March 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

TMSB members authorize charges

Meeting in its regular monthly session Monday night, the Tussey Mountain School Board unanimously authorized the “issuance of charges” against an unnamed professional employee who will be extended “the opportunity for a hearing&rdqu More...

Blair County man runs for Congress

In an already long line of people who have announced their bids to seek the Republican nomination for the 13th Congressional District, a Blair County native and dermatologist has announced his bid as well.  More...

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Local News

Maryland high school shooting ‘contained’

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A shooting at a Maryland high school caused injuries Tuesday morning, and the campus was on lockdown as deputies and federal agents converged on the crime scene.  More...

Clay Twp. brush fire consumes farmland

Sparks from a burn barrel are being listed as the cause of a brush fire that consumed 10 acres of a Clay Township farm late Monday afternoon.  The blaze broke out at a farm at 7274 Fording Road just off Route 655 about two miles from Prestige Me More...

Police Log

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General News

Hookworm larvae burrow into people’s skin

Dear Doctor: I read a terrible story about a couple who went to the Caribbean and got hookworms by going barefoot. Is that only possible in the tropics, or should I be worried here in the United States? I hate wearing shoes in the summer.  More...

Local Sports

Juniata announces 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

The Juniata College Sports Hall of Fame 2018 induction will take place Saturday, April 14.  More...

High School Tennis:

Tussey tops Hyndman, Bedford blanks ’Cats

Tussey Mountain  The Tussey Mountain tennis team opened its season on a positive note, sweeping past Hope for Hyndman 5-0.  Tussey won all three singles match in love sets, while the doubles team of Derek Angelo and Paige Taylor won 6-0, 6- More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Recent Happenings   More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending March 16.  House  More...

Op-Eds

Redistricting process might be progress, but no guarantee of greater influence

In the late 1970s, when Pennsylvania still had a comparatively healthy complement of 25 congressmen, a statewide magazine sized up the capabilities of the men then serving. The judgment was not equivocal.  More...

US could be page in history books

In the late 1700s a group of very smart men began meeting about some ideas that were frequently discussed but rarely acted upon: personal responsibility, freedom and liberty. More...

Chatter Box

Happy first day of spring

Although it might not feel like it yet, happy first day of spring! More...

Healthy Living

The differences between hot and cold therapies

Inflammation can affect anyone, and those who have battled it likely have nothing positive to say. More...

Safely avoid potential winter hazards

Winter can be a beautiful time of year, particularly when freshly fallen snow blankets the landscape. However, winter is also a time fraught with potential peril. More...

How to promote healthy kidneys

Kidney disease is a widespread issue made all the more disconcerting by the fact that many people are unaware they have it. According to the National Kidney Foundation, 26 million American adults have kidney disease, and most don’t know it. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Co-worker has poor hygiene

Dear Annie: I am trying to handle a delicate situation at the office. A man I work with has very poor hygiene and is an all-around slob. The guy has no respect for anyone, including himself. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 21, 2018:  More...

Police looking for store robber

State police at Huntingdon are actively investigating leads involving a robbery that took place early Monday morning at the Martin General Store in Orbisonia, after the suspect allegedly threatened to kill the cashier.  The suspect, an unknown m More...

Director will fill vice president seat

Huntingdon Area School Board members elected a new vice president Monday night, welcoming a friendly and familiar face into the position.  After almost 10 years of membership on the board, board member Tammy Peterson was nominated and elected to More...

First day of spring greeted with snowstorm

It’s as if Mother Nature took a look at the calendar and decided that despite the fact that today is the first official day of spring, winter isn’t over yet.  The county is expected to get up to a foot of snow, especially in the sout More...

State  Free Access 

Court rulings boost Democrats’ chances of retaking Congress

HARRISBURG (AP) — Boosting the Democrats’ chances of retaking control of Congress in this fall’s midterm elections, the U.S. More...

Discarded drugs and medicines converted into electricity

YORK (AP) — Police departments in a south-central Pennsylvania county say they collected 5.51 tons of drugs and medicine last year that was converted into electricity.  WHTM-TV reports York County police departments collect the unwanted d More...

US student found dead in Bermuda after intense search

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — A Pennsylvania college student who disappeared following a rugby tournament in Bermuda was found dead Monday after an intensive search of the British island territory.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 20   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 

Rinne stops 35 shots for eighth shutout

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Heat sets scoring record in win

MIAMI (AP) — James Johnson scored a career-high 31 points, Kelly Olynyk added 30 off the bench and the Miami Heat set a franchise single-game scoring record by beating the Denver Nuggets 149-141 in double overtime Monday night.  More...

Cav’s coach taking leave

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is taking a leave of absence from the team to address health issues that have included chest pains and loss of sleep.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 1! Happy birthday wishes go out to Amelya Rebyl-Scarrlett Williamson, who turns 1 year old today, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. She is the daughter of Justin and Tabatha Williamson of Maddensville.  More...

Engaged to Wed

Kirstin McKenzie and Tyler Reed, both of Huntingdon, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Scott and Renata McKenzie of Huntingdon. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Thelma Vaughn of Mount Union, who will celebrate her 95th birthday Monday, March 26, 2018. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

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