December 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Escaped doe tests negative for CWD

No Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was detected in the escaped Porter Township doe, identified as “Purple 4,” which was at the heart of state Department of Agriculture “trace out” efforts as part of a CWD investigation.  More...

Local News

HCCTC nixes plan to purchase former Brady-Henderson building

Huntingdon Area School District Superintendent Fred Foster told the board of education Monday night the district has received a letter from the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center stating it is no longer interested in pursuing the purchase More...

Two cases heard in central court session

Two preliminary hearings were heard by Magisterial District Judge Mary Jamison Tuesday during the weekly session of Huntingdon County Central Court.  The first hearing involved a Blairs Mills woman accused of manslaughter after a resident of her More...

Kistler officials to auction borough property

Kistler officials are preparing to auction off a piece of borough property next month, noting the buyer will most likely have to raze an existing three-bay garage.  More...

World  Free Access 

Gunman opens fire at Oregon mall; shooter, two others dead

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A suburban Portland mall remains closed Wednesday a day after a gunman wearing camouflage and a mask opened fire on shoppers, killing two people and wounding a third, before killing himself.  More...

Interstate 77 reopens after West Virginia gas inferno

SISSONVILLE, W.Va. More...

Tyler Florence: No more taking success for granted

NEW YORK CITY (AP) — Tyler Florence is trying to block out the noise.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 12   Alexandria Legion p American Legion William P. Spyker Post No. 520 of Alexandria will meet at 7 p.m. at the legion home.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Anthony scores 45 in Knicks’ victory

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony scored a seasonhigh 45 points, Jason Kidd made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 24 seconds left, and the New York Knicks rallied from an early 17-point hole to beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-97 on Tuesday night.  More...

Penguin players are coming to Pittsburgh

CANONSBURG, Pa. More...

Saints suspensions tossed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Finding fault with nearly everyone tied to the New Orleans Saints’ bounty case, from the coaches to Roger Goodell, former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue tossed out the suspensions of four players Tuesday and condemned More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Garbage backup

Dear Heloise: I just wanted to provide you with a quick tip that I have tried and love! I place about 2 inches’ worth of CAT-BOX FILLER at the bottom of the kitchen trash bin. More...

Special Sections

Positions nixed

County eliminates jury commissioners

At the end of last week’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners, there was no action taken on whether the commissioners would eliminate the two county jury commissioners.  The issue came up again Tuesday during the weekly meeting More...

Holiday season is busy for post office

Each year, many county residents may be in a mad dash to get their packages or Christmas greeting cards to the post office so those loved ones out of the area will receive a gift or a greeting before Christmas Day. More...

HCCTC programs to be analyzed by board

Taking the place of its regular December meeting, the Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center gathered for a workshop session Tuesday night.  The session was designed to bring the members of the JOC More...

State  Free Access 

Lawmaker pushes for PSU trustees reform

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A state lawmaker seeking greater transparency at Penn State has unveiled legislation aimed at reforming the university’s Board of Trustees, including reducing the size of board and fully extending the state’s Ri More...

Report urges focus on abuse prevention

HARRISBURG (AP) — A new report by a children’s advocacy group says that as Pennsylvania works to improve its handling of child abuse complaints, it must also guard against any inadvertent weakening of efforts to prevent neglect and abuse More...

Retired pastor to stand trial for wives’ deaths

LEBANON (AP) — A retired Pennsylvania pastor accused of killing both of his wives was ordered Tuesday to stand trial in the first wife’s 1999 death.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Scottish Rite Club installs president

75 Years Ago  More...

Business News

RugRats under new ownership

In what could be considered a leap of faith, Carrie Cox of Petersburg decided after being laid off from various jobs in the past couple of years to embark on a new adventure. More...

Huntingdon County Business and Industry Why transportation matters

A quick search on any search engine will give you a multitude of reports on the direct effect of transportation in relation to economic activity. More...

Business brief

Northwest Bancshares Inc. accelerates dividend declaration   More...

Local Sports

Bearcats, Trojans win; Hornets, Rockets lose

High School Wrestling:

Huntingdon 49, Tyrone 18  The Huntingdon wrestling team finally got a chance to open its season Tuesday night. The young Bearcats traveled to Tyrone and took advantage of five forfeits on their way to a 49-18 victory.  More...

Trojans hold off Bearcats 56-47

High School Girls’ Basketball:

The Mount Union girls worked the ball outside early to open a lead on Huntingdon Tuesday night and came away with a 56-47 non-league win on their home floor.  More...

Titans win first; Rockets beaten

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Tussey Mountain 55 Williamsburg 28   Tussey Mountain’s stingy, inyour face, man-to-man defense completely shut down Williamsburg in the opening period during Tuesday evening’s home Inter-County Conference interdivisional contest. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Couple celebrates diamond anniversary

Warner and Dorothy (Wilson) Grissinger, who reside on Drakes Hill just outside of Saltillo in a home they built, celebrated 60 years of marriage Nov. 27, 2012. The couple was united in marriage on Thanksgiving Day 1952 in Cass Township by the Rev. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 12 ON 12-12- 12! Happy birthday wishes go out to Carly Rae Rudy, who turns 12 years old today, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012. Her proud parents are Terry and Rebecca Rudy of Petersburg and she has a brother, Cody. More...

HAHS graduate to begin studies at conservatory

Annie Eichelman, a 2012 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School, has received the opportunity of a lifetime to study the dramatic arts in a hands-on environment at Sight and Sound Theatres, Lancaster, one of the largest theater operations of its kind More...

Annie's Mailbox

This must be so difficult for you ANNIE

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 20 years. We have two boys, and the oldest is non-verbal autistic. “Austin” can write, and he wears a talking device around his neck. He likes to shop and enjoys eating different things. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

BY JACQUELINE BIGAR   A baby born today has a Sun and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 1:43 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012:  More...

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