March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Local entrepreneurs reopen business

If the closing of Windy Hill Furniture in 2012 was a sign of the economic times, the store’s reopening is a sign of an economic upswing.  More...

Local News

Police Log

Drugs found   PORTER TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report a 30-year-old Cassville man was found in possession of suspected marijuana and paraphernalia on William Penn Highway at 2:20 p.m. Feb. 11. The investigation is ongoing.  More...

More scenes of snow fun

At the left, Huntingdon Area High School student Kim Stratton and McKynly Miller (hidden) ramped off a log after riding a tube from the top of the hill behind Juniata College’s Brumbaugh Academ More...

World  Free Access 

Moving memoir of terminal cancer up for Wellcome book prize

LONDON (AP) — A doctor’s posthumously published account of his life with terminal cancer is among the finalists announced Tuesday for the medically themed Wellcome Trust Book Prize.  More...

General News

Three killed in New Mexico crash of Air Force plane

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Three service members were killed after a single-engine reconnaissance and surveillance plane crashed in eastern New Mexico during a training flight, the Air Force said.  More...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ set to take to the big screen

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

Prime minister to visit Broadway

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to be in New York on Wednesday for a Broadway play about Newfoundlanders who opened their doors to thousands of passengers who descended on the town of Gander the day U.S. More...

Local Sports

PIAA Swimming Championships:

Five Bearcats ready to go for state gold

Huntingdon sophomore Haley Goldstone tested the waters of the PIAA State Swimming championships a year ago as a freshman, while senior Zeb Fowler got his chance two years ago as a sophomore. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NCAA Men’s Basketball:

Versatile Wildcats beat Wake Forest

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — After finally making it into the NCAA Tournament with its offensive balance, Kansas State showcased its array of scorers in the First Four.  Kamau Stokes scored 19 of his 22 points in the second half of a wide-open game More...

St. Mary’s earns shot at Villanova

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Diminutive point guard Junior Robinson fearlessly dribbled into the heart of New Orleans’ defense, pulled up and hit yet another of his oh-so-soft jumpers. More...

Curry scores 29 on 29th birthday

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Special Sections

Health systems intend to affiliate

After speculation UPMC was forming some sort of relationship with PinnacleHealth, the health systems announced late Tuesday afternoon that the health care systems have signed a letter of intent to pursue an affiliation. More...

Borough secretary gives resignation

After being informed that Alexandria Borough Council members sought her resignation during their Monday meeting, longtime secretary Barbara Ryzner provided one for them Wednesday.  Ryzner, who has been employed as borough secretary for 26 years, More...

Local class to cover air medical protocols

Emergency volunteers will have the opportunity to learn more about a valuable emergency resource with “Air Medical A-B-Cs” Thursday, March 16, at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.  More...

Art Walk Huntingdon planned for Thursday

Folks looking to get out of the house after Tuesday’s winter storm, will find lots to do Thursday during the monthly Art Walk Huntingdon.  This month’s walk is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16.   More...

State  Free Access 

Nonprofit leads restoration of 165-year-old bridge

LEHIGHTON (AP) — A grass-roots effort to preserve a more than 165-year-old covered bridge is underway in Carbon County.  Friends of Beltzville State Park, a nonprofit group started two years ago to enhance the park outside Lehighton, took More...

Borough eyes tax on vacant churches to prevent blight

PORTAGE (AP) — Facing a growing number of vacant, neglected structures, Portage Borough Council has taken an unusual approach for encouraging reuse of several former church properties.  Council voted last week to explore revoking tax-exemp More...

Philadelphia’s historic sites close amid hiring freeze

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze has led to closures of several historic sites in Philadelphia.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 15   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for additional information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Columnist recalls history of Huntingdon theatres

Jim Kalos of Huntingdon shared the photo appearing with today’s column. It’s a picture of his father, the late James T. Kalos, who left us April 18, 2004. More...

Old-Time Photo

The late 12th District Congressman J. Irving Whalley, left, was photographed with Harold Kimmel, president of the Orbisonia Lions Club, date unknown. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Local couple celebrates 70th anniversary

William “Bill” and Martha (Steel) Ronk celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary today, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. They were united in marriage in 1947 at the First Christian Church in Winchester, Virginia, by the Rev. Roy Schmucker. More...

Tips for transitioning back to work

For many moms, heading back to work after maternity leave is something that has always been a part of the plan, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. More...

School News

James Creek woman named ‘Emergent Scholar’

Mackenzie Garner of James Creek, a sophomore actuarial science major, was honored as an Elizabethtown College Emergent Scholar at a special luncheon March 12.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband doesn’t want son medicated

Dear Annie: My 7-yearold son was diagnosed with attention deficit disorder last year. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 16, 2017:  More...

Hints from Heloise ®

Breakfast planning

Dear Readers: The old saying “BREAKFAST is the most important meal of the day” is still true — even more so for young and growing children, and adults, too!  Children who eat a healthy breakfast tend to perform better academica More...

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