April 26, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Connecting groups goal of ReInvision

The goal of those who attended the ReInvision Huntingdon community discussion at St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church Tuesday evening is finding ways the Juniata College campus community can become more engaged with the borough of Huntingdon.  More...

Audit reveals department inefficiencies

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Local News

Broad Top City overlooked for sewage improvement project

After months of patiently waiting, Broad Top City sewage committee officials sadly reported Monday evening the borough was overlooked for a sewage wastewater treatment improvement project. The estimated total project cost was $539,000.  More...

PRIDE officials seek to resolve paperwork issue

Following an announcement Tuesday regarding the filing of disciplinary actions against charities by the Department of State, a Huntingdon County organization included on that list has sought to share more information.  More...

Police Log

Retail theft   SMITHFIELD TWP. — Ashley Brode, 30, James Creek, has been charged with retail theft by state police at Huntingdon for stealing miscellaneous nonconsumable items totaling $106.93 at Giant at 4:20 a.m. April 13.  More...

General News

Google targets ‘fake news,’ offensive search suggestions

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has sprinkled some new ingredients into its search engine in an effort to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its results.  More...

Hawaii reassures tourists after brain parasite cases

HONOLULU (AP) — A California couple on their honeymoon and two people who drank a homemade herbal beverage are among the rising number of victims in Hawaii falling ill with a potentially deadly brain parasite.  More...

Former NY police, lawyer arrested in gun licensing probe

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police lieutenant, two former police officers and a lawyer who once worked as a prosecutor were arrested in a federal gun licensing probe Tuesday as authorities said police employees traded speedy handling More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 26   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

Echos From The Past

Huntingdon museum is local time capsule

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Old-Time Photo

In this undated photo the community of Saxton appears from a hillside, the Main Street of the town is seen near the center of the picture as well as several H&BT Railroad facilities. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rockets eliminate Thunder 105-99

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped Houston overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over Oklahoma City on Tuesday night to advance to the Western Conference semifinals.  Th More...

French decision on Sharapova May 16

PARIS (AP) — Maria Sharapova will find out next month if she can compete at the French Open.  French tennis federation president Bernard Giudicelli said Wednesday that the announcement will be made on Facebook on May 16 at 7 p.m. More...

Brewers cruise to 9-1 win over Reds

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Eric Thames hit his major league-leading 11th home run — his eighth against Cincinnati this season — and the Milwaukee Brewers cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Reds on Tuesday night.  In his first season with More...

School News

Huntingdon Area Middle School Honor Roll

Huntingdon Area Middle School principal Deborah Luffy has announced the third marking period honor rolls for the 2016-2017 school year as follows:  Grade 8  High Honors  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Never good enough for parents

Dear Annie: My parents don’t care about whether I’m happy; they only care about whether I’m successful. That basically says it all. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Heloise’s delicious peking roast recipe

Dear Heloise: I remember the wonderful recipe your mother had for her PEKING ROAST. Please reprint it. I lost my old cookbook that had it clipped out from the newspaper. Thank you. — A Reader in Massachusetts  More...

Special Sections

School closure talks continue

While not a sure thing, evidence supporting the potential closing of the Robertsdale and Defiance elementary schools continues to mount, the public learned Tuesday night at a second Act 780 public hearing in the Tussey Mountain High School auditorium More...

Commissioners OK hotel excise tax

Huntingdon County Commissioners officially approved raising the hotel excise tax from three to five percent at the weekly meeting Tuesday morning.  The approval comes in the form of an ordinance that was advertised for three weeks before passage More...

Literacy night event to be held Thursday

Members of the community are invited to take part in a literacy night event from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 27, at Standing Stone Elementary School to celebrate Week of the Young Child. More...

State  Free Access 

Police ambush killer won’t take stand in bid to spare life

MILFORD (AP) — His fate hanging in the balance, a gunman who ambushed two state police troopers at their barracks in 2014 decided Tuesday he would not take the witness stand to try to persuade jurors to spare his life.  More...

Pennsylvania Senate again takes aim at local firearm laws

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate is reviving legislation that’s designed to make it easier for gun owners and organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge cities’ firearms ordinances in court.  More...

Ex-state lawmaker gets new trial in corruption case

HARRISBURG (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state legislator and revenue secretary has been granted a new trial, nearly five years after being convicted of a scheme to use legislative staff to perform campaign work.  More...

Business News

Country décor shop opens in Smithfield

A new business selling country décor has opened 501 Mount Vernon Ave. More...

Senior marketing rep joins MBG team

Matthew Grant joined Mutual Benefit Group as senior marketing representative April 12.  As part of the marketing department, Grant will manage the agency force in western Pennsylvania in order to promote growth and profitability, maintain regula More...

DuBois college CEO accepts Clearfield position

The Clearfield County League on Social Services Inc. More...

Local Sports

High School Softball:

’Cats, Trojans and Hornets win

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High School Baseball:

Juniata Valley is only area team to win

Juniata Valley 8, Williamsburg 0   More...

High School Volleyball:

Bearcats sweep past West Shamokin

Huntingdon had its share of problems during Tuesday evening’s home match with West Shamokin. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Steven Alfred Belt, 252 Rhone Road, McVeytown, and Nancy Lee Thompson, 14048 Wrangletown Road, Apt. A-4, Mount Union.  Charles Blain Fonner, 135 Hemlock St., Huntingdon, and Wendy S. More...

Boy Scout Troop 25 holds spring Court of Honor

Boy Scout Troop 25 recently held its spring Court of Honor to recognize scouts who advanced in rank and to kick off the spring and summer camping season.  More...

Five things to consider when buying a mattress

When it comes to buying a mattress, individual needs and preferences vary across the board. Just like there is no “one size fits all” for jeans, there is not one mattress for everyone. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Taurus if born before 9:39 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 27, 2017:  More...

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