February 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Broad Top pastor to fill TMSB seat

A Broad Top area minister was appointed to the nine-member Tussey Mountain School Board during the board’s monthly session Monday evening in the high school administrative suite in East Saxton.  More...

Fire destroys Wayne Twp. family’s house

Firefighters from volunteer fire companies in Huntingdon and Mifflin counties spent most of Monday morning battling a dwelling fire, and also the elements.  Mifflin County 911 dispatched units to 119 Coys Lane in Wayne Township, Mifflin County, More...

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Local News

Driver hits Western Auto, flees scene

Huntingdon Borough Police are looking for the operator of a Volkswagen Jetta they believe struck the corner of the Western Auto Radio Shack store at the corner of Seventh and Washington streets in Huntingdon Borough early this morning.  Accordin More...

One-vehicle crash

Volunteers from Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Co. responded to a one-vehicle crash on James Creek Road just north of the intersection with state Route 994 in Lincoln Township at 1:20 p.m. Feb. 12. More...

Police Log

Burglary   More...

General News

Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation’s classrooms: Teachers and staff me More...

Local Sports

Trojans end season with win at Branch

The Mount Union girls’ basketball team finished its season in Allport Monday night with a 44-39 Inter-County Conference North win over West Branch to complete the season sweep of the Warriors.  More...

Rockets down Purchase Line 49-41

Some nerves and a sluggish start left seventh-seeded Southern Huntingdon dealing with a nine-point deficit at the quarter mark during Monday evening’s District Six Class AA first-round contest at Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg. More...

Southern ousted by Blairsville

Southern Huntingdon knew it had a tough task ahead of playing its first-round District 6-AA contest at Central Cambria Monday against Blairsville. More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown Senior Center hosts February meeting

The Bricktown Senior Citizens held its monthly meeting Feb. 4 at the Bricktown Senior Center, 18 N. More...

Engaged to Wed

Valarie Corbin and David Lester Jr., both of Huntingdon, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jean Corbin of Huntingdon and the late Mark Corbin. More...

Boy Scout Troop 28

While most people were snuggled in a favorite chair, wrapped in a warm afghan, Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 28, including, kneeling, from the left, Nathaniel McClain, Jacob Smithmyer; back row, Sean M More...

Special Sections

Subzero temps break records

Record-low temperatures were broken in many parts of the state Sunday night and early Monday due to the subzero cold that has invaded the state and county.  In other parts of the state, the National Weather Service reported Monday morning’ More...

HASD gatherings seek public input

Huntingdon Area School District superintendent Fred Foster wants the parents of the district to know nothing is being done at this point in time to change the way the elementary schools are structured.  In October, Foster suggested the district More...

Blueprint leaders form goals, plans

The Juniata River Blueprint Community (JRBC) group revealed during a public meeting Monday night specific goals and three projects on which it will be focusing.  More...

Township supervisors to resolve road issues

Springfield Township Supervisors Allen Allison, Kevin Detwiler and chairman Larry Grissinger agreed Monday evening to accept stone, equipment and trucking bids.  The supervisors also discussed progress being made to settle right of way issues al More...

State  Free Access 

Guilty plea to cap steep fall for ex-state treasurer

HARRISBURG (AP) — It has been a precipitous fall for Rob McCord.  He announced his candidacy for Pennsylvania governor in September 2013, fresh off his re-election as state treasurer, and helped fight then-Gov. More...

Severe cold weather causes school closures, power outages

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bone-chilling temperatures prompted closure of schools in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on Monday and led to equipment failures that cut power to thousands of customers as the commonwealth was warned to prepare for the arrival More...

Posts or puzzles, mail carrier has a way with letters

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The best ideas percolate when Jules Markey walks his Center City postal route. Down and across zip code 19130, he fills the silvery stacked mailboxes of five high-rise apartment buildings on Spring Garden Street. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 17 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 

Late run give Virginia 61-49 win over Pitt

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 18 points and No. 2 Virginia used a late 8-0 scoring run to beat Pittsburgh 61-49 on Monday night. More...

Loyd leads Notre Dame win victory over Duke

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jewell Loyd scored 21 points to lead No. 4 Notre Dame to a 63-50 win over No. 10 Duke on Monday night. Duke started strong, jumping out to a 14-5 lead over the first 5:31. More...

Hearst’s dog wins group at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — Famed and infamous heiress Patty Hearst was back in the news Monday after a dog she co-owns won its group at the Westminster Kennel Club show. A shih tzu called Rocket was picked as the top toy dog at Madison Square Garden. More...

Editorial

Death penalty

Gov. Wolf has put a temporary stop on the use of the death penalty in Pennsylvania. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Feb. 13

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Feb. 13.  House  More...

At the fringes no longer

It’s that time of year and Americans are honoring some of our favorite presidents. How about honoring our female presidents this time around?  Oh, I forgot. There aren’t any.  More...

Chatter Box

Groundhog has few fans

Did you hear police in New Hampshire have issued an arrest warrant for Punxsutawney Phil, accusing him of failing to disclose that six more weeks of winter would bring “mountains of snow?”  More...

Healthy Living

KEEP YOUR HEART RUNNING STRONG INTO YOUR GOLDEN YEARS

Heart health should be a concern for people of all ages, but especially so for men and women over 50. More...

HOW TO EAT AFTER 50

As people age, their dietary needs begin to change. More...

THESE PLANTS CAN IMPROVE INDOOR AIR QUALITY

Indoor air quality is not often an issue in the warmer months, when many homeowners open their windows to let the fresh air of the great outdoors enter their homes in abundance. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Set boundaries in your home

Dear Annie: My wife’s sister is 21, lives with her parents and has extremely violent longlasting outbursts that culminate in her being verbally and physically abusive. More...

Doctor K

Urgent care centers are for non-emergencies

DEAR DOCTOR K: What are urgent care centers? Are they the same as emergency rooms?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aquarius if born before 3:50 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015:  More...

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