October 4, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire tax adopted in Petersburg Boro.

A proposed 2018 budget, with the addition of a 3 mill fire tax, was approved by Petersburg Borough Council members during their monthly meeting Tuesday night. More...

Porter Twp. officials seek to plan meeting

Porter Township Supervisors hope to soon meet other municipal officials from within the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. coverage area to see if there’s a way to help the fire company financially.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pennsylvania lawmakers eye higher hotel tax in budget fight

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s hotel tax rate would nearly double and Philadelphia and Pittsburgh would have the nation’s two highest combined state-and-city hotel taxes under a proposal surfacing Tuesday in the House of Represent More...

Report: Anti-abortion US rep. asked girlfriend to get one

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An anti-abortion congressman asked a woman with whom he was having an extramarital affair to get an abortion when he thought she might be pregnant, a newspaper reported Tuesday.  More...

Care for a corporate tax cut? Pushing the cause at doorsteps

WORMLEYSBURG (AP) — The idea of cutting taxes for corporations is something Americans have long felt was a bad idea.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 4   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 more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Columnist communicates with readers along the way

In this week’s abbreviated column, I want to share some information beamed from communications with our readers along with some other brief items of interest.  First, let me offer my deepest condolences to the family of John P. More...

Old-Time Photo

Here’s a rare scene of the East Broad Top Railroad’s small Shade Gap area railroad depot. Is it still standing and where? If not, was it relocated and where? More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Anthony sizzles in debut with OKC

Carmelo Anthony sizzled in his first game with the Thunder, though Chris Paul and the Rockets look like they will be just fine without him.  Houston overcame Anthony’s 19 points in just 20 minutes and Paul George’s 15, spoiling their More...

Gregorius, Judge rally Yankees to wildcard win

NEW YORK (AP) — Minutes into the playoff debut for these young New York Yankees, they trailed Minnesota by three runs. Their starting pitcher lasted just one out. More...

Pace of play still an issue for baseball

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is hopeful the league and players’ union will agree to changes to speed pace of play.  More...

Religion News

Huntingdon woman earns bachelor’s degree at IUP

Ashlyn Dearmitt of Huntingdon earned a bachelor of science degree in clinical laboratory science after completing requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of August 2017.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mother seems to play favorites

Dear Annie: I am a 13-year-old girl in Montreal. I go to a private high-tech school with nice friends and teachers. I have divorced parents and an elder brother, “Edward.”  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Keep vinegar in house

Dear Heloise: I keep a small spray bottle with VINEGAR handy for many uses. Since I live alone, it takes a while to use up all the cheese I buy, so I wrap the cheese in a paper towel and spray with vinegar. The cheese keeps much longer. More...

Special Sections

NRA advocate passes at 74

A Three Springs man, known in many spheres for his vocal support of the National Rifle Association and passionate advocacy of Second Amendment rights, has died.  James O.E. Norell, 74, passed away Sept. More...

Commissioners OK CCA funds

During their weekly Tuesday meeting, the Huntingdon County Commissioners approved an agreement with the Center for Community Action (CCA) to administer the Human Services Development Fund and the Homeless Assistance Program grant funds.  More...

Riverview, CBT transaction completed

Riverview Financial Corp., headquartered in Harrisburg, has announced the completion of its merger with CBT Financial Corp., headquartered in Clearfield, Oct. 1. More...

Jobs

Local News

JVHS students walk to school

Over 100 students in grades 6-12 in the Juniata Valley School District, including, from the left, Mason Buckley, Mark Beck, Irene Gerber and Shelby Anders, participated in the sixth Walk to School Da More...

Area briefs

Fall foliage hikes offered at Greenwood More...

Smithfield Twp. leaders set trick or treat date

Ghosts and goblins will roam the streets of Smithfield Township from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Local officials observe Fire Prevention Week

75 Years Ago  More than 2,500 local fire department chiefs, state police and other officials will cooperate in Pennsylvania’s observance of Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, State Fire Marshal William E. More...

Business News

Customer service rep joins Kish Insurance

Jeffrey D. Wilson, CEO of Kish Insurance, is pleased to announce the addition of Danielle Peachey as a customer service representative for Kish Insurance. More...

GM to offer two more electric vehicles in near future

DETROIT (AP) — Even though gasoline-powered SUVs are what people are buying now, General Motors is betting that electric vehicles will be all the rage in the not-too-distant future.  More...

Senior marketing rep joins Mutual Benefit Group

Renee Gialloreto joined Mutual Benefit Group as senior marketing representative Sept. More...

Local Sports

Women’s Volleyball:

Juniata rallies to beat Division II Clarion

Visiting Clarion jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Juniata College Tuesday evening, but couldn’t close the deal. More...

High School Volleyball:

’Cats upset PO, Hornets down Trojans

Huntingdon More...

High School Field Hockey:

Cards blank ’Cats 5-0

Huntingdon gave up three goals in the first 10 minutes of Tuesday’s match at Forbes Road and couldn’t recover. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sofia Grace Fortney, who turns 7 years old today, Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. Her proud parents are Todd Fortney of Hill Valley and Melody Fortney of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Dominance Michael Banks, who turned 5 years old yesterday, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017. He is the son of Mike “Woody” Banks of Ashburn, Virginia, and the late April Banks.  More...

Fall schedule set at Standing Stone Senior Center

The members of the Standing Stone Senior Citizens met Sept. 20 for their regular membership meeting.  President Jim Park welcomed everyone and called the meeting to order. Prayer was offered by the Rev. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017:  More...

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