April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Cleanup events set for Earth Day

Living in a rural area means an abundance of beautiful green land, but with great acreage comes great responsibility. Earth Day arrives Sunday, April 22, and a couple local organizations have planned environmental activities for this weekend.  More...

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Local News

Mount Union man facing drug charges has preliminary hearing

A man who was wanted by federal marshals returned to Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday for his preliminary hearing on drug charges.  Kevin Ian Davis, 31, of 7 W. More...

DUI cases resolved in county court session

The following individuals recently stood before Huntingdon County Judge Stewart Kurtz to resolve cases of driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.  More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief   MAPLETON BORO. — Ira R. Hooper reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone shot a pellet gun toward his residence, causing damage to the siding. More...

World  Free Access 

AP writer recalls appearance on ‘Bandstand’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The photo is over a half century old but the colors miraculously have not faded. The smiles of young Dick Clark and me are as bright as the day it was taken. More...

Kitty Kelley writes ‘heartwarming’ text on Kennedy

NEW YORK (AP) — Kitty Kelley’s next book project will be “heartwarming.” Promise.  The author of gossipy best sellers about Frank Sinatra, Jacqueline Kennedy and others is providing the text to “Capturing Camelot,&r More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 19   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Hornets and Trojans break out bats

High School Baseball Round-up:

Juniata Valley 13, Tussey Mt. 2   More...

Huntingdon women run at Boston

Monday’s 116th annual Boston Marathon proved to be more of a rendition of “Survival of the Fittest” under brutal heat in the mid to high 80s.  Two Huntingdon women, Ellice Smith and Lauren Leonard, were included in a field of 2 More...

Curve gets stymied by Senator ace

Altoona was stymied by Harrisburg’s Danny Rosenbaum (2-0) all evening Wednesday as the southpaw tossed a complete game to lead the Senators past the Curve 7-1 in the final game of the three-game series. More...

Editorial

Commentary

Pothole nation

Investing in infrastructure used to be a political no-brainer. Politicians of nearly every ideological stripe supported government spending on everything from school buildings to bridges.  More...

High-speed collusion

The iPad3. The Kindle Fire. The Galaxy Nexus. It seems like every few months an amazing new wireless device is unveiled. Consumers benefit from all this wireless innovation.  More...

What others are saying

A national inititive is necessary to ensure voters have photo ID

Tuesday, Pennsylvanians go to the polls for the primary election. The new voter ID law requires every voter to present photo identification as a condition for voting. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Southern Pride ‘adopts a highway’

On March 24, the Southern Pride 4-H Club met in Shade Gap for its annual adopt– a-highway community service. More...

Spring Farms Livestock Club welcomes dairy princess

The Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club held its monthly meeting April 10 at the meeting room of the Community State Bank in Orbisonia. The meeting was called to order by club president Katie Morgan. More...

Southern FFA attends leadership conference

From March 18-20, several members of the Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter attended the State Legislative Leadership Conference (SLLC) at the Sheraton Hotel in Harrisburg. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You can learn to accept him as he is!

Dear Annie: My 85-year-old uncle, a widower, spends several days a week at casinos. This is no penny-ante stuff. He gambled away everything he ever owned and had to move into subsidized housing.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aries if born before 9:05 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 20, 2012:  More...

NASCAR

Mark Still Has Magic

At this rate, part-timer Martin could make Chase

FORT WORTH, Texas — Mark Martin is a man of great enthusiasm. At age 53, he is having a limited season of great success.  More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

In light of ex-girlfriend’s book, Carl takes high road

FORT WORTH, Texas — It wasn’t ever much of a story, but in this age of media frenzy, the news that Carl Edwards’ ex-girlfriend, Amanda Beard, wrote disparagingly of him in her book got considerable play.  More...

LEGENDS AND LORE

Dale vs. Dale At Richmond

In addition to his 76 Cup wins, Dale Earnhardt won 21 times in what is now known as the Nationwide Series. The ninth such victory was in the Freedlander 200 at Richmond on Sept. 6, 1986. More...

Water projects vie for CDBG funds

Water is a common denominator among projects the Huntingdon County Planning Commission is recommending for county block grant money and inclusion in the county’s threeyear funding schedule.  More...

COG meets with state legislators

Two big topics were discussed between members of the Huntingdon County Council of Governments (COG) and state Senator John Eichelberger and Representative Mike Fleck. More...

Dick Clark, ‘Bandstand’ put Philadelphia on cultural map

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dick Clark may have worked in bigger cities over the course of his long entertainment career, but it was his time in Philadelphia that made him a household name.  More...

State  Free Access 

Paterno family lawyer blasts book on PSU scandal

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The lawyer for the family of the late Joe Paterno has strongly renounced claims in a new book about the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State and Paterno’s ouster as head football coach.  More...

Gas company disregards township order to stop work

DARLINGTON (AP) — Chesapeake gas drilling company is refusing to obey a ceaseand desist order issued by a western Pennsylvania township in a dispute over local zoning laws and drilling rights.  Darlington Township Solicitor Garen Fedeles s More...

Holden facing tough primary challenge

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Ten years ago, Democratic Rep. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Saxton nuclear reactor dedication planned

75 Years Ago  On April 10, Washington Camp No. 59, POS of A of Mapleton celebrated its 50th anniversary. The four surviving charter members were honored guests at the session. The charter members are, Harry H. More...

Bundt coffee cake to honor her on that special day

The first thing I ever picked out to bake with my mother was a lemon blueberry Bundt cake. More...

Indulging mom with a healthy breakfast muffin

Mom deserves a freshly baked breakfast in bed on her special day.  But indulging her desire for a lazy morning doesn’t mean you can’t also respect her efforts to eat healthy. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Alive and kicking

Pens’ explosion quiets Philly fans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby, at last, found a way to silence the Flyers fans that love to hate him from warmups to the final horn.  How?  Crosby and the Penguins dished out the kind of punishment they can only hope swings the se More...

Celtics clinch division

Celtics 102, Magic 98  BOSTON (AP) — Paul Pierce had 29 points and a career-high 14 assists and the Celtics clinched the Atlantic Division title as they held off a late charge by the Magic.  Knicks 104, Nets 95  More...

pirates shade D-backs; phillies bow to Giants 1-0 in 11

Major League Baseball Round-up:

National League  pirates 2, D-backs 1  PHOENIX (AP) — Neil Walker’s two-out bloop single fell near three players in shallow center field and drove in Clint Barmes with the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth.  More...

People/Pastimes

Westminster Woods volunteers have the magic touch

Westminster Woods at Huntingdon recognized the volunteers April 17 who had made a commitment of their time in the year 2011. More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Blaine Joseph Burchfield is turning 10 years old today, Thursday, April 19, 2012. Blaine is the son of the late Mellisa Morris Burchfield. More...

Happy Birthday

MAN ALI VE! LOOK WHO’S 5! Paxton Lee Reffner celebrates his fifth birthday today, Thursday, April 19, 2012. He is the son of Kevin and Jessica Reffner of Hesston. More...

Doctor K

Biological father’s age may be one factor causing autism

DEAR DOCTOR K: I am a 34-year-old woman married to a man more than 20 years my senior. Our first child, a son born four years ago, is autistic. I have heard that older fathers are more likely to have autistic children. Is this true?  More...

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