April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Candidate waiting on judge’s decision

No decision was rendered Wednesday in the Commonwealth Court regarding whether Republican challenger for the 81st Legislative District seat in the state House of Representatives Rich Irvin will appear on the Tuesday, May 20, primary election ballot.& More...

State  Free Access 

Orbisonia safety concerns discussed

At Wednesday’s Orbisonia Borough Council meeting, members discussed concerns about safety in the borough in a number of aspects.  Borough Secretary Donna Barney reported to council she spoke with a representative of PennDOT.  More...

State high court won’t hear Sandusky appeal

HARRISBURG (AP) — The state’s highest court on Wednesday said it would not review Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation conviction. But other legal avenues remain open to the former Penn State assistant football coach.  More...

Pastor: Mom in bathtub case once hit kids with van

MCCANDLESS (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman accused of drowning one of her young sons and critically injuring another in a bathtub backed into the boys with her van 10 months ago, her pastor said.  And court records show she left a chil More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 3   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Braves win pitchers’ duel 1-0

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Atlanta pitcher Aaron Harang and the Brewers’ Matt Garza had no-hit bids until Chris Johnson homered with two outs in the seventh inning, sending the Braves to a victory.  Harang (1-0) didn’t allow a hit until More...

Malik McDowell finally headed to Michigan St.

EAST LANSING, Mich. More...

Wizards down Celtics 118-92 to earn playoff spot

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Wizards are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008, clinching an Eastern Conference berth Wednesday night with a 118-92 win over the Boston Celtics.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Three Springs couple marks golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Jack and Ruth (Pollock) Heidel of Three Springs who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, April 3, 2014. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Tychius Elijah Hardy, who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, April 3, 2014. His proud parents are Courtney Mahle and Tim Hardy. More...

Easter tradition continues

The Hartslog Heritage Museum, located on the second floor of the Alexandria Public Memorial Library, Main Street, Alexandria, will feature the Sprankle Easter egg display, as well as a collection of hats and bonnets, from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 6. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Employers think this is an incentive

Dear Annie: I’m 18 years old. I work two jobs to save money for college next year, one during the week and the other at a coffee shop on the weekends. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 4, 2014:  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

All in the family

There were several interesting dynamics in the outcome of Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway, but the most intriguing was that Hendrick Motorsports was beat by a stock car built by Hendrick Motorsports. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Whose side do we take in the Kurt Busch-Brad Keselowski dust-up? More...

MARTINSVILLE REWIND

Haas reflects on Kurt Busch hire following win at Martinsville

Gene Haas, founder of Stewart-Haas Racing, hired driver Kurt Busch to drive a fourth Sprint Cup car in August, when co-owner Tony Stewart was recovering from a broken leg. Haas watched his dream realized Sunday when the No. More...

High court hears election reform

In a 5-4 decision Wednesday, the U.S. More...

Mount Union dispute deferred to DA

Mount Union Borough’s mayor and public safety chairman are turning over a complaint made by a resident against the borough police department to Huntingdon County District Attorney Dave Smith in an effort to find a neutral party to review the ma More...

Oneida code inspector resigns

Oneida Township Supervisors announced building code inspector Robert Hornbaker’s resignation during their monthly meeting Wednesday night.  As a result of the resignation, which came two weeks ago, John Skipper, John Delaney Jr. More...

Juniata prepared in case of illness

Students at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ) were limited in their activities after a recent outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness that mirrored airborne norovirus.  At Juniata College, Connie Peters, campus nurse, said the colle More...

Local News

Wood Township supervisors vote to sell former furniture plant Inmate aggravated assault cases heard

The Wood Township Supervisors, meeting in a busy, two and one-half hour session Wednesday night, initiated steps for the proposed sale of the old Wood Furniture Manufacturing plant.  More...

Police Log

Drugs found   MOUNT UNION BORO. — State police at Huntingdon report two juveniles were found in possession of a small amount of marijuana at Mount Union Area High School between 2:45- 3:30 p.m. March 26.  Tobacco found   More...

Old-Time Photos

This 1954 photo of Strickler’s Dairy at its former 730 Washington St., Huntingdon, location shows drivers, from the left, Geb Allison, Carl Ergler, Dusty Cramer, Gerald Turbett, Charles Querry, More...

World  Free Access 

Poll: Nationwide marijuana legalization inevitable

By KRISTEN WYATT Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Nationwide marijuana legalization seems inevitable to threefourths of Americans, whether they support it or not, according to a new poll out Wednesday. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Hesston Speedway has new owner

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

College Baseball:

Eagles earn split with Royals

Playing on DePew Field at Bucknell University for the second time this year, the Juniata College baseball team earned a Landmark Conference split against the University of Scranton Wednesday, dropping game one 1-0 before finishing with a come-from-be More...

High School Baseball:

Bearcats down BEA 3-1

Huntingdon used solid pitching and four hits in the fourth inning to score the necessary runs against Bald Eagle Area Wednesday at Juniata College. More...

H.S. Tennis:

Huntingdon gets past Bison 4-3

Huntingdon’s tennis team won three singles matches, then came up with a split in doubles to earn a tough 4-3 Mountain League win Wednesday afternoon at Clearfield.  The Bearcats are now 1-3, 1-0 in the league, while the Bison fall to 4-1 a More...

Editorial

I think they can

Like that little choo-choo in the classic children’s book “The Little Engine that Could,” Moral Monday is the little movement that says, “I think I can” and keeps chugging up the hill.  This new progressive coalitio More...

Lobbying to sustain inequality

Congress will soon vote on a measure that would raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 and bring the tipped wage to 70 percent of the full minimum.  More...

Political letter rules

Now that the campaigning for the Tuesday, May 20, primary election has started, it is expected there will be Letters to the Editor in support or opposition to various candidates for elected offices.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Participating in livestock judging at Penn State March 22 were Trough Creek 4-H Club members, front row, from the left, Bruin Waite, Evelyn Thompson; back row, Makenzy Jenkins, Cora Waite, Gavrielle More...

Countywide Dairy Beef

Countywide Dairy Beef Community 4-H Club started its year Jan. 11 with a meeting at Valley Rural Electric Cooperative on Fairgrounds Road.  Mem- bers have a jam- packed and exciting year. More...

Alexandria Junior Rifle

The Alexandria 4-H Junior Rifle Club scores for the 18th week, March 26, are as follows: 1770-56x, team score; Anthony Schifano, 381/16x; Noah Wheland, 373/12x; Andrew Garman, 355/12x; Amber Schifano, 345/10x; Julian Groenendaal, 316/6x.  More...

Doctor K

‘Microbiome’ may profoundly affect our health

DEAR DOCTOR K: Do the germs that live on or in us affect our health?  DEAR READER: Trillions of germs live in and on us, all of our lives. They live on our skin, in our mouth, in our digestive tract and elsewhere. More...

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