June 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee tables HCCtC vote

How sending school districts are charged for Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center tuition was the topic of lengthy discussion by the HCCTC’s Joint Operating Committee (JOC) Tuesday.  More...

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Alexandria mayor to draft peddling permit

While signs state a permit is needed to peddle or solicit in Alexandria Borough, council members report there is no such permit at this time.  More...

Sewage inspection discussed at Porter Township meeting

A Porter Township resident attended the June 3 supervisors’ meeting to complain about the results of a sewage inspection on a nearby property.  George Myers told the board he is not happy with the results of the inspection, noting he has l More...

Second USDA grant received by Saxton Borough

Saxton Borough Council proudly announced Monday evening it’s the recipient of a second United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant in the amount of $27,600 that will be used to purchase a 2015 utility vehicle.  Council announced l More...

World  Free Access 

Healthy seniors tested in bid to block Alzheimer’s

WASHINGTON (AP) — In one of the most ambitious attempts yet to thwart Alzheimer’s disease, a major study got underway Monday to see if an experimental drug can protect healthy seniors whose brains harbor silent signs that they’re at risk. More...

Tyson wins bidding war to gobble up Hillshire

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. has won a bidding war to gobble up Hillshire Brands, the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs.  More...

GM: No more serious safety issues lurking

DETROIT (AP) — A thorough review of General Motors’ safety issues is nearing completion and hasn’t turned up any more serious problems, the company’s CEO said Tuesday.  More...

Local Sports

Kyper helps others achieve their goals

Nancy Kyper’s lifelong passion has involved measurements, both in time and distance. By any yardstick, her “race” has been one worthy of a gold medal.  More...

Sea Dogs strike early to down Curve 5-1

A three-run first inning by the Portland Sea Dogs put Altoona behind the eight-ball early and the Curve could never recover in a 5-1 loss Tuesday night in front of 4,522 at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Moose comes back to beat Royals 4-3

The Royals played a one-run game for the second day in a row Tuesday, but the Moose came back by scoring all its runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to win 4-3.  Devin Smith’s two-run double off reliever Adam Fouse put Moose ahead by on More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Brian Keith Claycomb, 608 Warm Springs Ave., Huntingdon, and Alyssiann Paige Clark, also of Huntingdon.  David Dorsey Stevens, 319 N. Lawrence St., Mount Union, and Cindy Lou Zitsch, also of Mount Union.   More...

Huntingdon teen attains Eagle Scout rank

John and Robin Harris of Huntingdon are proud to announce their son, Jonathan Harris, 16, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held June 1 at the Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue District 6 McConnellstown station. More...

Cassville couple celebrates 55 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Robert “Bob” and Carol (Pennell) Rickabaugh of Cooks Road, Cassville, who celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary today, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sister seems to be an animal hoarder

Dear Annie: After my parents died, my sister, “Estelle,” moved into our old family home. Three siblings own the house, but Estelle and her husband have lived there for the past six years, rentfree. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

What is Greek yogurt?

Dear Heloise: Can you tell me the difference between GREEK YOGURT and regular yogurt, other than the price? — Hazel B. in Idaho More...

Special Sections

County agreement renewed by board

The Huntingdon County Commissioners, during their weekly meeting Tuesday, renewed an agreement to make sure county jail inmates are receiving proper mental health evaluations.  Huntingdon County Jail Warden Duane Black petitioned the board to si More...

ranger honored for his dedication

A Raystown Lake park ranger was honored by the American Recreation Coalition in the nation’s capitol Tuesday.  Jude Harrington, a supervisory park ranger at the U.S. More...

Residents frustrated with borough

Cold Springs Road residents returned to Huntingdon Borough Council’s maintenance committee meeting Tuesday afternoon to ask why they haven’t heard anything about the project to correct the storm water runoff affecting their properties. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Study faults state on Chesapeake cleanup

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania is making progress to reduce pollution into the Chesapeake Bay watershed but is falling short of the pace needed to meet 2017 cleanup deadlines because of pesticide and other farm runoff, according to an analysis More...

Pennsylvania prisons put under a hiring freeze

HARRISBURG (AP) — The state has instituted a hiring freeze at Pennsylvania’s prisons to save money, and the corrections officers’ union said Tuesday that such a step adds to the safety risks for a skeleton prison workforce if it dra More...

Hershey company clashes with Maryland candidate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Hershey company says a Maryland candidate is milking its classic chocolate bar for political gain.  Hershey’s is suing state Sen. Stephen S. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

1934 movie located

75 Years Ago With a few districts in the county not yet reporting, the campaign for free service fund for J.C. More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

June 2, 2014  Joanne G. Dick, grantor, to Judy D. Meyer, property in Logan Township, $130,000.  Dennis J. Everhart and Trudy K. Everhart, grantors, to Cole D. Everhart and Samantha R. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 11   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 

Record half keys Spurs’ victory

MIAMI (AP) — Kawhi Leonard and San Antonio Spurs shot their way into history — and back into the lead in the NBA Finals.  Leonard scored a career-high 29 points, and the Spurs made a finals-record 75.8 percent of their shots in the f More...

US Open Golf Tournament:

Compton has unique perspective

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — When Erik Compton strolls up to the first tee at Pinehurst No. More...

Hearing today

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shelly Sterling’s attorney will be in probate court Wednesday to seek an emergency order for a hearing so a judge can confirm her authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, according to an individual familiar with the More...

School News

JVHS class of 2014

Juniata Valley High School graduates 56 students

It was an auditorium filled with joyful pride as family, friends and loved ones gathered to see 56 Juniata Valley High School students receive their diplomas and officially became alumni during Tuesday evening’s commencement ceremony.  More...

Hornets honored at awards ceremony

The annual senior awards ceremony for the Juniata Valley High School Class of 2014 was held Monday, June 9, in the high school auditorium in front of teachers, administrators, parents, family and friends.  Class of 2014 officers are: president, More...

JVHS Class of 2014

Adam Alleman Kerigan Ammerman Thomas Baker Kennedy Barton Shelby Bishop Casey Bowley Tori Campbell Jesse Claar Taylor Cooper Kayley Dick Orchid Downs Olivia Ellenberger Zackery Faubert  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Sagittarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 12, 2014: More...

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