January 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Unemployment up in December

Although the unemployment rate for Huntingdon County rose .9 percent in December to 9.7 percent, the area still showed some job growth during the year, according to the state Department of Labor and Industry’s Center for Workforce Information a More...

Jobs

Local News

HCBI land transaction nears completion

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) executive director Amy Wise told her board of directors during its first meeting of the new year Monday the land swap at Riverview Business Center in Shirley Township is nearly complete.  “The More...

Former area pastor waives preliminary hearing

A former area pastor charged with a number of sex crimes waived his preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday morning.  More...

Area briefs

Dance to benefit leukemia patient   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

DER looking for office space

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 31   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Singh should be punished

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mark O’Meara says Vijay Singh should be suspended “for a couple of months” by the PGA Tour after he admitted he used a deer-antler spray that contains a banned substance.   More...

Plushenko has surgery

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian figure skater Evgeny Plushenko is having back surgery that will keep him out of the world championships in March.  Plushenko’s coach, Alexei Mishin, was quoted by the newspaper Sovietsky Sport as saying the 2006 More...

Anthony leads Knicks to win

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 20 points to set a team-record with his 30th straight 20-point game, leading the New York Knicks to a 113-97 victory over the reeling Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

HHS Class of 1957

The 55th anniversary of graduation day was celebrated by members of the Huntingdon High School Class of 1957 at the Huntingdon Country Club Oct. 12-13. More...

HHS Class of 1957 holds 55th class reunion

Members of the Huntingdon High School Class of 1957 celebrated the 55th anniversary of their graduation with a two-night affair Oct. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY 4TH BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Jocelyn McMahon, who celebrates today, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013. She is the daughter of Jason and Becky McMahon of Petersburg, R.R. More...

School News

Student News

HAHS graduate named to dean’s list at Alvernia

David Sloan of Huntingdon has been named to the Alvernia University, Berks County, dean’s list for the fall 2012 semester. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Continue to stay in touch

Dear Annie: With the recent events that have occurred across the country involving mass killings, this has prompted me to ask a question. What do you do if you know someone you think could end up in the news involved in a mass killing? More...

Doctor K

Surgeons must learn physical and mental skills

DEAR DOCTOR K: You often mention your colleagues at Harvard Medical School. I’m curious, what does it take to become a doctor at Harvard?  More...

Special Sections

County finances holding steady

The cities of Harrisburg and Altoona, Cambria County and other locations across the state may find themselves in financial distress, but the Huntingdon County Commissioners do not yet see any reason to be alarmed at Huntingdon County’s ability More...

CareerLink offers grant to help local employers grow

Thanks to a grant from the Workforce Investment Act, county employers may be able to hire full-time employees and recoup up to 90 percent of the cost of training new employees.  More...

State-issued debit card fees to drop

If county residents are using debit cards issued by the state Department of Treasury for unemployment and worker’s compensation payments, potential fees will be decreased or eliminated.  More...

State  Free Access 

Judge nixes Sandusky’s bid for new abuse trial

HARRISBURG (AP) — Jerry Sandusky lost a bid for a new trial Wednesday when a judge rejected his argument that his lawyers were not given enough time to prepare for the three-week proceeding that ended with a 45-count guilty verdict on child sex More...

Corbett wants to sell liquor stores to raise education funds

Gov. Tom Corbett announced plans today to privatize alcohol sales in the state -- allowing supermarkets and other outlets to sell beer and wine -- which he said would generate $1 billion to fund public education.  More...

Man stopped for beer after breakout

BURGETTSTOWN (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man stopped at a bar and had a beer minutes after he broke out of a police station holding cell after his arrest on an assault charge.  The Washington County public defender’s off More...

Local Sports

Tyrone takes advantage of slow Bearcat start

Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon didn’t get in gear during the first half against visiting Tyrone Wednesday evening. More...

Trojans come back to down Bobcats

District 6-AA Team Duals:

For one of the few times this season, Mount Union found itself behind in its District Six Class AA team quarterfinal dual meet against visiting Blairsville Wednesday. More...

Blue Devils finish sweep of Hornets

Juniata Valley got its rematch at home with Bellwood-Antis Wednesday, looking to play better than it did in a 31-point drubbing on the road Dec. 21. More...

Editorial

Huntingdon — Through the Years

My dear friend, John Garber

My dear friend, John Garber, passed away Jan. 19 after a long battle with cancer. He would have been 59 years old Jan. 26.  In my 54 years, I have never met anyone quite like John. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Earning degrees, jackets

During the Mid-Winter Convention at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Jan. 7, eight Southern Huntingdon County FFA members received their Keystone degrees. More...

11th annual horse expo to be held in Harrisburg

The weather outside may be frightful, but inside the 25-acre climate-controlled Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center, tens of thousands of horse enthusiasts will be warm and comfy and dreaming of the warm weather riding season to come.  More...

New microloans expand small farm finance options

New and beginning farmers and ranchers in PA/Huntingdon/Blair county now have an agricultural microloan credit option to consider. As of Jan. 15, the U.S. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Libra  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 1, 2013:  More...

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