March 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Area agency works to increase Internet

Local economic development agents have been asked to speak before a statewide organization about the challenges of bringing high-speed Internet to businesses in the county.  More...

Grant sought to create housing

The Center for Community Action is hoping to move forward with plans to renovate the second and third floors of its building on Fifth Street in Huntingdon to use as housing for low-income individuals and families.  More...

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Local News

Mount Union man held on assault and drug charges

A Mount Union man is in the Huntingdon County Jail in lieu of $25,000 straight bail on drug and assault charges after he allegedly attempted to assault state police officers.  More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Tito Matus Date of Birth: 10/29/1975 Age: 38 Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Weight: 200 pounds Eye color: Brown Hair color: Brown   Last known address(es): 1999 Pennsylvania Furnace Road, Pennsylvania Furnace, 2384 More...

Crash was drug-related

State police at Huntingdon report the driver of a 2013 Dodge Challenger, Tiffany Bradshaw, 31, Alexandria, was under the influence of drugs when she crashed on Route 22 near Dairy Queen in Henderson More...

Local Sports

Titans hold off OLSH 34-31

District Five champion Tussey Mountain appeared ready to take control of Friday evening’s opening round game of the PIAA Class AA girls’ tournament with a 9-1 run to close the second quarter.  More...

Huntingdon game online

The Huntingdon vs Mount Pleasant girls PIAA Basketball game airs today on the AIR Network at 3:50 p.m. More...

Huntingdon announces Little League draft results

The Huntingdon Little League has announced the following players selected in the 2014 draft for the Instructional League as well as both minor league (American League) and major league (National League).  Instructional League  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy 90th Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Della “Margaret” Truax who celebrates her 90th birthday tomorrow, Sunday, March 9, 2014. More...

Special Occasions

March 8, 2014  Happy birthday wishes go out to Betty Shaffer of Huntingdon who celebrates her birthday today, Saturday, March 8, 2014. Happy birthday, Betty! nnnnn  March 9, 2014  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Layla Grace Welch who turns 1 year old tomorrow, Sunday, March 9, 2014. Her proud parents are Kenny Jr. and Kristen Welch of Mount Union. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A limited friendship would be best

Dear Annie: My husband and I moved to Florida 30 years ago and raised our children here. Some friends recently retired and moved to our area. More...

Doctor K

Abdominal aneurysm shows no symptoms

DEAR DOCTOR K: What is an abdominal aortic aneurysm? How is it treated?  DEAR READER: An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is an abnormal swelling in the aorta, the body’s largest artery. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Gemini if born before 1:33 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 10, 2014:  More...

Sheetz building to begin in 2015

During its monthly meeting earlier this week, the Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors were asked for an update on the plans of the new Sheetz store to be built along Route 26 near the Fairfield Inn.  More...

Education key to fewer structure fires

During their annual reports, a number of local fire chiefs have reported their volunteers responded to a fewer number of calls in 2013 and had a lower value of loss.  Many chiefs report the drop in numbers is a good thing and can be attributed t More...

Vendors heat up PRIDE Wing-Off

Nine vendors will heat up the competition for the 11th annual Huntingdon County PRIDE Wing-Off from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

General News

Heavier sanctions on Russia could backfire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Underlying talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could backfire on the U.S. More...

US employers add jobs despite harsh weather

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year.  More...

Obama promotes education agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is beginning a new effort to help students take the first step toward getting a college education.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, March 8   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.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Third time’s a charm, Buckeyes upset Lions

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ameryst Alston scored 33 points and Cait Craft 24 as eighth-seeded Ohio State stunned top-seeded Penn State in the Big Ten Conference tournament quarterfinals.  Raven Ferguson added 15 points for the Buckeyes (17-17), w More...

Orioles whip Phillies

SARASOTA, Fla, (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez pitched two perfect innings in his debut with the Baltimore Orioles in their 15-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.  Jimenez, who signed a fouryear, $50 million contract with the Orioles on More...

Blue Monster gobbles up field

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — The new Doral in raging wind looked a lot like an old U.S. More...

Religion News

Portrayals of Jesus in movies

NEW YORK (AP) — Casting Jesus for the silver screen has always been tricky. Directors must balance the actor’s ability to project a sense of both divinity and humanity. More...

Time for tea

Hostess Lisa Kruse, left, pours tea for guests, Pat Rodgers, center, and Susan Whitmer, at the annual High Tea held March 1 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. More...

“ Oasis of Love to host live concert

Grammy® nominee and Best New Artist Dove Award winner Jamie Grace will perform in concert Friday, March 14, at the Oasis of Love Church, located at 10991 Station Road, Huntingdon.  Recognized as exuberant and infectiously charming, Grace is trav More...

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