March 8, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Two juries chosen for one-day trials

In a brief morning session Monday, two juries were chosen in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas.  A jury of eight women, four men and two female alternates will hear the case against Malakia Anton Jackson, 24, Mount Union, charged with More...

HASD kindergarten readiness event planned

After the success of the first Kickoff to Kindergarten event at Standing Stone Elementary School last fall, another one is being planned at the school from 6:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Local News

Area brief

Funding available for home repairs through USDA loans   HARRISBURG — Homeowners in rural areas who need repairs to their homes, but can’t afford regular loans, may be eligible for participation in USDA Rural Development’s Singl More...

Leaders give OK for Liberty Twp. bridge work

The Liberty Township Supervisors agreed Monday night to move ahead with a badly needed bridge project and inked a one-year police agreement with neighboring Saxton Borough Council.  The regular monthly session, held in the township building in S More...

Huntingdon man charged in assault

A Huntingdon man is expected to be in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing on one count each of corruption of minors, indecent assault and harassment stemming from an incident at 6:49 p.m. Jan. More...

Local Sports

Juniata splits with Cazenovia

College Baseball:

Down 6-5 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Juniata baseball team got the big hit when they needed it. More...

Eagles are beaten twice

College Softball:

A sixth-inning rally against Marywood fell short and the Juniata softball team dropped two at Hancock Monday. The Eagles fell 11-6 against the Pacers and 11-2 to the Monks of St. Joseph’s.  St. Joseph’s 11, Juniata 2  More...

JC handles King’s 8-1

Men’s Tennis:

The Juniata men’s tennis team began its Florida Trip with a match against King’s College on Monday morning. The Eagles won by the score of 7-2.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

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What others are saying

You don’t matter to drugmakers

If you wonder why Congress critters keep ignoring what the people want them to do — while doing things that people don’t want them doing — take a peek at the unique PR campaign now being run by the pharmaceutical industry. More...

Taking steps to avoid opioid overdose deaths

Op-Ed

Drug overdose deaths are claiming the lives of more Pennsylvanians today than even motor vehicle accidents.  In 2014, 2,500 individuals — seven people a day — succumbed to fatal overdoses from prescription opioids and heroin in the More...

Chatter Box

An exciting week

This is an exciting week for the Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary. They will celebrate the ribbon-cutting of their new kitchen at noon Thursday, March 10, at the corps fellowship hall on Shadyside Avenue in Huntingdon.  More...

Healthy Living

Eating right can improve quality of life

Legend states that on April 2, 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León was the .rst European to discover modern day Florida when he traveled on a quest for the mythical “Fountain of Youth.” While modern science has proven that there is More...

The best (and worst) foods for heart health

No one wants to hear from their doctors that they have joined the millions of people across the globe to be diagnosed with heart disease. More...

How to bake healthier treats

Baking can be a relaxing and rewarding pastime that parents can share with their children. Baking promotes a variety of skills, including the ability to follow instructions and make measurements. More...

Annie's Mailbox

High school friendships can be challenging

Dear Annie: I have three best friends. We are juniors in high school and like sisters. Two weeks ago, “Jessica” and “Lucy” got into a fight because Jessica didn’t like Lucy’s driving. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Pisces if born before 2:40 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 9, 2016:  More...

Executive order riles lawmakers

An executive order signed by Gov. More...

Wildfire season beginning locally

Although the sign at the Rothrock State Forestry office in Smithfield Township warns the risk of wildfires is low, fire crews across the county have already responded to several such fires, including a field fire Monday afternoon on Seven Points Road More...

Supervisors to discuss sewer project closure

Cromwell Township Supervisors are expected to participate in a conference call Wednesday to discuss the final steps in the township’s community sewer system project.  During Monday’s monthly meeting, supervisor Buzz Gutshall told the More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Nancy Reagan funeral plans announced

SIMIVALLEY, Calif. (AP) — The funeral for former first lady Nancy Reagan will be held on Friday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation announced Monday. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Union Township barn leveled by blaze

75 Years Ago  German authorization quarters for the first time described German-Greek relations as “not good.” Hitherto, since the start of the Italo-Greek war, Germany has contended that her relations with Greece were satisfactory.& More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 8   AA Meeting p 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 

Peyton Manning announces his retirement

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. More...

Eagles clean up Kelly’s mistakes; Redskins release RGIII

Chip Kelly’s big-money mistakes are following him out the door in Philadelphia.  The Eagles agreed to a pair of trades Monday that will send 2014 NFL rushing champion DeMarco Murray to Tennessee and cornerback Byron Maxwell and linebacker More...

Phillies down Pirates 1-0

BRADENTON, Fla. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Couple celebrates 50th year of marriage

Earle and M. Candis (Studebaker) Hawn celebrated 50 years of marriage Jan. 2, 2016. They were married at McAlevys Fort Presbyterian Church Jan. 2, 1966.  Earle and Candis reside in Victoria Manor, Huntingdon County. More...

Juniata soccer pitches in

The Juniata College soccer team including, first row, assistant coach Kaleigh Herring; second row, from the left, Aubrie Christensen, Yoselin Milloy, Taylor Garraffa; third row, Olivia Claycomb, Carl More...

Births

Brian and Amy Gladfelter of Huntingdon are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Jane Gladfelter, Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Doctor K

Use care when taking ibuprofen after angioplasty

DEAR DOCTOR K: I had angioplasty with a stent recently. I need to take aspirin and Plavix every day. I used to take ibuprofen for pain, but a neighbor said I shouldn’t take it if I’m on aspirin and Plavix. Is that right?  More...

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