March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County jobless rate dipped in January

Unemployment numbers dipped, yet again, in Huntingdon County in January.  After the December rate of 8.8 percent, the state Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis reported in January Huntingdon County&rsqu More...

Threat of forest fires higher during spring

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) is recognizing this week as “Wildfire Prevention Week,” a week when county foresters and residents observe the causes of wildfires and the ways in which people can prevent More...

Local News

Clearfield Bank ribbon cutting

Clearfield Bank and Trust leaders were on hand for an official ribbon cutting at the new location on Route 22 in Smithfield Township Wednesday morning. More...

High school principal gets new job title

With the departure of Brian Pelka as Huntingdon Area Middle School principal, the Huntingdon Area School Board unanimously approved during its March 17 meeting current high school principal Deborah Luffy to serve as secondary principal.  More...

Sentencing continued for MU gold thieves

Sentencing for the Mount Union couple charged with stealing over $100,000 worth of gold from the gold-plating department at the former FCI USA Inc., Shirley Township, in 2013, was continued Wednesday in Huntingdon County Court.  More...

World  Free Access 

Autism-friendly NYC show offered for younger kids

NEW YORK (AP) — Families of young autistic children have a new place to engage their sons and daughters — a live Disney show.  More...

Veterans marijuana study wins federal backing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government has signed off on a long-delayed study looking at marijuana as a treatment for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, a development that drug researchers are hailing as a major shift in U.S. More...

Local Sports

Mountain League All-Stars:

Bearcats have 13 athletes honored

A total of 13 athletes from three sports were honored as allstars at the annual Mountain League banquet held Monday evening at Tyrone High School.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

I regret my comments  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   I would like to apologize to you for comments in my letter from March 10, “An Aversion to Facts.”  More...

You Should Know

Q: Can chronic wasting disease (CWD) be passed from deer to humans or other species?  More...

Political letter rules

Now that the campaigning for the Tuesday, May 20, primary election has started, it is expected there will be Letters to the Editor in support or opposition to various candidates for elected offices.  More...

People/Pastimes

Celebrate children’s birthdays in The Daily News

Celebrate your child’s birthday by putting his or picture in The Daily News. Following are guidelines for submitting information about your child and his or her special day.  More...

Happy Birthday

HAPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Bradley Mark Houp who turns 13 years old today, Thursday, March 20, 2014. His proud parents are Mark and Pamela Houp of Huntingdon. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Jensyn Elizabeth Myers who turns 1 year old today, Thursday, March 20, 2014. Her proud parents are Jim and Ashlee Myers of Orbisonia. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 11:39 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, March 21, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Enrollment date fast approaching

The deadline to sign up for a health insurance plan on the Health Care Marketplace at healthcare.gov is quickly approaching, and officials working at J.C. More...

Local leaders hear of state programs

The bimonthly meeting of the Huntingdon County Council of Governments had two presentations on the agenda Wednesday night. More...

Flood insurance bill helps local real estate

President Obama is slated to sign the flood insurance bill that was passed by the Senate late last week, which is expected to provide some relief to Huntingdon County residents in regard to their flood insurance premiums.  More...

State  Free Access 

Key cases loom in Pennsylvania gay marriage fight

PHILADELPHIA (AP) When U.S. More...

Pa. GOP digests Senate loss to Republican maverick

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republicans in the Pennsylvania state Senate were digesting the news Wednesday that they will be joined by a conservative maverick who was heavily critical of them in an expensive and sharp-elbowed special election in which he More...

Lawyer: Death of US man in Bahamas was accident

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Two U.S. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fair board announces admission remains the same

75 Years Ago  Rep. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, March 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 

It’s the saddest NCAA pool in America

Welcome back to BracketRacket, the one-stop shopping place for all your NCAA tournament needs. If you think the lack of breathable polyester in those ridiculous get-ups is the biggest threat to mascots, you may want to go directly to item No. 3. More...

Men’s NIT Tournament:

Mann leads Georgia past Vermont

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Charles Mann scored a careerhigh 29 points, including a threepoint play with 2:25 remaining that gave Georgia the lead, and the Bulldogs beat Vermont 63-56 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.  More...

NCAA Men’s Tournament:

Tennessee rallies to top Iowa 78-65

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jarnell Stokes dominated inside as Tennessee finally caught up in the closing minutes of regulation, and then opened overtime with a three-point play that got the Volunteers headed to a 78-65 victory over Iowa on Wednesday n More...

Farm-Home-Garden

West Twp. dairy farmer named to Holstein Hall of Fame

West Township dairy farmer John Foster Jr. of Globe Run Farms was bestowed the honor of being inducted into the Pennsylvania Holstein Hall of Fame during the state Holstein Convention Feb. More...

Celebrate National Ag Day

USDA Huntingdon/Blair Farm Service Agency (FSA) executive director Melissa Webreck encourages everyone to take a moment to appreciate the hard working farmers and ranchers in Pennsylvania Tuesday, March 25, National Ag Day. More...

Producers weighing dairy policy shift in farm bill

As the dust settles on February’s enactment of the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly referred to as the farm bill, experts continue to analyze the bill’s provisions to determine what the legislation means for farmers in Pennsylvania and More...

Annie's Mailbox

Enlist pediatrician’s help ANNIE

Dear Annie: My husband and I are expecting our second child. When our first was born, my in-laws (who live out of town) visited shortly after the birth, and it was awful. They tried to separate me from our baby to have alone time with him. More...

Doctor K

Various causes for changes in urination

DEAR DOCTOR K: I am a 52-year-old man. When I finish urinating, I drip much more then I used to. And I have a stinging sensation in my urethra. What could cause this?  DEAR READER: What you’re experiencing is a very common complaint. More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

NO SECOND THOUGHTS

One streak is over and another continues at Hendrick Motorsports. More...

BRISTOL REWIND

NASCAR flag man inadvertently delivers a cautionary tale

NASCAR Vice President of Competition Robin Pemberton explained to the media why the caution lights came out for no apparent reason with less than three laps left in Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.  What happened?  More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves  Did you ever think you’d see Tony Stewart happy after a fourth-place finish?   More...

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