July 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Tanning salons required to register

As a result of the Indoor Tanning Regulation Act that went into effect earlier this month, tanning salons in the county will now be required to register with the state Department of Health.  More...

Science program funding in limbo

Although the state budget was passed last week subject to a line-item veto by Gov. Tom Corbett, the Science in Motion program remains in limbo as to see how much money it will receive after last year’s dismal $53,000.  More...

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Local News

Skunks not posing a problem locally

Reports have abounded of skunk takeovers of suburban and urban areas throughout the country from as far west as Los Angeles to the eastern reaches of Martha’s Vineyard, from neighbors to the north in British Columbia, Canada, to states in north More...

Sex offender cases move to court of common pleas

A Wood man charged with rape waived his preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday.  John Barton, 38, 126 Pine St., is alleged to have sexually assaulted a female on numerous occasions between April 2010 and April 2013. More...

Mill Creek man pleads guilty to inappropriate sexual contact

A Mill Creek man enter a guilty plea on charges of having inappropriate sexual contact with minors instead of facing a non-jury trial in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Monday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Swigart Associates receives state grant for new building

75 Years Ago  Gov. Arthur H. James has announced appointment of a number of statewide persons to membership on the Pennsylvania Interstate Cooperative Commission.  More...

Business News

Area native promoted within US Rep.’s staff

Congressman Bill Shuster recently announced several staff changes in his Washington office.  Among them, Huntingdon County native and Juniata Valley High School graduate Jamie Boone-Biondi has been promoted to deputy chief of staff.  In add More...

Former Mifflin Co. judge joins law firm

The law firm of Tucker Arensberg, P.C. is pleased to announce that the Honorable Timothy Searer has joined the firm as of counsel.  Searer served as president judge for the Mifflin County Court of Common Pleas from 1994-2013.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

July 7, 2014  Casey L. Wible and Michelle L. Wible, grantors, to 4 Family Rentals LLC, property in Alexandria Borough, $68,000.  Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. and Phelan Hallinan LLP, grantors, to Andrew S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jeter, Trout lead AL over NL 5-3 in All-Star game

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Jeter soaked in the adulation from fans and players during one more night on baseball’s national stage, set the tone for the American League with a pregame speech and then delivered two final All-Star hits.  More...

Irons have importance at British Open

HOYLAKE, England (AP) — When Tom Watson remembers his favorite shots from the British Open — and, given he’s a five-time champion, there are plenty — one stands above all the others.  That 2-iron on the 72nd hole at Birkd More...

Spurs bring Messina in as an assistant

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NBA’s best coach is bringing in one of Europe’s very best to add to his staff.  The San Antonio Spurs have hired Ettore Messina to be an assistant under Gregg Popovich, the defending champions announced on More...

Annie's Mailbox

OCD behaviors can become worse over time

Dear Annie: My wife and I are a little concerned about our 30-year-old daughter, “Amber.” Every day, she spends an hour brushing her teeth and five full minutes washing her hands and then rechecks the same things about five times.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Favorite peanut brittle recipe is back

Dear Heloise: Can you please reprint your HELOISE PEANUT BRITTLE recipe? I haven’t made it in years, and I cannot find the recipe! — Ellen S. in Indiana  This recipe is so easy and quick, because you make it in the microwave. More...

Special Sections

Council leader calls for change

After months of unrest among members of Huntingdon Borough Council, council president Joan Cassatt called for some changes during the board’s monthly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Plants near bridge to prevent erosion

At the suggestion of the state Department of Environmental Protection, Brian Wiser of Keller Engineers asked the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday to approve additional plantings at the St. Mary’s Bridge in Cromwell Township.  More...

SHCSB members table vote on trip

The Southern Huntingdon County School District’s Class of 2015 is already looking ahead to next May. More...

State  Free Access 

Once a niche, local foods becoming big business

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Once a niche business, locally grown foods aren’t just for farmers markets anymore.  More...

Budget bills signed by Corbett subject to legal scrutiny

HARRISBURG (AP) — Budget legislation signed by Gov. Tom Corbett for state government’s 2-week-old fiscal year is the subject of intense legal scrutiny.  More...

Judge upholds suit over Marine’s missing heart

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a Marine whose body came back from Greece without his heart can pursue negligence claims against the United States, a federal judge in Philadelphia ruled. More...

World  Free Access 

US retail sales show uptick in June

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is planning to buy rival Lorillard Inc. for about $25 billion in a deal to combine two of the nation’s oldest and biggest tobacco companies.  More...

Sausage makers fined for price-fixing

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s antitrust authority has imposed fines totaling 338 million euros ($460 million) on 21 sausage manufacturers for colluding on prices.  The Federal Cartel Office said Tuesday that the fines also included penalti More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 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

Section Four 11-12 LL

Bellefonte eliminates Huntingdon

The rematch between Huntingdon and Bellefonte in the Section Four 11-12 year-old All- Star Tournament Tuesday in Belleville was nothing like the first meeting Saturday. More...

Area Five 13-14 Teener

Bellefonte scores early for 11-1 win in five

Bellefonte pushed six runs across the plate without a single hit through the first three innings of Tuesday afternoon’s Area Five VFW Teener League double elimination tournament in the 13-14-year-old division and went on to defeat visiting Hunt More...

People/Pastimes

Burnt Cabins resident earns rank of Eagle Scout

Jarrett Scott of Boy Scout Troop 237, Orbisonia, earned the prestigious rank of Eagle Scout Jan. 23.  A celebration of his achievement, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held April 26 at the Orbisonia United Methodist Church.  More...

Births

Amy and Kevin Wise of James Creek are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Madelyn Louise Wise, at 6:54 p.m. Sunday, June 22, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Standing Stone Garden Club Garden of the Month

The Standing Stone Garden Club Garden of the Month committee members Bonnie Frijters and Sue Prough have selected the Garden of the Month for July. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Pisces if born before 12:24 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 17, 2014:  More...

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