May 8, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Hunters search for elusive morels

For generations, the first week of May has marked the long-anticipated advent of morel season for many local families as they set out in search of the tasty mushrooms growing on the forest floor.  More...

Mental health review requested by lawyer

The Three Springs man accused of setting a neighbor’s cabin on fire in January appeared briefly before the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pittsburgh settling police hiring bias suit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city has agreed to pay nearly $1.6 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union three years ago that claimed police hiring policies discriminated against blacks.  City solicitor Lourdes Sanc More...

Drinking preceded crash that killed officer

LIGONIER (AP) — The passenger in a van involved in a headon crash that killed a police officer said he and the driver were drinking before the collision, a newspaper reported Thursday.  More...

New unclaimed property rules produce windfall

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Treasury Department said Thursday it expects revenue from a change in rules for handling unclaimed property to exceed projections by about $210 million — good news for legislative budget writers faci More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 8 AA MEETING . Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. EXERCISE CLASSES More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

A-Rod passes Mays; Yankees beat Orioles 4-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez passed Willie Mays for fourth on the career home run list, connecting for No. 661 Thursday night and helping the New York Yankees beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3.  More...

Blackhawks win 4-3 to sweep Wild

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Four tied for lead in Players

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The biggest star at The Players Championship was not Rory McIlroy or Jordan Spieth playing together in the morning. More...

School News

TMHS graduates given opportunity for scholarship

The Saxton-Liberty High School Alumni Association is offering Tussey Mountain High School graduates the opportunity to receive a $2,500 scholarship award.  It will be presented to the recipient at the 28th annual alumni association reunion banqu More...

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Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Spot remover   To clean spots on clothing, I just rub a regular bar of hand soap on the spot. Then I scrub it with both hands. In a minute, it’s gone! This is cheaper than any other spot remover I've tried!  Natural shampoo   More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Combustible can?

Dear Heloise: I read with interest about TRASH BINS being left out on the street. What worries me is that some are kept in garages. They can pose a fire hazard if stored in the wrong place. More...

Special Sections

Warmer temps to impact area

County residents will be able to take advantage of the warm weather this Mother’s Day weekend, as temperatures are expected to hit the mid 80s.  The National Weather Service’s State College Bureau reports average temperatures for thi More...

Local 911 funding may get increases

A new state House Bill is proposing an increase in the telephone bill surcharges to help 911 funding across the state, but local leaders say the increase isn’t high enough.  More...

Former DA to retire from state AG’s office

A former Huntingdon County District Attorney is retiring from the state Attorney General’s Office today.  Today, Friday, May 8, marks Robert “Bob” Stewart’s last day as a senior deputy attorney general.  More...

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Local News

Mapleton man arrested on drug charges

State police at Huntingdon arrested 40-year-old Christopher Muckle of 403 Main St., Apt. More...

Police Log

Crashes State police at Huntingdon investigated a one-vehicle crash on Raystown Road just south of Seven Points Road at 2:15 p.m. May 3. James Laplante Jr., 44, Greencastle More...

Commissioners proclaim travel and tourism week

Travel and Tourism Week was officially proclaimed in Huntingdon County during the weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday.  Sandy Wright, president of the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, attended the commissioners’ More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Contract awarded for fair’s livestock office

75 Years Ago  William S. Whitmore, Schellsburg, was reelected chairman of the Bedford County Republican Committee at the biennial election of the committee held in the county court house at Bedford.  More...

Local Sports

Rockets beat Spartans to lock up ICC South

High School Softball:

Southern Huntingdon’s final Inter-County Conference South Division game Thursday afternoon against visiting McConnellsburg went from just being another game to prepare the team for the upcoming District Six playoffs to a chance to lock up the S More...

Errors costly to Bearcats

High School Baseball:

On Senior Day, the Huntingdon baseball didn’t put together much of a party. More...

Wilson tosses three-hitter at Knights

Mount Union needed six innings to finally do away with Moshannon Valley by the 10-run rule Thursday. Cam Woodward went three for three with three RBI and Cole Wilson threw a three-hitter in a 13-3 win for the Trojans.  More...

People/Pastimes

Penn College team among national finalists

A team of Pennsylvania College of Technology students was among the grand-prize finalists at the second annual “Race to Zero Student Design Competition” held recently at the National Renewable Energy Labs in Golden, Colorado.  More...

St. John’s Episcopal Church to host annual High Tea event

St. John’s Episcopal Church, located at 212 Penn St., Huntingdon, will host its annual high tea with seatings at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9.  Reservations and payment must be made prior to the date of the event. More...

Licensed to Wed

Jordan Ray Alwine, 421 N.14th St., Lebanon, and Courtney Paige Bowman, 711 Church St. Apt. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It is OK to set boundaries at work

Dear Annie: I am 17 years old. I have a job that requires I work only a few times a month, and the staff can trade shifts if they choose. I have been at this job for two years, and I enjoy it.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 4:22 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 9, 2015:  More...

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