May 1, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County DUI court topic of discussion

There could be a new type of court in Huntingdon County in the near future if members of the Huntingdon County Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB) have a say on the issue. More...

Mount unity celebration marks third year

The Mount Union community will rally this weekend for the third annual Mount Unity celebration Friday and Saturday, May 2-3.  More...

Local News

County commissioners approve courthouse renovation bids

During Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Huntingdon County Commissioners, a bid from Southern Contractors of Three Springs for electrical renovations to the courthouse was accepted by the board by unanimous vote.  Southern submitted its bid More...

Area brief

Officials at J.C. Blair Hospital have announced that the QuickLAB, located on the hospital’s campus beside the Therapy & Wellness Center, will change its hours of operation to 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday More...

Police Log

State police at Huntingdon are investigating a report of theft that took place between 1 a.m. April 14 and 8 p.m. April 21. Someone allegedly entered the storage shed at the residence and removed a black BMX bicycle More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire destroys five acres in West Township

75 Years Ago The attention of the officials of the Pennsylvania Edison Co. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 1   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 

Craig, Adams power Cards

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Allen Craig homered on a four-hit day that included three RBIs, and Matt Adams hit a three-run homer as the St. More...

Angels beat Indians 7-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — C.J. More...

Pirates, Orioles playing two games today

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates and Baltimore Orioles were rained out Wednesday for the second straight day,  A single-admission doubleheader was scheduled for Thursday starting at 4:05 p.m. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Dairy princess to be crowned

Saturday, May 3, Huntingdon County Dairy Promotion will say farewell to Danielle Varner, the county’s 2013 Dairy Princess, and welcome a new team of promoters as two candidates vie for the position of 2014 Huntingdon County Dairy Princess.  More...

4-H Club News

Trough Creek Community Adventurers

The Trough Creek Community Adventurers 4-H Club held its monthly meeting April 14 at the Cassville United Methodist Church.  More...

Spring Farms Livestock

The Spring Farms Livestock Club held its monthly meeting April 8 at the Community State Bank of Orbisonia. The meeting was called to order by club president Preston Rhodes. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Taurus and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 2, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Affiliation now official

Hospital, PinnacleHealth sign agreement

A little over a month after the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital board of directors announced it intended to affiliate with central Pennsylvania-based Pinnacle- Health, the affiliation is now official. More...

Fake oil spill used to spur awareness

The Daily News received reports an oil spill took place near Ellis Hall on the campus of Juniata College Wednesday, but don’t worry, it’s not a real one. More...

Sen. highlights raising wage and SNAP rates

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) held a conference call with reporters Wednesday highlighting how an increase in the minimum wage would impact the number of recipients for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). More...

State  Free Access 

Lagging tax collections embolden Corbett critics

HARRISBURG (AP) — Facing a potential $1 billion revenue shortfall, lawmakers critical of Gov. More...

Wolf’s foes question loyalty to some friends

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — At what was billed as a forum on education issues, two of the Democratic candidates for governor on Wednesday night challenged primary front-runner Tom Wolf’s judgment for standing by two friends who became mired in se More...

Former inmate and guard-turned-girlfriend charged

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former inmate and the state prison guard who became his girlfriend who were charged earlier this year with forcing a 16-year-old runaway girl into prostitution were charged Wednesday with doing the same to a 17-year-old boy. More...

Local Sports

Men's Tennis:

Four Eagles are all-LC picks

The Juniata College men’s tennis team dominated the Landmark Conference regular season with a 7-0 record and finished second in the conference championship. More...

Games postponed

A second straight day of persistent rainfall more havoc on an already soggy area spring sports events list, wiping out everything on the schedule.  More...

Altoona and Erie postponed again

The Altoona Curve and Erie SeaWolves game was postponed due to field conditions Wednesday. The two teams are now playing a doubleheader today that began at 11:05 a.m. from Jerry Uht Park in Erie. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

I am writing to give my humble opinion regarding the upcoming primary vote for state representative in the 81st District. The race seems to involve Mike Fleck, the original, versus Mike Fleck, the new and improved. More...

Op-Ed

Eyes wide open for children’s sake

Today’s iPods, iPads, smartphones, laptops and so much more are extremely helpful in communication and in our private and work lives that tech companies are changing and innovating technology faster than we can keep up. Gordon E. More...

People/Pastimes

Redbud Quilt Guild hosts annual quilt show

The Redbud Quilt Guild hosted its annual Huntingdon Quilt Show April 25-26 at the Huntingdon Community Center, with guest judge Linda McCuean, a certified National Quilting Association judge, selecting awardees in the various categories.  The s More...

A perfect present for mom

Mothers are loving, patient, compassionate and strong. They deserve to be recognized for all they do and treated to a little pampering once in a while. More...

Interfaith Power and Light to travel through area

“We’re doing it again!” announced Jon Brockopp, group leader for the third annual Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light (PA IPL) bike trip from State College to Washington, D.C., as he makes plans for their stopover at noon Satu More...

Annie's Mailbox

You might consider waiting

Dear Annie: I was widowed five years ago, after 36 years of marriage. Recently, I reunited with my boyfriend from junior high school. “Harry” is in the final weeks of a divorce.  More...

Doctor K

Guidelines for preventing a stroke

DEAR DOCTOR K: Do women need to take special precautions to prevent a stroke?  DEAR READER: Yes, they do — and a new set of guidelines published earlier this year helps us to understand what those steps should be. More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Small tracks bring big fun

NASCAR’s shortest tracks have provided some of the sport’s most spectacular moments to start the 2014 Sprint Cup Series. More...

RICHMOND REWIND

Bowyer talks wedding, honeymoon … and, yes, Kurt Busch

The media enjoyed a lively interview session with Clint Bowyer, who hasn’t lost his countryboy charm in the spotlight of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  How does the new wedding ring feel? “It’s heavy. More...

SPEED FREAKS

A couple questions we had to ask — ourselves

How many new fans did Marcos Ambrose earn at Richmond?   More...

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