May 29, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Penelec rates rise 12 percent June 1

After a winter that brought harsh weather and even harsher utility bills, FirstEnergy’s Penelec customers will see a 12 percent hike in electric costs beginning Sunday, June 1  More...

Coastal bird visits Raystown Lake

Visitors to the Seven Points area of Raystown Lake may have noticed a fellow tourist from points south — a brown pelican — enjoying the sights from his perch on a buoy floating just outside a no-wake zone.  Affectionately named Georg More...

Local News

Springfield supervisors appoint EMC

Springfield Township Supervisors Larry Grissinger, Kevin Detwiler and chairman Allen Allison agreed at the township’s May 19 meeting to appoint Randy Anderson as the township’s new emergency management coordinator (EMC), pending him meeti More...

Police Log

Hit-and-run State police at Huntingdon are investigating a hit-and-run crash that took place on Point Road at Corbin’s Island at 4:23 p.m. May 25. Nicole Lane More...

Old-Time Photos

This photo shows one of the little engines used by the Pennsylvania Railroad to transport stone up and down Jacks Mountain. Here, the engine and workers are near the top. More...

World  Free Access 

USDA seeks partnerships to protect soil, water

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. More...

Survey finds cybercrime on the rise

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The hackers are winning, according to a survey of 500 executives of U.S. businesses, law enforcement services and government agencies released Wednesday.  More...

US births up for first time in 5 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.  According to a new government report, the number of babie More...

Local Sports

District 6-A Softball Championship:

Rockets surge past Bulldogs

A year ago, the seventh inning became a nightmare for Southern Huntingdon as Claysburg- Kimmel pushed two runs home to win the District Six Class A championship.  More...

District 5-A Softball:

Titans top Shade in 11

A day after it was originally scheduled to be played, the Tussey Mountain softball team faced top-seeded Shade in the District 5-A semifinal.  Entering the game as the fourth seed, the Titans plated four runs early in Wednesday’s game at W More...

District 6-A Championship:

Crushers top Hornets 4-1

Juniata Valley went toe to toe with Bishop McCort for the District 6-A baseball championship at Altoona’s Blair County Ballpark Wednesday. More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon Dance Academy to hold recital

Students at Huntingdon Dance Academy will showcase their skills at a spring recital, “For the Love of Dance,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, and at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. More...

How to make your vacation budget stretch

The affordable vacation is becoming more and more rare. More...

School News

Local students named to spring dean’s list

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce that the following local students have made the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester:  — Angela Nicklow of Hesston.  — Katie Brenneman, David Haizlip, Alexa More...

Warriors Mark man graduates from Bob Jones University

Warriors Mark resident Josiah Kilian was among the nearly 800 students who graduated from Bob Jones University earlier this month.  Kilian graduated with a bachelor of science degree in business administration.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Talk to an investment counselor

Dear Annie: When my husband died, my daughter, “Emma,” insisted that I move in with her to take over the child care, cooking, cleaning, etc. One of my requirements was bringing my dog. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Gemini if born before 10:13 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 30, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Jobless rate drops again

County’s numbers dip for fifth time over seven months

After holding steady for two months, the jobless rate in Huntingdon County dipped to 7.7 percent in April.  Lauren Nimal, industry and business analyst with the state Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis More...

Search resumes for missing man

Emergency crews from across the county returned to Juniata Township around 9 a.m. today to resume the search for a Penn Township man.  More...

Primary highlights power of voting

Huntingdon, Mifflin and Centre counties have become a veritable hot bed for politics since the May 20 primary election.  More...

SCHSD’s Next Year Now begins

Students in the Southern Huntingdon County School District spent last night talking about their final day of school before re-boarding buses and jumping into cars this morning to start their school year anew.  More...

State  Free Access 

Corbett backs hybrid public pension proposal

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Johnstown Flood’s legacy lives on 125 years later

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A privately owned dam collapsed in western Pennsylvania 125 years ago on May 31, 1889, unleashing a flood that killed 2,209 people. More...

Ruling allows expert testimony on eyewitness ID

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania criminal defendants won the right to offer expert testimony about the reliability of eyewitness identification in a decision Wednesday by a divided state Supreme Court that overturned a 20-year prohibition against More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Area schools hold graduation ceremonies

75 Years Ago Saltillo High School’s beautiful new auditorium was the setting for the school’s commencement exercises, when 14 seniors received their diplomas from Frank Magill, assistant Huntingdon County superintendent. J.W. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 29   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Hunter-Reay enjoys watching win

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Ryan Hunter-Reay was on the edge of his seat when he finally got a chance to watch a replay of the closing laps of his Indianapolis 500 victory, just like he was in the cockpit when making a bold, grass-clipping inside More...

Woods out of Open

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods withdrew from the U.S. Open as he recovers from back surgery that has kept him out of golf for nearly three months.  It will be the second U.S. More...

Howard’s homer beats Rockies 6-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.  Chase Utley hit a tying, RBI single off Boo More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Basic right of free speech

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Samsung’s broken apology app

Sometimes, corporate chieftains actually step forward to apologize for the abuse they inflict on workers, consumers, communities and the environment.  More...

You Should Know

Q: How and why is the president’s approval rating calculated?   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Agriculture alive, well at county fair

Volunteers of the junior livestock program are ready to assist with a special tag day Saturday, May 31, at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds. More...

JVHS students drive their tractors to school

Blue Juniata FFA members and Juniata Valley students hold a sign reading “We support you, Liv” during annual Drive Your Tractor to School Day May 22. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice All in the family

A couple of years ago, kale became a star in the vegetable world. More...

Doctor K

Corticosteroids reduce inflammation

DEAR DOCTOR K: My 21-month-old daughter has eczema. Is there any way to treat this condition without steroids?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

WRECKcollection

Dale Earnhardt Jr. grew up in NASCAR Cup Series racing and has become the unofficial stockcar garage historian. But recently it was discovered that Earnhardt has taken his passion for the sport to a new level.  More...

CHARLOTTE REWIND

For Jimmie, it’s not just about winning, but winning at right time

Jimmie Johnson had never gone this far into a NASCAR Cup Series season without a win, but that all changed when he captured the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Sunday night. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Your highlight from Sunday’s big day of racing?   More...

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