March 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Trash hauler circulating petitions

Local trash service owner Ralph Park is circulating petitions for residents of Huntingdon Borough to sign in opposition of council’s decision to consider contracting a single trash and recycling collector for residential properties.  More...

Local News

ORJMA members discuss invoice

During their monthly meeting Wednesday, members of the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint MunicipalAuthority(ORJMA) discussed an invoice received from the local fire company for a service previously done free of charge.  Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire More...

Mifflin Co. DA may seek death penalty

The Mifflin County District Attorney’s office has filed a notice that would open the door for the death penalty in a double murder case.  DA Christopher Torquato filed a notice of aggravating circumstances in the case against Travis Allen More...

Senator calls for more affordable higher ed

U.S. Sen. Robert Casey held a conference call with reporters Wednesday to discuss the importance of making sure higher education is affordable and attainable for all students.  More...

World  Free Access 

Families win $4.24M verdict against gas driller

Two couples were awarded nearly $4.25 million on Thursday after a federal jury found one of the largest natural gas producers in Pennsylvania was responsible for the contamination of their well water, capping a sixyear odyssey that turned their sleep More...

Does being female in the US carry unfair costs?

NEW YORK (AP) — Margo Seibert and Natalie Brasington don’t think women should have to pay a “period tax,” and like a growing number of other women, they are publicly questioning whether being female in the U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

James leads Cavs to win over Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James scored 24 points while sharing a court with Kobe Bryant for the final time, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 120-108 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.  Bryant had 26 points on 11-of- More...

Canadiens down Sabres

MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal defenseman P.K. More...

Blue Jays beat Pirates 5-1

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. More...

Press Club

Donation buys HCCTC 3D printer

“Giving is not just about making a donation, it is about making a difference,” said Kathy Calvin, CEO and president of the United Nations Foundation.  This year, the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) received a g More...

Outstanding Trojans recognized by faculty

Trojans Recognizing Outstanding Youth — that’s exactly what members of MUAHS faculty and staff did March 4. Night in TROY is an annual ceremony that takes place at Mount Union Area High School. More...

Holocaust survivor inspires JV freshmen

The Holocaust is a difficult, yet important topic of study in schools. As years go by, living survivors of this dark time in history are becoming scarce.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Draining your energy

Dear Readers: Did you know that the average household has at least 25 electronic devices! That’s only the average — some have a lot more POWER VAMPIRES! More...

Budget crunch hitting schools

With no resolution to the state budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year budget in sight, local school districts are beginning to feel the pinch.  Southern Huntingdon County School District superintendent Mike Zinobile said his district has received More...

County 911 work still moving along

Plans are moving along to prepare for the new telephone and computer-aided dispatch (CAD) systems for the Huntingdon County 911 Dispatch Center.  During Thursday’s monthly meeting of the county 911 Policy Board, members learned a room adja More...

Shaping up for kindergarten

Standing Stone Elementary School kindergarten teacher Lisa Drake, left, worked with future kindergartners, from the left, Eli Keys, Zane Hockenberry, Finley Ulrich, Samuel Christopher, Mason Himes, E More...

Allegations of fraud in Congressional race

With allegations of petition fraud swirling around petition signatures for one local election, the Huntingdon County elections office has a few reminders for future elections.  More...

State  Free Access 

EPA: Plan to reduce sewage overflow addresses concerns

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal environmental regulators have put forth a proposal to use permeable pavements, parks, and other green initiatives to reduce sewage overflow issues in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Western Pennsylvania teen collects jelly beans for troops

CLAYSVILLE (AP) — Nathan Kennedy was a decorated Army Ranger who was killed in Afghanistan in 2010. More...

Man held on trumped-up charge after trooper ambushed

SCRANTON (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges Pennsylvania State Police held a man for four days on a trumped-up charge because they falsely suspected him in a trooper’s 2014 ambush.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Medical costs skyrocket at Huntingdon County Jail

75 Years Ago  Harold Corbin, president of the Huntingdon County Game, Fish and Forestry Association, has announced the appointment of chairmen to head the various standing committees which will carry on the work of the association through the ye More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, March 11 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

Local Sports

All 10 area qualifiers still alive; five in quarters

PIAA Class AA Wrestling Tournament:

Successful is an applicable word to describe the results of Huntingdon County wrestlers after day one at the PIAA state wrestling championships at The Giant Center in Hershey Thursday. More...

JC comes back to split twinbill with Ursinus

College Baseball:

Juniata baseball jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning as the Eagles piled up a season-best 13 runs and 16 hits in a 13-3 win over Ursinus in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday morning. More...

Rupert has hole-in-one

Mike Rupert recorded the sixth hole-in-one of his golfing career while playing at Panther Club in Orlando, Florida, last Sunday.  The 78-year-old used a sand wedge into the wind to ace the 97-yard seventh hole. More...

People/Pastimes

Students practice ‘Reader’s Theater’

Teresa Gipe’s kindergarten class at Stone Valley Community Charter School including, from the left, Hazel Dixon, Troy Peachey, Aaden Cromwell, Lilyanna Bliss, Aiden Rupert, Kennedy Pinder, Mala More...

RSVP: Center for Community Action

In addition to being an RSVP station, the Center for Community Action (CCA) in Huntingdon is also the RSVP project sponsor. More...

Redbud Quilt Guild to host ‘Quilts and Conversations’

National Quilting Day will be celebrating its 25th anniversary Saturday, March 19. The Redbud Quilt Guild, with the support of the Huntingdon County Arts Council, will be hosting a celebration from noon until 3 p.m. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Son’s postings not mom’s business

Dear Annie: My son is 36 years old and was raised in a Christian home. However, twice in the last two months, he has posted pictures on Facebook of women being hit by men. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, March 12, 2016:  More...

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