February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders approve Act 13 deadlines

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved the Act 13 Legacy Fund grant application process at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  County planning director Mark Colussy explained that while the funds that will be offered to interested municipalitie More...

Porter Twp. eligible for emergency funds

Porter Township’s emergency management coordinator (EMC) offered some good news to supervisors during their monthly meeting Tuesday night regarding recouping money spent during cleanup of January’s snowstorm.  More...

Last chance to vote for Readers’ Choice

Today is readers last chance to vote for their favorites in The Daily News’ Readers’ Choice Awards using the official ballot. More...

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Broad Top supervisors receive favorable audit

The Broad Top Township Supervisors Tuesday evening learned that the municipality’s 2014 single audit showed no negative findings and has been accepted by two state agencies which fund several projects in the township.  More...

Meth lab charges filed in Fulton County

State police at McConnellsburg are seeking information on the location of a Fulton County man after a methamphetamine lab was discovered at a Cove Road residence.  More...

Additional information

Following the Jan. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire destroys century-old Airydale area barn

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania’s defense airport construction and expansion program was accelerated with the federal approval placed on a state WPA program to send $700,000 for a new airport at Johnstown.  More...

Business News

Area dentist adds technology to aid with head, neck pain

A local dental practice is one of only three in the state to have a new revolutionary technology that can aid in the treatment of head, neck and jaw issues.  More...

H&R Block customer wins $1,000

Jessica Flasher, center, of Huntingdon was a local $1,000 winner of H&R Block’s 1,000 win $1,000 daily sweepstakes. The drawings will continue through Tuesday, Feb. More...

MBG agencies honored as Inner Circle members

Mutual Benefit is pleased to announce it is honoring 15 agencies as members of its Inner Circle based on 2015 results.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcats breeze past Cambria Heights

Logan Fisher records 100th career victory

District Six Dual Tournament:   More...

Southern holds off Forbes in 38-34 win

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Southern Huntingdon gained a three-point lead in the third quarter during Tuesday evening’s home ICC South/Sideling Hill League contest and it was just enough breathing room for the Rockets as they held off a small but potent Forbes Road squad More...

Glendale finish leads to 40-28 win over Titans

Tussey Mountain wrestled a close meet at Glendale Tuesday but came up short. The Vikings broke a tie score with a forfeit and a fall to beat the Titans 40-28.  More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

FIRST BIRTHDAY! Happy birthday wishes go out to Maria Hershey who turns 1 year old today, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Her proud parents are Curtis “CJ” Jr. and Sheri Hershey of Huntingdon. Maria is the sister of Alan Hershey.  More...

Brownies earn painting badge

Members of Brownie Troop No. 40133 from Saltillo were hard at work earning their painting badge recently. They earned 12 badges last year and are continuing to earn more. More...

A natural and surprising way to make spring cleaning simple

Wiping away the grime of winter doesn't have to mean launching an attack with dangerous chemicals. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 7:44 p.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016:  More...

Telethon items being accepted

Plans are underway for the 42nd Huntingdon County PRIDE (Providing Rehabilitation, Independence, Dignity and Education) Telethon Wednesday, March 16, through Saturday, March 19, and one of the first signs of Telethon time is the opening of the PRIDE More...

Workforce doesn’t reflect recent unemployment rate

While the county’s unemployment rate is at an eightyear low, local experts say the rate doesn’t reflect the reality of the employment situation locally.  “There’s a multitude of factors that go into (the unemployment rate More...

Mayor seeks more group home rules

Huntingdon Borough Council held a special work session Tuesday night to discuss current zoning regulations for group homes, student housing and homeless shelters in the borough.  Conversation regarding proposed changes to the existing zoning ord More...

Smithfield supervisors need Taco Bell permit

As construction continues on the new Taco Bell restaurant along Route 22, the Smithfield Township Supervisors said Tuesday they’re still waiting on one vital piece of paperwork before they sign off on final land development plans.  More...

State  Free Access 

Judge delays decision on new child-sex trial for priest

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — A federal judge heard evidence that prosecutors may have wrongly withheld evidence against a Pennsylvania priest convicted of sexually abusing children in Honduras but didn’t immediately decide whether he deserves a new t More...

Congressman’s son gets five years for tax, bank fraud

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The son of a veteran Philadelphia congressman was sentenced Tuesday to five years in federal prison on bank and tax fraud convictions.  Chaka “Chip” Fattah Jr. More...

World  Free Access 

Construction spending hit 8-year-high

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Former DA says he believes Bill Cosby can’t be prosecuted

NORRISTOWN (AP) — The former district attorney who declined to arrest Bill Cosby on sex-crime charges a decade ago testified Tuesday that he essentially granted the comedian lifetime immunity from prosecution in the case.  More...

A new worry: connected toy security

NEW YORK (AP) — Your smartphone or tablet is most likely pretty secure — not perfect, maybe, but generally unlikely to be hacked or to store, say, your email where other people could read it.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 3 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

Song writer’s salute to turnpike revived for anniversary

“Now I’m up in Somerset, and the snow plow ain’t come yet, Pennsylvania Turnpike, I’m stuck on you.”— Words from Vaughn Horton’s “Pennsylvania Turnpike, I Love You”  Somewhere in the great be More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Federer has surgery

BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Roger Federer has had knee surgery and expects to miss tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month.  A statement on Federer’s official website says he had “successful arthroscopic knee surgery today More...

Huberdeau scores twice in win over Caps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau scored twice during a three-point night and Aleksander Barkov had a goal and an assist to help the Florida Panthers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 Tuesday in a matchup of Eastern Conference division leader More...

Oklahoma downs TCU 95-72

Men’s Basketball:

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 17 points to help No. 1 Oklahoma defeat TCU 95-72 on Tuesday night.  Hield, the nation’s No. More...

School News

Juniata announces 2015 fall dean’s list

The dean’s list at Juniata College recognizes grade point averages of at least 3.6 out of a possible 4.0. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Menopause is likely culprit for behavior

Dear Annie: I know I have my faults, but I can’t figure out why my wife suddenly hates me. She has said so.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Can olive oil stand the heat?

Dear Heloise: My daughter told me that OLIVE OIL should not be used for frying — for example, chicken. If that is true, how should I be using it? — Frances W., Hope Mills, N.C.  More...

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