August 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

911 mandates levy substantial fines

Dec. 31 is the deadline for county safety departments to update their radio systems to come into compliance with the mandatory narrow banding requirements imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  More...

Broad Top system still losing water

Broad Top City Water Authority members agreed Tuesday night to accept, with regret, the resignation of board member Dale Suiters. Suiters has served on the board for the past six years and is moving from the area.  More...

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Local News

Police: Man stole kitchen utensils, small dog

CORAOPOLIS (AP) — A Pittsburgh man allegedly broke into a woman’s apartment while drunk and stole a potato peeler, a kitchen knife and a small dog.  Online court records don’t list an attorney for 24-year-old Garrett Stauber, w More...

Police Log

Thefts   More...

World  Free Access 

US consumers more confident in economy in July

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rose in July after four months of declines. A better outlook on short-term hiring and lower gas prices offset lingering worries about the economy and poor income growth.  More...

Survey: Small businesses holding off on hiring

CHERRY HILL, N.J. More...

Lemon Grass: What is it and how to use it

It may look and sound like a weed, but lemon grass actually is one of the most important ingredients in Southeast Asian cooking. It also happens to have the power to transform the all-American foods you love. More...

Business News

Chamber After Hours planned at MCS Bank

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its next Business After Hours event will be held at MCS Bank from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Real Estate Transfers

July 16, 2012  Michael E. Sahd and Elonda K. Sahd, grantors, to Rebecca S. Sciarrino, property in Penn Township, $90,000.  Fred R. Shehan and Frances K. Shehan, grantors, to Neil G. More...

ProCare earns top honors

Landmark Healthcare Appraisal is recognizing ProCare Therapy and Fitness as a Tier A provider of therapy for the third straight year.  The designation is important to patients, physicians, athletes and employers. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Redd walking out on Penn State

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State’s loss could turn into a big gain on the ground for Southern California.  Star tailback Silas Redd bolted Happy Valley to join the Trojans in a season of great expectations in Los Angeles. More...

O’s slam Yankees

American League Round-up:

Orioles 11, Yankees 5  NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Davis hit a go-ahead grand slam in a seven-run second inning and the Baltimore Orioles rallied from five runs down to beat the New York Yankees 11-5 on Tuesday night.  More...

Rookie’s hit spoils Burnett’s bid in eighth

National League Round-up:

CHICAGO (AP) — One thought kept crossing A.J. More...

Annie's Mailbox

We hate to say it

Dear Annie: My parents and siblings often complain that they can’t lose weight. However, they douse their food in salt and sauces, drink alcohol before bed, and have no qualms about pulling out the potato chips or chocolate candy. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Filtering out a problem

Dear Heloise: I always wet a PAPER COFFEE FILTER before inserting it in the coffee maker. This way, it adheres to the sides of the filter chamber and does not fold over once the coffee has started percolating or dripping. More...

Special Sections

CART program remains priority

When one thinks of services that benefit the elderly, senior centers are probably the first thing that comes to mind. More...

Crime watch returns to Allenport

In an effort to take their community back from a variety of crimes, residents of Allenport are once again looking at the formation of a Neighborhood Crime Watch. More...

Summer heat gets snakes moving

With summer comes hot temperatures, which can often lead to increased sightings of snakes by homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts alike.  More...

State  Free Access 

‘Mug club’ rule brews confusion for bar owners

PITTSBURGH (AP) — For thousands of Pennsylvania’s beer-loving “mug club” members, the prize at the bottom of their next frothy brew might be in peril because of an opinion issued by the state Liquor Control Board.  More...

Penn State defendant Schultz seeks Freeh files

HARRISBURG (AP) — A former Penn State official facing a perjury charge in the Jerry Sandusky scandal wants a judge to help his defense team gain access to files from a school investigation.  More...

Court orders release of documents to paper

HARRISBURG (AP) — A state appeals court has ordered environmental officials to turn over documents related to gas drilling requested by an eastern Pennsylvania newspaper under the Right To Know Law even if doing so would be difficult.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Work to begin to remove creosote ‘hot spots’ on MUASD property

75 Years Ago  More...

Saxton Library

CareerLink continues to be at the library every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you need assistance with your resume or job search, come to the library and speak to Greg Crooks during these hours.  New Books  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 1   Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 7-8 p.m. at the Singer’s Gap United Methodist Church, five miles south of Mount Union on Route 747 south. More...

Around The Broad Top

Trail ties mining and railroading history to Broad Top heritage

Check out the two photos of the Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad (1852-1954) appearing with today’s ABT column. Both photos were taken on the southern end of the 52-milelong H&BT.  More...

Local Sports

Cole sharp in Curve loss at Trenton

Altoona right-hander Gerrit Cole tossed six scoreless innings, but it wasn’t enough for the Curve Tuesday night at Trenton as the Thunder scored two late runs to earn a 2-1 decision at Waterfront Park.  More...

Host Philipsburg comes back to win VFW 13-14 title

Philipsburg-Osceola faced Schuylkill East three times during the Pennsylvania VFW 13-14-year-old Tournament, but the last two meetings were all that mattered for the host team.  More...

City playoffs resume tonight

Game three of the best-offive Huntingdon City Baseball League’s championship series between defending champion Moose and Hoss’s Steak & Sea House was postponed due to rain Tuesday evening.  The series, tied at a win apiece, will More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Landin Connor Snare who turns 3 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. His proud parents are Kammy Laird and Tony Snare of Huntingdon. Landin is the grandson of Tonya Laird and Gary and Kim Snare, all of Huntingdon. More...

Bright ideas for entertaining

When the weather is nice, many people get the urge to entertain just a little more frequently. More...

Snare descendants hold reunion

The descendants of Harvey and Edith Snare held their 18th annual reunion July 21 at the Redbud Pavilion at Raystown Lake.  The earliest Snares, originally Schnerr, came to America from Germany prior to the Revolutionary War and settled in Virgin More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Aquarius all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012:  More...

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