March 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Communication key to preventing sexting

As cellphones become as common for students as backpacks and ball caps, many parents may struggle to open dialogue with their children regarding the dangers of negative social activity like sexting.  But after 16 students at a county high school More...

Area residents speak about brain injuries

To commemorate March as Brain Injury Awareness month, local folks who suffer from various brain injuries gathered at the J.C. More...

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Abuse cases not rising in Huntingdon County

Though two members of Huntingdon County Children and Youth Services will be attending an instructional conference on how to conduct interviews related to child sex abuse, county CYS director Joyce Zolten said there has not been a rise in child sex ab More...

Deer poaching hearings continued

Five of the seven young men facing various charges associated with poaching deer during two separate incidents in October 2013 will return to Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday, April 8.  More...

Police Log

Burglaries   HOPEWELL TWP. — Spencer Elder of Saxton reported to state police at Huntingdon someone attempted to gain access to his residence at 1604 Broad Top Mountain Road between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. March 14.  More...

World  Free Access 

Sales of new US homes fell in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer people bought new U.S. homes in February. Sales fell to their slowest pace in five months, a sign that the housing market has yet to recover fully from brutal winter weather.  More...

US home prices dip for third straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices dipped in January for the third straight month as cold weather, a limited supply of homes and higher mortgage rates lowered sales.  More...

Consumer confidence rebounds in sign of optimism

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence has rebounded to the highest reading in six years, providing a further sign that the economy’s prospects should brighten with warmer weather.  More...

Local Sports

Men’s Volleyball:

Juniata still No. 1 in AVCA poll

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has voted the Juniata College men’s volleyball team No. 1 for the third consecutive week. This is the first time since 2010 that the Eagles have been at No. 1 for three consecutive weeks. More...

Games postponed

By the end of yesterday, the only area athletic event to brave the chill air were Mount Union baseball. Everything else was postponed.  More...

High School Baseball:

Mount Union finds way to beat CK 3-0

Mount Union found a way to win a game Tuesday against visiting Claysburg-Kimmel with only two singles. More...

People/Pastimes

Cub Scout Pack 4494, Robertsdale

Cub Scout Pack 4494, Robertsdale, held its annual Pinewood Derby March 22 at the Robertsdale Church of God. The day started with weigh in and registration, followed by race activities. More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Caleb Anthony Wible who turns 9 years old today, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. His proud parents are Lori Wible and Brian Neil of Three Springs and Chris Wible of Huntingdon.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY TIMES TWO! Happy birthday wishes go out to Taylor and Knox Boyer who turn 2 years old today, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Their proud parents are Jason and Megan Boyer of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t be in a hurry to get attached

Dear Annie: I am a young single mom. The father and I are not together.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

It’s not just for toast

Dear Heloise: With so many different jams and jellies to choose from, I don’t just use it on toast anymore. More...

Special Sections

Candidate called to defend petition

In what could be described as a turn of the fates, the name of a candidate may not appear on the ballot for the Tuesday, May 20, primary election.  More...

Residents angered by Act 60

Constituents of the 30th District had one issue on their minds for state Sen. John Eichelberger during a town hall meeting he sponsored Tuesday night at the Mill Creek Fire Hall.  “What are you gonna do about this Unemployment Act 60? More...

MU strategic plan reviewed

The Mount Union community gathered Tuesday night to review the borough’s strategic plan in the first of a series of meetings focusing on the implementation of various improvement projects.  More...

State  Free Access 

Burger King Baby finds birth mom, feels ‘pure joy’

A woman who, as a newborn, was abandoned in the bathroom of a Pennsylvania fast-food restaurant said she has found her birth mother just three weeks after launching a search that garnered worldwide attention, and as her mother prepared to look for he More...

ACLU seeks info on state voter roll purge

HARRISBURG (AP) — A civil-rights group raised questions Tuesday about Pennsylvania’s participation in a program designed to help purge voters with duplicate registrations in different states.  More...

McCord, GOP in dustup over Corbett criticism

HARRISBURG (AP) — The swipes between Gov. Tom Corbett and state Treasurer Rob McCord are getting nastier.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County roadwork begins

75 Years Ago  J. Harold Engle of Huntingdon has been notified of his appointment as an intern in Bryn Mawr Hospital at Bryn Mawr. More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

March 17, 2014  Ronald W. Anders Jr. and Abbie L. Tate, grantors, to Lance S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 26   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament:

UConn routs St. Joe’s 91-52

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had the third triple-double in UConn history as the Huskies moved into their 21st straight NCAA regional semifinal with a 91-52 rout of Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday night.  More...

Lucas leads Lions to ‘Sweet Sixteen’

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Maggie Lucas planted a kiss on the Penn State logo, one final imprint on her home court.  She was the last Lady Lion to sprint toward the locker room, pumping her fist for the final time in front of her fans.  Luc More...

Tigers, Gophers win to reach NIT semifinals

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Damarcus Harrison scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and Clemson used a late 12-2 run to beat Belmont 73-68 Tuesday night and reach the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 8:10 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 27, 2014:  More...

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