October 24, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

ORJMA directors look into finances

The board of directors of the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) launched a financial investigation last week after discovering a misappropriation of funds may have occurred over the past year.  In a statement released by ORJMA More...

Competing with PRIDE

Maria and Crew team member Vickie Huggler, left, tries her hand at a contest during Tuesday night’s Huntingdon County PRIDE Olympix with help from volunteer Barbara Hughes. More...

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Business After Hours

Gardners Candies manager Tonya Laird, right, offered an assortment of chocolates to Hunny 106 sales manager Audrey Kumpf during the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event Tu More...

Mount Union man denied bail reduction in abuse case

A Mount Union man charged with sexually abusing a young boy eight years ago has been denied bail reduction despite defense counsel’s arguments the case is having an ill effect on the defendant’s young son.  More...

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World  Free Access 

Wanna sell a cookbook? Become a popular QVC host

WEST CHESTER (AP) — It’s a Sunday afternoon, and David Venable is in his element: on the air, in one of the kitchens at the QVC home shopping network, chatting a mile a minute about bakeware on his popular show, “In the Kitchen with More...

Business News

Sweethearts Confectionery and Cupcake Shoppe opens at former Gardners location

When Gardners Candies moved out of its location in downtown Huntingdon earlier this year, Jana Fortune took the opportunity to turn the former candy store into something she’s always loved  More...

MBG honored for exemplary agent interface

Insurance software company Applied Systems has once again presented Mutual Benefit Group (MBG) with its Interface Partner Award, which goes to carriers that have partnered with Applied Systems to offer insurance agencies a full complement of batch do More...

Around The Broad Top

Search continues for proof of Broad Top tea party link

Around the Broad Top fan Patricia Penning of Menlo Park, Calif., mailed me some notes recently about the reopened Boston Tea Party Museum in Boston, Mass., where the story of one of America’s first protests against the British occurred in 1773. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Resurgent Zito starts Game 1

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — From postseason bystander to starting the World Series opener. More...

Injured Steelers getting back on the field

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maurkice Pouncey is expected to return to the Steelers’ lineup on Sunday, and Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman might do the same.  More...

Marlins fire controversial Guillen

MIAMI (AP) — The lingering backlash caused by Ozzie Guillen’s praise of Fidel Castro contributed to another Miami Marlins managerial shakeup Tuesday.  Guillen was fired after only one year with the team, undone by too many losses and More...

Annie's Mailbox

You made the right choice

Dear Annie: I’ve been out of work for two years. My family has suffered greatly, and my daughter’s mild depression turned severe when this started affecting her life.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Halloween thoughtfulness

Dear Heloise: I always buy my FAVORITE CANDY at Halloween just in case I have to eat some myself. I noticed that most of the candy was made with peanuts, and I thought of my granddaughter who is allergic to all nuts. More...

Special Sections

County bridges near completion

A pair of Huntingdon County bridges currently being upgraded were the topic of much of the conversation during the weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday .  More...

bleyer employees still on picket line

After one full day of walking the picket line, Workers United Local No. 9 members at Bleyer Industries, Inc., Mount Union, have seen no effort from management to negotiate terms. More...

Trick or Treat nights scheduled across area

While youngsters from around the county prepare to go door-to-door and ask for candy and other treats, parents and their children are reminded of a couple tips to keep the little seekers of sugary goodness safe.  According to Cpl. More...

State  Free Access 

Casey, Smith battle for blue-collar voters

HERSHEY (AP) — Coalmining jobs and jobs lost to China are part of Pennsylvania’s U.S. Senate candidates’ fight for the state’s blue-collar voters.  Democratic Sen. More...

Jerry Sandusky moved from county jail to state prison

CAMP HILL (AP) — Jerry Sandusky became a state prison inmate Tuesday with his transfer out of the Centre County jail, his home since he was convicted in June of child molestation.  The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach arrived More...

Families get chance to rejoin Medicaid

More than 100,000 Pennsylvania households who were booted from Medicaid amid a state effort to purge the program of waste will get a chance to have their medical benefits reinstated, advocates announced Tuesday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

State police investigate Pizza Hut burglary

75 Years Ago  The social room of the Abbey Evangelical and Reformed Church was the scene of a gala banquet last evening, Oct. More...

County chapter of state Prison Society holds Day of Responsibility

The Pennsylvania Lifers’ Association board in cooperation with the Huntingdon County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Prison Society recently held its annual Day of Responsibility Oct. 3 at SCI Huntingdon.  More...

Area brief

Turkey Bowl to benefit ‘Fab Four’   SHIRLEY TWP. — Teams are fast lining up for the Fab Four Turkey Bowl scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4, according to event organizers.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 24   Civil War Descendents p The Descendents of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. A guest speaker will be featured. For information, call 684-4884.  More...

Local Sports

Titans lose in five games to Spartans

High School Girls’ Volleyball:

Tussey Mountain’s volleyball team won a 3-1 decision at McConnellsburg back on Sept. 27. Things didn’t go as well when the Spartans came to Saxton Tuesday evening. Tussey lost the rematch by a 3-2 count. More...

’Cats take down Tyrone 2-1

District Six Girls’ Soccer:

Huntingdon looked at Tyrone being its opponent as a gift for them to face in a District Six Class AA play-in game at Hollidaysburg Tuesday. More...

’Cats, Hornets sweep; Trojans lose to Branch

Huntingdon 3, Bald Eagle 0   Huntingdon got off to a good start and built on the momentum of a senior night crowd to sweep past visiting Mountain League foe Bald Eagle Area Tuesday evening. Set scores were 25-12, 26-24 and 25-18.  More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Kirk David Johnston, 513 Main St., Alexandria, and Jennifer Lind Brockett, also of Alexandria.  Justin Lynn Rhine, 19264 Raystown Road, James Creek, and Jessica Lynn Ray, also of James Creek.  Brandon Denver Booher, 20379 Main St., Saltillo More...

SCI Retiree’s Association holds annual banquet

The State Correctional Institution Retiree’s Association honored four of its own during the 18th annual banquet held Oct. 20 at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

Births

Paul and Courtney Guyer of Mount Union are proud to announce the birth of their son, Anthony Michael Preston Guyer, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Pisces all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012:  More...

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