May 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

HASB members approve tax hike

During their monthly meeting Monday night, members of the Huntingdon Area School Board voted 5-2 in favor of preliminarily approving the 2017-2018 general fund budget which will implement a tax hike.  More...

Partial-mill increase proposed in MUASD

In its proposed budget for 2017-18, the Mount Union Area School District is looking at a partial-mill tax hike and a roughly 2 percent increase in anticipated spending.  More...

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Local News

Record-challenging temperatures in forecast for Wednesday

After days of temperatures in the 50s and seemingly endless days of rain, temperatures are expected to spike to record-challenging highs by midweek.  More...

Residents urge leaders to repair township roads

The Springfield Township Supervisors heard from a handful of upset residents during their monthly meeting Monday.  Conversations regarding the condition of roadways within the township have been a constant issue and some are wondering why there& More...

Police Log

Theft   SMITHFIELD TWP. — A 44-year-old woman told state police at Huntingdon a suspect rummaged through an employee’s purse at the Save-a-Lot store and removed Tramadol pills between 11 a.m. and noon May 8. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, May 16   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

High School Softball:

Southern tops Everett 4-1

Gracie Long kept visiting Claysburg-Kimmel scoreless through the first five innings by scattering six hits and Maddie Dell belted three singles to help Southern Huntingdon to its third straight victory Monday afternoon with a 4-1 Inter- County Confer More...

H.S. Softball:

Central finishes season sweep of Huntingdon

Almost a month earlier, Central pushed nine runs home in the top of the first inning of a 14-0 blow out win in five innings at Huntingdon. The Bearcats turned in a much better effort during Monday afternoon’s rematch in Martinsburg. More...

High School Baseball:

Rockets win 8-3 to reverse Warriors

The Southern Huntingdon baseball team closed out the regular season Monday afternoon in an Inter-County Conference South rematch at Everett. More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area senators voted on major issues in the week ending May 12. The House was in recess.  Senate  More...

Op-Eds

How are they going to get out of the corner?

Bill: We have been hearing for decades from GOP candidates how they will make government smaller and less involved in our lives after they are elected. More...

Bump to $15 an hour would be job killer

The bandwagon for a $15-per-hour minimum wage has run head-on into the laws of economics. It’s pretty much totaled.  More...

Chatter Box

Spring, summer known as horse show season

Some folks refer to this season as spring, but equestrians know spring and summer as horse show season!  More...

Healthy Living

How to START RUNNING: a beginner’s guide

Before starting any exercise regime, it’s best to consult with your doctor. Once you have your physician’s approval, lace up your sneakers and follow these guidelines. More...

Special Sections

Pipeline work pauses at lake

The first phase of a pipeline construction project at Seven Points Recreation Area at Raystown Lake is wrapping up in time for Dirt Fest this weekend.  Sunoco Pipeline L.P. More...

Tussey Mountain budget talks stall

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday night accepted, with regret, the resignation of its district administrator, Mark Bollman, and by a narrow vote rejected a preliminary fiscal budget for 2017-18.  More...

Public warned about counterfeit $100 bills

Huntingdon Borough Police are warning retailers and consumers alike to be vigilant against counterfeit currency.  In recent weeks, fake $100 bills have been reported within Huntingdon Borough.   More...

State  Free Access 

Booker tells Penn grads: Life is about significance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Sen. More...

House speaker seeks support to run for governor

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai is making his first big pitch for support from the Republican faithful to challenge Democratic Gov. More...

General News

Father: Pledge who died after hazing treated like ‘roadkill’

NEW YORK (AP) — Penn State fraternity brothers who ordered a pledge to guzzle alcohol and failed to get adequate care for him after he twice fell down a flight of stairs treated him like “roadkill,” his father said Monday, days afte More...

Bus carrying 26 kids on field trip overturns on I-95

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. (AP) — A bus carrying dozens of Pennsylvania eighth-graders to Washington, D.C., for a field trip overturned on Interstate 95 in northeastern Maryland on Monday, state police said. More...

Extremely rare disease has parents worried

Dear Doctor: Our youngest daughter is starting college in New York City this fall, and on top of all the empty nest emotions my husband and I are dealing with, a friend has warned us about something she saw on the news called “rat urine disease More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Celtics finish off Wizards

BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas said he didn’t feel any pressure entering the first Game 7 of his career.  His play backed up his confidence and with the help of Kelly Olynyk and the Boston Celtics bench, Thomas earned the biggest win of More...

Fitter Swanigan still looking for his place

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Caleb Swanigan looks and sounds like a different basketball player this May.  More...

Tired Astros wake up in time to beat Marlins 7-2

MIAMI (AP) — Short on sleep, the Houston Astros finally stirred in the sixth inning Monday night when Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam to help beat the Miami Marlins 7-2.  The Astros arrived at their hotel at 5 a.m. More...

People/Pastimes

Troop 25 captures first place at spring camporee

Boy Scout Troop 25 captured the first place “travelling trophy” at the Oneida District Spring Camporee last weekend. More...

Be aware of ticks when enjoying the outdoors

When the weather warms, yards beckon, hiking trails look even more inviting and even a patch of grass can be a welcoming respite. Lots of fun can be had outside, but caution is needed. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A card shower is being held in honor of Elizabeth McKinney of Huntingdon, who will celebrate her 90th birthday Tuesday, May 23, 2017. She would love to hear from her friends and family on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Young son obsessed with video game

Dear Annie: I gave my 5-year-old son a PlayStation 4 for Christmas. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 17, 2017:  More...

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