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Sheetz expected to appeal liquor vote

Smithfield Township solicitor Larry Lashinsky expects to hear from the attorneys representing Sheetz concerning a decision to appeal the supervisors’ decision to deny an intermunicipal liquor license transfer for the new Sheetz store on Route 2 More...

Merger won’t change local discount stores

An agreement between 17 states, including Pennsylvania, will now allow Dollar Tree Inc. to merge with Family Dollar. The total amount of the merger is valued at $9.2 billion.  More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf attacks budget; senator pins stalemate on him

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Report clears Pittsburgh VA of Legionnaires’ allegations

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System occasionally delayed reporting test results for patients suspected of having Legionnaires’ disease, but treatment wasn’t affected by those delays, the VA’s Of More...

Family sues after amphibious tour boat hits, kills woman

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a woman struck and killed by an amphibious tourist boat on a street last spring has filed a wrongfuldeath lawsuit.  More...

Business News

Grand opening

Dr. Edwin Bracken Jr. from Bracken Ridge Veterinary Medical Doctors in Bedford held a equine dental workshop at Tack of the Town of Huntingdon as part of the grand opening event in June. More...

Battle for control of growing breast milk industry

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It could trade for 400 times more than the price of crude oil and 2,000 times more than iron ore. More...

School’s 2nd graduate

Riane Fagan of Altoona graduated from Martin’s Barber School in Smithfield Township June 3. More...

People/Pastimes

Troop 25 scouts bike canal route

Boy Scouts from Troop 25 recently spent a week biking the 184.5 mile long C&O Canal Towpath National Historical Park. The sevenday trek began in Cumberland, Maryland, and ended in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Landon Allen Erdman who turns 7 years old today, Saturday, July 8, 2015. His proud parents are Craig and Shya (Price) Erdman of Huntingdon. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Aries if born before 3:40 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 9, 2015:  More...

Ex-DA accepts Centre Co. job

A longtime Huntingdon County District Attorney thought to be coming out of retirement to become the county’s assistant district attorney has now taken a similar position in Centre County.  More...

Commissioners OK AAA chief’s duties

During Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners, the board approved an annual agreement to authorize the director of the Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging to conduct her duties for the fiscal year.  The More...

Leaders approve bid to fix township roads

Porter Township Supervisors took some steps to improve roads at the regular monthly meeting Tuesday.  Supervisors reviewed three bids to pave one mile of River Road starting from the Route 22 intersection. Bids were received from Glenn O. More...

Officers urge parents to talk about strangers

A recent incident of child luring may have area parents redoubling their efforts to keep their children safe at home and at play.  In light of that event, state police Troop G Hollidaysburg community services officer Trooper Jeff Petucci advises More...

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Local News

Sheetz work continues

The parking lot of the Sheetz store along Route 26 in Smithfield Township is looking more like a business and less like a construction site as crews installed signs, gas pumps and a canopy in recent More...

Oneida supervisors accept road bid

At the monthly meeting of the Oneida Township Supervisors July 1, the local leaders accepted a bid for road work for the season.  The supervisors opened bids from both Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. and New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. More...

Wood supervisors award road work bid

The Wood Township Supervisors July 1 unanimously approved the awarding of a lone bid for summer road work. Present for the monthly municipal meeting were supervisors Tom Love, Bill Black and chairman Kirby Lockard, who conducted the session.  More...

World  Free Access 

Oreo gets skinny, ‘sophisticated’

NEW YORK (AP) — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a “sophisticated” snack for grown-ups that isn’t meant to be twisted or dunked.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County men to head United Fund campaign

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon’s second annual soap box derby, sponsored by the Huntingdon Playgrounds Association and supervised by E.G. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 8 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...

Around The Broad Top

ABT columnist looks back on 45 years of reporting

This January, 2016, the ABT columnist will mark his 45th year as a reporter, photographer and columnist with The Daily News. And it goes without noting, a lot of water has run under the bridge since my first day on the job.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Russell single helps Cubs sweep past Cardinals

CHICAGO (AP) — Addison Russell hit a tying single and scored during a three-run rally in the seventh inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-3 Tuesday to complete a day-night doubleheader sweep.  More...

Huntingdon, Mount Union overpower opponents

Area Five 13-14 Teener League:

Huntingdon didn’t have to worry about the outcome against visiting State College Tuesday in the Area Five VFW 13-14 year-old all-star tournament. More...

Legion posts 8-5 victory at Bellefonte

Huntingdon looked good in one of its last regular season American Legion games at Bellefonte Tuesday. Drew Weglarz pitched well and Bryce Hensor had three hits in an 8-5 win.  More...

School News

Area residents’ grandson earns high school diploma

Mason Trunnell graduated June 16 from Langley High School in McLean, Virginia.  More...

Inkwell to focus on craft of writing in July

The monthly meeting of the Inkwell will be held July 16 at Marzoni’s in Duncansville beginning with dinner at 6 p.m. and followed at 7 p.m.  More...

Freshen up your summer party or picnic

Picnics and parties, good friends and good food — these are the things that make summertime special. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Stop giving dad money

Dear Annie: My dad has been a mess for the past couple of years and he’s sinking into a hole. Six months ago, he was laid off and his unemployment benefits just stopped. He also hit a car and left the scene. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Wax on if parchment is gone?

Dear Heloise: I was baking cookies the other day and ran out of parchment paper. I was going to use WAX PAPER, but my sister said that I should not, as it’s not the same. More...

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