January 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Light project aims to cut HASD costs

Although no decision was made, Huntingdon Area School Board members heard a proposal to replace exterior lighting at three of the district’s buildings.  More...

Hospital not penalized with Medicare cuts

While the federal government is cutting Medicare payments to some area health care facilities, like Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, J.C. More...

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Local News

Alexandria Council accepts sewer authority resignation

Members of Alexandria Borough Council officially accepted the resignation of Alexandria- Porter Township Sewer Authority president Ron Kuntz at their rescheduled monthly meeting Monday night.  According to borough council president Mike Peters, More...

Two people transported

Six Mile Run firefighter Jason Clark checked out a Subaru Impreza involved in a one-vehicle crash on state Route 1036 in Broad Top Township Jan. 16. More...

Traffic reduced to one lane

Traffic was slowed to one lane on Route 26 near the intersection of Hartslog Valley Road in Walker Township for about an hour Monday night while state police at Huntingdon and volunteer fire and ambu More...

World  Free Access 

NFL, CBS extend Thursday night football

NEW YORK (AP) — Thursday night games were such a success this season for CBS that the network extended its deal with the NFL through the 2015 season.  The agreement carries an additional year at the NFL’s option. More...

Bookies: Super Bowl looks like toss up

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Super Bowl looks like a tossup in this gambling city, where more than $100 million will likely be riding on the game by kickoff.  A flurry of early money on the New England Patriots moved the game to pick ‘em at More...

Local Sports

Boys’ Basketball:

Rockets down Fannett-Metal

Mikell McGee came into the Southern Huntingdon gym Monday night and was on fire, scoring a game-high 42 points. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Hornets top rival Blue Pirates 59-44

The Juniata Valley girls’ basketball team fought off a rally in the second period by visiting Williamsburg Monday evening, then cruised through the second half for a 59-44 victory.  It was the sixth straight win for the Hornets, now 13-2 o More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Tussey holds on against Cards

Tussey Mountain is trying to figure out how it is going to play on the court without Courtney Rupert, lost for the season after breaking her leg Thursday against Southern Huntingdon. More...

Editorial

What others are saying

Black wealth matters

As protesters march through our cities to remind us that black lives matter, grievances about our racially fractured society extend far beyond flash points over police violence.  What is the state of the dream that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Jan. 16

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Jan. 16.  House   More...

Students learning how they learn

At Pittsfield Middle High School in southeastern New Hampshire, the students are individually and actively involved in their own learning. More...

Chatter Box

January’s speeding by

When I was a child, January used to feel like one of those months that would never end. More...

Healthy Living

CHOLESTEROL AND ITS RELATION TO HEART DISEASE

High cholesterol levels have long been directly linked to heart disease. But as more research into cholesterol and its relation to heart disease is conducted, some doctors are shifting their views on the relationship between the two.   More...

DID YOU KNOW

Contrary to popular belief, acne is not the result of eating greasy foods. More...

WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE FOR BRACES?

Dental braces have been used for decades to correct various alignment and spacing issues in the teeth. Braces can be crucial to the future of one’s oral health and prevent serious issues down the line.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t hide from situation

Dear Annie: My wife and I are in our late 70s and we raised four children. We lost our second son to suicide when he was 7. He suffered from major depression. More...

Doctor K

Dental checkups are necessary

DEAR DOCTOR K: I take good care of my teeth, brushing and flossing regularly. Do I still need to have regular dental checkups?  More...

Special Sections

Commissioner seeks 2nd term

In an event at the Sill Business Incubator in Huntingdon Monday night, about a dozen of the county’s elected officials, department heads and Republican committee members gathered to support Huntingdon County Commissioner Gary O’Korn in hi More...

TMSB member’s resignation OK’d

The Tussey Mountain School Board, meeting in its regular monthly session Monday night in Saxton, accepted with regret the resignation of board member Wanda Curfman and acted on several other personnel matters.  More...

County schools to host district chorus festival

Approximately 180 students representing nearly 30 schools from across seven counties will unite in song this week for the annual Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 4 Chorus Festival, cohosted by Southern Huntingdon County and Mo More...

State  Free Access 

Tom Wolf poised to take inaugural oath as 47th governor

HARRISBURG (AP) — Tom Wolf, the only Democrat nationally to unseat a sitting Republican governor in the Nov. 4 election, was poised to be sworn in Tuesday as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor at an outdoor ceremony at the state Capitol.  More...

MLK Day marchers in Philadelphia focus on social justice issues

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Activists in Philadelphia marked the day honoring Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday by marching for social justice causes, saying they wanted to reclaim his legacy of nonviolent protest to effect change.  More...

Man charged in assault on 2-month-old son

JEFFERSON (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man admitted shaking his 2-monthold son so hard the boy’s eyes rolled back into his head.  Jeffery Michael Kennedy was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and endangering More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Borough faces 8-mill tax increase

75 Years Ago  Three automobiles were damages to the extent of $135 in a collision in Mill Creek. No persons were injured in the crash which was attributed to the slippery condition of the highway caused by the snowfall.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 20 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Jones leads Duke past Pitt

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski moved one victory from 1,000 for his Hall of Fame career in No. More...

Hawks top Pistons 93-82 for 13th straight win

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks won their 13th straight game, one shy of tying the team record, as Mike Scott and Paul Millsap each scored 20 points Monday in a 93-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons.  The Hawks haven’t lost since D More...

Islanders back on top in Metro

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Nikolay Kulemin had two goals and an assist, and the New York Islanders reclaimed first place in the Eastern Conference with a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.  More...

People/Pastimes

Decoding your taxes, health care law

You don’t need to be an expert on taxes or the new health care law to get it right. The Internal Revenue Service, in partnership with industryleading companies, is offering free tax software that will do the hard work for you. More...

Special Occasions

Jan. 20, 2015   Happy birthday wishes go out to Betty Hunter of Mapleton who celebrates her birthday today, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Happy birthday, Betty! More...

Births

Eric and Amanda Bailey of Huntingdon are proud to announce the birth of their son, Kai Koa Bailey, Dec. 24, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Kai weighed 7 pounds, 15.4 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. More...

School News

Mapleton woman to spend semester abroad

Anita Park of Mapleton is one of 21 Lebanon Valley College students studying away for the spring 2015 semester. More...

Grove City College releases fall 2014 dean’s list

Mara Yoder of Huntingdon was named to the dean’s list with high distinction for the fall 2014 semester at Grove City College.  She is a sophomore English major and a 2013 graduate of Huntingdon Area High School. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aquarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015:  More...

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