April 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Blairs Mills barn destroyed by fire

A state fire marshal is still investigating the cause of a barn fire that took place at 10887 Yocum Road, Blairs Mills, around 4:41 a.m. Saturday. The blaze destroyed the barn, rendering it a total loss. According to Shade Gap Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Novel is still relevant on 75th anniversary

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of the iconic American novel, “Grapes of Wrath,” by John Steinbeck. More...

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Local News

MU man charged with making threats

A Mount Union man is facing several charges after he allegedly made threats and brandished a handgun at several locations in Mount Union Borough between 3-4 p.m. Saturday.  More...

Police Log

Drugs found   CROMWELL TWP. — State police at Huntingdon are filing charges against at 14-yearold Mapleton male after he was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana at Southern Huntingdon County High School at 2 p.m. More...

More scenes from this weekend’s events

Justin Rader, 2, of Huntingdon, met the Easter Bunny at the Rockhill Trolley Museum Saturday afternoon during the first-ever Easter Bunny Trolley. More...

General News

Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

WASHINGTON (AP) — As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday’s tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.  Budget cuts and new responsibilities are straining the Internal Revenue Service More...

How to get more time to file your tax return

America’s annual tax reckoning is here once again and for many who have yet to file their federal tax return, that means a mad dash to beat Uncle Sam’s deadline.  The Internal Revenue Service already has received nearly 100 million t More...

Subway: ‘Yoga mat chemical’ almost out of bread

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway says an ingredient dubbed the “yoga mat chemical” will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.  The disclosure comes as Subway has suffered from an onslaught of bad publicity since a food blogge More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Watson wins second Green Jacket

AUGUSTA, Ga. More...

Will Bubba be more than a local hero?

AUGUSTA, Ga. More...

Yankees beat Red Sox 3-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Carlos Beltran hit a two-run homer, Ivan Nova rebounded from a rough outing and the New York Yankees beat Boston 3-2 Sunday night with the aid of another disputed replay ruling that led to the ejection of Red Sox manager John Fa More...

Annie's Mailbox

It won’t get better

Dear Annie: My 26-year-old son graduated from college three years ago. He worked for his father for one year, worked on a marijuana farm for one year and has been living off of his savings for the past eight months. More...

Hints from Heloise

Bring some pillows

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about guests complaining when staying at someone’s house:  More...

Special Sections

Fine day for fishing

The weather was nearly perfect for anglers across the county Saturday as they cast their lines for the opening day of trout season. More...

Valley Rural members hear PSU alum

A former Penn State Nittany Lion football player greeted a packed house during the annual meeting of the consumer-owned utility Valley Rural Electric Cooperative at the Mount Union Area High School Friday night. More...

Candy galore

Charlotte Heffner, left, sorts through her candy with Rita Nee, center, and William Heffner, at the Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue’s Easter egg hunt at Shenecoy Sportman’s Club Sat More...

State  Free Access 

Corbett plan will test federal agency on Medicaid

HARRISBURG (AP) — Billions of dollars, better health care for Pennsylvania’s poor and election-year politics are riding on Republican Gov. More...

Penn State exceeds $2B fundraising goal

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State announced Saturday it blew past the $2 billion goal in a seven-year fundraising campaign that has expanded student scholarships, brought a big-time hockey program to campus and built a new children’s hospital More...

Cash gift scandal puts reform issues back on table

HARRISBURG (AP) — Reports that lawmakers were captured on tape accepting cash from a confidential informant working for the state attorney general’s office has brought back to center stage a concept that just a few years ago was everywher More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 14   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats creative in win over BG

Trailing Bishop Guilfoyle 3-2 after five innings in a consolation game in the annual Curve Classic at People’s Natural Gas Field in Altoona Saturday morning, the Huntingdon baseball team got creative in the top of the sixth and came home with a More...

Tussey boys finish fifth; girls seventh

Bedford Invitational Meet:

Tussey Mountain and Southern Huntingdon sent its track teams to The Bedford Giant Eagle Track and Field Invitational Saturday. More...

Eagles’ Woods sets another record

College Track & Field:

The majority of the Juniata College women’s track & field team competed at the Messiah Invitational Saturday, while senior Katrina Woods (Mount Union) continued to dominate at the Bison Outdoor Classic, hosted by Bucknell University.  More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone Garden Club plans spring events

As the days lengthen and signs of spring slowly creep into the Huntingdon area, the Standing Stone Garden Club (SSGC) has resumed its spring activities.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Blayke-Lynn Radawn Boyd who turns 1 year old today, Monday, April 14, 2014. More...

Landscaping mistakes to avoid

When designing their landscapes, homeowners may envision grandiose gardens and lush lawns that are the envy of the neighborhood. But such designs can be difficult to maintain, and homeowners often find they are not worth the time or money.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Libra if born before 12:20 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 15, 2014: More...

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