February 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Bill to protect COs passes state House

Legislation creating a “Correctional Officers Bill of Rights” for the commonwealth’s more than 12,000 corr ectional officers employed by the state Department of Corrections, introduced by state Rep. More...

Area gym memberships spike in cold temps

Folks looking to stay in shape during the cold weather months don’t have to put their plans on hold until spring, in fact, some local gyms see membership numbers increase this time of year.  More...

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Local News

Wood supervisors consider selling former factory site

The Wood Township Supervisors Wednesday evening discussed the possibility of selling the dilapidated 25,000-squarefoot Wood Manufacturing complex and announced that efforts will be taken to collect delinquent street light taxes from 21 township prope More...

Orby Council approves demolition of former Pott’s Grocery

Orbisonia Borough Council was informed during its monthly meeting Wednesday the municipality’s code enforcement agency has received an application to demolish the former Pott’s Grocery building.  Demolition is slated to commence in t More...

Broad Top man charged after fleeing from police

A Broad Top man is in the Huntingdon County Jail after leading Huntingdon Borough Police officers on a chase and crashing into a cruiser during the early hours of Feb. 5.  More...

World  Free Access 

Sugar tied to fatal heart woes; soda’s a culprit

CHICAGO (AP) — Could too much sugar be deadly? More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 6   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 

National Signing Day:

Alabama still No. 1; USC steps up

On signing day, Alabama is still No. 1.  A season without a national championship on the field didn’t slow down coach Nick Saban on the recruiting trail. More...

Wichita State wins at Indiana State

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Cleanthony Early scored 19 points and Tekele Cotton added 14 as No. 4 Wichita State remained unbeaten with a 65-58 victory at Indiana State on Wednesday night.  More...

Franklin’s first Penn State class

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — James Franklin welcomed his first recruiting class at Penn State on Wednesday in a festive atmosphere equivalent to an NFL draft.  Coaches scurried around a war room setup with cellphones in their ears, welcoming each More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Henry Maurice Berg, 309 Fourth St., Huntingdon, and Sherry Lynn Ayers, also of Huntingdon.  Nathan Orrie Stains, 21061 Main St., Shade Gap, and Caitlyn Elise Gilliland, also of Shade Gap.  Brandon Michael White, 112 W. More...

Lessons to learn from Olympic athletes

Just as top athletes strive for an Olympic gold medal, indi- viduals on the journey to weight loss and wellness also aim for their ultimate goal. More...

Hospital auxiliary to host market

SweetArts Marketplace will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in the main lobby of J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon.  More...

School News

Mount Union woman recognized

The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 4,300 undergraduates have qualified for the fall 2013 dean’s list. More...

Local student named to dean’s list

Dr. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Your husband is the one who should be ashamed ANNIE

Dear Annie: I recently found out that my husband has been calling escorts who advertise online. I am not sure whether he ever hooked up with any of them. I am just shocked that he is doing this and that it has been going on for quite some time.  More...

Doctor K

Breast enlargement in men is often reversible

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a man. Why are my breasts suddenly getting bigger?  DEAR READER: Everything that happens to a woman’s breasts can also happen to a man’s breasts, including cancer. More...

Special Sections

Two teens found OK in California

Two Alexandria teenage girls who went missing late Sunday night are on their way back to Huntingdon County today.  Sofia Varner, 17, and Lyza Spyker, 15, made contact with their families Wednesday night from a coffee shop in Long Beach, Calif.&n More...

Jobless rate was down in December

After dismal unemployment reports over the past year, it seems Huntingdon County has seen a respite for unemployment.  The state Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis reports the unemployment rate was 8. More...

Area marriage licenses continue at steady rate

The number of marriage licenses issued in Huntingdon County was neither up nor down in 2013, in fact, the number seems to be holding at a steady rate in recent years.  “We have averaged 240 licenses issued per year,” said Huntingdon More...

State  Free Access 

Power slowly returning to the 849K left in dark

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of utility workers are trying to restore power knocked out by an ice storm that left more than 849,000 Pennsylvania households and businesses without electricity, but officials say toppling trees are still causing More...

Penn State added as defendant in Paterno v. NCAA

HARRISBURG (AP) — The family and estate of Joe Paterno and others suing the NCAA over the penalties levied against Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal added the university as a “nominal defendant” in the laws More...

Strings in Corbett’s education grant plan draw ire

HARRISBURG (AP) — The centerpiece of Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

SHCHS project on schedule

75 Years Ago  For the second consecutive year, the Juniata Valley Boy Scout Council has been given the Acorn Award by Walter W. Head, president of the National Council, Boy Scouts of America, in recognition of membership achievement.  More...

Local Sports

Men’s Basketball:

Eagles fall in 2 OT

In a hard-fought double-overtime battle, the Juniata College men’s basketball team fell to Landmark Conference No. 1 Catholic University of America Wednesday night. More...

Women’s Basketball:

Catholic prevails 81-60

Juniata College women’s basketball fell at home Wednesday night 81-60 to Catholic University of America in Landmark Conference action. Juniata (9-11, 2-7 Landmark) outrebounded Catholic and had three Eagles score in double-figures. More...

McDonald joins elite club at JC

After posting her 11th double double of the season against Landmark Conference rival Catholic University, senior Kate McDonald (State College Area) cemented her place in Juniata College history. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Testing — What are we doing to our kids?

Over the next several weeks, students and teachers will be ramping up their preparation for the Pennsylvania System for School Assessment (PSSAs). What’s the big deal?  More...

You Should Know

Q: What happens to the money seized in drug bust operations?   More...

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Farm-Home-Garden

Gov. Corbett says farm bill benefits Pa.

Gov. Tom Corbett hailed the passage of the federal farm bill, saying it includes his recommendations that fit the unique needs of Pennsylvania’s agriculture industry. Congress passed the bill Feb. 4.  More...

Blue Juniata FFA to hold auction

Blue Juniata FFA Chapter will hold its 2nd annual consignment auction. The auction will be held Saturday, March 1, at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds.  More...

New center to explore nutrient pollution

A multi-pronged, systems approach to solving water pollution caused by nutrients in the environment is the focus of a new center housed in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Taurus if born before 10:44 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014:  More...

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