March 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Area 5K races form competitive circuit

Organizers from a half-dozen local 5K races have teamed up to crosspromote and give their respective events an additional layer of competition.  More...

Local rep. supports bill curbing union violence

A bill recently passed the state House of Representatives that will not allow state unions to resort to bullying tactics in recruiting non-union matters or during union disputes. More...

Local News

Historic National Guard Armory under new ownership

HUNTINGDON — Ron Enyeart of Huntingdon, a Marine veteran, will host an open house from 5-9 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the recently purchased historic National Guard Armory, 236 Standing Stone Ave. More...

Police Log

Theft   More...

Todd Twp. supervisors hear resident’s concerns

During its March 10 meeting, Todd Township supervisors Matt Barnett, Bruce Lane and chairman Dennis Runk listened to concerns expressed by resident Sam Witters regarding enforcement of the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety and More...

General News

Alexandria Memorial Public Library

The days are a little more spring-like so hopefully folks will spring over to the Alexandria library and check out the new books for this month. There is lots of opportunity for some good reading here:  More...

Searchers relying on satellite data to find missing Malaysia plane

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finding a missing Malaysia Airlines plane may hinge on whether searchers can narrow down where they need to look using satellite data that is inexact and has never been used for that purpose before, search and rescue experts s More...

Cuddlers soothe babies too sick, tiny to go home

CHICAGO (AP) — A volunteer slips her arms into a gauzy yellow hospital gown and approaches a medical crib holding a tiny newborn hooked up to noisy machines.  “OK,” she says, with a smile. “Baby time.”  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Nadine Ruth Swan who turns 15 years old today, Monday, March 17, 2014. Her proud parents are Michael and Stephanie Swan and she is the sister of Michael and Lindsey. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 11! Happy birthday wishes go out to Aubrey Danielle Nicole Reeder who turns 11 today, Monday, March 17, 2014. Her proud parents are Danny and Chanda Reeder of Mount Union. More...

Three Springs couple marks 30 years of marriage

Happy Anniversary

Ronald and Melissa (Kreider) Walker of Three Springs celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary Monday, March 17, 2014. They were united in marriage on St. Patrick’s Day in 1984 at the First Baptist Church, Three Springs, with the Rev. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 18, 2014:  More...

Law regulates insurance aides

With time running out to enroll for insurance coverage under the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), colloquially called Obamacare, a local representative to state government has proposed legislation to regulate one faction of the More...

MU riverwalk project is underway

Volunteers of all ages assembled along the banks of the Juniata River in Mount Union Saturday, armed with rakes, clippers and chain saws, to begin work on the proposed community riverwalk.  A group of Mount Union Area High School students is tak More...

Typical March weather

Recent fluctuating temperatures have caused Stone Creek to freeze, thaw and then re-freeze in recent weeks, creating an ice jam on the water near Detwiler Memorial Field. More...

State  Free Access 

Fish-eating ducks hard hit by severe winter, ice

DELMAR, N.Y. (AP) — The Niagara River corridor from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario is renowned as a spectacular winter haven for hundreds of thousands of water birds. More...

Kane defends handling of Philly politicians probe

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Sunday defended her office’s decision not to pursue criminal charges in an investigation into whether four Democratic state lawmakers from Philadelphia accepted illegal paym More...

Hanger may have boosted medical marijuana bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Marijuana was the issue that set John Hanger apart from the other Democratic candidates for governor, and proponents of legalizing the drug for medical purposes in Pennsylvania credit him with drawing attention to their cause More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 17   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

Eagles open LC with 6-3 win at Catholic

Men’s Tennis:

The Juniata College men’s tennis team made a clean sweep of dual match action by finishing out with a 6-3 win over Catholic University of America. The Eagles are now 5-0 on the year and 1-0 in Landmark Conference play.  More...

Cardinals deal first loss to Juniata, 5-4

Women’s Tennis:

After a 5-0 start to the week while on spring break in Hilton Head, S.C., the Juniata College women’s tennis team returned north to open its Landmark Conference season at Catholic University of America. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Hot finishes didn’t help on brackets

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:

The man in charge of the NCAA selection committee insists a win in November is worth the same as a win in March.  Don’t believe him? More...

Gators edge Wildcats 61-60 for SEC crown

Men’s Basketball Roundup:

ATLANTA (AP) — Top-ranked Florida capped a perfect run through the Southeastern Conference when Kentucky failed to get off a shot on its final possession, allowing the Gators to escape with a 61-60 victory in the league championship game Sunday More...

Larry Brown’s SMU is top seed

NIT Men’s Basketball Tournament:

SMU and Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown are staying home to play in the NIT.  Snubbed by the NCAA tournament selection committee after a three-game losing streak, the Mustangs (23-9) are a No. More...

Senior Spotlight

Senior Dating

How to start dating again  The dating world has changed dramatically in recent years with the rise in popularity of online dating sites, some of which cater exclusively to the senior population.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

No marriage comes with a guarantee of fidelity

Annie: After 35 years of marriage, my abusive husband asked for a divorce. I had stayed for the children’s sake, but now know that was a mistake. Children grow up thinking abuse is normal.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Drivers need to turn it on

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about drivers not using their turn signals:  More...

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