March 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen gives back to PRIDE yearly

Today is the day Spencer Korman of Smithfield has been counting down to all year long — the first day of the Huntingdon County PRIDE Telethon.  “The day the Telethon ended last year, I set up a countdown on my phone,” he said. More...

County jobless rate remains low in Jan.

The county’s unemployment rate ticked up slightly with the start of the new year, but continues to remain at one of its lowest points since 2008.  More...

Local News

A Look Back

Reminiscences of the late Horace B. Dunn, part VII

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

State park improvements move toward construction

75 Years Ago  Congressman Richard M. Simpson, Huntingdon, representing the 18th District voted affirmatively on the British bill, according to word received from Washington.  More...

Business News

Low gas prices drag down retail sales

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales slipped last month, pulled down by sharply lower gas prices, and Americans spent much less in January than previously estimated. More...

Jobs added in 30 states in January, cut in 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — Employers stepped up hiring in 30 states in January, led by big gains in Florida, Texas and North Carolina, while 20 states shed jobs.  More...

Report: 2015 US drug spending up 5 percent

Spending on prescription drugs for insured Americans rose about 5 percent last year, driven by both greater medication use and higher prices, mainly for very expensive drugs termed specialty medicines. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Ohio State downs Akron 72-63

NIT Men’s Tournament:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jaquan Lyle and Marc Loving both had 18 points with career-high rebounds and Ohio State dominated in overtime for a 72-63 win over Akron in a firstround game of the NIT on Tuesday night.  More...

Wichita State tops Vanderbilt 70-50

NCAA First Four:

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Wichita State’s guards let their Final Four experience make the difference in a defensedominated First Four game.  Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker led a surge at the start of the second half that put the Shockers on p More...

Florida Gulf Coast beats FDU 96-65

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Florida Gulf Coast showed once again that it can rise to the occasion in the NCAA Tournament.  It wasn’t the same “Dunk City” gang that captured the nation’s attention during an improbable Sweet More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 17, 2016:  More...

Annual Telethon kicks off today

A Huntingdon County tradition for 42 years, the annual PRIDE Telethon will kick off at 4 p.m. More...

SHCSB members nix school project

After hearing presentations from district business manager Luanne Keebaugh on the 2016-2017 budget and a presentation from the district’s bond counsel, the Southern Huntingdon County School Board decided during its monthly meeting Tuesday it wi More...

HPD corporal to retire after 38 years of duty

After 38 years of serving and protecting local residents, Cpl. More...

State  Free Access 

Second justice resigns over raunchy email scandal

HARRISBURG (AP) — A second Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice quit the bench Tuesday in a widening scandal over raunchy and otherwise offensive emails that he and others exchanged with friends and lawyers.  More...

Wolf blasts new GOP bill in state budget fight

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

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 16 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

It’s hard to keep a good railroad down

Over the next few weeks I will share some updates with the readers about the “Last Days of the H&BT.” The readers may also want to think of the series as an announcement about the long awaited volume three of the H&BT History, &ld More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon loses 5-0 at Bedford

H.S. Tennis:

The Huntingdon tennis team opened its season Monday afternoon with a 5-0 loss at Bedford. It was the firstever meeting between the schools.  More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Matthew Nathaniel Hornick, 8271 Hudson St., Three Springs, and Amy Marie Etzweiler, also of Three Springs.  Zachary Taylor Hydrick, 665 10th St., Huntingdon, and Ariel Elizabeth Planthaber, also of Huntingdon.  Phillip Drew Paterson III, 11 More...

VFW makes donation to local family

The Standing Stone VFW Post 1754, Huntingdon, presented a check for $300 to help the Willis Wible and Rachael Guyer family who lost their belongings in a fire Feb. 28. More...

Births

Buddie and Shilo VanHart of Petersburg are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Soren Aksel VanHart, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Parents should fill the void

Dear Annie: As a youth anti-tobacco advocate, I’m incredibly proud of our country’s progress against tobacco. We’ve cut smoking among high school seniors by nearly 70 percent since 1997. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Tangled in net

Dear Heloise: I read your column every day in the Omaha (Neb.) World-Herald. There is a warning on the Internet that you should not eat an ONION that has been sliced and stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Is this true? More...

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