May 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Hospital adds $77 million to county

In 2013, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital contributed about $77 million to communities in Hunti ngdon County.  More...

Folk tunes

Folk musician Bruce Molsky, top left-hand corner, leads a class on old-time tunes at Folk College at Juniata College. More...

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Area brief

PRIDE offices to have no phone services   SMITHFIELD TWP. — The Huntingdon County PRIDE offices will be without power for several hours tomorrow, Wednesday, May 28, which means there will be no telephone service available. More...

SHCSB members approve routine business

In addition to preliminary budget approval and the tentative approval of a contract with the district’s teachers union, the Southern Huntingdon County School Board handled regular business May 20.  More...

Local Sports

Area athletes fall short on final day

There were four local athletes still in action Saturday in the PIAA state track and field championships at Shippensburg University. Day two’s activities did not see anyone able to reach the medal stand. More...

Hornets after first title

Juniata Valley is in position to win its first ever District 6-A baseball championship when the team plays Bishop McCort Wednesday at Blair County Ballparkwitha7p.m.start time. More...

Curve lose late, again

For a third straight game, the Curve led going into the final third of the game and, for the third straight game, Erie prevailed, this time winning 4-3 on a walk-off single Monday afternoon. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

McAlevys Fort

We all read with interest the article in TDN about the alteration of the intersection in McAlevys Fort in order to make it safer. The article stated PennDOT’s plan is to eliminate two buildings, which was opposed by some residents.  More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending May 23

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending May 23.  House  More...

The snide world of sports

When Michael Sam became the first openly gay football player drafted into the NFL, he also made sports TV history by kissing his boyfriend on camera. And he has no harsher critics than his fellow athletes.  More...

Chatter Box

Chatter Box

Monday in disguise

While a holiday weekend is great, it always makes Tuesday feel like Monday. There’s just no way around it!  More...

Healthy Living

UNDERSTANDING SUN POISONING

A trip to the beach is an enjoyable way to spend a day. With warm waves lapping at your feet and a good book to enjoy, hours relaxing at the seaside tend to pass by quite quickly. More...

CONTACT LENS CARE VITAL FOR EYE HEALTH

Since the advent of contact lenses, individuals with impaired vision have had a convenient method for improving their eyesight. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Annie's Mailbox

Urge son to seek counseling

Dear Annie: You’ve printed letters about grandchildren sleeping with the grandparents. What do you think about a 7-year-old boy who sleeps with his mother in her queen-sized bed, displacing his father? More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 28, 2014:  More...

Certified results expected today

Today, a week after residents in the 81st Legislative District, cast ballots in the primary election, the two candidates for the seat will find out who the victor is once and for all.  More...

Job outlook good for college grads

With college graduation fresh on the minds of students and parents, the economic environment in a post-graduation world is also important.  The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recently released its job outlook for recent co More...

Memorial Day parade

Victor King leads the Amer ican Legion and VFW joint color guard in the Hunti ngdon Memor ial Day parade Monday morning. The parade was followed by services at War Vets Field. More...

State  Free Access 

Funeral to be held for decrepit Philadelphia home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A rundown row house in the impoverished Mantua section of Philadelphia had a colorful, centurylong record of occupancy before its last longtime residents died and it became a symbol of urban blight.  Now, the boarded-up More...

Police: Man took girl, 12, he met online to hotel

LANCASTER (AP) — A Virginia man accused of taking a 12-year-old Pennsylvania girl he met online to a hotel told investigators he knew her age and planned to have sexual contact with her, police said.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rockets face familiar foe

Southern Huntingdon’s postseason trail has literally been a long one for the fifth-seeded Rockets, taking the squad to Portage and the Johnstown area to face Conemaugh Valley. More...

Heat take commanding lead on Pacers

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James had 32 points and 10 rebounds, Chris Bosh added 25 points and the Miami Heat moved one win away from a return trip to the NBA Finals with a 102-90 win over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.  More...

Blue Jays roll to seventh straight win

TORONTO (AP) — Edwin Encarnacion hit his 13th home run in May, Dioner Navarro and Steve Tolleson added back-toback shots and the Toronto Blue Jays won their seventh straight game Monday, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 10-5.  Melky Cabrera had More...

People/Pastimes

Student News

Local student to attend conference

Madeline Suba, a junior at Huntingdon Area High School, has been selected by the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24, Huntingdon, of the American Legion Auxiliary, to attend Keystone Girls State.  More...

Building bonds between dads and kids

For many adults, the times spent with their fathers are among their most treasured memories. However, today as many as one in three children in America live in a home where a biological father is not present.  More...

Emergency kits provided to seniors

UGI Utilities Inc. provided support and assistance in the distribution of emergency preparedness kits to participants during the American Red Cross Senior Preparedness Education Program May 19 at the Standing Stone Senior Center, Huntingdon.  More...

Doctor K

Poor sleep is one consequence of restless leg syndrome

DEAR DOCTOR K: My doctor says I have restless leg syndrome. What is it and how is it treated?  DEAR READER: Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a brain and nervous system disorder that causes uncomfortable sensations in the legs. More...

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