January 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Flood watch issued for area

The National Weather Service bureau out of State College has issued a flood watch for Huntingdon County through Thursday morning ahead of a strong cold front that will pass through tomorrow, bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and colder temperatures.&n More...

Penelec to begin county rights of way checks

Residents may spot a helicopter flying low through certain parts of the county in the upcoming weeks, but it shouldn’t be cause for concern, as Penelec will be doing its biannual check of rights of way.  More...

Local News

Dec. rain near five inches

Huntingdon County averaged a total of 4.64 inches of rain during the last month of 2012, according to the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).  The EMA keeps track of the county’s rainfall to pass on to various state agenci More...

Police Log

Hit-and-run   More...

Area brief

Annual Batfest scheduled at Lincoln Caverns   Lincoln Caverns will present its special brand of Valentine’s Day weekend fun with its seventh annual Batfest from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.  More...

World  Free Access 

Microsoft retools Office for touch screen, Web use

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft’s retooled version of its Office software is hitting the market as the company tries to extend one of its key franchises beyond personal computers.  Tuesday’s debut comes six months after Microsof More...

Business News

Home Nursing Agency Hospice, grief programs awarded funds

Recently, Home Nursing Agency gratefully accepted a $63,000 donation from the JB Griffin Memorial Foundation from funds raised at the 12th Annual Shaner Corporation Charity Golf Tournament held in August at the Penn State Blue and White Golf Courses, More...

Real Estate Transfers

Jan. 14, 2013  Mervin J. Carson Jr. and Michaela B. Swope, grantors, to Michaela B. Swope, property in Shirley Township, $10,000.  Robert N. Oliver and Carol G. More...

Local Sports

Bearcats oust Hilltoppers 49-22

District 6-AA Team Duals:

Huntingdon coach Jon Mykut seems to have a knack for getting his teams, regardless of experience level, ready for big matches.  More...

Titans fade in 53-46 loss to So. Fulton

High School Boys:

After having a five-game win streak snapped by Tyrone in a non-league contest Saturday, the Tussey Mountain boys’ basketball team couldn’t quite bounce back Tuesday against visiting Southern Fulton. More...

Warriors’ hot shooting beats Trojans 73-63

In a very fast paced game with both teams running the floor, the Mount Union boys’ basketball team could not contain a hot shooting West Branch squad, losing a 73-63 Inter- County Conference North decision in Mount Union Tuesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop 28

Members of Boy Scout Troop 28 from the Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon, attended the 42nd annual Klondike Derby hosted by the Juniata Valley Council at Seven Mountains Boy Scout Camp, Centre More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Harlan Ray Shope who turns 6 years old today, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013. His proud parents are Sean and Holly (Morgan) Shope and he has a sister, Melina. More...

Get ready for tax season

A new year not only brings a host of new opportunities, but it also brings a host of familiar obligations. One such obligation is paying taxes, which doesn't have to be done until mid-April. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013:  More...

Saxton burglars captured in Md.

Less than 48 hours after the burglary and theft of 31 handguns from Saxton Outdoor Supply, Raystown Road, Liberty Township, early Monday morning, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) reports two individuals allegedly More...

County tables last bridge bill

At Tuesday’s Huntingdon County Commissioners meeting, Shawn Ritchey of Keller Engineers presented a revised request for a reimbursement of funds. The funds would go toward the St. More...

Suspected drug dealer faces multiple charges

A Philadelphia man believed to be the lead individual of a heroin network was arrested Tuesday evening by local and state law enforcement agencies in the area of Sixth and Moore streets.  More...

State  Free Access 

Corbett plan said to include wine, liquor and beer

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

State agencies arguing over Susquehanna River

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two Pennsylvania state agencies are at odds over the Susquehanna River, its water quality and aquatic life.  More...

PSU on pace in implementing Freeh recommendations

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State has completed about three-quarters of the 119 recommendations to strengthen university policies from the former FBI director who led the school’s investigation into the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scanda More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata College to host Special Olympics tournament

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 30   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...

Around The Broad Top

East Broad Top’s future still uncertain

I spent some time during my slow recuperation from the flu in January doing some checking up on the East Broad Top Railroad situation: will it run in 2013 and what about its future, both short and long term?  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bruins rally to top Devils in shootout

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Marchand scored the decisive shootout goal after teammate Nathan Horton forced overtime late in the third period and the Boston Bruins rallied for a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.  More...

Buckeyes overcome Badgers

Men’s Basketball:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Thomas scored 25 points, 10 during a game-breaking 15-0 second-half run, to lead No. More...

Lakers win third straight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwight Howard scored 24 points, Kobe Bryant had 14 points and 11 assists in another pass-first performance, and the Los Angeles Lakers hung on to beat the New Orleans Hornets 111-106 Tuesday night for their first three-game w 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...

School News

Local students complete studies

The following local students graduated from Penn State University at the end of the semester:  From the Altoona campus:  — Jesse Cox of James Creek, who earned a bachelor of science degree in electro-mechanical engineering technology. More...

Penn State University announces fall dean’s list

The following local students were named to the dean’s list at Penn State University for the fall 2012 semester:  From the Altoona campus:  — Darren Boyd and Hunter Steele, both of Alexandria.  — Abigail Abbott-Watkins More...

Juniata College recognizes scholastic achievement

Juniata College has named 365 students to the dean’s list for the 2012 fall semester. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Consider financial counseling

Dear Annie: I’ve been with a wonderful guy for five years. After two abusive marriages, I am finally being treated right. “Bud” and I have only two issues: money and kids. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Gluten-free information

Dear Heloise: I must go on a GLUTEN-FREE DIET. It’s crazy how many foods I can’t have anymore if I want to feel good. My friend told me that most grocery stores now have gluten-free aisles. More...

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