October 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Area business robbed at gunpoint

A Huntingdon man has been placed in the Huntingdon County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail after he allegedly entered a Smithfield Township business brandishing a firearm and demanded cash and jewelry Thursday afternoon.  More...

Local News

Fire destroys garage

A fire that destroyed a Porter Township garage Thursday night is under investigation by a state police fire marshal.  According to Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Commissioners hold hearing for county’s human services plan

A state mandate which forces counties to have a human services plan in place may not affect residents of Huntingdon County during the 2012-13 fiscal year, but it is something the county will have to face next year.  More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   MOUNT UNION BORO. — Oct. 12: Mount Union Police mediated a dispute between neighbors on South Jefferson Street at 9:40 p.m.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Oct. 19   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Oct. 20   More...

Local Sports

Mules offer new challenges

Juniata College football coach Tim Launtz was somewhat terse when he addressed his team following last Saturday’s 37-27 Homecoming loss to Ursinus. More...

Pickin' ... ... Panel

Week seven proved interesting as leader Terry Snare proved to be human and defending champ Jeff Norris continued to fade. In the wake of those two occurrences, John Wyland and Ty States closed the gap.  More...

Bearcats win in five; rest from area sweep

High School Volleyball:

Huntingdon 3, Central Mountain 2   More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday to Rydge Michael Witherington who turned 1 year old yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. His proud parents are George and Karen (Hinchee) Witherington of Maryland. More...

Five Generations

A new addition added a fifth generation to a local family, seated, from the left, daughter Veronica Ann Jackson, mother Mary E. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Andrew Christopher Park who turned 5 years old yesterday, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012. His proud parents are Chris and Sandy Park of Huntingdon. Andrew has a big sister, Hannah.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Try to make your presence in his life an oasis of peace

Dear Annie: Your column is the first page I turn to in the newspaper. I now have a problem and hope you can help.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Some guidelines for a new pet

Dear Readers: October is ADOPTA SHELTER-DOG MONTH. More...

Special Sections

Names released in heroin arrests

The names of those arrested in Tuesday’s drug arrests at an Oneida Township home have been released. More...

Fundraising efforts continue for camera

Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Co. officials announced Thursday a total of $18,539 has been raised so far toward the purchase of a VideoRay underwater camera system. The total cost of the camera is $113,000.  More...

Stream status holds up expansion

A drainage ditch with a highquality water ranking continues to dampen Bonney Forge’s warehouse expansion in Shirley Township.  More...

Mount Union plans two Halloween parades

The Mount Union community is celebrating the upcoming autumn holiday with back-to-back costume parades next week.  The evening Halloween parade and the afternoon pet parade, both organized by the Mount Union Fire Co., will take place Thursday, O More...

State  Free Access 

Sandusky filing says trial violated his rights

BELLEFONTE (AP) — Jerry Sandusky launched his effort to overturn his child sexual abuse convictions with a set of motions that said there wasn’t enough evidence against him and the trial wasn’t fair.  More...

Man who allegedly tried to extort money from Hines Ward in court

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who claims his girlfriend once had a “physical relationship” with retired Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was in custody on charges he tried to extort $15,000 from the player by threatening to re More...

Teacher pleads guilty in student sexting case

ALLENTOWN (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school math teacher has admitted to sending sexually explicit text messages to one of his students.  More...

General News

H&BT Rail Trail planners look to add benches, promotional material

Following up on a successful grand opening, planners of the H&BT Rail Trail project launched plans Thursday evening to dress up the trail with appropriate memorial benches, wayside information sites and the creation of a promotional brochure.&nbs More...

Borough plants trees

Workers from Tuckaway Tree Farm, assisted by Huntingdon Borough Tree Commission member Ginny Gill, left, deliver trees Thursday morning along Fifth Street where a recent sewer and sidewalk project ne More...

News of Yesteryear

County enjoying summer-like weather

75 Years Ago  Daniel R. Bateman, 15, Tyrone High School student, died of wounds sustained when a revolver in the hands of a chum, Eddie Broadbent, 15, accidentally discharged. Bateman suffered abdominal wounds.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

49ers hold off Seahawks 13-6

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers sit alone atop the NFC West for now — hardly the kind of firm hold on the division they owned last October.  Alex Smith threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Delanie Walker late in the third q More...

Ducks make 43-21 statement

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Oregon lost a fumble on its second play, setting up a touchdown and a quick 7-0 deficit.  Cause for concern? More...

Tigers knock Yankees out of playoffs

AL Championship Series:

DETROIT (AP) — Max Scherzer capped a stupendous stretch for Detroit’s starting rotation, and the Tigers advanced to the World Series for the second time in seven years by beating the New York Yankees 8-1 Thursday for a four-game sweep of More...

Press Club

JV Sustainability Club kicks off new year

The idea of a garden is something that symbolizes rejuvenation and growth. More...

Tussey guidance counselor has many responsibilities

Make way: Tussey Mountain has a new guidance counselor. Bethany Kozak is the new junior high counselor this year and is prepared to do what she needs to help out anyone.  More...

Hartslog Day visitors enjoy Calvary’s apple dumplings

What is the first thing you want to smell when you get home from a long, hard day at work or school? Something homemade baking in the oven, of course. Well that was the smell floating out of the Calvary Christian Academy kitchen Friday.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Capricorn all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012:  More...

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