September 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders approve CDBG extension

The Huntingdon County Commissioners, during their weekly meeting Tuesday, approved a three-year project activity completion extension for a competitive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project for the Mapleton Joint Municipal Authority.  More...

Donation honors legacy of service to library

A special donation given to the Alexandria Memorial Library honors the memory and contributions of an area man who committed a great deal of his life to the library and his community.  More...

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SCI inmate to be sentenced Thursday

An SCI inmate charged with assaulting his attorney will be sentenced on prior harassment charges in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  Ricky Tejada, 35, Hunlock Creek, currently confined to SCI Dallas, will be sentenced on fe More...

Police Log

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Man pleads guilty in meth case

During a criminal court session Sept. 7, a Broad Top area man pleaded guilty to operating a meth lab following a March 28 search warrant.  Brian R. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

United Way’s campaign goal set at $405,000

75 Years Ago  The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association today asked for Federal permission to establish clearing houses to obtain maximum use of trucks in Pennsylvania by assuming return load where possible.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 13   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408 for information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Columnist shares memorable photos from past

Just Remembering! That’s what the Echoes from the Past columnist is doing this week as he shares some memorable photos from the past. Read on. More...

Old-Time Photo

According to the back of the photograph, this is a scene of the East Broad Top Railroad’s old Shade Gap branch, date unknown. More...

Local Sports

Juniata women top Mount 2-0

Amanda Kopacz and Carly Altenberg each tallied their first career goal to spark the Juniata women’s soccer team 2-0 victory at Mount Aloysius College, Tuesday afternoon.  Kopacz and Altenberg each scored once while Aubrie Christensen had a More...

Curve top Trenton 2-1 in opener

Behind a dominant pitching performance by Brandon Waddell, the Altoona Curve defeated the Trenton Thunder 2-1 to take a 1-0 lead in the Eastern League Championship Series Tuesday night at ARM & HAMMER Park.  Waddell worked six scoreless inni More...

Tom Streightiff remains president of County Hall

The Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame continues to be a highly successful and vibrant organization two decades after receiving its state charter in September 1997. More...

People/Pastimes

Robertsdale High School Alumni gather for banquet

Old Glory graced the head table of the Robertsdale High School (RHS) Alumni Association Sept. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Dull romantic life

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for close to 40 years. Though the sex was never great, it at least used to be enjoyable. Now it is getting pretty disappointing. We have sex about twice a month. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

He’s wild for cherry-pineapple nut cake

Dear Heloise: You had a recipe for a NO-MIX CHERRY-PINEAPPLE NUT CAKE that my husband was wild about. I haven’t made it in a while, so I’m not sure what all the ingredients are or the amount of butter to use. More...

Special Sections

Vaccine laws now in effect

Area schools have not struggled with attendance in regards to new immunization laws that required students to have their vaccines up to date within the first five days of school. More...

MUAHS soccer program considered

The Mount Union Area School Board is expected to make a decision this month on whether the Trojans should field their own soccer teams after collecting input from parents and prospective players during a Title IX committee session Tuesday.  More...

JOC members hear interim loan update

Members of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) heard from members of the bond counsel, as well as center director Donald Burd at their monthly meeting Tuesday evening.  More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Judge: Amtrak engineer’s deadly crash an accident, not crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An unusual, 11th-hour attempt to put an Amtrak engineer behind bars for a deadly 2015 derailment in Philadelphia unraveled Tuesday as a judge dismissed the case without trial because he found the evidence pointed to an accid More...

Man saves young deer that falls into pool

ROSS (AP) — A Pennsylvania man saved a young deer from a swimming pool at a housing development in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  Fifty-five-year-old Kevin Brady says his reaction to save the deer on Aug. 20 was just instinct.  More...

House GOP hits wall on budget-balancing plan

HARRISBURG (AP) — Stymied by dissension among Republicans, Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives put off preliminary votes Tuesday on measures designed to plug the state government’s $2.2 billion budget gap with money siphoned par More...

Business News

Local physician appointed Family Hospice medical director

Amy Swindell, DO, HMDC recently assumed the position of Eastern Region Medical Director for Family Hospice and Palliative Care, part of UPMC HNA (Home Nursing Agency).  A Huntingdon native and resident, Swindell began as a medical director for H More...

Electric cars dominate auto show

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Carmakers at the Frankfurt auto show are unveiling the low-emissions vehicles and technology strategies they hope will let them profit from the sweeping changes expected to hit the auto industry in the next few years. More...

Huntingdon man starts own insurance group

Bringing over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, one area man has started his own company.  Cliff Beaver, whose name is well known with insurance in the county, thought he would be retiring and getting into real estate, but he rea More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Dodgers down Giants 5-3 to end 11-game skid

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched Los Angeles to its first win in nearly two weeks, helping the Dodgers clinch a playoff berth by beating San Francisco 5-3 to snap an 11-game losing streak that was the club’s worst since moving More...

Indians blank Tigers 2-0 to log 20th straight win

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians share a record with a team celebrated by Hollywood. “Moneyball” has its sequel. More...

Football hall nominees

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Star linebackers Ray Lewis and Brian Urlacher and gamebreaking wide receiver Randy Moss are among 11 first-year eligible players for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017:  More...

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