April 10, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Job announcement kick starts county

The local business and industry community is still filled with the excitement after it was announced Tuesday that 18 new jobs will be coming to the Huntingdon Fiberglass plant in Huntingdon.  Amy Wise, executive director of Huntingdon County Bu More...

Camp Literacy

Families from across the Southern Huntingdon County School District spent Wednesday evening at Camp Literacy, an educational and entertaining retreat at the high school which focused on literacy as a More...

State  Free Access 

Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

MURRYSVILLE (AP) — Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a “blank expression” stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before More...

Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis

NORRISTOWN (AP) — When a 6-foot-5, 270-pound man with a history of violence broke out of a mental health ward near Philadelphia and tried to withdraw money from a bank, a confrontation with police seemed likely.  But Lower Merion Township More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Raystown Country Sports Show to open with tractor pull

75 Years Ago Christ is Risen!” — the glorious message of the resurrection — will be told in song and story on Easter Sunday at special services to be held in each and every church in Huntingdon County and vicinity. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 10   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

Men’s Tennis:

Unbeaten Eagles top Susquehanna 9-0

The Juniata College men’s tennis team put on a clinic Wednesday afternoon, showcasing how to win, with a 9-0 sweep of Susquehanna University. More...

College Baseball:

JC splits with Mounties

Langdon-Goodale field was the site of some of the most dramatic baseball of the 2014 season for Juniata College as the Eagles earned a doubleheader split with Mount Aloysius College. More...

Titans improve to 6-0 with win at Windber

Tussey Mountain’s tennis team improved to 6-0 for the season with a 4-1 victory Thursday afternoon at Windber.  The Titans won two of three singles matches, then swept the two doubles matches to keep their string alive.  More...

Editorial

A better path to prosperity

Washington politicos aren’t quite right when they say federal budget proposals are “dead on arrival.”  Even if they don’t become law, budgets stand as living, breathing testimonies of the values and priorities of the peop More...

Rigging the electoral system for the rich

A poll conducted late last year found that more than seven in 10 voters think our election system is “biased in favor of the candidate with the most money.”  More...

Our Readers Write

A new hero Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: I thought I would never find another hero. Someone told me all the heroes were taken. But I did come across one in our local paper. His name is Michael Smith. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

County Holstein Association members receive awards

The Huntingdon County Holstein Association held its annual meeting and banquet at the Shaver Creek Community Building March 22.  The meeting was called to order by president Aaron Harpster. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 11, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Locals support charged teacher

The fate of a suspended high school teacher and head football coach drew a large crowd of residents and students to the monthly meeting of the Juniata Valley School Board (JVSB) Wednesday evening.  More...

Physics highlighted at ‘phun’ night

Brumbaugh Academic Center on the Juniata College campus was the site of fiery explosions, sonic booms, strange cloud formations and a near presidential impaling, but it was all in the name of science — and fun.  More...

Jobs

Local News

One Run for Boston

Runners, from the left, Mike Renz, Michael Martin and Craig Murphy, from One Run for Boston made the trek through the county near the entrance to the Lower Trail in Alexandria yesterday in an effort More...

SHCSD prelim budget includes $1.7M deficit

Southern Huntingdon County School Board members learned the district’s preliminary budget does not include a tax increase, but without one, a deficit of $1.7 million.  The board discussed the findings in a preliminary budget as introduced More...

Candlelight vigil to honor kids fighting cancer

To honor and remember those who are fighting or have fought a battle with childhood cancer, the Juniata College chapter of Caring For Kids with Cancer (CFCK) will hold a candlelight vigil at 7:30 p.m. More...

World  Free Access 

Hillary Clinton’s book to be released June 10

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s new book on her time as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state will be released on June 10, her publisher says.  More...

GOP derails gender pay gap bill in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill Wednesday curbing paycheck discrimination against women, an effort that even in defeat Democrats hoped would pay political dividends in this fall’s congressional elections.&n More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lacey Holsworth succumbs to cancer

DETROIT (AP) — Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old girl with cancer who befriended Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne and inspired the team to make her happy by playing well, has died, the girl’s father said.  More...

Pacers win to move back atop conference standings

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Chris Copeland’s driving layup with 1.2 seconds remaining gave the Indiana Pacers a 104-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night that moved them back into first place in the Eastern Conference.  More...

Reds shut out Cardinals 4-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Billy Hamilton had three hits and his first two steals, and scored easily after tagging up on a shallow outfield pop fly to support a strong outing from Mike Leake in the Cincinnati Reds’ 4-0 victory over the St. More...

People/Pastimes

Boy Scout Troop and Pack 4494, Robertsdale

Scouts from Troop and Pack 4494, Robertsdale, including, front row, from the left, Jay Kormanski, Ben Kormanski, Ethan Wilkins, Dalton Baker; back row, Christian Herdman, Tyler Eshelman, Brandon Rhod More...

Clever alternatives to typical Easter eggs

Easter is a time when Christian families gather to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Religious customs abound on Easter, but a number of secular traditions have emerged as well. More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Adelyn Reese Payne who turned 1 year old yesterday, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Her proud parents are Nick and Aubrey Payne of Huntingdon and she has a big brother, Everett.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Looking for help for brother-in-law ANNIE

Dear Annie: My husband and I live in Minnesota. His 78-year-old stepbrother lives by himself in Florida. “Horace” has a part-time job and goes to church regularly, but otherwise sticks to himself. More...

Doctor K

Limit time kids spend playing video games

DEAR DOCTOR K: My son plays a lot of video games. What do I need to know about them? And how can I make sure they don’t become a problem?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

TON Y’S TIGER S

Remember way back, when Tony Stewart was worried about adding a fourth Sprint Cup team to the Stewart-Haas Racing stable in 2014?  Those fears and doubts must have abated in recent weeks, since the team has notched two wins, and Stewart surprise More...

TEXAS REWIND

Dale Junior talks about Elliott family’s racing future, past

You might see two Elliotts competing in the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on May 3. NASCAR rookie Chase Elliott might be racing against his father, 1988 Cup Series champion Bill Elliott, at the 2.66- mile tri-oval.  More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves

Even NAPA has hitched up to Chase. Where do you rank Darlington on your alltime favorite tracks?   More...

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