January 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Gun sales increase with weapons ban

As a result of the tragic events in Newtown, Conn., last month and President Obama’s announcement of proposed assault weapons ban Wednesday, assault weapons, or semiautomatic firearms, have recently become difficult to find in the county.  More...

County CTC’s board talks course changes

During its monthly meeting in November, the Joint Operating Committee of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center was given an overall course synopsis for the center. More...

State  Free Access 

Charter schools now big business nationwide

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The early charter schools in Pennsylvania were largely the product of passionate parents or community groups, who sometimes planned their dream schools around the kitchen table.  More...

Recent Pa. high school graduate studying in Tunisia

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — It was after sunset when they first came into view, walking on the Tunisian street, so 18-year-old Pringle native Francesca Colella only saw the silhouette of a man walking his dog on a leash and didn’t look twice.&nbs More...

PSU trustees consider adding nonvoting members

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State trustees are weighing whether to make the university president and the governor nonvoting members of the school’s governing board.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Two perish in Mount Union fire

75 Years Ago  Gov. George H. Earle has appointed his wife to a commission to plan Pennsylvania’s participation in the World’s Fair in New York City. Besides Mrs. More...

Local Sports

Trojans pull away from Eagles

High School Wrestling:

Before Thursday’s match with visiting Tyrone, Mount Union coach Corey Wertz was a little concerned that after such a big win at Huntingdon Tuesday, his kids might have a letdown against the Golden Eagles.  No need to worry at all as the Tr More...

Rockets blast Hornets

In a battle of area teams with losing records, Southern Huntingdon traveled to Alexandria to take on Juniata Valley. The Rockets entered the meet with just one win while the Hornets had two. More...

Calvary teams settle for split at Clearfield

The Calvary Christian Academy of Huntingdon boys’ basketball team rolled to a 59-40 victory Thursday, but the Conqueror girls came up short in a 29-26 loss.  Ben Kilian scored 44 points to pace the Conqueror (6-2) boys. More...

People/Pastimes

Add some luxury at home

Seventy-two percent of homeowners plan to decorate or redecorate in the next two years, according to the 2012 Houzz and Home Survey; and 86 percent said that improving the look and feel of the space was their most important goal.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Conner Michael Bernard Smith who turns 5 years old today, Friday, Jan. 18, 2013. He is the son of Christina Smith of Mount Union. More...

Service Personnel News

MUAHS graduate completes basic military training

Air National Guard Airman Hunter P. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You need to create boundaries ANNIE

Dear Annie: My parents have been divorced for 30 years. Both made mistakes when they were married, but the end was due to my mom’s drinking. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Heartworm pills needed in winter

Dear Readers: In the winter months, many people may think that they don’t need to give their pets HEARTWORM PILLS, especially in the far Northern states, where winter really settles in. This is not true! More...

Special Sections

MU pastor faces new allegations

The former pastor of a Mount Union church who was arrested in Mifflin County on nine counts involving a sexual relationship with a then 14-year-old female who lived with him and his family last week now faces a total of 58 counts of various sex crime More...

Local machine shop plans expansion

N.E. Reihart and Sons Inc. will be the next business to become part of Shaner Drive in Smithfield Township.  The machine shop and fabrication facility’s representative, Jack Reihart, was present at the Jan. More...

Local News

Police Log

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Area brief

Couple to fund community college scholarship   More...

Former state police commander offers security plan to JVSD

A unknown woman walked into a Philadelphia elementary school Monday, properly signed in and went to a classroom and said she was taking her daughter out to breakfast. More...

World  Free Access 

Jersey Shore town OKs deal to rebuild boardwalk

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. More...

Pacino set to play Paterno in upcoming movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Al Pacino will play Joe Paterno in a movie about the late Penn State football coach.  Producer Edward R. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 18   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Jan. 19   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Greene leads Lions past Badgers 84-40

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Nikki Greene’s performance Thursday night prompted only three postgame words from teammate Alex Bentley.  “She’s a beast,” Bentley said after Green scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed 14 More...

Curry sparks Duke to 73-57 win

Men’s Basketball:

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Seth Curry scored 24 points to lead No. More...

Djokovic wins in straight sets

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic absorbed plenty of pressure from Radek Stepanek before advancing to the fourth round of the Australian Open, then unleashed some stinging shots at Lance Armstrong after the dopingtainted cyclist’ More...

Press Club

Rival relatives coach to win at WHS game

When you think of sibling rivalry, you probably think of a brother and sister fighting over a toy when they are young or two sisters competing to see who gets the best grade in a class at school. More...

TM holds first-ever alumni basketball event

After many months of preparation, Tussey Mountain High School held its first-ever alumni game in the gymnasium Nov. 24.  More...

Trojans complete Keystone Exams

Students at Mount Union Area High School were put to the test this week, literally. They had to put their thinking caps on and focus hard on the state’s Keystone Exams. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn if born before 1:52 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Sun will be in Aquarius. The Moon remains in Taurus all day long.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013:  More...

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