May 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Event explores addiction, solutions

Speaking to a small but attentive audience at Huntingdon Area High School, Michael DeLeon shared his research and first-hand experiences with addiction during his return visit to Huntingdon County Thursday night.  More...

Cable changes coming to county

When it comes to cable television, Huntingdon County residents will be able to benefit from some big local news from two major cable companies.  As of May 9, Comcast customers in Huntingdon County now have the opportunity to benefit from the com More...

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Farmers’ Market opens

Deb Rispoli of Williamsburg arranges potted flowers and planters available for purchase on the opening day of the Huntingdon Farmers’ Market Thursday at the Portstown Park pavilion, Huntingdon. More...

Smithfield supervisors view new sign ordinance

Smithfield Township solicitor Larry Lashinsky presented the board of supervisors with a new proposed sign ordinance during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.  More...

Wood leaders approve use of athletic field

Meeting in their regular monthly session Wednesday evening in the municipal building in Robertsdale, the Wood Township Supervisors granted permission to a group of local community activists to utilize the ball field area of the J.A. More...

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Exercise as the fountain of youth

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The fitness instructor is about to start pushups, but first she has to move her walker out of the way. More...

Health insurers just say no to marijuana coverage

Patients who use medical marijuana for pain and other chronic symptoms can take an unwanted hit: Insurers don’t cover the treatment, which costs as much as $1,000 a month.  More...

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NFL Draft:

Jadeveon Clowney is first pick

NEW YORK (AP) — For nearly three years, Jadeveon Clowney couldn’t wait to get to the NFL, and the league was just as eager to add the player some called the best defensive prospect in a decade.  No surprise: Clowney is the Texans&rsq More...

Astro’s Keuchel outpitches Smyly

DETROIT (AP) — Dallas Keuchel outpitched college roommate Drew Smyly, and the Houston Astros beat Detroit 6-2 on Thursday to stop the Tigers’ eight-game winning streak and end its own five-game skid.  Keuchel and Smyly were both on t More...

Yanks to retire No. 6

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees will retire former manager Joe Torre’s No. 6, leaving Derek Jeter’s No. More...

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IT students win competition

Information technology students from Pennsylvania College of Technology distinguished themselves once again at a recent network security conference in Rochester, New York.  More...

Local woman inducted into honor society

Courtney Hockenberry of Blairs Mills was among those recently initiated at Shippensburg University into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Yoga mat cleaning

Dear Heloise: I have been doing yoga and taking classes at a local university for a long time. It surprises me how many of my fellow classmates don’t think about cleaning their YOGA MATS. More...

Candidates talk future of parties

With no shortage of current or aspiring-to-be political muscle, a candidate forum, sponsored by the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce, Huntingdon County Farm Bureau and Juniata College, Thursday night at the Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Ce More...

Man pleads guilty to January robbery

The Mapleton man charged with robbing Peight’s Country Store in Shirley Township at knife point earlier this year entered a guilty plea before Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz Thursday.  Ryan Keith Shade, 23, Mapleton, confined More...

Mail carriers to hold food drive

This Saturday, May 10, Campbell Soup Co. More...

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Official calls test-cheating inquiry widespread

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A city principal and four teachers helped young children cheat on standardized tests by changing their answers and reviewing questions beforehand, prosecutors charged as they announced a widespread, ongoing grand jury invest More...

Church official’s case headed to state high court

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court will review the long-debated prosecution of a Roman Catholic church official who was tried, imprisoned and then freed over his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints.  More...

End sought to western Pa. summer gas requirement

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Drivers in parts of western Pennsylvania see gas prices rise each summer due to a regulatory requirement aimed at reducing emissions, but that could change starting next year.  Officials decided in 1999 to require gas sta More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Black fly spraying begins

75 Years Ago  More than 3,500 persons gathered on the Juniata College north campus to witness the annual May Day festival. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 9   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...

Local Sports

High School Baseball:

All five area clubs pick up victories

Huntingdon 4, Philipsburg 3  The Huntingdon baseball team continued its late-season run of good play Thursday afternoon, getting a run in the bottom of the seventh to top Philipsburg 4-3 in a Mountain League game at Blair’s Field.  It More...

High School Softball:

Rockets win; ’Cats, Hornets, Titans lose; Trojans swept

Central 10, Huntingdon 3  Central’s Ashley Smith went four-for-four at the plate Thursday afternoon, including a solo home run with two out in the bottom of the sixth inning, to help the Scarlet Dragons roll past visiting Huntingdon 10-3 i More...

High School Tennis:

Bearcats win ML crown

Huntingdon’s tennis team finished Mount League play unbeaten with a 4-3 win over visiting Clearfield.  The Bearcats are 4-7 overall for the season, but finished 4-0 in the league.  Huntingdon lost the No. 1 and No. More...

People/Pastimes

SSGC to hold plant sale

The Standing Stone Garden Club will host its annual plant and bake sale from 8 a.m. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Stella Kate Brower who turns 1 year old today, Friday, May 9, 2014. Her proud parents are Chad and Jessica (Davis) Brower of Huntingdon. More...

Births

Justin Hughes and Audrianna Rodriguez of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Marlie Lovena Hughes, at 4:20 p.m. May 1, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Marlie weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Stainless shine  Pour lemon juice into a spray bottle. Use it with a sprinkling of baking soda to shine stainless steel sinks.   Softer clothes  More...

Annie's Mailbox

If possible, help the young couple financially ANNIE

Dear Annie: I’m starting to wonder about my son-in-law, “Pete.” He married my daughter some 40 years ago when he was fresh out of the Navy. I was concerned that they had no savings and he had no job training. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 10, 2014:  More...

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