January 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Mapleton leaders OK with proposed drilling

Mapleton Borough Council members learned during their first meeting of the new year Monday that a Marcellus Shale drilling company is looking for their approval to place a drilling pad in a neighboring township.  Borough secretary Bonnie Cramer More...

Fat bikes allow cyclists to ride year round

During a season of the year in which bicycles often languish in garages, basements or carports, a group of intrepid bicyclists are using “fat bikes” to enjoy riding locally throughout the winter months.  More...

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Local News

Sample News Group acquires Broad Top newspaper

The Broad Top Bulletin, the “voice” of the Broad Top area for nearly 70 years, has become a sister paper of the Bedford Gazette, effective Jan. 1, announced Sample News Group Southern Division president Joseph A. Beegle.  More...

HASB members consider land donation

A possible donation of land in Walker Township consumed most of the discussion during Monday night’s hour-long workshop session of the Huntingdon Area School Board.  Superintendent Fred Foster did not disclose the owner of the property, bu More...

Police Log

DUIs State police at Huntingdon are investigating an incident involving a 35-year-old male in the area of Van Buren Road More...

World  Free Access 

Key US military command’s sites hacked

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers supporting Islamic militants took over the Twitter and YouTube accounts of a major U.S. More...

Obama’s health care law provides tax filing twist

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s signature health care law will bring a new twist to tax-filing in 2015, a year in which much else will seem familiar when you’re working on your return.  More...

Medicare aims to improve seniors’ chronic care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adjusting medications before someone gets sick enough to visit the doctor. Updating outside specialists so one doctor’s prescription doesn’t interfere with another’s.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

National Champions!

Ohio State wasn’t really done until it won 42-20

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ohio State was done when Braxton Miller got hurt in August.  Ohio State was done when it lost at home to Virginia Tech in September.  Ohio State was done when J.T. Barrett got hurt in November .  More...

First playoff a success at almost every level

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The first College Football Playoff was a success on almost every level — except maybe for fans of TCU and Baylor.  More...

Elliott, O-line power Buckeyes

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — If anybody’s looking for an early Heisman Trophy favorite for next season, look no further than Zeke.  He’s already locked up the voting bloc called the Slobs.  More...

People/Pastimes

Create a safe environment for birds

Although birds may not be as popular as other companion animals, avian pets still make wonderful additions to many families. Pet birds can run the gamut from larger parrots to small lovebirds and finches.  More...

Storage tips offer food for thought

Put your hand up if you routinely check expiration dates on the food you buy. For many of us, that is just common sense. So, too, is properly storing food once we get it home. More...

Happy Birthday

LUCKY 7! Happy birthday wishes go out to Mattie Marie Casner who turns 7 years old today Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015. Her proud parents are John and Sara Casner of Huntingdon. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Man is incapable of being in a relationship

Dear Annie: My boyfriend and I are in our 60s and have been together for 12 years. We recently had a disagreement, and he walked away. I emailed him and he said he has feelings for me and always will, but he can’t make me happy. More...

Doctor K

Handling grief differs from person to person

DEAR DOCTOR K: My spouse passed away last year, and I am still grieving. Is this normal?  DEAR READER: By coincidence, I’m writing this reply to your question on the 51st anniversary of my father’s death. He died very young. More...

Special Sections

Crash victims’ names released

State police from Troop G in Hollidaysburg have released the names of the men who died in Sunday’s single-vehicle crash near Camp Blue Diamond in West Township.  More...

TMSD preliminary budget previewed

The Tussey Mountain School Board Monday evening briefly reviewed preliminary budget figures for 2015-16 and learned the district will be receiving $34,800 in various grants in the near future. More...

Three Springs man charged with arson

A Three Springs man is in the Huntingdon County Jail this morning and facing charges of arson after an incident in Clay Township Monday night. More...

State  Free Access 

Two PSU trustees say NCAA settlement possible

HARRISBURG (AP) — Two Penn State trustees said Monday they have learned the university has proposed new settlement terms with the NCAA in a lawsuit related to the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal and want their board cha More...

Penn State-Altoona to expand athletic facility for $19M

ALTOONA (AP) — The Penn State-Altoona campus is planning to expand its Adler Athletic Complex to accommodate growing numbers of students at the satellite campus about 90 miles east of Pittsburgh.  Reports say the school plans to add a seco More...

Wolf taps Wetzel to stay as prisons secretary

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov.- elect Tom Wolf said Monday he will nominate state Corrections Secretary John Wetzel, originally appointed by outgoing Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, to stay on in Wolf’s new Democratic administration.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Missing youngsters located

75 Years Ago  The Huntingdon Borough Council in the first regular meeting of the year 1940 elected employees to head the various departments of borough government and then devoted the remainder of the session to a study of the receipts and expen More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Jan. 13 AA Meeting 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

Games rescheduled

There are now some new dates for sporting events that have been postponed over the past week.  From Monday, Jan. 12, the Southern Huntingdon at Forbes Road girls’ basketball games have been reset for Wednesday, Jan. 14. More...

Indians go OT to deal Tussey its first loss

Tussey Mountain went toe to toe with Southern Fulton in Warfordsburg Monday and the confrontation went into overtime. More...

Calvary sweeps Centre County

The Calvary Christian Academy of Huntingdon basketball team both posted wins Monday. The girls downed Centre County Christian 41-32 and the boys captured a 55-35 victory.  More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

A long track history  Editor  The Daily News  Dear Editor:   More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Jan. 9

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of 114th Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Jan. 9.  House   More...

What others are saying

Tilting at turbines

United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and several of John D. More...

Chatter Box

Farm show week weather

It always seems like there’s some sort of winter weather during Farm Show week — snow, cold or ice. More...

Healthy Living

STOP COLDS BEFORE THEY START

The stuffy nose, aches and pains that often accompany the common cold can leave sufferers feeling miserable for a week or more. More...

WHY YOU SHOULD SKIP CRUNCHES (AND WHAT TO DO IN THEIR PLACE)

Abdominal crunches have long been a staple of many people’s workouts. Crunches have been credited with helping to reduce belly fat and sculpting the perfect midsection. More...

DID YOU KNOW

According to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, Crohn’s disease is a chronic in.ammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Scorpio.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015:  More...

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