June 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Senator weighs in on prevailing wage

When it comes to bidding highway or construction projects, especially those involving local municipalities, there is one factor which is always taken into consideration — the prevailing wage, the rate paid to project contractors.  More...

CART program gains increase in funding

The tri-county Area Agency on Aging (AAA) received some good and bad news at its recent monthly Citizens Advisory Council session held in the Hopewell Area Senior Citizens Center. More...

State  Free Access 

Incoming freshmen bring Penn State spirit of hope

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — High school senior Wilton Smith wasn’t scared off from attending Penn State because of the child sex abuse crisis that enveloped the university. More...

Sandusky strategy may pivot on accuser credibility

BELLEFONTE (AP) — The case against Jerry Sandusky, whose trial begins Tuesday with jury selection, could boil down to a simple question: Will the young men who claim the former Penn State assistant football coach sexually abused them be viewed More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union Borough sets curfew for minors

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 4   Alexandria Auxiliary p Ladies auxiliary to the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet in the fire hall at 7 p.m.  Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  More...

Local Sports

Finishing on top

Baer caps career with national championship

Matt Baer of Shade Gap, son of Denny and Wava Baer, concluded his collegiate career by helping ninth-ranked West Chester University win its first NCAA Division II baseball championship. More...

Curve top Portland

Brandon Cumpton’s eight shutout innings on the mound led the Curve by the Portland Sea Dogs in front of the 5,706, the largest crowd of the season in Altoona, with a 2-0 final in Sunday’s series finale at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  More...

Bishop pedals to third title

Trans-Sylvania Epic Mountain Bike Race:

Expectations that the final day of competition in the weeklong 2012 NoTubes Trans-Sylvania Epic presented by Dirt Rag would be uneventful proved to be fanciful dreams of those at the top of the leader boards. More...

People/Pastimes

JVHS Class of 1954 reunites

The members of the Class of 1954 from Juniata Valley High School met for a reunion dinner May 25 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon. More...

Senior Spotlight

Adults returning to school to advance careers

What do you do if the economy has stalled your career prospects or left you looking for a new job? Many adults are choosing to go back to school.   More...

MEN ARE NOW RETIRING LATER

According to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College University, men are now retiring later than they have in the past. In an analysis of data collected by the U.S. More...

STROKE IS ONE OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH

The National Stroke Association says that stroke is one of the leading causes of death and adult disability. However, it is largely preventable. Although most people are familiar with stroke, some people are not aware of what a stroke entails. More...

Doctor K

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 5:31 a.m. (PT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 5, 2012:  More...

Accident claims life of local EMT

State police at Huntingdon are continuing to investigate the cause of a fatal traffic accident Saturday morning at 6:37 a.m. in which 22-year-old emergency medical technician Ethan Lynn Amsbaugh was killed. More...

Fracking concerns HAMS student

While most 12-year-olds are busy playing video games, watching television and finding time to hang out with their friends, one Huntingdon Area  Middle  School sixth grader has much bigger plans — environmental activism.  More...

Kayakers rescued

Brad Glover, rear, maneuvers Smithfield Volunteer Fire Co.’s Boat 10 toward the dock at Riverside Memorial Park in Mapleton Sunday afternoon. More...

Local News

Harassment

ONEIDA TWP. — State police at Huntingdon reported Stephen Edmiston Jr., 30, Huntingdon, engaged in an argument June 1 with a 43-year-old female which turned physical. He will be cited for harassment.  More...

AAA absorbs meal price increase for area seniors

Although the tri-county area Agency on Aging (AAA) is supporting an increase in the cost of congregated and home delivered meals, patrons will not have to pay any additional money.  More...

Arts council to host festival at Portstown Park June 9

The Huntingdon County Arts Council will celebrate the arts at its annual River Arts Festival at the Trestle (RAFT) in Portstown Park, Huntingdon, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 9. More...

World  Free Access 

20-year-old Rhode Island cellist wins Miss USA

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 20-year-old cellist from Rhode Island won the Miss USA crown and will represent the United States in this year’s Miss Universe pageant after embracing transgender beauty queens.  More...

Two pilots die as firefighting plane crashes in Utah

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‘Fifty Shades’ reading is not always so discreet

NEW YORK (AP) — Ashley Cummings had a little mishap while engrossed in “Fifty Shades of Grey” on her way to the San Francisco subway. Head down, clutching her iPad, she ran smack into a fellow pedestrian. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Celtics work OT to catch Heat

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics’ big lead gone and leading scorer along with it, Rajon Rondo had a message for Kevin Garnett.  “It’s time,” Rondo said. “We have to take the game over.”  More...

Kings go home two games up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Mike Richards has only been in Los Angeles for less than a year, he has a pretty good idea what 45 years of simmering frustration will sound like when his Kings take the ice with the Stanley Cup nearly in reach.  More...

Tiger charges to 73rd tour win

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — For those who thought Tiger Woods’ run as the world’s best golfer was over, the 747-sized roar that emanated from the 16th green at Muirfield Village likely shocked them to their senses.  With one flick of h More...

School News

Standing Stone Post No. 1754 Veteran's Of Foreign War President Cathy Shipp Presents Award To William Edmiston

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Local student is part of college production

Appropriately performed in a leap year, “Pirates of Penzance,” a Gilbert and Sullivan comedic operetta, took the stage at Elizabethtown College’s Leffler Chapel and Performance Center May 6.  Kaitlin Gibboney of Huntingdon, a f More...

Lebanon Valley College announces spring dean’s list

Alyssa D. Mitchell of Huntingdon and Logan E. Walters of Shade Gap were named to the spring 2012 dean’s list at Lebanon Valley College. Dean’s list students must maintain a 3.4 average out of a possible 4.0.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

We suspect others are aware!

Dear Annie: My husband’s sister-in-law is not only annoying. She is frustrating. We were friends once and lived together in my in-laws’ house. She has a son, and I have a daughter who is younger.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

The equation for ‘dog years’

Dear Readers: Have you ever heard the old saying about “every dog year equals seven human years”? Well, it’s not that easy. More...

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