January 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Aging utility lines cause local issues

Following a gas leak in Huntingdon Borough Thursday night that caused 50 residents from the 300 and 400 blocks of Mifflin Street to be evacuated from their homes for the night, many wonder if aging gas lines in the borough could result in a similar i More...

Sunglasses protect against snow blindness

Though the snow is quickly melting, lots of sunshine and bright snow can be bad for the eyes if one doesn’t wear proper protection.  Photokeratisis, or snow blindness, is a condition that happens when people experience a temporary loss of More...

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Local News

Area brief

J.C. Blair hosts community town hall meetings in Orbisonia More...

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Michael Beckham  Date of Birth: Dec. More...

Crews called to structure fire

Volunteers from Alexandria, Warriors Mark-Franklin and Tyrone volunteer fire companies, along with other crews from Blair and Centre counties, were called to a structure fire at 3735 William Steel La More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 30 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, please call 643-0623. Sunday, Jan. 31 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

UCLA wins 82-64 at Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Nirra Fields scored 17 points, Lajahna Drummer had 16 and No. 15 UCLA defeated Colorado 82-64 Friday night for its fourth-straight win.  More...

Woodland, Choi lead at halfway point

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Phil Mickelson had to leave the golf course to play one of his shots at Torrey Pines, an early sign of the mass exodus Friday in the Farmers Insurance Open.  By closing with three straight bogeys on the easier North Course More...

Anthony paces Kincks to victory

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had 19 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in his return from a two-game absence, and the New York Knicks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 102-84 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.  Kri More...

Religion News

Immigration at center of Pope’s visit to Mexico-US border

REYNOSA, Mexico (AP) — The young Salvadoran woman was robbed and forced to dodge kidnappers working for a drug cartel during her four month odyssey to this border city of belching factories and swirling dust across the Rio Grande from Texas. More...

Religion Briefs

Cruz supporters in Iowa take Trump to task   DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says he won’t attack Republican rival Donald Trump. But Cruz’s surrogates aren’t making the same pledge.  More...

Ministry focuses on improving marriages

The S4TJ Empowerment Ministries focus for 2016 will be on improving African-American Christian marriages and helping women heal and become more grounded. Its founder is Georgette Hall-Peterson and facilitated by her along with Angela Brooks.  More...

School News

DelVal students recognized for achievement

Dr. More...

Local students make dean’s list at Susquehanna University

Several local students were named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. More...

Annie's Mailbox

It’s about a healthier life

Dear Annie: I’m at my wits’ end with my wife of 30 years. I think she’s delusional. I am five years older than she is, but she insists that she looks older. More...

Doctor K

Adequate sleep essential to good health

DEAR DOCTOR K: Between my young kids and a full-time job, I’m lucky if I manage five hours of sleep per night. My husband says I’m running on empty. How much sleep do I really need?  More...

Special Sections

Prisoners prepare pups

Inmates at SCI Smithfield train dogs for life of service

Puppies and prisons may seem incompatible, but through the prison pup program at SCI Smithfield, inmates play an integral part in preparing future service dogs.  More...

Parents need to address relationships

With a local upswing in crimes stemming from relationships between adults and teens, both parents and teens should be aware of the risks.  “If you are over age and dating or involved with someone young, it is a crime,” Huntingdon Cou More...

Melting snow causes environmental issues

As snow from last weekend’s winter storm melts, material in the snow, like road salt, gravel and even litter, may be causing an environmental impact.  More...

World  Free Access 

Celebrities are going to be huge in Super Bowl ads

NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Game is more than a week away, but Super Bowl advertisers are already out in force online, playing up celebrity cameos to drive buzz for their brands.  More...

Live ‘Grease’ show will have some familiar faces from film

NEW YORK (AP) — Eagleeyed viewers of “Grease: Live” might see some familiar faces during the broadcast — two stars of the 1978 film have cameos.  More...

Want to feel better? Move to Hawaii, Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — If you want to improve your sense of well-being, leave the Lower 48.  A new report ranking all 50 states based on residents’ sense of well-being puts Hawaii at No. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Bid opening held for Route 522 project

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania Gov. Arthur H. James indicated he would not press for enactment of legislation at the current General Assembly session to regulate the anthracite mining industry.  More...

Local Sports

Tussey’s Cornelius reaches 1,000 points in Titan win

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Tussey Mountain and Southern Huntingdon met up Friday for the second time in nine days. More...

Huntingdon starts slow in 70-53 loss on the road

Boys’ Basketball:

Just over three weeks ago, Penns Valley 6-7 center Zach Engle scored 16 points in the first quarter to start the Rams on the way to a 70-53 victory in Huntingdon. More...

Rams rout Bearcats 50-27

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Huntingdon gave Mountain League contender Penns Valley everything it could handle through the first period during Friday evening’s home “Pink Night” contest. More...

People/Pastimes

Support raises funds for hospital

The 2015 hospital gala, “In the Spotlight,” the major fundraiser for the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, was a huge success. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to Harlan Shope who is turning 9 years old today, Jan. 30, 2016. His proud parents are Sean and Holly (Morgan) Shope of Three Springs. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY 7TH BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Jocelyn McMahon, who celebrates tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. She is the daughter of Jason and Becky McMahon of Petersburg, R.R. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 1, 2016:  More...

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