May 23, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual concerts bring musicians to county

For those who enjoy music and want to enjoy nationally renowned music in Huntingdon County, look no further than Folk College, scheduled for Friday, May 25, through Sunday, May 27, on the campus of Juniata College. More...

General News

Two deadly school bus crash drivers unfit for job

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal panel says drivers in the November 2016 deadly school bus crashes in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Baltimore shouldn’t have been behind the wheel. More...

Business News

What’s new at theme parks: Wonder Woman coaster, Pixar Pier

NEW YORK (AP) — Orlando, Florida, doesn’t have a lock on theme park news this summer.  Sure, Toy Story Land at Disney World and a new “Fast & Furious” attraction at Universal Orlando will be getting attention. More...

McDonald’s workers file sexual harassment claims

NEW YORK (AP) — Energized by the #MeToo movement, two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald’s on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities.  More...

US clings to health coverage gains despite politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans kept up their health insurance last year despite President Donald Trump’s allout push to dismantle the Obama-era coverage expansion. More...

Local Sports

Bowie rallies for 8-5 win over Curve

A five-run seventh inning for the Bowie Baysox included two homers off Altoona Curve reliever Yeudy Garcia and the Baysox came from behind to defeat the visiting Curve 8-5 Tuesday at Prince George’s Stadium.  More...

Photo

Justin Shetrom, center, was promoted to black last month. He is a student at Jensen’s School of Tae Kwon Do. Shetrom is flanked by instructors Scott Jensen, left, and Lenny Young, right. More...

People/Pastimes

What and Where Wednesday

Richard Cox of Cass Township was the first to correctly identify the location of the May 16 photograph as Pulpit Rocks in Porter Township. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Reese Renee Llewellyn, who turns 6 years old today, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Her proud parents are Chad and Ashley Llewellyn of Warriors Mark. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sadie Patricia Cressman, who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Her proud parents are Adam and Heidi Cressman of James Creek. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

This can be a real downer

Dear Heloise: I picked up this idea from one of your faithful readers, about storing cans UPSIDE DOWN. More...

Leaders review recycling event

During their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners heard a follow-up report on the electronics collection event held at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds May 19. More...

Launch permits required for state-owned facilities

Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of the summer season with many planning to set out on area lakes or rivers to enjoy some fun and sun.  More...

Walker leaders hear park upgrade pitch

During what was almost a two-hour township meeting Tuesday night, Walker Township Supervisors discussed potential renovations and upgrades to the Woodcock Valley Community Park and upgrades and the possible closing of a local campground until complia More...

Local News

Area brief

SC V Lions to host monthly hootenanny   More...

Police Log

Natural gas leak   More...

Grant awarded to Broad Top Twp. to extend H&BT Rail Trail

An update on a recently announced state grant to fund an extension of the H&BT Rail-Trail occupied the bimonthly agenda of the Rails to Trails of Bedford County Advisory Committee. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 23   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Remnants of piers, bridge structures rest below Raystown Lake

When the new Raystown Dam and lake project began in the late 1960s and early 1970s numerous properties were leveled and inundated by the lake’s recreational pool which waters reached Saxton, some 30 miles south of Huntingdon. More...

Old-Time Photo

There were several turntables located along the Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad used to turn the steam locomotive and tender around for return trips. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Betts hits 16th homer to power Red Sox over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mookie Betts hit his major league-leading 16th homer, Chris Sale struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night. More...

McCarthy sharp, Albies homers to beat Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ozzie Albies hit his 14th homer and Brandon McCarthy tossed 5 2/3 sharp innings, leading Atlanta to a 3-1 victory.  McCarthy (5-2) allowed one run and four hits. More...

Sato returns to defend with different team

The fans lined up one by one in the most orderly fashion, waiting for their chance to take a photograph or snag an autograph from the first Japanese winner of the Indianapolis 500.  Good thing they were patient, too.  Takuma Sato spent time More...

School News

St. Francis students inducted into honor society

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Area woman earns degree

Wilkes University awarded degrees at its 71st spring commencement ceremonies May 19.  — Orietta Mikulandra of Alexandria received a master of science in nursing.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Feeling guilty for letting calls go to voicemail

Dear Annie: I am in a quandary about a situation. I am a widow. Sometime after my late husband passed away, an old friend and I renewed our friendship. At first, things were very pleasant, and I enjoyed his company. This gentleman was divorced. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Virgo if born before 2:52 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 24, 2018:  More...

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