April 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

AAA council backs food service hike

The tri-county Area Agency on Aging’s (AAA) Citizens Advisory Council Friday morning recommended the county commissioners approve a three percent increase in its food service agreement with Nutrition Group/ PCN of Ford City. More...

Families dedicate Autism Awareness Month to education, advocacy

Paul and Deb Bair of Hesston, like any proud parents, beam as they talk about their son, Paul, who is 32 years old and lives in Mount Union. More...

State  Free Access 

Philly man sentenced for killing neighbor over dog waste

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man will spend 20 to 40 years behind bars for killing his neighbor in a dispute over dog waste.  A judge on Friday sentenced 28-year-old Tyrirk Harris in the February 2012 shooting death of Franklin Manue More...

General News

Internet sales tax bill to hit roadblock in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to require Internet shoppers to pay sales taxes for online purchases may be cruising through the Senate but it will soon hit a roadblock in the House.  “There’s a lot of political difficulty getting thr More...

Senate bill targets large compounding pharmacies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Large specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year would be subject to federal safety inspections and manufacturing standards, under a new Senate proposal introduced Friday.  More...

In political fight, Obama backs Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Friday to join Planned Parenthood in fighting against what he said were efforts across the country to turn women’s health back to the 1950s.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Knicks put Celtics on brink

BOSTON (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored 26 points and the New York Knicks moved to the brink of their first playoff series victory in 13 years, routing the Boston Celtics 90-76 on Friday night in Game 3 of the first-round series.  More...

Kenseth wins Richmond pole

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Te’o headed to San Diego, Smith to Jets

NEW YORK (AP) — Manti Te’o and Geno Smith provided the sizzle previously missing from the NFL draft.  Te’o is headed to San Diego, Smith is a Jet, and Radio City Music Hall shook with the kind of noise usually heard in stadiums More...

Religion News

Palestinian Christians battle Israel barrier route

BEIT JALA, West Bank (AP) — Palestinians in this Christian village are hoping the new pope can succeed where others have failed — pressing Israel to drop plans to build a stretch of its West Bank separation barrier through their picturesq More...

Woman to be ordained by Catholic dissidents

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Philly judge defends church official’s trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge is defending her decisions in the trial of the first Catholic Church official in the United States to be charged and convicted in the cover-up of the priest abuse scandal.  Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge M. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There’s no reason for a crisis

Dear Annie: Since my husband discovered that his parents are first cousins, he’s been having an emotional crisis that I can’t help him with. More...

Doctor K

Right words give doctors clues for treating neck pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: My neck hurts, but my doctor hasn’t been able to figure out why. I think if I had the words to better describe my pain, it might give him the clues he needs. Can you help?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 5:21 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, April 29, 2013:  More...

Dealership’s former owner recalls history of red barn

The big red barn along Route 22 in Smithfield Township has been a landmark in Huntingdon for over 40 years and has been the home to car dealerships ever since it was constructed in 1974, including Rog Garner Chevrolet, Buick and Cadillac from 1983 un More...

SIM program funding at risk

After years of small cuts, the state’s Science in Motion (SIM) program saw its budget slashed by two-thirds last year. More...

Candidates’ signs must follow code

As the Tuesday, May 21, primary election draws closer, the county’s roadways and are becoming more littered with campaign signs seeking support of local candidates.  While the signs typically feature a name and the office for which they ar More...

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Local News

PennDOT work schedule for the week of April 29

Warren W. Rourke, county maintenance manager of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, announced the list of improvements and maintenance operations scheduled in Huntingdon County during the week of April 29 to May 3.   More...

Area brief

World Tai Chi Day

HUNTINGDON BORO. — Huntingdon Tai Chi will celebrate World Tai Chi and Chi Gung Day at Portstown Park from 12:30- 2:30 p.m. today, Saturday, April 27. The class is free and open to all ages and abilities.   More...

Police Log

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, April 27 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the Fiårst United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. Sunday, April 28 More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon tops Tyrone 10-3

Huntingdon’s Kyra Shea finished with three hits during Friday afternoon’s Mountain League contest with Tyrone, including a pair of two-run singles over the last two innings that helped Huntingdon blow open a close game and roll to a 10-3 More...

Bearcats hold off Hornets for win

Huntingdon scored five runs with the help of a couple Juniata Valley errors in the third inning Friday at Blair’s Field. More...

Trojans outlast Branch

The “never-give-up” attitude paid off for the Mount Union girls’ softball team Friday night, scoring two runs in the top of the eighth inning to edge West Branch 3-1 at Allport in an Inter County Conference North match-up.  More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Michael Lee Kester, 715 Washington St., Huntingdon, and Patricia Ann Crouse, also of Huntingdon.  Michael Allen Williams, 19231 Loves Valley Road, Orbisonia, and Amber Michele Seachrist, also of Orbisonia.  Damen Lee Grove, 20 Groves Lane, More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 1 YEAR OLD! Caitlin Ruth Bilger celebrates her 1st birthday today, Saturday, April 27, 2013. She is the daughter of proud parents, Renee Schmidt and Tommy Bilger. More...

Births

Travis and Richelle Boyd of Petersburg are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Blayke-Lynn Radawn Boyd, April 14, 2013, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

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