July 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

ARC grant to aid county 911 system

Huntingdon County, along with Bedford and Blair counties, learned Monday their 911 systems will receive a combined $175,000 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant for new computer aided dispatch (CAD) systems.  More...

Paving/curb cut bids awarded in borough

A paving project for several streets in Huntingdon Borough took another step towards completion as council awarded bids for the work during its monthly meeting Tuesday night.  Thee paving project was awarded to Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. More...

Local News

SHCSB members discuss state budget

The state budget, or the lack of one, was the topic of discussion during the monthly meeting of the Southern Huntingdon County School District board of directors Tuesday.  District business manager Luanne Keebaugh reported the district’s g More...

Three Springs man’s hearing continued

The Three Springs man charged with sexual assault had his hearing continued in Huntingdon County Central Court today.  More...

Police Log

Retail theft   BROAD TOP TWP., BEDFORD CO. — Ryan Smith, 27, Everett, was charged with summary retail theft by state police at Bedford for an incident that took place at Defiance Station at 811 Six Mile Run Road at 1:25 p.m. July 12. More...

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Beyond air conditioning: savvy ways to keep your home cool

As summer temperatures — and utility bills — rise, there are some easy ways to keep cool that are cheaper and greener than air conditioning.  A little savvy about when to open windows and when to keep them closed with curtains drawn More...

Business News

HCBI director recertified as economic developer

The director of one local economic development agency has been recertified as an economic developer.  Amy Wise, executive director of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI), has been reaccredited by the International Economic Development More...

Juniata gets ‘Great Colleges To Work For’ rating

Juniata College is honored for the seventh time since 2008 as one of 86 colleges or universities nationwide named as a “Great College to Work For” in the Chronicle of Higher Education 2015 survey.  More...

CSB makes $10,000 pledge To FCMC Foundation

Community State Bank of Orbisonia recently made a $10,000 pledge over five years to the Fulton County Medical Foundation for projects and equipment to benefit the medical facility.  More...

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Shin Soo Choo hits for cycle in Rangers’ 9-0 win

DENVER (AP) — Shin-Soo Choo hit for the cycle, Matt Harrison earned his first win in 14 months and the Texas Rangers routed the Colorado Rockies 9-0 on Tuesday night.  Delino DeShields had a career-high four hits and Prince Fielder homered More...

Stars handle Fever 80-62

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Danielle Robinson scored 18 while Sophia Young-Malcolm added 15 and 10 rebounds to help the San Antonio Stars beat the Indiana Fever 80-62 on Tuesday.  Kayla McBride added 14 points and Danielle Adams had 12, hitting a s More...

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DuBois Business College honors achievements

Jackie Syktich, president of DuBois Business College, recently announced the president’s honor list for the spring 2015 quarter.  To be named to the president’s honor list, students must attain an average of 3.4 or better on a 4.0 gr More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Libra if born before 10:07 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 23, 2015:  More...

Local man dies in Tyrone crash

An Alexandria man who formerly served as a municipal secretary in the county died in a one-vehicle collision in Blair County Monday.  According to state police at Hollidaysburg, Curtis Steele, 53, Alexandria, was operating a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire More...

Leaders approve CDBG spending

During their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a request from the county planning commission to use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to help Cromwell Township residents cover the cost of connecting to More...

Union Twp. storage shed destroyed by fire

Sparks from a grinding wheel are being listed as the cause of a fire that completely destroyed a 30-foot by 60-foot, two-story wooden garage on the Sam Miller property at 16104 Trough Creek Valley Pike (Route 829) Tuesday. More...

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Lawmakers sound upbeat after budget talk

HARRISBURG (AP) — A nearly four-hour budget meeting in the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday left the governor and Republican leaders sounding upbeat even though they had no major breakthroughs to announce.  Democratic Gov. More...

Governor defends use of death row reprieve

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor argued in a court filing Tuesday that he has nearly unlimited power to grant reprieves to death row inmates, and he asked the state Supreme Court to deny a challenge to his use of that authority.& More...

Equipment operator pleads in building collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A heavy equipment operator charged in a building collapse that killed six people and injured 12 during a demolition project in downtown Philadelphia pleaded guilty Tuesday to manslaughter and other charges.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Entertainment scheduled for county fair grandstand

75 Years Ago  Auditor General Warren R. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 22 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

Happy belated birthday wishes to Trough Creek dignitaries

A belated happy birthday salute to Bruce and Lydia Lane of Todd is in order. I had the honor of joining many of Bruce’s friends and relatives at a surprise birthday party at the Lane home on the evening of July 4. What a way to celebrate. More...

Local Sports

Brenneman’s opens with 12-8 victory

Power was on display in the first-round playoff opener between the Royals and Brenneman’s Meat Market. More...

Curve sweep twinbill

The Altoona Curve swept a doubleheader against the Erie SeaWolves in a memorable, historic night Tuesday at Peoples Natural Gas Field. Scores of the games were 18-7 and 8-7.  More...

State College falls 1-0

Ian McKinney was outstanding over seven scoreless innings, but the State College Spikes came out on the short end of a pitchers’ duel, dropping a 1-0 decision to the Aberdeen Iron- Birds Tuesday night at Ripken Stadium.  More...

People/Pastimes

Standing Stone Senior Citizens install new officers

The members of the Standing Stone Senior Center met July 15 for the bimonthly membership meeting. More...

American Legion auxiliary meets

The auxiliary to the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24, Huntingdon, met June 16 at the post home.  Auxiliary members were busy this month. More...

McKim descendants gather for 30th annual reunion

Descendants and relatives of the James Joshua McKim family held their 30th annual family reunion at Harper’s Memorial Park in Shade Gap June 27.  Eric Parsons gave the invocation and a picnic lunch was enjoyed by all.  Cameron Shaw an More...

Annie's Mailbox

Look for romantic companionship elsewhere ANNIE

Dear Annie: I am a divorced male in my mid-50s. A couple of years ago, I met a divorced woman through a mutual friend. We share a common hobby, which led to us spending hours of time together, often just the two of us.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Pickup plan gets sliced

Dear Heloise: I DROPPED A GLASS in the kitchen, and it shattered all over the tile floor. I tried sweeping and vacuuming, but there still were slivers left. I took a slice of bread, placed it over the slivers and pressed gently. More...

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