October 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Victims’ advocate position discussed

Huntingdon County District Attorney George Zanic paid the county commissioners a surprise visit during their weekly meeting Tuesday to discuss the possibility of moving the county’s victim-witness advocate position from Huntingdon House to his More...

Smithfield board considers use of tax funds

The Smithfield Township supervisors listened to reports from their solicitor and engineer detailing important issues facing the municipality during their monthly meeting Tuesday evening.  During the solicitor’s report, township solicitor More...

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Groups to host Dining with Diabetes session   More...

MU council member is ‘no show’ at hearing

When Mount Union Borough Council member Marlee Russell, 56, and Ben Hardy, 35, both of Mount Union, appeared for their first summary hearing in July at Magisterial District Judge Mary Jamison’s office in Orbisonia, the trial had to be continued More...

Police Log

Burglary Two Mill Creek women reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone entered a residence at 9850 Wisteria Lane and stole approximately $535 More...

World  Free Access 

Manufacturing expands at best pace in two years

WASHINGTON (AP) — US factory activity expanded last month at the fastest pace in two and one-half years, an encouraging sign that manufacturing could lift economic growth and hiring in the coming months.  More...

Balance bike racing for tots is catching on fast

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — They gather at the starting line with their tiny handlebars nearly touching. More...

NYC library offers list of 100 great kids’ books

NEW YORK (AP) — Beloved authors Judy Blume and Eric Carle helped the New York Public Library celebrate children’s literature Monday as the library released a list of 100 great books from the last 100 years.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 2   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

High School Volleyball:

Tussey is lone area winner

Tussey Mountain put together one of its most complete games in years, including rallying back from a 10-point deficit in the second set, to pull out one of the program’s biggest wins with a three-game sweep of perennial Sideling Hill League pow More...

H.S. Field Hockey:

Cards shut out Bearcats 4-0

The Huntingdon field hockey team didn’t have a lot of offense Tuesday afternoon, but did manage to play some pretty good defense despite losing a 4-0 verdict to visiting Forbes Road.  The Bearcats have lost two straight to fall to 3-5 for More...

Cougars blank JC men 2-0

Juniata men’s soccer was unable to overcome regional opponent Misericordia University this afternoon, falling 2-0 for the Eagles first home loss of the year. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 11! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kara Ella Drake, who turns 11 years old today, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. She is the daughter of Jane and Doug Drake of East Berlin. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY TIMES 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sophie Jeanne and Sara Adeline Ellis who turn 8 years old today, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. They are the daughters of Earle and Marla Ellis of West Linn, Ore.  More...

United in Marriage

Faircloth-McElwee

Nicole Ann McElwee and Kevin Joseph Faircloth were united in marriage Sept. 12, 2013, at the Robertsdale Church of God. The Rev. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Parents have become panic stricken

Dear Annie: I recently became engaged to my boyfriend of four years. Immediately after he proposed, I phoned my parents, who always gave the impression that they liked my boyfriend and enjoyed spending time with him. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Heloise’s apricot preserves

Dear Heloise: I remember a recipe of yours for HELOISE’S APRICOT PRESERVES. Could you reprint it, please? — Edith S. in Tennessee  Absolutely! More...

Tri-county AAA director to retire

Longtime Area Agency on Aging (AAA) executive director for Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties, Alan Smith of Saxton, will formally retire Nov. 30.  More...

Jobless rate reaches nine-month high

Huntingdon County’s unemployment rate took another jump in August, reaching a ninemonth high of 9.9 percent.  William Sholly, industry and business analyst with the state Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information an More...

Bedford resident seeks bid for House vacancy

With nearly four months until the special election for the 78th Legislative District, the first candidate for the seat left vacant by the death of state Rep. More...

State  Free Access 

New insurance system debuts with some glitches

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvanians picked up telephones, surfed websites and sought out information in person Tuesday, the first day to enroll in health insurance under President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, although glitches a More...

Student’s Spider-Man robbery charge dropped

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Prosecutors dropped a robbery charge against a Pennsylvania college student who dressed as Spider-Man after a convenience store clerk testified he believed the incident was just a “silly mistake.”  More...

County appeals ban on gay marriage licenses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Montgomery County on Tuesday appealed a state court order to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses, the latest volley in Pennsylvania’s fast-paced battle over gay marriage.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Site preparation begins for Huntingdon Comfort Inn

75 Years Ago  Judge Arthur H. James, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, told a York County rally that Pennsylvania’s governor should be a lawyer who will “protect the people’s right and people’s money.”  More...

Business News

County 911 dispatcher appointed to national board

Huntingdon County 911 dispatcher Joseph “Joe” Thompson has been appointed to a National Emergency Dispatchers Training Board. More...

Local companies dubbed ‘Best Places to Work’

MBG named for fifth consecutive year

Mutual Benefit Group has been named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2013. The awards program, created in 2000, is one of the first statewide programs of its kind in the country.  More...

Belleville resident joins Kish Insurance

Jeffrey D. Wilson, CEO of Kish Insurance, is pleased to announce the addition of Daryl Hartzler as a commercial insurance specialist for Kish Insurance. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

O’Brien says Lions ready for Big Ten

Penn State coach Bill O’Brien sure enjoys it when the seasons change.  Not just summer to fall.  But nonconference to Big Ten.  More...

Nalbandian retires

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — David Nalbandian, the 2002 Wimbledon runner-up, retired from professional tennis because of a shoulder injury.  The 31-year-old Argentine called it a “difficult day,” but added at a news conferenc More...

NL Wild Card Playoff:

Pirates overpower Reds 6-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Francisco Liriano showed up at PNC Park on Tuesday afternoon in a suit with his suitcase packed for a trip St. Louis.  The message reverberated through the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse. More...

School News

Local students complete studies at South Hills

South Hills School of Business and Technology, State College, conferred degrees and diplomas on graduates from the four campuses at a ceremony held recently at the Penn Stater. More...

HAHS senior recognized for academic achievement

Deborah Luffy, principal of Huntingdon Area High School, announced that Sara White has been named a commended student in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship program. A letter of commendation from the school and the National Merit Scholarship Corp. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Virgo if born before 7:50 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013:  More...

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