March 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Work to begin on next Habitat house

Board members of Huntingdon County Habitat for Humanity have selected a new home for renovation, and construction is almost ready to get underway, but there’s one important element missing — a family to fill the home.  The two-bedroo More...

Altoona man receives jail time in abuse case

An Altoona man was sentenced in the Huntingdon County Criminal Court of Common Pleas Thursday to spend nine to 23 months in county jail for molesting a 12-year-old nearly four years ago.  Leroy Campbell Jr., 79, Altoona, is also required to pay More...

State  Free Access 

Gay couples find uneven access to health insurance

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nearly every day for three months, Carl Bechdel had to make calls or send emails to try to get family insurance coverage for his husband and himself under President Barack Obama’s landmark health law.  More...

Panel correctly valued Flight 93 site, judge rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A commission assigned to assess the value of the site of the Flight 93 memorial correctly calculated it at about $1.5 million, a federal judge in western Pennsylvania has ruled.  More...

Arizona man sentenced in financial fraud case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to more than 18 years in prison in a financial scheme that prosecutors said defrauded hundreds of people out of more than $26 million.  Sixty-seven-year-old Andrew Bogdanoff of Scottsd More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

JV Ambulance Association holds membership drive

75 Years Ago Two children, ages 2 and 10 years old, lost their lives when fire destroyed their home, two miles south of Langdondale in Bedford County. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, March 28   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pirates lose 4-2

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Ennis turning pro

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Sixers tie NBA record with 26th straight loss

HOUSTON (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers tied the NBA record with their 26th straight loss Thursday night, as James Harden’s triple-double led the Houston Rockets to a 120-98 victory.  Harden had 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in More...

Press Club

Hornets donate to United Way

Juniata Valley School District students, teachers and staff throw endless amounts of paper away each year, especially paper in notebooks. More...

TM staff debates phone use in class

In this generation, you rarely see kids without their phones. They use them everywhere, including home and friends’ houses. The only place kids are restricted from using their phones is in school. More...

HCCTC students prepare for state testing

No one really looks forward to test taking. So, imagine a place where you can take a test that involves demonstrating skills that you know, using tools, materials, machines and equipment. That sounds interesting, right? More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Insight into inspections

Dear Heloise: What do inspectors look at when doing an ANNUAL CAR INSPECTION? — A Reader, via email  Good question! More...

Voice of victims to leave position

After a 14-year run, the voice for victims in Huntingdon County will step down, as she retires Friday, March 28.  “Fourteen and one-half years ago, I applied for a job with Huntingdon House as a counselor advocate,” Vivian Ritchey to More...

Legislators to hold Senior Expo event

The highly successful annual Senior Expo, set for Thursday, April 3, promises to be a busy and informative event for patrons from throughout the tri-county region, announced state Rep. Mike Fleck.  Sponsored by Fleck and state Sen. More...

Water line project begins in Huntingdon

Over the next two or three months, residents in the 13th Street area of Huntingdon Borough will have to deal with borough maintenance crews replacing a water line from Washington Street to Oneida Street.  The water line has been the focus of rec More...

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Local News

Shirley supervisors decide on two grant projects

With an April deadline closing in, the Shirley Township Board of Supervisors decided during its monthly meeting to set up two projects which will be completed once monies are received from an Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) grant.  More...

County firefighters respond to Mifflin County blaze

Nine Huntingdon County volunteer fire companies were involved, either by responding to the scene or providing standby services, in a six-alarm fire in Mifflin County Thursday evening.  More...

Co-op to celebrate 75th year at April 11 annual meeting

All co-op members are invited to attend Valley Rural Electric Cooperative’s 2014 Annual Meeting, set for 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, at Mount Union Area High School. More...

World  Free Access 

$1 trillion student loan debt widens US wealth gap

Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.  Every payment toward their student loans is $900 Dr. More...

Disney films unlocked autistic boy’s emotions

NEW YORK (AP) — In his new book, “Life, Animated,” Ron Suskind tells the remarkable story of how Disney movies unlocked his autistic son’s emotions.  Owen Suskind was a typical toddler until age 3, when his developing lan More...

Local Sports

High School Track & Field:

Bearcat girls, Trojan boys win

Huntingdon and Mount Union opened their respective track and field dual meet seasons on an unexpectedly cold Thursday afternoon in Mount Union. More...

High School Baseball:

’Cats come back to top Bison 7-6

The Huntingdon baseball team got off to a solid start Thursday afternoon against visiting Clearfield. The Bearcats got timely hitting, solid pitching and errorless defense in a 7-6 Mountain League victory at Juniata College.  More...

Trojans, Hornets suspended after seven, tied 3-3

Mount Union and Juniata Valley battled for seven innings Thursday afternoon in Alexandria and couldn’t come up with a winner. More...

People/Pastimes

Best brunch ever: delicious dishes your family will love

Only one meal has the power to pull even the most tired souls from the comfort of their beds — a delicious, satisfying and beautiful brunch.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ethan James Jefferis, who turns 1 year old today, Friday, March 28, 2014. Ethan’s very proud parents are Matt and Brenda Jefferis of Alexandria. More...

Special Occasions

March 28, 2014   Happy anniversary wishes go out to Merle and Geraldine Steninger of 103 Joseph Court, Summerville, SC 29483, and formerly of Shade Gap, who will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary today, Friday, March 28, 2014. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Removing rust spots   To remove rust spots from tubs and sinks, cover the rust spot with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide and sprinkle with cream of tartar. Let this sit for 30 minutes and then wipe off with a sponge.  Mosquitos   More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is not about right and wrong

Dear Annie: I’m in my early 50s and have been married to “Ralph” for two years. At first, he was attentive and romantic, sending flowers and writing cards. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Pisces if born before 9:54 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 29, 2014:  More...

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