September 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Child passenger safety highlighted

Every day, parents and guardians take little steps to ensure the health and safety of their children.  More...

SHCSB hears support staff bids

Though no official action was taken, outsourcing of the cafeteria and custodial staff, a topic of contention in the school district for over a year now, was a subject of discussion at the regular meeting of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board More...

Local News

Outbuilding destroyed

Crews from Petersburg, Warriors Mark-Franklin and Alexandria volunteer fire companies were dispatched to Schoolhouse Road in Spruce Creek Township just after 6:30 p.m. More...

World  Free Access 

AP survey: Sluggish global economic recovery ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — A robust recovery for the global economy remains well out of reach.  That’s the view that emerges from a survey of economists just as the Federal Reserve is expected this week to reduce its stimulus for the U.S. More...

Rules boost pay for home health care workers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has approved new rules that extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home health care workers.  The rules give a long-awaited boost to nearly 2 million workers who spend their days helping More...

Calif. school district monitors kids’ social media

GLENDALE, Calif. More...

Business News

Railway Café offers homemade food, family atmosphere in Petersburg

One Huntingdon woman’s dream of opening up a theme restaurant became a reality when the former Petersburg Tavern came up for lease and she jumped at the opportunity.  A train mural left from the former business inspired Christie Wagner to More...

Real Estate Transfers

Sept. 3, 2013  Dennis L. Cook, grantor, to Dennis L. Cook, property in Todd Township, $1.  Rita E. Awkerman, grantor, to Jeffrey S. O’Connor and William L. Dittmar, property in Juniata Township, $277,090.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Green has surgery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak said running back Shonn Greene had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee.  Munchak announced Tuesday night on his weekly radio show that Greene had surgery Monday.   More...

Nats take twinbill from Braves

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tanner Roark threw seven shutout innings, and the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 to sweep a day-night doubleheader Tuesday, ensuring the Braves leave Washington without the NL East title.  Roark (7-0) al More...

Rangers end slump with 7-1 win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is just an excuse to limit contact

Dear Annie: My son recently married a young woman from an affluent family. When he was first engaged, we began to see less of him. We invited him and his fiancee to dinners, vacations, etc., but were usually turned down. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

From cake mix comes brownies

Dear Heloise: A recipe for CHOCOLATE BROWNIES appeared in your column years ago. Unfortunately, I misplaced it. Could you please reprint it? — Brenda H., via email Absolutely! Here is the recipe for Heloise’s brownies from a cake mix. More...

Special election set in 78th Dist.

The vacant seat created by the sudden passing of state Rep. Dick Hess Sept. More...

Local CDBG fund transfer approved

The Huntingdon County Commissioners gave final approval to the transfer of $25,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from a disqualified project in Wood Township to the Obisonia-Rockhill Water Sewer System Rehabilitation Project durin More...

Local volunteer is Meyash winner

Many civic and communityminded residents of Huntingdon Borough have been presented with the Wanda Meyash Award and the most recent winner, who was honored during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council, is no exception.&nb More...

State  Free Access 

Sandusky’s bid for new trial in judges’ hands

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer faced skeptical questioning Tuesday from three judges on the Pennsylvania appeals court over his client’s request that they order a new trial in his child sexual abuse case.  More...

Questions abound regarding governor’s Medicaid plan

HARRISBURG (AP) — Numerous questions hung Tuesday over Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan for additional federal Medicaid dollars, a day after he announced the plan and sent an outline to federal officials.  More...

Appeals court hears priest’s endangerment case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court explored arguments that a Roman Catholic church official was wrongly convicted for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints, asking government attorneys pointed questions about their novel pro More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Petersburg faces water shortage

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania’s Pardon Board listed three capital, 16 first-degree and 18 second-degree murder cases among 160 clemency appeals to be heard at its Sept. 21-22 session, the first since it recessed for the summer vacation.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 18   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

County Hall of Fame holds fall meeting

President Tom Streightiff of Three Springs stressed that the Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame is a growing organization.  More...

High School Volleyball:

Bearcats, Titans win; Hornets swept

Huntingdon didn’t waste any time setting the pace of Tuesday evening’s home match and jumping out to an early lead on Mountain League foe Penns Valley. More...

H.S. Boys’ Soccer:

Philipsburg tops Bearcats in OT

Huntingdon is making it a habit of playing overtime matches, going into extra time at Philipsburg-Osceola Tuesday. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jaala Elaine Burks who turns 2 years old today, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013. Her proud parents are Rachael Lightner and Justin Burks, both of Huntingdon. More...

Wible descendants hold reunion

The descendants of Elliott and Annie Wible and Harvey and Henrietta Wible met for the 104th Wible Reunion Aug. 24 and 25 at the Wible Reunion Grounds, Three Springs, R.R., Springfield Township.  More...

United in Marriage

Sigel-Price

Richele Lee Price of Mount Union and Wesley Wade Sigel were united in marriage Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Brookmere Winery, Belleville. The Rev. Joshua Rhone presided over the 3 p.m. ceremony. Wedding music was provided by Rick Hamilton.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Pisces if born before 9:58 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013:  More...

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