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Fatal crash statistics on downward trend

Fewer people lost their lives in fatal motor vehicle crashes in the county last year than in 2015 and PennDOT officials report those numbers are part of a downward trend in such crashes.  More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Tyler Mills  Date of Birth: May 26, 1981  Age: 35 years old  Height: 5 feet, 9 inches  Weight: 180 pounds  Eye color: Blue  Hair color: Red or Auburn  Last known address(es): Hesston  Wanted for: Failure More...

Grier School is county’s gold — and green

There’s gold in the northern part of the county. Actually, it’s green and gold and it’s been there since 1853. More...

Creature Feature

Dispelling myths

At the Huntingdon County Humane Society (HCHS), our mission is to “maintain an animal shelter for the stray and unwanted animals of Huntingdon and Mifflin counties, and to vigorously educate the public on spay and neuter as it relates to stoppi More...

Local Sports

High School Girls Basketball:

Valley romps to 70-22 win

Juniata Valley’s girls had some sloppy moments in its ICC North matchup with visiting Mount Union Friday evening, The Hornets took advantage of a short-handed Trojan team and rolled to a 70-22 victory.  The Hornets have won eight in a row More...

JC football mourns loss of coach Steve Hayes

Longtime Juniata football assistant coach Steve Hayes, who coached at both the high school and college levels, passed away suddenly last Thursday December 29. He was 67.  More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans hold off Hornets 65-62

The Mount Union boys’ basketball team took advantage of a slow start by the Juniata Valley Hornets Friday night and went on a 17-1 run to start the game. Juniata Valley didn’t give up though, fought back but fell short 65-62.  More...

Religion News

Trailblazing Hasidic woman judge: ‘It’s the American dream’

In some ways, Rachel Freier has a background that might be expected in a new civil court judge. She is a real estate lawyer who volunteers in family court and in her community, where she even serves as a paramedic.  More...

Theophany one of the Great Feasts For Eastern Christian Churches

Today many Eastern Christian churches celebrate the Feast of the Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church beginning the celebration on the vigil of the feast on Thursday. More...

Pope treats homeless to lunch

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis treated a few hundred homeless people and refugees to a simple sandwich lunch on Friday, and urged the faithful to find God in the peripheries of society, not its palaces.  Francis celebrated Mass marking E More...

Special Sections

Experts talk PFA process

Following the death of state police Trooper Landon Weaver Dec. More...

Car dealers optimistic in new year

A record number of new cars and trucks were sold to consumers last year due to favorable circumstances. Despite changing factors, local car dealers are optimistic this year will be just as successful.  More...

Blood supplies drop to critically low level

The American Red Cross is urging everyone in the county, state and country to donate blood and blood platelets, as supplies have reached emergency levels.  More...

General News

Veteran arrested in airport shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. More...

Measles outbreaks show importance of vaccines

Dear Doctor: I’ve been reading about measles outbreaks in the United States and abroad. Are these new cases really all that dangerous? More...

Former NJ gov. to pay penalty in case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jon Corzine, the former New Jersey governor who led the collapsed brokerage MF Global, has been ordered to pay a $5 million penalty for his role in the firm’s alleged illegal use of almost $1 billion in customer funds.&n More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Jan. 6   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.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

LeBron leads Cavs over Nets 110-108

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James scored 36 points, carrying Cleveland while Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love had slow starts in their return to the lineup, and the Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets 116-108 on Friday night.  More...

Panthers handle Predators 2-1

SUNRISE, Fla. More...

Spieth seven behind leaders

KAPALUA, Hawaii (AP) — Jordan Spieth made nine birdies Friday with the kind of round that should have put him in contention at the SBS Tournament of Champions.  Except for two holes, he might have been.  Instead, Spieth left Kapalua t More...

People/Pastimes

Helping those in need

The second annual Christmas with the Choral Society concert Dec. 10, which 600 people in attendance, was held at Grace Lutheran Church in State College. More...

Huntingdon Rotary Club

The members of the Huntingdon Rotary Club recognized two Paul Harris Fellow award recipients at their Dec. 20 meeting. More...

Births

Michael and Patricia Wheeler of Mount Union are proud to announce the birth of their son, Michael Joseph Wheeler Jr., Dec. 30, 2016, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

School News

Scholars recognized at Penn College

The fall 2016 dean’s list has been announced at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University.  More...

Warriors Mark men named to president’s list

The following students are among approximately 490 Bob Jones University students named to the President’s List for high academic achievement during the Fall 2016 semester. More...

Dean’s list announced at Bloomsburg University

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of students named to the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Son battling addiction

Dear Annie: My husband and I are in our 60s and have lived in our community for almost 20 years. The community has mostly retired couples, many of whom have been friends for years.  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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