February 25, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Methodists gather to discuss merger

Congregations of all three United Methodist Churches in Huntingdon Borough were represented at an informational meeting Tuesday night at the 12th Street UMC to discuss possibilities for the future of the congregations.  More...

SHCSD budget offer shows $1.4M deficit

The Southern Huntingdon County School District is looking at a $1.4 million budget deficit in the coming year.  District superintendent Dr. More...

Local News

Borough council members vote to raise pool prices

Membership rates at the Isett Community Pool will increase for the 2015 season.  During the February meeting of Huntingdon Borough Council, members unanimously voted to raise the daily rate to $5 per person, individual membership to $100 a seaso More...

HCBI members hear partner reports

Partner organizations reported during Monday’s monthly meeting of the board of directors of Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI).  Michele Ivory, from Sen. More...

Area briefs

SCV Lions to host monthly hootenanny   More...

World  Free Access 

Fewer homes for sale pushes up house prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in December at a faster pace than the previous month, likely because of a much smaller number of homes for sale.  More...

IUDs, hormone implants growing more popular in US

CHICAGO (AP) — Long-acting but reversible methods of birth control are becoming increasingly popular among U.S. More...

Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies

For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do.  More...

Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 25 Adult Education Adult education classes will be held at the Huntingdon County CareerLink, 54 Pennsylvania Ave., Smithfield, Huntingdon, from 1-4 p.m. Call 641- 6408, ext. 101 for more information. More...

Local Sports

District 6-AAA Girls’ Semifinal:

Juniata eliminates Bearcats 51-41

Juniata’s Victoria Varner and Janelle Swartz knocked down shots from beyond the threepoint line early in the opening period Tuesday evening to quickly put third-seeded Huntingdon in a nine-point hole. More...

District 5-AA Boys’ Semifinal:

Tussey defense not enough against Berlin

Tussey Mountain hung in there against top-seeded Berlin in its District 5-AA semifinal contest Tuesday. More...

Men’s Volleyball:

Juniata needs five sets to top Rutgers-Newark

Juniata had a 2-0 lead only to see Rutgers-Newark come back to tie the match, but the Eagles recovered in the final set to claim a 3-2 victory Tuesday night at Memorial Gymnasium. More...

People/Pastimes

Preventive care key to fighting skin cancer

Are you at risk for skin cancer? Do you know the signs? According to research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. More...

Protecting your peepers from the sun’s harmful rays

Most people aren’t aware that the sun can do damage to their eyes when they are unprotected from ultraviolet (UV) rays.  Ultraviolet radiation is invisible to the human eye and damage is cumulative over time, so it’s imperative for e More...

Celebrate your child’s birthday in The Daily News

Celebrate your child’s birthday by putting his or picture in The Daily News. Following are guidelines for submitting information about your child and his or her special day.  More...

Horoscope

HOROSCOPE

A baby born today has a Sun in Aquarius and a Moon in Gemini.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015:  More...

Planners seek to repair tower

The Huntingdon County Commissioners approved a request during their weekly meeting Tuesday to apply for grant funds to repair the courthouse clock tower.  Mark Colussy, county planning director, and Maureen Safko, county grant administrator, cam More...

Man found guilty of animal cruelty

A Huntingdon man facing a summary charge of animal cruelty was found guilty by a county magisterial district judge Tuesday.  Thomas R. More...

Electric pole damaged in tractor-trailer crash

Approximately 55 customers were without power for nearly nine hours Tuesday after a tractor trailer struck a Penelec pole at the corner of Fifth and Church streets in Huntingdon Borough.  According to a report from Huntingdon Borough Police, Kle More...

State  Free Access 

Wolf delivers message on school funding to groups

HARRISBURG (AP) — Gov. More...

Fugitive goes on trial for slaying in restaurant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A self-described spiritualist opened fire on his wife’s girlfriend in a crowded restaurant 23 years ago, then fled to the Philippines to start a new life with a new family, prosecutors told a Philadelphia jury as the s More...

Ohio Police chief’s brother killed; girlfriend shoots self

The brother of Cleveland’s police chief was fatally shot in the city, and the brother’s girlfriend, suspected in his death, later shot herself when troopers stopped her vehicle along a western Pennsylvania highway, authorities said Tuesda More...

General News

News of Yesteryear

County commissioner to seek 81st District seat

75 Years Ago  Production of goods and services in 1939 nearly equaled the 1929 record, but national income was $14,000,000,000 lower, the commerce department said. More...

Business News

Scott’s Primitives opens in Smithfield Twp.

A Petersburg woman has taken a hobby she’s had since she was 15 years old and has officially made it a business.  Kara Scott opened Scott’s Primitives on Valentine’s Day in the former location of Dixie’s Alterations on Pe More...

HCBI members hear committee reports

The board of directors for Huntingdon County Business and Industry (HCBI) heard committee reports during its monthly meeting at the Huntingdon Country Club Monday.  Tracey Cook, chair of the membership committee, reported, to date, the committee More...

County Homes now a division of Black’s Home Sales

As of Oct.17 County Home Sales on Route 522 near Lewistown officially became part of Black’s Home Sales in Duncansville, combining what the company said is over 65 years of experience helping area residents achieve the dream of home ownership. More...

State/National Sports  Free Access 

Men’s Basketball:

’Nova wins; Terps knock off Badgers

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Darrun Hilliard scored 19 of his 24 points in the second half, JayVaughn Pinkston added 16 points, and No. More...

Congress asks Goodell

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two members of Congress have asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to clarify whether teams can lose draft picks if they do not properly address domestic violence.  More...

Lack preserves Canucks’ win over struggling Bruins

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Kassian broke a 1-1 tie with a goal early in the third period and Eddie Lack preserved the lead with 13 of his 40 saves in the final period for the Vancouver Canucks in a 2-1 win over the struggling Boston Bruins on Tues More...

Annie's Mailbox

Appropriate behavior can be taught

Dear Annie: One of my classmates has Asperger syndrome. He often says and does things that are obnoxious and sometimes downright threatening. More...

Hints from Heloise

Hints from Heloise ®

‘Use by’ when?

Dear Heloise: A number of years ago, I purchased a good amount of food, canned goods, etc. (a stockpile in case of an emergency). A review indicates that many have a “use by” date that has EXPIRED. More...

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