April 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Spring wildfire season normal in area

The county is seeing more spring like weather with warm, sunny conditions in recent days, but with those spring like conditions come the reports of wildfires in the county. More...

State  Free Access 

Gov. ramps up pitch to education, women voters

MEDIA (AP) Gov. More...

Newspaper guild won’t bid for company

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Workers at Philadelphia’s two largest newspapers won’t be able to mount a bid for their troubled company, after a wealthy potential backer balked at the projected $77 million opening price.  More...

Major oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. More...

Local Sports

High School Track & Field:

Area squads have mixed results in dual meets

Huntingdon  Huntingdon’s Kobren Frederick continued his dominance in the jumping events during Thursday afternoon’s double dual Mountain League meet with Bellefonte at Bald Eagle Area.  More...

High School Baseball:

Trojans beat Hornets twice

Trevon Walker hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to give Mount Union a 5-3 victory in the completion of a suspended game with Juniata Valley, then the Trojans scored four in the fifth and added an insurance run in the sixth to battle More...

High School Baseball

Bad inning hurts ’Cats again

Huntingdon’s baseball team scored five runs in the fifth to build a 7-3 lead over host DuBois Thursday afternoon, but the Beavers were able to pick up two in the bottom of the inning, then explode for seven in the sixth to pull out a 12-7 nonle More...

People/Pastimes

Keep the home fresh this season

Easy tips for controlling odor throughout the home

Whether you’re inviting friends over for a dinner party or just want to make your abode a more comfortable environment for your family, battling tough odors can be quite a challenge. More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE THE FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to sisters, Reagen Renee, who turned 6 years old Monday, April 21, 2014, and Kyara Mae, who turned 5 years old Tuesday, April 8, 2014. More...

Standing Stone Art League to host art show

The Standing Stone Art League will host its annual art show and sale Friday, April 25, through Sunday, April 27, at the Huntingdon County Historical Society Gallery located on the corner of Penn and Fourth streets, Huntingdon.  Members’ su More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Mosquito bites   Last summer my friends all thought I was crazy until they tried it. The best way to get relief from mosquito bites is with Listerine®. Just put a little on a tissue and hold it on the bite. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Try talking to friend

Dear Annie: I am a high school student. Last year, “Ellie” invited me to her 16th birthday party, and after that, we became inseparable best friends. She was wonderful and supportive.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Pisces if born before 6:10 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 26, 2014:  More...

Borough denies worker benefits

It will be two weeks before an unemployment referee will render her decision on whether former Huntingdon Borough secretary Karen Foust is eligible to receive unemployment benefits after she left the position she held for more than three decades earl More...

Shirley Twp. joins blueprint efforts

Shirley Township has signed up for the Blueprint Communities initiative, joining Mapleton and Mount Union boroughs to create a proposed corridor of opportunity toward revitalization and economic development. More...

Spring beauty

Spring temperatures and sunshine have helped the flowering pear trees on Penn Street and throughout Huntingdon Borough blossom this week, adding natural beauty to local streets just in time for tomor More...

Conservation district awarded state grants

The Huntingdon County Conservation District was among 111 entities across the state this week to receive funds to improve agricultural education. Gov. More...

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Area briefs

PennDOT to close portion of Beavertown Road   TODD TWP. — PennDOT will close Beavertown Road to through traffic from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, April 28.  More...

DUI case moved to higher court

A Bellefonte man is scheduled to be in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday, July 10, following a preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday.  Jarod Sather, 33, was charged with DUI and careless driving follo More...

Still no cause of Walker Township fire

A state police fire marshal was not able to determine the cause of fire that destroyed the Walker Township home of Tom Bollinger early Wednesday morning.  According to Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue District 6 Chief Shaun Magill, the mars More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Residential housing plans unveiled

75 Years Ago  Spring is here! The mercury rose to 88 — a new high for the year. According to the thermometer at the Penn Edison plant, Second and Allegheny streets, Huntingdon, the mercury rose from 65 at 8 a.m. to 88 at 4.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 25   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 

Pineda suspended

BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. More...

Ludwick doubles to beat Pirates 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after two Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Thursday.  The Reds won for the seventh time in nine games and reach More...

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Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Sticky situation

Dear Heloise: We have large, doormat-styled rugs at the inside doors of our church for folks to clean their feet as they enter the church. More...

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