October 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Area experts offer tips to repair battered trees

While damage sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy was minimal in Huntingdon County, there have been reports of downed power lines as a result of fallen trees, and some property owners did sustain damage to their trees.  More...

BTC water authority member voices concern

Broad Top City Water Authority board member Hubert Swope Tuesday night questioned why he is being “kept out of the loop” when it comes to activities at the community’s water treatment plant. More...

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Area brief

Runks Bridge opened to traffic   SHIRLEY TWP. — Runks Bridge in Shirley Township will open to traffic today. Brian Wiser of Keller Engineers said Wen- Brooke Contracting Inc. More...

Police Log

Aggravated assault   More...

Summary of incidents

HUNTINGDON — Oct. 29: Huntingdon Borough Police Chief Rufus Brenneman responded to an minor accident near the Family Eye and Vision Center, 319 Ninth St., at approximately 11:07 a.m. It is reported the two operators exchanged information.  More...

World  Free Access 

In hospital maternity areas, images to soothe

NORRISTOWN (AP) — You might think that, waiting in a hallway for a family member to get out of surgery, or staring at the walls from your hospital bed, you’d welcome some interesting, engagingly diversionary artwork.  Daniel Day, dir More...

Medical spa growth raises regulatory worries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over the last decade or so, thousands of “medical spas” have popped up around the country, enticing consumers with a name that suggests a surgeon’s skill mixed with the pleasure of a massage.  Few sta More...

Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues:  ABORTION and BIRTH CONTROL:  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 31   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. For information, call 386- 5813.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Heat get rings, win over Celtics

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James got cramps, Ray Allen was snubbed and Dwyane Wade was steaming.  None of that spoiled the Miami Heat mood on ring night.  More...

Mavs surprise Lakers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard missed a twohanded dunk on his first shot, and the night never got much better for Los Angeles.  When Howard and Steve Nash took their places alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol under the Hollywood spotligh More...

Woods, McIlroy out

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Backers of the HSBC Champions are disappointed that Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods decided to bypass the World Golf Championship this weekend after playing elsewhere in Asia.  For the other top golfers in the field, ho More...

Annie's Mailbox

Tell him what you discovered, show him the proof ANNIE

Dear Annie: In the 20 years I’ve been with my partner, I’ve had suspicions that he’s cheated. Whenever I confront him, he becomes angry and tries to turn it around on me. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Baking soda tours kitchen

Dear Heloise: Like many people, I keep a small box of BAKING SODA in my refrigerator to absorb odors. I replace the box every few months or so. More...

Special Sections

Storm aftermath poses road perils

Heavy rain and strong winds from the effects of Hurricane Sandy have state Department of Transportation officials warning area motorists of potential dangers that may occur along state and local roadways.  According to Pam Kane, PennDOT District More...

Huntingdon boasts Halloween tales

Huntingdon County comes by its seasonal nickname “Hauntingdon” quite honestly. More...

State  Free Access 

Haitian brothers and their Pennsylvania family

WEXFORD, Pa. (AP) — The journey of Stanley and Kensly Printemps Owens started years ago when their mother left them at an orphanage in Haiti. Kensly, now 9, remembers the day.  More...

Elizabeth Smart praises Penn State for conference

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Rescued kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart said Tuesday that Penn State’s inaugural conference on child sexual abuse is a way to promote discussion about crimes that drew more attention after the molestation scandal in More...

Post-Sandy, state looks to plug in, get back to work

HARRISBURG(AP) — Pennsylvanians made it through two days of rain and wind from Sandy on Tuesday with hopes of connecting back to the electrical grid, plans to finish cleaning up leaves and limbs and the prospect of returning to jobs or the clas More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County reports doe licenses still available

75 Years Ago  Two persons were injured and four automobiles were damaged to the estimated amount of $690 in two accidents on state highway Route 22 at Kelly’s Korner in Smithfield Township. More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

Oct. 9, 2012  William H. Bernishel Jr., Linda A. Bernhisel and Ryan L Bernishel, grantors, to Ryan L. Bernhisel, property in Todd Township, $1.  Donald L. Rockwell and Linda F. Rockwell, grantors, to Eric L. Orndorf and Penny L. More...

Benchmark Construction receives top honors

Benchmark Construction Co. Inc. has been awarded an Excellence in Construction Award by the Associated Builders and Contractors, Central PA Chapter for the Pollock Hall Dining Commons Renovation at the Pennsylvania State University. More...

Local Sports

Debating David Stern’s legacy as commissioner

During the ring ceremony on opening night in Miami, a microphone picked up NBA Commissioner David Stern telling LeBron James, “I’m proud of you.”  No doubt.  More...

Volleyball playoff games rescheduled

The remnants of Hurricane Sandy continued to alter the area’s scholastic sports schedule Tuesday when District Six officials decided to push the volleyball playoffs back yet another day.  More...

Juniata’s Phillips earns national recognition

Senior Caroline Phillips (Wilmington, Del.) of the Juniata field hockey team received her second honor of the week when Synapse Sports placed her on their weekly honor roll. More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Thompson-Orr

Scott Michael Thompson and Meredith Wyant Orr were united in marriage Sept. 8, 2012, at The Arboretum at Pennsylvania State University, State College. The Rev. Judith Cobb of the Ascension Lutheran Church, Towson, Md. presided over the 4:30 p.m. More...

Calvin couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Bernard and Jacqueline (Fissel) Wright of 6890 Wright Road, Calvin, celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012. More...

Help kids stand up to bullying

Going back to school can be stressful for many kids, especially if they have been the victims of bullying. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Gemini all day.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012:  More...

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