December 28, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Class helps people kick smoking habit

It’s a common practice to usher in the new year with resolutions to improve the quality of one’s life, but by the end of January, all efforts made at the beginning of the month tend to fall by the wayside as life tends to get in the way o More...

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Local News

Members of the Broad Top City Park & Recreation Association placed 430 luminaries around the community park's walking track

Members of the Broad Top City Park & Recreation Association placed 430 luminaries around the community park’s walking track Christmas Eve. More...

Tussey schools secure in wake of Sandy Hook tragedy

The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has many parents across the nation asking how safe and secure their children are in the schools they attend. More...

J.C. Blair Heath System elects new directors

The Board of Directors of J.C. Blair Health System elected Huntingdon County natives Robert Ritchey and John Thompson to its board. The board of directors governs the J.C. More...

General News

Maddensville Mailbox

Belated birthday wishes this week to Naomi Winnick, Mary Serotkin, Becky Snyder, Cassie Gahagan, Derrick Gahagan, Eric Patterson, Cole Weist, Tim Fields, Steve Heaster, Kayla Gahagan, Kenny Brown, Charles Shoop, Renae Schunk and Austin Anderson.  More...

Saxton Library

Librarian  I hope everyone has a safe and happy new year.  The Saxton Community Library Board of Directors will be meeting at 7p.m. on the following dates in 2013: Jan. 8, March 12, May 14, July 9, Sept. 10 and Nov. More...

News of Yesteryear

Poet Robert Frost’s condition ‘slightly improved’ after heart attack

75 Years Ago  A private airplane crashed while taking off from Everett, injuring the pilot, Joseph Mitchell, of Silver Springs, Md. Dr. J.W. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats teams sweep Hornets in title games

Huntingdon boys top Valley 59-55   The Huntingdon Lions Shootout played all eight games of the boys’ and girls’ tournament Thursday at Juniata College’s Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center. More...

Both Titan teams to play for titles

Richland Holiday Tournament:

Boys  Tussey Mountain’s boys were more than a little sloppy Thursday in their first-round game against United in the Richland Holiday Tournament. But the Titans kept it together well enough to hold on for a 63-48 win over the Lions.  More...

Game Postponed

In the aftermath of winter storm Euclid, Thursday’s Inter- County Conference wrestling match between Mount Union and Claysburg-Kimmel was postponed. At this time, a new date for the showdown has not been set.   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...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Choices for taking flight

Dear Heloise: Is there a difference between NONSTOP AND DIRECT FLIGHTS? I am trying to book a flight and am a little confused. — Tanya in Texas There is a BIG difference between nonstop and direct flights. More...

Special Sections

County taxes to increase

Residents to see a $2.36 hike in bill

As 2012 is slipping away, many county residents are looking ahead to the new year and what it holds. More...

BT City land could turn commercial

Although details are sketchy at the present time, Broad Top City Borough Council reported Thursday night the creation of a possible commercial business on a parcel of land located just east of the community near the Broad Top Area Medical Center alon More...

Snow removal items are popular buys after Wednesday’s storm

Most area hardware stores saw an upsurge in traffic in light of the first major snowfall of the year and are prepared in the event of any future inclement weather events with the tools and supplies needed for the winter weather.  More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Senator wants $60M PSU fine kept in state

HARRISBURG (AP) — A high-ranking state senator on Thursday proposed a new law that would keep Penn State’s $60 million NCAA fine over the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal within Pennsylvania.  More...

Gov. admin to consider lottery bid in hearing

HARRISBURG (AP) — Corbett administration officials are willing to appear before a Senate Finance Committee hearing on a proposal to hire a private company to manage the $3.5 billion Pennsylvania Lottery.  A spokeswoman for Gov. More...

State police: Holiday car crashes kill 7, injure 315

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police say car accidents killed seven people and injured 315 others over the long holiday weekend.  From Dec. 21 through Christmas, state police investigated 1,336 crashes. More...

World  Free Access 

Desert Storm commander Schwarzkopf dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Truth is, retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf didn’t care much for his popular “Stormin’ Norman” nickname.  More...

N.Y. newspaper’s handgun permit map draws criticism

NEW YORK (AP) — A newspaper’s publication of the names and addresses of handgun permit holders in two New York counties has sparked online discussions — and a healthy dose of outrage.  More...

Video released of NYC suspect in fatal subway push

NEW YORK (AP) — Police searched for a woman who killed a man by pushing him in front of a subway train and released surveillance video Friday of her running away from the station.  Commuters, meanwhile, absorbed the news of the second fata More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 28   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Dec. 29   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Barnes leads Clippers in rout of Celtics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Barnes tied his season high with 21 points off the bench, Chris Paul had 11 assists and the Los Angeles Clippers defeated Boston 106-77 on Thursday night, becoming the first team to win 15 consecutive games since the Cel More...

Heat’s Wade suspended

NEW YORK (AP) — Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was suspended one game without pay by the NBA for flailing his leg and making contact with the groin of Charlotte Bobcats’ Ramon Sessions.  More...

Baylor runs, passes by UCLA 49-26

Holiday Bowl:

SAN DIEGO (AP) — By early in the second quarter, Baylor was well on its way to blitzing UCLA and Nick Florence had supplanted Robert Griffin III as the Bears’ season passing leader.  Florence will remember both accomplishments for a More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Derick Lynn Chilcote, 20737 Garden Lawn Drive, Three Springs, and Christina Marie Towns, also of Three Springs.  Jeffrey Todd Forsha, 10048 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, and Melissa Ann Casey, also of Huntingdon.  Jacob Lee Hess, 1408 More...

Smart substitutions

When you’re hungry and pressed for time, it’s tempting to swing through the drive-thru or order takeout. But while these seemingly convenient choices save you time, they might cost you in calories, fat, sugar and sodium. More...

How to stay active during winter months

The winter months mark the end of the outdoor training season for many active people, and the colder, shorter days can make it challenging to stay motivated and active. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Keeping them warm  My 3-year-old daughter likes to play out in the snow, but I hate to see her mittens come up and the snow and wind get to her wrists. More...

Annie's Mailbox

People often open their mouths before their brains are in gear

Dear Annie: I am a fortunate mother of four beautiful little girls, all under the age of 8. While I am not overweight, I could be in better shape. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Cancer if born before 11:45 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012:  More...

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