November 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Former local man is homicide victim

A former Huntingdon man was a victim of a double homicide which took place Nov. More...

State  Free Access 

Sweeping changes suggested for child abuse law

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania should enact sweeping changes to its child abuse laws, including stronger penalties for failing to report the crime, a legislative commission concluded Tuesday after a year of study prompted by Jerry Sandusky&rsqu More...

College faculty postpone strike consideration

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Faculty members at Pennsylvania’s 14 state-owned universities won’t consider striking until the spring semester to minimize disruptions to students during the end-of-year academic crunch, their union said Tuesday More...

At Drexel, building a robot for potential nuclear worries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ordinarily, it is no big deal for Cheongki Jeong to climb into a car and drive. More...

General News

HASD Foundation receives $22,450 in EITC funding

The Huntingdon Area School District Educational Foundation (HASDEF) recently received $22,450 in donations from several local businesses as a result of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program sponsored by the state Department of Community and More...

News of Yesteryear

Kettle campaign is under way

75 Years Ago  Upwards of 150,000 hunters entered the state’s woodlands today as the two-week buck season opened at 9 a.m. With favorable weather, the deer hunters are expected to bag approximately 22,000 antlered animals.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 28   Civil War Descendents p The Descendents of Civil War Veterans will meet at 7 p.m. at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. A guest speaker will be featured. For more information, call 684-4884.  More...

Local Sports

Juniata needs OT to beat Tartans

Men’s Basketball:

Juniata men’s basketball continued its win streak after pulling out a 76-70 overtime win at Carnegie Mellon Tuesday night. More...

Unbeaten Eagles down Frostburg

Women’s Basketball:

No. 24 Juniata women’s basketball took the lead late in the first half and never looked back as they topped Frostburg State 76-63 on the road Tuesday night to improve to 4-0 on the season.  More...

Juniata Fall Wrapup

Juniata athletics fall sports teams completed a schedule that featured numerous conference recognitions and highlights. The centerpiece of the fall slate came during the Homecoming/Family Weekend Oct. 13.  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage Mansberger-Clouse

Jenna Marie Clouse of Martinsburg and Tyler Dwane Mansberger of Calvin were united in marriage March 10, 2012, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Altoona. The Rev. Daniel Mansberger presided over the 3:30 p.m. ceremony. More...

Local man completes basic training

Air Force Airman Kurt P. V. Lantz graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, Nov. More...

McConnellstown couple celebrates 25th anniversary

Dennis Scott and Denise Jean (Johnstonbaugh) Magill celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary today, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012.  They were united in marriage at the Buffalo Run United Methodist Church, Bellefonte, by the late Rev. Dr. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012:  More...

Special Sections

Cuts in funds hurt budget

When the Huntingdon County Commissioners released the preliminary 2013 budget during Tuesday’s regular weekly meeting, they expressed their disappointment over the lack of state funding the county will receive in 2013.  The county was expe More...

USPS hours cut at Orby location

The U.S. Post Office at Orbisonia will likely lose 45 minutes of window service per day, Monday through Friday, as the postal service tries to streamline operations and stay viable.  More...

Broad Top water system still leaking

During a brief meeting Tuesday night, Broad Top City Water Authority officials learned the authority will end the year with leaks in the community’s water system that were present at the beginning of the year. More...

HCC Christmas Bazaar begins Thursday

The Christmas season is in full swing in Huntingdon County, and one long-standing tradition in the Huntingdon area is the Christmas Bazaar held at the Huntingdon Community Center for almost 40 years. The annual bazaar begins at 10 a.m. More...

Local News

Local Game Commission staff part of CWD sites

State Department of Agriculture officials have announced a doe that escaped from a quarantined Adams County deer farm in October was shot by a hunter Tuesday and is now being tested for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)  More...

No preliminary hearings held in central court

It was a very short session of Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday in which all but four of the defendants waived their preliminary hearings. More...

Area briefs

Chamber After Hours to be held at Bailey Building   More...

World  Free Access 

Big winners share lessons, risks of Powerball win

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — So you just won the $500 million Powerball jackpot, the second highest in lottery history. Now what?  Perhaps it’s time for a tropical vacation or a new car. More...

Jersey spruce lights up as Rockefeller Center tree

NEW YORK (AP) — An 80-foot Norway spruce that made it through Superstorm Sandy is getting a chance to shine when it’s scheduled to be lit as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.  More...

ConAgra bets on store brands with Ralcorp deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Con- Agra Foods is set to become the country’s biggest maker of private label foods, with its $5 billion purchase of Ralcorp expanding its stake in the fast-growing market for cereals, crackers and other packaged foods sol More...

Business News

Clearfield Bank & Trust restructures financial, trust management departments

With financial forecasts constantly in the news, Clearfield Bank and Trust is looking to the future and has restructured its financial and trust departments to better serve a more cautious, but knowledgeable, clientele. More...

Juniata Geosciences, LLC hires project manager

Juniata Geosciences, LLC, an environmental and hydrogeologic consulting firm, announced today it has hired Corey L. Rilk to the position of project manager.  More...

Local businesswoman earns coveted classic car award

During the recent 18th annual Concours D’Elegance at the Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles, Patricia Bittner Trefz Swigart of Huntingdon was named the recipient of the Lee Iacocca Award.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Zeller leads Indiana rout of Tar Heels

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Cody Zeller and his teammates sent a message to the rest of college basketball Tuesday night.  America’s No. 1 team really is America’s best team.  More...

Sixers edge Mavericks 100-98

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Evan Turner scored 22 points and Thaddeus Young had 20 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 100-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.  Jrue Holiday had 18 points and seven assists for the Sixers, who snapped More...

O’Brien named Big Ten Coach of Year

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien on Tuesday was named the Big Ten’s coach of the year, earning allocates from fellow coaches and the sportswriters reporting on the conference.  More...

School News

UW spare change drive

Josh Hick’s sixth grade class at Mapleton-Union Elementary School raised the most money for the Huntingdon County United Way Spare Change Drive. More...

Huntingdon Area Middle School Honor Rolls

Patricia Wargo, principal at Huntingdon Area Middle School, is pleased to announce the first marking period honor roll for the 2012-13 school year:  Grade 6  More...

Juniata Valley High School Honor Rolls

Juniata Valley High School principal Michael Estep has announced the first marking period honor rolls for the 2012- 13 school year as follows:  Grade 7  High Honors  Katy Belinda, Kimberlyn Harker, Kiersten Kurtz, Jacob Leydig, Katie S More...

Annie's Mailbox

If your choices are limited, you need to be flexible

Dear Annie: I am a woman who follows a strict diet. It has nothing to do with weight or any medical condition. I don’t care about calories. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Do you choose the real thing?

Dear Readers: Do you use real or imitation VANILLA EXTRACT in your kitchen? What is the difference? The first difference is cost! Real vanilla is more expensive because of the time it takes for the plant to grow and the way it is harvested. More...

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