December 27, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Borough departments shorthanded

Anyone attending a Huntingdon Borough Council meeting on a regular basis knows the borough is chronically short handed when in comes to accomplishing projects using in-house labor.  More...

Carbon monoxide law to change

A Senate bill is almost in place that will protect Pennsylvania residents from carbon monoxide with new alarm requirements.  A bill authored by Sen. More...

Local News

Man facing sex crime charges in Clearfield and Huntingdon

A Clearfield man currently facing charges of statutory sexual assault, indecent deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years of age and other sexual charges in Clearfield County is now being charged with similar crimes in Huntingdon Co More...

Police Log

DUI Charges of driving under the influence are pending against Gary Knode, 57, Huntingdon, More...

Broad Top Township home destroyed by fire

A smoking pile of rubble was all that remained of a 40-by-30-foot two-story structure in Broad Top Township when crews responded to a fire shortly after 3 a.m. Dec. More...

World  Free Access 

Utility linemen brave cold, ice to restore power

DETROIT (AP) — When an ice storm glazed over Michigan last weekend, Tony Carone feared he wouldn’t be spending Christmas at home with his family.  “Nobody had to call. I heard it on the top of my roof,” Carone said.  More...

CBS wins weekly ratings crown with ‘I Love Lucy’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nearly six decades after it first aired, an “I Love Lucy” Christmas special was last week’s mostwatched holiday program, according to ratings released Tuesday.  There was a gimmick involved: The episode More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Teague leads Hawks to 127-125 victory

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jeff Teague scored a career-high 34 points, including a tiebreaking 20-foot jumper at the buzzer in the second overtime, leading the Atlanta Hawks a 127-125 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night.  More...

AP names LeBron James top male athlete

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James of the Miami Heat is The Associated Press’ 2013 Male Athlete of the Year, becoming the third basketball player to capture the award in its 83-year history.  More...

Former Oriole Paul Blair dies

BALTIMORE (AP) — Paul Blair, the eight-time Gold Glove center fielder who helped the Baltimore Orioles win World Series titles in 1966 and 1970, has died. More...

School News

Prepare for student aid application season

The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) is encouraging high school seniors and their families to prepare to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after Jan. 1, 2014.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013:  More...

Year brought HCBI growth

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) had a busy 2013.  In a letter to its members chronicling some of the high and low lights of this past year, HCBI pointed out the things it has accomplished.  “In spite of our best efforts More...

Employees urged to stop smoking

The American Lung Association is encouraging businesses across the country and state to make workplaces more productive by helping employees kick the smoking habit.  More...

Postal rates set to go up in January

Postal rates are once again going up in the new year.  Tuesday, United States Postal Service (USPS) regulators approved a temporary 3-cent price increase for first-class stamps, bringing the cost to mail a letter to 49 cents.  More...

State  Free Access 

Court reverses church official’s conviction

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Roman Catholic church official who has been jailed for more than a year for his handling of priest sex-abuse complaints had his landmark conviction reversed and was ordered released Thursday.  More...

Highways reopen after pileups

READING (AP) — Highways in eastern Pennsylvania have been reopened after being shut down for hours because of chain-reaction pileups that ensnared dozens of vehicles on snow-covered roads.  No deaths have been reported.  More...

Authorities ID infant killed on Christmas Eve

LANCASTER (AP) — Pennsylvania authorities said Thursday that 2-month-old Kestyn Davis was killed Christmas Eve by a single shot from a handgun to her abdomen, and a decision has not been made about whether criminal charges will be filed.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HASD teacher named to top post of state organization

75 Years Ago Paul B. Reinhold, Pittsburgh, was the first witness called before the Dauphin County grand jury as it resumed its investigation of alleged graft in the Earle administration More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 27   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Dec. 28   More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon Lions Shootout:

Huntingdon, Juniata Valley boys win

Bearcats rip Rockets 76-32   Huntingdon broke away from Southern Huntingdon on the fast break in its first-round game Thursday in the Huntingdon Lions Shootout at Juniata College. More...

Mount Union tops Valley; ’Cats handle Rockets

Mount Union 46 Juniata Valley 45   More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kyler James Spurlin who celebrated his 6th birthday yesterday, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. He is the son of Fred Jr. and Tammy Spurlin of Alexandria. More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jawonne Mitchell who turns 3 years old today, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. His proud parents are John and Pamela Mitchell of Mount Union. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Tyler Chase Banks, who turns 6 years old today, Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. His proud parents are Beth Banks and Eric Banks, both of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Get counseling or get out of unhappy marriage

Dear Annie: I am a married mother with two children, both in high school. But I am in love with a man who is not my husband of 21 years. “Harry” is my first love, and he came back into my life unexpectedly. He is also married.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Long-lasting rug

Dear Heloise: I just purchased an ORIENTAL RUG. Do you have hints for how to take care of it? I want to keep it looking good. — Helen, via email  Oriental rugs are beautiful additions to any home and can last a long time. More...

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