April 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

HCC, Comcast set for volunteer day

April is National Volunteer Month and, to commemorate the month, Comcast, along with the Huntingdon Community Center, will once again team up for the annual Comcast Cares Day. More...

Local News

Perfect day for egg hunts

Saturday’s sunny skies and mild temperatures made it a perfect day for kids of all ages to participate in area Easter egg hunts. More...

Resident discusses deer problem in Todd Twp.

In recent months, many municipal leaders in the county have been approached by concerned residents about problems with dead deer laying along state highways that pass through respective municipalities. More...

Police Log

Burglaries   BARREE TWP. — Joseph Berrena reported to state police at Huntingdon he discovered damage to a door of his residence at 10608 Ewing Road April 15. More...

General News

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil a More...

Bang a big question for most Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few Americans question that smoking causes cancer. More...

Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

CHICAGO (AP) — Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Granderson lifts Mets to 4-3 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Slumping newcomer Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and the New York Mets outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a threegame sweep.  More...

Homers help ChiSox end skid

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had two-run homers, Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the Chicago White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Ranger More...

Bulls defense lacked usual effort

CHICAGO (AP) — Watching the Bulls play offense some nights, it’s a wonder The House That Jordan Built is still standing.  More...

Senior Spotlight

Video games: No longer just for kids

More seniors than ever are turning to video games for fun, health benefits  Edith Traynor lines up, swings her arm back, and releases another perfect toss for yet another strike. More...

Hints from Heloise

A fitting container

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, regarding medication packaging:  More...

Special Sections

School leaders view tech rules

After sexting incidents at both Southern Huntingdon County and Mount Union Area school districts took place several weeks ago, school leaders are examining district technology policies and the punishment for using electronic devices inappropriately.& More...

PennDOT promotes work zone safety

Construction season is quickly approaching and with the increased funding approved by the state government last fall, motorists may encounter more work zones than in recent years.  Anthony Scalia, safety press officer with PennDOT District 9, of More...

Basement fire causes damage to MU home

An Allenport, Mount Union, family of four was displaced from their home after a fire early Saturday morning caused heavy smoke damage to the Shirley Township structure.  More...

People urged to ‘pick it up’ for Earth Month

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 22, is a day set aside, essentially, for saving the planet, and groups in Huntingdon County are working to do just that.  More...

State  Free Access 

Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom

PITTSBURGH (AP) — After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they’re now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus More...

Labor dispute law change runs into opposition

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A proposal to change Pennsylvania law regarding stalking and harassment in labor disputes is generating a dispute among Republicans in the state Legislature.  More...

Police: Man pelted woman at egg decorating party

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police say a man threw hardboiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police.  The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Sunday that 27-year-old Aaron Goempel was arr More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 21   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

Sipes wins two events at Shipp

A number of Tussey Mountain athletes, led by senior sprinter Darrin Sipes, had solid performances at Saturday’s annual Jack Roddick/Shippensburg University High School Track and Field Invitational Meet.  Sipes was outstanding, winning twic More...

JC rallies for split

College Baseball:

The Juniata College baseball team was just one strike away from dropping a doubleheader to Penn St.-Behrend before it mounted a five-run seventhinning comeback to capture game two. More...

Crusaders sweep Eagles

College Softball:

A late rally in game one was not enough to push Juniata College softball past Susquehanna University Saturday afternoon. The Eagles dropped both games of their Landmark Conference doubleheader with the first-place Crusaders, 6-4 and 10-1.  More...

People/Pastimes

Little Jewels Preschool

Students from Little Jewels Preschool, front row, from the left, Logan Ruiz, Anikka Baker, Wyatt Rhone, Abbigale Bryant, Sadie Long, Zoey Traxler, Zaiden Hoover; second row, Caylen Thomas, Levi Hunsi More...

Tips for being an eco-conscious consumer

Whether stopping in for a daily to-go cup of coffee or running your weekly grocery store trip, you likely have many purchases throughout the day.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Cooks mine tipple dynamited

75 Years Ago  The first mine disorder in Huntingdon County during the miners’ holiday in the Appalachian District took place at a small mine near Cooks when a tipple at the mine was dynamited by persons unknown.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

It will be hard work

Dear Annie: As a witness to a friend’s marriage, I vowed to help keep their relationship strong. Would you please print something I could give them about verbal abuse?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 22, 2014:  More...

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