April 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

VA affairs director retirement signed

With deep regret, the Huntingdon County Commissioners approved the retirement of a longtime county employee at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning.  Lou Ann Shontz, who serves as the county’s recycling coordinator and veterans Affairs dir More...

CCA to be Early Learning Resource Center

Center for Community Action (CCA), which serves Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata and Mifflin counties, was named as a new regional Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) in an announcement issued by the state Department of Human Services Office of More...

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Pinball league caters to serious, casual competitors

SHARON, Pa. (AP) — Eric Thomas has an addiction.  There’s no rhyme or reason to it, he said, but he’s chasing the euphoria. More...

Pilot reported ice buildup before small plane crashed

WILLIAMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Investigators say the pilot of a small plane had reported ice buildup on his aircraft and asked to divert to a nearby airport shortly before the crash that killed him and his passenger last week in Pennsylvania.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 25   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Many experienced serious injuries in mining mishaps

Conclusion  The columnist continues with brief accounts of mine accidents that took place in the deep mines of the Broad Top.  More...

Old-Time Photo

In this undated photo of the Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad (H&BT) freight station at Smithfield, a group of railroad employees pose for the photographer. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Granderson’s homer in 10th gives Blue Jays 4-3 win

TORONTO (AP) — Curtis Granderson hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning to give the Torono Blue Jays a 4-3 win over Boston on Tuesday night and hand the Red Sox their season-worst third straight defeat.  Boston (17-5) still owns the best More...

Pirates and Tigers to play doubleheader today

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The weather keeps wreaking havoc on the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers.  Steady rain at PNC Park on Tuesday forced the clubs to postpone a game for the third time in the first month of the season.  More...

Sixers and Warriors advance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons shined again in front of rapper Meek Mill, and the dominant duo ushered the nightmares-into-dreams Process of the Philadelphia 76ers into the second round with a 104-91 win over the Miami Heat on More...

People/Pastimes

What and Where Wednesday

Holly Shope of Three Springs was the first to correctly identify the location of the April 18 photograph as the covered bridge near St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Shade Gap. More...

A card shower can brighten a loved one’s day

Celebrating birthdays or anniversaries or just spreading get well cheer? More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jocelyn Seraphina Inch, who turned 5 years old Monday, April 23, 2018. Her proud parents are Justin and Jamie Inch of Calvin. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Money and caregiving

Dear Annie: My husband and I are both in our mid-80s, and we are beginning to experience health issues. We have four children from his former marriage. We have been married for 48 years. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Family loves Chinese beets

Dear Heloise: Everyone at my house loves your CHINESE BEETS. Unfortunately, I lost the recipe, and I’m not sure what ingredients to use, or the amounts. Would you reprint this recipe? More...

Special Sections

Watching severe weather

SkyWarn class educates spotters on meteorological events

Weather enthusiasts and those involved in emergency management gathered at the Bailey Building in Huntingdon Tuesday evening to learn how to spot severe weather as part of the National Weather Service (NWS) SkyWarn training. More...

Landlords reflect on boro. ordinance

A proposed ordinance designed to curb substandard housing within Huntingdon Borough evoked a strong response from the owners of residential rental units and resulted in the inclusion of landlords in further work on the now-tabled regulation.  More...

Drug bust defendant scheduled for trial

One of the last remaining defendants involved in a seven person drug bust in September 2017 of last year appeared before Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz Tuesday, requesting a habeas corpus petition.  More...

Obituaries

Local News

Man pleads guilty in four cases

One of seven individuals arrested in a large drug bust September 2017 entered guilty pleas to several of his drug charges during Criminal Court Tuesday. Huntingdon County Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz granted the defendant, Terry L. More...

Defendants accepted into ARD

It was a rather brief session of criminal court Tuesday, the first of two sessions scheduled for this week. More...

Area brief

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   More...

Business News

New food items added at Saltillo service station

Those living or driving through Saltillo will be happy to know there is a wider selection of food items at Emigh’s Service Station.  According to owner Teressa Emigh, after being in business for 12 years, they figured it was time to update More...

Northwest Bancshares Inc. first quarter earnings

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NasdaqGS: NWBI) announced net income for the quarter ended March 31 of $25.0 million, or $0.24 per diluted share. More...

For first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

NEW YORK (AP) — If you’ve ever wondered exactly what sorts of things Facebook would like you not to do on its service, you’re in luck. More...

Local Sports

PA Sportswriters All-State Girls Basketball:

Southeast produces three Players of the Year

Upper Dublin entered the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class 6A girls basketball tournament as the ninth-best team out of District 1, but that didn't stop the Lady Cardinals from advancing all the way to Hershey and winning a stat More...

Valley sophomore Halee Smith named first team All-State

After a junior high career that opened eyes to her potential, Juniata Valley’s Halee Smith burst onto the varsity stage by living up to those expectations.  More...

High School Baseball:

Trojans down Devils 5-4 to complete season sweep

A bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth inning gave Mount Union its fourth and final lead in a 5-4 ICC North victory over visiting Bellwood Tuesday afternoon.  The Trojans never trailed in the contest and improve to 6-2 on the season.&nbs More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Virgo if born before 9:13 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 26, 2018:  More...

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