February 17, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Brady Twp. bridge work to begin

Area residents had the opportunity Thursday night to view plans to replace a bridge on Big Valley Pike (Route 655) spanning Saddlers Run near Beatty Road in Brady Township at the Mount Union Community Library.  More...

Planners work to fill commission vacancy

Members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission agreed upon a nomination to fill the remaining vacancy on the board at their monthly meeting Thursday night.  “We did lay over until this month a recommendation to fill the vacancy we&rs More...

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Local News

Rail-trail officials close to acquiring rights of way

“We’re very, very close,” is the way Broad Top Township secretary Dave Thomas described efforts to secure former Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad (H&BT) right of way that will eventually set the stage for an extension More...

Warmer weather to move into region

Though temperatures are expected to be above normal for an extended period of time, the warmest temperatures will be this weekend.  More...

Police Log

Burglary   CROMWELL TWP. — State police at Huntingdon are investigating a burglary at the Three Springs Hunting Camp on Laurel Mountain Road between Feb. 4-14. More...

General News

Reluctant dismissals could alter White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Though Donald Trump fashions himself a loyal boss, his inner circle has been steadily shrinking — revealing Trump’s willingness to cast aside some of his most devoted advisers.  More...

News of Yesteryear

Draft requires young men to register at local board

75 Years Ago  An overloaded ash compartment of a basement coal furnace may have been responsible for the asphyxiation of a Sharon, Pa. physician and three other persons, authorities believed today.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Saunders leads at Riviera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This is the starring role Sam Saunders prefers.  Saunders, the grandson of Arnold Palmer who so famously kept his composure during a heartfelt eulogy of The King, rolled in birdie putts and kept a clean card at Riviera o More...

Jimmy Butler free throws give Bulls win

CHICAGO (AP) — Jimmy Butler made two free throws with 0.9 seconds left to lift the Chicago Bulls to a 104-103 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.  Butler’s clutch foul shots capped a memorable duel with fellow All-Star More...

Nova happy to be Pirate

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Ivan Nova is happy to be back with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Nova made that clear in December, when he signed a threeyear, $26 million contract. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Anniversary

Huntingdon couple marks 60th wedding anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Ed and Virginia “Jenny” Mansberger of Huntingdon, who celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary today, Friday, Feb. More...

United in Marriage

John-Crouse

Lauren Crouse and David John were united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, located in Glyndon, Maryland.  More...

Boy Scout Troop 24, Alexandria

Boy Scouts from Troop 24 in Alexandria, including, front row, from the left, Dakota Baumia, Jack Confer, Westley Stiver, Connor Harbst, Anthony Porter; back row, Tucker Lalli, Jacob Monihan, Zane Sha More...

Annie's Mailbox

Coming up with an exit strategy

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 34 years. He’s been emotionally and verbally abusive for the whole 34.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 1:37 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017:   More...

Drought watch lifted in county

Just over six months since the state Department of Environmental (DEP) placed Huntingdon County, and 33 other counties, under a drought watch, the Commonwealth Drought Task Force announced Thursday the county’s status has improved to normal.&nb More...

Wood Twp. couple sentenced in court

A Wood couple who pleaded no contest to false imprisonment of a minor in December appeared in court Thursday morning for sentencing. More...

Open house, consortium held at HCCTC

Whether it was viewing the progress of the Little House replica or projects in any of the 11 other departments, Thursday night’s Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center open house had something for everyone.  The annual event was an More...

State  Free Access 

‘Day Without Immigrants’ protest closes restaurants in US

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The heart of Philadelphia’s Italian Market was uncommonly quiet. Fine restaurants in New York, San Francisco and the nation’s capital closed for the day. More...

Toomey wants Trump to get tough on Putin

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican Sen. More...

Black man beaten by police was stopped illegally

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that police illegally stopped a 22-year-old unarmed black man in Philadelphia before a dozen mostly white officers surrounded him and beat him in an encounter captured on video .  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 17   AA Meeting o Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  More...

Local Sports

Titans fade in loss to Pirates

Tussey Mountain wrapped up the regular season at Williamsburg Thursday. The Titans’ overall play steadily fell off as the game went on, with turnovers and a lack of rebounding letting Williamsburg take a 59-46 win.  More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Bellwood comes back to beat Hornets 66-59

For three quarters Thursday evening, the Juniata Valley boys’ basketball team was in complete control of its rematch with visiting Bellwood. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Rockets and Titans beaten

Penns Valley 54 So. Huntingdon 46 More...

Press Club

J Valley students learn through competing

At Juniata Valley, students are encouraged to become involved, whether it be sports or clubs. There are also many other students who participate in activities outside of school.  Agriculture is highly appreciated within the school district. More...

New teacher, adviser welcomed at HAHS

Huntingdon Area High School welcomed a new staff member at the beginning of the 2016-17 school year. Tarrea Coscomb graduated from Millersville University in Lancaster. More...

PRIDE incentives continue at Tussey Mountain

The Tussey Mountain positive behavioral team has been having incentives this year for good behavior from the students based upon the slogan of present, respect, integrity, decisive and effort. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Picture-perfect parking

Dear Heloise: Sometimes when I shop, especially if I am out at a large shopping center or mall, I will forget where I PARKED MY CAR.  Now I make a habit of taking a picture of where I’m parked in relation to the store. More...

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