March 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Senator hears local concerns

State Senator John Eichelberger Jr. came to Huntingdon Tuesday evening to hold a town hall event with local residents at the Bailey Building courthouse annex. More...

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Maundy Thursday services

Area churches will hold services to observe Maundy Thursday this Holy Week. Service times and locations are as follows.  More...

World  Free Access 

Market futures hold gains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. More...

In Russia, teen complains of adoptive US parents

MOSCOW (AP) — A teenager adopted by an American couple has returned to Russia after five years claiming that his adoptive family treated him badly and that he lived on the streets of Philadelphia and stole just to survive, according to Russian More...

Business News

Weaver the Florist returns to original location

The saying “what once was old is new again” can be applied to Weaver the Florist, as owner Shawnee Grove-Mistretta has recently moved the business back to its old location at the corner of Fifth and Washington streets.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

March 4, 2013  Richard A. Lavertue and Janis B. Lavertue, grantors, to Richard A. Lavertue and Janis B. Lavertue, property in Springfield Township, $1.  Edward A. Oser Jr. and Kathryn A. Oser, grantors, to Rodney N. Wellar and Sherri L. More...

Local Sports

Titan netters lose at Juniata

The Tussey Mountain tennis team opened its season with a 6-1 loss to Juniata Tuesday afternoon in Mifflintown.  Aaron Duvall had the only win for the Titans, downing the Indians’ Luis Pacheco in straight sets at No. 3 singles. More...

Games postponed

Wet grounds following Monday’s “winter” weather event were a major factor in most of Tuesday’s outdoor athletic events being postponed. More...

Rangers sweep past Bearcats

Boys’ Volleyball:

While the outdoor sports wait for their turn to get under way, Huntingdon boys’ volleyball tipped off its season at home against Forest Hills Tuesday. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

SWEET 16! Happy birthday wishes go out to Alexis Green, who turned 16 years old yesterday, Tuesday, March 26, 2013. Her proud parents are Tim and Veronica Green, who are both retired from the Army and working as Department of Defense civilians. More...

Happy Birthday

A NEW TENAGER! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sierra Anne Watkins who turns 13 years old today, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. Her proud parents are Gary and Susan Watkins of Stone Creek Ridge, Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Nash Walter Coleman who turns 6 years old today, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. He is the son of Garrett and Nani Coleman of Marathon, N.Y., and the big brother of Elliott and Tanner. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Removing pomegranate seeds

Dear Heloise: I love POMEGRANATES, but I often have trouble removing the seeds without bursting them. Is there an easier way to remove them, and is it OK to eat the white part of the seed (the whole seed)? — Angela G. in Ohio More...

Residents begin healing process

While police and other law enforcement agencies continue to search for answers as to why a Jackson Township man shot and killed his 2-year-old son and wounded his estranged wife March 23, residents of the Barree Township community and around the coun More...

County approves JC loan

During Tuesday’s Huntingdon County Commissioners meeting, the county’s solicitor, Peter McManamon, brought a request for approval of a loan between M&T Bank and Juniata College before the three-member board.  More...

HASD approves 2008 bond issue refinancing

In an effort to reduce the amount of interest paid on the money still owed on a bond issue from 2008, the Huntingdon Area School Board unanimously approved a resolution during a rescheduled meeting of the board Tuesday night, allowing PNC Bank and Pu More...

BTC Authority seeks answer to unpaid bills

Broad Top City Water Authority officials were asked Tuesday evening to consider ways the authority can stop habitual delinquent customers from letting their water bills go to the last minute. More...

State  Free Access 

Lawmaker questions state’s website contract

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania lawmaker is questioning why Gov. More...

Ohio prosecutor drops charge against groundhog

CINCINNATI (AP) — Phil is off the hook.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Well-known newspaper columnist receives coveted award

75 Years Ago  The State Highways Department opened 235 bids for 24 contracts involving improvement of more than 27 miles of roads. No local projects were listed.  More...

Mount Union Fire Co. honors Firefighter of the Year

It had all the ingredients a banquet should — good food, a few laughs and even a few tears. That is how the Mount Union Volunteer Fire Co. celebrated 2012 Saturday night during its annual awards banquet held in the company’s fire hall. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 27   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 more information, call 684-4884.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Dudley historic site group to restore locomotive

The narrow gauge East Broad Top Railroad normally captures the headlines of the area newspapers because of ongoing efforts to preserve this valuable national treasure. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Baylor stuffs Florida St. 85-47

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament:

OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL  Baylor 85, Florida St. 47  WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner provided a most appropriate goodbye in her final home game for Baylor: a trio of dunks and another double-double.  More...

Bracket Racket

Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your NCAA needs.  More...

LSU knocks out Penn State

BATON ROUGE, La. More...

School News

South Hills announces dean’s list

Among those named to the dean’s list for the winter term at South Hills School of Business and Technology, State College were the following students from the Huntingdon area:  — Andrea Johns, a graphic arts major, S. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband needs to know she is willing to leave

Dear Annie: I am married to a wonderful guy who has a daughter by his ex-girlfriend. I have not yet met my stepdaughter. Her mother has full custody and won’t allow my husband access. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Libra if born before 5:54 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 28, 2013:  More...

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