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Senator prepared for busy year ahead

Reflecting on his work in Harrisburg and the 30th Legislative District in 2014, state Sen. John H. Eichelberger Jr. hosted members of the media at his Hollidaysburg office Thursday for his year-end report press conference.   More...

Carbon monoxide gas a winter weather threat

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is responsible for more than 15,000 emergency department visits and nearly 500 deaths per year nationally.  CO is an odorless, colorless and tastel More...

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Annual butter sculpture unveiled at Farm Show

HARRISBURG (AP) — Signaling the imminent opening of the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show, officials Thursday unveiled the show’s 25th annual butter sculpture — a tribute to a public-private initiative that provides free milk to the poor. More...

Grand jury calls for charges against Attorney General

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vestri Ferman is reviewing a grand jury’s presentment recommending the filing of criminal charges against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane for leaking sensitive information about an investigat More...

Ex-inmate gets prison for trafficking teens

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former state prison inmate must now spend 10 years in federal prison for forcing two teens into prostitution with the help of his girlfriend, who he met when she was a guard at the western Pennsylvania prison.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

HAHS senior to take part in national band

75 Years Ago  The lowest temperature this winter was recorded by Professor Paul R. Yoder of Juniata College when the mercury fell to three above zero. Readings of six above had been recorded on the two previous nights.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 9   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 

Men’s Basketball:

Gonzaga tops San Francisco for 8th straight

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kevin Pangos scored 17 points, Przemek Karnowski added 16 and No. More...

USOC picks Boston

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. More...

College Football Championship:

Game will be all about the ‘O’ — offense

DALLAS (AP) — The first College Football Playoff national championship game between Oregon and Ohio State will be all about the O — as in offense.  The Ducks rank second in the nation in yards per play (7.39) and points per game (47. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Press Club

Hunting culture honored at JV

The hunting culture at Juniata Valley High School is a large part of many students’ lives. To honor this, the Sustainability Club hosts a luncheon to honor hunters and to raise money. More...

Trojan NHS members assist with luminaries

Just as it is a tradition for many Mount Union townspeople to stop on Christmas Eve to admire the luminaries that line the street, people all across America do the same. Christmas Eve luminaries originated from the Spanish merchants. More...

SHC schools rocket into 21st century

Southern Huntingdon County Middle/High School has iPads, Kindles, Chrome Books, laptops, desk top computers and much more. Classrooms have Smartboards and many classes have mounted projectors. This is only the hardware. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Cheaper travel   When I was shopping my holiday travel plans, I noticed that airfares change based on what day I wanted to fly. Saturdays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays were usually the cheapest. Keep this in mind when making travel plans. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Any mention of suicide should be taken seriously

Dear Annie: My parents are getting divorced after 22 years of marriage, and it seems to be strongly affecting my mother in a terribly negative way.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015:  More...

Sheetz project moving ahead

The Sheetz at 14th and Moore streets in Huntingdon is the convenience store chain’s smallest store, but it appears that might not be the case for much longer.  More...

College keeps eye on France attacks

After a terror attack at a French satirical magazine in Paris, France, Wednesday in which 12 people were killed and many others were injured, Juniata College officials are ensuring the safety of their students studying in France.  More...

FEMA called on to aid with sinkhole repair

A local U.S. senator is calling on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to adopt a new policy to help local municipalities repair sinkholes.  More...

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Local News

County’s northern townships reorganize

Supervisors in West, Barree and Morris townships held their annual reorganization meetings Jan. 5. West Township More...

Police Log

Simple assault William Crawley, 46, Harrisburg, has been charged with simple assault by state police at Lewistown for assaulting Cedric Copeland, 48, Mount Union More...

On Their Way

Name: Bethany Paige Carolus Age: 17 From: Alexandria Parents: Ed and Tammy Carolus of Alexandria. Siblings: Dave, Phillip, Kayla and Ben. More...

World  Free Access 

Obama proposes publicly funded community college for all

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants publicly funded community college available to all Americans, a sweeping proposal that would make higher education as accessible as a high school diploma to boost weak U.S. More...

Neb. high court tosses suit over Keystone pipeline route

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s highest court tossed a lawsuit Friday challenging a proposed route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying the landowners who sued didn’t have legal standing to do so.  More...

AP: US did not ‘hack back’ against North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. More...

Local Sports

Men’s Basketball:

Eagles down Blue Jays

The Juniata men’s basketball team led from start to finish and held off visiting Elizabethtown for a 56-46 victory Thursday night at Memorial Gymnasium. More...

Games postponed

Yesterday’s frigid temperatures led to numerous school closings and, in turn, the postponement of several area athletic events.  The West Branch at Southern Huntingdon wrestling match has been moved to Thursday, Jan. 15, in Allport. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Unbeaten Titans hold off Panthers 54-47

Northern Bedford pulled to within six points of unbeaten host Tussey Mountain at the end of the third quarter during Thursday evening’s ICC South/Sideling Hill League contest.  More...

People/Pastimes

Embrace winter’s fun and flavors

As a kid, the winter season was always a special time of year filled with snow days, iceskating, favorite movies and fun board games. More...

School News

Local students named to fall dean’s list

The Pennsylvania College of Technology has announced the fall 2014 dean’s list.  Local students who have achieved dean’s list honors include:  — Tyler Husick of Saxton, who is pursuing an associate of applied science degre More...

Huntingdon man completes studies at Penn College

Seth McGraw of Huntingdon has completed an associate of applied science degree in forest technology at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport.   More...

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Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Phony belt extenders

Dear Heloise: I am a large man who travels a lot. When flying, I need to use a SEAT-BELT EXTENDER. More...

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