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Severe storms bring hail, flooding

Alexandria Borough and Porter Township took a direct hit as a result of a severe thunderstorm that passed through the northern portion of the county Tuesday afternoon.  The National Weather Ser- vice (NWS) also issued a tornado warning for that More...

Jobless rate increases, down overall for year

Unemployment for Huntingdon County was up in April, continuing a rising trend for three of the last four months.  A press release from the state Department of Labor and Industry’s Center for Workforce Information and Analysis Tuesday showe More...

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Local News

Cabin destroyed by fire

Little remained of a 10-foot by 30-foot, one-story cabin type building following a fire that broke out in the small structure at 22013 Cooks Road (Route 3019) in Wood Township shortly after 8 a.m. May 26.  More...

Police Log

Harassment   PORTER TWP. — State police at Huntingdon cited a Huntingdon man with harassment and disorderly conduct after he slapped an Alexandria woman on the face in a public place around 7:45 p.m. May 28.  Theft   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Students awarded medals for exceptional scholarship

75 Years Ago  Four eighth grade students of the William Smith and Alfarata schools were awarded medals for outstanding scholarship by the Huntingdon American Legion and its Auxiliary this forenoon in a special presentation program prior to Memor More...

Town that denied mosque permit to pay Islamic group $3.25M

A New Jersey town will pay an Islamic group $3.25 million to settle a lawsuit over its denial of a permit to build a mosque, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.  Under the settlement, the group will be allowed to build the mosque and th More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 31   Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 7-8 p.m. at the Singer’s Gap United Methodist Church, 16290 Hill Valley Road, Mount Union. For more information, call 386-5813.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Recalling development of Wood(vale) mining hamlet

Originally known as Woodvale, the former coal mining hamlet of Wood continues to play a major role in the history of the Broad Top. More...

Old-Time Photo

Here’s a rare scene of the small village of Neelyton, located in southern Huntingdon County. The date of the photo is unknown. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Red Sox hit six homers in 13-7 win

CHICAGO (AP) — Chris Sale made a shaky return to his former home, but Deven Marrero hit two of Boston’s season-high six home runs and the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 13-7 on Tuesday night.  More...

Dodgers rally to beat Cardinals 9-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chase Utley, Logan Forsythe and Chris Taylor combined to reach base 11 times and totaled six runs, helping the Dodgers rally for 9-4 win over the Cardinals, their sixth straight.  Utley finished a homer shy of the cycle. More...

NCAA Men’s Golf:

Ducks, Sooners to play for national title

SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Oregon and Oklahoma will play for the NCAA men’s golf title, two teams that at times had every reason to think they wouldn’t be there.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 1, 2017:  More...

Officials open heart cath lab

Hospital staff and board members and political and business leaders witnessed a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the opening of a new heart catheterization lab at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital.  More...

Leaders refuse clock tower bid

In an effort to save money, the Huntingdon County Commissioners agreed to reject all bids received for the second phase of the courthouse clock tower renovations at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  The lone bid from Caliber Contracting Services I More...

Grants go to museum, historical society

Two groups dedicated to preserving the county’s history have once again received grant funding to continue their missions.  The Huntingdon County Historical Society and Isett Heritage Museum have been awarded $4,000 and $5,541, respectivel More...

State  Free Access 

Three Mile Island owner threatens to close ill-fated plant

HARRISBURG (AP) — Cheap natural gas could do what the worst commercial nuclear power accident in U.S. history could not: put Three Mile Island out of business.  More...

Hat brand returns jobs to US, finds itself struggling

ADAMSTOWN (AP) — If home is where you hang your hat, Kangol is struggling to afford its pricey new U.S. digs.  When the famous hat brand worn by celebrities like Samuel L. More...

Skateboarding mecca’s granite getting new life in Sweden

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Granite from a Philadelphia park that was a skateboarding mecca, though for a long stretch an illegal one, is being put to new use at a skate park being built nearly 4,000 miles (6,400 kilometers) away.  Slabs from the More...

Business News

Kish Bank employees promoted to vice president

Kish Bank has announced the promotions of Peter Ort, assistant vice president and branch manager of the bank’s Lewistown financial center, and Glenn Snyder, assistant vice president and facilities manager/security officer, to vice president.&nb More...

US stocks slip as energy companies, banks skid

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are lower Tuesday as energy companies once again slump with the price of oil and banks slide in tandem with bond yields and interest rates. More...

Wal-Mart works to close gap between itself and rival company, Amazon

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Even after an online spending spree, it may be hard for Wal- Mart to escape the Amazon in the room.  More...

Local Sports

Oustanding Senior Suudent/Athletes

Juniata Valley  Bryce Hensor   Parents: Jeff and Gretchen Hensor of Petersburg.  Sports Played (letters earned): Earned eight varsity letters in three sports -- baseball (4), football (3) and basketball (1).  More...

Eight from area picked as D-6 softball all-stars

Mount Union and Southern Huntingdon softball continued to reap postseason honors with five Trojans and three Rockets named to the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association District Six Class a and AA All-star team.  More...

Curve win 5-4 in 10th

The Altoona Curve won their fourth straight game, beating the Akron Rubber- Ducks 5-4 a walk-off hit by Wyatt Mathisen in the bottom of the 10th Tuesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  Altoona (28-21) scored the game-winning run Mathisen’s More...

People/Pastimes

Little Jewels Academy

Students from Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, visited the Three Springs Volunteer Fire Co. recently, and toured the facility and enjoyed the chance to sit in the fire engines. More...

School News

Juniata College hosts 139th commencement

A total of 343 seniors were awarded bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees May 13, during ceremonies marking Juniata College’s 139th Commencement. Juniata also graduated five students who earned master’s degrees.  More...

MUAHS diplomas awarded to Class of 2017

Ninety-nine members of the Class of 2017 walked across the Mount Union Area High School stage Tuesday night to accept diplomas during the school’s 52nd annual commencement exercises.  More...

MU grads honored for achievements

Mount Union Area High School celebrated the Class of 2017’s academic, athletic and vocational accomplishments during the annual Senior Class Day program May 25 in the high school auditorium.  Senior class adviser welcomed guests and senior More...

Annie's Mailbox

Partner sends love messages to other women

Dear Annie: I am 44 years old and have been dating a 48-year-old man for 2 1/2 years. I met him three weeks after he got out of a 16-year relationship.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A fresh take on fruits and veggies

Dear Heloise: I need a way to CLEAN FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. Most fruit and veggie cleaners are rather pricey for the amount you get. More...

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