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Planners discuss borough rezoning

Representatives from Sheetz Inc. More...

Trout season opener expected to be busy

Trout season opens statewide Saturday and Waterways Conservation Officer Anthony Quarracino is expecting it to be a good weekend.  More...

State  Free Access 

Congressman admits relationship with airline lobbyist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House committee that handles aviation legislation acknowledged Thursday that he has a “private and personal relationship” with an airline industry lobbyist.  More...

Another contractor charged in PennDOT corruption case

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania prosecutors on Thursday charged the president of an engineering and surveying services firm in an expanding investigation into allegedly corrupt contracting and billing practices within the state Transportation De More...

High court hopeful: $500,000 should level GOP playing field

HARRISBURG (AP) — A candidate who received the largest single campaign contribution reported so far in Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court race said Thursday that the $500,000 will make him competitive in the May 19 Republican primary.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 17 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 

Rangers score early to win opener 2-1

NEW YORK (AP) — Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonough scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night.  More...

No clear favorite as playoffs loom

Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now.  “We had a great home record and did some historic things, but that doesn&rsq More...

D-backs hold on against Giants

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Aaron Hill hit a two-run double with two outs in the 12th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat the San Francisco Giants 7-6 on Thursday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Pittsburgh rock legend to visit PSU Altoona

Legendary Pittsburgh rock ’n’ roll impresario Pat DiCesare, who brought the Beatles to Pittsburgh in 1964, will visit the Penn State Altoona campus from 1-2 p.m. Monday, April 20, in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. More...

Plant and bake sale highlight SSGC’s spring season

With spring planting season and Mother’s Day fast approaching, plan to visit the Standing Stone Garden Club’s (SSGC) annual plant and bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 9, at Portstown Park, Huntingdon.  More...

Altoona ROTC to hold Run for Wounded Heroes

The Army ROTC Ranger Challenge Club of Penn State Altoona will host a 10K/5K race Saturday, April 25. Registration begins at 9 a.m.  The course begins and ends on campus and winds through streets and roads of Altoona.  More...

School News

Local student accepted to Lebanon Valley College

Lebanon Valley College is pleased to announce its admitted students, including Kayla Morrow of Mount Union, accepted for admission in August 2015 to The Valley.  More...

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Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Travel help   I travel for business and need to look nice for meetings, etc. One item that I always pack is a hair straightener. More...

Annie's Mailbox

New girlfriend is terribly insecure

Dear Annie: Twelve years ago, my son moved his girlfriend into our home. “Lena” lived with us for four years, and we treated her like family. They broke up, and Lena moved out. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aries if born before 2:31 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 18, 2015:  More...

Huntingdon man has bail granted

A Huntingdon man found guilty of recklessly endangering another person and aggravated assault in December 2012 was granted bail in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday ahead of a new trial.  More...

Counterfeit bills passed in MU area

The Mount Union Borough Police and state police at Lewistown are warning business owners and employees to beware of counterfeit $10 bills after a number of them have been passed in recent days.  Mount Union Borough Police Cpl. More...

Judicial intern honored in state essay contest

A Juniata College student and judicial intern to Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic has been recognized by the state Bar Association.  Ethan Wilt, a senior at Juniata College, was recently awarded first place in the state bar associa More...

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Local News

Alexandria-Porter Sewer Authority members updated on plant construction

Members of the Alexandria- Porter Township Sewer Authority were given an update on the sewage treatment plant project at their monthly meeting April 14.  Authority engineer Jim Balliet of Gwin, Dobson & Foreman said contractor Galway Bay con More...

Library Week celebration continues

Susan Stringer of Panda Preschool in Burnham led a group of Mount Union Head Start students in a lesson on how to create different expressions with their puppets during a special presentation at the More...

Pre-sentence investigation entered for drug defendant

Two defendants arrested in a drug bust last year appeared in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Consumers buying more organic products, despite high prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn’t seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

SCI lieutenant named commander of VFW post

75 Years Ago  Over 350 children from schools in Huntingdon County will assemble in Huntingdon April 20 for a parade and competitive drills sponsored by the Huntingdon County Motor Club, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association.  More...

Local Sports

Harshbarger tosses no-no at Blue Pirates

High School Baseball:

The Mount Union baseball team got another solid defensive effort, good pitching and an strong offensive performance Thursday afternoon in Williamsburg. More...

Singer perfect, Leydig yields one hit in sweep

Everyone hit for Juniata Valley in a doubleheader at Glendale Thursday. It didn’t take long for the Green Hornets to ransack the Vikings by scores of 15-0 and 17-1.  Game one saw a three-inning perfect game thrown by Sam Singer. More...

Unbeaten Trojans win 13-2

High School Softball:

Liza Feagley came to the plate in the bottom of the fifth inning with a runner on base, needing one run to end the game for Mount Union. More...

Press Club

JV juniors begin job shadowing

Juniata Valley High School’s juniors are preparing to take on the world. Junior year is often referred to as one of the most difficult in high school. More...

Taste of sweet success

HCCTC students earn medals at SkillsUSA competition

“Welcome to the annual SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Championships!” These were the words that echoed from the announcer during the opening ceremony. More...

Hornet seniors prep for graduation

The time of the year has arrived when “senioritis” is in full swing at Juniata Valley High School. There are many things, however, that seniors must take care of prior to walking across the stage to receive their diploma. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Know where you are

Dear Heloise: I saw a suggestion sent in by a reader for leaving a baby sitter a list of instructions. More...

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