March 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Jail given the go-ahead

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved the use of the Huntingdon County Jail as a facility for central booking, a matter Commissioner R. More...

Very light rain total marked in February

Huntingdon County received less than two inches of rain in February, even with that extra day for leap year. More...

Local News

Rotary hears legislative update

Rotarian and State Representative Mike Fleck presented an annual “Legislative Update” to the Huntingdon Rotary Club March 20. More...

Broad Top Water Authority, council on ‘friendly’ terms

During a brief meeting Tuesday night, members of the Broad Top City Water Authority board concurred that a misunderstanding between the board and Broad Top City Borough Council occurred over a billing request, but the two groups are still on “f More...

Police Log

PFA violation   More...

World  Free Access 

Passengers recount fears during captain breakdown

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Passengers aboard an early morning flight bound from New York to Las Vegas first noticed something wrong when the plane’s top pilot came out of the cockpit, didn’t close the door and tried to force his way into an o More...

Couple accused of kidnapping partially paralyzed woman

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City couple is accused of kidnapping a partially paralyzed woman and controlling her finances for more than a year. More...

Titanic centennial: Museums, events, dinners

NEW YORK (AP) — A hundred years ago, the sinking of the Titanic was a tragic disaster. Today, it’s fodder for an entertaining outing with the kids. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 28   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

Goodman gift paves way for artificial turf at Knox Stadium

Juniata College will install a synthetic turf playing surface at Knox Stadium in time for the start of the 2012-13 academic year, under a plan approved by Juniata’s Board of Trustees at its February meeting.  More...

Hornets sting Rockets 16-1

ICC North Baseball:

Juniata Valley opened its 2012 season with an Inter-County Conference North Division cross-county trip to Southern Huntingdon and put a hurting on the Rockets. More...

Swope leads Titans over Ridge

Sideling Hill League Baseball:

Tussey Mountain’s baseball team opened its 2012 season in a very positive fashion Tuesday, blanking visiting Chestnut Ridge 4-0 and presenting first-year mentor Kasey Kuhns with his first coaching victory.  More...

People/Pastimes

For the boys: Mentoring boys changes lives

At age eleven, Willie was headed for disaster. His home life was full of violence and abuse, and he was full of selfhatred and anger.  “I felt no one loved me,” he says. More...

Hartslog Valley Grange members ‘march’ on

Hartslog Valley Grange 375 met March 20 at 1 p.m. in the Hope United Methodist Church in Alexandria. Immediately preceding the meeting, secretary Georgette Mummert updated members on upcoming State Grange activities. More...

Seminar held at Meadowview

An educational hospice seminar was held at the Meadowview Manor Personal Care Home and was open to residents’ families and the community. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There’s not much you can do!

Dear Annie: I am a 54-year-old lesbian in a 23-year relationship. My partner and I have begun to hate traveling. Don’t get me wrong. We love and enjoy exotic places, but dealing with stupid and rude people is getting old.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

The spread between jams and jellies

Dear Readers: Jellies, jams, preserves, fruit butters — what is the DIFFERENCE? More...

Teacher accused of sexual assault

A former teacher at the Youth Forestry Camp No. 3 in Todd Township waived her preliminary hearing on a single felony III charge of institutional sexual assault after allegations she had sex with a 15-year-old imprisoned youth.  More...

PRIDE releases final numbers

Basking in the success of the 38th Annual PRIDE Telethon, which raised $163,017.04 during the four-day event, Joel Pheasant, president of the PRIDE Board of Directors, released the final numbers for the sponsors, special events and the talent perform More...

Charges dismissed in molestation case

A Mount Union man charged on multiple felony counts of alleged aggravated indecent assault and other related charges had his case dismissed by Magisterial District Judge Mary Jamison Tuesday afternoon.  More...

State  Free Access 

Tax relief for losses in natural disasters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tornadoes and hurricanes. Wildfires and floods. More...

Mayors hit bill to limit local gun-control power

HARRISBURG (AP) — A bill that would make it easier for gun-rights activists to challenge local gun-control laws is an attempt to bully municipalities into repealing ordinances requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen guns, some Pennsylvani More...

Court ends election petitions’ residency rule

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania residents no longer have to live within a given district in order to circulate petitions to put candidates on the ballot, under a state Supreme Court decision issued Monday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Residents oppose parking meters at post office

75 Years Ago  Repair work is scheduled to start at the furnace of the Colonial Iron Co. at Riddlesburg, it was announced H.D. Keefer, superintendent of the plant. A number of men went to work in the Colonial Iron Co. More...

Business News

Do’s and don’ts of employment law

Employers gathered themselves together to hear words of wisdom and ask questions at a seminar hosted by the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce on employment law.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

March 2, 2012  Richard Stotler, grantors, to William R. Harkleroad Jr. and Galene E. Harkleroad, property in Union Township, $30,000.  Terry M. Rowe, grantor, to Michelle L. Cerett, property in Huntingdon Borough, $138,300.  More...

Belleville Livestock Market

BELLE VILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Irish, UConn in Final Four

NCAA Women’s Basketball:

KINGSTON REGIONAL UConn 80, Kentucky 65   KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Tiffany Hayes scored 22 points and top-seeded Connecticut beat Kentucky 80-65 on Tuesday night to advance to the Final Four for the fifth straight season.  More...

Minnesota, Stanford in final

NIT Men:

Minnesota 68, Washington 67   NEW YORK (AP) — Freshman guard Andre Hollins scored 20 points, including five in overtime, and short-handed Minnesota beat Washington 68-67 on Tuesday night to advance to Thursday night’s NIT final.  More...

Isles stop Pens’ home streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins admit they have a tendency to get so enamored with their own firepower they forget to do the little things.  Like, say, play defense.  Sometimes they can get away with it. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Gemini until 4:07 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon moves into Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 29, 2012:  More...

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