October 24, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Voting machines may be replaced

At their weekly meeting Tuesday morning, the Huntingdon County Commissioners pointed out an issue regarding a requirement from the state to replace voting machines by December 2019.  Earlier this year, the state Department of State said all coun More...

Broad Top senior citizens have new center

The Saxton-based Broad Top Area Senior Citizens Center Monday morning kicked off its relocation from the Saxton Borough Municipal Building into the former Saxton Sportsmen’s Club property at 102 Main St. More...

State  Free Access 

MacArthur Foundation announces millions in justice grants

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has received $4 million in additional grant funding to continue lowering its jail population, and city officials said they will focus some of the funding on reducing racial and ethnic disparities in its criminal More...

Ex-mayor gets 15 years in prison on corruption charges

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The former mayor of Pennsylvania’s third-largest city was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for rigging municipal contracts in a scheme to raise money for his political campaigns for higher office.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 24   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 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Columnist takes look at Broad Top area cemeteries

Broad Toppers are very familiar with the better-known cemeteries in the area. More...

Old-Time Photo

Here’s two photos that captures several historic downtown Huntingdon landmarks: the HUNT Signal (switching) Tower and the former PRR passenger station, located along Allegheny Street. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Red Sox open World Series with 8-4 win

BOSTON (AP) — The Fenway Funhouse proved too tricky, too cold and just too much for the beach boys.  Andrew Benintendi, J.D. More...

Fenway’s other wall needs to be bigger

BOSTON (AP) — Alex Cora had an idea before his rookie season as a big league manager: to hang a picture in his clubhouse office from each Red Sox victory. More...

Diehard fans pumped for series in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — When Nicolas Doherty couldn’t get a ticket to watch the Red Sox play in the World Series in 2013, his mom promised they would get inside the park next time the team made it. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018:  More...

Special Sections

Mount Union Halloween Parade to be held tonight  Free Access 

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School will remain open

HASB members vote ‘no’ to hearing; end capacity study

Huntingdon Area School District parents, teachers and community members breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday night as the school board, in a 9-0 vote, chose to keep Southside Elementary School open, thus ending a year-long capacity study.  More...

Authority members to pursue rail spur

It was a brief meeting for the Huntingdon County Rail Authority Tuesday morning, but members approved sending a letter to Norfolk Southern to start the process of negotiations to acquire a rail spur in the county.  More...

Local News

News of Yesteryear

Halloween festivities kick off in Mapleton

75 Years Ago  Resembling a runaway caboose. A Chrysler sedan, owned by Dr. Frank B. Stewart of Altoona crashed into three parked cars on Washington Street, Huntingdon last night at it traveled east on Washington Street.  More...

Business News

County chamber’s program director honored

Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce program director MacKenzie Locke was one of 12 chamber of commerce professionals awarded Pennsylvania Association of Chamber Professionals (PACP) distinguished Service Awards at the Awards Ceremony of the 2018 PA More...

Northwest Bank’s quarterly net income announced

Northwest Bancshares Inc. announced net income for the quarter ended Sept. 30 of $27.7 million, or 27 cents per diluted share. More...

Senator earns ‘A+’ on legislative scorecard

For the second consecutive session, Americans for Prosperity Pennsylvania (AFPPA) recently presented state Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. (R-Blair) with the prestigious A+ Legislative Torchbearer Award. More...

Local Sports

High School Volleyball:

Rams sweep Bearcats in regular seaon finale

Huntingdon fought its way back from a disappointing first set during Tuesday evening’s regular-season/Senior Night finale against visiting Penns Valley to play the Rams tough down the stretch over the next two games. More...

High School Field Hockey:

Forbes Roads deal 2-0 shut out loss to ’Cats

The Huntingdon field hockey team closed out its regular season schedule Tuesday afternoon with a loss, but a solid performance. More...

Photo

The Mount Union Sandlot 10U baseball team went 12-0 during the regular season, then won the championship in a tournament at Lewistown's Red Park. More...

People/Pastimes

Help kids falling short on nutrients they need

The school year should be filled with playing, learning and growing, but for many children who face hunger, even basic staples like milk are missing. More...

What and Where Wednesday

Eagles abound locally, with three wooden sculptures featured locally — all by the same artist, Tim Klock. While the What and Where photograph Oct. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Concert etiquette

Dear Annie: I had something happen this weekend and am wondering what the solution should have been and who was in the right. My friend and I flew to San Diego from Indianapolis for a fabulous concert featuring three great bands. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Sleeves and liners

Dear Heloise: I save SALTINE SLEEVES AND CEREAL-BOX LINERS. The sleeves are great as disposable cutting boards, and the cereal-box liners can be used as small trash can bags. They never leak. More...

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