April 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Traffic light discussed at Porter Twp.

For years, the intersection of Old Route 22, River Road and Route 22, near the former Agway building, has been the scene of several tragic accidents. More...

County’s jobless rate declines in February

An increase in the number of Huntingdon County residents with jobs translated into a drop in the unemployment rate from January to February, according to the monthly report from the state Department of Labor & Industry’s Center for workforc More...

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Local News

Area briefs

Stone Creek Valley Lions to host Easter egg hunt   The Stone Creek Valley Lions are hosting an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 7, at 5503 Cold Springs Road, Huntingdon, from 11-12:30. Registration will begin at 10 a.m.  More...

Chamber of Commerce discusses strategic plan

Joe Peluso, president of the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce, offered to the board at the monthly meeting held Monday a proposal for the development of a long-term strategic plan. More...

Police Log

Sobriety checkpoint   More...

World  Free Access 

Husband of ex-teacher added to lawsuit

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) — The husband of a former McLoud elementary school teacher who faces child pornography charges in a case involving a former college professor has been named in a lawsuit filed by families of the alleged victims.  More...

Anne Tyler, still making it up

BALTIMORE (AP) — In the living room of Anne Tyler, you could shelve virtually all the books under a single heading: fiction.  More...

‘Bike Snob’ returns with ‘The Enlightened Cyclist’

“The Enlightened Cyclist” (Chronicle Books), by Eben Weiss: “The Enlightened Cyclist” aspires to be a kind of bible for bicycle commuters, who will read it, laugh, weep and identify with almost every detail.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 4   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

BG sweeps Bearcats

High School Boys’ Volleyball:

Huntingdon tried to shake off a disappointing first-set loss to visiting Bishop Guilfoyle Tuesday evening and was within a point of the Marauders during early action in the second game.  More...

Trojans squeeze out another one-run win

High School Baseball Round-up:

Mount Union 2, Glendale 1, 8 inn.   More...

Unbeaten Mount Union hammers Glendale

High School Softball Round-up:

Mount Union 17, Glendale 4   More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday to Benton John Robert Hancock who turned 10 years old Monday, April 2, 2012. His parents are Sheila Hancock and Dave Hann Sr., both of Mount Union. He is the little brother of David, Lexi and Mallory. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S A TENAGER! Happy birthday to Lexus Marie Woodring who turns 13 years old Wednesday, April 4, 2012. She is the daughter of David and Angela Woodring of Petersburg. More...

Cub Scout Pack 276

Cub Scout Troop 276 held its Blue and Gold banquet recently at the Mount Union Presbyterian Church. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is an enormous responsibility!

Dear Annie: I’m writing this from a friend’s computer so my wife won’t find out. “Lizzie” and I are in our late 20s. She has an older sister and two adopted siblings, both of whom are developmentally disabled. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Libra if born after 8:32 a.m. (PST). Before that time, the Moon is in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 5, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

County man facing molestation charges

All victims were boys from Big Valley

A Huntingdon area man is in the Huntingdon County Jail under $50,000 bail following a preliminary arraignment Tuesday night before Magisterial District Judge Mary Jamison.  More...

Expect road delays on Route 26 north

Commuters travelling from Huntingdon to State College may have noticed a hiccup in their commute in the past week or so. More...

St. Mary’s bridge to get overhaul

The approval of the Huntingdon County Commissioners was in high-demand by several organizations at their weekly Tuesday meeting.  More...

State  Free Access 

Whistle-blower second-guessed self, was vindicated

ARCHBALD (AP) — There were moments when William Zwicharowski wondered if he should bend to pressure from superiors at a mortuary at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.  More...

Redistricting panel to meet, may vote new maps

HARRISBURG (AP) — The state commission that redraws General Assembly districts announced Tuesday it would meet next week in its effort to adopt new district maps for the state House and Senate, a politically charged process in a swing state tha More...

Pa. Supreme Court rejects Abu-Jamal’s last appeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu- Jamal has lost his last legal appeal.  The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has rejected a challenge regarding forensic evidence in his racially charged case.  The onetime Black Panther More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon, Smithfield volunteers respond to two fires

75 Years Ago  The police teletype today broadcast an alarm for the arrest of Robert Irwin, sculptor wanted for questioning in the Gedeoon murders. Guards were posted at all avenues in New York City to block any escape.  More...

Business News

Vaughn’s Flowers and Gifts spreads joy

They brighten a day, appease an upset friend or spouse, are the heralds of spring and so much more. They’re flowers, and they come in all shapes, sizes and colors. More...

HCBI Highlights: The doctor is in

In today’s ever-changing economic climate, companies spend a copious amount of time navigating through red tape, when their goal is to quickly implement new growth models. More...

Nature abhors a Patriot vacuum

Dust and pet dander are a natural part of life, but they are also the dreaded enemies of allergy sufferers everywhere. Luckily, local businessman David Shugartf offers some relief to area residents who want to enact their own personal clean air act. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pens win, Flyers lose

Penguins 5, Bruins 3  BOSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins moved closer to home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with another win on the road.  Sidney Crosby had two goals and an assist, and James Neal scored the go-a More...

Baylor caps 40-0 run

NCAA Women’s Basketball:

DENVER (AP) — This was not the way the spectacular senior class that transformed Notre Dame’s program and shook up the Big East wanted to end their college careers.  The school’s trio of senior starters went out with a whimper More...

Sports Briefs

NBA: Heat melts Sixers   More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Bags get new bottoms

Dear Heloise: I use REUSABLE BAGS for my groceries, and over time the cardboard bottoms get bent. This hint was suggested to me by a checkout girl at my favorite grocery store. I tried it, and it works great!  More...

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