December 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

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Hit trees   BROAD TOP TWP. — State police at Huntingdon report Adam Watson, 47, Broad Top, was not injured in a one-vehicle accident Dec. 20 on Six Mile Run Road. More...

World  Free Access 

No deal in sight as deadline for fiscal deal nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are engaged in a playground game of “who goes first,” daring each political party to let the year end without resolving a Jan. More...

Two firefighters thankful for surviving ambush

As authorities try to confirm the identity of a body found in the home of a gunman who set his house ablaze and killed two firefighters, two others who survived the attack say they’re thankful for the support they’ve received.  More...

Payout major step in Toyota legal trouble

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion, one major chapter of a nearly four-year legal saga that left Toyota Motor Corp. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 27   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

James leads Heat to sixth in a row

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SMU is good fit for Larry Brown

DALLAS (AP) — Larry Brown was a young assistant on coach Dean Smith’s staff at North Carolina in the mid-1960s when he turned down his first head coaching offer.  At the time, Brown didn’t think he was ready. More...

Pirates deal Hanrahan

BOSTON (AP) — If Joel Hanrahan can do for the Boston Red Sox what he did against them, they should be very happy with their new closer.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Penn State focuses on education, ag literacy at Farm Show

Helping the public understand the importance and diversity of agriculture is a major goal for the faculty, staff and students from Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences who will participate in the Pennsylvania Farm Show Jan. More...

Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club elects new officers for 2013

The Spring Farms 4-H Livestock Club held its monthly meeting Dec. 11 at the Community State Bank of Orbisonia. Club leader Pam Morgan called the meeting to order. More...

Patents and trademarks: My plants broke the law

The intricacies of plant patenting came home for me this past year with a shipment of strawberry plants. More...

Annie's Mailbox

She has to steer her own course

Dear Annie: My friend “Rachel” is very dear to me. We’ve been best friends since the 11th grade. Now that we’ve entered the adult world, however, she’s encountered some difficult situations. More...

Doctor K

Depression after major stroke can be successfully treated

DEAR DOCTOR K: My father had a stroke and has become depressed during his long recovery. Will antidepressants help? I’m asking because of the damage the stroke has done to his brain.  More...

Special Sections

Winds to follow area’s first snow

In the wake of the first major snowstorm of the season for the county, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind advisory for the county until 5 p.m. today.  More...

New frequency causes some problems for responders

It has been just over a week since the pagers and radios of several Huntingdon County Quick Response Service (QRS) units from volunteer fire companies and ambulance services changed to narrow banding.  The changeover is part of the end of the ye More...

Students alerted to education scams

High school seniors across the county are already hearing from colleges of their choice, and many are looking to see if scholarships are available help defray the costs of higher education.  More...

State  Free Access 

Holiday doldrums can spark kids’ creativity

By JENNIFER FORKER  Associated Press  It’s inevitable during the holiday season: Kids get bored. More...

Winter storm brings modest snow, ice

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A winter storm snarled traffic and delayed flights across much of Pennsylvania, and rain, snow and high winds could cause more problems throughout the evening and early morning hours.  More...

2013 brings laws on books

HARRISBURG (AP) — New Pennsylvania laws that take effect in the coming days toughen penalties for underage drinking, mandate training for school workers on how to recognize and report child abuse, and require more humane methods of putting down More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Joseph Ciampa to lead Huntingdon Kiwanis

75 Years Ago  The acceptance by the United States of Japan’s apology for the bombing and destruction of the gunboat Panay appeared to have closed the incident. More...

Local Sports

Shootout schedule altered by weather

Winter Storm Euclid played havoc with Wednesday’s schedule for the Huntingdon Lions Tournament at Juniata College. More...

Editorial

Huntingdon — Through the Years

December memories

I look forward to December’s arrival each and every year, mostly because I enjoy the beginning of winter and the coming of the Christmas season. Even with the bitter cold outs ide, December seems to warm the hearts of everyone I meet. More...

People/Pastimes

Pomona Grange installs new officers

Members of the Huntingdon County Pomona Grange No. 6 met at the Lincoln Grange Hall Oct. 27 for a covered dish meal. Following the meal, a business meeting was held.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO'S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jawonne James Mitchell who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Tyler Chase Banks who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. He is the son of Beth Banks and Eric Banks, both of Huntingdon, and the brother of Morgan, 12, and Derek, 7. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 28, 2012:  More...

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