April 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Area waterways stocked for trout season

Anglers are anxiously awaiting the opening day of trout season, Saturday, April 14, but to prepare for that day, the state Fish and Boat Commission has been busy stocking area waterways since early March.  Anglers will have a picture perfect day More...

Local News

Area briefs

Signals to be activated at routes 26, 305 intersection project   JACKSON TWP. — PennDOT announced that prime contractor Cottles Asphalt Maintenance Inc. More...

Judge denies modifying bail for witness

Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic denied modifying bail of a witness in an upcoming drug trial, wanting to ensure her safety until the conclusion of her witness cooperation.  Olivia G. More...

Drug, DUI cases waived or continued in court

Various possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI cases were waived and continued during Central Court Wednesday with magisterial district judge Douglas Gummo presiding.  Cases that were waived include the following:  More...

General News

Japanese flu drug shows results

Dear Doctor: Apparently Japan just approved a new drug that can get rid of the flu virus in one day. When can we get this drug in the United States? And if we can’t, can we order it online?  More...

Local Sports

High School Softball:

Trojans hammer Damsels

Freshman Karrigan Woodward continued to be the spark for the Mount Union softball team. She hit a pair of homers to drive in four runs Wednesday afternoon. She now has three home runs on the season. More...

Game postponed

As the weather crawls toward more spring-like conditions, only one game was lost Wednesday afternoon.  Mount Union’s trip to Houtzdale was postponed because the Moshannon Valley baseball field is unplayable. More...

High School Baseball:

Valley handles West Branch 10-3

On a cold and then rainy afternoon in Alexandria Wednesday, Juniata Valley couldn’t put West Branch away in quick fashion. More...

Editorial

State Senate candidates respond to questions

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to vote in the Tuesday, May 15, primary election and want you to be aware of where the candidates stand on issues important to us. More...

Confidence and optimism for small businesses

Tax season tends to bring out a sense of dread. More...

Op-Eds

Maybe Constitution knowledge should be required

The Second Amendment of our Constitution reads: “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” It mentions a necessary militia, it also s More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Shavers Creek 4-H Club members, from the left, Gavin Musser, Brooklyn Harman and Sheridan McGargle helping discuss the ethical usage of medication in livestock during the club’s annual quality More...

Shavers Creek

Shavers Creek 4-H Club held its annual quality assurance meeting (QAM) so members can participate in the Huntingdon County Fair.  More...

Dairy princess reflects on ‘top seven finalist’ goal

This week, I’ll be taking another look back at some of my favorite memories from my year of serving as the Huntingdon County Dairy Princess. Some of the best memories of the past months have been when I am sharing dairy’s story.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Excluded from the group

Dear Annie: My elder brother, his girlfriend and I have always been very close. Let’s call them “Ryan” and “Beth.”  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Pisces if born before 11:25 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 13, 2018:  More...

Special Sections

Business owner aims to reopen

Less than 24 hours after fire damaged structures and destroyed inventory late Tuesday night at Martin’s Garden Center, Morris Township, cleanup and rebuilding efforts began with a goal of reopening Saturday.  More...

Cyberbullying extremely prevalent

Technological innovations have served to create lines of communication not previously dreamed of, but those avenues of interaction can also create additional venues for bullying for many children and teens.  More...

Homeowners review storm water project

Residents of Catharine Street in Huntingdon Borough gathered to explore a proposed storm water mitigation project with members of council Wednesday night.  The aim is to reroute storm water released by the homeowners’ sump pumps, as well a More...

State  Free Access 

Three accusers confront Cosby; one calls him a ‘serial rapist’

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Decades after they say Bill Cosby knocked them out with intoxicants and sexually assaulted them, three of his accusers confronted the 80-year-old comedian in court Wednesday, with one woman pointedly calling him a “seria More...

State Legislature roiled by sex misconduct claims

HARRISBURG (AP) — Sexual misconduct allegations have roiled the Pennsylvania Legislature this past year, including the revelation that two cases resulted in sizeable payouts.  A sitting state senator gave up plans to run for Congress in la More...

House GOP backs plan to give majority more districting power

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 12   Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For information, call 643- 1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Shanshan Feng leads by one after one round at Ko Olina

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Top-ranked Shanshan Feng birdied three of her last five holes Wednesday to take the lead halfway through a windy first round of the Lotte Championship.  More...

Wednesday ‘fight night’ in Major League Baseball

BOSTON (AP) — Tyler Austin rushed the mound after being hit by a pitch from Red Sox reliever Joe Kelly, triggering a bench-clearing brawl in a ramped-up rivalry as the New York Yankees ended Boston’s nine-game winning streak with a 10-7 v More...

Pens rout Flyers 7-0 in series opener

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The sluggish opening three months. The so-so finish. The only occasional attention to detail on defense. None of it matters anymore.  The playoffs are here. More...

People/Pastimes

Simple sheet pan suppers

At times, spending hours in the kitchen can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, even for avid home cooks, a busy weeknight isn’t one of those times. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Carleigh Jade Carolus, who turned 4 years old yesterday, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Her proud parents are David and Jamie Carolus of Petersburg. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Madeleine Marie Peruso, who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Her proud parents are Dominick Jr. and Miranda Peruso of Huntingdon. More...

School News

MU Area Junior High School Honor Roll

Michele Snyder Grove, junior high school principal, announced the following honor roll students for the third marking period of the 2017-18 school year at the Mount Union Area Junior High School.  7th Grade  Distinguished Honor Roll  More...

NASCAR

TEXAS

THREE THINGS WE LEARNED

1. Truex streak  Martin Truex Jr. had an impressive streak come to a sudden halt when his right-front tire went flat, sending the defending Cup Series champion’s No. 78 Toyota into the wall. More...

THREE THINGS TO WATCH

1. Rallying the troops   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Surprised at the familiar Cup Series schedule for 2019?   More...

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