April 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioners OK CYS requests

In addition to signing a proclamation declaring April Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Huntingdon County Commissioners also approved the purchase of various service agreements for Children and Youth Services as well as various trainings for CYS memb More...

JOC board members pass prelim budget

In addition to passing the preliminary budget, members of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) discussed the idea of changing how the sending schools fund the technology center.  The proposed More...

Jobs

Local News

Office train rolls through county

Train enthusiasts and area residents had the opportunity to see Norfolk Southern’s “office train,” with distinctive vintage locomotives and office cars, as it passed through Hunting More...

Everett man in jail on county warrant

Robert S. Welsh Jr., 42, Everett, was charged for the operation of a methamphetamine laboratory in Everett Borough at 10 N. Hopewell St. after state police at Bedford discovered it during the investigation of a separate theft incident at 1:45 p.m. More...

President Judge hands out sentences after guilty pleas

Several defendants entered guilty pleas last week before Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic, one defendant receiving personal commendations from the judge on behalf of his rehabilitation efforts.  More...

World  Free Access 

US carrier sails in disputed sea as China shows own force

ABOARD THE USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, South China Sea (AP) — As fighter jets streaked overhead, a U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 11   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 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Area coal miners’ dedicated to serving their country

Part 1   When we think of the men who mined the semi-bituminous coal of the tri-county Broad Top area, it is understandable that we relate their labor to the innovation of America’s industrial heritage. More...

Old-Time Photo

This is what the Borough of Hopewell, Bedford County looked like from the air. The community believes the photo to have been taken during the early 1950s. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

McCutchen’s walk-off single beats Dodgers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Andrew McCutchen hit a bases-loaded single for his second walk-off of San Francisco’s homestand. The Giants beat the Dodgers 5-4.  More...

Sixers beat Hawks for 14th straight win

ATLANTA (AP) — JJ Redick scored 28 points and the surging Philadelphia 76ers set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory, holding off the Atlanta Hawks 121-113 Tuesday night to move a step closer to locking up the No. More...

Betts’ slam leads BoSox to 14-1 win over Yankees

BOSTON (AP) — Mookie Betts hit a grand slam on a monster night, leading Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox over the New York Yankees 14-1 Tuesday for their ninth straight victory.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Empty-handed guests

Dear Annie: I have a question of etiquette. Our adult sons (who are older than 40), their wives and our grandchildren often visit over the weekends for family sit-down dinners. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 12, 2018:  More...

Blaze damages business

Emergency crews battle fire at Martin’s Garden Center

Firefighters from two counties battled a devastating blaze that heavily damaged a Morris Township business late Tuesday night. More...

State senator pays visit to alma mater

From the halls of Juniata College to the halls of state government, state Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr. More...

HASB members hear several policy updates

A moment of silence was held for the loss of Huntingdon Area High School student Mitchell Smith Monday night during the HASB work session meeting, with board president Danyle Shea leading and thanking administration, faculty and learners for their co More...

State  Free Access 

Lawyer attacks accuser as prosecutors build case

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Bill Cosby’s retrial took a far more combative turn Tuesday than the first go-round, as his lawyers launched a scathing attack on his accuser and prosecutors put the first in a parade of women on the stand to portray the More...

GOP brass appeal for unity amid gubernatorial primary fight

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican Party chairman called for party unity Tuesday as a hardedged primary campaign attack ad against its endorsed gubernatorial candidate played on television screens across the state, and another po More...

State looks to expand medical marijuana to plant form

HARRISBURG (AP) — A state medical marijuana board recommended Monday that Pennsylvania allow the sale of marijuana in dry leaf form, in theory to allow users to vaporize and inhale it, and expand the kinds of medical conditions it can be used t More...

General News

What’s next for Parkland students

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — New Jersey, Colorado, Los Angeles, Raleigh-Durham — the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students reel off their upcoming travel schedule at a dizzying pace. More...

Business News

Local bankers honored for helping community

An area bank was this year’s recipient of the Grow Your Community Award at the 2018 Pennsylvania Association of Community Bankers Region 2 meeting and awards luncheon March 27 at The Penn Stater in State College.  More...

Facebook sends privacy alerts to affected users

Facebook has begun alerting some users that their data was swept up in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal.  More...

Kish Insurance achieves 13-year Inner Circle membership status

Kish Agency Inc., T/A Kish Insurance, has achieved Inner Circle status for a remarkable 13th year. The agency is one of just 19 independent insurance agencies that have qualified for Mutual Benefit Group’s 2017 Inner Circle award.  More...

Local Sports

High School Track & Field:

Bearcat boys end a 44-meet losing streak

Huntingdon  While the Huntingdon girls pretty much dominated both on the track and in the field during Tuesday’s home Mountain League meet with Central, the Bearcat boys snapped a 44-meet losing skid, spanning over four years.  More...

High School Baseball:

Tussey edges Forbes Road 1-0

Tussey Mountain and Forbes Road did very little at the plate on a cold day in Saxton Tuesday. The Titans scored one run on a passed ball then let their pitching and defense back it up for a 1-0 win over the Cardinals.  More...

Huntingdon hangs on for 10-9 win at Penns Valley

The Huntingdon baseball team jumped out to a quick 10-2 lead Tuesday afternoon at Penns Valley, but got sloppy over the final three innings. More...

People/Pastimes

What and Where Wednesday

Richard Cox of Cass Township was the first to correctly identify the location of the April 4 photo as the bridge for the East Broad Top Railroad over the Aughwick Creek adjacent to the Southern Hunti More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Bentley Gage Yohn, who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. His proud parents are Bradley and Jill Yohn of Shade Gap. More...

Local Boy Scouts test their skills

Like the fictional hero Angus MacGyver who could save the world with a paperclip and some bubble gum through science and ingenuity, local Boy Scouts were invited to test there inventive mettle Saturday with a series of challenges.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Good soup for a windy day

Dear Heloise: On a blustery day, there’s nothing as satisfying as a hot bowl of soup. You had a recipe for an ITALIAN SOUP that was out of this world. Would you repeat that recipe? More...

Special Sections

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast