May 28, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

County’s leaders approve requests

Huntingdon County Commissioner Jeff Thomas started Tuesday’s weekly meeting of the board with a personal tribute to those veterans who died for their country in honor of Memorial Day.  More...

Fire marshal to determine cause of MU blaze

A state police fire marshal has been called to investigate what caused a fire that destroyed the second floor of a Mount Union dwelling Tuesday afternoon.  Firefighters were called to the home of Sherry Stewart at 14 W. Pennsylvania Ave. More...

Local News

COG seeks funding for reflectivity device

During a recent bimonthly meeting, the Huntingdon County Council of Government (COG) addressed the need for assistance with PennDOT’s unfunded mandate for road sign reflectivity standards.  The mandate requires each municipality in the st More...

Police Log

Crashes State police at Huntingdon investigated a one-vehicle crash on Waterfall Road near Cherry Grove Church Road at 2:43 p.m. May 23. Dylan Martin, 19, Baltimore, Maryland, was operating a 2002 Mercedes C230 north when he lost control More...

Correction

In the May 23 edition of The Daily News, an article regarding boat safety incorrectly stated the regulations regarding use of personal flotation devices.  The state Fish and Boat Commission requires children 12 years of age and younger when unde More...

World  Free Access 

University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. More...

Hacking case belies profitable US links with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — China may be trying to steal trade secrets from U.S. businesses, as federal prosecutors allege. Yet for many U.S. companies, China’s vast market remains an irresistible source of business.  More...

Durable goods orders up 0.8 percent in April

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for longlasting manufactured goods advanced for a third month in April, but much of the strength came from a big surge in demand for military aircraft. More...

Around The Broad Top

Saxton/Broad Top is southern ‘Gateway to Raystown’

Part 1 With the 40th anniversary of the June 6, 1974, dedication of Raystown Dam just a week away, the ABT columnist would like to share some interesting news stories, photos and personal recollections about the development of the recreational lake o More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Lynn, Cardinals blank Yankees 6-0

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lance Lynn threw a five-hit shutout in his first career complete game and the St. Louis Cardinals got home runs from Allen Craig and Matt Holliday in a 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.  More...

Buehrle wins ninth; Jays streak at eight

TORONTO (AP) — Mark Buehrle became the first ninegame winner in the majors, Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Lind hit back-to-back home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays extended their winning streak to eight games, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6 on Tue More...

Broadcaster’s son pleads guilty to murder

WOBURN, Mass. More...

School News

Juniata College holds 136th commencement services

A total of 372 seniors were awarded bachelor of science and bachelor of arts degrees May 17 during ceremonies marking Juniata College’s 136th commencement.  Among those graduates are local students:  — Katelyn Aurand of Hunting More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun and Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 29, 2014:  More...

Officials report a safe weekend

The 2014 Memorial Day weekend was a safe one for those recreating in Huntingdon County.  Neither the U.S. More...

Dog wardens plan to canvass region

Dog wardens will be canvassing homes in Huntingdon County this week to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs.  More...

Register issues license for same-sex marriage

A same-sex couple in Huntingdon County has joined the hundreds of others across the state who have applied for and received marriage licenses after a U.S. District Judge ruled the state’s same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.  More...

State  Free Access 

Gov. garners first union endorsement

HARRISBURG (AP) — Philip Ameris, who heads a labor organization that speaks for more than 15,000 western Pennsylvania laborers, opposed Tom Corbett when he was elected four years ago but has been whistling a different tune since passage of $2.3 More...

Car chargers open on turnpike

OAKMONT (AP) — Two electric car charging stations have opened at western Pennsylvania rest stops along the Pennsylvania Turnpike, meaning four of 17 chargers planned for the toll road are now operating.  More...

Greensburg diocese files Obamacare suit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg has joined dioceses based in Erie and Pittsburgh in suing over birth control mandates under the new federal health care overhaul law.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Fire destroys Riddlesburg lumber company

75 Years Ago  The second annual concert of the Huntingdon High School and grade schools music organizations will take place in the high school gymnasium. More...

Business News

Real Estate Transfers

May 12, 2014  Mount Union Borough, grantor, to Carl E. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, May 28   Adult Education p Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641- 6408, ext. 101 for more information.  More...

Local Sports

Game Postponed

Tussey Mountain’s District 5-A softball semifinal matchup with Shade, scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, was postponed because of thunderstorms in the area.  The contest has been rescheduled for 4:30 p.m. today at Windber.   More...

Men’s Volleyball:

Four Eagles named ECAC all-stars

The honors continue to pour in for Juniata College men’s volleyball.  More...

Richmond hands Curve 7-5 setback

A five-run fifth inning wasn’t enough to contend with the Squirrels Tuesday night in a 7-5 loss at The Diamond. A.J. More...

People/Pastimes

Hospital auxiliary to stage ‘Monte Carlo Ball’

It’s a sure bet that this year’s “Monte Carlo Ball” hosted by the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital will be a hit.  More...

Local students participate in patriotic art contest

Each year, the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW sponsors a patriotic art competition open to school students in grades 9-12. This year, Standing Stone VFW Post 1754 Ladies Auxiliary received four entries. More...

Share anniversaries in The Daily News

Commemorate a wedding anniversary in print by submitting stories and photos to The Daily News.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

This may require professional help

Dear Annie: My 95-year-old father, “Fred,” lives on his own, far away from his three children. Until now, Dad has been in good health, even still driving. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

Parchment management

Dear Heloise: I have a problem with PARCHMENT PAPER. Every time I use it, I cannot keep it on the pan. It slides off so easily, even when I am being careful. Cookies go everywhere. I’ve tried binder clips, but they pop off. More...

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