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Smithfield supervisors discuss taxes

Smithfield Township Supervisors discussed several matters of business during their monthly meeting Tuesday, including pending approval of increased township taxes.  More...

State  Free Access 

NTSB: Amtrak’s lax safety led to crash that killed two workers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two maintenance workers who were struck and killed by a speeding Amtrak train near Philadelphia last year were the victims of a lax safety culture that had permeated the governmentowned railroad, federal investigators said T More...

State House Speaker to run for governor

WEXFORD (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai, a leader of anti-tax and social conservatives who has helped drive austerity in state budgeting, will run for governor.  More...

Man killed wife in 1983, made it appear suicide

A Pennsylvania man was charged with fatally beating his wife more than 30 years ago, then slashing her wrists to make it appear she killed herself, prosecutors announced Tuesday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 15   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

Column goes to four-legged furry friends

Today’s column has literally gone to the dogs. And the cats!  I’ve spent most of my life associated with dogs and, to a lesser extent, cats. More...

Old-Time Photo

The historic Grand Theatre was a popular entertainment center for the citizens of Huntingdon and surrounding communities. The performer is unknown. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Crosby, Sheary lead Penguins past Sabres in overtime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had been getting his chances. More...

Wild scores fast in shutout win over Flyers

Wild 3, Flyers 0   ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Devan Dubnyk posted his third straight shutout with 30 saves and Nino Niederreiter scored 12 seconds into the game for Minnesota in a 3-0 win against Philadelphia.  More...

Irving returns to help Celtics hold off Nets

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup and scored 25 points while wearing a mask, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-102 on Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory.  The Celtics remained unbeaten since an More...

Annie's Mailbox

Social media adventures

Dear Annie: In this day and age, it is very hard to ignore what people are doing in their private lives when it’s plastered all over Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

A salad that goes ‘wow’

Dear Heloise: My husband’s brother and sister-inlaw are coming for a visit, and I’d like to “wow” them with some tasty dishes, especially since my husband has bragged so much about my cooking. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Scorpio and a Moon in Libra if born before 3:19 a.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017:  More...

Leaders deny CYS position

The Huntingdon County Commissioners let a motion to create a new Children and Youth Services caseworker supervisor die at their weekly meeting Tuesday, denying the opportunity for the department to add a new position.  More...

HCCTC programs, grades considered

Discussions over programs offered and how students are graded were the main focus of the monthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center’s (HCCTC) Joint Operating Committee (JOC) Tuesday evening. More...

Recent popularity of essential oil usage sparks safety discussion

The medicinal use of essential oils traces back to ancient times and, in recent years, has undergone a resurgence as more people turn to natural remedies to treat minor ailments or chronic conditions.  To aid in the dissemination of important us More...

Local News

Juniata College presents rare Picasso collection  Free Access 

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Judge sentences defendants in court

Huntingdon County Judge George Zanic aimed to set examples with his sentencing in court Nov. More...

World  Free Access 

Oil and gas ‘resurgence’ expected as global demand increases

LONDON (AP) — Oil will continue growing as a source of energy for over two decades, with the U.S. set to become the undisputed leader in crude and gas production, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County commissioner prepares to head to Harrisburg

75 Years Ago  Rain has postponed a war bond rally scheduled to be held this evening in Huntingdon. Rain began falling at noon today and there had been no letup when the committee decided on postponement.   More...

Business News

Tech company expansion to bring 2,000 jobs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A technology services company that boasts 6,000 worldwide clients will establish a facility in downtown New Orleans and plans to hire about 2,000 people over five years, state and city officials said Monday.  More...

Home Depot feels wind at its back as sales surge

ATLANTA (AP) — Sales at Home Depot surged during the third quarter, a period marked by massive rebuilding efforts after severe hurricanes struck Florida and Texas, wildfires consumed entire neighborhoods in the West and earthquakes rattled Mexi More...

Postal Service: Red ink for 11th year in row as mail slumps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The beleaguered U.S. More...

Local Sports

Deavor rolls 300 for second week

For the second straight week, Scott Deavor rolled a 300 game while bowling for Lerch RV in the American League at Holiday Bowl in Mill Creek.  Deavor opened his second with a 203, then had started his second game with nine stikes before leaving More...

People/Pastimes

Huntingdon teen attains Eagle Scout rank

Jack Zurybida, a member of Boy Scout Troop 25 in Huntingdon, was recently presented with Scouting’s highest rank — Eagle Scout — at a Court of Honor at the Hartslog Heritage Museum in Alexandria. More...

Licensed to Wed

Trae Robert Frank Bishop, 8201 Petersburg Pike, Petersburg, and Kelli Nicole Keller, 8630 Ridgeview Road, Huntingdon.  James Russell Cassatt Jr., 11328 Beatty Road, Mill Creek, and Deanna Lauren Powell, also of Mill Creek.   More...

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