December 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County fiscal plan detailed in hearing

Following their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners led a public hearing to discuss the 2016 county budget.  The budget is a balanced one with no expected tax increase, with the county projecting $18,401,057 in revenues More...

TMSB members begin new terms

Longtime Tussey Mountain School Board member Aaron Martin of Cooks (Robertsdale area) was chosen as the new president of the school board of education during a reorganization session in the administrative conference room Tuesday evening. More...

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Local News

JOC welcomes new board members

Mount Union Area School Board representative Andrea Christoff was re-elected to serve as chairperson of the Joint Operating Committee (JOC) for the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) during the JOC’s monthly meeting Tuesday More...

Senate, House approve competing budget plans

After the state Senate approved a $30.8 billion spending plan this week, the state House of Representatives approved a competing plan, once again stonewalling an end to the state’s five-month-long budget impasse.  In a 115-86 vote Tuesday, More...

Mount Union fire deemed accidental

A mother and her daughter are homeless after fire broke out in their Mount Union Borough home early Tuesday morning. Volunteer firefighters from Huntingdon and Mifflin counties were called to a structure fire at 78 E. More...

Business News

Huntingdon man promoted at Clearfield Bank & Trust

William Wood, chairman and CEO of Clearfield Bank & Trust Co., has announced Derek “Bo” Border has been promoted to assistant vice president of CBT Financial & Trust Management, a division of Clearfield Bank & Trust. More...

Insurance agency owner completes continuing education

Pamela Stern, owner of Pamela M. Stern & Associates Nationwide Insurance Agency in Mill Creek, has successfully completed the annual continuing education requirement of the Society of Certified Insurance Counselors.  More...

Honda’s business jet about to hit market

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State/National Sports  Free Access 

Blood clots force Dupuis to retire

DENVER (AP) — Pascal Dupuis knew his comeback from the blood clots that sidelined him for most of last season would pose a unique set of challenges.  In the end, the risk proved to be too much.  The versatile Pittsburgh Penguins forw More...

D-Backs add Miller to pitching staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Islanders top Flyers 4-3 in shootout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Okposo scored the only goal of the shootout, Frans Nielsen scored twice in regulation and the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Tuesday night.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Knives take a dark turn

Dear Heloise: What is happening to our STAINLESS KNIFE BLADES? They are getting dark splotches. Could the water-softener salt cause this? This started after the system was installed. — Delton S., Tomball, Texas  More...

Special Sections

Health merger denied by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission ruled Tuesday it will reject the merger of PinnacleHealth and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.  What this will mean for PinnacleHealth, its affiliate J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and Penn State Milton S. More...

Leaders continue dispute over post

The tension could have been cut with a knife as the Huntingdon County Commissioners enlisted in a heated discussion during their weekly meeting Tuesday over the termination of the former county elections coordinator and deputy chief clerk.  More...

Students send warning at Sticker Shock event

Area high school students are taking the opportunity this week to warn adults over the age of 21 that it’s not OK to provide alcohol to minors.  More...

Robbers hit Dublin Twp. convenience store

State police are seeking information about a robbery in the southern end of the county.  At 7:40 p.m. Dec. 7, police report three masked males entered Thee Store at 23375 Croghan Pike, Shade Gap. More...

State  Free Access 

House GOP launches new round in battle with spending plan

HARRISBURG (AP) — Widening a Republican rift in the Pennsylvania Legislature, House Republicans unilaterally attacked the state government’s 5-month old budget stalemate with a spending plan of their own Tuesday, rejecting a bipartisan Se More...

World  Free Access 

Girl Scouts hope tech initiatives will curb membership drop

NEW YORK (AP) — As the Girl Scouts’ membership continues a sharp decline, its leaders are betting on technology to reverse the trend, including a major expansion of its year-old program enabling Girl Scout cookies to be sold via mobile ap More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Wayne Township budget does not include tax hike

75 Years Ago  The 50th anniversary of the Saltillo Methodist Church will be celebrated with a week of services. The first service will be held Sunday morning when Rev. L.D. Ott, Duncansville, will preach a sermon.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 9 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

Riddlesburg man shares iron-making, H&BT photos

Check out the old photos appearing with today’s column. They are courtesy of Gary Kuklo, Riddlesburg, a long-time fan of Broad Top area history.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans handle Panthers 49-18

High School Wrestling:

Mount Union faced off against a good Northern Bedford squad and wrestled solid matches all the way down the lineup. Three falls and a major decision helped the Trojans to a 49-18 win over the Black Panthers.  More...

Tussey opens with 58-40 win at Ridge

Girls’ Basketball:

Tussey Mountain turned up the aggressiveness in the second half Tuesday evening and overcame poor shooting in the first two periods to open its season and Sideling Hill League schedule with a 58-40 victory over Chestnut Ridge in Fishertown.  More...

Rockets beat Titans 60-24

Tussey Mountain and Southern Huntingdon opened their respective dual meet campaign’s last evening at Three Springs.  There were seven forfeits in the match and the other seven bouts ended in first-period falls. More...

People/Pastimes

Planning a holiday event

Interact members, from the left, Katelyn Kelsey, Jake Tanner, Spencer Korman and Leah Lashlee, met at the Huntingdon Community Center for their weekly meeting to plan for a bake sale for the Rotary I More...

A Thanksgiving visit

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Little Jewels Academy visited the Bedford Furnace House in Orbisonia. More...

Brighten the season for families in need

For many of us, a cozy winter’s night isn’t complete without milk and cookies or a warm cup of hot cocoa. But families in need in your community may be missing out on milk and its nine essential nutrients.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Street does not belong to homeowners

Dear Annie: My next-door neighbors and their kids (who are adults) always park in front of my house and don’t leave enough space for my car. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015:  More...

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