June 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee named to eliminate blight

Mount Union Borough Council lined up an ad hoc committee Wednesday night to begin the process of developing ordinances for eliminating blighted priorities.  After many months of discussing how to best approach neglected properties throughout the More...

MUASD to host summer lunch program

A week after classes wrap up for the year, the Mount Union Area High School cafeteria will reopen for the summer.  The district is launching a summer lunch program for area residents, starting Monday, June 6, and ending Friday, Aug. 12. More...

Local News

MU Council announces logo contest

Mount Union Borough Council is turning to the community at large to help create an official logo for use on borough vehicles and facilities.  During Wednesday evening’s monthly meeting, councilman Joshua Zinn recommended council look into More...

Charges bound over for higher court

One preliminary hearing was held in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  Charges of terroristic threats, defiant trespass, disorderly conduct-unreasonable noise, disorderly conduct-engaging in fight and criminal trespass/simple trespasse More...

Area briefs

Orbisonia council doesn’t meet   More...

World  Free Access 

Pizza Hut to slice out more ingredients from its pizzas

NEW YORK (AP) — Pizza Hut said it will remove more artificial ingredients from its pizza pies in the next year at its U.S. restaurants.  The company already removed artificial flavors and colors from its pizzas last year.  More...

Chest protectors can guard against deadly blows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived, thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm.  More...

Local Sports

Outstanding Senior Student/Athletes:

Mount Union

Parents: Eric and Michelle Knable of Newton Hamilton.  Sports Played (varsity letters earned: Earned 10 varsity letters in three sports, volleyball (3), basketball (4) and softball (3).  More...

Blue Jays deny Rockets 10-1

District 6-A Softball Championship:

Conemaugh Valley worked a little two-out lightning with a runner on third in the second inning and quickly turned it into a five-run lead during Wednesday afternoon’s District Six Class A championship game at Beard Field, inside Penn State&rsqu More...

Area has 28 named to ICC all-star teams

A total of 28 student/athletes from four area high schools have been honored as Inter-County Conference baseball and softball all-stars.  More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Boyd Jensen of Roanoke, Virginia, shared this photo taken in 1931 on the playground of the old Alfarata School in Huntingdon. It was Boyd’s second-grade class taught by Ruth Cunningham. More...

Around the State

How to spot Voldemorts: Freedom of foul speech is protected, too, May 31 In the seven volumes of “Harry Potter,” J.K. Rowling told millions of readers a story about the power and triumph of love. More...

What others are saying

The big banks can be beaten

When the 2008 financial crash slammed the New York City construction industry, Maribel Touré’s husband lost his job as an architect. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Eat three servings of dairy daily

Hello! My name is Katie Anderson and I was recently crowned the 2016-2017 Huntingdon County Dairy Princess. The Huntingdon County Alternate Dairy Princesses Katrina Bliss and Eliana Powell will be helping me promote dairy in Huntingdon County. More...

4-H program aims to grow next generation of ag scientists

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One team is developing GPS ear tags so cattle farmers can track herds from afar. Another thinks drones can protect livestock from predators. More...

Barnyard Olympics coming to 2016 fair

Graduations, last day of school and warm weather can only mean one thing, summer is on its way! More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Taurus if born before 11:01 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 3, 2016:  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM COCA-COLA 600

1. Record breaking   Martin Truex Jr. led 392 of 400 laps in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, which set track and NASCAR records for amount of laps led and total miles (588) in one race. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Got a Dollar?   More...

GODWIN’S PICKS FOR AXALTA 400

WINNER: Dale Earnhardt Jr. REST OF TOP 5: Carl Edwards, Kurt Busch, Jimmie Johnson, Joey Logano FIRST ONE OUT: Brian   More...

Concerns aired over curriculum

While the current school year is ending, a proposed change to the English/language arts curriculum slated for next year at the Huntingdon Area Middle School (HAMS) has some parents expressing concern.  More...

County jobless rate climbs in April

After spending a number of months below seven percent, Huntingdon County’s unemployment rate jumped seven-tenths of a point in April.  More...

Walk to End Violence to be held Saturday

The fourth annual Walk to End Violence to be held Saturday, June 4, at Detwiler Memorial Field, Huntingdon, will be both a celebration of a milestone and an occasion to unite in the fight against domestic violence.  More...

State  Free Access 

Did school leaders look the other way as teachers preyed?

PLUM (AP) — The legal and emotional casualties keep piling up in a Pittsburgh suburb where two high school teachers have pleaded guilty to having sex with students, a third is awaiting trial and a fourth is charged with trying to intimidate one More...

‘Superfly’ Snuka incompetent to stand trial

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Pro wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka is mentally incompetent to stand trial in the death of his girlfriend more than three decades ago, a judge ruled Wednesday.  More...

Appeals court OKs suit on abortion buffer zones

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a lawsuit by abortion protesters who say their free speech rights are violated by a Pittsburgh ordinance establishing a 15-foot buffer zone around clinic entrances.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Frost, freeze warnings issued across county

75 Years Ago  Dr. Dana Z. Eckert, Mt. Lebanon, Pittsburgh, was announced as the president of the National Alumni Association of Juniata College at the annual alumni luncheon held in the college dining room.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 2   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Murray overcomes Gasquet in four

PARIS (AP) — Yelling at his entourage and muttering to himself, Andy Murray alternated between brilliant and bad for the better part of two sets before righting things to reach his fourth French Open semifinal.  More...

Byrd suspended

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Indians outfielder Marlon Byrd has been suspended 162 games for testing positive a second time for a performance-enhancing drug.  MLB officials said that Byrd tested positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone rele More...

White Sox pitcher scores winning run against Mets

NEW YORK (AP) — Relief pitcher Matt Albers doubled leading off the 13th inning for his first hit since 2007 and scored the tiebreaking run, his first in the majors, to help the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Wednesday.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Hudson James Heath who turned 1 year old Saturday, May 28, 2016. He is the son of Lindsay and Clinton Heath of Enola. More...

Happy Anniversary

Couples mark dual wedding anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes, times two, go out to Beverly (Hatch) and George Fitzgerald and Helen (Hatch) and Donald Harnish, all of Alexandria, who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversaries today, Thursday, June 2, 2016. More...

Births

Courtney Peterson and Justin Henry of Huntingdon County are proud to announce the birth of their son, Braxton Noah Peterson-Henry May 30, 2016, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

School News

Commencement held at Wilkes

Wilkes University awarded 715 doctoral, masters and bachelors degrees to students graduating after the completion of the spring 2016 semester.  Local students included:  — Tyler Kennedy of Huntingdon, who received a doctor of pharmac More...

Annie's Mailbox

Abusers don’t always hit

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 29 years. I have three sons who are all grown. I held a job only for a few years of that time. I am not working now. I have custody of one grandson, and babysit him and another grandson. More...

Doctor K

Swimming is good exercise for those with painful joints

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m overweight, and I want to exercise. But I have painful knees that make it difficult to walk. Is swimming a good alternative? More...

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