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Smithfield supervisors nix culvert project bid

The Smithfield Township Supervisors voted to reject a bid from BCS Construction Inc. of Altoona for the South Crooked Creek culvert replacement project at their monthly meeting Tuesday night. More...

A ‘National Night Out’

Kayle Fink enjoyed center stage as Mapleton residents took their hula hoops for a spin during the borough’s first-ever National Night Out celebration Tuesday. More...

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Bridge work continues across county

Motorists traveling near the Centre County line in Franklin Township may have noticed work doesn’t seem to be progressing very quickly on the Graysville Mill Bridge.  In fact, those who have contacted The Daily News about bridge No. More...

Trying out the siren

Michael Crame enjoyed an opportunity to try out the siren in state police Trooper Ryan Zupon’s cruiser at the National Night Out event Tuesday in Mapleton to raise crime prevention awareness an More...

Three Springs, Mount Union men waive hearings in central court

The Three Springs man accused of driving under the influence before breaking into a Smithfield Township home waived his hearing in Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday.  More...

World  Free Access 

Fire sale on stuff that burns

Oil, natural gas, coal down

NEW YORK (AP) — These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices.  Prices for coal, natural gas, oil and the fuels m More...

Antitrust lawsuit over ATM fees revived by appeals court

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit accusing MasterCard, Visa and three major banks of illegally fixing ATM prices at the expense of consumers.  The federal appeals court in Washington ruled Tuesday that a group More...

Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 5 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

Cassville resident provides information on Liberty Theatre

In many past ABT columns and other writings about Robertsdale, I’ve often mentioned the Liberty Theatre, which was located on the site of the present day Reality Theatre/Church of God. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Perez drives in three as Royals win 5-1

DETROIT (AP) — Salvador Perez homered and drove in three runs as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 5-1 Tuesday night.  More...

Parker leads Sparks’ rout of Lynx

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Candace Parker had 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals in her first home game and the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Minnesota Lynx 83-61 on Tuesday night for their third straight win.  Jantel Lavender reco More...

Dri Archer hoping for better season

LATROBE (AP) — Dri Archer’s rookie season was erratic.  The Pittsburgh Steelers dual threat at running back and wide receiver is hoping for more success - and running room - this season.  More...

School News

Local woman completes studies

Alexis Brown of Huntingdon recently graduated from DuBois Business College with an associate in specialized business degree majoring in clinical medical assistant.  She is the daughter of Selena Ford and Kevin Brown.  Brown served as studen More...

Huntingdon man earns master’s degree

Huntingdon resident Jeffrey Taylor received a master of science degree in nursing from La Salle University in Philadelphia.   More...

Annie's Mailbox

Evaluate what has merit and ignore the rest

Dear Annie: Whenever I’m at my parents’ house and they have guests, they expect me to “perform.” I don’t mean playing the piano or tap dancing. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Can you open this?

Dear Heloise: The pull-up top on pineapple cans is very sharp. I use a CAN OPENER on the underside of the can to open it. — Marty in Warren, Ohio  Good hint. More...

Sides reach deal over trophy deer

The parties in the civil case involving a trophy buck have reached an agreement. More...

Executive session holds up meeting

The Southern Huntingdon County School District board of directors held a special meeting Tuesday night for the express purpose of hiring teachers for the upcoming school year. The meeting, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., was delayed until 8 p.m. More...

Blueprint Community plans continue

Though there hasn’t been a public meeting with the Juniata River Blueprint Community since the end of March, there is plenty of work going on behind the scenes. More...

State  Free Access 

Doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary paperwork and obtained the correct permits.  More...

State police nominee says more diversity is needed

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s new nominee to lead the Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday that he sees room for improvement in the diversity of troopers and that better recruiting practices could help.  More...

Man convicted, sentenced to life in Craigslist murder case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia man was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man who was killed after answering a Craigslist ad for an all-terrain vehicle.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Saxton’s water replacement project nearing completion

75 Years Ago  Rev. E.H. Bonsall, of Swarthmore, secretary of Young People’s work of the state Sabbath School Association, was the speaker at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Huntingdon Kiwanis Club at the American Legion Home. More...

Business News

New vice president named at Mutual Benefit Group

Marianne Morosko was named vice president of field operations at Mutual Benefit Group in July.  More...

Local man named president of Carriage House Insurance

Cliff Beaver has been named president of Carriage House Insurance Agency Inc., Huntingdon, an independent insurance agency serving central Pennsylvania.  As president, he oversees operations of the agency and assists individuals and businesses w More...

Real Estate Transfers

July 24, 2015  Robert D. Beaston, Kathleen M. Beaston and Robert D. Turner, grantors, to Earl W. Hollobaugh and Katrina D. More...

Local Sports

New Britain downs Curve in series opener

The Altoona Curve avoided a shutout with a run in the ninth, but fell to the New Britain Rock Cats 6-1 Tuesday night at New Britain Stadium.  The Curve (58-52) stranded 14 runners on base, tying a season high, as the Rock Cats (52-56) held Altoo More...

Hager leaving Juniata to coach at Bethany

After a national search, Juniata men’s basketball assistant coach Nick Hager has been selected as the new head men’s basketball and men’s tennis coach at Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia.  More...

Spikes postponed

Tuesday night’s scheduled 7:05 p.m. game between the State College Spikes and Batavia Muckdogs at Dwyer Stadium was been postponed due to wet grounds.  The two teams will make up the game as part of a doubleheader today.   More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Emma Elizabeth Viener who turns 7 years old today, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Her proud parents are Mark Viener and Camille Whitsel of Rockhill. More...

Garner family gathers for family reunion

The 129th Garner family reunion was held July 26 at the Woodcock Valley Lions Hall with 31 members and guests present.  President Carol (Brindle) Wigen called the reunion to order at 12:50 p.m. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY WISHES go out to Charlotte Claudia “CC” Kyle, who celebrates her 6th birthday today, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. Her proud parents are Keith and Cady Kyle of Huntingdon. CC has a big sister, Ellie.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Leo and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015:  More...

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