February 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Charities work to meet needs in cold

One sign of bitterly cold temperatures is the mercury dropping, but another is the rising need for heating fuel and assistance to pay for that fuel.  More...

Scam artists offering ‘grants’ for payment

Consumers are being warned to watch out for a grant scam.  In the local iteration of the scam, consumers are contacted and told they can receive a $10,000 grant from the federal Department of Health and Human Services for being a “good cit More...

Local News

Drug defendants’ cases heard in court

Defendants rounded up in two separate drugs busts last year were in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Former SHCSD worker’s case moves forward

A Saltillo woman accused of removing over $10,000 from vending machines in the Southern Huntingdon County School District appeared before the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Police Log

Crashes   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

MU being considered for museum project

75 Years Ago  The inclement weather has made it impossible for many of the workers in the Salvation Army fundraising campaign to conduct the solicitation of homes assigned to them. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 20 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Islanders cool off Predators 5-2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Leddy had a goal and two assists, Jaroslav Halak tied the team record for wins in a season, and the New York Islanders cooled off the NHL-leading Nashville Predators with a 5-2 win on Thursday night.  More...

Raiders, Chargers may share L.A. stadium

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns, the teams said in a joint statement, adding another laye More...

Jordan leads Clippers to win over Spurs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DeAndre Jordan had 26 points and 18 rebounds, Jamal Crawford added 26 points and the Los Angeles Clippers beat San Antonio 119-115 Thursday night, increasing their lead over the Spurs by 1 1/2 games in the West.  More...

School News

Area students named to fall 2014 dean’s list

The following students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at Clarion University:  — Sarah Jefferis of Alexandria — Erin Curfman of Cassville — Asia Barron of Huntingdon — Zachary More...

School Lunch Menu

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Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Stainless steel kitchen   I loved my new kitchen with the stainless steel appliances, but I hated the fingerprints that were always present. Then my friend suggested that I give them a very light coat of baby oil. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Boyfriend will not get rid of his harem

Dear Annie: I’m in my early 50s, single again after a long 20-year relationship that should have ended sooner. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Aries if born before 4:38 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015:  More...

Planners discuss Sheetz rezoning

Representatives from Sheetz Inc. presented information on rezoning efforts in Huntingdon Borough to members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission Thursday night in preparation for upgrades to the franchise’s 14th Street store.  More...

Weather changes school calendars

After a week of delays and early dismissals, classes at Huntingdon County schools were canceled today due to belowfreezing temperatures and wind chill advisories.  Although only one local district has added a day to its school year so far, the w More...

Fluctuating temperatures lead to road issues

As cold temperatures have descended upon the region, road surface problems may become prevalent.  Anthony Scalia, safety press officer with PennDOT District 9, said Pennsylvania is unique in its climate and that leads to potholes.  More...

Obituaries

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FBI pursuing leads in decade-old disappearance

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Investigators said they have promising leads in the case of a couple who vanished from a Philadelphia bar a decade ago, but officials marked the mystery’s 10th anniversary Thursday by again pleading with the public for More...

Wolf puts on hold search for open records head

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is holding off on a search for a permanent director of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records while a state court considers whether he had legal authority to fire the last one.  More...

Murder suspect dubbed ‘Michelangelo’ of injections

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist who did illegal cosmetic surgery on the side boasted at her murder trial Thursday that her body sculpting work was so popular she was dubbed “the Michelangelo of buttocks injections.” &nbs More...

Local Sports

District Basketball:

Class AAA released; games rescheduled

The District Six basketball committee yesterday released pairings for the Class AAA playoffs and both Huntingdon teams will be involved.  The Bearcat boys (13-9) are seeded fourth in a field of five teams, while the girls (10-12) are third-seede More...

People/Pastimes

Stay on track with your wellness goals this year

With dreams of bettering their lives, people of all ages pledge to create resolutions with the start of every year. Many people discover, however, that it’s easy to make a resolution but difficult to stick to it.  More...

Special Occasions

Feb. 20, 2015 Happy birthday wishes go out to Sam Feagley of Huntingdon who turns 17 years old today, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015. Happy birthday, Sam! More...

Press Club

Guest urges Hornets to simplify

One of the most important things that Juniata Valley High School’s Sustainability Club has been learning about this year is the human impact on the environment around them and, also, the impact of materials. More...

Seniors bid farewell to MU dance team

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” –Martha Graham  More...

CCA Spirit Week creates memories

Calvary Christian Academy students came dressed to impress for Spirit Week this year. The five dress-up days for the week were Patriotic Day, Historical Figure Day, Class Theme Day, Clash Day and School Spirit Day.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Who stole my trash can?

Dear Heloise: My city provides each house with a container for trash collection and one for recycling. Our trash can recently went MISSING. I looked around but can’t find it. Why would someone steal a trash can? More...

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