June 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

HASD tax hike to be up for vote

Although no voting took place during Monday’s Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) work session, a tax hike is on the agenda, pending board action, and was discussed during the meeting.  HASB will vote on the tax hike at its policy meeting, More...

TMSD retiree is acting superintendent

By unanimous vote, the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening appointed retired district educator/administrator Rick Heath of Saxton as acting superintendent. More...

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Local News

Hot weather should end by Wednesday

The latest warm stretch of weather, putting temperatures close to 90 degrees in places throughout the county, is expected to leave the area today as a cold front pushes through the county.  John Gresiak, meteorologist with Accuweather.com, said More...

Police Log

Burglary   More...

General News

Some women over 65 can stop having pap smears

Dear Doctor: What are the updated guidelines for cervical cancer screening? I’m 62 and want to know what is recommended going forward. Is an annual pelvic exam still necessary if a Pap smear isn’t being done? More...

News of Yesteryear

Electrical storm brings down limbs, trees

75 Years Ago  Chairman of the various community councils of defense from all sections of Huntingdon County met at the county Council of Defense headquarters in Huntingdon last night for a conference on the many phases of the civilian defense pro More...

Local Sports

PIAA Class 3A Semifinal:

Central ends Bearcat season 3-1

Sports Editor  Monday’s PIAA Class 3A semifinal game between Central and Huntingdon at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park was eerily similar to the early stages of their District Six title game nine days earlier.  More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Hellbender Tribute

While snakes, turtles and frogs typically receive much public recognition, relatively little attention is paid to salamanders and skinks/lizards. Pennsylvania is the home for about 22 species of salamanders, and four species of skinks/lizards. More...

Editorial

The unpleasant impact of an unserious budget

Federal budgets, while boring and wonky, can have a serious impact on our lives. They dictate our collective priorities for how we choose to spend our public resources in support of the common good.  That is, good budgets do that. More...

Op-Eds

The ‘why’ behind bad grades

The end of the school year has a tendency to bring crises to my attention.  I’m a graduate teaching assistant, which means I have more face-to-face contact with the students than the professor I work for. More...

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending June 9.  House  More...

Chatter Box

Celebrating our greatest blessings

Four years ago today, my son, Elliott, was born. More...

CCA kindergarten graduates

Six Calvary Christian Academy students graduated from kindergarten during ceremonies May 18. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Burdened by stress of caring for mother

Dear Annie: I am an only child. I have always been very close to my mother. When my husband and I married, we got a house a few doors down from my parents’ house. We would visit often after my three children came along. More...

Special Sections

Doctor testifies in trial’s opener

Following the selection of a jury of 11 women and one man, the medical malpractice trial involving a former local urologist got underway Monday morning.  More...

Tip from public results in arrest

What began as a routine request from a member of the public in Mount Union resulted in a felony drug arrest for a Philadelphia man.  More...

Literacy program could be chopped

Continuing their discussion on the 2017-18 budget, Mount Union Area School Board members and district administrators examined possible cuts Monday night, including hanging up a districtwide literacy coaching program until other funding becomes availa More...

Saxton leaders accept resignation from SRO

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening agreed to accept with regret the resignation of Randy Zimmerman as school resource officer (SRO) within the Tussey Mountain School District.  The resignation was effective immediately. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Cosby jury sent home after deliberating four hours

NORRISTOWN (AP) — The jury at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial deliberated without reaching a verdict Monday over whether he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago in a case that already has helped demolish the 79-yearold co More...

Video shows PSU fraternity pledge in agony after fall

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday played videotape from inside a Penn State fraternity that showed a pledge suffering through an agonizing night from untreated injuries sustained in a fall during an alcohol-fueled event as his friends fai More...

New steps taken by state on public pension plans

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania is moving to cut costs again in its big public pension plans, among the nation’s most troubled, after Democratic Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, June 13   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Warriors dethrone Cavaliers 129-120

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As a fresh NBA champions cap sat a tad off-kilter on his head, Kevin Durant embraced mother Wanda. More...

Durant planned for this title

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

The making of a US Open golf course

The man who first imagined the grassy Wisconsin cattle farm as a potential piece of the U.S. More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon County Library wins award

Huntingdon County Library was awarded a best practice award by the Pennsylvania Library Association (PaLA) for Teen Nerf Hunger Games, an innovative program that allowed teens to immerse themselves in the world of the Hunger Games books.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY to Elliott William Bard, who celebrates today, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. He is the son of Jim and Becky (Weikert) Bard of Huntingdon, R.R. More...

Service Personnel News

JVHS graduate completes basic military training

United States Air Force Airman Isaac Thatcher graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and More...

Healthy Living

Feeling stressed? Grab some crayons!

It should come as no surprise that adult coloring books, with all of the bene.ts they provide, have been seeing a popularity surge in recent years.  More...

Recognize and prevent repetitive stress injuries

Repetitive stress injuries, or RSIs, can impact muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, June 14, 2017:  More...

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