February 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter takes a toll on local business

Snow days may be free days for many, but local businesses know all too well the cost involved.  “This year is the worst I’ve experienced in eight years,” said Rick Walker, owner of Top’s Diner, Mill Creek. More...

Children’s program marks 10 years

A program at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital that helps some of Huntingdon County’s youngest residents lead healthy, productive lives is commemorating its 10th anniversary this year.  More...

State  Free Access 

Another messy commute in winter-weary Northeast

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Commuters faced slippery, slush-covered roads on Friday after yet another winter storm brought snow and ice to the East Coast, leaving at least 21 people dead, including a pregnant woman struck by a miniplow in New York City More...

Train carrying oil derails in western Pa.

VANDERGRIFT (AP) — A freight train derailment Thursday in western Pennsylvania spilled several thousand gallons of crude oil that authorities say went onto a parking lot and not on the ground or any waterways.  More...

Family of slain toddler fights killer’s parole

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Out of nowhere, the bullet blasted through the windshield, grazing Tom Hacke’s cheek as it tore through the car.  On Jan. 11, 1997, Mr. More...

World  Free Access 

Barbie to feature in this year’s SI Swimsuit issue

NEW YORK (AP) — After 50 years of debate over her unattainably perfect figure, Barbie now is unapologetic about her tiny waist and endless legs.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 14   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Feb. 15   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men's Ice Hockey:

US stars with 7-1 win over Slovakia

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — With just one game to prepare for its Olympic showdown with Russia, the United States men’s hockey team decided to cram an entire tournament’s worth of hard work and highlights into one spectacular opener.  More...

Olympic Roundup

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — From wild cheers to stunned silence, the Sochi Olympics said goodbye Thursday to one of figure skating’s all-time greats.  More...

Men’s Curling:

US tops Denmark 5-3

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Sweden ended China’s unbeaten run in men’s Olympic curling with a tense 6-5 victory in overtime, and Canada produced its best performance of the tournament to defeat Norway 10-4 on Friday .  More...

Press Club

TM menu meets federal standards

Schools nationwide have been having trouble fulfilling the new federal lunch guidelines. More...

Hornets help Huntingdon House

Juniata Valley High School is very fortunate to have students who devote a lot of time to helping the community. More...

HCCTC students train to become CNAs

A teenager’s senior year in high school is filled with excitement, dedication and career path decisions. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

No love for bedbugs

Dear Heloise: Is there an at-home remedy to get rid of BEDBUGS? — A Reader in Washington.  These nasty little creatures did seem to make it around the world several years ago, and many hotels had a problem. More...

Special Sections

Snow won’t halt Valentine’s Day

As county residents dig out after Thursday’s snow, area florists are hitting the roads with Valentine’s Day deliveries, because nothing, not even bad weather, seems to slow down the holiday.  More...

JVSB hears plans for intersection

PennDOT officials were on hand at the Juniata Valley School Board meeting Wednesday to give a presentation about the upcoming Water Street resurfacing project, which includes the Agway intersection.  As of right now, PennDOT officials said the p More...

Construction trends positive locally

A survey of home builders in the U.S. More...

Local News

Wound center celebrates 12th anniversary

The Wound Healing Center at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is celebrating its 12th Anniversary today, Friday, Feb. More...

On Their Way

Name: Shannon Henney From: Huntingdon Parents: Tim and Lori Henney of Huntingdon Siblings: Chelsea and Jack Henney Grade and School: Senior at Huntingdon Area High School   More...

Shade Gap residents’ cruise cut short due to illness

Negative reports have abounded about the Royal Caribbean cruise line’s Explorer of the Seas on board which nearly 700 people became ill on what was slated to be a 10-day trip, departing from New Jersey Jan. 25. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County starts year with significant precipitation

75 Years Ago  A Civil War veteran, Elijah Watters, 93, one of the last survivors of the historic Ringgold Cavalry fame, died at his Carmichaels home. The town is located near Waynesburg.  More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Well, the weather experts finally got one right. Thursday’s winter storm was all that the predictors had expected and the result was the postponement of the entire, though limited, area sports schedule.  More...

People/Pastimes

Bite-sized Valentine’s Day treats

Nothing says “I love you” on Valentine’s Day more than heart-shaped, homemade treats. This year, try individual treats to make each gift recipient feel extra special. You’ll love the fact that they are simple to create.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Grace Elizabeth Miller who turns 1 year old today, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. Her proud parents are Josh and Ashley Miller of Alexandria. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Bryce Stephen Smyers who turns 8 years old today, Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. His proud parents are Stephen and Michelle Smyers of Gettysburg. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Plant pots  Torn pantyhose? Don’t throw them out. Instead, use them for the bottom of planters. They’ll allow water to drain but hold in the dirt. They won’t rot or get moldy.   Cooking secret  More...

Annie's Mailbox

We’re going to side with compassion

Dear Annie: I have a 75-year-old friend who was brutally beaten by an intruder. “Jim” allowed the stranger to enter his home when he claimed he needed to use the telephone. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014:  More...

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