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Governor makes call to expand Medicaid

Gov. Tom Wolf announced recently his administration is taking the first step to dismantle the Healthy PA initiative pushed by former Gov. Tom Corbett in an effort to streamline and officially expand Medicaid.  More...

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Local News

Crash claims area woman

Volunteers from Smithfield and Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue responded to a fatal crash on the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Smithfield Township around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. More...

Police Log

SAXTON BORO., BEDFORD CO. — Ryan Rogers, 21, Broad Top, was cited for harassment by state police at Bedford for allegedly engaging in a verbal dispute that turned physical with his father, Scott Rogers, 45, Broad Top, at 612 Church St. More...

A Look Back

The county’s eventful days during the sixties

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...

World  Free Access 

Obama sends Congress request for military force against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama asked Congress Wednesday to formally authorize military force against the Islamic State group, arguing the militants could pose a threat to the U.S. More...

US closes embassy in Yemen amid continued unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department confirmed late Tuesday that it has closed the U.S. More...

US job openings rise to 14-year high; hiring up

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of available jobs posted by U.S. employers rose in December to the highest level in 14 years, a sign recent strong job gains will likely continue. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 11   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...

Local Sports

Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans survive slow start

It took the Mount Union boys’ basketball team a while to get on track, but, when it did, the Trojans turned the tables on visiting Williamsburg to log a 68-60 Inter-County Conference North win Tuesday night. More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Titans lock up top seed for 5-A tourney

Anchored by a 24-point effort from senior standout Breanna Kendrick, Tussey Mountain turned a six-point lead at the quarter mark into a 57-45 victory over Fannett-Metal Tuesday evening in Willow Hill and locked up the top seed for the upcoming Distri More...

Rockets fall 56-43 at McConnellsburg

Southern Huntingdon concluded its regular season with a tough game at McConnellsburg Tuesday. The Rockets missed too many shots and struggled at the foul line in a 56-43 loss to the Spartans.  More...

People/Pastimes

Orbisonia teen attains Eagle Scout rank at Court of Honor

Seth Walker, a member of Boy Scout Troop 237, Orbisonia, was presented with the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout, at a court of honor held Oct. 25 at the Orbisonia United Methodist Church.  More...

What to expect in technology this year

As technology continues to evolve, devices are being used in ways that might have seemed impossible as recently as a couple of years ago.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Mona Smith of Orbisonia, who will celebrate her 80th birthday Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband seems overly suspicious of friendship ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for 10 years. A couple of years ago, I started conversing via Facebook with “Kevin,” whom I have known since grade school. We briefly dated in high school, but I broke up with him.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A beef with boiling

Dear Heloise: Regarding the hint from C.V. in St. More...

Special Sections

Local woman killed in crash

An Alexandria area woman lost her life in a single-vehicle accident on the 800 block of Pennsylvania Avenue in Smithfield Township shortly before noon Tuesday morning.  More...

County’s leaders OK 911 resolution

During their weekly meeting Tuesday, the Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a resolution urging the state General Assembly to implement 911 funding and system reform.  Commissioner R. More...

Charges filed in pharmacy robbery

Nearly four months after the Rite Aid robbery in Smithfield Township, a Bedford County man incarcerated in Ohio has been charged by state police at Huntingdon with allegedly committing the crime.  More...

Reduced sewer rates option may be nixed

During its monthly meeting Tuesday, the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority discussed how to best implement a system to eliminate rate reductions requested by customers.  More...

State  Free Access 

Poll says residents want to see Paterno statue restored

HARRISBURG (AP) — A poll says Pennsylvanians overwhelmingly want Penn State to put back a statue of former football coach Joe Paterno that was removed after Jerry Sandusky’s child molestation conviction.  More...

Jury gets case in trial of man with bodies in backyard

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A jury began deliberating Tuesday in the trial of a man charged with strangling a pharmacist and the pharmacist’s girlfriend more than a dozen years ago as part of a plot to rob him of the proceeds of an illegal drug r More...

Lawmakers to take up sale of liquor system

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers will soon take another shot at whether to sell off the state liquor system.  House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, announced Tuesday a privatization bill will be voted in the last week in Febr More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Ground broken for retail store in Orbisonia

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County ranked second among the six counties comprising the 18th Bituminous Inspection District in the production of bituminous coal for the year 1939, according to a report issued by Richard E. More...

Business News

Consignment boutique opens in Mill Creek

One area woman has taken a dream and turned it into a reality with hopes to give back to the community along the way.  Deb Love recently opened Love It, a high-end consignment shop featuring boutique clothing, décor and other items, behind Colon More...

Woman with local ties wins cable industry award

A woman with local ties to the Juniata Valley will receive an award that celebrates women in the cable industry.  More...

The Meadows Psychiatric Center earns recognition

The Meadows Psychiatric Center announced it has been recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures ® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the United States.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Wildcats avoid upset at LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Willie Cauley-Stein scored 15 points and top-ranked Kentucky stayed unbeaten with another tough road win, 71-69 over LSU when the Tigers missed a 3-pointer that could have won it at the buzzer Tuesday night.  More...

Habs beat Flyers in OT

MONTREAL (AP) — David Desharnais scored at 3:27 of overtime and the Montreal Canadiens extended their winning streak to three games with a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night.  Tomas Plekanec scored in the third perio More...

Rockets escape Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — James Harden scored 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets pulled away to beat the Phoenix Suns 127-118 on Tuesday night.  Josh Smith added 20 for the Rockets, who trailed 89-88 at the end of the t More...

School News

Southern Huntingdon County Middle/High School Honor Rolls

Michael Adamek, principal of the Southern Huntingdon County Middle/High School has announced the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2014-15 school year.  Grade 6  Highest Honors  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 8:40 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015:  More...

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