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Cromwell leaders look at ’13 budget

Cromwell Township supervisors Buzz Gutshall and chairman Barry Welch agreed Monday evening to give tentative adoption to the township’s 2013 operating budget totaling $152,125 in expenditures and $138,232 in revenues. More...

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PennDOT driver license, photo centers closed for Veterans Day

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Nov. 10, through Monday, Nov. More...

Police Log

Fraud   MILL CREK BORO. — Elaine Otter reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone used her ATM card to purchase $79.94 worth of merchandise from an online pet store Oct. 19  DUI   More...

World  Free Access 

Aide: General in sex case threatened to kill her

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former subordinate to an Army general facing sex crimes charges testified Tuesday that the general started an affair with her in Iraq and later threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone.  More...

Defense could begin in deadly day care fire trial

HOUSTON (AP) — Attorneys for a Texas woman facing a murder charge after a fire at her home day care killed four children and injured three other kids could begin presenting their case to jurors.  However, Jessica Tata’s defense team More...

One dead, three injured in North Carolina hospital fire

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — One patient was killed and three others suffered slight injuries in a fire at Durham Regional Hospital in central North Carolina early Tuesday.`  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Nov. 6  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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Saints have fun in 28-13 win over Eagles

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are having fun again. More...

Pitt regroups after loss to Notre Dame

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Trebitz needed to turn the TV off and forget about football for awhile.  The Pitt senior linebacker just couldn’t quite stomach watching the highlights of a season making victory slip away. More...

Steelers’ patience paying off

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Isaac Redman was talking about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ convincing 24-20 victory over the defending Super Bowl-champion New York Giants. More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 28 to collect food donations

It is “Scouting for Food” time again and scouts in Huntingdon County were busy hanging bright orange door hangers on many homes Saturday morning. More...

TOPS member honored for 42-year success

Members of the Huntingdon TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) No. 0437 had something special to celebrate at the group’s Oct. 15 meeting. One member, Freda Manges, celebrated 42 years of being a KOPS (Keeping Off Pounds Sensibly). More...

The Dollar Stretcher

Repurposing microwave turntables  When your microwave goes out, put the glass turntable under your coffee pot to catch spills and drips. You can easily wash the turntable and put back under the coffee pot.  Ready for winter  More...

Healthy Living

PSYCHOLOGICAL BENEFITS OF GIVING

Charities often bene.t signi.cantly from the generosity of donors and volunteers. But the person providing the philanthropy also takes away something from the experience, and there actually may be measurable emotional advantages to being charitable. More...

POPCORN HEALTH QUIZ

Provided it is not smothered in butter or oil-based .avorings, popcorn is a relatively healthy treat to enjoy. Dieters have long relied on plain popcorn to staunch hunger pangs. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Leo if born before 8:35 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012:  More...

JC shows future plans

Looking toward the future, representatives of Juniata College presented residents of Huntingdon Borough with a proposed 20-year plan for the campus, which includes at least one new residential hall within the next five years, Monday night in the cham More...

Chamber continues to promote area

The Huntingdon County Chamber proved it continues to be dedicated to doing whatever it can to bring jobs and commerce to the area Monday during it’s regular monthly board meeting.  The board accepted a recommendation from its government af More...

Local residents feel effects of super storm in Ocean City, N.J.

While the eye of Hurricane Sandy struck the New Jersey coast head on last week, its effects were felt by local residents who have ties to Ocean City, N.J.  More...

State  Free Access 

Zoo: Wild dogs killed boy who fell in exhibit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A zoo where a 2-year-old boy fell into an exhibit and was fatally mauled by African wild dogs had met or exceeded all safety standards for animals and visitors, proving that no exhibit is “fail-proof,” the zoo&rsqu More...

Penn State president: School better than a year ago

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State has been strengthened by improvements to compliance and governance in the year since former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested, the university’s president said Monday.  More...

General News

Liberty Township Supervisors address road maintenance issues

Meeting in its regular monthly session Monday evening in Stonerstown, the Liberty Township Supervisors devoted a considerable amount of time to road maintenance matters and acted on several building permit requests.  More...

Jurors chosen to hear three cases

Three juries were selected to hear one-day trials during jury selection Monday at the Huntingdon County Courthouse. The three chosen juries will hear their respective cases Monday, Nov. 19, through Wednesday, Nov. More...

News of Yesteryear

Ribbon cutting held for Aughwick Bridge

75 Years Ago  Prospects for the new addition to the Huntingdon State Armory grew brighter with the advertising by the General Assembly at Harrisburg for sealed bids for the general construction, heating, ventilation, plumbing and electrical work More...

Local Sports

Advance tickets available for playoff games

Tickets for Tussey Mountain’s District 5-A quarterfinal football game at Windber may be purchased in advance at the high school office during normal business hours until 10 a.m. Friday. Advance tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults. More...

Juniata set for another NCAA tourney

The 2012 NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Tournament brackets have been set and the Eagles are heading to the South Regional hosted by Christopher Newport University Friday in Newport News, Va. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Watching for Waterfowl   More...

Editorial

‘Five Ohios’ analyzed in swing state

Commentary

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio could well decide the next president; the state has chosen the winner in the last 12 presidential elections and it’s pivotal to the strategies of both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.  The Ohio winne More...

Why do we vote? Not to pick the winner, probably

WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s always grousing about the many people who don’t bother to vote. But look at it the other way: An estimated 133 million Americans will cast ballots in Tuesday’s election. More...

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Chatter Box

A great week to be an American

This is a great week to be an American. Not only do we have the opportunity to exercise our right to vote today, but we will honor our country’s military veterans Sunday, Nov. 11, as we celebrate Veterans Day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This must be terribly painful for you

Dear Annie: My husband, “Paul,” wants nothing to do with my 36-year-old son, “Alan.” I admit that Alan lived with us too long and has done some terrible things, but he’s my son and I love him. More...

Doctor K

For the ‘almost addicted,’ drug dependence is possible

DEAR DOCTOR K: I think I may have a drug problem. But how can I tell if I’m truly addicted?  DEAR READER: The world is not divided neatly into those who are “addicts” and those who are not. More...

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