January 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Director thankful to get EMA grant

The Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency has received a $17,800 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Planning and Training Grant from the state, and the agency’s director, Adam Miller, feels pretty good about that.  More...

Winter remains prime season for reading

Shorter days and colder temperatures create the perfect atmosphere for indoor pursuits — especially reading.  “It’s fun to sit and curl up with a good book and a cup of tea,” said Huntingdon County Library executive direc More...

Local News

New Year’s Day crash

Rescue personnel from the Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top (RW&BT) and Trough Creek Valley volunteer fire companies worked to extricate a female victim from a Mercury Sable that crashed along Co More...

Police Log

DUI   HENDERSON TWP. — State police at Huntingdon charged Floyd Grubb with DUI following a traffic stop on Route 22 at Numers Hollow Road at 2:15 a.m. Dec. 4 in which he was found to be under the influence of alcohol.  More...

Commissioners acknowledge birthday

Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Board of Commissioners marked the final time the board would meet in 2014. It was also the birthday of the longest serving member of the board.  More...

World  Free Access 

Mario Cuomo, former NY governor, dies at age 82

ALBANY, N.Y. More...

Fast-food resolution: Transform junk food image

NEW YORK (AP) — Fastfood chains have a New Year’s resolution: Drop the junk.  More...

Big families draw odd questions for parents

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rebecca Braun tells about the time she was grocery shopping and a toddler and his mother both had something to say about her five foster children.  “Mommy, she has a lot of kids,” the toddler remarked. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Sugar Bowl:

Ohio State knocks off top-seeded Alabama

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Urban Meyer had barely sat down after the Sugar Bowl when someone told him the score from the other semifinal game.  He started to bolt from his chair, feigning a sense of urgency with another game left against a team th More...

Michigan State gets past Baylor 42-41

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Connor Cook threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Keith Mumphery with 17 seconds left to cap a three-touchdown, fourth-quarter comeback in Michigan State’s victory over playoff-snubbed Baylor in the highest-scoring Cot More...

Rose Bowl:

Oregon is too much for Florida State

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Touchdown. Turnover. Touchdown. Turnover. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015:  More...

Story tells how fraud unraveled

A nearly 10-year web of deceit unraveled for the Huntingdon County woman who had claimed to be an attorney over something simple — an anniversary .  More...

Hospital welcomes year’s first baby

New Year’s Day dawned crisp and cold at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, but, unlike the past two years, the first baby had not arrived before sunrise — instead, she opted for a late afternoon arrival.  More...

Chief calls brush fire involving a car arson

Firefighters from three area volunteer fire companies started the new year responding to what they believed was a brush fire in Todd Township early Thursday morning, but it turned out to be more than they imagined.  More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf faces tall challenges as he takes his oath

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov.-elect Tom Wolf pledged throughout his campaign to provide “a fresh start” for Pennsylvania.  More...

First baby of 2015 is a secret in many places

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bye, bye Baby New Year. The crowning of the year’s first baby is being kept secret in many communities as hospitals say safety concerns trump tradition.  More...

Hammerstein museum plan hits sour note for some

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A plan to convert Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein’s former home into a tourist attraction appears to be falling on deaf ears, but his grandson hopes public officials will soon start singing a different tune.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Airlines report best safety record in aviation history   75 Years Ago  Two Huntingdon churches held Watch Night services to mark the close of the old year and the beginning of the new. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 2 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

Women’s Basketball:

Juniata falls short of Apprentice 74-73

Apprentice School used its quickness to get the ball inside nearly at will Wednesday afternoon. More...

Men’s Basketball:

Carnegie Mellon tops Eagles 55-45

The Juniata men’s basketball team returned to the hardwood after a two and a half week layoff on Wednesday afternoon. More...

Photo

Juniata College quarterback Ward Udinski helped surprise a group of kids from the YMCA of Greater New Orleans Wednesday with a football clinic at Isidore Newman School as part of Sugar Bowl activitie More...

People/Pastimes

Little Jewels Academy

Students from Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, visited with friends at the Three Springs Estates Dec. More...

Unique New Year’s traditions from across the world

Some people may find it strange to withstand freezing temperatures and gusty winds for hours on end just to stand in the center of Times Square in New York City to catch a glimpse of a bejeweled ball drop at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s More...

Annie's Mailbox

Consider doing volunteer work at hospital

Dear Annie: I have been married to my second husband for 28 years. For the past 25, he has not shown me affection or touched me. We do what he wants to do, go where he wants to go, eat where he wants to eat. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Flying collars get bent out of shape

Dear Heloise: My husband is a pilot, so his clothing spends a lot of time traveling in a SUITCASE. The collars on his shirts are always getting bent out of shape, despite careful packing. More...

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