May 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

CDBG funding plans offered

A tentative plan for the future use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding over the course of the next three years was discussed at Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners.  Huntingdon County grant administrat More...

SHC teams to raise awareness and ‘Spy a Cure Nearby’

Beginning at noon Friday, May 17, 16 teams participating in the Southern Huntingdon (SHC) Relay For Life will be raising money to “Spy a Cure Nearby,” at the track at Southern Huntingdon County High School.  More...

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Local News

Saxton Borough, Liberty Township seats up in spring primary

In the Tuesday, May 21, municipal primary election, the outcome of several seats for Saxton Borough Council may be up in the air, while only one contested spot appears on the ballot in neighboring Liberty Township.  More...

SHCSD teacher recognized by Shippensburg University

At the 26th Annual Exemplary Program Presentations and Awards Luncheon April 26, Dr.  More...

Supervisor seats open in Broad Top, Wood townships

In Broad Top Township, Bedford County, one contested, sixyear supervisor seat will be a included on the Tuesday, May 21, primary election ballot.  Seeking re-election for another six-year term is incumbent Robert Figard, Finleyville. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Tussey Mt. district hires new elementary principal

75 Years Ago  The state highways department will spend $26,279,360 for road construction and railroad grades crossing elimination next summer, beginning June 1, Highways Secretary Roy E. Brownmiller announced.  More...

Business News

Saxton resident’s company revolutionizes sports clothing

As secretary/treasurer, public information officer and partowner of MyKool Inc., Saxton resident Branden Diehl is helping to revolutionize the sports clothing business and equip blue-collar workers with higher quality products to promote their comfor More...

U.S. Silica exceeds sustainability targets

U.S. Silica, which operates a facility in Mapleton, reported recently that the company exceeded all of its 2012 Sustainability Targets, including those for workplace safety, community investment and environmental protection. More...

FNB primes residential mortgage division for growth

First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of FNB Corp. (NYSE: FNB), has announced the recent hiring of David B. Green, CMB, as senior vice president, director of mortgage services. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pens open 2nd round with 4-1 win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Paul Martin and Chris Kunitz scored power-play goals and Pascal Dupuis added his sixth goal of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Tuesday.&nb More...

McCutchen walkoff beats Brewers in 12

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered leading off the bottom of the 12th inning to lift the Pirates to a victory over the Brewers.  McCutchen hit a 2-2 pitch from Mike Fiers (0-2) into the right-center field stands for his fifth home More...

Pacers, Spurs are win away from next round

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Hill scored 26 points and Paul George added 18 points and 14 rebounds Tuesday night, leading the Indiana Pacers to a 93-82 victory over the New York Knicks and a 3-1 lead in the second-round series.  Indiana need More...

School News

Area students receive awards

Juniata College held its Spring Awards Convocation ceremony May 7.  The following local students received awards and prizes:  — Brennan Cornelius of Huntingdon received the William A. More...

Granddaughter of MU couple graduates

Ashley Rebecca Rhone graduates from West Coast Baptist College, Lancaster, Calif., today, Wednesday, May 15.  Rhone earned a bachelor’s degree in religious education with a focus in English, history and teaching English to speakers of othe More...

Huntingdon native honored in national publication

Ruth Ann Coleman, daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Coleman of Huntingdon, has been selected to appear in the 2013 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.”  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Keep an eye on this situation

Dear Annie: I am finally divorced. My ex and I have a minor child together. He has met my new partner, and they get along great while at our son’s sporting events. I thought it would be healthy for our son to see us as friends.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Say ‘eye’ for carrots

Dear Readers: The old saying that CARROTS are good for your eyes is true! More...

Homicide case awaiting reports

Although Kenneth Leighty, 65, Altoona, led investigators to the location of his former daughter in-law Sherry Leighty’s remains on his Warriors Mark Township property Saturday, the investigation into what happened to Ms. More...

Board cuts CTC’s budget

When the Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) opened its preliminary budget for the 2013-14 school year two months ago, the original budget of $2,497,429 did not have the animal science class i More...

County’s first Relay For Life events to kick off Friday afternoon

Huntingdon group to pay tribute to all cancer survivors

Huntingdon Relay For Life event chair Lisa Morgan and American Cancer Society income development representative Heather Lanning may be new to organizing the 24-hour event to raise funds for cancer, but they have a bond much stronger than Relay.  More...

State  Free Access 

Convicted abortion doctor gets life in prison

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies born alive at his rogue clinic dodged a possible death sentence on Tuesday in a hasty post-verdict deal with prosecutors.  More...

State senator sees support to privatize wine, liquor

HARRISBURG (AP) — A second hearing in front of Pennsylvania state senators Tuesday on the liberalization of wine, beer and liquor laws appeared to solidify support for legislation that would allow private-sector sales of wine and liquor, but wo More...

Ex-Justice owes $128,000 in fines, restitution

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin’s campaign corruption conviction will cost her not only three years on house arrest but also nearly $128,000 in fines, restitution and court costs.  More...

World  Free Access 

Tougher drunken driving threshold recommended

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal accident investigators recommended Tuesday that states cut their threshold for drunken driving by nearly half, matching a standard that has substantially reduced highway deaths in other countries.  More...

Senate begins work on massive farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has begun laying the groundwork on a massive farm bill that would cut spending while also creating new subsidies for farmers.  More...

IRS chief: Agency lacked sensitivity in screenings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS acting chief acknowledged Tuesday that the agency demonstrated “a lack of sensitivity” in its screenings of political groups seeking tax-exempt status, but he said those mistakes won’t be repeated.&nb More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 15   Cub Scout Pack 248 p Cub Scout Pack No. 248 will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon. For more information, call 643-5027.  More...

Local Sports

Frederick, Cunningham and White second; five qualify for state meet

District 6-AA Track & Field Championships:

Fultz advances with third in 200   Huntingdon showed up and the District 6-AA track and field championships Tuesday at Altoona’s Mansion Park and got the job done. More...

Williamsburg shuts out Tussey 3-0 in finale

High School Baseball:

Tussey Mountain finished out its season Tuesday, getting shut out by visiting Williamsburg 3-0 in an ICC inter-divisional contest in Saxton.  The Titans were coming off a loss Monday in Alexandria without a hit. More...

Tussey wins 15-2; Hornets end season

High School Softball:

Tussey Mountain’s softball team scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie Tuesday afternoon at Juniata Valley, then erupted for 11 markers in the fifth to sew up a 15-2 ICC inter-divisional win over the Hornets.  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Erb-Cowan

Cathy Cowan and James Erb were united in marriage Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Living Water Christian Outreach Center, Three Springs. The Rev. Denny Hunsinger presided over the 8:30 a.m. ceremony.  Darrell Moore served as best man.  More...

Births

Chad and Jessica (Davis) Brower of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Stella Kate Brower, May 9, 2013, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. More...

Juniata Valley seniors hold April meeting

The Juniata Valley Senior Citizens board of directors and membership meeting was held April 17 at the Juniata Valley Senior Center, Petersburg.  The meeting was called to order by president Bob Wargo. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 16, 2013:  More...

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