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Medical Center CEO to leave post

As 2015 comes to a close, Broad Top Area Medical Center interim CEO Lia Spiliotes knows she’ll be leaving the 42-year-old medical facility in great shape.  More...

Smithfield ’16 budget passed by supervisors

In a 38-minute special meeting Tuesday night, the Smithfield Township Supervisors unanimously voted to approve its final budget for 2016.  Supervisor Jeff Shaffer conducted the meeting, his last as a supervisor, in the absence of chairman Doylan More...

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Search continues for teen

There is no further information available pertaining to the search for the 17-year-old male resident of Youth Forestry Camp No. 3 who reportedly walked off from the Todd Township facility Dec. More...

Diner’s inspections reported under previous owners

Some readers have expressed concerns about restaurant inspections done at Jefferson Diner 2 in Henderson Township when it was known as Miller’s Diner.  The state Department of Agriculture (PDA) provided inspection information for the forme More...

Police Log

Criminal mischief   LOGAN TWP. — A 32-year-old woman, no address given, reported to state police at Huntingdon that someone used a two-liter bottle of Mountain Dew to damage her mailbox along Juniata Valley Pike between 10 p.m. Dec. More...

World  Free Access 

Healthy job market lifts confidence in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — A stronger job market lifted consumer confidence in December, a business group said Tuesday.  The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose to 96.5 this month from November’s revised 92.6.  Americ More...

Sampling the next generation of vegan foods

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — How far have vegan alternatives come to tasting like the real thing? Not far enough, according to a panel that tasted some options for The Associated Press.  More...

Macy’s recalls frying pans from Martha Stewart line

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s is recalling two Martha Stewart frying pans after customers said metal discs popped off and caused bruises, burns and welts.  More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon girls beat Trojans 45-36

Lions Shootout Consolation Games:

Huntingdon’s Jordan Hawkins dropped in a shot with just 1:34 left in the third quarter of Tuesday evening’s consolation game of the annual Huntingdon Lions Club Shootout to give the Bearcats a seven-point advantage.  More...

Bearcat boys, Hornet girls win titles

Huntingdon Lions Shootout:

Huntingdon boys post 58-49 win   Fans filled up the Memorial Gymnasium at Juniata College to see the Huntingdon Lions Shootout championship game between Juniata Valley and Huntingdon Tuesday. More...

St. Joseph’s cruises 61-33 over Rockets

Southern Huntingdon met up with St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy for the second year in a row in the consolation game of the Huntingdon Lions Shootout at Juniata College Tuesday. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

THE TIME HAS COME, “Jay bird” is turning 1! Jaylea Inch turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. She is the daughter of proud parents, Justin and Jamie Inch of Calvin. More...

Donation aids local fire company

Members of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 223, Hunt ingdon, presented a check for $1,000 to the Mill Creek Volunteer Fire Co. to be used to help equip its new tanker. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday to Matthew Gutshall who turns seven years old today, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. Matthew is the son of Justin and Julie Gutshall of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You absolutely must bite your tongue

Dear Annie: My 5-year-old granddaughter was here for a few days and needed her evening bath. The last time she stayed overnight with me, her mother sent bath products that got in her eyes and burned. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015:  More...

Funds will allow shelter to reopen

After months of struggling to serve clients in the wake of a funding crisis brought on by the lack of a state budget, Huntingdon House will reopen its doors Monday, Jan. 4.  More...

Outgoing leaders hold last meeting

The agenda was light for the last county commissioners’ meeting of 2015 and the final meeting for outgoing commissioners Gary O’Korn and R. More...

Army corps reports safe year at Raystown

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake has had a safe 2015.  “This year was great,” said park ranger and water safety coordinator Alicia Palmer. More...

State  Free Access 

Deep poverty holding Philadelphia back

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mayor Michael Nutter says he believes he is leaving at the top of his game. More...

Outgoing Philadelphia mayor said poverty holds city back

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Mayor Michael Nutter says he believes he is leaving at the top of his game. More...

Speaker says state House will not convene this week

HARRISBURG (AP) — Despite criticism from Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Supervisors and auditors to meet at annual convention

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County supervisors and auditors will meet in annual convention at the courthouse in Huntingdon Tuesday, Jan. 14, it was announced today by Homer Pleasant, president, and J.B. More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

Dec. 18, 2015 Cynthia L. Katz and Cynthia L. Anderson, grantors, to Cynthia L. Anderson and Joseph A. Farine Jr., property in Oneida Township, $48,019.20. Richard Leroy Sheetz, W. Leon Eaby, by agent/attorneyin fact, and Teresa J. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 30 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Clemson sends three players back home

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

Horford’s 30 powers Hawks past Rockets

HOUSTON (AP) — Al Horford had 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 121-115 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.  Atlanta trailed by 19 early in the game before rallying for the victory. More...

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Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Storing vegetables

Dear Heloise: I would like to know the proper way to STORE FRESH VEGETABLES. Which drawer in the refrigerator do they go in: the low-humidity or the high-humidity? Also, should they be put in a plastic bag or left unwrapped? More...

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