November 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Firm works to sort ORJMA’s finances

A special meeting of the Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) was held Wednesday to get the state of finances in working order.  Members of the board heard a report from CPA Associates, Huntingdon, about the state of the financia More...

County unemployment back down in October

Huntingdon County’s unemployment rate dropped by .3 percent in October, according to the most recent report from the state Department of Labor and Industry’s Center for Workforce Information and Analysis. More...

Local News

Area brief

State Health Center to hold free flu clinic   HUNTINGDON — The Huntingdon County State Health Center, 6311 Margy Drive, Suite 1, Huntingdon, will hold a free flu clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Dec. 5. More...

Police Log

Gun taken   More...

World  Free Access 

$588M Powerball jackpot tickets sold in Ariz., Mo.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two lucky ticket holders — one in Arizona and another in Missouri — are woke up today to new lives as multimillionaires after the largest Powerball jackpot drawing ever.  More...

Empire State Building surprises N.Y. residents with new lights

NEW YORK (AP) — In the middle of the night, as most of New York slept, something big and bright lit up the Manhattan skyline for just seconds — a tightly kept secret to all but a handful of people.  More...

Retailers report weak sales gains for Nov.

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday was no match for Sandy.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 29   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302.  More...

Local Sports

Hornets return five vets

Boys’ Basketball Preview:

Once again Juniata Valley is working hard in preparation for the upcoming basketball season. The Green Hornets return three starters and five lettermen from a year ago and the potential is there for another successful campaign.  More...

Huntingdon football coach Mike Hudy, left and junior quarterback Devon Claar attended Mountain League football banquet

Huntingdon football coach Mike Hudy, left, and junior quarterback/ defensive back Devon Claar attended the recent Mountain League football banquet. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Beware of wealthy CEOs

While America’s CEOs are fretting about the government’s so-called “fiscal cliff,” millions of American workers face a financial disaster that gets much less media attention. More...

Washington and Colorado voters opt for a smarter drug policy

After four decades and billions of dollars in spending, the U.S.-led “War on Drugs” has failed.  Initially, this war’s architects aimed to curb drug use at home and stem production abroad. More...

Don’t cut our kids out of the budget

Barack Obama won his reelection fight because Americans who are committed to moving forward turned out in record numbers to vote, especially in battleground states.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Imagine warmth: Dream about adding a greenhouse

Now is not the time of year for sowing, unless it’s sowing an idea: As the weather turns colder and the landscape becomes washed in grays and browns, imagine a retreat, an oasis of lush greenery and brightly colored flowers suffused in warm, mo More...

Election deadline nears for Farm Service Agency

Melissa Webreck, county executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Huntingdon announced the 2012 county committee elections are under way as ballots are being mailed to eligible voters. Monday, Dec. More...

Advice on managing wood-destroying pests

A new publication offered by the Pesticide Education Program in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences provides recommendations for preventing and controlling infestations of wood-destroying insects.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Gemini if born before 5:55 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Nov. 30, 2012:  More...

House leader visits area

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Mike Turzai of Allegheny County paid a visit to Huntingdon Wednesday afternoon.  Turzai spoke to business leaders at the Education Center of J.C. More...

Fire prevention crucial in wintertime

An early morning fire that destroyed a Rockhill Borough home earlier this week was the seventh structure fire the Orbisonia- Rockhill Fire Co. volunteers have fought this year.  More...

Art Space’s Holiday Shoppe opens today

For area residents looking for that perfect gift for that person who is hard to buy for, the Art Space on Fourth Street in Huntingdon may be the perfect location to find it this holiday season.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pa. authorities: 27 charged in methamphetamine ring

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — More than two dozen people face charges in a $3.5 million crystal methamphetamine trafficking network that stretched from Mexico to Pennsylvania, prosecutors announced Wednesday.  More...

Shuster will lead US House transportation panel

HARRISBURG (AP) U.S. Rep. More...

Penn State discloses Spanier made $3.3M last year

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The former Penn State president accused of covering up reports of sexual molestation by retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky earned $2.5 million in severance last year, the school said Wednesday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire destroys Wood business

75 Years Ago  The N.L. McClain Store at Wood was completely destroyed by fire of unknown origin early Sunday morning. The blaze was discovered at 5:30. More...

J.C. Blair welcomes hospitalist

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of hospitalist James Frommer, D.O. to its medical staff. “Dr. Frommer brings a wealth of experience and a friendly, patient-oriented style of care. More...

Rotary Club hears presentation

Adam Shaffer of the National Park Service briefed the Rotary Club of Huntingdon on the progress of the Flight 93 National Memorial recently. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Duke rallies to beat Ohio State 73-68

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and No. 2 Duke rallied late and held on to beat No. 4 Ohio State 73-68 on Wednesday night.  More...

UConn left behind in realignment

HARTFORD, Conn. More...

Gruden says he hasn’t heard from Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jon Gruden says he hasn’t received an offer to coach the Tennessee Volunteers in a deal that would include becoming part owner of the Cleveland Browns.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kaylee Nicole Querry who turns 7 years old today, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Her proud parents are Norman and Sarah Querry of James Creek. Kaylee loves her little brother, Wyatt.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ethan Nicolas and Owen Wible Covert who turn 7 years old today, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Their proud parents are Stephanie and Aaron Covert of Three Springs. More...

Troop 25 hosts Webelos for day of climbing

Boy Scouts from Troop 25 and Webelos Scouts from Packs 24 and 226 recently enjoyed a day of climbing and fellowship activities at Martin Gap. More...

Annie's Mailbox

She needs to be completely transparent

Dear Annie: A few months ago, I discovered that my wife was having an affair with her boss. She works for a small company that requires long hours and some traveling.  More...

Doctor K

Physical therapy is one solution to torn ACL

DEAR DOCTOR K: I tore my ACL. Is surgery inevitable?  More...

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