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Trophy deer case will head to trial

A civil case involving a trophy deer appeared in court Tuesday.  The parties in Griffith Brothers Whitetail Ridge Inc. vs. More...

Safety urged around water and pools

As recent balmy temperatures motivated many local pool owners to open their pools for the season, advocates of National Water Safety Month remind would-be water goers to keep caution in mind throughout May and all of the summer months.  More...

US Senate votes down free trade agreement

The United States Senate Tuesday put the brakes on a free trade agreement proposed by the president.  U . S . Sen. More...

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Contractors respond to proposed licensing ordinance

Nine local contractors met with the Huntingdon Borough Council Administrative Committee Tuesday afternoon during its monthly meeting to discuss a proposed ordinance that would require permits for all contractors working in the borough.  While th More...

Commissioners modify Bailey Building loan

The Huntingdon County Commissioners modified a loan agreement for the Bailey Building, lowering the interest rate and potentially shortening the repayment period, during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  Representatives from First National Bank, Le More...

Saxton police officer released from duties

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening unanimously agreed to release borough police officer Chris Tirpak from his duties effective immediately.  The announcement came following a 30-minute executive session called during the meeting for personne More...

World  Free Access 

Verizon barges into online video, buying AOL for $4.4B

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, advancing the telecom’s push in both mobile and advertising fields.  More...

Feds close loopholes on preventive care

WASHINGTON (AP) — From contraception to colonoscopies, the Obama administration Monday closed a series of insurance loopholes on coverage of preventive care.  The department of Health and Human Services said insurers must cover at least on More...

Poll: Doubts on court’s fairness in health law case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many people in the United States doubt that the Supreme Court can rule fairly in the latest litigation jeopardizing President Barack Obama’s health care law.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 13 Adult Education 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

Columnist recalls accomplishments of Broad Toppers

Part 2 The past several months have been sad ones for the membership and board of directors of the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society More...

Local Sports

Six area athletes are district champions

Eight are headed to states at Shippensburg

Frederick and Shook win   Huntingdon senior Kobren Frederick nearly brought home three gold medals at the District 6-AA track and field championships Tuesday at Mansion Park in Altoona. More...

Curve top Bowie 6-4

The Altoona Curve extended their lead in the Eastern League’s Western Division with a 6-4 win Tuesday night over the Bowie Baysox at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Rockets reverse Trojans 9-4 to take league title

ICC Softball Championship:

A little less than a week ago, Southern Huntingdon was sitting in second place in the Inter-County Conference South Division standings. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 14, 2015:  More...

Sewer plant work hits snag

Contractor defaults on Alexandria-Porter Township work

Nearly a year after its expected completion date, work on the new Alexandria-Porter Township sewer treatment plant has hit another snag.  Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority engineer Jim Balliet informed members of the board at their mont More...

Two businesses receive awards

Two local businesses will receive awards from the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) for their economic impacts on the region.  N.E. Reihart and Sons Inc. More...

Dirt Fest returns to county for sixth event

This weekend, the hills surrounding Raystown Lake will be alive with thousands of mountain bikers for the sixth annual Dirt Fest.  Evan Gross, Rothrock Outfitters energies coordinator and Dirt Fest organizer, said the event started with a few hu More...

State  Free Access 

Amtrak train derails killing five people

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An Amtrak train abruptly overturned in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and injuring dozens of others, some of whom had to scramble through the windows of toppled cars to escape.  More...

House approves plan to cut property taxes

HARRISBURG (AP) — A plan to replace nearly $5 billion in the property taxes that are used to fund public education in Pennsylvania with higher sales and income taxes passed the state House on Tuesday, placing the issue squarely before lawmakers More...

Pick for secretary of state gets neutral vote

HARRISBURG (AP) — A state Senate committee on Tuesday took the unusual step of sending Pedro Cortes’ nomination for a second stint as Pennsylvania’s secretary of state to the Senate floor without any recommendation.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Corrections Employees Week observed

75 Years Ago  Dr. Herrick B. Young, secretary of missionary personnel of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, will be the guest speaker at the anniversary service of the First Presbyterian Church, Mount Union it was announced.  More...

Business News

Local DOC employees recognized

Two employees from nearby correctional institutions were honored last week for their work.  David Sipple, a lieutenant at the State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon, was presented with the Department of Corrections’ Mentor of the Yea More...

CSB employee promoted to chief financial officer

Community State Bank of Orbisonia is pleased to announce the appointment of Karl Barry as the bank’s first ever chief financial officer (CFO).  Barry will be responsible for the financial and risk management operations of the bank, as well More...

Real Estate Transfers

April 30, 2015 Dale R. Yoder, Debbie Yoder and Debbie J. Yoder, grantors, to Big Valley Property LLC, property in Brady Township, $320,000. Gary F. Kauffman Estate and Jenny R. Mark, administratrix, grantors, to Jenny R. Mark, Amy B. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cavaliers and Rockets win to take 3-2 series leads

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 38 points, Kyrie Irving added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers held on for a 106-101 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their testy Eastern Conference semifinal.  More...

Cardinals, Pirates and Reds win

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lance Lynn pitched six scoreless innings and Matt Holliday had four RBIs, including a threerun homer, to lead the St. More...

Lightning win 4-1 to eliminate Habs

TAMPA, Fla. More...

People/Pastimes

Hospital auxiliary installs new officers

The annual reorganization meeting of the Auxiliary to J.C. More...

Births

Quentin and Heather Shaffer of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Madilynn Rae Shaffer, April 11, 2015, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. She was delivered by Dr. Norman Navarro. More...

Special Occasions

May 12, 2015  Happy birthday wishes go out to Jamie Taylor of Mount Union who celebrated a birthday yesterday, Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Happy birthday, Jamie! More...

Annie's Mailbox

An obligation to be considerate

Dear Annie: Last week, my husband and I were able to secure tickets to a movie that had been sold out for several weeks. We looked forward to a nice evening until the lady with the popcorn and icy drink sat next to me. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Vanilla longevity

Dear Heloise: I bought a bottle of REAL VANILLA EXTRACT at least eight years ago. I was told it would keep forever. Is this true? How long can I realistically keep it? — Jo in New York  More...

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