June 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Society’s director visits area prisons

The new executive director of the Pennsylvania Prison Society (PPS), Claire Shubik- Richards, visited the Huntingdon chapter earlier this week to visit the county jail and local state correctional institutions.  More...

EMC works to protect public, township

In a time where scams are becoming more common, one township’s emergency management coordinator (EMC) wants to make sure their residents and employees are protected.  “We are working to make sure all of our employees have the proper More...

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Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program begins   More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Shabrie Daikwon Overchalk  Date of Birth: Sept. More...

Garage, house, camper affected by Logan Twp. fire

Fire crews responded to a structure fire that heavily damaged an unattached garage, house and camper at 7125 Juniata Valley Pike, Petersburg, Logan Township, just after 2 a.m. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, June 17   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  More...

Local Sports

2017 Final Softball Wrap-up:

Belinda captures area batting title

The 2017 high school softball season marked a few firsts for the area, including Mount Union’s first Inter-County Conference championship as well as the Trojans reaching their first-ever District Six championship game.  More...

Final 2017 Area Softball Statistics

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Curve suspended at Hartford

The Altoona Curve’s game against the Hartford Yard Goats was suspended in the fourth inning due to rain Friday night. It will be made up today at Dunkin’ Donuts Park.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mallory Ann Erdman, who turned 7 years old yesterday, Friday, June 16, 2017. Her proud parents are Craig and Shya (Price) Erdman of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to July Elizabeth Eschenbach, who turns 4 years old today, Saturday, June 17, 2017. Her proud parents are Jody Eschenbach of Petersburg and Brittney Culbertson of Huntingdon.  More...

Happy Anniversary

Mapleton couple celebrates 50 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Norman “Wayne” and Carol (Kyler) Parsons of Mapleton, who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Saturday, June 17, 2017.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Nightmare roommate

Dear Annie: As is probably the case for many women in their mid-20s, I live with roommates. Initially, I thought we all got along well enough, but the girl I share a room with is turning out to be a real nightmare. More...

CDBG future seems unclear

As an uncertain future looms for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the three-year plan was reviewed Thursday night at a meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission. More...

High water can be risky for paddlers

While rising temperatures encourage seasoned and novice paddlers alike to take to the rivers, the season’s heavy rains have created risks at various times on local waterways. More...

Medication usage can impair driving

The state Drug and Alcohol Program and the PennDOT are urging drivers not to mix prescription drugs and driving.  “People may think impaired driving means driving after drinking alcohol,” said Jennifer Smith, acting Secretary of Dru More...

World  Free Access 

From bleeps of ‘Pong’ and ‘Mario,’ game music comes of age

PARIS (AP) — The electronic bleeps and squawks of “Tetris,” “Donkey Kong” and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly likely to be playing at a philharmonic concert h More...

General News

Great-granddaughter celebrates the ‘Mother’ of Father’s Day

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This Father’s Day, Betsy Roddy will write two cards: one to her dad, and the other to her late great-grandmother, Sonora Smart Dodd.  The second card is a century old family tradition honoring the Mother of Father& More...

Colleagues, police at loss to find reason for UPS shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jimmy Lam had his troubles: a drunk driving conviction, a grievance against his company, a struggle with personal issues and depression a few years ago.  But colleagues and investigators say none of it helps explain wh More...

Woman who sent texts urging suicide found guilty of manslaughter

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages urging him to kill himself when they were both teenagers was convicted Friday of involuntary manslaughter.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cubs score six in ninth to stun Pirates 9-5

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anthony Rizzo almost led off his third straight game with a homer, losing his bid on a replay reversal, before helping key a six-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-5 Friday n More...

U.S. Open:

Four share halfway lead at Erin Hills

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — An 11-year-old golf course shaped from Wisconsin pastureland was sure to bring something different to the U.S. Open.  This might have been more than anyone was expecting.  More...

Champ not playing like an amateur

ERIN, Wis. (AP) — Cameron Champ is one of the longest hitters at the U.S. Open. He keeps to himself while he plays. There is a quiet confidence about him as he makes his way around Erin Hills.  Nothing amateur about his game. More...

Religion News

How religious groups increased their numbers

A monastery of 10 nuns on the Italian island of Sardinia is using social media to share their community’s work and ensure its very survival. More...

The Conversation: What is the Shia-Sunni divide?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for two attacks that claimed at least 12 lives in Iran on Wednesday. With this, the flaring tensions between Sunnis and Shias are once again in the news.  More...

Special events, services

Speaker at Old Stone Church  p Charlie Cruikshank will be the speaker at the Old Stone Church at Greenwood Furnace State Park at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 18. The service is sponsored by the Methodist Men of the Manor Hill Charge. More...

School News

Student News

Patrick O’Connor McManamon of Huntingdon, left, was honored at his recent graduation from Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Elkins Park, by interim dean Dr. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Aries if born before 6:53 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, June 19, 2017:  More...

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