May 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Historic downtown houses to be recycled

The historic joined log houses next to Gage Mansion on Penn street are getting smaller, piece by piece.  Many of those pieces, including the original red pine logs that compose much of the houses, will be used as an addition to another log house More...

Local News

HASD prelim budget OK’d with tax hike

The Huntingdon Area School Board approved passage of the district’s 2016-2017 preliminary budget by a 6-2 vote during its regular monthly meeting May 16.  The budget calls for a 1.25- mill tax hike.  Board members Ian Thompson and Sus More...

Local man sentenced for stand-off incident

The Alexandria man who barricaded himself inside his home this time last year has entered a plea before a Blair County judge.  More...

JVSB members approve two-year contract

The Juniata Valley School Board approved an agreement with the Juniata Valley Education Association for a twoyear contract at the regular monthly board meeting.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Local pre-med student honored by Juniata College

75 Years Ago  The case of Carrie A. Stevens and Edward C. Stevens vs. Warred Frank J. Clyde Rishel and James Rishel is in trial in the Court of Common Pleas for Huntingdon County. Judge Chester D. Fetterhoof is presiding at the trial.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans get by Ligonier Valley 5-1

District 6-AA Baseball Tournament:

The Mount Union baseball team started its quest for an 18th District Six baseball title Thursday afternoon by hosting Ligonier Valley in a 6-AA first-round matchup.  The Trojans’ offense was far from dominating, but the pitching of senior More...

Southern bounced 5-0 at Central

6-AA Baseball Tournament:

Southern Huntingdon’s District 6-AA playoff run came to an end in the first round of the tournament at fifth seeded Central Thursday afternoon by the score of 5-0. More...

Hornets drop Northern Cambria

District 6-A Baseball Tournament:

Juniata Valley found its focus as the District 6-A playoffs began with a home game against Northern Cambria Thursday. Jack Johnson took care of the work on the mound and a pair of RBI from Ian Watson helped the Green Hornets to a 9-2 victory.  More...

School News

Grad completes dual degrees

Kevin Long recently graduated from Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and a bachelor of science degree in psychology with university honors.  While attending Carnegie, Long produced a seminar More...

Mount Union woman named to dean’s list

Natalie Barrick completed her second year of college with a 4.0 and was named to the dean’s list at the California University of Pennsylvania.  She was also honored as a presidential honors scholar this past semester and has a dual major i More...

Lebanon Valley College graduates announced

Lebanon Valley College celebrated its 147th commencement May 14 with 476 students receiving their degrees in Sorrentino Gymnasium. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Kids affected by parents’ relationship

Dear Annie: “Can’t Win in Tennessee” said his wife calls him names, constantly criticizes him and threatens divorce. You correctly told him that he was in an abusive marriage.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Parking lot safety

Dear Heloise: When we fly and use the LONG- OR SHORTTERM PARKING LOTS, we always take our vehicle registration and insurance documents with us.  More...

Budget talks open in capital

Legislators returned to Harrisburg Monday to begin negotiations for the 2016- 2017 state budget.  State Rep. More...

Projects reviewed for Act 13 funds

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission approved the use of Act 13 Marcellus Shale Legacy Funds to finance two projects within the county during its monthly meeting Thursday.  More...

Area fire company receives grant

U.S. Sen. Robert Casey’s office has announced the Stone Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Co. will receive more than $100,000 through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). A press release issued yesterday by Sen. More...

New bike route map created by PennDOT

An online, interactive map created by PennDOT will aid bicyclists planning routes using detailed information on both roadways and trailways.  More...

State  Free Access 

Cosby spends millions as lawsuits, criminal case rage on

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In any given week, teams of high-priced lawyers fan out across the country to defend Bill Cosby amid a cascade of sexual assault allegations, defamation claims and insurance disputes.  More...

Riot at detention home injures staff members

EMLENTON (AP) — Five youths will be charged with inciting a riot at a secure juvenile treatment center in western Pennsylvania that involved about 40 youths and injured at least eight staff members, state police said Thursday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 20   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 

Sale tosses 4-hitter for White Sox win

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale went the distance on a masterful four-hitter on Thursday night, becoming the first major league pitcher since 2008 to win his first nine starts, and the Chicago White Sox edged the Houston Astros 2-1 to snap their seas More...

Cavs stay unbeaten in postseason play

CLEVELAND (AP) — Overshadowed as Golden State shot down history during the regular season, the Cavaliers are making this postseason their own.  Perfectly.  LeBron James recorded a triple-double and Cleveland improved to 10-0 in the pl More...

Sharks shut out Blues again

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For a San Jose team whose playoff struggles have often come down to running into a streaky goaltender at the wrong time, it must be nice to have the goalie making all the stops.  More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone Seniors

At the Standing Stone Senior Center, members and nonmembers engage in low-impact exercises at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each session, led by Darla Fouse, lasts approximately 30 minutes. More...

Captain Jack Lions Club

Members of Captain Jack Lions Club of Mill Creek met May 12 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon, to welcome guest speaker District 14L governor and Blair County District Attorney Bill Hig More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A card shower is being held in honor of Jewell Dysard of Petersburg who celebrates her birthday Saturday, May 21, 2016. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 2:48 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 21, 2016:  More...

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