April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

ORFC to update box alarms

Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co. More...

County R&R warns of possible deed scam

Huntingdon County Register and Recorder Jinny Cooper would like county residents to be aware of a highly overpriced service offering new home buyers certified copies of their deeds.  More...

Local News

ORJMA board hears status of fire hydrants in twin boroughs

Members of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) heard the status of the fire hydrants in the twin boroughs from Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Huntingdon council considers Warm Springs wall ownership

The wall along Warm Springs Avenue between 11th and 12th streets continues to be a topic of discussion among the members of Huntingdon Borough Council.  The subject was discussed during Tuesday’s meeting of the council’s public safe More...

West Twp. supervisors discuss Globe Run Road

The following items were discussed at the regular meeting of the West Township supervisors April 2.  Resident Tom Brantner questioned when repairs are going to be made to Globe Run Road. Chairman Thomas Coffman Jr. More...

World  Free Access 

Texas college knife attack suspect to be in court

HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a Houston-area college is set to make his first court appearance since being charged in the attack.  Dylan Quick was to be in a Houston courtroom this morning.  The More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 11   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...

Local Sports

Rockets knock off Fannett-Metal 8-0

High School Softball:

Southern Huntingdon belted a dozen hits off Fannett-Metal’s allstar ace pitcher Blair Lauthers during Wednesday afternoon’s home contest, while Rocket hurlers Brianna Brodbeck and Julisa Zinobile combined for a two-hitter as Southern sent More...

Junior High Results

Baseball  Claysburg 10 Tussey Mountain 5   Tussey Mountain’s junior high baseball team couldn’t maintain the momentum of Tuesday’s initial win of the season. More...

JC’s Decker earns second LC honor

After pitching a three hit shutout against conference rival Catholic University Sunday, junior Kelsey Decker (Waynesboro) was named Landmark Conference Pitcher of the Week, the organization announced Monday. More...

Editorial

Consider the hidden costs of war

April 15 isn’t just Tax Day. It’s also known as the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. People around the world mark the occasion by protesting the vast resources allocated to militaries, often at the cost of human needs.  More...

Nixing the I-word

The Associated Press recently announced a major change in the way it describes people with an unlawful presence in the United States. More...

It’s time to break up the banks

Moments of consensus between left and right don’t come frequently in Washington, and we should heed them when they occur.  Right now, that means breaking up the banks.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County Holstein members honored at annual meeting

The Huntingdon County Holstein Association welcomed over 100 members and guests to its annual meeting an dinner at the Shavers Creek Community Building March 23.  A dairy bar was provided by Couch’s Store, McAlevys Fort, and served by the More...

PSU develops technology to reduce manure pit deaths

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) have published a new, international standard to vent confined animal manure storage facilities used at large livestock operations. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t speculate on a reason

Dear Annie: I work for a small family-owned company, and there are fewer than 10 employees. There is no office cleaning service. For years, one of the employees has been compensated for cleaning the building after hours. More...

Doctor K

Dietary changes bring relief from gastroparesis

DEAR DOCTOR K: A friend has a condition called gastroparesis. Could you explain what it is and how it can be treated?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Track makes the man

In 1984, young NASCAR car owner Rick Hendrick was down to his last dollar and thought about skipping the race at Martinsville Speedway, but his driver, Geoff Bodine, talked him into plunking down the entry fee.  More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Tough times for a rookie at Martinsville. Should we be surprised?   More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple of questions we just had to ask — ourselves

Junior got dumped from atop the points standings. Will he return?   More...

EITC available to area families

As the tax deadline approaches, U.S. Senator Bob Casey explained the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is available for families who are eligible when filling their taxes during a conference call Wednesday.  More...

County jobless rates drop

After jumping by nearly a point in January, Huntingdon County’s unemployment rate fell by 1.3 percent in February to 9.3 percent, .4 percent lower than it was at the end of 2012, according to the most recent workforce information released by th More...

JVSB asked to create early admission policy

Juniata Valley School District residents David Corbin and his wife, Roseanna, have requested the Juniata Valley School Board look at creating a policy in which children close to school age can start kindergarten. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Paterno’s widow: We were ignorant of sex predators

HARRISBURG (AP) — Joe Paterno’s widow said Wednesday that she and her husband were ignorant about sexual predators like Jerry Sandusky and did not realize that the former Penn State assistant football coach was abusing the boys he met thr More...

Lost Civil War ring returned to kin of soldier

READING (AP) — A ring lost by a Union soldier from Pennsylvania during the Civil War has completed a long journey home.  The ring was worn by Levi Schlegel, a Reading-area native who is believed to have lost it nearly 150 years ago at an e More...

Perp claims defender’s office ‘safest place’ for drug deals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A drug dealing suspect met with an undercover officer at the county public defender’s office after the officer was told by a middle man “this is the safest place to do these deals,” city police said in a crim More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Two vie for county schools position

75 Years Ago  April 16 is the last day for Huntingdon County electors to register in order to cast a ballot at the Primary election May 17. More...

Area brief

Krislund to dedicate new Resurrection Lodge and cabins   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Favored Tiger faces many challengers

AUGUSTA, Ga. More...

Lakers closer to playoff berth

PORTLAND, Ore. More...

Bruins retake lead in Northeast

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregory Campbell scored twice in a three-goal first period and the Boston Bruins regained first place in the Northeast Division with a 5-4 victory over the reeling New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Treat your family to dressed up desserts

Classic sweet treats like pound cake are delicious on their own — and with a few simple ingredients, they can be dressed up to make any day more special.  These recipes highlight the classic, homemade taste of Sara Lee Pound Cake. More...

Fitness tips to get ready for summer months

Whether you want to get your body ready for swimsuit season or stay fit during the summer months, it’s important to find a fitness routine that you can maintain. These tips will help you get motivated and keep moving for a healthier body.  More...

Send Greetings to. . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Ira “Ray” Corbin of Cassville who celebrates his 80th birthday Thursday, April 18, 2013. He would love to hear from his family and friends on his special day. Greetings may be sent to P.O. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 12, 2013:  More...

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