March 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Seasonal changes increase gas prices

Gas prices below $2 per gallon were nice while it lasted, but, over the last couple of week, prices have gone from as low as $1.89 a gallon to the current $2.19 a gallon for regular fuel.  Nationally, the average price of a regular gallon of gas More...

Area Christians begin Easter observances

Good Friday marks the advent of Easter weekend and, for more than 20 years, worshippers in Huntingdon have marked the holy observance with a unique “Walk of the Cross” service.  More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Quent Neely  Date of Birth: April 8, 1962  Age: 53 years old  Height: 5 feet, 9 inches  Weight: 240 pounds  Eye color: Brown  Hair color: Black  Last known address(es): Newton Hamilton and Harrisburg  Wa More...

Urology group welcomed at hospital

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of urologists George Boline Jr., M.D., F.A.C.S., Frank D’Amico, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Peter J. More...

Alexandria Memorial Public Library

The library is a great place to gather. Many clubs meet there and there is access to Wi-Fi and computers. When was the last time you checked out the library? Here are some books you might enjoy:  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Locals welcomed home from Persian Gulf War

75 Years Ago  The Pennsylvania Railroad investigated its third and fourth accidents within a week. More...

Local Sports

Rivello gets turn on the big stage

It’s not very often that someone from rural Huntingdon County to get a shot at the big time, let alone perform in one of the most historic venues in the United States and quite possibly the world.  More...

Troutman is top area matman

High School Wrestling:

Wrestling season is over but there’s still time to highlight the many individual accomplishments by the Huntingdon County wrestlers. More...

2015-16 Final Wrestling Statistics

Name, School (Wt.) W LP ct. F Brent Troutman, JV (170) 2 More...

Religion News

El Santuario de Chimayo still place of healing, hope

CHIMAYO, N.M. More...

Christians in Action receive awards

CIA (Christians in Action) students including, first row, from the left, Madison Del Signore, Mackenzie Wertz, Ashlynn Gearhart; second row, Brianna Varner, Willow Didyk, Kirk Metzner, Gabriella Stal More...

Man nailed to cross prays for Belgium, Philippines

SAN PEDRO CUTUD, Philippines (AP) — A Filipino devotee was nailed to a cross for the 30th time in an annual Good Friday ritual, which he dedicated to peace in Belgium and other countries targeted by Islamic extremists.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is enormously disrespectful

Dear Annie: I am in my early 50s, a widow, with five great kids, all now grown, out of college and thriving on their own. We get together at the family home for weekends and holidays. More...

Doctor K

Prevent recurrent back pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I get back pain every so often. It can last a week and interferes with my life. Can exercises prevent more attacks in the future?  DEAR READER: Absolutely yes — IF you do them regularly. More...

Special Sections

Men arraigned on drug charges

Six individuals are among the latest facing drug-related charges in the county, following their recent arrests.  Huntingdon County District Attorney Dave Smith announced Friday the arrests were part of a joint investigation by the sate police vi More...

Superintendents react to budget

As word spread through the state that Gov. More...

Local input sought for SAP&DC plan

For the first time since 2002, the Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission is looking to update its bicycle and pedestrian plan for the region, and Huntingdon County residents are invited to be a part of the conversation.  More...

World  Free Access 

Poll: Most Americans see drugs as a big problem

Sharon Johnson calls herself an addict, although she’s been sober for three years now. She started by smoking pot and eventually moved to crack cocaine. More...

FDA outlines standards for anti-abuse painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are encouraging generic drugmakers to develop painkillers that are harder to abuse, the latest in a string of steps designed to combat abuse of highly-addictive pain drugs like codeine and oxycodone.  More...

Greatest show on Earth: The 2016 presidential campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — Jon Casey has no confidence in his NCAA bracket picks this year.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, March 26 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623. Sunday, March 27 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Capitals edge Devils

NEWARK, N.J. More...

Nadal returns to Miami

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — Rafael Nadal says his return to the Miami Open brings back mostly good memories, even though he’s 0-4 in finals.  More...

Virginia rolls past Iowa State; Notre Dame tops Wisconsin

NCAA Men's Basketball:

Gill, Tobey lead Virginia past Iowa State 84-71 in Sweet 16  CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Gill finished with a seasonhigh 23 points, Mike Tobey came off the bench to score 18, and top-seeded Virginia beat Iowa State 84-71 in the Midwest Region s More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Huntingdon couple mark 50th anniversary

Charles and Judy (McKee) States of Shenecoy Manor, Huntingdon, celebrate 50 years of marriage today, Saturday, March 26, 2016.  Charles and Judy were married March 26, 1966, at the First Evangelical United Brethren Church, now the 12th Street Un More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Taliah Graham who turns 12 years old today, Saturday, March 26, 2016. Her proud parents are Steve and Nicole Colledge of Huntingdon. Taliah is the granddaughter of Bob and Diane Weyer. More...

March Elco breakfast scheduled

Those attending the Elco February breakfast were Joan Hershey, Mary Utley, Mary Ann Turnbaugh, Jody Sunderland, Cookie Patterson, Renee Morningstar, Bonnie Meshyock, Madeline Corbin and Shirley Beck. The group will be meeting at 8:30 a.m. More...

School News

Honor society members announced

Elizabethtown College recently announced new members of the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 2:46 a.m. (EDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, March 28, 2016:  More...

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