July 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Annual fireworks planned for July 3

Huntingdon’s Fireworks Fund chair Bob Geissinger said “all systems are go” for the annual community fireworks show to fire from Flag Pole Hill in Huntingdon Borough at 9:40 p.m. More...

County’s jobless rate rose slightly in May

Jobless numbers in Huntingdon County ticked up slightly in May according to a report released by the state Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis Tuesday.  The change in the rate came from a drop from 21,0 More...

Local News

Commissioners discuss human services fund

New business at Tuesday’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners began with a discussion about the 2014/2015 human services development fund plan.  More...

Broad Top supervisors enact Dumpster regulations

Broad Top Township residents will now be restricted in their use of Dumpsters/roll-offs due to some persons taking advantage of the free service. More...

Police Log

Citation of excellence   MOUNT UNION BORO. — June 28: Mount Union Police observed a 4-year-old picking up trash on Park Street and depositing it in a waste container at 5:47 p.m. More...

World  Free Access 

GM won’t limit ignition switch crash compensation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney overseeing General Motors’ compensation to victims of small-car crashes says there’s no limit to what the company will pay, provided the crashes were caused by faulty ignition switches. More...

Bulking up the classic BLT

In terms of flavor and texture, it’s hard to beat a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, reportedly one of the most popular sandwiches in America. Trouble is, it’s not exactly filling.  More...

Business News

Auto detailing business goes beyond typical wash

In a time when some vehicle owners treat their vehicles like family, the need to keep them looking sparkling clean often goes beyond a typical wash. This is where K.C. More...

Local dealership opens location for pre-owned sales

Huntingdon County residents now have another option when looking for a late-model, preowned vehicle.  Price Motor Sales of Cassville officially opened the doors at its new location in Mill Creek next to Cisney & O’Donnell June 30.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

June 23, 2014  James G. Hinkson, grantor, to Mark Whitebread, property in Wood Township, $9,000.  Scott G. Swartz, grantor, to David N. Hartzell Jr., property in Dublin Township, $18,500.  Samuel D. Stains, grantor, to George D. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

World Cup Soccer:

Belgium downs US 2-1 in OT

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — For a full 90 minutes, Belgium’s almost relentless attack added up to nothing in the face of Tim Howard.  Only in extra time was the superb United States goalkeeper finally beaten.  More...

Porcello pitches Tigers to 3-0 win over A’s

DETROIT (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched a four-hitter for his second straight shutout, leading the Detroit Tigers to a 3-0 victory over the Oakland A’s on Tuesday night.  More...

Nadal and Sharapova ousted at Wimbledon

LONDON (AP) — Rafael Nadal ran out of comebacks at Wimbledon, losing to a brash, big-serving, between-the-legshitting 19-year-old kid who might just be a future star.  Maria Sharapova, somehow, seemed on the verge of a turnaround despite a More...

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Dear Annie: I’m a 58-year-old male. Ever since my early 20s, I’ve been confused about which sex I truly am. Of course, I was born a male, but my thoughts and feelings are that of a female. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Chop and freeze

Dear Heloise: I just finished finely CHOPPING ONIONS for food I was preparing. Could I chop some in advance, place in a plastic freezer bag and store it in the freezer for future use?  How about doing the same with garlic? More...

Women’s clinic shuts its doors

A nonprofit agency committed to women’s health services in Huntingdon County has officially shut its doors.  More...

Life goes on without signed budget

Two days into the 2014-2015 fiscal year and, as of press time, Gov. Tom Corbett still has yet to sign the General Assembly-passed budget, leaving an identifiable black mark on his once perfect on-time budget record.  More...

Gas rewards program changes at Giant store

Giant Food Stores customers shouldn’t have to wait in long lines to redeem their Gas Extra Rewards points anymore, but they won’t be able to pump as much fuel.  The company has revamped its program to “better suit the busy live More...

State  Free Access 

Eleven injured after Philly food truck explosion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A propane tank on a food truck exploded in Philadelphia Tuesday, sending a huge fireball into the sky and injuring at least 11 people, including two who suffered serious burns, police said.  More...

Corbett mum on how he’ll handle budget bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania state government’s new fiscal year started Tuesday and arrived with an election-year budget bill approved in a rigidly partisan vote by the Republicancontrolled Legislature, but not Gov. More...

Doctor gets three years for attack on son-in-law

CLEVELAND (AP) — A respected Pennsylvania anesthesiologist who attacked his daughter’s estranged neurosurgeon husband with a clawed pry bar in a Cleveland suburb was sentenced to three years in prison Tuesday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Saxton Fire Co. hosting annual convention

75 Years Ago  The final session and closing exercises of the Huntingdon vacation church school will be held in the First Methodist Church . All churches in Huntingdon will unite in the service.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 2   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

District 9-10 LL Tournament:

Mount Union gets title shot 14-4

The Mount Union 9-10 Little League all stars got off to a somewhat slow start, but their bats came alive in the third inning, producing eight runs to down Ebensburg 14-4 in four innings in the District 11 Little League Tournament at the Municipal Par More...

Huntingdon stars oust Somerset 9-6

Huntingdon faced its second elimination game of the 9-10 year-old District 11 Little League all-star tournament Tuesday at Somerset. It was a rematch and the locals made up for a firstround loss by rallying to knock off Somerset 9-6.  More...

The Wild Things went unbeaten this season

  The Wild Things went unbeaten this season to win the 2014 Mount Union Girls’ Softball League and Tournament championships. The league is for girls ages 9 to 12. More...

People/Pastimes

Delicious potato salads for every gathering

Whenever friends and family gather to celebrate warm weather days, potato salad is probably the most popular side dish served. More...

Happy Birthday

SHE’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ellah Melissa Dolan who turned 3 years old yesterday, Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Her proud parents are Eric and Missy Dolan of Entriken.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Aiden Patrick Colton who turns 3 years old today, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. His proud parents are Katelyn Aurand and Bobby Colton of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 3, 2014:  More...

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