May 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Borough manager hiring questioned

The hiring of Bill Wheeler as the new Huntingdon Borough manager has created quite a stir among borough council members. More...

Mapleton to use CDBG funds for water lines

Mapleton Borough Council learned Tuesday evening that the borough’s municipal water authority has been awarded $45,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to “loop” dead end water lines. More...

Local News

Humane Society fundraiser

The Southside Elementary School fourth- and fifth-grade students held a spring talent show to benefit the Huntingdon County Humane Society. More...

Alexandria Borough Council to obtain blighted property

After going into executive session for approximately 45 minutes, members of Alexandria Borough Council decided to ask solicitor David Consiglio to find a way to obtain ownership of a blighted property at 108 Main St.  More...

Commissioners approve final CDBG plan

No changes were made to the three-year Community Development Plan since the Huntingdon County Commissioners granted preliminary approval May 1 and, at their weekly meeting Tuesday, the commissioners unanimously granted final approval to the plan.&nbs More...

Business News

SPE celebrates grand opening

In attendance to celebrate the grand opening of SPE Federal Credit Union Monday were, from the left, Peter Delricco, SPE board chair; Donald Hileman, former CEO of Huntingdon County Federal Credit Un More...

US Chamber’s Institute Program awards Sam’s Club scholarship to Yvonne Martin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Yvonne Martin, executive director of the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded a Sam’s Club scholarship by the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. More...

Chamber to offer ‘creating a marketing driven website’ seminar

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce is offering the seminar “Creating a Marketing Driven Website” from 9-11 a.m. Thursday, June 7. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

West is key as Pacers get even

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James and Dwyane Wade did almost everything for Miami — until the final minute.  And that has the Heat facing their first big problem of the postseason.  More...

Kings put Coyotes in 2-0 hole

GLENDALE, Ariz. More...

Pence walks off with two HRs to beat old team

National League Round-up:

Phillies 4, Astros 3, 10 inn.  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hunter Pence atoned for a ninthinning error by hitting his second home run of the game, a solo shot in the 10th that lifted the Phillies to the victory.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sounds as if you could use a boost!

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been happily married for eight years, and we have two beautiful children. Recently, an ex-boyfriend called to let me know that his father had died. I hadn’t heard from him in 12 years.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

My salt is stuck!

Dear Heloise: I would like to know if there is any way to SOFTEN IODIZED TABLE SALT once it has hardened. — Elaine, via email  More...

Special Sections

Charity Care costs rise for J.C. Blair Hospital

Proposed cuts in Medicaid reimbursements and other services in Pennsylvania will leave hospitals like J.C. Blair Memorial wondering how they’re going to manage costs with programs, such as charity care. More...

Dirt Fest expected to impact tourism

Matt Price, executive director of the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, said biking, and mountain biking in particular, is “our fastest growing tourism segment.” Evidence of this fact has been apparent all week as Raystown Lake Country p More...

Huntingdon Relay For Life starts Friday

The Huntingdon Relay For Life will be bringing a little bit of paradise to this year’s event, beginning at noon Friday, May 18, at Detwiler Memorial Field.  This year’s fundraising event will carry the theme, “Aloha Cancer! More...

State  Free Access 

Cash aid for disabled adults on chopping block

HARRISBURG (AP) — A decades-old program that provides about $200 a month for tens of thousands of disabled adults who can’t work is on the chopping block even as improving tax collections give state lawmakers the freedom to reverse some o More...

AG seeks info on Sandusky defense expert witnesses

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Pennsylvania prosecutors on Tuesday asked for advance notice if Jerry Sandusky’s defense lawyers plan to call any expert witnesses during his upcoming child sexabuse trial.  The motion said the attorney general&r More...

‘Antiquated’ funeral home law struck down

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Anyone who’s ever been to a Pennsylvania funeral home probably noticed they don’t provide food there. State law prohibits it.  No more, if a federal judge has anything to say about it.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Planning commission OKs Walker Township motocross raceway

75 Years Ago  Honorable Richard M. Simpson of Huntingdon, elected to Congress from the 18th District of Pennsylvania last week, has been named a senior adviser for the junior organization, it was announced today by Frank C. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 16   Cub Scout Pack 248 p Cub Scout Pack No. 248 will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon. For more information, call 643-5027.  More...

Local Sports

Curve beat Bowie, end skid at seven

The top four hitters in the Altoona lineup combined for four hits and five runs batted in, Tim Alderson pitched five effective innings in his first start of the year and the Curve snapped a six-game losing streak with a 7-3 win over at Bowie, Md., Tu More...

Silver lining

Seconds good enough for three countians

Boys: Cornelius and McKeehan get to states   More...

Northern Bedford’s Fluke shuts down Trojans 8-0

Inter-County Conference Baseball Championship:

Northern Bedford’s decisive 8-0 win over Mount Union in Tuesday’s Inter-County Conference championship playoff at New Enterprise was no “Fluke.” Or was it?  More...

People/Pastimes

Bring excitement to family dinners

Hungry to bring some joy back to your family dinner? Distractions and busy schedules mean many families need a dose of inspiration to bring the zing back to their meals. More...

‘Changes in medicine’ discussed at Soroptimist meeting

Members of Soroptimist International of Huntingdon County met April 23 for their monthly meeting at the Salvation Army Social Hall.  President Nancy Robb welcomed members and guests. More...

Happy Birthday

TIME TO SHINE, SHE’S 9! Happy birthday to Gabrielle Shannon Davignon who turns 9 years old today, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Her proud parents are Mike and Kathleen Davignon of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aries all day long. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 17, 2012: More...

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