January 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Man found guilty of simple assault

A jury of seven women and five men took less than an hour Wednesday morning to reach a guilty verdict in the one-day criminal trial of William Hooper, 48, of Huntingdon.  Hooper was charged with misdemeanor simple assault and making terroristic More...

Winterfest planned for Saturday

Final preparations are underway for Winterfest, set to take place between Fifth and Sixth streets in Huntingdon Borough from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

Local News

Area brief

Historical Society to host winter lecture series   HUNTINGDON BORO. — The Huntingdon County Historical Society will welcome Dr. Jonathan Burns for its winter lecture series at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. More...

Police Log

Burglary Scott Covlert, Chicora, reported to state police at Bedford someone entered his camp property at 8263 Raystown Road More...

Old-Time Photos

A recent Old-Time Photo led to the discovery of the book, “A Sketch of the Life, Character and Writings of the Rev. James Y. M’Ginnes, of Shade Gap, PA,” written by the Rev. D.L. More...

World  Free Access 

Syrian govt. says terrorism, not talks is priority

GENEVA (AP) — Syria’s government says fighting terrorism — not peace talks — is its priority, dismissing the Western-backed opposition and any attempts at outside intervention.  Thursday’s comments from Syrian Fore More...

FDA says it is studying caramel coloring in soda

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it is conducting new studies of the safety of caramel coloring in soft drinks and other foods, even though previous research has shown no identifiable health risk.  More...

Weekly applications for US jobless aid mostly flat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits ticked up 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000, a level consistent with steady job gains.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Tanaka headed to Big Apple

TOKYO (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka says he chose to play for the New York Yankees because they appreciated him the most among the many teams in the majors who were chasing the prized signature of the star Japanese pitcher.  More...

Australian Open Tennis:

Wawrinka in final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka backed up his upset of four-time champion Novak Djokovic by reaching his first Grand Slam final with a 6-3, 7-6 (1), 6-7 (3), 7-6 (4) win over Tomas Berdych in the Australian Open semifinals on Thu More...

Red Sox sign Sizemore

BOSTON (AP) — Oftinjured outfielder Grady Sizemore has agreed to a $750,000, one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox.  A three-time All-Star, the 31-year-old has played eight major league seasons, all with Cleveland. More...

People/Pastimes

Healthy habits fight flu

With cold and flu season upon us, it may be tempting to hibernate until the danger of red, puffy eyes and a stuffy nose disappears. More...

Hesston couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Orin Jr. and Mary (Guyton) Wible of Bakers Hollow Road, Hesston, celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, Jan. More...

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday wishes go out to Earl Jacob Jefferis, who celebrates his 5th birthday today, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Earl’s very proud parents are Matthew and Brenda Jefferis of Alexandria. More...

School News

Alumni association begins new year

Members of the Huntingdon Area High School Alumni Association met at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Huntingdon, for the first meeting of the new year. President Harold Davis greeted the group and led the Pledge of Allegiance and invocation. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Tell relatives to stop denigrating your late husband ANNIE

Dear Annie: I was married for 30 years to a man I loved deeply. I know perfectly well he is not perfect (who is?) and saw him struggle to control his temper and sharp tongue. He had a schizophrenic father and an alcoholic mother. More...

Doctor K

How a wound is treated affects how it scars

DEAR DOCTOR K: How and why does a scar form after injury or surgery? Why do some scars last, while others fade over time?  DEAR READER: It’s actually amazing how few scars most people have despite a lifetime of injuries to the skin.  More...

Special Sections

Former member censures council

After being in attendance at last week’s Huntingdon Borough Council finance meeting when the retirement of longtime borough secretary Karen Foust was announced, former borough council member Jennifer Clark took a moment to address council durin More...

Safety is a priority for ice recreation

As another cold weather system descends upon Huntingdon County and the rest of the eastern seaboard, some folks may be taking advantage of the freezing temperatures to head out onto the ice for recreational purposes.  Whether skating or fishing, More...

Insurance policy review advised

Over the course of a year, a lot of things can change, whether it’s remodeling a home, buying a new car or an addition to the family. What many don’t realize is, all of those things can change an insurance premium.  More...

State  Free Access 

Pa. Ag chief names director of dog law enforcement

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A seven-year veteran of the Pennsylvania Dog Law Enforcement Office is taking over as its leader. More...

Three deaths believed storm-related in SE Pa.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities in suburban Philadelphia were investigating three suspected weather-related deaths Wednesday in the wake of a storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some places and was accompanied by bone-chilling tempera More...

Pa. gets 2015 extension on CHIP-to-Medicaid switch

HARRISBURG (AP) — About 30,000 low-income families whose kids are covered by Pennsylvania’s health insurance program for children have until 2015 to switch them to Medicaid, Gov. Tom Corbett’s administration said Wednesday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Borough fire deemed suspicious

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 23   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for additional information.  More...

Local Sports

Boys’ Basketball:

Bearcats knock off BEA

A recurring point of discussion for Huntingdon head coach Nick Payne this season has been to remind the team who the big dogs are in the Mountain League this season and to say we want to be counted among those schools. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Titans scuttle Pirates 66-25

Tussey Mountain used a tough man defense to quickly set the tone of Wednesday evening’s Inter-County Conference interdivisional contest at Williamsburg. More...

High School Swimming:

Huntingdon sinks Crushers

Huntingdon didn’t have too many problems against visiting Bishop McCort during Wednesday evening’s meet at Juniata College’s Binder Natatorium. More...

Editorial

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Jan. 17

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Jan. 17.  House  More...

Lawmakers are free not to become narcissistic jerks

Mark Twain spoke for me when he said: “I’m opposed to millionaires, but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.”  More...

You Should Know

Q: What is the process for obtaining a concealed carry permit?  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Marklesburg 4-H Club officers for the coming year include, from the left, Katie Shultz, Emma Watkins, Morgan Brumbaugh, Lissy Kinder and Haylee Riley. More...

Standing Stone FFA members earn Keystone Degrees

Ten Huntingdon Area High School students received awards at the 2014 state Farm Show Jan. 6. Senior members of the Standing Stone FFA Chapter received their Keystone FFA Degrees. More...

Marklesburg 4-H Club

The Marklesburg 4-H Club held its first meeting of the new year Jan. 12.  Members discussed the state Farm Show. From the Marklesburg club, Alex Shultz, Katie Shultz, Lissy Kinder, Bo Isett, Haylee Riley and Kirsten Baker competed.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014:  More...

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