April 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SHCSB members talk budget options

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board met in a special budget workshop Tuesday evening in an attempt to resolve the district’s $1.7 million budget deficit.  More...

Business to move to former Penelec building

An auto body business in Smithfield Township will now have a new home thanks to the approval of the Smithfield Township Zoning Board during a hearing Tuesday evening at the township municipal building.  More...

Local News

First spring thunderstorms roll through county

Area residents were treated to another sign that spring is here to stay in the form of the first thunderstorms of the season, complete with hail in some parts of the county.  Though the National Weather Service bureau in State College said it di More...

Area brief

SCV Lions to hold monthly hootenanny   ONEIDA TWP. — The Stone Creek Valley Lions Club will hold its monthly hootenanny Saturday, April 26. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. More...

Police Log

Theft State police at Bedford report an unknown person or persons allegedly removed a CB radio and antennae from a Broad Top Township truck on Newtown Road between 3:30 p.m. April 18 and 7 a.m. April 21 More...

World  Free Access 

Warmer temperatures lift US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spring’s thaw is reviving the economy, too.  A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter’s deep freeze.  More...

E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They’re about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. More...

Job market for college grads better but still weak

WASHINGTON (AP) — With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads — a bit.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 23   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 information.  More...

Local Sports

High School Track & Field:

Valley girls win, boys lose; ’Cats, Trojans, Rockets swept

Huntingdon  Points were hard to come by for both the Huntingdon boys and girls teams during Tuesday afternoon’s Mountain League double dual meet at Penns Valley along with Clearfield.  More...

High School Baseball:

Bearcats hold on at Clearfield

The Huntingdon baseball team blew an 8-3 lead by giving up five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning Tuesday at Clearfield, but scored two in the top of the seventh and held on for a 10-8 Mountain League victory over the Bison.  The Bearcats a More...

Titans falter late in loss to Spartans

Tussey Mountain traveled to McConnellsburg to take on the Spartans in game under the lights Tuesday evening only to come away losing 5-4 in an Inter-County Conference South match.  The Titans slip to 6-3 in the regular season and 6-3 in the ICC More...

People/Pastimes

Scholarship presentation

Southern Huntingdon County High School Spanish teacher Christine Maxwell, center, was presented with a $750 scholarship by representatives of Region 5 of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retire More...

HAHS Alumni Association plans annual banquet

The Huntingdon Area High School Alumni Association met to make final arrangements for the yearly banquet.  After enjoying lunch at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon, president Audrey Oaks called the meeting to order.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jocelyn Seraphina Inch who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Her proud parents are Justin and Jamie Inch of Calvin. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Grandson is old enough to understand

Dear Annie: I am very close to my 12-year-old grandson. His family life is not good, and since his parents live nearby, the boy is at my house more often than not. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Standing orders

Dear Heloise: Whenever I heat up a frozen meal in the MICROWAVE, one of the last directions is to allow the food to “stand in the microwave” for a few minutes before removing. Why is this? — Ellen L. in Illinois  More...

Residents hear JV police talks

Common themes surrounding regional police coverage in the Juniata Valley area emerged during the first facilitated dialogue Tuesday evening at Juniata Valley High School.  More...

Film begins water runoff discussion

A crowd of approximately 100 people turned out Tuesday night at the Huntingdon Cinema’s Clifton 5 for a free viewing of “Water Blues, Green Solutions,” a documentary produced by Penn State Public Media, WPSU.  More...

Commissioners vote on courthouse policy

Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners began with a vote on the amended version of the courthouse security policy.  More...

State  Free Access 

Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi’s hit tune “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?” took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless i More...

Mayor questions bid for Pittsburgh culture center

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A dispute erupted Tuesday over efforts to save Pittsburgh’s bankrupt August Wilson Center for African American Culture.  More...

Woman glad suspect captured in brother’s 1981 death

HARRISBURG (AP) — The sister of a man whose suspected killer was arrested 33 years after her brother’s death never gave up on the case and cried tears of happiness upon hearing that the long-sought fugitive was caught this week, she said More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Broad Top residents seek cellphone service

75 Years Ago  Gov. Arthur H. James announced Pennsylvania Motor Police had been assigned to keep order in six bituminous coal producing counties. More...

Business News

New business opens

Linda Lyle, who recently moved from Lancaster to Huntingdon, has opened Lynn’s Treasure Chest at 517 Washington St., Huntingdon. More...

Northwest Bancshares Inc. honored

Northwest Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Northwest Savings Bank, has been recognized by Forbes as one of America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

April 7, 2014  Eugene T. Krisko Jr. and Cynthia L. Krisko, grantors, to John L. Dodson and Kimberly A. Dodson, property in Hopewell Township, $80,000.  Gaie I. Wilt and Richard S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pujols belts 500th in Angels 7-2 win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.  More...

Ellsbury helps Yankees beat Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury doubled, tripled, drove in two runs and made a sliding catch in his return to Fenway Park, helping the New York Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka beat the Boston Red Sox 9-3 Tuesday night.  Ellsbury received a mixed More...

Canadiens finish sweep of Tampa

MONTREAL (AP) — Max Pacioretty lifted the Montreal Canadiens into the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Tuesday night with a powerplay goal with 43 seconds remaining for a 4-3 victory and a sweep of Tampa Bay.  The first team to adv More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 2:55 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 24, 2014:  More...

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