September 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Horses and buggies common on Rt. 22

Despite Huntingdon County being located between the Amish communities of Big Valley in Mifflin County and Sinking Valley in Blair County, incidents like the crash involving a horse and buggy Saturday are fortunately not common.  More...

Heavy backpacks can put students at risk

Now that the school year is in full swing, students are spending more and more time with their backpacks and making sure those packs don’t weigh too much is crucial.  More...

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Rockhill Trolley Museum presents car show Bring an antique car, tractor or any vehicle 25 years of age or older to display alongside vintage electric trolleys at the Rockhill Trolley Museum’s Steel Wheels Meet Rubber Tires car show More...

Police Log

Reckless endangerment Earl Kenyon, 24, Saxton, has been charged by state police at Huntingdon with recklessly endangering another person after he assaulted Taylor Lemin, 21, Saxton More...

A Look Back

Escapades of ‘Robber Lewis,’ Part 3

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 

US says beheading video is authentic

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Wednesday that a video showing the beheading of a second U.S. More...

US manufacturing grows at fastest pace since 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Construction spending up 1.8 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending staged a strong rebound in July, rising by the largest amount in more than two years. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 3   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...

Local Sports

High School Volleyball:

Bearcats and Titans sweep; Trojans swept

Huntingdon Central Mountain kept the pressure on Huntingdon throughout the first set during Tuesday evening’s season opener in the Bearcats gym. However, a small service run from Paige Low helped Huntingdon pull out the first-set victory More...

Girls’ Soccer:

Bellefonte shuts out Bearcats 4-0

Mother Nature played a role in the season-opener between Bellefonte and Huntingdon at Detwiler Field Tuesday. More...

Juniata men roll to 3-0 win over St. Vincent

Three different Eagles got into the scoring column as the men’s soccer team netted its first victory of the season with a 3-0 win over St. Vincent College Tuesday afternoon at Winton Hill Field. More...

People/Pastimes

Robertsdale High School Alumni Association holds annual banquet

Nearly 130 persons, including an estimated 78 graduates, turned out Saturday afternoon for the 63rd annual Robertsdale High School Alumni Association Banquet held in the Robertsdale, Wood and Broad Top Fire Hall, Robertsdale. More...

How prepare your family for emergency situations

To be prepared in any situation, planning ahead is critical. Engine-driven portable generators are intended for multiple uses and designed for portability. More...

Don’t get left in the dark; be ready for power outages

Americans who have recently endured a prolonged power outage at home are much more likely to improve their family’s emergency preparation for the future, according to a recent report.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

It’s not unusual to fantasize about another

Dear Annie: I am a 26-year-old married woman. I love my husband and would do anything for him, and I know he would do the same for me. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Question gets a fair shake

Dear Heloise: We got some new SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS. One has a few tiny holes; the other has lots of bigger holes. Which one holds the salt? — Cynthia M. in Tennessee  More...

Special Sections

Leaders pursue a line of credit

With the cost of housing inmates outside of the county and a new line item in the budget for 911, the Huntingdon County Commissioners voted Tuesday to seek a $700,000 line of credit to ensure the county’s bills will be paid through the end of t More...

Former area resident funds project

A former Mount Union area resident and her husband have helped make several significant improvements at the Shirley Home for the Aged as an extension of her late mother’s volunteer work at the home.  More...

High school’s mosaic is cooperative effort

In order to add more artwork, as well as school spirit, at Huntingdon Area High School, one Juniata College professor, two Juniata College students and an elementary school teacher have undertaken a project they hope will help unite the community.&nb More...

State  Free Access 

Large Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.  Will they line up for pictures with a sculpture More...

DA, defense differ on blame for police shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A prosecutor contends a black man shot and paralyzed by a white city officer had only himself to blame for the “choices and consequences” of driving away from a traffic stop, while a defense attorney contends the m More...

Man gets probation in boating deaths of two friends

LANCASTER (AP) — A Pennsylvania man involved in a fatal boating accident will avoid prison if he completes a courtsupervised program for firsttime offenders.  Lancaster Online reports 21-year-old Brandon Allen appeared at a hearing Tuesday More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Hundreds enjoy RW&BT firemen’s parade

75 Years Ago Joseph Hess, 30, Dudley, is a patient in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound of the leg just above the knee. His condition was reported as “only fair. More...

Business News

Local heating oil business marks 25 years

For 25 years, one area oil company has been providing the home-heating needs for many residents in Huntingdon County, emphasizing the importance of family in every aspect.  Bumgardner & Flasher Oil was formed in 1989 when Guy Flasher and Ger More...

Real Estate Transfers

August 25, 2014  Christopher D. Horton, Mary Jane Horton, Timothy Horton, Timothy A. Horton and Suzanne Horton, grantors, to Timothy A. Horton, property in Logan Township, $1.  Philip T. Dunwoody II and Marlene B. More...

Around The Broad Top

Full steam ahead

All need to work together for the greater good of the EBT project

While driving through Mount Union a week ago, I noticed that workers are continuing the clearing and rehabilitating of the railroad right of way south toward Allenport. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kershaw wins 17th as Dodgers top Nats

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched eight strong innings for his major league-leading 17th win and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 Tuesday night.  Kershaw (17-3) gave up one run and three hits, walked two a More...

Welker suspended four games

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos will be without Wes Welker for the first four games of the season after the NFL said the receiver violated the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.  More...

Nittany Lions have eyes on the polls

Two years after sanctions threatened to cripple the program, Penn State has an eye on a spot in the polls.  The Nittany Lions as one of the top 25 teams in the country?  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Virgo and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014:  More...

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