January 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire guts Shirley Township home

A family of four, two adults and two children, were left homeless after fire destroyed their modular home at 11287 Pine Woods Acres, Shirley Township, just after 11 a.m. More...

Local News

Huntingdon woman’s DUI case moves to higher court

A Huntingdon woman who allegedly was driving while under the influence of a prescription drug will have her case heard in a later session of the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas after her preliminary hearing Tuesday morning in Huntingdon Count More...

Area brief

SHCSD sets kindergarten registration times   More...

Two juries selected for upcoming trials

Daily News Staff Writer Two juries were selected during the first 2014 jury selection of the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Monday morning. Senior Judge Stewart Kurtz presided. Approximately 106 potential jurors were called. More...

World  Free Access 

Two injured in N.M. school shooting

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — It was supposed to be like any other day.  Students escaping New Mexico’s chilly temperatures congregated in the Berrendo Middle School gym before class started. More...

Obama to press jobs agenda with executive actions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready to put an economic spotlight on his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama is picking up the pace of his jobs message and making a case that, even against a divided Congress, he can still be relevant to peopl More...

Retail sales inch up; holiday spending weak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more clothes in December, shopped more frequently online and ate out more often, providing a boost to economic growth at the end of the year. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 15   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Boys’ Basketball:

Hornets need OT to down Branch

Juniata Valley couldn’t find that spark to get the team into the flow of the game and playing like it’s capable of for most of three quarters against visiting West Branch Tuesday. More...

Rockets roll to win over Fannett-Metal

The Southern Huntingdon boys’ basketball team came out and played a more patient game, executing its offense and working hard for four quarters to win an 63-46 Inter-County Conference South contest over visiting Fannett-Metal Tuesday night.&nbs More...

Tussey boys beaten

Tussey Mountain had another off-shooting night and dropped a second straight game Tuesday. The Titans were in this one all the way to the end, but it was Forbes Road winning 64-61 on its home floor.  More...

People/Pastimes

Sticking with your financial resolutions

With the new year underway, there is a heavy focus around resolutions. Whether you are making a resolution to celebrate a fresh start or looking to make a change no matter the time of year, maintaining resolutions can be difficult.  More...

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary plans spring events at meeting

The Women’s Auxiliary of the Huntingdon County Salvation Army held its first meeting of the new year Jan. 8 at the Memorial Hall of the Salvation Army, Huntingdon.  More...

Births

Yolonda Dimoff and Thad Fortney of Newton Hamilton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Max Andrew Fortney, Jan. 13, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

He may not be the right person for you

Dear Annie: I’m a divorced woman who was married to a self-centered man for 30 years. He often told me that if I thought there was something better out there to not let the door hit me on the way out. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Cancer if born before 5:06 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014:  More...

Commissioners nix HVAC bid

After a second bidding process, the Huntingdon County Commissioners decided to reject the lone bid for work on the courthouse heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system.  More...

JOC reorganizes, fills two positions

Mount Union Area School District representatives to the Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) were elected to hold the two top positions of the JOC during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting.& More...

Law won’t impact fire companies

After rampant speculation regarding how volunteer fire companies would be classified under 2010’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare, the U.S. More...

Push on to eliminate dial-out code

A petition has been circulating on change.org that would affect phone systems requiring pressing 9 to dial out for 911.  “The tragedy in Texas has really brought this to the forefront,” said Joe Thompson, emergency dispatcher at the More...

State  Free Access 

Affordable housing for gay seniors opens in state

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jerry Zeft was so excited to move into his new apartment that he slept on an air mattress for nearly a week while he waited for his bed and other belongings to catch up with him. No matter that he’s 70 years old.  More...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11 Probation for businessman in cop computer scam

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A businessman and ex-friend of the city’s former police chief was sentenced Tuesday to three years’ probation for bribing a city official to get a $327,000 contract to put radios and computers in city police cars.& More...

Judge: $765M might not cover NFL concussion claims

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge is slowing down the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims, questioning if there’s enough money to cover 20,000 retired players.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

New borough manager appointed for Mount Union

75 Years Ago  Gov. George H. Earle granted a respite staying execution of William McKinley Blackwell, Allegheny County slayer, from Jan. 16 to Feb. 27.  More...

Business News

Miller’s Diner under new ownership

Miller’s Diner, located on Route 22 in Mill Creek, has been popular for homemade diner meals, known as “trainstopping good,” for many years. The restaurant is now under new ownership after having been sold earlier this year.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Dec. 30, 2013  Michael J. Lapp, Michael L. Lapp and Lauren E. Lapp, grantors, to Michael J. Lapp and Lauren E. Lapp, property in Jackson Township, $1.  Frederick L. Hess, grantor, to David H. More...

Local attorney appointed to MBG board

Attorney Peter McManamon of Huntingdon and nationally recognized investment expert Mark Cummins of Green Lane, Montgomery County, have been appointed to the Mutual Benefit Group (MBG) Board of Directors.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Arbitration time

NEW YORK (AP) — Cy Young Award winners Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers headed 146 players who filed for salary arbitration.  More...

Jagr passes Messier; Devils win

MONTREAL (AP) — Jaromir Jagr passed Mark Messier to move into seventh place in career NHL goals and Martin Brodeur made 29 saves to lead the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.  More...

Grizzlies down Thunder 90-87 as Gasol returns

MEMHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Courtney Lee scored a seasonhigh 24 points, including the closing two free throws, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 90-87 on Tuesday night in Marc Gasol’s return to the lineup.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Processing cleanliness

Dear Heloise: Do you have a hint for how to quickly and efficiently CLEAN BLENDERS AND FOOD PROCESSORS? I like using these appliances but don’t enjoy taking them apart for cleaning. — Susan W. in Pennsylvania More...

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