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Traveling rainforest makes stop at JVHS

A traveling rainforest made  its way into Huntingdon County last evening as part of an educational program to  raise awareness of the diminishing rainforest and the animals that live there. More...

Local News

Legal billings remain Springfield Twp. issue

The issue of legal billings for residents contacting the township’s solicitor was a large topic of conversation during the Springfield Township meeting Monday.  In the bills report, township board of supervisors chair Larry Grissinger said More...

Police Log

Theft   BROAD TOP TWP., BEDFORD CO. — Leif Burchard reported to state police at Bedford someone stole a toolbox from his property at 795 Six Mile Run Road between 9:30 p.m. May 4 and 3:30 p.m. May 5. More...

Clarification

Upon further review of Mount Union Area School District tax rate for 2016-17, the district’s business manager reports there will be a slight fluctuation due to the state’s equalized millage formula.  More...

World  Free Access 

Even on US turf, culture clashes make China firms tough foes

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies have found it can be tough to do business in China. Now, as more Chinese firms invest in the United States, they’re finding it can be hard to contend with Chinese companies on American turf, too.  More...

US home construction up in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — Builders ramped up construction of new homes in April, suggesting that the market remains solid despite sluggish economic growth at the beginning of the year.  More...

Low-income teens to get grants for college courses

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, thousands of low-income high-school students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to take college courses for credit, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 18   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Patton only champ; four others advance

Stanley moves on in 3200

Southern Huntingdon’s boys team made sure their excellent season would continue following results at the PIAA District 6-AA track and field championships Tuesday at Altoona’s Mansion Park. More...

Three area girls move on

At the conclusion of the PIAA District 6-AA track and field championships at Mansion Park in Altoona Tuesday, results showed three girls heading to the state meet. More...

Sellers lone ’Cat named to volley team

Huntingdon junior setter Matthew Sellers was one of 13 student/athletes named to the 2016 Mid-State Boys’ Volleyball League All-Star team.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Adelynn Grace Thornburgh, who turned 8 years old yesterday, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Adelynn is the daughter of Aaron and Valeri Thornburgh of McVeytown. More...

AAUW meeting holds April awards meeting

The April 12 dinner meeting of the Huntingdon Branch of the Association of American University Women (AAUW) honored senior girls from each of the county’s high schools. More...

Inwell to hold monthly meeting

The monthly meeting of the Inkwell will be held Thursday, June 2, at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Co., 165 Patchway Road, Duncansville. The meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. preceded by dinner at 6 p.m.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Be firm about driving with losing friendship

Dear Annie: I am a widow in my 70s. My husband and I had no children and not much of a social life. When he died a few years ago, I was desolate. I took on a part-time job and met a divorced woman close to my age and we have become good friends. More...

Hints from Heloise ®

Defrosting meat safely

Dear Heloise: I know you are not supposed to put meat on the counter to thaw. So what is the best method for DEFROSTING FROZEN MEATS in the microwave? — Lydia W. in Seattle  More...

Lawmakers urge gov. to sign bill

In Harrisburg Tuesday, lawmakers, including Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-PA 34), called on Gov. More...

No tax increase in SHCSD budget

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board approved a preliminary budget without a tax increase during its meeting at the high school/middle school Tuesday.  More...

Leaders approve grant consolidation

Representatives from Center for Community Action (CCA) were present at the regular weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday to seek approval to consolidate the next Emergency Solutions Grant proposal.  More...

Borough yard sale ordinance revamped

It was a very routine monthly meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council Tuesday night, but for some questions surrounding the enactment of a borough ordinance regarding yard sales.  More...

State  Free Access 

Q&A: Federal investigation into deadly Amtrak derailment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say the engineer of a speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last year likely was distracted after hearing that a nearby commuter train had been hit by a rock. Eight people were killed. More...

Panel votes on party lines for Republican pension bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Republican plan to help address Pennsylvania’s massive pension debt moved out of a legislative committee on Tuesday, putting a divisive and expensive problem on the table as budget talks are about to pick up steam.&nbs More...

Doctors launch anti-opioid addiction effort

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Medical Society launched an education effort Tuesday to help physicians and patients find treatment alternatives to highly addictive painkillers in an effort to stem a tide of overdoses and addiction.  In More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Bar Association admits new member

75 Years Ago  Gov. Arthur H. James and Dr. More...

Business News

Celebrating five years

Co-owners of Woody’s B-B-Q, Renee Dilberian, far left, and Mike Dilberian, far right, invited community members to take part in a rib-eating contest to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the re More...

Kish Bank joins campaign

Kish Bank partnered with Standing Stone Elementary School to celebrate Teach Children to Save Day with savings education May 3-5 and May 13. More...

Real Estate Transfers

May 6, 2016  Patricia A. Walters, grantor, to Brian K. Sunderland, property in Dublin Township, $90,000.  Donald M. Hess and Pamella L. Hess, grantors, to Donald M. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Braves fire manager

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves on Tuesday fired manager Fredi Gonzalez, who couldn’t survive the worst record in the majors.  More...

Zika concerns growing

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization’s chief says the agency is increasingly concerned about the Zika virus, even though it does not recommend canceling or postponing the Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympics in hard-hit Brazil.  More...

Mets end short skid with 2-0 win over Nationals

NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard brought his 100 mph heat and struck out 10, Curtis Granderson homered on Max Scherzer’s first pitch, and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 2-0 Tuesday night to stop a four game skid. More...

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