January 2, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Petersburg teen cheers at Citrus Bowl

While many in the region were shivering, a Petersburg teen was shining in her moment in the sun — both literally and figuratively — as she cheered in Orlando, Florida, Monday afternoon.  More...

Holiday tree disposal available to residents

Huntingdon Borough will be collecting cut Christmas trees through Sunday, Jan. 14, at the borough yard waste collection site near Laney’s Feed Mill.  More...

Local News

Another robbery takes place at Wayne Twp. convenience store

State police at Lewistown are investigating another robbery at the Nittany Minit Mart in Wayne Township, the third in less than two years.  According to state police Trooper Ryan French, the most recent incident was reported just after 9 p.m. More...

General News

Colorado authorities were warned about gunman’s mental state

DENVER (AP) — A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attorney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted videos online in recent months criticizing professors and law enforcement official More...

Few colleges track suicides, despite prevention investments

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly half of the largest U.S. public universities do not track suicides among their students, despite making investments in prevention at a time of surging demand for mental health services.  More...

Houston officials get OK to clear homeless tent cities

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge has cleared the way for Houston city officials to enforce an ordinance that prohibits homeless people from setting up tents and temporary living quarters in public places.  More...

Local Sports

Outdoor Diary will run Wednesday

Because of the heavy volume of sports activity over this extended holiday weekend, space limitations force us to move the Outdoor Diary from its normal Tuesday slot.  Wes Bower's column will run Wednesday this week. More...

Conestoga Valley Holiday Tournament:

Fisher second, Bearcats finish 10th

Senior Landon Fisher (220) finished second and three other Huntingdon wrestlers placed as the Bearcats finished 10th in the annual Conestoga Valley Holiday Wrestling Classic this weekend  Alex Mykut (195) and Ryder Kocik (182) both finished fift More...

Women’s Basketball:

Juniata pulls away to down Aggies

Cold shooting in the first half put the Juniata women’s unbeaten streak in a little jeopardy Saturday afternoon in the championship game of the 12th annual Juniata Holiday Classic. More...

Editorial

Op-Eds

When companies deny climate science, their workers pay

After decades spreading misinformation about greenhouse gas emissions’ role as a driver of climate change, the deceptive tactics of the fossil fuel industry are slowly beginning to backfire.  More...

Help for struggling millionaires is on the way

It isn’t easy being a millionaire these days, especially if you’ve got less than $20 million. Fortunately, Congress is watching out for you.  More...

Tips should go to workers, not to their bosses

Thea Bryan is a single mother putting herself through graduate school. She spends her days at an unpaid internship for her social work program. At nights, she bartends for tips.  More...

Chatter Box

Winter in central Pennsylvania

Happy New Year! I hope this week’s column finds all of my readers warm and refreshed, ready to take on the next 364 days of 2018.  More...

Healthy Living

Advice for novice or experienced blood donors

Unlike other marvels of modern medicine, quality blood is an important health component that cannot be created synthetically. Blood shortages continue to plague medical establishments across the globe. More...

What BLOOD TYPE are you?

January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross encourages everyone to contribute to this important work. Knowing your blood type is an important part of donating. More...

Blood donation facts

Blood donations remain an urgent need. The Central California Blood Center says 75 percent of all Americans who reach age 72 will need blood in their lifetimes. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Fighting for husband’s attention

Dear Annie: My 36-yearold stepson, “Greg,” acts as if he’s married to my husband. It’s like a constant battle to outdo me. When my husband and I go on vacation, Greg whines to Daddy that he never takes him anywhere.   More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Cancer if born before 2:22 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018:  More...

Tell Twp. crash claims one life

State police at Huntingdon are still investigating a fatal crash that occurred in Tell Township the afternoon of Dec. 30.  According to a report from state police at Huntingdon, the crash occurred around 4:16 p.m. More...

Residents reflect on ’17 top stories

Area residents have their own ideas on what they consider the top stories of 2017, whether it’s a national or local story, or a story that’s important to them, but not necessarily ones that make the headlines of news outlets.  More...

Area hikers brave cold for Last Day Hike

Not even single-digit temperatures and snow on the ground could stop an intrepid group of hikers from ending the year on the right foot with a Last Day Hike Sunday morning and afternoon.  There were plenty of good-natured joking as the hikers as More...

State  Free Access 

Armed with new data, officials target ‘drug-dealing’ doctors

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pain clinic tucked into the corner of a low-slung suburban strip mall was an open secret.  Patients would travel hundreds of miles to see Dr. More...

Allentown mayor takes office as corruption trial nears

ALLENTOWN (AP) — Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has been sworn in for a fourth term in office just weeks before his trial on federal corruption charges is set to start.  The Democrat is accused of accepting more than $150,000 in campaign con More...

Gubernatorial primary tests GOP’s endorsement mettle

HARRISBURG (AP) — For the four Republicans who hope to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s re-election bid next year, the first playoff game before the May 15 primary election will be the state party’s endorsement.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 2   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 

Rose Bowl:

Michel TD run gives Georgia overtime win

PASADENA, Calif. More...

Saquon Barkley announces he’ll enter NFL draft

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State running back Saquon Barkley is entering the NFL draft.  Barkley announced his decision to skip his senior year Sunday, a day after helping Penn State beat Washington in the Fiesta Bowl.  More...

Sugar Bowl:

Alabama dominates Clemson for title shot

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The rubber match of the Alabama Clemson trilogy was a total dud compared to the previous meetings.  Except to the Crimson Tide defense, which will remember it as a thing of beauty.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 3! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jaylea Dylan Inch, who turned 3 years old Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017. Her proud parents are Justin and Jamie Inch of Calvin. More...

Recognize the signs of hypothermia

The arrival of cold weather provides opportunities to romp in the snow, ski the slopes or enjoy an afternoon ice skating on a frozen pond. More...

How to keep pets safe in winter weather

The arrival of cooler temperatures sparks various changes. More...

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