March 2, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Science in Motion program threatened

A “last call” for advocacy has been set forth for the Science in Motion (SiM) program which has once again fallen victim to a sweep of the governor’s pen in a line-item veto.  More...

Former area man pleads in heroin case

The former Wayne Towns hip, Mifflin County, man charged in a January 2014 overdose death will serve time in state prison after entering a plea in the Mifflin County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday. More...

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A Look Back

Reminiscences of the late Horace B. Dunn, part VI

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...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Officers of Juniata Valley Loan Co. Inc. re-elected at meeting

75 Years Ago  Approximately 1,100 of the 4,397 potential draftees in the state to be called up for a year’s military service between March 21-31 will be turned down for various physical defects on basis of current rejections; it was announ More...

Business News

Meadowview Rehabilitation Services flourishing at new location

Though Meadowview Rehabilitation Services had to move to a new location rather quickly earlier this year, in the time it’s been open, it’s flourishing and staff and patients are getting back in the swing of things.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Feb. 19, 2016  Duane E. Booher and Louise A. Booher, grantors, to Ryan E. Napalo and Jennifer A. Napalo, property in Cromwell Township, $1.  Carol Lee Reese and Carol L. Reese, grantors, to Carol L. Reese and Sherry L. More...

J.C. Blair cardiac rehab nurse earns nationally recognized certification

Denise Sheffield, RN, CCRP, recently completed all the necessary requirements to become a Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP), making her the first nurse in the region to receive this designation. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Make an effort to follow ANNIE rules

Dear Annie: One of my wife’s siblings insists that everyone remove their shoes upon entering her home. This makes me feel like I am welcome only so long as I don’t get their precious house dirty.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 3, 2016:  More...

Special Sections

Clergy abuse spans 40 years

A number of local priests were named in a scathing report on sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona- Johnstown presented Tuesday.  State Attorney General Kathleen Kane held a press conference in Altoona to deliver the findings More...

Leaders review renovation bids

Though no official action was taken at the weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners Tuesday, five bids were opened for the courthouse bathroom renovation project.  Solicitor Peter McMananon read the bids aloud to commissioners and t More...

Drug prevention efforts ongoing in schools

As the nation’s heroin crisis rages on, drug prevention efforts begin early in area schools to educate students on the dangers of substance abuse as well as the nature of addiction.  More...

State  Free Access 

Candidates debate handling of email scandal in AG race forum

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The five men seeking to become Pennsylvania’s next top prosecutor all said at a forum Tuesday that Attorney General Kathleen Kane has mishandled the pornographic email scandal that has roiled her agency. More...

Lawmaker charged in illegal gambling probe

HARRISBURG (AP) — The owner of Chick’s Grill was new in town and skeptical about Ronald “Porky” Melocchi’s entreaties to install his illegal video gambling machines in his restaurant in a rough-and-tumble town outside Pi More...

Treasury eyes request to exceed authorized prison spending

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 2 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. Salvation Army More...

Around The Broad Top

ABT columnist remembers citizens who inspired him

Last month, Huntingdon County lost two well-known and accomplished citizens who left their mark and helped inspire this Broad Topper along the way.  More...

Local Sports

Bearcats sending 19 competitors to meet

District Six Swimming:

Led by 16 top five seeds in 22 events, Huntingdon will send a total of 19 competitors to the annual District Six Class AA Swimming Championships Friday and Saturday inside Penn State University’s McCoy Natatorium.  More...

Juniata’s Lee is first team Landmark pick

The Landmark Conference announced its men’s basketball end of the season awards Tuesday. Juniata sophomore center/forward Marcus Lee (Bishop Carroll) was selected to the first team. More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

HIGH 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to Layne Bickel, who turns 5 years old today, Tuesday, March 2, 2016. He is the son of Samuel Bickel of Huntingdon and Erin Harlow- Moyer and Wilbur Moyer of Raystown Road. More...

Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories

“Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories,” a service celebrating Black History Month was held at Mount Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Mount Union, Sunday afternoon. More...

Seafood swaps for Lent fish Fridays

Switching to seafood on Fridays during Lent? You can still make casual Friday favorites by swapping meat for seafood in easy meals like burgers and quesadillas.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Sharing a family recipe for biscuits

Dear Readers: A recent column featured a letter from Jill R. from Virginia, who had won the top prize at the county fair using HELOISE’S ANGEL BISCUITS from a long-ago Heloise family recipe. More...

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