March 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

CJAB members OK parts of plan

While members of the Huntingdon County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) are in the process of formulating a strategic plan for 2018, they did pass some key elements of the plan at their quarterly meeting Tuesday .  Tim Guisler, CJAB chair More...

Lady Hornets heading back to Hershey

The Juniata Valley Lady Hornets punched their ticket to the sweetest place on earth Tuesday night, as they beat the Bishop Carroll Huskies 55-33 in the PIAA western final game at the Altoona Field Ho More...

State  Free Access 

Candidates blitz Pennsylvania’s newly competitive districts

HARRISBURG (AP) — An avalanche of would-be candidates filed to run for Congress in Pennsylvania ahead of Tuesday’s deadline, taking advantage of more competitive districts and far surpassing candidate numbers in the three elections since More...

GOP lawmakers seek to impeach judges over map

HARRISBURG (AP) — Twelve Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania have signed on to resolutions introduced Tuesday that seek to impeach four Democratic justices on the state Supreme Court over rulings in a congressional redistricting case.& More...

Strasburg tavern closes after 226 years in business

STRASBURG (AP) — One of Lancaster County’s oldest businesses, whose clientele morphed over two centuries from upscale travelers to blue-collar locals, served its last drinks Sunday.  But the shutdown of the 226-year-old tavern, the S More...

Business News

Facebook CEO asked to testify

LONDON (AP) — The head of Trump-affiliated data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica has been suspended, while government authorities are bearing down on both the firm and Facebook over allegations the firm stole data from 50 million Facebook users More...

FedEx surpasses profit forecasts

DALLAS (AP) — Benefits from the recent tax law drove quarterly profit sharply higher at FedEx, which also got a boost from strong performance in its ground-shipping business during the peak holiday gift-shipping season.  The delivery compa More...

Self-driving cars after first fatality

DETROIT (AP) — The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations, but advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes aren’t needed.  More...

Local Sports

PIAA Class 1A Girls’ Semifinal:

Hornets punch ticket to Hershey

A day after playing in the PIAA state championship game last March and finishing second to Lebanon Catholic, the push began for the Juniata Valley girls to get back to Hershey and get another shot at the state title.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Attendance up for women’s tournament

NEW YORK (AP) — Dawn Staley and her South Carolina Gamecocks did more than just prepare for their opening-round games in the women’s NCAA Tournament. They did everything they could to make sure people attended.  More...

Men’s NIT:

Lions down Marquette in quarters

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lamar Stevens tied his career high with 30 points, Tony Carr added 25 and Penn State beat Marquette 85-80 on Tuesday night to advance to the NIT semifinals.  More...

Steelers sign versatile safety Morgan Burnett

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers value versatility in their defensive backs. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Concerned about odors

Dear Annie: My mother is in her 80s, and I love her very much. At her age, she has earned certain privileges. And I understand we all have our little quirks that might annoy others.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A ‘grate’ idea for cheese

Dear Heloise: There is a great way to GRATE CHEESE and not have a mess afterward. Use a stand-alone box grater and place it inside a very large plastic bag. Zip-close bags are best for this task. More...

Special Sections

Spring nor’easter brings snowfall

While parts of the county saw merely flurries Tuesday, other parts saw as much as 6 inches fall Tuesday afternoon and evening, thanks to a nor’easter passing through the area.  More...

Ruling means maps will remain

Some state lawmakers have signed on to impeach the four Democratic justices on the state Supreme Court after a decision was made by a three-judge panel to throw out a challenge to the maps drawn by the state’s highest court earlier this week.&n More...

Future of Blair Field discussed by council

The future of the damaged City League baseball field, also known as Blair Field, located behind the Isett Community Swimming Pool, was discussed at Huntingdon Borough Council’s monthly meeting Tuesday night.  More...

Local News

Taking cover from the storm

A cardinal took cover from snow on the first day of spring Tuesday. The bird was spotted in a cluster of bushes right outside of the Walker Township Municipal Building on Bouquet Street. More...

Walker Township supervisors discuss township road issues

Despite it being the first day of spring, Walker Township supervisors were welcomed by a fresh coating of snow during their monthly meeting Tuesday, board members discussing ongoing road repairs and disputes the township is working on.  To begin More...

TMHS students’ volunteer efforts recognized

Seven Tussey Mountain High School Building Construction Occupation (BCO) students were honored last week for their participation in a home building project through the Bedford County Habitat for Humanity (HFH) program.  More...

General News

Package bomb explodes at Texas shipping center

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A package bomb believed to be linked to the recent bombings in Austin exploded early Tuesday inside a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, leaving one worker with minor injuries, and a second unexploded bomb was foun More...

One dead, two wounded in shooting

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A student with a handgun shot two classmates inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before he was fatally wounded during a confrontation with a school resource officer, a sheriff said.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 21   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Marietta reader shares H&BT, local history news items

Last week I alerted the readers about several large envelopes of information and old news clippings mailed to the columnist about the H&BT and several railroad accidents during the early part of the 20th century. More...

Old-Time Photo

Here’s an out-of-focus photo of a school house and large group of students. Can any of the readers identify the location and state? More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Marissa Ann Mellott, who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. She is the daughter of Mark and Megan Mellott of Willow Hill. More...

Natural ways to get a good night’s rest

With nearly one-third of Americans suffering from sleep disturbances, according to research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, now is the time to rethink your bedtime routine and consider more natural ways to get a good night’ More...

What and Where Wednesday

Glenn Scott of Mount Union was the first to correctly guess the location of the March 14 photo of Shawmut River Access along the Juniata River near Newton Hamilton, with calls from Gerald Kane, Rache More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Taurus if born before 1:30 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 22, 2018:  More...

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