May 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Track improvement begins at field

Improvements to the track at War Vets Field, Huntingdon, have crossed the starting line as construction crews have begun preparations for the installation of a new, all weather track. More...

Three Springs carnival set to start Thursday

The annual Three Springs Volunteer Fire Co. and Lions Club homecoming carnival kicks off Thursday, May 26, and runs through Sunday, May 29.  Thursday evening’s events begin with music by Chris Woodward & Shindiggin from 7-9 p.m. More...

Local News

Yellowstone incident highlights wildlife awareness

In light of recent events in Yellowstone National Park, the state Game Commission reminds the public not to interfere with young animals this time of the year.  More...

Hearing on vandalism charge continued

The man awaiting resentencing on a 2011 drug-related shooting case had his hearing continued on new vandalism charges in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday.  More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief   WAYNE TWP., MIFFLIN CO. — State police at Lewistown are investigating a report of someone who painted on the south side of the bridge on Route 103 south between May 15-16. More...

World  Free Access 

New-home sales jump to highest level in years

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans ramped up their purchases of new homes in April to the highest level since January 2008, evidence of a strong start to the spring buying season.  The Commerce Department said Tuesday that new home sales jumped 1 More...

Google Maps directions may soon lead to more ads

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You may start seeing more ads when getting directions from Google’s popular mapping service.  The additional ads will show up inside the directions map as Google routes you to your destination. More...

Lawsuit accuses Domino’s of ‘rampant wage violations’

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state’s attorney general has sued Domino’s Pizza Inc., affiliates and three franchisees alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company’s computer system.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 25   Civil War Descendents p The Descendents of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. at the Bellwood- Antis Public Library. A guest speaker will be featured.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Yankees blank Jays 6-0 to reach .500 level

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since the second week of the season, the New York Yankees are back at .500.  A resurgent Nathan Eovaldi combined with his bullpen on a two-hitter to win his fifth straight decision, and the Yankees beat t More...

Penguins win 5-2 to stay alive

TAMPA, Fla. More...

Vogelsong has multiple fractures

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong remained hospitalized with swelling and multiple facial fractures on Tuesday, a day after the veteran took a 92 mph fastball to the head from Colorado pitcher Jordan Lyles.  More...

School News

Local students named to dean’s list

Mount Aloysius College is proud to release the dean’s list for spring semester 2016. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Let good deed be its own reward ANNIE

Dear Annie: I am 71 years old, and I have taken care of my neighbor, “Martha,” for 15 years. I did everything for Martha, including shopping, taking her to doctor appointments and fixing anything that needed repairs. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Shiny or dull foil?

Dear Heloise: Every time I use ALUMINUM FOIL, I stop for a minute and wonder if it matters whether the shiny or dull side faces out. Does it matter, or can I just relax when using it? — Erica D., South Bend, Ind.  More...

Special Sections

Leaders OK Act 13 projects

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved items on the agenda geared toward upgrades and improvements at their regular weekly meeting Tuesday.  Huntingdon County Planning Department director Mark Colussy presented commissioners with two proje More...

SHCSD teacher lauded for work

Just before graduation in the Southern Huntingd o n County School District, a middle school language arts instructor has been named as an outstanding teacher.  Autumn Woodward, sixth-grade reading teacher at Southern Huntingdon County Middle Sch More...

May designated melanoma awareness month

May is Melanoma Awareness Month and, as more people spend time outside, it’s important to protect oneself from the damage of the sun’s rays.  Sheela Kerstetter, a dermatologist with UPMC Altoona Blair Medical Associates on William Pe More...

State  Free Access 

Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex case

NORRISTOWN (AP) — She called him “Mr. More...

Feds: Pennsylvania couple had illegal fireworks after blast

CENTRE HALL (AP) — A central Pennsylvania couple whose home was rocked by an explosion a week ago has been indicted on federal charges that they dealt in commercial grade fireworks — and tried to make them more powerful — without pr More...

Teresa Heinz Kerry to step down as chair of Heinz Endowments

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Teresa Heinz Kerry says she’ll step down as chairwoman of the Heinz Endowments and her three sons will fill the position in a series of fouryear rotations starting this fall.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

U.S. Marines bring aid to Bangladesh refugees

75 Years Ago  Wood Township High School commencement activities will start June 1 with the baccalaureate service. The observance will be climaxed June 3 with the commencement exercises. More...

Business News

Family marks 15 years in auction business

For the past 15 years, members of the Joe Hall family, including wife Terry and sons Mitchell and Daniel, have been operating Hall’s Todd Auction located along New Fording Road in Todd Township.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

May 13, 2016  Larry W. Lane and Judith A. Lane, grantors, to Jack Duane McCartney Jr., property in Shirley Township, $270,000.  Donald Donmoyer and Kathy Ann Donmoyer, grantors, to Randy L. Stoneroad and Teresa L. More...

Local Sports

Rocket playoff game switched to Friday

Southern Huntingdon will travel to Glendale Friday for a 4p.m. District Six Class A semifinal game against the Vikings. More...

Hornets top Jackets, again

District 6-A Quarterfinal:

Juniata Valley faced Ferndale Tuesday in a rematch from the District 6-A semifinals a year ago. The Hornets won last year en route to their first district title and continued on to the state semifinals. More...

Tussey blanks Berlin 5-0

District 5-A Play-in:

Tussey Mountain didn’t let hosting a play-in game to the District 5-A tournament end its season Tuesday. Faith Barnett pitched a two-hitter and the Titans stayed alive with a 5-0 victory in Saxton.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Louise (Feagley) Leamer of Huntingdon, who will be 82 years old Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Louise’s children are Jackie Alexander of Florida, Marsha Stapleton of Bellwood and Gary Feagley of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

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

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Haiden Janelle Yoder, who turns 7 years old today, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Her proud parents are Kristi Anderson and Thomas Yoder of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Capricorn if born before 10:27 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 26, 2016:  More...

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