May 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASD budget tentatively OK’d

In an 8-1 vote Monday night, Mount Union Area School Board members gave tentative approval to the district’s 2016- 17 budget, and OK’d a listing of jobs to fill before the next school year begins. More...

Residents urged to call before they dig

One simple phone call to PA One Call/811 can prevent complicated problems for those preparing to dig along a municipal roadway or street. More...

Local News

Business leader to be honored as ‘Good Scout’

A well-known business leader and long-time advocate for the Boy Scouts will be honored for his service to the community. More...

Gas line ruptured in Shirley Township

Firefighters from the Mount Union and Newton-Wayne Volunteer fire companies and volunteers from the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) office responded to a reported gas leak in the area of 14988 Wrangletown Road, Shirley Township, a More...

MUASB members OK seeking Narcan grant

Aiming to prevent opioid-related tragedy, the Mount Union Area School District is seeking a grant to acquire a life-saving medication for use at the high school. More...

World  Free Access 

Trying to get jump on Zika preparations with money in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beg, borrow and steal: Zika preparation involves a bit of all three as federal, state and local health officials try to get a jump on the mosquito-borne virus while Congress haggles over how much money they really need. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, May 24 AA Meeting p 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 

Wawrinka survives opening match against Lukas Rosol

French Open Tennis:

PARIS (AP) — So, Stan Wawrinka was asked, were you aware that in the long history of the French Open, no defending champion ever had lost in the first round? More...

Kershaw tosses two-hitter; Dodgers edge Reds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw tossed a two-hitter for his third shutout of the season, pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers past Cincinnati 1-0 Monday night for their eighth straight win over the Reds. More...

Raptors beat Cavs to even series 2-2

TORONTO (AP) — A series that once looked lopsided is now even. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Violet Miranda Beaver who turns 6 years old today, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Her proud parents are Aaron and Megan Beaver of James Creek. Violet has two siblings, Stella and Emmett. More...

Poppy campaign announced locally

Among all of the flowers that evoke memories and emotions of war is the red poppy, which became associated with war after the publication of a poem written by Col. John McCrae of Canada. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to McKynly Jacquel Miller, who turns 17 years old today, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. McKynly lives in Huntingdon with her parents, Frank and Sybil Miller, and her sister, Kynnedy, and brother, Lincoln. More...

School News

Pitt-Johnstown’s spring dean’s list announced

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has announced its 2016 spring term dean’s list, which recognizes the accomplishments of 1,002 students, representing 48 Pennsylvania counties, 12 states (including Pennsylvania) and six countries (inclu More...

Huntingdon woman completes college degree

The family of Kayla Louise Parks proudly announces her graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. More...

Area man honored for achievement

Cole Ramsey of Todd has been named to the spring 2016 dean’s list at Mansfield University. To be named to the dean’s list, a student must attend the university full time and attain at least a 3.5 QPA for the semester. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, May 25, 2016: More...

Districts talk drug testing

Drug testing students has become a topic of conversation at two county school districts. A drug-testing policy is already in place in the Juniata Valley School District. More...

New HCBI members welcomed

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) board members welcomed two new members at their monthly meeting Monday. David Donnelly of Donnelly’s Orchards and president of the board announced the motion. More...

Trojan football team to host free dinner

The Mount Union Area High School Trojan football team is giving thanks for the community support received year after year by hosting a free spaghetti dinner. More...

State  Free Access 

DEP official’s private email had urged groups for ‘pushback’

HARRISBURG (AP) — In an email that precipitated his resignation, Gov. More...

Man convicted of killing Iowa lawmaker’s two sisters

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury in Pennsylvania convicted a man Monday in the slayings of two neighbors — sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker — and now must decide whether his punishment should be death or to spend the rest of his life in pr More...

Fed inspectors find sick, dead animals at pet dealer ranch

Federal inspectors found sick and dead animals, inadequate sanitation, untrained employees performing euthanasia and other deficiencies at a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon residents to host Harley event

75 Years Ago The U.S. Post Office Department announced that parcel post service from the United States to occupied and unoccupied France has been suspended. More...

Local Sports

Querry’s slam sparks Rockets

District 6-A Softball:

Southern Huntingdon had every aspect of Monday afternoon’s home District Six Class A quarterfinal game running smoothly, from the hitting to the defense right down to the pitching of senior ace Julisa Zinobile. More...

Bearcats blank Johnstown 7-0

District 6-AAA Softball:

Huntingdon’s first appearance in the District Six playoffs in three years got off to a bit of a shaky start against Johnstown’s Shaelyn Myers, who struck out the first five Bearcats she faced in Monday afternoon’s Class AAA quarterf More...

Central eliminates Trojans 1-0

District 6-AA Baseball:

When you look at a Mount Union baseball box score and see that the opponent scored just one run, that means a win for the Trojans. That was not the case in Monday’s District 6-AA quarterfinal contest with visiting Central. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

We should act like kids

As most parents come to realize, sooner or later there is a big problem trying to teach your kids anything. Kids seldom listen and learn anything from what you tell them. More...

What others are saying

A coalition of the unhinged

It’s no secret that Donald Trump, the GOP’s all but official new standard-bearer, is a promoter of wild conspiracy theories and harmful lies — from his smear of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers to his offensive questio More...

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Chatter Box

Tis the season

I’ve heard a lot of chatter recently about nuisance bears in the area. After all, it is that time of year when bears are wandering in search of food and they think they’ve hit the jackpot when they find some garbage or bird feeders. More...

Healthy Living

A BALANCED MEAL in four easy steps

Your body needs protein, fats, .bre, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals to be able to function properly. More...

SEVEN TIPS to protect your memory

Did you ever “forget to remember” something? It’s a good thing that there are many ways to improve your memory. Strengthening the memory muscle increases your chances of preserving it for years to come. How? By following these tips: More...

PEDIATRICIANS: child healthcare specialists

Pediatricians are doctors who specialize in the care of children and teenagers. They follow their patients from birth and ensure they grow normally. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Dealing with inconsiderate dog owners

Dear Annie: We live in a friendly town. Yet, we have some residents who are terribly disrespectful people of other people’s property. More...

Doctor K

Surgical treatment of emphysema is only partially effective

DEAR DOCTOR K: My mother has severe emphysema. Medication and oxygen therapy aren’t helping much anymore. Are there any good surgical options? More...

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