January 7, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Water line breaks affect state route

As of press time, a section of Penn Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets in Huntingdon Borough remained closed, as maintenance crews worked in belowfreezing temperatures to repair a water main break.  More...

More county residents signed up for LIHEAP

The number of people who have signed up for heating assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is already higher than last year, even as county residents are just now experiencing the coldest temperatures so far this wi More...

Local News

Police Log

Burglary State police at Huntingdon report someone broke out the front window of Shear Impressions Hair Salon at 11941 William Penn Highway between 4 p.m. Jan. 5 and 9 a.m. Jan. 6 More...

A Look Back

An early spring journey along pioneer trails, part II

Editor’s note: The following 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...

Robertsdale man to lead Wood Twp. for 15th year

Meeting in their annual reorganization session Monday night in Robertsdale, the Wood Township Supervisors retained their current officers and approved a long list of appointments.  More...

World  Free Access 

GOP takes charge in Congress, runs into veto threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blend of pageantry and politics, Republicans took complete control of Congress for the first time in eight years Tuesday, then ran straight into a White House veto threat against their top-priority legislation to build th More...

Obama: US stands with French in time of suffering

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top spokesman said Wednesday the United States “condemns in the strongest terms” the attack on a satirical Paris newspaper that has left at least 12 people dead.  Press secretary More...

US Geological Survey records nine small quakes in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — Nine small earthquakes rattled a Dallas suburb in less than 24 hours and experts Wednesday turned to seismic data to help determine why.  The temblors in the Irving area including a 3.1 magnitude quake before dawn Wednesday, More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 7   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

Around the Broad Top

ABT columnist looks to explore new ideas, keep old philosophies

With the yule season behind us, I’d like to take a moment to wish all the readers a prosperous and happy new year. What does 2015 hold in store for us? More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Elias reaches 1,000 career points in Devils’ 4-1 win

NEWARK, N.J. More...

Four voted into baseball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz dominated in an era of offense, each in their own way.  The 6-foot-10 Big Unit became the tallest of 215 players elected to baseball’s Hall of Fame and the 5-foot-11 Marti More...

Men’s Basketball:

Kentucky fights off rally by Mississippi

LEXINGTON, Ky. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015:  More...

Judge appointed to elder council

Following his work on the state’s Elder Law Task Force, Huntingdon County’s president judge has been appointed to the state Supreme Court Advisory Council on Elder Justice in the Courts.  Judge George Zanic will travel to Harrisburg More...

County’s leaders explain spending

Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners, the first of 2015, began with the subject of county spending and involved a debate between the commissioners and a member of the public.  More...

Protect pets from frigid winter temperatures

Local animal care experts are advising pet owners to take extra precautions to protect their furry friends against the elements in light of the predicted frigid temperatures.  More...

State  Free Access 

New state House speaker, chief justice sworn in

HARRISBURG (AP) — A new speaker of the House and a new chief justice were sworn in Tuesday, along with scores of newly elected legislators accompanied to the Pennsylvania Capitol by proud relatives and friends.  More...

Pennsylvania to expand treatment for mentally ill inmates

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania prison inmates with serious mental illness who misbehave will be diverted to special treatment units instead of being put in isolated cells, according to a settlement released Tuesday.  More...

Sex fugitive shot by task force had BB gun

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A fugitive charged with child sex offenses brandished what turned out to be an air gun before he was fatally shot Tuesday by members of a U.S. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Rt. 22 funding in question ahead of Congressional talks   75 Years Ago  More...

Business News

Personal lines underwriter joins Mutual Benefit Group

Angela Horton joined Mutual Benefit Group as personal lines underwriter Dec. 8. In this role she will review complex applications, renewals and endorsements and underwrite business within established time service goals. More...

Real Estate Transfers

Dec. 29, 2014  Jason Pupo, grantor, to Joseph S. Miller and Katherine L. Miller, property in Warriors Mark Township, $116,000.  Kenneth Eugene Campbell and Patricia Ann Campbell, grantors, to Cole J. More...

Local Sports

College Basketball:

Juniata teams split with Goucher

Livoti’s 21 leads women to win   The Juniata College women’s basketball team entertained visiting Goucher last evening. Leaving the contest at 4-9 overall for the season, Juniata came out on top with a 64-52 ending score. More...

High School Wrestling:

Bearcats hold off Raiders

The Huntingdon wrestling team got bonus points in all eight of the bouts it won against visiting Bellefonte last evening and came out of the evening with a hard-earned 41-36 victory over the Red Raiders.  Huntingdon improves to 9-0 for the seaso More...

Games postponed

Yesterday’s snowfall caused some of the area’s scholastic sporting events to be postponed.  The Huntingdon boys’ varsity and junior high basketball games at Penns Valley are now today. More...

People/Pastimes

Make your winter party pop with popcorn snacks

As your winter schedule is sure to be packed with gatherings that bring family and friends closer, have plenty of treats that are gentle on the waist and wallet. More...

Annie's Mailbox

A good relationship should be preserved

Dear Annie: My sister-in-law always makes comments about what I am eating. I keep myself trim and am careful about what I eat, but I don’t deny myself. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Coming home

Dear Heloise: It happens every time we return from a LONG TRIP, coming home to find a cold house and an empty refrigerator. We’re hungry and seeking homemade comfort food as we recover from lack of sleep and the fatigue of travel. More...

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