December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Weather prompts purchase of supplies

County residents have had their first taste of winter weather, and supplies to deal with the snow and ice have been flying off the shelves for some local retailers.  Bob Anderson, manager at Mount Union True Value Hardware, said people tend to w More...

Experts discourage pets as presents

Nothing seems more adorable than the image of a puppy or kitten beneath the Christmas tree, but even with the best of intentions, the situation may be disastrous for both pet and people.  More...

Local News

Area brief

Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen to be closed Thursday evening   HUNTINGDON BORO — The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be closed tonight, Thursday, Dec. 15, due to the anticipated frigid temperatures.  More...

Blustery weather to be followed by storm system

The forecast for the next few days includes very cold temperatures and inclement winter weather.  The National Weather Service forecast calls for a high today of about 16 degrees, with overnight lows in around 8 degrees tonight.  More...

Crews respond to fire at Huntingdon business

Area fire crews responded to reports of smoke in a commercial structure at M&T Vacuum Systems on Washington Street in Huntingdon at 9:40 p.m. More...

General News

Thousands stranded as winter storm snarls traffic

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Dangerous wind chills, snow in Midwest; cold grips Northeast

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dangerously cold temperatures gripped the Upper Midwest in advance of a storm that’s expected to bring several inches of snow in coming days, while schools and officials in the Northeast braced for their own blast of wi More...

News of Yesteryear

Fire company purchases new pumper

75 years ago  The U.S. Capitol settled down today to the grim business of being the general headquarters of the war against Japan. Officials took the bad news with the goof and waited patiently for more.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Wall and Beal lesd Wizards to win over Hornets

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall and Bradley Beal combined for 19 of their 45 points in the third quarter, Washington’s highest-scoring period this season, and the Wizards came back to beat the Charlotte Hornets 109-106 Wednesday night, handin More...

Flyers, Pens keep win streaks alive

DENVER (AP) — Roman Lyubimov and Brayden Schenn scored 1:46 apart in the third period to help the Philadelphia Flyers to their 10th straight victory, 4-3 over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.  The Flyers have their longest winning stre More...

COLLEGE PICKS

Doing its best to challenge the premise that there can never be enough college football, the bowl system gives fans 40 FBS games from Dec. 17 through Jan. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

MU agribusiness students explore food production

Do you know where your food comes from? As we are currently entering the holiday season, and Christmas is right around the corner, the ag students at Mount Union Area High School are hoping you’re really thinking about this question. More...

SHC FFA members take part in competitions

The Southern Huntingdon County FFA Chapter had a busy fall, participating in a dairy management contest, fall career development events and the Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) The members attended the dairy management contest at th More...

4-H Club News

Club members celebrate Christmas

The Huntingdon County 4-H Beef Club held its Christmas party at the Holiday Bowl in Mill Creek Dec. 11. More...

Special Sections

Drunk driving initiative starts

The initiative to crack down on drunk driving, Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, begins in the state Friday, Dec. 16. More...

Caution advised with heat sources

As temperatures plunge into the single digits today and Friday, alternative heat sources may provide temporary comfort but can have dangerous consequences.  The American Red Cross of Western Pennsylvania issued a press release Wednesday to advis More...

Service to mark closing of Cooks church

The final chapter in the history of the Cooks United Methodist Church will be written Sunday, Dec. 18, as parishioners gather for the last time to sing the praises to God and remember the well-known edifice.  More...

State  Free Access 

Lawyer attacks ‘bandwagon’ accusers accounts as vague

NORRISTOWN (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers on Wednesday attacked what they called “vague, remote and often inconsistent” allegations from a slew of women whom prosecutors are seeking to call as witnesses at his sexual assault tria More...

GOP eyes big state government changes in lean budget year

HARRISBURG(AP) — State officials warned Wednesday Pennsylvania faces a projected $600 million shortfall for its current budget year, while one of the Legislature’s top Republicans suggested sweeping structural changes to state government More...

Ex-police chief claims firing violated free speech right

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief contends in a lawsuit he was wrongly fired for testifying truthfully against an underling who allegedly tried to keep another officer from charging a township commissioner in a road-rage incident.&n More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 15   Soup Kitchen o 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...

Local Sports

High School Swimming:

Huntingdon boys, girls sweep past Richland

Sophomore Haley Goldstone and freshman Mallory Woodward made their presence felt during Wednesday evening’s home meet with Richland inside Juniata College’s Binder Natatorium.  More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Raiders edge Bearcats

Huntingdon played its second game of the season, first at home, and opened Mountain League play against Bellefonte Wednesday. More...

Devils outscore Hornets

Juniata Valley put all five starters in double figures during Wednesday evening’s consolation game at the Jaffa Shrine Tournament in Altoona. More...

Editorial

Around the nation

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:  ———  Dec. 14  The New York Times on Donald Trump’s cabinet appointments:   More...

You Should Know

Q: Where is Aleppo?  More...

People/Pastimes

How to safely avoid potential winter hazards

Winter can be a beautiful time of year, particularly when freshly fallen snow blankets the landscape. However, winter is also a time fraught with potential peril. More...

Use eco-friendly habits to keep on going green

Each season presents its own unique set of challenges. From summer heat waves to spring rainstorms to snowfall in winter, the planet throws a lot at its inhabitants.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Christmas with a new boyfriend

Dear Annie: I have been dating “Connor” for about three months. With the holidays approaching, I’m getting anxious for a couple of reasons. One, I’m thinking of what to get him for Christmas. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

Note: Bigar’s Stars is based on the degree of your sun at birth. The sign name is simply a label astrologers put on a set of degrees for convenience. More...

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