September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County jobless numbers up slightly

Huntingdon County’s jobless rate ticked up slight from June to July. After a dip from May to June, the rate in July rose to 7.1 percent.  More...

Area medical center awarded ACA grant

The Broad Top Area Medical Center is one of 39 health centers in the state to receive Affordable Care Act grant funding to acknowledge its efforts to improve performance efforts and outcomes.  More...

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Local News

Porter Township Supervisors discuss road projects

Porter Township Supervisors discussed the status of various road projects in the township at their monthly meeting Tuesday.  Chairman of the board Richard Brown said work has started on Allison Road, which is being funded by money from the Dirt More...

Leaders approve contract from county agency

Representatives from Employment and Training Inc., which is a part of Huntingdon County CareerLink, sought approval from the Huntingdon County Commissioners for the annual contract for the Huntingdon County Medical Assistance Transportation Program ( More...

Missing Huntingdon man taken into custody

After nearly a 12-hour search, law enforcement officers took a 24-year-old man safely into custody just after 10 a.m. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

PPL customers to see rise in natural gas prices

75 Years Ago  State Treasurer F. Clair Ross reported that 77,816 persons received $859,449 in job-insurance benefits during the week. The totals representing drops of $12,560 and 3,241 recipients.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 2 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

Childhood memories of a Robertsdale lad

Memories of a Robertsdale lad’s exciting years attending elementary school “on the hill” date back to the early 1950s. More...

Local Sports

Tussey set to remain a playoff contender

Girls’ Volleyball Preview:

Tussey Mountain lost a few starters but also gained good experience during the course of last season. The Titans are set on remaining a playoff team and have four seniors and five returning letterwinners to try and keep the tradition going.  More...

Matt Krupa ties for second at Ironmasters

High School Golf:

The Huntingdon golf team participated in the inaugural Ironmasters Interscholastic Invitationa Monday and enjoyed some success in the event.  The tournament consisted of a 18-hole stroke play portion where three scores of the four players from a More...

Juniata Fall Sports

Women’s Volleyball   The No.10 Juniata women’s volleyball team swept the St. Vincent Bearcats 3-0 (25-10, 25-19, 25-15) in their season opener Tuesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Questions to ask of an afterschool program

Many of today’s working professionals grew up in single income households where only one of their parents went to work each day. More...

Happy Birthday

A BRAND-NEW TENAGER! Happy birthday wishes go out to Samantha “Sam” Kayloni Robinson who turns 13 years old today, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015. Her proud parents are Tom and Kasey (Snyder) Robinson of Hartslog Valley. More...

Revitalize kids’ favorite toys in no time

Children can be rough on their toys, and many a toy has found its way into the garbage pile long before parents could have imagined it would when they purchased the item. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband found new lifestyle attractive, not other ANNIE woman

Dear Annie: After 14 years of marriage, my husband, “Ron,” left me for another woman. Here’s how it happened: For several years, friends had dinner with us once a week. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Design flaw for microwave

Dear Heloise: Years ago, I recall a column you had about MICROWAVING. The reader was drying herbs, I think. If I recall correctly, you stated that you should not use any paper towels with designs when microwaving, just plain white ones. More...

Special Sections

Interim director hired by leaders

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved hiring an interim county emergency management director during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  John Cirko Jr. of Huntingdon was appointed to the position, effective Friday, Sept. More...

Supervisors talk Taco Bell project

During the monthly meeting of the Smithfield Township Supervisors Tuesday night, township code enforcement officer Stanley Gresko told the board the demolition of the former Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant has been delayed because of back taxes owe More...

Backyard rivals start season with toy drive

As they await Friday night’s season opener, Bearcat and Trojan football fans will be tackling an off-field challenge — the collection of 1,000 toys for local children.  More...

State  Free Access 

Gov. tries new budget tactic: smaller, quiet meetings

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Police officer facing arrest for burglary kills himself

DILLSBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania police sergeant shot himself to death after officers came to arrest him for committing a burglary at his estranged wife’s home and then trying to frame her boyfriend for it, a prosecutor said Tuesday.  More...

Man wants separate trials on homicide, threat charges

EASTON (AP) — A man charged in a slaying at an Easton hotel wants to be tried separately on homicide and terroristic threats charges.  More...

World  Free Access 

FDA issues warning letters to caffeine distributors

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying the products put consumers at risk.  The letters, which are dated Aug. More...

Business News

Firearms business to hold grand reopening

What started as a part-time business five years ago for Robin and Dustin Hartzler of D&R Firearms has now turned into a full-time business.  Because of that, a new, larger venue was in order for the business, which is located between Allensv More...

Real Estate Transfers

Aug. 21, 2015  Matthew T. Dingo and Jenifer S. Cushman, grantors, to Cheryl Latten, property in Smithfield Township, $200,000.  Holly S. Fortney and Travis W. Fortney, grantors, to Holly S. Fortney, property in Union Township, $1.  More...

Goodwill board members name new president, CEO

Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (GICV), Inc.’s board of directors announces the appointment of Bradley Burger as the agency’s new president and CEO, replacing Phyllis Bandstra who retired this month after 20 years with the age More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gardner, Drew power Yankees to 3-1 win in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Brett Gardner homered and Stephen Drew hit a two-run double as the New York Yankees pieced together just enough offense to overcome Rick Porcello’s career-high 13 strikeouts and beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 on Tuesday night.& More...

Andy Murray gets past Kyrgios

U.S. Open Tennis:

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Kyrgios does what he wants and says what he wants on a tennis court, seemingly no matter the ramifications, and amid all the near-napping, cursing and racket smashing, he troubled Andy Murray for moments at the U.S. More...

Brenneman may not be able to play this season at PSU

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin said Tuesday he is unsure if tight end Adam Breneman will be able to play this season because of an unspecified injury.  Breneman was not in pads at a team practice open to reporters las More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015  More...

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