December 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Lake lowered to winter pool levels

As winter approaches, visitors to Raystown Lake may notice more visible shorelines.  “We’re not doing a draw down,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park ranger and water safety coordinator Alicia Palmer said. More...

Smithfield supervisors OK preliminary budget

Residents in Smithfield Township will not see a tax increase in the new year as the township supervisors approved their preliminary 2016 budget during the last regular monthly meeting of 2015 Tuesday night.  The township will see revenues totali More...

Local News

Commissioners discuss job opening, agreement

The Huntingdon County Commissioners engaged in a discussion about a job opening and possible agreement with Huntingdon County CareerLink at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  Huntingdon County planning director Mark Colussy also sought the approval More...

Area brief

Zumba class to benefit Toys for Tots   More...

Broad Top leaders hear bridge project details

An update on the proposed construction of a new $10 million, two-lane bridge at Hopewell highlighted the monthly meeting of the Broad Top Township Supervisors Tuesday evening in the municipal building in Defiance.  On hand for the session were More...

World  Free Access 

Appalachia grasps for hope as coal jobs fade

WELCH, W.Va. (AP) — The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury’s mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. More...

Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis.  The Fed governors voted 5-0 Monday at a public meeting to downsi More...

Volkswagen brand US sales fall

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal took a serious bite out of the company’s U.S. sales last month.  The German automaker reports that November U.S. sales fell almost 25 percent from a year ago. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 2 Adult Education Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information. More...

Around The Broad Top

Remnants of logging railroads can still be found in area

Travel through many southcentral Pennsylvania counties and chances are you come across remnants of several old “logging railroad” operations which once dotted the rural landscape.  More...

People/Pastimes

Flavorful holiday treats to make with family

A staple of the holidays, flavorful desserts bring a seasonal spread together like nothing else, and whipping up those desserts is a perfect time to spend some quality time with your family.  More...

Tips for winning a scholarship

Winning a scholarship can be as competitive as gaining entrance to the college of your choice. More...

School News

Huntingdon student named to honors program

Jerica Shuck, a sophomore English professional writing major from Huntingdon, was named to the honors program at Elizabethtown College for the 2015-2016 academic year. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015:  More...

‘Attorney’ files for bankruptcy

A James Creek woman accused of practicing law without a license for nearly a decade appeared before a United States bankruptcy trustee in Lewistown Tuesday.  Kimberly Kitchen, 46, filed a joint bankruptcy petition under Chapter 7 of the United S More...

Area school boards begin reorganizing

By law, school boards across the state will be required to reorganize in the next two weeks.  “School boards provide local governance for school districts,” David Christopher, Juniata Valley School District superintendent, said. More...

Organizations partner to send care packages

For servicemen and women deployed overseas, packages from home carry not only comforts, but a much-needed morale boost.  Deathbunny LLC, Camp Liberty Veterans Association and Planet LoveJoy have teamed up to organize a six-day supply drive to cr More...

State  Free Access 

Kane turns to former AG to lead porn email probe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A team of Washington-based lawyers will comb through thousands of emails on government computers in an independent review of pornographic and other objectionable content shared among judges, prosecutors and others, embattled More...

Police say they’ve found cop-killing suspect’s rifle

NEW FLORENCE (AP) — State police found the rifle they believe was used to kill a western Pennsylvania police officer, but it wasn’t where the suspect charged in the shooting said he lost it.  More...

Man who claimed water system poisoned gets lengthy sentence

HOLLIDAYSBURG (AP) — A former Army National Guardsman convicted of sending an email from a prison computer claiming the local water system had been poisoned has been sentenced to at least six years in prison.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Festival of Trees opens in downtown Huntingdon

75 Years Ago  Admiral William D. Leahy, newly appointed ambassador to France, arrived from Puerto Rico and left immediately for Washington where he had been summoned by President Roosevelt for a conference.  More...

Business News

Bricktown Events ribbon cutting

Business, community and state leaders gathered to mark the grand opening of Bricktown Events in downtown Mount Union Nov. 20. More...

UnitedHealth CEO terms ACA exchange growth a ‘bad decision’

UnitedHealth CEO Stephen Hemsley offered a mea culpa Tuesday for his company’s decision to dive deeper into the Affordable Care Act’s public insurance exchanges, a move that ultimately forced the nation’s largest health insurer to c More...

Real Estate Transfers

Nov. 20, 2015  Gary M. Reider and Carolyn R. Reider, grantors, to Daniel T. McElroy and Pamela L. McElroy, property in Cromwell Township, $72,000.  James L. Dial Jr. and Debra L. Dial, grantors, to James A. Worthy Jr. and Michele L. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pens end long drought with 5-1 win in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists and Phil Kessel scored twice to help the Pittsburgh Penguins get their first win in San Jose in more than 18 years, 5-1 over the Sharks on Tuesday night.  More...

Sixers beat Lakers for first win

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kobe Bryant won over the fans. More...

LA franchise is hot button topic for owners

Counting the decade before he became commissioner, Roger Goodell has been working to put an NFL franchise back in Los Angeles and inside a new stadium for as long as it took 100,000 slave laborers to build the Great Pyramid of Giza.  So how&rsqu More...

Annie's Mailbox

Golf balls don’t belong in kitchen sink

Dear Annie: Please help settle a dispute between my wife and me. I have been an avid golf player for the past 20 years. After every Sunday game, I come home and wash the golf balls in the kitchen sink. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Are plastic eggs OK?

Dear Heloise: I loved your recipe for an OMELET IN A BAG. However, my question is: Are they safe and healthy (the eggs interacting with the plastic)? More...

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