February 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials approve CDBG contracts

It was another banner day for two municipal authorities Tuesday morning, as the Huntingdon County Commissioners, during their weekly meeting, officially signed the contracts to receive $1.3 million in funding from competitive Community Development Bl More...

Local News

Police Log

PFA violation   UNION TWP. — A 55-year-old Mapleton woman reported to state police at Huntingdon that William Holloway, 49, Mapleton, violated an active protection from abuse (PFA) order at a residence between Feb. 1-8. More...

A Look Back

An old desk reveals a forgotten tragedy

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...

Area firefighters play a different kind of dodgeball

In both volunteer and career firefighting, valuable training skills are learned to help the responder in the field during real emergency situations. More...

World  Free Access 

Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap

CHICAGO (AP) — Guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations, a study found.  Deaths from old-age ailments sometimes get more attention in longevity research, More...

The architecture of white supremacy still evokes pain

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham’s segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked “COLORED,” that was walled-off from the elegant lobby. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 10 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...

Local Sports

Trojans and Rockets are winners

High School Wrestling:

Mount Union   After losing two close matches in a row, Mount Union wrestling coach Corey Wertz was looking for his team to step up against visiting West Branch Tuesday evening. More...

Hornet girls seeded 4th; Rockets 8th in Class AA

District Six Basketball Playoffs:

Both the Juniata Valley girls and Southern Huntingdon girls will continue their respective seasons next week when the annual District Six basketball playoffs get underway. More...

Mount Union falls 60-34 at Claysburg

H.S. Boys’ Basketball:

The Mount Union boys’ basketball team continues to struggle executing its offense. More...

People/Pastimes

Rotary Club holds presentation

The Huntingdon Rotary Club heard about topics reaching across the globe and close to home during its recent January luncheon presentations. More...

Happy Birthday

95 YEARS OLD! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lois Wible Snyder of 18889 Croghan Pike, Orbisonia, and formerly of Three Springs, who turns 95 years old today, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. More...

North Western Pennsylvania Optical Clinic to be held

The North Western PA Optical Clinic (NWPOC) works to provide new prescription eyeglasses to low and moderate income individuals and families for a base price of $40.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wish them well and then forget about it

Dear Annie: While in high school in the late 1970s, there was this guy, “Scott,” who had a crush on me. Nothing transpired back then, so fast-forward 30 years. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Cookie ingredients become gift

Dear Heloise: I try to avoid SWEETS these days. During Christmas, I bought a lot of ingredients for a cookie exchange and used only half of them. More...

Budget plan riles leaders

Gov. Tom Wolf took to the podium Tuesday to introduce his budget for fiscal year 2016-17, which will begin July 1.  More...

Dealers to serve state prison time

The final two defendants in a large heroin ring were sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday.  More...

Ash Wednesday marks beginning of Lent

Today is Ash Wednesday, a Christian observance marking the beginning of Lent and a day believers locally and around the world participate in services to receive the Imposition of Ashes.  More...

Councilman suggests hiring one trash hauler

As Huntingdon Borough Council begins to look at rebidding its recycling contract later this year, one council member has suggested contracting one contractor for both recycling and residential trash hauling.  Council member Scott Shaffer approac More...

State  Free Access 

Senate poised to vote on whether to remove attorney general

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania senators planned a Wednesday vote on whether to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane on grounds that her suspended law license has rendered it impossible for her to do the job.  More...

Ethics trial scheduled for justice in March

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice will go on trial before the state’s judicial ethics court in Philadelphia late next month.  The Court of Judicial Discipline on Tuesday scheduled the case of Justice Michael Eaki More...

Woman gets jail for attack on gay Philadelphia couple

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban police chief’s daughter began serving five to 10 months in jail for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws.  Common Pleas Judge Roxann More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County commissioner seeks fourth term

75 Years Ago  The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the constitutionality of the wage-hour law was hailed by Wage Hour Administrator Philip B. More...

Business News

New location lets business expand

A short move down the block to a more spacious location has helped one Huntingdon business expand to better serve its customers.  More...

Kish announces fourth quarter financial results

William Hayes, chairman, president and CEO of Kish Bank and Kish Bancorp, has announced unaudited financial results for the period ending Dec. 31, 2015.  More...

Family trash business has new owner

Growing up and working in the family business, Brad Hollenbaugh is familiar with what it takes to run a business.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Curry leads Warriors to win over Rockets

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Griffin suspended

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin was suspended four games without pay for punching a team staff member, and the Los Angeles Clippers will dock the star forward’s pay for an additional game because he broke his shooting hand. More...

Lucic back to Boston with power play goal in 9-2 Kings’ rout

BOSTON (AP) — Milan Lucic scored in his return to Boston, Drew Doughty had a power-play goal for his 300th career point and the Los Angeles Kings had nine goal scorers in a 9-2 rout of the Bruins on Tuesday night.  Marian Gaborik added a g More...

School News

Saint Francis students named to provost’s and dean’s list

More than 700 students from Saint Francis University made one of the fall 2015 honor’s lists, provost’s or dean’s. More...

Students named to dean’s list at Grove City College

Area students attending Grove City College were recently named to the dean’s list. Students eligible for the dean’s list have a GPA of 3.4 to 3.59. More...

Elizabethtown College students named to fall 2015 dean’s list

Elizabethtown College announced the names of students whose outstanding academic performances have earned them the recognition of being included on the fall 2015 dean’s list. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Pisces if born before 4:55 a.m. (EST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016:  More...

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