January 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County planners reorganize

Huntingdon County Planning Commission members reorganized during their first meeting of the new year Thursday evening.  The board voted unanimously to retain the current officers for 2014, chairman Ronald Rabena, vice chairman Larry Mutti and s More...

Deck work will begin on H&BT rail trestle

If all goes as planned, work is expected to start on the decking of the former Huntingdon and Broad Top Mountain Railroad trestle, located about half way along the 10.6-mile H&BT Rail Trail in northeastern Bedford County. More...

State  Free Access 

Couple advertises home as ‘slightly haunted’

DUNMORE (AP) — Between the mysteriously banging doors, the odd noises coming from the basement, and the persistent feeling that someone is standing behind them, homeowners Gregory and Sandi Leeson are thoroughly creeped out by their 113- year-o More...

W. Pa. large wind turbine collapses

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A large wind turbine has collapsed in western Pennsylvania, but no injuries are reported.  NextEra Energy Resources says crews went to the site in Springfield Township late Wednesday and discovered the wreckage. More...

Senate plans hearing on medical marijuana bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — A bill to allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes in Pennsylvania will be the subject of a legislative hearing this month, the chairman of a state Senate committee announced Thursday.  More...

Local Sports

H.S. Wrestling:

Trojans rebound with win at Tyrone

The Mount Union wrestling team rebounded from Tuesday’s non-league loss to Huntingdon with a solid effort Thursday night in Tyrone. More...

Men's Volleyball:

Juniata opens with two wins

The Juniata College men’s volleyball team opened its 2014 season with two wins at The Golden Dome Invitational Thursday afternoon. More...

HCA boys and Calvary girls win

The Huntingdon Christian Academy boys and the Calvary Christian Academy of Huntingdon girls posted wins Thursday at the Crile Activity Center. More...

People/Pastimes

TOPS offers tips to beat the winter blues

Are you experiencing the winter blues — sleeping more than usual, feeling lethargic and craving carbohydrates? You might be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), according to Nicholas “Dr. More...

School News

Lock Haven University names dean’s list students

Lock Haven University has released the names of local students who have achieved dean’s list recognition for the fall 2013 semester:  More...

Huntingdon man graduates from Clarion University

H. Aston of Huntingdon graduated from Clarion University with a bachelor of science degree in biology during the Dec. 14 commencement.   More...

Spring break adventures that stray from the norm

Spring is a time of year when students plan their annual treks to warmer climates. Areas such as Florida's Daytona Beach and Cancun, Mexico, attract hundreds of thousands of revelers each spring break.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Let it go and do better next time ANNIE

Dear Annie: My husband’s family came to town for a week over the holidays. We made plans to be with them every evening except one. My parents were in the final stages of a job relocation and were leaving town that same weekend. More...

Special Sections

Donations axed in Huntingdon

In a final effort to cut costs and find extra revenue to trim a $331,000 deficit from its 2014 budget, Huntingdon Borough Council’s finance committee made the recommendation the borough cut all contributions to local organizations this year, wi More...

KIZ grants awarded locally

Five Huntingdon County businesses are on a short list of 200 that have received $418,623 in grants through the state Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) Keystone Innovation Zone Tax Credit.  More...

County’s rainfall totals were average in 2013

Despite all appearances, in 2013, Huntingdon County saw rainfall on par with 2012.  An average of 2.9 inches of rain fell on Huntingdon County each month in 2013.  A particularly high amount of rain fell in June, with the county seeing an a More...

Local News

HCCTC executive director offers vision for future

During his report to the Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) Tuesday night, HCCTC executive director Don Burd requested the board approve a request to send out RFPs (requests for proposals) on More...

Area brief

J.C. Blair offers free diabetes self-management classes   More...

Clarification

State Sen. John Eichelberger’s office clarified an issue raised in the article about small games of chance published in The Daily News Jan. 13. More...

World  Free Access 

Senate easily passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama a $1.1 trillion government wide spending bill Thursday, easing the harshest effects of last year’s automatic budget cuts after tea party critics chastened by October’s partial s More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 17   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  Saturday, Jan. 18   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Reed leads Humana Challenge

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Reed went low in perfect scoring and weather conditions Thursday at the Humana Challenge. More...

Predators win shootout to beat Flyers 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift Nashville to a 4-3 win over Philadelphia.  Josi beat Flyers goalie Steve Mason for the last of a combined five shootout goals to give the Predators the needed road win as th More...

Serena avoids heat with quick victory

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams got on and off court as quickly as she could in the scorching heat Friday, registering yet another record with match win No. More...

Press Club

MUASD establishes coaching program

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to one another” — John F. Kennedy. As long as you are alive, you will have the opportunity to learn. Teachers are no exception to this rule. More...

Resolution tradition pondered at JValley

Has the trend of having New Year’s resolutions begun to fade? With the New Year taking way, have people made resolutions or have they just decided not to make any? Do they work? More...

Conquerors show school spirit for contest

“Two, 4, 6, 8, CCA is Really Great!”  This was the rally cry from the winning elementary banner in a recent contest at Calvary Christian Academy.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Frozen windshield wipers  Save your windshield wipers in freezing weather. Lift your windshield wipers straight out from your windshield. This will prevent them from sticking to your windshield and breaking. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Leo if born before 8:23 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014:  More...

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