November 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Penelec locks out UWUA employees

FirstEnergy Penelec employees of the Utility Workers Union of America (UWUA) Local 180 were officially locked out of the company’s Altoona building at 7 a.m. this morning after failing to ratify a new contract with the company by 6 p.m. More...

A scenic drive

An estimated four to five inches of snow fell on portions of Huntingdon County, including the Broad Top area Saturday evening into Sunday. More...

Local News

Planning commission welcomes new member

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission welcomed its newest member during a recent board meeting. More...

News of Yesteryear

Santa Claus is coming to town

75 Years Ago  More...

Shirley Twp. budget passed

The Shirley Township Board of Supervisors put up the township’s 2014 budget for a final vote Nov. 21 and approved the spending plan which includes $574,050 in general fund revenues and expenses.  More...

General News

New find in search for puppy face that never fades

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine the ideal designer dog. It would be smart, healthy and hypoallergenic. It would have the yap bred out and longevity bred in. And, most important, it would never lose its puppy face.  More...

Americans not willing to spend without deals

NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday season, Americans may not spend their green unless they see more red.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Roethlisberger has Steelers back in playoff picture

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger made it a Sweet 16 over the Browns.  Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes and beat Cleveland again as the Pittsburgh Steelers moved back into the playoff picture with a 27-11 win over the Browns on More...

Smith kick gives Nebraska win

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — With one final kick, Pat Smith was swooped up and off for a ride on the shoulders of his Nebraska teammates.  He made the clutch kicks that Penn State’s Sam Ficken failed to make — and got the win, to boot. More...

Hayes headlines college Hall of Fame night

KANSAS CITY, Mo. More...

Annie's Mailbox

These people mean well, but cannot predict the future

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been separated for four years. We have joint custody of our beautiful 8-year-old daughter. “Lizzie” spends half the week with me and the other half with her mother. More...

Hints from Heloise

Bathroom hook hang-up

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about public restrooms and door hooks: More...

Special Sections

Families continue search for justice

Today, Monday, Nov. 25, marks six years since the homicides of Sherry Jo Leonard and Jason Specht and six years since the murders have gone unsolved.  More...

Bear season opens with low harvest

With bear season underway, the state Game Commission Southcentral Region office is reporting the harvest was surprisingly lower than expected after Saturday’s opener.  More...

Huntingdon woman charged in robbery

A Huntingdon woman is being held in the Centre County Correctional Facility in Bellefonte on a Huntingdon County Probation Department detainer after being arrested and charged with robbery and other related crimes during an incident at a Huntingdon B More...

State  Free Access 

New research aims to teach computers common sense

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Researchers are trying to plant a digital seed for artificial intelligence by letting a massive computer system browse millions of pictures and decide for itself what they all mean.  More...

Holidays, long lines are challenging for food pantries

The (Easton) Express-Times  EASTON (AP) — Food pantry organizers who help feed Lehigh Valley’s hungry say reduced federal funding for food stamps is leading to record turnouts ahead of the holiday season.  And many are finding i More...

Governor to sign state transportation bill today

SPRING MILLS (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett is traveling across Pennsylvania to sign a bill that will provide $2.3 billion a year for improvements to the state’s highways, bridges and mass-transit systems.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Nov. 25   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. For further information, call 643-0623.  More...

Local Sports

Eagles beat Pitt-Bradford

The Juniata College men’s basketball team found itself stuck in an 11-0 hole after just five minutes of its home opener against Pitt-Bradford Saturday afternoon. More...

Juniata stays perfect with 86-81 road win

The Juniata College women’s basketball team improved to 4-0 on the year after defeating Gwynedd-Mercy 86-81 on the road Saturday. Two Eagles finished with 20-plus points in the win for the second consecutive game. More...

People/Pastimes

Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital marks 100th year

From replacing a horsedrawn ambulance with a motorized vehicle in 1914 to purchasing equipment for a state-of-the-art digital mammography center in 2012, the Auxiliary to J.C. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Denver Whitsel of Hares Valley Road, Mapleton, who celebrates his 94th birthday today, Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. More...

Holiday scents take you back

The holiday season gives people the chance to take a break from their typically hectic lives to catch up with family and friends. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013:  More...

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