May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Contract jobs drive market

New statistics show temporary, or contract, and part-time jobs are driving the economy of the post- Great Recession United States.  According to economists and a report from the Associate Press, contract workers made up less than half of 1 perce More...

Memorial Day services planned across county

Broad Top City

Huntingdon County Commissioner Jeff Thomas will be the keynote speaker at Memorial Day services planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 26, at the Broad Top City Cemetery. More...

Jobs

Local News

Renowned pianist to play local venue

An internationally acclaimed pianist, known as one of the “finest interpreters of the Romantic and early 20th Century repertoire” will soon make his way to Huntingdon County to entertain local audiences.  More...

Fire damages vacant Porter Twp. property

A state police fire marshal will be called in to determine what caused a blaze at 5203 Grange Hall Road in Porter Township at 11:57 p.m. Wednesday night.  More...

Free outdoor movie night to raise suicide awareness

MOUNT UNION — The Julius Rogers Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed in memory of the late Julius Rogers of Mount Union, will host a free outdoor movie night beginning at dark, around 8-8:30 p.m. More...

World  Free Access 

Climate group to sink $100M in seven races in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting his sights on Republicans who reject climate change, an environmentalist billionaire is unveiling plans to spend $100 million this year in seven competitive Senate and gubernatorial races, as his super PAC works to cou More...

Iran police arrest six over ‘Happy’ video

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Police in Iran have arrested six young people for posting a video online of them dancing to Pharrell Williams’ hit song “Happy,” showing them on state television as a public warning to youth in the Islamic More...

Local Sports

District 5-A Baseball:

Tussey’s postseason has early ending

The Titans did what they set out to do this season and that was make it back to the District 5-A playoffs after missing a year ago. More...

PIAA Track & Field Championships:

Frederick leads area contingent

Huntingdon junior Kobren Frederick has earned a fifth-seed in the PIAA Boys’ Class AA triple jump and will lead a contingent of 14 area athletes for this weekend’s PIAA State Track and Field Championships at Shippensburg University’ More...

RubberDucks score late to down Curve 6-2

The Altoona Curve lost to the Akron RubberDucks 6-2 Wednesday afternoon at Peoples Natural Gas Field. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

This I believe

National Public Radio listeners will not be surprised to learn these reflections were sparked recently in the shower after I listened to a segment of the popular series “This I Believe.” As is often the case, I was mulling over my fellow More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending May 16

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area senators voted on major issues in the week ending May 16. The House was in recess.  More...

Our Readers Write

In defense of SHCSD

Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   After reading several weeks of anonymous, inaccurate and misleading information about Southern Huntingdon County School District, I felt the need to respond. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

No space? Try community gardening

Community gardens are much more than neighboring plots. Given enough energy and enthusiasm, they morph into support groups, horticulture classes, swap meets or modest profit centers for low- and fixedincome growers. More...

Farmers’ Market Voice

Getting an early start

Farmers are not generally known for their optimism, but there is an exception in the month of May, when the first fresh rain releases the breath from the soil. More...

Summer assistant to aid county 4-H program

Kristy Bigelow, Williamsburg, will serve as the Huntingdon County 4-H summer program assistant this year.  Bigelow was a member of Blair County 4-H clubs for 10 years and currently serves as a 4-H leader and president of the Blair County 4-H Dev More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Gemini and a Moon in Pisces if born before 12:01 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, the Moon will be in Aries.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, May 23, 2014:  More...

Special Sections

Project removes landmark home

Residents of the village of McAlevys Fort were not pleased to find out an area landmark will have to be removed as a result of a proposed road improvement project.  More...

Blueprint induction is today

The group selected to be a part of the Blueprint Communities is heading to Harrisburg today for the first of many training sessions set to take place throughout the rest of the year, complete with an induction ceremony.  More...

Folk music event brings artists to county

Area residents who love folk music will have an opportunity to hear some of the most renowned folk musicians in the country and beyond in Huntingdon County during Folk College Friday, May 23, and Saturday, May 24.  More...

State  Free Access 

Defense of state’s gay marriage ban dropped

HARRISBURG (AP) — It came just in time for wedding season.  Hundreds, if not thousands, of same-sex couples who live in Pennsylvania are rushing to get marriage licenses or celebrate the sudden recognition of their out-ofstate marriages in More...

Wolf infers he’d be better gas industry handler

MANCHESTER (AP) — One day after his resounding victory in the state’s Democratic gubernatorial primary, Tom Wolf suggested Wednesday that he will be a better handler of Pennsylvania’s burgeoning natural gas industry than the Republi More...

Man kills self, wounds estranged wife

LAKE LYNN (AP) — State police say a man has fatally shot himself after wounding his estranged wife who had been staying at her father’s home in southwestern Pennsylvania.  Troopers from the Uniontown barracks say the shootings happen More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fair to begin a week earlier

75 Years Ago A blaze of colors will greet the eyes of the citizens of Huntingdon on Memorial Day when the grouping of the national emblem or, as it is known in military circles, “Massed Colors,” will present a beautiful sight as the column wends its More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, May 22   Huntingdon House p Huntingdon House Support Group for adult victims and survivors of domestic violence meets from 7-8 p.m. Child care available. Call 643- 2801 for more information.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Simon settles down to beat Nats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alfredo Simon settled down after a rough start and came back after a 61-minute rain delay to win his sixth game, allowing one run over seven innings Thursday in the Cincinnati Reds’ 2-1 victory over the Washington Nation More...

Balk gives Indians 11-10 victory

CLEVELAND (AP) — Asdrubal Cabrera scored on Al Alburquerque bases-loaded balk in the 13th inning to give the Cleveland Indians an 11-10 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday.  Alex Avila’s two-out homer in the top of the innin More...

Expanded NFL playoffs by 2015?

Giants owner John Mara broke into a wry smile when pressed on his opposition to expanding the NFL playoffs by two teams.  “Teams can go from 9-7 to the Super Bowl, as we’ve seen,” said Mara, knowing full well his team did just More...

People/Pastimes

Licensed to Wed

Joshua Scott Anders, 7893 Lily Pond Lane, Petersburg, and Jaclyn Leighann Prophet, also of Petersburg.  John Glen Foster Jr., 6382 Standing Stone Road, Huntingdon, and Serina Suzanne Garner, also of Huntingdon.  Robert Edward Kruchoski, 105 More...

Hospital auxiliary hosts Children’s Health Fair

The Auxiliary to J. C. Blair Memorial Hospital hosted its 29th Annual Children’s Health Fair May 16, at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC).  More...

Happy Birthday

LOK WHO’S 6! Happy birthday wishes go out to Aaron Thomas Sullivan who turns 6 years old today, Thursday, May 22, 2014. His proud parents are Tom and Mindy Sullivan of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Mother needs to be more assertive ANNIE

Dear Annie: At least once a week, my oldest daughter, “Alice,” asks me to babysit her two kids. I have back problems and cannot get up and down all the time. She has never offered me a dime, even when she was married and had two incomes. More...

Doctor K

Fats, heart disease link not clear

DEAR DOCTOR K: Here we go again. After years of hearing that diets rich in saturated fats increase the risk for heart disease, I hear a new study says that’s not so. What gives?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

McMillion

Jamie McMurray won Saturday’s Sprint All-Star Race by not driving like Jamie McMurray. You see, McMurray is a good-guy race driver down to the bone and does not have an aggressive driving style.  More...

CHARLOTTE REWIND

Clint Bowyer addresses black clouds and silver linings

Clint Bowyer added a win (of sorts) to his career total Saturday night by capturing the Sprint Showdown, a qualifying race for the Sprint All-Star Race.  More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Is this just a publicity stunt for Kurt Busch?   More...

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