March 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon wall is safety concern

The wall that runs along Warm Springs Avenue to J.C. More...

JOC presents retirement option

Although still very much in the planning stages, the Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) decided Tuesday it will present a one-time early retirement incentive for teachers to the center’ More...

State  Free Access 

Filings leave Corbett facing new challenge

HARRISBURG (AP) — As state officials closed the door Tuesday on candidate petitions for Pennsylvania’s May 20 primary ballot, Republican Gov. More...

Feb. insurance sign-ups in state jump 30 percent

HARRISBURG (AP) — The number of Pennsylvanians signing up for insurance under the 2010 federal health care law rose by 30 percent in February, reaching a total that is equal to one in 10 Pennsylvanians who were estimated to have been uninsured. More...

Proposal would let universities exit system

HARRISBURG (AP) — Some Pennsylvania state lawmakers want state-owned universities to be able to leave the 14-member State System of Higher Education and on Tuesday outlined the details of a proposal to allow it.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Trojans celebrate district championship

75 Years Ago  Lack of “suitable” WPA projects to accommodate replacements in Pennsylvania cost the state 3,000 of its March quota of work progress employment, State Administrator Everett C. Smith revealed.  More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

March 3, 2014  Michael J. Ross Sr. and Sandra L. Ross, grantors, to Adam Hicks and Bobbi Jo Hicks, property in Union Township, $188,500.  Doxie Long, grantor, to Nancy Ann Long, property in Shirley Township, $1.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 12   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NEC Men’s Championship:

Mount St. Mary’s tops Robert Morris

MOON TOWNSHIP (AP) — Rashad Whack scored 20 points and four of his teammates finished in double figures and Mount St. More...

WCC Men’s Championship:

Gonzaga tops BYU for title

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gonzaga has been the class of the West Coast Conference, regular hoisting regular-season and tournament trophies for nearly two decades. More...

Braves pitchers two-hit Phils for 9-1 win

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — After the Braves learned Kris Medlen may have a serious elbow injury, Julio Teheran and five relievers combined on a two-hitter Tuesday in Atlanta’s 9-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 13, 2014:  More...

Campaigns roll on in 81st Dist.

American journalist and scholar H.L. More...

Commissioners talk with county farmers

Three members of the Huntingdon County Farm Bureau took the opportunity to address the Huntingdon County Commissioners during their weekly meeting Tuesday as part of the bureau’s Local Government Week March 10 through Friday, March 14.  More...

JV board to vote on referendum

After a referendum failed to garner enough votes on the ballot in November, the administrators of Juniata Valley School District (JVSD) will attempt to get the support of the board members to put it on the ballot once again in the Tuesday, May 20, pr More...

Local News

Saxton Borough Council member appointed

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening appointed borough resident Matt Stoudnour to fill a vacancy on council created by the resignation of former councilman Alan Smith. Smith resigned last month to accept the borough mayor’s position.  More...

Area brief

Beaver program to be held at Greenwood Furnace   More...

County native will continue as Mo Valley superintendent

Moshannon Valley School District superintendent Tonya DeVecchis-Kerr sure is doing something right, and her efforts in the district have landed her a new, three-year contract.  More...

World  Free Access 

GM recall being investigated

DETROIT (AP) — A congressional committee is investigating the way General Motors and a federal safety agency handled a deadly ignition switch problem in compact cars.  More...

US employers posted more open jobs in Jan.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers advertised slightly more jobs in January than in December, a sign that hiring should remain steady in coming months.  More...

Snow worsens McDonald’s struggles

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s is fighting to hold onto customers in the U.S. More...

Local Sports

College Tennis:

Both Juniata teams roll over Nazareth

The Juniata College tennis program continued spring break action in South Carolina with dual matches against the Golden Flyers of Nazareth College. More...

PIAA Class AA Girls’ Basketball:

McLane knocks out Titans

Tussey Mountain was having its way against the General McLane pressure defense enough to build a five-point lead early in the second quarter of Tuesday evening’s PIAA Class AA Girls’ second-round contest inside Pittsburgh’s Penn Hil More...

Men’s Volleyball:

Eagles are back atop AVCA Poll

The Juniata College men’s volleyball team has moved back into the No. 1 spot on the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) poll, the organization announced Tuesday. This is their second time ranked No. 1 in the country. More...

People/Pastimes

Nutritious homemade meals for every occasion

Whether you’re preparing a quick breakfast for the family, feeding a crowd at dinner or looking for a light lunch for yourself, the key to a delicious, nutritious homemade meal is just minutes away thanks to the canned foods in your pantry.&nbs More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Carley Elizabeth Nevel, who turns 9 years old today, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Her proud parents are Brian and Christy Nevel of Huntingdon. More...

Births

Alicia Gartland and Michael Detwiler Jr. are proud to announce the birth of their son, Rylin Link Detwiler, March 8, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Rylin weighed 7 pounds, 4.7 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is not evidence of a betrayal; let it go ANNIE

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for more than 50 years and once had a very enjoyable and compatible sex life, even though my husband didn’t want any children and refused to discuss it.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Slow cooker guidelines

Dear Heloise: I use a SLOW COOKER several times a week. I always use fresh meat or meat that I thawed after being in the freezer. Can you put frozen meat in a slow cooker? — Anna L., via email More...

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