February 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

School leaders talk weather decisions

Parents and students were upset about Huntingdon Area School District’s (HASD) decision to remain open amid snow showers Tuesday while other districts closed yesterday.  The school did call a twohour delay, but superintendent Fred Foster More...

County jobless rate up slightly for Dec.

The two month streak of dropping unemployment rates in Huntingdon County was short lived, as the jobless rate increased for December.   More...

Local News

Area brief

State rep. to host driving program   HUNTINGDON BORO. — State Rep. Rich Irvin will once again host the Seniors for Safe Driving program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Firefighters from three counties fight Fulton blaze

Part of a Fulton County landmark in the small village of New Grenada (Waterfall) was damaged by fire Tuesday evening. The blaze broke out shortly after 5 p.m. More...

Police Log

Crashes   More...

General News

Provider sued over speed claims

ALBANY, N.Y. More...

News of Yesteryear

Bridge and road projects to continue

75 Years Ago  One killed and twelve injured was the toll of two automobile accidents within twelve hours’ time on Saturday in Huntingdon County. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 1   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Please call 641-6408, ext. 101 for additional information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

McVeytown man recalls coal history

Part 1   In an abbreviated column this week I would like to share an interesting and informative letter from one of our readers. So let’s get started.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Blue Jackets hold off Rangers for 6-4 win

NEW YORK (AP) — Seth Jones scored twice, Alexander Wennberg had a goal and two assists, and the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the New York Rangers 6-4 on Tuesday night.  More...

Woods looks to Federer

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tiger Woods is looking to old friend Roger Federer for some inspiration.  The 40-year-old American hasn’t won a major since 2008, while the 35-year-old Federer claimed his 18th Grand Slam title on S More...

Super Bowl:

Folks marvel at Pats’ accomplishments

HOUSTON (AP) — Marv Levy, the only coach in NFL history to take a team to four consecutive Super Bowls, looks at what Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have done together with the New England Patriots and marvels.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Don’t freeze canned items

Dear Heloise: In a recent column asking about FREEZING MILK, you stated that you cannot freeze canned items. Why not? Does the can do something to the food? I’m asking because I freeze canned peaches in 100 percent fruit juice. More...

Warrants open in trooper death

Newly unsealed search warrants filed in relation to the Dec. More...

Act 13 timetable planned in county

The Act 13 Legacy Fund application process for 2017 was officially approved by the Huntingdon County Commissioners at their weekly meeting Tuesday.  Huntingdon County planning director Mark Colussy explained he wants to stick to a similar schedu More...

Business leaders among top 100 in region

Five Huntingdon County residents were named in the Top 100 People for 2016 in Pennsylvania Business Central, including the president and CEO of Sample News Group, George “Scoop” Sample, owner of The Daily News. More...

Readers’ Choice voting ends Friday

During the past several weeks, readers have been voting for their favorites in The Daily News Readers’ Choice Awards. The voting ballot is published in today’s edition for the last time. However, readers have until noon this Friday, Feb. More...

State  Free Access 

Daughters say ex-schoolteacher denied entry to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As she waited for her mother to land at Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday, Farzaneh Ahmadi Darani hoped the retired schoolteacher’s journey — begun two days earlier — had started early enough t More...

Wagner loans campaign $4M for governor’s race

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Republican state senator who wants to challenge Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Owner, individuals liable in collapse that killed six

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A jury has found the Salvation Army, an adjacent building owner and other defendants liable for a Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people inside the charity’s thrift store.  More...

Business News

Smithfield Twp. auto repair shop is now open full time

Key’s Automotive Service in Smithfield Township officially opened in early January with full-time hours for customers in the area, having been a staple for automotive repair on Mount Vernon Avenue for about 12 years.  Owner Carroll Keys sa More...

Harley-Davidson results miss expectations, shipments fall

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Harley-Davidson reported fourth-quarter profit and revenue that was worse than Wall Street expected as it shipped fewer motorcycles around the world. More...

Wal-Mart dumps its version of Amazon Prime for new path

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is replacing a program that offered free shipping but had an annual fee with one that has a lower free shipping threshold and faster delivery as it hopes to answer Amazon’s powerful Prime membership success.  More...

Local Sports

Random Thoughts

from Jeff Norris

One Chapter Closes for Nick Imperioli   More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Titans’ shots won’t fall in 40-35 loss to Indians

For the past six seasons, Tussey Mountain has had its share of shooting problems in Warfordsburg and that trend continued Tuesday evening. More...

Junior High Results

Boys’ Basketball  Southern Fulton 42 Tussey Mountain 39   More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon native promoted to rank of colonel

John Mowchan Jr. of Dillsburg was promoted to the rank of colonel in the United States Army Jan. 6 during a ceremony at the Army Education and Heritage Center in Carlisle. More...

Shared habits of organized people

The beginning of the year is an ideal time to get organized and set oneself up for productive months ahead. It’s also a good opportunity to take inventory of seldomused items and clear out as much clutter as possible.  More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A get well card shower is being held in honor of Sara Norris of Huntingdon, a long-time carrier for The Daily News, who is recuperating from an illness. She would love to hear from her family and friends. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Friend won’t be returning bridesmaid honor

Dear Annie: I was at a dinner party with my girlfriends last week, and we got on the subject of weddings. Someone we know had posted wedding photos on Facebook, and it got us talking about all the details — dress, location, etc.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Aries if born before 8:50 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017:  More...

Special Sections

Click for Huntingdon, Pennsylvania Forecast