May 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday weekend likely to be busy

As the start to the summer holiday season kicks off with Memorial Day weekend, Raystown Lake will be one of the busiest places in the county.  More...

Memorial Day events planned

Mapleton Mount Union area native United States Army (retired) Command Sgt. Patrick Crouse will be the guest speaker for Memorial Day services in Mapleton Monday, May 28. Following in Memorial Day tradition, a parade will begin at 9 a.m. More...

State  Free Access 

Judge shuts down work on Sunoco pipelines

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An administrative law judge has shut down work on a natural gas liquids pipeline in the Philadelphia suburbs, saying Sunoco has failed to take reasonable steps to warn people and protect them from danger.  More...

Man critically wounded at pre-prom party

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say a man fired several shots into a crowd of people attending a pre-prom party at a city home, critically wounding another man.  The shooting occurred around 8:45 p.m. Thursday.  More...

Remains of WWII seaman identified, to return home

WANAMIE, Pa. (AP) — The military says the remains of a U.S. Navy seaman killed in the attack at Pearl Harbor have been identified and will return to his hometown in Pennsylvania.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 25   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Justify preps for Belmont

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Justify has begun preparing for the Belmont Stakes and pursuit of the Triple Crown with an energetic gallop around Churchill Downs.  More...

Mystics beat Fever 93-84

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Elena Delle Donne had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Washington beat Indiana 93-84 on Thursday night for the Mystics’ second victory over the Fever in five days.  Kristi Toliver and Tianna Hawkins each added 13 poi More...

Club pro leads after 1st round of Senior PGA

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Nevada club professional Stuart Smith admitted sleeping on the lead of the biggest tournament available to him might be a problem.  More...

People/Pastimes

Veterans participate in Armed Forces Day ceremony

Members of Standing Stone Detachment, Marine Corps League of Huntingdon, participated in the annual Armed Forces Day ceremony at The Wall of Healing at Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona May 19.  The detachment members presented a wreath at More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Louise Feagley Leamer of Huntingdon, who celebrates her 85th birthday today, Friday, May 25, 2018. She has three children, Jackie of Florida, Marsha of Bellwood and Gary of Huntingdon. More...

Special Occasions

May 25, 2018 Happy birthday wishes go out to Renee Schmidt of Saltillo, who celebrates a birthday today, Friday, May 25, 2018. Happy birthday, Renee! More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Student auto insurance discounts  If your student is going away to school and won’t have a car, you should ask your insurance agent for a discount. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Can’t forget about her

Dear Annie: My family relocated the year I was entering ninth grade, and on the third day at my new school, as I was walking home, a girl I’ll call Ann ran up to my side, introduced herself and insisted on carrying my books to my home, some thr More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Libra if born before 9:39 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 26, 2018:  More...

Robbery trial opens in court

The robbery trial of a 24-year-old Mount Union man began with a dismissal of charges early Thursday morning, setting a new course for the two-day jury trial. More...

Businesses honored at HCBI gala

Investors, elected officials and business representatives gathered Thursday evening for the Huntingdon County Business and Industry’s (HCBI) annual meeting and awards gala.  Held in the Baker Refectory inside Ellis Hall at Juniata College, More...

Three Springs Carnival to kick off season

The Three Springs Fireman & Lions Carnival, a time-honored tradition to kick off the summer season, will take place Saturday, May 26, and Sunday, May 27.  Harold Harper, corresponding secretary of the Three Springs Lions club and one of the More...

Local News

Police Log

Burglary   WEST TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report someone entered multiple buildings at the Girl Scout camp between 6 p.m. May 8 and 9 a.m. May 9 and removed a Toro lawn mower and tractor key.   More...

On Their Way

Name: Victoria L. Boozel  Age: 18  From: McVeytown  Parents: Martin and Amy Boozel of McVeytown  Siblings: Morgan, James, Seth and Matthew Boozel.  More...

Defendant to apply for public defender

There was a full day of central court Wednesday, continuing and waiving the preliminary hearings of various DUI and drug possession cases.  Magisterial district judge Douglas Gummo presided over the cases and heard one preliminary hearing during More...

General News

Man who bought guns for serial killer pleads guilty

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has pleaded guilty to buying guns for an acquaintance who shot seven people to death, despite knowing that the killer had a previous felony conviction and couldn’t legally have the weapons.  More...

Local Sports

Morton pitches six strong innings to stay unbeaten

CLEVELAND (AP) — Charlie Morton remained unbeaten this season with six solid innings, Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-2 on Thursday night. More...

Rockets win 98-94, win away from finals

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul’s grit and veteran leadership have pushed the Golden State Warriors to the brink of elimination.  Now the Houston Rockets must wait to see if his injured leg is strong enough to help them take one last step More...

Bowie sweeps Curve

The Bowie Baysox employed a three-run fourth to complete a three-game sweep of the Altoona Curve 5-2 Thursday at Prince George’s Stadium.  The Curve (21-21) stand at .500 for the first time since April 29 following three straight losses to More...

School News

Diplomas presented to MUAHS Class of 2018

Senior class representatives spent Thursday evening reflecting with classmates on their years together and how their successes and challenges at Mount Union Area High School have paved the way for future success.  More...

MUAHS honors 2018 graduates during Senior Class Day

The Trojan Class of 2018 received its hard-earned accolades May 23 during Mount Union Area High School’s annual Senior Class Day awards program.  The program began with a welcome message from senior class adviser Mike Hummel and greetings More...

MUAHS Clas of 2018

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Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Lightning vehicle safety

Dear Heloise: How safe am I in my recreational vehicle during a LIGHTNING STORM? The bulk of the RV is fiberglass, but it sits on rubber tires. — Henry U., Evergreen, Colo.  More...

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