September 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Area native dies in Oregon crash

A Huntingdon County native passed away Friday evening from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash in Oregon.  According to a report from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in Jackson County, Oregon, Adam Haupt, 23, of Wimer, Oregon, die More...

HCBI members voice support for rezoning

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) board members agreed to send a letter of support for the reclassification of Hawn’s Bridge Peninsula for highdensity recreation was approved to the U.S. More...

State  Free Access 

Child sex abuse suits advances in House

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Lunching sheriff’s deputies foil halfway house escape

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say two men trying to escape from a Pittsburgh halfway house were thwarted when they were spotted by two sheriff’s deputies eating lunch at a neighboring courts building.  More...

District’s facility charges anger coaches, parents

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia school district’s decision to charge nonprofits for use of their facilities has angered coaches and parents.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Sept. 25   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 

Steelers hold off Bucs 30-27 for first win

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It was not the way Ben Roethlisberger would draw it up, but the Pittsburgh Steelers will take it.  More...

Dodgers maintain lead with win over Rockies

PHOENIX (AP) — David Freese homered and had three hits to back Clayton Kershaw as Los Angeles maintained its lead in the NL West with a 7-4 win over Colorado.  More...

Tigers’s win adds to Ryder Cup buzz

SAINT- QUENTIN- E N YVELINES, France (AP) — Already the most intense competition in golf, the Ryder Cup doesn’t need help to boost the excitement.  Tiger Woods managed to take it to another level.  More...

People/Pastimes

Juniata Valley Seniors enjoy live music

At the right, members of the Stone Valley Boys and Girls offer live performances regularly at the Juniata Valley Senior Center, Petersburg, drawing large crowds of music lovers. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Nova Jaelyn Semple, who turned 5 years old Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. Her proud parents are Torrie DiBella and Jamie Semple of Rockhill. More...

Special Occasions

Sept. 25, 2018  Happy anniversary wishes go out to Brendan and Lindsey (Hess) Jones of Burlington, Vermont, who celebrate their 14th anniversary today, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. Happy anniversary, Brendan and Lindsey!   More...

Healthy Living

Managing moderate pain three ways

(NAPS)—Latest research reveals that up to 90 percent of pain sufferers don’t get the relief they’re looking for with their current pain medication— but you don’t have to be among them. More...

Manage pain with massage therapy

Addiction to opiates is a growing problem in the United States and Canada. Pain relief therapies, such as massage therapy, can be viable alternatives to the prescription pain medicines that often serve as a gateway to illegal drugs such as heroin. More...

Annie's Mailbox

‘I apologize’ or ‘I’m sorry’

Dear Annie: What’s with people saying “I apologize” instead of “I’m sorry”? The former is just used to tell somebody that you know you did something wrong. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018:  More...

Political leaders respond

Local, state legislators react to closure of maternity unit

Local and state legislators voiced their disappointment at hearing the news that J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital will be closing its maternity department as of Nov. 7, and considered the potential impacts that closure will have on the county.  More...

Crash claims TMHS student

Students, faculty and administrators in the Tussey Mountain School District are mourning the loss of a member of the Class of 2018.  Kaitlin Rene Cunningham, 18, Saxton, was a senior at TMHS. More...

MU band uniforms updated after 15 years

The marching Trojan band will debut a new look when they step out to represent Mount Union Area High School during next fall’s football season and for their own competitions.  More...

Local News

Area briefs

SPE offices closed for Day of Caring

HUNTINGDON BORO. — SPE Federal Credit Union’s Huntingdon office located at 1211 Washington St. will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 26, so that employees can spend the day volunteering for the Huntingdon County United Way Day of Caring.  More...

Day of Caring event set for Wednesday

The threat of thunderstorms will not dampen the spirit of the volunteers who will set out to serve their communities Wednesday as part of the annual Huntingdon County United Way Day of Caring.  More...

Walker Township plans reviewed at meeting

Members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission reviewed updated plans for a Walker Township campground during their monthly meeting Thursday night.  More...

General News

Michael Kors ups glamour, buys Versace for $2 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion (1.83 billion euros), continuing its hard charge into the world of high-end fashion.  More...

Pregnant women shouldn’t smoke cannabis to ease morning sickness

Dear Doctor: I read that more women are using marijuana for morning sickness. This doesn’t seem like a good idea, but for women with severe morning sickness, might it be an option? Could it really hurt the baby?  More...

Local Sports

High School Volleyball:

Trojans and Hornets win; ’Cats lose

Mount Union 3, Fannett-Metal 0   The Mount Union volleyball team has been working on communication and serving between matches and last night the work paid off. The Trojans traveled to Willow Hill Monday to face Fannett-Metal. More...

Hornets girls win two

The Juniata Valley girls’ cross country team picked up two more wins Monday afternoon. The Hornets won a pair of 15-50 forfeits over Northern Bedford and Williamsburg.  The short-handed Hornet boys dropped a pair of 15-50 forfeits.  More...

High School Soccer:

Huntingdon boys, Tussey girls win

Huntingdon Boys  Huntingdon went to Tyrone Monday and engaged in the usual hard-fought match with its Mountain League rival. Only one goal was scored and it went off the defense of the Eagles and the Bearcats took a 1-0 decision.  More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area senators voted on major issues during the week ending Sept. 21. The House was in recess.  SENATE  More...

Op-Ed

Why women don’t report sexual assault

When Christine Blasey Ford came forward to report that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her in 1982, you could cue the response: Why didn’t she speak out then? More...

Future generations will mourn what the EPA did

Sept. 11 is already an annual day of mourning. More...

Chatter Box

Two thumbs up for newly-published book

Reading is an important evening activity in our house. I’ve always read books to my boys, even before they were old enough to understand what I was doing.  More...

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