December 5, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

HASB leadership sees few changes

Following its reorganization  meeting Thursday night, the Huntingdon Area School Board will see few leadership changes in the coming year. More...

Festival preparations

Lew Kissinger and his wife, Barbara (hidden), string lights on one of the many trees which will be displayed in the Huntingdon Historical Society Gallery at Fourth and Allegheny streets in Huntingdon More...

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Judge sentences man for possessing a firearm

In a short session of the Huntingdon County Criminal Court of Common Pleas Thursday, county Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz sentenced a Huntingdon man for possessing a firearm while he was not permitted to do so.  More...

Police Log

Criminal trespass   TODD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon responded to a report of criminal trespassing in the area of Grange Hall Road at approximately 4 p.m. Dec. More...

Hearings waived, continued in central court

With no preliminary hearings, it was a light day in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday for Magisterial District Judge Doug Gummo.  Waivers  The following individuals waived their right to a preliminary hearing and will have their cases More...

World  Free Access 

Mismanagement allegations at Pearl Harbor memorial

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The USS Arizona is an underwater grave for more than 900 sailors and Marines killed when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor and sank their ship in 1941.  Now, one of the nation’s most sacred and solemn sites is als More...

Disney launches education apps

NEW YORK (AP) — Mickey is getting into math — and science, art, reading and even teaching social skills.  More...

Local Sports

Shipley rolls 300

Kye Shipley rolled his second 300 game of the season Thursday evening at Holiday Bowl in Mill Creek.  Bowling for Nationwide in the Mount Union Men’s League, Shipley started his night with a 257 game, then found perfection in the middle of More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mason Ethan Duckett who turns 2 years old today, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. He is the son of Rodnise Roher of Three Springs. Mason is the grandson of Rodney and Carol Roher of Three Springs. More...

Tips for a pet-friendly holiday

‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and many pet lovers jump at the opportunity to include their four-legged friends in the festivities. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Yaseen Caden Mhadhbi who turns 7 years old today, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. His proud parents are Majid and Amanda Mhadhbi of Huntingdon. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Care comes in many packages

Dear Heloise: My daughter is in her first year of college out of state. I want to send her CARE PACKAGES, but there are too many choices. Do you have any hints? — Rachel, via email  More...

Special Sections

Arts council chief hired

Former board member will lead organization

After more than two months without an executive director, the Huntingdon County Arts Council has selected a former board member to fill the leadership position. More...

MUASB leaders re-elected to posts

The Mount Union Area School Board chose Wednesday night to retain its current leadership into a new year during its annual reorganization session.  More...

County’s jobless rates drop again in October

Huntingdon County’s unemployment number dropped once again in October.  The rate dipped to 6.1 percent, more than 3 percentage points lower than this time last year.  More...

State  Free Access 

House explodes in Pennsylvania, killing woman, 86

DUNMORE (AP) — An 86-year-old woman was killed early Thursday in a massive explosion at her northeastern Pennsylvania home as she attempted to get to safety after a gas leak was reported in her neighborhood, relatives said.  More...

Volunteers, crews search for 17-year-old hunter

HARRISBURG (AP) — A 17-year-old is missing three days after he was last seen paddling on the Susquehanna River while hunting near his south-central Pennsylvania home.  Dozens of family members, friends, volunteers and river rescuers met Th More...

Truck overturns, spills newspapers on Pa. roadway

KING OF PRUSSIA (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying 19,000 copies of advanced sections for Sunday’s New York Times overturned on a highway ramp outside Philadelphia, littering the side of the road with bundles of Arts & Leisure, Travel More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

JC president named head of regional accrediting body

75 Years Ago  Sale of the large Colonial Iron Co. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 5   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Romo, Murray lead Cowboys to win over Bears

CHICAGO (AP) — Tony Romo has bigger goals for the Dallas Cowboys so he wasn’t about to get too excited over securing a winning season.  To him, that was just one step.  DeMarco Murray ran for a season-high 179 yards and a touchd More...

Ben returns to practice; others don’t

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to work on Thursday following an unexpected day off and will almost certainly play on Sunday in Cincinnati.  More...

Predators spoil Brodeur’s debut with Blues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Ribeiro scored a goal and had two assists, and the Nashville Predators spoiled goalie Martin Brodeur’s debut with the Blues by beating St. Louis 4-3 on Thursday night.  More...

School News

JVHS graduate attends conference

Caitlyn Dixon of Spruce Creek was one of 25 Susquehanna University students who recently attended the National Association for Teachers of Singing (NATS) Eastern Region Conference and Student Auditions.  More...

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Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

In the freezer   Did you know that milk can be frozen? We always keep some in the freezer. I’ve avoided many trips to the store by freezing milk. We found that whole milk can separate when it’s thawed, but the taste is unchanged. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Bullying needs to be reported

Dear Annie: I am a middle school student, and one of my friends is depressed. She and her family are atheists, and they have been repeatedly harassed about it to the point that her worst fear is dying and going to hell. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014:  More...

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