April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pipeline protesters back in courtroom

Two people arrested as part of the protest of tree cutting for the placement of a Sunoco pipeline waived their preliminary hearings in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

Volunteers begin community garden work

Members of the ReInvision Huntingdon Inc. community food garden team are officially moving forward with their plan after securing a location for an organic food garden in Huntingdon Borough.  More...

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Local News

Task force members work to begin homeless ministry in October

The discussions at the most recent meeting of the homeless task force Wednesday itemized the tasks to be completed in the next few months in order to begin a local Out of the Cold ministry in October.  The planned ministry, patterned after an ex More...

Taco Bell grand opening

Folks lined up to visit the new Taco Bell on Route 22 in Smithfield Township on its opening day Wednesday. Customers reported wait times of 40 minutes to an hour. More...

Prelim hearing held in assault case

Charges against a Huntingdon man were bound over for a higher court after a hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Sentencing set for man who flew gyrocopter to Capitol lawn

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man who piloted his one-person gyrocopter through some of the most restricted U.S. airspace and landed on the lawn of the Capitol was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday.  More...

Nun who drove into building is convicted of drunken driving

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. More...

Missing ingredient for millennials: Down payment savings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Short of savings and burdened by debt, America’s millennials are struggling to afford their first homes in the face of sharply higher prices in many of the most desirable cities.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sale beats Angels for fourth win

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale became the major leagues’ first four-game winner, allowing two hits in seven innings to lead the Chicago White Sox over the Los Angeles Angels 2-1 Wednesday.  More...

Cavaliers win to open 2-0 lead on Pistons

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points, J.R. More...

Flyers avoid sweep 2-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michal Neuvirth stopped 31 shots in his first start of the playoff series, helping the Philadelphia Flyers stave off a sweep with a 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.  The Capitals still lead the s More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Thomas Elwood Keller of McAlevys Fort who turns 80 years old today, Thursday, April 21, 2016. He is the father of Reta and Gina. Elwood has four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. More...

Red Hat Hotties

The Red Hat Hotties recently celebrated the Red Hat Society birthday April 16 at Kelly’s Korner, Smithfield Township. The official anniversary of the Red Hat Society is Monday, April 25. More...

Happy Anniversary

Saltillo couple marks 70th anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to George and Della Truax of Saltillo, who celebrate 70 years of marriage today, Thursday, April 21, 2016.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Didn’t want a dog

Dear Annie: Two years ago, my husband bought a dog from a breeder. It is a designer dog that’s supposed to be hypoallergenic, since I have very bad allergies to dogs. (I take medication now.)  More...

Doctor K

Mediterranean diet may protect brain, heart

DEAR DOCTOR K: I know that the Mediterranean diet is supposed to improve heart health. Recently I heard it also improves brain health. Is that pretty well established? Of all the organs I want to protect, my brain is “numero uno.”  More...

Special Sections

‘Attorney’ sent for evaluation

The Huntingdon County woman convicted of posing as an attorney for nearly a decade left the county courthouse in the custody of sheriff’s deputies Wednesday following a presentencing hearing. More...

PSP station Sgt. to be promoted

After spending nearly three years as station commander for state police at Huntingdon, Sgt. Harold Rinker has been promoted to lieutenant and will be moving to the Pennsylvania State Police headquarters in Harrisburg. More...

Free smoke alarms offered in Mapleton

The Mapleton Volunteer Fire Department, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will conduct community wide free smoke alarm installations and home fire safety checks from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 23.  More...

State  Free Access 

State GOP presidential delegate chase adds to mystery

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania, long an afterthought in presidential primary stakes, may emerge as a key player in crowning this year’s Republican presidential nominee.  Pennsylvania will send a whopping number of delegates to July&r More...

Judicial retirement age votes next week won’t count

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday that primary election votes being cast on a constitutional amendment ballot question to extend the state’s judicial retirement age won’t count.  More...

PSU leaning toward renovating stadium

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State officials are looking at renovating rather than replacing Beaver Stadium at the central Pennsylvania university’s main campus.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Plans in progress to create gateway garden

75 Years Ago  The first day of trout season, insofar as most fishermen were concerned, was a big success. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 21   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans, Hornets and Rockets win league outings

High School Baseball:

Mount Union 8, Williamsburg 3   Although the final outcome, a win, was the same, the path to that end was a bit different the second time around.  More...

Rockets down Everett; Trojans rally past Pirates

High School Softball:

Southern Huntingdon 7, Everett 4   More...

Tussey wins 6-1 verdict over ’Cats

High School Tennis:

Tussey Mountain’s tennis team won four of five singles matches and both doubles matches Wednesday to with a 6-1 decision at Huntingdon.  The Titans are now 4-7 for the spring. They downed the Bearcats 3-2 in Saxton to start the season. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Bob Geissinger Sr. shared another photo of Memorial Day 1969, the birth of Huntingdon’s American flag program, in downtown Huntingdon. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending April 15

WASHINGTO N — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending April 15.  House  More...

Around the State

Turnpike’s storm report is a snow job, April 14   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Area youth compete in livestock judging

After months of practice, 4-H and FFA members from across the county traveled to Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, Bucks County, April 16 for a livestock judging competition.  More...

Earthworms: Hard working farmhands

If you think there’s not much going on across the fields of Huntingdon County this time of year, you need to take a walk and look down at the ground.  More...

Gardeners can help protect butterfly populations

Bees aren’t the only pollinators suffering from a massive North American die-off. Butterflies and moths, those flying flowers of the insect world, are disappearing too.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 22, 2016:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM FOOD CITY 500

1. Fortunes flip   Kyle Busch swept the two previous NASCAR weekends and wound up with nothing at Bristol. He finished 38th Sunday. On the flip side, Carl Edwards became the first pole winner to win a Cup Series race in 2016. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Should Matt Kenseth panic?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. 40-something   More...

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