July 1, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Act 13 funds OK’d by county’s leaders

After tabling their decision last week, the Huntingdon County Commissioners, during their weekly meeting Tuesday, approved projects to receive Act 13 Legacy Funds. More...

Transfer tax increase goes into effect today

The annual common level ratio for realty transfer tax changes today, which will affect the transfer tax paid when buying or selling a property. More...

State  Free Access 

From halls of power to streets of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pope Francis’ nine-day visit to the U.S. and Cuba in September will take him from the halls of power to the cradle of American democracy. More...

Racetrack to start races earlier to avoid deer

ERIE (AP) — A thoroughbred track that canceled races because wild deer were jumping onto the track will start races earlier and remove nearby bushes and trees in an attempt to keep the animals at bay, officials said Tuesday. More...

Photo gets fisherman cited for illegally catching fish

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania fisherman apparently has a Facebook photo to thank for landing him in hot water with the state Fish & Boat Commission. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Agency sponsors meeting to promote area

75 Years Ago Eleven cases were added to the Huntingdon County direct relief load during the week ending June 29, it was announced by county officials. More...

Business News

HCBI partners offer reports

In partner reports during a recent Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) board meeting, the Huntingdon County Visitor’s Bureau addressed a legislative issue. More...

Real Estate Transfers

June 19, 2015 Jessica L. Whitsel, grantor, to Jonathan W. Whitsel, property in Cass Township, $1. William M. Couch Jr. and Anne M. Couch, grantors, to Shawn T. Standish and Crystal A. Standish, property in Jackson Township, $1. More...

Local Sports

Bader homers twice in Spikes 5-3 loss

Harrison Bader made his professional debut for the State College Spikes a memorable one, swatting two home runs, but the Spikes dropped a 5-3 decision to the Staten Island Yankees on Tuesday night at Richmond County Bank Ballpark. More...

Curve lose sixth straight

The Altoona Curve were handed their sixth straight loss 4-3 in 12 innings at the hands of the Trenton Thunder Tuesday night at ARM & HAMMER Park. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPYBELATE D BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Olivia Chadwick who turned 9 years old Sunday, June 7, 2015. Her proud parents are Jon and Jennifer (Heaster) Chadwick of Mount Holly Springs. More...

Alexandria couple marks golden anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to June (Gillam) and Bill Peters of Alexandria, who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, June 19, 2015. The couple were united in marriage in 1965 in the Spring Run Church of the Brethren by the Rev. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ellah Melissa Dolan who turns 4 years old today, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Her very proud parents are Eric and Missy Dolan of Entriken. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Capricorn. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 2, 2015: More...

Deadline passes without budget

The state budget deadline has come and gone without an ontime spending plan. The state House passed a $30.18 billion state budget through its chamber June 27; the Senate followed suit Tuesday, but Gov. More...

Local jobless rate up slightly in May

Huntingdon County’s jobless numbers took a slight jump from April to May. More...

HASD teachers, board members sign contract

After six months of negotiations, the Huntingdon Area School Board and the district’s teachers’ union have been able to work out a three-year contract that will give teachers a pay increase of 4.8 percent over the next three years. More...

Local News

Area brief

‘Rockin’ America is theme for Summer Thunder®2015 More...

Insects affecting hemlock trees

When one thinks woolly, they usually don’t think dangerous. But when it comes to the state tree, woolly can be deadly. Hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) is an insect that feeds on hemlock sap. More...

Route 747 resurfacing project begins Monday

Beginning Monday, Huntingdon County residents traveling along Route 747 in Mount Union Borough and Hill Valley Road in Cromwell and Shirley townships will see delays as crews from Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. More...

World  Free Access 

Boosting overtime

Obama calls for broader coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — They’re called managers, and they sometimes work grueling schedules at fast food chains and retail stores. But with no overtime eligibility, their pay may be lower per hour than many workers they supervise. More...

After resisting for years, JetBlue adds checked bag fee

NEW YORK (AP) — The era of free checked suitcases on JetBlue has come to an end. The airline proudly proclaimed itself a holdout on fees for years, allowing passengers to check one bag for free. More...

Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

DETROIT (AP) — Newer cars aren’t supposed to burn oil, but Consumer Reports magazine found that some engines mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru force their owners to add a quart as often as once a month. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 1 Adult Education 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Flowers’ homer beats Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Chris Sale matched a major league record by striking out at least 10 in eight straight starts, and the Chicago White Sox outlasted the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 in 11 innings Tuesday night on a home run by Tyler Flowers. More...

Federer and Nadal win openers

LONDON (AP) — A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis’ up-and-coming stars. Bouchard was only 20, Halep 22. More...

US gets by Germany 2-0

Women’s World Cup Semifinal:

MONTREAL (AP) — Carli Lloyd remembers putting the ball on its spot and shutting out the noise of more than 51,000 anxious fans. Then she blasted that ball into the back of the net. More...

School News

Huntingdon man inducted into honor society

Wheaton College student Caleb Acker of Huntingdon was recently inducted into the Theta Alpha Kappa national honor society for religious studies and theology. More...

MUAHS student places in national poster contest

A young statistician wrapped up her freshman year at Mount Union Area High School by snapping up a third-place finish in a nationwide poster contest sponsored by the American Statistical Association. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t let siblings become financial burden

Dear Annie: My father passed away many years ago and my mother remarried and moved to a vacation home. However, she still owns the house we grew up in and two of my siblings now live there for free. My sister is 60, and my brother is 46. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

No spray needed

Dear Heloise: My husband insists on spraying NONSTICK SPRAY in the nonstick skillet when he cooks eggs. They get soggy and fall apart. I say the nonstick skillet does NOT need any nonstick spray. What’s the scoop? More...

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