March 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Legionnaires honor lost comrades

During a solemn observance held Saturday at the Frank P. More...

Microchipping helps owners find lost pets

County residents who fear losing their dogs can take solace knowing there are new technologies which have increased the chances their four-legged friends will be found.  While the traditional ways of locating a pet still work, microchip systems More...

State  Free Access 

New Penn State president seeks change of focus

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State’s next president is ready for the spotlight to shift away from the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal and on to the many things Pennsylvania’s largest university has to offer.  More...

Arrests down again for PSU’s State Patty’s Day

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — State College police say arrests were down by about half during the unofficial Penn State drinking holiday known as State Patty’s Day.  For the second year in a row, the school paid bars to stay closed, with 34 o More...

USS Somerset commissioned as Flight 93 tribute

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A new U.S. Navy ship named to honor 40 passengers and crew killed when their hijacked United Airlines flight crashed as they fought with terrorists during the Sept. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, March 3   Alexandria Fire Co. p The Alexandria Volunteer Fire Co. will meet at the fire hall at 7:30 p.m.  AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, Huntingdon. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lecavalier scores to give Flyers OT win over Caps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vincent Lecavalier scored at 2:45 of overtime and the Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a two-goal deficit for a victory over the Washington Capitals.  More...

Lion women lock up share of title

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A parting gift from Penn State’s four-woman senior class was a share of the school’s third straight Big Ten championship.  The No. More...

Badgers hold off PS men

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State coach Patrick Chambers is used to watching the Nittany Lions play good teams close.  What’s been frustrating for Chambers is the end result.  More...

People/Pastimes

Local teen earns Eagle Scout award

Brandon Rhodes, a member of Boy Scout Troop 4494, Robertsdale, was recently presented with scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout, at a Court of Honor ceremony held Feb. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Bryce Brower who turns 6 years old today, Monday, March 3, 2014. More...

Scouts hold annual Blue and Gold banquet

Members of Cub Scout Pack and Boy Scout Troop 4494 of Robertsdale held their annual Blue and Gold Banquet Feb. 22 at the Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top Fire Hall.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Aries if born before 2:12 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, March 4, 2014:  More...

Nearby counties upgrade security

While the first stages of a new security system at the Huntingdon County Courthouse went into effect a week ago, folks frequenting the courthouse will see more changes to come.  “Now is not really the right time to go into detail, but it i More...

Bids being sought for new VA clinic

Plans for an outpatient clinic which would offer veterans receiving care at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center a local option for medical care are closer to fruition with an anticipated completion date set for fall of this year.  More...

Safe food-handling techniques focus of class

Local customers purchasing prepared food items at businesses, whether at a convenience store or a fine-dining establishment, enjoy the assurance of safe handling of their consumables, thanks in large part to the availability of ServSafe® classes regu More...

Local News

Hospital’s new Therapy & Wellness Center opens today

Today, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital opened the doors to J.C. Blair Therapy & Wellness Center with a new partner, Huntingdon-based Benchmark Therapies, to continue and grow therapy and wellness services on the hospital campus in Huntingdon.  More...

MUAHS Indoor Percussion takes top honors in Windber

The Mount Union Area High School Indoor Percussion unit took home a firstplace trophy at the Windber Area School District Tournament of Indoor Association (TIA) competition Saturday.  This was the first competition of the season for Mount Union. More...

Police Log

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General News

USDA adds foods to WIC program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pregnant women and mothers who get federal assistance with their grocery bills will now be able to buy more whole-grain foods, yogurt, fish, fruits and vegetables.  The changes to the Special Supplemental Nutrition Progra More...

Local Sports

Bearcats get by Trojans 38-35

District 6-AAA Girls’ Championship:

When a team is struggling and looking for that spark to get something going, the coach will undoubtedly look to the bench. More...

Boys’ relay team second

District 6-AA Swimming:

On the heels of setting a new school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay Friday afternoon at the annual District Six Class AA Swimming Championships, the Huntingdon boys’ 400-yard freestyle relay team also established a new school record whi More...

JC spikers split Saturday matches

No. 2 Juniata College men’s volleyball dropped only its third match of the season to No. 1 SUNY New Paltz Saturday afternoon at Vassar College. More...

Senior Spotlight

SENIOR NUTRITION: FEEDING THE BODY, MIND AND SOUL

You’ve heard it all before: Loved ones constantly reminding, stressing and even insisting that you should be eating healthier. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It is OK to ask guests to turn off phones ANNIE

Dear Annie: My sister complains that our mother (who can be narcissistic and self-centered) has never reached out to her son. “Mitch” is now 25, and Mom has never tried to get to know him. More...

Hints from Heloise

A plethora of paper

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about companies wasting paper:  “While I do recycle, it annoys me that bills come with so many advertisements. More...

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