January 9, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

HASB discusses food policy updates

In response to the state’s Department of Education (PDE) enactment of Act 55 in November, changing Public School Code regarding the school lunch program, Huntingdon Area School District (HASD) administration is choosing to update their food pro More...

Mid-week warm up in forecast for area

After the extremely frigid temperatures the area experienced last week, it seems as if there has officially been a fundamental shift in the forecast, trending toward milder temperatures.  More...

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Local News

Alexandria Borough Council retains leadership

Members of Alexandria Borough Council voted to retain leadership positions and welcomed a new member at their reorganization and monthly meeting Monday evening.  Council member Michael Smith was approved as president, while Rebecca Smith held th More...

Juries selected for two criminal cases

The Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas began the year on a strong note, selecting juries for two criminal cases Monday.  More...

Police Log

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General News

Failed NJ casino sold, could reopen in months

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s most spectacular casino flop is getting another chance under new ownership and a new name.  More...

Excessive diet soda intake linked to host of health problems

Dear Doctor: I feel better when I eat less sugar. Because I love having a soda with my snacks and meals, I drink a few diet colas every day. Is it true that diet sodas can increase the risk of developing diabetes?  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

College Football Championship:

Freshman QB triggers Alabama rally to national title

ATLANTA (AP) — To add another championship to the greatest dynasty college football has ever seen, Alabama turned to its quarterback of the future, and Tua Tagovailoa proved that his time is now.  More...

Wiggins and Butler lead Wolves to win over Cavs

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Wiggins had 25 points in three quarters, Jimmy Butler pitched in 21 points and tight defense on LeBron James, and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 127-99 victory over Cleveland on Monday night that stopped a 12- More...

Jacket rally past Leafs

TORONTO (AP) — Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky had a hard time holding back his smile after a come-from-behind victory over Toronto.  Artemi Panarin scored 3:11 into overtime to help the Blue Jackets overcome a two-goal deficit and be More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Marra Aurand and Jordan Baker, both of Reedsville, are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Local scouts prepare for Klondike Derby

Boy Scouts from Troop 25 in Huntingdon and Webelos Scouts from Pack 226 in McConnellstown recently spent a chilly day outdoors at Martin Gap preparing for the 47th annual Klondike Derby.  More...

Winter competition an annual tradition

Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America is gearing up for its 47th annual Klondike Derby to be held Saturday, Jan. 27, at Seven Mountains Scout Camp in Spring Mills.  More...

School News

Students named to fall dean’s list

Local students have been named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, a special mission affiliate of Penn State University, including:  — Leif Brown of Huntingdon, who is pursuing an ass More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018:  More...

State senator looks to future

State Sen. John Eichelberger said he has some plans for some legislation in 2018, but he feels there has been legislative accomplishments the state Senate can take pride in for 2017. More...

Felony charges dropped in court

A Huntingdon woman facing six felony charges in relation to a six-person drug bust had all but one of her charges dismissed by Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic Monday. More...

TMSB to negotiate new staff contract

Just a few short months after sanctioning a new teacher contract, the Tussey Mountain School Board announced Monday evening that it is preparing to negotiate a new contract with the district’s non-professional staff.  More...

State  Free Access 

Four ex-fraternity members get jail in pledge’s hazing death

STROUDSBURG (AP) — Four New York City men were given jail sentences Monday in the death of an 18-year-old fraternity pledge during a 2013 hazing ritual in Pennsylvania, with a judge saying she believes they succumbed to “brainwashing&rdqu More...

Plaintiffs seek replacement in congressional map case

HARRISBURG (AP) — Registered Democratic voters suing to overturn Pennsylvania’s Republican-crafted map of congressional districts asked the state Supreme Court in a new filing to redraw the district borders if the Legislature and governor More...

Police chief accused of soliciting teen

LEECHBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania police chief charged with soliciting sex online from an undercover agent posing as a 14-year-old girl has “shattered” the lives of his family members, his wife said.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 9   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 Girls’ Basketball:

Central uses big third quarter to top Tussey

Tussey Mountain fought its way back from an 11-point deficit in the second quarter to take a two-point advantage into halftime of Monday evening’s home non-league game with Central. More...

HCA teams roll over BMS

The Huntingdon Christian Academy basketball teams started the new year with a sweep of Belleville Mennonite Monday. The girls had a strong second half to win 38-28, while the boys started fast on the way to a 43-22 victory.  More...

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Hornets scuttle Pirates 70-57

Juniata Valley hopped over to Williamsburg Monday and Cameron Collins made sure the people watching would remember his performance. More...

Editorial

Op-Eds

Pharmacists slow to dispense lifesaving overdose drug

Gale Dunham, a pharmacist in Calistoga, California, knows the devastation the opioid epidemic has wrought, and she is glad the anti-overdose drug naloxone is becoming more accessible.  More...

This moment is about Iran, not about Trump

The direction of the current protests now sweeping Iran -- a seemingly unorganized, leaderless wave of demonstrations against high prices, corruption and repressive government -- is uncertain and impossible to predict.  More...

Around the State

Editorials from around Pennsylvania  Korean conversation: A North-South chat about olympics is a fine step, Jan. 3   More...

Healthy Living

Healthy habits for a happy immune system

If you’re dreading the return of seasonal cold and flu viruses, be proactive. Healthy habits will help keep your immune system in tiptop shape and primed to stave off unpleasant infections.  More...

Improving bone strength through sports

Taking good care of your bones is important at any age, but even more so as you get older. Weak bones are vulnerable to severe fractures, especially in the hips and spine. More...

Live longer thanks to these tips

Thanks to significantly reduced infant mortality rates, improved sanitary conditions, better nutrition and advances in medical science, human life expectancy has come a long way over the last few centuries. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Hotels need walk-in showers for elderly

Dear Annie: My wife and I are both in our 80s, and though we do not travel as much as we once did, we are still able to get around a bit. I am in fairly good physical condition, but my wife must use either a cane or a walker. The problem is this: More...

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