March 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Artist recreates historical buildings

A man’s love for Huntingdon’s architecture has led to a longtime hobby and the recreation of the town’s most recognizable buildings. More...

Comcast program aids bridging digital divide

For nearly four years, a cable company has been making strides to bridge the digital divide for families, both locally and nationally.  Since August 2014, Comcast has connected 1.8 million people, or around 450,000 families across the U.S. More...

Local News

Police Log

Burglary   ONEIDA TWP. — A Hollidaysburg man reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone entered his vacant home at 11103 Standing Stone Road at 2:40 p.m. More...

Commissioners approve corrections agreement

County jail warden Duane Black came before the Huntingdon County Commissioners to request they purchase a service agreement with Achilles Consulting.  Achilles of Mechanicsburg will conduct an audit on the jail’s processes and policies to More...

HASB members discuss school calendar

The Huntingdon Area School District is finding itself in familiar territory this year as they looked at making changes to the district’s school year calender.  More...

General News

Man, 20, accused of shooting officers

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A man charged in the shooting of two police officers during a demonstration in Ferguson told investigators he was not targeting law enforcement and had been aiming for someone with whom he was in dispute.  More...

Local Sports

Weyandt rolls 300 game

Dale Weyandt, a 45-year-old right-hander, in only his second week as a sub at Holiday Bowl, rolled the first 300 game of his bowling career Sunday evening.  Weyandt found perfection in his first game of the evening. More...

Eagles end trip with 11-10 loss to USMMA

Juniata was a strike away from taking the third game of its series with Merchant Marine, but allowed two runs to score on errors as the Mariners won 11-10 Saturday afternoon at Connie Mack Park. More...

People/Pastimes

Friends of the Woods welcomes a ‘Breath of Spring’

Members and guests of the Friends of the Woods gathered in The Commons at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, Saturday for a very fashionable “Breath of Spring.”  Westminster Woods health care administrator Lisa Cirignano welcomed those i More...

Penn State Altoona celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and Penn State Altoona has a full schedule of events to celebrate and educate.  A roundtable discussion will be held from 2-2:50 p.m. Monday, March 16, in the Fireside Lounge of the Slep Student Center. More...

Annie's Mailbox

50th anniversary is major milestone

Dear Annie: My grandmother picked up her first cigarette when she was 11, beginning an addiction that ultimately would take her life. Her story is unfortunately common.  More...

Hints from Heloise

A trashy problem

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about trash bins being left out:  More...

Special Sections

Budget may cut SNAP funding

There is a potential plan in the works that would cut benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).  Senate Republicans are expected to propose the plan as part of their budget this week that would propose changing SNAP an More...

Area man to end AAA board term

For nearly 16 years, Huntingdon resident Phil Thompson has served on AAA Central Penn’s board of directors. He’s spent the last two years as chairman of the board, a journey that will come to a close Tuesday, March 31. More...

Bubble ball benefits PRIDE

Team DeathBunny and Top’s Tremendous Trio faced off on the court of Huntingdon Community Center’s William Smith gymnasium Saturday morning for the first Bubble Ball Soccer Tournament whic More...

State  Free Access 

Slain officer ‘redefined what valor means’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In his final, courageous moments, Officer Robert Wilson III took on two armed robbers and gave his life to save those around him — an act so noble that Philadelphia’s police department will rename its valor medal More...

To kill or to cut? Property tax plan has competition

HARRISBURG (AP) — The success of Gov. More...

State considers changes to public access law

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s open records law has been hailed as a major success since its current version came into being six years ago, but some argue it’s time to pop the hood and tinker with the landmark legislation.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 16   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Thunder hold off Bulls 109-100

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and six assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Chicago Bulls 109-100 on Sunday.  Enes Kanter added 18 points and 18 rebounds and fellow center Steven Adams had 1 More...

Streaking Rangers down Panthers

NEW YORK (AP) — Cam Talbot made 38 saves and the streaking New York Rangers beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Sunday for their 14th victory in 17 games.  New York (44-17-7) is tied with Anaheim with an NHL-best 95 points and has earned at l More...

Bush signs with Niners

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Free-agent running back Reggie Bush reached a deal with the San Francisco 49ers, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Saturday.  More...

Senior Spotlight

KEEP FIT AND ENJOY LIFE!

It’s not because you’re retired that your days have to stretch into a succession of endless hours. Quite the opposite! Now is the time to enjoy life. Here are some tips to help you stay in shape for years to come. More...

TEN TIPS TO HELP PREVENT FALLS

Falls are the leading cause of injury among seniors, and most hospital admissions for injuries are due to falls. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Aquarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 17, 2015: More...

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