April 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Jobless rates level out in February

For the first time since June and July of last year, the unemployment rate in Huntingdon County leveled off. The seasonally adjusted local rate for February was 8.3 percent, mirroring January’s rate.  More...

Local News

Rotary Club speaker

Dr. Celia Cook-Huffman spoke to the Huntingdon Rotary Club at the March 18 luncheon. The topic was on the new master’s of arts degree program for nonprofit leadership at Juniata College. More...

JVSD teacher facing charges

A Juniata Valley High School science teacher has been charged with summary violations of harassment and criminal mischief after he allegedly pushed a 16-year-old male student for passing gas in his classroom during an incident around 8 a.m. More...

Police Log

Firearms violation State police at Huntingdon are investigating an incident in which a woman who was stopped for multiple traffic violations at Pennsylvania Avenue More...

World  Free Access 

A new year of series, specials planned for Animal Planet

NEW YORK (AP) — Unlike some channels, Animal Planet trades on a message beyond “Watch us.”  So says Marjorie Kaplan, group president of Animal Planet and TLC.  “We believe that there is a value to a planet filled wit More...

NHTSA: New vehicles will require rearview cameras

WASHINGTON (AP) — Years late, the Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in all new cars and many light trucks — an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.&nbs More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 2   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

Judge’s contributions will keep county’s history alive

It was with deep regret that I learned of the March 10 death of former Huntingdon County President Judge and well known civic leader, political observer and community activist Newton C. Taylor. More...

Local Sports

High School Baseball:

Trojans, Hornets and Titans win easily

The Mount Union baseball team got excellent pitching and defense and more than enough offense to improve to 4-0 on the season with an 8-0 Inter-County Conference win over visiting Glendale Tuesday afternoon.  More...

High School Softball:

Bearcats, Trojans and Rockets romp to wins

After struggling at the plate through its first two games, Huntingdon broke loose Tuesday afternoon and turned 11 hits and six errors into a 16-1 Mountain League thumping in four innings over visiting Tyrone.  More...

College Baseball:

Eagles drop pair

The Juniata College baseball team dropped two seven-inning games to Moravian College Tuesday, 14-0 in game one and 13-4 in game two, falling to 3-15 on the year. More...

School News

South Hills School announces dean’s list

Among those named to the dean’s list for the winter term at South Hills School of Business and Technology, State College, were the following local students:  From the State College campus:  — Cara Spaid of Huntingdon, who is stu More...

Annie's Mailbox

Learn to tolerate ex

Dear Annie: My husband and I were great friends with my sister and her husband. When we separated, my ex continued to hang out with them because they liked to drink and do drugs together. After the divorce, they stopped seeing him. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Don’t delay the chicken

Dear Heloise: I am a regular reader of your column in the (Rochester, Minn.) Post-Bulletin.  I remember a hint about microwaving bone-in CHICKEN PIECES a short time before grilling to ensure doneness. Could this have come from your column? More...

Special Sections

DEP tests water in old structure

Water tests done by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) have found fecal coliform in water samples taken from the basement of a property in Huntingdon Borough.  More...

County leaders table security vote

The courthouse security saga continued Tuesday morning during the weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners.  The three-man board was expected to vote on the next phase of the security agreement during the meeting, but ultimately ta More...

Smithfield supervisors talk bids

The Smithfield Township Board of Supervisors mulled over two bid proposals during its monthly meeting Tuesday night.  More...

Road work planned in Broad Top

Meeting in its April session, the Broad Top Township Supervisors Tuesday evening listened to updates from township chairman Donald Hedge Jr. about several projects scheduled for this summer. More...

State  Free Access 

Ex-hero officer faces trial in gunpoint rapes case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former police officer who was shot in the face and later sat next to the first lady while being honored at a presidential address is too dangerous to leave prison to await a rape trial, a judge said Tuesday.  More...

‘Voices’ told mother to sit on sons in tub

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman heard “crazy voices” telling her to push her sons underwater before she sat on the boys in the bathtub, drowning her 3-year-old son and leaving his 6-year-old brother in critical condit More...

Pennsylvania charter school sports draw debate

HARRISBURG (AP) — A proposal to limit sports programs at charter schools in Pennsylvania drew indignation from charter school advocates at a legislative meeting Tuesday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

District 14-L Lions to gather

75 Years Ago Richard W. Sheffer, division engineer of the Pittsburgh division, has been promoted to the more responsible position of superintendent of the Wilkes-Barre division at Sunbury, the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. More...

Business News

Local law firm adds full-time partner

A local law firm has just added a full-time partner.  Kimberly Kitchen has joined BMZ Law in Huntingdon as a full-time partner following years of working part time for the firm.  More...

Construction moving along for Saxton business

After some minor delays, a project to construct a new Home Instead Senior Care office has resumed on Lower Main Street in Saxton.  More...

Huntingdon Raystown Lake Fairfield Inn honored

The Huntingdon Raystown Lake Fairfield Inn & Suites is the recipient of honor for outstanding guest service and received the Platinum Circle Award presented by Marriott for the 2013 year. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Puig, Greinke lead Dodgers

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Yasiel Puig hit a 410-foot drive for a two-run homer and Zack Greinke won his season debut, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-2 victory against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.  More...

Pens, Flyers both lose

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Rookie Elias Lindholm scored twice for the first multi-goal game of his career and Carolina denied listless Pittsburgh a chance to wrap up the Metropolitan Division title.  More...

Gophers in NIT final

NEW YORK (AP) — Substitute center Maurice Walker made six free throws in overtime and Minnesota held off Florida State 67-64 on Tuesday night to reach the NIT championship game.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Sydney Katherine Cousins who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Her proud parents are Matthew and Linsey (Norris) Cousins of Hampton, Va. More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 11! Happy birthday wishes go out to Darin Jackson Harman who turns 11 years old today, Wednesday, April 2, 2014. He is the son of Mike and Noreen Harman of Huntingdon. Darin has a little sister, Allison.  More...

Announce your marriage in The Daily News

Share your own magical moments of romance by announcing your engagement and marriage in The Daily News. Follow these guidelines:  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Taurus if born before 7:48 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, April 3, 2014:  More...

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