January 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

A blanket of snow

Bob Morder uses a snowblower to remove snow from the courtyard of the Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church this morning after a few inches of snow blanketed the county overnight. More...

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Local News

Robertdale citizens group kicks off planning for August event

Meeting in its first session of the new year, the Robertsdale Citizens for Community Action (RCCA) gathered in the RW&BT Fire Hall in Robertsdale Tuesday night to kick off planning for the second annual Robertsdale Community Day Celebration. More...

MUMA sewage project scheduled for April start date

Representatives from the outlying communities served by Mount Union’s sewage system joined with the Mount Union Municipal Authority (MUMA) Monday afternoon to hear details, including estimated cost, on a pending treatment plant update.  More...

Mapleton Council considers different inspection agency

Mapleton Borough Council agreed Tuesday evening to obtain a list of all landlords in the community and remind them they must provide a list of any and all tenants to borough tax collector Gladys Cohenour. More...

World  Free Access 

Chicago-area RTA: United running ‘sham’ business

CHICAGO (AP) — A transportation agency on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that United Airlines is falsely claiming to buy huge amounts of jet fuel out of a small, rural Illinois office that doesn’t even have a computer to avoid paying ten More...

Man’s business comes from his love of fishing

BERNVILLE (AP) — Jim Finn was one of those kids who would rather have gone fishing than do anything else.  “I began fishing when I was 9 or 10 years old and have been in love with it ever since,” said Finn, 73. More...

Business News

Kish Bank announces regulatory agreement has been lifted by OCC

Kish Bank reported it has received formal notification from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) that the regulatory agreement executed in February 2011 between the OCC and the bank has been lifted. More...

Home Nursing administrator receives certification

Kim Kranz RN, MSN, Patton, vice president of hospice and palliative care for Home Nursing Agency, recently received the designation of Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator (CHPCA) by the National Board for Certification of Hospice and More...

Real Estate Transfers

Dec. 31, 2012  Robert N. Oliver and Carol G. Oliver, grantors, to Oliver Land Trust, property in Franklin Township, $1.  Jan. 2, 2013  Randy L. Bickel and Justine C. Bickel, grantors, to Matthew W. Quigg and Bethany L. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Badgers upset Indiana, again

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. More...

Sharapova, Radwanksa advance

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova advanced to the third round of the Australian Open without losing a game, and No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanksa extended the best winning streak of the year to 11 matches on Wednesday.  More...

Clippers fine without Paul

HOUSTON (AP) — Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, including 12 straight to start the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers looked just fine without Chris Paul in a 117-109 win over the struggling Houston Rockets on Tuesday ni More...

People/Pastimes

Service Personnel News

Local woman completes basic military training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Taylor D. More...

Celebrate a birthday in a unique way

Each year that passes is another opportunity to celebrate a birthday. More...

Trends among mom food shoppers

Comparison shopping is a way of life for many consumers. In an effort to save a few dollars here and there, shoppers take many routes to get a deal, including utilizing some digital help.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Part-time EMA position denied

Huntingdon County’s Emergency Management Agency did not receive permission to add a new part-time position during Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners. More...

Alert caused concern among residents

An Amber Alert message sent to local residents’ cellphones Monday night had some folks concerned.  More...

SHCSB approves tentative budget

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board passed its tentative 2013-14 budget at Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled board meeting after hearing a presentation by business manager Luanne Keebaugh.  More...

Huntingdon Council hears more complaints

Issues involving parking along Huntingdon Borough streets after snow events continue to be a focus point during meetings of borough council.  In the last two weeks, during committee meetings, Huntingdon Borough Council has discussed the subject More...

State  Free Access 

Casey presses aid for police in gun control debate

HARRISBURG (AP) — Sen. Bob Casey said Tuesday that he wasn’t sure whether a ban on assault weapons could pass the U.S. Senate, but he urged lawmakers to consider help for local police, prosecutors and courts to curb gun violence.  More...

Democrats to take oath in three row offices

HARRISBURG (AP) — An unusual trio of Democrats is poised to be sworn in to Pennsylvania’s three statewide row offices this week, heralding a new political dynamic in a Capitol that is otherwise under firm Republican control.  More...

Penn State University attacks claims by ex-assistant coach

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State’s lawyers asked a judge Tuesday to throw out a whistleblower and defamation lawsuit filed by a former assistant football coach who testified he saw Jerry Sandusky attack a boy in a school shower more than a de More...

General News

Shavers Creek Valley Fire Co. volunteers, others recognized

Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann of Mifflin County spoke about volunteerism to the Shavers Creek Valley Community Fire Co. annual awards dinner audience at the Shavers Creek Community building Jan. 13. More...

News of Yesteryear

HASD ponders full-time kindergarten

75 Years Ago  George Sutherland, 75-year-old associate justice of the Supreme Court, will meet his colleagues in the usual Saturday conference for the last time today. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 16   Standing Stone Seniors p A membership meeting of the Standing Stone Senior Citizens will be held at 2 p.m. at the center, 915 Washington St., Huntingdon.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Columnist rings in new year

What a way to start off the new year. Just a few days after quietly celebrating the advent of 2013, the ABT columnist encountered the dreaded flu outbreak. More...

Local Sports

Trojans pin 39-16 loss on Bearcats

High School Wrestling:

Mount Union started quick and finished strong Tuesday evening in the latest edition of its wrestling rivalry with Huntingdon. The Trojans won eight of 13 bouts and recorded five falls to pull away for a 39-16 victory on the Bearcats’ mat.  More...

Bearcats lose at Central

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon couldn’t match the intensity Central put on the floor during Tuesday evening’s Mountain League contest in Martinsburg. More...

Rockets win; Hornets lose

Southern Huntingdon finally got the monkey off its back against visiting Bellwood-Antis Tuesday. The Rockets came up with their first victory of the season by the score of 54-27 over the Blue Devils.  More...

School News

Local woman named to dean’s recognition list

Alison Bousum of Alexandria has been named to the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Academy of Culinary Arts dean’s recognition list for academic excellence for the fall 2012 semester.  Students are named to the list when they achieve a g More...

Juniata College announces additional dean’s list recipients

Juniata College is a national, liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1,550 students. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Married partners owe it to each other to be open

Dear Annie: I have been married for six months and am crazy for my hubby. He has back problems and some sexual issues that keep us from being intimate. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A cup of warmth

Dear Heloise: I use a drip coffee maker, and my COFFEE LOSES HEAT as it sits in the cup. So, with the first cup, I pour hot coffee into it to prewarm the cup. I then pour that cup back into the carafe and pour a second hot cup of coffee. More...

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