December 30, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

County’s chamber had successful year

The past year has been full of excitement for the Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce.  Yvonne Martin, president and CEO of the chamber, provided some of the highlights of the year.  More...

Hirings may increase in January

As 2013 comes to an end, the workforce development community in Huntingdon County is looking forward to a brighter year.  H elen Pyzowski, business services coordinator with the Huntingdon County Career- Link said the CareerLink staff is looking More...

Local News

Taking advantage of warm weather

All three hand wash bays of the East Penn Street car wash were filled late Saturday afternoon as folks took advantage of unseasonably warm temperatures near 60 degrees. More...

Police Log

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News of Yesteryear

Shaner purchases Griffith Oil Co.

75 Years Ago  The T.F. Miller home, “Little Briarcliff,” on Warm Springs Avenue, Huntingdon, was awarded the first prize by the judges of the home decorating and lighting contest in Huntingdon and vicinity this year. More...

World  Free Access 

At least 10 killed in bus explosion in Volgograd

MOSCOW (AP) — A bomb blast tore through a trolleybus in the city of Volgograd on Monday morning, killing at least 10 people a day after a suicide bombing that killed at least 17 at the city’s main railway station.  More...

Turkish official says officers could be retried

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey could change laws to allow the re-trial of hundreds of military officers who were convicted of plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, a senior party official was quoted as sayi More...

Obama’s presidency beset by fits, starts in year five

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a moment for Barack Obama to savor.  His second inaugural address over, Obama paused as he strode from the podium last January, turning back for one last glance across the expanse of the National Mall, where a supp More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Monday, Dec. 30   Huntingdon TO PS p Huntingdon TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will have weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 525 Mifflin St., Huntingdon. Meeting will begin at 6 p.m. More...

Local Sports

Muskies hand Eagles first-round setback

The Juniata College women’s basketball team never seemed to get in sync during last night’s first-round matchup with Muskingum in the Juniata Holiday Tournament. More...

Tussey teams finish with wins

Girls capture second crown

The Tussey Mountain girls’ basketball team got off to a slow start in the championship game against Conemaugh Valley in the Richland Holiday Tournament Saturday night. It took the Titans most of the first quarter to get settled in. More...

Tussey teams finish with wins

Boys rebound for consy win

After losing to a solid Homer Center team Friday, the Tussey Mountain boys’ basketball team rebounded and beat Conemaugh Valley 63-52 in the consolation game of the Richland Holiday Tournament.  The Titans came out flat and it took the fir More...

People/Pastimes

Fun family New Year’s Eve activities

New Year’s Eve is one of the most festive nights of the year, when friends and families gather to count down the waning moments of the year as they anticipate the fun times ahead in the year to come. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Wyatt John Brenneman who turns 2 years old today, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. His proud parents are Mandy and Brandon Brenneman of McVeytown. More...

Begin new year in a new home

After flatlining during the economic downturn that began around 2008, housing markets in many regions of the United States and Canada have shown signs of recovery. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Take with a grain of salt

Dear Annie: I have two grown daughters. I don’t know what I expected as we all grew older, but it certainly wasn’t what I got.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

dog around might not have been in compliance. That said, it’s not a good idea to tote your pet dog, cat or bird around just because you want to. — Heloise SEND A GREAT HINT TO: Heloise P.O. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 10:01 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013:  More...

Area is prepped for new business

There are a number of predictions and rumors floating around the county about local construction projects that may take off or take root in the new year.  In an interview with The Daily News, Amy Wise, executive director of Huntingdon County Bus More...

Kraut is holiday tradition for many

Long-held lore handed down by Pennsylvania Dutch settlers indicates enjoying a meal of sauerkraut on New Year’s Day ensures luck throughout the whole year.  If local sales of barrel kraut are any indication, many local households are hedgi More...

Taxi service is booming locally

In June, Butch and Jodi Maidens reintroduced a taxi service to Huntingdon County, something nobody has seen in the area since the mid-1970s, and business has been booming for Maiden’s Taxi Service since that time.  More...

State  Free Access 

In governor races, Democrats eye wage increase

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republican governors running for re-election next year are looking to capitalize on distaste for Washington gridlock and President Barack Obama’s dropping public approval amid the bumpy rollout of his signature health ca More...

Vacancies to bring change to legislature

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Legislature’s twoyear election cycle circles back around in the coming year, as new district boundaries, a spate of retirements, death and ambition appear destined to usher in more than the usual share o More...

Priest case could affect Penn State trial

HARRISBURG (AP) — A court decision reversing the landmark conviction of a Roman Catholic priest could have big implications for the upcoming trial of three former Penn State administrators, according to legal experts and lawyers involved in the More...

General News

Unprepared: The world braces for retirement crisis

A global retirement crisis is bearing down on workers of all ages.  Spawned years before the Great Recession and the 2008 financial meltdown, the crisis was significantly worsened by those twin traumas. More...

World’s hottest pepper grown in S.C.

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Ed Currie holds one of his worldrecord Carolina Reaper peppers by the stem, which looks like the tail of a scorpion.  More...

Defined by critics, big ag restarts conversation

OKAWVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Add one more item to the list of chores that Larry Hasheider has to do on his 1,700-acre farm: defending his business to the American public.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Eagles top Cowboys 24-22 for division crown

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Rodgers fired a 48-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb in the final minute, and the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 33-28 to capture the NFC North championship.  Back after missing seven games with a broken le More...

Steelers win 20-7, miss playoffs

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Forget the 0-4 start. More...

Auto racing pioneer Granatelli dead at 90

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Andy Granatelli, the former CEO of STP motor oil company who made a mark on motorsports as a car owner, innovator and entrepreneur, has died. More...

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