December 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

State AAA changes impact area seniors

Gathering in the New Frontier Restaurant near Hopewell, Bedford County, Friday morning, the Citizens Advisory Council to the tri-county Area Agency on Aging enjoyed its annual Christmas dinner and listened to a number of updates about changes coming More...

Residents could see flood insurance increase

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is warning residential policy holders they will face significant increases in premiums if they fail to follow a few instructions.  NFIP is urging customers to contact their insurance agents to verify t More...

State  Free Access 

Change may be slow to come to Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come quickly to the communist island. He suggested Congress will keep the U.S. More...

2012 movie massacre hung over ‘Interview’ decision

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing “The Interview” earlier this week, the fate of the movie’s big-screen life was all but s More...

General News

Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony’s decision to cancel “The Interview” in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. More...

Actor denies he’s a pedophile in interview

NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled actor Stephen Collins says he’s not a pedophile and insists he has inappropriately touched a minor just once.  In an interview with Yahoo’s Katie Couric posted online Friday, the “7th Heaven&rdqu More...

Fear not the souffle! It’s easier than you think

The prospect of making a souffle strikes fear into the hearts of many home cooks. There’s this misconception that a souffle is so delicate it will collapse if you so much as look at it sideways.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Penn State wrestlers edge Virginia Tech

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 5 in the latest Intermat Tournament Power Index, downed No. 9 Virginia Tech in front of a sold out Rec Hall crowd of over 6,300 Friday night. More...

The biggest and best of this bowl season

The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year’s three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.  More...

Hancock leads Lions against BYU

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Micha Hancock could finish a standout career in storybook fashion.  The Penn State senior setter will try to win her second consecutive national championship just a few miles from where she played high school volleybal More...

Religion News

Churches announce Christmas Eve services

15th Street United Methodist Church — The 15th Street United Methodist Church, located at 1500 Moore St., Huntingdon, will offer Christmas Eve services beginning with a one-half hour service with Holy Communion beginning at 5:30 p.m. More...

Knights of Columbus strive to ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’

County residents and visitors to Huntingdon County coming from the east along Route 22 are greeted this year with a special Christmas billboard. More...

Three Springs Baptist Birthday Group meets

The Birthday Group of the First Baptist Church of Three Springs met at Spring Creek Diner Dec. 10.  Gay Fleck took prayer requests and blessings. Marge Rupert served homemade ice cream cake roll for dessert. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Be prepared for a legal fight

Dear Annie: My brother-inlaw married “Rose,” a divorcee, a year ago, although they had been living together for several. This was a second marriage for both of them, and they each have adult children. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Dec. 22, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Planning award selections open

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 10th annual Community Improvement Awards honoring those businesses, organizations and individuals whose efforts have made Huntingdon County a better place to live.  More...

Busy holiday travel period expected

AAA is warning anyone who plans to travel more than 50 miles over Christmas to be prepared for one of the most heavily traveled holidays since 2001.  More...

Unsafe lights, décor can result in danger

Folks who decorate their homes and Christmas trees with lights should exercise a great deal of caution this holiday season to guard against accidental fires.  More...

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Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Andy Bowers Date of Birth: Feb. 2, 1973 Age: 41 years old Height: not available Weight: not available Eye color: Brown Hair color: Brown   Last known address(es): 24 W. Shirley St., Apt. More...

Broad Top Township budget includes sewer rate increase

The Broad Top Township Supervisors recently approved a $2.5 budget for 2015, which reflects a deficit of $200,100. The supervisors also agreed to increase the monthly sewer service charge from $16 to $20.  More...

Saxton Community Library

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope everyone has a happy and safe holiday. I hope you get to spend some time with your family and friends relaxing, enjoying the time you have with each other and making lots of great memories.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 20   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Dec. 21   More...

Local Sports

Four area teams suffer conference losses

Bald Eagle 88, Huntingdon 80   More...

Mount Union gets by West Branch

It took a little time for both teams to get settled in from early fouls and turnovers Friday night in Mount Union. West Branch took control of the game in the middle two quarters after the Trojans finished the first quarter up by one point.  More...

Hornets lose first; ’Cats top BEA

Juniata Valley put together a strong 17-1 run, bridging the second and third periods, during Friday evening’s Inter-County Conference battle and tied the contest with visiting Bellwood- Antis. More...

People/Pastimes

Heath-Komir

Meredith Komir and Tyler Heath, both of Baltimore, Maryland, were united in marriage July 26, 2014, in the Circle of Life Sculpture Garden at the C. Barton McCann School of Art. The Rev. Michael Dubbs presided over the 3:30 p.m. More...

Bricktown Seniors hold December meeting

The Bricktown Senior Citizens at the Bricktown Senior Center, 18 N. Washington St., Mount Union, held their monthly meeting Dec. 3.  More...

Time-saving holiday entertaining tips

When entertaining guests this holiday season, the last thing you want to do is run around last-minute, prepping your table and cleaning. This year, try some simple tips so you can spend more time enjoying the season with friends and family.  More...

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