December 30, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Court adjustments issued in new year

In the new year, changes will be coming to the court system in Huntingdon County.  Alexa McGraw, county court administrator, talked about the changes that are to come.  “The judges aren’t going to accept pleas on jury selection More...

DA sees increase in sex abuse cases reported

In a year during which cases of sexual assault and abuse have taken center stage nationally, Huntingdon County has not been immune.  More...

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Local News

Broad Top City Boro. leaders adopt 2015 budget

Broad Top City Borough Council agreed Monday evening to give final adoption to the borough’s 2015 operating budget totaling $115,710 in revenues and $61,150 in expenditures with a carryover of $54,560. More...

Council members vote on Alexandria budget

Though not all members were present, three out of six members of Alexandria Borough Council passed the borough’s 2015 budget with no objections during a special meeting Monday night.  More...

Reedsville man arraigned on sex abuse charges

A Reedsville, Mifflin County, man is facing more than 60 sex abuse counts in Centre County.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Lake visitation projected to top 2.4 million people   75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 30   AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous meeting will be held at The Abbey Reformed-United Church of Christ, Huntingdon, from 7-8 p.m. Please use Sixth Street entrance.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Stars end Rangers’ winning streak at eight

DALLAS (AP) — Antoine Roussel scored the go-ahead goal 54 seconds into the second period, and the Dallas Stars broke the New York Rangers’ eight-game winning streak with a 3-2 victory on Monday night.  John Klingberg and Ales Hemsky More...

Bell’s status uncertain for Saturday night

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Harris could tell by the silence that it was serious. More...

Duke tops pesky Toledo 86-69

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman center Jahlil Okafor scored a season-high 27 points and No. More...

People/Pastimes

‘God and Family’

Cub Scout Pack of Robertsdale Webelos 1 Scout Jay T Kormanski earned the “God and Family” emblem under the direction of the Rev. More...

Engaged to Wed

Ashley Morgan of Mount Union and Gregory Lemin of James Creek are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ralph and Charlesetta Morgan of Mount Union. More...

Pop the cork at home this New Year’s Eve

If you’ve thought staying home to celebrate New Year’s Eve sounded like a great idea, you’re not alone.  More...

School News

HAHS graduate named to fall 2014 dean’s list

Tanner Cook, a freshman majoring in business management/ marketing, has been named to the fall 2014 term dean’s list at the University of Pittsburgh Johnstown.  He is a member of the UPJ Mountain Cats baseball team. More...

Local woman recognized for academic achievement

Elise Fisher of Huntingdon made the dean’s list at Penn State Altoona for the 2014 fall term. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Kids will appreciate aunt when they’re older

Dear Annie: Many people say they feel obligated to buy birthday and holiday gifts for children they rarely see or who are already overindulged. I had that situation with my brother’s family. More...

Doctor K

Second pneumonia vaccine is now recommended

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m 70 years old. I already had a pneumonia vaccine, back when I was 65. At my checkup last week, my doctor said I need to get another one. Why?  More...

Special Sections

Experts consider deception’s root

While accounts of imposters who perpetrate ruses seemingly beyond the scope of belief captivate the imagination, the reality can be deeply unsettling.  More...

Affiliation proves great for hospital

After the affiliation between central- Pennsylvania based PinnacleHealth and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital became official earlier this year, plans of bringing more physicians and services back to the hospital have been realized.  More...

Former area resident still wanted by police

As 2014 comes to a close, the Egg Harbor, New Jersey, Police Department continues its search for the whereabouts of former Huntingdon resident Andrew Christopher Biddle.  More...

State  Free Access 

Police: Fewer Pa. crashes, injuries over Christmas

HARRISBURG (AP) — Happy holidays meant safer driving this year in Pennsylvania.  State police say they investigated 728 crashes during the five-day Christmas holiday driving period, Dec. 24 through Dec. More...

Court throws out child sex-offender registration

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court ruled on Monday against lifetime registration for juvenile sex offenders, saying the law was unconstitutional because it did not give them the ability to challenge a presumption they would li More...

World  Free Access 

Wreckage reveals jet’s fate days after disappearance

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Family members of those aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 collapsed in agony Tuesday as images of debris and a bloated body flashed across Indonesian television screens, proof that the plane crashed into the sea two day More...

Young generation no slouches at volunteering

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tired of hearing people grouse about a tuned-out, apathetic younger generation?  Well, here’s a comeback: Today’s young Americans are more serious about giving back than their parents were.  More...

Local Sports

High School Wrestling:

Glorioso, Oliver repeat at Conestoga Valley

Junior Collin Glorioso (126) and sophomore Jacob Oliver (152) won titles and five other Huntingdon wrestlers placed as the Bearcats roared back Sunday to finish third in the 25-team field at the Conestoga Valley Holiday Tournament over the weekend.&n More...

OUTDOOR DIARY

Reflections

In a few days, our 2014 happenings will be brief memories in the totality of our personal history. Nevertheless, perhaps it’s appropriate that we take a few minutes and reflect on the importance of our individual outdoor experiences. More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

Remember our fallen brothers As police officers, we know we can never predict what will happen when we put on our uniform each day. This simple fact was made very apparent with the brutal execution of two New York City police officers More...

Dreamers need not apply

With the second open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act coverage underway, millions of Americans are gaining new access to health care.  But there’s one group of people that won’t be signing up anytime soon.  More...

Obama’s ‘fourth quarter’ off to an interesting start

President Obama’s strongest detractors have never decided if he’s a tyrant or a weakling. Right up to the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans scorned his fecklessness and inability to lead.  More...

Chatter Box

It’s been a year of blessings

Well, here we are, the last column of 2014. With only two days left in the year, I’ve spent much of the last week reflecting on the year as I prepared The Daily News year-end roundup. More...

Healthy Living

HOW TO COPE WITH AN ATHLETIC INJURY

As any professional athlete can attest, even the most athletic and physically .t individuals can suffer an injury. More...

E- CIGARETTES AND QUITTING SMOKING

Quitting smoking and losing weight consistently top New Year’s resolutions lists. In an effort to stop smoking, a growing number of smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to help them quit once and for all. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014:  More...

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