October 23, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Marklesburg VFC gets grant funding

Gov. Tom Corbett announced Thursday the investment of $65.6 million in 19 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 16 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PennVEST). More...

A Halloween tradition

Mil Shakespeare of Huntingdon lays out iced sugar cookies prior to packaging Wednesday at the Trough Creek Valley Fire Hall. More...

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Local News

Road maintenance issues continue for Springfield Township Supervisors

With several Anderson Hollow Road residents present, Springfield Township Supervisors Larry Grissinger, Kevin Detwiler and chairman Allen Allison Monday evening attempted to resolve some right of way issues along the road.  More...

Police Log

State police at Huntingdon investigated a one-vehicle crash on Raystown Road east of Halls Hill Road at 12:37 a.m. Oct. 21. Morgan Black, 18, Saxton, More...

MUASB members learn about literacy efforts

Updates on literacy training, grants and the superintendent’s goals were put forth for Mount Union Area School Board members to ponder Monday night during the board’s monthly workshop session.  More...

World  Free Access 

EPA approves new weed killer for engineered crops

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has approved a new version of a popular weed killer to be used on genetically modified corn and soybeans.  More...

Toys R Us pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ dolls

NEW YORK (AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad” after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.  More...

Ebola airport checks expand; nurses get training

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is closing a gap in Ebola screening at airports while states from New York to Texas to California work to get hospitals and nurses ready in case another patient turns up somewhere in the U.S. More...

Local Sports

District 6-AA Boys’ Soccer:

’Cats edge Tyrone in double shootout

Huntingdon and Tyrone know each other as well as any two rivals can and little did they know that their third matchup of the season in the District 6-AA quarterfinals at Altoona’s Mansion Park Wednesday would be an all-time classic. More...

District Five Cross Country:

Tussey’s Husick second

Tussey Mountain’s Trent Husick finished second in the District Five Cross Country Championship Meet Wednesday to earn at trip to States.  Husick finished second in the race with a time of 18:03. More...

Power Points

The Week Seven winner from The Daily News coverage are was Sheridan Collins from Mount Union.  The Week Nine entry form will appear in Saturday’s edition of The Daily News. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Money and passion  Editor The Daily News Dear Editor:   More...

Old-time photos will return next week

The old-time photo is not being published this week due to space constraints regarding the publishing of political letters. Today is the last day political letters will be published before the election. More...

Candidate Q&A

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce and Huntingdon County Business and Industry encourage everyone to vote in the Tuesday, Nov. 4, election and want voters to be aware of where the candidates stand on issues. More...

Senior Spotlight

Trophies awarded at Huntingdon Horsemen banquet

Huntingdon Horsemen Inc. held its annual awards banquet at the Smithfield Fire Hall Oct. 4.  More...

Spooktacular safety tips

It’s that time of year again, to put on the scariest costumes, visit haunted houses, carve pumpkins and, the kids’ favorite, trick or treating! More...

Annie's Mailbox

Decide what you are willing to tolerate

Dear Annie: I have been married to my husband for six years. A few months after the wedding, I found out he was cheating on me. I saw his cellphone while he was sleeping and noticed the messages and phone calls. More...

Doctor K

Mild exercise, alternative therapies can relieve back pain

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have frequent back pain. I usually take acetaminophen (the Tylenol brand), but I hear it may not be effective for back pain. Is there anything to that?  More...

NASCAR

HOT TOPICS: 3 ISSUES GENERATING A BUZZ

Hendrick’s last hope

In Sunday’s closing laps at Talladega, Jimmie Johnson’s championship hopes disappeared faster than $2 at the horse track.  Johnson lost a chance to defend his 2013 Sprint Cup championship when he failed to advance to the Eliminator R More...

TALLADEGA REWIND

The Captain’s two-man crew survives to advance in Chase

They call NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team owner Roger Penske “The Captain” for his hands-on approach to the racing business. More...

QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

How’s the new Chase working out now after the latest cut?   More...

DA, police talk about drug issue

Two representatives of the county’s law enforcement community told members of the business community Wednesday morning the drug problem in Huntingdon County is real. More...

Officials mark Va clinic’s opening

Traffic control was in place Wednesday morning as local officials, officials from the James E. More...

Misused space heaters can create fire hazards

After six people died last week in a McKeesport house fire that started as a result of a space heater, local firefighters and heating experts are urging those using portable heat sources to put safety first. More...

State  Free Access 

Methodist panel hears appeal over gay wedding

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Methodist pastor who was disciplined for officiating at his son’s same-sex wedding will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination.  More...

Pennsylvania in Ebola-monitor program

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania health officials said Wednesday they will have protocols in place within days for a new federal program that asks travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa to monitor themselves for symptoms of the deadly virus. More...

Opening statements likely in doc’s cyanide trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Lawyers were expected to present opening statements in trial of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with killing his neurologist wife with cyanide — but when that happens will be determined by a lastmin More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Historic hotel demolished

75 Years Ago  State Department officials said they had no information concerning a proposed de jure non-Nazi German government to be set up in London. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 23   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 

World Series:

Royals answer with 7-2 victory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. More...

Flyers still at home in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins dug into their past hoping to recreate a little magic. It did little to stop the Philadelphia Flyers from controlling the present.  R.J. More...

Goodell told to testify

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press.  More...

People/Pastimes

Hospital auxiliary aids food service

The board of the Auxiliary to J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital presented a check to Katy Petrosky, director of J.C. More...

Happy Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes go out to Rydge Michael Witherington who turned 3 years old Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. His proud parents are George and Karen (Hinchee) Witherington of Maryland. Rydge is the grandson of George Sr. More...

Happy Birthday

LOOK WHO’S 2! Happy birthday wishes go out to Henry William Elder who turns 2 years old today, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. His proud parents are Paul and Emily Elder of Huntingdon. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Alexandria Rifle Club   The Alexandria 4-H Junior Rifle Club members shared their scores for the seventh week, Oct. 15. There was no meet Oct. 8. More...

Pa. first to preserve half-million acres of farmland

In the biggest milestone yet for the nation’s most successful farmland preservation effort, Pennsylvania Gov. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Libra if born before 7:57 a.m. (PDT). Afterward, it will be in Scorpio. The Moon is in Libra until 5:10 p.m. (PDT). Afterward, it will be in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Oct. 24, 2014:  More...

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