January 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

SHCSB members OK prelim budget

Without fanfare, the Southern Huntingdon County School Board approved its preliminary budget for the 2015-2016 academic year during its regular meeting Tuesday.  “This is something we have to approve right now,” board member Frank Ho More...

Sewer authority chair elected to lead board

Members of the Alexandria- Porter Township Sewer Authority board took the time to reorganize and accept the resignation of a board member at their rescheduled monthly meeting Tuesday.  Before reorganization, board vice chairman Dean Whitmore mov More...

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Local News

Car crashes into residence

  The operator of a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu escaped serious injury after crashing into a residence at 690 S. Main St. in the village of Robertsdale in Wood Township shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday. More...

Area brief

Drayer offers free cardiovascular screenings in February   SMITHFIELD TWP. — To mark American Heart Month in February, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute is offering free cardiovascular screenings to the public.  More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief imothy Oberman of Huntingdon reported to state police at Huntingdon a tire on his vehicle was punctured while it was parked at Walmart between 11:09-11:16 p.m. Dec. 19. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County judge to attend testimonial dinner

75 Years Ago A Huntingdon County delegation, headed by Judge Chester D. Fetterhoof, and members of the Bar will attend the testimonial dinner in honor of Justice Marion D. Patterson More...

Business News

Local insurance agent completes education

Pamela Stern, owner of Pamela M. Stern & Associates Nationwide Insurance Agency in Mill Creek has successfully completed the annual continuing education requirement of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC).  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Jan. 13, 2015  Jennifer J. Anderson, grantor, to Barnish Contracting and Inspection Service LLC, property in Huntingdon Borough, $24,000.  Terry L. Branstetter and Mary Jane Branstetter, grantors, to Erin C. More...

Around The Broad Top

Columnist shares hodge podge of January news

Well, friends and neighbors, we’re almost finished with January. Could an early spring be around the corner? Wishful thinking, I guess; but we have to continue to hope and pray for the sounds of robins and a final farewell to Old Man Winter. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jets hire Gailey

NEW YORK (AP) — Chan Gailey will be running the New York Jets’ offense under new coach Todd Bowles.  The Jets hired Gailey as their offensive coordinator, a move that had been expected since Bowles became head coach last Wednesday. More...

Flyers beat Pens 3-2 in OT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Heated rivals for years, the Flyers and Penguins scrapped through the kind of game that should have been settled on payper view.  Claude Giroux delivered the biggest blow of all, scoring 3:57 into overtime to lift Phila More...

Australian Open Tennis:

Sharapova escapes Panova

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Twice Maria Sharapova faced match point on Wednesday, and twice she let rip with a forehand winner to keep her Australian Open chances alive.  The No. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Do not approach this situation in anger

Dear Annie: A year ago, I bought a house for my niece Alice, her boyfriend and their two daughters, so they could have a better life and become homeowners. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Dated Pantry

Dear Heloise: Here is how to be sure that the food in your PANTRY is edible and not expired — with only about 15 minutes of work per year! More...

Special Sections

Leaders approve grant application

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a resolution to allow county planners to apply for $750,000 in competitive state Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for improvements for the Wood-Broad Top-Wells Joint Municipal Authority at th More...

Man found guilty for firearm theft

A Williamsport man was found guilty in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday in a case involving a firearm.  Joseph Leonard Beaudin, 27, charged with theft by unlawful taking, went before a jury of seven women and five men, which d More...

Businessman receives award posthumously

The late David K. Goodman Jr. was known for his love of his community and his county. In recognition of that love, Mr. More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf takes office with a call for bipartisanship, big party

HERSHEY (AP) — Gov. More...

World  Free Access 

From car lots to budgets, cheap oil means change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cheap oil doesn’t only mean cheaper gas in the tank.  More...

Boy builds Braille printer with Legos, starts company

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — In Silicon Valley, it’s never too early to become an entrepreneur. More...

Date night-friendly chicken won’t tie you to the stove

Fifteen years ago, I made the first of what would become thousands of meals for my husband, Philippe. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 21 Adult Education 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

High School Wrestling:

Huntingdon, Mount Union and Tussey get wins

Huntingdon 45, Penns Valley 29  The Huntingdon wrestling team ended its twomatch skid last evening with a 45-29 victory over Penns Valley in Mill Hall.  The Bearcats improved to 16-2 for the season, while the Rams fall to 7-11.  The ma More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Bearcats down Bellefonte

Huntingdon had a tough time putting away Bellefonte in its own gymnasium Tuesday. The defense played well and 24 points from Nate Gearhart helped the Bearcats to a 51-38 victory.  More...

Tussey wins 62-50 at Forbes Road

Tussey Mountain extended its winning streak at Forbes Road Tuesday and moved above the .500 mark for the season. Michael Mitchell had the shooter’s touch, sinking eight threepointers in a 62-50 win for the Titans.  More...

People/Pastimes

Making your car environmentally friendly

You may take steps to reduce your environmental impact through the products you purchase and simple household actions, such as recycling - but what about the car you drive?  More...

Tips for a safe, long-lasting vehicle

While driving a new vehicle off the lot may sound tempting, the financial commitment it brings is not an option for most families.  Instead, hanging on to your old set of wheels is the smarter choice for a number of reasons. More...

Do it yourself to enhance vehicle performance

Like most families, you are likely looking for ways to stretch your budget. One of the best ways to do so is by investing in the maintenance and care of your vehicle. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aquarius if born before 4:48 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015:  More...

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