January 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

PSU, Pinnacle enterprise moves ahead

The Penn State Board of Trustees’ committee on finance, business and capital planning approved a plan Thursday that will make Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and PinnacleHealth that much closer to forming a new health enterprise. More...

New state lottery game added to daily drawing

Pennsylvania Lottery players will soon be able to play a new game, Pick 2, that’s being added to the commission’s draw games lineup. More...

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Website Walkthrough

Website Walkthrough

The Daily News unveiled a new website in February 2012 to offer readers another outlet to catch up on hometown news and local resources — and, at the beginning of 2015, expanded that offering to include free access to all print subscribers. More...

State  Free Access 

Officials: Burned jail must be torn down

SUNBURY (AP) — One day after a fire ripped through a central Pennsylvania jail and prompted the evacuation of more than 200 inmates, county officials said the nearly 140-yearold facility must be torn down.  More...

Education funding formula could level playing field

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An education funding formula could help remedy wide spending disparities among school districts in Pennsylvania and would likely mean more state aid for perpetually cash-strapped Philadelphia, according to a study released T More...

State sees little radiation threat in drilling waste

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania state environmental regulators released a study Thursday on radiation levels in oil and gas industry wastewater and byproducts that they say shows little potential for direct radiation exposure to workers and the More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 16 AA Meeting p Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous p Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Dubnyk wins 7-0 in Wild debut

BUFFALO, N.Y. More...

Mount Union struggles in 57-51 loss to Pirates

Boys’ Basketball:

The Mount Union boy’s basketball team ran into one of those nights where things just did not go their way Thursday. More...

Gonzaga survives scare from Pepperdine 78-76

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Wiltjer scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half as No. 3 Gonzaga survived a scare before beating Pepperdine 78-76 Thursday night for its 27th straight victory over the Waves.  More...

Press Club

Valley Spirit Club takes off

A club that would boost Hornet pride and school spirit seemed to be the perfect solution for the Juniata Valley Hornets. More...

MUAHS to host chorus festival

The hills of Mount Union will be alive with the sound of music! For the first time in school history Peg Boozel, choral director, and the Mount Union Area High School are hosting the PMEA District Four District Chorus Festival.  More...

Titans welcome new nurse

Tussey Mountain High School has welcomed a new nurse to take up the mantle of outgoing nurse Angie Johnson. The new resident: Jennifer Akers, a former UPMC Bedford general surgery employee at the UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital.  More...

Annie's Mailbox

Husband’s friendship is damaging marriage

Dear Annie: Please comment again about emotional affairs. My husband says this is a bunch of malarkey.  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Capricorn and a Moon in Sagittarius.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015:  More...

Former leader dies at age 92

A former Huntingdon County Commissioner and well-known entertainer from the Shade Gap area, Merle E. Steninger, passed away Thursday at the age of 92. More...

Seniors’ advocate dies unexpectedly

Huntingdon County lost a staunch advocate for senior citizens Thursday morning with the unexpected death of Robert “Bob” Wargo of Petersburg. He was 74. More...

A frozen formation

Impressive ice formations like these large icicles, which formed on the rock face along Point Road in Juniata Township over the past few weeks, may not last much longer as temperatures are expected to reach over 40 degrees by Sunday afternoon.   More...

Local News

Broad Top supervisors discuss trail expansion

With the completion of the 10.06-mile H&BT Rail Trail scheduled for this summer, the Broad Top Township Supervisors Thursday evening discussed the potential of extending the popular recreational trail north to the Saxton area and Raystown Lake.&n More...

CHIP committee reorganizes for new year

Following a highly successful Christmas in the Parkway (CHIP) holiday project in December, members of the CHIP committee met this week to critique the event and prepare for its next community event. More...

Area brief

Active transportation topic of Lunch & Learn   More...

World  Free Access 

Amazon executive hopes for peace

NEW YORK (AP) — The overseer of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-book and publishing divisions is preaching peace.  More...

General News

Fire destroys Marklesburg man’s home

News of Yesteryear

75 Years Ago  The rain which fell all through this section over the weekend increased Mount Union’s water supply by at least 2,600,000 gallons of water in the Singer’s Gap reservoir and 700,000 gallons of water in the Dark Hollow res More...

Local Sports

Trojans finish strong to beat Bearcats

In the eyes of many, the Mount Union wrestling team entered the Huntingdon gym last evening as an underdog. More...

Tussey tops Shade, loses to Claysburg

H.S. Wrestling:

The Tussey Mountain wrestling team hosted a pair of opponents yesterday evening. In the opener, the Titans took on a short-handed squad from Shade High School, which was followed by a makeup dual meet with Claysburg Kimmel.  More...

West Branch clobbers Rockets 57-9

West Branch remains one of the top wrestling teams in District Six. More...

People/Pastimes

MUAHS graduate to present recital

Ashlee Varner, a 2002 graduate of Mount Union Area High School, is enrolled as a student at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.  Most recently, she presented two recitals as partial fulfillment of the requirements for her doctor of a More...

McVeytown woman earns fall dean’s list honors

McVeytown resident Ann L. Bielski, a biochemistry/molecular biology major at DeSales University, made dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester. To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must have a minimum 3.25 GPA out of a 4.0 scale. More...

Local student recognized for academic achievement

Heidelberg University has released the names of 348 students named to the fall semester dean’s list. Included on the list is Summer Hunter-Kysor of Huntingdon, a junior majoring in international studies and political science.  More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Chili dogs ready  Before the leftover chili has been finished, I scoop out a couple of small containers of the chili and freeze them. Then I defrost when the urge for a chili dog hits. Chili dogs using homemade chili can’t be beat. More...

Hints from Heloise

On the road with Heloise

Dear Readers: I’ve been a “road warrior” for a long time, traveling to different cities and giving speeches for charity groups and civic organizations. I have learned a thing or two about PACKING. More...

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