February 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Patrons pay for water leak

Broad Top City Water Authority officials agreed Tuesday evening to charge any water customer with a pit meter who experiences a water leak their regular bill plus a fee of 10 percent of the amount of water lost. More...

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Magisterial district court redistricting begins March 1

As per order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania dated Jan. 3, Magisterial District Court 20-3-03 (former office of MDJ Michael Colyer), located at 16 S. Division St., Mount Union, will be eliminated effective Friday, March 1.  More...

Preliminary hearings waived in central court

The Huntingdon man charged with taking over $18,000 from an area church waived his preliminary hearing during a short session of Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday morning.  More...

Area briefs

Chamber to host After Hours at library   HUNTINGDON BORO. — The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce will host its March Business After Hours at the Huntingdon County Library, Penn Street, from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6.  More...

World  Free Access 

US new home sales jump to highest in over four years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. new-home sales jumped in January from the previous month to the highest level since July 2008, a sign that the housing recovery is accelerating.  More...

Wall Street bonuses to rise to $20 billion

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s state comptroller says Wall Street cash bonuses for 2012 are expected to rise 8 percent to $20 billion, partly driven by deferred payments from prior years.  More...

Panel questions value of calcium, vitamin D pills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Popping calcium and vitamin D pills in hopes of strong bones? Healthy older women shouldn’t bother with relatively low-dose dietary supplements, say new recommendations from a government advisory group.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 27   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Minnesota knocks off Indiana

Men’s Basketball:

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Trevor Mbakwe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Minnesota take down No. 1 Indiana 77-73 on Tuesday night, the seventh time the top-ranked team in The Associated Press’ poll has lost this season.  More...

Nittany Lions find ‘comfort zone’

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UConn routs Pitt 76-36

Women’s Basketball:

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart hopes she’s rounding back into form at just the right time for No. More...

School News

Local woman completes studies at Penn State

Paul and Ellen Hann of Three Springs are proud to announce the graduation of their daughter, Traci Leigh Hann, from Penn State University Dec. 22.  More...

Area student earns dean’s list honors at Gettysburg

Peter Rosenberger of Huntingdon has been placed on the Gettysburg College dean’s honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the fall 2012 semester.  Students with a quality point average of 3.60 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for a sem More...

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HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013:  More...

County leaders approve savings

The Huntingdon County Commissioners were presented with a wide range of issues during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  The meeting’s new business was kicked off by Wendy Melius, executive director of the Center for Community Action (CCA), w More...

Federal cuts may thin CDBG

As part of mandatory cuts to discretionary federal programs across the board, otherwise known as the sequester, slated to take place Friday, March 1, county municipalities may have less funds to work with for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) More...

HCBI board to draft transportation letter

Huntingdon County Business and Industry executive director Amy Wise continues to work with local and state legislators to stress the importance of transportation in the county.  More...

Paperless Social Security a positive move

The United States Social Security Administration will officially go paperless Friday, March 1, discontinuing the printing and mailing of checks to Social Security recipients nationwide, including the estimated 10,575 Huntingdon County residents recei More...

State  Free Access 

New Lincoln statue being installed in Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, (AP) — A long-awaited statue of Abraham Lincoln is set to be installed at a library in Gettysburg this spring — seven score and 10 years after his famous address.  More...

Corbett plan would cut pensions by $12 billion

HARRISBURG (AP) — State and school employees would be forced to forgo nearly $12 billion worth in pension benefits over the next 30 years if Gov. More...

Democrats build Medicaid pressure on governor

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pressure on Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Children’s show host Fred Rogers dies at age 74

75 Years Ago  The Supreme Court, in two significant labor cases, upheld an important power of the national labor relations board and voided a federal injunction against picketing. More...

Business News

Zumba instructor finds new home in Mill Creek

After moving around from various places for three years, one area Zumba instructor finally settled in one location Jan. More...

Kish Bancorp, Inc. announces fourth quarter financial results

William P. Hayes, chairman, president and CEO of Kish Bancorp, Inc., has announced Kish’s unaudited financial results for the period ending Dec. 31, 2012.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Feb. 11, 2013  Edward E. Klinedinst and Lois J. Klinedinst, grantors, to Brad Douts and Lori Douts, property in Cass Township, $49,996.80.  Sarah J. Corbin, grantor, to Matthew A. Corbin and Margaret K. More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

The sleet and freezing rain that enveloped central Pennsylvania Tuesday led to the postponement of all District Five and District Six playoff games scheduled for last evening. All have been rescheduled for tonight.  More...

Juniata teams host ECAC games tonight

The Juniata men and women’s basketball teams will have at least one more home game this season as the Eagles play host to the quarterfinals of the Eastern College Athletic Conferences (ECAC) South regional tournament tonight in the Kennedy Spor More...

Stringer gets 900th coaching victory

Not much has come easily for C. Vivian Stringer during her Hall of Fame coaching career.  So it was fitting that it took her five tries to become the fourth women’s basketball coach to have 900 victories. More...

People/Pastimes

Vitamins and supplements can treat sleeplessness

Millions of people around the world battle insomnia. Sleeplessness may be a byproduct of different conditions and treatment may depend on the underlying cause of the insomnia.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Tex Michael Duffey who turned 1 year old yesterday, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. His proud parents are Sergeant Tyler M. and Katherine L. Duffey of Camp LeJeune, N.C. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Abigail Renee Zook who turns 6 years old today, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Her proud parents are Randy and Tara Zook. Abigail has a big sister, Ellison. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A difficult situation becomes overwhelming ANNIE

Dear Annie: My daughter is a drug addict who is in and out of jail. Over the past 14 years, we have taken custody of her four children. Two of the kids are great. However, the other two are the problem.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Cutting-board concerns

Dear Readers: Everyone has a CUTTING BOARD or two in the kitchen, and some are in pretty bad shape! More...

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