March 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Move clocks ahead for daylight saving

Folks will have an extra hour of daylight to enjoy the spring like temperatures as they move their clocks ahead one hour at 2 p.m. More...

A sea of instruments

Students from 186 schools in 46 districts will come together at 11 a.m. More...

Local News

Area brief

Lunch & Learn location moved   More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Joshua Myers  Date of Birth: March 28, 1983  Age: 32  Height: 5 feet, 9 inches  Weight: 170 pounds  Eye color: Gray  Hair color: Brown  More...

Councilman calls checks into question

Huntingdon Borough Council member Jim Decker announced last week his plans to ask borough solicitor Richard Wilson to investigate the way pay raises were given to two department supervisors.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County unemployment rate jumps 2.5 percentage points

75 Years Ago  The first open break in Gov. Arthur H. James’ cabinet — resignation of Commerce Secretary Richard P. Brown — probably will take up considerable legislative time, it was announced in Harrisburg.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, March 12 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. Sunday, March 13 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Browns release Johnny Manziel

CLEVELAND (AP) — Johnny Football has been tossed aside.  Quarterback Johnny Manziel, the scrambling, Heisman Trophy-winning college star who hasn’t come close to matching his hype in the NFL, was released Friday by the Cleveland Brow More...

Kyle Busch wins Phoenix pole

AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kyle Busch earned the pole at Phoenix International Raceway and Jimmie Johnson escaped serious injury after a scary crash in NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying Friday.  More...

Sixers top Nets to end long skid

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the first time in more than a month, the Philadelphia 76ers won a game.  But instead of celebrating too much, many of their thoughts were instead with a teammate in the hospital.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

WOW! LOOK WHO’S TURING 10! Happy birthday wishes go out to Carter Hamman who will be turning 10 years old tomorrow, Sunday, March 13, 2016. Carter is the son of Bill and Francine Hamman of Orbisonia. More...

AAUW to host student event at college

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), a student organization at Juniata College, will be hosting a Sister-to- Sister Summit Tuesday, March 29, at Juniata College.  More...

Various types of milk explained

Many Americans have milk in their refrigerator, but what types of milk are they drinking? More...

Doctor K

Natural sleep aids are not very effective for most people

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m 71 years old and have trouble sleeping. I don’t want to take sleep drugs, but I’m interested in supplements and natural treatments. More...

Hospital leaders address rumors

While J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital continues to restructure the organization to make changes that reflect the current trends of health care, hospital officials are addressing rumors that have arisen as a result.  More...

DA discusses report on local diocese

Cries for justice followed a grand jury report revealing allegations of long-standing child sexual abuse within the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, but charges are unlikely due to the state’s statute of limitations law.  More...

SNAP recipients not affected by change

Changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) requirements enacted March 1 have been waived for recipients living in Huntingdon County. More...

World  Free Access 

Flash funding highlights online philanthropy’s role in class

By CAROLYN THOMPSON More...

‘Pawn Stars’ star to fight felony drug, gun charges

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The lawyer representing “Pawn Stars” reality TV star “ Chumlee” says he’ll fight felony weapon and drug charges — and sex assault allegations if they’re filed.  More...

Study backs kidney transplant method for hardest-to-match

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1 in 3 patients who needs a kidney transplant is especially hard to match, and new research suggests a painstaking treatment to help those patients tolerate an incompatible organ is worth considering.  More...

Local Sports

Oliver reaches title match; four other ’Cats will medal

PIAA Class AA Wrestling:

Sports can give people the proverbial second chance, or a shot at redemption as the case may be. More...

Juniata finishes southern trip with win over Cairn

College Baseball:

Juniata went ahead 10-3 in the bottom of the fifth but had to withstand a Cairn rally in the ninth the Eagles ended their Florida trip on a high note with a 10-7 win over the Highlanders Friday morning. More...

Juniata beaten 6-3

Men’s Tennis:

The Juniata men’s tennis team played its final match of their spring trip on Friday afternoon. The Eagles were bested by Colorado College by the score of 6-3.  More...

Religion News

Presbyterian women honored

The Presbyterian Women (PW) of the Huntingdon Presbyterian Congregation honored four women during a special worship service, “Celebrating the Gifts of Women,” March 6. More...

Religion Briefs

Mexican archdiocese claims Pope misinformed   MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s main archdiocese has taken the unusual step of publicly saying Pope Francis was badly advised when he directed harsh words to local bishops during his visit in More...

Three Springs Birthday group holds meeting

The birthday group of First Baptist Church of Three Springs met at Pizza Star II March 9. Gay Fleck took prayer requests and blessings. Many folks were remembered in prayer and the blessing was for the beautiful day.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mom needs to see a doctor

Dear Annie: Eight years ago, I moved in with my parents to help care for them. My dad passed away shortly after. My mother has some minor health issues but can get around. Annie, as the years have passed, it has become a miserable existence. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 14, 2016:  More...

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