March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

State budget impasse draws to close

Pennsylvania residents finally heard some good news from Harrisburg Wednesday as Gov. More...

Shooting victim speaks at TMHS

Nine years ago next month, in April 2007, one of the deadliest school shootings took place on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.  Thirty-two students and faculty were killed and 17 wounded by student Seung Hui Cho. Mr. More...

Awards presented at annual planning dinner

The annual meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission Wednesday night at the Huntingdon Country Club was a time to celebrate past achievements and look forward to future endeavors.  Guests were presented with the 2015 annual report, hi More...

Local News

Broad Top area featured in Bedford County Visitors Guide

Several attractions situated in the Broad Top area have been highlighted in the new Bedford County Visitors Guide, announced Dennis Tice, longtime executive director of the Bedford County Visitors Bureau.  More...

Juniata College alumni make donation to fund media, studio arts building

Irene and John Dale, of Moorestown, New Jersey, 1958 and 1954 graduates of Juniata College respectively, have donated $3.2 million to provide funding for a $4.9 million integrated media and studio arts building, with construction scheduled to start i More...

World  Free Access 

Savvy gardeners understand climate and weather

Savvy gardeners keep one eye on the sky and the other on their plant beds. They give nature a nudge by understanding the climate, learning how to read the weather and then creating a landscape that fits.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 24 Huntingdon House Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643-2801 for more information. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Nancy Taylor of Huntingdon shared a photo of the Diamond Jubilee for the East Broad Top Railroad held in Robertsdale in 1950. More...

Op-Ed

Senator or lackey

Now that President Obama has nominated Circuit Judge Merrick Garland to become a Supreme Court Justice, it is clearly time for the United States Senate to do its job.  More...

Around the State

Trump response would incite terrorists, March 23   Leave it to Donald Trump to express absolutely the wrong view on the terrorist attacks that left at least 30 people dead and more than 200 injured in Belgium Tuesday.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Judging team competes

The Jacks Mountain Livestock Judging Team, from the left, Gavrielle Walker, Shayla Benson, Cora Waite, Jocelynn Whitsel and coach Kelsey Morgan, traveled to Penn State University in State College Mar More...

Celebrate National Arbor Day

National Arbor Day is Friday, April 29, this year, and the Arbor Day Foundation is making it easy for anyone to celebrate the annual treeplanting holiday. Join the foundation in April and receive 10 free shade trees.  More...

Research drives dairy consumption trends

Dr. Gregory Miller, chief science officer of National Dairy Council, addressed attendees at the Pennsylvania Dairy Summit in mid-February to report on dairy farmerfunded National Dairy Council ® (NDC) research that drives consumer consumption trends. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is beyond your control

Dear Annie: My husband’s high school sweetheart (from 30 years ago) refuses to let go of the past and move on. “Donna” tried to get my husband to cheat on his first wife, and he declined. More...

Doctor K

Intensive treatment for diabetes can cause complications

DEAR DOCTOR K: In a recent column you said that doctors are not trying to lower blood sugar as much as they used to in people with diabetes. More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM THE AUTO CLUB 400

1. Not so happy   A Cup Series driver is supposed to be happy with a top-five finish, right? Not Denny Hamlin. He led the field to the final green flag and finished third. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers  Was that Fontana or Bristol?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Johnson’s wins   More...

‘Lawyer’ guilty on three counts

Shortly after 10:30 a.m. More...

Flag stirs controversy

Parents, students speak out at SHCHS public meeting

A heated argument over free expression versus racial intimidation regarding the Confederate flag took place at an emergency public meeting called by administrators of the Southern Huntingdon County Middle/High School Wednesday evening.  More...

Contractor discusses local bridge projects

A handful of residents who will be affected by the construction of three bridges in Huntingdon County were in attendance during a pre-construction meeting with representatives from contractor Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP)/Walsh Granite Wedne More...

State  Free Access 

Toomey to meet with Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. More...

Company agrees to pay $34 million in lawsuit

MURRYSVILLE (AP) — A company that makes breathing masks for people with sleep apnea has agreed to pay $34.8 million to settle claims it paid kickbacks to suppliers that sold its products.  More...

Ex-cop forged dead judge’s name in pension dispute

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A retired Pennsylvania state trooper forged a dead judge’s signature on a bogus court order in trying to keep his ex-wife from receiving part of his pension, federal prosecutors said Wednesday. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Property tax revenue to increase in county

75 Years Ago  The state department issued a corporation charter to the Dunlo Coal Mining Co., South Fork, Cambria County, to mine, sell and ship coal and deal in real estate.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Warriors win to stay on track to make more history

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

A Sweet 16 for the big boys

The NCAA Tournament started about as expected, the upsets, buzzer beaters and extraordinary performances coming at nearly every turn.  More...

NCAA men restart with regional semis

Now that we’ve caught our collective breath after the upsets and dramatic finishes of the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, it’s time to move on to the Sweet 16. More...

People/Pastimes

A new star ingredient: soy boosts nutrition

Whether you're looking to scale back on animal products or simply want to add some variety to your cooking repertoire, soy may be your solution. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S TURNING 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jaicee Swanger who is turns 6 years old today, Thursday, March 24, 2016. Her very proud parents are Khi and Jessica Swanger of Mill Creek. More...

Licensed to Wed

Randall Lee Barr, 5447 Barr Road, Huntingdon, and Barbara Ann Lininger, 4837 Charter Oak Road, Petersburg.  Joshua Lee Kline, 160 Federal Drive, Apt M-2, Mount Union, and Jackie Lee Cline, also of Mount Union.  John Raymond Donaldson Jr., 3 More...

School News

Former area resident earns 4.0 GPA

Katie Dickson of Altoona, formerly of Huntingdon, earned 4.0 grade point average at Mount Aloysius during the fall 2015 semester.  Dickson is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing and currently works as a registered nurse at UPMC Alto More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Libra if born before 2:05 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 25, 2016:  More...

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