May 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Inmates prepare, cook daily meals

It would be expected that during a three-hour media tour of SCI Smithfield that the heart, or rather the stomach, of the institution be key location to visit: the kitchen.  More...

Businesses booming for Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day rounds the corner, bringing warmer weather and what seems to be blossoming spring trees and flowers, consumers across the nation will be looking for that perfect gift to show their mother how much they mean to them.  More...

General News

Spotify cuts R&B star’s music from playlists, cites new policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Spotify has removed R. More...

Mockingbird on Broadway will go on after lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” will open in December after a lawsuit that threatened to shut down the production was settled Thursday.  The deal was announced in a joint statement from produc More...

Settlement reached in shooting of homeless man

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A settlement of $1.9 million was reached Thursday in a civil lawsuit stemming from the fatal police shooting of a homeless black man on Skid Row in Los Angeles three years ago, attorneys said.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, May 12   AA MEETING  . Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  AMATEUR RADIO CLUB  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pirates hit four homers to rout Giants

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Starling Marte, Josh Bell and Jose Osuna all hit two-run homers, Max Moroff added a three-run blast and Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 11-2 on Friday night in Andrew McCutchen’s return to PNC Park.  More...

McCutcheon: ‘It’s a little weird’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For the first time in months, Andrew McCutchen woke up Friday morning in his own bed. He and his wife Maria took their infant son Steel to the doctor for some shots.  More...

Harvick wins pole for race in Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Kan. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Religion News

Biopic of evangelical bishop breaks box office record

SAO PAULO (AP) — A biopic about the man who founded one of Brazil’s largest evangelical churches has sold more tickets than any other film in recent memory in the South American country. More...

Activists to hold convention at Minnesota mosque

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A small group of Republican activists is holding an annual convention at a Minnesota mosque, an unusual setting for a party with an uneasy relationship with Islam. It started with two guys talking to each other.  More...

Suicide attacks violate Islamic principles

BOGOR, Indonesia (AP) — Muslim scholars from three countries issued an edict Friday saying that violent extremism and terrorism, including suicide attacks, are against Islamic principles, in an effort to convince the Taliban to end its violence More...

Annie's Mailbox

Too angry to enjoy retirement

Dear Annie: My husband of nearly 50 years recently retired from a long and successful career as a litigator. He loved his work very much and rarely lost a case. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 14, 2018:  More...

County readies for election day

As the primary election day, Tuesday, May 15, nears, the election office is fully prepared to take on the election, even after concerns of not filling poll worker positions.  According to Heather Fellman, elections coordinator for Huntingdon Cou More...

Bridge contractors encounter delays

Motorists driving along Route 22 in Smithfield Township may have noticed a lack of activity in the construction area on the bridge over Route 26 in recent weeks as work was anticipated to begin in early April.  The work was originally slated to More...

Club moves to newly-remodeled location

Plans for a gala open house and grand opening have been announced by the officers and members of the Saxton Sportsmen’s Club Association, which recently relocated into a newly remodeled building along the 700 block of Saxton’s downtown bu More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Ashley Leigh Spriggs  Date of Birth: Jan. 24, 1987 or Jan. More...

HCCTC seniors honored at awards ceremony

It was a night of celebration and achievement as 103 students, including 100 high school seniors and post-secondary students, received their certifications from the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) during their senior awards cer More...

Alexandria Library

“A Season In the Sun: The Rise of Mickey Mantle” by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith — Mickey Mantle was the ideal batter for the atomic age, capable of hitting a baseball harder and farther than any other player in history. More...

Local Sports

District Six Softball Playoffs:

Trojans top seeded, Rockets seventh

Mount Union, fresh from its second straight Inter-County Conference North division title, has earned the top seed in the seven-school District Six Class 2A bracket, while Southern Huntingdon topped Tussey Mountain in Thursday’s regular-season f More...

2018 District Six Softball Playoff Pairings

Here are the pairings for the 2018 District Six Softball Championship Tournament in all six classifications. Games are listed in order of brackets with seeds in parentheses, along with record. All games are at 4 p.m. More...

High School Baseball:

Tussey falls 15-9 at Chestnut Ridge

The Tussey Mountain baseball team hung with Chestnut Ridge through three innings Friday afternoon, but the Lions scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on the way to a 15-9 victory.  The Titans are 4-12 for the season and 4-10 in t More...

People/Pastimes

Troop 25 captures first place at camporee

Members of Boy Scout Troop 25 captured the first place Oneida District “travelling trophy” at the Oneida District Spring Camporee for the second year in a row. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jordan Maverick Elizabeth Inch, who turns 2 years old tomorrow, Sunday, May 13, 2018. Her proud parents are Justin and Jamie Inch of Calvin. More...

How to approach sibling rivalries

Many parents dream that their children will grow up to be lifelong friends. More...

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