January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Super bowl is about more than game

For many folks, the Super Bowl isn’t just a football game, but a chance for friends and family, football fans or not, for food and fellowship, no matter what teams are playing. More...

Wins one-year subscription

David Watts, Mount Union, was the winner of a free one-year print subscription to The Daily News from a drawing Jan. 23. More...

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Local News

Commissioners hire through external program

The Huntingdon County Commissioners heard a proposal from the county planning department to hire someone at no cost to the county.  County planning director Mark Colussy approached the board during its weekly meeting Tuesday regarding the Experi More...

Cases waived, continued in central court Tuesday

All the defendants scheduled to appear in the Huntingdon County Central Court Wednesday waived a preliminary hearing or had their cases continued.  Waivers  The following defendants waived their right to a preliminary hearing and will have More...

Police Log

Crashes State police at Huntingdon investigated a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Ninth and Mifflin streets Jan. 28. Donald Marshall More...

World  Free Access 

AG nominee moves closer to confirmation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators weigh Loretta Lynch’s nomination for attorney general for a second day at a hearing certain to pile criticism on President Barack Obama and Eric Holder, the current occupant of the job.  More...

Unemployment benefit applications plunge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking unemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in almost 15 years, a sign hiring will likely remain healthy.  More...

PSU eyes changes to sexual misconduct case handling

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — A Penn State task force is recommending the university change how it handles sexual misconduct, suggesting the school devote an investigator and other staff to the cases.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Kobe’s season over

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. More...

Notre Dame downs Duke as time runs out

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jerian Grant had 23 points and 12 assists and No. 8 Notre Dame made two shots in the final 67 seconds as the shot clock ran out to beat No. 4 Duke 77-73 Wednesday night.  More...

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People/Pastimes

Pantry essentials for nutritious homemade meals

Every parent has been there. More...

Happy Birthday

GIME 5! Happy birthday wishes go out to McKenzie Ryan Mumau, who turns 5 years old today, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Her proud parents are Katie (McCloskey) and Jeremy Mumau of Commodore. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Flora Parson of Shade Gap who will celebrate her birthday, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Addressing the ‘boy crisis’ in the country

Dear Annie: Last summer, my 19-year-old college student granddaughter asked to rent my basement bedroom, with its own bathroom and access to my laundry room. I agreed and asked for a minimum rent to cover utilities. More...

Doctor K

Even over-the-counter cold remedies have risks

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m in my 60s. Whenever I have a cold, I reach for whichever medication treats the most symptoms. My wife says that’s not safe, even if the medication is available over the counter. More...

Special Sections

Wrong forecasts can elicit anger

“Blame it on the weatherman” is a popular refrain when the forecast doesn’t turn out as it was predicted, especially in the case of the Blizzard of 2015 for residents of New York City. More...

Hot ashes caused latest house blaze

The structure fire at 19 W. Water St. in Mount Union Borough Wednesday morning has been ruled accidental. Mount Union Police Cpl. Robert Lippmann told The Daily News Wednesday afternoon a state police fire marshal was not called to the scene. More...

Winterfest brings people to town

Residents looking for something to do this weekend will find some cool entertainment on Washington Street in Huntingdon Borough as the third annual Winterfest kicks off. More...

State  Free Access 

PSU president: Freeh acted like prosecutor in review

STATE COLLEGE (AP) — Penn State’s president on Wednesday dismissed the university commissioned review of how top administrators handled complaints about Jerry Sandusky as “not useful to make decisions.”  More...

Wolf to restore ban on new gas drilling leases

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Dorney Park owner challenging safety violations

ALLENTOWN (AP) — The owner of a Pennsylvania amusement park is challenging a federal regulator’s findings that it failed to protect summertime workers from extreme heat, including a teenager who was burned after collapsing near a deep fry More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Mount Union considered as site of railroad museum

75 Years Ago  Coroner Thomas R. Clark of Bradford opened an investigation into the explosion of a 100-barrel oil tank at Indian Creek in which Joseph Crispen, 35, an oil lease foreman, was killed. The blast was followed by fire. More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 29 Soup Kitchen 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

Girls’ Basketball:

Tyrone rallies past ’Cats

Huntingdon got off to a sluggish start during Wednesday evening’s Mountain League contest at Tyrone. Defensively, the Bearcats gave up just 15 points in the first half. More...

H.S. Swimming:

Bearcat boys stay unbeaten in CWAC

Huntingdon head coach Melanie Varner knew the boys’ half of Wednesday evening’s home meet with Richland was going to be close, but then a pair of disqualifications in the 100-meter backstroke threw a little wrench into the mix and left th More...

Panthers top Rockets 45-44

With nearly three players posting double figures, Southern Huntingdon rallied back from an early five-point deficit to go up by eight against Northern Bedford Wednesday evening in Loysburg. More...

Editorial

Old-Time Photo

This photo appeared in The Daily News April 6, 1973, and features 17 people who completed a 16-hour American Red Cross life saving course at the Huntingdon Area Middle School swimming pool the day be More...

Not lovin’ it

McDonald’s is scrambling, and I’m not talking about eggs.  Your know your business has what image consultants call “quality perception issues” when your public relations team is fielding such questions as: “Does McD More...

Pull yourself up by your bread bags

In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama presented a bold economic vision for America. Do we want a country where only “a few of us do spectacularly well,” he asked, or where everyone has a chance to succeed?  More...

Farm-Home-Garden

The Hershey Experience

For one weekend every January, the Hershey Lodge is filled with many advocates of agriculture from county fair boards attending the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs State Convention.  During this convention, fair queens from all ov More...

Horse World Expo planned for March 5-8

The world of horses comes to the 25-acre climate-controlled Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg Thursday, March 5, through Sunday, March 8.  More...

4-H Club News

Origami artist Franklin Ammacher of Bellwood demonstrated his talents to Shavers Creek 4-H Club president Nora Reihart during a recent meeting. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Gemini if born before 1:32 a.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Cancer.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015:  More...

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