February 27, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Hospital and union build strong accord

Many area residents may be closely following the news regarding the tentative contract agreement between UPMC Altoona and the union representing registered nurses and wondering what the presence of a larger health system in the county could mean for More...

Bill meant to regulate state’s payday lending

Statewide news circuits have recently reported a “new push” for what is referred to as a Payday Lending Bill, which passed the state House in 2012 and has been in the state Senate since July 2013.  More...

Local News

Corrections

In the article featuring the Panda Den in Smithfield Township in the Feb. More...

Chamber’s ‘Winter Blues’ event to benefit nonprofits

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce is again offering its “Beat the Winter Blues” event to benefit chamber nonprofit organizations.  More...

Mount Union man arraigned on drug, firearm charges

A Mount Union man was returned to Huntingdon County Wednesday morning to face several charges stemming from a Jan. More...

World  Free Access 

Arizona governor’s veto aimed at own party’s right

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays.  More...

Russia grants protection for Ukrainian president

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow on Wednesday granted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych protection “on the territory of Russia,” shortly after the fugitive leader sought help from the Kremlin, according to an official quoted by Russian news More...

Native plants offer fruit, beauty

More and more gardens are going native these days. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Pirates win; Phillies lose

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury reached base in all three plate appearances of his New York Yankees’ spring training debut, scoring twice Wednesday in 6-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  More...

No. 3 Arizona routs California in rematch

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Johnson scored 22 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 16 and No. More...

Sabres down Bruins 5-4 in overtime

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Matt D’Agostini outraced Zdeno Chara to a loose puck and scored 22 seconds into overtime, lifting the Buffalo Sabres to a 5-4 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Stone Creek Valley officers

The Stone Creek Valley 4-H Club recently elected new officers for 2014. More...

Trough Creek Community Adventurers

The Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club held its monthly meeting at the Cassville United Methodist Church Feb. 10.  First, members discussed old business, including the Big Mouth sub orders and money which were due.  More...

Alexandria Junior Rifle Club

The Alexandria 4-H Junior Rifle Club scores for the 13th week, Feb. More...

School News

SHCHS graduate named to fall 2013 dean’s list

Angeleah Zeilinger of Three Springs was named to the dean’s list at Allegany College of Maryland, Everett campus, for the fall 2013 semester. The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.80 or higher.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Parents need to use best judgment ANNIE

Dear Annie: I’m livid. My 14-year-old daughter and her friends want to see a certain PG-13 movie on Saturday. But after I read the reviews, I will not allow her to go. More...

Doctor K

Try deep breathing to handle stress

DEAR DOCTOR K: How does deep breathing help to control stress?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

SOCI A L PR ESENCE

The day after Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Sunday’s Daytona 500 — following a marathon rain delay — the driver shed light on his after-celebration time. More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves

Jinxed? Should Daytona 500 move back to an earlier date? GODSPEAK: There’s no jinx. I don’t care about the day, I care about the starting time. Don’t go prime time with the start. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Has Junior ever been that happy?   It’s hard to imagine, but thinking back, he was blown away at least two other times at Daytona — after winning the 2001 July race and after winning the 2004 Daytona 500. More...

Man sentenced to 7-14 years

During emotional proceedings in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas this morning, the Altoona man charged with killing his former daughter-in-law learned he will spend the next seven to 14 years behind bars.  More...

State inmates may gain tablet access

The state Department of Corrections may introduce a new rule that would allow inmates, including those at SCI Huntingdon and Smithfield, to have access to electronic tablets.  More...

New insurance law modernizes ID options

Legislation from a local senator is bringing Pennsylvania into the 21st century.  More...

State  Free Access 

Casey urges legislature to sidestep union bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping into a heated political battle, U.S. Sen. More...

Governor to undergo hernia surgery today

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. More...

AG seeks complaints about electric-bill spikes

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s attorney general is encouraging people to contact her office if they have complaints about unexpected and dramatic increases in electricity bills.  Attorney General Kathleen Kane said Wednesday her of More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Planning commission to receive grant monies

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 27   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for additional information.  More...

Local Sports

Southwest Class AA Regional Wrestling:

Area sending 15 to Johnstown

Huntingdon, Mount Union and Tussey Mountain will represent The Daily News’ coverage area at the Southwest-AA Regionals at the War Memorial in Johnstown Friday and Saturday. More...

District 6-AAA Semifinals:

Both Bearcat teams advance

Girls finish well to beat Ligonier   Huntingdon showed that in the big scheme of things it doesn’t matter how you played the whole game as long as you get the job done at the end. More...

SWAA Regioinal Pairings

Following are the advance pairings for the Southwest-AA Regionals this Friday and Saturday at the War Memorial in Johnstown. Listings are in order of brackets. More...

Editorial

Huntingdon — Through the Years

Monsignor Ackerson’s house

It was a cold, snowy February night in 1980 as I began my arduous journey from Erie to Huntingdon in my old 1968 Plymouth Sport Fury. This would be my first visit home from college since Christmas break, and I was eager to see my hometown again. More...

People/Pastimes

TOPS helps build a heart-healthy meal

February marks the 50th anniversary of American Heart Month, an occasion aimed at increasing awareness of cardiovascular disease, which is responsible for one out of every four deaths in the United States. More...

Recipes offer a taste of worldwide culinary adventure

From taking a food tour through the Mediterranean to infusing everyday recipes with exotic herbs and spices, home chefs are eager to explore the world through culinary adventures.  More...

Service Personnel News

MUAHS graduate completes basic military training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Avery D. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Aquarius if born before 9:53 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Pisces.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014:  More...

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