February 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Huntingdon native is new assistant DA

There’s a new face in the Huntingdon County District Attorney’s office.  Andy Carson, originally from Huntingdon, has assumed the role of first assistant district attorney, vacated by Dave Smith when he ascended to DA.  Carson w More...

Porter board talks police coverage

Porter Township supervisors discussed the results of a meeting that took place between the township, Petersburg and Alexandria boroughs at a special workshop meeting last Saturday regarding regional police coverage.  More...

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Local News

Smithfield levee may need work

While they have yet to receive a final report, Smithfield Township supervisors learned during their monthly meeting Tuesday there is a possibility six inches will have to be added to the township’s levee.  More...

Alleged robber waives hearing

The Mapleton man charged with allegedly robbing Peight’s Country Store in Shirley Township nearly two weeks ago waived his preliminary hearings on a pair of cases associated with that crime during Tuesday’s session of Huntingdon County Ce More...

Police Log

Aggravated assault  MOUNT UNION BORO. More...

World  Free Access 

Funeral and casket outlets are heading to the mall

LOS ANGELES (AP) — We eat there, buy our clothes there and some people suspect teenagers may actually live there. More...

Easy, no-knead bread anyone can make

There are bakers and there are cooks. It takes a chemist’s love of precision to be a baker. Me? I’m a cook.  More...

Freeze wipes out a quarter of citrus crop

EXETER, Calif. (AP) — A week of freezing temperatures in early December wiped out nearly a quarter of California’s $2 billion citrus industry, an industry group estimated.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 5   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Country music legend’s son loved the Broad Top

Now that the Reality Theatre series is finished, it’s time to follow up on a number of items and notes which have made their way across my desk over the past several months. First, it is with deep sadness that I report the death of Mike J. More...

Local Sports

Junior High Results

Boys’ Basketball  McConnellsburg 32 So. Huntingdon 21   More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to David Charles Messmer who turns 2 years old today, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. His proud parents are Saphire Baker and Evan Messmer of Mill Creek. More...

Start early for good oral health

You may wonder whether it’s important to take care of your child’s first teeth, which will fall out in early childhood. However, healthy adult teeth start with healthy teeth during childhood. More...

Special Occasions

Feb. 5, 2014   Happy birthday wishes go out to Marie McEwen who celebrates her birthday today, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. Happy birthday, Marie!   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please do not assume age is a factor

Dear Annie: I am 69 years old, and my lovely lady friend is 65. We’ve only been dating for seven months, but I love her very much. However, a few things about her drive me up the wall.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Keeping it crisp

Dear Heloise: I live by myself and need to save as much food as possible. I clean a WHOLE STALK OF CELERY, then cut it in lengths to fit in a large jar. I put cold water over it, put the lid on and put it in the refrigerator. More...

Special Sections

Storm’s wrath bypasses area

Huntingdon County residents woke this morning to a fresh accumulation of snow topped with a layer of ice, creating hazardous road conditions for many folks’ morning commute.  More...

Personnel added to county roster

At their Tuesday meeting, Huntingdon County Commissioners Gary O’Korn, Jeff Thomas and R. More...

Area shop subject of Leno joke

As Jay Leno’s days as host of “The Tonight Show” draw to a close, a local business got some unexpected attention in his everpopular “Headlines” segment.  More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Icy weather cuts power to more than 100,000

HARRISBURG (AP) — The icy conditions have knocked out power to tens of thousands of electric customers in southeastern Pennsylvania and prompted school and legislative delays as well as speed reductions on major roadways.  PECO reported mo More...

Ex-mayor’s daughter spared in gambling case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The daughter of a former Philadelphia mayor is likely to go free in the latest gambling prosecution of her husband, who ran a huge bookmaking operation that took highdollar sports bets online or through offshore call centers More...

Democratic governor hopefuls back higher wages

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Five Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls expressed support Tuesday for raising the minimum wage and imposing a tax on natural gas drillers, but disagreed on whether Pennsylvania should expand gambling.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HAHS hosts school lunch workshop

75 Years Ago  Water at the Warrior Ridge dam of the Penn Edison Co. was rising at the rate of two inches per hour. Attendants at the power dam said there was no flood danger in spite of the heavy rains and the melting snow.  More...

Business News

Promotions and donations

Clearfield Bank & Trust recently conducted a Bag-a- Buck promotion in which they gave away prizes to two lucky winners. More...

First National Bank names senior vice president

First National Bank of Pennsylvania, a wholly owned subsidiary of FNB Corp., has announced the hiring of Richard Steiner as senior vice president and chief marketing officer for the company.  More...

Staff accountant joins CPA

Wayne Hearn, CPA and partner at CPA Associates, is pleased to announce Sara Long has joined the firm as a staff accountant. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans close in on Hornets

It was a must win for the Mount Union boys’ basketball team Tuesday night when it hosted Inter-County Conference North leader Juniata Valley. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Trojans hold off Hornets 47-40

Juniata Valley trimmed a 13-point deficit down to three at the end of the third quarter during Tuesday evening’s home Inter-County Conference North division clash with cross-county rival Mount Union.  More...

’Cats roll by PO

After surrendering 19 points to visiting Philipsburg-Osceola in the second quarter Tuesday evening, Huntingdon allowed just 19 more over the next two periods and bounced back from a two-point halftime deficit to roll past the Mounties for a 52-40 Mou More...

School News

Penn State announces area 2013 graduates

The following local students have completed degrees at Penn State University during the fall 2013 semester:  Altoona campus  — From Huntingdon. More...

Lycoming College releases fall dean’s list

Local students named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester at Lycoming College, Williamsport, included Hannah Halter of Warriors Mark, who is currently a junior, and Madison Ramsey of Todd, who is a sophomore.  More...

Local students recognized for academic achievement

The following local students have been named to the fall 2013 semester dean’s list at Penn State University:  Altoona campus  — Emily Boone, Erin Daugherty and Ryan Norris, all of Alexandria  — Abigail Abbott-Watkins More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014:  More...

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