December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Deputy chief clerk to resign from post

Huntingdon County will soon begin the search for a new voter registrar.  The county commissioners accepted the resignation of Kristen Croyle, voter registrar and deputy chief clerk, during their weekly meeting Tuesday. More...

Local dancers perform holiday masterpiece

Since 1892, the ballet “The Nutcracker” has offered audiences around the world an enchanted journey to a world of snowflakes, sweets and the wonder of being a child at Christmastime.  More...

Local News

Area brief

Youth dance to benefit Toys for Tots   More...

Police Log

Corruption of minors   LOGAN TWP. More...

Businesses, groups support Salvation Army

Envoy Philip Bender of The Salvation Army of Huntingdon County recently accepted donations as part of the annual Red Kettle Campaign. More...

World  Free Access 

Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of President Barack Obama’s sudden move to reestablish ties with Cuba have little chance of scuttling his effort in Congress.  More...

Stolen emails reveal lapses in Sony security

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the weeks before hackers broke into Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio suffered significant technology outages it blamed on software flaws and incompetent technical staffers who weren’t paying attention, even as More...

US jobless aid applications decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, a sign of solid job security and growing confidence among employers.  Weekly unemployment benefit applications dropped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000, the La More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Chryst becomes new Winconsin grid coach

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Paul Chryst is coming home to coach Wisconsin.  The school made it official on Wednesday, hiring Chryst away from Pittsburgh. More...

Cincy knocks off SDSU

CINCINNATI (AP) — Farad Cobb hit a 3-pointer that put Cincinnati in control in overtime, and the Bearcats pulled away to a 71-62 victory over No. 19 San Diego State on Wednesday night after letting a late lead slip away in regulation.  More...

Hill stops playing

CINCINNATI (AP) — Lauren Hill has decided to stop playing college basketball after achieving her goal of scoring in a game even though she has an inoperable brain tumor.  The freshman at Mount St. Joseph made her decision Wednesday. More...

People/Pastimes

Mount Union native displays work in Taiwan

Christopher Drobnock, a masters of fine arts candidate at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, and a native of Mount Union, completed a one-man ceramic show at the Tainan National University of the Arts (TNNUA), Tainan, Taiwan, during More...

Happy Anniversary

Orbisonia couple marks 60th wedding anniversary

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Alton and Treva (Woodward) Madden of Maddensville Pike, Orbisonia, who celebrate 60 years of marriage today, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. They were united in marriage in 1954 by the late Rev. More...

Standing Stone Seniors hold meeting

The officers and chairpersons of the Standing Stone Senior Citizens met Dec. 11 for their regular bimonthly meeting to discuss upcoming activities and events.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Get the advice of a doctor

Dear Annie: My mother is 95 years old and in OK shape. She has been diagnosed with dementia, and her physician recommended a full-time caregiver because Mom is confused most of the time. More...

Doctor K

Babies’ eating habits start early

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m pregnant and am getting a lot of pressure from family and friends to breast-feed. I’m not ruling that out, but I’d like to know what the research showsabout the benefits of breastfeeding.  More...

Special Sections

Hospital report positive locally

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Vacant properties still being marketed

A year of marketing has been to little avail when it comes to commercial real estate in Huntingdon County, but some are confident things will look up in the new year.  More...

Fewer bears harvested during four-day season

Preliminary data indicates 65 bears were harvested in Huntingdon County during the fourday regular bear season Nov. 22-26.  The numbers are down from the 2012 and 2013 season harvests when 125 and 67 bears, respectively, were tagged. More...

State  Free Access 

Ax, machete, pill bottles near rampage suspect

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Marines who served with a man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives said he fought constantly with her, although a Veterans Administration psychiatrist deemed him free of any suicidal or homici More...

High court reinstates teen killer’s death sentence

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week reinstated the death sentence of a man who killed a church deacon as a teen and later said the victim had sexually abused him.  More...

Man killed and dismembered mother and stepfather

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man was charged Wednesday with killing and dismembering his mother and stepfather, whose body parts were found in trash bags and containers inside their home.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County commissioners approve budget

75 Years Ago  The Finnish Relief Fund neared the $200 mark as contributions continue coming in to The Daily News office. The day’s total of $33 added to the $156 previously received, bringing the grand total to $189.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 18   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

Boys’ Basketball:

Eagles hold off Bearcats 74-69

Huntingdon looked good at times but the middle quarters put them in a hole at Tyrone Wednesday. The Bearcats staged an impressive comeback but fell short by the score of 74-69.  More...

Kepler named ECAC South offensive POY

The Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its 2014 Division III South Women’s Volleyball All- Star Team on Wednesday. More...

H.S. Swimming:

’Cats sweep No. Cambria

Huntingdon swept the 100 butterfly event in the boys’ competition during Wednesday evening’s meet against visiting Northern Cambria and won the top two places in four other events as the Bearcat boys (4-2) rolled past the Colts 106-56.&nb More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

Jeff Lantz of Huntingdon provided The Daily News with aerial views of Huntingdon taken by William G. Barger, owner of Barger’s Studio, which was located at 306 Fourth St. in Huntingdon. Mr. More...

Our Readers Write

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Remembering the greediest Americans this holiday season

Peace on Earth, good will toward men. We honor these noble values every holiday season — and some people actually work to advance them all year long.  Other folks, by contrast, mock these values. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

4-H Club News

Countywide Dairy Beef

The Countywide Dairy Beef Community 4-H Club held its monthly cake decorating meeting in November at the Extension Office.  The members had a lot of fun and made two turkeys using cupcakes. More...

PA Preferred reception to kick off Farm Show

Agriculture Secretary George Greig invites all Pennsylvanians to enjoy a taste of Pennsylvania and kick off the 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show with the PA Preferred™ Reception Friday, Jan. 9.  The reception, set for 5:30-8 p.m. More...

Fond Christmas memories

Music playing, the aroma of fresh baked Christmas cookies and the look on children’s faces as they see Santa are some of the many joys of Christmas. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Sagittarius and a Moon in Scorpio if born before 4:55 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014:  More...

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