February 4, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Area jobless rate stable in December

Jobless numbers in Huntingdon County held steady from November to December at 6.2 percent.  Jeff Newman, industry and business analyst with the state Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis, said there were More...

DEP grant will cover levee’s culvert check

For years, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has inspected the culverts inside the Smithfield Township levee at no cost to the supervisors, but the board learned during its monthly meeting Tuesday night that will soon change.&nbs More...

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Local News

Commissioners OK bridge repair funds application

At Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners, an application for funds to repair bridges was approved.  The commissioners approved the encumbrance of liquid fuels funds for repairs to the county’s Bridge No. More...

State funding available for Broad Top AMD project

The Broad Top Township Supervisors learned this week the municipality will receive $529,563 in state Growing Greener funds to complete a new acid mine discharge (AMD) remediation project.  The announcement was made during the township supervisor More...

Porter supervisors discuss road bonding

Porter Township Supervisors discussed road bonding for someone who will be cutting timber near the watershed in the area of Loop and Reservoir roads at their monthly meeting Tuesday.  Brett Shope told supervisors he plans to begin work in April More...

World  Free Access 

Supreme Court’s latest dive into health care causes anxiety

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly five years after President Barack Obama signed his health care overhaul into law, its fate is yet again in the hands of the Supreme Court.  More...

Automakers report big sales jumps

DETROIT (AP) — Automakers reported double-digit U.S. More...

Bourbon, Tennessee whiskey sales up in US

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Producers of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey scored another round of U.S. sales growth in 2014, while exports topped $1 billion for the second straight year, a distilled spirits trade group said Tuesday.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Columnist seeks information regarding coal mine fatalities

This week’s column serves as a plea for information about Broad Top area coal miners killed in the deep mines on both the eastern and western side of the semi-bituminous coal field.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Kentucky fights off pesky Georgia 69-58

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Andrew Harrison and Karl-Anthony Towns combined for 38 points and scored key baskets down the stretch to help topranked Kentucky survive pesky Georgia 69-58 on Tuesday night.  More...

Sabres end 14-game losing streak

MONTREAL (AP) — Brian Gionta and the Buffalo Sabres stopped their 14-game losing streak — the longest in team history — by beating the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Tuesday night.  More...

Curry leads Warriors to victory

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 23 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rode a 23-0 spurt in the first half to beat the Sacramento Kings 121-96 on Tuesday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Klondike Derby

Oneida District Scouts left their mark on the recent Klondike Derby at Seven Mountains Boy Scout Camp. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Paige Alysabeth Moyer who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Her proud parents are Mike and Rikki Moyer of Huntingdon. More...

Cookie flavors inspire new desserts

A hot new dessert trend is here — cookies are getting a makeover. As identified in the McCormick Flavor Forecast 2015, favorite cookie flavors — like snickerdoodles and gingersnaps - are being reimagined in new decadent desserts. More...

Annie's Mailbox

February is American Heart Month

Dear Annie: I have a family history of cardiovascular disease and lost my mom to a heart attack when she was only 32.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Solutions for kitchen conundrums

Dear Readers: The KITCHEN is the perfect place to hang out, be with family and experiment with cooking. However, may I say to please keep in mind, when watching cooking shows on TV, that what you see probably is NOT how it happens in real time. More...

Special Sections

Leaders to talk about 911 deal

The Huntingdon County Commissioners made a move Tuesday to enter into an agreement with other counties to aid paying for the 911 system.  County solicitor Peter McManamon told the commissioners he reviewed an ordinance the trio needed to conside More...

Statewide coalition aids those in need

The American dream, the idea that prosperity and success result from diligence, continues to elude the grasp of those who continue to sink below the poverty line despite long hours for little pay.  To address this growing issue, a new statewide More...

Arts council, museum team up for exhibit

In honor of Fiber Arts Month, the Huntingdon County Arts Council is weaving the tradition of the coverlet, a small woven version of a bedspread, into an exhibit at the Art Space on Fourth Street in Huntingdon. More...

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Uber, Carnegie Mellon partnering on research lab

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University on a Pittsburgh research lab both hope could lead to the development of driverless cars.  More...

Pittsburgh researcher to face life term in cyanide death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former University of Pittsburgh Medical Center researcher faces a mandatory life sentence — and likely the wrath of his dead wife’s family — when he’s sentenced for first-degree murder in her cyanide More...

Wolf’s lawyers say firing of open-records officer was legal

HARRISBURG (AP) — The attorney general’s office fired back Tuesday at a lawsuit brought by the man Democratic Gov. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Bridge construction to start in Liberty Township

75 Years Ago  Water service to Huntingdon patrons west of 15th Street was interrupted for three hours due to repairs being made to a break in the main line opposite the West End Planning Mill, it was announced.  More...

Business News

Kish Bancorp, Inc. announces fourth quarter financial results

William P. Hayes, chairman and CEO of Kish Bank and Kish Bancorp, has announced unaudited financial results for the period ending Dec. 31, 2014.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Jan. 26, 2015  Nancy L. Gardner, Nancy L. Freed and George W. Freed Jr., grantors, to George W. Freed, property in Mount Union Borough, $1.  Gary S. Cooper, grantor, to James D. Cooper, Kathy A. Lyons and Elaine S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 4 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...

Local Sports

Girls’ Basketball:

Southern Fulton holds on to beat Rockets

Southern Huntingdon got off to a great start against visiting Southern Fulton during Tuesday evening’s ICC South/Sideling Hill League contest. More...

Boys’ Basketball:

’Cats, Titans only area winners

Huntingdon 56, Penns Valley 48 Huntingdon dug down against visiting Penns Valley, mustering up all the hustle and defense it could find in an effort to collect an important Mountain League decision and sweep the season series More...

Charlie Sifford dies

Charlie Sifford, who fought the Caucasian-only clause on the PGA Tour and became its first black member in 1961 died Tuesday night. He was 92.  The PGA of America confirmed the death of Sifford, who recently suffered a stroke. More...

Editorial

A Look Back

Our column reaches the hundred mark

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...

School News

Penn Highlands announces dean’s list

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce that the following students have made the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester.  Local students include:  — Angela Nicklow of Hesston.  — Kristopher Boo More...

Local woman recognized at Widener University

Widener University School of Law interim dean Robyn Meadows announced the fall 2014 dean’s list of students for the Harrisburg campus, which included Margaret Nollau of Huntingdon.  Students named to the list earned a grade point average i More...

Beta Epsilon Omega names fall 2014 inductees

The Beta Epsilon Omega Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce its fall 2014 induction class. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015:  More...

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