March 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Convicted killer has PCRA hearing

For over 10 years, convicted murderer Christina Ashton has claimed her innocence in the 2001 shooting of her fiance Darin Whitsel at a Cromwell Township hunting cabin owned by Whitsel’s cousin, Thomas Whitsel.  More...

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Minor injury

operator of a 2006 Kawasaki motorcycle sustained a minor injury in a crash Sunday afternoon on Route 26. More...

JOC ends service contract with energy company

A performance contract provided by Schneider Electric Energy Solutions was terminated by the Joint Operating Committee of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center at the committee’s monthly meeting Tuesday. More...

Smithfield Twp. sewer project gets funding

A proposed sewer project in Smithfield Township received a boost during Monday night’s regular monthly meeting of the township board of supervisors.  Grants administrator Maureen Safko informed the supervisors she had received confirmation More...

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Seven reasons the job gains could last this time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wait — haven’t we seen this movie before? Companies are generating waves of jobs, and unemployment is down. The same thing happened last year around this time. More...

NASCAR cars among new Myrtle Beach attractions

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Business News

New Huntingdon business provides frames for life’s precious memories

A new business is helping put things into perspective as Megan Brenneman of Megan Photography is opening up a second business that’s all about framing, Cherished Framing & Gallery.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Feb. 13, 2012  Leroy B. Kanagy and Leroy Kanagy, grantors, to Jeffery D. Hartman and Amy B. Hartman, property in Jackson Township, $45,000.  Feb. 14, 2012  Huntingdon Area Habitat for Humanity, Inc., grantor, to Tammy F. More...

Low-cost ways to market your business

Just like any good sports team, every business needs a good coach. More...

Local Sports

D3hoops.com honors two Eagle women

Juniata College senior Ashton Bankos was named the 2011- 12 D3hoops.com All-Mid- Atlantic Region Player of Year, while sophomore Kate McDonald earned a second-team selection. More...

It was memorable winter on Hill

As the opening week of this year’s NCAA Division I Tournament unfolds, most basketball enthusiasts are focused on their “brackets” and how far their favorite team will advance as “March Madness” will dominate the next th More...

Juniata drops doubleheader at Leb Valley

Juniata College softball made its first outing of the season in Pennsylvania and dropped both ends of a doubleheader to Lebanon Valley College, 5-4 and 12-0, Tuesday afternoon at the LVC Softball Park in Annville.  Juniata (5-5) rallied from a 5 More...

People/Pastimes

Soroptimists aids Junior Achievement

The monthly dinner meeting of Soroptimist International of Huntingdon County was held at the Salvation Army Community Hall. More...

Local man performs in Lock Haven choir concert

The choirs of Lock Haven University performed in concern March 4 under the direction of associate professor Ronald E. Miller. Kathleen Malenke provided piano accompaniment. More...

Area students perform in LHU Concert Band

Members of the Lock Haven University Concert Band performed March 1. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Help him move forward one day at a time!

Dear Annie: My husband, “Rick,” had been close friends with “Edward” for 30 years. We used to get together frequently, and Edward was always kind and considerate and someone we highly respected. More...

Hints from Heloise

Signs of a good recipe

Hints from Heloise

Dear Heloise: In a recent column, a reader gave suggestions for how to KEEP COOKBOOK PAGES CLEAN. Though I understand her reasoning, I wonder how younger generations will know how to find “Mom’s” favorite recipes.  More...

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HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Capricorn if born after 3:24 a.m. (PST). Before that time, the Moon is in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 15, 2012:  More...

Porter Township offers sewer fee assistance

The Porter Township Community Development Block Grant Program is seeking those eligible to apply for sewer lateral and tap fee grant assistance, the contract for which was approved by the Huntingdon County Commissioners yesterday at their weekly meet More...

MUMA to replace fire hydrants

The Mount Union Municipal Authority has OK’d the replacement of several fire hydrants in response to concerns expressed by Mount Union firefighters and officials from a neighboring township.  More...

Codes questioned at Penn Twp. meeting

“It takes money to make money” is an accurate description of the sentiment audience members were impressed with at last night’s Penn Township meeting.  More...

Kistler Borough to enact burn ban in April

Kistler Borough is preparing for formal enactment of a ban on outdoor burning, having made final revisions to the pending ordinance Tuesday night.  Council decided last summer to move forward with the ban after fielding complaints month after mo More...

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Going mobile: Couples combine work and travel

LANCASTER (AP) — In a week, Rusty and Diane Oleszewski will pack their belongings into a 400-square-foot camper and set off on a nomadic life.  The Manor Township couple is joining the growing number of “workampers,” folks who More...

Santorum wins Ala., Miss.; Romney takes Hawaii

WASHINGTON (AP) — A resurgent Rick Santorum swept primaries in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday night, upending the race for the Republican presidential nomination yet again and nudging Newt Gingrich toward the sidelines.  More...

Judge denies Sandusky bid for more particulars

HARRISBURG (AP) — The judge in former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse case said Tuesday that a defense request for more information regarding when and where the alleged crimes occurred is moot becau More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 14 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...

Around The Broad Top

Safety a priority at Broad Top mines

During the 1930s and 1940s, the Rockhill Iron & Coal Co. miners at Robertsdale and Wood took part in numerous mine safety and first aid competitions throughout Pennsylvania. More...

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Rally Caappers

BYU, Western Kentucky stage big comebacks

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron saw a huge comeback. Had they stuck around a little longer, they could have watched the biggest one in NCAA tournament history. More...

Seavey, 25, is youngest musher to win Iditarod

NOME, Alaska (AP) — Mushers always pose with their lead dogs under the burled arch in Nome, Alaska, after winning the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.  When Dallas Seavey won Tuesday, he posed with Diesel and Guiness, but he could have used a More...

Seton Hall ends long NIt drought

Seton Hall 63, Stony Brook 61  SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. More...

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