March 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASB members talk salary, budget

Guided by the district’s top financial administrators, the Mount Union Area School Board Monday night reviewed components and data that are shaping the district’s 2018-19 budget.  More...

Supervisors share pig farm positions

The Todd Township Supervisors openly discussed their position on the proposed pig farm operation at Monday night’s monthly meeting.  Supervisors Dennis Runk and William Hall stated their opposition to the pig farm being placed in the commu More...

Local News

Police Log

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News of Yesteryear

Saxton residents welcome USMC private from battle

75 Years Ago  Saxton has welcomed with open arms its first hero returning from the battle scene in this war. He is Private Allen Troutman of the United States Marines. Troutman is the son of Lillian Troutman Miller of Monessin. More...

General News

Engine failure reported as helicopter crashed

NEW YORK (AP) — A Texas firefighter and an Argentine woman were among five passengers killed when a helicopter plunged into New York City’s East River as the pilot said the engine had failed.  More...

Be careful storing meds and supplements together

Dear Doctor: I take about nine different medications and dietary supplements per day. I use a pill container with slots for morning and evening, and it covers a twoweek period. Can these meds and supplements be safely stored together? More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ovechkin scores 600th goal, Capitals win 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice to reach 600 goals and Evgeny Kuznetsov had the overtime winner as the Washington Capitals returned to first place by beating the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 on Monday.  More...

Ovechkin fourth fastest to reach 600 goal plateau

WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone around Alex Ovechkin had a hunch this was his night.  His wife, Nastya, had flown back from Moscow just in time. Coach Barry Trotz noticed Ovechkin was unusually quiet.  More...

Walker takes cut to sign with Yankees

latest free agent to take a big pay cut as opening day approaches, joining the New York Yankees on Monday with a one-year deal for $4 million.  The veteran infielder made $17.2 million last season while playing for the New York Mets and Milwauke More...

Chatter Box

Enjoying daylight saving time

Is there anyone who doesn’t like daylight saving time? Sure we lost an hour of sleep, but the extra daylight is so gratifying.  More...

Healthy Living

Eat healthy at 50 and beyond

A balanced diet is an integral element of a healthy lifestyle for men, women and children alike. But while kids and young adults might be able to get away with an extra cheeseburger here or there, men and women approaching 50 have less leeway.  More...

Assistive devices help people remain mobile

Disabilities affect people from all walks of life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that around 55 million Americans have a disability of some kind. More...

Addicted seniors a serious problem: Opioid use among the older population

The public is quickly learning that drug abuse goes beyond the illegal substances that are purchased on the street. Abuse of drugs extends to the prescription medications sitting in many medicine cabinets.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Be happy for your mom

Dear Annie: Why can’t children of widowed parents be happy when their surviving parent finds a new companion? As a recently divorced senior citizen, I have re-entered the dating scene. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 14, 2018:  More...

Democrat to run for US rep. seat

A Westmoreland County man with a 24-year career in public service has decided to seek the Democratic nomination for U.S. representative for the 13th Congressional District. More...

TM contract talks ongoing in district

Contract negotiations between the Tussey Mountain School Board and the Tussey Mountain Education Support Personnel Association (TMESPA) continues, reports school board president Melanie Gresko.  The topic was one of several reviewed by the schoo More...

Students present ideas to HASB

Several learner presentations highlighted discussion during Monday night’s Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) workshop session, some learners highlighting suggestions to create an ideal school while others requesting a “drive your tracto More...

Legislators speak out on gov.’s proposal

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State  Free Access 

Women choose to go big and stay in Erie

ERIE (AP) — When others chose to leave, they stayed.  When female friends, colleagues and acquaintances continued to move to cities like Pittsburgh, Denver and Nashville to develop their careers and start families, these women chose Erie f More...

Trailer overturns, sends crane onto pickup truck

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials say a tractor-trailer carrying a crane overturned in Pennsylvania, sending the crane into a nearby pickup truck and killing one person.  Allegheny County spokeswoman Amie Downs says the crash happened around 2:4 More...

University drone program stirs enthusiasm

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — With the quick whirl of four propellers, a small white drone lifted upwards into a clear azure sky and, in a few seconds, was flying hundreds of feet off the ground.  It was on a mission to map Highland Regional Park while More...

Editorial

How They Voted

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

Op-Ed

Welcome to Sunshine Week

Truth. Facts. Transparency. Simple words that shine even more brightly as we celebrate Sunshine Week. More...

Letters to the Editor

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People/Pastimes

Eight Webelos Scouts crossover to Troop 25

Eight Webelos Cub Scouts from Pack 226 in McConnellstown crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 25 at the pack’s recent Blue and Gold Banquet. More...

Health benefits of singing a tune

A person need not be auditioning for the next season of “American Idol” or “The Voice” to start belting out a favorite tune. More...

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 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...

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