April 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

March jobless rate remains steady

Looking at benchmarked data for February, the March 2014 unemployment number remained even at 8.4 percent, down nearly one percentage point from last year.  More...

County native named Top Cop

A Huntingdon native currently serving as a detective with the Hagerstown City Police Department in Hagerstown, Maryland, has been named Maryland’s top police officer for 2014.  More...

Jobs

Local News

Alexandria Boro., Porter Twp. members discuss sewer authority representation

The question of whether Porter Township should be represented by three members on the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority was the topic of a two-hour workshop session between Alexandria Borough and Porter Township leaders Tuesday evening.  More...

A Look Back

Silsby Minstrels popular at raising funds for firefighters

Editor’s note: The following article is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1946-1951. More...

World  Free Access 

China’s lending bubble a global threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just as the global economy has all but recovered from debt-fueled crises in the United States and Europe, economists have a new worry: China. More...

Consumer confidence dips

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell in April over concerns about hiring and business conditions, even though many people foresee a strengthening economy in the months ahead.  More...

Business News

Centre Co. native named to Kish board

William P. Hayes, chairman and CEO of Kish Bank and Kish Bancorp, has announced that Ed Friedman has been appointed to the Kish Bank Board of Directors. More...

Real Estate Transfers

April 14, 2014  Staci A. Ritchey, grantor, to Jeff E. Leader Jr. and Erin K. McElwee, property in Wood Township, $63,000.  Michael D. Gregory and Misti D. Gregory, grantors, to Betty K. More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Tuesday’s rains wiped out all of the day’s outdoor sports activity in the area and the forecast for today has already taken care of some of today’s events.  Yesterday’s Huntingdon at Penns Valley baseball has been resched More...

Women’s Volleyball:

JC hires Dale as assistant

Juniata College women’s volleyball head coach Heather Pavlik has announced the hiring of former Transylvania University head coach and Juniata men’s volleyball player Casey Dale as the new women’s team assistant. More...

Boys’ Volleyball:

Bearcats push Rangers

Huntingdon pulled itself up from a 13-point loss in the opening set of Tuesday evening’s home match with Forest Hills to down the Rangers in the second game. More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Cashner-Youshaw

Susan Youshaw and Fred Cashner, both of Altoona, were united in marriage Oct. 26, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg. The Revs. Dennis Derr and Douglas McGaffin presided over the 2 p.m. More...

Fight back against allergies

Springtime brings warmer weather, outdoor family fun, BBQs, ballgames, and for many Americans, the start of allergy season.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ada Toshiko Stapleton who turned 8 years old Tuesday, April 29, 2014. She is the daughter of Mike and Cass Stapleton of Huntingdon and the big sister of Lydia Carole. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Abuse comes in many forms

Dear Annie: I’m a 59-yearold non-working female who has been married for 20 years. I thought my husband was a wonderful man, but 10 years ago, he removed my name from our joint bank accounts. I worked for 30 years. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Glass bakeware has changed

Dear Readers: Many times, a piece of GLASS BAKEWARE may shatter, and it’s not very fun or safe to clean up. As we were talking in Heloise Central about the issue, it came up how many of us have NEVER read the directions. More...

Special Sections

Three arrested on drug charges

Members of the Huntingdon County Drug Task Force along with state police at Huntingdon and agents from the state Attorney General’s Bureau of Narcotics arrested two individuals on drugs and weapons charges following a traffic stop early Tuesday More...

Public comments on leaders’ votes

After voting to join the Pennsylvania County Health Insurance Purchasing (PCHIP) cooperative during last week’s Huntingdon County Commissioners’ meeting, board of commissioners’ chair Gary O’Korn was selected to sit on the PCH More...

County’s home show starts Friday

An annual showcase of the best Huntingdon County has to offer in home and garden improvement is hitting the fairgrounds this weekend.  More...

State  Free Access 

Hundreds rally for gun rights at state Capitol

HARRISBURG (AP) — A few hundred gun rights advocates took their cause to Pennsylvania lawmakers on Tuesday as part of Second Amendment Action Day, an annual event that focuses on one of the state’s most divisive political issues.  More...

Pennsylvania gets more bad budget news in April

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s tax collections during the all-important month of April were badly lagging projections Tuesday, and House and Senate Appropriations Committee officials said the only question was how much deeper the state More...

Attorneys for Vanderbilt player want case dropped

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a former Vanderbilt player charged with raping a woman in a campus dorm last June are accusing prosecutors of destroying or not preserving evidence.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Almost half of eligible county voters turn out at polls

75 Years Ago  The Girls’ Choral Club of the Huntingdon High School won first place at the 12th annual forensic and music league contests held in Norristown. The Boys’ Glee Club of the Huntingdon High School placed second.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, April 30   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

Raystown Region summer travel season nears

Even though spring is officially here and many area businesses are gearing up for the summer travel season, the ABT columnist remains skeptical about the departure of Old Man Winter. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Norris plates three in Athletics’ 9-3 win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Derek Norris drove in three runs with a pair of doubles, Scott Kazmir outpitched Martin Perez and the Oakland Athletics beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 Tuesday night.  The A’s went ahead to stay on Norris’ tw More...

Overbay drives in Davis to beat Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lyle Overbay singled in Khris Davis with the tiebreaking run and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the St. Louis Cardinals in extra innings for the second straight night, winning 5-4 in 11 innings Tuesday.  More...

Pirates get extra day off

After going 20 straight days without a day off, the Pittsburgh Pirates got a second straight day to relax.  Rain washed out the Pirates’ game against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Chamber and Builders Association hosting annual home and garden show

SMITHFIELD TWP. — The annual Huntingdon County Home and Outdoor Show, Friday, May 2, to Sunday, May 4, at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds, has added many entertainments for the entire family to enjoy.  More...

School News

Local student named to honor society

Logan Fultz of Huntingdon was selected for membership in Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 1, 2014:  More...

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