March 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Saxton area man headed to SCI

A pair of prior felony convictions have propelled a 22-year-old Saxton area man into a state prison sentence on a firearm violation.  Robert James Foor III will spend two to six years in a state correctional institution as a result of a stolen h More...

Local News

Fire burns 10 acres in Cromwell Twp.

Approximately nine volunteer fire companies from three counties battled a mountain fire in the area of 10733 Pogue Road, Cromwell Township, Sunday afternoon. More...

Former Huntingdon Co. man listed as ‘missing’ in Centre Co.

State College police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Michael Dietz, 57, of College Township.  Dietz, who formerly lived in Milesburg, walked away from his Lemont home the morning of Feb. More...

Police Log

Head on

PENN TWP. — State police at Huntingdon were dispatched to a crash on private property Sunday afternoon on a farm road. Police say it was learned that a male, 17, from James Creek, was operating a Suzuki dirt bike. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union VFW hosts district meeting

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 12   Legion Auxiliary p Alexandria Auxiliary Unit No. 520 of the Alexandria American Legion will meet at 8 p.m. in the post home, Alexandria.  More...

Local Sports

Eagles close Florida stay with victory

College Baseball:

Juniata College baseball tacked on a victory to bring up its average to .500 with a 9-4 win over Saint Vincent College on the Eagles’ last day in Winter Haven, Fla. Saturday afternoon’s win capped a 5-5 spring-break stay.  More...

People/Pastimes

Twist on a classic:

Grown-up grilled cheese sandwich options

A classic grilled cheese sandwich is one of the iconic foods of childhood. And while plenty of people still enjoy a basic grilled cheese, many are looking for ways to take their favorite sandwich from the kiddie table to the grownup table.  More...

Have a great beauty regimen without breaking the bank

When it comes to looking your best, it’s easy to spend a fortune. With manicures, pedicures, hair stylist appointments and facials, you can quickly run through your budget. Here are a few tricks to save money while looking great:  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Sagittarius  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 13, 2013:  More...

Illegal burning persists in MU

Some Mount Union residents have found a loop hole in the borough’s ban on outdoor burning, according to a council member who has suggested the borough forbid all outdoor burning.  The existing ban, which limits outdoor burning to grills an More...

Three Springs takes possession of new ambulance

Officials of the Three Springs Area Ambulance Service took delivery of a 2012 Chevrolet G4500 Marque ambulance that arrived at its ambulance hall Sunday afternoon. More...

Area school districts awarded grants

The Mount Union Area and Southern Huntingdon County school districts have been awarded 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants, worth $600,000 and programs are set to begin in the area Monday, March 19.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pittsburgh distillery will host whiskey tastings

PITTSBURGH (AP) — You’ve probably heard of wine tastings. More...

Senator Casey readies run for re-election as a moderate

HARRISBURG (AP) — Bob Casey had no voting record to pick apart. He campaigned against a deeply unpopular opponent, president and Congress. And he delivered a historic result.  More...

Felons struggle after paying debt to society

YORK (AP) — Mark Nixon stepped to the lectern.  The York resident wasn’t a regular visitor at York City Council meetings. More...

World  Free Access 

New poll: Health overhaul unpopular, but not as feared

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two years after President Barack Obama signed landmark legislation to cover the uninsured, a new poll finds his health care overhaul is neither better liked nor better understood.  More...

US adds 227K jobs in February, jobless rate hovers at 8.3 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States added 227,000 jobs in February in the latest display of the economic recovery’s surprising breadth and brawn. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Three top seeds not champs

Were they minor hiccups or something much bigger? Kentucky, Syracuse and North Carolina will sort that out over the next three weeks.  For now, though, they have “No. More...

Bracketology

JIM O’CONNELL  AP Basketball Writer  The good news is the NCAA tournament starts Tuesday. The great news is the word bracketology now will disappear for 11 months.  More...

Spartans top Bucks to lock up No. 1 seed

College Men’s Basketball:

Michigan St. 68, Ohio St. 64   INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brandon Wood scored a seasonhigh 21 points to lead Michigan State in the Big Ten tournament championship game.  More...

Senior Spotlight

SENIOR SPOTLIGHT

Travel tips for a safe and successful road trip

A good road trip can be the ultimate spring or summer experience. With the open road ahead, life’s troubles seem to melt and there’s just the oneness of the driver and the road.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Keeping quiet about abuse is never a good idea!

Dear Annie: My son married a woman with a 3-year-old daughter, “Suzy.” Suzy’s biological father, “Duke,” has shared custody.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Soot removal

Hints From Heloise

Dear Heloise: We just bought a house and are in the process of remodeling. I am having trouble removing SOOT FROM THE OLD FIREPLACE. Do you have any suggestions for how to do this? — Kellie, via email More...

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