June 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

GPS used as tool in public safety

Global Positioning Systems (GPS), a valuable tool in locating specific locations, is also an invaluable tool used in public safety.  GPS aids dispatchers at the Huntingdon County 911 Center during emergencies. More...

Hunting licenses go on sale Monday

Licenses for the 2016- 2017 hunting season go on sale Monday.  Law enforcement supervisor with the Game Commission southcentral region office Richard Danley offered some tips on purchasing the license for the next year.  “The costs ar More...

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Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: George Elie Jr.  Date of Birth: Oct. More...

Area brief

‘Olympics/Fun and Fitness is theme for week   More...

Fire company receives PEMA certification

The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, June 18   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, June 19   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Johnson shares lead at US Open

OAKMONT, Pa. (AP) — Dustin Johnson unleashed another powerful tee shot that got lost in the darkening sky over Oakmont. More...

Lexi Thompson is ahead by one

BELMONT, Mich. (AP) — Defending champion Lexi Thompson fought through back pain Friday to take the second-round lead in the Meijer LPGA Classic.  More...

Upsets continue at Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Angelique Kerber became another in a sequence of leading players to have their Wimbledon preparations cut short when she lost her title in a dramatic quarter-final defeat in the Aegon Classic.  More...

Religion News

Shooter claimed academy rejection was over religion

Omar Mateen graduated from community college with a criminal justice degree, worked as a security guard and wanted to be a police officer.  But a police academy rejected his application, prompting Mateen to complain that he was denied because of More...

Area churches to host VBS

Cassville — The Trough Creek Valley United Methodist Parish will host Cave Quest VBS from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, through Thursday, June 30, at the Cassville United Methodist Church.  More...

Man accused in church plot sentenced

A Virginia man accused of plotting to shoot up or bomb synagogues and black churches has been sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison.  The Richmond Times- Dispatch reports that Ronald Chaney III was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini if born before 6:34 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Sun will be in Cancer. The Moon is in Sagittarius if born before 7:55 a.m. (EST). More...

Generations work together

Father-daughter duo practice medicine at local facility

It was an opportunity of a lifetime for one Huntingdon native to come back to her roots to practice medicine with her father.  Dr. Allison Holmes is now practicing at Geisinger — Cold Springs along with her father, Dr. More...

Drone use limited over lake area

In light of a recent incident, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake is reminding the public they could be cited for flying drones near the dam and the William F. More...

Venomous snakes are now on the move

People and snakes are on the move and are crossing paths as temperatures start to level off for the season.  Rattlesnakes and other venomous snakes command respect from outdoor recreationalists and homeowners alike.  More...

World  Free Access 

Newly found blood vials allow for funeral

ST. JAMES, N.Y. (AP) — Thousands of firefighters in their dress blues stood at attention and saluted Friday as a flag-draped casket passed carrying two tiny vials of blood, the only known remains of a comrade who died in the Sept. More...

In cult of TCM, front row is lined with filmmakers

NEW YORK (AP) — Turner Classic Movies, that bastion of black-and-white, holds a unique place on the dial and in the hearts of cinephiles.  More...

Divided American: Rosy economic averages bypass many in US

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Dozens of FedEx jets queue up for takeoff at the airport here. Beale Street, the heart of the music district, hums with tourists. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Civil trial on fishing rights draws public’s interest

75 Years Ago  Gov. Arthur H. James placed the responsibility for registration of approximately 65,000 new draft eligibles in Pennsylvania on the commonwealth’s 422 local boards with a proclamation naming them as registrars July 1.  More...

Local Sports

Area players help South win 37-15

Lezzer Lumber Classic:

Summer brings all-star football and the 32nd Lezzer Lumber Classic at Altoona’s Mansion Park Friday saw good things from the area representatives. More...

Lakind gets record, but Curve lose

Jared Lakind set a new single season franchise record for consecutive scoreless innings pitched, but the Altoona Curve had a late rally hushed in a 3-2 loss to the Hartford Yard Goats Friday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

JC’s Gillich now member of LHU Hall of Fame

Juniata field hockey head coach Caroline Gillich and the 1995 Lock Haven field hockey team were inducted into the Lock Haven University Athletics Hall of Fame June 5.  The 1995 team finished the season with a perfect 21-0-0 record and went on to More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Orbisonia couple marks golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Paul and Judy Yohn of 17096 Blacklog Valley Road, Orbisonia, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Saturday, June 18, 2016. They were united in marriage in 1966 at St. More...

Why kids need protein and how milk can help

Making sure kids eat nutritious meals is often a parent’s top priority. Moms know good nutrition is essential for their child’s health, since developing and maintaining healthy habits as a kid can lead to lifelong benefits.  More...

School News

Cindy Taylor Nursing Scholarship awarded

The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon is pleased to announce that Samantha Shoemaker has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Cindy Taylor Nursing Scholarship. More...

Local students named to spring dean’s list

Eight hundred and eighty students were named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the spring 2016 semester. More...

Three Springs man joins college honor society

Gary Smith of Three Springs achieved a GPA of 3.54 while majoring in architecture technology at Thaddeus Stevens College. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Do not engage in defensive conversation

Dear Annie: “Iris” and I have been friends for 20 years. She is married, retired and has grown children. I have a long term boyfriend and a full-time job. More...

Doctor K

Treating depression during pregnancy

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have been on SSRI medicines for depression for five years. I’m trying to get pregnant, and I hear that SSRIs might be dangerous. What do I need to know?  More...

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