April 3, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Petition causes stir at SHCSD

A stir is being created on Facebook concerning an online petition, directed at the members of the school board and superintendent of the Southern Huntingdon County School District, to stop what they believe is the privatization of the school district More...

Recovery threatened by runaway student loan debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal student loan program seemed like a great idea back in 1965: Borrow to go to college now, pay it back later when you have a job.  But many borrowers these days are close to flunking out, tripped up by painful r More...

Local News

HCHS announces ‘Fill Our Bowl’ campaign

You’ve heard the common philosophical question, “Is your glass half empty or half full?” If you respond, “half empty,” you are immediately labeled a pessimist. More...

Police Log

Mount Union incidents   MOUNT UNION — The Mount Union Borough Police were involved in the following incidents:  More...

Area brief

Blood donors needed   More...

World  Free Access 

Obama denounces ‘radical’ Republican budget plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an electionyear pitch to middle-class voters, President Barack Obama is denouncing a House Republican budget plan as a “Trojan horse,” warning that it represents “an attempt to impose a radical vision on o More...

Police: Suspect looked for administrator

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former student at a small Christian university had gone to the building to find a female administrator and opened fire when she was not there, killing at least seven people, police said Tuesday.  More...

In group lottery wins, splitting the spoils tough

WASHINGTON (AP) — Every once in a while a lottery jackpot becomes so huge that people can’t help but band together in the hope of increasing their odds, pooling their money for a wad of tickets and promising to evenly split the spoils. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Special delivery

Kentucky’s talent takes trophy; NBA next stop

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before his confetti-flecked suit gets back from the cleaners, John Calipari will be on the road.  Such is life for a coach who recruits all that NBA-ready talent — especially when those players get in the habit of More...

Student-athletes ... in name only

Litke Column:

It’s time to bury the term “student-athlete.” It died at 11:42 p.m. More...

Sports ... in Brief

Spring Training: Bucs edged in tune-up at More...

Editorial

What others are saying

Mandates are shackling schools

Teacher layoffs, larger class sizes, no more elementary music classes, no more French, German or Latin, pay to play sports.  These are not typical discussion topics in many of Pennsylvania’s suburban school districts.  More...

The Trayvon Martin case

This country should be outraged by the killing of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old black youth shot by a selfappointed neighborhood crime watcher. More...

The health care debacle

As the United States Supreme Court deliberates over the Constitutionality and/or legality of the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare), what should we the rate and taxpayers think about whether some form of improved health care fund More...

Chatter Box

An eventful week

What an eventful week it has been for our son, Russell. He got his first haircut last week and celebrated his 1st birthday Sunday. He celebrated with family at a Winnie the Pooh party, complete with his own cake.  More...

Healthy Living

DENTAL CARE CAN HELP PREVENT PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Kids often lament daily dental care. Mom and Dad might insist kids brush their teeth each morning and before bed, but that doesn’t mean kids enjoy these daily dental rituals. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Thank you for sharing your story! ANNIE

Dear Annie: I want to share a personal story that I decided to be very public about: I’m a recovering alcoholic. More...

Doctor K

Skin prick test can verify a shellfish allergy

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve always loved shellfish. But lately when I eat it, I break out in hives. Could I be allergic?  More...

Special Sections

Knife attack leads to SCI

The accused perpetrator of a stabbing in a Smithfield Township trailer court has agreed to spend at least 20 months in state prison.  John Jerald Carolus, 25, a resident of Smithfield Township, entered a “no contest” plea to the firs More...

Poll: Santorum leads Romney in Pa.

Despite potential problems in three GOP primaries being held today, Pennsylvania “Favorite Son” Rick Santorum leads former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney 41-35 percent among likely voters in the commonwealth’s GOP presidential p More...

State  Free Access 

Local investors buy Philly newspapers for $55M

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of powerful local business leaders announced Monday that they have purchased Philadelphia’s two largest newspapers from hedge funds for approximately $55 million, a fraction of what investors paid for them in 2 More...

House debates trimming own membership to 153

HARRISBURG (AP) — State representatives began Monday to debate whether their own ranks should be thinned by about onequarter.  The House took up a bill, sponsored by the speaker, to cut the chamber from 203 members to 153. More...

Corbett wants to hire a private lottery manager

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republican Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Detour in place during work on new Crooked Creek bridge

75 Years Ago  More than 400,000 soft coal miners accepted a new contract between operators and the United Mine Workers today. The agreement was hailed as a Union victory in mining towns from the Appalachian to the Rocky Mountains.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 3   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

Edgin gets noticed by doing his job — every day

Some people get noticed by their swagger; others by their flamboyant dress; and still others by talking a good game.  Maybe it’s his upbringing, or being rooted in the values common to southern Huntingdon County, but Three Springs native J More...

Curve roster is mix of returnees with Bradenton ‘grads’

The Altoona Curve, in conjunction with the parent club Pittsburgh Pirates, are proud to announce their 25-man roster for the 14th season of baseball that will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday vs. Erie at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

Trojans, Hornets log non-league wins

High School Softball Round-up:

Mt. Union 6, H-burg 1   More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Dale and Amy Chilcote of Orbisonia would like to proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Rachelle Chilcote to Daniel James Garner, son of Matthew and Candace Garner of Shade Gap.  More...

Engaged to Wed

Christy Bumgardner and Gregory Billett, both of Mill Creek, are proud to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Christine Ellis of Huntingdon and Jerry and Linda Bumgardner of Lewistown. More...

Engaged to Wed

Thomas and Tammy Hicks of Mount Union are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Jayne Hicks, to Randy Dale Baker, son of Dale and Nora Baker of Hesston.  The bride-to-be is a May 2008 graduate of Pensacola Christian Colle More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. More...

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