June 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Municipalities push to adopt flood code

Municipalities in Huntingdon County are in the midst of working through, planning and eventually adopting flood plain ordinances in communities.  The Huntingdon County Planning and Development department has established a “Model Developmen More...

Ceremony recognizes area as work of many

A number of Broad Top City residents and groups were lauded Saturday for their efforts to create a community park. A dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the event.  More...

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Motions filed in child abuse case

Huntingdon attorney Dave Smith petitioned Huntingdon County Judge Stewart Kurtz last week to rule on two motions regarding a child abuse case against Shakirah Sairah Shelton of Mount Union.  Shelton and her boyfriend, Ian Honorat, were charged e More...

Police Log

Thefts   PORTER TWP. — Samuel Beard, Tyrone, is accused of taking fuel treatment from the Dollar General Store, Alexandria, without paying for it June 7, according to state police at Huntingdon.  More...

PennDOT work schedule for week of June 18

Warren W. Rourke, county maintenance manager of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, announced the list of improvements and maintenance operations scheduled in Huntingdon County during the week of June 18-22.   More...

World  Free Access 

Independent bookstores embrace digital publishing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Clare Dickens only wanted to share her story to help others. But in the process, she became a successful independent author — with the help of a local bookstore and its instant publishing machine.  More...

More than seven in 10 US teens jobless in summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once a rite of passage to adulthood, summer jobs for teens are disappearing.  More...

Middle-income family spends $235,000 to raise baby

WASHINGTON (AP) — For $235,000, you could indulge in a shiny new Ferrari — or raise a child for 17 years. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Par for the course

Simpson’s one-over beats field by shot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The U.S. Open yields few birdies or big celebrations.  At Olympic Club, they always come in strange places.  More...

More stars buried at Olympic course

Dahlberg Column:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The names are etched in golfing lore, just not on the U.S. Open trophies won at Olympic Club.  Hogan, Palmer, Watson, Stewart.  More...

Thunder wilts under Miami Heat

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat have been here before, two wins from an NBA title.  The difference now? More...

Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight

Playgrounds for Seniors: A Fun and Practical Idea Gets the Elderly in Motion

Learn more:http://www.naturalnews.com  In Great Britain and Japan, playgrounds are being built for seniors. In Manchester, United Kingdom, seniors can use low impact exercise equipment in Dam Head Public Park. More...

DID YOU KNOW?

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...

Annie's Mailbox

We have to say your reasons are rather superficial

Dear Annie: I’ve been married for 40 years and am now retired. While working, I became infatuated with “Lucy,” a coworker. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Gemini if born before 10:32 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, June 19, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Juniata president says college is being noticed

A group of Juniata College alumni, trustees and faculty packed the Suzanne Von Liebig Theatre on campus Friday evening not only to kick off Alumni Weekend festivities, but also to bid farewell to a president who has done much for the small liberal ar More...

Emergency personnel emphasize seat belt use

Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week is June 17-23

The recent and tragic death of Priority Response Ambulance Medic 68 emergency medical technician Ethan Amsbaugh in an accident involving an ambulance on Route 22 near Mapleton in Brady Township should have some county emergency services personnel thi More...

Broad Top community dedicates park

Saturday was a red letter day for officers and members of the Broad Top City Park and Recreation Association as it dedicated the community park and playground.  More...

State  Free Access 

Tattooed youth may have tough time getting hired

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Ariel Rivera, back home from college, thought she’d landed the perfect summer job — until the topic of conversation turned to tattoos.  More...

Sandusky defense case begins trial’s second week

BELLEFONTE (AP) — The defense in Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse trial could begin putting on its own witnesses early this week, and one of them could be the former Penn State assistant football coach himself.  Sandusky’s l More...

Big test for Gov. Corbett looms in election, tax credit

HARRISBURG (AP) — It’s budget season again for Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Keith Black named HAHS basketball coach

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, June 18   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame inducts five

Some 175 persons attended Saturday night’s 15th annual Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame induction banquet at the Lake Raystown Resort’s Conference Center.  More...

Dozen county players prep for Lezzer Classic

28th annual all-star football game is Friday at War Vets

War Vets Field in Huntingdon will host the 28th annual Lezzer Lumber Classic Friday at 7 p.m. More...

Hoover captures Jersey biathlon

Doug Hoover, a Warriors Mark native living in Williamsburg, won the 12-man match race at the New Jersey Summer Biathlon Sunday. A total of 49 athletes competed at the Cherry Ridge Rifle Range in Vernon.  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Felipe-Hoover

Noelle Ann Hoover and Mauro Anthony Felipe, both of Philadelphia, were united in marriage Sunday, May 20, 2012, at Franklin Square Park, Sixth and Race streets, Philadelphia. The 2 p.m. ceremony was officiated by Howard E. Edelson. More...

Budget-friendly road trip tips

With warm weather season in full swing, now is the time to start planning your fun family getaways. More...

Births

Autumn and Jared Bilger of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Bow Lee Bilger, May 22, 2012, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Bow weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measured 20 inches in length. More...

School News

Szczerba completes studies at Albany College

Frank M. Szczerba graduated from Albany College of Pharmacy and Heath Sciences May 12. More...

Americanism essay contest winners announced

The winning submissions for the Alexandria Unit 520 American Legion Auxiliary Americanism essay contest were announced recently.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Hidden treasure gets trashed

Dear Heloise: Reading about others’ situations (about MONEY HIDDEN by older family members) reminded me of my mother placing quite a bit of cash in a plastic margarine container and placing it in her freezer (in case the banks failed). More...

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