February 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Company granted building variances

The company planning to purchase a vacant building in the Shirley Township industrial park was granted requested variances in a brief hearing Friday. More...

Animal cruelty cases require collaboration

Animal cruelty cases, especially in rural areas where cultural attitudes toward pet ownership vary widely from person to person, can be difficult to identify, report and prosecute. More...

Jobs

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: Dakota Boone Date of Birth: April 9, 1993 Age: 22 years old Height: 5 feet, 7 inches Weight: 140 pounds Eye color: Blue Hair color: Blonde Last known address(es): Mount Union, Huntingdon and Mapleton. More...

Mountain biking is building here

Ever heard of Raystown Lake? Most residents of the Allegheny Mountains have and know that it’s near Huntingdon. More...

Creature Feature

Meet the captains of HCHS

As the African Proverb goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The same can be said for the animals in our care at the Huntingdon County Humane Society. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 6 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643- 0623. Sunday, Feb. 7 More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Matchups for Super Bowl 50

Matchups for the Super Bowl between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos on Feb. 7 in Santa Clara, California: When the Panthers (17-1) have the ball Go Cam. Stop Cam. No, it’s not that simple for Carolina and Denver. But close. More...

Super Bowl Notebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A game 50 years in the making deserves a meal that can measure up, or at least try. Hormel Chili has created a “Chili Bowl 50” that includes 50 ingredients for fans to cook up for Sunday’s game. More...

Lightning strike Penguins 6-3

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The surging Tampa Bay Lightning are piling up goals and victories. More...

People/Pastimes

‘Living Well’ presentation

Woodland Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 18889 Croghan Pike, Orbisonia, hosted Dan Hoegen, LSW, clinical ethicist at Gesinger Health System Jan. 28. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Naliyah Shaver who will turn 13 years old tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Naliyah’s proud parents are Greg and Angel Shaver of Huntingdon. She is the big sister of Cortnie and Bryce. More...

Defining common causes behind vision loss

Vision loss is a common condition, as the World Health Organization notes that more than 285 million people across the globe suffer some type of visual impairment. Many conditions can impact sight and contribute to vision loss. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Waiting for the sun to shine

Dear Annie: All of my life, I’ve heard about the “golden years.” Why are mine only black and gray? More...

Doctor K

Hip resurfacing can be alternative to total hip replacement

DEAR DOCTOR K: My hip has bad arthritis, and my doctor says I need either a hip replacement or something called “hip resurfacing.” Which one is best? More...

Special Sections

AAA funding flowing again

After months of no funding, the Area Agency on Aging for Huntingdon, Bedford and Fulton counties is back in business, agency executive director Connie Brode reported Friday morning during a meeting of the AAA’s Citizens Advisory Council, held i More...

Warning issued about ‘bad batch’

After treating more than a dozen opiate overdoses in a span of three days early this week, health officials at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown issued a warning to the public of the potential circulation of a “bad batch” of More...

Comcast offers contest for area entrepreneurs

Local startup businesses and entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to win money and mentoring with some top business leaders. More...

World  Free Access 

Jobs report could ease US recession fears. Or not.

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing is shrinking, corporate profits are declining and goods are piling up on warehouse shelves. Those trends have elevated concern that a U.S. recession may loom in the next year or two. More...

US added 151,000 jobs in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs in January, a slowdown from recent months but still a sign of a solid job market. More...

Tattoos, martial arts and poker? Casinos wooing millennials

BOSTON (AP) — Casinos worried that millennials aren’t getting into traditional gambling like their parents and grandparents are bringing in tattoo studios, mixed martial arts competitions and other offbeat attractions to attract a younger More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

SS Peter and Paul Church, Mount Union, to celebrate 50th year

75 Years Ago Eight young men from Huntingdon County were numbered among the 27 volunteers who enlisted in the United States Army at the Lewistown recruiting station during the month of January, according to Sgt. Peter Parise, the recruiting officer. More...

Local Sports

Nittany Lions top Buckeyes in sold out BJC

College Wrestling:

No. 1 Penn State (13-0, 8-0 B1G) used relentless offensive tempo to roll to a win over No. 3 Ohio State (9-3, 6-2 B1G) in front of a sold out Bryce Jordan Center crowd on Friday night. More...

Rand leads Hornets to win over Glendale

H.S. Boys’ Basketball:

Juniata Valley hit the floor running against visiting Glendale Friday. The Green Hornets did most of their damage in the first half, with Jaxson Rand leading the way, in a 76-42 thrashing of the Vikings. More...

Tussey boys win 50-47 over Everett

win over Tussey Mountain needed to play well against visiting Everett Friday. They did just that, holding off the Warriors to take a 50-47 decision. More...

Religion News

House committee sends religious protection measure to floor

PIERRE, S.D. More...

Religion Briefs

Obama makes his first presidential visit to a US mosque CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — In a campaign season rife with concerns about terrorism, President Obama is visiting a mosque in Baltimore. More...

Pastoral feature highlights local clergy

The Huntingdon County area is well known for its lovely landscape and small town charm and home to many houses of worship. More...

School News

Penn State announces fall 2015 dean’s list

The following local students have been named to the dean’s list at the Pennsylvania State University for the fall semester: At the University Park campus: — Matthew Barnish of Mapleton — Hailey Berkstresser of Hustontown — Alo More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aquarius. HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 8, 2016: More...

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