June 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Youth participate in Rotary event

Rotary International District 7360 is holding its annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) on the campus of Juniata College this week and high school juniors and seniors, sponsored by Rotary clubs located in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvan More...

General News

Man sentenced for cyberattack

PHOEN IX (AP) — An Arizona man has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for his hacking conviction in a cyberattack three years ago that interrupted communications equipment for emergency workers in Madison, Wisconsin.  Randall C More...

Business News

Canceled flights pile up for PSA Airlines issues

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines is continuing to cancel hundreds of flights because of computer problems at an affiliate, PSA Airlines.  More than 500 PSA flights were canceled Tuesday, according to tracking service FlightStats.  More...

Lower costs, fewer benefits in new insurance option

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s new health insurance option offers lower premiums for small businesses and selfemployed people, but the policies are likely to cover fewer benefits.  Another caveat: if healthy people floc More...

Boston to sue companies over opioid epidemic

BOSTON (AP) — The city of Boston has retained a South Carolina law firm in anticipation of a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies to recover damages stemming from the opioid epidemic, Mayor MartyWalsh announced Tuesday.  Motley Rice LL More...

Local Sports

Curve postponed

Tuesday night’s game between the Altoona Curve and the Richmond Flying Squirrels has been postponed due to rain.  The Curve and Flying Squirrels will play a doubleheader consisting of two seven inning games on Wednesday night. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Astros’ 12-game win streak ends in 2-1 loss to Rays

HOUSTON (AP) — C.J. Cron homered early and Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning to lift the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 win on Tuesday night to snap a 12-game winning streak by the Houston Astros.  More...

World Cup Soccer:

Russia tops Egypt, on brink of last 16

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WNBA Capsules:

Charles’ 29 helps Liberty to 79-72 win over Dream

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. More...

School News

Local resident graduates from Grove City College

Rachel Sinclair of Mount Union was among the 578 students who received degrees during the Commencement exercises at Grove City College May 19.   More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Difference between spices

Dear Heloise: What are charnushka, cardamom and chervil? Are they different or the same thing? I just started cooking for myself, as a single guy, and these SPICES are new to me. — Jason D., Jackson Hole, Wyo.  More...

Leaders vote on CDBG deal

During their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners approved executing a contract for the Wood-Broad Top-Wells Water and Sewer Plant rehabilitation project that includes an extra $250,000 in competitive Community Development Bloc More...

SHCSB members approve budget

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday.  During the budget and finance portion of the meeting, the board approved the final budget of the 2018-2019 school year. More...

Borough management topic of meeting

News of the conditions surrounding recently-resigned borough manager Bill Wheeler’s parting with his position was a bitter pill to swallow for many in attendance at Tuesday night’s meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council. More...

Woman enters plea, accepted into ARD

Almost a year after Huntingdon Borough Police officers investigated a report of a criminal attempt murder of a law enforcement officer, the defendant who was once facing such harsh charges appeared in court for the last time Tuesday, accepting a prob More...

Local News

Test Paddle Tuesdays offer adventure opportunities

Each summer, Rothrock Outfitter’s Test Paddle Tuesdays offers paddlers — initiates, intermediate and veterans alike — the chance to try out a new recreational outlet.  Rothrock Outfitters offers the Test Paddle Tuesday initiati More...

CJAB members discuss grants

Members of the Huntingdon County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) met Tuesday afternoon for their quarterly meeting to hear a presentation on changes made to the behavioral health unit at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in the past year.  More...

HASB members look ahead to agenda

After what was a lengthy update presentation on the Huntingdon Area School District Capacity Study Monday night, several financial items were discussed for approval at next week’s Huntingdon Area School District’s (HASD) regular school bo More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, June 20   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for additional information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Columnist takes time off to find H&BT caboose No. 15

The once recognizable Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad Caboose No. 15 has been found! Last week, the columnist took a few days off for a trip to the Harrisburg/York area and southeastern Pennsylvania. More...

Old-Time Photo

Several men appear on the East Broad Top Railroad Bridge at Saltillo in this undated photo. Can any of the readers identify the people? Contact Ron Morgan at 814-907-1788. More...

People/Pastimes

What and Where Wednesday

Glenn Scott of Mount Union, Richard Cox of Cass Township, Kim Ord of Mount Union, Cathy Howell of Huntingdon, Savanna Fiscus of Huntingdon, Bill Mondo of Mount Union, Sandra Tussey of Huntingdon, Mar More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Liam Rilee Fiester, who turned 1 year old Thursday, June 14, 2018. His proud parents are Elizabeth Fiester of Mount Union and Zackery Faubert of Allenport, Mount Union.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Gavin Dwayne Morder, who turns 6 years old today, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. His proud parents are Tomi Sue Wright and Jon Morder Jr., both of Huntingdon.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

There’s a lot in a name

Dear Annie: Seventy-one years ago, my father decided to honor his kid brother and heritage by naming me Iaina, the female derivative of Iain (also spelled Ian), and I have had to correct others’ spelling and pronunciation of it ever since. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Libra if born before 6:07 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Sun will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, June 21, 2018:  More...

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