March 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Biologists conduct gill net research

State Fish and Boat Commission (PFCB) biologists have been busy with fish sampling at Raystown Lake in the last week. More...

Area native named to Texas state office

Huntingdon native Jeff Mateer has been appointed as the first assistant attorney general of Texas by state Attorney General Ken Paxton.  In an official press release issued by the Texas Attorney General’s office, Mateer said he was honored More...

Local News

Senator to hold town hall meeting in Orbisonia

ORBISONIA BORO. — State Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. will hold a town hall meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Community State Bank of Orbisonia, 761 Elliot St.  More...

Coal miners museum to open for season April 2

Mark your calendars: the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum officially opens for the 2016 season this Saturday, April 2, in Robertsdale, it was announced today by the board of directors of the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society Inc.  More...

Robertsdale man waives preliminary hearing

A Robertsdale man accused of passing out in a vehicle in the parking lot of a Bedford County Walmart waived his preliminary hearing in Bedford County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

General News

Analysis: Obama sees tide shifting in Cuba, but can it last?

WASHINGTON (AP) — For a few short days, President Barack Obama was America’s man in Havana, his challenges to President Raul Castro stunning Cuban citizens who mused openly in the streets about the possibility of political change. More...

Officials, advocates push pill-tracking databases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top health officials are stepping up calls to require doctors to log in to pill-tracking databases before prescribing painkillers and other high-risk drugs. More...

Calorie labels to be on menus in 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering how many calories are in that hamburger? Chain restaurants still don’t have to tell you, despite a 6-year-old law requiring calorie labels on menus.  More...

People/Pastimes

Simple tips for birthday bash success

Whether you’re planning a princess tea party or a superhero birthday bash, the secret to organizing a party your child will treasure is to keep your little one’s interests at the forefront. More...

How to party plan like a professional

People who love to socialize never need a reason to entertain and welcome guests into their homes or hit the town with family or friends. More...

Local woman awarded scholarship

Hard work in high school has paid off for a local college bound senior. Beth Riley of James Creek has been granted the Veronica Founder’s Scholarship to study occupational therapy at Alvernia University in the fall. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 29, 2016: More...

Voters register, change parties

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the Tuesday, April 26, spring primary, and with just a little less than a month left until voters head to the polls, Huntingdon County voters are registering for the first time or switching parties in drov More...

Poultry safety tips keep HPAI at bay

Folks purchasing baby chicks this spring are encouraged by the state Department of Agriculture (PDA) to take biosecurity measures to prevent the spread of diseases, especially in light of high pathogenic avian influenza that was detected in birds in More...

Scrambling for Easter eggs

Sunny skies prevailed Saturday as several organizations held Easter egg hunts for area youngsters. More...

State  Free Access 

Church preservation battles heat up in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s not a match made in heaven: Religious institutions and preservation groups are repeatedly clashing in Pennsylvania over what to do with unneeded or crumbling churches of historic significance, even as experts say More...

Ratings agencies see much not to like in budget

HARRISBURG (AP) — In the days after Democratic Gov. More...

Snakes found in package at post office

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two dead venomous snakes were found in a package in a western Pennsylvania post office earlier this month, federal authorities said. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 28 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623. Al-Anon p Al-Anon family group will meet from 8-9 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Tarheels only No. 1 seed left

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roy Williams will take his postgame injuries as long as he and the North Carolina Tar Heels are headed to the Final Four. More...

Arcidiacono, Hield ending careers at top of their sport

Nobody in the NBA was knocking down Ryan Arcidiacono’s door when his junior season ended a year ago. Buddy Hield — that was a different story.  Arcidiacono stayed at Villanova because he had no other choice. More...

Syracuse knocks out top-seeded Cavaliers

NCAA Men’s Tournament:

CHICAGO (AP) — Malachi Richardson and Syracuse scrapped and fought their way from the bubble to the Final Four. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This situation is reprehensible

Dear Annie: I adopted two older children from different orphanages and now they are grown adults. They both suffered deprivation and abuse in their early childhood years, but overall seem to be achieving more than expected.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Personal junk

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about junkmail offers. More...

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