June 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Post office centennial to be celebrated

Downtown Huntingdon’s landmark post office will soon mark its centennial and the borough is planning to party like it’s 1915.  More...

Michigan CWD deer raises local awareness

Although it’s suspected chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been present in the state’s whitetail deer for sometime, a recent discovery of the disease in free-ranging deer in Michigan has brought the topic back into the news.  More...

State  Free Access 

Chevron fined for fatal gas well explosion, fire

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chevron Appalachia LLC has agreed to pay a nearly $940,000 fine levied by the state Department of Environmental Protection over a natural gas well explosion and fire that killed a contractor.  Last month, Chevron agreed t More...

House Republicans push taxes to unanimous defeat

HARRISBURG (AP) — A measure combining all of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed tax increases went down unanimously Monday in the state House, but Republicans and Democrats had much different reasons for voting against it.  More...

Former, current lawmakers plead guilty in sting case

HARRISBURG (AP) — The undercover sting that state Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office called too flawed to win convictions did just that Monday, racking up guilty pleas from a legislator and a former lawmaker, bringing the total to th More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

EBT to authorized to close Rocky Ridge branch

75 Years Ago  The 35,000-ton USS Washington, America’s mightiest man of war and its first new battleship in 19 years, was to be launched at the Philadelphia naval yard.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 2 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Haeger drives in three; Florida wins 3-1

Women’s College World Series:

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lauren Haeger had a home run and three RBIs against Michigan, but what she didn’t do Monday night could play a more important role in Florida’s championship hopes.  More...

Football returning to UAB in 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. More...

DeChambeau wins NCAA men’s title

BRADENTON, Fla. More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon Dance Academy recognizes seniors

Zoë Morris is an 18-yearold senior at Mount Union Area High School. She is the daughter of John and Sylvia Morris, the youngest sister to Kezia, Zachary, Philip, John and LaVelle. More...

Engaged to Wed

Savanna Peters of Woodland and Mark Hammon of Huntingdon are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Daniel and Robin Peters of Woodland. More...

Engaged to Wed

Billie (Keller) and Michael Cutshall and Norman and Carean Stever are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephenie Keller, to Justin Bucher, the son of David and Becky Bucher.  The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Southern Hu More...

School News

MUAHS Clas of 2014

Diplomas presented to 121 MUAHS seniors

Mount Union Area High School’s Class of 2015 became the first of Huntingdon County’s seniors to cross the threshold into post-secondary adventure after collecting their diplomas during the school’s 50th annual commencement exercises More...

MUAHS Clas of 2015

‘We met as strangers, grew as classmates and left as friends.’
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Class of 2015 Trojans honored at annual class day

Members of the Mount Union Area High School Class of 2015 were honored May 28 for their academic, athletic and citizenship achievements during the annual Senior Class Day award ceremony in the high school auditorium.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 5:50 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 3, 2015:  More...

Woman waives jury before trial

The former Smithfield Township woman charged in the 2010 death of her infant son waived her right to a jury trial Monday, opting to appear before only a judge when her case heads to trial next week.  More...

Home loan rates anticipated to rise

While mortgage rates have remained roughly the same since 2008, they soon may be on the rise.  Joyce Park, loan officer at Community State Bank of Orbisonia, said rates are anticipated to rise this summer.  “It could be any time,&rdqu More...

State budget negotiations begin at Capitol

State budget negotiations began in earnest in Harrisburg Monday. And already, things aren’t going smoothly for Gov. Tom Wolf.  The House of Representatives took up a measure that included all of Wolf’s proposed tax increases. More...

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Local News

Liberty Township road contracts tabled

Meeting in their regular monthly meeting Monday night in Stonerstown, the Liberty Township Supervisors tabled action on the awarding of a contract for summer road improvements.  The session, which involved a number of other road related matters More...

Museum board members discuss expectations

Long range expectations and short-term concerns about finances highlighted a busy Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society board of directors meeting held Saturday morning in the Coal Miners’ Museum in Robertsdale.  More...

James Creek man charged

A James Creek man is facing a litany of sex abuse charges.  Kyle Andrew Patterson, 20, confined to Huntingdon County Jail, has been charged with one count involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, 20 counts each involuntary deviate sexual intercou More...

World  Free Access 

Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine

CHICAGO (AP) — The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type.  The National Cancer Institute’s NCI-MATCH trial wi More...

Cancer treatments got gentler, yet kids’ survival improved

CHICAGO (AP) — The move to make cancer treatments gentler for children has paid a double dividend: More kids are surviving than ever before, and without the long-term complications that doomed many of their peers a generation ago, new research More...

Local Sports

Outstanding Senior Student/Athletes:

Juniata Valley  Sam Singer   Parents: Jim and Tanya Singer of Huntingdon.  Sports played (varsity letters): Earned eight letters in three varsity sports — football (2), wrestling (4) and baseball (2).  More...

Hornets hurdle Serra Catholic 3-1

PIAA Class A Baseball Playoffs:

Juniata Valley returned to the PIAA state championship tournament for the second year in a row Monday at Mount Aloysius College. The Green Hornets engaged the Serra Catholic Eagles in a great first-round contest.  More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

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Editorial

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What others are saying

Victims in the war on whistleblowers

Jeffrey Sterling recently stood before a judge as his sentence was read. The former CIA officer, the judge declared, would spend 42 months — that’s three and half years — behind bars. More...

ISIS united in actions; U.S. is divided

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter unleashed a firestorm when he harshly criticized Iraqi forces for abandoning the Iraqi city of Ramadi to ISIS. Iraqi security forces "showed no will to fight," he said. "They were not outnumbered. More...

Chatter Box

Year is nearly at half-way point

Can you believe it’s June? That means nearly half of 2015 is already in the books, but June is also the month for high school graduations. Ceremonies across the county started last night, with the Mount Union Trojans leading the pack.  More...

Healthy Living

Take care of your immune system

Do you feel as if you’re coming down with the .u? Keeping your immune system in top shape is essential if you want to .ght infections and stay healthy. More...

Fifteen stress-relievers

Stress is our body’s reaction to a perceived danger or to an emotional or physical overload. More...

The secret of a healthy life: stay active and eat well

Did you know that two-thirds of children are not active enough to sustain optimum growth and development? Many of them also suffer from obesity. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Shaming is form of abuse

Dear Annie: My 14-year-old daughter attends an all-girls school. Her stepfather initially encouraged it, but in the past two years, my daughter has made friends with a few classmates who say they are lesbian or bisexual. More...

Doctor K

Lifestyle changes can help relieve hot flash discomfort

DEAR DOCTOR K: What can I do to relieve uncomfortable hot flashes?  DEAR READER: Yesterday I discussed new research showing that menopausal hot flashes can last for much longer than the “several years” the textbooks say they are supp More...

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