March 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Animal movement increases during spring

As temperatures warm up, animals will be on the move and inevitably coming in contact with motorists on the road.  Barry Leonard, education and information supervisor with the state Game Commission southcentral region office in Smithfield Townsh More...

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New county website introduced

Huntingdon County’s website, www.huntingdoncounty.net, has a new look.  Michelle Cerett, county chief deputy clerk, explained that she, county planning director Mark Colussy, and mapping director Brian Young, and worked with the County Com More...

US senator calls for change in child care costs

As the cost of rearing a child through the age of 17 increases, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey is proposing legislation that will aid parents and guardians at tax time.  More...

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General News

On 5th anniversary of health care law, no end to debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act five years ago, he visualized a time when the political hyperbole would be silenced and ordinary people would see that the health care law improved their lives.  More...

Tax refund advances appeal to more Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cash-strapped Americans anxious for tax refunds are increasingly turning to payment advances, prepaid cards or other costly services when getting tax preparation help, according to new federal data raising concerns among regul More...

FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Potatoes that won’t bruise and apples that won’t brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles.  The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the genetically engineered foods, saying they are &ldquo More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kansas and Virginia get picked off

Jahlil Okafor powered Duke into the Sweet 16. No such luck for a pair of No. 2 seeds in Kansas and Virginia.  More...

Three top seeds reach Sweet 16

When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion.  More...

Gonzaga knocks off Oregon State, in Sweet 16

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament:

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Once again Gonzaga showed that 11 is its favorite number.  The Bulldogs advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third time in five years as an 11 after knocking off No. 3 Oregon State on the Beavers’ home court. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Taurus if born before 9:07 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 24, 2015: More...

US legislators respond to budget cuts

Republicans in the House and Senate have rolled out a $3.8 trillion federal budget.  The Republican budgets introduced in both houses of Congress set up a veto struggle over the fate of the health care law and promise $5 trillion in spending cu More...

CHAMP dance total hits $20K

High school students representing four backyard rival schools hit the dance floor together Saturday night to raise money for local children battling cancer, reaching $20,000 in donations by the end of their first-ever 12-hour CHAMP dance marathon&nbs More...

Cromwell residents can seek CDBG help

Residents of the village of Pogue and Pine Tree Village in Cromwell Township who have not had their sewage laterals installed as part of the township’s community sewage system are urged to apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) fund More...

State  Free Access 

US Rep’s son says he’s ‘collateral damage’ in bid to get dad

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A veteran congressman’s son awaiting trial over $200,000 in bank loans that fueled his image as a self-proclaimed “entrepreneur, socialite (and) lifestyle mogul” calls himself collateral damage in the Justi More...

GOP lawmakers chafe at Wolf’s plan to award school tax cuts

HARRISBURG (AP) — Raising taxes will be a battle among Pennsylvania state lawmakers as they face Gov. More...

Two police officers help motorist deliver baby

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two western Pennsylvania police officers dispatched to investigate a traffic accident ended up helping to deliver a baby girl.  Alan Freeman said he was driving his wife, Laurie, from their home in suburban Bethel Park to More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 23   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For information, call 643-0623.  Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. More...

Local Sports

Juniata games postponed

The Juniata baseball and softball games, originally scheduled for Saturday and moved to Sunday, have been postponed for a second time.  Baseball’s doubleheader with the Crusaders will now be played Tuesday. Game one will start at 1 p.m. More...

Juniata handles Catholic 8-1

Men’s Tennis:

In a rematch of last year’s Landmark Conference Championship, the results this time were one-sided as the Juniata men’s tennis team dominated Catholic 8-1 Saturday afternoon at Rafensberger Court. More...

Tori Gray win gives Eagles 5-4 victory

Women’s Tennis:

Needing one victory to break a 4-4 tie, the Juniata women’s tennis team got the decision it needed as it defeated Catholic 5-4 Saturday afternoon at Rafensberger Courts. More...

People/Pastimes

Create an ‘eggs-traordinary’ Easter feast

Brighten up your Easter feast with unique flavor twists to refresh traditional dishes like ham and deviled eggs. More...

Happy Birthday

For more information on children’s birthday submissions, call April Feagley at 643-4040.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Meeting in a neutral location is a good idea

Dear Annie: I am a 55-year-old man, divorced for the past 15 years. My daughter is 24 years old and married to a good guy, and they have two lovely boys. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Ideal space for carts

Dear Readers: Here is a response to a SOUND OFF that ran recently about shopping carts being left in handicapped spaces:  More...

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