May 11, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Construction progressing

Work is progressing on the new Sheetz store along Route 26 in Smithfield Township. Construction started in early March and completion is expected by mid-July. More...

County Relay For Life planned for Saturday

A veritable army of cancer survivors, volunteers and community members will come together Saturday, M a y 16, to “ Wi n This War, Find A Cure”atHunt- ingdon County’s 20th annual Relay For Life event at Detwiler Memorial Field, Hunti More...

Local News

Salvation Army offices closed for construction

HUNTINGDON BORO. — The Salvation Army offices on Shadyside Avenue will be closed Wednesday, May 13, through Friday, May 15, due to construction work.  The offices will reopen at 9 a.m. More...

Belleville Mennonite School to host golf tournament

LEWISTOWN, MIFFLIN CO. — Belleville Mennonite School will hold its 17th Annual Golf Classic at the Lewistown Country Club at 8 a.m. Friday, June 26. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, June 9.  More...

Rescue crews search for missing after twisters

VAN, Texas (AP) — Emergency responders searched through wreckage in parts of Texas and Arkansas early Monday after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities, killing at least two people and injuring dozens of others.  As many More...

General News

NBC has 14 new shows on next year’s schedule

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is turning to some proven players for next year’s schedule, resurrecting its “Heroes” franchise, bringing back Craig T. More...

Why homebuyers face a tough spring

AP Business Writers  Eager to buy your first home this spring? Already own, but want to trade up? Be warned: there’ll be plenty of competition  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pineda fans 16; Yankees win 6-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Pineda struck out a career-high 16 in seven dominant innings and New York downed Baltimore.  Pineda (5-0) matched David Cone and David Wells for the second-most strikeouts in a game by a Yankees pitcher. More...

Murray beats Nadal in Madrid

MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal on clay for the first time Sunday, dominating the Madrid Open final to win 6-3, 6-2 against the four-time champion.  It was Murray’s first Masters title on clay, a week after his maiden car More...

Juniata falls to Emory in 2nd round

NCAA Men’s Tennis:

LEXINGTON, VA- The Juniata men’s tennis team knew they had a tall task in front of them when they faced #4 Emory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday at the Washington and Lee Tennis Courts. More...

Annie's Mailbox

‘Green-eyed monster’ has taken over

Dear Annie: Many years ago, “Hazel” sat next to me in high school and apparently had a crush on me. (I had no clue.) She married someone else, and her husband passed away 20 years ago. More...

Hints from Heloise

Loudmouth ATMs

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND ON, about ATMs:  “I like ATMs that don’t sound out the amount of money you are getting and instead just spit it all out at once. It is a safety issue for me. More...

Central booking center now open

A new process in the county jail is helping law enforcement officers spend less time booking criminals and more time on the streets. More...

Juniata grant to aid students financially

First generation college students hoping to study a science at Juniata College will have a slightly easier time thanks to the William Randolph Hearst Foundation. More...

Local municipalities aided by Act 13 funding

Since it was signed into law in 2012, the state’s Act 13 impact fee has been providing Huntingdon County with funds to improve local communities. More...

State  Free Access 

Funeral for officer draws hundreds

LIGONIER (AP) — A western Pennsylvania police officer killed in a wrong-way crash was a friend, a brother, a firefighter and the face of his community, loved ones said at his funeral. More...

Future of big-city policing on the ballot in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One candidate said he would immediately go to the scene with the police commissioner. Another said she would go on television and ask for calm. More...

High court race overshadows race for lower courts

HARRISBURG (AP) — The crowded nomination battles for Pennsylvania’s highest court are attracting more attention, but Democratic races are underway for one open seat each on the Superior and Commonwealth courts.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, May 11   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Eagles blank Drew to win ECAC title

Women’s Tennis:

The Juniata women’s tennis team was crowned ECAC Champion Sunday afternoon after defeating fellow Landmark Conference team Drew University 5-0 on the Raffensperger Tennis Courts.  More...

Bullpen quiets Senators and Curve wins 7-4

The Altoona bullpen held Harrisburg quiet over the last five innings as the Curve defeated the Senators 7-4 in the finale of the weekend series.  The Curve (17-11) took twoof three games from the Senators (11-18) on the brief threeday road trip. More...

People/Pastimes

Five Generations

Five generations of family gathered recently, including, from the left, father Ryan McMullen holding Braxton McMullen, great-great-grandmother Barbara Freeberg, grandmother Jennifer Ramsey and great- More...

Student News

Members of the Huntingdon Branch of the Association of American University Women (AAUW), from the left, Deb Roney, Judith Benz and far right, Meg Neville, recognized Juniata College senior Heather Wi More...

Student honored with AAUW award

Juniata College graduate Heather (Steele) Williams is the recipient of the annual Huntingdon Branch of the Association of American University Women (AAUW) award for a Juniata College senior woman from the Huntingdon area. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Pisces. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 12, 2015 More...

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