February 12, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County recognizes individual, groups

At Tuesday’s meeting, Huntingdon County Commissioners paid tribute to those who serve the region.  Gary O’Korn, Jeff Thomas and R. Dean Fluke honored J.C. More...

SweetArts benefits Pink Zone

Merri Ann Eshelman of Creekside Kitchen Coop, Todd, left, counts change for shoppers, Salli Hockenberry, right, and Janet Figard, at the SweetArts Marketplace Tuesday in the main lobby of J.C. More...

State  Free Access 

Kane seeks $12M budgetary boost for AG’s office

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane got a warm reception Tuesday from the Senate Appropriations Committee, even though she was asking for a $12 million boost in funding for her office.  More...

State police take over case of missing district attorney

BELLEFONTE (AP) — State police are assuming a lead role in a decade-long search for a missing central Pennsylvania prosecutor who declined to prosecute former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.  More...

Prosecutors review lifer’s innocence claims

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania man released from a life sentence before he was ordered back to prison has another chance to pursue his innocence claims in what’s become a twisting legal odyssey.  The state Attorney General&rsquo More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Juniata College to host Special Olympians

75 Years Ago  Pennsylvania Gov. Arthur H. James put himself on record as opposed to the “social worker point of view” in the state relief administration, his “no. More...

Business News

College appoints new dean of continuing education

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is proud to announce the appointment of Larry Coco as the dean of continuing education.  More...

Real Estate Transfers

Feb. 3, 2014  C. Kenneth Crotsley and Kay S. Crotsley, grantors, to Adam W. Kane, property in Saltillo Borough, $3,273.16.  David B. Corneal and Sandra Y. Corneal, grantors, to Justin D. Bierly, property in Jackson Township, $39,118.  More...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Wrestling:

Area has five top-seeded entries

All season long wrestlers are looking at the District 6-AA Tournament as the first place to make their mark. More...

District 6-AA Pairings

Following are the advance pairings for the District 6-AA Tournament this Friday and Saturday at the Altoona High School Fieldhouse. Listings are in order of brackets. More...

Valley rolls to 65-48 win over Pirates

Juniata Valley is building some momentum the final week of the regular season as it prepares for the District 6-A playoffs. Breanna Leidy piled up 30 points to lead the Green Hornets to a 65-48 road victory over Williamsburg Tuesday.  More...

People/Pastimes

Cub Scout Pack 225

Members of Cub Scout Pack 225 of Rockhill, including, front row, from the left, Vern Roberts, Calob Leidy, Toby Spotts, Lincoln Milam, David Fisher; second row, Jarred Covert, den chief for Tiger and More...

Friends of the Woods meet

The bi-monthly meeting of Friends of the Woods, auxiliary to Westminster Woods retirement community, was called to order by vice president Twila Gearhart Feb. 6. There were 32 people in attendance. New member Terri Krabill was introduced. More...

Things to consider before choosing a camp

Though February does not often elicit images of youngsters building campfires or playing games in the pool, the month more synonymous with the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day is a great time for parents to start thinking about summer camps for t More...

Annie's Mailbox

Before getting involved, discuss situation with son ANNIE

Dear Annie: We live in a small rural community where sports help keep the kids off of the streets. My 14-year-old son loves sports. He is well-rounded, makes excellent grades and has good friends. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Cooking raw meat and raw veggies together?

Dear Heloise: I just bought a slow cooker, and I have a question about putting MEAT AND VEGETABLES IN TOGETHER. More...

Special Sections

Region bracing for more snow

A winter storm that’s currently crippling parts of the southeastern United States with ice and snow will make its way to the county by the time folks wake up Thursday morning.  The National Weather Service (NWS) of State College is expecti More...

Business manager introduced at CTC

The Joint Operating Committee (JOC) of the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC) formally introduced its new business manager, Lynn Wertman of Shade Gap, during its monthly meeting Tuesday night.  More...

Huntingdon budget OK’d with tax hike

Just days before the Saturday, Feb. More...

E-cigarettes becoming popular with smokers

As smokers attempt to kick their habit, a product known as the e-cigarette is a new rage sweeping the state, and Huntingdon County seems to be no exception.  “Oh yeah, we sell a million of them,” said Betsy Arnold, manager of Puff n& More...

Jobs

Local News

Kistler Borough OKs $10K sewer bill

Having grown accustomed to receiving credit from the Mount Union Municipal Authority at audit time, Kistler Borough Council was taken aback Tuesday when told the borough owes over $10,000.  More...

New officers elected to lead J.C. Blair hospital medical staff

The Board of J.C. Blair Health System, Inc. is proud to announce new officers to serve as the Medical Executive Committee to lead the medical staff at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon.  More...

A Look Back

Faces once familiar

Editor’s note: The following article is from Rung’s Chronicles of Pennsylvania History, a series of historical articles by Albert Rung as published in The Daily News from 1946- 1951. More...

World  Free Access 

Messy storm makes its way across the South

ATLANTA (AP) — Across the South, winter-weary residents woke up Wednesday to a region encased in ice, snow and freezing rain, with forecasters warning that the worst of the potentially “catastrophic” storm is yet to come.  More...

French leader gets warm state dinner embrace

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle and Barack Obama found just the right spot to seat a gent going stag to Tuesday’s state dinner: They plopped French President Francois Hollande down right between them in a giant party tent, and put the pshaw to More...

Widest earnings gap for college grads in 48 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor’s degrees has stretched to its widest level in nearly half a century. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 12   Adult Education p 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...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Halfpipe:

White falls, misses chance to medal

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Maybe it was all too much. Or maybe just one of those bad nights. That debate will last a long time.  More...

Noah leads Bulls past Hawks in 3 OT

CHICAGO (AP) — Joakim Noah scored 19 points as part of a triple-double, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks 100-85 on Tuesday night.  Noah added 16 rebounds and 11 assists, and Taj Gibson had 24 points and 12 rebounds for the Bull More...

Sky is Best in Show at Westminster

NEW YORK (AP) — From wire to wire, Sky was America’s top dog.  The 5-year-old wire fox terrier won best in show at the Westminster Kennel Club on Tuesday night, finishing off a year in which she was ranked the nation’s No. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014:  More...

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