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JVSB OKs budget, temporary leader

Members of the Juniata Valley School Board approved a budget with a tax increase and named an interim superintendent at the regularly scheduled board meeting Wednesday evening.  More...

Local News

Area brief

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   More...

HASB president addresses ongoing issues

At the end of the public comment during Monday night’s monthly meeting of the Huntingdon Area School Board in which concerned parents addressed the proposed changes in English/language arts, board president Richard Scialabba addressed the issue More...

Central court has busy Wednesday session

Two defendants had their preliminary hearings bound over for a higher court in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Nearly one in three on Medicare got opioids

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 12 million Medicare beneficiaries received at least one prescription for an opioid painkiller last year at a cost of $4.1 billion, according to a federal report that shows how common the addictive drugs are in many older A More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County United Fund chairman named

75 Years Ago  Having disposed of three capital cases, the state pardon board had under consideration the fifth commutation appeal of James and Alfred Bruno, serving 10 to 20 years for second-degree murder convictions resulting from the 1934 &ldq More...

Local Sports

Curve top B-Mets 6-3

The Altoona Curve scored four runs over the first two innings and rolled to a 6-3 win over the Binghamton Mets Wednesday night at NYSEG Stadium.  The Curve (39-31) won their fourth straight game, holding the B-Mets (28-41) to 4-for-17 with runne More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Mary Schneider shared this photo of the 1949-1950 first-grade class at William Smith Elementary School. She identified a number of the children. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending June 17

WASHINGTON - Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 17. House More...

Around the State

Expedite stricter vaccine rules, June 21   State health and education officials are right to tighten rules on vaccine requirements for public school children. Here’s the question, though. Why is the process taking so long?  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Brentley Ryan Leonard, who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, June 23, 2016. His proud parents are Kent and Amanda Leonard of McVeytown. More...

Bright Beginnings holds commencement

Bright Beginnings Nursery School held its 15th graduation ceremony May 12 at the Rockhill Church of the Brethren, Rockhill.  Nine students graduated, including Zachary Parson, Rider Young, Jace Moore, Miah Goshorn, Blake Neuder, J. More...

Births

Ryan and Kristin (Leavy) Donelson of Duncansville are proud to announce the birth of their son, Tanner Ryan Donelson, at 8:10 a.m. June 20, 2016, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Tanner weighed 6 pounds, 8.5 ounces and measured 18.25 inches in length. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 10:30 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 24, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Assistance line links services

Calling 911 may be the obvious choice in an emergency in which there is an immediate danger, but a new assistance line seeks to aid callers with crises best addressed by human services agencies.  More...

Area men are PSP academy grads

Two men from Huntingdon County were among the 60 cadets who recently graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy during a ceremony held in Harrisburg.  More...

CDBG funds to aid Rockhill Borough

A small borough in the southern end of Huntingdon County will be receiving funds to mitigate the cost of repairing storm water issues.  Rockhill Borough is slated to get approximately $70,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.& More...

Community bike rides are going strong

Several bikes were loaded into pickup trucks and onto bike racks behind Rothrock Outfitters Wednesday before heading out to the famous Allegrippis Trail for a weekly bike riding event.  Rothrock has coordinated these rides for nearly eight years More...

State  Free Access 

LGBT anti-discrimination bill advances in state Senate

HARRISBURG (AP) — Legislation to prohibit discrimination in employment and housing based on sexual orientation or gender identity cleared a first hurdle Wednesday in the Pennsylvania Senate.  More...

Accuser asks to limit questioning, protect identity

HARRISBURG (AP) — A man who claims he told Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he was sexually abused as a teen by Jerry Sandusky asked a judge Wednesday to protect his identity and limit questioning by lawyers in a lawsuit broug More...

Ex-airline supervisor on 9/11 guilty in sex case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former American Airlines operations manager who learned of the first Sept. 11, 2001, hijacking before the jet struck the World Trade Center has pleaded guilty to a federal interstate child-sex charge in Pittsburgh.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 23   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Puig hustles for game-winner against Nationals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig raced home for the winning run on his own single after center fielder Michael Taylor let the ball skip by him for a three-base error, and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Wed More...

Calgary looks at hosting in 2026

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Calgary is looking at hosting another Winter Olympics.  The city council voted Monday to spend up to $5 million on an exploration committee to study a possible bid for the 2026 Winter Games.  Calgary was the ho More...

Arizona chases UCSB 3-0

College World Series:

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Farm-Home-Garden

Huntingdon Horsemen has 422 entries in two-day show

On May 28-29, 2016, the Huntingdon Horsemen held its first two-day show of the season at the Isenberg-Hughes Memorial Showgrounds a top Warrior Ridge, west of Huntingdon. More...

Southern FFA members hold banquet

To close up this year’s festivities, the Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter held its 53rd annual banquet May 6 at the Southern Huntingdon County High School. The banquet was catered by Betsy Whitsel from the Cassville Country Store. More...

Secretary of ag honored

Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding was recognized as an agent changing rural communities and agriculture for the better, receiving the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives award as one of the top 10 honorees during a ceremony at the More...

Annie's Mailbox

Find a way to deal with the situation

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our 60s and recently celebrated our 15th anniversary. I know she loves me, but the physical side of our marriage has gone completely down the toilet. More...

Doctor K

Shift workers need consistent sleep schedule

DEAR READER: In a recent column, I discussed the health hazards of shift workers — particularly those who work evening and night shifts. More than nine million people in the United States are shift workers. More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED IN THE OFF WEEK

1. Less is more   NASCAR is mulling less downforce for its 2017 Cup Series aero package. It tested a less-downforce setup at Michigan, with mixed results. Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. IndyKez   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers  Kelly and Jeff?   More...

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