January 31, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Vigil held to remember those lost

Representatives from area churches gathered with members of the community Tuesday evening at the Abbey Reformed United Church of Christ for a candlelight memorial vigil in memory of those lost to addiction.  The event was organized by HARM (Hunt More...

Southside Elementary honored for progress

Huntingdon Area School District’s Southside Elementary School received a grand honor Monday, recognized by the state Department of Education (PDE) and Pennsylvania Association of Federal Program Coordinators (PAFPC) as one of two Title I Distin More...

Local News

Loose pipe results in smoke in structure

Emergency crews responded to 1502 Oneida St. in Huntingdon Borough just after 10 a.m. Tuesday for a possible dwelling fire. Once on scene, crews reported there was smoke in the structure. More...

Police Log

Harassment   More...

News of Yesteryear

Lt. governor will speak at HCBI annual meeting

75 Years Ago  Approximately 25 township committeemen of the Huntingdon County Agricultural Conservation Association attended an interesting and helpful all-day meeting this week in the headquarters of the association at 421 Penn St., Huntingdon, More...

General News

First super blue blood moon in 35 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. More...

Moment of silence set to honor sanitation workers

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rain was falling in Memphis, Tennessee, when two sanitation workers picking up trash sought shelter in the back of a city garbage truck on Feb. More...

Trial opens for reputed Philadelphia mob boss in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — A reputed Philadelphia mob boss who reinvented himself as a restaurateur relapsed into a life of crime by orchestrating a health care fraud that made a fortune for an East Coast crime syndicate, a prosecutor said Tuesday in open More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 31   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

Recalling mine safety, first-aid training competitions

Many coal mining companies around the Broad Top took part in mine safety and first aid training competitions during the early part of the 20th century. More...

Old-Time Photo

Attention Nancy Shedd: here’s one of the two photos I spoke to you about last year. The second photo will run next week. Please help me with the identifications. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

Clemson knocks off North Carolina 82-78

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Marcquise Reed had 20 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer after No. More...

Ducks end Bruins’ point streak with 3-1 win

BOSTON (AP) — Adam Henrique scored twice and the Anaheim Ducks ended Boston’s 18-game point streak with a 3-1 victory over the Bruins on Tuesday night.  Jakob Silfverberg also scored for the Ducks, the first team to beat the Bruins i More...

Harden scores 60 in Rockets’ 114-107 win over Heat

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double and the short-handed Houston Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 114-107 on Tuesday night.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Slight touch, too much

Dear Annie: In this new (and long-overdue) era of “#MeToo,” I’m wondering: Is it always inappropriate to lightly the touch the arm of an opposite-sex acquaintance during a casual conversation? More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Keep metal scrubbers from rusting

Dear Heloise: To keep metal scrubbers from RUSTING, wrap them tightly in foil. This will keep them fresh and rust-free. — Felicia Fox, via email  Felicia, that’s a good idea. More...

Professor reacts to SOTU speech  Free Access 

President Donald Trump delivered his first State of the Union Address Tuesday evening, and reports indicate the reactions show Republicans generally praised the speech, but Democrats were less than impressed. More...

Bridge work planned in Springfield Twp.

PennDOT engineers hosted a public meeting and plans display at the Springfield Township building Tuesday evening for the proposed resurfacing of two county bridges. More...

County jobless up slightly in December

After reaching its lowest percentage rate in November, Pennsylvania’s employment rate climbed back to 4.7 percent, a small increase that was mimicked by counties throughout the state in the last month of 2017.  Huntingdon County continued More...

State  Free Access 

Son, killer had run-in before car-wash rampage

MELCROFT (AP) — The father of one of four people gunned down by a jealous exboyfriend at a car wash says the shooter had an altercation with his son at a bar hours before the deadly rampage.  More...

Drawing new congressional districts gets off to slow start

HARRISBURG (AP) — There are a few signs of progress, a week into the threeweek period established by the state Supreme Court for lawmakers to produce a replacement congressional district map.  More...

Audit finds school bus drivers with criminal convictions

HARRISBURG (AP) — Ineligible drivers have ended up behind the wheel of Pennsylvania school buses, including some with assault and other disqualifying criminal convictions, the state auditor general’s office said Tuesday.  More...

Business News

MBG agencies honored as Inner Circle members

Mutual Benefit Group recognized 19 Inner Circle members last April, based on 2016 results. With 2017’s results now in, the same number of agencies qualify once again for the exclusive group.  More...

Skills leadership appointments announced

Skills of Central Pennsylvania Inc., a nonprofit human services organization, announces new leadership appointments to support their growth. More...

Kish Bank promotion announced

William Hayes, chairman and CEO of Kish Bank, has announced that Gregory Hayes has been promoted to the position of president and chief operating officer of Kish Bank.  More...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Team Duals:

Huntingdon pins Glendale 63-14

The Huntingdon wrestling team has won two straight District 6-AA Dual Tournament titles and the top-seeded Bearcats looked primed to make a good run at their third in a row Tuesday evening. More...

High School Wrestling:

Chestnut Ridge rolls over Southern 60-18

Expectations weren’t high for the Southern Huntingdon wrestling team when Chestnut Ridge came to visit Tuesday evenings. More...

H.S. Boys’ Basketball:

Miscues cost Titans in loss to Indians

Tussey Mountain turned the ball over too much against the top team in the InterCounty Conference South Division Tuesday. More...

People/Pastimes

New feature celebrates local landmarks

A new Daily News People & Pastimes feature will celebrate both local landmarks and hidden hideaways by asking readers to participate in What and Where Wednesday.  From Raystown Lake to the region’s many cultural events, residents and v More...

Happy Birthday

HE’S 11! Happy birthday wishes go out to Harlan Ray Shope, who turned 11 years old yesterday, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. His proud parents are Sean and Holly (Morgan) Shope of Three Springs. Harlan has an older sister, Melina. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 9! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jocelyn Faith McMahon, who turns 9 years old today, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. Her proud parents are Jason and Becky McMahon of Petersburg. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Leo if born before 2:13 p.m. (ET). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018:  More...

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