February 13, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bonney Forge cuts force by 62 people

Shirley Township manufacturer Bonney Forge informed The Daily News Thursday it has laid off 62 of its hourly and salaried employees. The reduced workforce took effect Feb. 6. More...

Judge turns down plea in sexual abuse case

Huntingdon County President Judge George Zanic did not accept a negotiated plea arrangement for a Wood man charged with committing sex crimes against a teen in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday. More...

Free subscription winner announced

Kenneth Brown of Three Springs was the third winner of a free one-year print subscription to The Daily News from a drawing Feb. 6. He qualified by being a print subscriber and starting a free subscription to The Daily News’ online edition. More...

Website Walkthrough

Website Walkthrough

So far, Website Walkthrough has explored the ways in which readers can explore the same quality content online as enjoyed in the print edition of The Daily News, but several additional features offer added incentives to check out the online version a More...

State  Free Access 

Court nixes faith-based birth control mandate challenge parties

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that the birth control coverage required by federal health care reforms does not violate the rights of several religious groups because they can seek reasonable accommodations.  More...

Penn State ex-officials want appeals courts to take cases

HARRISBURG (AP) — The criminal case of former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sex abuse allegations against ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky could soon be under consideration by the state’s highest court.& More...

Philadelphia a city of firsts, but not as convention host

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia will host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Here’s what delegates will need to know about the birthplace of American democracy:  FIRST THINGS FIRST  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Friday, Feb. 13 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Episcopal Church, Huntingdon. Narcotics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous will meet at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 15 W. Shirley St., Mount Union. More...

Local Sports

Trojans reverse Warriors 70-67

In the first three quarters of play, it appeared that the Mount Union boys basketball team was in trouble against visiting West Branch Thursday night, falling behind by 17 points by the end of the third quarter. More...

Mount Union repays Forbes Road 34-32

The Mount Union girl’s basketball team was back on the road Thursday night in an interdivisional game with Forbes Road. More...

Titans come up short at Bellwood

Tussey Mountain finished their regular season schedule at Bellwood-Antis Thursday. Nathan Davis turned in a 31-point effort to take the Blue Devils to a 62-48 win.  The Titans (14-8) have a week to prepare for the Disrict 5-AA playoffs. More...

People/Pastimes

TOPS’ 10 ways to be your own valentine

This Valentine’s Day, give yourself a little TLC, says TOPS Club, Inc.® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®), the nonprofit weightloss support organization.  Make time to restore balance to your mind, body and spirit — and manage stress, find More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 13 ON FRIDAY THE 13th! Happy birthday wishes go out to Kynnedy Rose Miller who turns 13 years old today, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015. More...

Susquehanna University announces fall dean’s list

Several local students were named to the dean’s list for the fall 2014 semester at Susquehanna University. More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Sagittarius if born before 1:22 p.m. (PST). Afterward, the Moon will be in Capricorn.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015:  More...

Missing NJ man appears in court

Speculation that former Huntingdon resident and missing New Jersey man Andrew Christopher Biddle, 45, had faked his death after a boating accident in Longport, New Jersey, in July 2014 ended Thursday when Biddle appeared in the Atlantic County Superi More...

Efforts underway to help homeless

Over 50 representatives from the community, agencies and area churches came together Thursday morning at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Union for a roundtable discussion on a growing problem — homelessness in Huntingdon County. More...

Sharing their talents

Thursday’s annual open house at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center provided students in all disciplines an opportunity to share their latest projects with family, friends and th More...

Obituaries

Local News

HCCTC hosts open house

Seema Weaver, Huntingdon Area High School student, demonstrated her cosmetology skills during Thursday night’s open house at the Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center. More...

Huntingdon man sentenced to state time

A Huntingdon man is headed to a state correctional facility for leading police on a chase while he was driving under the influence.  Gunnar Michael Miller, 22, Huntingdon, confined to the Huntingdon County Jail, pleaded guilty to charges of fle More...

Drug cases move through court of common pleas

A handful of drug cases were handled in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

World  Free Access 

World dumps 8.8 million tons of plastics into oceans

SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Each year about 8.8 million tons of plastic ends up in the world oceans, a quantity much higher than previous estimates, according to a new study that tracked marine debris from its source.  More...

General News

Rescued pit bulls fight stigma by guiding people in need

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When former Marine Joe Bonfiglio starts thrashing in his sleep, his pit bull service dog jumps on the bed, climbs on top of him and wakes him up to end the flashback.  More...

Bake sales are out, healthier school fundraisers are in

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to school fundraisers, bake sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out. Fun runs, auctions and sales of healthier treats are in.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Gonzaga routs Loyola Marymount 80-51

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kyle Wiltjer scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. More...

Wilson leads So. Carolina to win

COLUMBIA, S.C. More...

Manning, Elway talk

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the meeting tells The Associated Press that Peyton Manning huddled with Broncos general manager John Elway on Thursday to talk about his future in football. More...

Press Club

HCCTC students bring home gold

Shield your eyes, because an uncontrolled glare is being emitted from students who, after traveling, are arriving back to Huntingdon County Career and Technology Center (HCCTC). More...

JV senior promotes health and wellness

Health is something everyone worries about, especially in children and young adults. More...

HCCTC’s Book is week’s top writer

It was a good week for Daily News sports writer Ty States to judge the Press Club page as all the writers turned in solid stories.  States chose Hunter Book’s story, “HCCTC student dons combat boots to follow dream,” as this we More...

Dollar Stretcher

The Dollar Stretcher

Nasty showers   We recently bought a foreclosed home with a really dirty shower. A friend suggested that I buy the cheapest shampoo I could find and coat the shower with it. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Wife’s response should be reassuring, not defensive

Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 19 years. I have been faithful the entire time, and I would like to think she has been, as well. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise

A call for cellphone safety

Dear Readers: It seems that everyone is using a CELLPHONE. It’s very easy to be distracted by using your cellphone while driving — calls, texts, maps and who knows what else. Talking on a cellphone while driving can be fatal. More...

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