April 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Dog owners urged to pick up licenses

As the weather improves, the Huntingdon County Treasurer’s Office is reminding dog owners to get their pets licensed.  “It’s extremely important to purchase a dog license for the safety of the dog,” said county treasurer More...

Local News

Police Log

Accidental fire More...

MU council members discuss future of cleanup event

Mount Union Borough Council confirmed this year’s community-wide cleanup day, but said it’s going to take a serious look at the annual program’s feasibility before committing to another year.  More...

Veterans honored at HCVA installation banquet

The Huntingdon County Veterans Association honored three county veterans for their outstanding service and installed officers for 2016-17 at its annual installation and recognition banquet April 9.  More...

General News

Medicare plan for cancer drugs stirs battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Medicare proposal to test new ways of paying for chemotherapy and other drugs given in a doctor’s office has sparked a furious battle, and cancer doctors are demanding that the Obama administration scrap the experiment More...

Local Sports

Juniata splits with Rangers

College Softball:

Juniata softball jumped out to a 7-0 lead against Elizabethtown and held off a Blue Jay rally as the Eagles won 7-4 in the second game of a doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at West End Field. More...

Goucher finishes series sweep

College Baseball:

The Juniata baseball team suffered a series sweep from the Elizabethtown Blue Jays with two losses Sunday afternoon. Elizabethtown took game one 6-1 and game two 10-4. More...

Curve get first win

Behind six strong innings from starter Tyler Eppler, the Altoona Curve collected its first win of the season 6-3 over the Harrisburg Senators Sunday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (1-2) held the Senators (2-1) to just three h More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Bentley Gage Yohn who turns 3 years old today, Monday, April 11, 2016. His proud parents are Bradley and Jill (Kern) Yohn of Orbisonia. More...

Sensational spring flavors

Between blossoming flowers and warmer temperatures, there are plenty of reasons to spend more time outside. Brighten up your spring family gatherings with the sweet flavors of the season. More...

Hints from Heloise

Resealable plastic bags

Dear Readers: I got to SOUND OFF recently about my frustration with opening resealable cheese, produce, even dog-food plastic bags. More...

Special Sections

Some students sit out testing

Most students across the county will be taking part in annual standardized testing over the next three weeks, but some students will be sitting them out.  More...

PRIDE award recipients honored

Two stalwart supporters of Huntingdon County PRIDE have been recognized for their contributions to the local agency.  Joe Rocco of the Lewistown area was recently named the 2016 recipient of the PRIDE Award and Travis Cornelius of Saltillo recei More...

Coroner still ruling overdoses accidental

While a Lycoming County Coroner has decided to rule heroin overdoses as homicides, Huntingdon County Coroner Paul Sharum will continue to rule such deaths as accidental.  More...

Area students plan candidates’ debate

Students in the Huntingdon Area School District are planning a debate that will bring three candidates seeking their party’s nomination for the 81st District representative seat together ahead of the spring primary election. More...

State  Free Access 

Turnpike worker recalls attack that left three dead

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania Turnpike toll collector who survived a botched robbery attempt last month that left three people dead said she was terrified but her instincts took over during the attack by a retired state trooper, who was kill More...

Jury mulling charges against officers in 2013 arrest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors resume deliberations Monday in the trial of two Philadelphia police officers charged with wrongly beating a man who has since died in a shooting.  Sean McKnight, 31, an officer since 2006, and Kevin Robinson, 28, More...

Slaying prompts review of protection from abuse law

HARRISBURG (AP) — The murder of a woman by a former boyfriend who then killed himself outside a central Pennsylvania ice cream shop last fall has prompted state lawmakers to take another look at the commonwealth’s protection from abuse la More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 11 Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Willett wins after Spieth collapse

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Jordan Spieth couldn’t bear to watch, turning his head before another shot splashed into Rae’s Creek. More...

Warriors need one win to break record

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Stephen Curry had 37 points and the Golden State Warriors beat the San Antonio Spurs 92-86 on Sunday night for their 72nd victory, tying the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the season record. More...

Story caps amazing week with seventh homer

DENVER (AP) — Rookie Trevor Story capped his amazing first week in the majors by hitting his seventh home run, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 6-3 Sunday. More...

Annie's Mailbox

An ultimatum may force estrangement

Dear Annie: My ex-husband, the father of my kids, decided to date my younger sister, who is in the early stages of recovery from heroin addiction. When she wants to see her four children, she has to have a supervisor present for visitation. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Gemini until 4:07 a.m., when the Moon enters Cancer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 12, 2016: More...

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