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Mapleton Council to seek bids for sale of river parcel

As expected, no Mapleton Borough residents showed up Tuesday evening to voice their opinions on the possible sale of a 2.49-acre plot of land near the Juniata River. The land will now be placed up for sale by sealed bids.  More...

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Porter Twp. Supervisors accept paving bids

The Porter Township Board of Supervisors opened three bids for a paving project on two township roads, during its monthly meeting Tuesday night.  More...

Flood damage still a discussion among Saltillo council members

Saltillo Borough Council spent a great deal of its meeting Monday evening discussing projects associated with damage the borough received during a flash flood that struck the Southern Huntingdon County region Sept. More...

Treats for a good cause

The Huntingdon County Humane Society held an ice cream and bake sale in front of Mur Jewelry Co. during Tuesday evening’s car cruise. More...

World  Free Access 

Police: Dead N.Y. yacht victims all children

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. More...

Malware may knock thousands off Internet Monday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The warnings about the Internet problem have been splashed across Facebook and Google. Internet service providers have sent notices, and the FBI set up a special website.  More...

Consumers asked to pay more for milk to save farms

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Consumers will pay a little more for coffee and chocolate to ensure the farmers who produce those foods get a fair wage, so why not ask them to pay more for milk? More...

Local Sports

Spikes win; Curve blanked

Minor Leagues:

New York-Penn League  Spikes 7, ValleyCats 2   More...

Huntingdon blasts its way to crown

Disrict 11 Little League 9-10 Division:

Huntingdon made short work of visiting Ebensburg Tuesday to wrap up the District 11 Little League 9-10 year-old championship. More...

Editorial

Did Nora Ephron liberate or debase women

Commentary

With so many assaults on the boundaries of governance and sovereignty in the news lately, reflecting on the career of writer and Hollywood director Nora Ephron, who died last week at 71, may seem off-topic. More...

License your dog — It’s the law

Summer weather brings ample opportunities for dogs to enjoy the great outdoors, but it is too easy for them to get caught up in warm weather fun and get lost. That’s why it is important to license your dog.  More...

Save austerity measures for the next boom

There are two competing theories on how to pull us out of the economic slump we’re in, but you’d hardly know it from the debate going on in Washington. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Local corn is early and better than ever

Growers around the state are reporting some of earliest sweet corn harvests ever — and the crop is looking real good.  The unusually warm weather this spring allowed growers to plant earlier than most years and also pushed the crop along o More...

Fair’s theme touts common 100 years

One hundred years of county fairs, agriculture education and 4-H clubs in Pennsylvania will be the theme at the Huntingdon County Fair, running from Aug. 5-11. More...

Ag Progress Days offers new events for horse enthusiasts

Penn State’s Ag Progress Days exposition, Aug. 14-16, will provide entertaining yet educational activities for horse lovers of all ages and experience levels, according to Dr. More...

School News

Aurandt and Park recipients of HASD Foundation scholarships

The Huntingdon Area School District Educational Foundation awarded two SKD scholarships for $1,000 in June to recent Huntingdon Area High School graduates, Sean Park and Emily Aurandt.  Both Park and Aurandt plan to attend the Hiram G. More...

Price completes studies at Carnegie Mellon University

Jessica Price of McVeytown was recently named to the high honors dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh. More...

Price named to dean’s list at Delaware Valley College

Corey Price of McVeytown was recently named to the dean’s list for the spring 2012 semester at Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, for excellent academic performance. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Decide what you hope to accomplish

Dear Annie: My younger brother, “Gary,” is 27 years old and lives in a two-bedroom apartment. I recently found out from a mutual friend that he is living with “Debbie,” a 17-yearold dropout. More...

Doctor K

Untreated sleep apnea has serious consequences

DEAR DOCTOR K: I was just diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. My doctor wants me to try CPAP. Can you tell me more about my condition and the proposed treatment?  More...

NASCAR

The Next Big Thing

With Kenseth leaving, Roush can count on Stenhouse

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will begin the 2012 season exactly where he wants to be.  This year Roush Fenway Racing couldn’t come up with enough sponsorship to put Stenhouse, the reigning Nationwide Series champion, in Sprint Cup. More...

NUTS AND BOLTS

Matt Kenseth kick-starts the merry-go-round

The announcement that Matt Kenseth would be leaving Roush Fenway Racing at year’s end dominated discussion in the week leading up to the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.  More...

WHAT'S UP NEXT

SPRINT CUP NATIONWIDE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK Race: Coke Zero 400 Race: Subway Jalapeno 250 Race: American Ethanol 200 Where: Daytona International Where: More...

A change in victims’ voices

Huntingdon House loses contract with state’s Coalition Against Rape

As of July 1, Huntingdon House is no longer contracted with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, an agency that provides funding for sexual assault services and sexual violence education to agencies in Pennsylvania.  More...

Motorcycle crash claims man’s life

State police at Bedford believe speed and alcohol to be factors in a fatal motorcycle crash early Tuesday morning in Hopewell Borough, Bedford County.  More...

Local human service groups affected by state budget cuts

After having a few of days to digest the state’s budget, some human service agencies are now facing the reality of cuts from the state budget.  One local agency is not affected by the governor’s budget, but the cuts to the state gene More...

State  Free Access 

Sandusky trial, emails may alter second PSU case

HARRISBURG (AP) — Trial may be months away for two Penn State administrators charged with mishandling a 2001 sex abuse complaint regarding Jerry Sandusky and lying to a grand jury about it.  More...

Officials says more than 758,000 voters lack PennDOT photo ID

HARRISBURG (AP) — State officials say that more than 758,000 registered voters in Pennsylvania do not have photo identification cards from the state transportation department, leaving their ability to vote in November in doubt unless they have More...

Former FBI employee claims she saw angels at Flight 93 site Sept. 11

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former police officer who retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder linked to her role in the aftermath of the Sept. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Pennsylvania lawmakers are best paid in nation

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, July 5   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

Around The Broad Top

ABT columnist cleans off his desk

Over the past several months I’ve accumulated a number of interesting items which need to be shared with the ABT readers while giving the columnist the opportunity to clean off his desk. Let’s get started. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pirates slide past Astros, 6-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two months ago, an early two-run deficit would have had the Pittsburgh Pirates scrambling.  Now, it’s just a blip. And for the moment, two decades of losing almost seem to be one, too.  More...

Ortiz blasts 400th career homer

American League Round-up:

Tigers 5, Twins 1  DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera homered twice and Justin Verlander pitched his fifth complete game to help the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Wednesday night.  More...

Nats’ win kicks off Fourth in D.C.

National League Round-up:

Nationals 9, Giants 4  WASHINGTON (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman’s line drive to right-center kept going — and going and going — until it landed in the first row, highlighting another big Fourth of July for the resurgent third bas More...

People/Pastimes

Lots of locks and love

Cadence Thompson, 4, daughter of Heather and Jason Thompson of Huntingdon, donated 12 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, a public nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disa More...

Roher descendants gather

Descendants of Joshua and Olive Roher held their yearly summer gathering June 24 at the Riverside Park, Huntingdon.  The attendees were welcomed by Jayne Zimmerman, who also offered prayer before the bountiful picnic lunch.  Following lunch More...

Get ready for some serious family fun

In today’s hurry-up world, many families are looking for ways to slow down a little and spend some quality time together, just having fun. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 9:29 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, July 6, 2012:  More...

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