May 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Top county GOP leader retained

The Huntingdon County Republican Committee has retained its leadership.  Reports from the organization’s reorganization meeting indicate C. More...

Local kids to appear on funny video show

Fans of the long-running television  program “America’s Funniest Home Videos” may recognize some familiar young faces on the show’s season finale, which  airs at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 22, on ABC. More...

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Local News

Area brief

Heritage partnership to hold meeting   More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: David Coburn  Date of Birth: June 23, 1981  Age: 34  Height: 5 feet, 8 inches  Weight: 220 pounds  Eye color: Brown  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): Hesston and Huntingdon  More...

Police Log

Harassment   LOGAN TWP. — Matthew Jones, 29, Petersburg, was charged with harassment by state police at Huntingdon for a domestic-related incident on King Street at 6:30 p.m. May 10. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Habitat for Humanity to break ground on home

75 Years Ago  A “back to work” movement endorsed by American Federation of Labor leaders undermined an AFL and CIO machinists strike at Pacific coast shipyards. Machinists at the shipyards are scheduled to vote on a settlement.  More...

Local Sports

Random Thoughts from Jeff Norris

It’s Finally Getting Real Finally, after nearly two months, the real baseball and softball seasons have begun. More...

Windber downs Titans 7-3

High School Softball:

Tussey Mountain went into Friday evening’s home nonleague game against Windber with the No. 7 spot in the District Five Class A playoffs on the line. A win and the Titans move right into Wednesday’s quarterfinal round. More...

Curve blanks Sea Dogs 8-0

The Altoona Curve drew five walks in the bottom of the eighth inning to score six runs and defeated the Portland Sea Dogs 8-0 Friday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (23-18) have won 12 of their last 14 games, while the Sea Dogs (1 More...

People/Pastimes

Six surprising benefits of milk

Ninety-six percent of Americans have milk in their refrigerators, and for good reason — it’s one of the most naturally nutrient-rich beverages available. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ella Katriona Bliss, who turns 1 year old today, Saturday, May 21, 2016. She is the daughter of Bryant and Rachel Bliss of Huntingdon. Ella has a brother, Isaac. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to McKenna Nichole Crofoot, who turns 4 years old tomorrow, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Her proud mommy and daddy are Angela and John Crofoot of Mount Union. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 11:37 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 23, 2016:  More...

PSP reporting more arrests

The Pennsylvania State Police announced this month that driving under the influence (DUI) arrests were up more than six percent from 2014 to 2015 and the local police barracks is seeing a marked difference.  Troop G Huntingdon station commander More...

EMS ‘paper’ celebrates 50 years

As National EMS Week comes to a close, emergency services providers are marking 50 years since the 37-page booklet known as the “1966 EMS White Paper” was published. More...

UGI customers will not see rate increase

Huntingdon County residents who are being served by UGI Central Penn Gas Co. will not see an increase in their gas bills at the beginning of June as anticipated. More...

World  Free Access 

Secret Service shoots man outside White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Secret Service officer shot a man with a gun who approached a checkpoint outside the White House on Friday afternoon and refused to drop his weapon, the Secret Service said.  More...

High-flying drone makes first flight to test farmland

HILLSBORO, N.D. (AP) — A high-flying drone that will be used to test precision agriculture methods made its inaugural flight Friday in North Dakota amid handshakes and smiles from aircraft operators and farm officials.  More...

School ends use of live animals for training

BALTIMORE (AP) — One of the country’s premier medical schools will no longer use live animals to train its students.  Effective next month, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore will eliminate a popular but controversial cou More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, May 21   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  Sunday, May 22   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lightning evens series with Pens

TAMPA, Fla. More...

Toliver leads Sparks’ rout of Mystics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kristi Toliver scored 19 points on 7-of-8 shooting and the Los Angeles Sparks routed the Washington Mystics 97-67 on Friday night.  Toliver was 5 of 6 from 3-point range.  Jantel Lavender added 12 points, Nneka Ogwum More...

Nyquist ready, even if it rains

BALTIMORE (AP) — Let it rain again on the Preakness. More...

Religion News

Religion Briefs

Speaker defends nuns over birth control mandate   WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says the Obama administration’s treatment of the Little Sisters of the Poor “has shown a total misunderstanding of faith.”  More...

Polish troops will help secure pope’s meeting

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Army troops will help secure a meeting taking place in July between Pope Francis and thousands of youths from around the world in southern Poland, a spokesman said Thursday.  More...

Pastors’ column

Presented by the Huntingdon Forum of Churches

For any of you who are less than pleased with how our national politics are shaping up for the 2016 election, I have an encouraging, yet challenging, observation to pass along from author Philip Yancey.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sharing personal info is a dangerous practice ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have increasingly noticed how loud people can be in public places. On a recent short regional flight, I sat in front of two men who I quickly learned work for the same large company. More...

Doctor K

Most men don’t need calcium supplements

DEAR DOCTOR K: Many years ago, my doctor told me that men, like women, should take calcium supplements. So I have been. Now I hear that it’s a bad idea. What do you think?  More...

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