July 15, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Work ongoing at area water plant

Huntingdon Borough manager Bill Wheeler told council’s administrative committee during its monthly meeting Tuesday afternoon he and water treatment facility supervisor Steve Williams plan sit down and discuss concerns over the ongoing $13.1 mil More...

Road fund extension would loosen burden

The U.S. House of Representatives may soon vote to extend federal transportation funding.  The $8 billion legislation, expected to come up for a vote this week, will keep money rolling out for federal transportation products through Dec. More...

Jobs

Local News

Storms cause damage overnight

A series of storms that rolled through the county brought nearly 2 inches of rain to portions of the county Tuesday night, causing some downed trees and a partial mudslide in some parts.  More...

Fulton Co. standoff ends peacefully

State police at McConnellsburg spent more than eight hours Tuesday in a standoff with a man who threatened to harm himself a few miles over the county line in Fulton County.  More...

Little new information in Mifflin Co. shooting

State police are continuing their investigation into a shooting in Mifflin County.  More...

World  Free Access 

Airlines carve US into markets dominated by one or two carriers

DALLAS (AP) — The wave of consolidation that swept the U.S. More...

Retail sales fall in June as consumers stay cautious

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut back their spending at stores and restaurants last month, a sign that they remain cautious despite robust job growth in the past year.  More...

Bear researcher plans to restart den broadcasts

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota wildlife researcher said he plans to resume broadcasting video of hibernating bears this winter, after the state Court of Appeals ruled Monday that he doesn’t need a permit to set up cameras in their dens.&n More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 15 ADULT EDUCATION . Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information. STANDING STONE SENIORS More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Trout’s leadoff homer sparks 6-3 AL victory

Major League Baseball All-Star Game:

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Trout flashed the skill that puts him at the front of baseball’s new generation, just moments after four of the all-time greats walked off the field.  Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading More...

NL pitchers just a bit off at times

CINCINNATI (AP) — Four pitches into the game, Zack Greinke left one up just a little bit. At Great American Ball Park, that’s too much.  More...

Union opposes use of pitch clocks

CINCINNATI (AP) — Baseball management is intrigued with the idea of using pitch clocks to speed play in the major leagues. The players’ association thinks it is a horrible idea.  More...

School News

MU scholar named to dean’s list

The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that more than 4,600 undergraduate students have qualified for the spring 2015 dean’s list. More...

Local student completes studies magna cum laude

Joyann Oakman graduated magna cum laude from Ursinus College with a bachelor of science degree in health and exercise physiology during commencement exercises May 15 on the college campus. More...

Share your student’s news in The Daily News

If you would like to have news about your student in The Daily News, submit it to the People and Pastimes Editor.  The Daily News reserves the right to edit material submitted.  The Daily News does not publish photos with dean’s list More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Heavy cream goes cold

Dear Heloise: I read your column in the Waco (Texas) Tribune-Herald. Just a simple question for you: Can you freeze cartons of HEAVY CREAM, and if so, do you have to do anything special to use it later? — L.G., Waco, Texas  More...

Avian influenza is local concern

The state Department of Agriculture (PDA) hosted a small meeting at the Penn State Cooperative Extension Office on Fairgrounds Road, Huntingdon, Tuesday night to educate local farmers on avian influenza. More...

Leaders approve CYS addendums

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved two contract addendums for Children and Youth Services (CYS) during their weekly meeting Tuesday.  “The first in an addendum to a contract with Centre County Youth Services Bureau,” said C More...

Sewer plant construction phase completed

The construction phase of the Alexandria-Porter sewer treatment facility is expected to finally be completed Thursday, as members of the Alexandria- Porter Township Sewer Authority, contractors and the solicitor meet with representatives from the sta More...

State  Free Access 

Ex-mayor of state capital charged with corruption

HARRISBURG (AP) — The former mayor of Pennsylvania’s capital city was arrested Tuesday on corruption charges, including allegations he unlawfully used public money from various agencies to buy thousands of artifacts for what he claimed wa More...

Inmate serving life sentence sues over inability to marry

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An inmate serving a life sentence at a western Pennsylvania correctional facility and his fiancie are suing the prison superintendent and a county official, saying procedural issues are illegally keeping them from getting marr More...

AG said decision to charge is in hands of district attorney

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general said Tuesday that prosecutors in the Philadelphia suburbs have not told her how soon they will decide whether to charge her in a grand jury leak investigation.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

First-ever Tussey Relay has goal of $20,000

75 Years Ago  Robert Howard Grove, Huntingdon, 18, died in the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital July 13 at 4:30 p.m., as a result of burns which he received in a most unusual accident July 2, 1940. More...

Business News

Allensville CEO certified as lean practitioner

Allensville Planing Mill CEO Donita Rudy, who successfully fulfilled the requirements of Lean Enterprise knowledge and application, was named as a certified lean practitioner June 30.  Rudy intends to lead APM in its continual improvement of ope More...

Real Estate Transfers

July 1, 2015  Mary Ellen Glass, grantor, to Andrew W. Glass, Joseph P. Glass and Luke T. Glass, property in Porter Township, $1.  Andrew W. Glass, Joseph P. Glass and Luke T. Glass, grantors, to Benjamin T. More...

Local Sports

Game suspended

The Area Five 13/14 contest between Huntingdon and Mount Union Tuesday evening was suspended due to rain in the bottom of the sixth inning with Mount Union leading 12-7. Play will resume at 5:30 p.m. today at the Municipal Park in Mount Union.   More...

People/Pastimes

Classic, cool family fun

Summer is the season when many of the best childhood memories are made. That’s why introducing future generations to treasured pastimes is an ideal way to ensure classic summer moments live on for years to come.  More...

Happy Birthday

GIMME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Robyn Mackenzie Bracco, who turns 5 years old today, Wednesday, July 15, 2015. She is the youngest daughter of Joe and Kelli Bracco of Huntingdon. Robyn has two older sisters, Addisyn 12, and Lyndsi 8.  More...

Gump descendants hold 35th reunion

Members of the family of Sim and Flora (McCall) Gump met for their 35th family reunion July 11 at Riverside Park in Smithfield Township.  Jess Shriner led the group in prayer.  A total of 37 family members and guests spent the afternoon in More...

Annie's Mailbox

Call the business and complain

Dear Annie: The real estate agent who sold me my home nine years ago periodically phones my house, asking whether I plan on selling, and offering his assistance. We have a courteous, professional relationship. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Cancer if born before 10:15 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 16, 2015:  More...

Special Sections

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast