August 8, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Regular tree inspection crucial

The tree-lined streets of Huntingdon Borough are the result of years of effort put forth by concerned citizens. More...

Local News

Drug defendants fill afternoon session of central court

Five of the eight people arrested in last week’s drug raid waived their preliminary hearings during Tuesday’s session of Huntingdon County Central Court with Magisterial District Judge Richard Wilt presiding.  The five who waived the More...

Wayne Township supervisors discuss light monthly agenda

The following items were discussed at the regular meeting of the Wayne Township supervisors Aug. 6:  • noted PA Cleanways will be conducting a river cleanup Saturday, Aug. More...

Non-jury trial held for business owner

A non-jury trial was held Tuesday for former business owner Christopher Rush, 37, Huntingdon.  Rush faces a total of 19 charges which include 15 charges of failure to remit sales tax and file a tax return and four charges for failure to keep on More...

World  Free Access 

Man charged with murder in wife’s hospital death

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with shooting his wife of 45 years in a hospital intensive care unit in what may have been a mercy killing was charged Wednesday with aggravated murder.  John Wise appeared before a municipal court judge in More...

Hamlisch left signature on decades of films

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The word “prolific” gets tossed around a lot, but it couldn’t be more appropriate in discussing the work of the late, great Marvin Hamlisch. More...

Hyundai Motor labor union resume strike

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Unionized workers at Hyundai Motor Co., South Korea’s largest automaker, resumed a walkout on Wednesday after failing to hammer out a wage deal with management.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 8   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641- 6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Curve rally only to lose 9-8 in 10th

Altoona battled back from a seven-run deficit to tie the game at eight with two down in the ninth only to see the Bowie Baysox score once in the 10th and hang on for a 9-8 victory in front of 4,302 Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Spikes win 4-2 in 10 at Batavia

Chris Diaz hit his first pro home run and Clay Holmes tossed five scoreless innings on the mound, but it wasn’t until the State College Spikes scored two 10th-inning runs on three wild pitches that it put away a 4-2 win over the Batavia Muckdog More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Madison Mary Soder who turns 6 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. Her proud parents are John and Brenda Soder of Silver Spring, Md. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Razi James Grissinger who turns 6 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012. He is the son of Ryan and April Grissinger and the big brother of Rowdy Keith of Maddensville Pike, Orbisonia.  More...

Saltillo High School Class of 1962

The last class to graduate from Saltillo High School, the Class of 1962, gathered at the Cassville Community Building for a 50th class reunion recently. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It is heartbreaking and terrifying ANNIE

Dear Annie: My wife and I have a 23-year-old son who is a heroin addict. “Rob” has been to rehab twice and has relapsed again. We have been attending Nar-Anon meetings for the past eight weeks and find them helpful. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Taurus all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

State grants aid area firefighters

Two local fire companies, Petersburg Volunteer Fire Co. More...

JVSB discusses student handbook

The Juniata Valley School Board held what turned out to be its monthly meeting Tuesday evening. The board was scheduled to have its monthly workshop and the monthly board meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14.  More...

Mifflintown woman dies in crash

A Mifflintown woman died as a result of injuries she sustained in a one-vehicle accident at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday along Route 522 near Orbisonia.  More...

State  Free Access 

GOP lawmaker easily beats Democrat for Orie Senate seat

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Republican state Rep. More...

Temple names new president

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple University appointed a new president on Tuesday who pledged to explore fundraising and financial aid strategies as well as heighten the school’s profile through its recent jump to the Big East athletic conferenc More...

Alleged gunman captured in N.C.

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A Johnstown man who fled the city after being charged in a shooting has been captured in North Carolina.  Authorities say 27-year-old ShyTyquon Lawton was taken into custody Saturday, the Tribune Democrat of Johnstown repo More...

General News

Alleged YFC escapees scheduled for November trial

Two Bucks County men accused of looting a Todd Township residence after fleeing from a nearby juvenile detention facility are facing escape and burglary charges.  Mitchell Paul Schneider, 18, and Vincent Anthony Perpetua, who turns 20 this month More...

Mount Union Borough to purchase one pavilion

Mount Union Borough will proceed as planned with the replacement of an older pavilion at Riverside Park, and wait until next year for similar improvements at other borough recreation sites.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Coke ovens to be fired up for Orby-Rockhill Homecoming

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon County Fair is just a little over three weeks away. All plans are being completed for this great week of entertainment, exhibition and competitive events. More...

Business News

Fike Bros. Carpet One opens Huntingdon location

Fike Bros. More...

Sheetz CEO is Golden Chain winner

Sheetz Co. president and CEO Stan Sheetz has been named a 2012 Golden Chain Award winner by Nation’s Restaurant News.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

July 23, 2012   Frances Anne Norton, grantor, to Frances Anne Norton, John E. Norton, Jeff E. Norton and Harry A. Horton, property in Wood Township, $1.  Sara Jane Marks, grantor, to Jay R. Hyle, property in Todd Township, $11,216.40.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Raisman earns two more medals

LONDON (AP) — Five things to know about Tuesday, Day 11 of the London Olympics:  —Floored: Aly Raisman finishes Olympics in style with floor gold.  —All-American final set for women’s beach volleyball.  —B More...

Bannister watches four laps this time

LONDON (AP) — Roger Bannister will forever be remembered for four laps around the track.  So it was fitting that the first man to break the four-minute mile 58 years ago was front and center at Olympic Stadium on Tuesday night to watch the More...

D-backs bite Pirates 10-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chris Johnson homered in the eighth and ninth innings Tuesday night, giving him five in eight games since being acquired in a trade, to rally the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 10-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

How to cut corn

Dear Heloise: I read the column about cutting hard-boiled eggs, fruits for salads and things for side dishes. After reading, I wondered if there is a certain knife or something for CUTTING FRESH CORN OFF THE COB. — Laura H. in Louisiana More...

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