May 14, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Road construction halts pump station

The plans to put a Sunoco pump station near the Brumbaugh Cemetery in Penn Township hit a snag after questions about who holds a good title of Weller Road were raised by Sunoco representatives, township supervisors and the cemetery association.  More...

Inmate found guilty of aggravated assault

In what might be a record time for a verdict to be received, an SCI Smithfield inmate was found guilty of aggravated assault on a corrections officer in Huntingdon County Criminal Court of Common Pleas Tuesday.  More...

Local News

Police Log

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A Look Back

A brilliant woman who won civic improvements

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...

Area brief

New Nar-Anon group forms in Mount Union   In light of the growing epidemic of heroin addiction in local communities, a new group for the friends and family of addicts has recently been formed.  More...

World  Free Access 

ABC adds 12 new shows to fall lineup

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC will add a new drama from “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” powerhouse producer Shonda Rhimes to its schedule in the fall, giving her ownership of Thursday night on a network that’s lagging b More...

Business News

Insurance agency combines offices at Mill Creek location

The insurance market is becoming increasingly diverse in today’s world, but thanks to a new renovation, area residents who are customers of Pamela Stern & Associates, LLC, a Nationwide Insurance agency, can have their insurance needs met in More...

Commercial, nonprofit sectors focus of IT business

Huntingdon’s newest information technology business, Cardinal IT Services, got its start thanks to some direction owner Nate Norris received from a former co-worker.  It took three years from the time the idea was conceived to get the busi More...

Area brief

J.D. Power ranks Northwest Savings Bank ‘Highest in Customer Satisfaction’   WARREN — Northwest Savings Bank ranks highest in customer satisfaction in the Mid-Atlantic Region, according to the J.D. Power 2014 U.S. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Wizards rip Pacers to stay alive

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Wizards were tired of getting shoved around in the Eastern Conference semifinals.  So on Tuesday night, Marcin Gortat and his teammates pushed back hard.  More...

Ninth-inning rally gives Tigers 4-1 win over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) — Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer off Tommy Hunter with two outs in the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers, down to their last strike, rallied past the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 Tuesday night.  More...

Designation could save Astrodome

HOUSTON (AP) — Efforts to protect the Houston Astrodome from demolition have taken a new turn, with a Texas agency looking at designating it as a “state antiquities landmark.”  More...

School News

Lebanon Valley College graduates 523 students

Lebanon Valley College’s 145th commencement exercises May 10 graduated 523 students, who received their degrees in the LVC gymnasium. More...

Local man completes studies at Alvernia University

David Sloan of Huntingdon received a bachelor of science degree magna cum laude in athletic training from Alvernia University’s School of Professional Studies. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Take concerns to the school counselor

Dear Annie: I’ve been close friends with “Jane” for years. Recently, Jane said she feels I do not listen or validate her problems but instead offer her unsolicited advice when all she wants to do is vent. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Microwave misinformation

Dear Heloise: I have been told by a friend that MICROWAVING FOOD depletes all the nutrients from it and makes food unhealthy. Can you please confirm if this information is accurate? — A Reader, via email  More...

Council leader defends actions

Huntingdon Borough Council president Joan Cassatt is standing by her decision to represent the borough during a recent unemployment compensation appeal hearing for former borough secretary Karen Foust.  A number of Cassatt’s fellow council More...

MU polling place location to change

For the Tuesday, May 20, primary election, one of the county’s most populous voting stations will be changing locations.  “There will be a polling station change ... More...

Authority reviews customer records

Though there were only three members of the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority present at its regular meeting Tuesday evening, it was enough to conduct what was mostly routine business.  More...

Local seminar focuses on freedom of religion

Tough issues facing those who value freedom of religion were among the topics discussed at a “Freedom in the Balance” seminar sponsored by the Pennsylvania Family Council and the Independence Law Center Tuesday evening at the Huntingdon C More...

State  Free Access 

Vatican officials tour Philly ahead of conference

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vatican officials toured Philadelphia on Tuesday ahead of a major Roman Catholic gathering that the city’s archbishop believes will include an appearance by the pope.  More...

Ex-Liberian official is charged in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Liberian defense minister accused of lying about his past has been arrested on immigration charges, but his Philadelphia lawyer said he never took part in the atrocities that ravaged his country.  More...

Lawmakers consider changes to organ donations

HARRISBURG (AP) — An effort to update Pennsylvania’s organ donation law drew concerns at a legislative hearing Tuesday from state prosecutors and coroners who said the proposal could interfere with their responsibility to investigate deat More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Huntingdon Relay For Life in 10th year

75 Years Ago  A serious accident was miraculously averted when the Spirit of St. Louis fast passenger train traveling west on No. 4 track at 10:15 struck a Chevrolet sedan operated by C.M. Furst of State College. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 14   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

Robertsdale memories of the gang, school on the hill

In the fall of 1962, junior-senior high school students from the Saxton, Robertsdale and Six Mile Run areas entered the new Tussey Mountain Junior-Senior High School in East Saxton for the first time. More...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Track Championship:

Frederick wins; Fleming, Park 2nd

A perfectly good day and the District 6-AA Track & Field championship meet was rudely interrupted by an impressive thunder and lightning storm Tuesday at Altoona’s Mansion Park. More...

ICC Baseball Championship:

Indians blank Trojans 7-0

Southern Fulton did a lot of damage with two outs Tuesday afternoon and took advantage of a lethargic Mount Union squad in Warfordsburg. More...

PIAA Team Tennis:

Mars ends Tussey’s run with 5-0 win

The Tussey Mountain tennis team found its venture into the PIAA Class AA Team Tournament to be short-lived. More...

People/Pastimes

Sun safety focus of meeting’s message

Members of the Auxiliary to J.C. More...

Fair queen visits Three Springs Seniors

Three Springs seniors were treated to a trip to the Huntingdon County Fair via a video shown by Huntingdon County Fair Queen Katie Anderson.  More...

New Nar-Anon group forms in Mount Union

In light of the growing epidemic of heroin addiction in local communities, a new group for the friends and family of addicts has recently been formed.  Anyone who needs support in dealing with a loved one who is an addict is welcome to attend. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 1:44 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 15, 2014:  More...

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