November 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

SHCSB members OK principal’s resignation

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board accepted the resignation of Dr. Kendra Trail from her position as interim elementary principal with regret during its monthly meeting Tuesday night.  District superintendent Dr. More...

Local program helps smokers break habit

Tomorrow, Nov. 20, smokers across the nation will be encouraged to quit or make plans to quit during the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke Out.  More...

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SHC principals highlight school test results

At the monthly meeting of the Southern Huntingdon County School Board Wednesday evening, district principals presented the recently released standardized test results.  Dr. More...

HCBI board members hear partner reports

Huntingdon County Business and Industry’s (HCBI) board of directors met Monday and heard partner reports, beginning with updates on growing the region.  Amy Wise, HCBI executive director, reported for the Blueprint Communities program. More...

Area brief

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   More...

World  Free Access 

Snow blankets parts of New York; US feels chill

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming.  More...

Airfare rising despite lower oil prices

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. airlines are saving tens of millions of dollars every week because of lower prices for jet fuel, their largest expense. More...

Honda will repair air bags nationwide

DETROIT (AP) — Honda is quietly offering to replace potentially defective air bag inflators across the U.S., even though its latest recall for the problem only covers cars in 13 high-humidity states and territories.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Fleury’s 27 saves helps Penguins end Canadiens’ streak

Penguins 4, Canadiens 0  MONTREAL (AP) — Marc- Andre Fleury made 27 saves for his league-leading fourth shutout of the season as Pittsburgh snapped Montreal’s six-game winning streak.  More...

Kentucky shuts down Kansas; Duke tops MSU

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari made one simple adjustment to his game plan Tuesday night.  He scrapped the zone.  The Wildcats didn’t need it. Instead, a fierce man-to-man defense got No. More...

College Football Playoff Rankings

Alabama jumps to No. 1; Oregon remains second

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.  Keeping winning and the Crimson Tide, Ducks and Seminoles sho More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Missing oil mystery

Dear Heloise: Thanks to you and something I read in your column in The Maui (Hawaii) News recently, a MYSTERY of the past nine years has been solved.  More...

Special Sections

County treasurer to be appointed

Since the election of Rich Irvin as state representative of the 81st District earlier this month, questions and rumors have circulated about how his soon-to-be-vacant position as Huntingdon County treasurer will be filled.  More...

County’s budget shows no tax hike

Huntingdon County residents will not see a tax hike from the county in 2015, as the board approved its preliminary budget during its weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Council members sign union contract

After nearly three years of negotiations, the non-uniformed employees of AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) Union Local 3157 of Huntingdon Borough and Huntingdon Borough Council finally reached an agreement Tuesday. More...

Walker Twp. property approved for rezoning

A local business man is seeking permission to build a headquarters for his company and a home on property he owns in Walker Township.  More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Pennsylvania court weighs priest abuse case

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Roman Catholic church official’s criminal conviction for child endangerment should be reinstated even though he did not directly supervise any children, a Philadelphia prosecutor argued Tuesday before the state Supreme More...

Professor: Union dues wrongly used for politics

HARRISBURG (AP) — A college professor is challenging the use of her union dues to promote the gubernatorial campaign of Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf, adding fuel to a simmering legislative debate over dues deductions from public employees&rsq More...

State attorney general: Porn email had kids

HARRISBURG (AP) — Some of the pornographic emails that were exchanged among state government officials in a scandal that has claimed some of their jobs involved children and violent sexual acts against women, the state attorney general said Tue More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HASD superintendent plans to retire

75 Years Ago  A destructive fire in Huntingdon’s residential section on Mifflin Street was prevented by the timely arrival of Huntingdon firefighters. More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

November 3, 2014  East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Co., grantor, to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, property in Carbon Township, $1.  Nathan R. Yoder, grantor, to Nathan R. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 19   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

People/Pastimes

Waterfall woman joins Philadelphia law firm

Lindsay Berkstresser of Waterfall earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, Woolsack Honor Society in May 2014 and was admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in October 2014 at More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Corey Brandon Bliss who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. His proud parents are John and Debbie Bliss of Huntingdon. More...

Give thanks with flavorful recipes

As the holidays draw near, we all look forward to delicious food and creating memories with family and friends. It’s also a time to give back to those in need.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sociopathology is a mental health condition

Dear Annie: You recently printed a letter from a woman who asked whether her biological daughter could be a sociopath. Could you please list the characteristics of a sociopath in your column? More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Libra if born before 12:31 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014:  More...

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