February 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Ice jams can pose serious problems

As some communities in the region are dealing with frozen ice jams after last weekend’s thaw, Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency director Adam Miller said it’s difficult to say whether the county will have the same problem.&nbs More...

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Mount Union man returns to county to face charges

One of the two men arrested in Altoona on drug charges Monday was scheduled to return to Huntingdon County this morning to be arraigned on a bench warrant.  More...

Man must follow guidelines for 90 days for spanking incident

A Huntingdon man will have 90 days to follow guidelines set up by Huntingdon County Children and Youth Services to have charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment dropped as a result of a spanking incident involvi More...

Police Log

Terroristic threats State police at Huntingdon investigated a report of a bomb threat that took place at the Southern Huntingdon County High School Feb. 23. Upon further investigation, it was determined the threat was not deemed credible. More...

World  Free Access 

US consumer confidence dips slightly in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Home prices decrease for second straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices fell for the second straight month in December as brutally cold weather, tight supply and higher costs slowed sales.  More...

Polio-like disease appears in California children

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — An extremely rare, polio-like disease has appeared in more than a dozen California children within the past year, and each of them suffered paralysis to one or more arms or legs, Stanford University researchers say. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 26   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...

Local Sports

District 5-AA Championship:

Defense keys Tussey’s title run

For the current group of Tussey Mountain seniors, the District 5-AA championship game against North Star Tuesday at the University of Pitt- Johnstown was the final chance at the title. More...

District 6-A Semifinal:

Valley can’t slow down Huskies

Juniata Valley boys played the first quarter of their District 6-A semifinal contest with topseeded and unbeaten Bishop Carroll exactly the way Hornet head coach Ron Anders had dreamed it up and led 7-5 at the buzzer. More...

Eagles No. 2 in latest poll

After opening Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) play at home with 3-0 sweeps of three opponents, the Juniata College men’s volleyball team moved up to No. More...

People/Pastimes

Senior center honors ‘Super Star’

Three Springs Senior Center member Isadora Miller of Saltillo has been selected as the center’s “Super Star.”  Miller is a member of the Three Springs Senior Center and is an active volunteer. More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 4! Happy birthday wishes go out to Braedyn Mark Yoder who turns 4 years old today, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. His proud parents are Jason and Alicia Yoder of McVeytown. Braedyn is the grandson of Allen Leidy Sr. More...

Service Personnel News

JVHS graduate completes basic military training

Air Force Airman Cody Patterson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014:  More...

Attorney angered by security plan

A member of the county bar association expressed his discontent before the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday after being forced to return his courthouse key as a result of new security measures within the building.  Attorney Charles Swigar More...

Ninth District poll results questioned

With less than four months to go until the primary elections for the state’s 9th Congressional District, a challenger to incumbent Congressman Bill Shuster has released a survey indicating over half the district’s Republican voters are un More...

Programs available for training

Help is available for unemployed county residents, skilled or otherwise, who are looking to make themselves more marketable for their job search.  Amy Wise, executive director of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI), said during a rece More...

Kits help Penelec customers save

Through their electric company, FirstEnergy customers now have an opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint and save money.  More...

State  Free Access 

Parole looms for two convicted ex-House speakers

HARRISBURG (AP) — John Perzel and Bill DeWeese, longtime political adversaries who both served stints as speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, are on the verge of being paroled after serving nearly two years in prison for their More...

Feds say prisons misuse solitary confinement

HARRISBURG (AP) — A new report by the U.S. Justice Department concluded the Pennsylvania prison system has employed solitary confinement too often for inmates who exhibit mental illness or have intellectual disabilities.  More...

Pittsburgh ex-chief gets 18 months in federal pen

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The city’s former police chief was sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiring to create an unauthorized slush fund, with a federal judge saying she was sending a message that the seriousness of his crimes outweighed More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

American Legion holds father, son banquet

75 Years Ago  A father and son banquet was held on Washington’s Birthday at the American Legion Post home in Huntingdon at which time preliminary arrangements were made in behalf of organizing the Sons of the Legion. More...

Business News

Panda Den consignment shop opens in Smithfield

To help keep up with children constantly outgrowing their clothes, there’s another consignment shop in the area to provide gently used and new clothing to help.  The Panda Den, located on Mount Vernon Avenue in Smithfield Township, not onl More...

Nominations sought for annual HCBI awards

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) is seeking nominations from the Huntingdon County community for businesses that have made a difference over the past year.  Amanda Brown, HCBI assistant membership and press relations director, said More...

Real Estate Transfers

Feb. 18, 2014  Trever E. Friese and Kim L. Friese, grantors, to Trever E. Friese, Dalton L. Friese, Colton R. Friese and Trever E. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

No. 1 Florida holds off Vanderbilt 57-54

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dorian Finney-Smith scored 19 points, and No. 1 Florida held off Vanderbilt 57-54 on Tuesday night to clinch at least a share of its second straight Southeastern Conference title and seventh overall.  More...

Aldridge scores 31 as Blazers down Nuggets

DENVER (AP) — Damian Lillard made up for the absence of fellow All-Star LaMarcus Aldridge by scoring 31 points in the Portland Trail Blazers’ 100- 95 win over the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.  More...

Sabres top Canes 3-2 in NHL return

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Christian Ehrhoff scored twice, including the go-ahead goal with 44 seconds left, in lifting the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night in the NHL’s first game after its Olympic break. More...

School News

Local students named to fall dean’s list

The Pennsylvania College of Technology has announced the fall 2013 dean’s list.  Local students who have achieved dean’s list honors include:  — From Huntingdon, T. More...

Huntingdon woman completes student teaching

Heather Collins of Huntingdon is among the Mansfield University students completing their student teaching assignments during the spring 2014 semester.  More...

Penn College announces grads

The Pennsylvania College of Technology, a special mission affiliate of Penn State University, has announced the names of students who have completed their studies during the fall 2013 semester.  Local graduates are Matthew Jeffries of Huntingdon More...

Annie's Mailbox

Broaden your circle

Dear Annie: I am a young man looking for a girlfriend. I have liked this young lady for seven years — since high school. Our relationship has been on the friend side, although I have shown her that I like her. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Bits of baking items

Dear Heloise: Every year around the holidays, I bake. I always end up with BITS OF BAKING ITEMS left over that I never use (example: oatmeal, chocolate chips, coconut, graham-cracker crumbs, brown sugar, powdered sugar, etc.). More...

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