April 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Technology aids those with autism

At Mount Union-Kistler Elementary School, innovative technology is used to help students with autism to better communicate and interact with the world around them.  More...

Homicide by boat trial continued once again

The trial of a York County man charged with homicide by watercraft in a July 2014 incident was once again continued in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

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Local News

Borough solicitor suggests in-house recycling

Huntingdon Borough Council solicitor Richard Wilson reminded council members during their administrative committee meeting April 12 that time is running out to send requests for proposals (RFPs) for the borough’s recycling contract.  More...

Police Log

Drug possession   More...

Commissioners move ahead with restroom renovations

During their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners moved ahead with their intent to award a bid to a contractor to renovate the courthouse restrooms to make them ADA compliant.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Smithfield man elected governor of Moose Lodge

75 Years Ago  The weatherman sounded the “all clear” signal for the Easter Day parade in Pittsburgh. Weather observer W.S. Brotzman revised his prediction and said ‘there isn’t a raindrop in the whole area.”  More...

Local Sports

Trojans down Hornets; Rockets top Spartans

High School Softball:

Mount Union 9, Juniata Valley 3   The Mount Union softball team got back on track Thursday afternoon, snapping a four-game skid with a 9-3 Inter-County Conference North victory at Juniata Valley.  More...

Trojans get past Hornets 7-1

High School Baseball:

Three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning gave Mount Union a little breathing room and helped the Trojans post a 7-1 Inter-County Conference North Division victory over visiting Juniata Valley.  It the third win this week for the Trojans, now More...

Fannett-Metal rallies to beat Tussey 10-9

In a matchup of teams at the bottom of the ICC South standings, Tussey Mountain hosted Fannett-Metal. The Titans held a slight edge in the offensive categories. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Dominick Francis Peruso III who turns 8 years old today, Friday, April 15, 2016. His proud parents are Miranda and Dom Peruso Jr. of Huntingdon. More...

Trike-a-Thon tikes raise funds

Students at the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) at Juniata College have been proving the saying, “No one is too small to make a difference,” as they band together each year to peddle for a good cause.  More...

Shaver’s Creek Grange members meet

Shaver’s Creek Grange No. 353 met in normal session March 21.  Food was prepared and served by George and Beverly Fitzgerald, Thelma Slippey and Vanessa Locke. More...

School News

SHC Middle/High School Honor Rolls

Michael Adamek, principal of the Southern Huntingdon County Middle/High School, has announced the honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2015-16 school year.  Grade 6  Highest Honors  Hattie Flood.  High Honors  More...

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Juniata Valley High School Honor Rolls

Mike Estep, principal at Juniata Valley High School, has released the honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2015-16 school year as follows:  Grade 7  High Honors  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A door to work

Dear Heloise: I needed an inexpensive WORK AREA, so I took an old wooden-type door, removed the doorknob and placed it on top of two sturdy, two-drawer file cabinets. More...

Special Sections

County CAD update begins

Installation of the new computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system for the county’s 911 center is underway, as announced at the monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board Thursday.  More...

School chief touts financial courses

A local school administrator recently participated in a forum to brainstorm ways to help more students in the state learn about personal finance.  More...

Forecast favorable for trout season opener

Local anglers are busy gather up their fishing rods, tackle boxes, hooks, lines, sinkers and bait in anticipation of the opening day of trout season at 8 a.m. Saturday. More...

State  Free Access 

Witness: Three religious leaders enabled friar to be predator

HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — Records from a Franciscan religious order show three former leaders knew a friar had been accused of child sex abuse before he was allowed to work at a high school and other jobs where he was later accused of molesting more More...

Judicial ballot question may be headed for court fight

HARRISBURG (AP) — A politically charged court fight loomed Thursday over whether Pennsylvania’s primary voters can choose to raise the mandatory retirement age for more than 1,000 state judges or whether it will be postponed until the Nov More...

Judge limits picketing by striking Verizon workers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has established rules for picketing by striking Verizon workers in Pennsylvania.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports an injunction signed Thursday in Philadelphia common pleas court says only six spaced strikers More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 15   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Capitals shut down Flyers 2-0

WASHINGTON (AP) — Going into the locker room at the first intermission, the Washington Capitals had no goals but all the momentum.  Three successful penalty kills kept the Philadelphia Flyers off the scoreboard, and the Capitals knew they& More...

Velasquez fans 16 in win over Padres

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vince Velasquez struck out a career-high 16 in a dominant three-hitter, Ryan Howard homered and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 3-0 on Thursday.  More...

Golf Roundup

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Former world No. More...

Press Club

Young scientists show projects at JV event

Juniata Valley Elementary School hosted its 12th annual science fair April 7. A science fair allows participants to present their creation of a science project that can differ from a report, display board or a model.  More...

SHC program to bring awareness

The prom is a memorable moment in high school; however, the one factor that can alter that memory would be an accident. Watching someone lose control of a vehicle can leave a lasting impression. More...

HCCTC student’s passion brightens hallways

Thanks to the abilities of one very artistic student, the hallways at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) are beginning to come alive. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Mosquito season   Here’s an easy way to take the itch out of a mosquito bite. Just wet a cotton ball or cotton swab with rubbing alcohol and put it on the bite. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Counselors don’t broadcast clients’ names

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for five years and we have two children. In the past year, she has been exceptionally critical and unloving.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Leo until 7:23 p.m. (EST), when the Moon enters Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 16, 2016:  More...

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