January 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Political leaders continue election reflection

As many folks are looking ahead to the upcoming presidential inauguration, chairs of the county’s Republican and Democratic parties are still reflecting on how the selection of a new president encompassed much of the last year. More...

Local News

Woman dies of hypothermia in unheated home

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A coroner says a 60-year-old western Pennsylvania woman died of hypothermia after a heart problem caused her to fall in her home where her furnace wasn’t working.  Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees says Camilla Farren More...

Police Log

Retail theft SAXTON BORO. BEDFORD CO. — Brooke Stevenson, 24, Six Mile Run, has been accused of retail theft by state police at Bedford for taking $9 worth of merchandise from Dollar General Store at 711 Main St. at 10:40 p.m. Dec. 17. More...

News of Yesteryear

Developers move forward with Blair Building conversion

75 years ago  Huntingdon County’s air raid warning system, installed in the municipal building in Huntingdon, is now in operation, Chalender H. Lesher, chairman of the Huntingdon County Council of Defense, announced today.  More...

General News

US announces polar bear plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. More...

Actress’ speech targets Pres-elect

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech after receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes turned out to be the opening volley in a war of words with President-elect Donald Trump.  More...

Floods force hundreds of evacuations in CA

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Hundreds fled homes as a massive winter storm packing heavy rain, damaging winds and lightning caused mudslides and widespread flooding in Northern California and Nevada.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Steelers avenge loss to Dolphins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent the better part of three months stewing over that miserable October afternoon in Miami, when their hot start wilted in the South Florida sun and their swagger went right along with it in a stunnin More...

Rodgers leads Packers past Giants

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers, master of the Hail Mary pass, struck again in another big moment. More...

Rested Pens rout tired Lightning

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins were rested after a week off since their last game, while the Tampa Bay Lightning were playing for the third time in four days.  It showed.  Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 28 shots in his fifth str More...

Senior Spotlight

Three tips to care for your dentures

Having false teeth is far from unusual: millions of North Americans wear either full or partial dentures every day. Here are three expert recommendations on how to handle, clean and store your dentures for a smile that always sparkles.   More...

Did you know?

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that occurs when a person loses too much bone, produces too little bone or both. More...

Aging adults: take care of your skin!

As we age our skin goes through a series of changes. It may get dryer, lose its elasticity, develop dark spots and, of course, become wrinkled. Here are a few practical tips to help you keep your skin healthy and looking its best as time marches on. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A shining example

Dear Annie: I have a rare child, one who asks nothing for herself and gives generously to others. Each year for her birthday and Christmas, I try to find something, anything, my daughter might like as a gift. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Dear Readers: Today’s SOUND OFF is about grocery store cashiers not being considerate of people who’ve been in line waiting to check out. — Heloise More...

Special Sections

Recorder’s work increased in 2016

Advancements in the Huntingdon County Register and Recorder and Clerk of the Orphans Court offices brought positive changes in 2016. More...

County SCIs to remain open

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday he plans to close two state prisons this year, but, fortunately, the state correctional facilities in Huntingdon County aren’t on the potential closure list.  More...

Salt brine technique aids road conditions

Some people use barometer gauges to predict snow, and others use Accuweather and other weather sources. However, a PennDOT truck spraying the highways with liquid can also be a good indication snow is on its way. More...

State  Free Access 

Penn State abuse scandal costs approach a quarter-billion

HARRISBURG (AP) — Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal are approaching a quarter-billion dollars and growing, five years after the former assistant football coach’s arrest on child molestation charges. More...

Mom, boyfriend charged in dismemberment death

NEWTOWN (AP) — A woman whose teenage daughter’s dismembered remains were found in the woods last fall has been charged along with her boyfriend with killing the girl in a “rape-murder fantasy” the couple shared, a prosecutor s More...

Former congressman seeks to delay prison term amid appeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A longtime congressman set to start a 10-year prison term this month has petitioned a U.S. appeals court to let him remain free while he appeals his racketeering conviction.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Jan. 8   Humane Society o The Huntingdon County Humane Society fundraising committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the OIP on Washington Street in Huntingdon. The meeting is open to all interested individuals. More...

Local Sports

Titans make statement with win over Indians

Girls’ Basketball:

Tussey Mountain made a strong statement in both the Inter-County conference South Division and Sideling Hill League Saturday afternoon in Saxton. More...

Catholic tops JC women

The Juniata College women’s basketball team found itself playing from behind most of the game against visiting Catholic Saturday afternoon. More...

Juniata men fall 65-64

Damon Rickens’ threepointer on an inbounds play gave Juniata a 64-63 lead with 13.7 seconds left against visiting Catholic Saturday evening. More...

People/Pastimes

Hesston man is Marklesburg ‘Firefighter of the Year’

Carl Barnett, 69, of Hesston, was honored as the Marklesburg Volunteer Fire Co.’s “Firefighter of the Year” during the company’s annual awards banquet Saturday evening.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Elizabeth Mitchell of Belleville, who celebrated her 100th birthday Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. She would love to hear from her family and friends on this special occasion. More...

Student News

Penn College announces local graduate   The fall 2016 graduates have been announced at Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, a special mission affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Gemini if born before 5:49 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017: More...

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