October 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Danger from white caterpillar limited

A white caterpillar has created quite the stir as reports have emerged it may cause a painful rash after being touched.  Despite those reports, forest insect experts say the threat is minimal.  More...

Local News

Commissioners approve grant, rehab act

County planners were present at Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners to seek approval for a revision to the Emergency Solutions Grant for 2014 and the Housing Rehabilitation Act.  More...

Borough leaders take stand against Verizon tower

Huntingdon Borough Council is taking a stand against Verizon and the placement of beacons on top of its cellphone tower on Flag Pole Hill.  The ongoing issue was addressed once more by the members of council’s public safety committee Tuesd More...

DEP officials urge heating oil tank maintenance

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is asking those who heat with oil to take precautions before filling their heating oil tanks.  Amanda Witman, spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), said one More...

World  Free Access 

Mass. nuclear power plant to close by 2019

BOSTON (AP) — The owners of the beleaguered Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth announced Tuesday that they will close the plant by June 2019 because it’s becoming too expense to run.  Entergy cited “poor market condition More...

Airlines flexing their political muscle in D.C.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airlines have ramped up an aggressive lobbying campaign that seeks nothing less than converting the government from industry regulator to business ally.  More...

Twitter purging workers as new CEO slashes costs

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is laying off up to 336 employees, signaling CEO Jack Dorsey’s resolve to slash costs while the company struggles to make money.  The cutbacks announced Tuesday could equate to about 8 percent of Twitter& More...

Around The Broad Top

Autumn festivals attract visitors, locals

The readers still have a limited time to get out and enjoy the fall foliage beauty of Huntingdon County and surrounding areas. But don’t wait too long!  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bevo XIV will retire

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with cancer and will retire.  The university said Tuesday that the longhorn steer, whose given name is Sunrise Studly, was preliminarily di More...

Lions’ Lucas sees Buckeyes as opportunity

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Jordan Lucas realizes he and most of his teammates won’t get an opportunity like this again.  More...

Cubs eliminate Cardinals 6-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Maddon posed for a selfie on the field with his wife. Jon Lester sprayed champagne with his young son. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Ribs don’t make their date

Dear Heloise: I had an experience that I think needs to be shared. I bought (on July 22) PORK RIBS in a vacuumsealed package that had an Aug. 9 “use before” date.  More...

Special Sections

Leaders approve upgrades to 911

The Huntingdon County Commissioners officially approved upgrading the county’s 911 computer-aided dispatch system (CAD) and telephone and microwave system at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  Sid McConahy, the county’s 911 consultant fr More...

County’s authority may back HCCTC

The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) will request the Huntingdon County General Authority to act as a conduit for the $2.25 million bond issue for its building and expansion project.  The matter was the main topic of discus More...

Sewer authority members meet at new plant

For the first time ever Tuesday night, members of the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority held their monthly meeting at the new wastewater treatment facility off Grange Hall Road in Porter Township.  More...

Republicans to honor farmers at fall dinner

The Huntingdon County Republican Committee will gather for its annual fall rally dinner tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 15.  More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf says he won’t cave on demand to fix deficit

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Justice apologies for emails, criticizes release

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice is apologizing for insensitive personal emails while criticizing the people responsible for disclosing them.  In a statement Tuesday, Justice Michael Eakin says it is “disconcert More...

Court reinstates lawsuit over surveillance of Muslims

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslim groups in New Jersey after the Sept. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Blacklog Creek bridge honors WW II veterans

75 Years Ago  Delegates and officers of District 13 of the Inter-State Milk Producers’ Association, which comprises seven local organizations in Huntingdon County, met in the courthouse and set the schedule for future meetings.  More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

Oct. 2, 2015  Luella V. Shoemaker and Luella E. Shoemaker, grantors, to Luella V. Shoemaker and Lucinda F. Knode, property in Miller Township, $1.  Donna Marie Hess, Susan Ann Miller, William D. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 14 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

Trojans win in five; Hornets sweep Damsels

High School Volleyball:

Huntingdon   Passing and hitting problems plagued Huntingdon all evening during Tuesday’s Mountain League match at Tyrone. More...

Tussey, Huntingdon are both shut out

Girls’ Soccer:

After three straight road games, Tussey Mountain returned to Saxton to face Chestnut Ridge Tuesday. More...

JC dominates Penn College

Men’s Soccer:

The Juniata men’s soccer team (3-9-1) dominated the Penn College Wildcats and took a 3-0 victory Tuesday afternoon on Winton Hill.  The shutout victory is the third of the season for the Eagles.  Head coach Dan Dubois felt that the te More...

People/Pastimes

‘Third Wave Feminists’ subject of AAUW meeting

“Third Wave Feminists and Those Who Came Before” will be the topic at the 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. More...

A health care provider you need to know

With more than 11 million newly insured Americans, an aging baby boomer population and a growing number of chronic conditions, the American healthcare system is expected to make some major changes to accommodate the increasing number of people seekin More...

Simple ways to easily manage aches and pains

Sooner is better when it comes to managing nagging aches and pains that can hamper your healthy lifestyle. In fact, the coming winter months are when pain pops up the most for people of all ages, according to celebrity trainer Ramona Braganza. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wedding etiquette has changed

Dear Annie: Our 22-year-old son recently asked his girlfriend to marry him. They have been dating for two years. Now he wants us to meet with her parents to talk about the wedding. The big topic of conversation will likely be finances. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015:  More...

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