June 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County jobless rate steady in April

The jobless rate in Huntingdon County held steady from March to April at 7 percent.  In the seasonally adjusted numbers, the county’s labor force increased by 100 to 19,800, employment increased by 200 to 18,500 and unemployment held stead More...

County’s leaders add landfills to waste plan

The Huntingdon County Commissioners added six landfills to the county’s waste management plan during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  The landfills, located outside the county, are part of solid waste management agreements approved Tuesday a More...

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Local News

Supervisors discuss AMD monitoring

Acid mine drainage (AMD) monitoring and road maintenance matters occupied a short session of the Broad Top Township Supervisors’ regular monthly meeting held Tuesday night in the municipal building in Defiance. More...

Tractor-trailer hung up

Volunteers from the Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top (RW&BT) and Six Mile Run volunteer fire companies responded to a tractor-trailer “hung up” on guide rails in the Spruce Hill area More...

Area briefs

Relay For Life meeting planned   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mapleton man is staff member of National LOOM

75 Years Ago  Jack Matthews, Huntingdon, a grandson of F.M. Bollinger, Huntingdon, is the first licensed airplane transport pilot in Huntingdon County. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 3 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...

Local Sports

Outstanding Senior Student/Athletes:

Mount Union  Kole House   Parents: Mark and Sandra House of Mount Union.  Sports played: (varsity letters): Earned eight varsity letters in three sports — football (3), basketball (3) and track and field (2).  More...

Curve handle Rock Cats 8-2

In the first game of the three-game series against the Eastern Division leading New Britain Rock Cats, the Western Division leading Altoona Curve came back from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat the Rock Cats 8-2. More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 25

Boy Scout Troop 25, Huntingdon, members and their leaders, from the left, Tyler Slapinski, Cole F., Wyatt Campbell, Garrett F., Lee Baer, Garrett Hileman, Brian Somers, Dale Somers and Mike Kemp, rod More...

Auxiliary plans annual gala

The Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, will host its annual fundraising gala from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Baker Refectory in Ellis Hall at Juniata College. More...

Births

Brock and Crystal Harter of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Landen James Harter, May 27, 2015, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Landen weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches in length. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Kids always need their parents

Dear Annie: My friend “Nancy” has become one of those stepmothers who negatively influences her husband’s relationship with his adult children. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Separated yogurt OK

Dear Heloise: I am a new YOGURT eater, and I just love it! However, when I open a container, there is always a teaspoon or so of a yellowish (sort of), watery fluid. What is it, and is the yogurt OK? FYI: I have not become ill from the yogurt. More...

Special Sections

Newest Sheetz might sell beer

It will be two weeks before Sheetz Inc. More...

Former DA OK’d to fill assistant role

The Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday approved the hiring of a former district attorney as the new first assistant district attorney. More...

Third Walk to End Violence planned

The third annual Walk to End Violence to be held Saturday, June 6, at Detwiler Memorial Field, Huntingdon, will honor the memory of Allison Vaughn, who died March 31.  Miss Vaughn, a 2003 graduate of Mount Union Area High School, died at the han More...

State  Free Access 

House digs into Senate GOP bill to overhaul public pensions

HARRISBURG (AP) — A key Pennsylvania state Republican House lawmaker signaled support Tuesday for major provisions in a Senate Republican plan to end the traditional pension benefit for school and state govern- ment employees.  More...

Jim Thorpe’s sons ask Supreme Court to allow reburial of famed athlete

Jim Thorpe’s surviving sons asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow them to pursue reburial of the famed athlete on American Indian land in Oklahoma.  More...

World  Free Access 

Free Sat test prep program goes on line

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nonprofit organization behind the SAT college entrance exam has teamed up with a Silicon Valley pioneer in online education to make test preparation materials available for free starting Tuesday, a move aimed at making More...

Business News

Shade Gap couple reopens local restaurant

For a year, the new owners of Sunny Ridge Station Restaurant in Shade Gap have once again been able to serve local customers as well as those traveling through the area via Route 522.  More...

UGI offers electronic bill-pay alternative

UGI Utilities, Inc. has partnered with Intuit’s Mint Bills to offer an alternative digital bill pay method for UGI natural gas and electric customers. More...

Orbisonia woman earns home care designation

Home Nursing Agency employee Marsha Doyle of Orbisonia recently earned the designation of Home Care Coding Specialist - Diagnosis (HCS-D) after successfully passing an intensive 50-question ICD-10-CM exam.  HCS-D is the only certification specif More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pillar bombs Scherzer; Jays get split

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Pillar hit two home runs off Max Scherzer, including a go-ahead three-run drive, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 Tuesday night to earn a split of a day-night doubleheader.  Jordan Zimmerma More...

NFL wants more international games

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell casually mentioned last month the NFL’s interest in adding more international games. He mentioned potential contests in Germany, Mexico and Brazil.  More...

Steelers’ Dupree hopes to be a quick study

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bud Dupree isn’t one for humble bragging, but he’s willing to make an exception just this once.  More...

School News

Area students named as Pennsylvania Center for the Book contest winners

The Pennsylvania Center for the Book has announced the Pennsylvania winners of the 2015 Letters About Literature contest, a nationwide event sponsored by the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. More...

Alexandria native presents at state capitol

Nathaniel Otjen, a native of Alexandria, recently took part in “Research in the Capitol” day. The event was held in the Rotunda of the State Capitol in Des Moines.  More...

HAHS clas of 2015

Huntingdon Area High School holds 135th commencement

Family and friends of the 145 members of Huntingdon Area High School’s Class of 2015 gathered inside the gymnasium Tuesday night for the school’s 135th commencement exercises.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 4, 2015:  More...

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