December 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Final gas tax hike takes effect Jan. 1

The tax on gasoline in the state will rise for the third and final time Jan. 1, 2017, as part of Act 89, a bipartisan effort to address the infrastructure and transportation needs of the state. More...

Conversations designed to steer county

As part of an update on the activities of the newly formed Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee, a discussion was held Thursday night at the meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission.  More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Anthony Robert Marshall  Date of Birth: July 5, 1995  Age: 21 years old  Height: 5 feet, 5 inches  Weight: 160 pounds  Eye color: Brown  Hair color: Brown  Last known address(es): State College  Wanted fo More...

The great story of Dunbar’s special gift

This column couldn’t have been written months ago — because it would not have been well-received. But Pascal’s Seated Torso is a great tale of local heritage that should be told beyond the southern slopes of Chestnut Ridge. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Dec. 17   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Dec. 18   More...

Local Sports

Boys’ Basketball:

Tussey gets first win; three other area teams lose

Tussey Mountain 63, Forbes Road 57   Tussey Mountain played through the rough times and created positive results against visiting Forbes Road Friday. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Hornets trounce Warriors

After coming off a pair of close losses at the Jaffa Shrine Tournament this past week, Juniata Valley was looking to put its first mark in the win column Friday evening in its home opener as well as its Inter-County Conference North Division opener.& More...

Trojans’ Boozel still in chase for Sheetz title

Mount Union has four wrestlers still alive in the Sheetz Tournament at Mount Aloysius Friday.  Junior Josh Boozel, the top seed at 113, is the only Trojan still in the running to win a title. More...

People/Pastimes

Safety first when stringing holiday lights

Holiday decorations help make a special time of year even more memorable. Whether you’re hanging mistletoe above a doorway or decking the halls, safety must be a priority when decorating a home for the holidays.  More...

Great gifts for seniors

Every holiday shopper ends up with at least one loved one on their shopping list who they can’t seem to find anything for. 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...

Legislation may affect Raystown

New legislation currently awaiting the signature of President Obama has many wondering how it will impact the proposed development of Hawn’s Bridge Marina and Terrace Mountain Lodge in Union and Juniata townships.  More...

New building project back on track

Work on fuel pumps, a convenience store and fast food restaurant is progressing in Cromwell Township.  Plans for the 3,895-squarefoot A&W restaurant and fuel center adjacent to the Sandy Ridge Station in Orbisonia were approved nearly a year More...

Snow removal duties important for safety

As winter progresses and the snow begins to pile up on sidewalks, some residents can make things difficult for a variety of public service agencies by neglecting snow removal duties.  More...

World  Free Access 

Taiwan workers to get 2 days off a week

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Since Taiwan industrialized in the 1960s, its workers have strived to do whatever their employers asked, including putting in free overtime, out of fear of being replaced.  But many in this manufacturing powerhouse an More...

General News

Federal judge postpones VW emissions hearing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge postponed a hearing for several hours Friday to see whether Volkswagen, U.S. More...

Hits get added writers as lawsuits loom

NEW YORK (AP) — What do Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’“Uptown Funk,” Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” and the Chainsmokers’ “Closer” have in common?  More...

Barn dances bring joy, relief to veterans with PTSD

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Nothing puts a smile on Roosevelt Smith’s face quite like dancing. It helps him forget, for a while, the posttraumatic stress disorder he’s had since the Gulf War.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Division III Football Championship:

Mary Hardin-Baylor downs Oshkosh 10-7

SALEM, Va. (AP) — Blake Jackson knew that, more than usual, Mary Hardin-Baylor’s fortunes were going to be in his control with the NCAA Division III title at stake.  More...

Rockets bomb Pelicans 122-100

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had his sixth triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets made an NBA-record 24 3-pointers in a 122-100 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. More...

Steeler can knock Bengals out of playoff contention

CINCINNATI (AP) — The previous time the Steelers came to town, they knocked the Bengals out of the playoffs with a stunning last-minute rally.  They’re headed back with a chance to inflict another loss that will leave a lasting mark. More...

Religion News

Pope brings main critic to talk peace

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis brought Colombia’s president and his main political opponent together to discuss the country’s rebel peace deal Friday, making a remarkable personal intervention to try to seal an accord ending Latin More...

Local church hosts counseling course

The Center Grove Brethren in Christ Church, located four miles south of Saltillo Route 655 at 22302 Waterfall Road, has been hosting a counseling course to teach and enable Christians to bring healing and transformation to the inner man through bibli More...

Students wear hijabs in support of Muslims

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A group of students at Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University are wearing hijabs to show support for Utah's Muslim community.  The Deseret News reports that most of the dozen students are majoring in Middle East More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

No more polishing silver   I learned to put some of those little desiccant packets in with my silver service when I store it. I just used my silver this Thanksgiving for the first time since Christmas last year. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Trespassing neighbor

Dear Annie: One of my home’s attributes is that it has acres of conservation woods behind it. My neighbor from across the street, “Mr. X,” has been crossing my property to dump his yard waste in the woods. Today I asked him to stop. More...

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