January 28, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

CDBG application will move forward

The Huntingdon County Commissioners heard a request from the Huntingdon County Planning Department during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  More...

Area police emphasize caution in online deals

Local law enforcement officials stress the importance of preserving personal safety in light of the recent deaths of a Georgia couple.  Bud and June Runion of Marietta, Georgia, were allegedly killed by Ronnie “Jay” Towns of McRae, G More...

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A Look Back

Difficulties of a pioneer editor, part V

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...

Nurse practitioner joins Women’s Care Center

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of obstetrician/gynecologist nurse practitioner Romona Shope, RNC, CRNP, to its medical staff. She joined Drs. Norman Navarro and Joseph Meyn in J.C. More...

Wear Red Luncheon sponsored by auxiliary

February is Heart Health Month and the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital is teaming up with J.C. Blair’s Women’s Heart Health Initiative to sponsor the eighth annual Wear Red Day Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

New ambulance fund drive pushes on

75 Years Ago  Six men were injured, two seriously, in a second cave-in in the west portal of the Sideling Hill Tunnel on the all-weather highway near Everett. More...

Business News

Northwest announces fourth quarter earnings

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NasdaqGS: NWBI) announced net income for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2014, of $17.3 million, or $0.19 per diluted share.  More...

MBG honors nine agencies as Inner Circle members

Mutual Benefit is pleased to announce it is honoring nine agencies as members of its Inner Circle based on 2014 results.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Jan. 20, 2015  Barbara J. Johnson, grantor, to Kevin C. Johnson and Kelli K. Johnson, property in Dublin Township, $1.  More...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Team Duals:

No. 4 Central knocks out Mount Union

The District 6-AA Team Duals Tournament came to a premature end for the Mount Union wrestling team last evening in Martinsburg.  The fifth-seeded Trojans opened their night with a 38-24 victory over 12th-seeded Forest Hills, but couldn’t p More...

‘Shaq the House’ to benefit JC basketball player

This coming Saturday, Jan. 31, the Juniata men’s basketball team will host “Shaq the House” to benefit team member Shaquill Smith and his family. More...

People/Pastimes

Fit tester purchased for hospital

When there’s a will, there’s a way and when there’s a need, J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary or Foundation will meet it.  More...

Happy Birthday

OH ME, OH MY, SHE’S TURNING 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jazzlene Isabella Inch who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Her proud parents are Justin and Jamie Inch of Calvin. More...

Standing Stone Seniors plan active schedule

The Standing Stone Senior Citizens met Jan. 21 for the regular membership meeting. President Jim Park welcomed the members and called the meeting to order. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015:  More...

Leader won’t seek re-election

After more than a decade in office, Huntingdon County Commissioner R. Dean Fluke has decided he won’t seek reelection for a fourth term in office.  More...

Fire displaces Mount Union family

For the second time in a week, a Mount Union family is homeless after fire ripped through their West Water Street home this morning.  Crews from Huntingdon and Mifflin counties were called to 19 W. Water St. just before 8 a.m. More...

Municipal crews working to remove snow

As the county recovers from the first big snow of the season, many municipalities and their maintenance crews have been hard at work making sure the streets are clear and safe for motorists. But, the work doesn’t end when the snow stops. More...

State  Free Access 

Confessed killer testifies against man with bodies in yard

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A confessed killer told a jury Tuesday he helped a man torture and kill a pharmacist and the pharmacist’s girlfriend as part of a plot to rob him of tens of thousands of dollars he had made from illegal drug sales.&nbs More...

DNC visits Philadelphia as decision on convention nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — A delegation from the Democratic National Committee is visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday as it nears a decision on which city should host its 2016 convention.  More...

Wolf vows to support Senate’s medical marijuana bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf held an impromptu reception Tuesday for parents of children who are suffering daily from debilitating seizures and vowed to sign a medical marijuana bill that senators are writing.  More...

World  Free Access 

Blizzard-stricken Northeast digs out

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.  More...

Police Log

Harassment   BROAD TOP CITY BORO. More...

Consumer confidence jumps to seven-year high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 28 Adult Education 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Islanders top Rangers; Flyers, Penguins win

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Jaroslav Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his second consecutive shutout of the New York Rangers, and the Islanders beat their biggest rival 4-1 on Tuesday night in their return from the NHL All-Star break. More...

Brodeur will retire to front office job

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Martin Brodeur is retiring to take a front office job with the St. Louis Blues. The New Jersey Devils have a spot waiting for one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL history whenever he is ready to come back home.  More...

Super Bowl:

Revis, Sherman show respect

PHOENIX (AP) — Darrelle Revis long reigned supreme among NFL cornerbacks.  Then came along this upstart Richard Sherman, who proclaimed himself the best and backed it up.  Now they get to state their case on the NFL’s biggest st More...

School News

Dubois Business College announces graduates

Jackie Syktich, president of DuBois Business College, recently announced the graduates for the fall 2014 quarter.  Students who graduated from the Huntingdon Campus are:  — Matthew Bricker, who studied computer applications management More...

Local students named to president’s honor list

Jackie Syktich, president of DuBois Business College, recently announced the president’s honor list for the fall 2014 quarter. More...

Huntingdon man recognized for achievement

Wilkes University provost Anne Skleder has announced the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Lower your expectations and let it go

Dear Annie: My sister’s son, “Jared,” lives close to us but far from his mother. We always invite them to family gettogethers, but are never sure whether they will show up. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Red spices stay cool

Dear Readers: Take a peek in your spice drawer or spice rack. What do you see? If you see RED, then you might want to rethink where you should be seeing red! Most of us know to store spices within easy reach of the stove or cook top. More...

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