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JOC leaders elected during reorganization

The Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) held its reorganization meeting Tuesday evening, welcoming two new faces to the board.  More...

Local News

Parents question HASB members on Mass Customized Learning

Huntingdon Area School Board members discussed two growing topics of concern with parents Monday night at the combined work session and school board meeting, the first being the ongoing McKissick capacity study and the second being the implementation More...

Resident talks pipeline issues with Penn supervisors

A township resident turned out to discuss his issues with the pipeline project Tuesday night at the Penn Township Supervisors’ monthly meeting.  James Snyder listed a number of issues he has with the project in regards to mistreatment of t More...

Senator to hold constitutional convention workshop

State Sen. John Eichelberger Jr. will hold regional workshops throughout his district to educate people on how to amend the state constitution on a limited basis.  There will be a limited constitutional convention workshop from 11 a.m. More...

General News

Crews struggle to keep flames from CA neighborhoods

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a wildfire last week that destroyed six homes in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said Tuesday, while the fifth-largest wildfire in California history burnin More...

News of Yesteryear

Old-fashioned Christmas celebrated in Orbisonia

75 Years Ago  A barn belonging to W.O. Reed, Shy Beaver, was destroyed by a fire which started around 3 p.m. yesterday. The loss of approximately $5,000 was partly covered by $2,000 insurance.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 13   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Columnist remembers dedicated, thoughtful friend

Part 1 Over the past several weeks we have lost some very dear people from the Broad Top and surrounding areas. More...

Old-Time Photo

During the latter part of the 19th century and the early 20th century, numerous steam logging railroad short lines operated throughout central Pennsylvania, including Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton c More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Steelers place Shazier on IR, Haden may be back Sunday

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin is ready to talk about the New England Patriots.  The fact the Pittsburgh Steelers coach can include cornerback Joe Haden in the discussion is a bonus.  Haden will attempt to practice for the AFC North c More...

Brothers sign with Lithuanian team

A professional Lithuanian basketball club signed LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to pro contracts, making LaVar Ball’s two younger sons ineligible for college basketball.  The move comes after LiAngelo left UCLA where he was suspended after his s More...

Porzingis scores 37 in Knicks’ OT win over Lakers

NEW YORK (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis had 37 points and 11 rebounds, Michael Beasley made the biggest plays in overtime, and the New York Knicks beat the Los Angeles Lakers 113-109 on Tuesday night.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Protect pets from power cords

Dear Heloise: I’d like to urge everyone who owns a pet and a computer to hide their cords in a long tube designed to hold wires, or to somehow get those cords off the floor. More...

Details unfold in shooting

As the details surrounding the shooting death of two individuals Monday night in Carbon Township continue to unfold, investigators believe domestic violence was a factor in the tragic incident. More...

Leaders questioned about budget

Members of the public continued to question the Huntingdon County Commissioners during their weekly Tuesday morning meeting about the availability of the 2018 proposed budget.  More...

Tax rate to remain steady in borough

Huntingdon Borough residents, along with council members, attended a special meeting Tuesday night to review the proposed 2018 budget.  Borough manager Bill Wheeler shared that residents will not see a tax increase in 2018 outside of the recentl More...

PennDOT officials to discuss bridge detour

PennDOT representatives plan to hold an open house and plans display Thursday, Dec. 14, to discuss proposed Fourth Street and Route 22 intersection improvements.   More...

State  Free Access 

Gov. plans to veto abortion restrictions bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — The state House on Tuesday voted after an impassioned debate to send a bill limiting abortions to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy to Gov. More...

Anonymous donor pays off layaway items

EVERETT (AP) — An anonymous donor has paid off all the items on layaway at a Pennsylvania Walmart, giving 200 families a holiday gift.  WJAC-TV reports that staff members at the Everett store say this is the second year in a row that the a More...

Man, woman found dead in murder-suicide

LANCASTER (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman were found dead in a Pennsylvania home in a murder-suicide.  Manheim Township police say officers were called to the Lancaster Township home shortly before 8:30 p.m. Monday.  More...

Business News

County native takes leadership position at Geisinger

A Huntingdon County native has been named the chief administrative officer for the western region for Geisinger.  Kirk Thomas, who lives in Orbisonia, was named the chief administrative officer for Geisinger’s western region, which include More...

Paris summit finds new money, tech to fight climate change

PARIS (AP) — World leaders, investment funds and energy magnates promised Tuesday to devote new money and technology to slow global warming at a summit in Paris that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will rev up the Paris climate accord that U.S. More...

Bitcoin futures soar amid frenzy

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street got its first taste of bitcoin on Monday, with the price of the first-ever futures contract for the digital currency jumping 20 percent.  It’s a step forward for the bitcoin, which has soared this year des More...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Bearcats open with win over Tyrone

The Huntingdon wrestling finally got a chance to get its season started when Tyrone came to visit Tuesday evening. More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Huntingdon opens ML with win at Bellefonte

Huntingdon came through in an early-season Mountain League matchup at Bellefonte Tuesday. More...

Mount Union dominates Bellwood-Antis

The Mount Union wrestling team rebounded from its loss to Mifflin County in the championship match at the Warwick Tournament Saturday with a dominating performance against visiting Bellwood. More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon Rotary Club

At the right, Wilfred Norris was honored for his outstanding devotion and dedication as the treasurer of the Huntingdon Rotary Club for many years by Huntingdon Rotary Club president Cheryl Shope. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Huxen Dale Ramsey, who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. His proud parents are Rodney and Brittany Ramsey of Huntingdon. Huxen has a sister, Lainey Ramsey. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Enabling a self-destructive son

Dear Annie: My stepson, “Dale,” lives off benefits from the government and his father — my sweet, loving husband, who is in his 70s. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPES

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017:  More...

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