February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

ORJMA members talk finalized loan numbers

The board of the Orbisonia Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority (ORJMA) met Wednesday and discussed the ongoing wait for final loan numbers in relation to the Cromwell Township sewer project.  More...

Local News

Vacant Kistler council seat filled

Kistler Borough Council appointed a new council member, discussed recent acts of vandalism and listened to information on a Mifflin County parks and recreation effort during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.  More...

Mapleton council members seek new vehicle

The pressing need for a new truck was discussed at the monthly meeting of Mapleton Borough Council Monday night as highlighted by a recent snow emergency.  “We have to decide how many years we want to pay and how much for each payment,&rdq More...

SCHSB members attend workshop meeting

The Southern Huntingdon County School Board held a brief workshop meeting Wednesday evening.  As part of the meeting, board member Candy Sonnenberg told the board a group of parents may be at next week’s regular meeting to discuss whether More...

World  Free Access 

Squat, lunge, push-ups — 13 apps for fitness at home

MIAMI (AP) — Don’t want to fight traffic, travelling for work, can’t afford a $30 barre class? Those excuses for missing your workout no longer fly thanks to a host of new fitness apps and online subscriptions.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 11 Soup Kitchen The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643-1302. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Baylor beats TCU for 11th straight win

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Nina Davis scored 19 points, Niya Johnson had 14 assists and No. 4 Baylor stretched its Big 12 winning streak to 11 games with an 81-75 victory over TCU on Wednesday night.  More...

USOC hires infectious disease specialists

The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil.  More...

New WNBA head

NEW YORK (AP) — Lisa Borders is the new WNBA President. Borders, who helped bring the Dream to Atlanta in 2008 as the city’s vice mayor, will become the league’s fourth president. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Raymond Shipp of Huntingdon shared this photo of the former airstrip in Smithfield Township. Shipp said he believes the photo was taken around 1953. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Feb. 5

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Feb. 5. House More...

Op-Ed

Why Toomey will lose in November

In politics today, it’s rare that we find agreement on anything. But when it comes to Pennsylvania’s U.S. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Farm bureau members attend legislative update

Members of the Huntingdon County Farm Bureau recently attended a Pennsylvania Farm Bureau legislative update at Shippensburg University.  More...

‘Agrihood’: homes built around working farms

Gated communities with houses clustered around golf courses, swimming pools, party rooms and fitness centers are common in many suburban areas. More...

Fair queen thankful for wonderful opportunity

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to go to Hershey for the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs convention. The Huntingdon County Fair did very well. Make sure you check out the new ribbons the next time you are at the fair office. More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is shockingly inappropriate

Dear Annie: My girlfriend has a thing that she does with her 10-year-old son that I find borderline weird.  More...

Doctor K

Radiation for breast cancer isn’t totally risk-free

DEAR DOCTOR K: I had radiation therapy for breast cancer a few years ago. Now I’m reading that radiation therapy might increase my risk for heart disease. Is this true? Can I do anything to decrease my risk? More...

Special Sections

DOC legislation backed in House

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Rich Irvin was approved in the state House of Representatives Wednesday.  More...

School leaders disagree with budget

Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address Tuesday dealt with growing concerns with education funding, but superintendents in the county feel the fiscal plan will change nothing for their districts.  More...

Renovation work considered at JV

Members of the Juniata Valley School Board were informed at their monthly meeting Wednesday an engineering firm will be constructing plans for elementary school renovations.  More...

Awareness month centers on teen dating

Symbols of love are prominent this time of year and February’s observance of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month highlights the importance of maintaining healthy relationships during adolescence.  According to loveisrespect.org, nearly 1. More...

State  Free Access 

Attorney General survives vote to remove her

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general survived a Senate vote to remove her from office on Wednesday as all but one of her fellow Democrats stood by her, defeating a resolution that said her lack of a valid law licens More...

Man indicted on charges he caused fatal overdose

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man has been indicted on charges he supplied painkiller laced heroin that killed a Pittsburgh man and nearly killed a second last year.  The charges against Justin Robinson, 30, of Pittsburgh, come as federal and local More...

Drivers stranded by snow were safer on turnpike

HARRISBURG (AP) — Keeping vehicles on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a major snowfall that stranded hundreds of motorists for more than 24 hours last month was the safest decision under the circumstances, turnpike officials and state police s More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

United Way campaign surpasses goal

75 Years Ago  The National Defense Committee for the Conservation of Manpower in Defense Industry is pleased to announce that the chairman of the advisory committee for Huntingdon County has been accepted by John A. Kunz, vice president, J.B. More...

Local Sports

Trojans top Fannett; ’Cats, Rockets, Titans lose

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Mount Union 80, Fannett-Metal 68 More...

Trojans top Knights, win ICC

High School Wrestling:

The Mount Union wrestling teams closed out its 2015-16 dual meet season in good fashion Wednesday in Houtzdale. The Trojans won 10 of 14 weight classes on the way to a decisive 55-16 win over Moshannon Valley. More...

Hornets take rematch with Mount Union

High School Boys’ Basketball:

It was a good game Wednesday between two teams playing out the string and just wanting to win another game before the season comes to an end. In a very close, back and forth contest it was Juniata Valley over Mount Union 62-54 in Alexandria.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Sofia Martinez who turns 11 years old today, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Her proud mother is Maria Martinez of Huntingdon. She is the sister of Avery David of Mount Union. More...

Donations from the heart

Vivyan Gembinski collected donations for the Huntingdon County Humane Society in lieu of gifts for her 10th birthday party. More...

Mill Creek couple celebrate 55 years

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Phil and Sue (Carowick) May of Mill Creek who celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary today, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. More...

School News

Local students graduate from IUP

The following local students have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of December 2015. More...

Pitt-Johnstown announces fall 2015 dean’s list

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has announced its 2015 fall term dean’s list, which recognizes the accomplishments of 1,049 students, representing 48 counties, 10 states (including Pennsylvania) and six countries (including the United More...

Area student recognized for academic achievement

Tanner Cook, a sophomore majoring in business management/ marketing, has been named to the fall 2015 dean’s list at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown.  Cook is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and the UPJ Mountain More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 12, 2016:  More...

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