April 17, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Ash tree damage prevalent in region

The emerald ash borer, a green beetle native to Asia and eastern Russia, is infecting and destroying ash trees in Huntingdon County.  More...

Homeowners warned of contracting scams

As spring’s pleasant weather sets in, many county residents may be thinking of starting home improvement projects. More...

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Local News

Spring Thaw registration date

Kelly Latten fills out registration forms for her children, Tyler and Emily, to enter their art works in the Huntingdon County Arts Council’s Spring Thaw exhibit. More...

Va. man charged in sex assault case

A Virginia man is facing 624 counts of felony 2 statutory sexual assault for allegedly engaging in consensual sex with a then-13-year-old girl at a Walker Township residence.  More...

Area briefs

The Stone Creek Valley Lions Club will host an Easter egg hunt for children 12 years and younger Saturday, April 19, at the SCV Lions Park on Cold Springs Road More...

World  Free Access 

Frothy fun: dyeing Easter eggs in shaving cream

If dyeing Easter eggs with vinegar and color tablets is feeling old, reach for a new duo: shaving cream and liquid food coloring.  It’s a tactile project many kids will enjoy — especially swirling the colors into the cream.  More...

More vets turn to prosthetics to help legless pets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 9-month-old boxer pup named Duncan barreled down a beach in Oregon, running full tilt on soft sand into You- Tube history and showing more than four million viewers that he can revel in a good romp despite lacking back legs More...

Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — They’re called leggings — popular fashion items that are tightfitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Cueto, Reds shut down Bucs

CINCINNATI (AP) — Johnny Cueto pitched his third career shutout against the team that beat him in the playoffs, and Joey Votto hit a two-run homer that led the Cincinnati Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 Wednesday for their first winning se More...

Yankees take two from Cubs

NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka and Michael Pineda pitched the New York Yankees to a 3-0, 2-0 sweep of the Chicago Cubs in a chilly day-nightdoubleheader Monday.  More...

Wizards claim fifth seed; Sixers down Heat

BOSTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. More...

People/Pastimes

Effortlessly prepare an Easter ham with a slow cooker

This year, make your Easter ham effortless by ditching the oven and using your slow cooker instead. More...

Delight guests with a dessert bar

Anyone who entertains knows it takes effort to make it look effortless. For those planning to host an Easter celebration, incorporating special touches is part of the fun and adds to your guests’ experience.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aries and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, April 18, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Local feed mills subject to FSMA

As enforcement of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) continues to move toward enactment, concerns regarding detrimental impacts on animal feed manufacturers have led to further calls for the act&rs More...

Week celebrates local government

Huntingdon County’s 18 boroughs, 30 townships, four school districts and innumerable local authorities and citizen officials will join the state’s nearly 5,000 local government agencies to celebrate Local Government Week.  State Reso More...

Good Friday services scheduled tomorrow

Area churches will hold services to observe Good Friday this Holy Week. Service times and locations are as follows:  Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, 800 N. More...

State  Free Access 

Classes resume at school rocked by stabbings

MURRYSVILLE (AP) — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.  More...

Challenge to Corbett’s GOP foe goes to high court

HARRISBURG (AP) — A Republican Party-backed effort to disqualify the lone primary challenger to Gov. More...

Gubernatorial candidates begin showing tax returns

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two Democratic candidates for governor have released their tax returns for 2012 after seeking extensions for the 2013 tax year.  U.S. Rep. More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

World’s Fair visitors to pass through area

75 Years Ago The William Penn Highway Association of Pennsylvania, at a meeting held in Fisher’s Restaurant in Huntingdon, took initial steps to keep the William Penn Highway open throughout its entire length during the summer so that tourists visiti More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, April 17   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

High School Track & Field:

Titan boys, Hornet girls earn sweeps

Three area track teams gathered at Mount Union Wednesday afternoon. More...

High School Baseball:

Trojans finish off Branch in nine

Mount Union resumed play of a game at West Branch Wednesday and the two teams received some extra innings for their trouble. The Trojans scored four runs in the top of the ninth to beat the Warriors 12-8.  More...

Devils deal Hornets 3-1 ICC setback

Juniata Valley moved its game to Bellwood-Antis Wednesday and played right with the undefeated Blue Devils. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

A call to action

For over a century, Pennsylvanians have played a prominent role in defending our nation, sending our sons and daughters to fight across the world. More...

Our Readers Write

Cure for a ‘ dreaded disease’ Editor The Daily News Dear Editor: More...

You Should Know

Q: Are the below freezing overnight temperatures dangerous for spring flower bulbs?  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Central Pa. Rodeo comes to fairgrounds

The 10th Annual Central Pennsylvania Rodeo will be held at the Huntingdon County Fairgrounds Friday, June 13, Saturday, June 14, and Sunday, June 15. Saint Matthew School of Tyrone has announced that show times will start 7:30 p.m. More...

4-H Club News

Southern Pride

Members of the Southern Pride 4-H Club traveled to Path Valley March 29 to visit a shop and learn about blacksmithing.  Blacksmith Bill Swailes gave the history of blacksmithing to the 4-H members and showed them many artifacts, some of which he More...

4-H Horse Production Program updated

Beginning in 2014, the previous structure of the 4-H Horse Production Program, which utilized regional production shows and participation at the State 4-H Horse Show in Harrisburg has been replaced and updated with the Junior Horse Project and the Ju More...

Annie's Mailbox

Awkwardness adds to co-discomfort

Dear Annie: Several years ago, I went to a massage parlor and paid a woman for sex. This same woman recently got a job in the office where I work. There are only nine employees.  More...

Doctor K

Simple changes make bathing easier for elderly

DEAR DOCTOR K: I would appreciate suggestions for how to help an aging and ailing parent to bathe.  DEAR READER: Until you step in to help, you may not even be aware of all the obstacles that can make bathing difficult for someone who is older o More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

LEADER OF THE PACK

NASCAR has put so much emphasis on winning Sprint Cup races that the season-long points standings have become something of an afterthought.  Kevin Harvick is considered the “leader” going into the Chase because he became the first tw More...

DARLINGTON REWIND

Harvick’s crew chief talks winning tire-change strategy

Rodney Childers is the crew chief of the No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet driven by Kevin Harvick. Childers made the tough call for a four-tire change at the end of the Bojangles’ Southern 500, which took Harvick to victory Saturday night. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

At our first break of the year, what are your biggest surprises?   More...

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