October 16, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Event spurs hunting industry

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) took a different approach to introducing new businesses Tuesday with a launch party at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  The agency introduced the local start-ups to the public and, in this instance, the b More...

SHCSB members debate senior class trips

A policy change regarding senior class trips was a debated topic for members of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.  Though it was the first reading of the policy, some board members had issues w More...

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Police Log

Crashes State police at Huntingdon investigated a two-vehicle crash on Route 26 at Whipple Dam Road More...

Chamber seminar expands on Affordable Care Act benefits

During a seminar hosted by the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Huntingdon County Business and Industry Oct. More...

Walker Twp. leaders approve prelim budget

Although it’s only October, the Walker Township Board of Supervisors has already set its preliminary budget for 2014.  The board approved the $341,650 in revenues budget during its Monday night monthly meeting. More...

World  Free Access 

Don’t toss those pumpkin seeds — snack on them!

New York City has a zillion charms, but it may not be the ideal place to celebrate Halloween. Here’s the problem — where do you display your jack-o’-lantern if you live in an apartment building with no porch?  More...

Easy ways to show off pumpkins for Halloween

NEW YORK (AP) — When is a pumpkin not a pumpkin? When it’s a jack-o-lantern, sure, but Halloween’s jolly orange elf can be so much more. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct 16   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

High School Volleyball:

’Cats, Trojans, Titans sweep; Hornets lose in five

Huntingdon junior outside hitter Mackenzie Garner served up a match-high 20 points, including six aces, and put down 15 kills as the Bearcats made quick work of host Clearfield in a Mountain League sweep Tuesday evening. More...

H.S. Field Hockey:

Huntingdon, Southern end 0-0

It was a disappointing Senior Night for the Huntingdon field hockey team, but resulted in celebration for Southern Huntingdon. The Bearcats and Rockets battled to a 0-0 draw last evening at War Vets Field.  More...

High School Soccer:

Bearcats fall 4-2 at Bellefonte

Huntingdon geared up for what it knew would be a tough match against visiting Bellefonte   Tuesday. The Bearcats really turned their play up a notch in the second half, but still felt the sting of a 4-2 setback to the Red Raiders.  More...

People/Pastimes

Do your homework before cutting gluten

In the battle to get leaner and healthier, people have been targeting many different food groups over the years, from fats to carbohydrates. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Justin David Conner II who turns 7 years old today, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. His proud parents are Justin and Tena (Garlock) Conner of Mapleton. More...

Entertaining for guests with special diets

Entertaining a crowd with various dietary restrictions nowadays may mean more than simply having a vegetarian alternative or avoiding peanut products. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Relationships don’t come with guarantees

Dear Annie: I have been in a relationship with a wonderful guy for a year. We are in our mid-20s. Both of us are interested in moving abroad in the near future. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

The danger in the dill

Dear Heloise: Recently, I wanted to dry some DILL in my microwave oven. I placed a paper towel, with pretty flower designs, on a glass tray and placed the dill on top. I set the microwave for 30 seconds and pushed the start button.  More...

Special Sections

County treasurer previews budget

The Huntingdon County Commissioners heard from county treasurer Richard Irvin on the state of the 2013 budget as the county moves into the fourth and final quarter of the fiscal year.  “This being half way through October, the start of the More...

Council OKs hiring officer

During its monthly council meeting Tuesday, Huntingdon Borough Council voted to hire a new full-time police officer in light of the department’s pressing need for more personnel.  More...

Fla. woman charged for part in local scam

A Florida woman who bilked $170,000 from an elderly Alexandria woman appeared in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday morning for her preliminary hearing. Magisterial District Judge Richard Wilt heard the case.  More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State’s Sandusky scandal tab crosses $50M

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal have crossed $50 million.  Penn State was on the hook for about $50.5 million as of July 31, up $2.8 million from two months earlier, accor More...

Judge delays Melvin probation violation ruling

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge will wait until an appeals court rules on the unique punishment he gave to disgraced former state Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin before deciding whether she violated her house arrest by not sending autographed More...

Farm foundation collects data on vintage barns

POTTSVILLE (AP) — In the 19th century, forebay barns, also known as Pennsylvania barns, were common.  They were the kind that grain and livestock farmers preferred.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Career-Tech hires director

75 Years Ago  The Standard Leadership Training School, which is being sponsored by the churches of Huntingdon, will be held in the Abby Church for six consecutive Monday evenings. More...

Business News

A tighter squeeze

New airline seats allow for more passengers

It’s not your imagination. There really is a tighter squeeze on many planes these days.  The big U.S. More...

Burberry CEO to oversee Apple stores

LONDON (AP) — Apple said Tuesday that Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts, who used technology to drive a remarkable turnaround at her luxury fashion house, will take charge of the company’s expansion plans and retail operation.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Sept. 30, 2013  Janice K. Revercomb, Janice K. Lamberson and Michael Revercomb, grantors, to Ryan L. Dovey, property in Dublin Township, $289,900.  Richard D. Myers and Shirley S. Myers, grantors, to Thomas E. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Umpires remember Wally Bell

DETROIT (AP) — The umpiring crew for Game 3 of the AL championship series Tuesday lined up in missing-man formation during a moment of silence for umpire Wally Bell, who died of an apparent heart attack.  Jake Peavy, who will pitch Game 4 More...

Cards win away from World Series

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thanks to two big swings and some excellent defense, the St. Louis Cardinals are one win from the World Series.  Just like last year.  More...

O’Brien moving on after Michigan win

The 108,000 Penn State fans that stuffed Beaver Stadium left with memories that will live on for years.  There was Bill Belton’s 3-yard dive on fourth-and-1 that kept alive the winning drive in the fourth overtime. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013:  More...

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