April 4, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Local jobless rate increased in Feb.

Despite the major weather changes the state and country has seen within the past few months, the unemployment rate across the nation and commonwealth remained unchanged. More...

State  Free Access 

Bill Cosby trial judge delivers two big victories to defense

NORRISTOWN (AP) — The judge in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial gave his legal defense a huge boost Tuesday, ruling his lawyers can call a witness who says the accuser talked about framing a celebrity before she went to police in 2005 More...

Pastor encourages sobriety through spirituality

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — Fighting addiction — whether it be drugs, alcohol or pills — comes up often during Pastor Vince O’Boyle’s Sunday services at Church on the Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre.  More...

Governor extends fundraising lead in primary

HARRISBURG (AP) — Millions more dollars poured into the Pennsylvania governor’s race in 2018, as Democratic Gov. More...

Business News

US stocks wobble as trade worries keep investors cautious

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up an early gain and are little changed Tuesday morning as investors continue to wonder if big changes in international trade are on their way. Retailers in the U.S. More...

Market still waiting for Spotify’s first public trade

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Spotify is still waiting to find out whether investors view its music streaming service as a budding superstar or a flash in the pan.  More...

Tesla raises production, falls short of Model 3 goals

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Inc. increased production of its Model 3 mass-market car in the first quarter but still fell far short of the numbers it promised last summer.  More...

Local Sports

High School Track:

Bearcat girls split, boys are swept

While the Huntingdon boys came up just five points shy of breaking a long losing streak during Tuesday afternoon’s Mountain League double dual meet with Philipsburg-Osceola at Penns Valley, the Bearcat girls picked up a split on the day.  More...

Games postponed

Another day of bad weather nearly wiped out the entire list of spring sports outdoor events Tuesday. More...

People/Pastimes

What and Where Wednesday

Joseph Dziedzic of Huntingdon was the first to correctly guess the location of the March 28 photo of the Brumbaugh Mansion, built in 1804, in Penn Township, with calls from Mary Zimmerer and Ray Ship More...

Three savvy ways to simplify breakfast

While it is widely known that starting your day with a balanced, nutritious breakfast can have a positive impact on overall health, it may be difficult for some people to make it a priority. More...

Elk Hoop Shoot state finals

Aaron Sullivan recently competed in the Pennsylvania Elks Hoop Shoot state finals, where he placed seventh after winning the local and district hoop shoots. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Family members’ regrettable posts

Dear Annie: This is an issue I imagine many people are having. Sometimes my family members post things I disagree with online. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Secret to the ideal pie crust

Dear Heloise: There are only three ingredients in a GOOD PIE CRUST: flour, fat and water. Sometimes salt or sugar is added, but neither one is essential to a good crust. More...

Special Sections

Residents hear internet update

About a dozen people gathered at the Mill Creek Fire Hall Tuesday evening to learn about the next steps that will be taken to form the Mill Creek Broadband Cooperative to get better internet for residents in Mill Creek Hollow.  Jason Weaver, who More...

Public comment sought for trail

The next step in gaining input into planning for the proposed Main Line Canal Greenway and the Sept. 11 Memorial Trail will be an open house from 6-9 p.m. More...

Smithfield leaders OK no parking sign

Several signage and cosmetic work enhancements for Riverside Park were approved during Smithfield Township’s monthly meeting Tuesday night, creating what seems to be a productive and uplifting spring work schedule for the township.  More...

Volunteers needed to work on planting

Conservation-minded volunteers are sought for the first Keep Huntingdon County Beautiful (KHCB) event of the year to be held Friday, April 6.  More...

Local News

Area brief

Weather delays utility work on Route 22, Route 829 improvement project   HENDERSON TWP. More...

Commissioners OK recycling grant

Approving the grant for a municipal grant for recycling for Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties was the only thing on the agenda to be approved for the Huntingdon County Commissioners during their weekly meeting Tuesday morning.  Huntingdon More...

Petersburg residents recognized as good citizens

Petersburg Borough Council honored three of the town’s finest held its monthly meeting Tuesday.  Mayor John Corbin presented Bill Lightner, Edwin Longenecker and Don MacEachern with framed certificates, recognizing their community service. More...

World  Free Access 

String of abuses clouds future of Saipan visa program

HONOLULU (AP) — A push to save and expand a visa program unique to the Northern Mariana Islands is hitting skids after recent cases of labor abuse and visa fraud, delivering a major blow to the U.S. More...

General News

Teachers walk out once again in red-state revolt

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of teachers crammed into the Oklahoma Capitol for a second day Tuesday to press demands for additional funding for the state’s public schools, and many of those schools remained closed amid a rebellion that h More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 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 (814) 641- 6408, ext. 101 for additional information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Events of ’68 fueled news headlines at home, abroad

Conclusion   More...

Old-Time Photo

A group of Broad Top area coal miners stand on the wooden tipple of the Rockhill No. 1 coal mine in Robertsdale in this 1940s photograph. The No. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ohtani hits three-run homer to cap six-run first

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit his first major league home run in his first Angel Stadium at-bat, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Cleveland Indians 13-2 on Tuesday night. More...

Cavaliers down conference-leading Raptors 112-106

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points, the last coming on a sensational layup, and the Cleveland Cavaliers gave the Toronto Raptors another reminder of what could lie ahead in the playoffs with a 112-106 victory on Tuesday night.  More...

Woods and Mickelson team in practice round

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The power off the tee and the sharpness with his short game made him look like the Tiger Woods of old. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 5, 2018:  More...

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