February 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Conservation district issues annual report

In today’s edition of The Daily News, on Page B8, there’s an advertisement that is making quite a splash.  The page is dominated by informa- tion telling readers about the work done by the Huntingdon County Conservation District in t More...

Teen dating violence prevention stressed

A date is something most teenagers look forward to and to capitalize on that fact and promote February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, the Huntingdon County Interact Club has partnered with Huntingdon House to host a movie “night&rdquo More...

Local News

Huntingdon County’s Most Wanted

Name: James Hawes Date of Birth: 8/13/71 Age: 42 Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Weight: 190 pounds Eye color: Brown Hair color: Brown   Last known address(es): 1118 Sixth Ave., Altoona; 2928 Lakewood Drive, Violet, La.; 2 More...

Roof collapses

No one was injured when part of the roof of a home at 417 Mifflin St., Huntingdon, collapsed early Friday afternoon. More...

New Saxton mayor sworn in

Saxton Borough Council unanimously accepted the resignation of councilman Alan Smith during a special meeting Feb. 19. Smith was then appointed borough mayor.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 22   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623.  Sunday, Feb. 23   More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Mavs hand Sixers another loss

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points, Shawn Marion had 22 and the Dallas Mavericks beat undermanned Philadelphia 124-112 on Friday night, handing the 76ers their 10th straight loss.  A day after dismantling the roster and tra More...

McDowell steals another win

MARANA, Ariz. More...

Niners’ CEO denies he tried to trade Harbaugh

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York denied his team nearly traded coach Jim Harbaugh to the Cleveland Browns last month for draft picks.  More...

Religion News

Israeli demand sparks ‘Jewish state’ debate

JERUSALEM (AP) — Is Israel “the Jewish state”?  The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. More...

Bishop appoints new chief financial officer

The Most Rev. Mark L. Bartchak has announced the appointment of Matthew Stever as chief financial officer of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, effective March 1, 2014.  More...

Nun gets nearly three years in prison for nuke protest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

Annie's Mailbox

There are no guarantees

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for six years. He divorced his wife of 53 years because he fell in love with me and wanted the rest of his life to be happy. They had not shared a bedroom since the last of their kids was born.  More...

Doctor K

Use coconut oil sparingly

DEAR DOCTOR K: Coconut oil is all over the grocery store shelves lately. Is it healthier than other cooking oils?  DEAR READER: I’ve also noticed that coconut oil seems to be catching on these days. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 24, 2014:  More...

Hospital official talks partnership Primary election’s deadlines approach

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital and PinnacleHealth officials are still diligently working to put the final touches on a partnership between the central Pennsylvania based health system and the hospital.  More...

United Way campaign nearing end

As the end of February draws near, so, too, does the Huntingdon County United Way 2013-2014 campaign.  Kathy Armillei, Huntingdon County United Way (HCUW) executive director, said the organization is approaching its $365,000 goal.  “W More...

Brady Township man joins planning board

Members of the Huntingdon County Planning Commission are one step closer to having a full board.  The first matter of business during the Feb. More...

State  Free Access 

Governor signs death warrant for former Petersburg man

The former Petersburg man convicted of killing and raping a 2-year-old Clearfield girl Oct. 4, 1988, has been scheduled to be executed by lethal injection Wednesday, April 16.  More...

General News

Obama to award Medal of Honor to 24 veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to correct potential acts of bias spanning three wars, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans following a congressionally mandated review to ensure that eligible recipients were not by More...

Charting the McConaissance, film by film

NEW YORK (AP) — Six years ago, Matthew McConaughey was starring in a movie called “Surfer, Dude,” a film about as good as its title implies. More...

Anne Frank books damaged in Tokyo libraries

TOKYO (AP) — Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl” and scores of books about the young Holocaust victim have been vandalized in Tokyo public libraries since earlier this year.  The damage was mostly in the form of doze More...

Local Sports

Oaklee Brode only Titan in semifinals

Tussey Mountain sent seven wrestlers to Windber High School Friday to compete in this weekend’s District 5-AA Tournament. More...

HCA boys finish sixth in ACAA

After falling 70-43 to Columbia County Christian School Thursday, the Huntingdon Christian Academy boys (17-7) bounced back with a 64-38 win over Cambria County Christian School Friday evening at Mundy’s Corner to earn a fifth-place finish in t More...

Calvary teams settle for another split

The Calvary Christian Academy of Huntingdon basketball teams came away with a split from Friday evening’s doubleheader at Bedford CIA. The Calvary girls (10-4) used a 25-point third quarter to pull away from Bedford for a 59-33 victory. More...

People/Pastimes

Former Elco employees to meet

Due to the icy and snowy conditions, no one was able to attend the Elco breakfast scheduled for Jan. 27.  The next breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Top’s Diner, Mill Creek. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Helen Getic of Chambersburg who will celebrate her 90th birthday Sunday, March 2, 2014. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Special Occasions

Feb. 22, 2014  Happy birthday wishes go out to Jean Feagley who celebrates her birthday today, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Happy birthday, Jean!   More...

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