November 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Task force members review opportunities

The Homeless Task Force met Wednesday morning at the 15th Street United Methodist Church to hear and discuss new opportunities for the Out of the Cold Huntingdon County program (OOTC-HC).  Task force member Kathy Cella gave an update that she ha More...

Local News

COG members discuss budget

Formulating a budget was the main topic of discussion and debate at the bimonthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Council of Governments (COG) Wednesday evening.  Porter Township supervisor Ron Grove said he reviewed how much the COG spent last More...

Officials hold public hearing on pipeline safety

A joint public hearing of the state Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee was held Wednesday in Harrisburg to discuss pipeline safety.  “As a former police officer, you never know what each day will bring,” sai More...

Residents warned to guard against theft

With the holiday shopping season set to take off in full force in the next week, shoppers are advised to take precautions to make their excursions successful.  “We just want everyone to remember ‘tis the season,” said Huntingdo More...

World  Free Access 

DIY breast reconstruction: Device lets women do part at home

This might be the ultimate do-it-yourself project: Doctors are testing a device that would let women do part of their own breast reconstruction at home.  It’s aimed at not only making treatment more comfortable and convenient, but also giv More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Nov. 17   Soup Kitchen o The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For information, call 643-1302.  More...

Editorial

Around the State

Ballot question was dirty politics, Pa. style, Nov. 15   The unprecedented presidential race just past got the lion’s share of the attention from voters and the media. More...

What others are saying

Building a new populism

Imagine you’re standing in line for the American Dream.  You work hard, sometimes in dangerous jobs. You lead a moral life. But the line is stalling, even moving backwards. More...

This election wasn’t about Trump

When a political puck named Dick Tuck lost a California senate election in 1966, he famously conceded: “The people have spoken. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Shultz, Einodshofer hold top two 2016 4-H titles

After a year of projects, project books, club meetings and competitions, 4-H members, leaders, friends and family marked the conclusion of another club membership year with the annual awards banquet Nov. 5 at the Smithfield Fire Hall.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

An easy solution — compromise

Dear Annie: Both my wife and I work all day, she as a police officer and I as an accountant. When we get home, we eat dinner together and then sit in front of the TV for a little down time. More...

Doctor K

Male infertility has variety of causes

DEAR DOCTOR K: My wife and I have tried to get pregnant for over a year. We’re going to be tested soon to see if anything is wrong. I’m worried that the problem lies with me. What are some reasons for a man to be infertile? More...

NASCAR

3 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM PHOENIX

1. Point taken   As expected, Kyle Busch points-raced his way into the Championship 4 round. Busch’s second-place finish at Phoenix was as good as a victory since race winner Joey Logano and him were tied on points going into the desert. More...

3 THINGS TO WATCH

1. Eyes on guys   More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions... and maybe a few actual answers  Who ya got?   More...

County election results finalized

After the last of provisional and military ballots were counted Wednesday, Huntingdon County results from the Nov. More...

Motorists urged to watch for deer

As deer enter their annual rut, deer movement and activity is heightened for a few weeks in November. This results in a spike in deer collisions with motorists.  More...

Services available to help kick habit

Smokers across the nation are invited to take part in the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout today, Thursday, Nov. More...

Kids aided by HCC after-school program

Students, ages kindergarten through sixth grade, are aided in developing the skills they need to succeed both academically and socially through Huntingdon Community Center’s free after-school program.  The program, offered in cooperation More...

State  Free Access 

Judge again refuses to toss comedian’s sex-assault case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge on Wednesday denied Bill Cosby’s latest attempt to end his sexual assault case and rejected his request for competency testing of the 13 women who want to testify that they were drugged and violated by the come More...

Wife eulogizes slain Pa. police officer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a police officer slain the line of duty says he was “the best friend anyone could ever ask for,” was adored by their four children and was always chasing “bigger dreams.”  More...

Judge: Drunken man, not casino, at fault

EASTON (AP) — A man who drunkenly assaulted his fiancee last year and now can’t find a job because of his conviction and prison sentence has no one to blame but himself, a judge said Wednesday in throwing out his lawsuit against a casino More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Striking AGY employees approve company contract

75 Years Ago  A public meeting of special interest to all users of the William Penn Highway in Huntingdon County, or throughout the state, will be held in the courthouse at Huntingdon, it was announced by E.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Westbrook’s 30 points leads Thunder past Rockets

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook scored 30 points, including a lefthanded hammer dunk over Clint Capela in the closing seconds, to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Houston Rockets 105-103 on Wednesday night.  Oklahoma City led More...

Capitals rout Pens; Flames top Coyotes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to get out of their recent funk and motivated to measure up to the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Washington Capitals took out their frustrations in a 7-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday nigh More...

Indiana rolls over UMass-Lowell

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — James Blackmon Jr. made five 3-pointers, scored 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Robert Johnson added 16 points, as No. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Harper Denay Stains, who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. Her very proud parents are Stephen Stains and Emily Vincent of Mount Union. More...

Huntingdon native promoted to colonel

Franklin Mark Wilson, son of Tom and Barb Wilson of Huntingdon, was promoted to colonel in the United States Army Oct. 1 and participated in a promotion ceremony Oct. 22. Wilson is the grandson of Virginia Kelly of Huntingdon, the late Capt. More...

Bricktown seniors elect new officers and board members

The Nov. 2 general membership meeting at the Bricktown Senior Center was opened with a word of prayer offered up by John Benson, and followed by recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Cancer if born before 10:14 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Nov. 18, 2016:  More...

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