November 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Blueprint group’s efforts advancing

Those who have been paying attention to the Juniata River Blueprint Communities group will notice things are moving at a rapid pace.  More...

Farmland preservation valuable asset for area

The state Agricultural Land Preservation Board celebrated a milestone earlier this year when it protected 6,293 acres on 66 farms in the state, putting the total of farmland preserved to over 500,000 acres on 4,704 farms since the program started in More...

Local News

Cold front to bring frigid temps tonight

County residents may be very thankful for the low heating oil prices right now, as a cold front is expected to bring frigid temperatures into the county tonight.  More...

Walker supervisors support proposed ordinances

The Walker Township Supervisors offered their support to three ordinances during a recent monthly meeting that were first proposed to the Huntingdon County Commissioners several weeks ago by Penn Township Supervisor Bruce Pergament.  More...

Resident voices concerns about Walker Twp. property

At a recent meeting of the Walker Township Supervisors, township resident Steve Prendergast came before the board to discuss a property recently purchased by businessman Kim Myers for a store he plans to build on Fairgrounds Road.  More...

General News

New report: Child homelessness on the rise in US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The number of homeless children in the U.S. More...

Local Sports

Raiders eliminate defending champs

District 5-A Semifinal:

Tussey Mountain fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter against visiting Meyersdale Saturday in a District 5-A semifinal matchup. More...

Mount Union plays Saturday at Mansion Park

Unbeaten and top-seeded Mount Union (12-0) will face second-seeded Tyrone (11-1) for the District 6-AA Championship Saturday night at Altoona’s Mansion Park. More...

Juniata tops Washington 68-59 at Mount

Men’s Basketball:

Juniata led by as much as 12 points in the second half as the Eagles men’s basketball team defeated Washington College 68-59 at the Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament held at Mount Aloysius College. More...

People/Pastimes

Scouting for food

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts from all over Huntingdon County, including, from the left, Garrett F., Devin Deihl, Bryce Edgin, Cole F. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Adrian John Prough who turns 7 years old today, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. He is the son of April Shaffer of Petersburg. More...

’Tis the season to safeguard identity

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is an exciting time. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014:  More...

Fuel oil prices falling steadily

With the price of gas at its lowest in years, homeowners are also finding themselves paying less for heating oil as winter approaches.  More...

Hospice care focuses on quality of life

November is National Hospice Palliative Care Month, aimed at educating the public on discussing difficult end of life issues.  More...

Future of energy jobs still unclear locally

Energy may be an employment boon for jobs in Huntingdon County, but the key word is ‘may.’  Amy Wise, executive director of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI), said it’s still unclear how Pennsylvania’s boomin More...

State  Free Access 

GOP eyes window for action before Wolf takes over

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature will be led by massive Republican majorities — including the biggest House GOP majority in more than 50 years — when Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf takes office on Jan. 20.  More...

Philadelphia to find out whether it gets a second casino

Gamblers from southeastern Pennsylvania and across the border into New Jersey already have their pick of four nearby casinos. Amid two years of softening revenues, can the region’s casino market bear a fifth?  More...

Iron Mountain digs deep in mine for new data centers

BOYERS (AP) — As the amount of paper brought for storage at Iron Mountain’s sprawling underground facility in Marion, Butler County, began to drop a few years ago, the company knew it had to adapt to survive in the age of bits and bytes.& More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Nov. 17 AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944-2982. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penn State men down Fordham

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — D.J. More...

Lions pull away for 30-13 victory

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State capitalized on five Temple turnovers, Akeel Lynch rushed for 130 yards and the Nittany Lions defeated the Owls 30-13 on Saturday to become bowl-eligible for the first time since 2011.  Penn State (6-4) rushe More...

Packers rout Eagles 53-20

It’s heating up in Green Bay.  Say what?  Yep, the Packers couldn’t be hotter. More...

Senior Spotlight

Why You’re Never Too Old to Become a Social Media Maven

Networking and business opportunities on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn appeal to all age groups.

You hear it so often that you assume it must be true: Young “digital natives” are far better than their older counterparts at using social media, both personally and as a job skill.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Step-daughter has become cold and distant

Dear Annie: I am the stepmother of a lovely young woman, age 29. “Daria” was 2 when her mother left, and her older brother has reported that Mom was neglectful and suffered fits of rage. More...

Hints from Heloise

Not-so-fresh air

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about restaurant and store air fresheners:  More...

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