February 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

MUASB talks basketball

The Mount Union Area School Board says it will work with a new adult basketball league by investigating the most appropriate indoor facility for players to use during winter months.  Last week, during the board’s workshop meeting, league o More...

Local News

Police Log

Public drunkenness

STATE COLLEGE — The Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Bureau report that Ryan Michalcu, 22, Huntingdon, was charged with public drunkenness during an enforcement initiative during the drinking holiday “State Patty’s Day” Saturday into early Sunday mor More...

Rotary inducts new members

On Feb. 21, the Huntingdon Rotary Club welcomed both state Representative Mike Fleck and Sandi Wright, owner of Heritage Cove Resort, into its membership. More...

Broad Top City Council addresses insurance, junk cars

Broad Top City Borough Council Monday night heard a proposal from Rodney Walters of the Brown & Walters Insurance Agency, Inc. of Orbisonia to switch its municipal insurance to his firm. More...

General News

Are Santorum’s comments on higher ed out of step?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. More...

Jury selection completed for Orie corruption trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jury selection has been completed for the retrial of Pittsburgh-area state Sen. More...

Man charged with cruelty for stabbing alligator

BURNHAM (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man was charged with cruelty to animals after authorities said they found an alligator with a fatal stab wound on its back caged in a basement.  Mifflin County Regional Police said officers found 35-ye More...

Editorial

Sugar and obesity

Nobody is overly sweet on sugar these days, but a bunch of scientists out west have taken concerns about nature’s sweetener to an extreme.  In a paper published recently, a team of scientists in California argued that sugar is so addictive More...

Federal school lunch rules

For the first time in years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reworked nutrition rules for school meals. The effort was billed as a step in the fight against childhood obesity, and part of Michelle Obama’s pet Healthy, Hunger- Free Kids Act. More...

Tracking suspects with GPS technology

The U.S. Supreme Court demonstrated that the U.S. More...

Chatter Box

What a kind community

There’s something to be said about the generosity of this small town — people are always there to lend a hand in a time of need. More...

Healthy Living

Choose the right kind of cane to offer best support

DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently had a right hip replacement. My doctor says I’m ready to use a cane. What’s the best way to use one?  DEAR READER: A cane will get you on your feet and allow you to be more active. More...

How to maintain a healthy enviroment inside your vehicle

Over the last several years, homeowners have increasingly emphasized clean air in their homes. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wear layers and tough it out!

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 20 years. She has a grown daughter from her first marriage. I watched “Lori” grow up and love her as my own.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012:  More...

Early bloomers

Crocuses, like these ones spotted in the yard of a home on Brumbaugh Avenue in Huntingdon Borough, are among the first flowers of spring and often emerge long before the danger of snow and freezing w More...

Refinery closing may affect prices

If fuel prices are not already high enough to cause most consumers to cringe, the possible closing of another Philadelphia area refinery could translate into even higher gas spikes in parts of the Northeast.  The information was included in a re More...

Ideas shared at initial session of Robertsdale citizens committee

There was a wide range of interest and support expressed Monday night for the formation of an informal citizens’ advisory committee for the community of Robertsdale. More...

State  Free Access 

Wells had casing failures in complaint area

PITTSBURGH (AP) — At least two gas wells near a community that’s complained of sudden drinking water pollution developed casing problems during the drilling process, but neither Rex Energy Corp. More...

Sandusky seeks two-month delay in sex-abuse trial

HARRISBURG (AP) — Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer on Monday asked the judge in his child sex-abuse case to delay the start of his criminal trial until mid-July, saying he needed more time to prepare.  More...

Jurors being seated in priest child-rape case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Roman Catholic monsignor charged with protecting predatorpriests lost a last-minute bid to have criminal charges dismissed Monday, and the first jurors were seated in his landmark case in Philadelphia.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 28   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

Kenseth survives long night’s journey into next day

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. More...

Kansas earns outright Big 12 crown

College Men’s Basketball Round-up:

Kansas 70, oklahoma St. 58   STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Tyshawn Taylor scored 27 points, Thomas Robinson added 17 points and 11 rebounds and No. 3 Kansas claimed the Big 12 title outright by beating Oklahoma State 70-58 on Monday night  More...

top-seeded Eagles entertain Behrend

ECAC South Men’s Basketball:

Juniata College men’s basketball didn’t just earn a spot for the 2012 ECAC Division III South Region Tournament — the Eagles were awarded the No. More...

People/Pastimes

Rotary Club hosts speech contest

The Huntingdon Rotary Club hosted its annual “Four Way Test” speech contest Feb. 21. More...

Youngs celebrate golden anniversary

Rodney and Jane Young of McVeytown (Atkinson Mills) recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 17, 1962, at the Ferguson Valley Brethrenin Christ Church.  More...

Births

Rick and Kelli (Harper) Grissinger of Three Springs are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Trinity Ann Grissinger, at 7:49 a.m. Feb. 17, 2012, at UPMC Bedford. More...

School News

Southern Huntingdon County High/Middle School Honor Roll

Janet Kaltreider, principal of the Southern Huntingdon County High School/Middle School has announced the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2011- 12 school year.  Grade 6  High Honors  More...

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