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HCCTC seeks additional USDA funding

The Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) decided against seeking a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) at its meeting Tuesday night.  HCCTC executive director Don Burd tol More...

Authority discusses value of sixth member

Members of the Alexandria Porter Township Sewer Authority discussed having a six-member board at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.  More...

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Kindergarten event scheduled at Southside

Kiddos entering kindergarten next year at Southside Elementary School will have an opportunity to get a taste of what they will learn next year at another kindergarten readiness event.  It will be held from 6-7 p.m. More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   HUNTINGDON BORO. — May 6: Huntingdon Borough Police were called to a domestic incident at 1118 Moore St. at 1:39 p.m. Police issued a traffic warning at 1000 Mifflin St. at 9:18 p.m.  More...

A Look Back

Local events a century ago

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 

Scientific basis for laws on marijuana, driving questioned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six states that allow marijuana use have legal tests to determine driving while impaired by the drug that have no scientific basis, according to a study by the nation’s largest automobile club that calls for scrapping th More...

Business News

Photographer to open new studio

Steve Rubano is currently renovating and will soon open a photography studio, Studio 305, near the corner of Washington and William Smith streets in Huntingdon.  He began renovations in October and hopes to be fully functional later this spring. More...

Reeder Realty welcomes new agent

Reeder Realty has welcomed agent Walt Mulewich who joined the Orbisoniabased firm last month.  Mulewich, who has lived in the Waterfall area since 2009 and completed his real estate training and testing this year, said he’s eager to enter More...

Local Verizon one of top franchises

An area franchise, Verizon Wireless Zone, has been named the best in the system.  Verizon Wireless Zone in the Smithfield Towne Center in Smithfield Township has been named to the Wireless Zone Winner’s Circle for being one of the top fran More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pens eliminate Caps 4-3 in OT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A three-goal lead gone — and his team’s momentum right along with it — Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan provided a reminder heading to overtime of Game 6 of a relentlessly entertaining playoff series a More...

Curry unanimous pick

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is the first unanimous NBA MVP, earning the award for the second straight season after leading the defending champion Warriors to a record-setting season.  More...

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School News

Orbisonia woman honored as ambassador

Rebekah Brightbill of Orbisonia is one of 66 Lebanon Valley College seniors who will receive recognition as Green Dot ambassadors during the college’s 147th Commencement Saturday, May 14. More...

Calvary Christian Academy wins award

Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, announced that Calvary Christian Academy’s (CCA) yearbook program has been named a 2016 Jostens’ National Yearbook Program of Excellence.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

It is sad, but not uncommon

Dear Annie: We raised our son in the Midwest, and paid for his tuition to follow his dream to go to an Ivy League college where he met his future wife. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 12, 2016:  More...

Abuse charges dropped in case

Charges against a Three Springs man accused of inappropriate sexual contact with two young victims were dismissed in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Tuesday.  More...

Leaders approve project changes

The Huntingdon County Planning Department brought forth change orders for the first phase of the courthouse clock tower renovations that will bring the total cost close to the $100,000 earmarked for the project.  Maureen Safko, grants administra More...

Protester cases to be heard in court

Protesters were once again called upon  to show their support at the Huntingdon County Courthouse today as three individuals arrested in relation to tree-clearing  efforts on a Union Township property are scheduled for their preliminary hea More...

State  Free Access 

Prosecutor: Claim that coaches saw Sandusky abuse unreliable

HARRISBURG (AP) — Prosecutors are dismissing as unreliable allegations that two assistant coaches at Penn State witnessed Jerry Sandusky having inappropriate or sexual contact with children in the late 1980s, more than two decades before his ar More...

Ex-chief: School officials thwarted sexual abuse probe

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An attorney for a sexual abuse victim of a convicted former Pittsburgh school police officer has accused school officials in court documents of thwarting a former police chief’s efforts to investigate reports of sexual m More...

State senator charged with ward election plot

HARRISBURG (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused a state senator of using campaign money to bribe a Democratic Party ward committeewoman in Philadelphia by paying for her daughter’s college study abroad program.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Borough council sets daylight saving time

75 Years Ago  Daylight saving time will go into effect in Huntingdon Borough May 11 at midnight and will continue in effect until midnight Sept. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 11   Adult Education p 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...

Around The Broad Top

By 1954, H&BT falls victim to scrapper’s torch

Part 4   The last days of the Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad occurred during the early 1950s with abandonment approved and plans announced for the railroad’s scrapping in late 1953. More...

Local Sports

Huntingdon, Mount Union only area winners

High School Baseball:

Huntingdon 7, Philipsburg 1   More...

Bearcats, Trojans, Rockets and Titans get wins

High School Softball:

Huntingdon 3, Tyrone 0   More...

Tussey’s Vincent is top thrower

Inter-County Conference Track & Field:

The ninth annual Inter- County Conference championship track and field meet had results to make fans of all the area schools happy Tuesday. More...

People/Pastimes

Trough Creek Valley Lions

Trough Creek Valley Lions Club member and past president Larry Hicks, left, was presented with a plaque honoring his 50 years of service to the club and the community by PA Lions 41L District Governo More...

RSVP honors volunteers at banquet

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Blair and Huntingdon counties recently hosted two banquets to recognize and thank RSVP volunteers for their support of their communities.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Higher quart?

Dear Heloise: Can you use a 5- to 6-quart SLOW COOKER instead of a 3-quart slow cooker when a recipe calls for a 3-quart? — M.D., via email  More...

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