March 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

US legislators vote on CHIP program

The United States House of Representatives Thursday voted to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as well as make a change to Medicaid.  More...

Shirley Twp. leaders hear junk car concerns

The Shirley Township Supervisors spoke at length about a number of public safety issues, including the recurring issue of junk cars, at the township meeting Thursday night.  More...

Local News

Area seniors take part in safe driving class

It never hurts to have a refresher, and a number of senior citizens did just that Thursday as they attended a Seniors for Safe Driving course at Westminster Woods in Huntingdon.  Sponsored by state Rep. More...

Defendants appear in Court of Common Pleas

Two defendants who garnered a lot of attention in Huntingdon County appeared briefly before the Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  Alyssa Dawn Dean, 28, Blairs Mills, charged with the kidnapping of a minor and interference with child custody, will More...

Tyrone man gets state time for abuse charges

A Tyrone man will spend the foreseeable future in state prison on sex abuse charges after being sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

World  Free Access 

OWN to do series on dad with 34 kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network said Wednesday it is making a television series on the life of an Atlanta man who claims to have fathered 34 children with 17 different women.  More...

Distraction a factor in six in 10 teen driver crashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited More...

Local Sports

High School Track & Field:

Trojan boys, Bearcat girls win

Control of the running events led to victory in Thursday’s season opening track meet between Huntingdon and Mount Union on the Trojan all-weather surface.  The Mount Union boys dominated the running events on the way to an 83-62 victory, More...

High School Baseball:

Trojans shut out Claysburg 4-0

The Mount Union baseball team continued to get solid pitching and defense Thursday afternoon and cruised to a 4-0 Inter-County Conference North win at Claysburg.  The Trojans improved to 2-0 for the young season, while the Bulldogs open 0-1.&nbs More...

Games postponed

Yesterday’s late afternoon did some damage to area spring sports, but not as much as feared.  The Clearfield at Huntingdon baseball team was just about ready to get started in a drizzle at Blair’s Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 28

Members of Boy Scout Troop 28, Huntingdon, including, front row, from the left, Dusty Getz, Elijah Hoover, Michael Cantrell, Jacob Smithmyer, Charlie Watson, Nathaniel McClain; back row, Nick Yoder, More...

Happy Birthday

WOO HOO! SHE’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Madeline Grace Bair who turned 2 years old Monday, March 23, 2015. Her proud parents are Michael and Heather Bair of Cassville. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Nash Walter Coleman who turns 8 years old today, Friday, March 27, 2015. He is the son of Garrett and Nani Coleman of Marathon, New York, and the big brother of Elliott and Tanner. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Clean showers   For a really clean shower, mix one cup of white vinegar, two tablespoons of dishwasher rinse agent, and one quart of water in a spray bottle. It keeps my shower super clean and I never have a mold problem. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Employers don’t hire those with alcohol issues ANNIE

Dear Annie: My youngest son is 34 years old and lives with my wife and me. He is an alcoholic and is unemployed, with no interest in getting a job. He helps at home by doing the cooking. He is a great cook by trade. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 28, 2015:  More...

Judge’s recusal delays hearing

A magisterial district judge’s decision to recuse himself from the case delayed the arraignment Thursday for a Huntingdon County woman who claimed to be an attorney for nearly a decade.  More...

SHC teen to compete internationally

A Southern Huntingdon County High School student is preparing for a return to an international field of competitors to vie for honors among some of the best baton twirlers from about 20 different counties.  More...

State  Free Access 

Women pictured on frat page talk to cops

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Some women pictured nude or seminude in photos posted to a Penn State fraternity’s secret Facebook page have come forward, and some frat members are now cooperating with an ongoing criminal investigation, police said. More...

Police: mother faked cancer

BRISTOL (AP) — A 26-year-old suburban Philadelphia woman is accused of faking cancer to gain sympathy during a child abuse investigation.  Authorities say Ashley Reichard was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault, endangering the welfa More...

Lawyer sees state police battling integration

HARRISBURG (AP) — The attorney for minority employees and applicants whose lawsuit forced the Pennsylvania State Police to reach integration goals almost 20 years ago says he sees similar resistance to Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Petersburg Fire Co. answers flue fire call

75 Years Ago  Miss Catherine Roberts, librarian of the Huntingdon County Library, reports a fine response to the request for books on the first day of Book Donation Week with 187 books being received at the main library as well as a $20 donation More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, March 27 AA Meeting 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jimenez trying to stay on roll

SAUCIER, Miss. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez has had quite a start to his Champions Tour career.  More...

Bucks beat Pacers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ersan Ilyasova had a career-high 34 points and the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Indiana Pacers 111- 107 on Thursday night.  Milwaukee jumped on Indiana early and led by doubledigits for most of the game until the Pacers be More...

NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament:

Dekker leads Wisconsin past Carolina

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 on Thursday night and advance to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournamen More...

Press Club

Bats find home with Hornets

This spring, the bats will be flying at Juniata Valley, but not just by the baseball team. More...

HCCTC welding sparking interest

How many welders does it take to change a light bulb? None, because welders are not afraid of the dark. More...

Trojans celebrate with Night in TROY

Countless students have flooded the halls of the Mount Union Area High School (MUAHS), representing and honoring the school’s name in a multitude of fashions, from sports to academics and to the arts. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Where does the school zone end?

Dear Heloise: Everyone has to drive through a SCHOOL ZONE at some point or another, and I drive through several on my daily commute. Most have signs that designate where school zones start and stop. More...

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