April 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Council approves hiring new officer

Huntingdon Borough Council moved, by a 4-3 roll call vote, to allow Huntingdon Borough Police Chief Rufus Brenneman to hire a new police officer for his department during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.  More...

Bunnies, chicks not appropriate Easter gifts

Baby bunnies and chicks may look appealing, with tiny twitching noses and downy fluff, but experts stress these animals are not appropriate to give as Easter gifts.  “We strongly advise against it,” said Andrew Heltsley, marketing ma More...

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SHCSB hires new head boys’ basketball coach

A small contingency of players and students appeared before the Southern Huntingdon County School Board during its monthly meeting Tuesday night to ask members to hire Ryan Oser as head boys’ basketball coach.  More...

Area brief

Free Friday event to focus on aromatherapy   HUNTINGDON BORO. — The Natural Connection Wellness Center at 313 Fourth St. will be hosting a free Friday presentation from 6:30-8 p.m. More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents April 12: Someone reported to police at 8:08 a.m. a tractor-trailer attempted to make the turn at Fourth and Penn streets and was stuck. The Juniata Valley Tri- County MHMR crisis officials reported to police at 10:47 a.m. More...

World  Free Access 

Homebuilder confidence edges up in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Study: Snack might help prevent fight with spouse

WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. More...

First women move to Army platoon artillery jobs

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 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

Boys’ Volleyball:

DuBois sweeps Bearcats

The rust showed a bit from Huntingdon’s long layoff during the first set of Tuesday evening’s Mid-State Conference match at DuBois. The Beavers used a pair of long service runs to quickly dispose the Bearcats 25-14. More...

Random Thoughts

Throughout the winter, notes gather on my desk, waiting for a good time to put them all together and share with our readers. Thanks to Mother Nature, today seems like a great day to pass along all this great news.   More...

Games postponed

Tuesday’s rainfall and increasingly colder temperatures forced the postponement of the entire scholastic outdoor sports menu. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

William Richard Hammell III, 13 Substation Road, Mount Union, and Brandi Michelle Hess, also of Mount Union.  Michael Ryan Booher, 212 Bankstown Road, Mapleton, and Rebecca Jo Price, 22235 Pleasant Hill Road, Burnt Cabins.  Dustin Victor Re More...

Seniors hone computer skills at center’s lab

For those senior citizens unfamiliar with the devices, learning to operate a computer can be a very intimidating prospect.  To help seniors become more comfortable with the technology, the Standing Stone Senior Center, 915 Washington St., Hunti More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Zhaden Ryan Gross who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. His proud parents are Cody Gross and Mylea Fortson. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Easter egg game plan

Dear Readers: If you plan on hiding eggs this EASTER, here are some things to think about:  — Do you want to use real eggs that you dye, or plastic ones?  — If using plastic eggs, have each child pick a specific color that he or More...

Special Sections

Residents call for due process

An online petition started after last week’s Juniata Valley School Board meeting in support of suspended high school science teacher and football coach Mike Smith continues to gain momentum and has garnered over 330 signatures.  More...

Budget cuts likely for SHCSD board

Budget talks for the 2014- 2015 school year continued during the Southern Huntingdon County School Board’s shorterthan average monthly meeting Tuesday night.  “The budget is on there for the recommendation and thoughts of the board,& More...

Ordinance argued by county leaders

Despite a lengthy discussion and disagreement between the Huntingdon County Commissioners during their Tuesday morning meeting, the three-man board, in a 2-1 vote, moved to sign an ordinance to join the Pennsylvania County Health Insurance Purchasing More...

Leadership program to have record group

Now in its third year, the A.B. Ross Leadership Program, sponsored by Sen. More...

State  Free Access 

Judge keeps GOP opponent to Gov. Corbett on ballot

HARRISBURG (AP) — The lone Republican running against Gov. Tom Corbett in next month’s primary election won a court decision Tuesday that lets him stay on the ballot.  More...

Shell to discuss plant proposal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shell Oil Co. plans to hold public meetings today to discuss the possibility of building a huge petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania.  More...

Rival owners of Philly newspapers pledge $77M bids

WILMINGTON, Del. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HAHS to host county band festival

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon coal dealers are experiencing great difficulty in replenishing their stock of soft coal due to the tie-up in the mining industry caused by the failure of negotiators to reach an agreement at the New York operators’ More...

Business News

Clients are focus of newest health and beauty center

Huntingdon’s latest salon is about more than just hair or nails, as the name suggests, it’s all about the customer and their therapeutic health and beauty.  More...

Huntingdon native joins CPA Associates

Wayne Hearn, CPA and partner at CPA Associates, is pleased to announce Jon Guyer has joined the firm as a staff accountant.  Guyer is the son of Sherri and Cloyd Honstine of Huntingdon and the grandson of John and Nancy Hoffmaster, also of Hunti More...

Around The Broad Top

Communities taking steps to honor railroad history

Imagine how set-back and peaceful life must have been in the many communities served by the standard gauge Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad (H&BT) during the coal-hauling line’s existence.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Clippers beat Nuggets 117-105

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 24 points while picking up his 16th technical, and the Los Angeles Clippers led all the way in beating the Denver Nuggets 117-105 on Tuesday night for their franchise record 57th victory of the season.&nb More...

Pens about winning, moving on

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The statistics are gaudy.  And if the Pittsburgh Penguins can’t find a way to extend their season into the final days of spring, ultimately forgettable.  More...

Reds end Cole’s winning streak, earn split with Pirates

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Leake doubled and hit a two-run homer Tuesday night, ending Gerrit Cole’s winning streak and leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 7-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that completed two days full of homers and delays More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please seek legal advice immediately

Dear Annie: My stepson, “Louis,” is 45 years old, has been unemployed for the past 10 years (he never gets along with his bosses or co-workers) and got busted for DUI, for which he underwent courtappointed treatment and had his license re More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 5:44 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 17, 2014:  More...

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