December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

County approves 2013 tax increase

After nearly a month of discussions and public meetings, the Huntingdon County Commissioners approved their 2013 budget by a 2-1 vote with Commissioner R. Dean Fluke voting no. More...

Local News

Baby’s first Christmas

Two-day-old Clara McMurtrie of Saltillo was likely the youngest child to visit with Santa Claus when he paid a visit to the Three Springs Fire Hall Tuesday evening courtesy of the Three Springs Lions More...

Area brief

Balloon release to support Sandy Hook victims   HUNTINGDON BORO. — Green and white balloons will be released at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. More...

Two preliminary hearings in central court session

In the last session of Huntingdon County Central Court for 2012 Tuesday, a pair of defendants had their preliminary hearings in front of Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

James Grace to serve as chief of Huntingdon Fire Department

75 Years Ago  W.R. Dennison of Washington, Pa., and Eben H. Pennell of Bedford were reappointed referees in bankruptcy in their respective counties in an order issued by Federal Judge Robert M. Gibson.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 19   Cub Scout Pack 248 p Cub Scout Pack No. 248 will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon. For more information, call 643-5027.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans top Hornets; ’Cats, Rockets, Titans lose

High School Wrestling:

Mount Union 68, Juniata Valley 3  More...

Rockets and Titans are beaten at home

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Cardinals 50, Rockets 39  More...

Trojan time change

Because of a scheduling conflict, the start time for today’s West Branch at Mount Union girls’ basketball game has been moved up.  The varsity game will tipoff at 4:30 p.m. There will be no junior varsity contest.   More...

People/Pastimes

Ladies Auxiliary hosts Christmas party

A Christmas party was hosted by the Standing Stone VFW Post No. 1754 Ladies’ Auxiliary Dec. 8 for children of area military families, Post 1754 members and Home Association members. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Bryce Joseph Danish who turns 7 years old today, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. His proud parents are Joe and Keli Danish of Shirleysburg. More...

Births

Hillary and Timothy Skipper Jr. of Shade Gap are proud to announce the birth of their son, Liam Leslee Skipper, Dec. 14, 2012, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Liam weighed 8 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 22 inches in length. More...

Annie's Mailbox

One should be diplomatic, but not so reticent ANNIE

Dear Annie: Back in May, our son and his wife invited us to a concert at the end of December to celebrate my husband’s milestone birthday. They said it would be their treat, and we all agreed it would be a fun evening. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Living lettuce

Dear Readers: Have you seen the hydroponically grown LIVING LETTUCES that are sold in plastic, clamshell containers? I just love them! It is amazing how long these lettuces last! More...

Special Sections

Huntingdon OKs lopsided budget

Although it passed its 2013 budget during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting, Huntingdon Borough Council has a tough road ahead. In a roll call vote, council members Scott Shaffer and John Gradwell opposed the budget for the 5-2 vote.  More...

HASD’s Brady-Henderson still empty

When the Huntingdon Area School District decided to close both Jackson-Miller and Brady- Henderson-Mill Creek elementary schools, there were questions about what would become of the two buildings.  More...

Diners turn tables on cash mob’s founder

Top’s Diner, Mill Creek, was the site of a “mob hit” Tuesday evening, as members of the Huntingdon County Cash Mob converged to turn the tables on their founder and the diner’s owner, Rick Walker.  More...

State  Free Access 

Challenges to lottery mount for Corbett

HARRISBURG (AP) — With challenges mounting to the proposed privatization of the Pennsylvania Lottery’s management, Gov. More...

State hit by spike in job hotline calls

HARRISBURG (AP) — Calls to the state’s unemployment compensation service centers have mysteriously skyrocketed since September, and the agency doesn’t know why.  More...

Hearing set on Sandusky claim he lacked prep time

BELLEFONTE (AP) — The judge who presided over former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s child sexual abuse case said Tuesday that defense lawyers can have an evidentiary hearing to explore their claim that they lacked su More...

World  Free Access 

Business strives for responsible recycling

YORK (AP) — Paz Metals is a complex business with a simple philosophy: Trust and honesty will win the day.  The scrap metal and used electronics recycling center uses a process designed to hold Paz Metals accountable for responsibly recycl More...

Business News

Massage therapist attends seminar

Chrystal Spayd, a licensed massage therapist located in the Natural Connection Wellness Center, 313 Fourth St., Huntingdon, recently attended a seminar at Seven Springs Resort. More...

Attorneys join firm of Freeburn & Hamilton

Free- burn & Hamilton, P.C., a personal injury and workers’ compensation law firm with an AV Pree minent rated law firm located at 225 Washington St., Huntingdon, is proud to announce the addition two attorneys to the firm. More...

First National Bank hires Alexandria branch manager

First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of FNB Corp. (NYSE: FNB), has announced the recent hiring of Krystal Dry as branch manager of the bank’s Alexandria office. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Wade, James lead Heat to victory

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 24 points, LeBron James added 22 points and 11 assists and the Miami Heat survived a huge rebounding differential to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 103-92 on Tuesday night.  More...

Arizona stays hot against Oral Roberts

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Mark Lyons scored 17 points, Grant Jerrett added 15 and No. 4 Arizona showed no signs of a letdown after its biggest win of the season, rolling over Oral Roberts 89-64 Tuesday night.  More...

Jets bench Sanchez

NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Sanchez is no longer the New York Jets’ franchise quarterback.  He might not even be the backup.  Rex Ryan decided to bench Sanchez on Tuesday in favor of Greg McElroy.   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

School News

Local student completes studies at Millersville

Sean George McKay of Huntingdon graduated alongside 504 Millersville University of Pennsylvania students during the fall 2012 undergraduate commencement ceremony held Dec. 16 in Millersville’s Pucillo Gymnasium. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012:  More...

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