March 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

JOC members vote to curtail program

Members of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) voted to curtail the precision machining program at their monthly meeting Tuesday evening. More...

County jobless rate dropped in January

Although the state and country unemployment rates saw no change entering the new year, Huntingdon County’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate saw a three tenths of a decrease entering 2018, ranking 57th in the state.  More...

State  Free Access 

Race tighter-than-tight; Dem claims win, GOP hangs in

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House votes to trim Legislature, but bill’s fate is unclear

HARRISBURG (AP) — A proposal to cut about a quarter of state lawmakers from the Pennsylvania General Assembly moved ahead with a favorable House vote Tuesday, but it’s still not certain that the constitutional amendment will make it onto More...

Doctors hunt for hidden cancers with glowing dyes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was an ordinary surgery to remove a tumor — until doctors turned off the lights and the patient’s chest started to glow. A spot over his heart shined purplish pink. More...

Business News

New business opens at historic Rockhill general store

Those who remember getting everything from penny candy to general hardware supplies at Edgar Workman’s General Store in Rockhill will be happy to see the building open once again as of Feb. 23. More...

Veteran banker joins Kish Bank ranks

Kish Bank has announced the appointment of Jackie Confer to assistant vice president, business development officer at the bank’s financial center in Huntingdon.  More...

Ag Dept. kills animal welfare for organic meat

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — New rules, decades in the making, that would have required organic meat and egg producers to abide by stricter animal welfare standards were withdrawn by the federal government on Monday, frustrating organic farmers and More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Radford gets first NCAA Tourney win

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Travis Fields Jr. and Ed Polite Jr. each scored 13 points to lift Radford to its first-ever NCAA Tournament win, 71-61 over LIU Brooklyn in the First Four on Tuesday night.  More...

Bearcats take out McDevitt 74-72

Huntingdon is riding an emotional wave of energy in the PIAA state championship tournament and playing virtual home games on neutral floors with the rabid following of the fans and student body. More...

Bonnies end drought with 65-58 win

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The basketball was still high in the air — flung to start the celebration — when the buzzer sounded and the Bonnies’ long-awaited March celebration commenced. Players chest-bumped on court. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Retirement to bring new headaches

Dear Annie: After working my whole life, I am retiring in a couple of weeks. I’ve been looking forward to some downtime, sleeping in, time for myself and time to do the things I want to do, but a problem has appeared.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Take discounts for a ride

Dear Heloise: We keep COUPONS AND GIFT CARDS to various restaurants in an envelope in our car’s glove compartment, just like one of your readers suggested. More...

CYS position denied again

The Huntingdon County Commissioners, for the fourth time, failed to approve hiring a caseworker supervisor position for the Children and Youth Services Department at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning.  More...

Farmers’ event aids in conservation

The annual cost to feed one cow per year is approximately $975, and $522 of that is from winter feed costs.  That is just one of the many things 27 farmers learned at the winter farm meeting at B&D Acres, the farm of Bill and Deb Hoover of W More...

Fire police approved by Smithfield leaders

Four new faces will serve as fire police officers for Smithfield Township following their approval by Smithfield Township Supervisors recently.  Smithfield Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Local News

Alexandria Borough Council hopes to adopt ordinance

Members of Alexandria Borough Council want to draft and pass an ordinance for the Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. to submit yearly financial records to the borough if they want any monetary assistance from the borough.  More...

Springfield Twp. infrastructure updates addressed

Springfield Township held its monthly meeting Monday night, with supervisors Randall Anderson, Larry Grissinger and George Anderson focused mainly on the infrastructure and equipment needs of the township.  More...

Learning options explored during workshop meeting

During the Monday night workshop meeting of the Huntingdon Area School Board, high school principal Travis Lee provided insight into course scheduling changes, discussing several new types of learning options that learners will be able to choose from More...

General News

World-renowned physicist dies at age 76

WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone knew of Stephen Hawking’s cosmic brilliance, but few could comprehend it. Not even top-notch astronomers. More...

Police Log

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Retro-feeling essentials make at-home fitness fun again

(NAPSI)—If you’re like most people, your resolution to eat well and get fit won’t even last six months. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 percent of people ditch their resolutions after eight weeks. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 14   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-64 s08, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Readers respond to column, old photos and more

Before we move on with today’s column there’s some house-cleaning choirs I need to complete. More...

Old-Time Photo

Can any member of the Shavers Creek Volunteer Fire Co. in northeastern Huntingdon County provide some insight about this piece of firefighting apparatus? Contact Ron Morgan at 814-907-1788. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to wed

Justin Paul Berrier, 3060 Dry Dock Lane, James Creek, and Lauren Kay Knode, also of James Creek.  Nathan Tyler Moist, 1285 Lockport Road, Lewistown, and Sierra Sue Bordell, also of Lewistown.  Samuel Phillip Singer, 9444 Chilcote Hollow Roa More...

What and Where Wednesday

Joan Daub of Huntingdon was the first to correctly guess the location of the March 7 photo of the Lake Perez at Stone Valley Recreation Area. More...

Unexpected ways to support bees

(NAPS)—It’s a common misconception that you need a large yard and advanced gardening skills to support honey bees by planting more forage. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 6:11 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 15, 2018:  More...

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