January 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Senator addresses county poverty rate

Addressing a problem impacting families across Pennsylvania and the nation, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) held a conference call Tuesday to discuss income inequality and poverty.  “I think this is a stark reminder,” he said.  More...

Commissioners back 911 contract

Despite a snowy Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners held their weekly meeting at the courthouse with a light agenda.  The commissioners heard from Huntingdon Borough Police Chief and county 911 coordinator Rufus Brenneman with a request More...

State  Free Access 

Corbett unveils state energy plan

MONTGOMERY (AP) — Gov. More...

Chocolate company responds to hiring bias suit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman has sued a chocolates-and-milkshake shop, saying she was fired for hiring a black woman instead of a white, “all-American girl.”  More...

Activists, CSX concerned about derailed oil trains

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six train cars that derailed on a Philadelphia bridge this week carried the same type of flammable crude that exploded in a small Canadian town, killing 47 people.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire ravages several Saxton businesses

75 Years Ago  Lloyd E. Truett, 9-year-old Chambersburg coaster, tried to “hitch a ride” with his sled on the rear of an automobile and paid with his life for it, authorities believe. More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

Jan. 6, 2014  Judy Ann Knepp, grantor, to Steven R. Knepp, property in Brady Township, $1.  Drew M. Tomlinson and Ann B. Tomlinson, grantors, to Drew M. Tomlinson and Ann B. Tomlinson, property in Jackson Township, $1.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 22   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...

Around The Broad Top

Spirit of the original Reality Theatre lives on

Conclusion When the “New Reality Theatre” opened its doors Dec. 18, 1968, to both an old and new generation of movie-goers, the popular Robertsdale landmark More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Blue Jackets down Kings 5-3 for seventh straight

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — R.J. Umberger scored twice to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to their franchise-record seventh straight win, a 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the Los Angeles Kings.  More...

Thunder beat Blazers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 11 of his 46 points in the final 3:23 to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 105-97 on Tuesday night.  Durant has scored at least 30 points for eight consecutive games, th More...

Australian Open Tennis:

Federer bumps Murray

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer rekindled his dominance over Andy Murray in Grand Slam matches and advanced to his 11th consecutive Australian Open semifinal with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 win Wednesday.  Federer clinched it on hi More...

School News

Mount Aloysius College lists December graduates

Mount Aloysius College held ceremonies recently for 94 graduates who completed their degree requirements at the conclusion of the 2013 fall semester. The event took place on campus in Cosgrave Center.  More...

Correction

The surname of a student and his parents was spelled incorrectly in the recent list of students attaining dean’s list honors at Juniata College for the 2013 fall semester.  Arnold Schwemmlein of Huntingdon is a senior studying mathematics More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please stop writing letters and talk to your wife

Dear Annie: A couple of years ago, you published my letter signed “No-Win Situation in Wisconsin.” My wife and I had been sharing a vacation with another couple, and I witnessed the husband kiss my wife on the lips as they left. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

The same, but different

Dear Heloise: My mother and I would like to know if SALTED AND UNSALTED BUTTER have different cooking properties? Also, why would a recipe call for unsalted butter, but then require salt? — Michelle and Janet C. in Washington  More...

Special Sections

Huntingdon sees 4-mill tax hike

Despite hearing from a crowd of more than 50 residents who voiced their displeasure with eliminating all but one donation from the 2014 budget, Huntingdon Borough Council members voted 5-2 on a tentative budget during their regular monthly meeting Tu More...

US rep. will visit Orbisonia library

It’s working out to be a busy election year for Huntingdon County.  In addition to Tuesday’s Huntingdon County campaign launch by Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson, Congressman Bill Shuster will launch his campaign within t More...

Sewer board hears residents’ gripes

In addition to reorganizing during a previously rescheduled meeting of the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority Wednesday evening, members of the board heard a number of complaints from residents who have failed to receive coupon books to pay t More...

Local News

State senator attends March for Life

Despite the below-zero windchill predicted for today, state Sen. More...

Frigid temps follow nor’easter in area

Huntingdon County missed the worst of the classic nor’easter that passed through the area Tuesday, but it did force the cancellation and early dismissal of schools as well as the cancellation of meetings and sporting events.  According to More...

Area briefs

SCV Lions hootenanny to be held Jan. 25   More...

World  Free Access 

Unions angered by Postal Service’s Staples outlets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The opening of Postal Service retail centers in dozens of Staples stores around the country is being met with threats of protests and boycotts by the agency’s unions.  The new outlets are staffed by Staples employee More...

IMF raises outlook for global and US economies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is slightly more optimistic about the global and U.S. economies this year than it was three months ago.  More...

Higher-income Americans hit hardest by tax changes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Higherincome Americans and some legally married same-sex couples are likely to feel the biggest hits from tax law changes when they file their returns in the next month or two. More...

Local Sports

Games rescheduled

When it was all said and done yesterday, there were no area scholastic sporting events to survive the day. More...

The Huntingdon Elks Lodge held its annual Hoop Shoo

  The Huntingdon Elks Lodge held its annual Hoop Shoot last month at the Huntingdon Area High School gym. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Kelby Dean Berrier, 251 Whitley Drive, Chambersburg, and Tammy Sue Vaughn, 23323 Croghan Pike, Shade Gap.  James Lee Yetter Jr., 5980 Cider Press Road, Huntingdon, and Wendy Jo Lehman, also of Huntingdon.  Randall Delanor Scott Jr., 14254 R More...

Lean ways to love pork

As new food and health trends appear across the country, pork makes the list as not only a delicious menu choice, but one that is both lean and versatile. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY TIMES TWO! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ellie and Jenna Mazurowski who turn 4 years old today, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. They are the daughters of Phil and Marti Mazurowski of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCPOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Libra if born before 1:43 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014:  More...

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