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MUASB members accept resignation

Parents approached the Mount Union Area School Board Wednesday night with concerns over the recent departure of girls’ varsity basketball coach Rex Naylor Jr. More...

Week highlights importance of play therapy

This week marks National Play Therapy Week, and one local registered play therapist wants area residents to know the benefits of play therapy as an effective aid for children who need it.  More...

Local News

Mount Union Borough heating expenses drop

After a month online, Mount Union Borough’s new heating system has chopped an estimated $1,500 in fuel bills, according to a report from borough councilman Jerry Shapiro.  More...

Philly man sentenced to SCI on drug charges

A Philadelphia man who was scheduled for Monday’s cancelled jury selection in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas will spend time in a state correctional institution on drug charges.  More...

Defendants waive, continue preliminary hearings

It was a busy day in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday as a total of 17 defendants either waived or continued their preliminary hearings.  Waivers  The following defendants waived their right to a hearing and will have their cases b More...

World  Free Access 

GOP lawmakers: Scrap health law, use tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican lawmakers eager to repeal President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are touting tax credits and greater leeway for states and health insurers as the GOP unveiled its first plan this year for replacin More...

Obama condemns those who seek to ‘hijack religion’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama condemned those who seek to use religion as a rationale for carrying out violence around the world, declaring Thursday that “no god condones terror.”  More...

Indoor herbs can thrive on winter windowsills

During this season of short, dark days, indoor herb gardens offer welcome greenery and fragrance, as well as adding zest to cold-weather stews and soups. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Signing Day an event now at Penn State

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The cheerleaders arrived at Penn State’s football offices just as the sun was starting to peek from behind Nittany Mountain.  Blue and white balloons were everywhere and pop music pumped loudly into a room that w More...

Curry’s 51 sparks Warriors over Mavs

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored a seasonhigh 51 points and made a season best 10 3-pointers, rallying the Golden State Warriors from an early 22-point deficit to down the Dallas Mavericks 128-114 on Wednesday night.  More...

Men’s Basketball:

Duke downs Georgia Tech

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Quinn Cook scored each of his 17 points in the second half, and No. More...

People/Pastimes

Troop 25 places at Klondike Derby

Boy Scout Troop 25’s Buck Patrol captured second place at the Juniata Valley Council’s 44th annual Klondike Derby at Seven Mountains Scout Camp. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Evan James Tomasiello who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. His proud parents are Rosario Tomasiello and Nakeisha Wilson, both of Huntingdon.  More...

Five questions to ask before marriage

Marriage is a milestone in life; yet, many enter into the next phase without asking their spouse some vital questions about money. If you are among the soon-to-be wed, consider starting a conversation using the questions below. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 6, 2015:  More...

Sheetz building to start in March

The Sheetz Corp. More...

Local real estate outlook uncertain

The National Association of Realtors expects sales of new and existing homes to increase in 2015.  Nationally, new home sales are expected to increase nearly 200,000 to increase to 620,000 in 2015 from 440,000 while sales of existing homes are e More...

Traffic light upgrade planned in Orbisonia

Orbisonia Borough Council took the first step to improve the municipality’s traffic signals during its monthly meeting Wednesday night.  In October 2014, the borough received $180,450 as part of an Automated Red Light Enforcement (ARLE) gr More...

State  Free Access 

Open records agency remains in limbo

HARRISBURG (AP) — A power struggle over who should be running the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records will likely take more than a month to resolve after a court hearing Wednesday ended inconclusively.  More...

Kane says prosecutor lacks authority, safeguards

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general argued Wednesday that a special prosecutor who investigated her was appointed without legal authority or the presence of safeguards to prevent abuse.  More...

Man kills masked man after alleged robbery attempt

UPPER DARBY (AP) — Police say a man allegedly targeted for robbery while walking in a Philadelphia-area park shot and killed the masked man who accosted him.  Upper Darby Superintendent Michael Chitwood said the 67-year-old man was walking More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Cassville church’s Sunday school to be dedicated   75 Years Ago  Ninety-nine Huntingdon High School students qualified for the honor roll during the third marking period, Raymond F. Getty, principal, announced. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 5 Soup Kitchen The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302. More...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Mount Union, Southern win big

As the regular season nears a close, Mount Union is looking to build some momentum for the postseason. More...

H.S. Swimming:

Bearcat boys get 9th win in a row

Nick McKim and Trent Stevens both won a pair of individual events and then teamed together for a pair of relay wins to help the Huntingdon boys’ swim team (11-2) to its ninth straight victory Wednesday evening with a 105-62 win over visiting We More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Titans overcome slow start

Tussey Mountain’s Breanna Kendrick poured in a careerhigh 34 points, including a 12-for-18 effort at the foul line and the Titans overcame a slow start to Wednesday evening’s Inter-County Conference South Division/Sideling Hill League con More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

An undated photo shows horses stabled at the Lake Raystown Resort stables. More...

Our Readers Write

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Old McPontiff had a farm

Old songs occasionally need to be refreshed with updated verses.  Here’s one: “Old McPope, he had a farm /E-I-E-I-O/ and on that farm he had a cow…a donkey… chickens…ostriches… and rabbits…/E-I-E-I- More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Chronic wasting disease topic of Extension dinner

Chronic wasting disease is a disease affecting deer, elk and moose that was recently found in Pennsylvania. It is a neurological disease meaning that it affects the brain and nervous system. More...

4-H Club News

Hoofprinters   The Huntingdon County Hoofprinters 4-H Club met Jan. 19 at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office on Fairgrounds Road.  More...

School News

Local students complete college studies

The following local students graduated from Penn State University at the end of the semester:  Altoona Campus:  — Billie Brown of Saxton, who earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing.  — Jenna Corcelius of Huntingdon, More...

Penn State University announces fall dean’s list

The following local students were named to the dean’s list at Penn State University for the fall 2012 semester:  Altoona Campus  — Darren Boyd, Jonathan Johnson, Madeline Lane and Caleb Taylor, all of Alexandria.  — More...

Annie's Mailbox

Siblings may suffer from kleptomania

Dear Annie: My twin sister and I are 57. Every time she visits me, she takes things. Often, I don’t realize the things are missing until I need to use them, or when I want to wrap them as gifts, which is what happened last Christmas. More...

Doctor K

Protect your skin in order to prevent cellulitis

DEAR DOCTOR K: My son developed a large, red, swollen area on his arm. The doctor called it cellulitis. My son is better now, but I’d like to learn more about cellulitis and what can be done to prevent it.  More...

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