January 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

HAMS plans lockdown drill

As school security continues to make headlines, the administration of the Huntingdon Area Middle School has scheduled a lockdown drill for tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 24. More...

Blood donations drop during winter months

January is National Volunteer Blood Donor Month and the Greater Allegheny Region of the American Red Cross believes it’s a timely month for it, as there are a number of factors that contribute to low blood supply during the winter months locall More...

Local News

MU Police investigating attempted bank burglary

Mount Union Borough Police continue to follow leads into an attempted burglary at the Mount Union branch of the Community State Bank of Orbisonia, which took place at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.  According to Mount Union Police Cpl. More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   HUNTINGDON BORO. — Jan. More...

Wood Twp. supervisors reorganize for new year

The Wood Township Supervisors retained a number of positions at its recent reorganizational session and made a change to its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding request during its regular meeting held earlier this month.  More...

World  Free Access 

Upgrades set for Morey’s, Splash Zone in Wildwood

WILDWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Every winter, the Morey family prepares to unveil its latest attractions for summer.  The changes can be small, such as a new picnic area, or more substantial, such as a redesign for an existing ride.  More...

US home sales dip in Dec.; 2012 best in five years

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of previously occupied homes dipped in December from November, in part because of a limited supply of available homes. But for all of 2012, sales rose to their highest level in five years,  More...

AT&T to buy Alltel for about $780M

DALLAS (AP) — AT&T said Tuesday that it has reached a deal to buy the Alltel U.S. wireless operations for about $780 million to boost its spectrum in rural areas.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 23   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jets top struggling Caps 4-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evander Kane and Blake Wheeler each provided a goal and an assist, and the Winnipeg Jets suddenly transformed into an offensive juggernaut, beating Alex Ovechkin’s struggling Capitals 4-2 Tuesday night to end Washington& More...

Kansas holds off K-State

Men’s Basketball:

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Travis Releford scored 12 points and No. 3 Kansas held off No. 11 Kansas State down the stretch for a 59-55 victory Tuesday night that gave the Jayhawks sole possession of first place in the Big 12.  More...

Thunder downs Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, Russell Westbrook added 26 and the Oklahoma City Thunder defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 109-97 on Tuesday night in a matchup of teams with the two best records in the NBA.  More...

School News

Student News

UPJ releases fall 2012 dean’s list

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has announced its 2012 fall term dean’s list. In order to be eligible for dean’s list status, a student must have completed at least 12 credits and earned a minimum grade point average of 3.25. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013:  More...

School dropouts continue decline

Fewer and fewer high school students are dropping out of school, according to a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. More...

County to get CDBG funds

Huntingdon County planning director Mark Colussy recently received word the county has been awarded two significant Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). More...

Vitamin D deficiency common among many

Short days, long nights and cold weather keep many confined indoors, causing cabin fever and, quite possibly, vitamin D deficiency.  More...

State  Free Access 

STATE Vigil caps low-key day remembering Joe Paterno

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Hundreds of candles created a dull glow at the base of the mural that contained a likeness of Joe Paterno, each flame flickering to commemorate the year since the death of Penn State’s Hall of Fame coach.  More...

Plan to close two prisons draws flak at hearing

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Corbett administration’s plan to close two state prisons encountered turbulence Tuesday as some senators and union leaders called for slowing down the process to allow the roughly 800 employees at the two facilities More...

Corbett plans more money for services for disabled

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata Valley High School to host PMEA band festival

75 Years Ago  Sixty members of the Huntingdon County Game, Fish and Forestry Association attended a very enthusiastic meeting at the Municipal Building in Huntingdon Jan. 20. More...

Business News

C. Barton McCann School of Art joins national guild

Representatives of the C. Barton McCann School of Art attended the 2012 annual conference for the National Guild for Community Arts Education in Dallas, Texas. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Jan. 7, 2013  Brian R. Weitzel and Barbara C. Weitzel, grantors, to Robert W. Wagner and Barbara W. Wagner, property in Cromwell Township, $80,000.  More...

Local Sports

Trojans, Hornets win; ’Cats, Rockets beaten

High School Girls’ Basketball:

The Mount Union girls completed a season sweep of Glendale with a 65-28 Inter-County Conference North rout in Flinton Tuesday night.  More...

Bearcats, Trojans, Rockets, Titans are winners

High School Wrestling:

Huntingdon 34, Penns Valley 27  Wrestling for the first time since their loss to Mount Union last Tuesday, the Huntingdon wrestling team rebounded with style last night in Spring Mills, winning a 34-27 decision over an outstanding Penns Valley s More...

Zelanko leads Tussey to win over Cardinals

Boys’ Basketball:

Tussey Mountain visited Forbes Road Tuesday and didn’t let any momentum the team is riding get away. Luke Zelanko scored 17 points and had nine rebounds in a 57-41 win over the Cardinals.  More...

People/Pastimes

Men’s Prayer Breakfast to be held at Singer’s Gap UMC

For the first meeting of the new year, the Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Fellowship will welcome Kelvin Abrashoff of Mount Union to share a message at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY times two to Ellie Jo and Jenna Lee Mazurowski who turned 3 years old yesterday, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. Their proud parents are Marti and Phil Mazurowski of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

SCORE! LOK WHO’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Earl Jacob Jefferis, who celebrates his 4th birthday today, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. Earl’s very proud parents are Matthew and Brenda Jefferis of Alexandria. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please recognize how fortunate you are

Dear Annie: I’ve been studying abroad in Rome for the past three months. I head back to America in a few weeks. I can honestly say I haven’t missed being home. I’ve absolutely loved my stay in Europe. I feel safe and happy. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Praising peanut oil

Dear Heloise: I read your hints every day. I appreciated the column on oils; however, you did not name PEANUT OIL, which we use in our turkey cooker. What are your thoughts on peanut oil? — Jim C., Spokane, Wash.  More...

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