March 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Broad Top anticipates CDBG funding

The Broad Top Township Supervisors were elated to learn that its continuing on-lot sewer system project has been ranked number one for possible 2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. More...

Porter Township hires new secretary

After serving as secretary for the Porter Township Board of Supervisors for seven years, it was announced during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting that Carol Coddington had resigned from her position.  According to supervisor and board vice More...

Local News

Preliminaries waived in central court cases

Four area men charged in separate theft cases waived their preliminary hearings Tuesday in Huntingdon County Central Court. More...

Trial scheduled in heroin case

Shirleysburg area resident Jacob Merill Cromwell will stand trial next week on charges stemming from an alleged heroin sale last summer.  Cromwell, 29, was present in Huntingdon County Court Monday morning for jury selection. More...

Turnpike PSP trooper shoots, kills man

Pennsylvania State Police have not released many details regarding an incident that happened Tuesday night in which a trooper shot and killed a driver on the turnpike in Brush Creek Township, Fulton County.  More...

World  Free Access 

Waving flags or farewell? Outposts mull ties to UK

LONDON (AP) — From sun-kissed Caribbean beaches to icy north Atlantic tundra, Queen Elizabeth II’s family has begun a celebratory tour to mark her 60th year on the throne — just as questions are raised about dumping the monarchy in More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 7   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Lemin reaches milestone in Tussey victory

Titans battle past Greensburg CC, Forest Hills next Girls Class AA

District Seven’s seventhplace qualifier, Greensburg Central Catholic, playing on its home court, used a 17-point run spanning the third and fourth quarters to rally back from a 10-point deficit and build a 52-45 lead over visiting District Five More...

14 area players honored; 8 on top teams

ICC Basketball All-Stars:

A total of 14 area boys and girls have been selected by head coaches to the annual Inter- County Conference all-star basketball teams that were announced this morning by league secretary Jeff Batzel of Northern Bedford.  More...

Five titans named to SHL star teams

A total of five Tussey Mountain student/athletes were honored at Everett Area High School by being named to the 2011-12 Sideling Hill League basketball all-stars for boys and girls.  More...

People/Pastimes

Brush-Baird

MR. AND MRS. MARK J. BRUSH

Pamela J. Baird and Mark J. Brush, both of Huntingdon, were unitedinmarriageduringa3p.m.ceremonyMarch2,2012,in Alexandria. The ceremony was officiated by Magisterial District Judge Douglas Gummo.  More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday to Jace Thom Yingling, who turns 7 years old today, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. He is the son of proud parents Christl and Bill Yingling of Hesston and is the brother of LaTasha, Logan and Alysha. More...

Happy Birthday

MY, OH MY! LOK WHO’S 5! Happy birthday to Reagan Elyse Yocum who celebrates her 5th birthday today, Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Reagan lives in Mount Union with her proud parents, Ryan and Alesha Yocum and her little brother, Collin.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Virgo until 8:50 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 8, 2012: More...

New DEP regulations threaten area farmers

“The majority of farmers in Huntingdon County” violate new agricultural regulations implemented by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), County Conservation District director Andy Patterson told the Huntingdon County Com More...

Defendants opt out of court trials

A Huntingdon area man accused of threatening to shoot another man during a back alley altercation has entered a “no contest” plea to a simple assault charge.  More...

Anti-texting law starts Thursday

Approved by the General Assembly at the end of last year, a law that makes texting while driving a primary offense goes into effect tomorrow at 12:01 a.m.  The commonwealth’s new regulation that forbids texting while driving carries a fine More...

State  Free Access 

Santorum wins anew on Super Tuesday

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Republican Rick Santorum’s position as Mitt Romney’s chief challenger is intact.  More...

Open records law debated in Senate hearing

HARRISBURG (AP) — The main Pennsylvania law that governs public access to records and information from state and local governments needs to be changed, and votes could occur later this year, a key state senator said Tuesday.  More...

Senators target school superintendent buyouts

HARRISBURG (AP) — A bill designed to limit the taxpayer cost of buyouts for public school superintendents and expose the terms to greater public view took a first step in the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday in the wake of a couple of heavily cri More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County cleans up after snowstorm

75 Years Ago  More...

Business News

All that glitters and shines can be found at Foss Jewelers

It has only been two years since Foss Jewelers, Inc. moved to its new location at 129 South Main St. in Lewistown. More...

HCCC contemplates regaining Main Street designation status

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) lacks a Main Street designation.  That topic occupied a good portion of Monday’s meeting and whether it would be worth pursuing. More...

HCBI highlights: An entrepreneur’s four best friends

Good entrepreneurs are passionate about their product or service and they understand that passion alone does not guarantee success. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Flyers edge short-handed red Wings

Flyers 3, red Wings 2  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, and Max Talbot scored goals to lead thje Flyers.  Ilya Bryzgalov allowed a goal to Henrik Zetterberg on Detroit’s first shot of the game. More...

Celts shade Sixers

Celtics 97, 76ers 92, ot  BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Garnett grabbed 13 rebounds to pass Shaquille O’Neal and move into 12th on the NBA’s career list, and Paul Pierce scored seven of his 30 points in overtime to lead Boston over Houst More...

PIAA Class AA Wrestling

The first-round pairings for the PIAA Class AA wrestling championships, Thursday through Saturday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Wrestlers’ names are followed by school, regional finish, grade and record. (x-denotes returning champion).  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Take the risk of sticking up for those kids! ANNIE

Dear Annie: “Bill” and I have been married for 43 years. He retired three years ago. We didn’t socialize with any of his co-workers, so I didn’t know them well.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Pilfering egg whites

Dear Heloise: A hint that I do when I’m doing a lot of baking: When something uses several eggs, I STEAL AN EGG WHITE and freeze it to use later in something, like divinity, that uses only the whites. — Helen in Madison, Ala.  More...

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