February 9, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Program credits students for work

Penn Highlands Community College is now one of 14 community colleges across the state participating in a program to give people college credits for their work and life experiences.  More...

Invasive fish species hasn’t hit area water

The recent discovery of the first North American nest of northern snakehead in the Potomac River underscores the importance of guarding area waterways against invasive species.  More...

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Local News

Source of air in Saltillo water lines located

Saltillo Borough Council learned during its monthly meeting Feb. More...

Fat biking event to be held at Greenwood

JACKSON TWP. — A fat biking program will be held at Greenwood Furnace State Park from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the park’s visitor center. A fat bike looks like a regular bicycle, but it has fat tires and rims. More...

Police Log

Drugs found   More...

General News

British soul singer wins top three Grammys

Somewhere in England sits a man who was the unwitting inspiration for the biggest winner at the Grammy Awards.  More...

Local Sports

Scranton teams too much for Juniata

The Juniata College basketball teams faced big challenges from visiting Scranton Saturday afternoon in the Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center. Neither Eagle team had a lot of success.  More...

Bearcats fall 69-40 to Tigers

Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon ran into a formidable Hollidaysburg squad at home Saturday and struggled to get anything going its way. The Golden Tigers played great defense and controlled the boards en route to a 69-40 win over the Bearcats.  More...

Rockets fade in 2nd half against Ridge

The third quarter has been a problem for the Southern Huntingdon boys’ basketball team all season. Saturday night in Orbisonia, things did not change. More...

People/Pastimes

Cub Scout Pack 226

Cub Scout Pack 226 members, front row, from the left, Brian Somers, Xander Keller, Conner Rhone, Michael Cantrell; back, Misha Krayushkin and Kaleb Fry, enjoyed a day of fun at Seven Mountains Scout More...

Say hello to sorghum

An ancient grain with roots that trace back as far as 8000 B.C., sorghum is seeing a resurgence as demand for non-GMO and gluten-free food grows. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 4TH BIRTHDAY to Chayce Russell Raffensberger, who celebrates today, Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. He is the son of Preston and Jessica Raffensberger of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Sexual compatibility issues don’t disappear

Dear Annie: I am 26 years old and have been in a wonderful relationship for four years. “Cody” is my best friend, and we are extremely compatible.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Scorpio. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015: More...

Special Sections

Area rail service changes on table

A change is being proposed to rail service in Huntingdon.  More...

Nitrate pollution not a local problem

While many states experience issues with nitrate runoff from agricultural operations, the issue isn’t prevalent in Huntingdon County.  “Nitrates can come from the fertilizers farmers put on their crops,” said Ryan Senft, nutrie More...

Senior community offers additional activities

Residents at Woodland Retirement Community, Orbisonia, are now able to enjoy a new window to the world thanks to the provision of an innovative and interactive computer program.  Called “It’s Never 2 Late,” the large, touch-sc More...

State  Free Access 

Teen arrested in Pittsburgh-area mall shooting

MONROEVILLE (AP) — A teenager who police say opened fire at a Pittsburgh-area mall, shooting his intended target as well as a couple, was arrested early Sunday after police used surveillance footage and an Instagram photo to link the suspect to More...

Pay-to-play law not on radar after scandal

HARRISBURG (AP) — Even in the scandal-hardened Pennsylvania Capitol, the second “pay-to-play” scandal in as many years was a surprise to many.  More...

NFL concussion deal appears near, but concerns remain

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The potential $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion claims appears very close to winning final approval from a federal judge, to the chagrin of critics who believe the plan remains murky or pays too little to struggling fo More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 9   Humane Society p The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the OIP on Washington Street, Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Buckeyes beat Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Freshman D’Angelo Russell had 23 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds for his first college triple-double and No. More...

Griffin out indefinitely

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Blake Griffin is out indefinitely with a staph infection in his right elbow, leaving the Clippers without their All-Star forward as they fight for playoff position.  They got off to a rough start in his absence Sunday, More...

Davis leads No. 3 Baylor to 70-68 win over Texas

Women’s Basketball:

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nina Davis scored 15 of her 20 points in the second half, helping third-ranked Baylor beat Texas 70-68 on Sunday for its 21st straight victory.  Davis also blocked a driving shot by Brooke McCarty just before the final More...

Hints from Heloise

A common complaint

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about drivers in traffic:  “What bothers me is drivers who know a lane is ending or blocked and need to get over, yet they zoom past and wait till the very last minute to force their way i More...

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