April 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners approve agreement

During their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners approved an administrative agreement between the county and Mapleton Water Authority for an upcoming project.  Huntingdon County grants administrator Maureen Safko said the More...

Cicadas scheduled to arrive in late spring

Folks in the region may see the arrival of cicadas once temperatures warm.  “Their next emergence is supposed to happen this spring, April or May, when the soil temperature reaches about 64 degrees,” said Douglas Glazier, professor o More...

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Local News

Porter Township supervisors to charge for electronics disposal

During their monthly meeting Tuesday night, Porter Township supervisors agreed to charge residents who wish to get rid of their electronics at the annual cleanup day.  Chairman and supervisor Richard Brown said the township will charge $4 for ea More...

Woman injured in crash

Croghan Pike in Shirley Township was closed for a short period of time around 7 a.m. today while crews worked to clean up a one-vehicle crash near the intersection with Hogan Road. More...

Petersburg leaders review ordinances

Petersburg Borough Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday night to discuss changes to borough ordinances. More...

World  Free Access 

Clearing the way for commercial drone flights over populated areas

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government-sponsored committee is recommending standards that could clear the way for commercial drone flights over populated areas and help speed the introduction of package delivery drones and other uses not yet possible, More...

US hiring reaches 9-year high; job openings slip

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. hiring jumped to a nineyear high in February, a sign of robust business demand for new workers, while the number of open positions slipped.  More...

Subway posting calories nationally

NEW YORK (AP) — Subway is moving ahead and posting calorie counts on menu boards nationally despite another delay in a federal rule requiring the information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

UConn wins fourth straight

NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Breanna Stewart and UConn stand alone. Geno Auriemma, too, after another flawless season by the dominating Huskies.  More...

Price fans 10 in Red Sox 6-2 win

CLEVELAND (AP) — David Price struck out 10 and won his weather-delayed debut for Boston, and David Ortiz hit a two-run homer Tuesday to lead the Red Sox to a 6-2 win over the Cleveland Indians, who pushed back their season opener a day because More...

Warriors stumble against T-Wolves

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors hit an unexpected obstacle on their quest for a record 73 wins, blowing a 17-point lead and losing 124-117 in overtime to the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kendall Spennati who turned 4 years old yesterday, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. Her proud grandparents are Dave and Karly Hamman of Newton Hamilton. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Rachel Ashlyn Boonie who turned 6 years old yesterday, Tuesday, April 5, 2016. She is the daughter of Heather Allen Boonie of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Kirsten Clemens who turns 6 years old today, Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Kirsten is the daughter of Tammy Diven and Sam Forlines Jr. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t let summer visitors take advantage

Dear Annie: We’re in a pickle. We’ve spent the past winter in a wonderful retirement area. We’ve gone out to dinner with some neighbors and had a nice time. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A ‘butter’ way

Dear Heloise: I have a question. I want to get one of those special BUTTER DISHES that you put water in the bottom of, cover it and you don’t have to refrigerate the butter at all. More...

Special Sections

Protester cases pushed to May

Despite the continuation of three protesters’ preliminary hearings from today to Wednesday, May 11, supporters gathered in front of the Huntingdon County Courthouse to rally against charges incurred last week during tree-clearing efforts on a U More...

Smithfield leader resigns from post

Smithfield Township supervisor Doyland Gladfelter made a surprising announcement at the beginning of Tuesday night’s monthly board meeting.  “It is with a heavy heart and with a lot of regret that I announce Marshall Hamilton has res More...

JVSD administrator advocates for schools

A county school superintendent was in Harrisburg Monday to advocate at the state Capitol on behalf of schools for funding and the impacts of the state budget impasse.  More...

State  Free Access 

Democrats in US Senate race attack each other in debate

HARRISBURG (AP) — The three Democrats running for a chance to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Kid reporter defends homicide coverage after backlash

A 9-year-old reporter who wrote about a suspected murder in her small Pennsylvania town is defending herself after some locals lashed out about a young girl covering violent crimes.  Hilde Kate Lysiak got a tip Saturday afternoon about something More...

Public debate in state flares over LGBT legislation

HARRISBURG (AP) — A fiery public debate is flaring in the state over long-stalled legislation designed to outlaw discrimination based on someone’s sexual orientation or gender identity.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Cromwell leaders seek compromise to sewage plan

75 Years Ago  Twenty-seven foremen under Ralph M. More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

March 28, 2016  David A. Hess, Emily Hess, Emily M. Hess, Linda L. Hess, Ray Hess, Julie A. Phillips, Matthew T. Hess and Jody Hess, grantors, to Angela J. Robinson, property in Logan Township, $100,500.  Ryan E. Sager, April L. More...

Local Sports

Trojans rip Bellwood 10-0

High School Baseball:

The cold, breezy conditions didn’t seem to bother Mount Union as it squared off against Inter-County Conference North rival Bellwood Tuesday afternoon. More...

Valley tops St. Joe’s 10-3

Juniata Valley made up its game at St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy Tuesday and played very well in the cold. Quinn Zinobile threw six solid innings and Seth Derugen had three hits and scored three runs in a 10-3 win.  More...

Hornets teams split; Rocket boys sweep

High School Track & Field:

Both Juniata Valley track teams split their double duals Tuesday afternoon at Bellwood.  The Hornet boys improved to 1-3 on the season with an 88-47 win over Fannett-Metal. More...

School News

Local woman receives masters degree

Ashley Sample, formerly of Orbisonia, received her master of science degree in molecular pathogenesis and molecular medicine from the University of Chicago March 18. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 7, 2016:  More...

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