April 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

SNAP recipients dropping in county

The number of people in Huntingdon County on food stamps, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), has decreased in the past year, which mirrors the findings statewide, according to state Department of Welfare officials.  More...

Police warn against cyber crimes

The ever-changing world of technology has created a different crime-solving scenario for local and state police in recent years. More...

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Huntingdon Borough Council hears rodent and trash issues

During the public comment period at the end of Tuesday’s Huntingdon Borough Council meeting, resident Greg Gutshall asked borough council members what they are going to do about the rat problem in the area of Eighth and Washington streets.  More...

Alexandria, Petersburg ballots to carry few names

When voters in the boroughs of Alexandria and Petersburg go to the polls Tuesday, May 21, they will find no names in some of the offices which are up for election in the spring primary.  At this point in time there are no contested races for may More...

Mount Union Area High School Honor Rolls

Curtis Whitesel, principal at Mount Union Area High School, has announced the following honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2012-13 school year. They are as follows:  Grade 9  Distinguished  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, April 20 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. Sunday, April 21 More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Friday’s mid-after heavy rains wreaked havoc on the area’s diamond activity, wiping out the entire schedule. More...

Curve postponed

Mother nature would not allow the Altoona Curve and Harrisburg Senators to play their regularly-scheduled game Friday night with rain pouring on the field at Metro Bank Park. More...

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In his first year as men’s head volleyball coach, Huntingdon native Greg Walker led the Pfeiffer University squad to the 2013 Conference Carolinas men’s volleyball tournament championship More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Colton Warner Grissinger who turns 3 years old today, Saturday, April 20, 2013. His proud parents are Bryan Grissinger and BK Powell of Three Springs. More...

Elco retirees to hold April breakfast

For the second time this year, retired and former Elco employees were unable to attend the Elco breakfast. Due to the snowy weather, no one was able to get to the March breakfast.  More...

A card shower can brighten someone’s day

Celebrating birthdays or anniversaries or just spreading get well cheer? More...

Annie's Mailbox

You have unrealistic expectations

Dear Annie: I’m a 70-year-old woman, still attractive and athletic. I have been dating “Sam,” age 74, for nearly three years. More...

Doctor K

Read nutrition labels to find ‘whole truth’

DEAR DOCTOR K: These days everything in the supermarket claims to contain whole grains, from sugary cereals to my favorite chips. How do I know which foods are healthy whole grains?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, April 22, 2013:  More...

Water plant bids await approval

Representatives from six competing contractors were on hand Friday afternoon during the opening of the bids for the first phase of the proposed water treatment facility upgrades to the Huntingdon water plant. More...

Planning board looks at Sheetz plans

During Thursday night’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission, representatives of Sheetz Inc. More...

Spring allergen levels to increase

Spring is in the air, and as seasonal allergy sufferers know, so is plenty of pollen.  “Right now, tree pollen levels are pretty high,” said Jessie Mosley, D.O., a family care physician at Huntingdon Family Care Center, 835 Washingto More...

World  Free Access 

Boston bomb suspect captured

WATERTOWN, Mass. More...

General News

Rush jams into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rush fans can relax. The band is now officially in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  More...

Beach Boys memorabilia on auction block

LONDON (AP) — The material sat in a Florida storage facility for many years, apparently forgotten, until the storage company finally sold it off in bulk because payments had not been made.  More...

Hunting Allegheny Portage Railroad heritage

We hadn’t been out of the car for 30 seconds and Greg already was sticking his head into a deteriorating concrete box beside the parking area.  “It’s a water valve,” announced Greg. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pettitte, Yankees down Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Andy Pettitte pitched effectively into the eighth inning, Travis Hafner homered and had two RBIs, and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 9-4 on Friday night.  Lyle Overbay and Vernon Wells also went deep against More...

Richards gets first hat trick; Rangers win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Rangers scored five times in a span of less than 3 minutes and Brad Richards notched his first NHL hat trick in an 8-4 rout of the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.  More...

Pirates’ offense rolls in 6-0 win over Braves

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Wandy Rodriguez pitched so well, he made his manager almost consider giving him 10 days rest between all his starts.  Rodriguez faced the minimum while throwing seven innings of 1-hit ball to and help the Pittsburgh Pirat More...

Religion News

Even in desert retreat, monks feel Egypt’s turmoil

ST. ANTHONY’S MONASTERY, Egypt (AP) — In a cave here high in the desert mountains of eastern Egypt, the man said to be the father of monasticism took refuge from the temptations of the world some 17 centuries ago. More...

Sister of kidnapped Jesuit priest criticizes Pope Francis in court

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  AP) — Pope Francis was harshly criticized on Thursday in an Argentine courtroom, where a woman said he didn’t help protect her brother from the country’s military dictatorship.  More...

Obamas attend tribute to Boston Marathon bombing victims

BOSTON (AP) — Crowds lined sidewalks around a Boston cathedral Thursday, looking for comfort and to lend support as an interfaith service that included remarks by President Barack Obama paid tribute to marathon bombing victims.  More...

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