December 26, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

CareerLink’s busy year aids residents

The Huntingdon County CareerLink had a particularly busy year with the closure of at least three major area employers.  “The Huntingdon Career- Link had a very busy year assisting job seekers and supporting businesses in our rural communi More...

TDN begins search for 2014’s First Baby

Santa Claus has completed his deliveries, so now it is time for the region to await a delivery of a very different sort — the first baby of 2014.  More...

Local News

Area brief

SCV Lions hootenanny to be held Dec. 28 at the Lions Barn on Cold Springs Road. Doors open at 4:30 p.m More...

Police Log

Theft A Hustontown woman reported to state police at Huntingdon someone removed a Glenfield model 60 firearm from a residence at 23345 Hardon Lane More...

Old-Time Photos

This photo by Henry Horton was taken in the late 1930s and shows the Christmas lights on Washington Street in Huntingdon Borough. More...

World  Free Access 

Tablets a hit with kids, but experts worry

NEW YORK (AP) — Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a 3-year-old can master them.  And that has some pediatricians and other health experts worried.  Since navigating a tablet generally doesn’t require the ability to t More...

Santa’s sleigh delayed after shipping problems at UPS, FedEx

NEW YORK (AP) — Santa’s sleigh didn’t make it in time for Christmas for some this year due to shipping problems at UPS and FedEx.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Seriously, don’t drink and drive  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   Disclaimer: The following incident is not factual and did not occur, but is meant to serve as a lighthearted reminder not to drink and drive this holiday season.&n More...

Let the sun shine in

Now the Koch brothers are coming after my solar panels.  I had solar panels installed on the roof of our Washington, D.C., home this year. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Dec. 20

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area senators voted on major issues in the week ending Dec. 20. The House was not in session.  More...

People/Pastimes

How to give your resume a facelift

The process of finding a new job has changed dramatically over the last decade-plus. More...

Big marketing ideas for small businesses

Are personal relationships why most consumers frequent small businesses? From the mom and pop coffee shop to the small bookstore just down the street, people enjoy the personal interactions and convenience small businesses offer.  More...

Deciding if graduate school is right for you

Graduate school has long been a place professionals turn to when looking to give their careers a boost. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Libra if born before 5:58 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 27, 2013:  More...

Hospital merger in final stages

According to hospital officials, if everything goes to plan, a new year will mean a merger between J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and central Pennsylvania based PinnacleHealth will be complete.  More...

Fire destroys Cromwell Twp. barn

Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co. More...

School districts continue work on security

Efforts are being made by the Pennsylvania State Police to research and assess the possible vulnerabilities of school districts throughout the commonwealth and, after doing some assessments, PSP has released a comprehensive school safety report for b More...

State  Free Access 

Jimmy Stewart museum rebounds from adversity

INDIANA, Pa. More...

School can exclude some birth control

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania Christian college can temporarily exclude coverage for birth control like the morning-after pill and the week-after pill when it offers a health insurance plan to its employees, a federal judge ruled.&nb More...

Highlights of Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling in 2013

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The natural gas industry and environmentalists in Pennsylvania both had reasons to cheer and jeer in 2013 over the boom in Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

New commander begins job at Huntingdon

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 26   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lakers hang with Heat without Kobe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers missed having Kobe Bryant out on the court on Christmas Day. More...

Thunder rout Knicks 123-94

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double by the middle of the third quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder rolled to a 123-94 victory Wednesday over the New York Knicks, who played without Carmelo Ant More...

Harden leads Rockets over Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — James Harden and the Houston Rockets are turning into a big problem for the San Antonio Spurs.  Harden scored 28 points and Dwight Howard had 15 points and 20 rebounds, leading the balanced Rockets to a 111-98 victory ov More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Holiday food drive benefits SH pantry

As the 2013-2014 Huntingdon County Fair Queen, I decided to organize a food drive in the months of November and December. Letters went out to several community organizations, school clubs and FFA chapters and 4-H clubs.  More...

Hollies need males to look their best

You might deck your halls with boughs of homegrown holly, but unless you planned ahead, those boughs could lack red berries. More...

Harrisburg complex earns international recognition

Educational events, vendor programs and improvements to Pennsylvania’s largest livestock shows earned the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center top honors in international competition.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Constant pressure is creating issues

Dear Annie: I am in my 60s and have been married for 10 years to a wonderful man. It’s a second marriage for both of us. He was a widower, and I was divorced.  More...

Doctor K

Rest, ice and compression will heal pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’ve been playing tennis for years, but lately I’ve been sidelined by elbow pain. What can I do?  DEAR READER: Elbow pain is the bane of tennis players. It has kept me off the courts for several months at a time. More...

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