January 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Propane may be hard to find

Residents using propane as a primary or secondary heat source may have a hard time finding the fuel after winter weather has created some difficulty transporting it to some parts of the country, including Pennsylvania. More...

Wildlife copes well in frigid temperatures

While humans hesitate to venture outdoors when the mercury plummets, it is business as usual for the wild denizens of local fields and forests. More...

Local News

Heating system malfunction

Firefighters from Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue and Smithfield Volunteer Fire Co. More...

Two preliminary hearings held in central court

Magisterial District Judge Richard Wilt presided over two preliminary hearings in Huntingdon County Central Court Tuesday morning.  In the first hearing, Thomas Burge, 42, Huntingdon, will have his case of moved to a later date of the Huntingdon More...

Car hits house

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle accident on Main Street, Alexandria, Porter Township, at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

‘Old Easty’ named national landmark

75 Years Ago  A storm of blinding snow, sleet, rain, gales and cold swept toward New England, leaving a path of snow-bound cities, crippled communications and transportation systems and at least 51 dead.  More...

Local Sports

Girls’ Basketball:

Bearcats down Trojans 49-34

Huntingdon got a game-high 18 points from Brianna Rivello, including seven in the third quarter, and the Bearcats posted their eighth win in their last nine outings Wednesday evening with a 49-34 non-league victory at Mount Union.  More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Trojans run past Rockets 74-34

It took about six minutes into the first quarter before the Mount Union boys’ basketball team could seem to get on track, but when they did the defense stiffened up and they were able to run the floor in a 74-34 ICC inter-divisional road win ag More...

Gripp leads Eagles over ’Cats 66-39

Huntingdon was geared up for Tyrone at home Wednesday, looking to see if it could take another step up the ladder against the second-place team in the Mountain League. More...

Editorial

Huntingdon — Through the Years

January traditions

Each January, with the first snowfall of the new year, Old Man Winter presents us with a new beginning, pure and clean. It’s an opportunity for us to resolve to make positive changes in our lives and in this town that we hold so dear.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Gardening small? Grow fruits in containers

Many fruit growers are going to pots, and small wonder. Containers are great for tight spaces, easy to manage, convenient for harvesting and provide better soil than is found in most gardens.  More...

Hemp growing going legit after decades-long ban

DENVER (AP) — The federal government is ready to let farmers grow cannabis — at least the kind that can’t get people high.  More...

Wild weather feeds homeowners’ anxiety over trees

Nancy Owens takes no chances with trees since a windstorm propelled a large one through the roof of her Long Island, N.Y., home 15 or so years ago.  So when a neighbor whose property abuts Owens’ Maine summer home said he believed two of h More...

Doctor K

Healthy diet minimizes sugars, fats and salt

DEAR DOCTOR K: Are there any foods that don’t belong in a healthy diet?  More...

Special Sections

Electricity costs rise during cold

To add to the plethora of issues that arise as a result of frigid temperatures, concerns about energy consumption may be added to the list for some area residents. More...

Amendment could offer premium relief

U.S. Sen. More...

Local hunting lodge featured

Area folks who are fans of the Great American County (GAC) network show “Farm Kings” will get a pleasant surprise in tonight’s episode.  Trophy Mountain Lodge, owned by Roger Grove and located in Hartslog Valley, will be featur More...

Heat tape shortages experienced by many

Local homeowners in need of heat tape to keep pipes from freezing during the bitterly cold temperatures may be out of luck. “We ran out at least three weeks ago,” said Mount Union True Value employee Katie Kauffman. More...

State  Free Access 

Obama visit highlights changed steel industry

WEST MIFFLIN (AP) — Communities surrounding the Pittsburgh-area steel mill where President Barack Obama spoke Wednesday are struggling to adapt as a home-grown business is increasingly at the mercy of global pressures — and some locals sa More...

Heroin sold in McDonald’s Happy Meals in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An employee of a McDonald’s restaurant in Pittsburgh was charged Wednesday with selling heroin in Happy Meals to customers using the coded request “I’d like to order a toy.”  More...

Diocese: Educator changed name, hid N.Y. firing

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The former headmaster of a Pennsylvania Catholic school said Wednesday he was fired for politics, not performance, after officials found he’d been dismissed from another Catholic school because of his racist writings.&nb More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 30   Soup Kitchen p The Huntingdon Presbyterian Church Soup Kitchen will be open from 6-7 p.m. Service is free of charge. For more information, call 643- 1302.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Thunder comes back to overwhelm Heat

MIAMI (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder erased an 18-point early deficit on the way to overwhelming the Miami Heat 112-95 on Wednesday night.  More...

Lions upset Buckeyes in overtime

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — D.J. Newbill didn’t know that Ohio State had Penn State’s number.  Newbill hit a pull-up jumper over Aaron Craft with 2 seconds left in overtime, lifting Penn State to a 71-70 victory over No. More...

Oilers’ Scrivens stops 59 shots in shutout

EDMONTON (AP) — Ben Scrivens set an NHL record for saves in a regular-season shutout with 59 in a spectacular performance that helped the Edmonton Oilers beat the San Jose Sharks 3-0 Wednesday night.  Scrivens topped the previous record se More...

People/Pastimes

Finding a good fit to keep more of your own money

When it comes to managing their money, people often use the same banking provider for a number of years. More...

School News

Mount Union woman named to dean’s list

Ashlyn Drake of Mount Union, who is pursuing a double major in chemistry and criminal justice at Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va., was named to the fall 2013 dean’s list.  She is also a member of the Shenandoah University girls&rsquo More...

Share student news in The Daily News

If you would like to have news about your student in The Daily News, submit it to the People and Pastimes Editor.  The Daily News reserves the right to edit material submitted.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Tell daughter to find a place of her own ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have a 40-year-old daughter who is lazy. When she injures herself, has surgery or is sick, I wait on her like she’s a baby. But I recently needed surgery myself, and she has no interest in helping me at all.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Aquarius if born before 7:45 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 31, 2014:  More...

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