May 1, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

March jobless rate drop deceiving

At 8.7 percent, Huntingdon County’s March unemployment rate measured the lowest since December 2008, but analysts warn those numbers can be deceiving.  More...

BTC water leak found, repaired

The source of a 450,000 gallon per month leak in Broad Top City Borough’s water system has been found and repaired, according to authority vice chairman and part-time system operator Lynn Duvall. More...

Local News

First quarter rain totals behind last year

Huntingdon County received 2.03 inches of rain in March, which measured .76 inches above what fell in February. More...

Area brief

Huntingdon Relay For Life meeting   HUNTINGDON BORO. — The Huntingdon Relay for Life will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Detwiler Memorial Field. More...

Huntingdon House happenings

A big thank you

Thank you! On behalf of Huntingdon House, I would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge thank you to all of those who helped make our past few events a success.  More...

World  Free Access 

FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods

WASHINGTON (AP) — For people seeking an energy boost, companies are increasing their offerings of foods with added caffeine. A new caffeinated gum may have gone too far.  More...

Business News

Huntingdon’s Dairy Queen begins season with new owner

In addition to seeing flowers in bloom and leaves appearing on trees as a sign of spring, many county folks also think of Dairy Queen on Route 22 in Henderson Township opening once again for the season.  This year, Dairy Queen opened in February More...

ProCare Physical Therapy joins US Physical Therapy

ProCare Physical Therapy, headquartered in Hollidaysburg, has entered into a strategic partnership with U.S. Physical Therapy, Inc., a national provider of outpatient physical therapy services.  More...

HCBI passes resolution to support transportation proposal

Huntingdon County Business and Industry, Inc. (HCBI) passed a resolution at its monthly board meeting April 22 in support of state Sen. John Rafferty’s proposal to increase funding for transportation projects. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Nuggets stay alive

NBA Playoffs:

DENVER (AP) — Kenneth Faried brought the energy and the Denver Nuggets rediscovered their toughness in time to stave off elimination Tuesday night with a 107-100 win over the Golden State Warriors.  More...

Blues open with win

NHL Playoffs:

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alex Steen stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a short-handed goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.  More...

Brewers outslug Pirates 12-8

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Rickie Weeks was so fed up with his season-long slump that he called Brewers hitting coach Johnny Narron for some early batting practice Tuesday.  The extra work sure paid off for Weeks, who broke out with a three-run home More...

School News

Local man graduates from Clarion

Clair Miller has graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education English. He also has a state certification to teach grades 7-12 in English. More...

Little Jewels Preschool

At right, Little Jewels Preschool, Pogue, sponsored a food drive for the Southern Huntingdon County Food Bank. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 2, 2013:  More...

PSP charge five in copper thefts

State police at Huntingdon have charged five individuals who stole copper from Verizon telephone wires along Route 22 in Brady Township Feb. 8 through April 17. More...

Fatal accident still under investigation

Huntingdon County coroner Paul Sharum released information Tuesday pertaining to the cause of death of Mapleton Borough Mayor Oran “Butch” Woodward Sr. Mr. More...

MU pulls together for unity events

Last year, the Mount Union community set aside a Saturday in May to put their backs and hearts into beautifying their community. More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State to put $20M into its online academy

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State University is funneling $20 million into its online learning academy and hopes to nearly quadruple enrollment.  More...

Abortion doctor’s murder trial goes to jury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia jury began weighing murder charges Tuesday against a doctor charged with killing five people, including four viable babies allegedly born alive in what authorities describe as illegal, late-term abortions rout More...

Lawmakers, officials disclose gifts, travel

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania state lawmakers and other public officials are disclosing gifts, travel and other financial details in annual reports due with the State Ethics Commission.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

TV cable system under new management

75 Years Ago  The Select Merchandise Campaign which has been in progress in Huntingdon for the past month came to a close with the tabulating of the votes and the awarding of prizes. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 1   Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet from 7-8 p.m. at the Singer’s Gap United Methodist Church, 16290 Hill Valley Road, Mount Union. For information, call 386-5813.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcats, Trojans, Hornets and Rockets win

High School Baseball:

Huntingdon 10 Penns Valley 4   Huntingdon kept the momentum going with good hitting, base-running and defense in a home game against Penns Valley Tuesday. More...

Trojans slam Glendale; Garlock homer lifts Rockets

High School Softball:

Mount Union 20, Glendale 1   The Mount Union softball team wasted no time putting 11 runs on the score board in the first inning in a 20-1 defeat of Glendale in three innings in an Inter-County Conference North rematch at Flinton Tuesday afterno More...

Aeros blank Curve 5-0

Akron returned the favor Tuesday night, shutting out the Altoona Curve 5-0 at Peoples Natural Gas Field, one night after the Curve shut out the Aeros. More...

People/Pastimes

Local teen presented with Eagle Scout rank

Justin Levi Walker, a member of Boy Scout Troop 71 of Three Springs, was presented with the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout, at a Court of Honor held April 13, at the First Baptist Church of Three Springs.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Newspaper dilemma can be resolved simply

Dear Annie: Recently, my wife and I stayed for four days at the home of one of her school chums. The gals yakked until late at night, so I was the first one up every morning. I’m an early riser anyway. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

The meaning of ‘al dente’

Dear Heloise: What does the term “AL DENTE” mean when you are cooking pasta? — Clark R., via email  More...

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