February 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Fuel prices rising slightly in region

Don’t look now, but gas prices have gone up slightly.  After hitting $2.23 a gallon for regular fuel, and then rising as much as 12 cents to $2.35 in recent days, prices bottomed out at $2.29 Friday morning.  According to Doni Lee Spe More...

Local establishment joins smoke-free ranks

Though the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2008 banned smoking from public places like restaurants, there were exemptions made for establishments like bars that receive 20 percent or less of their revenue from food sales. More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Travis B. Herncane Date of Birth: Dec. More...

Orby Borough Council handles business

In addition to hearing about a grant being provided to the borough, Orbisonia Borough Council handled a litany of other issues during its recent monthly meeting.  More...

Morris Twp. Supervisors discuss resident inquiry

Morris Township Supervisors had very little business to attend to at their monthly meeting Thursday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 7   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Feb. 8   More...

Local Sports

Four area clubs get wins

Huntingdon 55, Philipsburg 39   Playing its second game in three days, the Huntingdon boys’ basketball team had to battle heavy legs and a low energy level Friday night at Philipsburg. More...

Rivello leads Bearcats to 49-39 win over PO

In her final game inside the Huntingdon gymnasium, senior Brianna Rivello went out in style, finishing with a gamehigh 23 points to go along with seven rebounds, six steals and six blocks to lead the Bearcats back from and early 10-point deficit for More...

Huntingdon boys finish unbeaten in CWAAC

Nick McKim and Zeb Fowler both won a pair of individual events and the Huntingdon boys (13-2) captured victories in two relays to finish off an unbeaten year in the Central Western Allegheny Aquatic Conference en route to the circuit title with a 98- More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sydney Lee Shawver who turns 1 year old Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Her proud parents are Jen and Shane Shawver of Williamsburg. More...

Local man named to fall dean’s list

Barton College named 313 students to the dean’s list for fall semester 2014, including Nicholas Scalia of Huntingdon.  Dean’s list students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale.   More...

Special Occasions

Feb. 7, 2015   Happy birthday wishes go out to Susie Fox of Huntingdon who celebrates her birthday today, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Happy birthday, Susie!   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please be kind

Dear Annie: I am a 75-yearold man living in a retirement community. A woman in her late 80s keeps bugging me with winking eyes, mouthing statements like “I love you,” and persists in staring at me and blinking, presumably flirting. More...

Doctor K

Tips to help with mild cognitive impairment

DEAR DOCTOR K: My father’s doctor says he has mild cognitive impairment. What does that mean? DEAR READER: Mild age-related memory loss — “Where did I leave my keys?” — is normal. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Libra if born before 1:06 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 9, 2015:  More...

County resident to run for office

Three Springs resident Denny Scott is seeking the Republican nomination for Huntingdon County Commissioner in the Tuesday, May 19, primary election.  “I feel being a county commissioner would give me the opportunity to give back to the pe More...

Five county bridges to be rehabilitated

According to PennDOT, the state has the third highest number of bridges in the country, but the most structurally deficient (SD) bridges. Locally, an effort is being made to lower the number of SD bridges in the county.  More...

Normal temperatures anticipated for spring

It’s still winter, but Accuweather.com is already looking ahead to the next season with its spring forecast outlook.  Dave Samuhel, meteorologist at Accuweather.com, explained the temperatures this spring should be warmer than they were la More...

State  Free Access 

Judge ponders next steps in case against NCAA, Penn State

BELLEFONTE (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge heard arguments Friday on whether the death of famed football coach Joe Paterno in early 2012 should affect his estate’s ability to sue the NCAA and Penn State over how they handled the Jerry Sandusk More...

Pepperidge Farm recalls 46,000 bagel packages

NEW YORK (AP) — Pepperidge Farm is recalling about 46,000 packages of bagels because they may contain peanuts or almonds that could set off a serious allergic reaction.  The company said Friday that no illnesses have been reported. More...

General News

NBC anchor’s credibility questioned after fake Iraq story

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News anchor Brian Williams found himself the story Thursday, his credibility seriously threatened because he falsely claimed he had been in a helicopter hit by a grenade during the Iraq war.  More...

‘Prairie’ author autobiography a blockbuster

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Vaccine skeptics find unexpected allies in conservative GOP

DENVER (AP) — As vaccine skeptics fight laws that would force more parents to inoculate their kids, they are finding unexpected allies in conservative Republicans.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

English leads at Torry Pines

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is gone from Torrey Pines, and Phil Mickelson joined him Friday by missing the cut.  In a tournament that quickly lost a big chunk of its star power, Harris English played another bogey-free round for a 6-under More...

Pens put out Flames 4-0

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Marc-Andre Fleury got his NHL-leading eighth shutout of the season and Sidney Crosby contributed two goals and an assist as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Calgary Flames 4-0 Friday night.  David Perron and Brandon More...

Hawks overcome Warriors 124-116

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Teague scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Golden State’s one-two backcourt punch with balance, beating the Warriors 124-116 on Friday night in a showdown between the NBA’s two conference leaders.&nbs More...

Religion News

Copper mining threatens Afghan site of ancient Buddhist past

MES AYNAK, Afghanistan (AP) — Treasures from Afghanistan’s largely forgotten Buddhist past are buried beneath sandy hills surrounding the ancient Silk Road town of Mes Aynak — along with enough copper to make the land glow green in More...

Bishop detained in China has died

BEIJING (AP) — A secretly appointed Roman Catholic bishop detained by China for the past 14 years due to its feud over authority with the Vatican has died at age 94, a Roman Catholic website said Friday.  More...

Work wraps up on Vatican showers

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Rome’s homeless are about to get some TLC.  The Vatican is finishing renovations on public restrooms just off St. Peter’s Square that will include three showers and a barber shop for the homeless.  More...

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