January 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Area leaders talk issues at round table discussion

Following a tour of ACCO Brands Blair Plant in Alexandria Thursday, State Department of Labor and Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino took part in a round table discussion with business and industry representatives as part of the Jobs That Pay Tour .& More...

Building plans for church reviewed

Plans for a new church to be constructed in Walker Township were reviewed at the monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission Thursday night.  Lee Zeger III, owner and director of engineering services at CES Engineering LLC, Mech More...

Woman takes deal ahead of court trial

Just as she was set to go to trial Thursday, a Saltillo woman charged with simple assault and reckless endangerment accepted a plea agreement from the district attorney’s office.  A jury of five men, seven women and two female alternates w More...

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Local News

Police release name of logger killed in accident

State police at Huntingdon have released the name of the man who lost his life in a tragic logging accident in Clay Township Jan. 18.  More...

Northern Huntingdon townships reorganize

Townships in the northern portion of Huntingdon County held reorganization meetings Jan. More...

Area Brief

Congressman’s staff to host constituent hours in Huntingdon   SMITHFIELD TWP. — U.S. Representative Glenn ‘G.T.’ Thompson’s staff will host constituent hours from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at state Rep. More...

General News

To avoid more ‘Daily Show’ ridicule, Arizona kills bills

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker’s proposal to penalize colleges and universities that teach ethnic studies classes has essentially died after getting widely panned by Democrats and liberal commentators across the nation.  More...

Pick for education secretary won’t dismantle public schools

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sometimes contentious confirmation hearing, education secretary pick Betsy DeVos pledged that she would not seek to dismantle public schools amid questions by Democrats about her qualifications, political donations and lo More...

News of Yesteryear

County commissioner won’t seek re-election

75 years ago  Pennsylvania’s progressive farmers — the ones willing to put forth extra effort to achieve agricultural excellence — came into their own in Harrisburg today with the opening of the state’s 26th annual farm p More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NBA All-Star starters announced

NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry won a tiebreaker to join Golden State teammate Kevin Durant in the lineup, while LeBron James and Kyrie Irving also gave Cleveland two starters in the NBA All-Star Game.  More...

Dennison to run Buffalo offense

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Newly hired Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott is turning his offense over to former Denver Broncos coordinator Rick Dennison.  The Bills announced an agreement to hire Dennison as their offensive coordinator. More...

Women’s Basketball:

Jones leads Maryland to win over Michigan

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Brionna Jones had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 3 Maryland pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Michigan 83-70 Thursday night for its sixth straight victory.  More...

Press Club

JVHS students explore career opportunities

Juniata Valley High School held its second annual career fair Jan. 10. This event gave juniors and seniors insight to the many career opportunities offered in the area.  More...

MUAHS nurse offers tips to prevent flu

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that each year on average more than 200,000 people are hospitalized from seasonal flu-related complications in the U.S. Cases of seasonal influenza are highest between late November and March. More...

SHCHS choral students attend district festival

Every note counts when it comes to district chorus. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Getting rid of stains  Spot treat stains as soon as possible. Spills and stains are bound to happen, but your initial reaction to the mess makes all the difference. Fast attention prevents more expensive repairs or removals later on. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Show me the money

Dear Annie: I have been dating this girl, “Laura,” for about two months. Things are going extremely well. She’s kind, funny, intelligent — all the things I look for in a woman. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

GOP members witness history

A group of Huntingdon County Republicans arrived in the nation’s capital before the crack of dawn this morning, on their way to witness history — the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States.  More...

Area bridge work to begin in spring

An open house regarding upcoming bridge replacement construction was held at the Oneida Township municipal building Thursday night to inform the public of the projects that are scheduled to begin in the spring. More...

County still in drought watch despite rain

Despite recent rainfall in the last few weeks, the county is still under a drought watch, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).  Deborah Klenotic, spokesperson for DEP, said the task force met Jan. More...

State  Free Access 

Public schools may become ‘sanctuary’ campus

PITTSBURGH (AP) — In what would be a mostly symbolic move, the Pittsburgh Public Schools could soon become the state’s first K-12 school system to declare itself a “sanctuary” campus.  More...

Ash trees disappear across Pennsylvania

SCOTLAND (AP) — The eradication of ash trees from Pennsylvania’s landscape and forests got a public viewing last week.  Crews felled large-diameter trees dating to the early days of the Scotland School for Veterans Children.  More...

Ex-probation officer gets prison for leaking probe info

HARRISBURG (AP) — Officials say a former federal probation officer in Pittsburgh has been sentenced to five months behind bars for leaking information to the sister of a drug suspect.  A federal judge in Harrisburg also sentenced Rachel Ly More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 20   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Narcotics Anonymous o Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Trojans top Titans, Bearcats beat Mountain Lions

Mount Union 47, Tussey Mountain 27   Mount Union hosted Tussey Mountain Thursday and won the majority of the bouts that were wrestled. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Hornets, Rockets and Titans get wins

Juniata Valley  Juniata Valley came out ready to put Tuesday’s loss to Bellwood-Antis behind it during Thursday evening’s Inter- County Conference North Division contest in Allport. More...

K of C and Elks Hoop Shoots are tomorrow

The annual free throw contests sponsored by the Huntingdon Knights of Columbus and Elks Club were postponed on Dec. 17 due to ice and snow. The contests have been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. More...

People/Pastimes

Juniata Valley Senior Center

New officers were installed during the annual reorganizational meeting held Wednesday at the Juniata Valley Senior Center. More...

Understanding and navigating health savings accounts without confusion

Navigating health insurance plans can be confusing. One health insurance product that’s relatively easy to understand is a health savings account, or HSA. More...

Student News

Newton Hamilton woman named to fall dean’s list

Mara Shields of Newton Hamilton was named to the dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s main campus with a 4.0 GPA for the fall semester of 2016.  Shields is the daughter of Marc and Michelle Shields. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Free patterns for your project

Dear Readers: If you’re the crafty sort and like to try your knack at projects and possibilities, look for FREE PATTERNS first. More...

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