April 16, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Area businessman passes at age 96

Longtime business owner and community philanthropist Bernie Swartz passed away April 14, leaving a legacy of kindness and commerce with those who knew him.  Mr. Swartz was at AristaCare at Huntingdon Park at the time of his passing. More...

Youngest anglers enjoy sport

Generations of Pennsylvanians carried out a spring tradition under brightly sunny skies Saturday, visiting local streams and creeks on the opening day of trout season and getting youngsters “hooked” on fishing.   More...

General News

President seeks to limit access to records seized

NEW YORK (AP) — The porn actress Stormy Daniels is expected to attend a court hearing in New York Monday where a U.S. More...

Search is on for suspect in fatal college stabbing

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — A 19-year-old student has been fatally stabbed on New York’s Binghamton University campus and his assailant remains at large. The stabbing occurred around 10:30 p.m. Sunday at the state university. More...

Seven inmates dead, several injured in prison fight

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Seven inmates were killed and at least 17 others seriously injured as inmates were left to fight for more than seven hours before authorities regained control of a maximum security prison. More...

Local Sports

’Cats routs Altoona 14-4 for title

16th Annual Curve Classic Tournament:

A couple outstanding pitching performances and some impressive offense propelled the Huntingdon baseball team to the title of the 16th annual Curve Classic at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona. More...

Bearcats down Tigers to earn tourney crown

Huntingdon Softball Tournament:

For one brief Saturday, the annual Huntingdon Softball Tournament quickly turned into the Cat Miller show. More...

Junior High Results

Baseball  Tussey Mountain 12 Chestnut Ridge 2   Jayden Horton and Nick Brumbaugh each had three hits to power Tussey Mountain’s junior high baseball team to a 12-2, five-inning win over Chestnut Ridge Friday.  More...

People/Pastimes

SSGC members arrange flowers

The March 20 meeting of the Standing Stone Garden Club (SSGC) was hosted by SSGC member Gale McCormick. More...

Five steps to creating a healthier community

Obesity, with corresponding ailments such as heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes, is a well-chronicled public health issue and has many communities looking for ways to positively impact their residents. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Birthday never celebrated

Dear Annie: I’ve been wanting to write to you about this for a while. About one-twelfth of people have December birthdays. Mine is in the second week of December.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Waiting past appointment time

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about waiting even though you have an appointment: “Dear Heloise: Since when is it OK to have an appointment at 10 a.m. and not get in until 11:30 a.m.? More...

Special Sections

Vehicle crash claims one life

State police at Huntingdon are still investigating a three-vehicle crash on Route 22 in Henderson Township that claimed the life of a Mercersburg man Sunday morning.  Carter Brown, 19, of Mercersburg, was pronounced dead at the scene at 8:40 a.m More...

Agriculture pageant held in county

Fifty-four contestants representing 28 counties in the state, along with their families and friends, descended upon Huntingdon County this weekend for the very first Pennsylvania Miss United States Agriculture Pageant, held at Huntingdon Area High Sc More...

Business reopens after fire

Business was “blooming” at Martin’s Garden Center in Morris Township Saturday, just three days after a fire heavily damaged buildings on the site.  The fire destroyed a 40-foot by 60-foot storage building and about one-third of More...

Local News

HASB members to address policy updates

Several school board policy updates and approvals will be sought by Huntingdon Area School Board members during tonight’s monthly board meeting, including updates for 14 board policies addressing a variety of topics.  More...

Area crews respond to Tell Twp. fire

Tragedy was averted shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday by a quick-thinking homeowner when a fire broke out at the Rosenberry residence at 13221 Phillips Road in Tell Township.  More...

Bark in the Park brings animal lovers together

For nearly 30 years, Bark in the Park has been an occasion to celebrate pet ownership and the special place animal companions have in the lives of their human companions.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, April 16   AIDS INTERVENTION  . The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pacers stun Cavs 98-80 to open series

CLEVELAND (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers held off Cleveland’s second-half rally for a stunning 98-80 victory Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference series, handing LeBron James and the Cavaliers’ t More...

Colon perfect through seven; Rangers down Astros 3-1

HOUSTON (AP) — Bartolo Colon carried a perfect game into the eighth inning and Robinson Chirinos drove in all three runs for the Texas Rangers during their 3-1 victory over the Houston Astros in 10 innings Sunday night. More...

Jackets up 2-0 on Capitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Matt Calvert scored 12:22 into overtime, Sergei Bobrovsky made 54 saves and the Columbus Blue Jackets overcame two goals from Alex Ovechkin beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Sunday night to take a 2-0 lead in the firstround More...

Senior Spotlight

Opioid use among the older population

Addicted seniors a serious problem:

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...

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Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Taurus. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, April 17, 2018: More...

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