April 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Penelec customers could see rate increase

Penelec customers could soon see a rate increase in their monthly electric bills if a proposal is approved by the state Utility Commission (PUC). More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Emanuel Byler Date of Birth: Jan. 21, 1959 Age: 57 Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Weight: 150 pounds Eye color: Brown Hair color: Gray Last known address(es): Belleville More...

Aid sought to rejuvenate foundry museum

The history and heritage of steam railroading, iron-making and coal mining comes alive at the time-honored Keystone Foundry Museum in Hopewell. More...

Defendants sentenced in theft cases

A Mount Union man accused of using a debit card for more than $500 in charges without permission was sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

No increase anticipated for MUASD taxpayers

75 Years Ago The U.S. Department of Agriculture says that American farmers who cooperated in the 1940 AAA program received a net return of nearly 80 cents a bushel for their wheat, it was announced. More...

Local Sports

Southern edges Juniata Valley 4-3

High School Baseball:

A late-inning comeback by Southern Huntingdon turned what appeared was going to be a close loss into a big win. Blaine Rogers’ two-run single gave the Rockets the lead and they went on to top visiting Juniata Valley 4-3 Friday. More...

Tyrone gives Bearcats 15-11 drubbing

The Huntingdon baseball team got into a see-saw battle at rainy Tyrone Friday afternoon and just couldn’t find the lead in the late innings and dropped a 15-11 decision to the Golden Eagles. Huntingdon slips to 6-7 for the season. More...

Mount Union blanks Hollidaysburg

Tigers limited to just one hit

In a true pitcher’s dual Friday afternoon at Mount Union, it was Hollidaysburg pitcher Nolan Walters who blinked and that was good enough for the Trojans to earn a 3-0 nonleague victory. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Alexandria couple marks golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Barbara and David Dietz of Alexandria who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Saturday, April 30, 2016. They were united in marriage in 1966 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huntingdon, by the Rev. More...

Henderson Township man receives award

Greg Grove of Stone Creek Ridge Road, Henderson Township, received the Juniata Valley Audubon Society Conservation Award. The award was presented by president Laura Jackson at the annual banquet April 19. More...

Spring nurse aide graduates

The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) held the 2016 spring nurse aide graduation April 26 for students in the nurse aide program. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please be kind enough to intervene

Dear Annie: Can anyone tell me why old men (over 60) don’t or won’t shower or put on clean clothes? More...

Doctor K

Pap tests still needed, but not as often

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve had a Pap test every year for 20 years, since I was about 25. It’s always normal. Do I still need one every year? More...

Special Sections

PSP sergeant joins barracks

State police at Huntingdon welcomed a new station commander this week, but folks should notice little change in the way troopers do their jobs. More...

Mountain bike skills park underway

The construction of Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park (RMBSP), next to the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB), is now half way completed, and expected to be finished in early June. More...

Area’s election results will be final Tuesday

Although the Huntingdon County Board of Elections gathered Friday for the hand count of ballots from the April 26 primary, results won’t be finalized until next week. More...

World  Free Access 

In Internet age, pirate radio arises as surprising challenge

IRVINGTON, N.J. (AP) — In the age of podcasts and streaming services, you might think pirate radio is low on the list of concerns of federal lawmakers and broadcasters. You’d be wrong. More...

Indy 500 gets a poet

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500’s first official poet since the early 20th century. More...

FDA reconsiders training for prescribing painkillers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering whether doctors who prescribe painkillers like OxyContin should be required to take safety training courses, according to federal documents released Friday. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, April 30 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623. Sunday, May 1 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Stars top Blues 2-1

DALLAS (AP) — Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the other Dallas goal to help the Stars open the second round of the Western Conference playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the St. More...

Heat force game seven

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and the Miami Heat forced their first-round series to a seventh game with a 97-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Friday night. More...

Marlins hold off Brewers 6-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marlins lefty Adam Conley threw no-hit ball for 7 2/3 innings before being pulled by manager Don Mattingly after 116 pitches, and Miami’s bullpen wound up holding off the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 on Friday night. More...

Religion News

Mount Union churches partner for events

Churches in the Mount Union area have joined efforts to plan a day of spiritual refreshment Saturday, May 14, with a men’s event and one-day women’s retreat held simultaneously. More...

Local Jehovah’s Witnesses convene near Harrisburg

“What a stimulating and refreshing program!” was the feeling expressed by Jehovah’s Witnesses from the Huntingdon congregation who attended a weekend Bible seminar Saturday at the beautiful Grantville Christian Assembly Hall of Jeho More...

Religion Briefs

Havana archbishop, key figure in detente, steps down HAVANA (AP) — The Vatican says Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of relations with the Communist government and played a role in the secret negotiations that led to U.S.- Cuba det More...

School News

Williamsburg High School Honor Rolls

Williamsburg High School has released the list of honor rolls students for the third quarter of the 2015-16 school year: Grade 12 High Honors Camryn Bookhammer, Adam Miller. Honors More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Pisces. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, May 2, 2016: More...

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