January 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Sheriff announces run for fourth term

William “Bill” Walters announced this week he plans to file his petition in February to seek re-election to the office of Huntingdon County Sheriff in the spring primary election Tuesday, May 21. More...

State  Free Access 

Pa. taps British firm to run state lottery

HARRISBURG (AP) — Camelot Global Services, the British national lottery operator, is poised to take over management of the Pennsylvania Lottery after Gov. More...

President signs Superstorm Sandy disaster decree

HARRISBURG (AP) — The federal government has declared a major disaster in the state from last year’s Superstorm Sandy, which left more than a million people without power and hundreds of roads closed due to debris and downed trees.  More...

Cambria County unable to pay due to staffing shortage

EBENSBURG (AP) — More than 50 constables and tax collectors are facing a payless day instead of a pay day because a western county controller’s employee who handled that duty has quit and not been replaced.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 12 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. More...

Local Sports

’Cats bounce back 47-33 at Bellefonte

After suffering through a pair of losses on its home floor this past week, Huntingdon went on the road Friday evening and found its way back to the winning side of the ledger. More...

Hornets top Trojans 54-45

The Juniata Valley boys basketball team outhustled and played a more physical game against Mount Union Friday night to log a 54-45 Inter-County Conference North win over the Trojans in Mount Union.  More...

Titans romp to 78-43 win over Southern

Tussey Mountain wasted no time in taking over the game against visiting Southern Huntingdon Friday. The Titans raced out to a 25-8 lead after the opening quarter and finished off the Rockets 78-43.  More...

People/Pastimes

Lincoln Grangers visit Shirley Home

Lincoln Grangers shared many kinds of homemade cookies, Rice Krispie rings and apples, in addition to a program, with the guests at Shirley Home for the Aged Dec. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Mattie Marie Casner who turns 5 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013. She is the daughter of John and Sara Casner of Huntingdon. More...

Service Personnel News

HAHS graduate completes Marine boot camp

Private First Class Mitchell James Justice of Huntingdon, 19, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C., Jan. 4.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 2:49 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Jan. 14, 2013:  More...

UW drive needs support

With a little more than a month left in its 2012-2013 campaign, Huntingdon County United Way has reached just 63 percent of its fundraising goal.  More...

Marcellus might not boost economy

Projections show that gas-filled Marcellus shale extends into the southern half of Huntingdon County. More...

County’s 911 assisted fewer callers last year

Huntingdon County 911 coordinator Dave Dick presented the end of year report for 2012 to the members of the 911 Policy Board during Thursday’s regular monthly meeting at the Huntingdon Borough building.  More...

Residents take precautions to prevent flu

State health officials are reporting the seasonal flu virus has claimed 22 lives so far this season and over 11,000 confirmed cases throughout the commonwealth have been reported since mid-December.  More...

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Local News

Care Team honored

Standing Stone Elementary School’s care team, a volunteer group of elementary school staff members, is the recipient of the 2012 Pennsylvania Association of Elementary and Secondary School Prin More...

Helping area Cub Scouts

The Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24 recently contributed $2,000 to Cub Scout Pack 226, McConnellstown. More...

Juniata publishes anthology of speeches

The largest-ever edition of “Juniata Voices,” an anthology of lectures, articles and presentations given by Juniata faculty and visiting speakers, has posted its 2011-12 edition online.  The journal is online at http:// www.juniata.e More...

General News

One of the ‘Girls,’ Zosia Mamet shines in season two

NEW YORK (AP) — There has been a lull. Talk of “Girls” settled down after its bombshell first season as fans took the opportunity to catch their breath.  More...

Drinking on a diet? Those calories can add up fast

The first rule of drinking on a diet is: Don’t. Surely you’ve heard that Americans get way too many calories — and nutritionally empty calories at that — from alcohol. More...

Some states unhappy about the idea of happy hours

During “happy hour” at the Summer Winter bar in Burlington, Mass., the bargain is on the bivalves, not the brews.  That’s because Massachusetts legislators passed a law in 1984 banning bars from offering cut-price drinks. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Three rookies share lead

HONOLULU (AP) — Two days into his PGA Tour career, Russell Henley was in the record book.  Henley putted for birdie on every hole Friday on his way to a second straight round of a 7-under 63, giving him a twoshot lead over fellow rookie Sc More...

Here come the Big Boys

The records are gaudy. The star power is high.  Here come the NFL’s big boys.  Denver, Atlanta, New England and San Francisco host divisional playoff games this weekend. More...

Junior triggers pileup at Daytona testing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — New cars, same results at Daytona International Speedway.  Dale Earnhardt Jr. More...

Religion News

Some S.C. Episcopalians break from lifelong church

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Beyond the headlines, the story of the Diocese of South Carolina’s split from the national Episcopal church is the story of people like Rebecca Lovelace.  For most of her 64 years, she worshipped at St. More...

Religion Briefs

Medgar Evers’ widow to offer invocation for inauguration   WASHINGTON (AP) — The widow of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers is expected to deliver the invocation at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration on Jan. More...

A new beginning

Bishop Demetrius Kiriacou of Boston joined the congregation of SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Mount Union to commemorate the church’s recent inclusion in the Diocese of Boston which is af More...

Annie's Mailbox

We urge you to make a trip

Dear Annie: Our daughter is going down a bad road, and our 13-yearold granddaughter, “Lana,” is in the driver’s seat.  More...

Doctor K

Healthy lifestyle helps maintain executive function

DEAR DOCTOR K: I recently read that aging affects something called “executive function.” Could you please explain what this is?  DEAR READER: Executive function is an umbrella term for the complex thinking required to make choices, p More...

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