November 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Smithfield may need tax increase

After decades without one, Smithfield Township residents may see a real estate tax increase next year.  Supervisors are finalizing the township’s 2012 budget and the question of a tax increase was addressed Monday night at the board’ More...

Tussey board hires new wrestling coach

The Tussey Mountain School Board of Education Monday evening, by a roll call vote of 5-4, hired John D. More...

Local News

Police/Fire Log

Burglary   LINCOLN TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report several boats stored at Full Performance Marine, Route 26, were entered sometime early Friday morning. A storage shed was also entered and televisions were removed. More...

Arts Council hosts Celebration of the Arts event

HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon County Arts Council will host a Celebration of the Arts event this Friday, Nov. 18, in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Educational Building from 5:30-8 p.m. More...

Meadows Custard collecting items for Salvation Army

HUNTINGDON — Help someone in need this holiday season. Meadows Frozen Custard, Route 22, Huntingdon, will be collecting new hats, scarves, gloves and mittens for children and adults until Monday, Dec. 19. More...

World  Free Access 

NASA grows audience, credibility through tweetups

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Rocket science isn’t easily explainable in 140 characters, but NASA is asking a group of people to do just that with a series of VIP tours for some of its ardent Twitter followers.  More...

Missing Wash. toddler’s mom seen on dating website

SEATTLE (AP) — The mother of a missing Bellevue, Wash., toddler — or someone using her name and photos — created a profile on a dating website listing herself as a “sugar baby” seeking a “real man.”  More...

Drug boosts ‘good’ cholesterol in mid-stage trial

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An experimental drug shows promise for raising HDL, or good cholesterol, which helps remove fats from the bloodstream.  Doctors think raising good cholesterol could be the next frontier in fighting heart disease. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Solutions that work for public education

The week of Nov. 12-19 is the 90th anniversary of American Education Week — a time designated to recognize and celebrate the contributions of public education employees and public schools to our democracy.  More...

A new teacher evaluation system for Pennsylvania

After numerous meetings and conversations with constituents, teachers, school administrators and education policy experts, I have come to the conclusion that we must have a comprehensive way to identify quality teachers, so that we can retain them, e More...

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People/Pastimes

Volunteers play vital role in food pantry

Volunteers who support the Huntingdon Area Food Pantry took a break from their labors Nov. 10 to enjoy a dinner in their honor, hosted by Jean Feagley, administrator. More...

Happy Birthday

DOUBLE DIGITS! Happy birthday to Cathleen Marie Miller, who turns 10 years old today, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011. More...

Great American Smokeout

Thursday, Nov. 17, is the 36th annual Great American Smokeout, a day to encourage smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. More...

Healthy Living

Avoid succumbing to cold and flu season

Spending time outdoors and dressing properly are two ways to reduce risk for cold and .u. Winter’s arrival coincides with the arrival of other things as well. The holiday season. Snow days from school. More...

Highest Rated Health Charities

Health charities are a popular option for charitable giving. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Annie's Mailbox

This is undoubtedly not true!

Dear Annie: Here’s the story: My sister married into a wealthy family. Unfortunately, her husband died three weeks ago at the age of 63. More...

No bids for MU school

The Mount Union Area School District is using a failed attempt to sell the former Mount Union Elementary School building as opportunity to rethink the structure’s fate, including the possibility of housing a district-run charter school within i More...

HASD doesn’t want armory

How to proceed with the sale of two vacant elementary school buildings apparently was the topic of an executive session Monday night of the Huntingdon Area School Board’s finance committee.  More...

Todd officials question flood maps

Todd Township Supervisors Martin Watkins, Bruce Lane and chairman Dennis Runk expressed concern Monday night over provisions contained in a proposed flood plain ordinance. More...

Prescription drug charges send man to SCI

A Mount Union man has accepted a penalty of up to four years in state prison for selling prescription drugs to a police informant.  James Michael Brotemarkle, 34, was scheduled to stand trial Monday, but withdraw from that course by entering a g More...

State  Free Access 

Senate panel approves Scarnati gas drilling bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — A broad-ranging bill to regulate natural gas drilling in the state and impose a fee on drillers won a key state Senate committee’s support Monday but not the bipartisan backing the high-ranking Republican sponsor had hop More...

State senator wants tougher abuse reporting

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania state senator is responding to the Penn State child sexual abuse scandal by proposing more stringent rules for reporting such incidents on college and university campuses.  More...

Sandusky proclaims innocence in NBC interview

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Penn State football assistant coach has denied allegations that he sexually abused eight boys and told a television interviewer that he was not a pedophile. More...

General News

Entrepreneur to give speech at Juniata

Businesses and venture capitalists are always looking for the next big idea. More...

Lifestyle changes can lower high triglycerides

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have healthy cholesterol levels, but my triglyceride level is high. What are triglycerides? And how dangerous is it to have high levels of them?  More...

News of Yesteryear

Five area schools to participate in Band Day at PSU

75 Years Ago  More...

Local Sports

NBA players turn down owners’ latest ‘final’ offer

NEW YORK (AP) — Two years at the bargaining table led nowhere, so NBA players are ready to take their chances in a courtroom.  The players’ association rejected the league’s latest proposal for a new labor deal Monday and began More...

Rodgers shares spotlight with Packer defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers was just fine sharing the spotlight with the Green Bay Packers defense. More...

Jackson meets with Reid, teammates

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Banished from the stadium, DeSean Jackson had to watch his team’s latest loss on television. More...

Chatter Box

Many reasons to give thanks

The recent warm weather makes it easy to forget it’s November. Heck, it’s baffling to me that Thanksgiving is just over a week away. Where has 2011 gone?  More...

Tower work completed, for now

Finishing touches were placed around the base of the Dudley Water Tower last week as a project to restore the 142-year-old tower comes to a close for the present time. More...

Broad Top building finished

Work on a new 28-ft. by 44-ft. office addition to Broad Top City Borough’s maintenance building was recently completed by employees of Valley View Builders of Roaring Spring. More...

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