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Strategic plan unveiled in borough

Members of the Huntingdon Borough Strategic Planning Committee met Tuesday night to review a draft plan compiled using data collected over the past several months. More...

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Local News

Correction

An article published in the Jan. More...

Townships officials reorganize for new year

Townships across the county reappointed their members and position holders during reorganization meetings Jan.3.  Appointments for Oneida, Miller, Jackson, Brady and Henderson townships include:  Oneida Township  More...

Saxton mayor concerned for officers’ safety

The recent tragic shooting death of state police Trooper Landon Weaver has Saxton Mayor Alan Smith concerned. More...

General News

Forgiving shooter doesn’t mean sparing life

CHARLESTON, S.C.(AP) — The families shattered when a gunman entered Emanuel AME Church and fired 77 shots at the end of Bible study get one last chance to confront convicted killer Dylann Roof on Wednesday before he heads off to death row as a More...

Columnist remembers late businessman

Folks who knew “Ken” Crotsley remember and recognized him not only for his business talents, but his civic involvement and love of community.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Tyrone man in Farm Show winner’s circle once again

75 years ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 11   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Tuesday’s wintry mix of snow and freezing rain did a number on the area scholastic sports scene, wiping out everything that was scheduled. More...

People/Pastimes

Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia

Students from Little Jewels Academy, Orbisonia, performed a Christmas concert for family and friends at the Orbisonia United Methodist Church Dec. 16. More...

Many benefits to family meals

Families who resolve to spend more time together may reap a host of benefits. More...

Births

Benjamin and Jessica (Donaldson) Little of Saxton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ashton James Little, at 12:11 p.m. Jan. 9, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Ashton weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Dear Heloise: I see BROCCOLINI more and more in stores and served in restaurants. What exactly is it? — Jay M. in Delaware  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Cancer if born before 7:08 p.m. (ET).  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017:  More...

EMA director gets recognition

The Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency director received his official certification from a representative of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Tuesday during the county commissioners’ weekly meeting. More...

Senator reflects on year’s efforts

State Sen.John Eichelberger Jr.(R-Blair) opened his district office Tuesday to share his yearly report, recapping accomplishments and looking ahead for the next session.  More...

Police release holiday enforcement results

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) released the results from the holidays after troopers were on the lookout for impaired drivers as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcem More...

State  Free Access 

Obama speech marks unofficial countdown for black Americans

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — LaKeitha Carlos was at home in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon and decided to check the flights to Chicago, just in case.  A last-minute ticket was only $194.  More...

Mother accused in dismemberment of teenager was child welfare worker

EASTON (AP) — A woman charged with killing and dismembering her adoptive daughter as part of a rapemurder fantasy she and her boyfriend shared had previously worked as an adoption supervisor for a children’s welfare agency, authorities sa More...

Prosecutors reveal more in ex-treasurer scandal

HARRISBURG (AP) — Federal prosecutors are revealing more details about pay-toplay investigations that have ensnared two former Pennsylvania state treasurers, saying a businessman promised to take “very good care” of one former treas More...

Business News

Volkswagen sales increase despite scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Booming business in China helped push Volkswagen to a 3.8 percent sales increase in 2016 — despite lawsuits and criminal investigations over its cars that cheated on emissions tests.  More...

China pledges cuts in steel, coal production

BEIJING (AP) — China’s top economic planner pledged Tuesday to continue cutting steel and coal production, which have been a source of trade friction with many countries.  More...

US stock indexes lower in early trading

Real estate companies led U.S. stocks mostly lower in early trading Tuesday. Energy and consumer-goods stocks also fell as crude oil prices headed lower. Industrials companies notched the biggest gain.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

DeRozan rallies Raptors over Celtics

TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 41 points, Kyle Lowry had 24 and the Toronto Raptors rallied to end the Boston Celtics’ four-game winning streak with a 114-106 victory Tuesday night.  More...

Stahl’s goal helps down Blue Jackets

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Jordan Staal scored the goahead goal on a deflection with 16:10 to play, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 on Tuesday night.  More...

Steelers go heavy during win streak

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Offensive lineman nirvana arrived for the Pittsburgh Steelers late in the first quarter on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. Ten snaps. All handoffs from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to Le’Veon Bell. More...

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