April 9, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Pump station work worries supervisors

The logistics of the construction of a proposed pump station on Valley View Cemetery Road were discussed during Tuesday’s meeting of the Penn Township Board of Supervisors.  More...

HCCTC tentative budget passed

Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center’s (HCCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) unveiled the 2014-15 budget during its monthly meeting Tuesday.  The fiscal plan shows a balanced budget of $2,548,173, compared to the current $2,484 More...

State  Free Access 

Energy firms want role in next phase of shale case

HARRISBURG (AP) — The energy industry wants a Pennsylvania state court to let it play a formal role in sorting out the loose ends left to resolve after a landmark court decision on a new state law designed to modernize oil and gas drilling regu More...

Bill pays for lawyers to help poor in state

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator said the chamber took a first step Tuesday toward trying to change Pennsylvania’s status as the only state government that has never helped the poor get lawyers to defend them in criminal cas More...

Union: No SEPTA strike in immediate future

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The head of the union representing Philadelphia bus, subway and trolley operators said Tuesday that a strike is not imminent, but he noted that stalled contract talks would not resume until transit officials provided key fin More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Americans pay tribute to Gen. Douglas MacArthur

75 Years Ago  The Pittsburgh and West Virginia Railroad and West Virginia Railroad had a one-year extension on its loans from the Reconstruction Finance Corp. More...

Business News

Spring Creek Diner has opening-day success

It was certainly no joke on April Fool’s Day for Dawn Parks and her mother, Pam Flood, when their new Spring Creek Diner was packed with hungry customers from the time it opened until closing. More...

Kish Bank promotes two to senior VP

William Hayes, chairman and CEO of Kish Bank, has announced Gregory Hayes and Debra Weikel have been promoted to the positions of senior vice president of systems and client solutions and senior vice president of loan administration, respectively.&nb More...

Northwest ATMs scheduled for upgrade

Over the next few months, Northwest will upgrade all of its ATMs, converting the current Microsoft Windows XP operating system to Microsoft Windows 7.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship:

UConn repeats with 78-59 rout

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Brooklyn rejects Heat 88-87

MIAMI (AP) — Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Mason Plumlee was credited with a block on LeBron James’ dunk attempt in the final seconds, and the Brooklyn Nets finished off a four-game season sweep of Miami by beating the Heat 88-87 on Tuesd More...

Rangers hold off Red Sox 10-7

BOSTON (AP) — Robinson Chirinos started a five-run third inning with his first homer of the season and the Texas Rangers won 10-7 as the Boston Red Sox hit into five double plays Tuesday night.  The Red Sox scored three runs in the ninth a More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Leo if born before 6:06 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo. More...

County leaders read to children

In recognition of Week of the Young Child, Huntingdon County Commissioners Gary O’Korn, Jeff Thomas and R. Dean Fluke invited some very special guests to their meeting Tuesday — children from the Huntingdon County Head Start.  More...

Jobs created in Big Valley

The state Department of Community and Economic Development announced this week a Mifflin County company will be bringing 20 new jobs to the area.  More...

Literacy night highlights community

Community helpers from around Huntingdon County turned out to celebrate reading at a literacy night Tuesday evening at the Smithfield Fire Hall as part of the Week of the Young Child.  More...

Sewer board hears billing options

A representative from Pennsylvania Municipal Services was on hand at the regular meeting of the Alexandria Porter Township Sewer Authority Tuesday evening to explain how outsourcing billing with his company would benefit the authority. More...

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Local News

Drug paraphernalia cases bound over for court

Magisterial District Judge Mary Jamison bound two cases over for a later session of Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas after presiding over preliminary hearings for both Tuesday morning in Huntingdon County Central Court.  The hearings invo More...

Area brief

Giant Food Stores issues voluntary recall of organic peppercorns   More...

Police Log

Theft   SHIRLEY TWP. — William Fedishin, 22, Orbisonia, has been charged by state police at Huntingdon for taking mail from various residences April 5. Fedishin was encountered while walking along Route 522.  Crash   More...

World  Free Access 

US consumer borrowing up $16.5 billion in Feb.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers increased their borrowing in February on autos and student loans by the largest amount in a year. More...

At-home mothers on the rise, new research shows

NEW YORK (AP) — More women are staying at home fulltime to raise their children, according to a new Pew Research Center report released Tuesday.  More...

Ow, Canada: US retailers get the cold shoulder

For years, Canadians would cross the border to the U.S. to shop at Target. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 9   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 Softball:

Trojans blast Damsels 19-2

Liza Feagley ended the day early for the Mount Union softball team with a third inning grand slam that sent Moshannon Valley home with a 19-2 Inter- County Conference North loss Tuesday afternoon.  The Trojans pounded out 14 hits in the three-in More...

High School Track & Field:

Valley girls sweep; boys earn split

Juniata Valley’s girls came away with a pair of wins Tuesday afternoon in Loysburg, while the Hornets boys picked up a split.  Valley’s girls edged host Northern Bedford 87-1/2-611/2 and dominated Fannett-Metal 110-37. More...

Tussey boys win one; girls beaten twice

Tussey Mountain hosted Bellwood-Antis and Southern Fulton Tuesday for a tri-meet. The boys split their two meets while the girls were swept.  The Titan boys won 87-58 against the Indians, but lost 87-63 to the powerhouse Blue Devils. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Darryl Vincent Posey, 160 Federal Drive, Apt. M-6, Mount Union, and Courtney Danielle Booher, also of Mount Union.   More...

United in Marriage

Plank-Scott

Apryl Scott and Calvin Plank Jr. were united in marriage Oct. 12, 2013, at the Tuscarora Valley Heritage Grounds, East Waterford. The Rev. Marsha Bookhimer presided over the 5 p.m. outdoor ceremony. Wedding music was provided by Jason Davis.  More...

Aboard the USS Bataan

Machinist’s Mate Fireman Gregory Lynn of Saxton takes a sample of boiler water for examination in the aft machinery room aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). More...

Annie's Mailbox

Kids progress at own rates ANNIE

Dear Annie: Did you know that an estimated 16 million youth participate in volunteer activities in the U.S. every year, and that by volunteering these young people will perform better in school? More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Self-cleaning oven has drawbacks

Dear Heloise: I love the SELFCLEANING FEATURE on my oven. I have noticed, though, that sometimes I have a lot of smoke and smells that linger in the house during and after the cleaning cycle. Do you have any hints? — Emily D. More...

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