April 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorcycle crash claims local man

A motorcycle crash in Cameron County claimed the life of a Huntingdon man April 21.  Brad Douglas Park, 49, of 523 13th St., was pronounced dead by Cameron County Coroner Theodore Walters at the scene of the accident on Route 555, about one-tent More...

Employers honor administrative professionals

Today is Administrative Professional’s Day, a day set aside to recognize the hard work of office staff around the world.  Baring little resemblance to the secretaries of yesteryear, today’s administrative assistants have a vital role More...

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Report: Richest 7 percent got richer during recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — The richest Americans got richer during the first two years of the economic recovery while average net worth declined for the other 93 percent of U.S. households, says a report released Tuesday.   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

PRR to begin summer schedule

75 Years Ago  With the advent of daylight saving time in the larger cities April 25, the Pennsylvania Railroad will inaugurate its summer schedule of passenger service over its entire system. More...

Business News

Northwest Bancshares announces first quarter earnings, dividend declaration

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NasdaqGS: NWBI) announced net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, of $15.3 million, or 17 cents per diluted share. More...

Kish Bank appoints two new executives

Kish Bank has announced the appointment of two senior executives, Walter Kay to the position of senior vice president, senior information officer and William J. Hoyne to the position of executive vice president and chief credit officer.  More...

Kish Financial Solutions VP earns Blue Chip Circle status

Wade Curry, vice president of Kish Financial Solutions, has been recognized by Mass Mutual Financial Group for achieving Blue Chip Circle status.  Based on performance, Blue Chip Circle recognizes the top five percent of representatives nationa More...

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Bucs beat Phillies 2-0

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jeff Locke finally put it all together while the Phillies offense continued its seasonlong search for answers.  Locke pitched six strong innings of two-hit ball and Gaby Sanchez homered off Cole Hamels to lead the Pitts More...

BCS replaced by CFP

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Bowl Championship Series will be replaced by the College Football Playoff.  More...

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School News

Tussey Mountain High School Honor Rolls

Tussey Mountain High School has announced the following students have achieved honor roll status for the third marking period of the 2012-13 school year:  Grade 7  High Honor Roll  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Do not tolerate such comments ANNIE

Dear Annie: When I was 11 years old, I made an insulting remark to one of my older sister’s teenage friends, teasing her about her acne. The next day, my mother loudly confronted me about it, and my grandmother and sister joined in.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Libra if born before 3:25 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 25, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

HCCTC’s board looks at options

As part of its decision to keep the animal science and horticulture classes open until the 2014- 15 school year, members of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center’s (HCCTC) Joint Operating Committee’s (JOC) curriculum committe More...

House Hunt guides first-time buyers

Representatives from local banks and real estate companies gathered for Tuesday night’s House Hunt event to give presentations on a wide range of topics for hopeful first-time home buyers. More...

Commissioners hear county agency reports

Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners saw directors from different county agencies present updates on their endeavors and practices.  The morning kicked off with Huntingdon County Conservation District director Andy Patt More...

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Three murder charges against abortion doc tossed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge tossed three of eight murder charges Tuesday in the highprofile trial of an abortion doctor accused of killing babies prosecutors say were born alive at a clinic they dubbed “a house of horrors.”  More...

State House passes abortion limits under health law

HARRISBURG (AP) — A bill to prevent coverage for most abortions under the insurance marketplace being set up as part of the federal health care overhaul is on its way to the Pennsylvania Senate after approval Tuesday by the House.  The Hou More...

Sandusky charity to transfer programs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has ruled that the Pennsylvania charity for troubled youths started by convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky can transfer $200,000 and other small assets to a Texas ministry, which will assume operations of some programs. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 24   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...

Around The Broad Top

Celebrate 100th anniversary of historic Lincoln Highway

Spring has finally showed its long-lost face in the Raystown Region as many area vacationers begin planning for their weekend get-a-ways or summer vacations. More...

Local Sports

’Cats, Rockets sweep twinbills; Titans win

High School Softball:

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Eagles outsted by Scranton

Landmark Conference Men’s Tennis:

The Juniata College men’s tennis team was unable to steal a victory from the top seeded Scranton Royals, falling 5-0 Tuesday afternoon. The match was called short after Scranton had officially clinched a victory. More...

Rocket boys, Hornet girls each win twice

High School Track & Field:

Three area scholastic track teams gathered Tuesday afternoon at Mount Union. More...

People/Pastimes

Scouts clean up

Scouts from Troop and Pack 4494 of Robertsdale and their families spent a day picking up trash along Route 994 from the intersection of Route 26 to the intersection of Route 3001. More...

TOPS members enjoy success

The members of Mount Union Chapter of Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) are proud of those who were recognized as 2013 division winners. They were all devoted to hard work in order to reach their weight loss goals for 2012.  More...

Births

Matthew and Lindsey (Duffey) Shaffer are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Matelyn Bly Shaffer, at 3:23 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013, at Somerset Hospital. At birth, Matelyn weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Canning grease

Dear Heloise: After cooking greasy foods such as bacon, the GREASE is poured into a metal can (example: coffee) and placed in the freezer with the original lid.  After the can is full, the lid is taped and the can is placed in the trash bag on p More...

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