May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

April’s county jobless rates see slight climb

Huntingdon County’s jobless rate climbed .6 percent in April, according to the state Department of Labor and Industry’s monthly report released Wednesday.  More...

Nuisance bear calls normal for season

Bears, like any other animal, are creatures of habit. They will go where the food is and will continue to visit places while the supply is plentiful.  More...

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Local News

Commissioners updated on bridge projects

Shawn Ritchey of Keller Engineers told Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday at their weekly meeting the award checklist for the renovation project of St. More...

Police Log

One-vehicle crash   More...

Area brief

USDA Service Center offers alternative number

WALKER TWP. — Due to electrical problems experienced during recent storms, the telephone system at the USDA Service Center has been damaged. More...

World  Free Access 

What next for Romney?

Undercut Obama, raise money

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — What’s next for Mitt Romney? The Republican presidential nomination finally in hand, he will spend the next three months trying to undercut President Barack Obama on the economy while portraying himself as Mr. More...

Obama calls Romney, congratulates him on GOP nod

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday congratulated Mitt Romney on securing the Republican presidential nomination, a gesture coupled with a new line of attack on the GOP challenger that portrays his economic record while govern More...

NYC proposes ban on sale of oversized sodas

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in the city’s restaurants, delis and movie theaters in the hopes of combatting obesity — an expansion of his administratio More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Celtics need more than Rondo

MIAMI (AP) — Rajon Rondo posted a stat line never before seen in NBA playoff history. He was on the court for every second of a game that finished more than three hours after it started. More...

Rangers get ‘Smoaked’

American League Round-up:

Mariners 21, Rangers 8  ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Justin Smoak hit two threerun homers against his former team and the Seattle Mariners used a pair of early eight-run innings to rout the Texas Rangers for the second straight game, winning 21 More...

Kings win opener in OT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It doesn’t matter whom Los Angeles Kings face or where they play.  East. West. High seed. Low seed. The results haven’t changed this postseason.  W after W after W.  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Baker-Witherite

Francis Baker of Huntingdon and Edith Witherite of Julian were united in marriage May 5, 2012, at the Pagoda at the top of the Raystown Dam, overlooking Raystown Lake. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 12! Happy birthday to Nick Wiser who turns 12 years old today, Thursday, May 31, 2012. Nick is the son of Chasity and Kery Detwiler of Huntingdon and Max Wiser of Mount Union.  More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday to Timothy Gerald Brindle Jr. who turns 10 years old today, Thursday, May 31, 2012. He is the son of Timothy G. Brindle of James Creek and the late Julie A. (Erwin) Brindle. His proud grandparents are Gerald D. More...

School News

Grier School welcomes new members into National Honor Society

At Grier School’s regular morning assembly May 21, new members of the National Honor Society were introduced and inducted into the organization. More...

Area men earn degrees from Lycoming College

Joshua Davinsizer of Tyrone and Eli Snyder of Shade Gap were among those students who graduated from Lycoming College. More...

Columbia State releases dean’s list

Kayla B. Carolus of Huntingdon has been named to Columbia State Community College’s Spring 2012 dean’s list. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There are drawbacks to being 45 with no baggage!

Dear Annie: My son has been dating “Meredith” for quite some time. They live together at college and plan to marry next year.  More...

Doctor K

Anti-thyroid medication treats symptoms of Graves’ disease

DEAR DOCTOR K: My best friend was just diagnosed with Graves’ disease. More...

NASCAR

Back In Gear

Big 600 win for Kahne may have Hendrick out of season slump

CONCORD, N.C. More...

FUED OF THE WEEK

BRAD KESELOWSKI VS. TONY STEWART

The Coca-Cola 600’s only dust-up was on pit road. Keselowski’s Dodge leaving, Stewart’s Chevy entering. Keselowski left the pit and turned Stewart’s car around backwards, escaping to finish fifth. More...

WHO'S HOT AND WHO'S NOT

Who’s hot: Slow-starting Kasey Kahne has now finished eighth or better in six straight races. ... Denny Hamlin has finished fourth or better in four out of five. More...

SHC Teacher of Year inspires love of reading

Frances Thomas is an avid book lover, and one of her goals as a Title I reading instructor is to pass that quality to her students. More...

Missing flag holders incident sparks awareness

“People don’t realize that it’s their tax dollars being stolen,” Huntingdon County veterans director Steve Lane told Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday at their weekly meeting.  More...

State  Free Access 

Defense argues to dismiss some Sandusky charges

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Jerry Sandusky lost another bid to delay his child sexual abuse trial on Wednesday and, in what could be the last pretrial hearing before jury selection begins next week, the presiding judge heard defense lawyers and prosecuto More...

State police seek to avoid balky network

HARRISBURG (AP) — The purchase of a new backup radio system by the Pennsylvania State Police is drawing attention to continuing reception problems in a statewide radio network that has already cost taxpayers more than $400 million.  More...

Church, school cleared after students pass out

BETHLEHEM (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania middle school and church were evacuated after five students fell unconscious, but a hazardous materials team found nothing.  Emergency crews were on scene at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ch More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata College names librarian for new library

75 Years Ago  Professor and Mrs. Karl V. Gilbert, members of the Juniata College faculty, were fittingly honored by the members of the Huntingdon Music Club at a farewell party at the Baptist Church Friday evening. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 31   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For information, call 643-1302.  More...

Local Sports

Bellefonte uses big inning to again power past ’Cats

District Six Class AAA Softball Final:

When Huntingdon faced Bellefonte earlier this season in a Mountain League contest on the Red Raiders’ O’Leary Field, the Bearcats were victims of just one bad inning that left them on the short end of a 10-run loss. More...

Josh Edgin update

Josh Edgin of Three Springs has really settled into his relief role with the Buffalo Bisons, Class AAA International League affiliate of the New York Mets.  More...

MU faces So. Fayette

Mount Union (19-5) will play South Fayette (16-7) in Monday’s first round of the PIAA Class AA baseball playoffs, likely in Altoona at a site and time to be determined.  The Lions are the No. More...

Editorial

Huntingdon — Through the Years

Memories of Mount Union

Central Pennsylvania is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountain Range, Huntingdon County features breathtaking views of the lush green mountains that we call home.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Spring Farms 4-H members complete quality assurance, ethics training

The Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club held its monthly meeting May 8 at the Community State Bank in Orbisonia. The meeting was called to order by club president Katie Morgan. More...

Shaver’s Creek 4-H Club collaborates with Juniata College ‘Mud Junkies’

Twenty-five Shaver’s Creek 4-H Club members, including parents, visited the pottery shed at Juniata College to make bowls for the “Empty Bowls” project, which was held April 13 at the Stone Church of the Brethren in Huntingdon. More...

Farmers Market returns June 7

It’s raining again. The intermittent stream that runs by our house is so full I could kayak down to the pond. Nothing like a little white water rafting after a brief interlude of weeding the beets. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPES

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Libra if born before 5:31 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, June 1, 2012:  More...

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