

As National EMS Week wraps up today, Saturday, May 25, perhaps no one understands this year’s theme is “One Mission, One Team” and the commitment of class time and handson work it takes to work in emergency medical services (EMS).&n More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, May 25   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, May 26   More...

Local Sports

Bortak named ECAC all-star

The postseason honors keep pouring in for sophomore Joe Bortak (Penn Trafford) of the Juniata College men’s volleyball. The two-time All-America middle blocker was named an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Star Friday afternoon. More...

People/Pastimes

HAHS graduate completes studies

Darren Scott Kanagy graduated magna cum laude from the Pennsylvania College of Technology May 18, with a bachelor of science degree in manufacturing engineering technology.  He also earned an associate of applied science degree in automated manu More...

Area residents’ grandson earns doctoral degree

Tyler K. Drake received a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Duke University May 12. Dr. Drake’s research focuses on imaging devices for HIV/AIDS and cancer applications. More...

Penn College announces local graduates

Local students who graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Technology included:  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Get rid of roaches without chemicals Want to get rid of roaches? Use whole bay leaves. Place them in cabinets or other hiding spots. You can steep them in hot water and make a tea to use in a sprayer bottle, too.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Invite participation

Dear Annie: I am one of five middle-aged sisters. My father died four years ago, and shortly after, my mother moved to an apartment near me. As her health has declined, I’ve gradually become a partial caregiver. More...

Doctor K

Operation has risks and benefits

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been gradually losing my hearing. My doctor says he can restore my hearing with a procedure called stapedectomy. Can you tell me about it?  More...

Special Sections

Safety is key for summer

Area experts stress wearing life jackets while boating

The unofficial kickoff to summer has arrived and people from near and far will be making their way to places like Raystown Lake to enjoy the water. More...

UGI to increase gas rates in June

Beginning June 1, county residents who are UGI Central Penn Gas customers will see an increase on their monthly bills. More...

Honoring veterans

Matthew Smith was one of several members of Boy Scout Troop 28 who helped members of the Standing Stone VFW Post 1754 and Frank P. More...

Memorial Day services planned across county

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Obituaries

General News

Tavis Smiley marks 10th year on PBS

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tavis Smiley has stood out in 20 years in broadcasting, and he has no intention of changing his style or substance.  He’s the rare black host with national TV and radio platforms, one who sees his job as challengin More...

Meeting at HCC

Gearing up for summer fun

It’s that time of year again. In a couple of weeks, school will come to an end and summer fun will officially start. Summer is about relaxing, enjoying the sun and, above all, it’s about playtime.  More...

Architecture and tragedy inspire an event

You would not want an opera to be composed about the events of your life. Opera is the nexus of music, dance and theater in their highest forms. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sanchez one-hits Twins

DETROIT (AP) — Anibal Sanchez took a no-hitter into the ninth inning before Minnesota’s Joe Mauer broke it up with a one-out single, and that was the only hit the Detroit right-hander allowed in the Tigers’ 6-0 victory over the Twin More...

Zimmerman beats Phils 5-2 for eighth win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann became the National League’s first eightgame winner, and the Washington Nationals followed a calamitous road trip with a winning start to a homestand, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 Friday night. More...

Pacers even series with Heat at 1-1

MIAMI (AP) — David West’s right hand helped the Indiana Pacers grab home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals.  Roy Hibbert scored 29 points, West knocked away two passes by LeBron James for huge turnovers in the final mi More...

Religion News

Foreign preacher takes rare turn on Vietnam stage

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The 25,000 people at the soccer stadium and the millions more watching at home waited 90 minutes before the Australian evangelical preacher got to the message he had come to Communist-ruled Vietnam to deliver.  More...

U.S. State Dept. report notes increase in anti-Semitism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has appointed a special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism as a new report documents a global increase in incidents of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.  More...

Two brothers file lawsuits against Catholic church

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Two brothers are suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, saying church officials knew a priest was sexually abusing them and other children but did nothing to stop it.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 27, 2013:  More...

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 2:48 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 28, 2013:  More...

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