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Leaders explain pump station plan

Residents and municipal leaders are learning more about Sunoco’s plan to construct a pump station along Valley View Cemetery Road in Penn Township.  At a recent township meeting, supervisors spent the majority of their time discussing the More...

Trout season opener expected to be busy

Saturday marks a sure sign of spring with the opening of trout season in the central part of the state, including Huntingdon County.  Waterways Conservation Officer Anthony Quarracino with the state Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) said the weath More...

Local News

Fire causes damage to Lincoln Township home

Sparks from a malfunctioning trouble light are being listed as the cause of a blaze that caused minimal damage to a Lincoln Township residence late Thursday afternoon.  The blaze broke out at the Ricky Cresswell residence at 16583 Oakwood Lane j More...

State representative to host breakfast

An upcoming event will give county residents the chance to have their questions about health care answered.  State Rep. More...

Runaway teen returned to Youth Forestry Camp

A 17-year-old male juvenile being housed at Youth Forestry Camp No. 3 in Todd Township was recaptured shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday night after he allegedly ran away from the camp around 7:30 p.m.  More...

World  Free Access 

Wal-Mart unveils cheaper organic line

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is using its massive size to drive down the price of organic food items from tomato paste to chicken broth to make them more affordable for its low-income customers.  More...

Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.  More...

Poll: Filing taxes not tough for most

WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to figure out your federal tax return? More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Rangers secure home ice for first round with win

NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York’s third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo S More...

Haas leads by one after opening 68

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.  More...

Pirates rally to edge Cubs 5-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thurs More...

Press Club

HCCTC teaches hands-only CPR

Dr. Derek Shepherd, a surgeon from the hit TV series “Grey’s Anatomy,” once said, “It’s a beautiful day for saving lives.” At the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center More...

Abuse survivor offers hope

According to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, an American is sexually abused every two minutes. To bring awareness to sexual abuse, one woman has chosen to share her story. More...

Commercial artist plans mural with Hornets

Since renovations, Juniata Valley has been making a lot of changes in the artwork around the school. Each year, art students work to add more life to the walls of the school.  More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Be smart with phone

Dear Readers: We can do a lot with our SMARTPHONES these days — access the Internet, social media, email, bank accounts, etc. But there is a lot of personal information stored on your phone — banking, credit cards, etc. More...

Special Sections

US senator pushes for COPS funding

United States Sen. Bob Casey Jr. More...

EBT acquisition work continues

The East Broad Top Railroad Preservation Association (EBTRPA) is optimistic that efforts to acquire the 33-milelong National Historic Landmark will bear fruit as planning continues for its eventual reopening as both a touristhauler and common carrier More...

Pension costs affect county school budgets

Pension reform has been a problem plaguing the state legislature for several years, and it’s now taken a toll on local high schools.  More...

State  Free Access 

Stabbing suspect like ‘deer in headlights’

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed “like a deer in the headlights” hours later and doesn’t fully grasp what he did, his attorney said Thursday as he sketched out th More...

Proposed changes to Pa. distressed-city law aired

HARRISBURG (AP) — The first proposed update of Pennsylvania’s distressed-municipality law since it was passed in 1987 drew wide-ranging testimony Thursday about not only the law but the financial pressures facing the state’s cities More...

Informant claims he bribed several lawmakers

HARRISBURG (AP) — A man who wore a wire for Pennsylvania prosecutors claimed in a court filing unsealed Thursday that he paid cash bribes to several elected state House representatives in exchange for favorable votes.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Comfort Inn set to open

75 Years Ago  Huntingdon firefighters were called on 153 occasions during the year 1938 it was revealed in a report to The Daily News. One hundred thirty alarms were for Huntingdon and Smithfield; 31 general alarms and 99 for flue fires.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, April 11   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon.  More...

Local Sports

High School Softball:

Miles powers Trojans to win

Kristin Miles belted a grand slam in the bottom of the third inning to lift Mount Union after a big five-run inning by Southern Huntingdon. More...

High School Baseball:

Hornets thrash Claysburg 15-2 to stay unbeaten

Juniata Valley played a makeup game at Claysburg-Kimmel Thursday and the bats exploded in the last three innings. More...

Deja vu for Bearcats at Bellefonte

The second inning gave Huntingdon a haunting memory Wednesday afternoon in a home loss to Philipsburg-Osceola. More...

People/Pastimes

Volunteers honored for making a difference

Even if J.C. Blair Hospital volunteers feel the 10,000-plus hours of service they put in the past year, hospital officials want them to know “to that one, you made a difference.”  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Bentley Gage Yohn, who turns 1 year old today, Friday, April 11, 2014. His proud parents are Bradley and Jill (Kern) Yohn of Orbisonia. More...

Happy Anniversary

Huntingdon couple marks 50 years of marriage

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Jim and Joan Reeves of Huntingdon who celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Friday, April 11, 2014. They were united in marriage in 1964 at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Huntingdon, by the Rev. More...

School News

SHCSD Students of the Month

  The Southern Huntingdon County School Board honored students of the month at its workshop meeting Wednesday, April 9. More...

Read Across America

  Mapleton-Union Elementary students Shaelynn McGinnis, left, and Riely Lemin show off their “Wocket in My Pockets” they created during a Dr. More...

School Lunch Menu

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Annie's Mailbox

Trust is difficult to regain

Dear Annie: Four years ago, I caught my husband lying and cheating in an emotional affair (he says there was never any sex). He and this same woman had been cheating for 10 years. She is married with grown children. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Virgo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, April 12, 2014:  More...

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