March 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County planner seeks local input

The Huntingdon County Planning Department is collecting information from local municipalities regarding local roadways that need to be addressed as part of the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Corp. More...

Conservation efforts continue to help bats

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting conservation efforts on their land for the local bat population. Working with the U.S. More...

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Local News

Trial rescheduled for Friday, March 17

HUNTINGDON CO. — The trial for Commonwealth v. William Holloway, scheduled in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas for Tuesday, March 14, has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, March 17. More...

Defendants accepted into ARD program

The Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas continued to have a busy schedule of proceedings before Judge George Zanic March 2.  Two defendants were accepted into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program.  More...

Firefighter remembered at memorial service

Members of the Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church’s congregation and the Mount Union Volunteer Fire Co. met Sunday to conduct a memorial service together, in memory of those who lost their lives.  More...

General News

Truckloads of baby fish hauled to river in restoration plan

LOSTINE, Ore. (AP) — These speckled, rose-tinted fish haven’t been spotted in this bubbling river in remote northeastern Oregon for more than 30 years — until now. More...

New video of events before fatal Ferguson shooting in film

FERGUSON, Mo. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Tears, head scratching and double takes

There were tears in Syracuse, head-scratching about Duke and more than a few double takes at Wichita State. At Northwestern, they simply celebrated. More...

Truex wins in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. passed Brad Keselowski with two laps to go and avoided a last-lap wreck that led to a pit-road brawl and left Kyle Busch bloodied in a wild finish to the NASCAR Cup race Sunday. More...

Blackhawks down Wild

CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane and Artemi Panarin scored on Chicago’s first two shots, Corey Crawford made 42 saves and the Blackhawks beat Minnesota 4-2 on Sunday to pull within a point of the Central Division-leading Wild. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Virgo if born before 1:26 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 14, 2017: More...

County to get a foot of snow

The National Weather Service has put the county under a winter storm warning from 8 p.m. this evening until 10 p.m. More...

PRIDE Wing-Off attracts crowd

The 14th annual PRIDE Wing-Off Sunday at the Smithfield Fire Hall will go down in local history as one of the biggest ever, kicking off a month filled with events culminating with the PRIDE Telethon.  The successful event raised a total of $4,95 More...

Bearcat wrestlers honored with parade

Huntingdon Area High School, wrestlers, from the left, state qualifier Landon Fisher, two-time state champion Jacob Oliver and third place medal winner Seth Baney, were honored with a parade through More...

State  Free Access 

Huge budget deficit sobering to state GOP lawmakers

HARRISBURG (AP) — With three weeks of budget hearings behind them, Pennsylvania’s big Republican legislative majorities now have months of budget-making ahead of them and, perhaps more than ever, a willingness to increase taxes to deal wi More...

Lineup set in race for Philadelphia’s district attorney

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The race to replace Philadelphia’s first black district attorney is gearing up to be the hottest in the city this year, after Seth Williams announced he won’t run for a third term amid an FBI investigation.  More...

Deaths of firefighter, girl in blaze mourned

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania fire official who was wounded in a crash while responding to fire that killed a young girl has died of his injuries, authorities said. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 13   Humane Society o The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the shelter, located at 11371 Schoolhouse Hollow Road, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Oliver wins second title, Boozel is second

Huntingdon’s Baney is third and Southern’s Winfield seventh

With a year’s worth of hard work completed, Huntingdon’s Jacob Oliver returned to the PIAA state championship match at 170 pounds Saturday at The Giant Center in Hershey. More...

Valley sites and times announced

The sites and times for the PIAA 1A second round games for Juniata Valley’s team have been announced The Hornet boys (12-13), overtime winners in the first round over Imani Christian Friday night, will square off with District 10 champion Kenne More...

NFF recognizes area football players

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Foundation held its 20th annual banquet honoring high school and collegiate senior football players from the central Pennsylvania area.  More...

People/Pastimes

Warming hut available at local state park

During the remaining winter and cold weeks of March, Greenwood Furnace State Park invites residents to take advantage of a new warming hut. The installation provides a break from the weather so visitors can recharge for their next adventure.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Carter Hamman, who turns 11 years old today, Monday, March 13, 2017. His proud parents are Bill and Francine Hamman of Orbisonia. More...

AAUW to explore gender issues

“Gender Issues in Other Countries: A Panel Discussion with students from India, Cape Verde, Kenya and Ethiopia” will be the program at the 7 p.m. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Girlfriend wants different number of kids

Dear Annie: After a series of, let’s just say, not-so-nice relationships, my best friend and old college roomie set me up with a girl from his hometown named “Stephanie.” I’ve never believed in love at first sight, but this wa More...

Hints from Heloise

Callers please pay attention and listen

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is from Ida and her co-workers:  More...

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