May 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County recycling problems persist

Huntingdon County Recycling coordinator Lou Ann Shontz is asking residents who take their recyclable items to any of the seven drop-off locations in the county to follow directions and respect them. More...

Tick population rises following mild winter

A mild winter was largely good news for the region, but did allow the tick population to maintain a foothold and boom in the spring. More...

Local News

Historical society volunteers launch fundraising projects

Want to share in preserving the history of the Broad Top while securing a piece of its colorful antiquity for your home? More...

Defendants enter pleas in court

A Warriors Mark man accused of the theft of checks and guns in late 2015 entered pleas in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas April 29. More...

Police Log

Theft UNION TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report someone stole a flower arrangement from a grave site at Bowman’s Chapel Cemetery between 2 p.m. April 15 and noon April 30. Burglary More...

General News

Ready to replace moisturizer with a pill?

MIAMI (AP) — The makeup industry is trying to convince women that looking good on the outside starts from within — but it’s unclear whether the products they’re trying to hawk are safe and effective. More...

Local Sports

Rockets sweep Panthers 16-3, 7-0

High School Softball:

Southern Huntingdon pounded out 14 hits against Northern Bedford’s Mackenzie Eshelman in the first game of an ICC South/Sideling Hill League doubleheader at Loysburg Saturday, while sophomore pitcher Gracie Long tossed a six-hit shutout in the More...

Stanley leads Southern; two Titans finish first

High School Track & Field:

A pair of area track teams participated in the Northern Bedford Invitational Meet Friday night in Loysburg. Southern Huntingdon’s boys made the best showing, finishing fourth in a field of 15 teams with 55 points. More...

Southern finishes third in Portage tourney

High School Baseball:

The Southern Huntingdon baseball team was on the road Saturday morning to play in the Portage Tournament. More...

People/Pastimes

Celebrate a sweet, flavorful Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is, officially, a holiday celebrating Mexico’s victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to John Phillip “JP” Soder IV who turns 5 years old today, Monday, May 2, 2016. JP is the son of John and Brenda (Bowser) Soder of Silver Spring, Maryland. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Teenagers need to know risks of being sexually active

Dear Annie: I am a 38-year-old single man with a serious problem involving my 13-year-old nephew, “Hayden.” Hayden’s father died when he was 3, and I immediately stepped in as a surrogate parent. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Pisces if born before 1:04 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, May 3, 2016: More...

Campaign totals issued by state

Votes in the race for the 81st Legislative District House seat nomination may be counted from the 2016 primary election, but funding reports show constituents how much candidates spent on the race. More...

Cleanup events planned in area

A recent cleanup at Raystown Lake netted 350 pounds of trash and another one is planned to help clean up the area ahead of the busy tourism season. More...

Mayfest musicians perform

Local band Strait and Miller, featuring, from the left, Bob Baronner, Chris Strait, Dylan Miller and John Berger, performed in front of Huntingdon Cinema’s Clifton 5 during the 12th annual Mayf More...

State  Free Access 

TV attack ads start fast in Pennsylvania Senate race

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrat Katie McGinty had barely finished her victory speech celebrating a 10-point Pennsylvania primary win for the nomination to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Man to go on trial in slaying of sisters of Iowa lawmaker

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trial is scheduled to open Monday in the western Pennsylvania robbery and murder of two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker two years ago. More...

Closing arguments slated in trial in college dorm death

LANCASTER (AP) — Closing arguments are expected Monday in the trial of a man accused of beating and strangling his college freshman girlfriend in her central Pennsylvania dormitory Gregorio Orrostieta, 20, is charged in Lancaster County in the More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, May 2 Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m. AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kershaw fans 14 in 1-0 win over Padres

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched a three-hitter, struck out 14 and also singled home the game’s only run, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the San Diego Padres 1-0 on Sunday. More...

Blues even series with Stars

DALLAS (AP) — St. Louis captain David Backes scored off a rebound during a power play 10:58 into overtime and the Blues beat the Dallas Stars 4-3 in Game 2 on Sunday to even the secondround series. St. More...

Warriors down Trail Blazers

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Senior Spotlight

Falls and injuries: who is at fault?

More and more seniors have an active lifestyle and exercise regularly. This choice is not, of course, without risk; falls and injuries can occur. Do you know what recourse you have if an accident happens? More...

Did you know?

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that occurs when a person loses too much bone, produces too little bone or both. More...

Medical files are essential

As we get older, our chances of finding ourselves in a hospital or emergency department are greater. Your medical file, which contains vital information, is indispensable to the health professionals caring for you. More...

Hints from Heloise

Unfit pillows

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF comes from a reader who is not too happy with the sizes of her pillowcases. She wrote: “Pillowcases are too narrow to get a bed pillow in! I’ve been fighting them for years. More...

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