February 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Principal gives good-byes

The Huntingdon Area School Board officially accepted, with regret, the resignation of middle school principal Brian Pelka during its monthly meeting Monday night.  More...

Huntingdon area man charged in fatal crash

Nine months after a crash that claimed the life of a Belleville man, state police have filed charges of homicide by vehicle against Nolan Hess, 22, Huntingdon.  More...

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Local News

Snow cleanup continues

Deb Tumlin, owner of Stone Town Gallery on Washington Street in Huntingdon, sweeps snow from the steps in front of her business as snow continues to fall early today. More...

Area briefs

Venue changes for ‘Save Our Families’ program   More...

Juniata to host lecture on Native Americans

Susan Burch, associate professor of American studies at Middlebury College, in Middlebury, Vt., will give a talk at Juniata College on “Institutionalized Racism: Removals, Dislocations and the Canton Asylum for Insane Indians,” at 7:30 p. More...

World  Free Access 

White House: Stimulus bill was good for economy

Associated Press RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. More...

First night a hit for ‘Tonight’ host Jimmy Fallon

NEW YORK (AP) — If Jimmy Fallon had already proven he was a natural hosting NBC’s “Late Night,” he left no doubt Monday that “The Tonight Show” now fits him like a glove. More...

Cabela’s co-founder dies at 77

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Richard Cabela, a co-founder of outdoor outfitter Cabela’s, died Monday. He was 77. Cabela, who went by Dick, died at his home in Sidney, where the company is based, said spokesman Joe Arterburn. More...

Local Sports

Valley in too deep, can’t get back

Playing with a “never-saylose” attitude, eighth-seeded Juniata Valley tried to fight its way out of an 18-point hole in the third quarter and got to within six of ninth-seeded Homer- Center with just over two minutes left in Monday evenin More...

James and Durant meet again Thursday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LeBron James won’t assume the eventual date with Indiana that so many others expect.  He definitely has another one with Kevin Durant — in just a few days.  More...

Bearcats whip Mounties

Huntingdon wrapped up its regular season at home Monday against Central Mountain and looked especially good on offense. Shannon Henney led three scorers in double figures with 17 points in a 56-27 win for the Bearcats.  More...

Editorial

Addressing inaccuracies

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  The following, in quotes, was composed Jan. 30; however, I see Mr. Seiber has made an attempt at disputing some facts, and I will also address his inaccuracies in this letter as well.  More...

State of the Union

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:  My comment on the State of the Union message by President Barack Obama at 9 p.m. Jan. 28. By my estimate, the speech lasted about 76 minutes. During that time, I heard significant applause eight times.  More...

Shuddering about greed reduction

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, just three days before Valentine’s Day, presented TDN readers with an interesting juxtaposition of opinions concerning the future of the United States of America.  More...

Chatter Box

An early sunrise

There might still be plenty of snow on the ground, but I couldn’t help but notice the sun was trying to come up on my way to work Monday morning, which means the days are getting longer. More...

School News

Huntingdon Area High School Honor Rolls

Deborah Luffy, principal at Huntingdon Area High School, has announced the honor rolls for the second marking period of the 2013-14 school year.  Grade 9 High Honors Devin Atherton, Seth Baney, Sarah Banks, Tara Bollinger,&nb More...

Annie's Mailbox

There is no excuse for attacking another person

Dear Annie: My sister’s husband sexually assaulted my 18-year-old daughter while she slept on their sofa. We kept this a secret for three years, and then it finally came out. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Libra if born before 10:33 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Bank ready for business

New Clearfield Bank and Trust branch opens today

After months of steady activity to get the new Clearfield Bank and Trust (CBT) branch on the former Lighthouse Restaurant lot on Route 22 in Smithfield Township ready for customers, the branch will be officially open for business as of today.  More...

Tussey calendar approved

Hoping the 2014-15 academic year will bring a more tolerable winter, the Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening approved a new school calendar that includes three snow days.  The motion was one of several passed during the regular monthly s More...

Three times in one week

Like many folks, Jeff Shuck, owner of Grove’s Office Supply on Washington Street, Huntingdon, found himself shoveling his sidewalks for the third time in less than a week this morning as snow c More...

State  Free Access 

Latest storm brings more snow to East Coast

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A quick-moving storm brought several inches of snow as well as rare “thundersnow” to parts of the winter-weary East Coast, prompting speed restrictions on Pennsylvania highways on Tuesday, days after the Southeas More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Feb. 14

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Feb. 14.  House  More...

What Obama should order next: paycheck fairness

When President Barack Obama talked about pay equity in his State of the Union speech last month and connected the dots between gender and lowwage work, advocates in the audience were ecstatic.  Representative Rosa DeLauro, lead sponsor of the Pa More...

General News

Intellectually disabled struggling to find work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans with intellectual or developmental disabilities remain shut out of the workforce, despite changing attitudes and billions spent on government programs to help them. More...

Older Americans are early winners under health law

CHICAGO (AP) — For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. More...

News of Yesteryear

Chiefs association plans have fire company backing   75 Years Ago  Huntingdon residents experienced a bit of summer weather, but, just 24 hours later, Old Man Winter was back in all his glory with the mercury dropping 39 degrees.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Belarussian woman makes Olympic history

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — It was Belarus day Monday at the Sochi Olympics.  A Belarussian woman made Olympic history by becoming the first female ever to win three biathlon titles at the same games, and one of her teammates captured the men&rsq More...

US tops Sweden to reach gold medal game

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The work began before the U.S. women’s hockey team reached the medal round, before it arrived in Sochi, before the roster was even selected.  Four years ago, the Americans left the Olympics with a silver medal. More...

Kopitar helps Slovenia to 4-0 victory over Austria

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Anze Kopitar gets to keep playing for his father in the Olympics for at least another game.  The Los Angeles Kings forward scored 5:29 into the first period Tuesday to help Slovenia beat Austria 4-0 in the qualificatio More...

People/Pastimes

Steinbugl-Jones

Megan Jones and James Steinbugl, both of Baltimore, Md., are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robin Jones of Altoona. More...

Latimer-Ritchey

Tom and Cindy Ritchey of Piney Ridge, Huntingdon, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Ritchey, to Wayne Bradley “Brad” Latimer, both of Nashville, Tenn. More...

Births

Kaylee Hoffer of Mapleton is proud to announce the birth of her daughter, Annabella Viera Elaine Hoffer, Feb. 11, 2014, at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon. At birth, Annabella weighed 6 pounds, 6.8 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. More...

Healthy Living

NUTRITION AND AGING GO HAND- IN- HAND

Nutrition is important for people of all ages, but it’s especially important for men and women over the age of 50, who can dramatically improve their quality of life by eating a well-balanced diet .lled with vitamins and nutrients.  More...

EYES ON HEALTH: WHAT YOUR EYES CAN TELL DOCTORS

People who have been putting off eye examinations may want to call their opthalmologists to schedule an appointment. That’s because vision checkups can do more than protect your eyes. More...

Doctor K

Genes aren’t necessarily predictors of Alzheimer’s disease

DEAR DOCTOR K: Alzheimer’s runs in my family. Will it help to get gene testing for this disease?  DEAR READER: Family history is indeed a risk factor for Alzheimer’s. More...

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