January 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County opioid crisis focus of talks

Mount Union Area School District (MUASD) superintendent Brett Gilliland along with Huntingdon County Taking a Stand welcomed the public to the Mount Union Area High School auditorium Tuesday night for the showing of “Chasing the Dragon,” More...

DCNR grant to fund area riparian buffers

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ( DCNR) announced Tuesday Huntingdon   County will be a beneficiary of some of a $790,000 grant to help plant trees and buffers along streams in the state.  More...

Local News

Commissioners OK inspection service

After a number of obstacles, it looks like the final piece to move forward with rehabilitating 12 homes in Broad Top City Borough can move forward after the approval of a general code inspection service at the weekly meeting of the Huntingdon County More...

Homeless count scheduled tonight

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is conducting its annual homeless census count, which relies on the participation of individual county agencies to provide a count that is as accurate as possible. More...

Police Log

Summary of incidents   HUNTINGDON BORO. — Jan. 23: Huntingdon Borough Police officers were requested at 210 19th St. at 3:05 p.m. and at 270 Standing Stone Ave. at 9 p.m. More...

World  Free Access 

Samsung details cause of Note 7 fires

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung says a thorough investigation into the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 phone has confirmed widely held suspicions that its batteries were to blame, marking a first but important step toward restoring consumer confiden More...

Fate of Polish WWII museum unclear

GDANSK, Poland (AP) — It was supposed to be the first museum in the world to tell the story of World War II in its entirety by focusing on all the nations caught up in that global conflict. More...

Business News

Brothers take over auto repair business

A longtime Walker Township automotive repair business now has new owners.  Brothers Shawn and Shane Shoemaker purchased the former D&D Auto Repair after owner Dan McKinney retired in November after more than 40 years in business.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Jan. 13, 2017   Charles S. Finkle Estate, Martin C. Finkle, executrix, grantors, to Martin C. Finkle and Veronica D. Finkle, property in Mill Creek Borough, $1.  Jan. 17, 2017  Stella J. Bair, grantor, to Judy L. More...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Bearcats, Trojans and Titans earn conference wins

Huntingdon 57, Philipsburg 10   Huntingdon turned in a dominating performance against visiting Philipsburg Tuesday evening. The Bearcats won nine of 11 contested bouts and received three forfeits on the way to a 57-10 victory.  More...

High School Basketball:

Two area boys’ teams and two girls’ teams all lose

Boys  Moshannon Valley 73, Juniata Valley 56   More...

Calvary sweeps Clearfield teams

The Calvary Christian Academy boys’ and girls’ basketball team swept to wins over visiting Clearfield Alliance Tuesday. The Conqueror boys (8-3) won 58-28, while the girls (9-4) won 28-11.  More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Rountree-Hammon

Kelley Hammon and Eric Rountree, both of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, were united in marriage May 14, 2016, at Cloverdale Quarters in Sutherlin, Virginia. The Rev. Jonathan Love presided over the marriage ceremony.  More...

Three Springs Lions Club donates to charitable groups

At recent meetings, the Three Springs Lions Club approved donations to the following organizations: Shirley Home for the Aged received $400 and Three Springs Senior Center received $300.  More...

Service Personnel News

HAHS grad completes basic training

United States Air Force Airman Derek Hess graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio- Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.  The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and st More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Commissioners authorize bond

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved an ordinance during their weekly meeting Tuesday to allow the authorization and direct issuance of a general obligation bond that will allow them to move forward with upgrades to the 911 radio system.  More...

Todd man guilty on three charges

After five hours of deliberations Tuesday and less than 30 minutes this morning, a jury of six men and six women found a Todd man guilty of rape and all other related counts around 9:30 a.m. today.  Kirk D. More...

Seniors transported via virtual field trips

The weather outside Tuesday may have been dreary and gray, but for some of the residents of Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, it was a perfect day for a virtual field trip to sunshine and warmth.  More...

TDN Opinion Line to be open tonight

Due to technical difficulties, there was no Opinion Line Jan. 23. The Daily News has corrected the issue so that the Opinion Line can be turned on during regular hours, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today, Wednesday, Jan. 24. More...

State  Free Access 

Court reviews free speech case of man’s anti-police rap

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court is reviewing the conviction of a Pittsburgh man for making threats against police in a rap song after he was charged with drug offenses.  More...

Gov. axes cabinet secretary after report on lobbyist tie

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Donations to Pittsburgh milk bank will help NICU babies in need

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Denise O’Connor opens the lid on a giant freezer, packed to the top with 5,000 ounces of frozen breast milk in small plastic bags. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Alexandria physician elected to national association

75 Years Ago  The state defense council today awaited clarification of long-awaited army orders which may throw any Pennsylvania community into a surprise blackout at almost any hour after dark, it was announced today by Dr. A.C. More...

Location a factor in cancer rates

CHICAGO (AP) — Americans in certain struggling parts of the country are dying from cancer at rising rates, even as the cancer death rate nationwide continues to fall, an exhaustive new analysis has found.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 25   Adult Education o 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

Echos From The Past

Veterans reunite for first time since Vietnam

It’s been nearly a half a century since Denny Scott, Charles Lake and this writer enjoyed a few beers on the sands of Red Beach, Qui Nhon, (South) Vietnam, courtesy of the U.S. Army. A lot of water (beer) has run under the bridge since 1968. More...

Old-Time Photo

Can any of the readers identify the people in this photo and the reason for the gathering? Contact Ron Morgan at 907-1788. The scene is of an apparent family reunion at a house located in Neelyton. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

No. 1 Villanova and No. 2 Kansas knocked off

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Katin Reinhardt hit two free throws with 11.6 seconds left, Jalen Brunson and Darryl Reynolds missed chances to tie near the basket in the final seconds, and Marquette upset top-ranked Villanova 74-72 on Tuesday night.  More...

Hutton stops 34 shots in 3-0 St. Louis win

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Carter Hutton stopped 34 shots for his sixth career shutout to lead the St. More...

Ben to ponder retirement; Tomlin not alarmed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As a general philosophy, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin treats each individual season as its own unique entity, with no direct through line from one to the next.  Considering his quarterback’s current state o More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mending a broken heart

Dear Annie: I am writing to you with my heart completely shattered. Someone I had been seeing for a while, whom I thought felt the same for me as I do for him, made a complete fool out of me and burned me to the ground. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Pasta problem: Why so much water?

Dear Heloise: Why do all the PASTA RECIPES begin with the directions “Bring a large pot of 4 to 6 quarts of water to a rapid boil”? Do we really need to use that much water, and if so, why? — Samantha T. in New York  More...

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