February 22, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Lawmaker talks transportation

While his visit to the Broad Top Area Medical Center earlier this week focused on local health care needs, Congressman Bill Shuster also spent some time addressing transportation issues.  More...

Grant monies to aid monarch population

Grant monies received by the state Game Commission aim to aid the waning monarch butterfly population by restoring habitat. The Game Commission was awarded two separate Monarch Butterfly Conservation Fund grants by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. More...

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Enjoying nice weather

Paul Friend, a member of Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue, took advantage of Saturday’s spring-like temperatures to wash a piece of the department’s apparatus. More...

Woman arrested for car theft attempt

A Shade Gap woman was arrested by Huntingdon Borough Police around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night after she allegedly attempted to steal a car in the area of the 900 block of Moore Street. More...

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Loitering   More...

General News

Safety advocate asks gov’t to reopen Jeep investigation

DETROIT (AP) — An auto safety advocate is calling on the government to reopen an investigation of rear-crash fires in older Jeep SUVs after finding at least 11 more deaths since the vehicles were recalled. More...

Local Sports

Area crowns five champs, OW and Coach of Year

District 6-AA Wrestling Championships:

It’s hard to imagine a bigger day at the District 6-AA wrestling championships then the one the locals turned in Saturday at the Altoona High School Field House. More...

Villa and Brumbaugh fourth

District 5-AA Wrestling Tournament:

Tussey Mountain advanced two of its eight entries to the consolation finals of the District 5-AA Tournament at Pitt- Johnstown, but both were beaten and failed to move on to the Southwest Class AA Regional Tournament. More...

Juniata men win, women beaten

College Basketball:

Juniata 67, Moravian 58 Needing a victory to clinch a spot in the Landmark Tournament, the Juniata men’s basketball team stepped up to the challenge. More...

People/Pastimes

Blenditarian substitutions make dinnertime delicious

Finding the right daily nutritional balance is no easy feat. More...

Special Occasions

Feb. 22, 2016  Happy birthday wishes to Brandon Seager of Mapleton who is celebrating his birthday today, Monday, Feb. 22, 2016. Happy birthday, Brandon!   More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Virgo. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016: More...

Hospital plans to restructure

Change is never easy, but shifts in health care trends are making change necessary at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. Unfortunately, those changes have led to a restructuring of the organization, which has resulted in the elimination of six employees. More...

Students ‘tap’ into maple tradition

Taking part in a tradition hundreds of years old, Juniata College students, faculty, alumni and friends set out into the maple grove at the Raystown Field Station Saturday to begin harvesting sugar water for syrup production.  More...

Blueprint Communities’ work continues

The Juniata River Blueprint Community team remains hard at work though it hasn’t had a public meeting since November 2015.  The core team continued to meet throughout the holidays, and those who are a part of that core team want people to More...

State  Free Access 

New filings set stage for state legislative campaigns

HARRISBURG (AP) — It happens every four years in the world of Pennsylvania politics, and it looks like 2016 will be no different — legislative races will be overshadowed by the presidential contest and Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Dance marathon raises more than $9.7 million

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Hundreds of students participating in Penn State’s annual dance marathon during the weekend raised more than $9.7 million for pediatric cancer research and care. More...

Judge refuses to alter sentence in fatal crash

HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — A judge in central Pennsylvania refused to modify the sentence he imposed in a fatal crash, including provisions that the defendant carry the victim’s picture and place flowers on her grave.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 22   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Nittany Lions win 29-18 over Cowboys

No. 1 Penn State (16-0) took care of No. 2 Oklahoma State (13-3) Sunday to win the 2016 NWCA National Dual Championship Series title. More...

Hamlin wins Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. More...

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Annie's Mailbox

Talk to wife about wishes regarding retirement

Dear Annie: I am hoping to retire in six years. I have been investing some money through my job and have accumulated a comfortable amount. My wife had a similar fund at her job, but took the money out a few years ago. More...

Hints from Heloise

A plea for more trees

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about new homes’ landscaping: “This is more grief than anger. It seems that every newly bought home gets raided of its mature trees. Then the owners plant saplings in their place. More...

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