January 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

TM taxes staying below state index

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday night, by a roll call vote of 5-3, passed a resolution indicating the district’s commitment to not raise real estate taxes beyond the allowable 3.6 percent index.  More...

Cleanliness is key to preventing norovirus

Finding ways to prevent the spread of illnesses like norovirus is especially important this time of year.  According to J.C. More...

Local News

Springfield leaders look over roadmaster plans

Springfield Township Supervisors met for their first regular meeting of the new year Monday night. Supervisors handled routine business and looked ahead to 2017 with their overall roadmaster plans.  More...

Police Log

Harassment   CROMWELL TWP. More...

World  Free Access 

Three-year search for MH370 ends

SYDNEY (AP) — The nearly three-year search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 ended Tuesday, possibly forever — not because investigators have run out of leads, but because the countries involved in the expensive and vast deep-sea hunt have More...

General News

Patchett, Chabon among nominees for book critics prizes

NEW YORK (AP) — Ann Patchett, Michael Chabon and Zadie Smith were among the nominees announced Tuesday for the National Book Critics Circle Awards.  Books by Louise Erdrich and former U.S. More...

News of Yesteryear

MUAHS grad is first woman to command state police troop

75 years ago  “Back to school” is the slogan of the Red Cross First Aiders who started their courses in first aid in Huntingdon last Monday night. More...

Talk to family’s doctor before moving kids to vegan diet

Dear Doctor: My sister has decided to switch her entire family to a vegan diet, including her 2-year-old twins. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Swoopes finalist

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sheryl Swoopes headlines the 12 finalists for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.  The six-member class of 2017 will be revealed Feb. More...

Curry leads Warriors to 126-91 rout of Cavaliers

COAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry hit five 3-pointers and had 20 points while matching his season best with 11 assists in Golden State’s 126-91 rout of the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.  More...

Penguins end Capitals’ win streak with 8-7 victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Conor Sheary scored 34 seconds into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins ended the Washington Capitals’ ninegame winning streak with a wild 8-7 victory Monday night that included nine second-period goals.  More...

Chatter Box

Working to promote conservation

If this column has shown me anything about the folks who live in this county, it’s that there are so many people willing to step up and accomplish something for the community without asking for much, if anything, in return. More...

Healthy Living

Which cardio class is right for you?

If you can’t .nd the motivation to exercise on your own, consider joining a group fitness class. Whether you want to work on your .exibility, your strength or your posture, you have a ton of options to choose from. More...

Ten habits for healthy weight loss

If you’re looking to slim down, forget draconian diets and miracle cures. Just take on the following habits and watch the pounds melt away for good.  1. Trust your gut. More...

Six practical tips to eat more fruits and vegetables

As nutritious as they are colorful, fruits and veggies are the best foods for your health. If you feel you aren’t eating enough of them, here are six flavourful ways to include more in your diet. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A friend’s behavioral changes

Dear Annie: I have a friend named “Paula.” At least I think she’s my friend. We met in nursing school in the 1980s and have hung out ever since. But for almost a year, she’s been acting odd. More...

Special Sections

Licenses to fail federal changes

Pennsylvania-issued driver’s licenses and IDs will be out of compliance with new federal requirements after Monday, Jan. More...

HASB members approve resolution

The Huntingdon Area School Board agreed not to raise taxes above the state index during its monthly meeting Monday.  More...

County DA reflects on last year’s cases

Huntingdon County District Attorney Dave Smith is forging ahead in the new year, and while there are many reasons to look ahead, he also reflects on his many cases of 2016.  “There is not just one case that comes to mind as the most memora More...

State  Free Access 

Teen slain in ‘rape-murder fantasy’ was friend to the lonely

GLENSIDE (AP) — The smiles radiate from photos posted online by friends: Grace Packer sporting an impish grin as a toddler, floating happily in a pool as a young teen, leaning in to talk to a friend at her school lunch table.  More...

Questions burn over how gov. will handle deficit

HARRISBURG (AP) — It’s what everyone in the Pennsylvania Capitol is asking: How will Gov. Tom Wolf balance his budget proposal without a major tax increase?  More...

Looser rules on beer sales to take effect in state

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania drinkers will get a new reason to celebrate on Tuesday, when looser regulations on beer retailers go into effect, letting them sell any quantity, including individual 32-ounce bottles, sixpacks and growlers.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 17   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

Local Sports

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon tops P-O, Hornets, Trojans also win

Huntindon 82 Philipsburg 63   Huntingdon needed a game to pick things back up after a tough overtime loss to Central Friday. More...

Central runs over chilly Titans 52-30

After dealing with a tough loss at Everett last Thursday, Tussey Mountain still couldn’t find its shooting touch during Monday evening’s non-league contest against Central in Martinsburg. More...

High School Girls’ Basketball:

’Cats down Trojans 39-27

The Huntingdon girls’ basketball team got off to a slow start in the first quarter of a non-league contest at Mount Union Monday night. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

St. Louis — the beginning of the end of slavery

I sojourned this past week to St Louis, Missouri for the 25th annual National No-Till conference. More...

How They Voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Jan. 13. House More...

People/Pastimes

Bricktown Seniors hold general membership meeting

The monthly general membership meeting was held Jan. 4 at the Bricktown Senior Center, Mount Union. President Selwyn “Bud” Parks called the meeting to order with a word of prayer offered by Nancy Renninger.  More...

Help reduce animal overpopulation

Companion animal overpopulation is a problem that continues to tax the resources of communities throughout North America. Each year, millions of animals are euthanized in animal shelters because there are simply not enough people to adopt them.  More...

HAHS graduate recognized at UPJ

Tanner Cook, a junior majoring in business management/ marketing and finance, has been named to the fall 2016 dean’s list at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown.  This marks the fifth consecutive term he has made the dean’s list.& More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017:  More...

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