January 27, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

In area, gas prices continue dropping

One month into the new year and local folks are still enjoying falling fuel prices at the pumps, but many are still wondering how long it will last.  With regular gas at $2.25 a gallon, prices on a national average continue to hover just above t More...

Conservation District gets dirt road funding

The Huntingdon County Conservation District will finally be able to start putting dirt and gravel and low volume roads projects into action.  Doug Stiffler, dirt and gravel roads program technician with the Conservation District, said the county More...

State  Free Access 

State Senate GOP sues Wolf over ouster of appointee

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Senate sued Democratic Gov. More...

House GOP leader talks taxes, medical marijuana

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Republican floor leader in the state House said Monday that property tax reform, public pensions and liquor privatization need to be in the mix as budget talks get underway with the new Democratic governor.  More...

Ex testifies against man accused of killing, burying two

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A man charged in the 2002 strangulation deaths of a northeastern Pennsylvania pharmacist and the pharmacist’s girlfriend spent or deposited more than $150,000 that year even though he had no job, his ex-girlfriend test More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata alumnus makes $1 million donation

75 Years Ago  Hearty and high praise for committee members, volunteers and community groups for their assistance in the Christmas Seal Sale in Huntingdon County was expressed by W. Emmert Swigart, chairman.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 27 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 

New baseball commissioner will get ‘pounded’

NEW YORK (AP) — Rob Manfred knows he’ll get pounded now that he’s baseball commissioner — his name is printed in blue script on the sweet spot between the seams of every big league ball.  More...

Men’s Basketball:

Hot-shooting Heels down ’Cuse 93-83

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Brice Johnson had 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat Syracuse 93-83 on Monday night.  More...

Clippers hold off Nuggets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jamal Crawford scored 21 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Denver Nuggets 102-98 Monday night for their fifth straight victory.  More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Laura Pica and Michael Morder, both of Fairfax, Virginia, are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Engaged to Wed

Jenna Sheaffer of Biglerville and Wesley Foltz of Blairs Mills are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Engaged to Wed

Sarah Cruikshank and Gregory Jasiota, both of Alexandria, Virginia, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Charles and Patricia Cruikshank of Belleville. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Taurus if born before 2:38 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015:  More...

Lawyer shocked to learn of scam

Many were shocked when they learned Huntingdon “attorney” Kim Kitchen had been practicing law without a degree using someone else’s court ID number, but perhaps no one was more surprised than New Castle, Delaware, attorney Brian Fun More...

Lewistown shelter woes felt locally

In what seems a cruel twist of irony, the same economic factors that increased the number of homeless throughout the region now threaten Shelter Services, Lewistown, one of the region’s few homeless shelters. More...

Motorists urged to clear cars before driving

When it comes to snow and ice, it’s important for drivers to remove the precipitation from their car before traveling.  Anthony Scalia, safety press office with PennDOT District 9, said there are some steps to ensure proper winter safety.& More...

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Local News

Coal miners society renovation work wrapping up

The nonprofit Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society is wrapping up a major museum renovation project in Robertsdale, it was announced today.  More...

Broad Top council hears Verizon project update

Broad Top City Borough Council reported Monday evening Verizon expects to install a cellphone antenna on a former communications tower that has existed in the community since 1984.  No start date has been given for the project.  More...

Area brief

Huntingdon residents reminded to remove snow   HUNTINGDON — Huntingdon Borough code enforcement officer Chuck Streightiff reminds residents and those who plow private parking lots within the borough that there is an ordinance against pushi More...

World  Free Access 

Storm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeast

NEW YORK (AP) — A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow, but it failed to live up to the hype in big cities like Philadelphia and N More...

Pack in protein, save budget with beans and rice

When I was growing up, beans and rice were an end-of-month staple. As money got tight, my mom would whip up a beans and rice casserole, a healthy, budget-friendly choice that stretched our pantry a bit longer.  More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

As expected, all of Monday’s area scholastic sporting events were postponed because of weather.  The Hollidaysburg at Huntingdon boys’ basketball game has been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Wildlife Coping

The early January blast of frigid near zero temperatures was a grim reminder that in some year’s, severe winter conditions are a difficult challenge for man and beast alike. More...

Editorial

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues during the week ending Jan. 23.  HOUSE  More...

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More to it than data

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Chatter Box

Sickness and snow

Sickness struck the Bard household just in time for the first “playable” snow of the season. More...

Healthy Living

THE POTENTIALLY HARMFUL EFFECTS OF MOLD IN YOUR HOME

The presence of mold in a home is a sight few homeowners want to see. In addition to being unsightly, mold found in a home can be unhealthy. More...

ARTHRITIS AFFECTS CHILDREN, TOO

Aches and pains are a widely accepted side effect of aging. Over time, bones can become more brittle and cushioning tissues between joints can deteriorate. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Some folks are very sensitive

Dear Annie: My wife has a good personality and makes friends easily. The problem is, she does not keep them. If someone rubs her wrong, she flares up in anger. If someone disagrees with her, she verbally abuses them. More...

Doctor K

Lower blood pressure by cutting back on salt

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have high blood pressure, and my doctor advised me to cut back on salt. Can you explain how salt affects blood pressure?  More...

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