February 13, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

MU Council talks properties

A Mount Union developer is urging council to better govern the placement and quality of mobile homes within the borough after reportedly losing nearly $100,000 in appraisal value on a north side property due to neighborhood conditions.  More...

State legislators use social media

Social media has proven effective for state legislators trying to get their messages out to constituents and attract voters. Using sites like Facebook is a trend growing in popularity for those representing the region.  More...

State  Free Access 

Feds appeal release of Russian bomb suspect

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Russian-born college student accused of building bombs in his central Pennsylvania apartment should remain in jail while he awaits trial, federal prosecutors argued Wednesday.  More...

Philly nurse speaks out on assisted suicide case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia nurse accused of helping her 93-year-old terminally ill father kill himself by handing him a bottle of morphine said Wednesday she was unjustly prosecuted, and her supporters begged Pennsylvania’s attorn More...

Insurance sign-ups break 100,000 mark in Pa.

HARRISBURG (AP) — More than 123,000 Pennsylvanians have selected an insurance plan under the new federal health care law as troubles with the gateway website have subsided, the U.S. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Restoration proposed for historic Wood structure

75 Years Ago  Republican County Chairman I. Newton Taylor announced the personnel of the Huntingdon County patronage committee. Choice of the seven members to fill the positions follows a request by state GOP chairman James F. Torrance and Gov. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 13   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 

Men’s Basketball:

Lions rally edges Indiana 66-65

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Coach Patrick Chambers hardly recognized Penn State for the first 36 minutes Wednesday night.  The Big Ten’s top scorer, D.J. More...

Jeter to retire after 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says he will retire after this season “with absolutely no regrets,” ending one of the greatest careers in the history of baseball’s most storied franchise.  The 39-year-old N More...

Burnett to Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A person familiar with the deal said A.J. Burnett has agreed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies.   More...

People/Pastimes

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Lycan J.R. Harshbarger who turned 1 year old Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Lycan lives in McVeytown with his proud parents Clint and Jessica Harshbarger and big sister Janel. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Kynnedy Rose Miller, who turns 12 years old today, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Kynnedy lives in Huntingdon with her parents, Frank and Sybil Miller, and her older sister, McKynly, and younger brother, Lincoln. More...

Special Occasions

Feb. 13, 2014   Happy birthday wishes go out to Elizabeth Bashline of Huntingdon who celebrates her 92nd birthday today, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. Happy birthday, Elizabeth! More...

School News

Huntingdon scholar presents research

Summer Hunter-Kysor of Huntingdon is among a record number of students who will present their research Thursday, Feb. More...

Orbisonia woman recognized for academic achievement

Emily Carbaugh of Orbisonia was named to the dean’s list at Huntington University for the fall semester of the 2013-14 school year.  Carbaugh is a junior computer science and animation major.  More...

Susquehanna University announces fall 2013 dean’s list

Four local students were named to Susquehanna University’s dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester.  The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Consider talking this through with a professional ANNIE

Dear Readers: Happy Valentine’s Day to one and all, along with our special good wishes to the veterans in VA hospitals around the country. More...

Doctor K

Proper posture and position at your desk prevents neck pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I spend most of my day at my desk. Can you describe the correct ergonomics to help reduce my neck pain?  DEAR READER: I’m glad you asked, because I’ve spent all of this day writing my columns, and my neck hurts. More...

Special Sections

Breaking News - 2/13/2014 1:48 PM

Huntingdon Boro declares snow emergency  Free Access 

County government offices close

The Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency has announced that all county government offices, including the Huntingdon County Courthouse and magisterial district offices, will close at noon today, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.  More...

JC’s endowment surpasses $100M

Alumni gifts and solid financial planning have coalesced and allowed Juniata College’s endowment to surpass the longawaited goal of $100 million.  More...

JV preliminary budget OK’d

By a roll call vote, the Juniata Valley School Board (JVSB) unanimously approved its preliminary budget for the 2014- 15 fiscal year during a regular board meeting Wednesday.  More...

Digging out ... again

Dave Bunker, a member of the Frank P. Hommon American Legion Post 24, Huntingdon, cleared snow from the club’s steps and porch on Washington Street this morning. More...

Local News

Art Space’s fiber arts exhibit to open tomorrow

Another local fiber artist will be featured in a new exhibit to commemorate fiber arts month and to celebrate the growing popularity of fiber arts in Huntingdon County.  Gail Schaeffer of Huntingdon will feature her variety of fiber art work at More...

ORJMA well project delayed until March

The Orbisonia-Rockhill Joint Municipal Authority met Wednesday, ahead of the most recent snow storm, to discuss a project that has been delayed by numerous rounds of winter weather.  More...

Snow days may extend HASD year

With area schools closed due to winter weather today, Huntingdon Area School District students may be looking at an extension of their academic year.  District superintendent Fred Foster told the school board Monday night during its monthly work More...

World  Free Access 

Getting to know a new garden

Americans are a restless bunch. More...

Lexus tops 2014 vehicle list

DETROIT (AP) — The race to increase vehicle fuel economy is taking a toll on quality.  Owners of three-year-old vehicles are reporting more problems than they did a year ago, according to J.D. More...

Local Sports

College Basketball:

Juniata teams sweep past Goucher

Men easily get 70-51 victory   More...

Boys’ Basketball:

Bearcats down Dragons

Huntingdon continued in playoff mode against visiting Central Wednesday on Senior Night, with the support of the student body’s “white out.” The Bearcats played tough defense, built a lead and then held it for a 54-39 victory over t More...

H.S. Wrestling:

Ridge handles Tussey 75-6 in dual finale

Tussey Mountain completed its regular season schedule at home against Chestnut Ridge Wednesday. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Broaden one’s views  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor and Mr. Kauffman:  More...

Op-Ed

Boxing us into poor job prospects

You know what America needs? More jobs, that’s what.  Not Walmart- style “jobettes,” but real jobs. More...

You Should Know

Q: Where is Coatesville, Pa.?   More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Annual Pa. horse expo to be held at Farm Show Complex

The world of horses comes to the 25-acre climate-controlled Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center Thursday, Feb. 27, through Sunday, March 2. More...

Federal specialty crop grant deadline nears

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for projects that increase the visibility and competitiveness of the state’s nursery, horticultural and nut products industries through Friday, Feb. More...

Producers urged to sign up for crop insurance

Pennsylvania producers who want to protect their investments from rising input costs, unstable markets and adverse weather conditions can sign up for crop insurance coverage on insurable spring-planted crops before March 15.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Leo if born before 11:26 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb.14, 2014:  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Up to speed?

NASCAR’s Cinderella team of 2014 just might be the No. 47 JTG Daugherty Chevrolet wheeled by AJ Allmendinger. Team owners Brad Daugherty and the Geschickters (Tad and Jodi) have made some dramatic changes since we last saw them in 2013.  More...

PRESEASON CHATTER

Keselowski, Logano reflect, look ahead

During the recent NASCAR Media Tour in the Charlotte area, Team Penske drivers Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano sat behind microphones and oozed preseason confidence. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Still pledging allegiance to each other. Any odds that Valentine’s Day will bring news?  Entering Speedweeks, what is this year’s hottest talking point?   More...

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