June 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Area police warn of seasonal thefts

As the days of summer arrive, local residents are out and about more, car windows are left open and toys and bikes are left in lawns. Huntingdon Borough Police warn these scenarios may provide temptation for crimes of opportunity.  More...

Walk to End Violence to be held Saturday

An event to raise awareness of the fight against domestic violence locally is being planned for the fifth year.  The Walk to End Violence is scheduled to take place with an open ceremony at 10:30 a.m. More...

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Three Springs royalty crowned

Members of the Three Springs Area Volunteer Fire Co. crowned their 2017 royalty during the annual Three Springs Homecoming Carnival May 27. More...

Judge hears three cases in central court

There were three preliminary hearings held before Magisterial District Judge Richard Wilt Wednesday morning in Huntingdon County Central Court.  David Adkins, 26, Todd, charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment had his case More...

Leaders vote to give additional $2,000 to fire company

The Shirley Township Supervisors met May 25 for their monthly meeting.  A formal decision has yet to be made on the amount of money to be contributed to the Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Company (ORVFC) for 2018, but the remainder of this ye More...

General News

Police takedown mob in New York, 19 charged

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. More...

Patient with rare disease struggles to find help

Dear Doctor: I was having trouble with muscle spasms in my legs that made it hard to walk and have now been diagnosed with hereditary spastic paraplegia. The doctors in my area don’t seem to know anything about it. More...

News of Yesteryear

Area graduation activities commence

75 Years Ago  Thirty guards from the new Pennsylvania ordinance plant near Williamsport joined today in the search for three-year-old Alvn Diggan who was lost in snake-infested Bald Eagle Mountain. The blond-haired boy is the son of Mr. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Stanley Cup Finals:

Pens win 4-1 to take 2-0 series lead

PITTSBURGH (AP) — By coach Peter Laviolette’s math, the Nashville Predators have been pretty good for all but 10 minutes of the Stanley Cup Final.  It’s not much. Unless you’re playing the Pittsburgh Penguins. More...

Astros hit six homers in 17-6 win over Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Springer reached base in all six plate appearances and hit two of Houston’s season high six home runs to lead the Astros to their seventh straight victory, 17-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday. More...

Padres deal Cubs sixth straight loss

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rookie Franchy Cordero tripled in the eighth and scored on Yangervis Solarte’s fielder’s choice and San Diego won 2-1 and handed Chicago its season-high sixth straight loss.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Color block gardens find drama, artistry

Some of the most striking gardens aren’t a riot of multiple colors but a carefully curated assemblage of hues. Using foliage and flowers, gardeners can create drama and artistry. A lake of blue salvia, perhaps. A swath of feathery green grass. More...

County plat book now available

What is a plat book and how can it be helpful to me? You may be asking yourself this question. The quick answer is a county plat book is a public record of land ownership within a given county. More...

4-H Club News

Club members sell dumplings

  Members of the Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club sold apple dumplings during the Three Springs Homecoming Carnival sponsored by the Three Springs Volunteer Fire Co. and Three Springs Lions Club. More...

NASCAR

CHARLOTTE

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. No. 3 returns  Austin Dillon won his first NASCAR Cup Series race and returned the No. 3 Richard Childress Racing Chevy back to Victory Lane for the first time since Dale Earnhardt’s last triumph on Oct. 15, 2000 at Talladega. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Jimmie’s monster   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Thumbs-up to the 2018 schedule changes?   More...

Hospital is still economic force

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) recently released information that indicates health care is one of the highest economic drivers in the state is health care, and J.C. More...

Local golf program expanding

Three years since its inception, the former Huntingdon Second Tee, a group of dedicated golfers can continue to share the values of their favorite game as part of the First Tee National School Program.  More...

MU farmers’ market gets underway Friday

June has arrived and with it, an added opportunity for purchasing fresh, locallygrown produce.  Beginning tomorrow, Friday, June 2, the brand-new Mount Union Farmers’ Market will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Pennsylvania doctor arrested at Trump hotel due in court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tip received by police was vague, but potentially dire: a Pennsylvania physician was on his way to the nation’s capital with a carload of weapons, planning to visit the president.  More...

Trial opens for man accused of abusing girl he got as a gift

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — The mother of six girls a man is accused of assaulting, fathering two children by one of them, says she knew about the sexual activity but believed it “could be a good thing.”  The testimony came as trial open More...

Three at defense firm admit defrauding US on Humvee parts

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two brothers who formerly owned a Pennsylvania defense contractor and their former chief financial officer have pleaded guilty in a $6 million scheme to overcharge the U.S. Defense Department for Humvee window kits.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, June 1   Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Outstanding Senior Student/Athletes

Mount Union

James Woods Parents: Mark and Cheryl Woods of Mapleton Depot. Sports Played (letters earned): Earned four varsity letters in three sports – football (2), wrestling (1) and track and field (1). Also played baseball. More...

Distrtict 6-2A Softball Championship:

Conemaugh Valley stops Trojans 8-2

The Mount Union softball team ran up against a very solid opponent Wednesday afternoon in the District 6-2A championship game at Beard Field on the campus of Penn State University, home of the Nittany Lions softball team. More...

Area has 43 athletes named ICC all-stars

No fewer that 43 student/ athletes from four area high schools have been recognized as Inter-County Conference springs sports all stars.  More...

Editorial

Around the State

By The Associated Press  Editorials from around Pennsylvania ———  Sessions’ drug-war approach a return to madness, May 21   More...

You Should Know

Q: What is the Paris Agreement?  More...

People/Pastimes

AAUW chapter member recognized with award

Dr. Judith Benz of the Huntingdon Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has been awarded the AAUW-PA Special Honoree Award. Candidates are nominated by branches and the state president selects the winners. More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Haylee Michele Long, who celebrated her 10th birthday yesterday, Wednesday, May 31, 2017. She is the daughter of Heaven Long of Petersburg. More...

Births

Christian and Jessica (Kitchen) Merritts of Altoona are proud to announce the birth of their son, Miles Christian Merritts, at 8:54 p.m. May 22, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Miles weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. More...

School News

Alexandria woman graduates

Michelle Bailey of Alexandria graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree at Franklin & Marshall College’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony, held May 13. More...

Local students named to dean’s list

Lebanon Valley College wishes to congratulate nearly 700 students named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester.  Dean’s list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0.  Huntingdon County students named to More...

Diplomas presented to Class of 2017 Rockets

Another group of Rockets completed their studies and time in the Southern Huntingdon County School District Wednesday evening as 104 members of the Class of 2017 were awarded diplomas.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Ignored when others are around

Dear Annie: I have shared a very close relationship with “Sue” for over 50 years. We worked together as young adults and have remained dear friends throughout the years. We work very closely at our church, as well.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Virgo if born before 8:04 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 2, 2017:  More...

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