December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Library officials debate county budget

Funding for the Huntingdon County Library became a heated issue during the public budget hearing held by the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday.  More...

Area farm considered for ag land preservation

The 156-acre farm of Wayne and Margaret Friling in Warriors Mark is up for consideration to become a conservation easement which will permanently designate the property as farmland. More...

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Local News

Clifton 5 ribbon cutting

Political dignitaries and business leaders were on hand for an official ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday at the Huntingdon Cinema’s Clifton 5 to commemorate the five digital projectors recentl More...

Heating unit malfunction

Volunteers from four local fire companies were called to the Wine and Spirits store in the Lake Raystown Shopping Center, Smithfield Township, around 8:30 a.m. More...

Well pump replacement at ORJMA water plant set for January

There’s finally an end game for members of the Orbisonia- Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) in replacing a well pump at the water facility, as per the discussion at its regular meeting Wednesday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Studies: Some cancer treatments can be skipped

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer — which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation — without greatly harming their odds of More...

Many lung cancer tumors prove to be harmless

CHICAGO (AP) — Harmless lung cancer? A provocative study found that nearly 1 in 5 lung tumors detected on CT scans are probably so slow-growing that they would never cause problems.   The analysis suggests the world’s No. More...

Local Sports

Boys’ Basketball:

Valley battles for 57-54 win at Bellefonte

Juniata Valley was put to the test in its season opener at Bellefonte Wednesday. More...

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Tussey downs Claysburg

Neither Tussey Mountain nor Claysburg-Kimmel displayed its best on the court Wednesday in Saxton. More...

High School Swimming:

Huntingdon teams sweep Ligonier

Huntingdon’s girls finished strong in the 400 freestyle relay last evening to pull away from visiting Ligonier Valley and open the season with a 90-79 victory inside Juniata College’s Binder Natatorium. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Minimum wage increase

President Obama has proposed that Congress raise the federal minimum wage from the present $7.25 per hour to something higher. Some states and the District of Columbia have already done so, going as high at $11.50 over a three-year period.  More...

Commonwealth Foundation has it wrong on unions

It would be funny if it wasn’t so ridiculous.  That’s what I thought when I read radical pundit Matthew Brouillette’s Nov. 20 op-ed (published in The Patriot-News). More...

Three lessons from Mandela

Everyone seems to agree that Nelson Mandela, like Martin Luther King Jr., is one of the great figures not only of the 20th century but, indeed, of the long trail of history. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Support PA Preferred

Did you know that Pennsylvania ranks second in the United States for Christmas tree farms? Pennsylvania currently has 1,599 Christmas tree farms that generate $16.4 million in revenue each year. More...

Hackberries are worth a second look

With many trees and shrubs now bereft of leaves and flowers, more subtle aspects of the landscape come into focus. A tree that many people hardly notice captures my full attention — specifically, its bark.  More...

PSU, Cornell partner on vegetable, fruit programs

Vegetable and small-fruit growers will have a chance to gain knowledge that can enhance their operations during a series of monthly, Web-based seminars that will kick off Dec. 18.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Every marriage has a period of adjustment ANNIE

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for only 18 months. Things were blissful for the first year, and then things took a drastic change. One day, he told me he has lost the “in love” feeling.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013:  More...

Special Sections

Intersection not on PennDOT list

One local transportation project that has been on the radar of people and agencies across the county for years seems to be inconspicuously missing from PennDOT’s latest project list.  That project is the intersection of Route 22, Old Route More...

County’s retirees denied increase

The Huntingdon County Retirement Board met this week to discuss a possible cost of living allowance increase for county pensioners. More...

Coldest temps of season will be felt today

The coldest temperatures of the season are expected to hit the area today and tonight, but the good news is they shouldn’t last long.  “It will be in the lower 20s today with a light breeze blowing,” said Accuweather.com senior More...

State  Free Access 

PHEAA’s guide details aid process

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) announced that its annual Pennsylvania Student Aid Guide is available online to students and families for guidance on understanding the federal student financial aid proce More...

New heaters go to Pennsylvania residents by zip code

PENNSYLVANIA – The Toll Free Hotlines are ringing off the hook. More...

U.S. Gov’t Issued coins go to residents in 64 PA counties

Vault Bags loaded with rarely seen U.S. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Rain, melting snow cause local flooding

75 Years Ago  Stocks moved irregularly in a narrow range. Bonds were steady, cotton futures opened one point lower to six points higher. United States Steel opened at the previous close of 61 and threefourth points.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 12   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

College Basketball:

Penn State men win, but women lose

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Reserve Allen Roberts had 15 points and D.J. Newbill added 13 points as Penn State won for the sixth time in its past eight games, 68-59 against Duquesne on Wednesday night.  More...

Power leagues want ‘flexibility’

NEW YORK (AP) — The five power conferences of college sports want more flexibility in providing financial support to athletes.  More...

Rodgers takes snaps

GREEN BAY, Wis. More...

People/Pastimes

Deck out Christmas gifts

If crossing the final gift off your shopping list means your holiday giving has only just begun, these ideas for creating unique and personalized packaging may be just the ticket for some extra special flair under your tree this year.  More...

Spreading Christmas cheer

Scouts of Pack and Troop 4494 of Robertsdale made their annual Christmas visit to the residents of Kelly Apartments, Saxton, Dec. 10. Several of the residents gathered in the lobby for the occasion. More...

Doctor K

‘Placebo effect’ can stimulate natural healing

DEAR DOCTOR K: In previous columns you’ve mentioned something called the “placebo effect.” Can you explain what that means?   DEAR READER: We used to think the placebo effect was imaginary. More...

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