February 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Borough opposing homeless ministry

Members of the local homeless task force came together for a monthly meeting Wednesday to discuss recent challenges with the formation of a ministry to serve the homeless.  More...

Officials don’t expect weekend ice jams

Last year, ice jams caused issues on the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River near Alexandria, but county official don’t expect that same problem to arise as temperatures rise this weekend.  Thanks to a camera installed on the bridge lea More...

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Ordinance prohibits smoking in parks

In August 2012, members of Huntingdon Borough Council passed an ordinance to ban smoking in all Huntingdon Borough parks. That ordinance was rescinded three months later and taken off the books.  More...

Warrant issued for defendant’s arrest

A number of defendants appeared in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  A hearing for William F. More...

Police Log

DUI   SMITHFIELD TWP. — State police at Huntingdon arrested Logan Centi, 20, no address given, for driving under the influence on Point Road, south of Henderson Hollow Road, at 10:10 p.m. Jan. 28.  Crash   More...

World  Free Access 

Obama plans historic trip to Cuba to futher ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday his history-making visit to Cuba next month was part of an effort to “improve the lives of the Cuban people. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Community supports family after devastating barn fire

75 Years Ago   Auditor General Warren R. Roberts authorized payment of $76,599 to fourth class school districts in Huntingdon County. More...

Local Sports

Seven ’Cats, two Trojans top seeded

District 6-AA Wrestling Championship:

Wrestling’s postseason is here and there are a lot of area wrestlers ready to keep their season alive. More...

District 6-AA Wrestling Pairings

Following are the advance pairings for the District 6-AA Tournament this Friday and Saturday at the Altoona High School Fieldhouse. Pairings are in order of brackets. More...

Westmont surges past Rockets 44-31

District 6-AA Girls’ First Round:

Westmont-Hilltop went right to its inside game during Wednesday evening’s District Six Girls’ Class AA first-round game with Southern Huntingdon. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Jayden Beckenbaugh who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. Jayden’s proud mommy and daddy are Christy Ranck and Robert Beckenbaugh, Jr. both of Mount Union.  More...

King and queen of Woodland

Woodland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Orbisonia, celebrated the holiday of love Feb. 14 with a Valentine’s Day themed party for residents and their families. More...

Understanding coffee

Americans love their coffee. Millions of people drink at least one cup of coffee per day and many get their caffeine fix with a specialty coffee drink.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Too much closeness can be suffocating

Dear Annie: After more than 30 years, my husband has turned into one disgusting human being. He retired on disability some time ago, and has slowly gone from a very intelligent man to a human cesspool.  More...

Doctor K

Greed, lack of competition increase generics cost

DEAR DOCTOR K: A generic drug that I’ve been taking for years suddenly became much more expensive. I can’t afford the new price. More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM SPRINT UNLIMITED

1. Gibbs wants 500   Before the last piece of confetti landed in Victory Lane, winning car owner Joe Gibbs was reminding race winner Denny Hamlin he has been waiting two decades for a 500 victory. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers

One week with franchises, and the world didn’t end?   More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Go for it   More...

Petitions filed for primaries

Tuesday was the deadline for filing a petition to appear on the Tuesday, April 26, primary election ballot.  More...

Landowner contests pipeline issue

Another case involving a Huntingdon County landowner concerning the taking of property through eminent domain for the proposed Mariner East 2 Pipeline project was heard Wednesday in the county’s court of common pleas.  More...

Area nominees sought for HCBI awards gala

Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) is seeking nominations for its annual awards, to be presented during the agency’s 30th annual dinner Thursday, May 19.  Amy Wise, HCBI executive director, said the awards are “a great op More...

Obituaries

State  Free Access 

Cosby sues accuser, lawyer, mother

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against a woman whose 2005 sexual-assault accusation led to his recent arrest. More...

Three men found dead after fire at boarding house

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three men were found dead after a fire tore through a Pittsburgh boarding house, authorities said.  The fire in the three-story building in the city’s Homewood North neighborhood was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m More...

Counties, towns will see less drilling revenue

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s counties and municipal governments can expect less money this year from a fee designed to help defray the effects of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 18 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 

Duke steals win over Tarheels; Lions surprise Iowa

Men’s Basketball:

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Grayson Allen scored 23 points and freshman Derryck Thornton came up with the clinching block on the final play to help No. 20 Duke beat No. 5 North Carolina 74-73 on Wednesday night.  More...

Connecticut routs Cincinnati 88-34

Women’s Basketball:

STORRS, Conn. More...

Daytona renovations go on display

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Raymond Shipp of Huntingdon shared a photo of a vehicle watering station in the area of Jack’s Narrows along Route 22. Shipp said the photo probably dates back to the late 1920s. More...

What others are saying

The latest trade deal push

A New York Times article about Barack Obama’s Trans- Pacific Partnership opened with this sunny headline: “Trade Pact Would Lift U.S. Incomes, Study Says.”  But wait, a study by whom? More...

Supreme Court: What’s at stake

Nearly every issue that matters to the American people eventually finds its way before the Supreme Court.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Health-promoting phytochemicals in red fruits, veggies

Lycopene in foods like tomatoes, watermelon and pink grapefruit may help reduce risk of several types of cancer, especially prostate cancer. More...

Top-performing bulls to sell at auction

Beef producers have an opportunity to buy some of the best genetics in the northeast during the 43rd annual Performance-Tested Bull Sale at Pennsylvania’s Livestock Evaluation Center in Pennsylvania Furnace, Centre County, at noon Friday, March More...

Poultry producers reminded to remain vigilant

With the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal Health and Plant Inspection Service (APHIS) recently confirming recently a positive case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) — the first of 2016 and the first since More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius if born before 2:34 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Sun will be in Pisces. The Moon is in Cancer until 9:17 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 19, 2016:  More...

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