January 6, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Mu robbery case scheduled for trial

The man charged with robbing the Mount Union Rite Aid in November 2013 is headed to trial later this month. More...

Snowfall delays schools

Tawny Snyder of Huntingdon cleared the sidewalk in front of her residence on Washington Street this morning after an accumulation of snow fell overnight resulting in school delays and closures. More...

Local News

Shirley Twp. Supervisors retain current leadership

The Shirley Township Supervisors met Monday for their annual reorganization.  Gary Frehn will remain as chair of the board of supervisors and Judith Hicks will continue to serve as vice chair. More...

Waterfall woman pleads to medical center theft

A Waterfall woman pleaded guilty Monday to stealing nearly $100,000 from the Mount Union Area Medical Center over an eight-year period. Wendy M. More...

Local man sentenced in Blair Co. abuse case

A Huntingdon man charged in March with striking an infant in his care was sentenced in the Blair County Court of Common Pleas Monday. More...

World  Free Access 

Discarded Christmas trees a treat for goats

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Christmas trees can be enjoyed long after they are discarded by a family. More...

Raise your home’s IQ with smart gadgets

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on — perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. More...

Marry the flavors of Buffalo chicken wings and barbecue ribs

We know what you want for your Super Bowl party. You want big, bold flavors. You want rich, meaty goodness. All of which is to say, you want grub.  We got grub.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Bell confident playoff runs ahead for Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Le’Veon Bell spent four months helping the Pittsburgh Steelers return to the top of the AFC North and four painful quarters watching helplessly as it all came undone.  More...

Nowitzki’s trey gives Mavs sixth straight win

NEW YORK (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki made a clinching 3-pointer in overtime that moved him into seventh place on the NBA’s career scoring list, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-88 on Monday night to match their season high with More...

Kentucky unanimous

NEW YORK (AP) — For the fifth straight week, Kentucky is the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP Top 25.  The Wildcats (13-0) got all 64 first-place votes after having the week off, and have been atop the rankings all season. More...

People/Pastimes

Scouts prepare for Klondike Derby

Boy Scouts from Troop 25 in Huntingdon and Webelos Scouts from Pack 226 in McConnellstown recently spent the day outdoors at Martin Gap preparing for the 44th annual Klondike Derby. More...

Engaged to Wed

Andrea Shope and Kasey Kuhns, both of Three Springs, are pleased to announce their engagement.  More...

Share scouting adventures in The Daily News

Share the excitement of Boy and Girl Scouting with Daily News readers. From Klondike Derbies to “Be Your Best” clothing drives and all those projects in-between — let your troops be recognized in print for their efforts.  More...

Healthy Living

THE BENEFITS OF WEIGHTLIFTING FOR WOMEN

Many women steer clear of the free-weight areas inside their gyms, opting instead for treadmills and other cardio machines. Some women may not know how to use weights correctly, while others simply don’t want to add any bulk to their frames. More...

SOME SIDE EFFECTS OF OBESITY MAY SURPRISE YOU

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 40 percent of the United States population is now considered obese, while an additional 34 percent are considered overweight. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015:  More...

Rep. in capital for swearing-in

By the time The Daily News is on the newsstands today, the 81st Legislative District will have new representation in Harrisburg. Rich Irvin was sworn into office on the floor of the state House of Representatives at noon today. More...

Residents supportive of CDBG funds

Facing a critical need to make improvements to its water and sewer system, the Wood-Broad Top-Wells Joint MunicipalAuthorityannounced Monday evening it’s pursuing funding through the Huntingdon County competitive Community Development Block Gra More...

Porter twp. leaders search for new SEO

Porter Township Supervisors are in search of a new sewage enforcement officer (SEO) after holding their reorganization and monthly meeting Monday night. More...

State  Free Access 

Suspect ordered to stand trial in ambush on state troopers

MILFORD (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered a survivalist who called for revolution to stand trial on charges he fatally shot a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounded another outside their barracks, a case his attorneys acknowledge will be difficu More...

Nuke cleanup now $350M, up from $44M

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to spend at least $350 million more over 10 years to dig up and haul away nuclear waste from a dump site about 35 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.  More...

Trial delayed again decade after bodies found

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — The long-delayed case of a notorious bank robber charged with killing a drug-dealing pharmacist and the pharmacist’s girlfriend was again postponed Monday as a judge instead ruled on witness-related issues.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Broad Top Twp. supervisors retain leadership for year   75 Years Ago  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 6   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...

Local Sports

Rivello triggers ’Cat victory

Brianna Rivello caught fire early, draining three treys in the first quarter, putting Huntingdon on top and they didn’t look back in a 38-27 win at Mount Union in a non-league contest Monday night.  Rivello had a great night all around, sc More...

Girls’ Basketball:

Tussey downs Pirates 67-35

Amanda Stoudnour scored a season-high 21 points, while Breanna Kendrick and Courtney Rupert added 18 apiece as the Tussey Mountain girls’ basketball team rolled to a 67-35 victory over Williamsburg in Saxton Monday evening.  The Titans are More...

Slow start dooms Valley at Tyrone

Shooting problems in the first half Monday evening left Juniata Valley in a 14-point hole at the intermission. More...

Editorial

Op-Ed

Time to act is now

Today, Jan. 6, 2015, the General Assembly embarks on a new legislative session. Since the election, we have heard the chorus of special interest groups attempting to shape the agenda for the new administration and the legislature.  More...

What others are saying

End the Cuban embargo for good

What did President Barack Obama mean when he declared that Washington will normalize relations with Cuba?  Will they become the same as U.S. relations with any other country? Will all Americans be free to travel there? More...

Why do schools need lawyers?

As school superintendent, I’ve gotten nasty phone calls, emails and letters that scathingly criticize me for sending or not sending students to school on a day the weather was questionable. You can’t win. More...

Farm-Home-Garden

Belleville Livestock

BELLEVILLE — All kinds of livestock and hay sold every Wednesday since 1946 — hay at 11:30 a.m. and cattle at 1 p.m.  More...

Chatter Box

Today is a gift

You’ve probably heard the quote, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.” Well, I know few people who lived that quote as well as A. Dean Grove. More...

School News

Local man completes degree at Geneva

Tyler Clewell was one among 66 graduates who were recognized for completing their bachelor degrees at the Dec. 6 graduation reception held at Geneva College in Beaver Falls.  Clewell earned a bachelor of science degree in music education. More...

MU woman graduates from business school

Stacy Stevens of Mount Union recently graduated from DuBois Business College with a specialized business degree where she studied to be an administrative assistant.  She is the daughter of John and Lynda Sommersville. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Some single parents are overwhelmed

Dear Annie: My lifelong friend Georgia” has a 7-year-old son who frequently plays with my 6-year-old. More...

Doctor K

Bladder condition is helped by several therapies

DEAR DOCTOR K: I have interstitial cystitis. Medications have helped, but not much. What else could help relieve my symptoms? More...

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