December 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

MU medic owner charged with theft

The owner of a local emergency medical services provider is facing charges after a fivemonth investigation into missing medical bags from the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital Emergency Department.  More...

Local News

Alexandria council to advertise budget

Alexandria Borough Council members approved to advertise the budget at the regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening.  The budget is projected to have $54,435 in revenue and $49,431 in expenses, so they expect to have a $5,000 in excess funds.& More...

Wood Township budget approved

The Wood Township Supervisors Monday evening unanimously approved a 2016 budget and announced that real estate taxes will remain the same with formal action to take place next month.  More...

Making way for new store

Employees of Earthmovers Equipment Co. of Kylertown begin tearing down one of four houses along Moore Street purchased for the construction of a new Sheetz store in spring 2016. More...

World  Free Access 

New law heartens educators

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — School leaders and teachers who have argued that test scores alone shouldn’t make or break a school are hopeful the new federal education law will offer a truer picture of success.  More...

Critic of Lumber Liquidators backs off and shares soar

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Lumber Liquidators surged to two-month highs Tuesday after a hedge-fund operator, one of its earliest critics, said he was no longer betting against beleaguered flooring retailer.  The company has lost 75 percent More...

Consumer prices unchanged but core inflation up

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices were unchanged in November as declines in energy and food held down overall costs. But core inflation was up 2 percent over the 12 months ending in November. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 16 Adult Education Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Avalanche blank Blackhawks 3-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 29 shots for his first shutout of the season, leading the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-0 victory over Chicago on Tuesday night and snapping Blackhawks star Patrick Kane’s points streak at 26 games.  More...

Duke beats Georgia

Men’s Basketball:

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Brandon Ingram had season highs of 26 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 7 Duke beat Georgia Southern 99-65 on Tuesday night.  More...

Oregon State wins 75-51

Women’s Basketball:

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Ruth Hamblin had 12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks to help No. More...

People/Pastimes

A festive centerpiece for the celebration

As family gathers around the table, a fragrant, beautifully plated main dish is the focal point of any holiday meal. A richly flavored pork or beef dish that looks as good as it tastes will have guests passing their plates for more.  More...

Special Occasions

Dec. 16, 2015   Happy birthday wishes go out to Clara McMurtrie of Saltillo who turns 3 years old today, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. Happy birthday, Clara!   More...

Give the gift of sight

This holiday, give a gift that changes the way someone you care about sees the world - a gift that keeps giving even after the holidays are over.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wife should back off from giving advice

Dear Annie: My wife’s niece has a 3-year-old child whom we love dearly. We help take care of this child and pay for a great deal of the baby’s care.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015:  More...

Special election turnout decent

The Three Springs Borough special election Tuesday appears to have left the outcome of the Nov. general election unchanged.  More...

Commissioners approve agreements

The purchase of a number of service agreements were approved by the Huntingdon County Commissioners during their weekly meeting Tuesday that were delayed as a result of the state budget impasse.  More...

First-ever Whobilation planned for Bricktown

Inspired by the classic Dr. Seuss yuletide tale of a Grinch who learned to love Christmas, a Mount Union business is rallying the Bricktown for a four-day holiday celebration of community.  More...

Leaders call for water plant work deadline

Huntingdon Borough solicitor Richard Wilson presented information to council during its final regular meeting of the year Tuesday night involving the water treatment plant upgrades.  During the meeting, it was announced by borough engineer Kevin More...

State  Free Access 

Bill overhauling state, school pensions hits home stretch

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republican lawmakers’ longsought legislation to overhaul pension benefits for Pennsylvania state government and public school employees received what could be its final changes Tuesday before it becomes law.  One ch More...

Man ordered to stand trial in death of girlfriend

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man was ordered on Tuesday to stand trial in Philadelphia in the death of his live-in girlfriend, whose body was found a year ago in the trunk of a sedan parked at a southern New Jersey hotel.  More...

Fired fencing coach settles lawsuit against Penn State

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Penn State has mended fences with an accomplished coach it fired in 2013.  The fencing coach, Emmanuil Kaidanov, filed the federal lawsuit in Philadelphia last year, claiming he was fired after he was wrongly accused of r More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Seven made homeless in Joller house fire

75 Years Ago  Two Shavers Creek valley youths are being held in the Huntingdon County jail in default of bail pending a hearing before Justice of the Peace Ralph H. More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

Dec. 4, 2015  Linda S. Goodman, grantor, to Lavern Holdings LLC, property in Huntingdon Borough, $22,000.  Donald J. Duczkowski, grantor to Douglas Joseph Duczkowski, property in Juniata Township, $1.  Jesse A. More...

Valeant in new distribution deal with Walgreens

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has a new distribution deal with Walgreens, sending shares of the beleaguered Canadian drug company up sharply in morning trading.  More...

Local Sports

’Cats top BEA; Trojans down Rockets; Hornets, Titans lose

High School Wrestling:

Huntingdon 55, Bald Eagle 18   The Huntingdon wrestling continued the solid start to its season with a 55-18 win over Bald Eagle Area last evening at Wingate. It was the Bearcats’ third straight win over the Eagles.  More...

Tussey boys win 68-63 over Cards

Tussey Mountain played much better at Forbes Road Tuesday than it did at Tyrone Saturday. More...

Trojans win first; Rockets top F-M

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Mount Union 54 Williamsburg 42   A dominating effort on the boards and good work inside on the offensive end of the floor propelled the Mount Union girls’ basketball team to its first win of the season, a 54-42 Inter-County Conference Nort More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Can cloves have a second chance?

Dear Heloise: We always use whole cloves when baking a ham. Cloves are quite expensive, so we are wondering if they can be saved after baking, refrigerated and used a second time? — Sharon in Middletown, Ohio  More...

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