February 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Community copes with homelessness

Homelessness is a word which evokes images of the inner city, but rural areas are increasingly affected by those in need of shortterm and long-term shelter and Huntingdon County is no exception.  More...

Local News

Chamber’s Beat the Winter Blues event set for March 3

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce’s Beat the Winter Blues event is back by popular demand and set for 5-8 p.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Huntingdon Country Club.  More...

Huntingdon County Library

Did you get a new iPod, tablet or reading device for the holidays? The library offers a digital collection in which you can borrow both electronic audio books and ebooks. More...

Area brief

Historical society continues winter lecture series   More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 23   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Feb. 24   More...

Local Sports

Titans have two in semis

Tussey Mountain began the District 5-AA individual wrestling tournament Friday at Windber High School with 10 wrestlers trying to extend their seasons. More...

Games postponed

Friday’s District 5-AA quarterfinal contest between fifthseeded Southern Fulton and fourth-seeded Tussey Mountain at Saxton was postponed by freezing rain in the area. The contest has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. More...

Juniata swept at Ohio State

The Juniata men’s volleyball team fell 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-19) on the road at No. 6 Ohio State Friday in its second matchup against an NCAA Division I opponent this season. No. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ryan Hack who turns 8 years old today, Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. His proud parents are Chad and Abby Hack of Huntingdon. More...

Robertsdale scouts hold banquet

Members of Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 4494 of Robertsdale held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet Feb. 16 at the Six Mile Run Fire Hall.  More...

Elco retirees plan February breakfast

Due to the snowy and icy conditions, no one was able to make it to the January breakfast of the retired and former Elco retirees.  The next breakfast is planned for 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. More...

Special Sections

Keeping businesses rolling

Merchants consider what Amtrak loss would do locally

If Amtrak’s Pennsylvanian Line were to close, Huntingdon’s largest institutions stand to lose the most. But the impact would ripple throughout the local businesses that are the backbone of a small community’s economy.  More...

Senator, seniors talk lottery deal

Disappointed with what he calls “pure politics,” state Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. told members of the tri-county Citizens Advisory Council (CAC) Friday morning he has urged Gov. More...

Grocers notice higher beef prices in stores

The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicted last July beef prices would go up as much as 4.5 percent in the country, and Huntingdon County grocers and butchers are now seeing an increase in their stores in 2013.  More...

State  Free Access 

Girl arrested for online threat

CARBONDALE (AP) — A cyberschool student in northeastern Pennsylvania has been charged in juvenile court for an online comment in which she threatened to kill a school resource officer.  The 16-year-old student, who lives in the Carbondale More...

GOP lawmaker urges Corbett on Medicaid expansion

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker on Friday publicly urged Gov. More...

General News

Oscar animators ready to be taken seriously

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

Broadband to be counted by Nielson

NEW YORK (AP) — The company that measures television viewership said it will soon begin counting people who watch programming through broadband in addition to the traditional broadcast or cable hookup.  More...

Laurel Summit: Another place to celebrate winter

There was nothing unusual about this Saturday morning in February; it was hospitable in a dull-gray way. Temperatures were in the upper 20s, and there was little wind to stir the few inches of fresh snow that had fallen over the previous day or so. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pens beat Panthers 3-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Niskanen and Dustin Jeffrey scored third-period goals to send the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday.  Panthers goaltender Jacob Markstrom made 37 saves in his first NHL start th More...

WBC generating intrigue, not apathy

With a few notable exceptions, baseball has never really caught on with the rest of the world.  More...

Lewis maintains three-stroke lead in Thailand

CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Stacy Lewis shot a 3-under 69 Friday to keep her threestroke lead after the second round of the LPGA Thailand.  More...

Religion News

Faces and Places ALIVE to present musical

“Little Women, A Little Musical” will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, and Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Orbisonia United Methodist Church, 613 Cromwell St., Orbisonia, by Faces & Places ALIVE, Tyrone.  More...

Three Springs Baptist birthday group meets

The birthday group of First Baptist Church of Three Springs met for a monthly meeting Feb. 13, at Jan’s Family Restaurant.  Gay Fleck took prayer requests and led the group in prayer. More...

Irish leader apologizes to women abandoned in Catholic laundries

DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland ignored the mistreatment of thousands of women who were incarcerated within Roman Catholic nun-operated laundries and must pay the survivors compensation, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Tuesday in an emotional state apolog More...

Annie's Mailbox

It will take time and forgiveness

Dear Annie: I always felt that my mother and I were inseparable. I never thought I would be blessed to marry a wonderful man and that it would damage our relationship, but it did. More...

Doctor K

Red yeast rice is unregulated

DEAR DOCTOR K: My last two blood tests showed that my cholesterol is too high. My doctor wants me to take a statin drug, but I’d rather use a natural remedy. I saw an ad for red yeast rice that says it’s as effective as statins. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Moon in Virgo and a Sun in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 25, 2013:  More...

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