August 30, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

July jobless rate lowest since ’08

In a press release Tuesday, officials from the state Department of Labor and Industry’s Center for Workforce Information and Analysis report Huntingdon County’s July unemployment rate came in at the lowest its been since March 2008.  More...

Wine Down Weekend to be held Saturday

For the second year, Wine Down Weekend will offer a chance for folks to raise a glass to summer and taste a variety of vintages from 1-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, in historic downtown Huntingdon.  More...

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Local News

Sentences handed down for guilty pleas

Several defendants pleaded guilty to their charges during criminal court Aug. 24, moving the 105 cases scheduled between both morning and evening sessions quickly along. More...

Police Log

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Woman pleads guilty to drug charges

A Braddock woman was placed in custody of the court Thursday after taking a guilty plea for transporting drugs into a state correctional institution.  Catherine J. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Canines arrive at prison

75 Years Ago  Saltillo Borough Schools will open Monday morning, Aug. 31, 1942 starting at 9 a.m. for the school term 1942- 43, it was announced today.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 30   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for additional information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

BT Homecoming Celebration takes center stage

With the closing of this year’s Huntingdon County Fair, several area celebrations have taken center stage with many more to follow. More...

Old-Time Photo

The snow was still on the ground when this undated photo of the old Raystown Dam was snapped from the air. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats win two at Everett

The Huntingdon golf team had its best day of the young season to open the dual match portion of its scheduled. More...

Curve locks up playoff spot with 3-1 in

Austin Coley dominated over seven innings and Cole Tucker came through with a pair of RBI hits as the Altoona Curve topped the Richmond Flying Squirrels 3-1 Tuesday night at The Diamond to lock up their third consecutive postseason appearance.  More...

High School Volleyball Preview:

Trojans have five letter winners

The Mount Union girls’ volleyball team comes into the 2017 season in a very good position. There are 19 players on the roster, including five returning letter winners. The Trojans have only two seniors and four juniors. More...

People/Pastimes

SSGC members explore ‘Flowers for All Reasons’

The program for the Aug. 15 meeting of the Standing Stone Garden Club (SSGC) was titled “Flowers for All Reasons.”  The speaker for this month’s meeting was Sandra Hendricks, a member of the McEwensville Garden Club. More...

Rogers-Winfield

Kimber Winfield and Frankie Rogers, both of Huntingdon, were united in marriage Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at the Valley View Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Piney Ridge, Huntingdon. The Rev. Michael Childs presided over the 4 p.m. More...

American Legion auxiliary plan upcoming events

The auxiliary to the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24, Huntingdon, held its monthly meeting Aug. 15, at the post home.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

A lonely marriage

Dear Annie: After more than 25 years of marriage, I still feel more alone being married to my husband than I would if I were actually alone.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Spice up bland chicken

Dear Heloise: My husband and I have stopped eating red meat for health reasons, but all my CHICKEN recipes are dull, dull, dull. Got any suggestions to help spice them up? More...

Special Sections

Man sentenced on drug charges

After several months of failed appearances and court continuances, a Farrell man was finally sentenced on drug charges in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday afternoon. More...

Commissioners hire EMA director

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved hiring a new director for the county’s Emergency Management Agency at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning.  Joseph “Joe” Thompson of Huntingdon was approved to take over the spot le More...

Homecoming events planned for weekend

Despite rumors of an abbreviated version of the annual Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top (RW&BT) Volunteer Fire Co. annual homecoming celebration, fire company president Charlie Defibaugh said festivities planned for Labor Day weekend Sept. More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Wolf to GOP: State’s finances will soon be ‘much more dire’

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf warned House Republican leaders Tuesday that failing to fully fund the state budget will put Pennsylvania in “a much more dire financial situation” in the coming weeks.  More...

Mafia captain turned FBI informant dies at 73

Ronald Previte, a onetime Philadelphia Mafia captain whose work as an FBI informant helped take down three mob bosses, earning him the nickname “Fat Rat,” has died. He was 73.  Previte died Aug. More...

Woman linked to teens’ crash death after party gets prison

YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the crash deaths of two teenagers who prosecutors said had been drinking at her home was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 to six years in prison.  More...

Business News

Area native appointed Cambridge Springs supt.

State Department of Corrections secretary John Wetzel has announced Huntingdon native Lonnie Oliver was appointed the new superintendent at SCI Cambridge Springs, effective June 26.  A corrections professional of 28 years, Oliver is a graduate o More...

PSECU selected as a Top 100 Organization by PBC

Earlier this year, PSECU was named one of the Top 100 Organizations of 2017 by Pennsylvania Business Central (PBC), a business-to-business publication serving central Pennsylvania. More...

Benefit Management Group, Kish Bank to join forces

William Hayes, chairman, president and CEO of Kish Bank, and Jeffrey Gum, president of Benefit Management Group Inc. (BMG) have announced the signing of a definitive agreement whereby Kish will acquire the assets and practice of BMG.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rendon knocks in four in Nationals’ win over Marlins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton tied a major league record with his 18th home run in August, but Anthony Rendon had four RBIs and the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 8-3 on Tuesday night.  More...

Sale, relievers combine to four hit Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) — Chris Sale and two relievers combined on a four-hitter, Hanley Ramirez hit a solo home run and Boston beat Toronto 3-0.  Sale (15-6) fanned 11 in his major league-best 17th double digit strikeout game, raising his league-lea More...

Steelers want secondary to be versatile

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The nameplate over Cam Sutton’s locker isn’t actually a plate at all. It’s a yellow sheet of paper with his number, his last name and his position written in black marker.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 4:13 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017:  More...

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