January 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

New prom venue adopted by HASB

During last week’s workshop meeting of the Huntingdon Area School Board, two members of the junior class approached the board seeking permission to move the annual junior/senior prom from the high school gymnasium to Lake Raystown Resort in Ent More...

Frozen falls

The freezing temperatures have created a stunning effect at Rainbow Falls at Trough Creek State Park. The county is currently under a winter weather advisory through 10 p.m. More...

Jobs

Local News

Planners approach Main Street program from different angle

A plan to make Huntingdon County’s natural resources, culture and economic potential work in concert is currently in the formulation stages as a concept known as nature-based place making and being explored by the Huntingdon County Planning Com More...

Cause of deadly Omaha plant explosion unknown

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After a blast caused much of an Omaha manufacturing plant to collapse, some workers found themselves buried in debris and others scrambled for their lives.  More...

Sister echoes apology of man held in North Korea

SEATTLE (AP) — The sister of an American missionary detained for more than a year in North Korea echoed her brother’s apology to the nation for crimes he committed and his plea to the U.S. More...

General News

Russia’s ban on adoptions by Americans holds firm

NEW YORK (AP) — A year after Russia imposed a ban on adoptions by Americans, some affected U.S. families are reluctantly looking elsewhere to adopt. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

NBC handles Rockets 59-18

The Southern Huntingdon wrestling team ran into a buzz saw Monday evening and wound up on the short end of a 59-18 verdict to Northern Bedford at Loysburg. It was the makeup for a match originally scheduled for Dec. More...

Djokovic ousted in quarters

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic’s bid for a fourth consecutive Australian Open title ended in a dramatic five-set quarterfinal loss to Stanislas Wawrinka that opens up the prospects of a new major champion.  More...

JC’s Kuhn named CVC Player of Week

Junior Paul Kuhn (Central York) of the Juniata College men’s volleyball team was named the first Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC) Player of the Week for 2014, the league announced Monday night. More...

People/Pastimes

Engaged to Wed

Lemin-Cross ley Ida Crossley of Williamsport and Blaine Lemin of Huntingdon are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Betty Emert. More...

Pack 225 holds annual Pinewood Derby

Cub Scout Pack 225 held its annual Pinewood Derby Jan. 11. More...

DuBois Business College announces president’s list

Jackie Syktich, president of the DuBois Business College, recently announced the president’s honor list for the fall 2013 quarter. More...

Doctor K

Exercise is the best feel-good step

DEAR DOCTOR K: When I’m tired, the last thing I want to do is exercise. But my wife says that exercising will actually boost my energy. Is she right?  DEAR READER: Listen to your wife. More...

Special Sections

Recreation law could add ATVs

Daily News Staff Writer  Proposed changes to the commonwealth’s Recreational Use of Land and Water Act that has been in existence since the 1960s could affect Huntingdon County.  More...

Tussey board OKs gym floor proposal

The Tussey Mountain School Board accepted a proposal to replace the high school gym floor during its regular monthly meeting Monday evening at the high school in East Saxton.  More...

MUASB members discuss heat issues

The Mount Union Area School Board took emergency action Monday by authorizing a temporary heating plan for the former Mount Union Elementary School ahead of below-freezing temperatures.  More...

PA Free File available for income tax season

Some area residents may not have their W2 or 1099 forms to file income taxes, but for those who like to file their own taxes, there’s a new, convenient option available for those who qualify.  More...

State  Free Access 

Sandusky’s son takes part in film on Penn State case

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — The son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky participated in a documentary about his father’s sexual abuse case and hopes to become an advocate for child victims.  More...

Student severely injured at Widener University

CHESTER (AP) — A gunman shot a college student sitting in the parking lot of Widener University’s athletic center Monday, but officials said the campus was secure, even as they warned students to remain inside as police searched across th More...

New attempt on tough fracking standards launches

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A hotly debated partnership between major oil and gas companies and some environmental groups moved forward Tuesday, almost a year after it was first announced.  More...

Local Sports

Games postponed

Because of a scheduling conflict, Monday’s Tyrone at Huntingdon swimming meet had to be postponed. More...

Hornets fly past Knights

Boy's Basketball

The second half of the season got underway Monday and Juniata Valley took care of business against visiting Moshannon Valley. Caleb Taylor led the way with 23 points as the Green Hornets cruised to a 78-44 victory. More...

Titans reverse Indians 57-44

Tussey Mountain executed its game plan against visiting Southern Fulton Monday with first place in the ICC South on the line. Breanna Kendrick scored 20 points to lead the Titans to a 57-44 decision over the Indians.  More...

Editorial

Jobs and wages for the future

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Prevent a home fire

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  Is your family as safe as you think they are?  Do you know the greatest disaster risk to families in your neighborhood? Believe it or not, it’s home fires.  More...

Do your jobs, elected representatives

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  More...

Chatter Box

Thankful for veterans

My husband, Jim, and I hadn’t been to the movie theater in three years, but while our boys were spending some time with their Mema and Pap Weikert Saturday night, we decided to check out “Lone Survivor.” What an intense and very rea More...

Healthy Living

TIPS FOR YOGA BEGINNERS

Though it might once have been considered a trend, yoga has long since moved on from trendy territory to become a more widely accepted discipline that is practiced by millions for its positive impact on mental and physical health. More...

CHERRIES CAN ADD FLAVOR TO FAVORITE DESSERTS

Cherries are an unsung fruit. Though often overlooked, tart cherries are growing in popularity as more scienti.c evidence links cherries to various health bene.ts. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Annie's Mailbox

See what you can do to make life better

Dear Annie: I am in a loveless marriage. My husband and I barely speak to each other. I mostly stay in my room because it’s easier than dealing with my life when I’m not by myself. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Libra.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014:  More...

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