March 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

TMSB discusses nutrition options

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening studied the merits of offering qualifying district elementary students nutritional nourishment through two separate programs, one funded by the federal government, the other dependent on volunteers and More...

Caution advised when driving wintry roads

The nor’easter snow storm Stella has arrived bringing a lot snow in a short amount of time, and Gov. Tom Wolf has advised that residents of all areas affected should stay indoors. More...

Local News

Additional charges filed against Mapleton man

Bail was denied and additional charges were filed against a Mapleton man accused of multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor over a several year period Monday afternoon.  Joshua Hollabaugh, 32, now in the Huntingdon County Jail, was charged in More...

Saxton leaders discuss officers’ use of Narcan

Following a recent successful public drug awareness meeting, Saxton Borough Council Monday evening discussed the administering of the drug Narcan by borough police officers. More...

Police Log

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Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, March 14   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Leonard scores 31 in return from concussion

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points in his return from a concussion and the San Antonio Spurs tied Golden State for the NBA’s best record with a 107-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.  More...

Flames beat Pens in shootout for 10th straight

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Kris Versteeg scored the shootout winner and the Calgary Flames beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 to tie a club record with their 10th straight victory Monday night.  More...

Goodyear retires blimps

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Goodyear is letting the helium out of the last of its fabled fleet of blimps.  But shed no tears, blimp fans, you’ll still see a familiar blue-and-gold form floating over your favorite sports event or awards show l More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Huntingdon couple marks 70 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to George Jr. and Margaret (Brooks) Wilson of Huntingdon, who celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary today, Tuesday, March 14, 2017.  They were united in marriage in 1947 at St. More...

Interesting facts about St. Patrick’s Day

While St. Patrick’s Day is renowned for celebrating Ireland, one need not be Irish to enjoy the festivities on March 17th. In fact, St. More...

Wigs for Kids

Bonnie Thomas-Marino of Calvin, right, donated a length of her hair to Wigs for Kids with assistance from stylist Penny Miller at In-Style Styling Salon, Huntingdon. More...

Special Sections

Weathering the storm

Huntingdon County residents stock up and shovel out

Well ahead of Winter Storm Stella, county residents were busily making preparations for the first big storm of the season as state and local leaders made arrangements to preserve safety.  More...

UPMC rumors could impact hospital

Speculation in the health care community in western and central Pennsylvania could potentially have an impact on J.C. More...

Council members call for resignation

Members of Alexandria Borough Council called for the resignation of their longtime secretary at their monthly meeting Monday night.  Barb Ryzner has served the borough for 25 years. More...

General News

Child welfare agency: Girl who killed herself suffered abuse

MIAMI (AP) — A 14-yearold foster child who hanged herself in a shower stall and broadcast it on Facebook suffered years of sexual abuse, was beaten and rejected by her mother and bounced between more than 14 foster homes, according to a 20-page More...

Glycemic Index is useful monitor

Dear Doctor: I’ve been reading that choosing foods that are low on the glycemic index is better for your health. What is the glycemic index and why should I pay attention to it?  More...

Children in Detroit public schools may have better options elsewhere

DETROIT (AP) — Long frustrated by failed efforts to turn around Michigan’s worst public schools, top Republican officials decided it was time for a drastic measure: shut down 38 schools that were ranked continually in the bottom 5 percent More...

Local Sports

PIAA alters schedules

Today’s snowfall and the declaration of a State of Emergency by Governor Wolf has forced the PIAA to make significant changes to its schedule for this week. More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Animal Courtship and Breeding Techniques   More...

Editorial

How they voted

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending March 10. House More...

Op-Ed

Repeal and replace/repair?

I want to start this analysis but saying that I do not have a “dog in the hunt.” I am over 65 and am covered by Medicare and the related insurance, both of which I have to pay for.  More...

Every child in Pennsylvania deserves access to the strongest educational options

When I was appointed chair of the Senate Education Committee, I pledged to be tenacious in my ongoing efforts to provide our kids with every opportunity to succeed. More...

Chatter Box

Memories of snow

Who says it can’t snow in March, right? Twenty-four years ago this week, the Blizzard of 1993 was upon us. In fact, the landscape probably looked similar to today.  More...

Healthy Living

Sleep disorders: not just insomnia

World Sleep Day (March 17, 2017) is the perfect occasion to brush up on our sleep smarts. While it’s common knowledge that adequate sleep hygiene — going to bed and getting up on a regular schedule More...

Explore natural sleep remedies

Sleep is a natural process designed to recharge the body and mind. Although some people .nd no dif.- culty in settling down for the night, many others profess to have periodic or chronic sleep problems. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Start searching baby book for names

Dear Annie: Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve known exactly what I want to name my future children. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Libra if born before 11:11 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, March 15, 2017:  More...

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