April 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Planners discuss ’17 bridge work

A group of less than 10 citizens, farmers and municipal officials gathered at the Huntingdon Borough Building Monday evening to hear from officials on two bridge replacement projects in the county.  More...

PennDOT officials stress work zone safety

While the weather has not been the most cooperative lately, it has been nice enough to allow PennDOT to begin county maintenance work along area roadways.  While PennDOT crews are working along county roadways, area motorists are reminded to use More...

Local News

Playground issues presented to Mapleton council

During their monthly meeting Monday, members of Mapleton Borough Council heard from members of the public who brought concerns regarding the borough’s playground.  Council members Richard Brumbaugh, Jim Yocum, Mary Guest, Bruce Richards an More...

Sewer authority seat filled by Alexandria Borough leaders

Members of Alexandria Borough Council voted during their monthly meeting Monday night to fill a soonto be vacant seat on the Alexandria Porter Township Sewer Authority.  Though authority member Sandra Mays has informed council president Mike Pet More...

Bedford Korean War monument to be dedicated in September

Work continues on an impressive Korean War monument project in downtown Bedford that will pay honor to Bedford County veterans who served during the 1950- 53 struggle.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cubs rough up Cincinnati bullpen to win 5-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Reds left-hander Brandon Finnegan pitched 6 2/3 hitless innings before allowing a single to David Ross, but Addison Russell hit a three-run home run while Chicago roughed up Cincinnati’s bullpen in a 5-3 victory Monday nigh More...

Matchups are set

Stanley Cup Playoffs:

The New York Islanders will open the playoffs at the Florida Panthers, and that means Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers will face Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins for the third consecutive year.  More...

Cavs clinch Eastern Conference top seed

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 34 points in three quarters, Kyrie Irving added 35 and the Cleveland Cavaliers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 109-94 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.  More...

Chatter Box

A country music experience in the UK

Just when it felt as though warm temperatures would never return, Monday brought us some hope and the forecast shows some improvement as the week progresses. More...

Healthy Living

Quitting smoking now can pay immediate dividends

Few habits are as addictive or harmful as smoking tobacco. As a result, it should come as no surprise that quitting smoking is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions.  More...

What’s new in cancer research?

By presidential proclamation, April is National Cancer Control Month. It’s the perfect time to turn our gratitude and attention to the researchers who work hard all year long to understand what causes cancer and how we can best .ght it.  More...

GMOs and cancer potential cause worry

The use of genetically modi.ed organisms, or GMOs, in foods remains a controversial subject. More...

Doctor K

Aggressive immune response can lead to sepsis

DEAR DOCTOR K: My father had routine surgery. Soon after, he developed something called sepsis that almost killed him. He’s OK now, but I’d like to understand what happened to him.  More...

Special Sections

Workers commute longer

Residents spend two minutes more than average on road

The average Huntingdon County worker spends just slightly more time commuting to work than the average American.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American spends 26 minutes commuting each way to work daily. More...

TMSB members ready for SRO vote

Meeting it its monthly work session Monday evening in the school district conference room, the Tussey Mountain School Board finalized board discussion in preparation for a vote next week on a proposal to utilize the services of a school resource offi More...

Leaders also talk of SRO position

While the Tussey Mountain School Board was meeting in workshop session Monday night to discuss next week’s vote on the school resource officer (SRO) (see related story above), Saxton Borough Council members met across town and heard updates on More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County targeted for effort to reduce deer herd size

75 Years Ago  Working to reach an agreement before a threatened walkout, CIO negotiators resume conferences with officials of the United States Steel Corp. on demands for a 10-cent-anhour wage boost and other benefits.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 12 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

Local Sports

Tussey holds off Valley comeback to win 15-11

High School Softball:

A pair of local squads squared off on the softball diamond Monday afternoon when Juniata Valley made the trip to Saxton to take on Tussey Mountain in an ICC interdivisional matchup. More...

Trojan bats are quiet in 10-0 loss to Everett

The Mount Union softball team could not get the bats going Monday afternoon in an inter-divisional contest at Everett. More...

Games postponed

With the forecast calling for improving weather throughout the week, the cold and wet conditions of the past week took one more bite out of spring sports Monday.  The Southern Huntingdon at Northern Bedford baseball doubleheader has been resched More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

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Op-Ed

Please be an informed voter

What a mess we have with the presidential campaign! I am still undecided on who I will vote for, but I do know it won’t be Hillary Clinton.  More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon First Book hosts Irish Night

While Irish cuisine often brings to mind the prosaic corned beef and cabbage, the many and varied flavors of the Emerald Isle were presented at Huntingdon County First Book’s Irish Night April 9 at St. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Madeleine Marie Peruso who turns 3 years old today, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Her proud parents are Miranda and Dom Peruso Jr. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Swayze Elyze Sollers who turns 6 years old today, Tuesday, April 12, 2016. Her proud parents are Neal and Lindsay Sollers of Mount Union. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Help friend become a better listener

Dear Annie: I spent two hours on the phone yesterday with a friend who can talk nonstop and rarely requires a response. I have another friend like this, and it’s exhausting.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 13, 2016:  More...

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