February 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Giant to go with cage-free eggs by 2022

Giant Foods Store shoppers concerned about the welfare of hens will be happy to learn the grocery chain plans to carry all cagefree eggs with its private label shell eggs by 2022.  According to Ahold USA, a parent company of Giant, the decision More...

Local News

Area brief

Giant/Martin’s alerts customers to voluntary recall of Maytag blue cheese   More...

Former J.C. Blair chief is Tyrone Hospital CEO

A familiar Huntingdon County face has been hired as the top administrator of a regional health system.  Joseph Peluso, who served as president and CEO of J.C. More...

County GOP committee to host annual dinner

The Huntingdon County Republican Committee will hold its annual Lincoln Day Dinner Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Warriors down Hawks 102-92 for 50th win

ATLANTA (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors became the fastest team in NBA history to 50 wins, beating the Atlanta Hawks 102-92 Monday night after squandering a 23-point lead.  More...

Miami rebounds with 64-61 win over Virginia

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Davon Reed scored 21 points and No. 12 Miami rebounded from a 25-point thrashing at North Carolina with a 64-61 victory over No. More...

Irish handle Seminoles

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Brianna Turner had 15 points and was one of four Notre Dame players in double figures as the second-ranked Fighting Irish defeated No. 12 Florida State 73-66 on Monday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ryan Hack who is turning 11 years old today, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Ryan’s proud parents are Chad and Abby Hack of Huntingdon. More...

Inkwell to explore story plotting

The monthly meeting of the Inkwell will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Marzoni’s Brick Oven and Brewing Co., 164 Patchway Road, Duncansville. The evening will begin with dinner and be followed at 7 p.m. More...

Sons of American Revolution to meet

The quarterly meeting for the Frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon Saturday, March 5, at King’s Family Restaurant, 3001 Sixth Ave., Altoona. More...

Healthy Living

Avoid hiccups by understanding their cause

There are plenty of “remedies” for hiccups, but they aren’t always very effective. More...

Psychotherapy: relieving psychological suffering

Having someone to confide in is vital when you’re living through difficult times or have a problem that seems insurmountable. More...

Exercise tips for beginners

The right combination of diet and exercise is one of the keys to a long and healthy life. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Good counselor won’t steer couple toward divorce

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 22 years and have two wonderful children. We both have college degrees and full-time jobs. More...

Doctor K

The role of nicotine in quitting cigarettes

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve decided to quit smoking. Do you think low-nicotine cigarettes could be a good stepping-stone to kicking the habit completely?  More...

Special Sections

Affirmed cases of flu very low

The number of confirmed flu cases appears to be very low this year, as the state Department of Health confirms there have only been three cases this season in the county.  Cases of the flu are based on positive test results, so any cases of the More...

Literacy programs presented

An opportunity to combine two literacy programs aimed at helping parents and children read together is under consideration by the Mount Union Area School Board.  More...

TMSD tech update planned

The Tussey Mountain School Board took steps Monday night to update its computer and electronic equipment and gave the green light for a co-op golf team with neighboring Northern Bedford County School District.  More...

HCBI members hear lodge/marina update

The board of directors of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) heard an update on the proposed Terrace Mountain Lodge and Hawn’s Bridge Marina project during its monthly meeting Monday.  As many of you know, we are working on the More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Former school director fills vacant Mount Union Area School Board seat

75 Years Ago  D. Miles Bender of Bellefonte, was found dead in his parked automobile in Williamsport, according to word reaching Huntingdon. Mr. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 23 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance. More...

Local Sports

Rangers eliminate Bearcats

District 6-AAA Boys’ Quarterfinal:

Poor shooting and worse defense got the Huntingdon boys’ basketball team in a hole early in Monday’s District 6-AAA quarterfinal contest against fourth-seeded Forest Hills. More...

Wycoff, Hull enter D6 Hall

A pair of locals received just accolades Saturday during the District 6-AA wrestling championships at the Altoona High School Field House. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Oversized Crow

To some of our citizenry, the common raven is thought of as nothing but an oversized crow. Admittedly, this large black bird, at a quick glance, might physically fit that description. More...

Editorial

Governor cries wolf without considering commonsense solutions

Op-Ed

By SEN. JAKE CORMAN  Last week, Gov. More...

I Am Kalief Browder

The day before I started high school, my father took me up to the park around the corner from our house to have “the talk.”  More...

No candidate is perfect

Let me tell you something people don’t often say when arguing about presidential candidates on Facebook: No candidate is perfect.  But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth choosing to support one.  More...

Chatter Box

Thinking spring

After two warm days over the weekend, I think everyone is thinking about spring, including animals.  More...

School News

Alexandria man inducted into honor society

Scott Maslanik of Alexandria was initiated Feb. 13 into the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Virgo if born before 5:47 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016:  More...

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