December 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Supervisor voices fraud allegations

An outgoing Springfield Township Supervisor made accusations of fraud during the board’s final meeting of 2015 Monday night.  More...

Latest ‘Star Wars’ film draws crowds locally

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” jolted box offices across the country out of their slumber with a record-breaking $247 million draw during its opening weekend.  While news that tickets were sold out for the first week in more urban ar More...

Local News

November rainfall down from 2014

The Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency has reported the rainfall totals for November.  The average across the month was 1.4 inches. More...

Woman sentenced for stealing checks

A Huntingdon woman was sentenced to state prison in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas for stealing checks Thursday.  More...

HCBI members hear partner updates

The board of directors of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) held a brief business meeting Monday at the Huntingdon Country Club.  In the membership committee report, Eden Addis, HCBI director of business outreach, said a mailing has More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 22 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 

Western Kentucky tops USF 45-35

Miami Beach Bowl:

MIAMI (AP) — Brandon Doughty’s final game at Western Kentucky perfectly epitomized his career with the Hilltoppers, with a slow start followed by a record-setting finish.  Doughty threw for 461 yards and three touchdowns, and No. More...

Woodson retiring

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Raiders safety Charles Woodson is retiring after 18 seasons.  Woodson announced that he will end his career after the final two games of this season. More...

Stafford leads Lions over Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For all the arm talent Matthew Stafford has displayed in his seven NFL seasons, it was his efficiency and decision-making that sparked the Detroit Lions to a big lead and helped prevent them from squandering it.  More...

People/Pastimes

Moose Lodge aids Salvation Army

Salvation Army Auxiliary Captain Charity Bender accepted a $1,000 check from members and officers of the Moose Lodge and Family Center No. More...

Engaged to Wed

Shawna Todaro of Mount Union and Daryl Wilson of Shirleysburg are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ronda Todaro of Mount Union. More...

Enagaged to Wed

Brett Oberschmidt of Moseley, Virginia, and Timothy Cousins of Annapolis, Maryland, are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Doctor K

Exercise can prevent sudden cardiac arrest

DEAR DOCTOR K: My wife saw something on the news about a man who died of sudden cardiac arrest while jogging. Now she doesn’t want me to exercise. I’d really love to get my running shoes back on. More...

Budget outlook remains unclear

With Christmas fast approaching, there’s no end in sight for the state budget impasse.  “I believe there is a high level of frustration felt among all our rank and file House members as well as the leadership team as far as what dire More...

Huntingdon Boro. fiscal plan OK’d

After 10 days of being on display, Huntingdon Borough Council approved its final budget for 2016 during a special meeting Monday evening.  Council members Scott Shaffer and Donna Isenberg were not present.  The budget calls for no tax hike More...

Unique baby names a local trend this year

Baby name trends have seen a fair amount of diversity and uniqueness throughout the years.  As 2015 draws to a close, the maternity nurses at J.C. More...

World  Free Access 

New rules bringing kidneys to hardest-to-transplant patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — A shake-up of the nation’s kidney transplant system means more organs are getting to patients once thought nearly impossible to match, according to early tracking of the new rules.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mail carriers to deliver record amount of mail

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon mail carriers, letter and parcel post, will deliver more mail to patrons today than any time in the history of the post office, according to Frank Warfel, assistant postmaster.  More...

Area brief

First Day Hike at Greenwood Furnace   More...

Local Sports

Bearcats pull away for win over Trojans

Girls’ Basketball:

Mount Union’s Diana Roher dropped in a fast-break layup with 2:19 left in the third quarter to give the Trojans a one-point lead in Monday evening’s non-league game at Huntingdon. More...

Trojans and Rockets suffer losses

Boys’ Basketball:

Tyrone 64 Mount Union 41   More...

Both Huntingdon teams dominate

High School Swimming:

Out of the 22 events during Monday afternoon’s swim meet at Northern Cambria, Huntingdon won 21 of those events, including the boys (5-2) sweeping all 11 of their events en route to pounding a limited Colts squad 102-34. More...

Editorial

What others are saying

Millennials better start thinking about retirement

I’m only 24, but I signed up for the 401(k) plan at work as soon as I qualified. I’m privileged to have a responsible employer and to belong a union that fought for its members’ right to enjoy decent retirement benefits. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Dec. 11

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Dec. 11.  House  More...

Coke’s PR scam explodes

If your car’s battery terminals are corroded, just open a can of Coca-Cola. More...

Chatter Box

A love-hate relationship

I have a love-hate relationship with the week before Christmas. I love all the excitement building up to the day, but not the stress of trying to get it all done by Christmas Eve. More...

Healthy Living

Household mold and your health

Are your child’s asthma attacks becoming more frequent and serious? Are you continually catching colds? These situations may be the result of exposure to mildew without you even knowing it.  More...

Chew your way to slimness

Chewing our food thoroughly can help us to eat less. This fact has been demonstrated in a recent study showing the influence of oral stimulation on our feelings of satiety and the number of calories ingested.  More...

Walking towards a better quality of life

New technologies have transformed our way of working, but they have also influenced our lifestyles by reducing the amount of physical activity we do. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Daughter-in-law sounds immature, selfish

Dear Annie: Please help us with an upcoming dilemma. Our son, daughter in law and grandchildren all live in another state. We spend Christmas with them every other year. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015:  More...

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