June 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

No tax increases in SHCSD budget

With very little discussion and no objections, the Southern Huntingdon County Board of Education unanimously passed its 2012-13 budget at Tuesday night’s regular board meeting.  More...

Seniors urged to beware of scams

An elderly Alexandria woman recently found herself the victim of a telephone scam and wants others to beware so they don’t find themselves in the same situation.  The 87-year-old woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told The Daily News h More...

Local News

J.C. Blair Women’s Imaging Center now offers less invasive breast biopsies

J.C. Blair Women’s Imaging Center now offers stereotactic breast biopsies for an easier and more accurate diagnosis of breast disease. More...

Karstens is sharp in Altoona rehab

Jeff Karstens led the way with seven innings of one-run ball while the bats stayed hot with eight runs on 13 hits in the Altoona Curve’s 8-1 win over the New Britain Rock Cats in front of 4,462 fans at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona Tuesd More...

Police/Fire Log

Checkpoint results   More...

World  Free Access 

Developing countries to the rescue at G-20

LOS CABOS, Mexico (AP) — The scene at the just-concluded Group of 20 summit held in this seaside resort would have been unthinkable a decade ago: Hundreds of dignitaries gathered in opulent Mexican hotels and convention halls to hammer out an e More...

Police investigate family killings in South Texas

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Authorities on Wednesday were investigating what prompted separate killings in which a woman was found dead hundreds of miles from a South Texas motel where her 1-yearold son was shot dead and his 6-year-old brother was cr More...

NATO protesters indicted

CHICAGO (AP) — A grand jury in Chicago has handed down an 11-count indictment against three NATO summit protesters jailed since May.  The document obtained by The Associated Press from defense attorneys lists four terrorism related charges More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 20   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...

Around The Broad Top

Helping to write a new chapter in EBT history

The May 18 announcement that the East Broad Top Railroad would not operate in 2012 came as both a shock and disappointment to many folks, particularly the nonprofit Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society which, along with activists from the no More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

LeBron is hurting, but OKC feels pain

MIAMI (AP) — The pain was so great, LeBron James said, that his body practically shut down on him.  He could hardly stand, certainly couldn’t run. Good thing all he needed to do was shoot.  More...

Secretariat has record in Preakness, too

BALTIMORE (AP) — Secretariat’s winning time in the 1973 Preakness has been changed to reflect that the Triple Crown-winning colt’s time was actually faster than the stakes record.  The Maryland Racing Commission voted 7-0 in a More...

Seminoles bump UCLA

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Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Cancer if born before 8:47 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 21, 2012:  More...

Hot temperatures in store for first day of summer

Above-average temperatures are on tap just in time for the first day of summer, set to officially start today at 7:19 p.m., but if the next couple of days seem to be a sign of things to come for the rest of the season, think again.  More...

Huntingdon Council members approve trapping feral cats

In an attempt to get a handle on the recently debated feral cat issue, Huntingdon Borough Council agreed by a 3-2 vote to hire Ernie Smith, owner of Critter Gitter, an animal control contracting business, to begin setting traps to catch the cats. More...

Tussey Relay to kick off Friday

I n 2011, a total of $71,372 was raised dur- ing thesev- enth annual Tussey Mountain Relay For Life. This year’s goal has beensetat $72,000. More...

State  Free Access 

Dottie Sandusky breaks silence about husband

She’s been a constant, if silent, presence by Jerry Sandusky’s side.  Dottie Sandusky had not spoken publicly in more than six months until taking the witness stand Tuesday in her husband’s child sex-abuse trial.  More...

Top advocate gives up on liquor bill, for now

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Legislature’s leading advocate of privatizing liquor and wine sales in Pennsylvania gave up the fight Tuesday until lawmakers reconvene after their summer break, acknowledging that he lacks majority support in the Ho More...

Refinery tax credit to get lawmakers’ scrutiny

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

General News

Maddensville Mailbox

Birthday wishes to Dick Armagost Sr., Sharon Horne, Kevin Fleck, Braden Taylor, Kris Kelly, Terry Mills, Mark Stevens, Kim Ramsey, Jayden Mitchell, Tyler Watkins, Dorothy Henry, Matt Greenland, Andy Mills and Alicia Hamman.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Marklesburg hog farm draws opposition

75 Years Ago  More...

Business News

Mount Nittany Medical Center to host open house of renovated emergency department

The public is invited to tour Phase I of the newly expanded emergency department (ED) at the Mount Nittany Medical Center during an open house Saturday, June 23.  More...

HCBI director receives designation of certified economic developer

Amy Wise, executive director of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI), recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, profess More...

Real Estate Transfers

May 24, 2012  Todd E. Messner and Alda J. Messner, grantors, to Cole E. Albright and Carole A. Albright, property in Clay Township, $25,000.  Marylou D. Gilliland and Marylou D. Gilliland, grantors, to Elizabeth A. More...

Local Sports

Moose logs 12-11 win over Hoss’s

City Baseball League:

A match-up between firstand second-place teams in the Huntingdon City Baseball League Tuesday evening was decided in the game’s final atbat.  More...

Spikes take home debut for first time

Jordaneli Carvajal continued his torrid start with another pair of hits, including an RBI triple in the seventh inning, and Raul Fortunato put together State College’s first three-hit game of the 2012 season as the Spikes defeated the Williamsp More...

Baby Doles sweep to title

The Baby Doles completed the 2012 season with a 9-0 record, including a win in the year-end tournament, to capture the Mount Union Summer Softball League T-ball (ages 5-9) championship. More...

People/Pastimes

MUASA awards nine scholarships

At the 24th annual banquet meeting of the Mount Union Area Schools Alumni Association (MUASAA), Dr. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday to Rylan Thomas Guilliam who turns 1 year old Wednesday, June 20, 2012. His proud parents are Kelsey Baker and John Guilliam of Carmel, Ind. More...

Licensed to Wed

Christ James Hoover Sr., 7401 Sportsman Road, Alexandria, and Susan Marie Eichelberger, also of Alexandria.  Phillip Alan Neuder, 21165 Broad St., Broad Top, and Ashley Marie Ramper, also of Broad Top.  Keith David Querry, 607 Juniata Ave., More...

Annie's Mailbox

You are obviously hurt

Dear Annie: I am 47 years old, and my mother is 80. I have three grown children and a 7-year-old daughter whose father is not in her life, nor does he pay child support, even though he earns a decent income. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A brush with a possible problem

Dear Readers: Before you start GRILLING this summer, be aware that there is a potential danger that you may not know about: the wire bristles on the brush used to clean your grill.  More...

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