December 23, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

County, DOC enter meals contract

A one-year agreement with the state Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide meals for both the staff and inmates at the county jail will save the county at least $260,000 in the coming year.  The agreement is set to begin Friday, Jan. More...

Students illustrate communication

There’s more than one way to tell a story, and seventh and eighth grade students at Huntingdon Area Middle School got an opportunity to learn a unique way to do just that with a published author Monday and Tuesday.  More...

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Local News

Another billboard

Crews from Mangery Crane Co. of Greensburg placed a double-sided billboard near Subway along Route 22 in Smithfield Township Tuesday. The billboard is owned by Statler Billboards of Greensburg. More...

Shirley Twp. budget approved

The Shirley Township Supervisors approved their 2016 budget during a meeting Thursday night.  The budget is balanced and shows a gross profit and gross expenditure of $438,850. More...

Springfield supervisors hold final meeting

The Springfield Township Supervisors handled an array of business at their final meeting of 2015.  In the truck and equipment report, board chairman Larry Grissinger said cylinders have been replaced on the township’s large grader and a ti More...

World  Free Access 

Holiday shopping 2015: Consumers buying less expensive gifts

NEW YORK (AP) — Cheap is the new chic for holiday gifts.  Jana Montero, who has in the past bought loved ones iPods and tablets for Christmas, has changed her attitude about gift giving: This holiday season, she’s grabbing candle set More...

Existing home sales tank in Nov.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Home sales plunged sharply in November, as buyers faced rising prices and new regulations that might have delayed some closings.  The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that sales of existing homes collapsed 10 More...

FAA fines Boeing $12M for fuel tank, other violations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boeing has agreed to pay $12 million for failing to meet a deadline to submit service instructions that would enable airlines to reduce the risk of fuel tank explosions on hundreds of planes, among other violations, the Federa More...

Around The Broad Top

Recalling boyhood memories of Robertsdale

Well, it’s nearly Christmas and not far behind, New Year’s Day. And another year older!  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Blues cool down Bruins with 2-0 victory

BOSTON (AP) — Jake Allen stopped 32 shots for his fifth shutout, Vladimir Tarasenko and Robby Fabbri scored third-period goals and the St. More...

Lakers rally to beat Nuggets

DENVER (AP) — Kobe Bryant tied a season high with 31 points after missing a game with a sore right shoulder, and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 21-point, first-half deficit to beat the short-handed Denver Nuggets 111-107 on Tuesday night More...

Panthers land 10 Pro Bowl selections

NEW YORK (AP) — The undefeated Carolina Panthers led the NFL with 10 players selected for the Pro Bowl on Tuesday.  The Panthers are two wins away from a perfect regular season. More...

School News

Bloomsburg University announces dean’s list

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of students named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2015-2016 academic year.  Local students named to the dean’s list include Karis Cornelius of Orbis More...

Annie's Mailbox

Contact Adult Protective Services for help

Dear Annie: After my dad died, my mom went to live out of state with my brother and his wife. My brother took control of everything. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Road trip with a special dish

Dear Readers: If you are headed to a holiday gathering with a SPECIALTY DISH, here are some hints to help get food to the destination safely:  — If the dish needs assembly or cooking there, make arrangements ahead with the host so there ar More...

Special Sections

County’s budget has no tax hike

The Huntingdon County Commissioners officially adopted the 2016 budget at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  The budget, based on level funding from the state, is a balanced one with no tax increase, with revenues and expenditures equaling $18,405,2 More...

Restaurant appears closed for business

Less than four months after Jefferson Diner 2 opened as a 24/7 restaurant, the establishment appears to be closed for business. More...

Service offers calm in busy season

As the darkness of the winter  solstice sharply contrasts with the season of cheer, a “Longest Night” service was held at the  Stone Church of the Brethren, Huntingdon, Tuesday evening to ease that transition.   More...

State  Free Access 

Votes signal breakthrough in budget stalemate

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrats and moderate Republicans upended House GOP majority leaders on Tuesday, winning a series of close votes that signaled a potential breakthrough in Pennsylvania’s 6-month-old budget stalemate.  More...

Monsignor’s conviction over complaints reversed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The landmark conviction of a Roman Catholic church official imprisoned over his handling of priest sexual abuse complaints was overturned Tuesday for the second time.  The state Superior Court ruling awarded a new trial More...

Pennsylvania justice suspended over lewd emails

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice was suspended from his job with pay Tuesday while a state judicial ethics court considers allegations his email exchanges, including photos of nude or topless women, crude jokes and salacio More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Oneida Twp. Fire Co. leader looking forward to new year

75 Years Ago  Plans for the 11th Parents Day of the Pennsylvania Industrial School are going toward and, barring weather of blizzard proportion, many visitors are expected to visit the Huntingdon institution.  More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

Dec. 11, 2015  Doris L. Kyle Estate and Gerald Claybaugh, executor, grantors, to William C. Shetrom and Betty J. Shetrom, property in Walker Township, $17,000.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 23 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...

Local Sports

Trojans only area winner

High School Wrestling:

Mount Union wrestlers only got to face five opponents last evening at Tyrone, but the Trojans made the most of those meetings.  The Trojans won five of the seven and, coupled with the seven forfeits, unbeaten Mount Union came away with a 65-6 vi More...

Bearcats, Titans are beaten

Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon boys got off to a very slow start last evening in Hollidaysburg and found themselves down 71-23 at the end of three quarters. More...

Quips’ Pugh Player of the Year

Class AA All-State Team:

Running back Kaezon Pugh and Aliquippa couldn’t survive a nightmare performance this weekend in Hershey. More...

People/Pastimes

Four attain Eagle Scout rank

The leaders and scouts of Troop 25 are proud to announce that four scouts, Darin Dunkle, Pierce Hunter-Kysor, Efren Kemp and Josh Safko, recently advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting’s highest rank. More...

Scouts spread cheer

The Cub Scouts with Pack 225 spent the evening of Dec. 18 spreading holiday cheer and visiting with the residents of the Woodland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. More...

Make living a healthy lifestyle a priority in new year

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to be a daunting task. There are many products available to help make the process easier. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015:  More...

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