June 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Pension bill heads to state Senate

The future of a Housebacked pension reform bill doesn’t look good in the Senate.  “We’ll be taking a closer look at (the bill),” said state Sen. Jon Eichelberger. More...

Area musician signs development contract

When Saxton native Kenton Sitch began taking guitar lessons at age 7, he never dreamed nearly three decades later he would be signing a contract with a record producer.  The 34-year-old Sitch recently signed an artist development contract with More...

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Council may seek bond issue for projects

Huntingdon Borough Council will begin a cost analysis in an effort to make a decision on obtaining a $10 million bond to replace the water lines in four areas of the borough.  More...

Mount Union man charged in abuse case

A Mount Union man has been charged with the 2014 sexual assault of a minor victim.  Stephan Davelynn Drake, 23, is charged with statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault of a complainant less than 16 and indecent assault of a person More...

Park logo computer virus affecting state residents

Debilitating malware disguised by the use of a popular attraction’s logo has invaded the computers of many state residents.  Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, a safari park and zoo located 25 miles north of Harrisburg, has received numerous compl More...

World  Free Access 

First lady urges me to ‘be better’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a summit on the “United State of Women,” but Michelle Obama had advice for the men in the audience: Be better.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 16   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 

Pittsburgh celebrates Pens with parade

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins turned around a once-disappointing season and fired a coach before winning a fourth Stanley Cup, adversity that seemed to make Wednesday’s city-wide celebration that much sweeter.  More...

Johnson confident and focused this year

US Open:

OAKMONT (AP) — Dustin Johnson insists he’s over it. That his anxious threeputt on the 18th green during the final round of the 2015 U.S. Open does not define him. More...

Suzuki passes Rose’s record, but Marlins fall to Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With two hits for the Marlins on Wednesday in Miami’s 6-3 loss to the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, Ichiro Suzuki raised his career total in the Japanese and North American major leagues to 4,257, passing Pete Rose&rsquo More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mallory Ann Erdman who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, June 16, 2016. Her proud parents are Craig and Shya (Price) Erdman of Huntingdon. More...

Five tips to get more out of your backyard

Once warmer weather arrives, there is nothing better than spending time outside on your deck or patio. But before you can enjoy those outdoor spaces to the fullest, you need to put in a little work to make them feel fresh and new again.  More...

Send Greetings to . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of May Riley of James Creek, who celebrates her 80th birthday Sunday, June 19, 2016. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

School News

Hospital auxiliary awards two scholarships

The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon has selected two deserving students to receive the 2016 J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarships. This year’s scholarship winners are Claire Atherton and John Roth.  More...

Students named to dean’s list at Juniata College

The dean’s list recognizes grade point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0. More...

University honors academic achievement

A list of students named to the dean’s list at Slippery Rock University for the spring semester has been announced.  Undergraduate students who earn an adjusted semester grade point average of 3.5 or higher are eligible for the dean’ More...

Doctor K

Too little or too much sleep can be bad for health

DEAR DOCTOR K: I average about six hours of sleep each night. How much is enough, and how much do most people get?  More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED AT MICHIGAN

1. ‘Fordunate’ day   The gods of Detroit shined on Ford as it reached several milestones with Joey Logano’s victory at Michigan. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Kid drivers   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

Finally, good news for Roush?   More...

Senator pushes for law change

Just days after the introduction of a similar bill by his senatorial colleague, U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R) announced his plan to introduce legislation to prevent suspected terrorists from obtaining guns.  More...

Home health care agency expands

For a little over a year, one home health care company has expanded its services to provide home nursing care in the county.  Team Home Health, a service of the Fulton County Medical Center, expanded its services in Huntingdon County in April 20 More...

Juneteenth celebration to be held Saturday

The local Juneteenth tradition will continue for its seventh year in Huntingdon from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 18, at Portstown Park.  More...

State  Free Access 

Counties see less money from gas drilling fee

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania counties and municipal governments will see less money from a state fee on Marcellus Shale gas wells, as expected.  More...

Confederate flag removed from Capitol display

HARRISBURG (AP) — Finding it a symbol of racism and hate, Gov. More...

Lawyer for Sandusky charged with attempted tax evasion

HARRISBURG, (AP) — A lawyer who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial faces new tax-related charges.  The U.S. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Hardware company to build distribution warehouse

75 Years Ago  The automobile industry faced the possibility of rigid controls by the government on prices asked for 1941 and 1942 models and further curtailment of civilian production.  The 21st summer session at Juniata College will begin More...

Local Sports

Leonard regains area batting title

Several career records are surpassed

To say the 2016 area scholastic softball season was a record-breaking campaign for certain individuals would be a huge understatement.  More...

Meadows extends streak; Curve fall to Fisher Cats

Edwin Espinal hit his fourth home run of the season and Austin Meadows extended his minor league-best hitting streak, but it would not be enough as the Altoona Curve fell to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, 9-3, on Wednesday night at PNG Field.  A More...

2016 Final Softball Statistics

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Editorial

Our Readers Write

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Around the State

Mass shootings leave America in deep distress, June 15

In this image-driven world of ours, it’s harder and harder to find any image that has the power to arrest the viewer. More...

Old-Time Photo

Walter and JoAn Hess shared this undated photo of the Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad track gang. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Dairy princess shares quick, easy fudge recipe

National Fudge Day takes place on June 16 each year. Fudge comes in many flavors and usua l l y includes a dairy products in it. Milk, sweet- ened cond ensed milk and butter are examples of dairy products usually found in fudge. More...

Spiders are biological pest control

Although many people have a built-in aversion to them, spiders rank as one of the gardener’s best tools for biological pest control.  They also are one of the few pest predators that don’t eat plants.  More...

June is Dairy Month — be sure to get three a day

Alternate Dairy Princess  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Send a lovely card and a small gift

Dear Annie: When is enough, enough? My granddaughter is getting married for the third time in August. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 9:39 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 17, 2016:  More...

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