February 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Winter risks larger for senior citizens

The winter can be particularly dangerous for certain demographics, including seniors.  The Huntingdon-Bedford-Fulton Area Agency on Aging (AAA) is advising residents to keep an eye on their senior friends and family.  Connie Brode, AAA dir More...

PTSD often misunderstood or stigmatized

The acclaim surrounding the release of biopic “American Sniper” has brought national attention to the subject of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), an often misunderstood diagnosis.  “I think PTSD experiences the same stigm More...

Local News

Police Log

Crashes State police at Huntingdon investigated a one-vehicle crash on Simon Fox Road at 4:39 p.m. Feb. 1. A 17-year-old Huntingdon woman was operating a 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 More...

New anesthesia clinical director named at hospital

J.C. Blair Hospital administrators are pleased to announce the appointment of Carolyn Wright, CRNA, as the new clinical director of J.C. Blair’s anesthesia services.  More...

Hospital benefits from PinkZone games

Three area high school girls’ basketball teams are sponsoring PinkZone games that will benefit the Pennsylvania PinkZone and J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center in Huntingdon. More...

World  Free Access 

Popular herbal supplements targeted

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Numerous store brand supplements aren’t what their labels claim to be, an ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.   More...

Nominee would reconsider Afghan plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The president’s nominee to be the next Pentagon chief says he would consider changing the current plans for withdrawing all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of next year if security conditions worsen.  More...

Obama-GOP overlap? Public works, corporate taxes, defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are reasons President Barack Obama and his aides will argue that his new budget can be the start of a negotiation with the Republican controlled Congress. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Brady says he wants more Super Bowl wins

PHOENIX (AP) — Tom Brady knows what’s next: more Super Bowl wins.  At least he hopes so.  More...

Judge wants more players to benefit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The judge presiding over thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits wants lawyers to tweak the proposed settlement to benefit more retired players.  Senior U.S. District Judge Anita B. More...

Pats’ celebration delayed

BOSTON (AP) — The Super Bowl celebration for New Englanders and their beloved Patriots will have to wait another day as Boston continues to get battered by heavy snow.  Mayor Marty Walsh said the city will postpone a planned victory parade More...

People/Pastimes

SweetArts Marketplace to be held

SweetArts Marketplace will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the main lobby of J.C. More...

Engaged to Wed

Kelly Fitzgerald and Matthew Heaps, both of Bellefonte, are pleased to announce their engagement.  The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ralph and Mary Joan Fitzgerald of Alexandria. More...

JV Seniors hold monthly meeting

The board of directors and membership meeting of the Juniata Valley Senior Citizens was held Jan. More...

Religion News

McVeytown woman named to fall 2014 dean’s list

Sara Munson of McVeytown excelled during the fall 2014 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the dean’s list at Hofstra University.   More...

School News

Frostburg University announces area graduates

At the 145th commencement ceremonies at Frostburg State University in December, the following area residents were among the nearly 600 total candidates for degrees.  — Elaina Hummel of Huntingdon, who earned a bachelor of science degree in More...

Local student earns honors

Cadet Ian Steward is a sophomore at Carson Long Military Academy in New Bloomfield.  He is the son of Kim and James Steward of James Creek.  Steward has earned distinguished honors for the second marking period. More...

Share your student’s news in The Daily News

If you would like to have news about your student in The Daily News, submit it to the People and Pastimes Editor.  The Daily News reserves the right to edit material submitted.  If you format a photo on your computer, please make sure it is More...

Annie's Mailbox

Several organizations help the LGBT community ANNIE

Dear Annie: I’ve lived my entire life feeling as though I was born the wrong gender. Transitioning is not an option. I was born female and look it. I would have a hard time passing as male. More...

Doctor K

Prevent MRSA with hand washing, good hygiene

DEAR DOCTOR K: What is MRSA? What makes it so dangerous? DEAR READER: We have a brain, and bacteria don’t. So you’d think bacteria wouldn’t be able to outsmart us. More...

Special Sections

Stats show drop in area divorces

Marriages and new divorces were down in Huntingdon County in 2014 while new custody cases were up. Kay Coons, Huntingdon County prothonotary, reported 130 new divorces were recorded last year. One-hundred sixty seven divorces were finalized. More...

Pole fire leaves residents in the dark

An electrical pole fire on East Penn Street in Huntingdon Borough Monday afternoon left approximately 50 Penelec customers without power for nearly seven hours and closed the road for about 12 hours.  The incident began shortly before 1 p.m. More...

Leaders urge drivers to avoid narrow road

Stressing the need for motorists to refrain from using Henrietta Road during inclement weather, the Liberty Township Supervisors Monday evening took further steps to install warning signs on the Bedford County section of the highway.  More...

State  Free Access 

Ex-treasurer to plead guilty to two extortion charges

HARRISBURG (AP) — Just-resigned Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord plans to plead guilty to federal extortion charges for using his office to threaten potential donors into contributing money to his failed gubernatorial campaign, according to co More...

Dog undergoes surgery after eating parts of boots

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Veterinarians say a dog is recovering after surgery to remove parts of a pair of calf-high leather boots the animal had eaten.  The Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Philadelphia says the 4-year-old mixed bre More...

Feds to Pittsburgh zoo: Stop using dogs to stress elephants

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The federal government has ordered the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to have its human handlers stop using cattle dogs to cause “behavioral stress” to its elephants.  More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

Work slated to begin on Smithfield Twp. Walmart

75 Years Ago  The sewage disposal plant project for Huntingdon Borough was revived with a press dispatch from Washington, D.C., that Senator James Mead, Democrat, of New York state, would introduce a bill in the United States Senate providing fo More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Tuesday, Feb. 3 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 postponed

As expected, all of Monday’s area scholastic sporting events were postponed.  In addition to the Southern Huntingdon at Southern Fulton boys’ basketball games which were rescheduled for today, the Huntingdon at Northern Lebanon PIAA More...

Photo

Stephanie Park, left, and Rachael Fleming were recognized at the conclusion of Saturday’s meet with Lock Haven as the senior members of the Huntingdon Community Center gymnastics team. More...

NFL News in Brief

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Colts made their first big offseason splash, signing former CFL receiver Duron Carter.  Terms of the deal were not announced, but the 6-foot-5, 205- pound receiver was considered one of the top talents coming out of More...

Editorial

Our Readers Write

No willingness to change Whether it be the holiday or the movie, I just love Groundhog Day. The holiday originated in the town of Punxsutawney and now, celebrated nationwide More...

What others are saying

Fighting for Europe’s soul

In the first Crusade, armed Christians set out to “liberate” Jerusalem from Muslim rule. More...

How They Voted

Congressional votes for the week ending Jan. 30

WASHINGTON — Here’s how area members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Jan. 30.  House   More...

Healthy Living

WOMEN’S HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS CAN DIFFER FROM MEN’S

Symptoms of a heart attack can include radiating pain down the arm and tightness in the chest. More...

IMPROVING HEART HEALTH NEED NOT BE DIFFICULT

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death across the globe. More...

STATIN DRUGS MAY CAUSE FATIGUE

Millions of people rely on statin medications to keep cholesterol levels in check, namely to lower the LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, in their blood. More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Leo.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015:  More...

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