April 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Groups face hurdles with voter ID law

Two particular voting groups — the elderly and the student population — may have to go through a few hurdles if they wish to vote this November, especially if they don’t have valid identification. More...

Todd Twp. confused by new law

After receiving mixed reviews on the adoption of a proposed landlord-tenant ordinance, Todd Township Supervisors Bruce Lane, Matt Barnett and chairman Dennis Runk agreed Monday night to table further discussion pending additional research. More...

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Local News

Blair County man waives preliminary on sex charges

A Blair County man currently being housed in the Huntingdon County Jail waived his preliminary hearing on felony charges of aggravated indecent assault and corruption of minors stemming from incidents which took place at a residence along Fisherman L More...

Area brief

Mount Union ‘run’ canceled

MOUNT UNION — The “Run for Your Life” 5K run/walk that had been scheduled for Saturday, April 14, at the Mount Union Area High School has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts, reports Rickey Himes.   More...

Police Log

Underage

SAXTON — State police at Bedford report a Saxton male, 17, was charged with underage drinking after encountering troopers conducting an investigation into a hit-and-run crash early Tuesday morning.   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HASD preliminary budget shows $1 million deficit

75 Years Ago  The Reconstruction Finance Corp. has approved a loan of $125,000 to the Colonial Iron Co. for repairing and reopening the Riddlesburg furnace, it was learned recently. More...

Local Sports

Arkon takes series opener at Altoona

The top three hitters in the Akron Aeros lineup went sevenfor 12 with three runs driven in and their pitchers combined to strike out 12 Altoona batters as the Aeros opened a three-game series with a 5-1 win over the Curve Monday night at Peoples Natu More...

Huntingdon teams split with Tyrone

Bearcats can’t hold lead again in baseball   Huntingdon saw another opportunity to snap its winless streak slip away Monday afternoon at Tyrone. More...

Dormant Bearcat offense erupts in softball victory

After opening the 2012 season with a combined 28 runs scored in its first two games, the Huntingdon softball team saw its run production take a drastic turn with just a combined five runs over the next three outings.  More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

People in gingerbread houses should not show moans

The Democrats surveyed a fourth grade class and asked them what they would want in a new house they were constructing. The students said they wanted it made of gingerbread, with cookies and candy in every room. More...

Education spending: The rest of the story

Since Governor Tom Corbett’s budget proposal, those who profit from Pennsylvania’s $26 billion a year public school system have been gnashing teeth over what they claim is an “underfunding” of the public schools.  More...

Energy: Too important to leave to corporations

Coal and oil,  Nukes and gas;  All make bucks  For the upper class.  In some nations, electricity is actually generated and distributed by the government itself. More...

Chatter Box

Where did spring go?

It’s hard to believe that a few weeks ago it was 80 degrees and the forecast for tomorrow includes the chance for snow showers. Maybe spring was tired after its early appearance, so it was time for a nap. More...

Healthy Living

Healthy Living

Why are women prone to autoimmune diseases?

Autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, are more likely to affect women than men. Now researchers are beginning to understand why.   More...

Women can take health cues from the rest of the world

North American women may want to take health advice from women in other areas of the world. As it turns out, international women may have the secrets to living longer and avoiding medical conditions that seem to plague women in the U.S. and Canada. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It’s also a wonderful educational opportunity!

Dear Annie: During the past 25 years, Youth Service America has mobilized millions of youth across the globe to do good in their communities — an estimated 16 million!  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius until 10:02 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 11, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

JC president sets retirement

The initial stages of a search for a new president of Juniata College is under way as the result of an announcement that current president Thomas R. Kepple will retire at the end of May 2013. More...

Library open house set for Thursday

When it was announced near the end of 2011 that the Lower Huntingdon County Library in Orbisonia Borough was going to close, some residents and library supporters knew something had to be done. More...

Smithfield board still has vacancy

In an effort to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of former supervisor Rick Henney, the remaining two Smithfield Township Supervisors found themselves at an impasse Monday evening during their monthly meeting.  The two had a difficult tim More...

State  Free Access 

Wave of bomb threats at Pitt leaves campus on edge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dozens of bomb threats at the University of Pittsburgh, including at least four on Monday, have made professors start holding classes outside and forced security officials to put in new building access measures and offer a $50 More...

Voter ID law a problem for Amish, other

HARRISBURG (AP) — Nothing is sacred about your religion when it comes to getting a state identification card without a photo.  More...

World  Free Access 

Analysis

Obama’s incumbency vs. Romney’s hurdles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality smacked Mitt Romney in the face twice in a 24-hour span.  President Barack Obama used the power of the presidency to ring the general election’s opening bell, declaring last week in no uncertain terms that h More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Yankees and Red Sox both win first

American League Round-up:

Yankees 6, Orioles 2  BALTIMORE (AP) — The New York Yankees finally won their first game of the season, using four hits by Derek Jeter and an effective pitching performance by Ivan Nova to defeat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Monday night.&nbs More...

Phils lose home debut

National League Round-up:

Marlins 6, Phillies 2  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anibal Sanchez took a threehitter into the seventh, Omar Infante hit a pair of solo homers and Miami spoiled Philadelphia’s home opener.  Sanchez (1-0) allowed two runs and six hits in More...

Lakers beat Hornets without Kobe

Lakers 93, Hornets 91  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pau Gasol had 25 points and nine rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame Kobe Bryant’s absence to beat the New Orleans Hornets 93-91 on Monday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Enjoy spring flavor inspiration

Do your spring recipes need a little inspiration? To liven up seasonal gatherings, look to simple dishes with flavorful variations that will surprise the palate for everyone’s favorite course - dessert.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday to Mary-Kate Barbara Sellers who turns 6 years old today, Tuesday, April 10, 2012. Her proud parents are Craig and Susan Sellers of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

SCORE! HE’S 4! Happy birthday to Taylor Zane Neuder, who turns 4 years old today, Tuesday, April 10, 2012. His proud parents are Randy and Ashley Neuder of Saltillo and his little brother is Blake. More...

Doctor K

Both genetics and stress play role in going gray

DEAR DOCTOR K: I am a 43-year-old woman whose hair has gone quite gray in the past year. I’ve had a fairly stressful year, and since the change in my hair felt quite sudden, I’m wondering if stress could have caused it. More...

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