January 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Lottery privatization abandoned

After years of waiting and work and making it a staple of his administration, Gov. Tom Corbett has decided not to move forward with the privatization of the state’s lottery management.  More...

Broad Top City water leak located

Broad Top City Borough Council learned Monday night that after three years of searching, a major leak in the community’s water system has been located. More...

Local News

Area brief

Allegheny Mountain Firefighters Initiative seeks volunteers   HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR CO. More...

Final central court session of year is light

It was a very light morningonly session of the final Huntingdon County Central Court session of 2013 Tuesday. Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo presided over the cases, which included no preliminary hearings.  Waivers  More...

Police Log

Underage drinking Shad Brumbaugh, 19, Cassville, a 16-yearold Saxton female and a 15-yearold Cassville male are facing underage drinking charges More...

World  Free Access 

Legal weed sales bring long lines to Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Long lines and blustery winter weather greeted Colorado marijuana shoppers testing the nation’s first legal recreational pot shops Wednesday.  It was hard to tell from talking to the shoppers, however, that they had wai More...

Health overhaul benefits take effect with new year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After a troubled rollout, President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul now faces its most personal test: How will it work as people seek care under its new mandates?  More...

Who’s jumping through which hoops for 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton as couch potato didn’t last long. Was anyone surprised?  While she was getting back in the game, others who might run for president were in motion, too.  Republican Gov. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

College Bowl Roundup:

Michigan State outscores Stanford 24-20

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Connor Cook passed for a career-high 332 yards and hit Tony Lippett with a tiebreaking 25-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter, leading No. 4 Michigan State to a 24-20 victory over No. More...

NFL Playoffs:

All 12 teams have flaws to fix

Twelve contenders, all with issues that could make them pretenders.  To win the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city, each team in the NFL playoffs has a flaw it must conquer. A depleted defense in Denver. More...

O’Brien may have to use rookie QB

HOUSTON (AP) — Bill O’Brien worked closely with Tom Brady when he was a Patriots assistant.  He’s now set to return to the NFL to coach Houston, and he’s a long way from Brady. The Texans have the No. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

In rural Wisconsin, nurses come to the farm

SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin dairy farmer Kevin Ainsworth rushed to the emergency room in 1992, when he sliced off the tip of his finger. More...

To bee? Hobbyist hives require time, money

NEW YORK (AP) — There’s no shortage of buzz about beekeeping these days.  From environmentalists worried about disappearing colonies to foodies seeking locally sourced liquid gold, lots of new beekeepers are itching to roll down thei More...

FDA to make food safety rules more farmer-friendly

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it will revise sweeping new food safety rules proposed earlier this year after farmers complained the rules could hurt business.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014:  More...

Bitter conditions to follow storm

By the end of the day, two storms will have converged into one, but the county is expected to be spared the brunt of the first winter storm of the new year.  The National Weather Service (NWS) bureau in State College is calling for approximately More...

County leaders talk courthouse project

During their New Year’s Eve meeting Tuesday morning, the Huntingdon County Commissioners discussed matters related to the upcoming courthouse renovations.  More...

Local construction near completion

Many local construction projects started in 2013 are heading towards completion early in the new year.  In terms of development, Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) executive director Amy Wise said the year had its ups and downs, but More...

State  Free Access 

Western Pa. company innovates to leave diesel

SOMERSET (AP) — Within the next month, a new electric line will start bringing 23,000 volts of electricity into the headquarters of Keystone Drill Services LLC.  It’ll supply the company with the juice it needs for on-site testing fo More...

Key gas drilling health study collecting data

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Almost two years after it began, a much-publicized plan to study possible health impacts from gas drilling is still in the process of collecting data.  More...

Gas taxes rise, but lower 2014 prices are seen

HARRISBURG (AP) — Taxes on gasoline and diesel in Pennsylvania were higher as of Wednesday, the first of three increases being imposed by a new law, but that does not necessarily mean that motorists filling up their tanks in the state will pay More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Weis Market to be constructed in Huntingdon Borough

75 Years Ago  The last sad rites for Harry W. Koch, well-known Huntingdon citizen who passed away, took place in Holy Trinity Catholic Church when friends gathered to pay him final honor.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 2   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...

Local Sports

Juniata’s Felus picks up another honor

Juniata College football senior Brandon Felus (Columbia) closed out the year and his career with another accolade. The 6-3, 265 pound defensive tackle was recently named to D3football.com’s Honorable Mention All-America Team. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Chill the drills in America’s Arctic

America’s Arctic is a place like no other. Its unique conditions — extreme weather, long periods of darkness, and its remoteness from infrastructure, make it both extremely harsh and fragile. More...

A financial New Year’s resolution

On Nov. 26, a group of witnesses, citizens, journalists and elected officials filed into a public hearing in Washington, D.C., on how the government might divert taxpayer dollars from supporting the most polluting fossil fuel companies.  More...

You Should Know

Q: Is it illegal in Pennsylvania to drive and talk on a cellphone at the same time?   More...

People/Pastimes

Using newspapers to teach kids

Few resources are as inexpensive yet inherently valuable as the daily newspaper. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Matthew Richard Gutshall who turned 5 years old Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. His proud parents are Justin and Julie Gutshall of Huntingdon. More...

Acclimating students for return to school

The holiday season can be a whirlwind of activity that culminates in lavish celebrations and, for many children, an extended vacation from school. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Marriage will not survive wife’s gambling

Dear Annie: I’ve been married to my lovely wife for nine years, and to this day, I can’t get past her gambling habit. It is causing major problems in our marriage. More...

Doctor K

Pregnancy with twins can be challenging

DEAR DOCTOR K: I just found out I’m pregnant with twins. How will this pregnancy be different from my last one?  DEAR READER: Congratulations! More...

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