February 21, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Medical cannabis bill reintroduced

Medical cannabis is becoming a hot topic among state legislators.  State Sens. More...

Conservation report highlights activities

Those interested in what the Huntingdon County Conservation District has been doing, will want to see Page B8 in today’s edition of The Daily News.  Andy Patterson, conservation district manager, said the ad serves as the agency’s an More...

Local News

Planets to appear close tonight

Valentine’s Day may have been last weekend, but tonight, several celestial bodies will appear to get a little cozy.  Shortly after sunset, Mars will be appear close to Venus in the sky with the moon nearby.  “This is a conjunct More...

Agencies combine to bring active shooter training to county

The Huntingdon County Chamber of Commerce, along with Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI), the Huntingdon County CareerLink, the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Investment Board (SAWIB), Juniata College and J.C. More...

Mount Union man sentenced to SCI

A Mount Union man who pleaded guilty to charges related to two same-day robberies was sentenced in the Huntingdon County Court of Common Pleas Thursday.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Saturday, Feb. 21 AA Meeting Alcoholics Anonymous will meet at 8 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Union. For more information, call 643-0623. Sunday, Feb. 22 More...

Local Sports

Blue Devils eliminate Rockets

Southern Huntingdon made just one bucket from the field in the opening period, but used a seven-for-eight effort at the foul line to stay within striking distance of defending District Six Girls Class AA champion Bellwood Antis during Friday evening& More...

Trojans fall short of Blairsville 57-47

The Mount Union boy’s basketball team came out and ran the floor from the opening tip against Blairsville Friday night at the Hollidaysburg High School in the quarterfinals of the District 6-AA tournament.  More...

Tussey demolishes Salisbury

A slow start to the first quarter was the only thing Tussey Mountain head coach Todd Gates could say that wasn’t good about his team’s performance against visiting Salisbury in a District 5-A quarterfinal contest Friday. More...

Religion News

Holocaust survivor ‘meant to survive’ Auschwitz

By CHRISTINA  KAUFFMAN  The York Dispatch  For decades after her release from Ravensbrück, Bluma Shapiro wouldn’t even speak with her husband about all that had happened to her in the Nazi concentration camps.  More...

Christians in Action

Christians in Action (CIA) area coordinator Kathy Dunklebarger, left, presented CIA student participant Abby Zimmerman with a camp T-shirt. More...

Vandals hit two more French cemeteries, overturn crucifixes

PARIS (AP) — Dozens of gravesites have been vandalized in a two small-town graveyards in France, a discovery that came the same day five teens faced preliminary charges in massive destruction at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France.  More...

Special Sections

Voter registrar set for election

As candidates running for office in the spring primary election started picking up petitions this week, they were greeted by a new face.  Kelly Hughes started her work as county elections coordinator and deputy chief clerk Jan. More...

Roads to be added to highway system

A proposal launched by PennDOT District 9 would see additional mileage through Huntingdon County designated as part of the National Highway System (NHS).  More...

Cold causes Raystown Lake to freeze over

The cold has had an impact on Raystown Lake.  Alicia Palmer, park ranger and water safety coordinator with the U.S. More...

General News

Oscar spotlight draws attention to industry diversity issue

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a year ago that Lupita Nyong’o, shortly before winning the Academy Award for best supporting actress in “12 Years a Slave,” gave a speech about what she called “dark beauty.”  More...

fda issues warning as peanuts found in cumin spice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice — a lifethreatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.  More...

Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in

Healthful diet report:

WASHINGTON (AP) — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don’t forget your vegetables.  More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Goosen leads by one at Riveria

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retief Goosen handled the tough conditions at Riviera so well on Friday that it brought back some fond memories.  More...

Gordon leads his final Dayona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Gordon chatted casually with some of his crew as a crowd of fans gathered in the window behind his garage stall at Daytona International Speedway. More...

Devils beat Canucks for another home win

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Mike Cammalleri scored twice and the New Jersey Devils kept up their good play at home with a 4-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night.  More...

People/Pastimes

Local woman presented research at conference

Summer Hunter-Kysor of Huntingdon is among a record number of students who presented their research Feb. 19 as part of Heidelberg University’s 22th annual “Minds@Work” Student Research Conference.  More...

Happy Birthday

TURNING 1 IS SO MUCH FUN! Happy birthday wishes go out to Rhyan Reid Franks who turns 1 year old today, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. Her very proud parents are Matthew and Sarah Franks of Alexandria. More...

Send Greetings to . . .

A birthday card shower is being held in honor of Josephine Whitsel of Huntingdon who will celebrate her birthday Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. She would love to hear from her family and friends on her special day. More...

Annie's Mailbox

Care facilities can be expensive

Dear Annie: I was interested in the letter from “Still Stressed Out,” who is the caregiver for parents who insist on remaining at home. More...

Doctor K

Prepare your preschooler for arrival of new baby

DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m expecting my second baby in a few months. Everyone’s excited except my 2-year-old son. What can I do to help my son look forward to the new arrival?  More...

Horoscope

Horoscope

A baby born today has a Sun in Pisces and a Moon in Taurus.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, Feb. 23, 2015:  More...

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