October 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Area missing man located unharmed

A missing Smithfield Township man has been reunited with his family.  George Simpson, 65, was located in Mifflin County Tuesday evening.  His wife, Susan Simpson, told The Daily News he did not suffer any injuries during the 36 hours he was More...

Council members vote to retain street’s name

A street name meant to honor a former Huntingdon Borough Councilman is being challenged by some individuals.  Council made the decision to rename 28th Street as Black Avenue in memory of the late Darlee Black during a special meeting in Septembe More...

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Shirleysburg girl receives life-saving surgery

A 3-year-old Shirleysburg girl received life-saving surgery yesterday at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.  Gracie Covert, born with complex heart and lung defects, was given a grim outcome a little over a year ago as her par More...

Fire chief’s home damaged by blaze

A fire believed to be electrical in nature broke out shortly after 4 a.m. More...

Liberty Township barn is complete loss

Liberty Township residents William “Pete” Ritchey and wife Anita were shocked early Tuesday morning when their daughter looked out the window of their residence and announced the family’s nearly century old 38-foot-by-60-foot, two-s More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 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

Seven to enter Juniata Sports Hall of Fame

The Juniata College Sports Hall of Fame induction Class of 2014 will feature a pair of football greats, an All-American in women’s volleyball, a two-sport athlete, a three-sport athlete, a four-year letter winner in men’s volleyball and a More...

High School Volleyball:

Bearcats, Hornets post wins

Huntingdon returned to its Mountain League-leading form in a dominating effort through the first two sets against visiting Clearfield Tuesday evening. More...

H.S. Field Hockey:

Rockets finish with 2-0 win over Huntingdon

In its final match of the season, the Southern Huntingdon field hockey team came out hitting on all cylinders and shut out visiting Huntingdon 2-0 Tuesday afternoon.  The two teams had met twice before this season with the Bearcats winning in Or More...

People/Pastimes

Driving in the dark: Tips for navigating at night

Although a lack of confidence while driving at night is most commonly associated with older drivers, new survey results reveal that drivers as young as 40 feel uncomfortable driving in dark, nighttime conditions.  More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Henry Miles Petron who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. His proud parents are Brian and Melanie Petron of Shirleysburg. More...

Births

Ryan and Jennifer (Lilly) Gorsuch of Williamsburg are proud to announce the birth of their son, Rochlan Michael Gorsuch, at 11:01 a.m. Oct. 10, 2014, at UPMC Altoona. At birth, Rochlan weighed 7 pounds and measured 19.5 inches in length. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra and a Moon in Cancer if born before 6:28 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014:  More...

County leaders OK credit bid

The Huntingdon County Commissioners awarded a bid for a $700,000 line of credit to Community State Bank of Orbisonia during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Event organizers dispute extra tax

Members of the Dirt Fest committee came before the Penn Township Supervisors during their monthly meeting Tuesday night to present their side of an ongoing dispute over the township’s amusement tax.  More...

Blueprint meeting focuses on vision

Community members, Huntingdon County Planning Department staff and the 10-person Blueprint Community team gathered at the Mount Union Area High School Tuesday evening to start creating an action plan for improvement.  More...

HCCTC administrators explore new courses

Four new program courses are planned for the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center in the 2015-16 school year.  More...

State  Free Access 

Man charged in apparent drug overdose of boy

NORTHUMBERLAND (AP) — A Pennsylvania man was charged with child endangerment after police said a 9-yearold boy who was staying at his home died of an apparent drug overdose.  More...

Graphic abortion protest set near Liberty Bell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An anti-abortion group has received a permit to project images of bloody, aborted fetuses on a 10- by 12-foot screen as part of a demonstration scheduled for Friday next to the Liberty Bell on Philadelphia’s historic I More...

Burning up campaign trail, first lady comes to state

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A well-traveled first lady Michelle Obama is coming to Pennsylvania to campaign for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf and rally voters in the party’s stronghold of Philadelphia.  Mrs. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital reports deficit

75 Years Ago  No news available  50 Years Ago  More...

Business News

New restaurant brings home cooking to Petersburg

When Petersburg resident Shawnee Rupert opened Shawnee’s Manor Restaurant in June, her goal to open a place that was an extension of her home kitchen was realized.  “It’s always been a dream of mine, always, when I worked in so More...

Kish Bank appoints chief credit officer

William P. More...

Real Estate Transfers

October 6, 2014   Robert D. Pittenger by agent/attorney-in-fact, Connie Kough Pittenger as agent/ attorney-in-fact, Connie Kough Mongroo as agent/attorney-infact, Connie Kough Pittenger and Connie Kough Mongroo, grantors, to Thomas L. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NBA testing shorter game

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is going to evaluate if a shorter game could be better.  The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play a 44-minute preseason game on Sunday as the league tests a format that features fewer minutes and fewer mandato More...

Jill Ellis leading U.S. team

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jill Ellis was chatting with some of her U.S. More...

Error helps Giants win 2-1 in 10

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A wild pitch, a wide throw and an 10-inning marathon.  These playoff-tested Giants keep finding wacky ways to win in another special October.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Please don’t give up

Dear Annie: I’m 63 and fat, have been divorced for 20 years and live at the poverty level on social security. I am depressed and do not see the point of anything. My three adult children are grown and are truly great people. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

To peel or not to peel?

Dear Heloise: As a newlywed, my husband and I had recently moved to Texas. More...

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