June 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Penelec customers to see rate increase

Penelec customers might want to turn the air conditioners back and begin conserving energy, as they’ll see a rate increase of about 12 percent in their bill beginning this month.  More...

Residents urged to visit state parks

June marks the beginning of national Great Outdoors Month. More...

Local News

Huntingdon House happenings

Walk to End Violence to be held in memory of Michael Ayers

Huntingdon House will be hosting the inaugural Walk to End Violence Saturday, June 8. This walkathon will be held at Detwiler Memorial Field. More...

Area brief

MU Kiwanis Club to host fishing derby   More...

Chamber anticipates reaching membership goal

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce gained five new members during the month of May. Chamber membership director Mike Balchin shared the information with the board during its meeting monthly meeting Monday at the J.C. More...

World  Free Access 

Manning trial takes on cloak and dagger feel

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Pfc. Bradley Manning’s courtmartial over the leak of hundreds of thousands of classified documents has been all about secrecy and security, and his trial has taken on a cloak and dagger feel, too.  More...

Auto sales roar back in May, led by pickups

DETROIT (AP) — Full-size pickups once again dominated U.S. auto sales in May, as small businesses — increasingly confident in the economy — raced to replace the aging pickups they held on to during the recession.  More...

CareCredit to offer safeguards

ALBANY, N.Y. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Dodgers rally to beat Padres

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Yasiel Puig homered twice and drove in five runs in his second major league game, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally for a 9-7 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.  More...

Leonard eyes LeBron matchup

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Hours away from drawing the toughest defensive assignment of his two-year career with the San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard wasn’t feverishly taking mental notes of how to guard LeBron James.  More...

Red Sox rout Rangers

BOSTON (AP) — Jackie Bradley Jr. hit his first career homer and had three RBIs, and the Boston Red Sox set season highs for hits and runs in a 17-5 rout of the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.  More...

School News

Allegany College of Md. announces graduates

Allegany College of Maryland graduated 393 students for the third-largest class in its history at recent 51st commencement exercises on the Cumberland campus. More...

Local student participates in pinning ceremony

The Malone University School of Nursing and Health Sciences recently held a pinning ceremony for graduating nurses prior to the commencement ceremony earlier this month.  More...

Area man awarded legacy scholarship at BJU

Bob Jones University recently announced Benjamin Kilian of Warriors Mark as a recipient of the BJU Legacy Scholarship.  The BJU Legacy Scholarship is awarded to students who have at least one parent who graduated from BJU. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPES

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Taurus if born before 3:36 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 6, 2013:  More...

County approves grant

Funds will provide low-income housing

The Center for Community Action’s (CCA) grants manager Stacey Tice and the Juniata Valley Behavioral Developmental Services (JVBDS) administrator Christopher Wysocki presented a grant proposal to the Huntingdon County Commissioners during their More...

Smithfield tables levee certification

The Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors tabled a motion to fund the levee recertification during its monthly meeting Tuesday.  The motion was tabled because only two of the three supervisors were present. More...

Awareness key to summer safety

With area graduations wrapping up this week, another school year has ended and summer vacation will begin. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Sebelius won’t intervene in girl’s transplant case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. More...

Schedules show Corbett working on re-election

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Key Pa. senator still deciding beer, liquor bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — How much the Pennsylvania treasury will suffer from privatizing state-controlled wine and liquor sales — and how to keep prices from rising in such a system — will be among the many questions a key state senator wi More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

E.M. Foster awarded Huntingdon street contract

75 Years Ago  More...

Business News

HCBI to sponsor scholarship to Free Enterprise Week

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW) is a week-long intensive program that educates high school students about the American free enterprise system. More...

Local Sports

Outstanding Senior Student/Athletes

Juniata Valley

ABBIE ZINOBILE   Parents: Mike and Brenda Zinobile of Petersburg.  Sports Played (letters won): Earned 11 letters in three varsity sports — volleyball (3), basketball (4) and softball (4).  More...

Trojans, Rockets set for PIAA quarterfinals

Mount Union baseball and Southern Huntingdon softball will continue their respective postseason sojourns with quarterfinal games against District Seven opponents Thursday afternoon.  Mount Union (19-5), the District 6-AA runner-up, will square o More...

Lambo’s blast lifts Altoona past Reading

Andrew Lambo blasted a two-run, walk-off homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to jettison the Curve to a 7-6 victory over the Reading Fightin Phils Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Hawn descendants gather for 55th reunion

For 55 years, descendants of Henry and Margaret (Corbin) Hawn, originally of the Raystown and Donation areas, have met for a reunion each June. More...

‘Women’s Passport to Good Health’ event planned

The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital will host a member’s only event, “Women’s Passport to Good Health: from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 10, at the J.C. Blair Education Center, Huntingdon.  More...

Create a restful retreat for relaxation

Every woman knows it can be hard to work in a little personal time.  A recent survey conducted with women found that twothirds of respondents wished they had a special place to treat themselves and indulge in a little luxury. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is a scam

Dear Annie: I have worked for many years at a small family owned company. I believe my boss has been the victim of a scam, but I can’t tell her.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A life-threatening caper

Dear Heloise: As a reader of The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La., I’m not being too dramatic when I say that you may have saved my adult daughter’s life, or at the very least prevented an episode of anaphylaxis. More...

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