March 6, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Road closed for safety precautions

The area around a Smithfield Township structure heavily damaged by fire Monday has been cordoned off with caution tape and a portion of the adjacent street has been closed due to safety concerns.  More...

Juries chosen to hear felony assault cases

Jurors were selected for two assault cases Monday, set for a mid-March trial dates. More...

Local News

Several defendants enter guilty pleas

Upon the approach of jury selection, several defendants decided to enter guilty pleas during plea court Friday, lessening the number of cases to be selected for a jury Monday.  Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic sentenced four defend More...

Liberty supervisors act on maintenance matters

The Liberty Township Supervisors Monday evening gave approval to a weight limit ordinance and acted on several maintenance related matters.  Attending the session were Supervisors Dick McClure, John Black and Chairman Brian Weaver who conducted More...

Police Log

PFA violation   MILL CREEK BORO. — State police at Huntingdon report Koran Burch, 33, sent a letter to a 32-year-old woman who had a protection from abuse order against him while he was being housed at the Huntingdon County Jail at 2 p.m. More...

World  Free Access 

South Sudan oil money funds civil war

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan’s state-owned oil company has been “captured by predatory elites” and is being used to fund the country’s civil war, including a government-aligned militia accused of human rights abu More...

Chinese firms to pay millions of back wages in Saipan

HONOLULU (AP) — Four China-based construction firms will pay nearly $14 million in back wages and damages to thousands of Chinese workers for construction of a casino in the U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 6   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

PIAA cage playoffs start tonight

The PIAA basketball tournament gets underway this week with four area teams in the field. Huntingdon’s boys and Juniata Valley’s girls were district champions, while Tussey Mountain’s girls were runners up. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Cap Guns   More...

Editorial

Op-Eds

Pennsylvania teachers support worker freedom case before Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in a historic case, Janus v. AFSCME, Feb. 26, that could free thousands of Pennsylvania teachers and other government workers from workplace coercion.   More...

Safer schools by design

The recent school shooting in Florida continues an unsettling trend of assaults on students in their neighborhood schools. More...

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending March 2.  House  More...

Chatter Box

Tradition of greatness

From athletes to musicians and those in between, Huntingdon County has been blessed with some very talented youth.  More...

Healthy Living

How men can benefit from yoga

The popularity of yoga has grown considerably in the 21st century. But while women have embraced yoga en masse, men have been more hesitant to do so. More...

5 effective ways to alleviate stress

Stress affects everyone at some point in their lives and does not discriminate based on gender, nationality, ethnicity, economic status, or age. More...

Healthy reasons to head to your coffee shop today

One of the most widely consumed substances in the world, caffeine is found in varying amounts in coffee, tea, chocolate, soda, and energy drinks. More...

Special Sections

Leaders share dairy concerns

The problems plaguing the state’s dairy industry have not gone unrecognized by those charged with representing the interest of constituents in Harrisburg, but dealing with the issues legislatively is not necessarily effective.  More...

Predicted storm will miss county

Though the beginning of March can be a cruel month when it comes to weather, the county is expected to miss the brunt of the nor’easter that’s expected to hit the Northeast Wednesday.  More...

Coffee with a Cop event set for Thursday

Coffee with a Cop, a national program aimed at strengthening relationships between members of law enforcement and their communities will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Standing Stone Coffee Co., Huntingdon.  More...

State  Free Access 

Food boxes, not stamps? Idea in Trump budget worries grocers

RANKIN (AP) — Finding fresh food in this tiny riverside community that was hit hard by the steel industry’s decline has always been a challenge. Then, seven years ago, Carl’s Cafe opened.  More...

Senators want alerts when gun buyers fail checks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators want state law enforcement to be alerted when someone who isn’t allowed to buy a gun tries to purchase one.  More...

Music used as therapy for dementia patients

NEW CASTLE (AP) — Forty years ago, Jane and Walter Karski danced to “Annie’s Song” at their wedding.  Yesterday, John Denver’s classic love song brought tears to Jane’s eyes as she watched Walter, with headpho More...

General News

Oregon gov. signs first gun law since massacre

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bill prohibiting domestic abusers and people under restraining orders from owning firearms became America’s first new gun control law since the Feb. 14 Florida high school massacre. More...

Boy, 8, shoots sister, mom cleans up

ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor alleges that an 8-year-old Ohio boy loaded a rifle, repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister at home and then informed their mother, who left work to check the girl’s injuries, cleaned up a bloody bed cover More...

Taking on ’microfiber’ pollution

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The fight to keep tiny pollutants from reaching the dinner plate might start in the laundry room.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ichiro may return to help short-handed Mariners

The Seattle Mariners are running out of healthy outfielders. More...

Buc’s Polanco ready to meet his potential

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Gregory Polanco thought the best way to boost his power numbers was by bulking up his body.  The Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder quickly found out last year that was not the case. More...

Nance has career night in Cavs’ win

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 31 points before taking a seat on the bench, Larry Nance Jr. More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Chelsie Hockenberry and Broc Wilkerson, both of Sykesville, Maryland, are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

TOPS members enjoy a fall filled with activity

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) 989, Mount Union members started the month of October off with a salad tasting night.  Members were separated into groups. More...

Attaining Eagle Scout rank

The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 976 sponsored an Eagle Scout Award ceremony for Jakob Leydig, second from the left, Feb. 25. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wedding invitation snub

Dear Annie: My youngest daughter, “Marta,” is beautiful and caring but intellectually challenged. I have always encouraged all my kids to do what makes them happy, and she is no different. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 5:22 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 7, 2018:  More...

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