February 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Getting some air

What a difference a day makes! Young and old flocked to area parks yesterday to soak up the sun and 50-degree temperatures. More...

Broad Top authority, council at loggerheads over delinquent list

Broad Top City Water Authority members Tuesday night denied a request from Broad Top City Borough Council to provide them with a list of delinquent water customers. More...

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Local News

MU man has charges dismissed during prelim

Magisterial District Judge Michael Colyer dismissed the most serious charges against a Mount Union man after his preliminary hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday afternoon.  More...

Walker Twp. resident responds to planning commission statements

A Walker Township resident is disputing comments made Monday night at a township planning commission meeting and reported in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily News. More...

District governor visits Woodcock Lions

Woodcock Valley Lions, Lionesses and guests met at the Lions Hall for a joint meeting to welcome District Governor Dennis Clark. The DG makes at least one visit to each of the clubs in his district, 14L. More...

General News

Pentagon report on 9/11 surprised coroner

SOMERSET (AP) — The western Pennsylvania coroner who helped identify victims of United Airlines Flight 93 expressed surprise Tuesday about a Pentagon report that said partial, incinerated remains of some 9/11 victims from the crash in Shanksvil More...

Armored car guard shot dead in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania say an armored car guard was found shot to death under a railroad trestle in Pittsburgh in an apparent robbery, and police are searching for another guard.  More...

Challenge to auditor general candidate rejected

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Republicans will have a choice in their nominee for state auditor general, following a court decision Tuesday.  A state judge rejected a challenge to the nomination petition of Frank Pinto, allowing the forme More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 29   Adult Education p 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...

Around The Broad Top

Remembering Donald Weaver, a diamond in coal country

The late Donald E. Weaver of the Saxton area was a man who enjoyed life to its fullest, had a strong belief in the Lord and took seriously his involvement in local civic and governmental duties.  More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Brad Thomas Bacher, 13187 Liberty Drive, Hesston, and Jennifer Marie Spickler, also of Hesston. George Lednard Mitchell Jr., 19444 Loraine Way Drive, Orbisonia, and Kari Lorine Pyles, also of Orbisonia. More...

Rotary Club Students of the Month

The Huntingdon Rotary Club again recognized outstanding students from around the county as Rotary “Students of the Month” at its Feb. 14 meeting. More...

Boy Scout Troop No. 71

Boy Scout Troop No. 71 of Three Springs placed first at the Oneida District First Aid Meet held Feb. 25. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 1, 2012:  More...

Court to hear rape case

A Mount Union man accused of rape and other related charges had his case bound over to Huntingdon County Criminal Court following a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon in Central Court.  Nathaniel Damon Fortson, 39, of 214 W. More...

Analysis: Romney wins just by ‘enough’ in Michigan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Given to awkward utterances, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney sized up his Michigan primary victory with memorable precision. More...

Incentives program divides MUASB

A morale-boosting program at Mount Union Area High School is helping renew Trojan pride according to district administrators, yet it has divided the school board over funding and a strategy that relies on incentives to draw out the best performance f More...

State  Free Access 

Liquor board launches app for wine, spirits

HARRISBURG (AP) — The state Liquor Control Board, oftcriticized for being the hapless brainchild of Prohibition days, is quietly trying to join the 21st century.  With little fanfare, the agency has rolled out a new, free application for t More...

Corbett’s welfare cuts draw anger from Democrats

HARRISBURG (AP) — State Democratic senators angrily challenged Gov. More...

Priest gets probation for teen relationship

SMETHPORT (AP) — A suspended Catholic priest will spend two years on probation — and his bishop already has said the priest’s felony conviction will keep him out of active ministry — for his inappropriate relationship with a 1 More...

Business News

Lumberjack company gets upgrade

Jonathan Whitsel, owner of JW Whitsel Logging, has purchased a new TimberPro 830B Combo machine.  More...

HCBI to host open house, interim vice president sustained

It was a close call as to whether Huntingdon County Business and Industry’s (HCBI) meeting would begin yesterday due to low attendance, but just as noon rolled around, enough members managed to be in attendance for quorum.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Feb. 3, 2012  Eileen Bicking, grantor, to David Bicking, Nguyen-Thi- Kien Bicking, Walter B. Bicking and Linda R. Bicking, property in Penn Township, $1.   Walter B. Bicking and Linda R. Bicking, grantors, to Walter B. Bicking and Linda R. More...

Local Sports

Titans top NBC third time

Face Township for Girls’ 5-AA title Friday at UPJ

A year ago, Northern Bedford left the Tussey Mountain High School gym with a stunning upset victory in the District Five Class AA semifinals. More...

Bair leads ’Cat contingent

District 6/9 Class AA Regional Swimming:

For the second straight year, Huntingdon junior Matt Bair has earned a pair of top-three seeds for the annual District Six/Nine Class AA Regional Swimming Meet. More...

Juniata women slip in rankings

The Juniata College women’s basketball team fell to No. 14 in the USA Today/ESPN Division III Top 25 Coaches’ poll and No. 15 in the D3hoops.com Top 25 rankings, both released Tuesday.  More...

School News

Tussey Mountain High School Honor Roll

Tussey Mountain High School principal Jerry Shoemake has released the names of those students who have achieved honor roll status for the second marking period of the 2011-12 school year. Grade 7 High Honors More...

Huntingdon Area High School Honor Roll

Jeff Miles, principal at Huntingdon Area High School, has announced the honor rolls for the second marking period of the 2011-12 school year. Grade 9 High Honors More...

Annie's Mailbox

This sounds like a pattern from childhood! ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have been friends with “Laura” since my husband and I moved here 22 years ago. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

Readers, these are only three of the many letters I received. I thought you would enjoy them as much as I did. — Hugs, Heloise SEND A GREAT HINT TO: Heloise P.O. More...

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