February 19, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Tussey parents voice concern

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening listened to a number of Robertsdale area parents who directed the board’s attention to the need for an additional teacher’s aide at the Robertsdale Elementary School. More...

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Police Log

Summary of incidents   More...

Logan Township supervisors hear emergency coordinator report

The Logan Township board of supervisors heard a progress report from emergency management coordinator Crist Fellman on the municipal agreement at its regular monthly meeting Feb. 11.  More...

Local residents called for jury duty

The following persons have been summoned for jury duty in Huntingdon County Court Monday, April 1:  More...

World  Free Access 

Younger vets still struggle as jobs scene improves

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months after completing his fiveplus years as an Army medic, Dan Huber is still looking for a job. And while he’s had some promising interviews, he has no assurances the search will end soon.  More...

Study: Better TV might improve kids’ behavior

SEATTLE (AP) — Teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers’ behavior, even without getting them to watch less, a study found.  The results were modest and faded over time, but may More...

Amid Boy Scout turmoil, other groups hope to grow

NEW YORK (AP) — With the Boy Scouts of America entangled in a furor over its ban on gays, lesser-known youth organizations across the ideological spectrum see an opportunity. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Jerry Buss dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers’ playboy owner who shepherded the NBA franchise to 10 championships from the ‘80s Showtime dynasty to the Kobe Bryant era, died Monday, his assistant said.  Buss died at Ced More...

NSCAA names Pryor honorable mention

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) released the 2012 Women’s College Division Scholar All-East Region team recently, and junior Paula Pryor (Westbrookville, N.Y.) was named to the honorable mention squad.  More...

Gamel tears ACL again

PHOENIX (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Mat Gamel has torn the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the second time in less than a year and will miss the season.  More...

People/Pastimes

DeGennaro-Corbin

Mallory Anne Corbin and Michael B. DeGennaro, both of Piscataway, N.J., are proud to announce their engagement.  More...

Sigel-Price

Richele Price and Wesley Sigel are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Curfman-Hess

Jessica M. Hess and Collin P. Curfman are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Lisa Hess of Dudley. More...

Healthy Living

PROS AND CONS TO CLEANSING DIETS

The most popular New Year’s resolution each and every year is to lose weight. After several months of over-indulgence in rich foods, many people .nd themselves battling the bulge. More...

COPING WITH SEASONAL ALLERGIES

The season of allergy-induced snif.es and other complications is right around the corner. More...

Doctor K

Long-term side effects of Pradaxa are unknown

DEAR DOCTOR K: My wife has atrial fibrillation. Her medication was recently changed from warfarin to Pradaxa. Her doctor says the new medicine does not require regular INR tests and is just as effective. Is that so?  DEAR READER: Yes, it is. More...

Special Sections

Authority needs new plant super

The Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority Board has started the search for a new wastewater treatment facility superintendent after it received an email letter of resignation from current superintendent Todd Musser last week.  More...

HASB member recognized

Monday evening’s Huntingdon Area School District Board of Directors meeting brought recognition to board member Janice Metzgar for 20 years of active service to the district.  District superintendent Fred Foster presented Metzgar with the More...

Huntingdon Mayfest preparations progress

Even though there is some winter weather hanging around, one group of individuals is looking forward to the last weekend in April to help welcome spring to the area.  More...

IDs won’t be required for spring election

County residents who may be scrambling once again for photo ID to vote in the upcoming May primary can rest easy for now, as it won’t be required — again.  More...

State  Free Access 

Kids’ suspensions renew debate over zero tolerance

Waiting in line for the bus, a Pennsylvania kindergartener tells her pals she’s going to shoot them with a Hello Kitty toy that makes soap bubbles. More...

State urged as site for air traffic control facility

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — Members of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation are lobbying federal aviation officials to give the commonwealth equal weight with New York when choosing a site for a new air traffic control facility.  More...

Company gets grant for gas drilling health study

DANVILLE (AP) — A Pennsylvania health company says it has gotten a $1 million grant to study possible health impacts of natural gas drilling on the Marcellus shale.  Geisinger Health System said Monday that the Degenstein Foundation had aw More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 19   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

Hornets top Carroll

Juniata Valley head coach Rachelle Hopsicker would be the first one to tell you that when her top three players all post double figures, the Green Hornets are hard to beat. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Think Fishing

Local anglers are already marking time until the Saturday, Apr. 13 opening day of the local trout season. More...

Editorial

Mur Man goeth

Jerry Janusziewicz is a big loss for our town, and especially for our downtown. More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

No laughing matter

Sarah Silverman is a great comedian — she makes many of us laugh, myself included.  I admire her, not only because we need more mirth in the world, but because she’s an activist. More...

Chatter Box

March isn’t far away

Can you believe this is the last full week of February? In two weeks, we’ll be a few days into March, which, of course, everyone hopes comes in like a lamb!  More...

Annie's Mailbox

A molester is unlikely to change

Dear Annie: Several years ago, I stayed with my aunt and uncle for a week. My aunt sent me down to the basement to tell my uncle to come upstairs for dinner. 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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