April 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Meetings set for Raystown updates

Two meetings scheduled in the county next week will give the public an opportunity to be a part of the revision of the master plan for Raystown Lake.  The meetings, scheduled for 6 p.m. More...

Class will help NWS with area forecasting

A class to aid the National Weather Service State College bureau forecasters with tracking weather events will be hosted by the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency Tuesday, April 24.  More...

World  Free Access 

Gaza flare-up driven by deep misery in strip

ALONG THE ISRAELGAZA BORDER (AP) — The flareup of deadly violence in Gaza is of a new kind, even in the inventive annals of Mideast conflicts: Israeli soldiers shooting at Palestinian demonstrators burning tires and hurling firebombs across wha More...

General News

Woman suspected in Minnesota, Florida deaths caught in Texas

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — A tip-off in a Texas resort town led to the arrest of a woman who investigators believe killed her husband in Minnesota then fled to Florida, where she fatally shot her doppelganger with the intention of assumin More...

Big party leads way to 2-minute horse race

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Four plead not guilty in drinking death at LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four young men pleaded not guilty on Friday to criminal charges in the drinking death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Phillies edge Pirates 2-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On yet another chilly April night in their ballpark, the Phillies stayed hot at home.  Odubel Herrera hit a goahead triple in the eighth inning to lift Philadelphia to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday More...

Treux edges Elliott for Richmond pole

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Martin Truex Jr. More...

Flyers win 4-2 to stay alive

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sean Couturier did what he could to deal with the pain in his left leg, then hopped over the boards and let the adrenaline that comes with playoff hockey take care of the rest.  The Philadelphia Flyers are still alive as More...

People/Pastimes

PASR members hear from director

The members of the Huntingdon County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) held their first meeting April 11 at the Woodcock Valley Lions Club in Marklesburg. More...

Simple, healthy snacks and sandwiches

Quick and easy meals can be hard to come by, especially ones that don’t sacrifice flavor. You don’t have to eat bland foods to provide your family a healthy and hearty, nutrient-filled diet. More...

Elco retirees to meet for breakfast

Former and retired Elco employees who attend the monthly breakfasts may observe it seems as if time if flying by as it is time for the April breakfast.  More...

Grant program funded by fines

Proceeds from fines imposed by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for permit violations in relation to the construction of the Mariner East 2 pipeline may benefit some local municipalities. More...

Newest Senate bill to protect victims

After receiving Senate approval several weeks ago, Gov. Tom Wolf signed one of several domestic violence victim protection bills earlier this week, urging the House to pass the remaining of the Senate’s domestic violence reform bills.  More...

CYS staff recognizes child abuse awareness

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and the month is an opportunity for Huntingdon County Children and Youth Services to educate the public about services that are offered for children and those who deal with child abuse on a regular basis.  More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Robert Floyd Ruffner  Date of Birth: Jan. More...

Judge sentences woman for bad checks

With four cases previously being pushed through the court system, Ashley J. Ruhlman, 39, Cassville, was sentenced on two of her bad check cases before Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz Thursday. More...

Area brief

State rep. to host senior expo april 26 SMITHFIELD TWP. — State Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/ Centre/Mifflin) invites area senior citizens to his annual Senior Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, April 21   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623.  More...

Local Sports

High School Baseball:

Bearcats and Rockets win; Hornets lose first

Huntingdon 3, Bald Eagle 1  Huntingdon didn’t get much offensive production from the top of its lineup Friday afternoon at Bald Eagle, but the Bearcats got solid pitching from Ben Briggs and a good defensive effort to earn a 3-1 victory ov More...

High School Track & Field:

Hornets and Rockets sweep

Juniata Valley  The Juniata Valley track teams had a solid performance against visiting Williamsburg Friday afternoon. The Hornets boys won for the first time this season, topping the Blue Pirates 82-68. More...

Curve lose 6-3 to Squirrels

The Richmond Flying Squirrels tagged the Altoona Curve bullpen for three runs in the seventh inning to claim the series opener 6-3 at Peoples Natural Gas Field Friday.  The Curve (7-6) have now lost four of their last five and fell three games b More...

Religion News

Reality Church of God plans music event

The Reality Church of God, located in Robertsdale, has announced a special fund raiser to help generate income for the proposed purchased of the former Broad Top area cinema.  More...

Memoir of secretly baptized Jewish boy under new scrutiny

VATICAN CITY (AP) — It’s an incident that has stained the Vatican for 160 years: a 6-year-old Jewish boy taken from his family by papal police and brought to Rome to be raised Catholic after church authorities learned his housekeeper had More...

Three Springs Baptist birthday group meets

The members of the birthday group of the First Baptist Church of Three Springs met at the Spring Creek Diner April 11.  Gay Fleck took prayer requests and led in prayer, remarking that so many folks need prayer for healing, depression and a lot More...

Annie's Mailbox

Reaching rock bottom

Dear Annie: I am writing to you looking for help with substance abuse. I would like to find a natural way of releasing myself totally from this disease, as well as from crushing grief I’m experiencing from loss.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, April 23, 2018:  More...

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