December 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

System improves ambulance response

In any medical emergency, response times are critical and the Huntingdon County 911 Policy Board has added something that will improve those times for county ambulance services. More...

Saxton CHiP event well attended

Like something out of a Hallmark movie, 500 residents from the Saxton-Broad Top area came together Thursday evening to participate in the first-ever Christmas in the Parkway (CHIP) event in Saxton. More...

Local News

Sex abuse cases heard in court

A Chambersburg man charged with the sexual assault of an underage female victim entered a no contest plea in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  Nathen Levi Garlock, 23, Chambersburg, confined to the Centre County Jail, entere More...

Commissioners presented Lower Trail petition

Valerie Burnett of Sunday Riders & Sunday Strollers came before the Huntingdon County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning to present a petition of 1,400 signatures to the three-man panel in favor of connecting Canoe Creek State Park with the L More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   MOUNT UNION BORO. — Sept. 28: Mount Union Police served a warrant of arrest on Eric Scott, 46, Mount Union, at 5:54 p.m. Scott was committed to the Huntingdon County Jail.  More...

World  Free Access 

Joan Rivers’ will leaves money for charities

NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers’ left her daughter, Melissa, in charge of her fortune and left money for some of her favorite charities, including Guide Dogs for the Blind, Jewish Guild Healthcare and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  More...

Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.  A massive year-end spending bill released Tuesday doesn’t allow schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards championed by first lady Michell More...

Potatoes on menu for low-income moms

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s another political victory for the popular potato.  For the first time, low-income women would be able to pay for white potatoes with government-subsidized vouchers issued by the Women, Infants and Children nutr More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Flyers open homestand with 4-1 win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Matt Read and Sean Couturier each had a goal and an assist to lead Philadelphia over New Jersey 4-1.  Wayne Simmonds added a power-play goal for the Flyers, and Jakub Voracek scored an empty-netter late in the third per More...

Field goals give Cards 12-6 victory

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Bruce Arians was sick and tired of talk about the St. Louis Rams’ consecutive shutouts.  The Arizona Cardinals, their coach boasted, were much better on that side of the ball.  More...

Hawks hire Shaw

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks hired Nzinga Shaw as the team’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer.  The Hawks said Shaw will guide Hawks executives “so that they can engender inclusivity in every facet of the busines More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cleaning outdoor decorations   Our Santa and Mrs. Claus were terribly dirty. Instead of using a hose to clean them, I used a spray bottle of half water and half white vinegar. It got all the nooks and crannies clean without any scrubbing. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Didn’t sign up for this

Dear Annie: I’ve been living with “Marcus” for two years, and we’ve known each other for twice that long. We are both in our late 40s. Soon after we moved in together, Marcus became seriously ill. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014:  More...

Drug defendants appear in court

Seven of the 33 individuals rounded up in a countywide drug raid July 30 were sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday. More...

Judge continues kidnapping case

The Blairs Mills woman accused of kidnapping her 4-yearold daughter in June was poised to enter a plea in the Hunting- don County Court of Common Pleas Thursday, but Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic had other plans. More...

20th year for MU festival

Tree-trimmers were hard at work Thursday night setting up holiday displays for the 20th annual Festival of Trees and Wreaths at the Mount Union Presbyterian Church. More...

State  Free Access 

Former state Sen. Jane Orie agrees to disbarment

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former Republican state Sen. Jane Orie has agreed to be disbarred as a result of her conviction on campaign corruption charges, which also led to her resignation from office.  More...

Bomb-maker apologizes for his ‘dangerous hobby’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former college student facing a twoyear prison sentence for building bombs without a federal license in his off-campus Pennsylvania apartment told a judge he now recognizes his “dangerous hobby” was “reckle More...

Boy still in adult jail two months after beating woman

A 10-year-old boy who’s been in an adult jail since authorities say he fatally beat a 90-year-old woman two months ago is scared, lonely and misses his mother, his public defender said.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Saxton woman sworn in as head of Broad Top seniors

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Dec. 12   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...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Trojans top Titans; Hornets and Rockets lose

Mount Union 63, Tussey Mountain 15   Mount Union was able to put in a strong showing against an ailing Tussey Mountain group Thursday night in Saxton. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Late trey beats Tigers 54-51

Southern Huntingdon’s Larissa Leonard drilled a three-point basket with 45 seconds left on the clock to tie Thursday evening’s home ICC South and Sideling Hill League openers against Fannett-Metal. More...

Slow start hurts Hornets in 59-52 loss to Pirates

Juniata Valley’s boys were strong in the middle of last night’s ICC North contest against visiting Williamsburg. More...

People/Pastimes

Warm winter with wine

Winter is a great time to experiment with new culinary creations that incorporate the bold flavors of wine for delicious results. Nothing pleases the senses quite like a comfort food dish on a chilly evening. More...

Press Club

JV juniors attend Science Day

Saint Francis University campus acted as a “negative” charge to hundreds of “positive” students in the central Pennsylvania area. The university was holding its annual Science Day Nov. More...

Trojans explore arts majors

Every student should have the opportunity to see what their college experience could be like prior to enrollment. More...

Learning disabilities present challenges

There are learning disabilities all across the world. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Safe launch into new year

Dear Readers: New Year’s Eve is right around the corner, and many people celebrate with FIREWORKS. Here are a few hints to keep New Year’s safe:  — Make sure it is legal to use fireworks in your city, county and neighborhood! More...

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