April 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

SHCSB members hear various presentations

Members of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board heard two presentations at Tuesday evening’s workshop meeting that will be added to the agenda at the regular board meeting.  More...

Spring road work begins in Broad Top Twp.

The Broad Top Township Supervisors Tuesday night awarded several bids to companies that will be involved in road maintenance and wastewater collection and treatment system projects in the municipality.  On hand for the meeting, held in the towns More...

Local News

DCNR investigating brush fire

Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top (RW&BT) Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Area briefs

Alexandria Pike Road to close for paving   More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Special guests attend meeting

75 Years Ago  High school students from all over Huntingdon County will gather at Huntingdon High School to take part in the county elimination contests of the Pennsylvania Forensic and Music League. R.F. More...

Business News

Wise Tire & Auto Center opens

Huntingdon County residents traveling along Route 22 in Alexandria may have seen a new business crop up recently.  Since February, David Wise of Wise Tire & Auto Center had been busy preparing for his grand opening, which was March 1, and he More...

Real Estate Transfers

March 11, 2013  Darin M. Hoover and Jonelle E. Hoover, grantors, to Darin M. Hoover and Jonelle E. Hoover, property in Porter Township, $1.  Glenn E. Houp and Linda G. Houp, grantors, to Glenn E. Houp Trust, Linda G. Houp Trust, Glenn E. More...

Automakers report US sales up in March

DETROIT (AP) — March is turning out to be the best month for auto sales in at least six years.  Major automakers including Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, General Motors and Nissan all reported increases, with some reporting their best monthly tot More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Suits consolidated

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two wrongful-death lawsuits over the suicide of Pro Bowler Junior Seau have been consolidated with NFL concussion litigation in Philadelphia.  More...

Notre Dame, Louisville advance

NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament:

NORFOLK, Va. More...

Dodgers blank Giants 3-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched two-hit ball over eight innings, giving the San Francisco Giants a 3-0 win against the Dodgers while overshadowing the major league debut of high-priced Los Angeles pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu on Tuesday ni More...

School News

Local woman graduates from IUP

Jessica Lynn Reif of Huntingdon has completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of December 2012.  Reif earned her bachelor of science degree in finance.   More...

Slippery Rock releases fall 2012 dean’s list

Slippery Rock University students from across Pennsylvania and the nation earned dean’s list honors during fall semester 2012, which ended Dec. More...

Area students recognized for scholastic achievement

Among those named to the dean’s list for the winter term at South Hills School of Business and Technology, Altoona were the following students from Huntingdon County:  — MacKenzie Locke, an administrative professional major of Shade More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t tell boyfriend how to arrange visitation

Dear Annie: I have been dating my boyfriend for four years. We both have children from our previous relationships and share custody with our exes. Until recently, we had our kids on the same weekends. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Aquarius if born after 1:41 a.m. (PDT). Before that time, the Moon is in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 4, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Fire danger high in county today

Many counties in central Pennsylvania, including Huntingdon County, have been put under a red flag warning from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, as conditions are ripe for fire danger in the county.  More...

FEMA to certify flood levee

Smithfield Township supervisors learned during their monthly meeting Monday the flood protection levee that runs through the municipality will need to be recertified to confirm its safety as part of the Federal Emergency Management’s (FEMA) lev More...

Crash numbers drop in area

While the state saw an increase in highway deaths in 2012, Huntingdon County reported 31 less crashes during the year according to numbers released by PennDOT earlier this week.  Despite the rise in the state numbers, the year still ranked as th More...

State  Free Access 

Northeast drilling boom threatens forest wildlife

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hawks swoop in and gobble up songbirds. Raccoons feast on nests of eggs they never could have reached before. More...

Ex-trooper shot estranged wife twice

PHILIPSBURG (AP) — The coroner says a former state trooper shot his estranged wife twice in the chest before turning the shotgun on himself last week inside the supermarket where she worked.  Clearfield County Coroner Mike Morris said Tues More...

World  Free Access 

New results reveal increased cancer risk

NEW YORK (AP) — A huge international effort involving more than 100 institutions and genetic tests on 200,000 people has uncovered dozens of signposts in DNA that can help reveal further a person’s risk for breast, ovarian or prostate can More...

Colleges, theaters to create new Civil War plays

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four major universities are joining theater companies in Boston, Baltimore, Washington and Atlanta in a project to commission new plays, music and dance compositions about the Civil War and its lasting legacy 150 years later.& More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 3   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...

Local Sports

700 and counting

Trojans blank Juniata Valley 10-0 for milestone victory

A two-out single with the bases loaded by Mount Union’s Cory Kylor drove in a pair of runs and brought an end to another routine 10-0 victory for the Trojans.  But, this win over visiting Juniata Valley was anything but routine, it was the More...

Unbeaten Trojans romp

High School Softball:

The Mount Union softball team came out swinging in the first inning, putting up 10 runs on the way to win a 16-1, threeinning victory over visiting Juniata Valley in an Inter-County Conference North match up in Mount Union Tuesday afternoon.  More...

Rockets debut with win over Tigers

The Southern Huntingdon baseball team opened the season, moving its game to Fannett- Metal High School and came away with a 10-0 Inter-County Conference South victory in five innings Tuesday afternoon.  More...

People/Pastimes

Tips for enjoying a smarter snack

Did you ever find yourself skipping a meal so you could enjoy a snack? Well you’re not alone. More...

United in Marriage

Watkin-Marcello

Monica Marcello and Scott Samuel Watkin, both of Houston, Texas, were united in marriage Jan. 31, 2013, at Tunnel’s Beach, Kauii, Hawaii. The Rev. Steven Hurley presided over the 3 p.m. double ring ceremony.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Betty Schell of Huntingdon, who will celebrate her 90th birthday Friday, April 5, 2013. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

‘Mothers’ found floating in vinegar

Dear Readers: Guess what I found lurking in my pantry? A bottle of NATURAL RICE VINEGAR with algaelike growth floating in it.  The manufacturer was very helpful with answers to my questions. More...

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