February 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SHCSD calendar approved

Even with a day off school for students, the Southern Huntingdon County School Board held its monthly meeting at the library of the Southern Huntingdon County Middle/High School.  With eight members present and a 7-1 vote, the board approved the More...

HCCTC’s open house to feature CDL course

Residents will have the chance to check out some of the career opportunities presented by the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) during an open house from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20.  More...

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Local News

Preliminary hearing held in absentia

Magisterial District Judge Richard Wilt heard a number of cases Tuesday in Huntingdon County Central Court.  In addition to a preliminary hearing for Nolan Hess, 22, Huntingdon, on charges of homicide by vehicle, Wilt also presided over a hearin More...

Additional information

Local vocalists, Joanne Cartwright, Karen Coder, Donna Dean, John Dean, Dan Gates, Joanne Gordon, Jean Harader, Margaret Kough, Carole Lang, Paul Omo, Carol Patterson, Howard Reitenbaugh, Judy States, Ben Sunderland and Kelly Weber, of Music, Music, More...

Ice causes travel woes for some county buses

When Juniata Valley School District superintendent Dave Christopher made the call at 5:15 a.m. this morning to go forwarded with classes as scheduled, the forecast was calling for spotty freezing drizzle, but it was apparent by 7 a.m. More...

World  Free Access 

Train accidents stir worries about crude transport

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — At least 10 times since 2008, freight trains hauling oil across North America have derailed and spilled significant quantities of crude, with most of the accidents touching off fires or catastrophic explosions.  More...

Government is broadening producer price index

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the U.S. More...

Government pushed to test imported olive oils

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a pressing matter for the tiny U.S. olive oil industry: American shoppers more often are going for European imports, which are cheaper and viewed as more authentic. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 19   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...

Around The Broad Top

U.S. plunged into darkness in memory of electrical wizard

I’m sure you’ve heard the old Rock and Roll recording, “The Night the Lights went out in Georgia.” Now let me tell you about the night the lights went out all around the United States of America.  More...

Local Sports

HCC gymnasts compete in state meet

Six athletes from the Huntingdon Community Center gymnastics program competed in the state championship meet last weekend at Moon Area Middle School in Moon Township.  Qualifying scores from five meets were required to qualify for the championsh More...

People/Pastimes

Regaining your work-life balance

Balancing work and family life is a major challenge for many professionals. More...

Usher your office into the eco-friendly era

Technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, with once groundbreaking ideas and devices becoming obsolete in what seems like the blink of an eye. More...

Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary prepares for annual fudge sale

The Salvation Army Ladies Auxiliary has kicked off its annual fudge sale to benefit the mission of the Salvation Army within Huntingdon County.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Nothing you say will make much difference

Dear Annie: I have an amazing dad. He coaches my lacrosse team and is always up for a game in the yard. But I am growing very nervous about his health.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Breaking the egg code

Dear Heloise: In a previous column, you wrote that the American Egg Board suggests storing eggs in the refrigerator in the egg carton with the expiration date on it. There are two large, popular food stores in my area that sell eggs. More...

Special Sections

Influenza cases waning in area

With schools across the county continually having to cancel school due to snowstorms and subzero temperatures, there may be one advantage of doing so, namely, less cases of the flu.  According to the state Department of Health, the number of con More...

Borough snow issues remain

During Tuesday night’s monthly meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council, the issues of snow removal and parking along borough streets was the main topic of over 30 minutes of public comment discussion.  One resident, Eileen Lane, 607 13th St. More...

County GOP to host Lincoln Day dinner

The Huntingdon County GOP will gather together Thursday, Feb. 20, to celebrate the heritage of the Republican Party.  “We’ll have a lot of elected officials there,” said C. Arnold McClure, county GOP chair.  More...

Homicide by vehicle case bound for court

After a brief court recess, Magisterial District Judge Richard Wilt decided Tuesday morning the case of a Huntingdon man charged with homicide by vehicle is bound over for the court of common pleas.  More...

State  Free Access 

Era of new Penn State leader begins amid challenges

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — When Eric Barron was hired this week to be Penn State’s next president, he said he hoped to strengthen the institution, starting by learning for himself about conditions at the university where he worked as a professo More...

Police can’t verify wife’s killing claims

HARRISBURG (AP) — Police have yet to substantiate a 19-year-old woman’s claim that she killed more than 20 people in four states before the Pennsylvania murder she is now charged with committing.  More...

Ironworkers charged with racketeering, arson

HARRISBURG (AP) — Intimidation, assaults and property damage, including setting a crane on fire, were part of an alleged campaign by a Philadelphia area ironworkers union to coerce building contractors into hiring them over non-union competitio More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Roof to be built over fairgrounds stage

75 Years Ago  Dr. Cloy G. Brumbaugh delivered an enlightening talk on “Famous People of Huntingdon County: at the meeting of Standing Stone chapter, Daughters of American revolution, held at the home of Mrs. William H. Sears. More...

Business News

Huntingdon resident earns CPA credential

Emily Byler, a Huntingdon resident, has successfully passed the rigorous state requirements to become a certified public accountant (CPA). More...

Jack M. Shuck Agency Inc. earns MBG recognition

The Jack M. Shuck Agency Inc., an independent insurance agency in Huntingdon, has been awarded Inner Circle honors for 2013 by Mutual Benefit Group, a multiline property and casualty insurance company based in Huntingdon,.  The Jack M. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Feb. 11, 2014  Cordelia G. Wright, grantor, to Christopher M. Wright and Cordelia G. Wright, property in Huntingdon Borough, $1.  Dorothy E. Frailey, grantor, to Kenneth W. Mitchell and Trista D.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NBA returns with Heat winning in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — LeBron James scored a season-high 42 points and the Miami Heat tuned up for a showdown with Oklahoma City by beating the Dallas Mavericks 117-106 Tuesday.  James, who had his first 40-point game of the season, scored the firs More...

Duke rolls past Georgia Tech

ATLANTA (AP) — Jabari Parker had 16 points and 14 rebounds, and No. More...

McIlroy makes 2014 US debut in Match Play

MARANA, Ariz. (AP) — Rory McIlroy makes his American debut this week in the Match Play Championship. The only goal is to make sure it’s not a short week.  McIlroy appears to be close to regaining the form that made him No. More...

School News

Local residents named to dean’s list at Grove City College

Mara Yoder of Huntingdon was named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Grove City College.  Yoder is a freshman majoring in English. She is a 2013 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School. More...

Tussey Mountain High School Honor Rolls

Tussey Mountain High School has announced the following students have achieved honor roll status for the second marking period of the 2013-14 school year:   Grade 7  High Honor Roll  More...

Juniata students to honor African-American literature

A dedicated group of Juniata College English students will be reading excerpts from African- American literature at “Lift Ev’ry Voice, a public performance/reading at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014:  More...

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