July 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Position reinstated by commissioners

A position that was eliminated during last week’s Huntingdon County Commissioners meeting was reinstated and posted following a vote at Tuesday’s meeting.  More...

Court job titles change with retirement

Earlier in the month, Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas President Judge George Zanic approved the retirement of judicial secretary, Peggi Brown, and the hiring of a director of judicial operations, Sarah Snare.  The new position was approv More...

Jobs

Local News

Blighted property concerns addressed in Walker Township

Blighted property concerns remained a key topic of discussion during the monthly meeting of the Walker Township Supervisors Tuesday night.  Code enforcement officer Stanley Gresko began the conversation regarding three or four properties in the More...

Funds available for Lyme disease research, testing

Amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) made by U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson will make existing funds available for tick-borne disease research and testing.  More...

Police Log

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General News

News of Yesteryear

East Broad Top Railroad is endangered historical site

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon County will set out to raise a War Chest Fund of $11,000, in a drive beginning on July 29, and continuing until Aug. 11, according to an announcement made today by G. More...

Business News

Facebook has plans to expand New Mexico data center

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facebook’s plans for New Mexico now call for a half-billion-dollar investment and a data center that will span an area equal to 17 football fields.  More...

Johnson & Johnson ups expectations

With a number of acquisitions and new product approvals, Johnson & Johnson looked beyond a dip in second-quarter profit and raised its outlook for the year.  More...

Low sales of new motorcycles ding Harley-Davidson

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Shares in Harley-Davidson tumbled nearly 10 percent after the company reported lagging retail sales and shipments as new riders opted for used motorcycles over newer, more expensive ones.  More...

Local Sports

Area Five 15-16 Teener:

Mount Union tops PV

The Mount Union Area Five 15-16 all-stars kept the momentum going after a big win over Bellefonte on Saturday.  More...

Huntingdon falls 7-3

Huntingdon could have secured the top seed for the Area Five 15-16-year-old VFW all-star tournament with a win in the game of the round-robin portion Tuesday. Instead Huntingdon came up with just four hits and lost to visiting Bellefonte 7-3.  More...

Late rally lifts Senators past Curve

Leading 7-2 after seven innings, the Altoona Curve’s bullpen allowed seven unanswered runs, losing to the Harrisburg Senators, 9-7, on Tuesday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.  The Curve (48-45) fall to 3-3 on the homestand as the Senat More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Jordan Michael Colbert, 14029 Second St., Mount Union, and Shauna Lynn Speck, also of Mount Union.  Derek Allen Greene, 4863 Trimers Road, Alexandria, and Rachel Elizabeth Baker, 6460 Clover Creek Road, Williamsburg.  Saulman Clyde Varner, More...

Seniors say goodbye to manager

Bricktown Senior Center vice president Imogene Blatt opened the July 5 meeting with a word of prayer offered by Dorothy Emery, followed by recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.  Minutes from the June meeting were read by secretary Susan Fisher More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Ava Elizabeth Viener, who turns 12 years old today, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. Her proud parents are Mark Viener and Camille Whitsel of Rockhill. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Cancer and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, July 20, 2017:  More...

Judge declares mistrial in case

After almost six hours of deliberation Tuesday, Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic declared a mistrial in the rape case against a Mapleton man.  More...

New council member assumes duties

Huntingdon Borough Council members immediately set about the business of filling a vacant seat at the monthly meeting Tuesday night.  The vacancy was created July 11 with the formal acceptance of the resignation of Ron Enyeart.   More...

JC graduate receives national recognition  Free Access 

A 2017 Juniata College graduate’s efforts to make a mark on Huntingdon during the planting of 250 trees in honor of a milestone anniversary has resulted her receiving national recognition. More...

State  Free Access 

Talks over Pennsylvania budget deadlock take unexpected turn

HARRISBURG (AP) — Efforts to end Pennsylvania’s 18-day stalemate over how to pay for a $32 billion budget took an unexpected turn Tuesday when House Republican leaders abruptly retreated from discussions over raising taxes to help stitch More...

Dealer charged with killing four claimed other slayings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pot dealer who confessed to killing four men on his family’s farm in Bucks County also claimed to have killed two people in neighboring Philadelphia, but the city’s police commissioner called the information &l More...

Hundreds of officers at funeral for trooper killed in wreck

LATROBE (AP) — Hundreds of police officers from as far away as Colorado, Utah and Texas came to the funeral and procession to honor a Pennsylvania state trooper killed when his cruiser collided with a garbage truck last week.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, July 19   Adult Education o Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Huntingdon. Call 641-6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Around The Broad Top

Echos From The Past

Readers share information on columnist’s family photo

Several folks contacted me recently about the photo of my grandfather, Tennis Morgan, and railroading friend whose picture appeared in last week’s Old-Time Photo section of The Daily News. More...

Old-Time Photo

The retired coal mining community of Joller, situated on the eastern side of the Broad Top Coal Field, was making history long after King Coal’s departure. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kershaw stops Sox for 15th win

CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Kershaw pitched seven scoreless innings for his major league-leading 15th victory and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Chicago White Sox 1-0 Tuesday night for their 10th straight victory.  Kershaw (15-2) made his fi More...

Quigley’s 25 points help Chicago get past Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 25 points and Keisha Hampton had a season high 14 to help the Chicago Sky beat the Seattle Storm 94-83 on Tuesday night.  Chicago trailed 31-11 early in the second quarter but got within 42-41 after Tame More...

Matthews wins stage; Froome keeps jersey

ROMANS-SUR-ISERE, France (AP) — Ahead of two grueling Alpine stages likely to decide the outcome of the 104th Tour de France, Chris Froome and his teammates have sent a clear message to their rivals with another impressive display of collective More...

School News

Students named to Lock Haven dean’s list

Lock Haven University announced the list of students that earned dean’s list honors during the spring 2017 semester.  To qualify for the dean’s list, students must earn an academic grade point average of 3.25 or higher if they are ca More...

Residents graduate from medical laboratory science program

Huntingdon County residents Ashlyn DeArmitt and Emily Eichelberger graduated June 23 from the UPMC Altoona Medical Laboratory Science Program.  DeArmitt is the daughter of Leslie and Jerry DeArmitt of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Obsessed with people on internet

Dear Annie: I’m young, and as most young adults do, I have an interest in musicians, authors, artists, etc. For me, especially, I find myself engrossed in YouTubers. These are kids who are around my age, 18 or 19. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

An impressive dish of shrimp

Dear Heloise: You have a recipe for a SHRIMP DIJON DISH that I absolutely love. Since I’m trying to impress my new husband with some of my cooking skills, I was hoping you’d reprint that recipe. More...

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