February 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Gathering together to share memories

It may have been the coldest night of the year, but friends, family members and staff basked in the warmth of shared memories as they gathered in the Commons at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, Sunday night for the sixth annual Lights of Love event. More...

Job training offered for local employees

Trainings for incumbent workers, those already employed, are now being marketed by the Huntingdon County Career- Link.  Helen Pyzowski, business services coordinator at the CareerLink, said companies can now take advantage of incumbent worker tr More...

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Local News

Police/Fire Log

House fire   More...

Saxton volunteer honored as Firefighter of the Year

Andrea Fields, 42, of Dudley joined the ranks of only a handful of women named Saxton Volunteer Fire Co. Firefighter of the Year. More...

Consultant clarifies county 911 board questions

During their monthly meeting Feb. More...

General News

Almost all of Lake Erie now covered by ice

CLEVELAND (AP) — The latest cold snap has almost all of Lake Erie covered by ice.  The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory says ice has formed across close to 94 percent of the lake. More...

Not again! Another storm blankets winter-weary New England

BOSTON (AP) — Snow and dangerously high winds roared into New England for the fourth time in less than a month, the latest blow to a region that has already seen more than 6 feet of snow in some areas.  More...

Researchers test device to help deaf children

WASHINGTON (AP) — At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children.  Born without working auditory nerves, she can detect sounds for the first time — and start to mimic them — after undergoing brai More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Oklahoma State edges Penn State 18-15

College Wrestling:

The Penn State Nittany Lion wrestling team, ranked No. 5 in the latest Intermat Tournament Power Index, dropped a thrilling and hard-fought 18-15 dual meet to No. 8 Oklahoma State in marquee wrestling action in Stillwater. More...

Wisconsin beats Illinois 68-49

Men’s Basketball:

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored 23 points, Bronson Koenig added 15, and No. 5 Wisconsin beat Illinois 68-49 on Sunday.  Nigel Hayes had 14 points for the Badgers, who are now off to their best start in school history at 23-2. More...

Merchant Marine sweeps Eagles

College Basketball:

A rough first half start put the Juniata men’s basketball team in an early hole that ultimately it could not recover from as host Merchant Marine defeated the Eagles 50-43 Saturday afternoon. More...

Senior Spotlight

COOKING FOR ONE OR TWO

Seniors face many changes as they move into their golden years. Downsizing living spaces and vehicles is common, as is implementing certain changes to improve quality of life. More...

BANISHING THE CHILLS

Do you find yourself wearing a sweater when it’s 75 degrees outside? Are you unable to tolerate the air conditioning on a steamy day? More...

Hints from Heloise

Can’t get the hang of it

Dear Readers: Here is this week’s SOUND OFF, about restaurants and jackets:  “Is there any logical reason why virtually all restaurants have no provision for hanging coats, etc.? More...

Special Sections

Frigid temps

While the temperature was recorded at minus 4 at Southside Elementary School in Walker Township around 7:30 a.m. More...

Questions remain after man located

After former Huntingdon resident and missing New Jersey man, Andrew Christopher Biddle, 45, appeared in the Atlantic County Superior Court last week after he went missing for seven months following a boating accident in Longport, New Jersey, in July More...

Region’s 2014 bear harvest totals were good

The state Game Commission has released bear harvest totals for 2014.  The education and information supervisor with the southcentral region Game Commission offices in Smithfield Township, Barry Leonard, said while the totals were good, the Game More...

State  Free Access 

Mansion fires spark $20M in payouts, suicide, fraud case

NEW HOPE (AP) — She bought draperies flecked with Swarovski crystals.  The ceiling mural at her “Gone with the Wind”-inspired mansion featured her family in robes, gazing down from the heavens.  More...

High Court must fix special prosecutor process

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, not known for being shy about defending its prerogatives, has put itself in a curious situation.  More...

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile crashes

ENOLA (AP) — An iconic Oscar Mayer Wienermobile has crashed into a pole in central Pennsylvania.  Officials say the giant hot dog on wheels slid off a road and slammed into a pole on Sunday in Enola, near Harrisburg.  No injuries were More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Feb. 16 AIDS Intervention p The Home Nursing Agency’s AIDS Intervention Project holds a meeting of the HIV+/ People Living With AIDS Support Group at 6:30 p.m. in Altoona. For additional information, call 1-800-445-6262 or 944-2982. More...

Local Sports

Glorioso, Boozel and Oliver win titles

Huntingdon repeats as team champ; Mykut is Coach of the Year

Day two of the District 6-AA wrestling championships at the Altoona Field House Saturday saw plenty of good things for the area schools. More...

Titan girls top A seed; boys are third in AA

District Five Basketball Playoffs:

Tussey Mountain’s girls are top seeded in Class A and the boys are seeded third in Class AA as the District Five playoffs are set.  The tournament will begin Thursday and conclude Feb. 27-28 at the Pitt-Johnstown fieldhouse.  More...

Hornets top Glendale 54-21 in ‘Pink Game’

Girls’ Basketball:

Juniata Valley built a 14-point lead in the opening quarter Saturday afternoon and then used a strong third-quarter effort to close its regular-season schedule with a 54-21 ICC North Division Pink Game victory over visiting Glendale.  More...

People/Pastimes

President’s Day spotlight: Millard Fillmore

Millard Filmore was the 13th President of the United States, assuming the nation’s highest office when President Zachary Taylor died in office after serving a little more than a year as president.  More...

Five tips for simple family weeknight meals

Most families aspire to spend more time together around the dinner table, but between work and after-school activities, it’s hard to find the time.  If you’re finding it tough to get your family to the table each night, here are a fe More...

Special Occasions

Feb. 16, 2015  Happy birthday wishes go out to Brandi Gates of Mapleton who celebrates her birthday today, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Happy birthday, Brandi! More...

Annie's Mailbox

Regular dental visits are important

Dear Annie: Can you tell me whether this is a scam? Dentists are now telling seniors that their old fillings need to be replaced. My dentist told me this, and I’ve never had a bit of trouble with my fillings or teeth. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aquarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015: More...

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