May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MeadWestvaco now a part of ACCO Brands Corp.

As of the opening bell May 1, at the New York Stock Exchange, MeadWestvaco’s Consumer and Office Products division officially became a subsidiary of ACCO Brands Corp.  More...

Taliban kills seven in Afghan capital after Obama visit

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban struck back less than two hours after President Barack Obama left Afghanistan on Wednesday, targeting a foreigners’ housing compound with a suicide car bomb and militants disguised as women in an assa More...

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Local News

‘Look Twice, Save a Life’

May is Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month in Huntingdon County. More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   More...

Southern Huntingdon County High School/Middle School honor rolls

Janet Kaltreider, principal of the Southern Huntingdon County High School/Middle School has announced the honor roll for the third marking period of the 2011-12 school year.  Grade 6  High Honors  More...

World  Free Access 

Blind activist goes free after promises of safety

BEIJING (AP) — A blind Chinese activist who fled persecution by local officials in his rural town and sparked a diplomatic standoff by holing up in the U.S. Embassy for six days emerged Wednesday after U.S. More...

GPS suggests California yacht hit rocks off Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An American yacht destroyed while racing from California to Mexico ended up on the rocky shore of an island just past the border, according to a website that tracks boats by GPS, potentially undercutting the theory that it was More...

Riverboat resumes nostalgic cruises on Mississippi

By ADRIAN SAINZ  Associated Press  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 2   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

Trojans, Hornets and Titans win; Rockets lose in eight

High School Baseball Round-up:

Mount Union 9, Hollidaysburg 6  More...

Tussey freshman Alex Watkins no-hits Hancock

High School Softball Round-up:

Tussey Mountain 9, Hancock, Md. 3  More...

Tussey loses to Windber and Ridge

High School Track:

Tussey Mountain’s track teams struggled to score points against a pair of quality opponents Tuesday afternoon at Fishertown.  The Titan boys (2-8) lost 111- 35 to Windber and 110-35 to host Chestnut Ridge. More...

People/Pastimes

Calvin couple celebrates silver anniversary

Happy anniversary to Matt and Carolyn Wright of Calvin, who celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary today, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. The couple was united in marriage in 1987 at St. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy 1st birthday wishes go out today, Wednesday, May 2, 2012, to John Phillip “JP” Soder IV. He is the son of John and Brenda Soder of Silver Spring, Md. More...

Dietz selects 2012 Art Show winners

The Huntingdon Historical Society Gallery had the privilege of housing some of the works created by Standing Stone Art League members at their 2012 Art Show held April 27-29. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It is important that you stay in touch with her!

Dear Annie: Our daughter is 42 years old and divorced. For the past two years, she has been seeing “Matt.” We accepted him and welcomed him at our numerous family gatherings.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Hold the pasta

Dear Heloise: I read your hint about adding rice, noodles or macaroni to “STRETCH” SOUP to make it more of a meal, and I had to pass along my suggestion. Cook the rice or pasta separately, then add it to the soup at serving time. More...

Special Sections

Commissioners OK ratio change

Commissioner Jeff Thomas made the motion to approve the predetermined ratio change from 40 percent of assessed value to 80 percent, and Commissioner Gary O’Korn seconded it, granting official approval to ordinance No. More...

J.C. Blair names interim CEO

Lisa M. Mallon has been named interim chief executive officer of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital. More...

Court will appoint Smithfield supervisor

The decision of who will be the next supervisor for Smithfield Township will now be in the hands of the court. More...

Juniata Valley board discusses budget

Among a number of items brought up for consideration at the Juniata Valley School District work session Tuesday evening was the proposed budget for the 2012-2013 school year. More...

State  Free Access 

Delta plans to reopen refinery by Labor Day

By PATRICK WALTERS  Associated Press  TRAINER (AP) — Delta Air Lines hopes to reopen an oil refinery outside Philadelphia by the end of the summer, giving hope to about 400 workers who have been out of work since the facility was idle More...

Second school district objects to Sandusky subpoena

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A second school district in central Pennsylvania has asked the judge in Jerry Sandusky’s criminal case to throw out a subpoena for information about one of his alleged victims.  More...

Penn State alumni trustees voting enters final day

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Voting for three alumni-elected seats on Penn State’s Board of Trustees will soon be coming to an end.  A university spokesman says more than 34,500 alumni have cast ballots as of Tuesday morning. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Raystown Lake to get new amphitheater

75 Years Ago  Swinging into the final week of a vigorous speaking campaign throughout the 18th Congressional District, Assemblyman Richard M. More...

Business News

Toyota, Chrysler see big April sales gains

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota and Chrysler saw big U.S. sales gains in April, but they came at the expense of General Motors and Ford.  More...

HCBI Highlights: Retention through partnership

When discussing economic development initiatives, organizations like Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) and the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) are best known for their efforts in assisting start-ups. More...

Cisney & O’Donnell is in the H2Know

With a continued focus on education and providing expert pool care to customers, the professionals at Cisney & O’Donnell have recently completed an advanced training program to become certified water technicians. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sixers get even

76ers 109, Bulls 92  CHICAGO (AP) — There wasn’t much for Jrue Holiday to improve on in this game, except maybe one thing. “I could have been 15 for 15,” he said.  Holiday didn’t hit all his shots. More...

Larsson steps up

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No Ilya Kovalchuk, no problem for New Jersey.  With the injured Devils forward out for Game 2, Adam Larsson traded his seat in the rafters for an up-close look at postseason play.  He might get to stick around.&nbs More...

Pettitte takes stand

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andy Pettitte looked like he wanted to be anywhere but on the witness stand in the Roger Clemens perjury trial.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 3, 2012:  More...

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