February 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Falling rocks present roadway hazard

Although the old campfire story suggests a slightly humorous tale behind the many “Falling Rock” signs posted along area roadways, the reason for the signs are no laughing matter.  More...

Lackawanna Co. man seeking state AG seat

A Lackawanna County man has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for state attorney general.  Joe Peters told Huntingdon County Republicans why he’s qualified to serve as the state’s top cop during a visit to the co More...

Local News

Emu causes traffic issues

An emu that reportedly escaped from its home in McVeytown caused quite a stir on Route 22 at Sand Plant Hill near Mapleton early Saturday afternoon. More...

Police Log

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More scenes from 2016 CHAMP dance marathon

Dancers took a break from bustin’ moves to take part in a game of dodgeball. Games and competitions were held throughout the night. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Wizards take advantage of Cavs without LeBron

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking advantage of a rare day off for LeBron James, the Washington Wizards got a much-needed victory in their bid to move into playoff position, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 113-99 on Sunday behind John Wall’s 21 poi More...

Pirates made mistake on Cole’s salary offer

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington on Sunday acknowledged the team erroneously computed Gerrit Cole’s salary offer for 2016, which led to a public spat with their ace pitcher.  More...

Blackhawks get past Capitals 3-2

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Dennis Rasmussen scored, and the new-look Chicago Blackhawks beat the NHL-leading Washington Capitals 3-2 on Sunday. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Sagittarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 1, 2016: More...

Sheetz awaiting OK to sell beer

Seven months after the doors opened at the Sheetz store on Shaner Boulevard in Smithfield Township, coolers designed for beer sales remain dark.  More...

Local people mark leap year birthdays

Sometimes referred to as “leaplings” or “leapers,” those born Feb. 29 have the lifetime benefit of never having to act their age.  More...

Fire heavily damages Wood mobile home

Fire of an undetermined origin caused major damage to the interior of a one-story mobile home located at 313 Broad St. in the village of Wood shortly after 1 p.m. Sunday.   Jason Banco and Shari McElwee of Six Mile Run own the mobile home. More...

General News

New twist in addiction crisis

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are sounding the alarm about a new and deadly twist in the country’s drugaddiction crisis in the form of a potent painkiller disguised as other medications. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 29 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 until 9 p.m. at St. More...

Local Sports

Eagles sweep Cairn

Men’s Volleyball:

The Juniata men’s volleyball team played its second conference match in as many days Saturday afternoon. The Eagles rebounded well after losing to Rutgers-Newark Friday with a 3-0 victory (25-15, 25-21, 25-22) over Cairn. More...

Hobart blanks Juniata

Men’s Tennis:

The Juniata men’s tennis team played Hobart College in a non-conference match Saturday afternoon at Bristol Field House. More...

HCA boys win KCEA AA title

A pair of second-half rallies over the weekend earned the Huntingdon Christian Academy boys’ basketball team the Keystone Christian Athletic Association Class AA state title.  More...

People/Pastimes

Scouts hold Blue and Gold Banquet

Cub Scout Pack 225 held its annual Blue and Gold Banquet Feb. 6. The banquet was held at the Rockhill Church of the Brethren. Cubmaster Linda Morgan welcomed all the scouts and their families.  More...

Klauss-Crozier

Hillary Elizabeth Klauss of Dry Fork, Virginia, and Daniel Thomas Crozier of Danville, Virginia, were wed Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at Carter’s Mill, Dry Fork, Virginia. The Rev. Roger Ewing presided over the 5 p.m. double ring ceremony.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Kaiden Snare who turned 8 years old yesterday, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. Kaiden is the son of Steve and Stephanie Snare of Huntingdon and the older brother of Ryder. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Eating disorders can affect anyone

Dear Annie: People think they know how eating disorders start, but I want to share my story, which might surprise people. I never set out to have an eating disorder. In fact, I didn’t even set out to lose weight. More...

Hints from Heloise

Charitable deluge

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is really a slew of Sound Offs:  Margaret in Lubbock, Texas, wrote: “I’ve been overwhelmed with pleas for contributions for charities I’ve never had on my list! More...

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