March 6, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Imposition of ashes

Alicia Kough, center, receives ashes on her forehead from the Rev. Canon Dee Calhoun, left, as Steve Hoy, looks on during Ash Wednesday services yesterday at St. More...

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Oneida Twp. gets additional liquids fuels funding

Oneida Township treasurer Hank Strong gave the Oneida Township Board of Supervisors a bit of good news at the beginning of Wednesday night’s monthly meeting.  During the financial report, Strong said the anticipated increase of liquid fuel More...

Veterans to have status recognized on driver’s licenses

New legislation will allow Pennsylvania veterans to display their status as such on their state-issued driver’s licenses.  “We’ve been pushing for this for some time now, and I was glad to find out the state has decided it was More...

Correction

The Porter Township story in the March 5 edition of The Daily News stated the township gave $1,500 to Juniata Valley Ambulance Association from its local service tax. Instead, they did not allocate any money for the ambulance association this year. More...

World  Free Access 

Turning a rosemary bush into a tree

Picture a little rosemary tree at your kitchen window, standing there upright and green as if in defiance to the wintry scene beyond the panes.  More...

Doctors hope for cure in a 2nd baby born with HIV

A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment — in this instance, four hours after birth.  Doctors revealed the case Wednesday at an AIDS conference in Bosto More...

HIV prevention drug promising

Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.  The experimental drug has only been tested for prevention in monkeys More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Wake Forest knocks off No. 4 Duke

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Tyler Cavanaugh scored a career-high 20 points and Wake Forest pulled away to upset No. More...

Steelers sign Troy, Heath

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Troy Polamalu and Heath Miller are doing their part to help the Pittsburgh Steelers get under the 2014 salary cap.  The eight-time Pro Bowl safety and the venerable tight end both signed new three-year contracts with the More...

Trail Blazers rout Atlanta 102-78

PORTLAND, Ore. More...

People/Pastimes

United in Marriage

Gonzalez-Lucas

Amy Lucas and Jeremy Gonzalez were united in marriage Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at the Sandals Resort — Antigua, West Indies. The resident pastor at the Sandals Resort presided over the 4 p.m. More...

Fill your breakfast bowl with cereal

Today’s hectic lifestyles make it easy to neglect healthy eating habits, especially in the morning. More...

Mount Union man finishes Air National Guard training

Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Cory B. More...

School News

UPJ announces fall 2013 dean’s list

The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has announced its 2013 fall term dean’s list. More...

Annie's Mailbox

You should be kind and considerate ANNIE

Dear Annie: I have been married to a special man for 23 years. The problem is, he has too close of a relationship with his mother. It doesn’t allow the two of us to have any adult space.  More...

Doctor K

Medications affecting balance can be substituted

DEAR DOCTOR K: You’ve mentioned that some medications affect balance. Which ones? If a drug I’m taking is affecting my balance, what can I do about it?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

The desert fox

Kevin Harvick has 24 Cup Series wins. Five of those have been scored at Phoenix International Raceway — the latest came Sunday when he captured The Profit on CNBC 500K. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers  Time to panic? Or is it ‘Danic?’   More...

PHOENIX REWIND

Jeff on his cabbie role: ‘I like stepping outside the boundaries’

Pepsi released another video of Jeff Gordon terrifying a passenger in a street car. Last year he shocked a car salesman on a test drive. This year he played a cab driver outrunning a police car. More...

Amtrak’s future positive for area

Just over a year after Huntingdon County faced the serious threat of losing its Amtrak service, one local group is working to not only maintain the service, but expand it.  More...

Maintenance code discussed in MU

Resuming last month’s discussion on how to control the condition and placement of mobile homes, Mount Union Borough Council weighed options Wednesday night on how to improve the borough’s maintenance code, ultimately deciding to review or More...

Sewer payment problems addressed

After months of hearing complaints from residents about not receiving payment books for quite some time, members of the Alexandria-Porter Township Sewer Authority decided Wednesday evening to take action.  More...

Boro. ordinance to aid O-R Volunteer Fire Co.

Orbisonia Borough Council Wednesday evening voted to approve an ordinance to help the Orbisonia-Rockhill Volunteer Fire Co. recover costs from insurance for providing emergency services.  More...

State  Free Access 

Company gives info in Democrat’s race for governor

HARRISBURG (AP) — A building materials company headed by Tom Wolf, the York County Democrat who is running for governor, has released financial information after The Associated Press asked his campaign to document one of its central themes: tha More...

Pa. man accused of killing Iowa lawmaker’s sisters

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man charged with robbing and killing two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker turned himself in to police on Wednesday after professing his innocence on Facebook and claiming he had been framed.  More...

Philadelphia schools accused of religious beard bias

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The city’s school district has been accused in a federal lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice of discriminating against an employee who said he couldn’t trim his beard for religious reasons.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Smithfield Township receives federal grant

75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 6   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...

Local Sports

ECAC Southwest Tournament:

Juniata men get by Alfred 92-76

On a noisy night in Kennedy Sports+Recreation Center, when the energy on court was as palpable as the fans in the bleachers, the Juniata College men’s basketball team used a potent offense and a steady defense to top Alfred University 92-76 in More...

Juniata’s Hays first team LC selection

Senior Jeremy Hays (McMechen, W.Va.) of the Juniata College men’s basketball team earned first-team All- Landmark Conference honors, the league announced Wednesday. More...

PIAA Girls’ Basketball Tournament:

Titans, Bearcats ready to go

While Tussey Mountain has become a familiar face in the PIAA state basketball playoff race, Huntingdon is venturing into the interdistricts for the first time in 26 years. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:

United Way makes county an enjoyable place to live   More...

Op-Ed

Insecurity

As a key holder to the Huntingdon County Courthouse, I was somewhat alarmed to receive an email from the court indicating that in the interest of security, I, apparently along with others, was being required to turn in my key.  More...

Arizona swims against the tide

The choice for Arizona Gov. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Sandy Ridge Market employee Carolyn Rorer, center, teaches Southern Pride 4-H Club members, from the left, Emily G., Elizabeth P., Andrea M. and Mikara A., how to decorate cakes. More...

Building a stronger Pennsylvania

Not long ago, Pennsylvania was in some serious trouble. You may remember the hits our agriculture industry took as a result of the great recession. In many of our rural counties, economic stagnation seemed like a fact of life. More...

Southern Pride 4-H Club

The Southern Pride 4-H Club visited Sandy Ridge Market in Orbisonia Feb. 10 to learn how to decorate cakes.  Carolyn Rorer, a Sandy Ridge employee, demonstrated the art of cake decorating in the store kitchen.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 7, 2014:  More...

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