April 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

SHCSB members OK tech provider

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board met Tuesday night for its monthly meeting to approve the contract for the technology services department.  In-Shore Technologies will replace the current technology provider, Questeq, which has been th More...

Precautions imperative when burning debris

Despite ramped-up efforts to raise awareness of the danger of spring brush fires, local fire companies and state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) foresters were kept busy for much of the weekend.  More...

Local News

News of Yesteryear

Chairman announces quota for Second War Loan

75 Years Ago  The people of Huntingdon County will be put to the acid test to reach their quota of $1,300,000 during the Second War Loan, beginning April 12, it was announced by county chairman James C. Morgan.  More...

General News

Mississippi River replica may help save coast

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana’s coastline have a dramatic new tool: a massive replica of the lower Mississippi River.  More...

Business News

CSB bankers recognized for 40 years of service

Sue Briggs, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/security officer, and Nancy Covert, vice president and operations division manager, of Community State Bank of Orbisonia were recognized for serving 40 or more years in the banking industry at the Pennsylvania Banke More...

Supreme Court hears case on online sales tax

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court sounded concerned Tuesday about doing away with a rule that has meant consumers don’t get charged sales tax on some online purchases.  More...

Starbucks facing image crisis after racism claims

NEW YORK (AP) — Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words “Race Together” on coffee cups. More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Another unpleasant day for outdoor sports and another group of games for athletic directors to try to find new dates.  Baseball  Huntingdon’s game at Philipsburg was called off and has been rescheduled as a doubleheader Tuesday, May 8 More...

High School Track & Field:

Tussey Mountain teams swept in ICC double dual

Tussey Mountain ran another meet Tuesday in temperatures and conditions not suited for setting personal bests. Against some tough competition both the Titans boys and girls teams lost to Bellwood-Antis and McConnellsburg in Saxton.  More...

Curve has two hits in 2-0 loss to Akron

The Altoona Curve had only four hits and was shut out by the Akron RubberDucks 2-0 Tuesday night at Canal Park.  The Curve (6-4) have lost back-to-back games for the first time this season, dropping the first two games of the series against the More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Joseph Curry IV, 40 Lower Bratton Road, Mount Union, and Megan Elizabeth Goodman, also of Mount Union.  Tyler Aaron Reed, 5 Timothy St., Huntingdon, and Kirstin Alexandra McKenzie, 2120 Prospect Ave., Huntingdon.   More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Blayze Drew Boyd, who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. His proud parents are Travis and Richelle Boyd of Petersburg. More...

What and Where Wednesday

For the second week in a row, Richard Cox of Cass Township was the first to correctly identify the location of the April 11 photo as the monument placed to honor William McAlevy at the location which More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Quick Italian chicken

Dear Heloise: My mother used to make your BAKED ITALIAN CHICKEN, and I still can remember how great it tasted. It was easy and quick to prepare, so can you reprint that recipe for us working women? More...

Leaders change polling location

A polling place location change was approved by the Huntingdon County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning.  Elections coordinator Heather Fellman explained the polling place for Orbisonia Borough will be moved from the Orbisoni More...

Antagonism addressed at meeting

The outcome of two muchdiscussed issues was overshadowed by a continuation of antagonistic dialogue with the public at the regular business meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council Tuesday night.  More...

Art Walk activities slated for Thursday

Though it appears winter is holding on for dear life, spring-themed activities are planned for Art Walk Huntingdon for the month of April in downtown Huntingdon.  Art Walk Huntingdon is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 19.  More...

State  Free Access 

NTSB: Blown Southwest jet engine showed ‘metal fatigue’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that set off a terrifying chain of events and left a businesswoman hanging half outside a shattered window showed evidence of “metal fat More...

Republican congressman to resign from House

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. More...

Jury to hear testimony about quaaludes, sex

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Jurors could soon hear Bill Cosby’s explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex — an old admission that’s taken on new significance at the comedian’s sexual assault retrial after a ha More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 18   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Accidents were common in area coal mines

Part 2   More...

Old-Time Photo

In this undated photo, the congregation of the Dudley Methodist Church poses at the entrance of the edifice. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pelicans take 2-0 lead over Trail Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jrue Holiday had a career playoff-high 33 points and the New Orleans Pelicans took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 111- 102 victory on Tuesday night.  More...

Lindor homers to help Indians down Twins 6-1 in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Francisco Lindor homered in his native Puerto Rico, Corey Kluber allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Tuesday night in the first regular-season game on the islan More...

Giroux needs to be a force

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux carried the Philadelphia Flyers into the playoffs.  The Hart Trophy candidate might be the reason they get knocked out in the first round if he can’t become the force the Flyers need to have a chance More...

School News

Juniata Valley High School Honor Roll

Mike Estep, principal at Juniata Valley High School, has released the honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2017- 18 school years as follows:  Grade 7  High Honors  More...

Tussey Mountain Junior High School Honor Roll

The Tussey Mountain Junior High School has announced the honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2017-2018 school year.  Grade 5  High Honors  More...

Tussey Mountain High School Honor Roll

The Tussey Mountain Senior High School has announced the honor rolls for the third marking period of the 2017-2018 school year.  Grade 9  High Honors  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Gross habit of spitting

Dear Annie: The other day, I was working from a cafe close to my house. As I sat there for a few hours, I saw a number of men spitting on the sidewalk as they passed by. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Gemini if born before 11:13 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Sun will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 19, 2018:  More...

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