April 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASD to save $628,000 on bonds

The Mount Union Area School District is poised to see over $200,000 more in savings through bond refinancing than anticipated, and could see at least another $100,000 if the board OKs a retirement incentive for teachers.  More...

Retiring Jill Adams honored by HASB

The Huntingdon Area School District Board of Education meeting held Monday evening was the last meeting Jill Adams will attend in the role of school superintendent. More...

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Local News

Marine Corps League cleans up

The Standing Stone Detachment, Marine Corps League, is working with PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program and recently held a cleanup along Route 26 in Smithfield Township. More...

Huntingdon Borough announces street closing, water interruption

For the next three weeks, motorists wishing to travel on Fifth Street between Washington Street and Penn Street will not be able to do so. The street closing is due to the continuing combined sewer separation project being done by HRI, Inc. More...

Police Log

Minor damage   More...

World  Free Access 

‘Hunger Games’ fever makes archery cool for kids

NEW YORK (AP) — In schools and backyards, for their birthdays and out with their dads, kids are gaga for archery four weeks into the box office run of “The Hunger Games” and less than 100 days before the London Olympics.  &ldq More...

The next health care overhaul? Look to employers

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the Supreme Court strikes down President Barack Obama’s health care law, employers and insurance companies — not the government — will be the main drivers of change over the next decade and maybe even long More...

Hunter uses own experience to develop hunting aid

HOUSTON (AP) — With more than 30 years of hunting in the hills and valleys of Western Pennsylvania under his belt, Scott Gump has always enjoyed the experience, except for one nagging thing.  After several hours in the field, when his rifl More...

Local Sports

Homegrown

Mike Hudy hiring follows Bearcat tradition

The Huntingdon Area School Board has made a habit over the past couple decades of choosing homegrown talent to coach the Bearcat football team. More...

AVCA puts two Eagles on All-America teams

Juniata College men’s volleyball senior Ben Wolff (Meadville) and freshman Joe Bortak (Penn Trafford) have been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America teams, unveiled Monday.  More...

Edgin promoted to AAA Buffalo

Three Springs native Josh Edgin was promoted Monday from Binghamton of the Class AA Eastern League to the Buffalo Bisons of the Class AAA International League, the top minor league team of the New York Mets.  More...

Chatter Box

Events garner community support

Monday’s snowfall made it easy to forget it’s spring. I awoke to find our back porch covered in snow, but by noon it had melted into a slushy mess. More...

Healthy Living

Benefits to bicycle riding are many

Bicycles have been around for more than a century. Many historians once believed that carriage-makers Pierre and Ernest Michaux, a father and his son, respectively, were responsible for the .rst bicycle. More...

Keep bugs away safely

April showers may bring May .owers, but May .owers still bring bugs, which can be nuisances to people trying to enjoy the warmer weather outside. Biting .ies, mosquitoes, gnats, bees, and beetles can make outdoor excursions unenjoyable. More...

Doctor K

Gamblers suffering from anxiety can find the help they need

DEAR DOCTOR K: I used to gamble once a year, on a trip to Vegas. But lately my lifelong battle with anxiety has gotten worse — and so has my gambling. Are they related? What can I do?  More...

Special Sections

Tussey, TMEA sign contract

After months of intense negotiations, the Tussey Mountain School Board voted 5-3 Monday night to ratify a three-year contract with the Tussey Mountain Education Association (TMEA). More...

Crash kills Orbisonia woman

An Orbisonia woman died as the result of a two-vehicle crash shortly after 3:30 p.m. More...

Identification please

Oneida Township poll worker Linda Skipper looks at Steven Peters’ identification as he prepares to vote during today’s primary election at the Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue Distri More...

State  Free Access 

Spring storm not as severe as expected

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pennsylvania emergency officials say the spring storm that prompted a disaster emergency declaration Monday as well as school closures and highway speed reductions has been less severe than feared.  More...

Lawmakers to live a week on $35 worth of food

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A congressman, the Philadelphia mayor and a trio of state legislators pledged Monday to live on $35 worth of food for the next week in what they said was an effort to show how hard it is to subsist on government benefits.&nb More...

Armored car murder suspect nabbed in Fla.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man wanted on charges he stole more than $2 million from an armored car he was paid to guard in Pittsburgh, murdering his partner in the process, was arrested Tuesday morning in Florida, an attorney and a federal prosecutor More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Forester warns of high fire danger

75 Years Ago  Former President Herbert Hoover probably will return to the political arena within a few weeks with a series of speeches attacking the Roosevelt administration. More...

Business News

Belleville Livestock Market

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

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, April 24   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lion QB job still three-man race

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — New coach, same uncertainty behind center at Penn State.  Bill O’Brien heads into the offseason hoping to narrow the field in the three-man race for the starting quarterback job to two.  More...

Paterno family: ‘No, thanks’

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. More...

Smith comes back to Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — John L. Smith knew Arkansas as well as anyone, had a vested interest in seeing the program’s recent run of success continue. More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown Senior Center meets

Prior to the business meeting of the Bricktown Senior Center April 4, a visitor recounted her experiences in the Holy Land for the attendees.  More...

Engaged to Wed

Matthew Johnson and Bethany Cohenour are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Student News

Area sophomore selected to attend national leadership program

Orchid Downs has been selected to join 245 leaders representing many high schools from throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) May 17-20 at Millersville University. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We’re not entirely sure!

Dear Annie: My husband and I own a small business. We both work at other full-time jobs, and we also have three children, so life is hectic and busy.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Gemini if born before 10:42 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, April 25, 2012:  More...

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