April 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Lawmakers voted to freeze pay again

Continuing in a long-standing practice, the United States House of Representatives Appropriations Committee recently passed a spending bill that would freeze Congressional pay for the year. More...

Local News

Police Log

Fleeing and eluding   More...

Officials warn against removing wildlife from habitat

With spring comes birth anew from grass to trees to flowers to a new generation of wildlife.  And, while it may be tempting to remove newborn wildlife from its natural habitat for use as a pet, the state Game Commission (PGC) is advising it may More...

SHCSD officials prepare for summer months

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board members had a busy night Tuesday, hearing presentations from various groups, as well as handling an array of other business.  In the building maintenance report, supervisor Stanley Hall told the board More...

General News

Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat — even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rodriguez hits No. 659; Yankees down Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Willie Mays for fourth place on the career list, and the New York Yankees took advantage of one mistake after another by the suddenly sloppy New York Mets in a 6-4 vict More...

Cavs sweep past Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 victory Sunday.  More...

Wild, Canadiens advance to next round with wins

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Zach Parise scored twice, including a short-handed, highlightreel goal to get Minnesota going in the first period, and the Wild advanced to the Western Conference semifinals with a 4-1 victory over the St. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Virgo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 28, 2015: More...

Farm accident claims one life

A Hershey man died as a result of a farming accident while working on a family farm in Shirley Township Saturday afternoon. More...

Fire destroys Shirleysburg dwelling

A state police fire marshal has been called to investigate the cause of a structure fire that destroyed a family’s home in Shirleysburg Borough early Sunday morning. More...

A busy weekend in Huntingdon

Daniel Treece, right, displayed a broad sword for Shirley Hammond and John Norris in the Renaissance section of the 11th annual Mayfest celebration in downtown Huntingdon Saturday. More...

State  Free Access 

Municipal pensions generate talk in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG (AP) — They may not yet be at the forefront of policy debates at the Capitol, but Pennsylvania’s municipal pension troubles are stirring more discussion than usual.  More...

Judges to decide devices on case-by-case basis

ALLENTOWN (AP) — With the Pennsylvania Supreme Court declining to ban tweets, texts, email and other electronic communication in Pennsylvania courtrooms, county judges will decide on a case-by-case basis whether the public and news organization More...

Senate GOP to see if they can back words with votes

HARRISBURG (AP) — Even before Gov. Tom Wolf took office, Republican lawmakers drew lines in the sand. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 27   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon. The public is welcome to call or stop in. Call 641-6408, ext. More...

Local Sports

’Cats lose to Tigers in title game

Hornets lose to Williamsburg in consy

Freshman pitcher Catherine Miller had an outstanding day in the circle Saturday during the annual Huntingdon Softball Tournament. More...

Rockets dominate Eagles, Bulldogs

Southern Huntingdon Softball Tournament:

Southern Huntingdon hosted its annual tournament Saturday under cold conditions in the morning hours of the first game. More...

Southern breezes past Devils in title contest

Portage Baseball Tournament:

The Southern Huntingdon baseball team continued to deliver at the plate and added good base running to claim the championship trophy at the Portage Spring Classic baseball tournament in Portage Saturday.  The Rockets downed Bishop Caroll 8-7 in More...

People/Pastimes

Westminster Woods honors volunteers

A luncheon was given April 22 to honor and celebrate over 100 volunteers whose dedication of time and service last year enhanced the lives of many residents at Westminster Woods at all levels of living.  More...

Health Careers Awareness camps to be held

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Births

Bradley and Jill (Kern) Yohn of Orbisonia are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Brooklynn Grace Yohn, at 7:36 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at Chambersburg Hospital. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is an excellent compromise

Dear Annie: Two years ago, I made a big mistake. I married a widower and agreed to move into his house in a large city that is a 30-minute drive from the small town I love living in.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Ads should spin beyond web

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, concerning advertisements that list only a website for information:  “We are active seniors and decided to discontinue our Internet service. More...

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