May 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Groups promote wellness

As doctors are encouraging patients to get comprehensive blood tests, the price of those tests may deter people, but, this past weekend, local folks didn’t have to worry about that. More...

Local News

Burnt food blamed for smoke in Juniata residence hall

Emergency responders from several volunteer fire companies were called to the campus of Juniata College around 7 p.m. Sunday for a reported fire at Nathan Hall. More...

Police Log

DUI crash   More...

More scenes from weekend events

At the left, Brenda Frederick of Roaring Spring, right, a vendor selling Norwex products, explains how they work to Jennifer Eby, Shelly Eby, center, and Kaylee Eby, above, at the Huntingdon County C More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, May 4   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Astros beat Mariners for 10th straight

HOUSTON (AP) — Evan Gattis homered twice and Houston beat the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Sunday for its 10th straight victory, the Astros’ longest winning streak since 12 in a row in 2004.  An AL-best 18-7, Houston set a team record for it More...

Wizards top Hawks

ATLANTA (AP) — Bradley Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28 points and the Washington Wizards remained unbeaten in the postseason, knocking off the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks 104-98 Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.&nb More...

Brewers fire manager

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers fired manager Ron Roenicke on Sunday night, hours after their 5-3 victory over the Cubs in Chicago.  The Brewers are a major league-worst 7-18 after a 2-13 start. More...

Senior Spotlight

CATARACT SURGERY COMMON AND EFFECTIVE

As men and women age, their risk for cataracts increases. Starting at age 50, cataract risk rises, and that risk only grows more signi.cant as men and women get older. More...

HOW TO BUILD AND MAINTAIN STRONG BONES

Osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become weakened and brittle over time, affects millions of people across the globe. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 7:13 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 5, 2015: More...

Prison policies protect public

After an incident involving staff and inmates inside the gates of SCI Houtzdale Tuesday, the public may be reflecting on the safety protocols that are in place at the county’s two SCI facilities to keep potential situations from escalating and More...

Candidates talk transportation

A small group gathered at Riverside Park in Smithfield Township Saturday to hear candidates for Huntingdon County Commissioner address transportation issues in the county. More...

A weekend full of color

Conner Eagle, second from left, and Alec Cooper were doused with color by volunteers Kelly Dixon, left, and Lisa Bigelow, right, during the Salvation Army’s color fun run Sunday afternoon at De More...

State  Free Access 

Trooper’s parents say they forgive suspected ambusher

TOBYHANNA (AP) — The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss.  More...

Crash that injured lawmaker may be DUI case

ALLENTOWN (AP) — A motorcycle crash on an eastern Pennsylvania interstate that injured a powerful state senator is being investigated as a possible case of driving under the influence, authorities said.  More...

Drive to depoliticize school funds adds intrigue

HARRISBURG (AP) — It’s the first thing each Pennsylvania state lawmaker checks in a governor’s brand-new budget proposal: How much more money the public schools in their districts would get. More...

Local Sports

Juniata beats Goucher 5-4 for Landmark title

College Tennis:

On a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon at Raffensberger Court, Juniata and Goucher faced off in the men’s tennis Landmark Conference Championship. More...

Frederick wins three times; Leri wins HJ

West Central Coaches Meet:

Huntingdon senior Kobran Frederick, who is the defending PIAA Class AA state champion in the triple jump, had a very good showing Friday in a warm up for the District Six Championships at the annual West Central Coaches Meet at Altoona’s Mansio More...

Bell leads Curve to sweep of Erie

First baseman Josh Bell continued his hot weekend as the Altoona Curve capped a threegame sweep of the Erie Seawovles with a 7-4 win on Sunday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (15-6) have won four straight after handing the Sea More...

People/Pastimes

Service Personnel News

Grandson of area residents to graduate from corps

Andrew McMullen of Hummelstown will graduate from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Friday, May 15, at Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia.  More...

American Legion Auxiliary holds April meeting

The auxiliary to the Frank P. More...

Explore ways to show you care this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is the one day each year when men, women and children across the country gather to honor the mothers in their lives. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Send family member a bill

Dear Annie: My husband graduated from a very prestigious art college. Early in his career, he gave away some paintings to close friends and family members.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Automatic irritation

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about irons:  More...

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