March 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Group demands action from bishop

Representatives from the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) held a press event near the grounds of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown yesterday. SNAP is a national organization based in St. More...

Authority members vote to hire secretary

The members of the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority approved advertising for the position of secretary at their monthly meeting Tuesday.  Board member Richard Brown said the board created a set of duties required for the position at a More...

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Local News

Broad Top supervisors act on road, AMD matters

The Broad Top Township Supervisors, meeting in their March session recently in Defiance, acted on a number of road maintenance and acid mine drainage (AMD) remediation matters. More...

Police Log

Tampering with evidence   More...

A Look Back

Railroad reminiscences near the old swimming hole

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...

World  Free Access 

Global steel slump shakes mining towns

AURORA, Minn. (AP) — It’s been almost 10 months since an iron plant closed near Aurora, a century-old mining community in northeastern Minnesota. The only dentist retired in June, and nobody would take over his practice. More...

Business News

Director of trust services appointed at Kish Bank

William Hayes, chairman, president and CEO of Kish Bank and Kish Bancorp, has announced the appointment of Arthur J. Dangel Jr. to the position of senior vice president and director of trust services at Kish Bank.  More...

Walmart associates to receive pay raise

As part of the largest single-day, private-sector pay increase ever, more than 1.2 million Walmart and Sam’s Club associates in the U.S., including more than 45,000 in the state, will receive a pay raise in their paycheck tomorrow, Thursday, Ma More...

Mifflin County insurance agency recognized

Kish Agency Inc., T/A Kish Insurance, an independent insurance agency located in Reedsville, has been awarded Inner Circle honors for 2015 by Mutual Benefit Group, a multiline property and casualty insurance company based in Huntingdon.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bruins top Lightning 1-0

TAMPA, Fla. More...

Focus turns to changing teams

NFL Free Agency:

With Peyton Manning’s retirement out of the way, NFL movement was all about changing teams on Tuesday. And Manning’s former franchise, the Broncos, lost a key piece. More...

Blazers snap skid with OT win

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard had 41 points and 11 assists, and the Portland Trail Blazers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 116-109 overtime victory over the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Convection selection

Dear Heloise: We have a double oven, and the top oven has FOUR SETTINGS: convection bake, bake, convection roast and broil. I do not understand the difference between convection bake and bake. More...

Trash proposal moves forward

During Huntingdon Borough Council’s committee meetings Tuesday, borough leaders decided they will move ahead with the proposal to contract a single trash hauler for residents.  Council will hold a work session at 6:30 p.m. More...

HCCTC leaders reapply for grant

The Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) voted during its monthly meeting Tuesday night to reapply for a grant to assist the center with its expansion project.  More...

Local roadside cleanup efforts underway

Spring cleaning is not just for the home, the Great American Cleanup encourages people to come out and tidy up roadways, streams and other outdoor areas.  More...

State  Free Access 

Justice in ethics case over emails wants hearing

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice facing possible removal from the bench over his role in trading salacious and objectionable emails asked a state judicial ethics court Tuesday to consider a deal that could resolve his case More...

Trial set for mom charged with drowning sons in tub

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A judge has set a trial date for a western Pennsylvania woman charged with drowning her two young sons in a bathtub nearly two years ago.  More...

State turns to ‘happiness’ for new tourism motto

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania is turning to the Declaration of Independence to inspire its new tourism motto.  State officials unveiled the slogan “Pennsylvania. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union Police Dept. to soon have new chief

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon Borough Council approved the budget for the year 1941 at the regular session of council held in the Municipal Building. The budget calls for anticipated receipts of $75,832.63 and anticipated expenditures of $58,547.81. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 9 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

County Hall of Fame announces Class of 2016

The Huntingdon County Sports Hall of Fame’s role of inductees grew to 153 with the addition of the Class of 2016, announced last evening in the organization’s annual spring membership meeting at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Hunting More...

Glorioso leads area contingent

PIAA Class AA Wrestling Tournament:

It is now time for the wrestling season’s main event! More...

2016 PIAA Class AA Wrestling Pairings

By The Associated Press  First-round pairings for the PIAA Class AA wrestling championships Thursday at the Giant Center in Hershey. Wrestlers’ names are followed By school, regional finish, grade and record. More...

Annie's Mailbox

March is National Kidney Month

Dear Annie: I was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease five years ago during an annual physical at the age of 79. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 10, 2016:  More...

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