January 26, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Syrup producers start tapping trees

Bitter cold may yet return, as winter is far from over, but sweetness is in the forecast as maple syrup producers set out into the woods to tap into a treasured local resource.  More...

Application period open for rent rebate

Pennsylvania residents who qualify can now apply for a rebate for rent and property taxes paid in 2017.  The program has been helping Pennsylvanians since 1971 and has provided $6.7 billion in rebates. More...

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Local News

Driver uninjured in Wood Twp. crash

A single-vehicle accident along Broad Top Mountain Road (Route 913) shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday in Wood Township kept area volunteer firefighters and workers from three separate utility companies busy for hours.  More...

Police Log

Theft   MOUNT UNION BORO. — Mount Union Borough Police are investigating a report of a theft of packages that were delivered through the mail on South Jefferson Street at 6:03 p.m. Jan. 24.   More...

Area brief

Senator to host Huntingdon County town hall meeting   More...

General News

Oldest of captive children was star college student

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The oldest son of 13 siblings who authorities say were held captive in their California home had been a star student at his community college and was on the honor roll for two semesters.  More...

Local Sports

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Everett reverses Southern

The Southern Huntingdon boys’ basketball team had one of those nights where they just could not get the offense rolling in a rematch with Everett in Orbisonia Thursday. More...

High School Wrestling:

Bearcats whip Penns Valley

After needing a late rally to down Philipsburg the night before, Huntingdon came out strong Thursday and celebrated Senior Night with a 60-12 win over Penns Valley. It was the 16th straight win for the Bearcats, now 17-1 for the season. More...

Hornets roll over Trojans

Another big night for Leidy

While Juniata Valley sophomore standout Halee Smith torched the first-half net to the tune of 19 points during Thursday evening’s home ICC North contest with Mount Union, it turned out to be an even bigger night for senior point-guard Taylor Le More...

Press Club

Southern Huntingdon boasts 11 sets of twins

Imagine having a person in the family the same age, down to the day and may even look identical. Twins are something that have caught the attention of people for centuries, as these types of siblings are intriguing and one of a kind.  More...

HCA students learn value of home economics

What is home economics? The basic definition of home economics is the art and science of home management.  More...

Social media presence ramped up at Juniata Valley

If one were to question students and staff why they love Juniata Valley so much, majority will talk about the community that thrives in and around the Valley.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Be careful with valuables

Dear Heloise: When you’re traveling, it might be an appealing idea to put your valuables in a ROOM SAFE, but too many of the hotel employees have the master combination. More...

Special Sections

Grant to fund drug programs

Recently-awarded grant funding will provide for vital programming to work toward overcoming the opioid epidemic ravaging local communities. More...

Injured rare owl rescued in county

A rare owl experienced a day that was truly for the birds Thursday and will soon be on the mend thanks to the intervention of some caring PennDOT employees.  The long-eared owl was discovered along Route 26 near McAlevys Fort with a severely inj More...

Supervisors talk transport of pipeline water

Shirley Township Supervisors kicked off their monthly meeting Thursday with a presentation from Keller Engineers about the sale of water to Sunoco Pipeline LP by the Mount Union Municipal Authority (MUMA).  Keller’s assistant director of t More...

State  Free Access 

Prosecutors: Man who shot officer was ‘lying in wait’

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man accused of ambushing a Philadelphia police officer with a hail of gunfire in the name of the Islamic State group refused to cooperate at the start of his attempted murder trial Thursday, telling a judge that he won&rsq More...

Memorial honors deputy US marshal killed

HARRISBURG (AP) — Thousands of mourners, including law enforcement from around the country, have paid their respects to a deputy U.S. marshal killed while serving a warrant.  The public memorial service was held Thursday for Deputy U.S. More...

Pennsylvania GOP takes gerrymandering case to US high court

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top Republican lawmakers asked the U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 26   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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Lions’ buzzer-beater tops OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With the score tied and final seconds winding down, Penn State’s Tony Carr dribbled across the center line and launched a desperation jumper with two Ohio State players in his face. More...

Tiger draws crowd

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods brought big crowds back to golf, and he even produced a few big roars on his way to an even-par 72 in the Farmers Insurance Open in his return to the PGA Tour.  More...

Federer in record seventh Aussie final

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It took just over an hour for Roger Federer to fix one anomalous statistic in his extraordinary career.  Defending champion Federer, who was leading Hyeon Chung 6-1, 5-2 when the Korean retired in the second set More...

People/Pastimes

Helping homeless pets

Residents and staff of AristaCare at Huntingdon Park, Huntingdon, including, from the left, Catherine Frank, Norma Strauser and Kammi Plummer, admissions and community outreach at AristaCare at Hunti More...

Six hints to keep hair healthy looking

For most women these days, healthy, vibrant-looking hair is one of their top beauty priorities.  Six hacks for great-looking hair  1. Live right. More...

Moose Family Center No. 223

The Huntingdon Moose Family Center No. 223, the “Heart of the Community,” is proud to have donated to the Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

No more property tax surprises  I always hated opening up my property tax bill. This year, I’ve decided to put 1/12th of last year’s bill in a separate account each month and save it for when the bill comes due. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Friend talks behind back

Dear Annie: I have a problem with my friend “Julie” that I’m not sure how to handle. She’s a really good friend in many ways. She’s always there when I’m going through hard stuff. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018:  More...

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