March 1, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Plant’s opening could bring jobs

Georgia-based Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc. has made an agreement with Kerfam Inc. to purchase the former Dean Foods Fairmont Products facility in Belleville and it could result in jobs for Huntingdon County residents.  More...

Not everyone likes possible police tax

Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address last month, a lot of discussion has surrounded a proposed $25 per person tax for towns that use state police for full-time policing.  More...

Jobs

General News

News of Yesteryear

Hit-and-run claims life of local coal miner

75 Years Ago  Police today sought a hitand run motorist who struck and killed Francis Grimes, 354, Gallitzen coal miner, on the Sugar Run road near Altoona Saturday night. Coroner Chester Rochrock said Grimes died from a fractured skull.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, March 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. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Saxton woman shares Happy Hollow memories

The publishing of last Wednesday’s Old-Time Photo resulted in several phone calls to the columnist from the readers. Recall that the photo showed an unidentified waitress inside the legendary Happy Hollow Restaurant near Saxton. More...

Old-Time Photo

Old-timers from the Fulton County community of New Grenada should remember this famous landmark. More...

People/Pastimes

Mount Union man inducted into hall of fame

Joseph Giacobello of Mount Union was inducted into the Shippensburg University ROTC William H. Burkhart Hall of Fame as one of the guests of honor at the annual Raider Battalion ROTC banquet Feb. 24.  More...

Open house and summer camp dates announced

The open house and 2017 summer camp dates for Seven Mountains Scout Camp have been announced by the Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America.  More...

Create kid-friendly spaces to welcome in the home

Maintaining a home that is welcoming and kid-friendly can be challenging. Kids are full of energy and oftentimes put fun ahead of tidiness. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Twisting grapes eliminates stem easily

Dear Heloise: I’m a Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reader who enjoys your hints.  At a buffet table, I watched as nearly everyone who wanted a GRAPE or two held the bunch and pulled one or more free, often getting the stem as well. More...

Special Sections

County 911 bid approved

Proposal includes ugrades to radio communication

After months of reviewing bids, the Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a proposal to upgrade the 911 infrastructure — the radio communication system — at their weekly meeting Tuesday morning.  More...

Real estate taxes go in mail today

Huntingdon County property owners will soon receive their real estate tax bills, as they will be mailed out starting today, and they’ll notice some additional information on this year’s statement. More...

Road project reflects new state initiative

PennDOT approached the Walker Township Supervisors last week to not only inform them of their intentions to repave Fairgrounds and Station roads, but to ask the supervisors and members of the audience for input.  More...

Business News

Samsung executives face criminal charges

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Five Samsung executives, including the company's 48-year-old billionaire heir, will stand trial in the coming months on bribery, embezzlement and other charges linked to a massive scandal that toppled South Korea's pre More...

Fidelity, Schwab cut commissions

NEW YORK (AP) —Fidelity on Tuesday became the latest company to cut its fees in an ongoing industry battle that's helped mom-and-pop investors keep more of their own dollars. More...

Domino’s extends streak of US sales growth

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Domino's sales jumped 12.2 percent at established U.S. locations in the final three months of 2016, extending the pizza delivery chain's streak of growth as it focuses on convenience and affordable prices.  More...

Local Sports

District 6-1A Semifinal:

Hornets handle Portage 48-28

The Juniata Valley girls basketball team has suffered through a 12-year drought since its last appearance in a District Six championship game.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Late layup gives Ohio State win

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Ohio State players swarmed one of their own, offering hugs and handshakes before assembling the traditional postgame line to offer the same to their opponents on Tuesday.  Jae’Sean Tate saved Ohio State with a la More...

Durant hurt; Warriors lose to Wizards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kevin Durant injured his left knee and departed after only 93 seconds, Golden State trailed by as many as 19 points in the first quarter, and Stephen Curry missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer late, all leading to a 112-108 v More...

Kentucky rallies to win

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Malik Monk scored 20 points in the second half, including 10 in the final 3:40, as No. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Estate planning can be unpleasant

Dear Annie: After a difficult life, I was fortunate to meet and marry the perfect man. He is everything I dreamed of and more. We are blessed with a daughter, who is now doing well at a prestigious university.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Aries if born before 2:43 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, March 2, 2017:  More...

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