November 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bear season slated to open Saturday

As November continues on to Thanksgiving, Saturday ushers in the first day of bear rifle season across the state.  “The big thing is, we want everybody to be safe,” said state Game Commissioner information and education supervisor fo More...

Supervisor appointed to seat in Shirley Twp.

The Shirley Township Supervisors welcomed a new member  at their monthly meeting Thursday night. More...

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Coldest temps of season in store for weekend

County residents may be experiencing a bit of whiplash when it comes to the weather this week with temperatures ranging from 65 degrees to 45 degrees, but that’s perfectly normal for this time of year.  According to Accuweather.com, the co More...

DUI defendants enter pleas in court

A Huntingdon man pleaded guilty to a charge of driving under the influence in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Man to be evaluated for state program

A Petersburg man will be evaluated for the state intermediate punishment program after appearing in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

World  Free Access 

House OK of GOP Syrian refugee curbs is just start of fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans embarrassed President Barack Obama by winning veto-proof House approval of legislation blocking Syrian and Iraqi refugees from the U.S., but from here the effort may take a different turn in Congress.  More...

FBI head: No credible threat to US after Paris attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey said Thursday there is no credible threat to the United States following the Paris terror attacks, and that investigators have found no links between the attackers and the U.S.  More...

Bipartisan push in Senate for war powers after attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Paris attacks have given new impetus to a bipartisan push to approve new war powers to fight Islamic State militants, with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday joining Republican and Democra More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ovechkin breaks record in 3-2 loss to Stars

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored his 484th NHL goal, breaking Sergei Fedorov’s record for most by a Russian-born player, but the Dallas Stars bounced back to beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 Thursday night.  More...

Virginia bounces back against Bradley

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Anthony Gill scored 16 points, Malcolm Brogdon had 13 and No. 6 Virginia bounced back from its first loss of the season with an 82-57 victory over Bradley at the Charleston Classic on Thursday night.  More...

PSU’s Nassib tabbed as Nagurski finalist

UNIVERSITY PARK — Senior defensive end Carl Nassib (West Chester, Pa.) is one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy for the Nation’s Top Defensive Player. More...

Press Club

HCCTC prepares youth to protect community

In light of recent tragic events taking place such as terrorist attacks in Paris, wildfires out west and a school shooting in Oregon, citizens everywhere are concerned and left feeling uncertain. More...

SHC class teaches life skills

Teaching teenagers about life is an important part of school. It is really the main goal. Southern Huntingdon County High School has its very own class specifically for that in a course titled family consumer science.  More...

JV to host county chorus festival

This year’s 26th Annual County Chorus Festival will be held at Juniata Valley High School. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Before bed   I like a warm bed, so I turn my electric blanket on 30 minutes before going to bed. I can often turn it lower or even off when I crawl under the covers. This saves a little on the electric bill.  Reuse pans   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Stores are reluctant to challenge patrons

Dear Annie: I would like to know why stores allow people to bring their pets inside. I have seen dogs sitting in the carts with their blankets as the owners push through the store. I often see one particular owner at the same store. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Pisces if born before 10:12 a.m. (EDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Land use maps to be updated

Members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission were given a preview of the county’s new land use maps at their regular monthly meeting held Thursday night.  More...

Fairfield Inn adds new meeting space

The Fairfield Inn & Suites on Shaner Boulevard, off Route 26 in Smithf ield Town- ship, has added a new meeting room to its list of ameni- ties to serve both visitors to the area and residents.  “We’ve felt a need for it for a lo More...

Longtime Huntingdon dog groomer retires

A well-known dog groomer in Huntingdon has decided to hang up her clippers and call it a day.  Ann Reynolds, who’s been in the pet grooming business for dogs and cats for 41 and one-half years, officially retired and closed her business, B More...

State  Free Access 

In America’s Little Syria, a divide on accepting refugees

ALLENTOWN (AP) — A few days ago, a pastor asked Syrian-born restaurant owner Marie Jarrah to donate food to a welcoming event for recently arrived Syrian refugees. Jarrah, who said she regularly helps people in need, declined.  More...

Court rules against Verizon in million-dollar tax fight

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court has ruled against Verizon in an 11-year-old tax dispute about whether the company owes millions over revenues from installing private phone lines, providing directory assistance and performin More...

Republican liquor plan passes state House amid budget talks

HARRISBURG (AP) — A divided state House on Thursday sent a new proposal to privatize Pennsylvania’s government run liquor system to the Senate, a plan not much different from a Republicanbacked bill that Democratic Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Plans complete for official opening of Arrow Co.

75 Years Ago  Paul Free of Latta Grove killed a black bear near Cedar Run, Lycoming County. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

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

Local Sports

Three Eagles are honorable mention

Three Juniata football players were recognized by USA College Football on Wednesday. More...

People/Pastimes

Five easy DIY car maintenance projects

It’s no secret that regular maintenance helps prolong the life and performance of your vehicle, but you may be surprised by how many routine maintenance tasks you can complete by yourself at home.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy belated birthday wishes go out to Maddison Quinn Cousins, who turned 1 year old Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Her proud parents are Matthew and Linsey Cousins of Hampton, Virginia. More...

Install an air filter like a pro

Replacing your own air filter is an easy way to save the time and expense of a trip to the repair shop. Follow these simple steps from the experts at FRAM to be on your way to cleaner air in your vehicle in just a few minutes:  1. More...

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Mount Union Area Junior High School Honor Rolls

Amy Smith, Mount Union Area Junior High School principal, announced the following honor roll for the first marking period of the 2015-16 school year:  7th Grade  Distinguished Honor Roll  More...

Williamsburg High School Honor Rolls

Williamsburg High School has announced the honor rolls for the first marking period of the 2015-16 school year.  Grade 7  High Honors  Madalyn Whitaker.  Honors  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Seeing the light on dark night

Dear Heloise: One night, I came home late and noticed that I had forgotten to turn on my FRONTPORCH LIGHT. It was really dark, and without the light I knew I was going to have trouble getting my key into the keyhole.  More...

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