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Area Relay For Life to be held Saturday

Huntingdon County’ s 22nd Relay For Life is set to kick off at Saturday in a brand-new location with lots of fun for the whole family.  Relay For Life will take place at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds from 8 a.m. More...

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Huntingdon Furnace Road to be closed for paving   FRANKLIN TWP. — PennDOT has announced a section of state Route 4013, Huntingdon Furnace Road, will be closed from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Riddlesburg women arrested for meth lab

For the second time this week, state police at Bedford reported the discovery of an active methamphetamine lab just over the county line in Broad Top Township that involves endangering the welfare of a child.  More...

RSVP volunteers support VA medical center

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Blair and Huntingdon counties has donated items to help support programs at the James E. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, May 19   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rua homer leads Rangers to 8-4 win over Phillies

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ryan Rua hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the fifth inning and the Texas Rangers stretched their MLB-best winning streak to nine games with an 8-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.  More...

Preakness favorites side-by-side

BALTIMORE (AP) — The two best horses in the Preakness will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate. There’s no avoiding each other for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and rival Classic Empire.  More...

Ducks even series with 3-2 OT win

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Corey Perry just keeps finding the net in overtime this postseason, and his third goal in extra time helped the Ducks tie the Western Conference finals at 2-2.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Blindedsided by wife’s decision to end marriage

Dear Annie: Six weeks ago, my wife of 14 years and the mother of my two kids told me that our marriage is over. She said that for the past several years, we’ve been growing apart. More...

Hints from Heloise

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Been there, done that

Dear Readers: As a WORLD TRAVELER, I’ve learned a few tricks and tips to help you stay safe and sound on a trip to any part of the world. More...

Special Sections

Boro.’s leaders address deficit

Huntingdon Borough Council held a workshop meeting Thursday night to explore a significant shortfall in the borough’s general fund budget.  The most recent financial status report distributed to council members for the period running April More...

Planners approve Act 13 projects

During its monthly meeting Thursday night, the Huntingdon County Planning Commission approved a recommendation to finance three projects with Act 13 Marcellus Shale Legacy Funds.  More...

Drug trial ends with guilty plea

After two hours of testimony from three witnesses Thursday morning, a man arrested in a 2016 drug bust in Newton Hamilton ended with a guilty plea.  More...

Museum improvements funded through gift

A legacy of love for family and art and a life well-lived was honored Thursday night with a celebration held at the Juniata College Museum of Art.  More...

State  Free Access 

Amtrak engineer arraigned on charges in crash that killed eight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak engineer involved in a train derailment that killed eight passengers was arraigned late Thursday on charges including causing a catastrophe and involuntary manslaughter, in a case brought only after a victim’ More...

Cops: Dad locked toddler in cage, left day-old baby alone

POTTSVILLE (AP) — A Pennsylvania man locked his 22-month-old son in a makeshift wooden cage and left the boy alone in a hot house with his two younger siblings, including a sister born hours earlier, police said Thursday.  Troopers acting More...

Judge nixes most charges against mom of missing twins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has thrown out most criminal charges against a Pennsylvania woman accused of endangering and concealing the whereabouts of her twins, who haven’t been seen in more than 10 years.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Accident claims 10-year old

75 Years Ago  Commencement activities started last night at the Warriors Mark-Franklin High School at Warriors Mark and will be concluded this evening in the Methodist Church when 22 seniors will receive their diplomas at commencement exercises. More...

Local Sports

Rumble Ponies down Curve in see-saw game

Jordan Luplow and Edwin Espinal each hit home runs, but the Altoona Curve lost in a back-and-forth game to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies 8-5 Thursday morning at NYSEG Stadium.  The division-leading Curve (22-15) lost two of the three games on the More...

High School Baseball:

Streaking Titans win 3-2 decison at Forbes

Tussey Mountain continued it race to the end of the regular season with a trip to Forbes Road Thursday afternoon. More...

High School Softball:

Tussey rallies past Forbes Road 9-6

Tussey Mountain continued its road swing at Forbes Road Thursday, battling back to force extra innings. More...

People/Pastimes

Senior girls recognized by AAUW chapter

The April 27 awards event of the Huntingdon Branch of the Association of American University Women (AAUW) honored senior girls from each of the county’s high schools.  The awardees were invited to a dessert reception as guests of honor alo More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus if born before 4:31 p.m. (ET). Afterward, it will be in Gemini. The Moon is in Pisces all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, May 20, 2017:  More...

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