March 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

DUI Task Force to patrol area roads

The Huntingdon County DUI Task Force doesn’t care if someone is Irish or not if they catch them driving under the influence of alcohol, as a round of roving patrols begins today, Friday, March 14, just in time for the St. More...

Art Space to feature pottery exhibit

The Huntingdon area has some well-known potters like Jack Troy and Henry Glazier, but the newest exhibit premiering today at the Huntingdon County Arts Council’s Art Space on Fourth Street in Huntingdon will feature pottery work of another pott More...

Local News

Businesses assessing outage impacts

Residents and businesses that are Penelec customers were left scratching their heads Thursday as power outages continued. More...

Pedestrian injured

State police at Huntingdon report an elderly Orbisonia man is expected to make a full recovery after being struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Ridgely and Elliot streets in Orbisonia at 1:22 p More...

Courthouse security issue persists

The saga over courthouse security continued at the Huntingdon County Commissioners’ March 11 meeting.  More...

World  Free Access 

CBS announces season renewals

NEW YORK (AP) — Top-rated CBS has renewed 18 more of its prime-time series for next season. These pickups come on the heels of previous announcements that “The Big Bang Theory” and “Survivor” will be back. More...

Trade group: Americans spent $56 billion on pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dogs and cats have become part of the American family inner circle over the last 20 years, sleeping in their own beds or yours, eating food bought specially to help their digestive tracts, drinking purified water and cuddling More...

Local Sports

PIAA Swimming:

Upper St. Clair’s Dudzinski sets 100 fly record

LEWISBURG — Upper St. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Dakota Martin Smith who turns 1 year old today, Friday, March 14, 2014. His proud parents are Parker and Holli Smith of Alexandria. More...

Dining out still possible even if you’re on a diet

Dining out at a restaurant is a treat for many people, while for others it’s a way of life. On-thego professionals often find that dining out is simply more convenient than cooking at home.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Ella Frances McCrum who celebrates her 8th birthday today, Friday, March 14, 2014. Her proud parents are Tim and Krista McCrum of Alexandria. More...

School News

Local students named to fall 2013 dean’s list

Shippensburg University has announced the names of local students who have attained dean’s list status for the fall 2013 semester.  More...

School Lunch Menu

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Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Eye cream   I break a couple of Vitamin E capsules open and mix with a bit of coconut oil. It’s the best eye cream in the world. With no chemicals, my skin is beautiful.  Ready touch-ups   More...

Annie's Mailbox

It is never too late to get counseling

Dear Annie: Many years ago, I was raped. Back then, there weren’t any rape counselors. I confided in my sister but never reported it. I learned to live through it.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

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

Penelec lockout ongoing locally

In the aftermath of Wednesday and Thursdays’ power outages affecting over 1,000 Penelec customers in the Huntingdon area, a labor dispute between the FirstEnergy company and locked-out workers was brought to the forefront.  More...

President seeking to expand overtime

Thursday, President Barack Obama introduced a new directive strengthening overtime pay protection for millions of workers.  The directive is aimed at assisting salaried workers, such as fast-food shift supervisors or convenience store managers, More...

Literacy event to be held at lake

Spring is nearly here, and in an effort to promote literacy and draw visitors back to Raystown Lake, an event will take place to help cure cabin fever and promote the love of reading for people of all ages.  More...

State  Free Access 

Jet aborts takeoff after gear failure in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Florida-bound plane’s nose gear collapsed during an attempted takeoff at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday, leaving the plane crippled on the runway and prompting the crew to deploy emergency slides for More...

Philadelphia abortion tech is sentenced to 5-10 years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former medical technician at a Philadelphia abortion clinic that authorities called a “house of horrors” was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison for her role in the 2009 overdose death of a patient.  More...

Jerry Sandusky’s ex-lawyer surrenders law license

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — One of two defense lawyers who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial has voluntarily surrendered his license to practice law in Pennsylvania. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Puttstown Bridge replacement work begins

75 Years Ago  Lieutenant Richard F. Rea of the U.S. Coast Guard Service will be the next speaker on the Juniata College lecture forum series. Lt. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball Roundup:

Gibbs’ jumper stuns No. 3 Villanova 64-63

NEW YORK (AP) — Sterling Gibbs hit a step-back jumper at the buzzer and Seton Hall stunned No. 3 Villanova 64-63 in a thrilling Big East quarterfinal Thursday, a loss that could cost the Wildcats a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.  More...

Four tied for lead at Innisbrook

PALM HARBOR, Fla. (AP) — Matt Every made the best of the worst conditions Thursday at Innisbrook. Danny Lee, finally, seems to be playing good golf in any weather.  More...

Nittany Lions can’t overtake Gophers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota coach Richard Pitino thinks 20 wins should be good enough to make the NCAA tournament.  Twenty-one or 22 would make the argument against his team a whole lot tougher. More...

Press Club

PSU student teacher inspires Hornets

Juniata Valley High School is fortunate to have had several student teachers this school year who have truly made an impact on students. Eric Tarosky of Penn State is no exception.  More...

Rockets pursue grant money

In 2013, Southern Huntingdon County School District (SHCSD), after much time spent on the grant writing, submission and revision, won a Keystones to Opportunity (KtO) grant for literacy. More...

MU seniors make memories on class trip

Senior year is a time full of preparations, stress and deadlines; however, it is also a time to relax and reminisce before everyone moves on to the next chapter of their lives. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Gnatty plant problem

Dear Heloise: Help! I repotted a houseplant with cheap topsoil, and now I have GNATS. I moved the plant outside, cleaned and sprayed my house, but they keep coming back! They are driving me crazy. More...

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