May 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

HASB members honor district retirees

The Huntingdon Area School Board (HASB) meeting was filled with emotions Monday night, the board approving the retirement of Patricia Wargo, director of education, and recognizing several returning retirees with a personalized token of appreciation f More...

Redistricting coalition recruiting in county

If people from Huntingdon County want to learn more about Fair Districts PA, a nonpartisan coalition dedicated to ensuring a fair and transparent redistricting process, a town hall meeting will be hosted in Altoona with members of a commission to fin More...

State  Free Access 

Firms sued over incinerator deal that left Harrisburg broke

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Closing arguments slated in double-murder trial

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Cabbie gets time in fatal St. Patrick’s Day crash

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A cab driver whose taxi jumped a Pittsburgh curb on St. Patrick’s Day last year, killing one pedestrian and injuring another person, has been sentenced to four to eight years in prison.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, May 22   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Juan Soto homers in first MLB at-bat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, hit a three-run homer in his first career start as the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres 10-2 on Monday night. More...

Torres homers twice, Yanks top Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Gleyber Torres hit two of the four Yankees homers off Bartolo Colon and New York denied the Texas starter a milestone victory only three days before his 45th birthday. The Yankees won 10-5.  More...

Clemson quarterback transferring

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Hunter Johnson, one of the top quarterback prospects of the 2017 recruiting class, is leaving Clemson after one season.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to McKenna Nicole Crofoot, who turns 6 years old today, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Her proud parents are Angela and John Crofoot of Mount Union. McKenna also has a sister, Megan of Saltillo.  More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday wishes go out to Aaron Thomas Sullivan, who turns 10 years old today, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. His proud parents are Tom and Mindy Sullivan of Huntingdon. More...

HCCTC students honored for achievement

Members of the Public Health and Safety class at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center took part in the third annual awards ceremony May 8.  The occasion marked the first time since the program began that instructor Crist Fellman ha More...

Special Sections

Blueprint group plans reviewed

Community members from Mount Union, Mapleton and Shirley Township learned updates from the core team of Juniata River Blueprint Communities (JRBC) about projects that have developed as a result of the group or have been supported by the group at a pu More...

TMSB members OK prelim budget

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening approved a proposed preliminary 2018-19 budget of $16,690,261 and failed to appoint a board member for an upcoming vacant seat for the district’s Area I.  More...

MU grad proposes program to aid athletes

A Mount Union Area High School alum wants to have a positive impact on current students’ lives by helping them use athletics as a doorway into higher education.  More...

Local News

Man charged with breaking into cabins

Charges have been filed against a 52-year-old man for allegedly robbing several cabins within Springfield Township.  Gary L. More...

Police investigating alleged rape

State police at Huntingdon are currently investigating a report of rape of a 3-year-old female victim allegedly occurring at an unknown time in the Mount Union Borough.  According to the police report, state police are investigating allegations More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief LIBERTY TWP., BEDFORD CO. — Justin Brunner of New Enterprise reported to state police at Bedford that someone damaged the front and rear windshield of his 2012 Chevrolet Malibu while it was parked at 1100 Liberty St. More...

General News

Follow-up on blood pressure guidelines

Hello, dear readers! Spring is officially here, and the weather is mostly cooperating. More...

Local Sports

District 6-2A Softball:

Southern eliminated 9-0 by Bishop McCort

Southern Huntingdon came into the 2018 season with a lot of questions along with people playing in new positions and newcomers needing to step right in and make an immediate impact. More...

Mountain League Spring All-Stars:

Bearcats have 17 athletes honored

A total of 17 different Huntingdon athletes were honored as Mountain League spring sports all-stars and the annual league banquet Sunday evening.  The baseball team, which captured the league title, led the way with six players occupying seven s More...

Brian Bowen is seeking answers

Brian Bowen had the opportunity to spend a couple of days last week playing in real basketball games, replete with scoreboards and referees and with every courtside seat filled.  It’s unclear when he’ll be able to do that again.  More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending May 18.  House  More...

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania  Philly should speed up work to make bike lanes safer before another cyclist dies, May 15   The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia will hold a “Ride of Silence” on Wednesday to mourn cy More...

Op-Ed

Townships demand leadership from state to address volunteer firefighter crisis

The volunteer fire company is a long and cherished tradition in our commonwealth, dating back to 1736 when Ben Franklin founded the nation’s first all-volunteer force to fight blazes in Philadelphia.  For nearly three centuries, communitie More...

Chatter Box

Last full week of school

This is the last full week of school for Huntingdon Area School District students. How did that happen? Where did the school year go? Well, I don’t know where it went, but I know it went quickly.  More...

Healthy Living

Strategies that can help build strong immune systems

A strong immune system can go a long way toward ensuring one’s overall health. More...

Grant awarded for novel community health solutions

(NAPS)—Recent research has revealed that community environments play a crucial role in health outcomes. People living just .ve miles apart can have a difference in life expectancy of more than 20 years. More...

Did you know?

A prediabetes diagnosis means you have higher than normal blood glucose levels, but not high enough to be considered diabetes. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Goodbye bare feet in yard

Dear Annie: I’ve never written to one of these columns before, but I do read them. My family recently bought a home in a large development in the South. We don’t own a dog at this time but have in the past.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 23, 2018:  More...

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