February 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Public responds to trash hauler idea

An idea to have one trash hauler handle all of the trash and recycling for Huntingdon Borough residents was met with opposition by residents during Huntingdon Borough Council’s monthly meeting Tuesday evening.  More...

Officials report 2015 bear harvest totals

The state Game Commission has released harvest totals from the 2015 bear season.  A total of 120 bears were killed in Huntingdon County, outpacing the 2014 harvest by more than 30 bears.  More...

Local News

Medical center officials pledge support

A public meeting Feb. 11 to discuss the future of the Broad Top Area Medical Center highlighted residents’ desire to keep the 43-year-old medical facility open and expanding into the future.  New center CEO Melissa Walls and J.C. More...

Liberty Twp. leaders continue merger talk

The Liberty Township Supervisors, meeting in a special session Feb. 11, took steps to continue the merging of the township municipal authority with neighboring Saxton Borough Municipal Authority (SBMA).  More...

Minor power outages reported during storm

Daily News Staff Writers  Area electric companies reported two minor outages, impacting 125 customers, following Tuesday’s storm.  Scott Surgeoner, a spokesperson for FirstEnergy, the parent company for Penelec, reported one outage in More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Tourism board directors preview movie

75 Years Ago  The Pennsylvania State School Directors Association ended its annual convention with election of D.A. More...

Business News

Mutual Benefit hires VP of insurance analytics

Ronald Zaleski Jr. was named vice president of insurance analytics at Mutual Benefit Group, effective Feb. 1.  More...

Hotel general manager returns to State College

Shaner Hotels has announced the appointment of Mimi Driscoll as general manager of the State College Fairfield Inn & Suites.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Feb. 5, 2016  Jason R. Watkins and Tricia L. Watkins, grantors, to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, property in Carbon Township, $1.  Karen Warner by agent/ attorney-in-fact, Steven E. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

CJ wins best in show at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — Now appointed America’s top dog — CJ, the German shorthaired pointer.  CJ won best in show at the 140th Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, beating a couple of top favorites at a nearly packed Madison Squa More...

Longhorns hold off Mountaineers for 85-78 win

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eric Davis Jr. scored 15 points and sparked a flurry of firsthalf 3-pointers for No. 24 Texas as the Longhorns held off a late rally to beat No. 10 West Virginia 85-78 on Tuesday night.  More...

Heat’s Bosh is back on blood thinners

MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh is back on blood thinners to treat a clot that formed in his leg, the second straight year the Miami Heat forward has dealt with such a situation over the All-Star break.  More...

School News

Shippensburg University announces fall dean’s list

Shippensburg University has announced the names of the students who have been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2015 semester. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Don’t use will to punish daughter

Dear Annie: My wife of 44 years and I have two adopted children. Our son was perfect — no trouble, a college diploma, a good job, etc. We bought him a car at 16, and another when he graduated college. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Cool home for treats

Dear Readers: A recent column discussed how to keep MARSHMALLOWS from sticking together. Here are just a few reader responses:  Sharon E., via email, wrote: “I ALWAYS freeze my marshmallows. More...

Special Sections

County leaders OK more funds

Huntingdon County Commissioners approved seeking additional grant monies for repairs of the courthouse clock tower at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning.  More...

Area tax preparers gear up for season

Tax season is now in full swing and whether taxpayers are anticipating a refund or owe the IRS money, it’s time to get financial affairs in order.  More...

Potholes may surface in warmer weather

While spring is approaching, PennDOT says it’s not quite pothole season just yet.  Tara Callahan-Henry, PennDOT community relations officer, said Huntingdon County crews “haven’t seen any potholes yet.”  More...

State  Free Access 

Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general won’t run again

SCRANTON (AP) — The state’s embattled attorney general said Tuesday she will not seek a second term, facing pressure from within her own party after being hobbled for months by perjury charges and the suspension of her law license.  More...

Prosecutor begins overdose tour of western counties

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Western Pennsylvania’s top federal prosecutor has begun his tour of 25 counties as the region battles a heroin overdose epidemic.  More...

World  Free Access 

Danger signs flashing for global economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years after the financial crisis, the world is coming to grips with an unpleasant realization: serious weaknesses still plague the global economy, and emergency help may not be on the way.  More...

Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt rose to record

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign holdings of U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 17 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. More...

Around The Broad Top

Columnist celebrates 70th birthday by looking back on 1946

On Monday, Feb. 22, the Around the Broad Top columnist turns 70. But please don’t tell anyone, I want to keep it a secret!  More...

People/Pastimes

Troops partake in Scout Sunday

Boy Scout Troop 237 of Orbisonia and several members of Cub Scout Pack 225 participated in the annual Scout Sunday event Feb. 14. More...

Warming up winter with simple slow-cooker meals

During the cold winter months, a hearty, homecooked meal is just the thing you need to warm up. More...

Births

Adam and Kristen Scalia of Alexandria are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Greyson Scalia, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Greyson weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016:  More...

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