June 25, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Recorder’s offices move temporarily

With renovations underway, the county’s recorder of deeds and register of wills offices will relocate within the courthouse tomorrow until work is complete.  More...

SHCSD receives literacy awards

The Southern Huntingdon County School District was recently named one of eight districts to receive a Keystones to Opportunity Innovation Award from the state.  District superintendent Dr. Tod Kline is pleased with the announcement.  More...

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Local News

Reports shared during HCBI board meeting

At its regular meeting Monday, the board of directors of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) heard from its partner organizations and members.  Larry Burger, past board president, reported for the Blueprint Communities Program. More...

Storm issues persist in Rockhill Borough

Issues caused by a storm in early May continue to haunt the Rockhill Borough Council.  Council held a lengthy discussion at its monthly meeting Monday evening about how to handle post-storm flooding issues that occurred in low-lying areas of the More...

Police Log

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World  Free Access 

Money men tally cost of climate change

NEW YORK (AP) — Climate change is likely to exact enormous costs on U.S. More...

Walgreens 3Q profit jumps, misses expectations

Walgreen’s fiscal third quarter earnings jumped 16 percent compared with last year, aided in part by a lower income tax rate, but the drugstore chain’s performance again fell short of Wall Street’s expectations.  More...

IRS did not follow law in reference to lost emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s top archivist says the Internal Revenue Service did not follow the law when it failed to report the loss of records belonging to a senior IRS executive.  David Ferriero says federal law requires that g More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 25   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...

Around The Broad Top

Popularity of southern end of Raystown lake grows

Conclusion One of the first tasks assigned me by the late Daily News editor, Gene Shore during the early 1970s was “covering” activities associated with the development of Raystown Lake More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Zimmerman’s blast lifts Nationals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ryan Zimmerman’s two-run home run in the 16th inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.  Zimmerman hit a 2-0 pitch off Mike Fiers (0-1) over the wall in left More...

Godin helps Uruguay past Italy

NATAL, Brazil (AP) — Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, a victory overshadowed by a biting incident involving Luis Suarez.  Godin rose above a More...

Nadal digs deep for 700th win

LONDON (AP) — For a set and a half, Rafael Nadal looked in danger of tumbling out in the first round of Wimbledon for the second year in a row. More...

School News

Mount Union Area Junior High School Honor Rolls

Amy Smith, Mount Union Area Junior High School principal, has announced the following honor roll students for the fourth marking period of 2013- 2014 school year:  Grade 7  Distinguished Honor Roll  More...

Granddaughter of MU residents to attend summer program

Makenna Locke, daughter of Arnie and Kathy Locke of Elizabethtown and the granddaughter of Ron and Sharon Semple and Connie and Denny Locke, all of Mount Union, has been selected to participate in the C-MITES Summer Program for academically talented More...

So. Huntingdon Co. High/Middle School Honor Rolls

Michael Adamek, principal of the Southern Huntingdon County High/Middle School, has released honor rolls for the fourth marking period of the 2013-14 school year as follows:  Grade 6  Highest Honors  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Terms of endearment can be patronizing

Dear Annie: I was an army medic who served two deployments in Iraq and saw more than two years’ worth of war injuries. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Gemini if born before 5:05 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 26, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Pastors foresaw same-sex move

The Presbyterian Church (USA) made history with its decision to affirm same-sex marriage at its 221st General Assembly last week. But the decision comes as little surprise to local pastors.  More...

Lightning safety is focus of this week

The last place to be caught in the midst of a severe thunderstorm is outside, but it’s one of the main causes of 133 lightning related deaths in the state since 1959.  More...

Commissioners learn about grants

During their weekly Tuesday meeting, the Huntingdon County Commissioners learned how funds from emergency solutions grants the state allocated to the county were used and that some of the funds remain.  More...

State  Free Access 

County requiring marriage for same-sex benefits

PITTSBURGH (AP) — One western Pennsylvania county is cutting off benefits to same-sex partners of its employees unless they’re married.  More...

Pastor defrocked over gay wedding is reinstated

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania pastor who broke church law by presiding over his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony and then became an outspoken activist for gay rights can return to the pulpit after a United Methodist Church appeals pan More...

House panel approves $29.1B GOP budget plan

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republicans on the Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a spending blueprint that would hold the line on taxes, but would scale back increases for education and human services proposed by Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Puttstown Bridge nears completion

75 Years Ago  There has been a great deal of interest shown in the vacation church school being held in Huntingdon. The total enrollment to date has been 366. The Alfarata school is still leading with 183.  More...

Business News

Skills of Central Pennsylvania announces new vice president

Skills of Central Pennsylvania, Inc. (Skills) has hired Cathy McFee as regional vice president to lead and oversee Skills’ programs in Centre, Clinton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lycoming and Mifflin counties. More...

U.S. Silica sustainability program reaches major milestones

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SLCA), which operates a facility in Mapleton, recently released its fourth annual Sustainability Report — At Our Core. More...

Real Estate Transfers

June 16, 2014  Guy C. Pyne and Konnie M. Pyne, grantors, to Kenneth E. Eichelberger Jr., and Martha I. Eichelberger, property in Union Township, $200,000.  Scott L. Kelley, grantor, to Wesley A. Brumbaugh and Jennifer A. More...

Local Sports

Area Little Leagues announce all-stars

The Huntingdon Little League and Mount Union Little League released the District 11 schedule for the 11-12 and 9-10 year-old all-star tournaments along with rosters for its teams Tuesday.  The 11-12 year-old bracket begins Thursday and Huntingdo More...

Spikes fall on late run

Danny Diekroeger collected three hits and the State College Spikes came back to tie the game, but the Jamestown Jammers produced a ninth-inning run to halt the Spikes’ winning streak at four with a 3-2 decision at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park o More...

Solo home runs help Rock Cats beat Curve

Altoona’s runs were few and far between on Tuesday night as the Rock Cats evened up the series with a, 5-2, win at New Britain Stadium. Willy Garcia had three hits and scored two runs in the loss for the Curve on Tuesday.  More...

People/Pastimes

AAUW holds awards meeting in April

The April 8 dinner meeting of the Huntingdon Branch of the Association of American University Women (AAUW) honored senior girls from each of the county’s high schools. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 1! Happy birthday wishes go out to Alexia Rose Baker who turned 1 year old yesterday, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Her proud parents are Randy and Becky Baker. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Pelia Rae Copenhaver who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, June 25, 2014. Her very proud parents are Bob and Lorraine Copenhaver of Mount Union. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Freeze that fat

Dear Heloise: I always pour EXCESS COOKING FAT into a glass jar rather than putting it down the sink, so it won’t clog drains. What I haven’t been able to figure out is how to dispose of the jar once it’s full. More...

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