May 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Sale of area nursing facility finalized

One week after Presbyterian Senior Living announced it is selling Woodland Retirement Community in Orbisonia to TL Management of Brooklyn, New York, the sale of Huntingdon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to TL Management is now official. More...

Spring gobbler season will have good opener

Spring gobbler season will begin tomorrow and Game Commission officials are expecting a good season for number of reasons.  “We expect fairly good pressure,” said Game Commission southcentral region education and information supervi More...

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Local News

MU students walk to spread domestic violence awareness

A group of Mount Union Area High School students are spreading awareness about the realities of domestic violence in memory of a fellow Trojan who was killed in the course of a domestic incident.  More...

Area brief

Car enthusiasts to host Kars and Koffee spring fling   More...

Police Log

Theft   SHIRLEY TWP. — A Mount Union man reported to state police at Huntingdon he found a counterfeit $10 bill that had been obtained from an ATM at 14248 Christoff Ave. at 1:05 p.m. April 29.  More...

World  Free Access 

More data sought on hospital hand cleaner safety

WASHINGTON (AP) — To fight infections, hospital workers can hit the hand sanitizer a hundred times or more a day. Now, the government wants more study of whether that is safe and how well it actually fights the spread of germs.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 1 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. Shirley St., Mount Union. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Golf Roundup

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rickie Fowler made three big putts in a row and won his second straight match Thursday to secure his spot in the round of 16 on the weekend at the Match Play Championship.  Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth also won two m More...

Burress indicted

Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on charges he failed to pay taxes, New Jersey prosecutors announced Thursday.  The 37-year-old former wide receiver was charged last week with willful failure to pay a state tax and issuing a bad More...

Tampa Bay takes Winston with first pick

CHICAGO (AP) — Even with significant off-field baggage, Jameis Winston was the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday night.  With no such issues, Marcus Mariota went second.  You don’t pass up a potential franchise quarterback in More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Rules of the road

Dear Readers: Most of us have taken a ROAD TRIP at some points in our lives. Whether driving across the country or just a few hours away, here are some hints on driving safety and courtesy:  — The left lane is for passing. More...

Special Sections

Synthetic drugs concern experts

Synthetic cannabis has made state and national news in recent weeks, but experts in the field report the larger problem of designer drugs cannot be isolated to a single compound.  More...

Lyme disease funds sought by senator

A local U.S. senator is pushing for increased funding from the Centers for Disease Control to combat Lyme disease.  More...

Transportation event to feature candidates

County residents will have another opportunity Saturday, May 2, to meet candidates running for Huntingdon County Commissioner.  The Let’s Talk Transportation event will give residents a chance to speak with the candidates and will be held More...

Deadline for LIHEAP extended until today

UGI Utilities Inc. is reminding area residents the Low Income Heat- i n g Assistance Program, or LIHEAP deadline has been extended to today, Friday, May 1.  According to a press release from UGI Utilities Inc, Gov. More...

State  Free Access 

Hundreds rally to protest Baltimore death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Several hundred people gathered at City Hall in Philadelphia to protest Freddie Gray’s policecustody death in Baltimore and raise concerns about police and community relations in their own city.  More...

Teens to be tried as adults in maiming of teacher

LEWISBURG (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that three teenagers will be tried as adults in a rock-throwing incident last summer that severely harmed an Ohio schoolteacher who watched the daylong pretrial hearing as she wore a plastic helmet to pro More...

New charges in case believed linked to shooting death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal grand jury has returned a new indictment in a heroin trafficking case that authorities believe was linked to the shooting death of a Pittsburgh woman last year, federal prosecutors said.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

MUASD superintendent addresses tax hike

75 Years Ago  J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon has placed its facilities at the disposal of subscribers of the nonprofit group hospitalization plan administered through the Hospital Service Association, it was announced by Thomas F. More...

Local Sports

Valley splits twinbill with Moshannon

High School Softball:

Juniata Valley used a big inning to pull away from Moshannon Valley for an 11-3 win in the opener of Thursday afternoon’s Inter-County Conference North Division doubleheader in Houtzdale. More...

Perow, Mitchell reach doubles title match

District Six Tennis:

Huntingdon’s No. 1 doubles team of Austin Perow and Taylor Mitchell won three matches Thursday to earn a berth in the finals of the District Six Doubles Tournament in Altoona.  Huntingdoin No. More...

Trojans handle Tyrone 13-3

High School Baseball:

Drew Harshbarger threw a complete game four-hitter, Dyland Sunderland collected three hits and Jonathan Atherton drove in three runs and the Mount Union baseball team rebounded from Tuesday loss at West Branch with a 13-3, six inning win over visitin More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon Soroptimist Club

Members of the Huntingdon Soroptimist Club, service chair Elizabeth Walters, far left, and president Carol Guyer, center, presented a donation to Huntingdon Meals on Wheels representatives, from the More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS DOUBLE THE FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Addison Cruz and Landen Bo Banks who turn 1 year old today, Friday, May 1, 2015. Their proud parents are Scott Banks and Rena Brenneman of Huntingdon. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

An anniversary card shower is being held in honor of Roy “Sonny” and Josephine (Shore) Yoder of McVeytown, who celebrate their golden anniversary Friday, May 8, 2015. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Gym bag smell   If you have a smelly gym bag, you don’t need to buy expensive odor removers. Just put a dryer sheet into your gym bag. You’ll have no more sweaty smell.  Fly away   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Surprises should be kept to a minimum

Dear Annie: My youngest son is engaged to “Carol,” a lovely young lady. My oldest son, “Mitch,” lives out of state with his partner, “James.” Both are in the wedding party. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Libra if born before 6:47 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 2, 2015:  More...

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