January 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

DA: Proposed law won’t fix gun issue

A legislative proposal from a state senator has raised some questions locally.  State Sen. More...

Snowfest draws crowd to enjoy winter season

Greenwood Furnace State Park was a hub of activity as visitors enjoyed the outdoors at the sixth annual Snowfest Saturday.  “I think things went well in spite of the lack of wintery weather,” said park manager Mike Dinsmore.  S More...

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Local News

Wood Twp. fire investigation ongoing

The investigation into the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant Wood Township modular home Jan. 8 is still ongoing, according to Robertsdale, Wood & Broad Top (RW&BT) Fire Chief D.J. More...

Home destroyed by fire

A Henderson Township man was left homeless this morning after fire completely destroyed his residence. More...

Police Log

Brush fire   More...

General News

Confederate flag’s removal turns day into celebration

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Civic leaders, activists, artists and others are celebrating, marching and paying homage Monday to Martin Luther King Jr., marking the 30th anniversary of the federal holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.  More...

In tight race, Democrats debate passion versus practicality

CHARLESTON, S.C. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Panthers’ start beats Seahawks 31-24

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four games into his playoff career, Cam Newton recognizes the key element to success. More...

Late fumble gives Broncos 23-16 win

DENVER (AP) — Get ready for Brady-Manning XVII. More...

Patriots get past Kansas City 27-20

Saturday’s NFL Playoff Games:

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady took off for the end zone and dived for the pylon, taking a helmet in the back as his body sailed over the goal line.  The ball stayed out, but it didn’t matter. More...

Senior Spotlight

Rewarding visits

Even though you love your elderly parents or other seniors very much, it can be very difficult to find the time among all your other responsibilities to pay them a visit. More...

Inviting Mom and Dad to live with you

Your ageing parents are coming to the end of their lives and you all feel that they can no longer stay in their own home. What are their options? Your heart tells you to invite them to live with you. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Taurus if born before 4:13 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016: More...

Fate of facility still unknown

Meadowview Manor Personal Care Facility employees waited at the facility just over the county line in Wayne Township, Mifflin County, for approximately two hours Friday afternoon to receive their paychecks and, as of press time today, still have rece More...

Alumni teammates mark milestone

Hoop dreams were alive and well this weekend at Huntingdon Area High School as alumni players returned to their alma mater to celebrate a century of Bearcat boys’ basketball.  Prior to the team taking on Bellefonte Friday night and coming More...

Congressman visits veterans

Members of Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon, from the left, Fred Hearn, Dan Neville, Rick Henney and Willard “Buzz” Stewart spoke with Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson, More...

State  Free Access 

Changing Harrisburg will take longer than a year, Wolf says

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrat Tom Wolf’s first year as Pennsylvania governor was consumed by a knock-down, drag-out budget fight, and perhaps it had to be expected. More...

Profiles of some statewide races overshadow others

HARRISBURG (AP) — With a Feb. More...

Families hope search effort for missing Marines will succeed

The Pennsylvania families of two men who are among a dozen Marines missing after two helicopters crashed off Hawaii said they are hoping the search and rescue effort will be successful.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Jan. 18 Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon. The public is welcome to call or stop in. Call 641-6408, ext. More...

Local Sports

Oliver is second, Bearcats ninth

Escape the Rock Tournament:

Huntingdon’s wrestling team raised its level of competition this week by making its first-ever trip to the Escape the Rock Tournament at Council Rock South High School in Holland. More...

Juniata earns 115-59 LC win over Drew

Women’s Swimming:

The Juniata women’s swim team resumed their season in dominating fashion and took a Landmark Conference win 115- 59 against the Drew Rangers Saturday afternoon. Seven event wins paced the Eagles into victory. More...

Penn State storms to 46-4 win

College Wrestling:

No. 1 Penn State (10-0, 5-0 B1G) rolled into Evanston on a frigid January day and stormed off with a lop-sided 46-4 win over No. 25 Northwestern in a Big Ten road dual. More...

People/Pastimes

Woodland Rehabilitation and Nursing to present program

The topic of extended illness and death can often be tough to broach. More...

Awareness key to treating arterial disease

A lack of symptoms may be giving you a false sense of security about your health. In reality, there are several serious health conditions that can be asymptomatic, meaning your body doesn’t give you signals that something is wrong.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

In small town, there are less candidates

Dear Annie: I am a 23-year-old female who recently moved to a new town. I have met a few guys, but it never seems to go anywhere. I can’t seem to find someone who wants anything more than sex. More...

Hints from Heloise

Expiration exasperation

Dear Readers: Just a few comments about EXPIRATION DATES on coupons: Shirley G. in Alton, Ill., wrote: “Restaurant coupons: The expiration date is in such small print, it is very hard to read. More...

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