April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Higher ed is focus of chamber event

A group rich in business and education experience gathered at the Huntingdon County Club early Wednesday for a Coffee Connection held by the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Salvation Army dinner planned

They stood in the snow, they stood in the wind, they stood in the freezing temperatures ringing bells to help those in need in their community. More...

Special Sections

Local News

Crews from six counties battle Tell Twp. fire

Firefighters from six counties battled a fire that broke out shortly before 6 a.m. Wednesday in the rear of Robinson’s Garage & Grocery and adjacent used car business located along Tuscarora Creek Road in Tell Township. More...

Local student dies at Penn College

A 2009 Huntingdon Area High School graduate, Jonathan “Jake” Meyers of Huntingdon, was found dead April 21 at his apartment in Williamsport, where he was a student at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. More...

Todd Twp. EMC resigns, new one named

During its recent meeting, Todd Township Supervisors Bruce Lane, Matt Barnett and chairman Dennis Runk accepted the resignation of Nancy MacNamara as township emergency management coordinator (EMC). More...

Local Sports

High School Baseball:

Titans miscues give Indians 10-2 victory

Tussey Mountain picked the wrong team to have a bad day against defensively at home Wednesday. Southern Fulton had 11 hits and eight Titan errors resulted in a 10-2 win for the Indians. Southern Fulton (11-1) has won six in a row. More...

College Baseball:

Eagles win nightcap 25-3 to split

The Juniata College baseball team bounced back from a rough 13-6 loss to Penn St.-Altoona in game one of a doubleheader to dominate the Lions 25-3 in game two, earning a split of the 2014 series. More...

High School Softball:

Pirates take two from Hornets

Juniata Valley came all the way back from a six-run deficit through the first three innings in the opening game of Wednesday afternoon’s home doubleheader with Williamsburg to build a one-run lead heading into the bottom of the fifth. More...

Editorial

Huntingdon — Through the Years

Some of my very best friends

I have always enjoyed hearing my mother talk about the pets she had while growing up on Warm Springs Road. Her family had dogs, cats and even chickens in those days. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Southern PRIDE 4-H Club

Southern Pride 4-H Club held its monthly meeting April 3. Ryan Senft was the guest speaker from the Huntingdon County Conservation District. Senft first talked about soil erosion and showed the club pictures of various erosion problems in the state. More...

Kids can explore fascinating world of insects at Bug Camp

Children attending one summer camp this year will encounter a lot of bugs. But they won’t have to pack insect repellent. More...

Countywide Dairy Beef donates to HCHS

Huntingdon County Humane Society office manager Dorothy Hall, left, and staff member John Garber Jr. recently accepted $225 in donations from the Countywide Dairy Beef 4-H Club. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Counseling can help a couple communicate better

Dear Annie: My boyfriend, “Joe,” and I have been together for five years. My son (from a previous relationship) and moved away from family and friends to live with him. Shortly after moving, I became pregnant with our daughter. More...

Doctor K

Behavioral therapy, medication can relieve panic attacks

DEAR DOCTOR K: I think I might be having panic attacks, but I’m not sure. What does a panic attack feel like? DEAR READER: People who have never experienced a panic attack typically think it’s a mild feeling of nervousness. More...

Volleyball teams vie for title at JC

Huntingdon County will see a “spike” in visitors this weekend as Juniata College hosts the NCAA Division III men’s volleyball national championships. More...

Mayfest expected to draw large crowd

Sunny skies and warm temperatures are forecasted to welcome an anticipated 10,000 visitors to the borough of Huntingdon Saturday, April 26, for the 10th annual Mayfest celebration held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Utility providers warn of scams

As some folks struggle to pay high utility bills following a harsh winter and face the possibility of shutoffs, the office of Attorney General Kathleen Kane recently is warning consumers of utility collection scams across the state. More...

Obituaries

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 24 Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information. More...

World  Free Access 

Control garden pests naturally

Gardeners worried about the safety of synthetic pest-control products sometimes turn to botanically derived compounds instead. But many of those also contain toxic ingredients, such as nicotine, rotenone and pyrethrins. More...

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Hospital auxiliary hosts state conference

75 Years Ago The state House committee on state government will draft an omnibus bill consolidating the cream of a dozen department reorganization proposals sponsored by members of the Republican majority Rep. William F. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Blue Jackets win 4-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the dressing room after Brandon Dubinsky’s late goal forced overtime, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno halfjokingly said he’d get the winner. Then he did it. More...

Fans plan new Paterno statue

STATE COLLEGE, (AP) — With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university. More...

D-Backs win doesn’t spoil Wrigley celebration

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs marked Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday in dramatic fashion Wednesday, allowing the Arizona Diamondbacks to rally for five runs in the ninth inning and a 7-5 victory. More...

People/Pastimes

Tackle spring cleaning with environment in mind

Spring is a time of year when many people resolve to give their homes or apartments a thorough cleaning. More...

Eco-friendly lawn care can be simple for homeowners

Homeowners know that a healthy lawn can add considerable curb appeal to a property while giving residents of the home a place to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. More...

Local church to host informal, fun ‘jam session’

Springs of Living Water Fellowship, 609 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, will hold a “jam session” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 25. This event will be open to the public and very informal. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Pisces. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 25, 2014: More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

He’s @DaleJr

Dale Earnhardt Jr. got on the Twitter bandwagon after winning his second Daytona 500 in February. He had an account set up years ago but activated @DaleJr on Twitter after that huge victory. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

What happened to momentum in auto racing? More...

FEUD OF THE WEEK

Kurt Busch vs. Clint Bowyer: It’s beentwo weeks, but if you recall, Bowyerknocked Busch out of the race atTexas and created some major ill willbetween the drivers.Godwin Kelly gives his take: “Thequestion is: Has Busch cooled down More...