February 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

County job outlook seems positive

The local job outlook is more positive with the announcement of new industries moving into Huntingdon County.  More...

Bratton Road dispute headed to court today

The supervisors of Springfield Township and other parties involved in an ongoing civil lawsuit hope to find a remedy as they meet in court Today and Thursday.  Debates began as far back as 2012 about what should be done with four-tenths of a mil More...

Local News

Smithfield Twp. engineer provides project updates

The Smithfield Township Supervisors heard updates regarding several ongoing flood prevention and mitigation projects, and learned of a potential grant opportunity to aid with projects.  Jason Fralick, vice president of Herbert, Rowland & Gru More...

Porter Township Supervisors agree to send road work invoice

Porter Township Supervisors agreed to send an invoice to a neighboring township for work done on a road shared by both townships at their monthly meeting Tuesday evening.  Supervisor and chairperson Richard Brown said an invoice needs to be sent More...

Police Log

Burglary   More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

United Way Fund Drive surpasses goal

75 Years Ago  A new group of defense volunteers and auxiliary traffic policemen will be formed to assist state motor police in controlling traffic on traffic ways outside municipalities during blackouts, the state council of defense said today.& More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 8   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

Reader continues historical recollections

Conclusion   Recall that one of the readers of this column, Walter W. Smith Jr. More...

Old-Time Photo

Here’s an aerial scene of the “old” Raystown Dam, near Huntingdon, date unknown. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Villanova holds off Georgetown

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Josh Hart scored 25 points and No. 2 Villanova held off a late Georgetown run in a 75-64 victory Tuesday night. More...

Blue Jackets beat Red Wings in OT

DETROIT (AP) — Seth Jones took a drop pass from Brandon Dubinsky and wired a high slap shot past Petr Mrazek 3:22 into overtime, lifting the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.  Dubinsky and More...

Men’s Volleyball:

Chris Fazio to enter EIVA Hall of Fame

BRONXVILLE, NY- The Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (EIVA) announced its sixth EIVA Hall of Fame Class on Tuesday. Among the three honorees is former Juniata men’s volleyball player Chris Fazio ’97.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Cancer if born before 4:41 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017:  More...

Budget address opens concerns

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Commissioners OK conferences

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved some job education opportunities for county staff at their weekly meeting Tuesday  Huntingdon County planning director Mark Colussy sought permission for three staff members to attend the 2017 Communi More...

Education secretary confirmed despite outcry

The confirmation of Betsy DeVos as United States Secretary of Education by the United States Senate evoked a strong reaction across the state as opponents to the appointment felt their voices had not been heard.  President Donald Trump announced More...

State  Free Access 

Attorney said man kept shrine to serial child rape

A Pennsylvania handyman accused of serial child rape kept a “perverse shrine” in his trailer home — as many as 1,000 pairs of used girl’s underwear — and documented his crimes in hundreds of disturbing, graphic images an More...

State Senate passes bill targeting sanctuary cities

HARRISBURG (AP) — The Pennsylvania Senate advanced a measure on Tuesday that would cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in state subsidies to cities and counties that do not always honor detention requests from federal immigration authoritie More...

Lawmakers resume push for 20-week abortion ban

HARRISBURG (AP) — Legislation began advancing in Pennsylvania on Monday to impose new restrictions on elective abortions as backers resumed a push that stalled last year amid a veto threat from the governor and opposition by the state’s l More...

Business News

Agencies named MBG Inner Circle members

Mutual Benefit is pleased to announce that it is honoring 19 agencies as members of its Inner Circle based on 2016 results.  More...

Twitter ups efforts to protect users

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter announced Tuesday that it is expanding efforts to protect its users from abuse and harassment, the latest milestone in a broader, growing corporate campaign to crack down on online hate.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Jan. 27, 2017  Charles E. Richcreek, grantor, to Benjamin J. Gutshall and Julie A. Gutshall, property in Penn Township, $207,000.  Anna M. Price, grantor, to David L. Price, property in Dublin Township, $1.  John C. More...

Local Sports

High School Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans down Claysburg; Hornets, Rockets, Titans lose

Mount Union 65, Claysburg 40   More...

High School Girls’ Basketball:

Central pulls away to beat ’Cats 54-38

Huntingdon pulled to within six points of Central with under four minutes left in Tuesday evening’s Mountain League game in Martinsburg. More...

JC’s Sweeney is CVC Player of Week

For the second time in this season, a member of the Juniata men’s volleyball team has been named the Continental Volleyball Conference Player of the Week. This time it is senior middle blocker Kyle Seeley.  More...

People/Pastimes

Pair chilled wine with meals

While it can be a challenge, there are several ways to pair food and wine appropriately during winter, despite bitter weather.  More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 8! Happy birthday wishes go out to Nicole Ranck who turns 8 years old today, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. Nicole’s proud parents are Natalie and Terry Ranck of McVeytown. More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mason James Weaver, who turns 6 years old today, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. His proud parents are Wayne and Reva Weaver of Tyrone. Mason is the grandson of Randy and Brenda Casner of Alexandria. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Done with workplace drama queen

Dear Annie: I have been involved with a local nonprofit animal activist group for the past 12 years. About three years ago, we had a woman whom I will call “Susan” join our group. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Condensed versus evaporated

Dear Heloise: What is the difference between CONDENSED MILK AND EVAPORATED MILK? Can I use one in place of the other? More...

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