December 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

HCBI board members listen to hospital news

The board of directors of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) heard a presentation from Linda Carpenter, director of development and the J.C. More...

Saxton leaders discuss continuing police deal

Saxton Borough Council Monday evening authorized its police committee to set up a meeting with the Liberty Township Supervisors in attempts to salvage an intermunicipal police agreement for police services shared between the two municipalities.  More...

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Franklin Twp. caverns on real estate market

Historic Indian Caverns, on Route 45, in Franklin Township, is for sale.  The cavern has been operated as a tourist attraction in the county for more than 85 years by the Wertz family.  More...

Walker Twp. Supervisors accept resignations

Monday evening’s Walker Township meeting was marked by the acceptance of resignations from three township municipal authority board members.  Randy Hockenberry, Les VanAlstyne and Steve Felton all submitted their resignations after a diffe More...

Blistering cold follows on heels of wintry storm

A wintry chill was taking hold Tuesday in the Southwest, where forecasters warned of freezing temperatures in the desert and wind that could kick up freshly fallen snow in mountainous areas.  The chilly predictions follow storms that moved acros More...

World  Free Access 

Who’s too old for major treatment?

CHICAGO (AP) — Irwin Weiner felt so good after heart surgery a few weeks before turning 90 that he stopped for a pastrami sandwich on the way home from the hospital. Dorothy Lipkin danced after getting a new hip at age 91. More...

In schools, on streets and TV, children feel Muslim backlash

A backlash against American Muslims is leaving a mark on some of the nation’s youngest minds.  More...

Local Sports

Bilheimer named LC Senior Scholar Athlete

Since the 2007-08 season, the Landmark Conference has recognized one student-athlete from each sport who has excelled both academically and athletically. More...

Trojans, Hornets, Rockets all lose

Boys’ Basketball:

Mount Union  The Mount Union boys’ basketball team played a good first quarter, but Williamsburg got heated up in the second quarter and went on an 11-point run and didn’t look back in a 68-42 Inter County Conference North victory Mo More...

Bearcats boys win, girls settle for tie

High School Swimming:

Martin Berger and Ben Atherton earned a pair of individual first-place finishes and were part of three relay victories to help Huntingdon’s boys (3-2) to a 100-67 team victory over Ligonier Valley Monday evening inside Juniata College’s B More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

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Religious subversion

Up until the time “The Donald” formed Donald Trump and the Trumpettes, I never understood that the United States had in fact been infiltrated with so many subversive organizations.  More...

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A fantastic community

Do we live in a fantastic community or what? I could be wrong, but I doubt there are many communities that could come together in just a few short hours to replace toys lost in the Salvation Army fire for those in need in Huntingdon County.  More...

Healthy Living

How to hang holiday lights

Holiday lighting displays are a beloved tradition come December, as homeowners and businesses alike string lights to make the season even more festive. More...

Celebrate with safety around your tree this holiday season

Christmas trees are a beloved staple of the holiday season. More...

Electrical safety tips for holiday decorating

Everyone has at least one -- the house on the street that lights up in splendor around the holiday season. Decorations are in abundance both indoors and out, and just seeing the house brings on a smile. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 12:13 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015:  More...

Budget impacts JVBDS services

Commissioners from three counties gathered to discuss the impacts of the state budget impasse on Juniata Valley Behavioral & Developmental Services (JVBDS) Monday morning in Lewistown.  More...

HASB members consider funding

Tactics to counter the budget stalemate in Harrisburg were at the forefront of discussions at the combined Huntingdon Area School Board work session and meeting Monday night.  More...

Three Springs voters head to polls

Three Springs Borough Council member Karen Flasher spoke to voter Denny Scott outside the Three Springs Senior Center this morning, where folks were casting their votes in a special election for coun More...

Area EMS personnel hear system updates

Over the last six weeks, there have been three meetings with emergency medical service (EMS) providers across the county to present the new EMS Transport System with J.C. More...

State  Free Access 

Kane, aides sued by analyst with whistleblower claims

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general, her spokesman and her chief of staff were sued in federal court on Monday by a former human resources analyst who says he was fired for recommending the chief of staff be terminated over More...

Driver says he blacked out before fatal bus wreck

A tractor-trailer driver says a medical condition caused him to black out before a crash in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains that killed two Italian tourists aboard a charter bus and its driver.  More...

Some school districts may lose ability to borrow

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s long budget stalemate could soon make it impossible for some of the state’s poorest school districts to get another loan to stay open.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Foot of snow makes travel tricky

75 Years Ago  Mobilization of the Pennsylvania National Guard, originally planned between Jan. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 15 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 

Crawford’s trey gives Clippers win over Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. More...

Giants top Dolphins 31-24

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — With the score tied in the fourth quarter, Odell Beckham Jr. somehow slipped 5 yards behind the secondary.  That turned out to be the winning margin for the New York Giants.  More...

Capitals beat Pens 4-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored twice and added an assist as the Washington Capitals spoiled Mike Sullivan’s coaching debut for the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-1 win on Monday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sylvie Megan Jones who turns 6 years old today, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015. Her proud parents are Lindsay (Hess) and Brendan Jones of Burlington, Vermont. More...

SSTC maintains premier hiking trail

With more than 80 miles of trail available to the public, the Standing Stone Trail is among Huntingdon County’s elite natural and recreational areas. More...

Engaged to Wed

Barbara Lininger and Randy Barr of Huntingdon are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Eugene and Dorothy Ramey. She is employed at J.C. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Threatening to sue should be last resort

Dear Annie: A group of us have been friends for more than 40 years. More...

Doctor K

Many options exist to treat pain following stroke

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been in pain ever since I had a stroke about six months ago. What will relieve it?  DEAR READER: Pain is a frequent complication of stroke. It generally falls into one of two types, local or central.  More...

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