February 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon Boro. to consider parking permits

In January, a representative from Your Building Center approached Huntingdon Borough Council and requested they look into the possibility of allowing the business to purchase from the borough 15 parking permits for its employees. More...

Local News

Huntingdon man sentenced to SCI

One man will serve consecutive sentences in a state correctional facility for two separate counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with the intent to deliver after he was sentenced in Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

JVSD to defend against assessment appeal

The Juniata Valley School District unanimously agreed to participate with the Huntingdon County Board of Assessment Appeals in defending its assessment of the property that was once MeadWestvaco and, according to documents in the appeal, the property More...

Police Log

Crashes   More...

World  Free Access 

Obama offering immigration plan as backup

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is downplaying its draft immigration proposal as merely a backup plan if lawmakers don’t come up with an overhaul of their own. More...

White House seeks ‘balanced way’ to budget fix

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is concerned about the effect that looming, drastic across-the-board budget cuts will have on the middle class, his new chief of staff said Sunday. More...

Gun ban would protect more than 2,200 firearms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress’ latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 specific firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle that is nearly identical to one of the guns used in the bloodiest shootout in FBI hist More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Merrick gets first tour win

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Merrick was a young face in the crowd at Riviera for so many years, dreaming of one day playing the fabled course on the PGA Tour.  On Sunday, he did better than that. He won on it.  More...

Jeter expects to be ready

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Derek Jeter had a miserable offseason he would rather forget. More...

Western Conference posts 143-138 victory

NBA All-Star Game:

HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Kobe Bryant turned this West victory into an L.A. More...

Senior Spotlight

Social media no longer just child’s play

The Internet and related technologies have been a game-changer for people of all ages. The instant connectivity made possible by these advancements has been valued by young adults and children for years. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Drinking is a serious matter

Dear Annie: Our daughter, “Mattie,” is 42 years old. She has been married for 10 years and has two school-age children. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Planning for spring cleaning

Dear Readers: Who really likes CLEANING, especially the deep cleaning that we all need to do once in a while? To make it a little easier, let’s start the planning process. More...

Special Sections

Decreasing blood pressure

Hospital pushes to increase hypertension awareness

According to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 68 million people in the U.S. are living with hypertension, otherwise known as high blood pressure, and less than half of the population has it under control.  More...

Computer virus is latest fraud

County residents may have been the victim of the latest fraud involving phone calls from people claiming they’re representing a well-known company notifying residents they have been potential victims of a computer virus.  More...

January rain totals fall below last year

Huntingdon County began 2013 with a rainfall total of 2.42 inches in January, .61 inches less than in January 2012 and 2.22 inches less than what fell in December.  More...

State  Free Access 

PSU Dance Marathon raises record $12.37 million

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A 46-hour, no-sitting-or-sleeping allowed dance marathon at Penn State raised more than $12.37 million for pediatric cancer research and care, shattering last year’s record-breaking total by nearly $1.7 million.  More...

Tension creates ‘anti-honeymoon’ for Corbett, Kane

HARRISBURG (AP) — Call it the anti-honeymoon.  The interaction between midterm Gov. Tom Corbett and newly inaugurated Attorney General Kathleen Kane has been tense since before she took office a month ago. More...

British firm, governor extend lottery bid through Friday

HARRISBURG (AP) — A top budget aide to Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Shuster announces intentions for ninth term

75 Years Ago  President Roosevelt was asked to approve the proposed $50,000,000 all-weather highway between Pittsburgh and Carlisle as a Works Progress Administration project. Confident of presidential approval, Gov. George H. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 18   AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. More...

Local Sports

Dison Myers and Cory Kylor win titles

County will be sending 12 to Southwest AA Regional

At the end of two days worth of competition, Huntingdon County placed five wrestlers into four District Six Class AA championship matches Saturday at the Altoona Field House. More...

Penn State blanks Rider

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 1 nationally in Intermat’s Tournament Power Index, closed out the home portion of its schedule with 48-0 shutout win over visiting Rider Sunday afternoon. More...

Juniata upsets Springfield in perfect weekend

Men’s Volleyball:

The Juniata College men’s volleyball team posted a 4-0 record Friday and Saturday to win the Juniata Invitational Tournament. The weekend included a five-game upset of top-ranked Springfield Friday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Danelya “Nae- Nae” Bree Fortson who turns 4 years old today, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Her proud parents are Cindi Coffman and Terry Fortson of Huntingdon. More...

United in Marriage

Yohn-Gracey

Daryle Marie Gracey and Brock Trevor Yohn were married at a candlelight ceremony Dec. 22, 2012, at the First Baptist Church of Saltillo. The Rev. David Oldham performed the double-ring service. More...

Special Occasions

Feb. 18, 2013  Happy birthday wishes go out to Reily Schmidt of Mapleton who celebrates her 14th birthday today, Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Happy birthday, Reily!   More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013:  More...

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