October 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Train technology deadline extended

Just a day after concerns about the how the implementation of positive train control (PTC) technology could impact rail service in Huntingdon County, the U.S. More...

People warned to look out for insurance scam

Open enrollment at Heathcare. gov begins Sunday, Nov. 1, and folks should be on the lookout for scams regarding exactly where to enroll and where to get health insurance.  According to Gail Young, certified application counselor at J.C. More...

Local News

Saxton Halloween parade rescheduled for Saturday

Due to inclement weather including rain, expected high winds and possible lightning, the Halloween parade scheduled for this evening in Saxton has been rescheduled. It will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31.  More...

HCBI board members continue budget work

The board of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) is working on its budget for the next fiscal year during its meeting Monday.  Larry Burger, chair of HCBI’s ways and means committee, said draft budgets are due by Saturday, Oct. More...

Walker, Penn township voters to head to polls

Voters in Walker and Penn Townships will have some decisions to make when it comes to Tuesday, Nov. More...

World  Free Access 

How Comcast wants to meter the Internet

NEW YORK (AP) — This year marked a turning point for Comcast, the cable giant: It now has more Internet than TV customers. More...

Why does firewood cost so much? Fracking’s part of it

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Northeasterners who are digging deeper into their pockets to pay for firewood this season can add a new scapegoat to the roster of usual market forces: fracking.  More...

Hollywood stars align for technology series ‘Breakthrough’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a resident of parched California, Angela Bassett is used to playing water warden at home.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 28 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

Preserving, rediscovering historic Broad Top

For a number of years, I’ve been proclaiming the virtues of “regionalizing” some of our historical efforts in the Broad Top area.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Royals outlast Mets 5-4 in 14 innings

World Series:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An inside-the-park home run. A power failure that blacked out the TV audience. Crazy bounces, great plays and key errors.  The longest World Series opener ever had a little bit of everything. More...

Volquez pitches with heavy heart in opener

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Edinson Volquez strode purposefully to the mound for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday night, apparently unaware his father had passed away hours earlier in the Dominican Republic.  More...

US star soccer Abby Wambach retires

Abby Wambach is leaving her game just the way she wanted to — as a champion.  The leading career scorer — male or female — in international soccer, Wambach announced her retirement on Tuesday shortly after the U.S. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Face the consequences for mistake

Dear Annie: I am a good person. I always try to do the right thing. But I did something stupid, and it could cost me my job and the respect I have earned.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Hot glassware warning

Dear Heloise: Your column about GLASSWARE SHATTERING was new to me. I bought a new piece, and instructions do state not to place it directly from the oven onto a cool surface. I never knew it until I read it in your column. Please let others know. More...

Special Sections

Attorney wants count dismissed

A bid to dismiss a felony charge against a James Creek woman accused of practicing law for nearly a decade without a license was met with a response from the state attorney general’s office last week.  More...

County leaders OK grant funds release

The Huntingdon County Commissioners, at their weekly meeting Tuesday, approved the release of a portion of 2015 Act 13 Legacy Grant funds.  More...

County jobless rate up slightly over month

Huntingdon County’s unemployment numbers went up slightly from August to September.  The rate rose .2 percent to 6.8 percent, according to Jeff Newman, industry and business analyst with the state’s Department of Labor and Industry C More...

State  Free Access 

Democrat calls for ouster of high court justice

HARRISBURG (AP) — A top Pennsylvania Senate Democrat said Tuesday he and his Democratic colleagues want a state Supreme Court justice off the bench for allegedly exchanging explicit or offensive emails from a private account.  More...

Governor couldn’t fire open records head

HARRISBURG (AP) — The director of the state Office of Open Records cannot be removed by the governor without cause, Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled Tuesday in a decision that will keep in place the executive director fired early this y More...

Successful Erie literacy project reaches milestone

ERIE, Pa. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Hospital board of trustees leader named

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania’s highest local draft board serial number is 4,440, Gov. Arthur H. James advised Selective Service Director C.A. Dykstra. That number was submitted by Allegheny County local board No. 22.  More...

Business News

Xtreme Fitness opens in new location

After approximately seven years in Shirleysburg, Xtreme Fitness has moved to a new location at Sandy Ridge Station in Orbisonia.  The gym officially opened its doors Oct. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Oct. 16, 2015   Andrew S. Jensen and Kimmy Jo Jensen, grantors, to Philip K. Jensen and Catherine S. Jensen, property in Spruce Creek Township, $1.  Thomas Gibboney, Priscilla Gibboney and Nancy K. More...

Local Sports

Eagles beat Bobcats 5-4

The Juniata men’s soccer team took a 5-4 victory from the Pitt-Greensburg Bobcats Tuesday afternoon.  The Eagles and Bobcats were tied at 4 in the 64th minute when Aaron Kulig (Boyertown) skipped one past the goalie. More...

Juniata stickers beat York for sixth straight

Hosting its final regular season game of the season, the Juniata field hockey team walked off the field as winners as the Eagles defeated York 4-2 Tuesday afternoon. More...

Titan girls lose 5-0 to Windber

Tussey Mountain put a lid on a long season at Windber Monday. The Ramblers did their damage in the first half, winning 5-0, as the Titans end the year winless.  Tussey (0-16) saw its young squad gain a lot of experience this year. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Courtney LeAnn Gladfelter who turns 2 years old today, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Her proud parents are Brian and Amy Gladfelter of Huntingdon. More...

Boy Scout Troop 25

Troop 25 recently participated in a conservation project for the Mapleton Plant of US Silica Corp. More...

Troop 237 to hold Scout of the Year program

Boy Scout Troop 237 will hold its 34th annual Scout of the Year program at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, in the sanctuary of the Orbisonia United Methodist Church.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Taurus if born before 2:24 a.m. (EDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015:  More...

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