December 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

SHCSB members choose president

For the first time in five years, the Southern Huntingdon County School Board will have a new leader for the next year.  The board, in a 5-3 vote, elected fellow member Brent Stoltzfus as president during its reorganization meeting Tuesday night More...

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Police Log

Summary of incidents   HUNTINGDON BORO. — Dec. 6: Huntingdon Borough Police investigated an accident at 14th and Moore streets at 3:54 p.m.  Dec. More...

Old-Time Photo

The late Vaughn Horton, left, and his brother, Roy Horton, appear in this 1970s photo at the gravesite of late country music performer, Elton Britt. More...

World  Free Access 

Car company offering red light-reading vehicles

LAS VEGAS (AP) — On the theory that a driver who knows when a red light will turn green is more relaxed and aware, vehicle manufacturer Audi is unveiling this week in Las Vegas a technology that enables vehicles to “read” traffic si More...

Trump promises to heal divisions, plans visit to Ohio State

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump promised to “heal our divisions and unify our country” as he prepares to meet with some of the victims of last week’s car-and-knife attack at Ohio State University.  More...

Ohio ’heartbeat’ abortion bill heads to governor’s desk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio bill that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected is headed to the governor’s desk.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 7   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...

Local Sports

Kirby Breault adds two more honors

Senior wide receiver Kirby Breault (Elizabethtown) has been named to the D3football.com All-South Region Second Team. More...

Katie Prisco rolls first career 300

Katie Prisco, an 18-yearold freshman at Juniata College, rolled the first 300 of her career while bowling for Getting out of the House in the Tuesday Mixed League at Holiday Bowl.  More...

Photo

Back on Nov. 19, Ryan “The Rhino” Everhart, left, knocked out Aaron Mundras to claim the Stellar Fights Interim Heavyweight Championship at Harrington Casino in Harrington, Delaware. More...

People/Pastimes

Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen winners

Winners of the annual Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contest sponsored by the Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon, were recognized recently at Juniata Valley High School. More...

Annie's Mailbox

I Know What You Do

Dear Annie: My love and I are both about 70 years old. My love, “Marjorie,” belongs to a community service group, which she has been in now for 30 years. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Dear Heloise: If I FREEZE A QUART OF FAT-FREE MILK, will it taste the same when it thaws? — B.J., via email  More...

Special Sections

Commissioners call for tax hike

Huntingdon County residents could pay more in taxes next year, as the Huntingdon County Commissioners proposed the first tax increase since 2013 in their preliminary 2017 county budget during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Survivor recalls Pearl Harbor attack

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Surprise, fear, anger and pride overcame Jim Downing as Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor.  Then a newlywed sailor, he recalled a Japanese plane flying low and slow in his direction as he rushed to his battles More...

EMA leader stresses importance of alerts

In an emergency, well-coordinated information can make all the difference, but an absence of alerts can have deadly consequences as evidenced recently in the midst of the Tennessee wildfires.  More...

Huntingdon budget set for public review

Huntingdon Borough Council members met in a special meeting Tuesday night for a last look at the draft budgets prior to the document going on public display at the borough office at noon today.  More...

State  Free Access 

Prosecutor’s office paid bitcoin ransom in cyber attack

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A state prosecutor’s office in Pennsylvania was among hundreds of thousands of victims of a now-shuttered international cybercrime operation, paying nearly $1,400 in a bitcoin ransom to free up its infected computer netw More...

Feds seek 17 to 21 years for ex-congressman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 17 to 21 years for a former Pennsylvania congressman convicted of a racketeering scheme that included a string of illicit financial moves to cover up an illegal $1 million campai More...

Auditor says clearer rules needed for use of drilling fees

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s auditor general said Tuesday the state should rein in what he called questionable spending of some of the hundreds of millions of dollars in fees from a natural gas drilling boom that have swelled local go More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mill Creek mayor retires

75 years ago  Two Huntingdon County young men were included in a list of six chosen from a group of 50 to qualify for the Army Air Corps Institute during the past three days at examinations given in Altoona by Capt. L.L. Semans. More...

Business News

Wall Street stocks are mixed as price of crude oil drops

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are wavering between small gains and losses in midday trading on Wall Street Tuesday. Energy companies slumped as the price of crude oil turned lower after a fourday rally. More...

US productivity rose 3.1 percent in third quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The productivity of American workers rose in the July-September quarter at the fastest pace in two years while labor costs slowed after a big jump in the spring.  More...

Ikea expanding parental leave

NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea’s U.S. division is offering longer parental leave to employees who are new parents, following similar overtures from tech companies like Netflix as it strives to keep good workers in an improving job market.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

No. 1 Villanova holds off LaSalle 89-79

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Brunson scored 26 points and Josh Hart had 21 to help No. 1 Villanova hold off La Salle 89-79 on Tuesday night. More...

Women’s Basketball:

No. 3 Baylor routs Texas State 90-24

WACO, Texas (AP) — Natalie Chou, Kalani Brown and Alexis Prince each scored 15 points, and No. More...

Pens’ Crosby on scoring binge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby can’t seem to find the right word for what’s happening. If the Pittsburgh Penguins captain is being honest, he is not really interested in finding one. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Pisces if born before 5:16 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016:  More...

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