February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Snow could cause damage to homes

After a roof collapse reported in the Coaldale area and one in the village of Cooks, accumulations of snow and ice are causing frustrating situations for property owners in the region.  More...

Applications for rebate program now available

Applications for a program that aids residents across the county are now available.  The state Department of Revenue has announced the Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program is now accepting applications for eligible residents to begin claiming re More...

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Area brief

SCV Lions hootenanny set for Feb. 22   More...

Old-Time Photos

The Markle House, now the Madden-Wennick American Legion Post 518, was dedicated as a veterans home in November 1946. The dedication was attended by Capt. James E. VanZandt of Altoona. More...

Residents recall bakery memories

Following the publication of photos of the former Hom-Taste Bakery, located on the corner of 14th and Moore streets, Huntingdon Borough, The Daily News received additional information from two community members.  More...

World  Free Access 

‘Mockingbird’ author settles museum lawsuit

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. More...

Minimum wage report puts Democrats on defensive

WASHINGTON (AP) — A report by Congress’ nonpartisan budget analysts seems to have thrown Democrats onto the defensive after it concluded that the party’s drive to boost the federal minimum wage could cost a half-million jobs by 2016 More...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Playoffs:

Trojan teams gone after first round

Dragons pull away in 2nd half   The Mount Union boys basketball team ran into a very solid defensive Central squad and compounded that with a bad night shooting from the floor. More...

H.S. Boys’ Basketball:

Bearcats lose in OT at Central Mountain

Huntingdon wrapped up the regular season Wednesday with a big game at Central Mountain. More...

Women’s Basketball:

Eagles rally to down Susquehanna 72-69

The Juniata College women’s basketball team erased a 17-point first-half deficit to earn the 72-69 win over Landmark Conference rival Susquehanna University Wednesday night in its final regular season home game. More...

People/Pastimes

Local man receives scouting honor

Longtime scouting volunteer Cloyd “Sonny” Rupert was honored recently by the Juniata Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, with the Silver Beaver Award, which is the highest honor that a Boy Scout council can bestow on a volunteer.  More...

New car seat rules for LATCH system

For years, the LATCH system standard for vehicles has been the preferred method of safely securing infant and child safety seats into a car. But the LATCH system many parents have grown accustomed to is changing. More...

Cub Scout Pack 225

Members of Cub Scout Pack 225, front row, from the left, David Fisher, Lincoln Milam, Matthew Covert; back row, Evan Hoffman, Christopher Kreis, Gavin Myers, Hayden Campbell, Braeden North, Caleb Lei More...

School News

HAHS graduate named to dean’s list

Huntingdon Area High School graduate Katelyn Russell has been named to the fall 2013 dean’s list at West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va.  Russell is pursuing a bachelor of science degree in nursing.  More...

Local students recognized for academic achievement

About 3,250 students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2013 semester. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

‘Blueprint’ plan could aid county

The Huntingdon County Planning Commission is inviting business and municipal leaders to be part of a possible new venture to help revitalize Hunti ngdon County.  More...

Equipment grant sought for CJAB

A $146,960 grant being sought to purchase new equipment to assist law enforcement agencies throughout the county led to a lengthy discussion between Huntingdon County Emergency Management Agency director Adam Miller and members of the Huntingdon Coun More...

Cleanup continues

Mark’s Brothers employees Norman Querry, right, and Neil Leidy used heavy equipment to remove snow from the parking lot of the Rodney Secrest State Farm Insurance building on Washington Street More...

State  Free Access 

Ukrainians in US, Canada urge protester support

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ukrainians living in the United States and Canada reacted with tentative optimism Wednesday to news of a truce in the violence-torn country, while still shedding tears for their homeland and nervously wondering what will come More...

Supreme Court says AG can get legal documents

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court has ruled that government agencies can’t assert lawyer-client privilege to protect records when the state attorney general’s office needs them to fulfill its duties.  The Sup More...

Penn State defendants ask judge to dismiss counts

HARRISBURG (AP) — State prosecutors and lawyers for three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sex abuse allegations filed lengthy documents on Wednesday about the role played by the university’s former general counsel More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Portstown’s original arch to reopen as passageway

75 Years Ago  The state Highway Department personnel office announced that D.C. Stackpole had been named district engineer of the Hollidaysburg district at a salary of $6,000. He succeeded E.J. O’Sullivan, who was dismissed.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 20   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 

Bailey agrees to deal

GOODYEAR, Ariz. More...

Boston College stuns Syracuse

SYRACUSE, N.Y. More...

Men’s Hockey:

US and Canada win; set up semifinal showdown

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Dustin Brown banged in a goahead goal late in the first period and the United States went on to dominate the Czech Republic 5-2 Wednesday, earning a spot in the Olympic hockey semifinals for the second straight time.  More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Support organ donation bill

A minute can change everything. A minute can turn a life upside down, inside out and rip a family apart. A minute can be the difference between unbridled joy and devastating pain.  More...

Our Readers Write

Improving the Shirley Home

Editor  The Daily News  Dear Editor:   As chairperson of the Shirley Home Fundraising Committee, I want to inform the community on our past, present and future improvements to the Shirley Home.  More...

Buying more than a piece of the rock

One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Jasmine Morgan, left, goes over the parts of beef and goats with the members of the Spring Farms Livestock Club. More...

Spring Farms Livestock

The Spring Farms Livestock Club held its monthly meeting Feb. 11 at the Community State Bank of Orbisonia. The meeting was called to order by club president Preston Rhodes. More...

Gov.’s budget proposal increases investment in agriculture

Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2014-15 budget proposal makes important investments to the Department of Agriculture and the economy-driving agriculture industry.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

This is a genetic predisposition for trichotillomania ANNIE

Dear Annie: One of our darling granddaughters started to pull out her eyelashes at around age 9. We expressed our concern to our son. Shortly after, we were told that our granddaughter was seeing a counselor to address this behavior. More...

Doctor K

Irritable bowel syndrome may have many causes

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have irritable bowel syndrome. Can you explain what has caused it?  DEAR READER: The honest answer is we don’t know what causes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

He said, she said

The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway didn’t go so well for romantic racers Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.  More...

PRESEASON CHATTER

Words of advice for the rookies … yes, from Kurt Busch

Kurt Busch will make his first start in the No. 41 Stewart-Haas Chevrolet in Sunday’s Daytona 500. He talked to the media after arriving at Daytona International Speedway for Speedweeks. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers  What do we make of Austin Dillon’s pole run?   More...

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