December 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders approve photography deal

The Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday voted 2-1 to update the county’s aerial photography.  Used to aid 911 and the tax assessment office, among other agencies, the photography is part of an agreement with Pictometry International Co More...

Westminster Woods resident recognized

One woman’s story of bouncing back from adversity was celebrated Tuesday night at a dinner held in her honor at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, as her account took second place in a national Masterpiece Living Stories of Resilience Contest.  More...

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Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority budget adopted

Members of the Alexandria- Porter Township Sewer Authority passed the 2015 budget with no rate increases at their monthly meeting Tuesday.  Before voting on the fiscal plan, authority chair Ron Kuntz asked why $80,000 is listed as income in addi More...

Saxton leaders discuss plowing issues

With winter weather upon us, Saxton Borough Council Monday evening reviewed copies of possible ordinances that may make snow plowing chores in the borough much easier.  More...

County had average rainfall in October

The county saw a bit more rainfall in October than in September, according to data from the Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency.  Five of the county’s 28 gauges reported in October, during which the county saw an average of 3.68 More...

World  Free Access 

US job openings rise, hiring remains healthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of available U.S. jobs rose in October to the second-highest level in 14 years, and companies kept hiring at a healthy pace, adding to evidence of an improving economy.  More...

Nissan recalls 470K vehicles for fuel leak problem

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs worldwide to fix a problem that can cause fuel leaks.  More...

‘Eaten Alive’ views disappointed

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Discovery Channel’s “Eaten Alive” special that pitted snake against man drew more than 4 million viewers, but not all considered it time well spent.  Although the title and a promotional video indicated More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Dec. 10   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 information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Journalist was devoted to promoting the Broad Top

The Broad Top and central Pennsylvania lost a dear friend and devoted historian Monday afternoon. The death of Jon D. More...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Panthers hold off Rockets

The Southern Huntingdon wrestling team was able to show just how far it has come by staying close to a veteran Northern Bedford team before losing 43-27.  More...

Trojans win at Everett

The Mount Union wrestling had a positive opening to the 2014-15 season Tuesday night, leading most of the way en route to a 45-24 victory at Everett.  More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Mount Union surges to win

Speed and quickness are the two keys to how Mount Union’s boys continue to take control of the second half of a basketball games early this season. More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

David Black, 803 Mount Vernon Ave., Huntingdon, and Virginia Rice, 11288 Ripka Lane, Huntingdon.  Daniel Claycomb, 160 Federal Drive, Mount Union, and Jennifer Chayan, also of Mount Union.  Christopher Heaster, 16665 Sugar Run Road, Shirley More...

Friends of the Woods to hold cookie sale

Friends of the Woods, auxiliary to Westminster Woods retirement community, held its bimonthly business meeting Dec. 4 in the Commons dining room. Following the luncheon, president Betty Ann Cherry called the meeting to order.  More...

Community support aids hospital fundraiser

The 2014 Monte Carlo Ball, the major fundraiser for the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, was a huge success due to the support of many members of the community and to numerous corporate sponsors. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014:  More...

Breaking News - 12/11/2014 9:38 AM

Route 453 closed due to accident  Free Access 

The Daily News has learned Route 453 in Morris Township is closed due to a tractor-trailer jackknifed at the intersection of Sinking Valley Road near the former Windy Hill Furniture, as well as a motor vehicle crash in the area of the Grier School in More...

Local woman dies after crash

An Alexandria woman died following a crash in West Township Tuesday afternoon.  Barbara Ann Grove, 61, of Alexandria, was pronounced dead at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital following the 12:38 p.m. crash on Route 305. More...

Area nursing and rehab center sold

A year after Huntingdon Nursing and Rehabilitation Center owners announced they were looking for a potential operating partner, The Daily News learned the facility has been sold to a New York firm.  More...

Penn Twp. tax dispute may continue in court

It appears an ongoing saga over the payment of an amusement tax to Penn Township by the organizers of the mountain biking event Dirt Fest might be headed to court in the new year.  More...

State  Free Access 

Female Philadelphia firefighter dies in house fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A firefighter hailed for her work ethic and the pride she took in being assigned to the city’s busiest engine companies died Tuesday after she became trapped in the basement of a burning row home where an elderly woman More...

Lawmaker angered over PSU chief’s hands-up gesture

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A Pennsylvania lawmaker is demanding that Penn State University’s president apologize for making the “hands up” gesture associated with nationwide protests over the killing of an unarmed black Missouri tee More...

Governor-elect to pay for security team’s office needs

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor-elect, Tom Wolf, plans to use his own money to rent office space for state police security officers while they are guarding him at his private residence, where he plans to live as governor, a tran More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Postmaster urges customers to ensure proper postage

75 Years Ago  Postmaster J.G. More...

Business News

Huntingdon store transformed to diner

The former Ninth Street Deli in Huntingdon has been transformed into a 1950s-style restaurant, giving residents in uptown Huntingdon an eatery everyone can enjoy.  Janet Copenhaver, along with husband, Willie, opened Big Will’s Chill &lsqu More...

Storage facility owner adds additional units

When owner Dennie Cramer opened D.C. More...

Real Estate Transfers

November 24, 2014   Charles D. Lightner and Patricia L. Lightner, grantors, to John R. Shuck, property in Huntingdon Borough, $200,000.  Connie Ann Brown and David P. Brown, grantors, to Robert C. Briggs and Sharon A. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Blackhawks rally for seventh straight win

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane scored in a shootout, and the Chicago Blackhawks rallied late to earn their seventh straight victory with a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night.  More...

Bart Starr recovery from strokes steady

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Bart Starr, one of the Green Bay Packers most beloved quarterbacks, is making slow, but steady progress after recently suffering two strokes, a heart attack and seizures, his son says.  More...

Cam Newton injured in crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures to his lower back in a two-car crash Tuesday and will spend the night in the hospital, a team spokesman said Tuesday.  More...

School News

South Hills announces fall 2014 dean’s list

Among those named to the dean’s list for the fall term at South Hills School of Business & Technology in State College were the following students from the Huntingdon area:  From the State College campus:  More...

How to manage student loans

Thanks to student loans and other financing options, a college education has become much more attainable for a wider array of students. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Show letter to husband before it’s too late

Dear Annie: This is an open note to my husband: Dear Husband: I love you, and most of the time, I like you, as well. However, right now, I am too angry to talk to you. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Pine nut facts

Dear Heloise: When dining recently, I had a dish with PINE NUTS. When I looked for them in the grocery store, I noticed how pricey they are. Why are they so expensive, and do they come from actual pine trees? — Charlotte W. in Indiana  More...

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